Unique among U.S. presidents, Joe Biden has had no bounce during his opening weeks in office according to the Rasmussen Poll. During the first week of his presidency, Biden drew only 48% approval (on Jan 26) compared to 59% approval for Donald Trump (on Jan 26, 2017).
Enough data is in to assess if lockdowns are effective in preventing the spread and deaths from the Covid virus. Using the states as laboratories, the answer becomes clear:
Can we begin to discern the opening salvos that could precede the unprecedented use of the 25th Amendment to oust or sideline a sitting president?
The defection of West Virginia’s moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from the ranks of Democrats backing Neera Tanden’s confirmation as OMB director, signals the erosion of Biden’s Senate control.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has staked out his power in the new Senate by casting the decisive thumbs down on the Biden nomination of Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have teamed up to introduce H.R. 1 and S. 1 in their respective houses. By assigning them these bill numbers the chambers’ leaders are designating them as the most important measures to come before the Congress this session.