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Biden’s White House is all about family

Joe Biden’s big Irish American family has been a prominent part of the White House scene during his first 100 days in office.

By Associated Press – May 2, 2021 1:00 PM

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, with their grandchildren Natalie Biden and Hunter Biden, walk on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Joe Biden’s grandkids say anyone who wants to take a crack at their “Pop” has to go through them first.

When Biden calls to check in, he doesn’t stop with one grandchild but ends up dialing all of them for updates. Even son Hunter Biden gets a nightly call from Biden.

Biden’s big Irish American family has been a prominent part of the White House scene during his first 100 days in office, with his wife, children, and grandchildren providing the grounding that people close to the president say has served Biden during nearly a half-century of public service.

“Anyone who wants to get to @JoeBiden will have to get past us first,” says the caption on a photo granddaughter Naomi Biden tweeted of herself, her sisters, and her cousins. She added emojis of a flexed bicep, a high-voltage sign, a fist, and a winking face with a stuck-out tongue.

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Country optimistic after Biden’s 1st 100 days: POLL – ABC News

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction.

By Kendall Karson, May 2, 2021, 6:00 AM• 7 min read

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President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress in Washington, April 28, 2021.

President Joe Biden completes his first hundred days in office with a country that is more optimistic about the coming year, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans (64%) are optimistic about the direction of the country in the poll, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel.

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Biden Revives Presidential Tradition, Releasing First Weekly Address

This photo was taken moments before U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his historic “Fireside Chat” to the American people on March 12, 1933. President Biden is reviving the practice, used by many modern presidents but ditched by Trump, of directly addressing the public through a weekly address.
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Biden’s first address was a conversation with a woman who lost her job during the pandemic. The White House says Biden will use a “variety of forms” in his take on the weekly radio address.

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Biden administration works to clean house of Trump appointees

Washington (CNN) –Battle lines are forming across Washington as the Biden administration grapples with how to handle dozens of Trump loyalists the former President installed after the election. Over the past two weeks, the new administration has made an effort to remove a number of Trump appointees across various government agencies and boards. While some have gone quietly, others have not, raising questions about the legal authority President Joe Biden holds in removing his predecessor’s appointees, and how successful he will be in rooting out people he doesn’t want.

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