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Officer Michael Fanone has said for weeks that he wanted to meet with McCarthy, who has opposed a commission and remained loyal to former President Donald Trump. Trump supporters clash with D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Brian Sicknick collapsed and died after engaging with the mob; a medical examiner ruled that he died of natural causes. Seven people died during and after the rioting, including Babbitt and three other Trump supporters who died of medical emergencies. In addition to Sicknick, two police officers died by suicide in the days that followed.
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On Infrastructure, Biden Tests the Limits of Having It Both Ways
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Jim Tankersley | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.83   time to read: +2 min
His agreement with Senate centrists, including at least five Republicans, includes just under $600 billion in new federal spending, focused on physical infrastructure like highways and broadband. “Neither side got everything they wanted in this deal, and that’s what it means to compromise,” Mr. Biden told reporters in the East Room. “If this is the only thing that comes to me, I’m not signing it,” Mr. Biden said, just moments after extolling the virtues of consensus. “The bottom line is both tracks need to make progress concurrently.”Top Republicans were quick to denounce the two-step. They do not expect Republicans to walk away from the agreement struck this week.
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(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) Mega-cap tech names Google-owner Alphabet Inc, Nvidia Corp, Microsoft Corp, Netflix Inc and Facebook Inc also gained between 0.6% and 0.7%, setting the benchmark S&P 500 index close to its record high after open. The S&P 500 growth index is up 3.9% so far in June and has gained 9.9% for the quarter, compared to the value index , which dropped 2.23% this month. ET, Dow e-minis were up 164 points, or 0.49%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 20.5 points, or 0.48%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 89.5 points, or 0.63%. In response, Biogen Inc, which received a controversial approval for its Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab earlier this month, dropped 7.5%.
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European leaders reacted warily Thursday to a proposal from Germany and France to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, following President Biden’s summit with him last week. Facing skepticism, in particular from countries that border Russia, French President Emmanuel Macron and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel defended their proposal as necessary diplomacy. “In my opinion, we as the European Union must also seek direct contact with Russia and the Russian president,” Ms. Merkel said in Parliament before flying to Brussels for a meeting with EU leaders. “It is not enough for U.S. President Joe Biden to talk to the Russian president. Some European leaders criticized the proposal, saying it could give the impression that Russian military and destabilization campaigns against its neighbors and the West were being overlooked.
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U.S. Offers Afghanistan 3 Million J&J Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Gordon Lubold | Yaroslav Trofimov | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
KABUL—The Biden administration plans to deliver three million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine next week to Afghanistan, which is battling its deadliest wave of the pandemic amid a rapidly deteriorating security situation. The White House is offering the single-dose vaccines ahead of President Biden’s Friday meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Afghanistan’s chief peace negotiator, Abdullah Abdullah. They plan to discuss how Washington can continue supporting the embattled Afghan government, which lost large territories to the Taliban this month, once the U.S. military completes its withdrawal. Covid-19 cases and deaths have surged in Afghanistan, a nation of 40 million people, since late May, largely because of the spread from India and Pakistan of the Delta variant, which is more infectious and more resistant to existing vaccines. According to official statistics, which account for only a fraction of cases because the government doesn’t control much of the countryside and because many Afghans have no access to testing or healthcare, an average of 85 people died of Covid-19 every day in Afghanistan over the past week.
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Mega-cap tech names such as Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google-owner Alphabet Inc, Netflix Inc and Facebook Inc also gained between 0.5% and 0.8% and were among the biggest boosts to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 259.96 points, or 0.77%, at 34,134.20, the S&P 500 was up 23.05 points, or 0.54%, at 4,264.89, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 105.09 points, or 0.74%, at 14,376.83. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and by a 2.1-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq. The S&P 500 posted 30 new 52-week highs and one new low while the Nasdaq recorded 95 new highs and 11 new lows. Graphic: S&P 500 Forward PE -
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What’s in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan?
