We start the British press from an article by Holly Baxter in The Independent Online, entitled “Obama returns to the White House with Biden, fan service friendship. But is that enough”?
“People have fallen so in love with the Obama-Biden friendship. Stories about the seemingly adorable duo have been posted everywhere. Harper’s Bazaar has published a 21-page book on the ‘epic romance’ of Barack and Joe, outlining golf journeys, lunches are shared, To attend basketball games together and have a tight hug after winning a second term.
The author believes that “there is something truly poignant about friendship. When Obama surprised Biden with the 2017 Presidential Medal of Freedom, Biden became overwhelmed with emotion. Biden is the kind of man for whom America really means everything, a “man who spent most of his life between Scranton, Delaware, DC. Obama gave him the best gift he could get until the country did a better job and of course elected him president.”
“Obama, however, was mostly silent during Biden’s presidential election, and had him endorse as he was debating fellow Democrats. The world is thirsty for more of the old friendship. And this week, Uncle Joe and Barack have some offered support services, “the author notes.
“Obama has returned to the White House for the first time in five years for a health care event,” Baxter explained. “He was there because he was the original architect of the Affordable Care Act. Obama’s invitation was a sign of respect. The 46 president’s approval ratings need a boost.”
The author states that Biden “talked about the reasons why people entered politics, and the ‘sabotage’ that his Republican colleagues had been trying to practice on the health care law for 12 years.”
“It was a short, unremarkable speech, but the real victory was to rekindle the friendship on stage,” he said. “Barack, I’ll remind you, he’s a hot microphone,” Biden finally said as he stepped forward to issue the executive order. It was a reference to what Biden said on a microphone. It’s hot that Obamacare was a ‘big thing’ in 2010. “
And she concludes, “Uncle Joe and Obama are back. But with Biden’s approval rating at 35% and the midterm elections approaching, many Democrats are asking: Will that be enough?”
‘Biggest election shock’
We turn to another report by Henry Samuel in the Telegraph, entitled “Marine Le Pen learns lessons from 2017 to approach Emmanuel Macron’s ‘margin of error’.”
The author says: “Marine Le Pen has been fighting in her third presidential campaign since depriving her father of the National Front Party leadership in 2011, and she is the most likely candidate to win the second round of the presidential election.” in the face of French President Macron.
“Getting there, her campaign focused on one key promise: pumping more money into French enclaves amid fears of inflation and the rising cost of living associated with the war in Ukraine,” he explained.
While it crashed in the second round in 2017 with 34% of the vote compared to the newcomer from the middle of 66%, the race is expected to be much tougher this time around, with some polls closing the gap between Le Pen and Macron within the rim The error “.
He asks, “Can you really create the biggest election shock in modern French history?”
“Its gradual rise has raised concerns in Macron’s camp,” he said.
According to the author, a recent poll conducted by “Kantar Public” for Le Monde and France Info showed that 46% of French people believe that Le Pen now “represents a national law linked to traditional values”, with only 40% see it as coming from the “racist and xenophobic dimension”, with a decrease of 9% since 2019.
And although the same poll found that 50% of French people still see it as a “danger to democracy”, they see it as much less threatening than Eric Zemmour, who frightens 62% of the polls, says the author.
Skeptics, including among her camp, were initially concerned that she was facing disqualification due to a split in the national vote with Zemmour (63), and insisted she ‘could not win’, citing after her failed TV debate with Macron in 2017..
But the main reasons for its popularity lie elsewhere, according to political scientist Jean-Yves Camus.
“Marine Le Pen chose a campaign strategy focused on the cost of living and daily life of the French. She avoided large gatherings and toured through France’s provinces in small towns and markets to meet ordinary people,” Camus said.
“The Macron camp argues that its costly experiment in economic nationalism will only increase inflation and debt, which amounts to 115 percent of GDP,” says Samuel.
The author notes that such policies have led the left-wing Jean Jaures Institute to conclude that although her rhetoric is “smoother”, her ideas are “radical” and should be seen as a proponent of the right.
“This is the line adopted by the Macron camp, which spoke of the threat it poses to French democracy,” the author said.
Le Pen’s base consists largely of younger, less educated and poorer voters, who are less likely to act in the election than Macron’s supporters. Opinion polls suggest as many as a third of French people may not vote .
And we conclude with a report by Gary Silverman and Philip Stafford in the Financial Times, “Blockchain and Financial Markets: Can Computers Beat the Brokers?”
“Sam Buckman-Fred cut an unexpected number when he entered the stage on the last morning of this year’s big derivatives industry conference in Boca Raton, Florida. The 30-year-old CEO of FTX, dressed in a gray T- shirt and shorts, looked like a khaki shorts and sneakers, more like a student who had just gotten out of bed for breakfast in his college cafeteria than the head of a $ 32 billion international cryptocurrency exchange.
“Bunkman-Fred already stole the spotlight at the March meeting with a groundbreaking proposal for US regulators to automate risk management in financial markets, using advanced digital asset practices. FTX says it plans to launch a small market “Backed up crypto-futures contracts. Raise the prospect of a brave new world in which traditional brokers are being replaced by computers, and machines trading 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
They note that Bankman-Fried “has stuck to a vision of the future, using some of the new protocols built on the blockchain, the widespread ledger technology that supports cryptocurrencies.”
The authors explain that “crypto-enterprises face headwinds on several fronts.”
Gary Gensler, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, was quoted as saying that there was “a lot of fuss” about how digital assets work and a lack of investor protection in the “wild west” markets where they trade.
The authors say that “hope that bitcoin will act as a form of digital gold has been undermined by price movements that are difficult to explain in crises.”
“The CFTC itself covered the scene for the entry of the Bankman-Fred star just five days before the conference. On March 10, it issued a request for public comment on a proposal by the US-derived arm of FTX to” allow a small US futures contracts.change it bought last year offers futures contracts with leverage.
The authors explain: “The products currently offered to retail investors are fully insured, which means that FTX carries no credit risk. There is a significant difference with leverage futures contracts. These contracts allow investors to place large trades while they “a fraction of the transaction value, known as In the name of margin. Leverage financing means investors can get more interest in exchange for their earnings if all goes well. Margin functions ensure that bad bets and defaults do not fall through the financial system.”