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“NATO is critically important for U.S. interests in and of itself,” Biden said from NATO’s headquarters in Brussels while speaking with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “Russia is not acting in a way that is consistent as we hoped, as well as China,” Biden said during his brief meeting with Stoltenberg. The new framework will be adopted at the 2022 NATO summit. At the end of the day, Biden is expected to hold a press conference from NATO headquarters. On Tuesday, Biden will participate in a summit with the European Union and then will travel to Geneva, Switzerland.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, ” Biden, Jens Stoltenberg, Biden, Stoltenberg, , Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Vladimir Putin Organizations: WASHINGTON, NATO, European Union, Wednesday Locations: Brussels, Europe, United States, Russia, China, “ Russia, People’s Republic of China, U.S, Afghanistan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Geneva, Switzerland, Ukraine
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice's internal watchdog will investigate the Trump-era seizure of communication records from some Democratic lawmakers and journalists, the agency announced Friday. For instance, the committee specifically asked what metadata was included in the subpoenas and the Justice Department has not provided answers, the official said. At the time the records were sought, the House Intelligence Committee was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The newspaper reported that the records were sought as part of an investigation into leaks of classified information. Schumer and Durbin said in a statement that Congress and the Justice Department’s inspector general must investigate these actions by the Trump administration.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Donald Trump, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, William Barr, Jeff Sessions, Adam Schiff, , Donald Trump's, , Eric Swalwell, Trump, Mary McCord, Schumer, Durbin, Alex Wong, Barr Organizations: The, Trump, Democratic, Apple, Democratic House, The New York Times, House Intelligence, Department of Justice, Intelligence, panel's, Justice Department, Department, New York Times, Justice, NBC News, CNN, Washington Post, DOJ, DOJ's National Security Division, Capitol, Sessions, Committee Locations: Georgetown
Gregg Abbott said Thursday that his state would build a wall along the border with Mexico and blamed President Joe Biden’s policies for a humanitarian crisis at the southern border. The Republican governor announced the plan to build the barrier at a border security summit he hosted in Del Rio, a city along Texas’ southwestern border, and said he would release more details next week. As soon as Biden took office in January, he signed an order that paused all construction on the southern border and launched a 60-day review of Trump’s project. At the end of April, the Biden administration announced that it would cancel all border wall construction that was subsidized with redirected military funds. Abbott’s announcement comes days after Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guatemala and Mexico to address the root causes of migration into the U.S. across the southern border.
Persons: Gregg Abbott, Joe Biden’s, Abbott, Trump, ” Abbott, , Biden, Kamala Harris, Lester Holt, Harris, There's, won’t Organizations: WASHINGTON —, WASHINGTON — Texas Gov, Republican, Texans, NBC Nightly, U.S Locations: WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON — Texas, Mexico, Del Rio, Texas, “ Texas, Guatemala, U.S
WASHINGTON — A dozen House Democrats publicly criticized their colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., late Wednesday, accusing her of giving "cover" to terrorist and suggesting her remarks about Hamas and the Taliban reflect a "deep-seated prejudice." “Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided,” the group, led by Rep. Brad Schneider, of Illinois, said in a statement, urging Omar to "clarify" her remarks. Omar responded to her critics by calling their statement "offensive" and defending her initial remarks. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” she wrote on Twitter, echoing her remarks on the video. In a follow-up tweet, Omar defend her initial remarks: “Citing an open case against Israel, US, Hamas & Taliban in the [The International Criminal Court] isn’t comparison or from 'deeply seated prejudice'.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Ilhan Omar, Brad Schneider, Omar, , Antony Blinken, Jake Auchincloss, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Josh Gottheimer, Elaine Luria, Kathy Manning, Jerry Nadler, Dean Phillips, Kim Schrier, Brad Sherman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Organizations: House, Rep, Twitter, Hamas, Taliban Locations: United States, Israel, Illinois, U.S, Afghanistan, US, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Minnesota, Washington, California
As part of the agreement, Biden and Johnson will also work to reopen travel between the U.S. and U.K. as soon as possible. U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed the updated Atlantic Charter agreement aboard Air Force One while en route to the U.K. Wednesday for Biden's first trip abroad as president. “There'll be a refresher of the Atlantic Charter, which is now 80 years old,” Sullivan told reporters. And while the Atlantic Charter represents the latest chapter in the "special relationship" between Washington and London, the British government said this week that Johnson doesn't like that term. An aide told The Atlantic in a profile about Johnson that the prime minister thought the phrase appeared needy.
