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President Biden signaled Tuesday that his administration will address the situation at the southern border, where an estimated 15,000 Haitian migrants fleeing disaster have traveled seeking asylum. "We'll get it under control," Biden told reporters during his visit to the United Nations when he was asked about images from the border that have prompted outrage in recent days. Press Secretary Jen Psaki also told reporters on Tuesday that Biden was briefed about the emergency at the Del Rio bridge, where migrants have set up encampments. She said the president has also been briefed on what she called "horrific" footage and photos of the treatment of Haitian migrants by border patrol agents, which has prompted an internal investigation by the Department of Homeland Security. “[The president] believes that the footage, the footage and the photos, are horrific.
Persons: Biden, Jen Psaki, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas Organizations: United Nations, Department of Homeland Security, U.S . Border Patrol, Senate Homeland Security, Reuters, DHS, NBC News, ICE Locations: United, Del Rio, U.S, Haiti
U.S. debt limit is not a partisan issue, White House says
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Clouds pass over the White House in Washington, U.S., September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration will continue to argue that the U.S. debt limit is not a partisan issue and push Republicans and Democrats to vote to raise it, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. "We will continue to make the case that it should be" raised, Psaki told reporters on board Air Force One. "It is not a partisan issue to want to protect the full faith and credit of the United States, and... we will continue to press for bipartisan support for moving forward." Republicans have refused to vote to increase the debt limit, citing Democrats' spending plans on infrastructure and social programs.
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In Tennessee, the patients first in line for the monoclonal antibody Covid-19 treatment are likely to be the ones who landed in the emergency room because they did not get vaccinated. Extraordinary demand coupled with the federal government’s need to cap shipments of these scarce drugs has forced Tennessee health officials to recommend limiting the treatment to unvaccinated patients with the worst cases of Covid-19. Tennessee, which is following the guidance of the National Institutes of Health, appears to be the first state to recommend limiting monoclonal antibody treatment to Covid-19 patients who are unvaccinated or vaccinated but immunocompromised. And all but Florida have below average Covid-19 vaccination rates. DeSantis, in particular, has touted expensive monoclonal antibody treatments (about $2,100 a dose) but has refused to mandate the far-cheaper vaccines (between $10 and $20 a dose) or proven safety measures like wearing masks.
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The speech will be Biden’s first as president at the meeting, which will look much different from past gatherings with many world leaders opting to deliver their remarks virtually. “America is back,” Biden said during a meeting with the U.N. secretary general Monday. Among the challenges Biden plans to address are the Covid pandemic, climate change, trade and economics, investments in clean infrastructure, counterterrorism, and “vigorous competition with great powers, but not a new Cold War,” the official said. This year’s gathering of world leaders will be largely scaled down because of the pandemic. The UN has said that 83 leaders will make their remarks in person with the rest of the global leaders’ making pre-recorded remarks.
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WASHINGTON — U.S. officials are tracking large groups of Haitians in Latin America, including more than 20,000 in Colombia, who like the thousands now massed on the Texas border may soon try to reach the U.S., according to an internal document obtained by NBC News. The incident, captured by a news photographer, drew widespread criticism Monday, prompting White House press secretary Jen Psaki to describe it as “horrific.”In addition to the 20,000 Haitians gathered in northern Colombia, DHS is also monitoring groups of about 1,500 in Panama and 3,000 in Peru, the document said. Recent economic conditions in those countries, as well as what Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas described as misinformation about the Biden administration’s willingness to take in Haitians, have triggered many to seek protections in the U.S. When DHS has previously monitored caravans of migrants headed to the U.S. border in large numbers, there has been a two to three-week lag between their departure and their arrival. But many of the recently arrived Haitians took buses through Mexico, expediting their arrival and increasing their numbers.
