October 15, 2021 10:40 pm

Joe Biden says he has confidence in Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve chairman

President Biden said Tuesday he backs Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell amid harsh criticism from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat. When asked if still backed Mr. Powell, the president told reporters, “thus far, yes.” Mr. Powell, who was nominated by former President Trump to head the central bank, is scheduled to end his four-year term…

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Biden goes on offense as economic agenda teeters

President Biden headed to Capitol Hill on Friday in a last-ditch mission to salvage his teetering economic agenda amid criticism from fellow Democrats that he waited too long to become involved in the negotiating process. Some said the meeting between Mr. Biden and the House Democratic caucus was long overdue. Democrats grumbled to each other and…

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Joe Biden postpones Chicago trip

President Biden has postponed plans to travel to Chicago on Wednesday so he can continue negotiating with lawmakers to get his multi-trillion spending plans across the finish line, a White House official said. “In meetings and calls over the weekend and through today, President Biden has been engaging with members of Congress on the path…

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Biden says spending bill will have ‘a zero price tag’

President Biden on Friday insisted that his $3.5 trillion social welfare bill has a “zero price tag” and the spending will be fully paid for. Speaking at the White House, Mr. Biden vowed that Democrats are “going to pay for everything we spend.” “It is zero price tag on the debt,” Mr. Biden said. “We…

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Joe Biden honors those who died on 9/11 in video message

President Biden honored the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and those they left behind, and called for unity in a video message released Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks. “Children have grown up without parents and parents have suffered without children. Husbands and wives have had to find ways forward…

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