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Biden, Johnson, Jake Sullivan, Biden's, , ” Sullivan, Franklin D, Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, ” Biden, Brexit, , Irish Republic —, Sullivan Organizations: WASHINGTON, British, Charter, Downing, U.S, Air Force, Atlantic Charter, UN, NATO, European Union, Irish Republic Locations: United Kingdom, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England, Northern Ireland, United States, Washington, London
WASHINGTON — Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., made her Senate bid official Wednesday, announcing that she plans to challenge Republican Marco Rubio for his seat next year. “When you grow up in the South poor, Black and female, you have to have faith in progress and opportunity. She said, ‘Never tire of doing good, never tire,'” Demings said in the clip. Demings has served in the House since 2017, and her husband is the mayor of Orange County, Florida. From 2007 to 2011, Demings worked as chief of Orlando’s police department.
Persons: Val Demings, Republican Marco Rubio, Demings, “ I’ve, Rubio bashed Demings, , Nancy Pelosi, ” Rubio, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Hunter Organizations: WASHINGTON —, Republican, United States, Florida, NBC Locations: Congress, Washington, “ Florida, Florida, Orange County , Florida, Ukraine
Their charter plane suffered mechanical problems due to cicadas. A replacement plane had to be called in, and eventually the press corps took off from Dulles International Airport for the United Kingdom early Wednesday morning after waiting more than six hours to depart. Another reason to dislike cicadas: “cicada strike”disabled White House press plane set to depart for G7 in Cornwall last night. They are members of Brood X — the largest group of cicadas that live on 17-year cycles, which includes three species. NBC News foreign correspondent Molly Hunter, based in London, reacted to the delay of the press plane on Twitter, saying: “Good news: no cicadas on this side!”
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Andrea Mitchell, she’s, — Andrea Mitchell, Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Molly Hunter Organizations: WASHINGTON — Journalists, Dulles International Airport, United Kingdom, NBC, White House, Washington, Europe, Air Force, Joint Base Andrews, NBC News Locations: Europe, United, Cornwall, D.C, East, London
Harris noted "there's not going to be a quick fix” to the border situation, and the U.S. won’t “see an immediate return” as a result of actions taken by the administration. Watch Vice President Kamala Harris' full interview on “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Yes.”Harris said “at some point” she would visit the southwest border, although she did not specify a time. “Listen, I care about what's happening on the border,” Harris told Holt. “I’m in Guatemala because my focus is dealing with the root causes of migration.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Kamala Harris, ” Harris, Lester Holt, Harris, there's, won’t, Lester Holt ”, , Joe Biden, Holt, Henry Cuellar, Biden, Alejandro Mayorkas, Susan Rice Organizations: U.S, NBC, Northern, Homeland, Treasury, State, Justice Locations: U.S, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Texas, “ I’m, United States
WASHINGTON — The White House announced Tuesday that it will establish a task force to address supply chain challenges in key sectors where “a mismatch between supply and demand has been evident.”The task force will focus on “homebuilding and construction, semiconductors, transportation, and agriculture and food” and will be led by the secretaries of commerce, agriculture and transportation, the White House said. As the U.S. has reopened its economy, changes in demand have caused the disruptions, the White House said. “While these short-term supply chain disruptions are temporary, the president has directed his administration to closely monitor these developments and take actions to minimize the impacts on workers, consumers, and businesses in order to bolster a strong economic recovery,” it said. The actions come as the White House released the findings of a 100-day review of critical U.S. supply chain issues in a 250-page report Tuesday. The administration will also establish a new trade “strike force” that would propose unilateral and multilateral enforcement actions against unfair foreign trade practices.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Organizations: White, House, Department of Health, Human Services, of Interior, Department, Energy, Labor, Department of Defense Locations: U.S, China
WASHINGTON — The White House briefing room will return to full capacity Monday after the pandemic led to limited seating for reporters over the last year, the White House Correspondents’ Association announced Sunday. The correspondents’ association also announced that press capacity limits on general White House grounds for both indoors and outdoors would be lifted on Monday. The updates come as the White House returns to normal operations as Covid-19 case counts continue to drop across the country. The White House imposed severe limits on capacity on March 16, 2020, when the pandemic caused the country to shut down. White House press secretary Jen Psaki resumed holding daily press briefings after her predecessors in the Trump White House opted to abandon them.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Jen Psaki Organizations: White, , Centers for Disease Control, CDC, Trump White Locations: U.S
WASHINGTON — Facebook announced Friday a two-year ban of former President Donald Trump from its platforms, including Instagram, until at least January 2023. Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, said that Trump’s actions on its social media networks “constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols.”The decision came after Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board said last month that the social media giant was justified in removing Trump’s access from its platforms the day after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Facebook was then directed to review the suspension.The two-year extension of Trump’s suspension is effective from the date of the initial ban on Jan. 7.
