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Live Updates: House Hearings Focus on Jan. 6 Security Failures
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Luke Broadwater | ) + 0.00   time to read: +22 min
Live Live Updates: House Hearings Focus on Jan. 6 Security Failures Two House committees will question law enforcement leaders and generals. “We cannot ignore this threat or wish it away,” Mr. Biden wrote in the strategy document. But he expressed optimism that the Republican party is beginning to reject the political dominance Mr. Trump has exerted for the past four years. And officials throughout Europe have said they are still braced for a return of Trumpism if Republicans take over the Congress in 2022 or if someone like Mr. Trump — or Mr. Trump himself — wins the White House again in 2024. “What was different in 2020 was we were of the same party as the president,” Mr. McConnell told Mr. Hewitt.
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“Well, we’d have to wait and see what happens,” McConnell said about the possibility of a 2023 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, the third year of Biden’s presidency. So I think it’s highly unlikely,” McConnell said Monday about the possibility of confirming a Biden nominee in 2024. McConnell added that Democrats would employ the same rule if they held the Senate majority and a Republican president nominated a prospective justice in an election year. The GOP-controlled Senate at the time confirmed Barrett last October just days ahead of the presidential election that Biden won. Former President Donald Trump was also able to get Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh confirmed during his presidency with the help of Senate Republicans.
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The road to this particular hell was paved with rosy public forecasts, which the Pentagon Papers catalog even as they document internal doubts that were ignored or suppressed. On the 50th anniversary of their release, the Pentagon Papers invite us to reflect on how little they ended up mattering. The canonical lesson of the Vietnam War was to avoid another Vietnam. It was that dismal reality that prompted Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, in June 1967, to commission the Pentagon Papers in the first place. More such episodes of questionable legality and logic were to follow, even after the South Vietnamese government finally fell.
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Live Live Updates: CNN Says Government Issued Gag Order in Fight Over Reporter’s Email Data The network ultimately turned over “a limited set of email logs,” it said. CNN reveals the government obtained a gag order on its lawyers in a fight over reporter email data. A judge granted an injunction of the Trump order, giving TikTok a lifeline until November. President Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden, on Wednesday shortly before the president’s first trip abroad. After Google resisted complying, the Justice Department under Mr. Biden kept the effort going until dropping it last Wednesday.
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Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims
  + stars: | 2021-06-05 | by ( Katie Benner | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
“The Justice Department’s enforcement mechanisms should not be used for political purpose or for the personal benefit of the president. Mr. Meadows had previously forwarded Mr. Rosen an email about possible fraud in Georgia that had been written by Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer who worked with the Trump campaign. During the call, Mr. Trump asked Mr. Raffensperger to “find” him the votes necessary to declare victory in Georgia. Mr. Meadows also sent Mr. Rosen a list of allegations of possible election wrongdoing in New Mexico, a state that Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani had said in November was rife with fraud. And in his request that the Justice Department investigate the Italy conspiracy theory, Mr. Meadows sent Mr. Rosen a YouTube link to a video of Brad Johnson, a former C.I.A.
Persons: Rosen, , Neil Eggleston, Barack Obama’s, , Meadows, Trump, Trump’s, Cleta Mitchell, Mitchell, Raffensperger, Biden, Rudolph W, Giuliani, Brad Johnson, Johnson Organizations: White House, Department, Justice Department Locations: Georgia’s Fulton, Georgia, New Mexico, Italy
Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks Recall Heated Health Care Summer of 2009
  + stars: | 2021-06-04 | by ( Jonathan Weisman | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON — The heated summer of hostile town hall events and death-panel scare tactics was bleeding into the fall of 2009, and still, bipartisan negotiations over what would become the Affordable Care Act dragged on. In the end, only one Republican, Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, supported a version of the health bill in a crucial committee vote — and then even she opposed final passage once it reached the floor. As President Biden pushes for an elusive bipartisan compromise this summer on a major infrastructure bill, those extended and fruitless talks on a health care deal loom as a cautionary tale. “There was some sliver of hope that it would be bipartisan,” Peter R. Orszag, the White House budget director during health care negotiations, recalled in 2014. “But as time evolved from the transition during late 2008 to the summer of 2009, it became increasingly obvious that any such hopes were only hopes and not going to be reality.”
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Monday the U.S. allowing South Korea to build more powerful missiles was an example of the U.S.’s hostile policy against the North, warning that it could lead to an “acute and instable situation” on the Korean Peninsula. It’s North Korea’s first response to the May 21 summit between the leaders of the United States and South Korea, during which the U.S. ended decades-long restrictions that capped South Korea’s missile development and allowed its ally to develop weapons with unlimited ranges. Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politicsThe commentator Kim accused Washington of trying to spark an arms race, thwart North Korean development and deploy intermediate-range missiles targeting countries near North Korea. The North Korean statement comes as the Biden administration shapes a new approach on North Korea amid long-dormant talks over the North’s nuclear program. The North Korean statement criticized the Biden administration’s review indirectly, saying the new policy was viewed by other countries “as just trickery.”
