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Officer Michael Fanone has said for weeks that he wanted to meet with McCarthy, who has opposed a commission and remained loyal to former President Donald Trump. Trump supporters clash with D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Brian Sicknick collapsed and died after engaging with the mob; a medical examiner ruled that he died of natural causes. Seven people died during and after the rioting, including Babbitt and three other Trump supporters who died of medical emergencies. In addition to Sicknick, two police officers died by suicide in the days that followed.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Fanone, McCarthy, Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s, Trump, Shannon Stapleton, Nancy Pelosi, Fanone, Harry Dunn, Gladys Sicknick, Brian Sicknick, Trump’s, Dunn, Pelosi, “ Jan, ” Pelosi, , Chuck Schumer, hadn’t, Ashli Babbitt, , Babbitt Organizations: Republican, Capitol, D.C, Metropolitan Police, U.S, Reuters, Republicans, Capitol Police, Seven Republican, GOP, Trump, U.S . Capitol Police
Black Voters Matter has embarked on what the national advocacy and policy group has christened a Freedom Ride for Voting Rights. Its goals, BVM co-founders LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright note, are threefold: to amplify the need for federal voting rights legislation, build Black voting power, and advocate for Washington, D.C., statehood. People gather during the launch of the "Freedom Ride for Voting Rights" in Jackson, Miss., on June 19, 2021. Founded in 1869, the historically Black college became one of the epicenters of the civil rights movement. “Amen!”Barbara Arnwine, a lawyer, updated the crowd on voting rights legislation before Congress.
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WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris, after weeks of pressure from her political opponents, will visit the U.S.-Mexico border Friday, as part of her role addressing the root causes of migration. "[Harris' trip to the border] is really about building on the work that she has been doing. Republicans criticized Harris' decision to visit El Paso rather than other parts of the state like, the Rio Grande Valley, which see significantly more border crossings. Although partisan politics are likely to hang over Harris' trip Friday, she will also be forced to confront major policy issues. Rohini Kosoglu, domestic policy adviser to the vice president and one of Harris' longest serving aides, said that Harris "has spent her career fighting for immigrants."
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Vice President Kamala Harris Heads to Border Facing Bipartisan Pressure
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Tarini Parti | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.94   time to read: +1 min
President Biden tapped Ms. Harris to lead diplomatic efforts aimed at stemming the flow of migrants and to improve access in the U.S. to voting. People close to Ms. Harris acknowledge that she has made some high-profile missteps in her first few months, at times overshadowing what they see as her accomplishments. A spokeswoman for the vice president declined to comment. Asked in a television interview earlier this month why she hadn’t visited the border, Ms. Harris noted that she also hadn’t been to Europe. She added: “I’m not discounting the importance of the border.” Some said Ms. Harris appeared to equate the two places and minimize the seriousness of the border situation.
Persons: Kamala Harris’s, Biden, Harris, hadn’t Organizations: Republicans, Democrats, Republican, Democratic Locations: U.S, Mexico, El Paso , Texas, Europe
Lawmakers want to make COVID-19 vaccines available to Americans living abroad. Now a bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the administration to help make vaccines available to the as many as 9 million Americans living abroad. "While Americans abroad are eligible to receive vaccines in some countries, in others, Americans are ineligible as non-citizens," the senators wrote. "Should Americans living abroad wish to travel to the US to receive the vaccine, the financial burden of travel as well as lengthy quarantine requirements upon return to their host country may be prohibitive." Accordingly, the senators wrote, "millions of Americans abroad worry they may not have access to a vaccine for months or even years."
Persons: Joe Biden's, Antony Blinken, Chris Murphy, Jerry Moran, Michael George DeSombre, Scott Brown, , Michael G, Hearh Organizations: State Department, Insider, Service, COVID, Sens, Republican, Reuters, Embassy Locations: United States, States, Connecticut, Kansas, Thailand, Thailand's
Pence 'proud' of his Jan 6 actions despite criticism from Trump
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Former Vice President Mike Pence departs after the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Melina Mara/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said he was proud of his decision to approve the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential race, pushing back against fierce criticism from former President Donald Trump. Some of the rioters on Jan. 6 chanted threats including "hang Mike Pence," who had refused Trump's request that he block certification of Biden's win, an authority the vice president did not have. "But the Constitution provides the vice president with no such authority." Trump did not attend the ceremony and has lashed out at Pence, saying that he lacked courage.