Persons: Donald Trump, Nick Clegg Organizations: WASHINGTON, Facebook, Capitol
WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is making it clear that he doesn’t want Democrats to advance key items on President Joe Biden’s agenda without Republican votes. Manchin spoke with NBC News on Thursday about negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans on an infrastructure package and whether he’s ready to go it alone with members of his own party if talks collapse. I really don't,” Manchin said following an event with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm in Morgantown, West Virginia. Asked if he’s ready to pass a budget reconciliation bill that could allow Democrats to advance an infrastructure measure without GOP support, Manchin said, “No, I don't think you should. Talks are continuing between the White House and Senate Republicans, though Democrats have warned they might have to pass legislation on their own in a partisan process if an agreement is not reached soon.
Persons: WASHINGTON — Sen, Joe Manchin, Joe Biden’s, Manchin, ” Manchin, Jennifer Granholm, , he’s, “ I'm, I'm, Chuck Schumer, Biden’s, Biden, Donald Trump Organizations: Republican, NBC, White, Republicans, Energy, Democratic, , Democrats, House, Wednesday, Senate Republicans Locations: Morgantown , West Virginia
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in connection with campaign contributions of former employees who worked for him when he was in the private sector, NBC News confirmed Thursday. Postal Service declined to comment on the matter, which involves DeJoy’s time as CEO of North Carolina-based New Breed Logistics. So-called straw-donor schemes that evade campaign finance contribution limits are illegal under federal law. Then-President Donald Trump signaled at the time that he would support an investigation of DeJoy and suggested he could be fired from the Postal Service if he violated campaign finance laws. He has not been charged with a crime and has previously denied that he violated campaign finance laws.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Louis DeJoy, DeJoy’s, Mark Corallo, , DeJoy, ” Corallo, , Donald Trump, ” Trump Organizations: The Department, Justice, NBC News, NBC, Republican, Postal Service, U.S . Postal Service, Breed Logistics, The, of Justice, FBI, The Washington, Post, New Breed Logistics Locations: North Carolina
WASHINGTON — The July Fourth fireworks show hosted by the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., last summer caused $42,150 worth of damage, according to records obtained by the Democratic organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. CREW published four pages of documents Wednesday, including a letter the Department of Interior sent the RNC in February detailing the damage caused to the National Mall. Photos included in the documents showed the damage done to the grass and water fountain. The RNC has since reimbursed the federal government, according to documents filed with the Interior Department and published by CREW. In 2019, Trump’s military-style July Fourth parade in D.C. drained a special city fund designed to help finance extra security and anti-terrorism measures during large events.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Donald Trump, Muriel Bowser Organizations: Republican National Committee, Washington , D.C, Democratic, of Interior, RNC, Interior Department, National Park Service, D.C Locations: Washington ,, Washington
Watch the exclusive interview with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on "Andrew Mitchell Reports" at noon ET. If the crossing, which goes into the Syrian rebel-held province of Idlib, were to close, millions of Syrian refugees would lose access to critical humanitarian assistance. Thomas-Greenfield said she felt “a sense of desperation” as she witnessed what was happening at the crossing, which is the only way coronavirus vaccines can be sent across the border into Syria. The Security Council will have to vote to extend the resolution authorizing the use of the crossing past July 10, when it expires. Thomas-Greenfield’s said she has a positive message for her Russian counterpart: “I have seen firsthand the importance of this border crossing, and the needs that are being addressed in this border crossing, and you don't want on your shoulders the desperation of the people on the other side of the border.”
