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Janet Yellen says US ‘will reach full employment next year’ despite poor jobs report – as it happened

Treasury secretary says US has made ‘remarkable progress’Biden insists country is ‘moving in the direction’ on economyRepublicans look to oust Cheney as Trump allies push election lie 1.00am BST That’s all from me today. Here’s a rundown of the day’s biggest stories: 12.26am BST A California bar owner has been arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit Covid-19 vaccination cards to undercover law enforcement agents, the Associated Press reports. Undercover agents with the California D...
Tags: Republicans, California, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Associated Press, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump


Janet Yellen says US ‘will reach full employment next year’ despite poor jobs report – live

Treasury secretary says US has made ‘remarkable progress’Biden insists country is ‘moving in the direction’ on economyRepublicans look to oust Cheney as Trump allies push election lie 9.24pm BST Joe Biden made comments similar to Janet Yellen’s earlier today, saying the April jobs report underscored the need to approve more investments in the US economy.The president has proposed spending $4 trillion to improve the country’s infrastructure through his American Jobs Plan and American Families...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Treasury, Janet Yellen, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump


Biden says ‘We still have a long way to go’ after disheartening jobs report – live

Biden insists country is ‘moving in the direction’ despite poor numbersRepublicans look to oust Cheney as Trump allies push election lie 5.21pm BST Joe Biden took a few questions from reporters after concluding his prepared remarks about the April jobs report.A reporter asked the president whether he believed the enhanced unemployment benefits provided by his coronavirus relief package has had a negative impact on jobs numbers, as many Republicans have argued. 5.15pm BST Joe Biden said t...
Tags: Republicans, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump, American Rescue Plan


Republicans look to oust Liz Cheney as Trump allies push election lie – live

Congresswoman all but certain to lose conference chair roleCheney rejected by Republicans for criticizing former president 2.23pm BST Liz Cheney’s likely removal from House Republican leadership demonstrates the immense influence that Donald Trump still wields over the party, even though he left office nearly four months ago.Republican leaders are signaling that they will embrace Trump and his policy positions even more as the 2022 midterms draw near. Most of the Republican base remains loya...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Democrats, Gop, US politics, House, US Congress, Republican, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump, House Gop


Florida ‘moving in wrong direction’ with voting restrictions, White House says – as it happened

Florida governor signs into law bill to restrict mail-in votingHouse Republicans bid to oust Cheney from conference chair roleHillary Clinton: ‘There has to be a reckoning with disinformation’ 12.56am BST 12.13am BST Mike Jordan reports for the Guardian: Idaho’s governor, Brad Little, has a bill signed into law that aims to restrict critical race theory from being taught as a subject in schools and universities.The bill, H377, prevents teachers from “indoctrinating” students into belief...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Idaho, Donald Trump, Cheney, Clinton, Mike Jordan, US voting rights, Brad Little


Mitch McConnell's alma mater rejects his views on the 1619 project and says they are 'quite troubling'

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate voted to acquit U.S. President Trump of both charges in his Senate impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Sen. Mitch McConnell has rebuked the 1619 project and disagrees with it being taught in schools. McConnell's alma mater sharply criticized his comments on the 1619 project. The NYT's 1619 project aims to place "the consequences of slavery and the contributions ...
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Florida ‘moving in wrong direction’ with voting restrictions, White House says – live

Florida governor signs into law bill to restrict mail-in votingHouse Republicans bid to oust Cheney from conference chair roleHillary Clinton: ‘There has to be a reckoning with disinformation’ 6.18pm BST Congressman Adam Kinzinger, one of Liz Cheney’s few defenders in the House Republican caucus, has criticized his colleagues for their “capitulation to crazy”.The Illinois Republican was responding to Elise Stefanik’s appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast this week. Stefanik has already receiv...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, Illinois, Donald Trump, Cheney, Clinton, Bannon, House Republican, Adam Kinzinger


