Latest Joe Biden news
From being in danger of losing the Democratic nomination to defeating Donald Trump in the most bitterly fought presidential election, Joe Biden’s rise to the pinnacle of his political career has been nothing short of astonishing. And MEAWW is charting his tenure as POTUS with the top Joe Biden news.
Biden’s two previous presidential campaigns — launched in 1987 and 2007 — had ended disastrously. His two terms as vice president are mostly remembered for his “bromance” with Barack Obama and much else.
The top questions about Joe Biden’s age and health loomed throughout the election race. There were also concerns about his mental acuity.
But Biden fought off these ageist attacks, and also proved he connected well with the new generation as they voted for him in huge numbers, making him the oldest president in three centuries.
Biden was 78 when he took the oath of office on January 20, 2021. He displaced Ronald Reagan who was 77 years and 349 days old when left the White House in 1989. Biden also stepped out of Obama’s shadow by getting more than 81,284,000 votes in 2020, setting a new popular vote record.
In his inaugural address, Biden delivered messages of unity and optimism as he assumed office amid several crises — a raging pandemic, a struggling economy, racial tensions and political divisions.
“To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America, requires so much more than words and requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity,” he said.
Brand Biden was all about restoring competency at home and respect for America abroad. But is he the right man for the job? From Joe Biden’s net worth to Joe Biden’s wife Jill BIden, everything has been questioned.
He signed a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, clearing the way for stimulus checks, vaccine aid, support for small businesses and to help schools reopen safely.
While Covid was understandably the main focus of his initial work, the president has also made the fight against climate change a top priority of his administration. He signed an executive order to rejoin the Paris climate agreement and placed a moratorium on oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
In his first weeks in office, Biden signed several executive actions focused on reevaluating some of Trump’s immigration policies, including reversing the travel ban targeting largely Muslim countries.
But his foreign policy prowess has always been questioned. He sold himself as a foreign policy pro who would reassure allies. But his risky Afghanistan gambit seems to have done just the opposite, leaving him struggling to navigate the biggest crisis of his administration.
On this page we will chronicle Biden’s domestic and foreign policies and keep you updated on everything related to the White House. For the top stories on Joe Biden watch this space.