Persons: United Nations Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Andrea Mitchell, Bab, Linda Thomas, Andrew Mitchell, ” Thomas, , , Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Greenfield’s Organizations: WASHINGTON —, United Nations, NBC, Security Locations: WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON — U.S, Syria, Thomas, Turkey, Russia, Idlib, Switzerland, Bab, Damascus, U.S
McDaniel told the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has staged debates since 1988, in a three-page letter that it “no longer provides the fair and impartial forum" that "the American people deserve.”The presidential debates became a contentious topic during the 2020 election. Even before the debates, Trump made criticizing them a frequent part of his campaign stump speech, using his complaints about the format and organization to try to bolster his message that forces were actively trying to undermine him at all times. McDaniel reiterated a frequent argument Trump made in 2020, complaining that the debates were conducted after some states already began allowing voters to cast ballots. Trump's campaign asked that the 2020 debates be moved up to account for early voting, but the CPD denied his requests. She wants at least one debate scheduled to take place before early voting begins.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Ronna McDaniel, McDaniel, Donald Trump, Trump, ” McDaniel, Biden, , He’s Organizations: Republican National, Democratic, GOP, RNC, Trump, North Carolina Republican
She shot down a suggestion raised by some House Democrats that President Joe Biden could form a presidential commission, calling it not a workable idea, one source on the call said. Both chambers would have to vote to approve, which looks unlikely after the Senate Republicans' filibuster last week. The chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and ranking member, Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., negotiated the original Jan. 6 commission framework, which Katko voted in favor of. Katko voted to impeach TrumpOn the call, Pelosi promised to continue talking to members to come to an agreement on next steps. Last week, Senate Republicans blocked House-passed legislation that would establish a bipartisan independent commission to investigate Jan. 6.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi isn't, Pelosi, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Bennie Thompson, John Katko, Katko, Trump, Chuck Schumer, Organizations: WASHINGTON, House Democratic Caucus, Republican, Democrats, Republicans, Capitol, House Homeland Security, Trump, Security Locations: Ohio
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Wednesday to continue negotiations about an infrastructure package as administration officials signal time is running out on trying to reach a bipartisan deal. Administration officials have indicated time is running out to get a deal with Republicans before Democrats will opt to take a purely partisan route. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the White House wants to see a "clear direction" toward a deal in the next week. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday and said that the White House is "getting pretty close to a fish or cut bait moment." Capito and other Republicans involved in infrastructure negotiations said that their bill delivers what Biden has called for.
Persons: Joe Biden, Sen, Shelley Moore Capito, Capito, , Republicans ’, that's, White, Jen Psaki, Pete Buttigieg, ” Buttigieg, Biden, Dick Durbin Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, Republicans, Administration, Transportation, Congressional, GOP, Fox News, White House, Democratic
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tuesday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst instances of racial violence in the nation’s history. Biden is scheduled to tour the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa and meet with Black members of the community who survived the 1921 massacre. The event will also be attended by Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge, White House domestic policy adviser Susan Rice and senior adviser Cedric Richmond. “You cannot begin to address the racial wealth gap without addressing the student loan debt crisis. President Biden's budget fails to address the student debt crisis.”An administration official previewing the new actions said Monday that he had no announcements to make about student debt.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Marcia Fudge, Susan Rice, Cedric Richmond, Biden's, , Derrick Johnson, ” Johnson, Organizations: WASHINGTON, Greenwood Cultural Center, Housing, White House, White Locations: Tulsa , Oklahoma, Tulsa, Black
WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Thursday criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican senators who oppose legislation to create a 9/11-style commission that would investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. “There is no excuse for any Republican to vote against this commission since Democrats have agreed to everything they asked for,” he said on Twitter, a rare statement bashing McConnell. Manchin continued, “Mitch McConnell has made this his political position, thinking it will help his 2022 elections. GOP senators are expected to block debate from moving forward as there don’t seem to be enough Republicans to join Democrats who favor the bill. Democrats need at least 10 Republicans to join them in order to proceed to a floor debate.