Ohio state senator admits to driving with a fake background of his office during a Zoom call on the same day the legislature debated a bill penalizing distracted drivers

Ohio state senator Andrew Brenner seen driving while on a Zoom call. Ohio Channel An Ohio state senator was driving during a Zoom call on the same day the state legislature took up a bill that would penalize distracted driving. State Sen. Andrew Brenner was seen wearing a seatbelt and driving while his Zoom virtual background was a home office. Brenner told The Columbus Dispatch he "wasn't distracted," adding, "I've actually been on other calls, numerous calls, while driving." See ...
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Liz Cheney warns Republican party at ‘turning point’ as critics plot her removal – live

House Republicans bid to oust Cheney from conference chair role‘Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth’ 2.27pm BST Joe Biden said yesterday that he believes the Republican party is experiencing a “mini-revolution” as it considers how to move forward after Donald Trump’s presidency.“It seems as though the Republican party is trying to identify what it stands for,” the president told reporters at the White House. “They’re in the midst of a significant sort of mini-revolut...
Tags: Republicans, Washington Post, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump, Liz Cheney, Elise Stefanik, GOP Conference Chair Elise


Trump's pick to replace Liz Cheney repeatedly spread 2020 election lies

Rep. Elise Stefanik during the impeachment trial of Donald Trump in January 2020. Stefanik was one of the president's most vocal defenders in the House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rep. Elise Stefanik, who's looking to replace Rep. Liz Cheney in House leadership, has aggressively spread lies about the 2020 election. Stefanik was one of 147 Republican lawmakers - 8 senators and 139 House members - who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The congresswoman told colleag...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Republicans, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Harvard, Gop, Wyoming, House, Republican, Donald Trump, Cheney, Elise


Biden says he doesn't 'understand the Republicans' amid House GOP efforts to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership

President Joe Biden speaks about the Colorado shootings in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Biden was asked for a reaction to House GOP members' efforts to remove Liz Cheney from leadership. "I don't understand the Republicans," Biden told reporters on Wednesday. Republican leaders are considering Rep. Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wedne...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump, House Gop


Biden says US ‘ready to move immediately’ if vaccine approved for young teens – as it happened

FDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15Biden: ‘My hope and expectation’ that Putin meeting will happenPresident targets 70% of US adults vaccinated by Fourth of July‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 12.53am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.35am BST Los Angeles sheriff deputies frequently harass the families of people they have killed, including taunting them at vigils, parking outside their homes and following them and pulling the...
Tags: Putin, Republicans, La, US, Los Angeles, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Fda, US Congress, Biden, Black, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU, Maanvi Singh


'I think she's got real problems': GOP leader Kevin McCarthy slams Rep. Liz Cheney on a hot mic, report says

House Republican Caucus Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) at a press briefing with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California). AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite GOP leader Kevin McCarthy privately ripped into Rep. Liz Cheney on Tuesday. "I've had it with her. You know, I've lost confidence," McCarthy told Fox during off-air remarks. McCarthy suggested that Cheney may lose her Republican leadership post. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, California, Trends, Fox, Gop, Wyoming, House, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Steve Doocy, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Biden says US ‘ready to move immediately’ if vaccine approved for young teens – live

FDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15Biden targets 70% of US adults vaccinated by Fourth of July‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 8.21pm BST In his remarks that concluded moments ago, Joe Biden confirmed his administration is aiming to have 70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4. He also set a goal of having 160 million Americans fully vaccinated by then.As of today, 246,780,203 vaccine shots have been administered...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, US, Bloomberg, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Fda, Biden, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Biden to speak on new ‘use it or lose it’ vaccine distribution strategy – live

White House reportedly to shift unused doses for other statesFDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 6.18pm BST A reporter noted Facebook will issue a decision tomorrow on whether Donald Trump can rejoin the platform, after his account was suspended in response to the January 6 insurrection.Asked whether the White House will change its messaging strategy if Trump is allowed to rejoin Facebook, Jen Psaki offe...
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Biden expected to speak on shift in US vaccine distribution strategy – live

