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  • Biden marks anniversary of Obamacare law that ‘changed America’

    03/23/2023 11:44:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-23-2023 | AFP
    President Joe Biden on Thursday celebrated the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, an expansion of government-subsidized health insurance that he said had “changed America” but is under threat from his Republican opponents. Foreshadowing a major theme of what is expected to be his bid for a second term in 2024, Biden said he was working to lower costs in the notoriously expensive US healthcare system while fending off Republican pressure to cut government funding. “Even now, MAGA Republicans in Congress are intent on repealing the Affordable Care Act,” Biden told a White House celebration event, referring to the...
  • White House touting local benefits of American Rescue Plan to mark 2-year anniversary

    03/10/2023 7:23:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/10/2023 | ALEX GANGITANO
    The White House on Friday will highlight impacts of the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, as it prepares to mark two years since President Biden signed it into law. The White House will release state-by-state data for all 50 states about the impact of the package, pointing to jobs and small businesses created and the number of people who saved money on health insurance coverage, a White House official told The Hill. ADMINISTRATION White House touting local benefits of American Rescue Plan to mark 2-year anniversary BY ALEX GANGITANO - 03/10/23 9:53 AM ET SHARE TWEET...
  • Zelensky’s message on Ukraine war anniversary: ‘we will defeat everyone’

    02/24/2023 7:50:48 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 144 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02-24-2023 | Snejana Farberov
    A defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky marked the somber anniversary of the Russian invasion by vowing to bring his country to victory as battles raged on in the east with no end in sight to the conflict. At a solemn ceremony on St. Sophia Square in Kyiv, a visibly emotional Zelensky handed out medals to soldiers and families of those killed and held back tears when a military band played the national anthem under Ukraine’s yellow-and-blue national flag fluttering in the wind. “We have become one family. There are no more strangers among us. Ukrainians today are all fellows. Ukrainians...
  • These 10 movies turning 20 in 2023 will make you feel old

    02/05/2023 11:16:25 AM PST · by Saije · 76 replies ^ | 2-5-2023 | John Clyde
    20 YEARS AGO — Just the other day, I was sitting in my living room when I heard a loud bang from the basement. Undoubtedly, it was one of my kids destroying yet another piece of our home — but I'll never know. That's because the noise made me turn my head, resulting in me hurting my back. Yes, a head turn can now hurt my back. When I was a kid, I'd ride my bike off a shed roof and hit the ground like a satellite returning to Earth's atmosphere. I'd then pop up, grab a popsicle and go...
  • Bill Clinton joins Biden, Harris to mark 30th anniversary of Family and Medical Leave Act

    02/02/2023 1:36:39 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-02-2023 | JOSEPH CHOI
    The Biden administration on Thursday marked the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by urging expansion of the provisions guaranteed by the law and inviting former President Clinton, who signed it in 1993, to speak at the White House. President Biden was also joined by Vice President Harris to commemorate the signing of the FMLA in the White House’s East Room. The law requires certain employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave if employees are sick, have a new child in their household or are taking care of a sick family member, without...
  • Watch live: Biden delivers remarks marking second anniversary of Jan. 6

    01/06/2023 10:55:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/06/2023 | The Hill Staff
    President Biden is set to mark the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, putting the spotlight on individuals who have stood up for democracy amid discord among House Republicans, some of whom continue to downplay the riot. Biden will deliver remarks from the East Room of the White House. His speech will focus on those who stood up for democracy two years ago as rioters descended on the Capitol to try to stop the certification of the 2020 election results. Biden is expected to award the Presidential Citizens Medal, a major civilian honor,...
  • Biden marks 50th anniversary of death of first wife, daughter in car crash

    12/19/2022 5:55:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/18/2022 | Mark Moore
    ​President Biden, accompanied by family members, visited the gravesites of his first wife and infant daughter who were killed in a car crash 50 years ago Sunday.​ The president, first lady Jill Biden, daughter Ashley, son Hunter Biden and several grandchildren carrying a wreath attended Mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church near the family’s Wilmington, Del., home. Following the “private family memorial Mass,” according to the White House, they walked over to the church graveyard where Neilia Biden and Naomi, who was 13 months old at the time of the accident, are buried. The president, 80,...
  • Hey Guys - I'm "Old Enough to Drink" on FR today - Buy Me a Round! (Vanity)

    12/17/2022 4:24:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 50 replies
    12-17-2022 | montag813
    I registered on FreeRepublic 21 years ago today. And in that 21 years, I have never been part of a better forum - a better family. Thank you JimRob and all my FReeper brothers and sisters!
  • Joe Biden Marks 10th Anniversary of Sandy Hook By Pushing More Gun Control

    12/14/2022 11:33:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/2022 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Joe Biden (D) marked the tenth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack by pushing for a ban on “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines. He released a statement in which he claimed Americans should feel “societal guilt” for having gone this long without banning AR-15s, AK-47s, and other commonly owned firearms which Democrats label “assault weapons. Biden then pointed to the gun control he signed during the summer–the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act–and moved on to push for more gun control now:
  • Tal Bachman: Happy 100th Birthday, Charles Schulz

