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The White House is expected on Thursday to announce the appointment of Erika Moritsugu as the administration's Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison, according to a source familiar with the decision. Moritsugu was previously a vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families and headed up the group’s Economic Justice team. Erika Moritsugu, Vice President for Congressional Relations/Economic Justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, criticized the administration over a lack of Asian American and Pacific Islander representation. On Thursday, President Joe Biden is expected to meet with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at the White House.
Persons: Erika Moritsugu, Moritsugu, Obama, Tammy Duckworth, Mazie Hirono, Joe Biden's, Duckworth, Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, ” Psaki Organizations: Pacific Islander, National Partnership for Women &, Economic, Department of Housing, Urban Development, Congressional Relations, National Partnership for Women, for Women, Sens, American, CBS, Capitol, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, White Locations: Hawaii
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Supreme Court justices from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum are calling on Americans to learn to talk civilly to each other or risk lasting damage to the nation’s democratic system. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it can turn into an awful thing, into something that destroys the fabric of our community, if we don’t learn to talk to each other,” Sotomayor said. “How can a democracy function if we can’t talk to one another and if we can’t disagree kindly, with respect for one another’s differences and different points of view?” Gorsuch asked. Gorsuch noted that some surveys have shown that only a third of Americans think living in a democracy is important. “It’s no surprise that a lot of the false information spread on social media is deliberately spread by our enemies to sow disagreement internally in the country,” Gorsuch said.
Persons: Sonia Sotomayor, Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s, ” Sotomayor, George Mason University’s, Sotomayor, Barack Obama, Gorsuch, Trump, ” Gorsuch, It’s, Organizations: WASHINGTON, Supreme, U.S, Capitol, Trump, Center for Strategic, International Studies, National Security Institute, George, Democratic Locations: United States
The Justice Department has determined it won’t file charges against the U.S. Capitol Police officer who fatally shot 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt during the storming of the Capitol on January 6th. In a press release announcing the decision, the Justice Department said the investigation did not find evidence that the officer had violated any federal laws while believing "that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber.”Ashli Babbitt. The Justice Department said the focus of the investigation was to determine whether the officer violated any federal laws, including federal criminal civil rights violations. It noted that in federal court, “evidence that an officer acted out of fear, mistake, panic, misperception, negligence, or even poor judgment cannot establish the high level of intent required” under the law. Babbitt was one of five people, including a Capitol Police officer, to die as a result of the riot.
Persons: Ashli Babbitt, ” Ashli Babbitt, Babbitt Organizations: U.S . Capitol Police, Capitol, Justice Department, , The Justice Department, Capitol Police
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A law enforcement internal probe of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol found significant shortcomings within the police department charged with securing the complex and made dozens of recommendations for avoiding a repeat of the violence. The House of Representatives Administration Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Thursday with Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton testifying. On Jan. 6, as Congress was attempting to certify Joe Biden’s election victory, supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, injuring scores of police officers. That came shortly after Trump rallied his supporters and urged them to fight to stop the certification of Biden’s win. On Jan. 26, Democratic Representative Tim Ryan said law enforcement was ordered not to use lethal force.
Persons: Shannon Stapleton, General Michael Bolton, Joe Biden’s, Donald Trump, Trump, General Russel Honoré, Tim Ryan Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Capitol, Confederate, Capitol, U.S . Congress, U.S, REUTERS, U.S . Capitol Police, Reuters, Capitol Police, Unit, Army, New York Times, Democratic Locations: Washington , U.S, Washington
Senate to start debate over Asian American hate crime bill
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Typically, the Democratic-sponsored Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act might quickly face a filibuster, opposed by Republicans who prefer a different approach. “For more than a year, the Asian American community has been fighting two crises — the Covid-19 pandemic and the anti-Asian hate,” Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., a co-author of the bill, said Tuesday at the Capitol. Senate Republicans have panned the legislation for various shortcomings but have signaled they will not block it with a filibuster. Several Republican senators indicated they would prefer to adjust the hate crimes legislation, but they are reluctant to exercise the filibuster on this bill. Though timely, the legislation is also modest, what supporters see as a first step in a federal response to the rise of Asian American hate crimes.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Grace Meng, Meng, ” Meng, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, ” McConnell, Elaine Chao, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, McConnell, , ” Schumer, Shy, , Sen, Joni Ernst, Mazie Hirono Organizations: Asian, Democratic, Republicans, American, Pacific, Capitol, Atlanta ., Senate Republicans, Republican, Senate, Justice Department, Pacific Islanders, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Pacific Islander, Atlanta, China, American, Iowa, Hawaii, U.S, America
FILE PHOTO: Gary Gensler testifies at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jose Luis MaganaWASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate voted 53-45 on Wednesday to confirm former derivative markets regulator Gary Gensler as head of the country’s top securities markets regulator, spelling a tougher regulatory regime for Wall Street. Gensler is expected to be sworn in as U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman in the coming days. She has wasted no time unraveling here Trump's Wall Street-friendly policies using quick-fix legal tactics, including beefing up the agency's enforcement team and pursuing new corporate disclosure requirements. Gensler, who developed a reputation as a tough operator willing to stand up to powerful Wall Street interests during his stint at the SEC, is expected to take an equally tough stance.
