Boris Calls Talk with Biden ‘Breath of Fresh Air’, Touts NATO, Climate Change Agenda

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that his first face-to-face talk with U.S. President Joe Biden was a “breath of fresh air”, gushing over joint plans regarding climate change and NATO. Speaking at the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England, on Thursday, Prime Minister Johnson said: “It’s wonderful to listen to the Biden administration and to Joe Biden because there’s so much that they want to do together with us — on security, on Nato, to climate change.” “It’s fantastic. It’s a breath of fresh air,” Mr Johnson said, according to The Telegraph. This is not the first time Prime Minister Johnson referred to the Biden presidency as “refreshing”, suggesting a contrast to his feelings towards his relationship with former President Donald J Trump, whom Johnson had once declared “unfit to hold the office of the President of the United States”. Following the November 2020 election, Mr Johnson had described his first telephone conversation with President-Elect Biden as “refreshing”, naming one of the “merits of the excellent conversation” as the pair’s agreement “to work together in the fight against climate change” and to “stick up for NATO”. During Mr Trump’s presidency, the Republican had criticised NATO members for failing to make

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Boris Compares Himself and Biden to Churchill and Roosevelt

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself and President Joe Biden to wartime leaders Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Speaking shortly after the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, the commemoration of which was once again heavily disrupted by coronavirus restrictions, Prime Minister Johnson suggested that his meeting with the U.S. Democrat at the G7 summit in Cornwall is not unlike Churchill and Roosevelt meeting in 1941 to agree the Atlantic Charter. “In 1941, Churchill and Roosevelt faced the question of how the world could recover from the devastation of the Second World War which was then going on,” said Johnson, in a social media video overlayed with emotional piano music. “The world is a very different place in 2021, but the values we share are the same, and I’m pleased that today, with President Biden, we’ve agreed a new Atlantic Charter to address the greatest challenges of our time: building back better from the pandemic, defending our democracy, stopping climate change, and protecting our security,” declared the notionally right-wing Tory leader. Eighty years ago Churchill and Roosevelt stood together promising a better future. Today @POTUS Joe Biden and I do the

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Commerce Secretary Raimondo: Cyberattacks 'Are Here to Stay,' 'Will Intensify'

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo predicted that ransomware attacks were “here to stay.” Raimondo said, “The first thing we have to recognize is this is the reality, and we should assume, and businesses should assume, that these attacks are here to stay and, if anything, will intensify. And so just last week, the White House sent out a letter broadly to the business community urging the business community to do more.” She continued, “Some very simple steps like two-factor authentication, having proper backups and backup technology, can be enormously helpful against a wide variety of these attacks. So it is clear that the private sector needs to be more vigilant, by the way, including small- and medium-sized companies. Also, President Biden has been clear that we are going to do more. in fact, certain components of the American Jobs Plan Provide for investments to shore up the nation’s cyber-infrastructure, which is just another reason why it is so important that the AJP passes.” Anchor George Stephanopoulos said, “We know a significant number of these attacks are emanating from Russia. Is it time for the administration to take a more aggressive approach and target the

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Joe Biden Admits Moving 'Slower' to Update Guidance for Vaccinated Americans

President Joe Biden acknowledged Tuesday his coronavirus team had “gone a little slower” updating guidance for vaccinated Americans. The president spoke about upcoming changes to the Centers for Disease Control guidance during a virtual conversation with American governors addressing the fight against the coronavirus and the push to get people vaccinated. During the conversation, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) asked Biden and his team to spend more time demonstrating the benefits of getting the vaccine. “We could use some help from the White House and others, and that is modeling what a fully vaccinated person can do,” he said, and added, “I would like to say that we have fully vaccinated people; we should start acting like it.” Biden said he looked forward to “drawing a portrait” of what vaccinated Americans could do, as opposed to the unvaccinated to encourage more people to get the shot. But he explained why the administration was moving slower. “I mean, so, we’re — and if anything, we’ve been — we’ve gone a little slower to make sure we’re exactly right as — in terms of the percent of the population that has been vaccinated,” Biden said. The president indicated the

