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Politics: Cedric Richmond on Biden's turnaround plan

Analysis: Joe Biden puts it all on the line in voting rights battle

  Analysis: Joe Biden puts it all on the line in voting rights battle It took a year for Joe Biden to make an irrevocable bet that puts the credibility of his presidency on the line. If his bid now to change Senate rules to pass voting rights legislation fails, he'll lose more than just the bills he sees as vital to saving democracy. His drained political capital could spell the end of the entire domestic, legislative phase of his administration. © Patrick Semansky/AP President Joe Biden speaks in support of changing the Senate filibuster rules that have stalled voting rights legislation, at Atlanta University Center Consortium, on the grounds of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, Tuesday, Jan.

Cedric Richmond Yeah, Biden Wants to Spend More $ on Policing It Could've Saved Alton Sterling from Death. Richmond says Biden wants to put more money behind cops, but spend it on things like body cams, better training and even mental health experts within departments. Richmond tells us community policing -- where officers take the time to meet and learn about members of a community -- can potentially be life-saving using the killing of Alton Sterling as an example of a life that could have been spared with better policing.

Like Mr. Biden , Mr. Richmond had relatively moderate instincts on some of the most urgent political issues of the 2020 campaign — and his appointment drew an immediate rebuke from the Sunrise Movement, a group of progressive climate activists. His relationships extend across the spectrum of the Democratic caucus as well as across the aisle, and include his fellow Louisianian, Representative Steve Scalise, the Republican Mr. Richmond , 47, a New Orleans native who attended Morehouse College and Tulane Law School, brings generational and racial diversity to Mr. Biden ’ s tight-knit inner circle.

President Joe Biden’s first year in office has been tumultuous, marked by domestic and international challenges that have overshadowed the administration’s wins. Playbook author Eugene Daniels talks with Cedric Richmond, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, about Biden’s plans for a rebound and checks in with White House correspondent Laura Barrón-López to assess the new strategy.

President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as arrives to speaks at a news conference in the East Room of the White House. © Susan Walsh/AP Photo President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as arrives to speaks at a news conference in the East Room of the White House.

On why Americans are disapproving of the Biden Administration right now:

As voting rights push fizzles, Biden's failure to unite his own party looms again

  As voting rights push fizzles, Biden's failure to unite his own party looms again Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, both Democrats, said Thursday they were against filibuster changes, spoiling Biden's efforts to pass voting rights.On Thursday, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, dealt a potentially fatal blow to Biden’s renewed push for federal voting rights legislation. In a surprise speech on the Senate floor, she flatly rejected Biden’s plea – issued less than 48 hours earlier – to change the filibuster rules so Democrats could muscle through the voting rights bill without any Republican votes.

Cedric L. Richmond , director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, during a roundtable meeting on the American Rescue Plan on March 5. (Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg News). Richmond was one of Biden ’ s earliest endorsers and served as the first national campaign co-chair and as a key adviser. He then co-chaired Biden ’ s presidential transition and is now one of the highest-ranking Black staff members in the White House, where he is a conduit to members of Congress and has taken a leading role on racial equity issues.

That Biden would hand Richmond such a critical role infuriated the executive director of the youth-oriented Sunrise Movement on climate, Varshini Prakash, who said bluntly the selection “ feels like a betrayal .” So what gives? Richmond might not say a lot in public about fossil fuels but he’ s more Noting that Biden has steadily spoken more forcefully about global warming, including a campaign-trail mention of the controversy in St. James , she wondered aloud if Richmond “is going to be able to do the right thing.” There’ s clearly one silver lining for Cancer Alley: It’ll get a new member of Congress in

“I think people are exhausted living their daily lives right now. We're trying to prevent ourselves, we're trying to prevent our families from getting Covid. We're trying to make sure our kids can go to a real school as opposed to virtual learning. Because of that, the focus is not on politicians. At the appropriate time, I think we'll be able to go out and tell our story.” — Richmond.

On working under the pressures of different progressive activists and interests:

I think that the pressures are real and our activists and coalitions are doing exactly what they're supposed to do, which is push. I think that I bring a unique perspective to the job because I can give them a reality check sometimes on what it means to pass legislation and what it takes to pass legislation. That's what they do and that's how you move the needle. But the other thing I will say, though, is we will not compromise our values based on it. So even when our party and our activists push to not fund police, that's not who we are. We put another $300 million in there for community policing because we believe that's the best way to get to constitutional policing. But it's also the best way to keep our communities safe, especially black and brown communities. I use that as an example that we won't always agree with all of our allies, but we respect them and we consider them valued partners.” — Richmond.

Kansas 'Stand Your Ground' Law Prevents Charges in Black Teen's Death: District Attorney

  Kansas 'Stand Your Ground' Law Prevents Charges in Black Teen's Death: District Attorney District Attorney Marc Bennett said any charges related to Cedric Lofton's death inside a juvenile correctional facility would not hold up in court.Lofton was arrested September 24 on suspicion of battery of a law enforcement officer after police responded to a disturbance call and found Lofton allegedly acting erratically.

