Vice President Joe Biden listens during a discussion with CEOs discussing the economy. The current state of the economy in all of the major industries was reported ..

The need to focus on the bright side reflected the rising political tensions preceding the midterms. While Republicans in Congress are sounding the alarm that a downturn has begun

, Vice President Joe Biden and the Democrats would rather that the public's attention be diverted to their expected victories in two upcoming midterm elections

The ups and downs of the Biden administration, where one win can be overshadowed by another and the news cycle travels quicker than victory laps, were on full display on Thursday.

Inflation is at a four-decade high, and the Republican Party has interpreted this as proof of a "Biden recession" in light of the latest economic data

Biden dismisses concerns about a recession and instead emphasizes the importance of reducing inflation. As reported yesterday by JOSH BOAK and ZEKE MILLER.South Court Auditorium

The need to focus on the bright side reflected the rising political tensions preceding the midterms. While Republicans in Congress are sounding the alarm that a downturn has begun,

The ups and downs of the Biden administration, where one win can be overshadowed by another and the news cycle travels quicker than victory laps, were on full display on Thursday.