Biden’s First 100 Days – FP
News and analysis on the new administration’s policies—and the people who are putting them into practice.
The Biden 100-Day Progress Report – FP, 23.04
We asked 25 experts to grade the administration’s start on foreign policy
The World Reacts to Biden’s First 100 Days – Carnegie Endowment, 24.04
Rating the Biden Administration’s First 100 Days – GMF, 23.04
Live: Biden Marks 100 Days In Office With Drive-In Rally In Georgia – 30.04
Biden’s 100 days: Where the president stands on his campaign promises – PBS, 30.04
- 100 days into his presidency, President Joe Biden has already faced historic challenges. In his televised first address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night, he laid out his plans to prepare the country for the future by strengthening infrastructure and families, and sharing some of his vision for America’s place in the world. Here’s a recap of the evening, and Biden’s presidency so far.
Reshaping America? An examination of Joe Biden’s first 100 days as US President – DW, 30.04
- President Biden’s first major promise was to ensure that he would administer 100 million shots in his first 100 days. Once seen as an overly ambitious goal, he passed that mark after 58 days in office. In March, he raised the target to 200 million shots in arms, which he reached seven days before the 100 day-mark. In the US, 29% of the population has been fully vaccinated and over 40% have at least been given one shot.
- Biden has had to walk a tightrope when it comes to foreign policy. The stormy relationship that the Trump administration had with longtime allies has been more fluid since he entered office in January. Biden has put an emphasis on reconnecting with the US’s previous allies, like the EU. Biden’s remarks at the Munich Security Conference and Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s two separate trips to Brussels to meet with NATO allies have been an indication that they are making serious attempts to reconnect the trans-Atlantic alliance.
- Biden moved quickly by sticking to his promise to reenter the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, which President Trump announced the US would withdraw from in 2017. As part of the pact, Biden has committed the US to cutting greenhouse gases in half by 2030. However, it is below the commitments made by the European Union and the United Kingdom. For Biden to achieve any of his climate goals, it will be up to whether a divided Congress can pass his multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure bill that is making its way through the Capitol. The plan will see investment in electric vehicles and clean-energy technology.
- The first weeks of Biden’s presidency were focused on an economy that was in danger of collapsing due to the coronavirus pandemic. With unemployment and jobless claims at record highs, he was able to push through — without Republican support — the trillion-dollar rescue plan, which sent $1,400 (€1,150) checks to the pockets of each American household. Due to the vaccination rollout and the implementation of the American Rescue Plan, the job market added nearly 1 million jobs in March, bringing down the unemployment rate to 6%. Last April, the unemployment rate was hovering around 14%. Still, the employment numbers are still below pre-pandemic numbers and there are concerns about inflation rising as a result of the rescue plan, and the American people are likely to start holding the president accountable going forward.
Biden, l’audace inattendue – France24, 29.04
- C’est le président qu’on n’attendait pas, ou plus. En 100 jours à la Maison Blanche, Joe Biden avait promis de tourner la page Trump. Il aura presque réussi à éclipser jusqu’à Barack Obama, son prédécesseur côté démocrate, celui dont il fut le vice-président se retrouve aujourd’hui largement devancé auprès d’une partie de la gauche américaine sur le terrain des idées et du social.
Biden’s First 100 Days: A Panel Discussion – 29.04
- Princeton University scholars Charles Cameron, Martha Coven, LaFleur Stephens-Dougan and Lauren Wright discuss the first 100 days of the Biden White House alongside moderator Brandice Canes-Wrone.
Biden Seeks Shift in How the Nation Serves Its People – NY Times, 29.04
The president’s costly proposals amount to a risky gamble that a country polarized along ideological and cultural lines is ready for a more activist government.
- Biden’s Speech to Congress: Full Transcript – NY Times, 29.04
- 4 Takeaways From Biden’s Address to Congress – NY Times, 29.04
President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress – PBS, 28.04
- President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation to Biden, “to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.”
