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Biden says ‘America is on the move again’ as he touts latest jobs report, credits his policies

President Biden delivers remarks Friday on the May jobs report from the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

President Biden on Friday touted a report showing the economy picked up 559,000 jobs in May and that unemployment hit its lowest level since the pandemic began. In a speech, Biden credited his administration’s policies and declared that “America is on the move again.” He also put in a pitch for his infrastructure plan, saying, “We’re not going to let up now.”

The White House also said that Biden turned down an infrastructure counteroffer from Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), the GOP point person on infrastructure spending, who proposed a $50 billion increase in spending. The two will speak again on Monday. Negotiations with Republicans are continuing even as Democrats mull trying to move forward through a budget reconciliation process that could allow them to pass a bill without GOP votes.

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  • Facebook said that it plans to suspend former president Donald Trump for two years following his comments in the wake of the Capitol insurrection, and will only reinstate him” if the risk to public safety has receded.”
  • Former White House counsel Donald McGahn detailed for the House Judiciary Committee how Trump attempted to stymie a federal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • Trump threatened to work against the reelection of the leaders of the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania state Senate if they don’t move forward with a recount of last year’s presidential elections.
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Facebook said that it plans to suspend former president Donald Trump for two years following his comments in the wake of the Capitol insurrection, and will only reinstate him” if the risk to public safety has receded.”
Former White House counsel Donald McGahn detailed for the House Judiciary Committee how Trump attempted to stymie a federal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Trump threatened to work against the reelection of the leaders of the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania state Senate if they don’t move forward with a recount of last year’s presidential elections.

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