Persons: Jen Psaki, Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON —, NBC News, The Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Border Patrol, White, Homeland Locations: WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON — U.S, Latin America, Colombia, Texas, Del Rio , Texas, Panama, Peru, U.S, Del Rio, Central, South America, Haiti, Mexico
Biden will make his first appearance at the United Nations since taking office as president in January. We believe in the United Nations and its value," he said Monday evening before a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Biden's message will be "ending the war in Afghanistan closed a chapter focused on war and opens a chapter focused on ... purposeful, effective, intensive American diplomacy," a senior White House official said. Biden will also up the U.S. commitments on climate change and COVID-19 vaccine donations, the official said, without providing specifics. Biden is to convene a virtual COVID-19 summit from the White House on Wednesday on the margins of the United Nations meeting.
Persons: Joe Biden, Antonio Guterres, Kevin Lamarque, Biden, Donald Trump, Jen Psaki, Scott Morrison, Boris Johnson, Morrison, Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, White, Steve Holland, Heather Timmons, Leslie Adler Organizations: United Nations, General Assembly, REUTERS, United, Republican, White House, NATO, Australian, British, Australia, White, Monday, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, Afghanistan, United Nations, China, Australia, France, United States, pullout, New York, Washington, India, Japan
He has called for Democrats to raise the debt ceiling on their own through a special budget process. Republicans supported raising the debt ceiling three times during the Trump administration. Yes, you've seen this movie before: President Joe Biden and McConnell played major parts in it too. Spurred on by the tea-party movement, Republicans sought to use raising the debt ceiling as a political cudgel against the Obama White House in 2011. Anxiety about congressional action over the debt ceiling didn't help matters either.
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But it has become ensnared in partisan politics, with Republicans refusing to allow a debt ceiling increase at a time when Democrats control Congress and the White House. Mr. Biden will argue that a lot has, and insist he is not spinning toward a Cold War with China. The allies recognize, of course, the differences between Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump. But in conversations over the past two weeks, they say they have new concerns about the United States. Al Sharpton, who said he was nervous that Mr. Biden would not follow up his lofty statements and speeches with action.
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Rep. Tony Gonzalez defended US Border Patrol agents who were filmed whipping at Haitian migrants. The Texas Republican said the agents were "doing God's work fighting everything they can." Haitian migrants told reporters that they were forced to leave the camp to find water and food for themselves and their families, including many young children. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday called the images of the Border Patrol agents whipping and yelling at barefoot migrants carrying bags of food "horrific" and "horrible." The US government has begun deporting thousands of Haitian migrants back to Haiti, even as the Haitian government pleads for a "humanitarian moratorium" on such removals.
Persons: Tony Gonzalez, Gonzalez, Jen Psaki, Jovenel Moïse, There's, can't, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Omar Organizations: US Border Patrol, Texas Republican, Department of Homeland Security, Service, CNN, Border Patrol, Al, United Nations, Democratic Locations: Texas, Mexico, Del Rio , Texas, Del Rio, Al Jazeera, Haiti, Rio Grande, Haitian, Alexandria
Psaki said Biden found the footage of Border Patrol agents whipping at Haitian migrants "horrific" and "horrible." The Biden administration has begun deporting thousands of Haitian migrants at the Texas border. The Biden administration began expelling thousands of Haitian migrants on flights back to their home country on Sunday, with more deportations to come, according to the The Associated Press. A growing number of congressional Democrats have condemned the actions of the Border Patrol agents and called on the Biden administration to halt ongoing deportations of Haitian migrants. "Right now, we also have to implement our laws at the border," Psaki said.
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An August 29 drone strike in Kabul killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children. Drone strikes conducted by the US, in Afghanistan and beyond, have often resulted in civilian casualties. Such concerns underscore the need for greater transparency from the government when it comes to drone strikes, Brooks said. Drone strikes, which the US has conducted everywhere from Somalia to Yemen, tend to occur in remote areas and far from reporters or watchdogs. The use of drone strikes in counterterrorism operations began under the Bush administration.