Persons: Mike Pence, Joe Biden, Melina Mara, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Pence, Ronald Reagan, Trump, Steve Holland, Jason Lange, Michael Perry Organizations: WASHINGTON, Former U.S, U.S, Capitol, Trump, we'll, Republican, & Freedom Coalition, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Former, United States, Simi Valley , California, Orlando , Florida, New Hampshire
Mike Pence said Thursday he was "proud" to do his Constitutional duty and certify the election. "There is almost no idea more un-American than the idea that one person could choose the president," Pence said. Some members of the mob believed the vice president could stop the certification, as Trump had claimed, and were chanting "Hang Mike Pence." "But the Constitution provides the vice president with no such authority before the joint session of Congress." Some Trump supporters still hold Pence accountable for certifying the election for President Joe Biden.
Persons: Mike Pence, Pence, Donald Trump, Trump, kingmaker, Insider's Tom LoBianco, Joe Biden, LoBianco Pence Organizations: Trump, Service, Reagan, Capitol, Republican, GOP Locations: Simi Valley , California, United States, Florida
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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A refresher: Hunter Biden came under intense scrutiny during the 2020 campaign over everything from his business dealings to his struggles with substance abuse. ": A bipartisan group of 21 senators and President Joe Biden reached a major breakthrough in negotiations for an infrastructure bill. "There ain't going to be an infrastructure bill unless we have the reconciliation bill passed by the United States Senate," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Biden, too, said of the infrastructure bill: "If this is the only thing that comes to me, I'm not signing it." "Big crowds in the Great State of Ohio this weekend for the Trump rally," Trump wrote in a Wednesday night statement about his planned Saturday rally outside Cleveland.
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They targeted a Republican state representative, now the Wyoming speaker of the house, because of his openness to liberalizing marijuana laws — a position Ms. Gore vigorously opposes. Using her Democratic cover identity, Ms. LaRocca got a job working for a consortium of wealthy liberal donors in Wyoming — the Wyoming Investor Network, or WIN — that had decided to back some moderate Republicans. What we’re doing long term.”Mr. Seddon, Mr. Maier and Ms. LaRocca did not respond to requests for comment about the operation or the campaign contributions. Cassie Craven, a lawyer for Ms. Gore, also did not respond to emails or a voice mail message seeking comment about the operation, nor did Ms. Gore herself. He had planned, he said, to take them to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee before the pandemic turned it into a virtual event.
Persons: Mark Gordon, Gore, LaRocca, , Chris Bell, , Mr, Seddon, Maier, Cassie Craven, George Durazzo Jr, Benedict Arnold, Mata Hari Organizations: Republican, Wyoming Investor Network, WIN, Republicans, Times, Democratic National Convention Locations: Wyoming, West, Colorado, Las Vegas, Milwaukee
On Infrastructure, Biden Tests the Limits of Having It Both Ways
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Jim Tankersley | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.83   time to read: +2 min
His agreement with Senate centrists, including at least five Republicans, includes just under $600 billion in new federal spending, focused on physical infrastructure like highways and broadband. “Neither side got everything they wanted in this deal, and that’s what it means to compromise,” Mr. Biden told reporters in the East Room. “If this is the only thing that comes to me, I’m not signing it,” Mr. Biden said, just moments after extolling the virtues of consensus. “The bottom line is both tracks need to make progress concurrently.”Top Republicans were quick to denounce the two-step. They do not expect Republicans to walk away from the agreement struck this week.
Persons: Mr, Biden, Biden’s, I’m, ” Mr, , Chuck Schumer, “ That’s, Mitch McConnell of Organizations: Senate, Democratic, , Republicans Locations: New York, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
The insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 failed. But at the state level, the Republican war on elections is posting startling wins. They are trying to do what Trump failed to do: neuter elections as a check on Republican power. [You can listen to this episode of “The Ezra Klein Show” on Apple, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts.] This is an example of what I’ve sometimes referred to as the “doom loop of democracy”: highly gerrymandered Republican state legislatures in key swing states passing legislation that gives them more power to discourage Democratic-leaning groups from voting, throw out legitimate votes and overturn election results — all of it backed up by Republican-dominated courts.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, , Ezra Klein Organizations: Capitol, Republican, Brennan, Apple, Spotify, Google, Democratic
Harris visits U.S.-Mexico border amid criticism from Republicans
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Nandita Bose | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. June 18, 2021. It will be Harris' first visit to the border since becoming vice president five months ago. "The Vice President's trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this year was about the root causes, and this border visit is about the effects," Harris' spokesperson, Symone Sanders, said. During the trip, Harris said she would visit the border in the near future but was focused on "tangible results" and "opposed to grand gestures." As such, they are unlikely to stop their criticism of Biden's policies, even if Harris visits the border.