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Their move leaves just one candidate out of the top eight without a super PAC supporting her: Ms. Morales. Recent polling indicates Ms. Garcia has entered the race’s top tier of candidates, alongside Mr. Yang and Mr. Adams, both of whom already have well-funded super PACs behind them. This is the first New York City mayor’s race to see this level of outside spending. Critics worry the super PAC spending threatens the efficacy of that public financing system. Mr. Jones and Mr. Cho say they already have financial commitments worth six figures, and are aiming to ultimately raise more than $1 million.
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As pandemic spread pain and panic, congressman chased profit
  + stars: | 2021-05-21 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +12 min
The issue of congressional stock trading took on a new urgency last year when at least three senators were the subject of inquiries about whether they made financial decisions based on insider information. Painter noted that Malinowski had ultimate control over his account when the trades were made, a fact the congressman acknowledged. It’s unclear whether he short sold in 2020 because the list of stock transactions released by his office is incomplete. But a recent disclosure reveals he short sold between $62,000 and $230,000 worth of stock in at least six companies in 2021. Despite the spate of cases, congressional leaders have shown little appetite for strengthening stock trading rules.
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Democrats, Growing More Skeptical of Israel, Pressure Biden
  + stars: | 2021-05-17 | by ( Nicholas Fandos | Catie Edmondson | ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
A day earlier, 28 Democratic senators — more than half of the party’s caucus — put out a letter publicly calling for a cease-fire. As Republicans pumped out statements squarely blaming Hamas militants, the Democrats’ appeal put the onus on both sides to lay down their weapons — and on Mr. Biden to weigh in to demand it. Another sign of the evolution came over the weekend from Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey and the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Mr. Menendez is known as one of Israel’s most unshakable allies in the Democratic Party, which he bucked to oppose President Barack Obama’s 2015 nuclear deal with Iran based on Israeli opposition. Yet on Saturday, as the death toll mounted in Gaza and southern Israel, Mr. Menendez issued a stern statement saying he was “deeply troubled” by Israeli strikes that had killed Palestinian civilians and the tower housing news media outlets.
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On taxes, Republicans are in some ways victims of their own success. Finally, on free market philosophy, Trump completely upended the way Republicans talk about the relationship between government and the economy. Republicans have violated conservative orthodoxy on economic issues plenty of times in the past, especially when they held the White House. But the basic argument of a small government approach offered a North Star on the economy to which they could always return. But it also may be several election cycles before Republicans can find a coherent economic philosophy they can rally around.
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Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton and Why Politicians Write Fiction
  + stars: | 2021-05-11 | by ( Mark Yarm | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
But a different sort of trend is making a comeback in 2021: Big-name politicians are writing fiction. Stacey Abrams’s While Justice Sleeps, which centers on Avery Keene, a law clerk for a U.S. Supreme Court justice, is out May 11. (The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate has also written eight romance titles under the pen name Selena Montgomery.) Another part of the appeal is the insider knowledge that people like the Clintons can bring to the page. “With the first book, there were certain reviewers who said, ‘I know exactly what Clinton wrote and what Patterson wrote,’” he recalls.
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Obama family dog Bo, a ‘constant, gentle presence’, dies
  + stars: | 2021-05-09 | by ( ) + 0.75   time to read: +1 min
Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s family dog Bo, a male Portuguese Water Dog with a mop of black and white fur who became a familiar playful sight around the White House, has died. Obama announced the death late on Saturday, saying the dog had been "a constant, gentle presence in our lives - happy to see us on our good days, our bad days and everyday in between". 1/2 First dog Bo sneaks away under a table from U.S. First lady Michelle Obama (not pictured) while visiting military families before Easter at Fisher House in Bethesda, Maryland March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo Read MoreHis wife Michelle Obama said in a separate tweet that Bo, 12, had been suffering from cancer. Bo came to the White House in 2009 soon after the start of Obama's first term and was joined a few years later by a female of the same breed called Sunny.