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Gabriel T. Rubin | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
It leaves out many of President Biden’s top priorities for “human infrastructure” such as child care, elder care, and education provisions. The bipartisan group focused mostly on physical infrastructure, putting off issues like funding long-term care for seniors and child care for a potential Democrats-only budget maneuver later this summer. The plan includes nearly $400 billion in expected baseline transportation funding that Congress must regularly renew, along with $579 billion in new spending. Of the new spending, $312 billion of which would go to transportation projects and $266 billion would go to other infrastructure needs like water systems, broadband, and improving power grids. The other tranche of money dedicates $55 billion for water infrastructure, $65 billion for broadband, and $73 billion for building thousands of miles of new transmission lines intended to speed the transition to renewable energy.
Persons: Biden’s, Here’s, What’s Organizations: White
Live Covid-19 Live Updates: Sydney Outbreak Prompts Travel Ban and Mask-Wearing Travel restrictions were put in place after a cluster of cases grew to 49. Both Pfizer and Moderna, the makers of the two most widely used Covid shots in the United States, have applied for full F.D.A. Elsewhere in the United States, vaccine mandates have been met with opposition. The official added that “scientific teams and legal and regulatory authorities” from the United States and Brazil had worked to secure the arrangement. A little more than half the Johnson & Johnson doses delivered to states so far have been administered, according to C.D.C.
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Live Live Updates: Senators to Brief Biden on Infrastructure ‘Breakthrough’ A bipartisan group of senators and White House negotiators have agreed on a framework for an infrastructure agreement. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, and other senators met with White House officials on Tuesday to discuss infrastructure proposals. Allegations of forced labor in the solar panel supply chain have created a dilemma for President Biden and his aides. The Biden administration had faced pressure to take action regarding products containing polysilicon produced in the region. Rodney S. Scott, the chief of the United States Border Patrol, near a border wall construction site outside McAllen, Texas, in October.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she would create a select committee to further investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, after Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan effort to form an independent commission of experts to look into the riot. “January 6th was a day of darkness for our country,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters. On Tuesday, Ms. Pelosi told top House Democrats that she planned to announce her decision on a select committee this week. lawmakers working to whitewash and downplay the riot, she has conceded that no longer seemed possible. Fewer than 10 Republicans — the amount needed to overcome a legislative filibuster — supported such an inquiry when it came to a vote in the Senate this month.
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Biden’s roads deal is all in the engineering
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.73   time to read: +2 min
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the bipartisan infrastructure deal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters Breakingviews) - The $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal read more President Joe Biden has struck with Republican and Democratic lawmakers is a miracle of engineering. For years, politicians’ hopes of spending more on roads and bridges went nowhere . The deal announced on Thursday is a win for Biden, who made infrastructure a part of his pitch as commander-in-chief read more . Roughly half of the spending will come from unused Covid-relief funds and other already-allocated money rather than new taxes.
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Pelosi Will Move to Create a Select Panel to Investigate the Capitol Riot
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Luke Broadwater | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she would move to create a select committee to further investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, promising a meticulous look into the riot and its root causes after Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan push to form an independent commission to do so. 6 was a day of darkness for our country,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters. But with Republicans opposed and many G.O.P. lawmakers working to downplay the riot, she conceded that no longer seemed possible. Fewer than 10 Republicans — the number needed to overcome a legislative filibuster — supported such an inquiry when it came to a vote in the Senate this month.
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Biden and Senators Reach Broad Infrastructure Deal
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Jonathan Weisman | Emily Cochrane | Jim Tankersley | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Still, the deal struck Thursday fulfills the promise of bipartisanship that Mr. Biden has long sought, and its authors were in a celebratory mood. The talks unfolded after negotiations had collapsed with a separate group of Republicans led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, with Mr. Biden saying the G.O.P. was not offering enough infrastructure funding to meet the country’s needs. A large sum, $47 billion, is set aside for “resilience” — a down payment on Mr. Biden’s promise to deal with the effects of climate change. Both the infrastructure legislation and the far more ambitious reconciliation bill must still be written and passed by both chambers.