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But there has never been a peace treaty, meaning the Korean War is still technically being fought. There are those that refer to the Korean War as, "the forgotten war" as it did not receive the same kind of attention as did World War II or the Vietnam War. Even now, 70 years later, the Korean War is given less notice than other conflicts and wars in history. The Korean War was the first military action following the end of WWII and the beginning of the Cold War. These numbers made the Korean War known as an exceptionally bloody war, despite the fact that it was relatively short.
Persons: Harry Truman, Truman, MacArthur, Douglas MacArthur, Joseph Martin Organizations: Business, Service, Democratic People's, Western, UN, South Korea, War US Army, Keystone, Getty, Soviet, North, North Korea Wikimedia Commons, American, Republican Locations: Korean, South Korea, North Korea, Vietnam, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Western Republic of Korea, Masan, Soviet Union, United States, China, Yalu, Europe, Gen, Indong
A survey finds support for halting federal unemployment benefits.
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Ben Casselman | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Critics of the enhanced unemployment benefits argue they are discouraging people from looking for jobs and making it hard for businesses to find workers. Credit... Mario Tama/Getty ImagesA slim majority of Americans say it is time for enhanced unemployment benefits to end. The federal government is providing jobless workers with $300 a week in benefits on top of their regular unemployment payments. Of Republicans, 80 percent want the extra benefits to end right away, compared with 27 percent of Democrats. Companies look at my age and pass.”“Car broke down and no money to fix it.” The survey included 65 respondents who said they were currently receiving unemployment benefits.
Persons: Critics, Mario Tama, Republicans —, , Lyft, Read Organizations: Republicans, Republican, Democratic, The New York Times Locations: Alabama , Indiana, Missouri
Why Wall Street loves Joe Manchin right now
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Julia Horowitz | Cnn Business | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Those words, from President Joe Biden on infrastructure spending, were enough to trigger a Wall Street celebration . "Infrastructure spending strengthens an already very strong economic growth outlook," said Jeff Buchbinder, equity strategist for LPL Financial. Victoria's Secret has made a huge pivot. Although marketing trends changed, Victoria's Secret mostly stuck to the same playbook that helped it dominate the industry for years: push-up bras and scantily-clad celebrity models known as its "Angels." But Victoria's Secret seems to be on a much better track.
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A new bipartisan bill proposed in Congress would require the Social Security Administration to once again mail annual statements to everyone ages 25 and over who have paid into the system. The bill, called the Know Your Social Security Act, was proposed on Thursday by Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate. The Social Security Administration since 2011 has only sent out paper statements on a limited basis. Those who still receive annual mailed paper statements include people who are ages 60 and up who are not receiving benefits and have not signed up for an online My Social Security account. Receiving the annual statements will help workers make sure their earnings record with the government agency is accurate.
Persons: John Larson, Conn, Vern Buchanan, Ron Wyden, Bill Cassidy, Larson Organizations: Social Security Administration, Security, Republicans, Democrats, Senate, Finance, Social Security Locations: R, Sens
GOP Georgia Senate candidate Kelvin King on infrastructure deal, voting laws
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.80   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailGOP Georgia Senate candidate Kelvin King on infrastructure deal, voting lawsKelvin King, founder of construction company Osprey Management and a Republican running for Senate in Georgia, joined "Squawk Box" on Friday to discuss the infrastructure deal struck between the White House and a bipartisan group of senators.
Persons: Kelvin King Organizations: GOP Georgia, Osprey Management, Republican, Senate, White Locations: Georgia
Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Katie Rogers | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
Live Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico Vice President Kamala Harris will visit a migrant processing center in El Paso during her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office. Vice President Kamala Harris departed Joint Base Andrews for a trip to El Paso on Friday. Along with Ms. Escobar, Ms. Harris is traveling with Senator Dick Durbin, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who has been involved in past attempts at bipartisan immigration reform. Ms. Harris is also traveling with Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security. Greg Abbott of Texas days after Ms. Harris visits.
