advertisement advertisement advertisement President Joe Biden will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, touting his legislative achievements and outlining his administration’s near-term goals as his presidency concludes its first 100 days. Biden is expected to discuss details of his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan . He’ll be flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris on one side and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the other. According to The New York Times , only about 200 people will be in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic; much of Congress will be watching virtually. After the speech, Republican senator Tim Scott of South Carolina will deliver a response. advertisement The address is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET. If you’re a cord-cutter without cable and looking to stream it live on a TV, phone, or computer, we’ve rounded up some easy ways to do that below. Stream coverage of the speech from … [Read more...] about How to watch Joe Biden’s first address to Congress live on CNN, PBS, or elsewhere for free
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advertisement advertisement advertisement President Biden is expected to unveil his next major initiative today. Called the American Families Plan, the proposal is a massive $1.8 trillion investment in education, childcare, and paid family leave, reports CNN. The plan also extends or makes permanent existing tax credits designed to help families, and which were originally included in Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package last month. advertisement Overall, Biden’s $1.8 trillion proposal breaks down to about $1 trillion in investments with the $800 billion remaining going towards the extended or permanent tax credits. Here’s what’s included in Biden’s historic $1.8 trillion American Family Plan: Low- and middle-income families with children below the age of 5 would pay no more than 7% of their income for childcare. Those working in the childcare field would see their wages increase to a minimum of $15 per hour–up from the average … [Read more...] about Here’s what’s in Joe Biden’s historic $1.8 trillion American Family Plan
advertisement advertisement advertisement President Biden’s first 100 days in office, a milestone he reached this week, had its fair share of ups and downs—including one very memorable down in an upward direction. advertisement advertisement While supporters crow about 200 million vaccinated Americans and a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill , and critics slam the airstrike on Syria and juvenile detention centers at the border , Biden’s gnarly fall while bounding up the steps of Air Force One turned out to be a secret success in his presidency. President Joe Biden trips climbing the stairs to Air Force 1 pic.twitter.com/x8UD7q0a48 — The Hill (@thehill) March 19, 2021 On Friday, March 19, the commander in chief tripped and fell not once but three times in a failed effort to smoothly command a staircase. I mean, he really ate it. Hard. Not since Jason Derulo purportedly tumbled down the steps at the Met Gala … [Read more...] about The moment of Biden’s first 100 days that secretly helped him the most
advertisement advertisement advertisement This is going to cost me a lot of money. And I’m fine with it. President Joe Biden’s newly proposed tax rates would overwhelmingly increase taxes on someone like me—a venture capitalist for whom the capital gains rate is really, really important. Even though Biden’s plan will take a lot more of my income and offer little tangible benefit to me in return, I still think he’s right. To be clear, I’m not a progressive. I’m not even a Democrat. But it’s also clear that people in my tax bracket have more money than we reasonably need, and that life is just way too hard for far too many others. Something needs to change. advertisement advertisement You can make valid arguments against the efficacy of the Biden plan itself. Appropriating money is very different from solving an actual problem. But it is, objectively, a major policy failure that a family living in the richest nation in history … [Read more...] about Biden’s tax plan is going to cost me millions—and that’s okay
advertisement advertisement advertisement President Joe Biden announced an ambitious new national climate target at the world leaders’ climate summit on April 22. He pledged to cut U.S. carbon emissions in half by the end of this decade—a drop of 50%-52% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels—and aim for net-zero emissions by 2050. advertisement advertisement The new goal is a big deal because it formally brings together the many different ideas on infrastructure, the budget, federal regulatory policy, and disparate actions in the states and industry for transforming the U.S. economy into a highly competitive, yet very green giant. It also signals to the rest of the world that “ America is back ” and prepared to work on climate change. Stopping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius—the aim of the Paris climate agreement—will require an immediate global effort that can transform energy systems and make emissions plummet at rates … [Read more...] about Biden pledged to cut emissions 50% this decade. Can it happen?