Most major nations lag in acting on climate-fighting goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most of the major carbon-polluting nations, promising to fight climate change is a lot easier than actually doing it. In the United States, President Joe Biden has learned that the hard way. Among the 10 biggest carbon emitters, only the European Union has enacted policies close to or consistent with international … Read more

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Biden holds off — for now — on climate emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Massachusetts on Wednesday to promote new efforts to combat climate change, although he will not declare an emergency that would unlock federal resources to deal with the issue despite increasing pressure from climate activists and Democratic lawmakers. The White House said Tuesday it has not ruled … Read more

Vulnerable Democrats sound the alarm over inflation crisis

CNN — The cost of consumer goods has jumped to its highest point in four decades. But in some of the most important battleground races in the country, the situation is even more dire for Democrats, who saw their constituents hit with price increases that were higher than the national average. In Phoenix, Arizona – … Read more

Five takeaways from President Biden’s first trip to the Middle East Joe Biden News

Washington, DC – The United States “will not walk away” from the Middle East, US President Joe Biden reaffirmed to allies during his trip to the region last week. The trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia came at a time of international and domestic crises for the US president, who had vowed to strengthen “promising … Read more

Biden leaves US citizen ‘hostages’ in Saudi Arabia, infuriating families

The relatives of two American “hostages” in Saudi Arabia tell The Post they’re outraged that President Biden didn’t win their release during his trip last week to patch up relations with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. There are at least four Americans jailed in or unable to leave Saudi Arabia, according to their families. The … Read more

Biden returns from the Middle East trip with a narrowing window for political wins ahead of November

CNN — President Joe Biden and his team were enthusiastic Saturday when they boarded Air Force One in Saudi Arabia, congratulating each other on what they viewed as a successful four-day swing through the Middle East. The political environment Biden returned to in Washington appears far less inspiring. While he was gone, his polling hit … Read more

Biden’s economic approval rating falls to a new low on fear about inflation, CNBC survey finds

US President Joe Biden departs Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2022. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s overall and economic approval numbers have reached the lowest levels of his presidency and fallen further than that of either of his two predecessors, according to the latest CNBC … Read more

Biden’s realism approach runs head-on into liberal pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — On restoring access to abortion, President Joe Biden says his hands are tied without more Democratic senators. Declaring a public health emergency on the matter has downsides, his aides say. And as for gun violence, Biden has been clear about the limits of what he can do on his own. “There’s a … Read more

Dems’ ‘deplorable’ double standard on offensive speech

First the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, called patriotic, God-loving conservatives who make up half the country a “basket full of deplorables.” Then, in May, President Joe Biden compared those who oppose abortion and support the MAGA movement to extremists. And on Tuesday, the president fondly reminisced about having lunch with a former … Read more

How Joe Biden’s Naïve Saudi Trip Could Cost Him the Midterms

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—The origin of the fist bump between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US President Joe Biden is murkier than the estimated 11 trillion gallons of oil oozing beneath this desert kingdom. The ramifications of the collision are more muddled than the particulars of a Central Intelligence Agency report that reckons the … Read more