    12/11/2022 3:02:33 PM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | December 10, 2022 | Tal Bachman
    The 100th anniversary of the late cartoonist Charles Schulz's birthday came and went last week without any notice anywhere, that I saw. And so, with thanks to Mark, I pen my own little tribute here to one of the great creative geniuses in American history. If you were young at any time between 1950 (when Schulz first began publishing his comic strip Peanuts) and 2000, when Schulz died at the age of 77, you grew up in a world in which everyone read the latest Peanuts comic strip (particularly in the US and Canada) as part of their daily newspaper...
  • Zelensky compares Russian war to Soviet ‘genocide’ on 90th anniversary

    11/26/2022 12:18:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The hill ^ | 11/26/2022 | Jared Gans
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the man-made famine that caused millions of deaths in the 1930s under Soviet rule in an address remembering the historic event Saturday. Zelensky said at the country’s International Summit on Food Security that in both conflicts Russian forces created a “food crisis.” Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February hampered Ukraine’s ability to supply wheat, barley and other cereals to countries in Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia. The difficulties sent prices soaring and pushed millions more people around the world toward starvation.
  • Barack Obama wishes Michelle a happy 30th anniversary: ‘I won the lottery that day’

    10/03/2022 1:14:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    The HIll ^ | 10/03/2022 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama commemorated their 30th wedding anniversary in social media posts on Monday. In a message posted on his various social media accounts, the former president said that he felt like he won the lottery the day when they wed. “Miche, After 30 years, I’m not sure why you look exactly the same and I don’t. I do know that I won the lottery that day—that I couldn’t have asked for a better life partner,” Obama wrote in his message, accompanied with pictures of the couple now and on their wedding day. “Happy...
  • Taliban Celebrates U.S. Withdrawal Anniversary with Party at Occupied Bagram Base

    08/31/2022 9:07:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/31/2022 | Frances Martel
    The Taliban jihadist terror organization celebrated the final withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan on Wednesday, the anniversary of the occasion, with fireworks and a celebration at Bagram Air Base, formerly America’s largest military facility in the country. As they did on August 15, the day of their seizure of Kabul, the Taliban declared Wednesday a national holiday and organized a series of ceremonies across the country to mark the departure of American troops.
  • Watergate anniversary: Media frequently invokes term 'worse than Watergate' when covering modern scandals

    06/17/2022 3:08:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Fox news ^ | 06/17/2022 | David Rutz
    With Friday marking the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters, Fox News Digital takes a look back at the media's fondness for invoking Watergate in its coverage of modern scandals. Throughout the presidency of Donald Trump, figures on CNN, MSNBC and other networks frequently referred to the infamous White House scandal that brought down Richard Nixon in their coverage of Trump, often saying what he was accused of was "worse than Watergate." From the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to the 2019 Ukraine phone call, to his handling of coronavirus and the sprawling Russia investigation...
  • Joe Biden Ignores D-Day Anniversary Again, Demands Gun Control Instead

    06/06/2022 3:58:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/06/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden ignored the anniversary of the historic D-Day invasion by American soldiers for the second year in a row as president. On social media, the president instead made a desperate plea for gun control.
  • Happy anniversary, Ingenuity! Mars helicopter flew for the 1st time one year ago today

    04/19/2022 8:03:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies ^ | 4/19/2022 | Mike Wall
    Ingenuity aced its "Wright Brothers moment" a year ago — and it's still going strong. One year ago today (April 19), an aircraft flew on a world beyond Earth for the first time ever. That history-making vehicle is NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which landed inside the Red Planet's Jezero Crater with the life-hunting, sample-caching Perseverance rover on Feb. 18, 2021. Just over two months later, the 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) Ingenuity made its first foray into the Martian skies, hovering about 10 feet (3 meters) above the red dirt of a site named, appropriately enough, Wright Brothers Field. With that 39-second...
  • Rush

    02/17/2022 9:59:27 AM PST · by al baby · 57 replies
    Today | Self
    Well Rush as been gone one year today
  • Biden, Harris to speak on anniversary of Capitol insurrection

    01/02/2022 7:15:33 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/02/2022 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden and Vice President Harris will speak on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the insurrection at the Capitol, the White House announced Sunday. The White House had previously indicated it would mark the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol but had not provided details. Hundreds of pro-Trump rioters stormed the complex that day, overwhelming law enforcement and seeking to stop the certification of Biden's electoral victory.
  • 20 Years a FReeper

    12/21/2021 6:33:15 AM PST · by cyclotic · 74 replies
    Self | 12/21/2021 | Cyclotic
    20 years ago today after months of lurking, I joined the hallowed ranks of free patriotic Americans. Free Republic has been since then a daily part of my ritual. I've enjoyed the camaraderie, the fun, the sarcasm and even the arguments. Thanks for being the friends I'll never meet. Along the way, I've met a handful of Freepers and had the opportunity to shake Jim's hand. The absolutely amazing thing about our community is that for nearly every story, major and minor, someone in our community has a personal stake, sometimes as a true subject matter expert, sometimes as a...
  • White House will commemorate Jan. 6 anniversary, Psaki says

    12/14/2021 12:18:33 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/2021 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The White House intends to commemorate the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, though specifics are still in the works, press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday. "I don’t have anything to report to you at this point in time about our plans," Psaki said. "Jan. 6 was one of the darkest days in our democracy," she continued. "It was a day when our nation's capital was under attack and I think there's no question you'll see us commemorate that day."