Thefts and robberies in major cities are up 20 percent in the first half of 2022, according to the Council on Criminal Justice, but White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said there’s no yes or no answer on whether President Biden thinks big cities are safe.

The annual inflation rate for the U.S. is 8.3 percent for the 12 months ending August 2022, but if you measure inflation from the day President Biden took office, it’s between 13 and 15 percent, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said Sunday.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Friday unveiled the House Republicans’ Commitment to America, which is aimed at fighting inflation, lowering the cost of living, making the country energy independent, reducing gas prices, strengthening the supply chain, and reducing dependence on China.

President Biden panned House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) Commitment to America on Friday as “a thin series of policy goals, with little or no detail” that fails to mention abortion, Medicare or Social Security.

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said Thursday that his city is getting reimbursed for the costs of handling migrants, so “it’s not costing us any money.”

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) said Thursday that the reason there are “challenges” at the border is because the legal pathways to immigration have been either “shut down or completely eliminated” so “we will see more irregular migration.”

Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claims to the contrary, U.S. sanctions allow for Russia to export food and fertilizer without limitation, so it’s the war with Ukraine that is worsening food insecurity, President Biden told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

President Biden used his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday to warn about “the human cost of climate change,” which he said is “growing, not lessening.”

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre accused Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday of abandoning “children fleeing communism on the side of the street” by sending migrants to Democrat-run cities and “alerting Fox News” instead of “city or state officials” of their plan.

As the United States crossed the 2-million mark in encounters with migrants at the southern border, President Biden blamed the border being overwhelmed Wednesday on the influx of migrants from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, saying that fewer migrants are coming from Central America and Mexico.