Politics Our commitment to readers in the Biden era

06:40  22 january  2021
06:40  22 january  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Republicans line up to oppose Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan

  Republicans line up to oppose Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan Republicans are already lining up to oppose President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan that he debuted in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night. Punchbowl News reported Friday morning that two powerful GOP lawmakers: Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, have already become naysayers.'President-elect Biden served in [the] Senate for over 35 years. So he knows the plan he outlined tonight can't pass "quickly" & will delay the 2k for hard hit Americans,' Rubio said Thursday night.

The Biden administration’s nominee for Treasury secretary answered many questions at her three-hour confirmation hearing yesterday. “We do not strive to be number one in the SPAC league tables. While we’re very active, we’re very thoughtful about our sponsors and the business that we take on.”

The Biden Era Begins. American democracy has survived Donald J. Trump. Joe Biden , the victor in the popular vote by a margin so far of more than four million, has won the Electoral College and will “This is a fraud on the American public,” he complained. “This is an embarrassment to our country.”

President Biden has been in office just days, but already, there are indications of a leftward lurch on policy that belies his campaign promise to govern as a centrist. Illustrative examples can be picked almost at random; the new administration sent a terrible signal that it will truckle to union bosses at the expense of jobs and the economy when it sacked, in an unprecedented fashion, the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel, Peter Robb; it also used a startling number of executive orders on Day One to weaken America’s southern border and encourage illegal immigration. These moves, among others, show what the Biden administration’s top priorities really are, and it bodes ill for the next four years.

Pence is helping Biden make the transition more normal. But their cooperation has risks for each.

  Pence is helping Biden make the transition more normal. But their cooperation has risks for each. Pence is accepting Biden’s win in a way Trump has not, helping Biden solidify his transition to power. That benefits Biden and Pence for now, but a volatile political landscape lies ahead for both. That comes after Pence last Thursday called Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris to congratulate her, offering her Air Force Two to travel to the inauguration, a courtesy Biden extended to Pence four years ago. Most dramatically, Pence on Jan. 6 rejected efforts to disrupt Congress’s certification of the election results, making him the target of a violent mob as he formalized Biden’s win.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the start of a new U.K.-U.S. chapter on Wednesday under incoming U.S. President Joe Biden , even as his predecessor Theresa May accused Johnson of “abandoning” the U.K.’s moral leadership in the world during the tumultuous Trump era .

Biden takes office just days after the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for “willful incitement of insurrection” in connection with his supporters’ violent siege on the Capitol. But we increasingly need our readers to fund our work.

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With this tectonic shift underway in the federal government, I want to reassure readers about what will stay constant. The Washington Examiner will be steadfast in its commitment to accurate news reporting and conservative values. This will not change. As we go through a difficult and unwelcome transition to total Democratic control of the levers of power, principled conservatism will continue to be this publication’s guiding star.

It is what led us to endorse President Donald Trump for reelection despite what seemed to us a great deal of simplistic caviling from others. Despite our strong reservations about Trump’s demeanor and conduct, we acknowledged, as many refused to, that his first term included fine achievements that any conservative president might have desired but that his immediate predecessors, both Democratic and Republican, did not even attempt. His tax and regulatory reforms fired up American business, ignited economic growth, and cut unemployment to record lows; his outstanding judicial appointments reshaped federal courts, including the Supreme Court, making them what the Founding Fathers prescribed; his brave Middle East policy transformed that dangerous region dramatically for the better.

Power Up: Biden’s Inauguration Day is a return to tradition even as Trump breaks it

  Power Up: Biden’s Inauguration Day is a return to tradition even as Trump breaks it The theme is "America United" – a far cry from Trump's "American carnage" speech four years ago. It's Inauguration Day in America and you're reading the Power Up newsletter. Thanks for waking up with us as the Trump era comes to a close.

President-elect Joe Biden may have spent eight years in an administration that doted on the tech industry, but that long honeymoon, punctuated by four years of Trump, looks to be over.

Joe Biden delivered his first speech to the nation Saturday night since he was projected to become president-elect of the United States. To marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time. I will spare no effort — or commitment — to turn this pandemic around.

By any objective measure, the incoming administration is the most left-wing in our history, and the Washington Examiner will unswervingly hold it to account, exposing the damage done by the radical policies that are already being unveiling. And we will advocate for conservative government. Real news, however, is not always good news; the best reporting respects readers enough to tell it like it is, and that is our commitment to you. You deserve the truth, not least because it is the only solid foundation upon which to build. The Washington Examiner doesn't relish the prospect of Biden's presidency, and we are concerned that the call he made for national unity in his inaugural address, welcome though it was, will prove merely rhetorical rather than substantive.

Our cover illustration this week captures the fact that today’s Democratic Party is not really Biden’s party at all, but the ugly creation, like Frankenstein’s monster, of the extreme Left. Joseph Simonson reports (P.xv) on the continued power exercised by Bernie Sanders, who will never be president but is the man who threw the switch that brought the monster to life. Jay Cost argues (P.xv) that Trump's political incompetence cost him a second term, and Tevi Troy explains (P.xv) where White House rivalries go now.

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Fact check: Biden temporarily banned new oil and gas leasing on public lands .
A Facebook post using two headlines to show Biden is banning all fracking is false. His actions have paused new leases on federal lands.The post is a meme that compares a headline from a Washington Post fact-check article published in October to a Jan. 20 piece in conservative opinion website Townhall written by Katie Pavlich.

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