Author: Amie Parnes

Angry Democrats call on Biden to do more on abortion

Democrats say President Biden needs to take a more forceful approach in leading the charge on abortion rights and the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade in order to make it a dominant issue in this fall’s midterm elections. Anger seemed to rip through the party in the hours after the Supreme Court…

Biden can​​’t escape questions on his age

President Biden can’t escape questions about his age, a fact of life that’s causing uneasy Democrats to assess whether he can realistically run for reelection in 2024, when he will be 81 years old. Conversations that were once whispered in private are spilling out into the public amid angst over a potential drubbing for the…

Biden expected to urge Congress to temporarily suspend gas tax

President Biden on Wednesday is expected to call on Congress to temporarily suspend the gas tax during the summer months, according to sources familiar with the plan. Biden will ask that Congress assist in lifting the 18 cent tax per gallon on regular gasoline during the busy summer months, a source said.  The White House…

White House takes new look at federal gas tax holiday

The White House is showing signs that it is more seriously considering a federal gas tax holiday, sources tell The Hill. President Biden’s economic team has discussed the gas tax holiday recently and is expected to meet later this week for further talks. The White House is under political pressure to do something to provide…

Democrats frustrated by flat-footed White House

Democrats are growing increasingly frustrated by what they say is a flat-footed White House that is slow to catch up on solving a seemingly never-ending cascade of problems in the face of an unrelenting news cycle. They point to the recent baby formula shortage as the latest example of how President Biden has failed to…

Speculation over whether Biden will run again heats up

Everywhere you go in Washington, people are wondering the same thing: Will Joe Biden run for re-election? The 79-year-old Democrat and his closest allies say he wants a second White House term and plans to run again. Biden told former President Barack Obama he intends to launch another bid. But that hasn’t silenced the whispered questions about…