Persons: ” Ms, Pelosi, Biden, Brian Deese, Steve Ricchetti, Louisa Terrell, Shelley Moore Capito, Kyrsten Sinema, , Biden’s, Bernie Sanders Organizations: Capitol, National Economic, White, Legislative Affairs, Senate Locations: West Virginia, Arizona, Vermont
Mr. Giuliani is also licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., and the decision in New York could set off disciplinary proceedings there, although that is not automatic. Although Mr. Giuliani started his own law firm in 2019, it has been decades since he regularly argued in courtrooms. Before Mr. Giuliani became Mr. Trump’s lawyer, he was running his own security consulting business. Still, the suspension marked another stunning chapter in the rise and fall of Mr. Giuliani, once a legal and political star. The federal investigation into Mr. Giuliani centers on his dealings in Ukraine before the 2020 election, when he sought to damage President Biden’s credibility.
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Opinion | Doctors and Nurses Are the Key to the Final Vaccine Push
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Saad B. Omer | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The collective relief is well deserved, but parts of the country remain vulnerable to outbreaks because of spotty vaccination rates between states and even counties. And yet there’s reason to believe that the plateauing vaccinations will cause the nation to fall short of President Biden’s target of 70 percent coverage before July 4 among eligible Americans. There’s no reason the United States should settle for patchwork vaccination rates and easily preventable death. Twenty years of research on how to persuade people to get vaccinated shows that health care providers are the most trusted source of vaccine information, even among vaccine refusers. The nation’s doctors and nurses need to talk to patients about Covid-19 vaccines at every opportunity.
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In 1980, Senate Republicans won a majority for the first time in 26 years, breaking the Democrats’ hammerlock on the chamber. After Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked consideration of marquee voting rights legislation, Democrats are closer than ever to ending the filibuster. The eagerness of many Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster reflects a case of epic legislative amnesia about the rule’s double-edged nature. Senate Democrats in 2019 used it to block construction of Trump’s border wall. Senate Democrats only feel differently now because they hold the majority and are frustrated by being on the other side of the coin.
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Biden’s Tax Pledge Limits Options for Infrastructure Deal
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Richard Rubin | Catherine Lucey | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—President Biden’s pledge not to raise taxes on households making under $400,000 helped get him elected and shaped an administration tax plan aimed at corporations and high-income households. Now, that pledge is narrowing the path toward a bipartisan deal on infrastructure. The White House, citing the pledge and its preference for taxing corporations and high-income people, nixed calls for higher gasoline taxes and user fees to finance a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure proposal. That resistance, combined with Republicans’ blanket anti-tax posture, has left beefed-up Internal Revenue Service enforcement as the main tax option under consideration. Mr. Biden repeated the $400,000 promise during the election campaign to rebut Republican claims that he would raise taxes broadly.
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WASHINGTON—President Biden will nominate Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, to be U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, a post that carries the rank of ambassador, the White House said. Mrs. McCain was among a handful of high-profile Republicans who endorsed Mr. Biden in the 2020 presidential race. The White House named Mrs. McCain as part of a slate of nominations Mr. Biden will make for key roles in his administration. The list also named Claire Cronin, a Democratic Massachusetts state representative, as Mr. Biden’s pick for U.S. ambassador to Ireland. Mr. Biden met virtually with the Irish prime minister Micheál Martin on St. Patrick’s Day, and the latter was among the first foreign leaders he spoke to after being elected president.
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NYC Voted. It Was About Crime
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Daniel Henninger | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
On Tuesday, New York City’s voters went to the polls in the Democratic mayoral primary. In post-pandemic Gotham this vote was about just one thing: crime. Because New York adopted the arcane system known as ranked-choice voting—another progressive innovation—the final winner may not be known for weeks. For some 20 years, the New York City Police Department’s fix was hundreds of plainclothes cops trained to identify and arrest guys with guns before they started shooting. Waking up at last, President Biden gave a policy speech on crime Wednesday, essentially ordering various federal bureaucracies to do something about guns.
