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Biden said US adversaries see the images from the Capitol riot 'as proof that the sun is setting on American democracy'

15 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., look on.
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President Joe Biden gave his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.
Biden called the Capitol riot an "existential crisis" for America that "desecrated our Democracy."
He also called for ambitious economic recovery plans on jobs, infrastructure, and childcare.
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'We need to rebuild our nation with a new foundation': Rep. Jamaal Bowman pushes for more progressive action in response to Biden speech

15 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Rep. Jamaal Bowman .
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Rep. Jamaal Bowman laid out a progressive response to Biden's first joint session of Congress.
The congressman called for environmental justice, racial equality, and a more fair economic system.
He strongly backs legislation that would empower the reach of organized labor.
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Freshman Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York on Wednesday laid out a deeply progressive response to President Joe Biden's first joint session of Congress, arguing for increased aid for working families, the strengthening of...
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In GOP response to Biden's address, Sen. Tim Scott said US' future won't come from 'Washington schemes or socialist dreams'

15 days ago   |   By Business Insider

In this June 17, 2020, photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday.
Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, delivered the GOP rebuttal.
"Our best future won't come from Washington schemes or socialist dreams," Scott said.
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Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, delivered the GOP's response to President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of...
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Republicans shake their heads, doze off, and live-tweet during Biden's first joint address to Congress

15 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Rep. Lauren Boebert during U.S. President Joe Biden's address to a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol on April 28, 2021.
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Many Republicans seemed unmoved during Biden's joint address to Congress on Wednesday.
Rep. Lauren Boebert live-tweeted criticism of Biden during the speech.
Cameras caught Sen. Ted Cruz dozing off while Biden addressed immigration reform.
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Several Republican lawmakers appeared impassive and even displeased throughout most of President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress on...
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Elizabeth Warren fist-pumps and Joe Manchin takes notes during Biden's first joint address to Congress

15 days ago   |   By Business Insider

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol.
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Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress was met with enthusiasm from progressive Democrats but put some moderates on the spot.
Sen. Joe Manchin, who was seen taking copious notes at the back of the chamber, didn't clap for some of Biden's initiatives.
When Biden mentioned his proposed investments in childcare, Sen. Elizabeth Warren clapped vigorously and...
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Rep. Lauren Boebert produced a space blanket and covered her lap with it during Biden's address to Congress

15 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Rep. Lauren Boebert looks at her phone as US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021.
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Rep. Lauren Boebert unfurled a space blanket during President Biden's speech to Congress Wednesday.
The Republican lawmaker was photographed wearing the blanket over her lap while using her phone.
Boebert also live-tweeted the address from inside the House chamber, hurling criticism at Biden.
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