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Jobs Report Disaster: Joe Biden Misses Goal of 2 Million Jobs Created in First 100 Days

The White House prepared to celebrate a jobs-gained milestone of 2 million on Friday under President Joe Biden during his first 100 days — but those plans were shattered by the devastating jobs report for April. Punchbowl News reported Friday morning that senior White House staffers were watching the jobs estimates of created 700,000 jobs, eager to promote the record number of jobs created during Biden’s first 100 days. “If the U.S. economy adds 700,000 jobs in this latest report, that will be 2 million new jobs in the first 100 days of the new administration,” the report read, “Joe Biden would be the first president to reach 2 million jobs in that time period.” The White House had already scheduled an 11:30 a.m. event for the president to deliver remarks on the jobs report before leaving Washington, DC, for a weekend at his home in Delaware, presumably to celebrate the gigantic milestone. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were also scheduled for an economic briefing and a meeting with his jobs cabinet on Friday afternoon. Press Secretary Jen Psaki scheduled a press briefing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, presumably to trumpet the great economic news. But

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Republicans Question John Kerry's Reported 'Catastrophic and Disqualifying Recklessness' over Leaked Audiotape with Iranian Foreign Minister

“You don’t want your climate envoy undermining your closest ally in the region,” added Sen. Todd Young (R-IN). “Hopefully he’ll be explaining himself soon.”“It’s unfathomable that any U.S. diplomat, past or present, would leak intelligence to the world’s leading sponsors of terrorism at the expense of one of our staunchest allies,” exclaimed Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI). Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) said, “Biden should revoke Kerry’s access to classified information while the matter is looked into,” Politico reported. John Kerry defended himself on Twitter Monday night, “I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false. This never happened – either when I was Secretary of State or since.” The reported leaked communication primarily focuses on “Zarif’s description of his rivalry with the influential and widely revered Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the late commander of the Guards’ elite Quds Force who the U.S. killed in early 2020,” Breitbart News reported. When the State Department was asked about the alleged conversations between Kerry and Zarif, spokesperson Ned Price declined to comment on the authenticity and accuracy of the Iranian official’s claims. “It was former U.S. Foreign Secretary John Kerry who told me Israel had launched more than 200 attacks on Iranian forces in Syria,”

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Nat'l Guard Association Chair: Guard Can't Slow Down Problems at Border Unless Biden Authorizes Federal Funding for It

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” National Guard Association Chairman Michael McGuire said that unless the Biden administration authorizes federal funding for National Guardsmen to help federal immigration officials, “we are not going to be able to slow this problem down and the communities will be less safe on both sides of the border, both in Mexico and in Arizona.” McGuire said, “Without the Biden administration authorizing federal funding for our Guardsmen, we can only be in support of our county sheriffs and other local law enforcement, who are doing great. We can provide resources to the local communities, but the real need is a surge back to Customs and Border Patrol, to our ICE agents, and to our immigration services. All three of which we have served over the past three administrations. If we don’t get authorization from President Biden, we are not going to be able to slow this problem down and the communities will be less safe on both sides of the border, both in Mexico and in Arizona.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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Exclusive — Rep. Kevin Brady: 'American Jobs Plan' Is 'a Race to the Bottom of Jobs and Growth'

President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, if enacted, would place the United States in “a race to the bottom of jobs and growth,” Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. The proposal is marketed as an “infrastructure bill” by Democrats and left-wing news media in response to economic hardship blamed on the coronavirus outbreak. The White House’s “Fact Sheet” on the “American Jobs Plan” makes no mention of economic ruin wrought by government-driven lockdown and shutdown decrees. Brady, ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, said the American Jobs Plan will damage America’s international competitiveness — making it a less attractive home for business — through increasing corporate taxes. “This [bill] makes America one of the worst in competition, and is really a race to the bottom of jobs and growth,” he said. Brady added, “What [Joe Biden’s] proposing is to make America’s tax rate worse, making it worse than China’s and equal to Syria and France, not exactly the economic neighbors America deserves to be part of. We will be dead last in

