MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:55:28 +0000 Looking back on the Bidens' first year http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/64019c94ef1a49499bd85894b91e0ae6 In a year of firsts as the oldest U.S. sitting president and the first first lady with a job, Joe and Jill Biden are paving new ground. (Jan. 17) 64019c94ef1a49499bd85894b91e0ae6 Mon, 17 Jan 2022 06:02:15 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: US NETWORK POOLARCHIVE: Nantucket, Massachusetts — 25 November 20211. Various of Biden and First Lady Jill Biden with Coast Guard members 2. GRAPHIC: Looking back on the Bidens' first year3. GRAPHIC: In a year of firsts as the oldest U.S. sitting president, Joe Biden got passed a $1 trillion infrastructure deal and pledged to make his Cabinet the most diverseASSOCIATED PRESSAthens, Ohio — 11 January 2022 ++VIDEO PARTIALLY COVERS SOUNDBITE++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Katherine Jellison, Ohio University history professor: "Joe Biden presents himself as Joe from Scranton. And so I think that this is the first lady's version of that. I'm just Jill and I'm I'm I'm much like other women in the United States. I have a life that isn't so different, even though I live in the presidential mansion."US NETWORK POOL ARCHIVE: Washington — 29 November 20215. Speaker introduces Dr. Jill Biden, U.S. First Lady6. Dr. Biden reading from a children's book she co-wrote with grand daughter Natalie "Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops."7. GRAPHIC: First Lady Jill Biden has also paved a new path as the first first lady to continue her career as an English professor at a Virginia community college.POOLARCHIVE: Dallas, Texas — 29 June 20218. Various of Jill Biden with former NFL star Emmitt Smith at a vaccination clinic at a local high schoolASSOCIATED PRESSAthens, Ohio — 11 January 2022 ++VIDEO PARTIALLY COVERS SOUNDBITE++9. SOUNDBITE (English) Katherine Jellison, Ohio University history professor: (On Dr. Jill Biden as First Lady) "She is plowing new ground, so to speak, as the first first with a day job. And I have thought that that was a very positive move in terms of modernizing the Office of First Lady." US NETWORK POOLARCHIVE: Nantucket, Massachusetts — 25 November 202110. Various of Biden and First Lady Jill Biden with Coast Guard members ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington — 11 January 2022 ++VIDEO PARTIALLY COVERS SOUNDBITE++11. SOUNDBITE (English) Todd Belt, George Washington Graduate School of Political Mgmt. Professor(On President Biden) "We can think of him as being sort of the empathetic commander in chief, the person who really is able to identify with those who've gone through tragedy at a time when hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Americans have because of the COVID pandemic, as well as the resulting difficulties that have happened with the economic problems associated with it. And so he has been sort of that that shoulder to lean on for Americans even before he became president. In terms of what the country needed. I would say he's probably the right man for the job in that regard."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington — 25 December 202112. STILL President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden and their new dog Commander, a purebred German shepherd puppy, meet virtually with service members around the worldASSOCIATED PRESS?ARCHIVE: Washington — 12 December 202113. STILL President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at the White House after spending the weekend in Wilmington, Del.ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington — 19 January 202114. STILL President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden participate in a COVID-19 memorial event at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting PoolASSOCIATED PRESSAthens, Ohio — 11 January 2022 ++VIDEO PARTIALLY COVERS SOUNDBITE++15. SOUNDBITE (English) Katherine Jellison, Ohio University history professor:(On the Bidens being the opposite of the Trumps)  "The Biden administration is both in terms of its policies and in terms of the way it conducts itself in the White House, it's putting itself out there as the antithesis of the Trumps and Trumpism, then I think, you know, being Jill from down the block is certainly presenting that kind of image."STORYLINE:Even though he's been in the public eye for decades as Joe Biden the senator and Joe Biden the vice president, there's still been plenty to learn about Joe Biden in his first year as president.The 79-year-old has spent the past year demonstrating that he's not afraid to aim high, consolidating power within the West Wing, getting himself out of the White House as much as possible and trying not to repeat the mistakes of the past. Some takeaways from AP's White House team on Biden's first year as president: BIG AMBITIONSBiden started his presidency with more than $4 trillion worth of big ideas — his eyes larger than what the Senate could stomach.After $1.9 trillion worth of coronavirus relief passed in March, the president sought an additional $2.3 trillion for infrastructure and jobs. He proposed another $1.8 trillion for families.What would all the spending do?Way more than what the "Build Back Better" slogan could encapsulate. Biden wanted to stop carbon emissions. He wanted to extend monthly payments of the child tax credit. He wanted money for paid family leave, schools, broadband, health care, the IRS, roads, bridges, replacing lead water pipes, and a whole lot more—all of it to be paid for by raising taxes on companies and people making more than $400,000.What did Biden get?He succeeded with a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure deal. But the rest of his ambitions, already whittled down, are on hold, stalled in the Senate.Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says healing a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too.Wrapping up a year in which she saw herself as a key member of President Joe Biden's team, the first lady told The Associated Press that she found herself taking on a role that "I didn't kind of expect, which was like a healing role, because we've faced so much as a nation." Jill Biden spoke sitting in the sunshine near a swimming pool at a Las Vegas hotel a day after she and the president comforted families in Louisville, Colorado, where a huge swath of homes were burned to the ground by a late-December wildfire. She hugged people as they stood in front of the charred ruins of their lives and later offered public condolences for the dogs and other pets killed in the blaze.It's what she would want as a regular person who survived a natural disaster or other tragedy. Biden, 70, has experienced her share of tough times.She and Joe Biden wed less than five years after his first wife and infant daughter were killed in a 1972 automobile crash, and at age 26 she became a mother to his two surviving young sons. In 2015, the couple buried one of those boys, Beau, after the 46-year-old died of brain cancer.She showed up in a lot of places in the year past, traveling in the middle of a pandemic at a pace that far exceeded the president's — all while continuing her other full-time job: as an English and writing professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She has taught there since 2009.Biden is the first first lady to continue her career — she's a lifelong teacher — and hold a paying job outside the White House, a unique role some experts say will pave the way for other women."If the Biden administration is both in terms of its policies and in terms of the way it conducts itself in the White House, it's putting itself out there as the antithesis of the Trumps and Trumpism, then being Jill from down the block is certainly presenting that kind of image," says Katherine Jellison a history professor at Ohio University. :===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. In a year of firsts as the oldest U.S. sitting president and the first first lady with a job, Joe and Jill Biden are paving new ground. (Jan. 17) Looking back on the Bidens' first year