Biden administration to deport Haitians in south Texas

The chaotic situation, with thousands of Haitians crossing the Rio Grande each day to reach US soil, has posed a new, urgent challenge for the Biden administration

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'Making Taliban great again': Billboards with Biden dressed as Taliban militant pop up in US

On the billboard, Biden is dressed as a Taliban militant in military gear and was holding a rocket launcher with the words 'Making the Taliban Great Again!' plastered next to him

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Awkward Aukus: Joe Biden forgets Scott Morrison's name, calls him 'that fellow down under'

When it came to thanking the Australian Prime Minister, US President Joe Biden turned towards the screen where Morrison was present but showed a moment of hesitation

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Joe Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of world population within a year: Reports

As per the White House, led by Biden, this target of vaccinating 70 per cent of the world’s population 'is ambitious but consistent…

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Biden urges climate action: ‘We don’t have much more than 10 years’

Many Senate Democrats have pushed to include either a direct tax on emissions or an indirect one, like a tariff on goods imported from high-emission countries such as China.

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'Clearly unconstitutional': US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law

Earlier, US President Joe Biden had slammed the Texas abortion law and said it creates an 'almost un-American' vigilante system

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Morning news brief: Biden announces new COVID-19 vaccine mandates, UN dialogue with Taliban and more

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White House says Biden, Jinping hold first phone call in seven months

The discussion between the two leaders was to ensure that the 'competition' between the two world powers does become the cause of 'conflict'

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'Turn the tide': Biden announces new vaccine mandates in COVID-19 battle

In his new plan vaccine mandate, Biden asked all federal employees and 17 million healthcare workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19

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From 4% to 45%: Biden sets an ambitious blueprint for solar energy

Solar energy provided less than four per cent of the country’s electricity last year and the administration’s target of 45 per cent would represent a huge leap and will most likely take a…

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Can Biden save his presidency?

Joe Biden was supposed to be the man of the hour: a calming presence exuding decency, moderation and trust. Instead, Biden has become the emblem of the hour: headstrong but shaky, ambitious but…

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How has Joe Biden become so unpopular?

Taken together, you have a pretty good explanation for why Biden is doing much worse with the public than he was at the beginning of the year. With that said, there's another dynamic at work, one…

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Biden walks through storm-ravaged Louisiana, pledges to get people back on feet 

Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, US President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hard-hit Louisiana neighbourhood. Biden pledged robust federal assistance to get people…

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9/11 attacks: US president moves to declassify documents as 20th anniversary approaches

Coming little more than a week before the 20th anniversary of the attacks, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the declassification of certain documents related to the…

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Watch: White House press secretary shuts down male reporter over abortion remarks

When the reporter asked who Biden believes should look out for the unborn child, Psaki replied: "He believes that it is up to a woman to make those decisions and up to a woman to make those…

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Joe Biden

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Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States of America, who won the presidency after defeating Republican President Donald Trump in 2020

He has earlier served as 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 during the Obama administration. From a political journey of over 40 years to becoming the presidential nominee of the Democrats, let's take a look at all the details of Biden that you want to know.

Joe Biden age, education

 Biden was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His family faced a financial crisis and it took several years for Biden's father to become a successful car salesman in order to give his family financial stability. As a child, Biden was nicknamed as "Dash" because of his stutter. Biden attended the Archmere Academy after his family moved to Claymont, Delaware.
 
Biden completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1965, where he studied history, political science and played football. He also earned a law degree in 1968 from Syracuse University in New York.

Joe Biden family


Biden is the eldest child of Eugenia "Jean" Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. and two younger brothers and a sister. In 1972, post a major political accomplishment, he experienced a terrible loss at a personal level. In that year, Biden ran for the Senate against popular Republican incumbent J. Caleb Boggs. In a tight race, Biden successfully won the election. However, after some time and a week before Christmas in the same year, Biden lost his wife and daughter in a car accident, which also severely injured his sons, Beau and Hunter. 
 
In 1977, Biden tied the knot with Jill and was blessed by a daughter, Ashley in 1981. Biden was struck by another personal loss after Beau, who was seen as the rising star of young Democrats, died of brain cancer in 2016.
 

Joe Biden political accomplishments

 
Biden after becoming a Senator in 1972, became the fifth-youngest in the history of the US. The highlight of his more than four decades-long political career was from 2008-2016 when he served as the Vice President of the US. It was during this time, that then outgoing president Obama also honoured him in 2017 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honour, calling him "the best vice president America's ever had" and a "lion of American history". 

 

From 4% to 45%: Biden sets an ambitious blueprint for solar energy

Solar energy provided less than four per cent of the country’s electricity last year and the administration’s target of 45 per cent would represent a huge leap and will most likely take a…

via The New York Times
Read Article

Can Biden save his presidency?

Joe Biden was supposed to be the man of the hour: a calming presence exuding decency, moderation and trust. Instead, Biden has become the emblem of the hour: headstrong but shaky, ambitious but…

via The New York Times
Read Article

How has Joe Biden become so unpopular?