Persons: Gary Gensler, Jose Luis Magana WASHINGTON, Goldman Sachs, Joe Biden’s, Barack Obama, Donald Trump’s, Allison Lee, “ Gary Gensler, , Barbara Roper, Organizations: Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs, Capitol, REUTERS, U.S, Senate, Wall, U.S . Securities, Exchange Commission, SEC, MIT Sloan School of Management, Futures Trading Commission, Democratic, Consumer Federation of America Locations: U.S, Wall, Washington
WASHINGTON — Just as President Joe Biden's pandemic response was hitting its stride, a major stumbling block appeared. Gretchen Whitmer, a Biden ally in the throes of one of the country’s worst outbreaks, is publicly questioning the administration's vaccination strategy. In a move that could ultimately delay some of his vaccine goals, on Tuesday the Biden administration recommended a pause in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate a handful of extremely rare but serious incidents of blood clots. That seems to be like an untenable position.”“I would hope that Whitmer holds their feet to the fire,” Timer added. The administration decided to pause the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a move that could stoke fears about the vaccine, experts warn.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Joe Biden's, Gretchen Whitmer, Biden, Donald Trump, Johnson, Whitmer, , , Jeff Timmer, ” “, they've, they're, ” Whitmer, I'm, Rochelle Walensky, Trump, Jen Paski, “ We’re, Eric Topol, Bernie Porn, Porn, hasn’t, Steve Hall, ” Biden Organizations: Michigan Gov, Johnson, Biden White, Michigan Republican Party, GOP, Trump, CBS, for Disease Control, House Press, Scripps Research, Capitol, FBI, EPIC, stoke, Central Michigan Health Department, Pfizer, Moderna, Congressional Black Caucus Locations: Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, that's, MICHIGAN, Lansing
CIA Director William Burns testifies during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing about worldwide threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., April 14, 2021. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington’s ability to collect and act on threats will diminish when the time comes for the U.S. military to withdraw from Afghanistan, CIA Director William Burns said on Wednesday ahead of an expected announcement from President Joe Biden that he plans to end the longest U.S. war. “There is a significant risk once the U.S. military and the coalition militaries withdraw,” Burns told the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, although he said the United States would retain “a suite of capabilities”.
Persons: William Burns, Saul Loeb, Joe Biden, ” Burns Organizations: Intelligence, Capitol, REUTERS WASHINGTON, U.S, CIA, U.S ., U.S . Senate Intelligence Locations: Washington , DC, Afghanistan, U.S, United
CIA chief says intelligence will diminish once U.S. troops leave Afghanistan
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
CIA Director William Burns testifies during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing about worldwide threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., April 14, 2021. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) -Washington’s ability to collect intelligence and act on threats will diminish when U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, CIA Director William Burns said on Wednesday ahead of an expected announcement of a pullout by President Joe Biden. Burns’ testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee underscored a key risk inherent in Biden’s decision to pull remaining U.S. forces out, given the enduring presence of al Qaeda and Islamic State militants in the country. “When the time comes for the U.S. military to withdraw, the U.S. government’s ability to collect and act on threats will diminish. U.S. officials on Tuesday said that Biden on Wednesday would announce that all remaining U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan before Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the al Qaeda attacks on the United States that triggered the U.S.-led invasion.
Persons: William Burns, Saul Loeb, Joe Biden, Burns, , Biden Organizations: Intelligence, Capitol, REUTERS WASHINGTON, CIA, Senate Intelligence, Islamic, U.S Locations: Washington , DC, Afghanistan, Qaeda, U.S, United States, al Qaeda
WASHINGTON — The Capitol Police ignored critical intelligence ahead of the Jan. 6th riot, including overlooking a warning that, “Congress itself is the target,” according to an internal watchdog report obtained by NBC News. The report also makes several recommendations about how the Capitol Police can be better prepared in the future. NBC News reviewed the report on Wednesday ahead of a public hearing on Thursday before a House Administration subcommittee to discuss its findings. In addition, the report found that an FBI field office in Norfolk, Va., also warned the Capitol Police. The watchdog report also found that Capitol Police leaders told officers to avoid using the most aggressive possible responses at the time.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Jan, Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Trump, , , , Michael Bolton, ” Bolton Organizations: The Capitol Police, , NBC News, U.S . Capitol, Capitol, Capitol Police, NBC, The New York Times, Trump, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Civil, CDU Locations: Norfolk, Va
FILE PHOTO: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2021. Erin Scot/ Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that he intends to move forward next week on a water resources bill, calling the measure an initial bipartisan component of President Joe Biden’s sweeping $2.3 trillion infrastructure package.
