Obama jokingly calls Biden a “vice president” when he returns to the White House
In a televised speech at a North American trade union conference, President Joe Biden described new sanctions against Russia and, without naming him, mocked Representative Matt Gaetz for his cross-examination of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
The president received a standing ovation for his remarks on the economy, jobs and unions, he also noted Amazon’s position on workplace organization and its predecessors regarding taxes (he was also unnamed). Mr Biden ended his speech by announcing a $ 20 billion investment in public transport – the largest in US history.
Earlier, Republicans and conservative commentators were condemned for distributing misleading editorial clips that pretend to show that the president was humiliatingly ignored in favor of Barack Obama at an event in the White House yesterday.
Mr Obama was giving his first public speech at the Center since his resignation – on the occasion of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Mr Biden announced changes to the health care plan that could make up to 200,000 uninsured Americans eligible for insurance.
Asked for advice from Democrats worried about this year’s midterm elections, Obama says they have a story to tell, they “just have to tell it.”
“Amazon, here we come”
Following the successful trade union election of Amazon employees in New York, which marks the first American union in the technology and retail giant, President Joe Biden emphasized the protection of workers “to ensure that the choice to join a union belongs to workers alone.
“By the way: Amazon, here we come,” he said in a statement to the North American Construction Workers’ Legislative Conference on April 6.
The room exploded with applause when he then urged lawmakers to pass the Pro Act, a suspended measure that would increase occupational safety and health related to workers’ right to plan and negotiate jointly in the workplace.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 04:00
ICYMI: Biden calls for “raising the pain” in Russia
On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden vowed to “make amends” for Russian President Vladimir Putin with a new package of punishments aimed at “significantly amplifying” the “financial shock” that has been inflicted on Moscow since Putin ordered an unprovoked invasion of Moscow. in February.
According to a senior administration official who informed reporters of the latest actions against Putin and his government, Biden will sign an executive order that will add two of Putin’s adult daughters – Mary and Catherine – as well as Secretary of State Sergei Lavrov’s wife. and Russian Security Council members on a list of officials who have been subjected to personal sanctions for the invasion.
It will also impose “full barriers to sanctions” on Sberbank – Russia’s largest financial institution – and Russia’s largest private bank, Alfa Bank, and will ban all new US investment in Russia.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 03:15
Ohio GOP lawmakers introduce “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which also targets racism
Republican lawmakers in Ohio have introduced what opponents have called “Do not say gay” legislation, which reflects Florida law that critics warn will have a chilling effect on LGBT + students, teachers and their families.
The bill goes further and includes school bans against “divisive or racialism”, including “critical racism” as well as “results of diversity, equality and inclusive education”, including professional development projects for teachers and school staff.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 02:30
A judge first acquits a riot patient on January 6
A judge has issued the first acquittal of a defendant in the January 6 riots after a federal defense contractor claimed that police had waved him into the US capital.
Matthew Martin, an engineer in New Mexico, was found not guilty of four counts of misconduct following a two-day sentencing hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden after refusing to appear in court.
Graeme Massie has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 01:45
Report: FBI has hundreds of names of suspected Capitol rioters but DOJ needs more lawyers
The U.S. Department of Justice has been busy for more than a year tracking down and prosecuting participants in the Capitol riot, but is now facing an unprecedented problem; it does not have enough lawyers to carry out the charges.
NBC News reports that more than 775 Donald Trump supporters who stormed the capital on January 6 have been arrested. More than 225 people have pleaded guilty so far and two have been convicted in court. More than 50 have been jailed.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 01:00
“Maggot-infected” Tom Cotton and “fascism” GOP torn by Dem chairman
The chairman of the Democratic Party went on the attack 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.
Jamie Harrison, chairman of DNC, made the remarks when he appeared on MSNBC Good morning Joeby noting in particular GOP Sen Tom Cotton from Arkansas, whose critique of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was widely criticized as cheap and based on deliberate misreading of her earlier work.
John Bowden has the story from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 00:29
Congress voted to hold contemptuous of Trump aides, Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino, in Congress
The House of Representatives voted 220-203 votes to indict two former White House aides for Trump’s criminal misconduct in Congress for failing to present documents and testify before the Jan. 6 uprising commission of inquiry.
Only two Republicans – the nominees for Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois – joined the 218 Democrats on Wednesday to pass a resolution denouncing Daniel Scavino, former White House Deputy Secretary-General and former National Trade Council Secretary-General Peter Navarro. recommended them. will be prosecuted for refusing to obey summonses issued as part of the nine – man committee’s investigation into the worst attack on the US capital since General Robert Ross ordered British troops to set it on fire in 1814.
Andrew Feinberg and Eric Garcia report from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 7, 2022 00:11
The GOP is preparing to target Hunter Biden in a parliamentary inquiry
Republicans indicate interest in suing Hunter Biden for foreign trade under the House’s investigative mandate if the GOP regains control of one or both houses of Congress later this year.
A GOP MP who is to serve as chairman of the House oversight committee, which has extensive powers to investigate government affairs, said Politico in a recent interview that his committee will be “all over” Hunter Biden’s foreign trade if he becomes chairman of the influential committee next year.
“The building’s oversight committee will be throughout Hunter Biden,” said Representative James Comer.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 11:30 p.m.
The AOC is confident that the GOP immigration clause will not be included in the Covid relief bill
The IndependentEric Garcia spoke to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez at the US House of Representatives.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 23:00
White House: United States faces up to $ 2 trillion in bills each year due to the 2100 climate crisis
Failure to take action against the climate crisis and give in to the worsening spiral of forest fires, heat waves, floods and severe storms could leave the federal government with an annual bill of $ 2 trillion by the end of the century, according to a new federal analysis.
Louise Boyle, a senior climate reporter, reports The Independent.
Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 10:44 PM