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Taiwan, U.S. to hold long-stalled trade talks next week
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan and the United States will hold trade talks next week, the de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei said on Friday, resuming long-stalled discussions as Washington seeks to deepen its support for the Chinese-claimed island. FILE PHOTO: Flags of Taiwan and U.S. are placed for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan March 27, 2018. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Taiwan’s Office of Trade Negotiations will serve as the “chief consultants” for the talks, it added. Taiwan had been cautiously optimistic about resuming the high level trade talks with Washington this year after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signalled a possible resumption this month. While Taiwan is a member of the World Trade Organization, many countries are wary of signing trade deals with the tech powerhouse fearing objections from China, though Taiwan does have free trade deals with Singapore and New Zealand.
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Republicans are itching to conduct investigations of Hunter Biden if they win the majority in 2022. GOP inquiries would force the White House to play whack-a-mole with Hunter Biden accusations. Republicans are gearing up for a hot pursuit of Hunter Biden should they win a majority in Congress in the 2022 midterms. Republicans say they want to know more about Hunter Biden's ties to China and the Ukraine gas company Burisma. Johnson has this year sent at least four letters to federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies demanding answers on different Hunter Biden allegations, including on possible ties to "foreign nationals connected to the communist Chinese government"; unethical links to a Biden administration DOJ appointee; and an incident allegedly involving Hunter Biden and a firearm.
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Why Washington Can’t Quit Listening to Larry Summers
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Jeanna Smialek | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.78   time to read: +1 min
Larry Summers has split his pandemic time between houses in Massachusetts and Arizona. He also seems to live inside the collective mind of the Washington economic establishment. Deploring the way he dominates the narrative is its own catalyst to his dominance, though his critics often miss the paradox. Other respected academics were repeating variations on the same theme, though most economists argued that a 2021 price pop was more likely to be short-lived. But it was Mr. Summers, a longtime Harvard professor, whose brash declarations worked a sort of nerd magic, drawing the boundaries of the debate and forcing the White House — one he largely supports — on the offensive.
Persons: Larry Summers, Clinton, Obama, Summers, Biden Organizations: Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve, White Locations: Massachusetts, Arizona, Washington
Julian Assange's partner Stella Moris reacts after a court denied bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, outside the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again and put the legacy of Donald Trump behind it, the fiancée of the WikiLeaks founder told Reuters. "If Biden really wants to break with the Trump legacy, then he has to drop the case," Moris told Reuters in an interview. The U.S. Justice Department said in February it planned to continue to seek the extradition for Assange to face hacking conspiracy charges. "A superpower that has a free press is very different in nature from one that does not."
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Failed attempts to pass marriage equality measures in 2007 and 2009, however, left supporters deflated. Andrew Cuomo was sworn into office in January after making same-sex marriage a key plank in his campaign. “We had the opposite of momentum,” said Brian Ellner, who left then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office in 2011 to help lead New Yorkers for Marriage Equality. During the race, Marchione questioned McDonald’s conservative bona fides, claiming he backed same-sex marriage to secure campaign donations. That May, then-Vice President Joe Biden came out in favor of same-sex marriage, quickly followed by President Barack Obama.
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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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President Biden has tapped Cindy McCain for a post at the United Nations. Cindy McCain will represent the US at the UN's food agency if she's confirmed by the Senate. She endorsed Biden during the 2020 campaign and is the widow of the late Sen. John McCain. Cindy McCain, an Arizona businesswoman and the widow of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, has picked to take over as the US representative for the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Although the McCains were pitted against Biden and former President Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign, both she and President Biden have described themselves as friends.
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White House negotiators and a group of senators struck a deal on a bipartisan infrastructure agreement on Thursday that will likely slash measures to combat climate change and help the U.S. transition to a clean-energy economy. The second package could also include programs related to child and elder care, education, and health care, in addition to climate change measures, issues that administration officials have called "human infrastructure." The prospect of massing major climate legislation through Congress was a longshot from the beginning, but Democrats had been fighting to keep the president's climate measures in a bipartisan bill. Markey, in a statement to CNBC earlier this month, said that any proposal that fails to address and invest in climate change mitigation "is in denial." "If we are not seizing this moment to get our emissions and our clean economy on track, we must reject this deal and work in good faith on a real climate infrastructure package," Markey said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Joe Biden's, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, " Pelosi, Sen, Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley, Markey Organizations: White, White House, CNBC Locations: Washington
Conan O'Brien says goodbye to late night
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Frank Pallotta | Cnn Business | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
New York (CNN Business) After nearly 30 years and a lot of hilariously bizarre moments, Conan O'Brien said goodbye to late night on Thursday night. Photos: Conan O'Brien's late-night career Conan O'Brien is seen backstage on the set of his show "Conan" in 2019. Hide Caption 1 of 25 Photos: Conan O'Brien's late-night career Conan O'Brien is seen backstage on the set of his show "Conan" in 2019. Hide Caption 5 of 25 Photos: Conan O'Brien's late-night career O'Brien warms up the crowd at one of his "Late Night" tapings. Hide Caption 24 of 25 Photos: Conan O'Brien's late-night career O'Brien's last "Conan" show will air on June 24, 2021.