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U.S. President Joe Biden and France's President Emmanuel Macron walk along the boardwalk during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble/PoolABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Tuesday a phone call between President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron about a disputed submarine deal is expected soon. Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One as Biden flew back to Washington from New York that staff members are finalizing the details to arrange the call. Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland; Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron, Phil Noble, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Biden, Trevor Hunnicutt, Steve Holland, Chris Reese Organizations: REUTERS, FORCE, Air Force, Thomson Locations: Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, Washington, New York
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday called pictures that appeared to show a Border Patrol agent on horseback with a whip to deter migrants "horrific," but declined to say what consequences there should be for the agent's actions. I can't imagine what context would make that appropriate, but I don't have additional details," Psaki told reporters at the daily White House briefing. Psaki was pressed repeatedly about the images and asked if the use of whips was something the Biden administration permitted. Asked if the agent should be fired, Psaki said, "Of course they should never be able to do it again." The DHS secretary was joined by Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, who defended his agency's use of horses, saying they "play an integral part in the security response."
Persons: Jen Psaki, Psaki, Paul Ratje, Biden, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas, Raul Ortiz, " Ortiz Organizations: White, Border Patrol, Sunday, El Paso Times, Reuters, Security, Del Locations: Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, Del Rio , Texas
A North Korean soldier looks toward the south as a South Korean soldier stands guard in the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/PoolSEOUL, Sept 20 (Reuters) - North Korea warned on Monday that the United States risked a dangerous nuclear arms race by providing submarine technology to Australia, criticising its "double standards" and vowing counter-measures. read moreNorth Korea joined China in decrying the U.S. decision as an "irresponsible one" that destroys regional peace and stability and global non-proliferation efforts. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to work toward denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and establish new relations at a summit with then U.S. President Donald Trump, but negotiations have stalled since 2019. The North's state media said on Friday that Washington's double standards and hostile policy hampered a reopening of denuclearisation talks.
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Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy praised White House press secretary Jen Psaki's professionalism. "It never feels like I'm getting smacked down or vice versa," Doocy told The New York Times. "It never feels like I'm getting smacked down or vice versa," Doocy told The Times. Doocy and Psaki's praise for each other might come as a surprise to viewers of their briefing room exchanges. The Fox correspondent regularly asks Psaki pointed — and sometimes misleading or disingenuous – questions, which Psaki sometimes condemns.
Persons: Peter Doocy, Jen Psaki's, Doocy, Joe Biden's, Jen Psaki, Steve Doocy, Psaki, Mediaite, she's, Biden Organizations: Fox, White, New York Times, Service, News White House, Times Locations: Afghanistan
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki takes questions during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth FrantzWASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that footage appearing to show border patrol agents using whips against Haitian migrants coming into the United States from Mexico was unacceptable and not appropriate. I can't imagine what context would make that appropriate," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. "I don't think anyone seeing that footage would think it was acceptable or appropriate," she said. Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jen Psaki, Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Steve Holland, Jeff Mason, Chris Reese Organizations: White, Press, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, United States, Mexico
A US Border Patrol agent on horseback yelled "this is why your country's shit" at Haitian migrants. Haitian migrants were seen in a video crossing the Rio Grande on the way to a camp in Texas. The Border Patrol agent used the horse to try to drive the migrants back across the river. In the video, a group of Haitian migrants — identified by reporter John Holman as a family — huddles together as the unidentified Border Patrol agent points back across the Rio Grande river. A different Border Patrol agent on horseback agent swings the horse's reins at another migrant as the man in the group is forced away into the river.
Persons: Al Jazeera, , John Holman, Ilhan Omar, Jen Psaki, hasn't Organizations: Border Patrol, Service, Border, Customs, Del, White House Press Locations: Rio Grande, Texas, Rio, Mexico
Live Covid Live Updates: Vaccine Uptake Among Young Children Looms as a Major Question The F.D.A. The Biden Administration plans to lift restrictions on vaccinated international travelers in November. Nearly 30,000 children were hospitalized for Covid in August; the least vaccinated states reported the highest rates. The Biden administration will lift restrictions on fully vaccinated international travelers in November. They will need to test negative for the coronavirus one day before traveling to the United States and show proof that they have bought a test to take after arriving in the United States, Mr. Zients said.
