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Yoshihide Suga affirms "tight bond" between U.S., Japan in visit with Joe Biden

Speaking to reporters before meeting with Biden at the White House, Suga said the trip—the first diplomatic trip hosted by the Biden...
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'Bring it up now!' Biden demands action in the Senate on guns during wide-ranging press conference with the prime minister of Japan

President Joe Biden, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, speaks at a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Biden called on the Senate to address gun control "now" at a Friday press conference. Following another mass shooting Thursday, Biden called the uptick in gun deaths a "national embarrassment." The president reaffirmed his support for universal background checks and a ban on as...
Tags: Japan, Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Indianapolis, United States, House, Gun Control, Tokyo, Pbs, Biden, South China Sea


Roger Stone sued by federal government for nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes and interest

Roger Stone. Joshua Roberts/Reuters GOP strategist and Trump ally Roger Stone and his wife were sued by the federal government for $2 million in unpaid taxes. The complaint accused the couple of using their company to avoid paying personal income tax. Stone was indicted in 2019 on several charges connected to the Mueller investigation on Russian interference in the 2020 election. He was later pardoned by Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former GOP strategist Roger St...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Taxes, Congress, Trends, Gop, United States, Lawsuits, Donald Trump, Doj, Irs, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller, Stones


Swipes at China as Biden and Japanese PM seek united front in Asia Pacific

In his first in-person summit since taking office, the US president hosts Yoshihide Suga as part of efforts to face down BeijingJoe Biden has sought to present a united front with Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, to counter an increasingly assertive China as the US president held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office.Biden hosted Suga for talks on Friday that offered the Democratic president a chance to work further on his pledge to revitalise US alliances that fra...
Tags: Japan, White House, China, US, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Biden, Donald Trump, Democratic, Yoshihide Suga, Suga, BeijingJoe Biden


Swipes at China as Joe Biden and Japanese PM seek united front in Asia Pacific

In his first in-person summit since taking office, the US president hosts Yoshihide Suga as part of efforts to face down BeijingJoe Biden has sought to present a united front with Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, to counter an increasingly assertive China as the US president held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office.Biden hosted Suga for talks on Friday that offered the Democratic president a chance to work further on his pledge to revitalise US alliances that fra...
Tags: Japan, White House, China, US, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Biden, Donald Trump, Democratic, Yoshihide Suga, Suga, BeijingJoe Biden


Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Guns Down Zombies at the White House

A new look at Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness divulges the 3D CG movie will be taking place at the White House, with plenty of zombies and action segments being present and sure to have some worried there will be little actual horror (or some sort of propaganda or narrative considering the setting). The short premise […]
Tags: Games, Drama, Trailer, Horror, Washington, White House, Zombies, Netflix, Anime, 3D CG, Resident Evil


White House to raise Trump-era refugee cap next month after backlash over broken pledge – as it happened

Biden’s move comes after anger at plan to maintain Trump-era capDemocrats condemn president’s earlier action on refugee admissionsBiden: FedEx facility attack is ‘just the latest in a string of tragedies’Indianapolis shooting: authorities investigate motive after eight killedJapanese PM will be Biden’s first visit from foreign leader as presidentSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.24am BST That’s all from me on today’s live blog. Here’s a summary of the day: 12.59...
Tags: Republicans, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Indianapolis, Chicago, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Toledo, Trump, Chicago Police, Adam, Little Village, Logan Square


Justice Dept. sues Roger Stone over unpaid taxes

By Marshall Cohen | CNN The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing him and his wife of owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes. In a six-count civil complaint, investigators said Stone and his wife, Nydia Stone, owed about $1.5 million in unpaid taxes form 2007 and 2011, and an additional $407,000 from 2018. “The Stones evaded and frustrated the (Internal Revenue Service’s) collection efforts” by repeatedly funneling ...
Tags: Politics, Crime, Taxes, News, Congress, Russia, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Courts, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Internal Revenue Service


Following uproar, White House says it will raise this year's cap on refugee admissions - but not yet

'Immigrants and Refugees Welcome' signage outside Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27, 2019. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images President Joe Biden will set an increased cap on refugee admissions by May 15, the White House said. That comes after the Biden administration earlier suggested it was sticking with President Trump's cap of 15,000. The White House faced pushback from refugee advocates and congressional Democrats for breaking a promise. See more stories on...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Refugees, Biden, Charles Davis, Trump, Atlanta Georgia, Sullivan, Jake Sullivan