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Mr. Biden dispatched aides to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for discussions that his press secretary, Jen Psaki, said yielded progress but no agreement. Top White House officials are set to meet on Wednesday evening with Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the majority leader, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. The bipartisan group has not reached public agreement on how to finance the spending. Mr. Biden has offered $4 trillion in potential revenue sources, all concentrated on increasing the tax burden on businesses and high earners. Republicans have countered with hundreds of billions of their own, including increased taxes for drivers and repurposing previously borrowed money from the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill that Mr. Biden signed into law this year.
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A “Stop Gun Violence” sign displayed on a truck during a Gun Violence Peace March last week in Miami. The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that the Justice Department would start five “strike forces” to combat gun trafficking in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington and the San Francisco area. Mr. Biden does not feel that reforming the police and tackling crime are conflicting goals, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said on Tuesday. Centrist Democrats in the Senate — along with Mr. Biden — have said repeatedly that they want to strike a deal with Republicans. Mr. Biden dispatched aides to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for discussions that his press secretary, Jen Psaki, said yielded progress.
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White House pitches America First 2.0
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
U.S. President Joe Biden holds a news conference after the U.S.-Russia summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. U.S. President Joe Biden’s top economic aide, Brian Deese, said on Wednesday that the government needs to play a bigger role in supporting certain technologies and industries. That’s taking a leaf out of China’s playbook and a more organized version of former President Donald Trump’s America First policy . Deese said the pandemic was a wake-up call to make more products at home. The Senate recently passed a bill to spend $250 billion on research and development to better compete with the People’s Republic .
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Live Live Updates: Harris to Visit Southern Border Amid Republican Criticism Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to El Paso on Friday with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. President Biden is set to deliver remarks on gun violence as homicides rise in some cities, raising concerns about efforts to overhaul policing. The visit will come just days before former President Donald J. Trump is set to visit the border with a group of House Republicans and Gov. While she said no one likes the conservatorship, she does not expect any push by the Biden administration to end it anytime soon. Mr. Biden dispatched aides to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for discussions that his press secretary, Jen Psaki, said yielded progress.
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Schwarzman’s double tax speak
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Blackstone Group CEO and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker event in New York, U.S., November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Gary HeNEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters Breakingviews) - The government taketh away, but the government giveth, too. Blackstone (BX.N) founder Steve Schwarzman said an increase in U.S. capital gains taxes may fuel a bonanza for private equity firms like his. As family owners look to cash out now to avoid paying higher taxes later, the industry with a trillion-or-so dollars of unspent firepower stands ready to help. Still, it’s a far cry from comments Schwarzman made a decade ago (and apologized for) when likening a potential tax code change to the invasion of Poland.
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WASHINGTON — President Biden said on Wednesday that states could draw from $350 billion in federal stimulus money to shore up police departments and vowed to crack down on gun dealers who fail to run background checks, as the White House seeks to combat the alarming rise in homicide rates in America’s cities. Mr. Biden’s speech made clear that he intends to approach crime prevention by investing in, rather than defunding, the police — wading into a national debate about whether the government should give police departments more resources, or spend the money on mental health and other social services instead. The president tried to appeal to both sides on Wednesday, saying from the White House that “this is not a time to turn our backs on law enforcement or our communities.”Under Mr. Biden’s new plan, state and local governments will be allowed to use their designated $350 billion of coronavirus relief funds for programs such as hiring police officers to prepandemic levels, paying overtime for community policing work and supporting community-based anti-violence groups. City governments struggling with high crime will be able to go even further, hiring even more officers than they had before the pandemic.
Persons: Biden, Biden’s Organizations: WASHINGTON, White Locations: America’s,
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