Persons: Charles Schumer, Erin Scot, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden’s Organizations: U.S, Capitol, REUTERS WASHINGTON Locations: Washington , U.S
FILE PHOTO: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2021. Republicans say the plan is dominated by spending unrelated to traditional infrastructure and reject a proposal to finance the initiative by raising taxes on U.S. corporations. Biden has begun to host bipartisan groups of lawmakers at the White House to discuss infrastructure in an effort to win Republican support. But Democrats have said they will move forward without Republicans through a legislative process called reconciliation if their opposition continues. “If Republicans let us get on the bill, we can work out a process to have bipartisan debate and amendments,” Schumer said.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Charles Schumer, Erin Scot, Chuck Schumer, ” Schumer, Schumer, Shelley Moore Capito, Biden, unspent COVID, that’s, ” Capito, , Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, Senate, Republicans, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Senate Environment, Public, White House, CNBC, White, Republican Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate is expected to take its first step forward on President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package next week, while Senate Republicans are preparing a narrower proposal less than one-third the size. “The water infrastructure bill is a small but important part of that overall effort,” Schumer said in a floor speech, adding the measure had unanimous bipartisan support from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Eight members of a bipartisan group of House of Representatives lawmakers known as the “Problem Solvers Caucus” discussed infrastructure Wednesday with White House officials. Several lawmakers urged the White House to consider a more “manageable” and traditional infrastructure package, participant Republican Representative Dusty Johnson told Reuters. Biden has started to meet bipartisan groups of lawmakers at the White House in an effort to win Republican support for his infrastructure plan.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Charles Schumer, Erin Scot, Chuck Schumer, ” Schumer, Schumer, Shelley Moore Capito, Dusty Johnson, Biden, Johnson, Ron Klain, Steve Ricchetti, ” Johnson, unspent Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, Senate, Republicans, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Senate Environment, Public, White House, CNBC, White, Reuters, Republican Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. spy agency leaders warned on Wednesday of the “unparalleled threat” posted by China, citing Beijing’s regional aggression, cyber capabilities and economic clout as they testified at a public congressional “Worldwide Threats” hearing for the first time in more than two years. The appearance by Haines and the other intelligence agency directors was the first public “Worldwide Threats” hearing on global threats to the United States since January 2019. Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, National Security Agency Director General Paul Nakasone and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Scott Berrier also testified. The hearing took place a day after U.S. intelligence agencies released a sweeping report on global threats. Disease, the rich-poor gap, climate change and conflicts within and among nations will pose greater challenges in coming decades, with the COVID-19 pandemic already worsening some of those problems, the report by the National Intelligence Council said.
Persons: , Avril Haines, Saul Loeb, National Intelligence Avril Haines, ” Haines, Haines, Donald Trump, Mark Warner, Marco Rubio, Warner, ’ Rubio, William Burns, Christopher Wray, Paul Nakasone, General Scott Berrier Organizations: WASHINGTON, National Intelligence, Intelligence, Capitol, REUTERS, Senate Intelligence, Democratic, Republican, Huawei, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of, National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence, National Intelligence Council Locations: China, Washington , DC, United States, Washington, Beijing
WASHINGTON—A new report by the Capitol Police’s inspector general found the police agency had been warned of the potential for violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and that lawmakers were targets, but that department leaders overlooked the threats. The internal report, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, found multiple intelligence failures by the police department leading up to the riot. The findings echo similar failures, reported by the Journal, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security to identify threats. The Capitol Police Department didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. An operation plan released Jan. 5, the day before the vote, said there were “No specific known threats related to the Joint Session of Congress—Electoral College Vote Certification.”
