World Reporter questions State Department spokesman whether Biden taking credit for Trump accomplishments
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The White House announced that Biden's opposite number in Saudi Arabia is King Salman. It was a clear dig at Crown Prince Mohammed, who is in reality running Saudi Arabia. The Biden administration seems reticent to engage with MBS given his nefarious human-rights record. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The White House effectively downgraded Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's status in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the Biden administration will "recalibrate" how it treats the kingdom, and started by redefining President Joe Biden's opposite number.
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State Dept briefing gets heated as reporter asks if Biden admin taking credit for Trump accomplishments
An Associated Press reporter took State Department spokesman Ned Price to task Monday for suggesting that President Joe Biden was responsible for a policy that had started under the Trump administration.
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Price, highlighting a report sent to Congress, said some 18 entities have engaged in "good faith efforts" to scale back their involvement in Nord Stream 2, a controversial $11 billion pipeline project designed to transmit Russian natural gas to Germany.
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Kremlin critics have said the project would double the amount of natural gas imported from Russia. If completed, it would leave Europe more dependent on Russian energy than ever before. The poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny has revitalized calls for the project to be abandoned.
At Monday’s press conference, Price seemed to suggest that the Biden administration’s efforts had led to the development on Nord Stream 2. The aforementioned entities have wound down their activities in the pipeline project, Price said, and demonstrated that Biden and Congress’s strategy have been "working to good effect."
Associated Press reporter Matt Lee piped in, telling Price that all of this work had begun under the Trump administration.
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"You guys have only been in office for a month, right? Are you telling me that in the last four weeks these 18 companies all of the sudden decided to say, ‘Oh my God! We better not doing anything with Nord Stream 2," Lee said. "You guys are taking credit for stuff the previous administration did. Yes or no?"
Price, noticeably flustered, said he was merely speaking on behalf of the State Department – occupied by the same people since before Biden took office.
The heated exchange came after the Biden administration on Friday added a layer of sanctions to a Russian vessel and the shipowner for their work on the pipeline project..
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Here are 3 questions AG nominee Merrick Garland dodged from Senate Republicans
Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden's attorney general nominee, repeatedly avoided providing direct answers to questions from Republican senators during Monday's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Garland dodged questions about the Durham investigation into the Trump-Russia probe origins, transgender athletes in high school sports and whether crossing the border illegally should be a criminal offense.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-MO, asked Garland whether he belives that illegally crossing the border should remain a crime.
"I haven't thought about that question, I just haven't thought about that question" Garland said. "The president has made clear that we are a nation with borders, with national security, I don't know of a proposal to decriminalize but still make it unlawful to answer, I just haven't thought about it."
Biden's Criticism of Trump's Soleimani Strike Resurfaces After He Orders Syria Attack
Biden approved airstrikes on Iranian-backed Iraqi militia fighters in Syria in retaliation for a rocket attack on American troops in Iraqi Kurdistan."The last thing we need is another war in the Middle East," Biden said on January 5, 2020.
Garland similarly declined to make a firm commital to leaving Special Counsel John Durham in place to continue his investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. Garland said he has "no reason" to think that leaving Durham in place to continue his investigation was the wrong decision, but declined to commit to a course of action..
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Boeing grounded again after United engine fire
The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday said a maintenance records group will be formed to investigate the Boeing 777 engine’s history after it failed on United Airlines flight #328 and erupted into flames shortly after takeoff on Saturday.
"Our mission is to understand not only what happened but why it happened so we can keep it from happening again," NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said at a Monday evening press conference.
Sumwalt emphasized that the investigation is still in its preliminary stages. Asked whether the particular engine had been inspected after another engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight in 2018, Sumwalt said that was a question that will be answered pending a maintenance group investigation.
Trump Shows Why He Doesn’t Need a New Party at CPAC
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Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this past weekend, and most carriers that fly those planes said they would temporarily pull them from service..
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SOME PARTING WORDS
(R-Texas) joined Sean Hannity Monday night to discuss President Biden’s Cabinet nominee confirmation hearings. "Garland has a good reputation as a judge," Cruz said. "He has a reputation as a being relatively non-partisan as a judge. I would say his hearing was frustrating as it went on today because he basically dodged every question. He refused to answer – he answered like a judicial nominee, and not like a nominee to be attorney general."
(R-Texas) joined Sean Hannity Monday night to discuss President Biden’s Cabinet nominee confirmation hearings.
"Garland has a good reputation as a judge," Cruz said. "He has a reputation as a being relatively non-partisan as a judge. I would say his hearing was frustrating as it went on today because he basically dodged every question. He refused to answer – he answered like a judicial nominee, and not like a nominee to be attorney general."
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Why Joe Biden’s pro-union message is so significant .
Some labor historians think Biden’s rhetoric on unionizing is stronger than FDR’s.The White House released a video statement of Biden referencing an ongoing vote in Alabama to decide whether Amazon workers at a Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse will unionize. The Bessemer workers are in the middle of a seven-week vote that began in early February and will end in late March. It’s the first time since 2014 that Amazon workers in America will decide whether or not they want representation from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.