Author: Dan Spinelli

Five Things You Didn’t Know Were In “Build Back Better”

As soon as Congress sent its $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to President Joe Biden’s desk on Friday, the media focus quickly shifted to the other, major piece of Democratic legislation still awaiting approval: the sprawling Build Back Better Act. That bill includes a host of progressive priorities—paid family and sick leave, public housing, child care, […]

Biden Is Taking Forever to Get His Ambassadors Confirmed. You Can Thank Ted Cruz for That.

On Tuesday, the Senate approved four new US ambassadors, something that typically would not pass for breaking news in Washington, DC. But before this week, only 2 of Joe Biden’s 69 ambassador picks had been confirmed, making his diplomatic corps substantially smaller than his predecessors’ at this point in their first term.  Few ambassador nominations […]

Gen. Milley Defends China Calls, Says He Was “Not Qualified” to Determine Trump’s Mental Health

Gen. Mark Milley, speaking before Congress in a Tuesday hearing about Afghanistan, shed light on his much-reported calls with his Chinese counterpart before and after the 2020 election.  Milley, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Trump officials, including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, were […]

Biden Calls for Unity in 9/11 Remembrance Video

President Joe Biden called on Americans to find unity and strength in a solemn, six-and-a-half minute pre-recorded address commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.  After 9/11, he said, Americans “saw something all too rare: a true sense of national unity.”  “We learned that unity is the one thing that must never break,” […]