[NFA] President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office with a trip to Georgia on Thursday to visit former President Jimmy Carter and promote his plans to spend trillions of dollars to rebuild the U.S. economy.
U.S. President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office with a trip to Georgia on Thursday, visiting former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and pitching his plans to spend trillions of dollars to rebuild the U.S. economy.
"It's a once in a generation investment in America.
It's the biggest jobs plan in this country since World War II." After limited time on the road due to the health crisis, the president is stepping up his travel plans.
His Georgia trip included a drive-in rally near Atlanta, with additional campaign-style stops planned in Pennsylvania and Virginia in the coming days.
"The American Jobs Plan is a blue-collar blueprint to build America.
That's what it is." The president is appealing to Americans to support his (quote) "blue-collar blueprint" for change which he outlined in his first speech to Congress the night before.
The legislation would invest a combined $4 trillion in families and infrastructure to rebuild the middle class.
While in Georgia, Biden met with Carter and wife Rosalyn at their home in Plains, as well Georgia's two new Democratic U.S. senators, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, whose elections in the Republican-leaning state secured Democrats control of the U.S. Senate.
Biden’s visit comes as Georgia emerges as a hot spot in the nationwide battle over voting rights.
Over 100 U.S. corporations as well as civil rights activists and sports leagues have spoken out against voting curbs passed by Georgia's Republican state legislature in the wake of November’s electionBiden has forcefully opposed the restrictions, calling them "sick" and "un-American."
CNN’s Pamela Brown looks at former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ delayed support of the coronavirus vaccines even as Sanders blames President Biden, Democrats and Dr. Fauci, among others, for vaccine hesitancy.
Cincinnati pediatrician Dr. Nicole Baldwin asked President Biden about the White House’s efforts to crack down on misinformation. Afterward, Baldwin says she was “disappointed” the president didn’t give a more concrete answer about “how they’re planning to hold these individuals and these platforms accountable for the misinformation that they’re spreading.”
Air quality across the midwest will be impacted b the ongoing western wildfires, while the east coast clears out from a recent cold front. We are also monitoring potential tropical development off the Georgia coast early this weekend. CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the latest forecast.
Joe Greco of Palm Harbor served in World War II with six of his brothers and this month in honor of his service and his birthday he is being recognized by Suncoast Hospice through the Veterans History Project.
A team of American veterans are digging up a field in Sussex where a bomber plane crashed during the Second World War, in an effort to finally bring their fallen compatriots home. US veterans with the American Veterans Archaeological Recovery (AVAR) have teamed up with the University of York in an effort to recover any human remains from the crash site so that they can be repatriated to America.
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Should there be a space for German war refugees? The Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, and Reconciliation is shining a light on a shunned chapter of history: The fate of the 14 million Germans forced to leave eastern and central Europe as the Soviet army advanced.
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U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized up to $100 million from an emergency fund to meet "unexpected urgent" refugee needs stemming from the situation in Afghanistan, including for Afghan special immigration visa applicants. Colette Luke has more.
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The FBI has infiltrated a “Bible study” group in Virginia whose members discussed surveilling the US Capitol following the January 6 riot and their wish for secession from the US. Investigators closely followed one member’s plans to build and test Molotov cocktails, according to recently unsealed court records.
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Seven Democratic senators on Thursday said that newly released materials show the FBI failed to fully investigate sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was nominated to the court in 2018. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Once a special operations forces Marine Raider in Afghanistan, 41-year-old veteran Jason Lilley has had to work through feelings of anger and betrayal for fighting a war in which "the whole point was to get rid of the Taliban. We didn't do that." Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Some 35 million American families have started receiving their first monthly payout from the U.S. government in an expanded income-support program that President Joe Biden said on Thursday could help end child poverty. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
The Gates Foundation said Melinda and Bill Gates, in the midst of a high-profile divorce, will continue to work as co-chairs for a two-year trial period and that she would step down after that time if their arrangement doesn't work. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
[NFA] As the death toll rose to nine with more than 150 people still missing, rescue teams on Sunday kept picking through the rubble of the Florida condo building that collapsed three days ago, as questions swirled about the tower's structural integrity. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
The Delta variant of the coronavirus is the cause of more than 80% of new U.S. COVID-19 cases, but the authorized vaccines remain more than 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths, said top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci during U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.