White House reportedly to adopt ‘use it or lose it’ policyFDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 5.16pm BST Reports of the Biden administration’s new “use it or lose it” vaccine distribution strategy come as demand for coronavirus vaccines has declined across the US.The Guardian’s Jessica Glenza reports: For most of 2021, the story of the vaccine campaign has been overwhelming demand. Emergency authorities ...
Tags: Mississippi, Republicans, Washington Post, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Wyoming, Biden, Jessica Glenza, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Rick Santorum claims he 'misspoke' after saying 'there isn't much Native American culture in American culture'

CNN political commentator Rick Santorum on CNN Cuomo Prime Time. Screenshot via CNN Rick Santorum said he "misspoke" about Native American culture in the US. Santorum received criticism for suggesting that Native Americans did not contribute in a major way to the country. CNN host Don Lemon ripped into Santorum's explanation: "It was horrible." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Rick Santorum in an interview on Monday walked back widely-critic...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, Rick Santorum, Native Americans, Christian, Don Lemon, Lemon, Cuomo, Santorum


Biden to discuss FDA’s expected approval of Pfizer vaccine for young teens – live

FDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15President to speak at White House on US vaccine strategy‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 4.07pm BST US drugmaker Pfizer expects to make $26bn (£19bn) in revenues from sales of its Covid-19 vaccine this year, with its soaraway product accounting for more than a third of the company’s annual income.The vaccine, which was developed with Germany’s BioNTech, contributed $3.5bn in global revenues at Pfizer ...
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Biden increases US refugee cap to 62,500 amid backlash over earlier plan – as it happened

Turnaround after initial plan to keep number at 15,000Liz Cheney says Trump’s election ‘big lie’ poisons democratic systemBiden makes case for increasing taxes on corporations and wealthy‘Ground zero of the opioid crisis’: drug giants on trial in West Virginia 12.55am BST – Adam Gabbatt and Maanvi Singh 12.40am BST A new film rejects the popular narrative and recasts the former president, 96, as hugely prescient thinker, particularly on climate change. When I reach Jimmy Carter’s grandso...
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Biden increases US refugee cap to 62,500 amid backlash over initial plan – live

Turnaround after initial plan to keep number at 15,000Liz Cheney says Trump’s election ‘big lie’ poisons democratic systemBiden makes case for increasing taxes on corporations and wealthy‘Ground zero of the opioid crisis’: drug giants on trial in West Virginia 10.27pm BST The Food and Drug Administration could authorize the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in children aged 12-15, the New York Times reports. The authorization could come as early as late this week, according to the federal ...
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Republican Liz Cheney says Trump’s election ‘big lie’ poisons democratic system – live

Biden makes case for increasing taxes on corporations and wealthyPresident in Virginia to pitch $4tn infrastructure and welfare plan‘Ground zero of the opioid crisis’: drug giants on trial in West Virginia 9.07pm BST The Rev Al Sharpton, speaking at the funeral for Andrew Brown Jr, a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, has called on police to release of body camera footage from the incident.“I know a con game when I see it. Release the whole tape and let the folks see wh...
Tags: Republicans, Virginia, West Virginia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Biden, North Carolina, US taxation, Trump, Sharpton, Andrew Brown, Rev Al Sharpton


Joe Biden: time for corporations and richest Americans to 'start paying their fair share' – video

The US president, Joe Biden, has said it is time for corporations and the richest Americans to ‘start paying their fair share’ as he pitched his $4tn infrastructure and welfare plans at an event in Virginia.Speaking at a community college in Norfolk, Biden made the case for increasing taxes on the wealthiest in the US to fund his $1.8tn American families plan and $2tn infrastructure plan. The packages would provide funds for childcare, invest in free universal pre-schooling and rebuild America’s...
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Biden calls on richest Americans to ‘start paying their fair share’ of taxes – live