Persons: WASHINGTON, General Michael Bolton, Capitol Police Department didn’t, Bolton, Organizations: Capitol, Wall Street, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Capitol Police Department, Trump, U.S, Capitol Police, Electoral
Control of New York City Skating Rink’s Future Is on Ice
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Katie Honan | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The caretaker of Manhattan’s Central Park is waging a campaign for control of an ice-skating rink that until recently the Trump Organization had operated. Starting in 2001, the Trump Organization had a contract with the city to operate the rink, one of the park’s most famous attractions. Conservancy officials say they initially went to the city in the fall with a proposal to operate the rink for 20 years. The city Parks Department declined the offer because the agency was already preparing a competitive-bidding process to find a new operator to run the rink for five years, according to city officials. The city expects to have a revenue-sharing agreement with the new operator, who would also pay a fee to the city for operating the rink, the officials said.
Persons: Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump Organizations: Trump Organization, Park Conservancy, U.S, Capitol, Conservancy, Parks Department Locations: New York City
Social Media Plays Key Role for Domestic Extremism, FBI Director Says
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Dustin Volz | Rachael Levy | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.89   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—Social-media companies play a central role in disseminating the messaging of domestic violent extremists in the U.S., FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday, likening the role platforms play in the spread of extremist thought to foreign-backed online political disinformation. “Social media has become, in many ways, the key amplifier to domestic violent extremism just as it has for malign foreign influence,” Mr. Wray said in an annual worldwide-threats hearing held by the Senate Intelligence Committee. “The same things that attract people to it for good reasons are also capable of causing all kinds of harms that we are entrusted with trying to protect the American people against.”Mr. Wray’s comments came as the Biden administration jump-starts efforts to combat domestic terrorism, which took on greater urgency after supporters of former President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 claiming falsely that the 2020 election had been stolen from him. Mr. Wray’s remarks were among the most strident comments from a senior U.S. intelligence official about how social media fuels the problem. Mr. Wray stopped short of blaming Silicon Valley companies for aiding domestic extremism, instead urging Americans “to understand better what the information is that they are reading” and approach it with a “greater level of discerning skepticism.”The nature of social media—an “echo chamber” in which like-minded people rarely hear from outside voices and are isolated because of the Covid-19 pandemic—has contributed to the problem, he said.
Persons: Christopher Wray, ” Mr, Wray, Wray’s, Biden, Trump, , Organizations: WASHINGTON, Senate Intelligence, U.S, Capitol Locations: U.S, Silicon
No Criminal Charges for Officer Who Shot Capitol Rioter Ashli Babbitt
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Sadie Gurman | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—The police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol won’t face federal charges, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors examined video footage on social media, interviewed the officer and other witnesses, gathered evidence and studied autopsy results, officials said. “Based on that investigation, officials determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution,” the Justice Department said in a statement. In evaluating such cases, federal prosecutors must establish not only that an officer used excessive force but also that the officer willfully violated someone’s constitutional rights. That high bar makes bringing federal charges against an officer difficult, and legal experts had predicted that any such case in connection with Ms. Babbitt’s death was unlikely.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Ashli Babbitt, Babbitt, Donald Trump, Biden’s, Babbitt’s Organizations: U.S . Capitol, Justice Department, Air Force, Air National Guard, Capitol Police
U.S. President Joe Biden attends a lying in honor ceremony for U.S Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans, on the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. April 13, 2021. Amr Alfiky/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden will speak to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on April 28, accepting an invitation from House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a fellow Democrat. “The President has accepted the invitation of the Speaker of the House to address a Joint Session of Congress on April 28, the night before his 100th day in office,” the White House said in a prepared statement. The speech will give Biden, 78, an opportunity to deliver a sales pitch to millions of Americans for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, which is the subject of a partisan debate in Congress. In February, Pelosi said she would invite Biden to deliver the speech after Congress passed his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
Persons: Joe Biden, William “ Billy ” Evans, Amr Alfiky, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Chris Dodd, State Richard Armitage, James Steinberg, Pelosi Organizations: U.S Capitol Police, REUTERS WASHINGTON, U.S, Congress, Biden, State, White Locations: Washington , DC, U.S, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, China, Taiwan, Iran
Nancy Pelosi reflected on the January 6 Capitol insurrection in a new USA Today interview Tuesday. But many Members of Congress and staffers are still processing the trauma, she told the outlet. Nancy Pelosi says she wasn't "personally afraid" of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6. "That's what they were setting out to do," she told USA Today. Pelosi told the outlet that her significant security presence made her feel safe during the riot, but she did worry for everybody else present.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, wasn't, Pelosi, Trump, Donald Trump's, Stacey Plaskett, hadn't, wouldn't, Susan Page, Ledyard King, " Pelosi Organizations: Trump, Capitol, USA Locations: USA
"Heavier, less-lethal weapons were not used that day because of orders from leadership," a watchdog report revealed. The order was given despite an intel report detailing potential violence at the Capitol. Despite being tipped off of the January 6 riots, Capitol police officers were ordered not to use their most aggressive crowd-control tactics — like stun grenades — on the mob, a scathing new watchdog report revealed Tuesday. CNN first reported about the watchdog report on Thursday, revealing more failures on the part of law enforcement in the January 6 siege. The watchdog report, titled "Review of the Events Surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, Takeover of the U.S. Capitol," will be reviewed during a congressional hearing on Thursday, The Times reported.
