Category Archives: First 100 Days

Former Governor Jennifer Granholm Confirmed as Energy Secretary

Former Governor Jennifer Granholm Confirmed as Energy Secretary

Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty WASHINGTON DC, February 26, 2021 ~ On Thursday, the Senate confirmed former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to lead the Energy Department.  The vote was 64-35, with 14 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats. “My sincere thanks to the Senate for your confidence in me,” said Granholm in a Twitter post Thursday…

President Biden’s Major Disaster Declaration Unlocks Support for Texas

President Biden’s Major Disaster Declaration Unlocks Support for Texas

Photo: Montinique Monroe / Getty WASHINGTON DC, Monday, February 22, 2021 ~ Following a southern winter storm that led to over 70 deaths, President Biden declared the situation in Texas a major disaster, bringing federal funding to 77 counties.  Texas Governor Greg Abbot however, said it was only a “partial” solution, and requested all 254 counties receive aid.…

Biden Visits Pfizer’s Kalamazoo Manufacturing Facility

Biden Visits Pfizer’s Kalamazoo Manufacturing Facility

Photo:  Brendan Smialowski / Getty PORTAGE, MI, February 19, 2021 ~ President Biden Friday visited the State of Michigan for the first time since becoming president, touring Pfizer’s Kalamazoo operation, where the BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is manufactured.  “I came here because I want the American people to understand the extraordinary — extraordinary work that’s being…

Never-Before-Seen Security Footage Shows Lawmakers Fleeing For Their Lives

Never-Before-Seen Security Footage Shows Lawmakers Fleeing For Their Lives

Photo: Win McNamee / Getty WASHINGTON DC, February 11, 2021 ~ In a compelling and at times disturbing narrative, House impeachment managers Wednesday showed for the first time just how close rioters came to lawmakers during the January 6 insurrection.  Through never-before-seen security camera footage, Senators saw both themselves and their fellow legislators narrowly escaping…

Six Republicans Break Ranks, Vote Impeachment Proceedings as Constitutional

Six Republicans Break Ranks, Vote Impeachment Proceedings as Constitutional

Photo:  Drew Angerer / Getty WASHINGTON DC, February 10, 2021 ~ House impeachment managers Tuesday laid out their case for why they believe former President Trump can and should be impeached for his part in last month’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.  In his opening statement, House Impeachment Manager Jamie Raskin presented a video montage that…

Democrats Prepare to Pass Stimulus; Trump Lawyers Prepare Defense

Democrats Prepare to Pass Stimulus; Trump Lawyers Prepare Defense

Photo: Stefani Reynolds-Pool / Getty WASHINGTON DC, February 8, 2021 ~ Budget reconciliation rules passed Friday as part of the federal budget have set the stage for Democrats enact President Biden’s 1.9 trillion-dollar COVID-19 relief package through a simple majority.  The current draft of the bill does offer some considerations to Republicans, lowering the maximum income…

Republicans Struggle With Far Right; Biden Moves Country Left

Republicans Struggle With Far Right; Biden Moves Country Left

Photo:  Pool / Getty WASHINGTON DC, February 2, 2021 ~ President Biden is expected to deliver remarks and sign an executive order today that advances his priority for “modernizing our immigration system.”  The effort is said to include the development of a task force charged with reuniting immigrant children and their parents who were separated…

Joe Biden Prioritizes Environmental Justice in His Climate Plan

Joe Biden Prioritizes Environmental Justice in His Climate Plan

Photo: Doug Mills / Getty WASHINGTON DC, January 27, 2020 ~ Joe Biden is pushing to reduce the United States‘ greenhouse emissions, and create jobs, while in the process undoing most all of Donald Trump‘s environmental policies. The President will begin by directing federal agencies to invest in minority and low-income communities that are said…

Biden Battling Pandemic Amidst Trump Impeachment

Biden Battling Pandemic Amidst Trump Impeachment

Photo:  Mark Makela / Getty WASHINGTON DC, January 26, 2021 ~ President Biden held a news conference Monday afternoon to deliver remarks and sign an executive order aimed at strengthening American manufacturing.  What followed was a slew of reporter questions about the pandemic, President Trump’s impeachment trial, and the lagging pace of his Cabinet confirmations. …

Biden Inaugurated as The 46th U.S. President

Biden Inaugurated as The 46th U.S. President

Photo: Alex Wong / Getty WASHINGTON DC, January 20, 2021 ~ Joe Biden was sworn in today as the 46th president of the United States.   Biden used the event to call for unity and healing in a nation gripped by political divisions and a raging pandemic.   “End the uncivil war,” said Biden.  “Our better…

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