Joe Manchin

FILE - In this March 31, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Pittsburgh. Republicans in Congress are making the politically brazen bet that it’s more advantageous to oppose Biden’s ambitious rebuild America agenda than to lend support for the costly $2.3 trillion undertaking for roads, bridges and other infrastructure investments. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden struggling with partisan approach to infrastructure

Joe Biden’s running out of chances to show GOP lawmakers that he’s ready to ditch partisanship. On Monday, he told reporters that he’s ready to fight for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill. Republicans fear Democrats will push through the bill without their input much like they did with the massive coronavirus relief package passed last month.

President Joe Biden responds to a question after speaking about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden assembles cabinet, praises ‘diversity’ over competence

Joe Biden held his first cabinet meeting and choose to celebrate the diversity of his secretaries as opposed to their qualifications. Instead of reassuring Americans that he had selected the best men and women for their respective jobs during his first meeting, he praised how they all looked so different from one another.