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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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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress and at the White House nudged Republicans on Wednesday to join them in forging an agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan. Two senior Democrats said they expected Wednesday’s meetings to yield results in negotiations that began after Biden rejected a Republican infrastructure proposal just over two weeks ago. The White House team includes Biden’s legislative director Louisa Terrell and Steve Ricchetti, counselor to the president. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is working up a far more ambitious infrastructure blueprint of $6 trillion. That maneuver would require all 48 Democrats and the two independents that caucus with them to agree.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Democrats in the U.S. Congress and at the White House nudged Republicans on Wednesday to join them in forging an agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan by the end of business on Thursday. A second Democratic negotiator, Senator Joe Manchin, told reporters they hoped to have a deal before the Senate breaks on Thursday for the July 4 Independence Day holiday. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is working up a far more ambitious infrastructure blueprint of $6 trillion. Schumer has said he plans to hold a July vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill and follow up in the autumn with a second Democratic-only measure. That maneuver would require all 48 Democrats and the two independents that caucus with them to agree.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sought agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan by the end of business on Thursday, with President Joe Biden awaiting final numbers and multiple meetings with White House officials on the agenda. Although not taking part directly, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, in an interview with Fox News Radio, called the talks “constructive” but said it was “too early to say” whether a deal would emerge. The White House turned its attention to the group of 21 senators after Biden rejected a Republican infrastructure proposal just over two weeks ago. Asked how he felt about the bipartisan infrastructure plan, Biden told reporters: “I’ll tell you that when I get the final numbers tonight.”A sticking point is how to pay for it. Schumer has said he plans to hold a July vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill and follow up in the autumn with a second Democratic-only measure.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jon Tester, Joe Manchin, , Biden, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, , Obama, Todd Young, Bernie Sanders, Schumer, Kamala Harris Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, Democratic, Democrat, Republican, Fox News Radio, Republicans, Senate, Reuters
Biden last week elevated a fierce critic of Big Tech, antitrust legal scholar Lina Khan, to head the powerful Federal Trade Commission. Many Republican lawmakers denounce the market dominance of Big Tech but don’t support a wholesale revamp of the antitrust laws. Biden said as a presidential candidate that dismantling the big tech companies should be considered. The legislative proposals also would prohibit the tech giants from favoring their own products and services over competitors on their platforms. As counsel to the Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, she played a key role in the 2019-20 investigation of the tech giants’ market power.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Lina Khan, David Cicilline, , Rebecca Allensworth, Obama, Cicilline, Kamala Harris, Khan, Organizations: Big Tech, Federal Trade Commission, Facebook, Google, Apple, Republicans, Microsoft, Vanderbilt University Law School, Justice Department, Senate, Columbia University, Yale, FTC, Trump Justice Department, Union, EU Locations: Washington
Trump Rule Tightening EB-5 Visa Program Struck Down by Federal Judge
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Michelle Hackman | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.63   time to read: +1 min
A federal judge has struck down a set of rules issued by the Trump administration that required immigrants seeking green cards through a federal investor visa program to spend more in the U.S. to qualify. The changes to the EB-5 program had bipartisan support across administrations, in contrast with the Biden administration’s opposition to many other Trump immigration policies. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of the Northern District of California ruled late Tuesday that the Trump administration improperly issued the rules because the acting Homeland Security secretary at the time, Kevin McAleenan, had been improperly appointed to his role. Her ruling echoes several other judges who blocked other Trump administration immigration policies, including a 2020 attempted rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, on the same grounds. Representatives for the Justice and Homeland Security departments didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Persons: Trump, Biden, Obama, Jacqueline Scott Corley, Kevin McAleenan Organizations: Department of Homeland Security, Trump, Northern, Northern District of, Justice and Homeland Security Locations: U.S, Midtown Manhattan, Northern District, Northern District of California
WASHINGTON — For decades, crime has paid for Joe Biden — at least, trying to crack down on it has. On Wednesday, Biden will focus Americans on rising rates of violent crime — so that he can outline his strategy for reversing them — in a speech at the White House. The risk for Biden is if violent crime rates rise despite his strategy. Data suggest that no one really knows why crime rates fluctuate. In the past, as a member of the Senate or as President Barack Obama's vice president, Biden wasn't on the hook for the outcome of policies.