Persons: WASHINGTON — Sen, Joe Manchin, Mitch McConnell, , McConnell, Manchin, “ Mitch McConnell, , Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins of, Lisa Murkowski, Tim Roemer, Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, ” Roemer Organizations: Capitol, Republican, Twitter, GOP, Republicans Locations: , Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Alaska, India
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday signaled they would be willing to support $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, the latest counteroffer to President Joe Biden sweeping proposal to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems. The new GOP plan would amount to nearly $1 trillion over eight years — much more than Republicans’ original $568 billion counterproposal — and would be funded through repurposing unused Covid-19 relief money. Their counterproposal came after the White House sent an updated plan to Republicans last Friday that lowered Biden’s original cost from $2.25 trillion to $1.7 trillion. Inflation is the number one threat to our nation right now in our economy,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. Senate Republicans emphasized that the main sticking point in talks is what should qualify for inclusion in an "infrastructure" package.
Persons: Joe Biden, Sen, Shelley Moore Capito, We're, ” Capito, , Biden, Capito, , John Barrasso, Roy Blunt Organizations: GOP, Republicans ’, White House, Capito, Biden, White, Senate Republicans, Republicans, Republican Locations: WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday that there must be a “transparent” follow-up investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Scientists and public health experts have said since last year that the virus likely emerged after being contracted from an animal, a common occurrence in nature. When asked about their thinking on the origins of the virus at a White House briefing Tuesday, senior health officials did not rule out a nonnatural cause. It also said it’s “extremely unlikely” that the virus leaked from a lab in China. The report, however, has been dogged by questions about China's transparency and willingness to cooperate and the investigators' lack of independence.
Persons: Xavier Becerra, Becerra, , Anthony Fauci, Andy Slavitt, , it’s Organizations: WASHINGTON — Health, Human Services, World Health Organization, National Institute of Allergy, White, WHO Locations: Wuhan, China
WASHINGTON — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Tuesday doubled down on her comparison of Covid-19-related rules to the Holocaust despite a barrage of condemnation from officials across the political spectrum. In a follow-up tweet Tuesday, Greene wrote, "Pretty soon it will be.. 'We only hire vaccinated people, show your vax papers.' 'These bathrooms are only for vaccinated people, show your vax papers.' After the ensuing criticism online over her posts, Greene then tweeted that she wasn't comparing Covid rules "to the Holocaust, only the discrimination against Jews in early Nazi years. Last week, Greene compared the ongoing requirement to wear a mask on the floor of the House of Representatives to the Holocaust.
Persons: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Greene, David, “ Jude, ” Greene, Pelosi, David Brody, , Nancy Pelosi, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger of, Cheney, Kinzinger, Kevin McCarthy of Organizations: WASHINGTON — Rep, Food, . Holocaust, Museum, NBC News, Trump Republicans, Republican Locations: California, Europe, U.S, Nazi Germany, Wyoming, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Kevin McCarthy of California
WASHINGTON — Some of the nations's biggest dating apps are launching new features to encourage people to get Covid-19 vaccinations, the White House announced Friday. The effort comes in support of President Joe Biden's goal of getting 70 percent of U.S. adults at least one vaccine shot by July Fourth, the White House said. OkCupid says it will also have a new matching system that allows users to search by vaccination status. “Vaccinated people will also receive a free 'Boost' to move their profile to the front of a daters’ stack,” the White House said of the app's plans. The White House noted that OkCupid has found that people who are vaccinated or who plan to be receive 14 percent more matches compared to those who don’t.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Tinder, who've, OkCupid Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, Centers for Disease Control Locations: U.S
WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly passed a $1.9 billion emergency spending measure that would boost security for the U.S. Capitol complex and to government agencies that responded to the Jan. 6 attack on the building. The bill passed the House 213 to 212, with three Democrats voting "present" and three opposing the bill. The three Democrats who voted against the bill were Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Cori Bush of Missouri and and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. The bill would also reimburse various agencies and government officers for costs associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. This comes a day after the House passed legislation that would establish a bipartisan independent 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Ilhan Omar, Minnesota, Cori Bush of, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Jamaal Bowman, , Bowman, it's, Rose DeLauro, Conn, DeLauro, Jaime Herrera Beutler Organizations: U.S . Capitol, U.S . Capitol Police, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Capitol, , Capitol Police, National Guard, District of Columbia, Republicans Locations: Cori Bush of Missouri, Ayanna Pressley of, Alexandria, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York, New York, Michigan, ,
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