(CNN) — President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak Friday afternoon on the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion, according to the White House. The White House has been bracing for the ruling from the nation’s highest court, which was announced Friday morning, and has been planning next steps for months. READ MORE: Michigan Officials React After Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade Ruling While there is little the President can do through executive action to fully mitigate the decision — and virtually nothing he can do to restore the nationwide right to an abortion — there are a number of steps Biden has been weighing in consultation with policy aides, political advisers and lawyers. Some of the options the President has been considering include eliminating barriers to accessing medication abortion and challenging state laws that criminalize out-of-state travel to receive an abortion, CNN has reported. The President could … [Read more...] about Biden To Address Overturning Of Roe v. Wade As Democrats Consider Path Forward On Abortion Rights
President Joe Biden reacted to the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, expressing his strong disagreement with their decision. “It just stuns me,” Biden said, pausing as he read his speech from the teleprompter. “Imagine a young woman having to carry a child as the consequence of incest with no option.” The president decried the decision by the Supreme Court as “cruel” and leaving a “dark shadow” on the country by removing the right to abortion in many states. “It’s a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the Supreme Court in my view,” Biden said, calling it a “sad day for the court and for the country.” The president also warned the decision threatened Supreme Court recognition of the right to use contraception and the right to gay marriage. “This is an extreme and dangerous path the court is now taking us on,” he said. Biden blamed former President Donald Trump for nominating three justices to the Supreme Court who … [Read more...] about Joe Biden Calls Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade a ‘Tragic Error’
The establishment media are uneasy about President Joe Biden’s age heading into the presidential election cycle after the November midterm elections. Citing emotional “angst” over a potential massive Democrat defeat in November, the media are raising “existential questions” about the Democrat party’s future with an elderly Biden at the helm after the midterms. “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,” the Hill ‘s Amie Parnes and Hanna Trudo wrote Wednesday. “Conversations that were once whispered in private are spilling out into the public amid angst over a potential drubbing for the party in this fall’s midterm elections and existential questions about its future two years later,” the publication continued: “If he's ready to go, people in this party are ready to back him up" CNN’s @VanJones68 joins … [Read more...] about Establishment Media Agonize over Joe Biden’s Age Heading into 2024
On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Steve Rattner, who served as counselor to the Treasury Secretary in the Obama administration, said that if you gave people at the White House truth serum, “I’m not sure how excited they would be” about a three-month gas tax holiday and that President Joe Biden’s criticism of refiners and suggesting invoking the Defense Production Act are off-base because current oil refineries “are running at full capacity.” Rattner stated, “I’m having a hard time finding anybody who’s excited — as excited as the White House is about this gas tax holiday.” And “Deep down, if you gave them truth serum, I’m not sure how excited they would be.” He added, “The average adult American will save $23.85 over a three-month gas holiday.” Rattner further pushed back against Biden’s criticism of refiners for not refining enough by saying that “refining capacity has gone down” due to refineries shutting down since the pandemic, but “the rest of the ones that … [Read more...] about Fmr. Obama Treasury Counselor Rattner: Biden’s Gas Tax Holiday, Criticism of Refiners, and Floating DPA Are Off-Base
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that “it’s a sad day for the court and the country” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. “Now with Roe gone, let’s be very clear, the health and life of women across this nation are now at risk,” he said from the White House. He added that "the court has done what it’s never done before — expressly taking away a constitution right that is so fundamental to so many Americans,” he said. The White House has been preparing for this moment since a draft of the decision leaked in May. Officials have been huddling with state leaders, advocates, health care professionals and others to prepare for a future without Roe v. Wade. Now Biden’s plans will be tested in terms of politics and policy. Biden said his … [Read more...] about Biden calls abortion ruling ‘a sad day’ for the U.S.