Persons: Michael Bolton, Bolton Organizations: Capitol, The New York Times, CNN, The Times, Trump, Civil Disturbance Unit, Bolton, U.S . Capitol
Prosecutors say alleged Oath Keepers stored weapons in a "quick reaction force" outside of DC ahead of January 6. In a new filing, they say members of the paramilitary group likely stashed weapons in a suburban hotel. Twelve alleged Oath Keepers are defendants in a high-profile conspiracy case tied to the attack. Members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right paramilitary group involved in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, likely stored a cache of weapons in a suburban hotel outside of Washington, DC, in the lead-up to the riot, federal prosecutors say. Meggs and other known Oath Keepers rented multiple rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in Washington, DC, where prosecutors say Harrelson spent the nights of January 5 and 6.
Persons: Amit Mehta, , Kenneth Harrelson, Harrelson, Kelly Meggs, Judge Mehta, antifa Organizations: Politico, DC, Cell, Prosecutors, Arlington Comfort, Comfort, US Justice Department, CNN, Capitol Locations: Washington, DC, Arlington , Virginia, Washington , DC
Microsoft's Nuance acquisition shows that the company has the cash and the clout to close big deals. The deal — Microsoft's second-largest ever after LinkedIn — follows a big run of M&A at the tech titan. Meanwhile, Microsoft is still said to be in talks to acquire Discord, the ubiquitous chat app, for as much as $10 billion. The company has only benefitted from the pandemic-driven remote work surge, ending its 2020 fiscal year with $136 billion cash on hand. "The key insight for all of these big tech companies is that given their core business, cash is practically unlimited, even as said unlimited cash makes it harder to create the conditions for innovation," Thompson writes.
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10 Things in Politics: Biden issues warning to Putin
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Brent D. Griffiths | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
The new threats include repeated cyberattacks from Russia: Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate tensions as thousands of troops gathered on the Ukrainian border. Biden also proposed a new summit with Putin to discuss arms control and Russian cyberattacks and election interference. The White House said the decision wouldn't affect the administration's vaccination efforts, saying there are plenty of doses of other vaccines. Protests continued in Brooklyn Center for a third night: Protests began peacefully earlier in the day, the Star Tribune reports. The cop in question has resigned: Officer Kimberly Potter and the Brooklyn Center police chief both stepped down on Tuesday.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Biden, I'm Brent Griffiths, Jen Psaki, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Sergei Ryabkov, Yoshihide Suga, Climate John Kerry, Johnson, Thiago Prudêncio, Fauci, Dr, Anthony Fauci, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Daunte Wright, Kerem Yucel, Pete Orput, he's, Kimberly Potter, Mike Elliott, Steve Scalise, Liz Cheney, Psaki, George Floyd, Barry Brodd, Brodd, Floyd, here's, Sen, Bill Cassidy, general's, Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Gaetz, Aaron Rodgers, Rodgers, Russell, McCarthy Organizations: White, Biden, Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna's, Getty, Republicans, Brooklyn Center, Star Tribune, Minnesota State Patrol, Brooklyn Center police, . Brooklyn Center, House Republican, Arlington National, Minneapolis Police Department, Foods, Republican, Senate Finance Committee, Capitol Police, Capitol, Florida, New York Times, Packers, Russell Senate, Teapot, Army Locations: Russia, China, Afghanistan, Ukrainian, Russian, America, Crimea, Climate, Sens, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Center , Minnesota, AFP, Washington County, Arlington, Santa Rosa , California, Florida, Teapot Dome
OECD backs Biden’s plan to raise the minimum wage
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Silvia Amaro | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
"This is particularly the case in the United States, where raising the federal minimum wage is among the top priorities. Recent evidence suggests that increases of the minimum wage up to 59% of the median wage have little negative impact on employment," the Paris-based institution said. "Raising the federal minimum wage would both incentivize participation and help to ameliorate earnings inequalities," it added. The U.S. minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since 2009. Small business owners have said that the plan to increase pay would be a burden at a difficult time for them.
Persons: Joe Biden, , Biden Organizations: Capitol, Organization for Economic Cooperation, Development, OECD, U.S Locations: Washington , DC, U.S, United States, Paris
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