#GoodMorningDC. Who wants to be lectured by the President's son, Hunter Biden, on "fake news"?
Good Morning DC. It’s Wednesday, and President Biden will address the Congress tonight. But let’s talk about Hunter Biden first, shall we? When we see an opportunity in life, we have to take it, says an old, DC saying. The President’s son has a new gig and will be lecturing on nonetheless fake news and polarization at Tulane University.
Image rehabilitation of Hunter Biden continues, showing Americans once again that as the president’s son, he can do whatever he wants to, from a gas expert in Ukraine to now lecturer on “Media Polarization and Public Policy Impacts.” Hunter has no professional background in any of those topics but that does not stop him from doing whatever he wants.
Enough is enough, one would think, but not for Hunter Biden, who is back in the spotlight, taking a job he has no moral authority to speak on. The story that the New York Post published about him was true but censored.
That’s the state of the nation, as well as the state of the family connections, a proven system where anything goes as long as you are the son of the President.
What will Biden do today?
At 10 am, President Biden will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office.
At 9 pm, the President will address a Joint Session of Congress at the United States Capitol. The Vice President, the First Lady, and the Second Gentleman will also attend.
This morning, Biden revealed his $1.8-trillion “American Families Plan” to subsidize the cost of education, child care, health insurance, and job leave costs.
President Biden is calling for a national partnership with states to offer free preschool to all three-and four-year-olds.
American Families Plan will offer two years of free community college to all Americans, including DREAMers.
Biden’s plan will create a national paid family and medical leave program. The program will ensure workers receive partial wage replacement.
The program will guarantee twelve weeks of paid parental, family, and personal illness/safe leave by year 10 of the program, and also ensure workers get three days of bereavement leave per year starting in year one.
The program will provide workers up to $4,000 a month, with a minimum of two-thirds of average weekly wages replaced, rising to 80 percent for the lowest wage workers. We estimate this program will cost $225 billion over a decade.
Meanwhile, on the Hill, the Senate will convene at 10 am. Today, there will be a vote on a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Samantha Power to be USAID administrator.
Across the pond, everyone wants to know who lent PM Boris Johnson £58,000 for No11 flat renovations. Prime ministers have a budget of up to £30,000 per year to renovate their home at Downing Streets, but various news reports suggest that the costs spiraled out of control and that the couple spent up to £200,000 on decorations. What gives?
The reason why the press, even the friendly journalists, turned against Johson is his fiancee Carrie Symonds? Her growing political influence over the Prime Minister is becoming unacceptable as, unlike Boris Johnson, Symonds was not elected to govern Britain. Not only she got Dominic Cummings fired, but she is leading a lavish lifestyle with trips to Mustique and interior decorations where some say gold wallpapers were purchased. How will this end? It’s yet to be seen, but when the British conservative outlets have Carrie on their cover, it is a clear sign that the once long fuse is coming to an end.
And that’s a wrap for this Wednesday morning, April 28, 2021. When the truth is ugly, people try to keep it hidden or call it “fake news”, the old adage goes. Good Morning DC will be back tomorrow to bring you the latest first.