Joe Biden

March 21, 2023

Biden’s Federal Agents Infiltrate US Colleges

1984: NFL owners pass the infamous anti-celebrating rule.

The Biden administration will soon send undercover agents to U.S. colleges and universities, the Department of Education recently announced.

The Education Department said that the Enforcement Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) “will use secret shoppers as an additional tool to monitor postsecondary institutions’ compliance with the laws and regulations governing their participation in the federal student aid programs.”

Agents will pose as students to identify any “misrepresentations regarding the transferability of credits, job placement rates, completion and withdrawal rates, graduates’ future earning potential, career services, the cost of attendance, the amount of federal student aid, and accreditation status,” the department said.

Additionally, the “secret shoppers” will look for “any other practices that may violate the laws and regulations governing an institution’s participation in the federal student aid programs.”

The FSA agents will share their findings with the Office of Inspector General, as well as other state and federal law enforcement partners.

The announcement is meant to put schools “on notice,” said Kristen Donoghue, FSA’s chief enforcement officer.

“Schools that engage in fraud or misconduct are on notice that we may be listening, and they should clean up accordingly,” Donoghue said. “But schools that treat current and prospective students fairly and act lawfully have nothing to fear from secret shopping.”

FSA Chief Operating Officer Richard Cordray said the agency’s “focus—as always—is to ensure that students, borrowers, families, and taxpayers are not being preyed upon to make a quick buck.”

But some say the Biden administration’s use of “secret shoppers” is too partisan.

“Given the current administration’s animus toward for-profit institutions, we are concerned this self-proclaimed ‘tool’ will be used as a weapon to inflict further damage upon private career schools and limit student choice,” said Nicholas Kent, CECU’s chief policy officer.

Sources: Department of Education | Daily Caller

March 14, 2023

The Truth About Joe Biden’s Brain Aneurysms

1794: Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine, revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern U.S. states.

President Joe Biden’s mental and physical fitness is often a topic of debate, with many people wondering if he is fit to serve as commander-in-chief.

Biden, 80, has endured several serious health problems, including two brain aneurysms that required surgery. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s physician at the time, detailed the aneurysms in a medical assessment published in December 2019.

“The most noteworthy health incident that Vice President Biden has experienced was his intracranial hemorrhage from a cerebral aneurysm in 1988. His aneurysm was repaired surgically,” wrote O’Connor, the director of executive medicine at George Washington University.

“During this workup, his team discovered a second aneurysm, which had not bled. This was also treated. He has never had any recurrences of any aneurysms. A 2014 CT angiogram showed no recurrence of disease.”

Per the Cleveland Clinic, an intracranial hemorrhage refers to any bleeding between the brain tissue and skull, or within the brain tissue itself. This condition is commonly referred to as a “brain bleed.”

The terms “stroke” and “aneurysm” are sometimes used interchangeably, according to Healthline, but the conditions do have some important distinctions.

Biden’s most recent health issues

Just last month, Biden had a cancerous lesion removed from his chest, according to White House Physician Kevin C. O’Connor.

According to a letter released on March 3, the physician found the lesion during the president’s health assessment on Feb. 16. A biopsy later revealed that the lesion was basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer.

Biden underwent a procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to remove the cancerous tissue. It was “successfully removed,” and no further treatment was needed.

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Source: Snopes

March 9, 2023

Biden’s Budget Proposal To Include Massive Tax Hikes

1933: U.S. Congress is called into special session by President Franklin D Roosevelt, beginning its “100 days.”

President Joe Biden is set to send his budget proposal to Congress on Thursday, and it will include some significant tax hikes.

“I want to make it clear: I’m going to raise some taxes,” Biden said last week. But Americans who make less than $400,000 a year “will not pay an additional single penny in any tax.”

Biden’s proposal will include raising the Medicare tax rate on earned and unearned income above $400,000 from 3.8% to 5%.

“My budget will make sure the money goes directly into the Medicare trust fund, protecting taxpayers’ investment and the future of the program,” Biden wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday in the New York Times.

Last month, Biden unveiled a proposal for a new tax on that would require individuals and families worth more than $100 million to pay a 20% tax on income and the unrealized gains of liquid assets i.e. stocks.

However, Republicans say Biden’s budget is doomed to fail in the GOP-majority House.

“You know the president’s budget is replete with what they would do if they could — thank goodness the House is Republican — massive tax increases, more spending,” said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY).

