Biden Bits: “Jill and I”…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Wednesday…

President Biden’s public schedule for 01/24/2024:

10:00 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
The White HouseIn-Town Pool
11:45 AM
Press Briefing
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
12:50 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President departs the White House en route to the Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC
South GroundsIn-Town Travel Pool
1:30 PM
Campaign Event
The President delivers remarks at a political event at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC
Marriott Marquis Washington In-Town Travel Pool
2:15 PM
Leaves the Marriott Marquis
The President departs en route to the White House
Marriott Marquis Washington In-Town Travel Pool
2:20 PM
Arrives at the White House
The President arrives at the White House
South Grounds In-Town Travel Pool
3:30 PM
Presidential Daily Brief
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office Closed Press

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and John Kirby @11:45 a.m. D.C., time:

Remembrance Tweets

From Tuesday…

NPR reported that Dexter Scott King passed away on Monday, after battling prostate cancer. His wife, Leah Weber King, said in a statement that King died “peacefully in his sleep”. He was 62 years old.

The above Washington Post article should be a gift article and not pay-walled. According to the Washington Post, Charles Osgood, passed away on Tuesday, the cause of death according to his daughter Anne-E. Wood, was “complication from dementia”. He was 91 years old.

Consumer Sentiment Tweet

From Wednesday…

CNBC News (01/19/2024): Consumer sentiment surges while inflation outlook dips, University of Michigan survey shows:

Consumers have grown more confident about the direction of the economy and inflation at the onset of 2024, despite persistent worries about a looming slowdown, a survey released on Friday showed.

The University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers showed a reading of 78.8 for January, its highest level since July 2021 and up 21.4% from a year ago. That followed a big jump in December and comes despite public opinion surveys showing concern about the nation’s direction.

On a two-month basis, sentiment showed its largest increase since 1991, said Joanne Hsu, the survey’s director.

CNBC News. 01/19/2024.

“New” from the White House…


Joint Statement from the Governments of Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, United Kingdom, and the United States:

In response to continued illegal and reckless Houthi attacks against vessels transiting the Red Sea and surrounding waterways, the armed forces of the United States and United Kingdom, with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands, conducted additional strikes against eight targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen in accordance with the inherent right of individual and collective self-defense, consistent with the UN Charter.  These strikes were designed to disrupt and degrade the capability of the Houthis to continue their attacks on global trade and innocent mariners from around the world, while avoiding escalation. 

The thirty-plus attacks that the Houthis have launched on commercial and naval vessels since mid-November constitute a threat to all countries that rely on international maritime shipping.  We condemn these attacks, and demand an end to them.  We also underscore that those who supply the Houthis with the weapons to conduct these attacks are violating UN Security Council Resolution 2216 and international law.  The January 22 international response to the continuing Houthi attacks demonstrated shared resolve to uphold navigational rights and freedoms, and to defend the lives of mariners from illegal and unjustifiable attacks.

White 01/23/2024.


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