Taken together, you have a pretty good explanation for why Biden is doing much worse with the public than he was at the beginning of the year. With that said, there's another dynamic at work, one…

via The New York Times
Read Article

Biden walks through storm-ravaged Louisiana, pledges to get people back on feet 

Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, US President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hard-hit Louisiana neighbourhood. Biden pledged robust federal assistance to get people…

Read Article

9/11 attacks: US president moves to declassify documents as 20th anniversary approaches

Coming little more than a week before the 20th anniversary of the attacks, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the declassification of certain documents related to the…

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Watch: White House press secretary shuts down male reporter over abortion remarks

When the reporter asked who Biden believes should look out for the unborn child, Psaki replied: "He believes that it is up to a woman to make those decisions and up to a woman to make those…

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Following Afghanistan withdrawal, Biden's approval rating drops to a new low

Majorities of Americans disapprove of Joe Biden's handling of foreign policy and of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. A large majority has also labelled the US role in Afghanistan a 'failure'…

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Joe Biden lashes out at US supreme court for Texas abortion law

As per the law, any member of the public from Texas can file a legal complaint against the doctors, health care providers and family members who support a woman in aborting a child after six weeks…

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US Supreme Court refuses to block Texas law banning most abortions

Known as the 'Texas Heartbeat Act,' the strictest anti-abortion law in the US will now go into effect

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Biden vows support to Ukraine, offers $60 million in new security aid

Biden has offered Kyiv $60 million in new security aid including Javelin anti-armor systems and other 'defensive lethal and nonlethal capabilities'

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Biden draws curtain on Afghanistan, shifts focus to 'powerful adversaries' China, Russia

Biden’s address to the nation came just 11 days before the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that led to the US intervention in Afghanistan

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Hate crimes in US spiked 6% in 2020, highest in 12 years: FBI report

Hate crimes against Black Americans rose 40 per cent, while attacks against Asian Americans surged 70 per cent in 2020 

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Four dead, multiple injured in sweltering aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the US Gulf Coast, had weakened to a tropical depression by as it churned over Mississippi, where the system brought heavy rains overnight

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Biden urges Taliban to honour commitments as under 200 Americans still left in Afghanistan  

As the 20-year military presence of the US in Afghanistan ends, President Joe Biden said Taliban must honour commitments on safe passage. There are 200 Americans still left, who want to move out…

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Before talks, Iran's supreme leader says 'predatory wolf' Biden no different from Trump  

Just before nuclear talks with world powers in Vienna to get rid of sanctions, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei has compared US President Joe Biden with his predecessor Donald Trump.…

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Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid origins

The United States does not believe Chinese officials had foreknowledge of the virus before the initial outbreak of the pandemic that has now claimed 4.5 million lives

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A stranded interpreter, and the soldiers who would not let go

In interviews from his bunkers in Kabul as events unfolded over the past week, Mikey talked about the ordeal of trying to keep himself alive and his family safe in the chaos left behind by the US…

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COVID-19 virus origins: US intelligence community says it was 'not developed' as biological weapon

In a report, the US intelligence community has said, SARS-CoV-2, the virus, which causes COVID-19, was 'not developed' as a biological weapon. The development comes even as US President Joe Biden…

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Biden meets Israeli PM in shadow of Kabul blasts

Bennett had aimed to reboot US-Israel relations following Benjamin Netanyahu, who during 15 years in office embraced Republicans and antagonised Democrats

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Morning news brief: ISIS claim responsibility for Kabul blasts and more

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Amid nuclear submarine contract row, Biden seeks early talks with Macron to clear air  

After a controversy over a submarines contract led to tensions, US President Joe Biden looks to talk with French President Emmanuel Macron to clear air. The move to cancel the huge contract for…

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Biden administration to deport Haitians in south Texas

The chaotic situation, with thousands of Haitians crossing the Rio Grande each day to reach US soil, has posed a new, urgent challenge for the Biden administration

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'Making Taliban great again': Billboards with Biden dressed as Taliban militant pop up in US

On the billboard, Biden is dressed as a Taliban militant in military gear and was holding a rocket launcher with the words 'Making the Taliban Great Again!' plastered next to him

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Awkward Aukus: Joe Biden forgets Scott Morrison's name, calls him 'that fellow down under'

When it came to thanking the Australian Prime Minister, US President Joe Biden turned towards the screen where Morrison was present but showed a moment of hesitation

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Joe Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of world population within a year: Reports

As per the White House, led by Biden, this target of vaccinating 70 per cent of the world’s population 'is ambitious but consistent…

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Biden urges climate action: ‘We don’t have much more than 10 years’

Many Senate Democrats have pushed to include either a direct tax on emissions or an indirect one, like a tariff on goods imported from high-emission countries such as China.

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Biden supports California Governor Gavin Newsom on eve of crucial vote

US President Joe Biden is supporting California Gov Gavin Newsom when the state will vote to decide his future. If people approve governor, he stays, otherwise, he will be replaced. The polls show…

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Companies have questions for Biden about vaccine mandates

A letter has been sent to US President Joe Biden on Monday by a trade group representing some 2,000 consumer brands. This group is asking for a clarification about his announcement last week that…

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First in-person Quad leaders' Summit on September 24, says White House  

The first in-person Quad or India, US, Australia and Japan's leaders' summit will take place on September 24 in Washington. The summit marks a major milestone. In the summit, the US President…

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‘I guarantee’: Trump claims China, Russia reverse-engineering US weapons left behind in Afghanistan

Former US President Donald Trump speculated that China and Russia could already be reverse-engineering military equipment abandoned in Afghanistan.

