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There was no 'confusion,' Biden's decision to not lift Trump's refugee cap was cruel and it's good he's scrambling to walk it back

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File President Biden announced Friday that his administration will not be increasing the number of refugees the US takes in. The administration reversed the decision hours later after backlash from progressives who said that Biden's move was a betrayal of the voters. The president's immigration policies have been a constant disappointment to progressives, Democrats, and marginalized communities. Eoin Higgins is a journalist in New England. T...
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After outcry, White House says Biden will lift refugee cap

By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani and Julie Watson | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements. In an emergency determination signed by Biden earlier in the day, he stated the admission of up to 15,000 refugees set by former President Donald Trump this y...
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Following uproar, White House says it will raise this year's cap on refugee admissions - but not yet

'Immigrants and Refugees Welcome' signage outside Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27, 2019. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images President Joe Biden will set an increased cap on refugee admissions by May 15, the White House said. That comes after the Biden administration earlier suggested it was sticking with President Trump's cap of 15,000. The White House faced pushback from refugee advocates and congressional Democrats for breaking a promise. See more stories on...
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Biden called George W. Bush before he announced his Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan - but neither said whether Bush supported it

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on April 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Andrew Harnik-Pool / Getty Images President Joe Biden called George W. Bush to discuss his plan to pull US troops out of Afghanistan. Biden didn't say if Bush supported the decision to end the war that started during his presidency. Biden also spoke with former President Barack Obama by phone before announcing the decision. Se...
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Reporter grills Psaki: How are more abortions in minority communities 'equity'?

ETWN reporter Owen Johnson clapped back at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki during a press conference Wednesday when asked about...
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Part of security perimeter around White House is coming down

By Betsy Klein and Kate Sullivan | CNN Part of the fencing perimeter that has been around the White House complex since President Donald Trump was in office was removed on Wednesday morning. CNN observed crews taking down metal fencing that had been around the perimeter of the White House complex for months. Not all of the fencing was removed and most of the area remains closed to the public. The fencing, which was reinforced with concrete barriers, was put in place on January 13, a week after t...
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10 Things in Politics: Biden issues warning to Putin

Getty Good morning! Mark your calendars for April 28. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has formally invited President Biden to give his joint address on that night. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. I'm Brent Griffiths. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about today:Biden issued a warning to Russian President Vladimir PutinWhat you need to know about the temporary pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shotsBiden is set...
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Mass killing in Myanmar has 'clear echoes of Syria,' UN human rights commissioner warns. The parallels are eerie.

A protester makes a three-finger salute as others march on February 07, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. Getty Images Myanmar has "clear echoes of Syria in 2011," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday. The military in Myanmar overthrow the democratically elected government in February. It has killed hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in the weeks since. See more stories on Insider's business page. Myanmar is on the verge of a "full-blown conflict," a top United...
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McConnell condemns Biden's plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by 9/11 as a 'grave mistake'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images GOP senators had mixed reactions to reports on Biden's Tuesday announcement on Afghanistan. Biden is planning a full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. McConnell called the move a "grave mistake," but Cruz said he's "glad the troops are coming home." See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP senators on Tuesday had mixed reactions to reports about President Joe Biden's plann...
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McConnell condemns Biden's 'clumsy' plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by 9/11 as a 'grave mistake'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images GOP senators had mixed reactions to reports on Biden's Tuesday announcement on Afghanistan. Biden is planning a full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. McConnell called the move a "grave mistake," but Cruz said he's "glad the troops are coming home." See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP senators on Tuesday had mixed reactions to reports about President Joe Biden's plann...
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White House Gives Sen. John Cornyn A Lesson In Presidential Behavior

Tweeting baseless conspiracy theories does not mean a president is "in charge," White House press secretary Psaki said.
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Top GOP senator says it's 'an impossible sell' for Republicans to strike a deal on an infrastructure package that rolls back Trump tax cuts

Sen. Roger Wicker Tom Williams/Pool via AP Sen. Roger Wicker downplayed the odds of an infrastructure deal that included rolling back Trump's tax cuts. He called it 'an impossible sell' among Republicans on Monday. Wicker met with Biden to discuss his jobs plan along with other Republicans and Democrats. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Roger Wicker of Kansas, the ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, downplayed the prospect of a bipartisan d...
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Biden meets with bipartisan group on $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, saying he's open to negotiate

President Joe Biden. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Biden held his first official meeting with eight bipartisan lawmakers to discuss infrastructure. He told reporters that he is willing to negotiate on both the size and the scope of his plan. Republican lawmakers argue his plan is too focused on things aside from physical infrastructure. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time since his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package two weeks ago, President Joe Biden...
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Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized the president's social media use