Cedric Richmond is looking to play a formal role in Joe Biden ’ s presidential campaign, possibly even as a campaign co-chair, according to Democratic sources. Having Richmond — a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus — as a go-between with House Democrats gives Biden a clear advantage in courting African American lawmakers on the Hill, as well as more junior members of the caucus who don’t have a personal relationship with the longtime former senator from Delaware.

Cedric Richmond has tested positive for coronavirus, Joe Biden ' s transition team announced Thursday — two days after the incoming White House engagement director attended a campaign event with the president-elect. Richmond has shown symptoms of the disease and will be isolating following his Richmond served as a national co-chair to the Biden campaign and was named incoming director of the White House Office of Public engagement . In the Biden administration, he plans to focus on outreach with advocacy groups, including the NAACP, as well as work with the business


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On the Biden Administration fulfilling campaign promises:

I think that our goal is to keep our promises and meet the challenges as we face them. Let's take the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which is very important to the president, very important to Congress, very important to the community. Because of just the raw math on the votes and getting it across the finish line in the Senate, because it failed in Congress, we're acting from the executive branch. With federal law enforcement, we banned chokeholds, we limited no-knock warrants. We mandated body cameras. We're doing all of those things and then we're going to do another executive order on policing. We have the ability to do some things, but some things you can only do through legislation, an act of Congress. But where there are things we can do on our own, we are doing those things to keep our promises. An act of Congress is a difficult thing to do. It's nearly impossible in a 50-50 Senate, but we have confirmed a record number of judges in the first year. We've passed two big pieces of legislation that we believe are consequential, and we're going to get the third big piece through. But yeah, we have limitations based on the numbers in the Senate and the House.” — Richmond.

Ukraine, midterms and Build Back Better: White House plays cleanup after Biden's marathon press conference

  Ukraine, midterms and Build Back Better: White House plays cleanup after Biden's marathon press conference Biden took questions for nearly two hours Wednesday. Remarks about Ukraine and election integrity prompted the White House to clarify his comments.For 1 hour and 51 minutes, Biden stood at a lectern in the White House East room, fielding more than 180 questions from 24 reporters. Almost no issue went untouched.

Never- Biden cynics on the left just want to use Cedric Richmond as a way of saying "see, I told you it was naive to trust Biden " or "this is why I couldn't vote for him, he's a snake" or some variation. All to make themselves feel superior. Okay that makes me feel a bit of relief. Still though given Biden ' s politics as a centrist, there are things he's planning to do that aren't at all positive (like his refusal to ban fracking for example). We have to put pressure on him not to do those things and hopefully he'll actually listen.

On Biden’s goals for getting more input and reaching out more to Americans:

“He's our best messenger. People trust him. People believe him. He's an honest person and people believe that he is genuine and is sincere in his ability or his desire to improve their lives. I think that they need to hear that from him. They need to see him and he can talk about all the things that we're delivering while he's out there.” — Richmond.

On his advice for advocates, activists and voters writ large:

I would tell them to pay attention to the things we've been able to achieve, because I think that that is important, that people understand that government does work and that we are delivering. If you look at the story of Lyndon Johnson and the Voting Rights Act, he spent all his political capital to pass the Civil Rights Act in ‘64. When those leaders went to him in ‘65 to say “We need a Voting Rights Act,” he said he didn't have the capital or the ability to do it. He wanted to do it. He just didn't have the ability to do it. And he asked him to go out and make him do it, which he was saying, ‘Please go out and create the environment in which I can do it. I have the will. I need a way.’” — Richmond.

For Zemmour, assistance associations for migrants must be treated "like enemies"

 For Zemmour, assistance associations for migrants must be treated © Copyright 2022, Obs a controversy to spend its turbulence period? While his presidential campaign seems in a loss of speed, Éric Zemmour took advantage of a visit to Menton this Friday, January 21, in the Alpes-Maritimes, to draw a new shock exit: he president, the assistance associations to the migrants will be "Treated as enemies" because "they act against the survival of France," he warned. "I consider it enemies. They will be treated like enemies.

On President Biden’s election integrity comments and the administration’s stance on the 2022 election:

I think what the president was doing was raising the issue and highlighting that a lot of these bills that are being passed around the country by Republican legislatures on party-line votes could pose a problem in the 2022 election, especially if you look at some of the laws that would allow people to subvert the election or ignore the will of voters. So I think that in his way, he was highlighting the fact that there are threats out there, and I think that those threats are real. He ran for president three times. He lost twice. He didn't challenge the results of elections. We understand that if you lose an election, you lost a contest of ideas and go get some better ones, go work harder. Don't go pick who can vote and who can't vote, put burdens in front of people. So no, he was not challenging that aspect of it. I think that he was highlighting the threats that are out there.” — Richmond.

Cédric Jubillar proud of his new notoriety: this behavior that "agaces" his codétenus .
© screenshot W9 Cédric Jubillar proud of his new notoriety: this behavior that "agaces" his codétenus Wednesday, January 26, Cédric Jubillar was The subject of "source code", the daily newspaper podcast of the Parisien. According to the journalists, the husband of Delphine Jubillar boasts of his recent reputation, to the point of annoying his codétenus.

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