Obama jokingly calls Biden ‘Vice President’ upon his return to the White House
In a provocative speech to the North American Construction Trade Union Conference, President Joe Biden introduced new sanctions against Russia and, without naming him, mocked Rep. Matt Gates for his questioning of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
The president received a standing ovation for his comments on the economy, jobs and unions, and also received a penalty for Amazon’s stance on workplace regulation, and his predecessor on taxes (also not named). Biden concluded his speech by announcing an investment of $20 billion in public transportation – the largest investment in US history.
Earlier, Republicans and conservative commentators were condemned for posting misleading edited clips claiming to show the president being disparagingly ignored in favor of Barack Obama at a White House event yesterday.
Mr Obama was giving his first public address at the Executive Palace since leaving office – a celebration of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Biden announced changes to the health care program that could make up to 200,000 uninsured Americans eligible for coverage.
Asked for advice for Democrats worried about this year’s midterm elections, Obama said they have a story to tell, “they just have to tell it.”
ICYMI: Biden vows to ‘escalate pain’ to Russia
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday vowed to “relieve the pain” for Russian President Vladimir Putin with a new package of sanctions aimed at “substantial escalation” of the “financial shock” that has been imposed against Moscow since Mr. Putin ordered an unprovoked invasion of Russia in February.
According to a senior administration official who briefed reporters on recent actions against Putin and his government, Biden will sign an executive order that will add Putin’s two adult daughters — Maria and Katerina — as well as the wife and children of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. And members of the Russian Security Council are on the list of officials who faced personal sanctions as a result of the invasion.
It would also impose “full ban sanctions” on Sberbank – Russia’s largest financial institution – and Russia’s largest private bank, Alpha Bank, and impose a ban on any new US investment in Russia.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 03:15
Ohio Republican lawmakers introduced a “Don’t Say Gay” bill that also targets race lessons
Republican lawmakers in Ohio They introduced what opponents called “Don’t Say Like Me” legislation, reflecting a Florida The law that critics warn will have a chilling effect LGBT+ Students, teachers and their families.
The bill goes further to include school prohibitions against “inherently divisive or racist concepts” including “critical race theory” as well as “diversity, equity, and inclusive learning outcomes,” including professional development initiatives for teachers and school staff.
Oliver O’Connell7 Apr 2022 02:30
Judge issues first explicit acquittal of riot suspect on January 6
New Mexico engineer Matthew Martin has been found guilty of four counts of misdemeanours after a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, after he declined a jury trial.
Graeme Massey tells us the story.
Oliver O’Connell7 Apr 2022 01:45
Report: FBI Has Hundreds of Names of Capitol Riot Suspects But Justice Department Needs More Lawyers
The US Department of Justice He has been busy for more than a year tracking down and prosecuting those involved in capitol riotBut it is now facing an unprecedented problem; She doesn’t have enough lawyers to carry out trials.
NBC News Reports indicate that more than 775 supporters Donald Trump Those who stormed the Capitol on January 6 were arrested. More than 225 people have pleaded guilty to date, and two were convicted during a trial. More than 50 people were sentenced to prison terms.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 01:00
‘Merva infested Tom Cotton’ and the GOP’s ‘fascism’ ripped apart the Democratic chair
The Democratic Party chief went on the offensive and told voters that the Republican Party’s embrace of “fraud, fear and fascism” should not be rewarded with a return to power in Washington.
DNC President Jimmy Harrison He made the remarks during an appearance on MSNBC’s morning atmospheretaking into account the Republican Party Sen Tom Cotton From Arkansas his criticism of the Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson It was widely criticized as being cheap and based on a deliberate misreading of her previous work.
John Bowden has the story from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’Connell7 Apr 2022 00:29
House votes to convene Trump aides Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino in contempt of Congress
The House of Representatives voted 220-203 to refer two other former White House aides to stand trial in criminal contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas to produce documents and provide evidence before the Select Committee investigating the January 6 rebellion.
Only two Republicans — select committee members Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — joined 218 Democrats Wednesday to agree to a decision to detain former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Daniel Scavino and former National Trade Board director. Peter Navarro in contempt and prosecuting them for refusing to comply with subpoenas issued as part of the nine-member panel’s investigation into the worst attack on the US Capitol since Major General Robert Ross ordered British forces to set it on fire in 1814.
Andrew Feinberg and Eric Garcia report from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 00:11
GOP prepares to target Hunter Biden with congressional investigations
Republicans They are interested in litigation Hunter BidenForeign business dealings through Congressional Investigative Authorization Authority if the Republican Party regains control of one or both houses of Congress later this year.
A Republican congressman preparing for the presidency House Oversight Committeewhich has broad powers to investigate government affairs, Tell Politico In a recent interview, he said his committee would finish Hunter Biden’s foreign trade dealings if he chairs the influential committee next year.
“The House Oversight Committee will be above Hunter Biden,” Representative James Comer said.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022, 23:30
AOC confident GOP immigration provisions won’t be in COVID relief bill
independentEric Garcia of the President spoke with Mrs. Ocasio-Cortez at the US Capitol.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 23:00
The White House: The United States faces up to $2 trillion in bill each year from the climate crisis by 2100
No action on climate crisis And surrender to the aggravation of the spiral Forest firesAnd the heat wavesHeavy floods and storms could leave the federal government a $2 trillion annual bill by the end of the century, according to a new federal analysis.
Louise Boyle, climate correspondent, reports for independent.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 6 2022 22:44
Biden: Trump is the ‘last man’ who did not attend the inauguration
President Joe Biden He delivered a blow to his predecessor in the White House, whom he called “the last man” during a speech in Washington, D.C., to laughter and loud cheers from the audience.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 6 2022 22:25
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