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden's communication style on Monday. Biden "does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories," Psaki said. The comments came after a GOP senator criticized Biden's use of social media by quoting a Politico article. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen ...
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Psaki: Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories'

President Joe Biden "spends his time working on behalf of the American people," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.
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Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized his tweets as 'unimaginably conventional'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden's communication style on Monday. Biden "does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories," Psaki said. The comments came after a Republican senator criticized Biden's social media usage. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday defended...
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A Twitter and Roblox user posing as a White House reporter snuck in 4 questions to press secretary Jen Psaki

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A Twitter and Roblox user posing as a correspondent snuck 4 questions into White House briefings. The individual emailed questions to White House pool reporters using an array of invented journalist titles. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Twitter and Roblox user who posed as a White House Correspondents Association member managed to land four questions in recent Biden administration briefings, Politi...
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Psaki: Biden won't pressure Breyer to retire

“He believes that’s a decision Justice Breyer will make when he decides it’s time to no longer serve on the Supreme Court,” press...
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Psaki refuses to say if Biden thinks reconciliation should replace regular order in Senate

White House press secretary Jen Psaki, asked if President Biden agrees with Sen. Joe Manchin that reconciliation should not be the...
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10 Things in Politics: Inside Trump's stable of lawyers

Clockwise from top left: Jay Sekulow; Pat Cipollone; Jesse Binnal; former President Donald Trump; Jane Raskin; Will Consovoy; Marc Mukasey. Clockwise from top left: Clockwise from top left: Patrick Semansky/AP Photo; Patrick Semansky/AP Photo; Greg Nash/AP Photo; Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo; Senate Television/AP; Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo; Julie Watson/AP Photo Good morning! If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. I'm Brent Griffiths. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me @...
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White House says Beijing Winter Olympics boycott ‘not being discussed’

The Biden administration is not discussing a multi-nation boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing because of human rights violations by China, the White House said Wednesday, appearing to walk back statements by a State Department spokesman a day earlier. White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s comments came amid mounting calls, both domestically and internationally, to boycott the Beijing Games because of what a recent State Department report characterized as China’s “genocide and c...
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Psaki says Biden ‘not eager to be labeled’ after McConnell calls him ‘left wing’

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden is “not eager” to be labeled by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after...
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Psaki on moving MLB All-Star Game to Colorado: Georgia legislation was 'built on a lie'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that key context in Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to move from Georgia to Colorado...
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The White House says it wants to pass Biden's infrastructure package by the summer, sooner than expected

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images The White House said it wanted to approve a massive infrastructure package by the summer. "At the end of the day, the president's red line is inaction," Psaki said at a news briefing. The timeline underscores the Biden administration's effort to rapidly approve a massive jobs plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House said on Tuesday that it is aiming to get President Joe Biden's ...
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The federal government will not mandate COVID-19 vaccination passports, White House reiterates

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing on April 6, 2021, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images The White House will not require Americans to carry proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status. "There will be no federal vaccinations database," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. Some states, including Texas and Florida, have banned government-mandated vaccine passports. See more stories on Insider&...
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Deadpan Jen Psaki Cuts Off Newsmax Reporter Over ‘Secret Memo’ Question

Another victim of the stealthy "Psaki bomb," noted a Twitter fan.
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Psaki won't say if Biden supports MLB Georgia boycott, despite past comment

White House press secretary Jen Psaki seemed to shy away Monday from President Biden's previous comments about Major League...
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19 states have higher student-loan debt than annual budgets, report finds

ROBYN BECK/Contributor/Getty Images Student Loan Justice found 19 states have more student debt owed than the annual state budget. Georgia, Florida, and Missouri top the list, with debt of at least 140% of the budget in each state. Student Loan Justice Founder Alan Collinge said Biden must use his executive powers to cancel student debt. See more stories on Insider's business page. The student-debt problem numbers are massive: 45 million people owe $1.7 trillion. But another big numbe...
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White House press secretary says Biden hasn't 'ruled out' canceling up to $50,000 in student debt

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki addressed the president's stance on canceling student debt. In her Monday briefing, Psaki said the White House is open to cancelling up to $50,000 per person. However, she did not offer many specifics beyond that, including whether Biden supports it. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki left the door open on Monday to a potential ...
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There are no victories left to win for US troops in Iraq and Syria. It's time for Biden to bring them home.

US soldiers walk to an oil production facility to meet with its management team, in Syria, October 27,2020. US Army/Spc. Jensen Guillory The US still has 3,500 troops in Iraq and several hundred more in Syria. Any benefit the US may get from those deployments is dwarfed by the risks of keeping them there. Daniel L. Davis is a senior fellow for Defense Priorities and former US Army lieutenant colonel. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States will engage in a "strat...
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