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As world mourns 9/11, Trump slams Biden for Afghan withdrawal

Trump also blamed Biden for ‘leaving’ some of the American helicopters, guns, and more in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan after the withdrawal. 'Now they have our planes, why the hell didn’t we fly…

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'Hard to explain to anybody': Biden defends US pullout from Afghanistan on 9/11 anniversary

US President Joe Biden explained that it wasn't feasible to invade and stay in all the places that Al Qaeda was present amid criticism over US pullout from Afghanistan

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With display of unity, Biden, Obama, Clinton mark 9/11 anniversary in NYC

To mark the anniversary of the nation's worst terror attack, US Presidents Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton along with their wives shared a moment of silence at the National September 11…

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9/11 anniversary: President Biden makes stops at all three attack sites

As the country marked the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, United States President Joe Biden made stops at all the three sites. Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama,…

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Biden, Xi hold first talks in 7 months, discuss COVID-19 origins

A senior White House official said the call came at the request of Biden, who had become 'exasperated' by the unwillingness of lower-level Chinese officials to hold substantive talks with his…

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'He'd go down very quickly': Trump claims he can beat Biden in boxing match

During a press conference for an upcoming boxing match, the former reality TV star claimed that he is sure he could box against Joe Biden and win the match

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'Clearly unconstitutional': US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law

Earlier, US President Joe Biden had slammed the Texas abortion law and said it creates an 'almost un-American' vigilante system

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Morning news brief: Biden announces new COVID-19 vaccine mandates, UN dialogue with Taliban and more

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White House says Biden, Jinping hold first phone call in seven months

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'Turn the tide': Biden announces new vaccine mandates in COVID-19 battle

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America's date with history: Biden makes Juneteenth, marking end of slavery in US, an official holiday

As US President Joe Biden declared June 19 as a federal holiday for 'Juneteenth', we take a look at the history of the Emancipation Day

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Highlights: 'Stone face, rare eye contact'- Biden and Putin's historic summit

US president Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for a gruelling diplomatic face-off in Geneva that could last up to five hours. 

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No, Vladimir, you're cold-blooded, said a US president

US president Bill Clinton said he hung up after congratulating Putin on becoming acting Russian president in 1999 "thinking he was tough enough to hold Russia together."

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What Erdogan hopes to achieve during meeting with Biden at NATO

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he and US President Joe Biden must use the meeting on Monday to move from past troubles.

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Putin-Biden Summit: When Russia, US leaders talked politics

As US President Biden gets set to meet Russian President Putin at Geneva, we take a look at the historic meetings between Russian and US leaders.

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From blimps to Pikachus, protesters gather to demand G7 action

Leaders from the United States, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Canada are joining UK's Boris Johnson on Friday for the three-day summit in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay.

 

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Americans 'boo' Joe Biden for his 'silence' over Israel-Gaza conflict

Following renewed hostilities between Israel and Palestine, many countries have been rallying their support for one or the other.

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Border agents, traffickers and migrants mix on busy Rio Grande in US

Migrants from Central America, who arrived illegally from Mexico to the US to seek asylum nearly tripled in February from a month earlier to about 19,000 people.

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'Don't come': US facing biggest migrant surge in 20 years

The United States is facing the biggest surge of migrants at its southwestern border in 20 years, the homeland security secretary said as the Biden administration races to handle an influx of child

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Inside US President Joe Biden's redecorated Oval Office

US President Joe Biden's updated Oval Office includes nods to leaders in civil rights and labour, his Catholic faith and space exploration.

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A day of many firsts: Highlights from US presidential inauguration

Today's presidential inauguration marked a series of firsts for the United States.

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Joe Biden's presidential inauguration: What's changed, what's new, and what's missing!

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today.

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From trillion package to Paris agreement, here's how Joe Biden plans to tackle climate change

Take a look at how Biden plans to fight climate change

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In Pics | President-elect Joe Biden will take these decisions on very first day in office

Joe Biden plans to get straight to work on the first day of his presidency. He is slated to take 17 decisions that will reverse those taken by Donald Trump.

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World leaders, former US presidents welcome transfer of power to Joe Biden

Political leaders across the globe are looking forward to the historic transfer of power in the United States -- where Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th US president after four turbul

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Meet the Bidens: A look at the America's new 'first family'

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will become the new White House residents when he takes office on Wednesday.

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From religious services to a musical night: A comprehensive guide to the Joe Biden's inauguration day

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Washington prepares for Biden's inauguration with final dress rehearsals

A few hours before the President-elect Joe Biden takes oath to lead the US, Washington decked up with colours and arms to prepare for the presidential inauguration ceremony

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In pics-Tear gas, explosives and gunfire: Trump supporters storm Capitol, clash with police

Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held Wednesday to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusa

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