Biden’s historic presidency continues, this week in a summit with Xi Jinping. You can read a summary of his achievements on the FridayAction page dedicated to his accomplishments. Click here.
PROGRESS ON MANY FRONTS
Biden and Xi Jinping announce a new climate agreement. Their four-hour meeting, skillfully negotiated, was one of parity, brought about in part by U.S. economic strength. The two leaders re-established military communications, agreed to cooperate in stemming the flow of pre-cursor chemicals for fentanyl, as well as to work together to address the risks of AI. Heather Cox Richardson
The government will be funded into the new year. The Senate passed Mike Johnson’s House bill. It’s not perfect but the present crisis has been averted. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Shumer is relieved, Biden will sign, and the House extremists did not get their way. The Hill
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed 784 enforcement actions in the fiscal year, garnering $4.95 billion in penalties and other financial remedies. The figures underscore how, under Democratic leadership, the agency has sought to more aggressively police violations and misconduct. Reuters
Dominion’s Fox News Case Was Just the Beginning. Teams of lawyers continue to pursue Donald Trump’s allies for their 2020 election lies. “The truth was in Fox’s inbox.” Seeking that truth, many more civil lawsuits are progressing through the courts. Vanity Fair
Republicans are bleeding support from the suburbs. Special, off-year, and midterm election analysis continues to show that Democrats are performing well, gaining ground in better educated communities, blue state as well as red, confirming voters have a problem with Republican extremism. Vox
George Santos will not run for re-election after a scathing Ethics Committee Report. CBS News
Jill Biden will lead a White House initiative on women’s health research, uniting a consortium of many government agencies. Women comprise more than half of the U.S. population but remain understudied and underrepresented in health research. White House
The good news team will take a Thanksgiving break. Our next update will be on December 2, 2023.