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The group will continue to work from afar. "There is still more work to be done on the final bill, and nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to. The issues have been at the core of demands from activists and progressives who want police to be held accountable. The potential legislation would also address choke and carotid holds, no-knock warrants, national standards for policing, misconduct record keeping and resources for police mental health. The House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in March.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Sens, Cory Booker, Tim Scott, Karen Bass, ” Bass, George Floyd Organizations: Senate, Republicans, George, George Floyd Justice
House Republicans plan to hold their own public hearing on the origins of Covid-19 next week, featuring "many respected doctors, scientists" and "members of Congress who've been investigating this on their own," House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Thursday. Scalise said he and other Republicans have repeatedly demanded Democratic leadership, include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, conduct hearings to hold the "Chinese Communist Party accountable" for the pandemic, to no avail. "Here in the United States we’ve had over 600,000 deaths — nearly 4 million worldwide — yet Speaker Pelosi still refuses to hold a hearing on the origin of Covid-19," said Scalise, the subcommittee's ranking member. The Democratic-controlled House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee is investigating the origins of the virus, but has not held a hearing on it. Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., suggested in a statement last month that the committee would hold off until after the 90-day review was completed.
Persons: who've, Steve Scalise, Scalise, Donald Trump's, Nancy Pelosi, United States we’ve, Pelosi, Joe Biden, Biden, Adam Schiff, ” Schiff Organizations: Democratic, Communist Party, Intelligence, [ Intelligence Locations: United States, Wuhan, China
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ongoing claims for U.S. unemployment insurance have dipped faster in recent weeks in states ending federal benefits this summer than in states keeping the $300 weekly supplement in place until the fall, according to government data through last week. A sign advertising job openings is seen outside of a Starbucks in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew KellyFrom the week ending May 1 through the week ending June 12, continuing claims for state unemployment benefits fell 17.8% in the 26 states ending benefits early, to 990,000, and by 12.6%, to 2.18 million, in the rest of the country, according to a Reuters analysis of weekly federal unemployment data. Weekly data from small business time provider Homebase through the week ending June 20 in fact has shown no pickup in hiring in the states cancelling unemployment benefits. The states stopping benefits as a group have also pulled closer to their pre-pandemic levels of unemployment, suggesting less room for improvement.
Persons: Andrew Kelly, , Jefferies, Thomas Simons Organizations: WASHINGTON, REUTERS, Republican, Homebase, Democratic, Federal Reserve Locations: Manhattan , New York City , New York, U.S, California, New York, Louisiana, Vermont, Massachusetts, Northeast
Private capital has remained on the sidelines eager to invest. Let’s start with the basics: Infrastructure is a terrific, necessary investment, and the private sector has the capital to pay for it. The original toll roads, meanwhile, saw safety improve, congestion decrease and toll rates fall thanks to private sector investment. It can allow states to commission projects worth many times the public investment, as has already happened in Virginia, Maryland and Florida. Too often, the answer is “someone else.” This compromise proposal has sent the bill to private capital, the “someones” volunteering to pay.
Persons: Joe Biden, , it’s, Sen, Susan Collins, we’ve, Biden, Organizations: Republicans, GOP, Private, Politico, Transportation Infrastructure Finance, Innovation Locations: America, Maine, Australia, Sydney, Melbourne, Virginia , Maryland, Florida
(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) Mega-cap tech names Google-owner Alphabet Inc, Nvidia Corp, Microsoft Corp, Netflix Inc and Facebook Inc also gained between 0.6% and 0.7%, setting the benchmark S&P 500 index close to its record high after open. The S&P 500 growth index is up 3.9% so far in June and has gained 9.9% for the quarter, compared to the value index , which dropped 2.23% this month. ET, Dow e-minis were up 164 points, or 0.49%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 20.5 points, or 0.48%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 89.5 points, or 0.63%. In response, Biogen Inc, which received a controversial approval for its Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab earlier this month, dropped 7.5%.
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Ohio ends vaccine lottery with state still below 50 percent threshold
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio, the state that launched the national movement to offer millions of dollars in incentives to boost vaccination rates, planned to conclude its program Wednesday — still unable to crack the 50% vaccination threshold. Mike DeWine’s May 12 announcement of the incentive program had the desired effect, leading to a 43 percent boost in state vaccination numbers over the previous week. Multiple other states followed Ohio's lead, including Louisiana, Maryland, and New York state, with the impact on vaccinations hard to pin down. California awarded $116.5 million in prizes — the country’s largest pot of vaccine prize money — and Democratic Gov. The state is offering five residents the chance to win $1 million each in weekly lottery drawings from June 4 until July 7.
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