- The speech will come just before Biden’s 100th day in office, and will provide him an opportunity to update the American public on his progress toward fulfilling his promises. It will also give him a chance to make the case for the $2.3 trillion infrastructure package he unveiled earlier this month, which the House is aiming to pass by July 4.
Vice President Harris Delivers Remarks on the Progress Made During the First 100 Days in Office – 29.04
President Biden’s Oval Office 100 Days By The Numbers – The White House, 29.04
100 Days Of The Biden-Harris Administration – The White House, 28.04
- Republican Rebuttal to Biden’s Speech: Tim Scott’s Full Transcript – NY Times, 29.04
- Watch Sen. Tim Scott’s full response to Biden’s speech – 29.04
Republicans criticize Biden’s first 100 days in office – WP, 28.04
- House and Senate Republicans on April 25 rated President Biden’s response to the border crisis, foreign policy and tax plans ahead of his formal joint address.
How Biden’s 100 Days COMPARES To Obama, Trump – The Hill, 29.04
Biden’s first 100 days: More continuity than change as Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods remain – CNA, 29.04
- Mr Joe Biden is set to take stock of his first 100 days in office with his first speech to a joint session of the Congress as President. When it comes to trade, many expected the Biden administration to make a clean break from the policies of Donald Trump, but there’s been more continuity than change. Dr Chong Ja Ian at the National University of Singapore shared his thoughts on Mr Biden’s approach to China and how Beijing has taken to the new administration in Washington.
Biden’s First 100 Days: A New U.S.-China Strategy? – 29.04
- Paul Haenle outlines the U.S. strategy to counter China in Biden’s first 100 days in office. How has Biden differed from Trump in his China strategy, and in what ways has Biden followed his predecessor’s lead?
- Setting the Table for U.S.-China Strategic Competition – Paul Haenle, Carnegie Endowment, 27.04
Undercurrents: President Biden’s first 100 days – Chatham House, 29.04
What have we learnt about the Biden administration’s foreign policy during his first three months in office?
Biden’s First 100 Days: Promoting Democracy at Home and Abroad – 29.04
- Promoting democracy was a key facet of President Biden’s address to Congress this week, where he mentioned combating domestic extremism, expanding voting rights, and advancing racial justice. Ashley Quarcoo evaluates how Biden has done in his first 100 days to promote democracy at home and abroad.
The World Reacts to Biden’s First 100 Days – Carnegie, 24.04
- As U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to mark 100 days in office, Carnegie scholars from across our global network assess his foreign policy strategy so far. How has Biden done in managing tensions with China and Russia? Can he revive the Iran nuclear deal, and what will be the U.S. legacy in Afghanistan? And how has he promoted democracy at home and abroad? Carnegie scholars offer their takes on what has gone well and what could be better in the early days of the Biden presidency.
Biden Makes Pitch to Congress as 100 Day-Mark Approaches – FP, 28.04
Tonight’s speech caps a frenzied beginning on the domestic front, but foreign policy efforts still have room for improvement. By Colm Quinn
Why President Biden’s First 100 Days Matter – GZERO World, 4.02
- President Biden has set an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office. Why is there so much pressure riding on that small amount of time, which is less than 7% of an American president’s four-year term? Ian Bremmer explains how the “first 100 days” idea started 88 years ago, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had to pull the United States out of the greatest economic crisis the modern world had ever known.
Inside Joe Biden’s Agenda for His First 100 Days – 21.01, Time
What to Expect in Biden’s First 100 Days in Foreign Policy – FP, 19.01
From climate change to China to ending the forever wars, here are 10 of the biggest challenges facing the Biden foreign-policy team as it takes office. By Robbie Gramer, Amy Mackinnon, Jack Detsch, Christina Lu
Biden Discusses Plans For First 100 Days – NBC, 25.10.20
- In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, President-elect Joe Biden discusses his priorities for his first 100 days in office, whether he supports investigations into President Trump, and how his administration would approach racial injustice.