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Several major mainstream news outlets have been claiming that President Joe Biden’s recent legislative successes represent a “hot streak” that could pivot his presidency into one perceived as successful rather than “difficult.”
In the last couple of weeks, The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and Politico all published pieces claiming that Biden’s recent successes show that he’s on “a roll” and counter the claims that he’s been a poor president.
This novel media trend seemed to kick off in late July with a Politico report insisting that “Joe Biden is back in the game.” The piece provided a glowing response to headway made on Biden’s economic and environmental agenda by way of a deal struck between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on the Inflation Reduction Act.
At the time, Politico wrote, “After enduring a brutal year dominated by economic angst, legislative setbacks and sinking approval ratings, the president is suddenly on the verge of a turnaround that, the White House believes, could salvage his summer — and alter the trajectory of his presidency.”
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