The road show begins: VP Harris, Jill Biden promote aid plan
President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 relief package in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Washington. Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses have launched an ambitious tour this week to promote the $1.9 trillion plan as a way to battle the pandemic and boost the economy. “We want to avoid a situation where people are unaware of what they’re entitled to,” Harris said at the culinary academy. “Shots in arms and money in pockets,” Biden said at the White House. And he mocked Biden's talk of Americans working toward merely being able to gather in small groups by July 4th as “bizarre.”The Biden plan cleared Congress without any backing from Republicans, despite polling that found broad public support.
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, dies at 85
FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan introduces former President Bill Clinton during the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Texas. And he made them better,” Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said in the statement. “Vernon Jordan knew the soul of America, in all of its goodness and all of its unfulfilled promise. Under his leadership, the Urban League added 17 more chapters and its budget swelled to more than $100 million. He resigned from the Urban League in 1982 to become a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld.