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Standoff emerges between White House and Michigan governor as state's Covid situation deteriorates

A standoff has emerged between the White House and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as federal health officials have rejected the governor's repeated requests for additional vaccine doses as her state experiences a surge in cases driven by the B.1.1.7 variant of Covid-19.
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City manager 'relieved of his duties' after fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright

Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey speaks during a press conference about the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright at the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon referred to the incident as an "accidental discharge" and that the officer who shot and killed Wright meant to grab their Taser. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The city manager of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, was fired Monday evening. Mayor Mike...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Trends, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Wright, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Mike Elliott, Brooklyn Center Minnesota, TIM GANNON, Taser Taser Taser, Stephen Maturen Getty


Top GOP senator says it's 'an impossible sell' for Republicans to strike a deal on an infrastructure package that rolls back Trump tax cuts

Sen. Roger Wicker Tom Williams/Pool via AP Sen. Roger Wicker downplayed the odds of an infrastructure deal that included rolling back Trump's tax cuts. He called it 'an impossible sell' among Republicans on Monday. Wicker met with Biden to discuss his jobs plan along with other Republicans and Democrats. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Roger Wicker of Kansas, the ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, downplayed the prospect of a bipartisan d...
Tags: Politics, Jobs, Taxes, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, China, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop


Daunte Wright killing: Biden calls for ‘peace and calm’ as Minneapolis sets curfew – as it happened

President says he viewed body-cam footage of officer shooting Black man28% of American adults now fully vaccinated, says White House adviserMichigan should again shut down to combat surge, says CDC directorBiden to meet with bipartisan group to discuss infrastructureSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.08am BST That is all from me for today, readers! Here are stories from today to be aware of if you need a rundown. 12.31am BST Death of Daunte Wright, black man s...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Cdc, White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, Daunte Wright, Humboldt Ave


Gaetz reportedly spurned trying to meet with Trump

By Gabby Orr, Dana Bash and Kevin Liptak | CNN Rep. Matt Gaetz, who’s facing a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations, was recently denied a meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate as the ex-President and his allies continue to distance themselves from the Florida congressman. Two people familiar with the matter said Gaetz tried to schedule a visit with Trump after it was first revealed that he was being investigated, but the request was rejected by aides close to the ...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, South Dakota, House, Ohio, Fox News, Republican, Illinois


Intel CEO Calls for 'Moonshot' To Boost US Role in Chipmaking

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger called Monday for the U.S. to spend billions of dollars over the next few years as part of a "moonshot" designed to regain lost ground in semiconductor manufacturing. The goal, he said, is to see the U.S. again account for a third of global output, up from about 12% today. From a report: Investments made now will take several years to bear fruit, so they won't do much to ease the current semiconductor shortage, but are vital to America's long-term economic future and nati...
Tags: White House, China, America, Tech, Intel, Taiwan, Pat Gelsinger, Gelsinger, Axios


Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires Nuance for $19.7B

Microsoft makes a big healthcare tech acquisition, Twitter is building a presence in Africa and Apple may be cooking up some new smart home products. This is your Daily Crunch for April 12, 2021. The big story: Microsoft acquires Nuance for $19.7B Microsoft announced this morning that it’s acquiring speech-to-text company Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion. It seems like the real focus here is on healthcare — Microsoft announced a Cloud for Healthcare last year, while Nuance’s industry prod...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Twitter, Microsoft, Senate, White House, Africa, Tech, Austin, Healthcare, Biden, National Security Agency, Ghana, Nuance, Motor City


'Is he really in charge?': Cornyn tweet about Biden draws scorn, White House response

Critics leapt at the tweet, which garnered hundreds of retweets, likes and replies by Monday afternoon and a response from the White House.       [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
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Opinion: Republicans are politicizing the border and children's lives

Like the children arriving at our border every day, my grandmother came to the US from Mexico at seven years old seeking a better life. She worked as a maid, a cook and a babysitter to provide for her family. Two generations later, one of her grandsons is serving in Congress and the other had the opportunity to serve in President Barack Obama's cabinet.
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Republicans are politicizing the southern border

Like the children arriving at our border every day, my grandmother came to the US from Mexico at seven years old seeking a better life. She worked as a maid, a cook and a babysitter to provide for her family. Two generations later, one of her grandsons is serving in Congress and the other had the opportunity to serve in President Barack Obama's cabinet.
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Son of Stuxnet?

It certainly looks like Israel just cyber attacked Iran again. Authorities with the Islamic Republic are claiming that a blackout at one of the nation’s top nuclear facilities is the result of Israeli sabotage, and an Israeli media outlet has similarly claimed that the attack may have been the work of the…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Government, Israel, Joe Biden, Iran, Benjamin Netanyahu, Son, Stuxnet, International Relations, Foreign Relations, Islamic Republic, Natanz, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh


Attack on Iranian nuclear facility complicates Biden's diplomatic outreach to Tehran, experts say

While the White House denied any U.S. involvement in a Sunday explosion that damaged an Iranian nuclear facility, the incident may...
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Biden Open to Gas Tax Increase, Electric Vehicle User Fee - Media Report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden told lawmakers at a White House meeting on Monday he was open to raising the gas tax by 5 cents to pay...
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Corrupt Boston Hospital Will Distribute Medical Care Based on Race

The race-based corruption has now begun extending to the medical sector as a hospital in Boston will now start giving preferential care according to a person’s race, serving as yet another part of the racist anti-white narrative in the West. The Brigham and Women’s Hospital says this racist decision is part of their “attempt to […]
Tags: Health, Politics, Usa, Boston, Medical, International, Racism, Anime, Women s Hospital, Corrupt Boston Hospital, West The Brigham


Biden meets with bipartisan group on $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, saying he's open to negotiate

President Joe Biden. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Biden held his first official meeting with eight bipartisan lawmakers to discuss infrastructure. He told reporters that he is willing to negotiate on both the size and the scope of his plan. Republican lawmakers argue his plan is too focused on things aside from physical infrastructure. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time since his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package two weeks ago, President Joe Biden...
Tags: Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Alaska, New Jersey, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Biden, Abc News, Kamala Harris, Oval Office, Don Young, Sen Joe Manchin


4 reasons the Democratic push for a huge infrastructure package will be tougher than the stimulus scramble

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the White House to discuss the stimulus package. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images The path ahead for Democrats on infrastructure looks different from the one that produced a $1.9 trillion stimulus. Democrats want to pay for some of it, and they're not rushing to meet a deadline. It's also more complex than a package to stimulate the economy, and compromises over it could take months. See more s...
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Daunte Wright killing: Biden calls for ‘peace and calm’ as Minneapolis sets curfew – live

President says he viewed body-cam footage of officer shooting black man28% of American adults now fully vaccinated, says White House adviserMichigan should again shut down to combat surge, says CDC directorBiden to meet with bipartisan group to discuss infrastructureSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.26pm BST The majority of US CEOs think Biden’s corporate tax rate hike will have a negative impact, a new survey has shown. Influential business lobbying group Busin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Florida, Minneapolis, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


John Boehner calls Trump 'a guy who's unemployed' and 'has nothing else to do but cause trouble'

Former House Speaker John Boehner. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File During an interview on ABC's "The View," John Boehner called out Trump's post-presidential behavior. "Here's a guy who's unemployed, has nothing else to do but cause trouble," he said. Boehner expressed disappointment that Trump has misled his supporters about the election results. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio on Monday blasted former Presi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Abc, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, John Boehner, Ohio, Boehner, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Sara Haines, Haines


The Illuminati or Whatever Meets on Zoom to Fight Back Against Voter Suppression

America’s corporate elites recently held a conference call on Zoom to discuss how to push back against voter suppression bills being pushed by Republican politicians in dozens of states, according to a Monday report by the Washington Post.Read more...
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Biden says it 'remains to be determined' if fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota was accidental

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden said it "remains to be determined" if the shooting of Duante Wright was accidental or not. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot during a routine traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. See more stories on Insider's business page. In his first remarks about the police killing of a 20-year old Black man, D...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, Biden, Taser, Wright, Oval Office, Brooklyn Center Minnesota, Biden He, Azmi Haroun, Washington Evan Vucci, Daunte Wright, Duante Wright


Scandal-plagued Florida politician Joel Greenberg reportedly tried to leverage his relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz to get a pardon from Trump

Seminole County Joel Greenberg tried to use his relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz to get a Trump pardon, Politico reports. Greenberg is facing a slew of federal charges for crimes including sex trafficking of a minor. Gaetz is also under federal investigation for sex trafficking and paying women for sex. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida politician Joel Greenberg tried pressure prominent GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz to secure a pardon from President Donald Trump, Politico ...
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David Cameron faces unprecedented formal inquiry into Greensill scandal

Boris Johnson orders independent investigation into former prime minister’s lobbying on behalf of collapsed finance firmDavid Cameron is at the centre of an unprecedented formal inquiry after Boris Johnson ordered a probe into lobbying by the former prime minister on behalf of the collapsed company Greensill Capital.The independent investigation will examine the firm’s role in government, supply chain financing and communications by employees, including Cameron, who joined Greensill as an advise...
Tags: Politics, David Cameron, Conservatives, UK News, Cameron, Boris Johnson, Rachel Reeves, Lobbying, Chris Bryant, Greensill, Greensill Capital


Tech and auto execs tackle global chip shortage at White House summit

A collection of tech and auto industry executives met with the White House to discuss solutions for the worldwide chip shortage Monday. CEOs from Google, Intel, HP, Dell, Ford and General Motors attended the virtual summit on semiconductors and resilience in supply chains. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese hosted the meeting, which President Biden also attended briefly. Ahead of the summit, Intel CEO Pa...
Tags: TC, Government, White House, China, Tech, General Motors, Intel, Warner, Biden, Microchips, TX, Sen Mark Warner D Va, Sullivan, Sen John Cornyn, Jake Sullivan, Pat Gelsinger


Biden says he is 'prepared to negotiate' scope of infrastructure plan and how to pay for it

Biden met with lawmakers from both parties at the White House on Monday as he tries to win support for his more than $2 trillion...
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White House Grades States' Infrastructure as It Pushes Bill

The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with state-by-state breakdowns showing the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability.
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White House using new methods to reach vaccine-hesitant Americans: NASCAR, CMT and 'Deadliest Catch'

White House uses new methods to reach vaccine-hesitant Americans: NASCAR, country music TV and 'Deadliest Catch.'
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Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized the president's social media use

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden's communication style on Monday. Biden "does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories," Psaki said. The comments came after a GOP senator criticized Biden's use of social media by quoting a Politico article. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen ...
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Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized his tweets as 'unimaginably conventional'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden's communication style on Monday. Biden "does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories," Psaki said. The comments came after a Republican senator criticized Biden's social media usage. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday defended...
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Psaki: Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories'

President Joe Biden "spends his time working on behalf of the American people," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.
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