Biden makes case for increasing taxes on corporations and wealthyPresident in Virginia to pitch $4tn infrastructure and welfare plan‘Ground zero of the opioid crisis’: drug giants on trial in West Virginia 7.26pm BST Biden claimed there is “overwhelming bipartisan support” for his spending plans this afternoon, a claim which might come as a surprise to anyone who has heard Republicans discuss the president’s proposals, but which has some evidence.Biden made the claim in his speech in Virgini...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, Virginia, America, West Virginia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Mitch McConnell, Louisiana, US Congress, Republican, Biden, North Carolina


Watch: Mitt Romney loudly booed by angry GQP mob

Wow, this video of Mitt Romney getting "lustily booed" by the GQP mob in Utah is fascinating. The verdict on the Republican party as we knew it is official: it no longer exists. "I'm a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president's character issues," he said to more than 2,100 delegates for the Republican state convention on Saturday. — Read the rest
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Biden to tout $4tn infrastructure and welfare plan – US politics live

President travels to Virginia to try to win support for proposalsOfficials reunite families that were separated at border under Trump‘Ground zero of the opioid crisis’: drug giants on trial in West Virginia 2.00pm BST Good morning and welcome to the Guardian’s live coverage of today’s political news.•Joe Biden is continuing the sales tour for his trillion dollar social welfare and infrastructure spending plans today. The president is traveling to Virginia to speak at a community college, as ...
Tags: Republicans, Virginia, US, West Virginia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Biden


Tim Scott ‘hopeful’ deal can be reached with Democrats on US policing reform

Only Black Republican senator touts talks progressAndrew Brown: protesters say police ‘push town to riot mode’Tim Scott, the Republican senator leading negotiations with Democrats over police reform, who insisted during his rebuttal to Joe Biden’s address to Congress the US was not a racist country, said on Sunday he was “hopeful” a deal can be reached. Related: George Floyd: New Jersey teacher suspended over rant to pupils Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Republicans, Congress, Race, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US policing, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US domestic policy, US crime


Yellen seeks to tamp down concern over US government spending under Biden

Treasury secretary backs tax rises on rich to pay for big plansRepublicans push back against expansive infrastructure aimsThe US treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, on Sunday sought to tamp down concerns that Joe Biden’s plans on infrastructure, jobs and families will cause inflation, saying spending will be phased in over a decade. Related: The first 100 days of Biden were also the first 100 without Trump – that’s telling | Robert Reich Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Republicans, US, Economics, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Treasury, US economy, Janet Yellen, US domestic policy, Biden, US taxation, Trump


Republican leads Texas election after robocall claim she killed husband with Covid

Endorsed by Trump, Susan Wright decries ‘immoral’ attack and heads into sixth-distruct runoff with Democrat in chase for secondRomney booed and called ‘traitor’ at Utah conventionSusan Wright, the widow of the Republican congressman whose death prompted a special election in Texas on Saturday, made the runoff after reporting to law enforcement a bizarre robocall in which she was accused of murdering her husband by contracting Covid-19. Related: Bush: ‘Anglo-Saxon’ ideals show pro-Trump Republi...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Republicans, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Bush, Wright, Anglo Saxon, COVID, Trump Susan Wright


Mitt Romney booed while speaking at Utah Republican convention – video

Mitt Romney was loudly booed at the Utah Republican party convention on Saturday, and called a 'traitor' and a 'communist' as he tried to speak. 'Aren’t you embarrassed?' the Utah senator asked the crowd of 2,100 delegates at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. 'I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues.'Mitt Romney booed and called ‘traitor’ at Utah Republican convention Continue reading...
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Mitt Romney booed while speaking at Utah GOP convention – video

Mitt Romney was loudly booed at the Utah Republican party convention on Saturday, and called a ‘traitor’ and a ‘communist’ as he tried to speak. ‘Aren’t you embarrassed?’ the Utah senator asked the crowd of 2,100 delegates at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. ‘I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues.’Mitt Romney booed and called ‘traitor’ at Utah Republican convention Continue reading...
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