Persons: Barack Obama’s, Bo, Obama, Michelle Obama, Easter, Gary Cameron Organizations: U.S, Twitter, Fisher House, REUTERS, White House, Thomson Locations: Portuguese, Bethesda , Maryland
Before former President Donald Trump launched his first presidential campaign in summer 2015, critics had publicly accused him of making remarks and taking actions they regarded as racist. At the time, Donald Trump was the company’s president while his father, the late Fred Trump, was chairman. A New York Times article from the time said the book “implies that Mr. Trump is a racist and a touch anti-Semitic” (here). I also think you’d have 35 million people a night watching.”According to the New York Times, NBC executives, in disbelief at the suggestion, quickly rejected Trump’s idea (here). Prior to his first presidential campaign, Donald Trump was associated with comments and actions that were considered racist by contemporary critics.
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(Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday that the White House has not decided on the fate of the Twin Metals copper mining project in Minnesota, as it works to balance economic growth and strong opposition from environmentalists. The Biden administration is “trying to find the balance between preserving a pristine area, and at the same time looking for ways in which job growth, economic growth can take place in rural areas. Representative Betty McCollum, a Minnesota Democrat, introduced a bill last month that would ban mining in the region. Biden only has the power to block mining for 20 years in the region, though Congress can permanently block it. In March, Vilsack moved to temporarily block another controversial copper mine, Rio Tinto Plc’s Resolution Copper project in Arizona.
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The opposition has started with the industry’s largest lobbying group, the National Venture Capital Association, which has publicly opposed raising capital gains. The new White House plan would now tax capital gains as income for those making over $1 million annually. At its highest, the capital gains tax rate is only at 23.8 percent — a near-historic low — while the top income tax bracket sits at 37 percent. Biden is also proposing raising the highest income tax rate to 39.6 percent. A 2018 study by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service concluded there was no strong relationship between low capital gains taxes and greater innovation.
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But the Democratic president who has most shaped his first 100 days in office is the one who first popularized that benchmark for judging an administration’s success: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. While recent presidents had bristled at the 100-day timeline, Biden’s team would embrace it — setting goals for vaccinations and reopening schools that in retrospect seemed unambitious, but were hardly guaranteed at first. Doing so was crucial toward trying to rebuild public confidence after a Trump presidency that only stoked distrust in Washington. “Few words better describe the kind of president our nation needs right now. But it is not wrong to say that he has had a Rooseveltian 100 days,” he said.
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Where Is the New York Mayor’s Race Headed?
  + stars: | 2021-04-30 | by ( Giovanni Russonello | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Just 36 percent of likely voters said they were familiar with who she was, according to a Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos NYC poll conducted this month. Upward of one in three likely voters named each of those. There are more than a dozen people still in the race to become New York City’s next mayor, and the primary will be held on June 22. New York City began using ranked-choice voting for primary elections this year, and voters will be able to list up to five candidates in order of preference. And there will be little love lost for Mr. de Blasio, the departing New York mayor, who has rarely enjoyed a positive approval rating throughout his eight-year term.
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Biden Details $1.8 Trillion Plan for Workers, Students and Families
  + stars: | 2021-04-28 | by ( Jim Tankersley | Dana Goldstein | ) sentiment -0.78   time to read: +2 min
Administration officials told reporters that the president would be open to financing the spending and tax credits in his plan through alternative means, essentially challenging Republicans to name their own offsets, as Mr. Biden did with his physical infrastructure proposal. Still, many of the details in his new proposal poll well with voters across the political spectrum. Administration officials contend that free, quality early childhood education can both help cash-strapped parents and build students’ skills in ways that will help them become more productive workers. President Barack Obama’s administration generally favored a centrist approach in which new seats were geared toward lower-income families. Mr. Biden’s plan differs in that it calls for universal preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds, including those from affluent families.
Persons: Biden, Barack Obama’s Organizations: Democratic, Workers, Republican Locations: New York, Washington
Live Live Updates: Biden to Call for Broad Spending, Pressing Congress to Turn ‘Peril Into Possibility’ President Biden is set to deliver his first formal address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night. And during his years in the Senate, Mr. Scott has often provided guidance for his colleagues on matters of race. Mr. Bryan joined the chase and used his truck to cut off Mr. Arbery, the Justice Department said. The video showed Mr. Arbery jogging, then coming upon a man standing beside a truck and another man in the pickup bed. After Mr. Arbery runs around the truck, shouting is heard and then he reappears, tussling with the man outside of the truck.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden marks 100 days in office on Friday, April 30. Here are some of the key policy issues of Biden’s first 100 days and how he has fared so far:COVID-19 RESPONSEBiden’s major COVID-19 promise was 100 million shots in Americans’ arms by his first 100 days in office. Biden’s next 100 days will force him to face vaccine hesitancy among millions of Americans, and an uptick in variants of the virus. U.S. payroll employment is about 8.5 million jobs short of where it was in February 2020. UNITYAfter Trump’s carnival-barking style, more Americans have embraced Biden’s more earnest, conventional style in his first 100 days in office.