McConnell told reporters “the American people can thank the Republican House” that the White House’s proposed tax increases “will not see the light of day.”

Sources: The Hill, USA Today

March 5, 2023

Biden Had Cancerous Lesion Removed Last Month: White House

President Joe Biden had a cancerous lesion removed from his chest last month, according to White House Physician Kevin C. O’Connor.

According to a letter released on Friday, the physician found the lesion during the president’s health assessment on Feb. 16. A biopsy later revealed that the lesion was basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer.

Biden underwent a procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to remove the cancerous tissue. It was “successfully removed,” and no further treatment was needed.

O’Connor noted that Biden has “healed nicely” but will continue to undergo routine skin checks.

Biden, 80, had “several localized non-melanoma skin cancers” removed before becoming president, the physician said in his Feb. 16 summary. O’Connor deemed Biden as “healthy, vigorous” and “fit” to serve as commander-in-chief.

First lady Jill Biden has also undergone similar procedures. She had two cancerous lesions removed in January, from her right eye and chest.

She told the Associated Press last week that she’s now “extra careful” about applying sunscreen, especially while at the beach.

The Bidens are advocates for cancer research. Their adult son Beau Biden died from brain cancer in 2015.

Source: AP

March 3, 2023

‘He is Giving the Middle Finger to Middle-Class Americans’: Biden To Use His First Veto

1887: Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller.

President Joe Biden is expected to use his first veto to strike down a bill that passed through both chambers of Congress this week.

The legislation (H.J.Res.30) would rescind a Department of Labor rule relating to “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights.” The rule enables retirement fund managers to consider “environmental, social and governance” (ESG) factors into account when choosing investments, according to Axios.

Two Senate Democrats, Sens. Jon Tester (MT) and Joe Manchin (W. VA), crossed party lines to join Republicans in passing the bill through the chamber.

On Tuesday, the bill passed through the House with support from Republicans and one Democrat, Rep. Jared Golden (ME).

“Republicans are committed to protecting the retirement savings of American families,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) said Wednesday. “And Joe Biden is trying to veto our efforts – he is giving the middle finger to middle-class Americans who are concerned about the returns on their retirement funds.”

GOP lawmakers say ESG factors are an example of “woke” business tactics.

“We have these woke and weaponized bureaucrats at the Department of Labor and they came out with regulations to invest retirement money in far-left liberal causes,” Barrasso said.

“We have to stop Joe Biden from strangling Americans’ retirement money. People deserve better and more freedom than this command and control we are seeing from this administration,” he added.

The Biden administration has said it “strongly opposes” the measure, and that the president would veto it if it came across his desk.

The White House said if the rule were overturned, “the federal government would be interfering with the market.”

Source: Axios

March 2, 2023

Biden Tells ‘Creepy’ Story About Nurse Who Would Breathe on Him [Video]

President Joe Biden recently recalled his experience being hospitalized in 1988 for brain aneurysms — an anecdote that viewers characterized as “creepy.”

During a healthcare event in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Tuesday, Biden praised nurses and said “if there’s any angels in heaven, they’re all nurses, male and female.”

“When I was at Walter Reed all that time, after a couple of craniotomies, I was lying there. And I had a nurse named Pearl Nelson, military,” he said. “She’d come in and do things that I don’t think you learn in nursing school. She’d whisper in my ear. I couldn’t understand her, but she’d whisper, and she’d lean down.  She’d actually breathe on me to make sure there was a connection, a human connection.”

“She even went home and brought back her pillow from her own bed,” he continued, because she “knew the one I had wasn’t comfortable.”

It’s not the first time Biden’s told this story.

“I had nurses at Walter Reed hospital who would bend down and whisper in my ear, go home and get me pillows. They would … actually breathe in my nostrils to make me move, to get me moving,” he said in July 2020.

Source: Daily Mail

February 23, 2023

‘Oops, He Did It Again’: Biden Trips on Air Force One’s Stairs [Video]

1945: U.S. Marines raise the American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. The moment was captured by Joe Rosenthall, whose photo later won a Pulitzer Prize. The iconic photo inspired the Marine Corps War Memorial.

President Joe Biden tripped while walking up the stairs to board Air Force One in Poland on Wednesday, causing many critics to question his health.

Edward Lawrence, Fox Business’ White House correspondent, shared a video clip of Biden’s stumble on Twitter.

“President Joe Biden tripped and caught himself as he boarded Air Force One in Poland. The President is now on his way back to the White House,” Lawrence tweeted Wednesday.

