Biden Bits: …stepping up to support Ukraine and boost our defenses

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Good morning, TNBers. We’re going to multi-task for a few minutes…


I had forgotten Cheney was schedule to speak at the Reagan Presidential Library in California last night. h/t to Johnt for dropping this in Notes last night and I happened to catch it before signing off.

Haberman isn’t wrong. It does have some brutal moments.

Here is the full video and (CSPAN) link just in case Word Press goes wonky and the embed gets unstuck at drop/post time. Lol.

It is what they call their Foundation Speakers series, and last night’s was called, appropriately, A Time For Choosing. This runs about 36 minutes. It begins with Scott Zakheim giving the welcoming, setting the stage, and introduction. (6:35).

JUNE 29, 2022
Rep. Liz Cheney at Reagan Library
Rep Liz Cheney (R Wy), Vice Chair of the January 6th, Cmte in the House, talked about the future of the Republican party at the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California

Me, multitasking … 👇


Quick reminder, today SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer will officially retire at noon (EDT) and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in.

WATCH LIVE: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in.

Scheduled for June 30, 2022; 12:00 PM (EDT)

Alright, enough lollygagging, you slackers, back to business.

Cleaning up Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Biden Bits:

@POTUS is still over yonder across the pond (pre today’s schedule he returns today) and finished up our June 29 with another five (5) tweets:

FACT SHEET: The 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid
JUNE 29, 2022

NATO Summit statement reads, in part:

The June 29-30, 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain will be an historic moment for the Transatlantic Alliance. Building on the President’s first NATO Summit on June 14, 2021, and extraordinary Summits held on February 25, 2022 and March 24, 2022 in response to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, this Summit in Madrid will convene all 30 Allied leaders and key NATO partners from Europe and Asia. For the first time, it will include NATO’s Asia-Pacific partners at the leaders level. The Summit will provide an opportunity to advance collective efforts with these Allies and partners to strengthen the rules-based international order. President Biden will reaffirm the United States’ unwavering commitment to the Transatlantic bond and NATO’s Article 5 – that an attack on one is an attack on all. Alongside major new contributions from Allies, the President will also announce at the Summit new stationing of U.S. forces and capabilities in Europe to support NATO and to deter any aggression against our Allies.

Key Summit Outcomes:

White House Briefing Room

Remarks by President Biden, President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea, and Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan Before Trilateral Meeting
JUNE 29, 2022

Readout of President Biden’s Trilateral with President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan
JUNE 29, 2022

Remarks by President Biden and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg | Madrid, Spain
JUNE 29, 2022

More from White House Briefing Room June 29, 2022:

On-the-Record Press Call by NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby and Assistant Secretary for Defense Celeste Wallander
JUNE 29, 2022

Remarks by President Biden and President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan of the Republic of Turkey Before Bilateral Meeting
JUNE 29, 2022

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey
JUNE 29, 2022

President Biden Names Twentieth Round of Judicial Nominees
JUNE 29, 2022

Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves: Candidate for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Judge Frances Kay Behm: Candidate for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves South Dakota Disaster Declaration
JUNE 29, 2022

Biden Bits: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Joe Biden – President’s Public Schedule (via

2:45 AMPool Call TimeOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Out-of-Town Pool
4:00 AMOfficial ScheduleThe President attends and delivers remarks at the Meeting of the North Atlantic Council Session #3 at the level of Heads of State and Government
Restricted Out-of-Town Pool
8:00 AMOfficial ScheduleThe President holds a press conference
Pre-Credentialed Media
9:40 AMOfficial ScheduleThe President departs Madrid, Spain en route Joint Base Andrews
Open Press
5:20 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President arrives at Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base AndrewsOut-of-Town Pool
5:40 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President arrives at the White House
South LawnOpen Press

June 30th, @POTUS has tweeted two (2) times:

Thursday, June 30, 2022 White House Briefing Room

FACT SHEET: Health Sector Leaders Join Biden Administration’s Pledge to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 50% by 2030
JUNE 30, 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022 White House Press Video releases.

White House youtube channel has not, as yet, posted Biden’s NATO news conference. The below video is from Washington Post channel.

WATCH: Biden holds news conference from NATO summit in Madrid

(Fast forward to 1:11:03 for Biden’s remarks and Q&A)

White House channel released videos:

President Biden Participates in a Greeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
Jun 29, 2022 Madrid, Spain

President Biden Delivers Brief Remarks with His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain
Jun 29, 2022 Madrid, Spain

President Biden Delivers a Joint Statement with President Pedro Sánchez of Spain
Jun 29, 2022 Madrid, Spain

Side Note: Editorial rant about to commence.

Me, hearing more SCOTUS rulings.


Indiscriminateness thought does not lead to discriminate actions. It may sound all awesome deregulation just happened, and our *conservative* little hearts may pitty pat at the idea this is a win, but this, like some of the other recent rulings, will not end well.

How does a ruling get made when there are no current regulations in effect?

OSHA cannot set the rules on vaccines? Guess what DeSantis does to private businesses? Oh, right, what he is already trying to do right now. I am states right advocate, but I know there are limits. This haphazard, random indiscriminate application of states rights is going to be chaos. The whole of these united States is being dismantled brick by brick and in effect, will create a balkanization, not only of hostile states, but counties within states.

It has already begun.

Take for instance, the Texas GOP has now formally called (Bulwark), with a date of 2023, for the Republican controlled Texas state legislature to officially declare a referendum for Texas to secede from the Union. With a legislature of an R Senate 18-13, and the R House 85-65, that is what Texas looks like right now.

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