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U.S. President Joe Biden waves as he walks from Marine One at his return from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth FrantzWASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden supports a thorough investigation of the U.S. drone strike that killed up to ten Afghanistan civilians last month, the White House said on Monday. Biden was briefed Friday morning about the August drone strike, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. "This was done in error," Psaki said of the strike. Reporting by Heather Timmons Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Biden, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Heather Timmons, Chris Reese Organizations: Marine, White, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Rehoboth Beach , Delaware, Washington , U.S, U.S, Afghanistan
The response from the president and his top aides, according to Mr. Morial, has been muted. “You don’t get much of a response,” he said. “I think there’s a reluctance to telegraph future moves.”Mr. Biden has used soaring language to match the base’s passion on certain issues. “Every life that is taken by a bullet pierces the soul of our nation,” the president said in May after a mass shooting in San Jose, Calif. He also referred to gun violence in America as an “epidemic” that required urgent action.
Persons: Morial, , , Mr, Biden, Jen Psaki Organizations: Calif, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, Democratic, White House, Senate Locations: San Jose, America, Texas
WASHINGTON — Jen Psaki, President Biden’s press secretary, may be the most prominent spokeswoman in American politics, but political fame hits different in the post-Trump era. The daily White House briefing, once a highly rated staple of daytime TV, rarely appears anymore on cable news. Her retorts earn “yas queen” praise from liberals, while conservatives jeer her attempts at spin, particularly over the past month, when the confluence of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, extreme weather and coronavirus confusion meant the questions were more pointed and the answers more scrutinized. Ms. Psaki, 42, a veteran communications operative who was twice passed over for the top job under her previous boss, former President Barack Obama, is an unlikely avatar for the smack-down-happy, we-have-no-choice-but-to-stan culture of modern social media. A onetime competitive swimmer who grew up with a Republican father in Greenwich, Conn., she was until this past year barely recognized beyond the Beltway in-crowd, who knew her as a capable technocrat type with deep ties to Democratic leadership.
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The White House sent a memo to state and local governments warning of potential cuts to federal programs if Congress fails to lift debt ceiling. The memo warned of a possible recession as Republicans show no sign of budging on raising debt ceiling. Put simply, the debt ceiling caps how much the government can borrow. President Joe Biden is urging Republicans to get on board with a debt ceiling increase, as they did three times under the Trump administration. Peak rebound has come and gone, and crashing into the debt limit would reverse more than a year of recovery progress.
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United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy delivers remarks during a news conference with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The United States is ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots once the Federal Drugs Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approve the plan, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said on Friday. "As soon as the FDA and CDC complete their evaluations, we will be ready to move forward accordingly," Murthy told reporters at a White House briefing. The CDC will invest $2.1 billion to protect patients and healthcare workers from COVID-19 and future infectious diseases, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at the briefing. So far 89% of active U.S. military troops have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, said White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients.
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Biden to convene virtual virus summit on fringe of UN
  + stars: | 2021-09-17 | by ( Steve Holland | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Leah MillisWASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will convene a virtual COVID-19 summit on Wednesday on the margins of the U.N. General Assemblyaimed at boosting vaccinations worldwide with the goal of ending the pandemic by the end of 2022. Biden travels to New York on Monday for his first trip as president to attend the U.N. General Assembly and will speak to the gathered world leaders on Tuesday. He will convene the virus summit from the White House. "We need to end the pandemic – as soon as possible, aiming by the end of next year. More talks on the subject are expected among world leaders, including at the G20 summit to be held in Rome at the end of October.
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WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress face difficult decisions about how to tackle prescription drug costs for seniors after it emerged as a sticking point between lawmakers trying to push a sweeping spending and tax bill across the finish line. Democrats in high-cost areas want the cap raised but lawmakers haven't decided how to go about it. A Rice spokesman said she supports the idea of allowing Medicare to negotiate drug but is concerned that the proposed policy would "jeopardize" the bill's "final passage in the Senate." Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., released a separate statement with Suozzi and Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., promising "meaningful SALT relief" in the final bill. They argue that a bill that's too liberal to become law could be used to hurt them politically come election time.
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