The incident occurred as Biden, 80, boarded Air Force One before departing Warsaw Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland. Social media users quickly shared video of Biden’s stumble, with many saying it was emblematic of his leadership abilities.

Donald Trump Jr., the son of former President Donald Trump, was among those who shared the video on Twitter.

“Oops he did it again,” Trump Jr. wrote. “Our president seems incapable of getting up a flight of stairs. This is the guy leading us into WWIII… what could go wrong?”

As Trump Jr. pointed out, this isn’t the first time that Biden tripped while walking up the stairs of Air Force One.

“Stairs can be challenging for Joe Biden. In March 2021, Biden fell 3 times while trying to walk up the stairs to get on Air Force One,” tweeted Steve Guest, a special communications adviser to Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R), alongside a video of the series of stumbles.

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk tweeted: “IT HAPPENED AGAIN: Joe Biden trips as he boards Air Force One in Poland. The symbolic final image of a trip marked by posturing, brinksmanship, more $$ for Ukraine, and the further escalation of a proxy war with Russia.”

Jason Miller, a senior advisor to Trump, wrote: “He did it again!!! Biden face plant in Poland.”

Former President Trump visited East Palestine, OH, on Wednesday, as the community continues to deal with fallout from the toxic train derailment.

The Trump War Room Twitter account posted: “On the left: President Trump boards his plane heading to East Palestine, OH. On the right: President Biden trips up the stairs trying to leave Poland. America, the choice is yours! #MAGA.”

Source: Newsweek

February 19, 2023

White House Denies Disaster Relief to Ohio After Toxic Chemical Spill

1945: U.S. 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 U.S. Marines.

The Biden administration has denied requests from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) to provide emergency disaster relief after a 50-car train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine on Feb. 3.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) told state officials that Ohio is “not eligible” for assistance.

“The DeWine Administration has been in daily contact with FEMA to discuss the need for federal support, however FEMA continues to tell Governor DeWine that Ohio is not eligible for assistance at this time,” DeWine’s office told Fox News Digital in a statement. “Governor DeWine will continue working with FEMA to determine what assistance can be provided.”

A FEMA spokesperson told the outlet that the agency is in “constant contact with the emergency operations center in East Palestine” but did not comment on the request for federal assistance.

On Friday, the White House explained why it denied DeWine’s request. A Biden administration official said that FEMA usually provides relief to communities impacted by natural disasters such as hurricanes.

“The Biden Administration is mobilizing a robust, multi-agency effort to support the people of East Palestine, Ohio. Since February 3, the Environmental Protection Agency has had personnel on the ground,” the official told Fox News Digital. “FEMA is coordinating with the emergency operations center working closely with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.”

“But what East Palestine needs is much more expansive than what FEMA can provide,” the official said. “FEMA is on the frontlines when there is a hurricane or tornado. This situation is different.”

However, according to FEMA’s website: “Disasters can come in many forms. FEMA responds to all declared domestic disasters and emergencies, whether natural or man-made.”

For instance, FEMA provided aid after the Tennessee explosion on Dec. 25, 2020, in which a lone bomber detonated an improvised explosive device in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.

On Feb. 3, a Norfolk Southern Railroad train hauling vinyl chloride derailed in East Palestine, a small town near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.

The company chose to release the gas from the derailed cars — releasing hazardous chemicals and potentially deadly fumes into the air — to avoid an explosion. Residents were ordered to evacuate, but told it was safe to return on Feb. 9.

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state government have assured residents that the air and water are safe. But some experts disagree.

“This really looks like a nuclear winter,” local hazardous materials specialist Sil Caggiano told the outlet. “Pretty much, yeah, we nuked this town with chemicals.”

Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI) blasted the Biden administration, calling Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg “arrogant” and saying the administration only “care about themselves.”

“They’re so arrogant. They think that they’re special. They’re above the law, they’re above reproach, they’re above accountability. They clearly don’t care about us. They think they can get away with anything. We have to demand more,” Gabbard said.

“They have shown us already that they do not care about us. They don’t respect us so much that they think we’re stupid and continue to lie to us and make up stories to cover their own backside. They could have taken action to prevent this,” she added.

Source: Fox News

February 14, 2023

Top Congressman Calls for Probe of Secret Service’s ‘Bizarre’ Actions

1929: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago — seven gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone’s orders.

Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has called for an investigation into the Secret Service over its alleged role in a “bizarre” effort to protect Hunter Biden.

Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, raised concerns over the fact Hunter Biden was shielded by the Secret Service in 2018 — while the Biden family did not have protection from the agency.

“Joe Biden received Secret Service protection six months after he left the vice presidency and at the point when he declared for president. So there was about a two-and-a-half-year period there where the American people weren’t providing Secret Service protection for the Bidens, yet there are numerous instances where the Secret Service always showed up to try to help Hunter Biden,” Comer said during an appearance on Fox News. “It’s bizarre.”

The Republican congressman joined the Fox News show Fox & Friends First to discuss the concerns raised by a new report that shows the Secret Service’s alleged involvement in a 2018 incident regarding Hunter Biden’s firearm.

“There are numerous instances where the Secret Service came and tried to bail Hunter out when he was in a jam,” Comer said. “When he was in California and getting in all kinds of trouble — getting kicked out of a very exclusive hotel there — the Secret Service showed up to try to see if there was some way they could get him back to Delaware, to his family, to protect him.” 

“And then with this gun application, there’s reports that the Secret Service went and visited the gun dealer and wanted a copy of the application,” he continued. “And I don’t believe the gun dealer gave the Secret Service a copy of that application — but regardless of the fact, at that point in time, Joe Biden did not have Secret Service protection.”

Comer called on President Joe Biden to “come forward and be transparent, not just with the American people, but especially with the House Oversight Committee, because we have a major investigation here and the Secret Service should now [be] a part of it.”

Source: Fox News

February 11, 2023

Fact-Checker Details the 7 ‘Biggest Lies’ Biden Told This Week

1878: Boston Bicycle Club, the first U.S. bicycle club, forms.

The Hill published an opinion piece by Alfredo Ortiz, the president and CEO of Job Creators Network, in which he detailed the “seven biggest lies” President Joe Biden told in his State of the Union address this week.

Biden’s speech “was full of lies and mistruths,” according to Ortiz. Here are the most egregious:

#1: “Take-home pay has gone up.”

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual inflation is rising 50% faster than average wages.

#2: “We have created a record 12 million new jobs.”

The figure Biden mentioned in his speech includes positions that were already created and temporarily abandoned during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Biden’s actually created 2.7 million new jobs. Comparatively, former President Donald Trump created 4.5 million new jobs during his first two years as commander-in-chief.

#3: “[I have presided over] the largest deficit reduction in American history.”

There is a caveat to this claim, given the circumstances of the pandemic. According to Ortiz:

In reality, Biden has presided over the largest two-year deficit — $4.2 trillion — in American history. While it’s true the annual deficit is lower than during the once-in-a-century pandemic in 2020, due to the expiration of pandemic-era spending, that’s hardly something to cheer.

#4: “Two years ago, our economy was reeling.”

Americans saw an economic recovery during Trump’s last six months in office, with the economy growing by 11% in that time. Biden’s claim is revisionist history.

#5: Oil companies have “invested too little of th[eir] profit to increase domestic production and keep gas prices down.”

While oil companies would surely like to take advantage of high oil prices, Biden’s green energy policies impede on the opportunity. According to Heritage Foundation energy analyst Katie Tubb, the Biden administration “has proposed or finalized regulations that restrict nearly every aspect of the oil industry: financing and private-sector investment, exploration and production, pipeline construction and operation, and consumer use.”

Also, Biden’s administration “has leased fewer acres for oil-and-gas drilling offshore and on federal land than any other administration in its early stages dating back to the end of World War II,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

Oil production is still lower than it was pre-pandemic, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, yet gas prices are much higher.

#6: “Now, thanks to all we’ve done, we’re exporting American products.”

The latest government data — which was released the same day as Biden’s address — shows the exact opposite of Biden’s claim. The U.S. hit a record trade deficit of $948.1 billion in 2022 — a 12.2% increase from 2021.

#7: The wealthy don’t “pay their fair share.”

This is a popular talking point among Democrats, but the data does not appear to back it up. The top 1% of U.S. earners pay 42.3% of the country’s income taxes — nearly double their share of the total adjusted gross income. S&P 100 companies, the top 100 American corporations, pay an overall tax rate of around 18%.

The bottom line

Americans should be weary of so-called “fact-checkers” in the mainstream media, according to Ortiz. For instance, the New York Times found that Biden’s speech “contained no outright falsehoods, but at times omitted crucial context or exaggerated the facts.”

Source: The Hill

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