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Among registered voters in the new poll, Biden’s job rating stands at 51 percent approve, 43 percent disapprove. “I think I just like how he's handling the Covid crisis more than Trump did,” said one Democratic poll respondent from Iowa. 82 percent say America is divided rather than unitedThirty-six percent of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction — up from 21 percent who said this in January. And despite Biden’s positive marks on uniting the country, 82 percent of respondents in the poll say the country is divided, while only 16 percent say it’s united. And former President Donald Trump’s favorable/unfavorable rating in the poll is 32 percent positive, 55 percent negative, while Biden’s score is 50 percent positive, 36 percent negative.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Harris, , Jeff Horwitt, Bill McInturff, Joe Biden's, ” Horwitt, , McInturff, , Donald Trump’s, Barack Obama’s, Trump, Horwitt, they’ve, George W Organizations: WASHINGTON, NBC News, Biden, Democratic, Hart Research Associates, Republican, Trump, NBC, Wall, U.S, Republicans Locations: Iowa, China, Texas, North Carolina, America, United States
U.S. police groups to meet with Garland as Minneapolis review begins
  + stars: | 2021-04-23 | by ( Jan Wolfe | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +3 min
Justice Department officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Floyd’s death was one in a long series of killings of Black men and women by law enforcement that sparked nationwide protests over racial injustice. Friday’s meeting with leaders of law enforcement groups was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said they welcomed the federal investigation, and pledged to cooperate. Garland on April 16 rescinded a Trump-era memo that curtailed the use of consent decrees in investigations of law enforcement agencies.
Persons: General Merrick Garland, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Andrew Harnik, Republican Donald Trump’s, , Patrick Royal, Jim Pasco, ” Garland, Medaria Arradondo, Barack Obama’s, Garland Organizations: Reuters, U.S, National Sheriffs ’ Association, Minneapolis Police, Department of Justice, Washington , D.C, Justice Department, Republican, Sheriff’s, of Police, Justice, Wall Street, Americans, Democratic, Trump Locations: Minneapolis, Washington ,, United States
Biden’s 10-Year Climate Plan
  + stars: | 2021-04-22 | by ( The Editorial Board | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Mr. Biden now has a 10-year version of central economic planning. Mr. Biden’s virtual world summit was intended to coax China and other emerging countries to make more aggressive emissions reductions. The U.S. accounts for less than 15% of global CO2 emissions, Mr. Biden told world leaders. China’s CO2 emissions increased by more between 2015 and 2018 than the U.K.’s total emissions in 2018 (see nearby chart). Yet Mr. Biden now wants to double down on Mr. Obama’s futile climate gesture.
Persons: Biden, China’s Xi, Xi’s, Barack Obama’s, , Obama, fusillade Organizations: U.S Locations: China, U.S, Europe, Paris
Rest of the World China +80 gigawatts of coal power China continues to build more new coal power plants than it retires. +70 +60 +50 +40 New coal capacity Outside of China, countries adding the most new coal power capacity include India, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam. +80 gigawatts of coal power +70 +60 +50 +40 New coal capacity Outside of China, countries adding the most new coal power capacity include India, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam. +80 gigawatts of coal power +60 Outside of China, countries adding the most new coal power capacity include India, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam. +80 gigawatts of coal power Outside of China, countries adding the most new coal power capacity include India, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Persons: Biden, Al Drago, America’s, Obama, Donald J, Trump, , Edward J, Markey, Barack Obama’s, Kevin McCarthy of, John Barrasso, , Coral Davenport, who’s, Bebeto Matthews, , Pope Francis, Kamala Harris, Janet Yellen, David Malpass, John Kerry, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Bill Gates, Xi Jinping, Vladimir V, Putin, Jair, Boris Johnson, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Narendra Modi, Moon Jae, Yoshihide Suga, King Salman of, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Aishvarya Kavi, Lisa Friedman, Brandon Thibodeaux, Xi, Fatih Birol, ” Biden, Stefano Ukmar, Mr Organizations: Biden Reasserts U.S, Leadership, Trump, The New York Times, White, Environmental, Democrats, Republican, , United Nations, Associated Press, World Bank, Microsoft, Breakthrough Energy, United States ’, India, International Energy Agency, , University of California Locations: United States, China, Russia, U.S, Paris, Canada, Japan, Argentina, Korea, Massachusetts, Kevin McCarthy of California, Wyoming, America, Scotland, What’s, New York, United, Brazil, South Korea, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Mexico, Utah, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Europe, China China, Southeast Asia, Brooklyn, Berkeley
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