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FACT CHECK: Biden Falsely Claims Coronavirus Deaths Exceed War, 9/11 Deaths

CLAIM: More Americans have died of COVID-19 “than in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam war and 9/11 combined.” VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. The total number of deaths in those conflicts, including non-combat deaths, is higher. In his address to the nation from the White House on the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus shutdowns, President Joe Biden claimed: I’ve told you before, I carry a card in my pocket with the number of Americans who have died from COVID to date. It’s on the back of my schedule. As of now, total deaths in America, 527,726. That’s more deaths than in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam war and 9/11 combined. They were husbands, wives, sons, and daughters, grandparents, friends, neighbors, young and old. While the number of coronavirus deaths is to be mourned, Biden’s figures are simply incorrect. Several mainstream media organizations debunked Biden’s claim. Newsweek, for example, noted: As noted by the Congressional Research Service dataset, service deaths for the three wars combined—including fatalities not directly from battle—totals to 580,135. Adding 9/11 terror attack deaths brings the total to 583,112—more than COVID deaths. World War I: 116,516 World War II: 405,399 Vietnam: 58,220

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Maintain Silence About Andrew Cuomo Scandal

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris maintained their silence Friday about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal as more top New York Democrats call for the governor to resign. White House press secretary Jen Psaki repeated during a press briefing Friday that Biden continues to believe “every woman who has come forward deserves to have her voice heard” and “be treated with respect.” “I don’t have any additional announcements from here,” Psaki said. She said Biden and the coronavirus advisory team will continue to work with Cuomo to fight the virus in the state, even though the New York state legislature voted to strip the governor of his emergency powers. “We certainly don’t want anyone in the state of New York to be penalized,” Psaki said. She did not signal any change of the president or vice president’s position on the scandal, as they have been silent about the growing number of sexual harassment accusations against the governor. Previously, Psaki defended their silence, noting that she, as the White House press secretary, spoke for both Biden and Harris. “The benefit of doing a briefing every day is that I can certainly speak on behalf of the president and

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Dick Morris: 'Inevitable' Dems Invoke 25th Amendment on Biden

During an interview that aired Sunday on New York WABC 770 AM radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” former Bill Clinton adviser Dick Morris predicted Democrats would invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Joe Biden from office. According to Morris, Democrats have been “working on laying the basis” to invoke the 25th Amendment partly because Biden is becoming increasingly “senile.” “Four Democrats and four Republicans in the Senate have come to an agreement on legislation to repeal the War Powers Act that was granted to Bush Sr. for Kuwait and Bush Jr. for Iraq in 1991 and 2002. Now, those are war powers acts that basically permitted the U.S. to send in troops, and at the time, they were both controversial, but now they are just rotting away. … It enabled Biden to bomb Syria last week using the Iraq War Powers Act — he bombed the Syrian troops in Iraq. And they are seeking to repeal that. When you combine that with the fact that 30 Democrats who sent the letter to Biden last week asking him to give up sole control of the nuclear codes so that a strike could not be launched without consulting … with his cabinet

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Exclusive: Biden Admin Restricts Senior DHS Officials from Sharing Border Crisis Info with Reporters

A senior-level law enforcement source in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Breitbart Texas they received verbal orders from within the agency limiting their ability to speak freely about the growing crisis along the border. The official with knowledge of the restrictions spoke under the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the matter. “The situation with media relations now is night and day compared to the last administration, The official said. “We have been advised not to speak on immigration issues at the border and to rely on DHS’s Office of Public Affairs and the Whitehouse Press Office to handle messaging.” The verbal order applies to senior law enforcement leaders within DHS and has no formal expiration date. It comes as the administration is struggling to manage the growing crisis caused by changes in border security and immigration policies leading to a spike in illegal crossings at the border. As local communities along the border continue to grapple with the release of migrants into their communities, the administration is facing criticism even amongst their own ranks, Breitbart reported. U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said in a recent interview on the Fox News Channel, “I

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