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Biden news today: President opens oil reserves to address gas prices, says Putin appears to be 'self-isolating' and doubts Ukraine's withdrawal

Biden news today: President opens oil reserves to address gas prices, says Putin appears to be ‘self-isolating’ and doubts Ukraine’s withdrawal

‘You’ve got to be ridiculous’: Biden’s response to Ukraine questions from Fox News reporter

President Joe Biden has ordered the release of up to 1 million barrels of oil per day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the next six months in an effort to control prices that have risen since the United States and its allies imposed tough sanctions on Russia.

The announcement comes after both the White House and the Pentagon said they believed Vladimir Putin had been misinformed about the progress of the war by his top advisers, and warned that Russian forces being withdrawn from areas near Kyiv may be repositioned for further fighting.

Meanwhile, the president celebrates Transgender Day of Seeingwhich proclaimed to “celebrate the activism and determination that fueled the struggle for gender equality” and “recognize the hardships and discrimination that the transgender community continues to face across our nation and around the world”—that in a Republican-led manner, states pass laws that directly target non-trafficking people Gender compatible, including children.

On Wednesday, Biden also gave a speech on the state of the coronavirus pandemic, announcing the launch of a central resource website, before receiving the second booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine. The CIA director is the latest person in the administration to test positive for the virus and he met the president the day before — though they were far away and masked.

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Russian state TV calls Gabbard ‘our friend Tulsi’

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Psaki criticizes laws targeting transgender people and abortion in Arizona and Oklahoma

White House Press Secretary Jin Psaki Criticize four bills signed into law in Arizona And the Oklahoma This week targeting transgender youth and restricting abortion care, are among dozens of bills introduced this year by Republican lawmakers that target gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and gay Americans and Americans. Abortion rights.

Ms. Psaki described the measures as “severe and harmful”.

“These laws are unacceptable and we will not stop fighting for justice and equality,” she said on Twitter.

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 31, 2022 21:45

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For Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, the talk “requires a big show from the Russians to seriously de-escalate,” says Bedingfield, “and we haven’t seen that.”

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 31, 2022 21:27

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Ms. Bedingfield spoke of Republican senators who have asked President Biden to do more to help end the pandemic while refusing to vote for more funding.

“We hope that senators will follow their own advice and provide resources for the global response, because it is time to act,” she says.

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 31, 2022 21:19

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The White House endorses the Biden campaign’s statement that there is nothing immoral about his son Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine and China.

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 31, 2022 21:05

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When asked if the White House was trolling Vladimir Putin, Bedingfield replied: “These are your words, not ours.”

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 31, 2022 21:02

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“A little bandage on an aggravated wound”

President Joe BidenPlan to release one million barrels oil Climate groups described each day of US strategic oil reserves over the next six months as “a little bandage on a wound aggravating,” who condemned oil companiesGreed to make huge profits while consumers are exposed to skyrocketing gas prices.

Louise Boyle, climate correspondent for independentreports.

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 31, 2022 21:00

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Regarding Russia’s war in Ukraine, Bedingfield says, “Today we announced additional sanctions against Russian technology companies that enabled Putin to fight the war of his choosing.”

She later adds, “We have seen indisputable evidence that this is a strategic disaster for Russia.”

Moreover: “Putin himself said that these sanctions imposed unprecedented costs on the Russian economy, and our role is to continue to strengthen Ukraine on the battlefield.” [and] “To strengthen their hands at the negotiating table.”

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 31, 2022 20:59

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Kate Bedingfield begins the press conference by noting that the White House is celebrating Transgender Day, noting that transgender people, especially children, continue to face unacceptably high levels of bullying and discrimination.

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 31, 2022 20:56

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Oliver O’ConnellMarch 31, 2022 20:45