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The unprecedented work will include compiling and reviewing records to identify past boarding schools, locate known and possible burial sites at or near those schools, and uncover the names and tribal affiliations of students, she said. Starting with the Indian Civilization Act of 1819, the U.S. enacted laws and policies to establish and support Indian boarding schools across the nation. For over 150 years, Indigenous children were taken from their communities and forced into boarding schools that focused on assimilation. Besides providing resources and raising awareness, the coalition has been working to compile additional research on U.S. boarding schools and deaths that many say is sorely lacking. I just think it’s good in this country to have conversations about what happened to Native American children,” Hoskin said.
Persons: Deb Haaland, , ” Haaland, Haaland, Chuck Hoskin Jr, ” Hoskin, Nez, Biden, , ” Nez, Kevin Gover, Barack Obama Organizations: National Congress of American, Nations, Washington Post, National Native American Boarding School, Coalition, Interior, Cherokee Nation, Navajo, American, Indian Locations: U.S, Laguna Pueblo, American, Canada, United States, Oklahoma
WASHINGTON — Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is running for governor of his home state of Maryland, where the outgoing Republican governor has proven immensely popular despite the state’s heavy Democratic tilt. Perez led the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and then served as labor secretary under President Barack Obama. When his term as DNC chair ended earlier this year, Perez was replaced by current chairman Jaime Harrison, who ran for Senate in South Carolina last year. Maryland goes heavily Democratic in presidential elections but, like its fellow Northeast liberal states Massachusetts and Vermont, currently has a popular Republican governor. Perez enters the race with widespread name recognition, connections to national donors and some key local endorsements, but he is hardly alone in the race.
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SEOUL—In nuclear diplomacy with the U.S., North Korea is playing hard to get, for now. The Kim Jong Un regime this year has rebuked the Biden administration’s outreach for engagement, without detailing what might woo them back to talks beyond vague demands. As diplomacy stalls, Pyongyang is adding to its nuclear arsenal, which President Biden has called the biggest foreign-policy threat facing the U.S. The U.S., during former President Barack Obama’s second term, refused to hold high-level negotiations with North Korea, wanting Pyongyang to first show commitment to abandoning its nuclear arsenal or face isolation. Now it is the Kim regime holding out.
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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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"But … I think they're very tone deaf," Cramer added on "Squawk on the Street." "I think that billionaires just kind of feel like, 'Well, listen, we're oligarchs and we get to do what we want.'" Cramer said he believes that attitude is misguided, particularly under Democratic President Joe Biden, who succeeded former President Donald Trump, a Republican, in January. This administration is certainly not pro-capitalist, it's pro-labor — much more, I think, than the Obama administration," Cramer said. Cramer on Wednesday did not detail specific tax reforms he believes billionaires should be willing to embrace.
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Ethics experts say the State Department is relying on loopholes to keep his investments hidden. Officials have refrained from discussing the mysterious mogul on the record and won't explain his hire, even though Gallogly has reported being a State Department employee on campaign-finance disclosure forms. The White House referred questions about Gallogly to the State Department, which declined to comment on the record for this story. The Biden administration has provided no information on Gallogly's responsibilities, nor has it made him available for statements or interviews. In an emailed statement, a State Department spokesperson said only that Kerry's team was still being organized: "The staffing and structure are still being finalized."
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Ethics experts say the State Department is relying on loopholes to keep his investments hidden. Officials have refrained from discussing the mysterious mogul on the record and won't explain his hire, even though Gallogly has reported being a State Department employee on campaign-finance disclosure forms. The White House referred questions about Gallogly to the State Department, which declined to comment on the record for this story. The Biden administration has provided no information on Gallogly's responsibilities, nor has it made him available for statements or interviews. In an emailed statement, a State Department spokesperson said only that Kerry's team was still being organized: "The staffing and structure are still being finalized."
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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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U.S. again votes against U.N. call to end Cuba embargo
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File PhotoNEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday continued Washington's tradition of voting against an annual United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for an end to a U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. The resolution was adopted for the 29th time with 184 votes in favor, three abstentions and two no votes - the United States and Israel. The U.N. vote can carry political weight, but only the U.S. Congress can lift the more than 50-year-old embargo. Trump also rolled back nearly all measures Obama had taken to ease the embargo and improve ties between the United States and its old Cold War foe. "Like the virus, the blockade asphyxiates and kills, it must stop," Rodriguez told the General Assembly.
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