‘Broken promise’: Biden’s backtrack on refugees still slammed by advocates

Democrats were up in arms over the White House’s refugee policy. The administration’s attempt to clarify hasn’t repaired all the damage.
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

The Pause The CDC and FDA recommended a pause on distributing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday while the agencies review the six reported cases of people getting blood clots after receiving the vaccine. Several states ceased distribution immediately after the federal agencies announced their recommendation. Later on Tuesday, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said the Biden administration had obtained “more than enough” supply of the Moderna and Pfizer v...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Cdc, White House, Cnn, House, New York Times, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Bahamas, Mccarthy, Venmo, Trump, Potter, Johnson Johnson


Biden backtracks on keeping Trump cap on refugees

A refugee organisation says the White House's explanation of the order is "completely false".
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The week in 13 headlines

This week, the White House made inroads on foreign policy. President Biden announced US troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11 of this year. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers were hesitant to embrace Biden's infrastructure plan and his renewed calls for bipartisanship.
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After outcry, White House says Biden will lift refugee cap

By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani and Julie Watson | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements. In an emergency determination signed by Biden earlier in the day, he stated the admission of up to 15,000 refugees set by former President Donald Trump this y...
Tags: Europe, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Africa, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, David Miliband, Connecticut, Middle East, State Department


Biden uses meeting with Japanese Prime Minister to emphasize new focus on China

President Joe Biden hosted Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the White House on Friday for his first in-person meeting with a foreign leader as he refocuses American foreign policy toward East Asia.
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White House to raise Trump-era refugee cap next month after backlash over broken pledge – live

Biden’s move comes after anger at plan to maintain Trump-era capDemocrats condemn president’s earlier action on refugee admissionsBiden: FedEx facility attack is ‘just the latest in a string of tragedies’Indianapolis shooting: authorities investigate motive after eight killedJapanese PM will be Biden’s first visit from foreign leader as presidentSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.34pm BST During his press conference with the Japanese Prime Minister, Joe Biden re-...
Tags: Japan, Republicans, Congress, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Indianapolis, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Trump, Yoshihide Suga, Indo Pacific, Biden Administration, Abené Clayton


Jerry Falwell Jr.'s infamous photo with his pants unzipped was taken during a yacht party honoring a raunchy TV show, lawsuit says

Jerry Falwell Jr., former president of Liberty University, waits for the arrival of President Donald Trump to sign an executive order in 2019. AP Photo/Evan Vucci A new lawsuit revives a scandalous photo of former Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. Falwell had his pants unbuttoned, a drink in one hand, and his arm around a woman in the photo. The lawsuit says Falwell hosted a yacht party themed around the raunchy TV show "Trailer Park Boys." See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Evangelical Christianity, Donald Trump, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, Falwell Jr, Evan Vucci, Evangelical Christians, Jacob Shamsian, Jerry Falwell Jr Falwell, WLNI


Biden promised a foreign policy centered on human rights, but is continuing Trump-era policies and practices

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Biden is upholding Trump-era policies on issues like refugee admissions and arms sales. Progressives and advocacy groups say Biden is violating his pledge to prioritize human rights. AOC called Biden's decision to uphold Trump's refugee cap "completely and utterly unacceptable." See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden promised that his foreign policy would mark a major departure from former President Donal...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine, Cnn


Biden walks back refugee admissions policy after outcry and will lift cap in May

President condemned by progressives and advocacy groups despite ending ban on arrivals from Somalia, Syria and YemenFacing swift blowback from fellow lawmakers and aid groups, the White House on Friday said that Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Refugees, US immigration, Biden, Biden Administration, Somalia Syria


‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ Trailer: There’s a Zombie Outbreak at The White House

Not only is there a new Resident Evil game and a new live-action Resident Evil movie on the way this year, but there’s also a Netflix anime series coming out. It’s called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, and from the looks of the first trailer for the series, it’s set at the White House, which is a neat little twist. The series comes from director Eiichiro Hasumi and will feature a musical score courtesy of Yugo Kann. This specific trailer introduces us to familiar Resident Evil characters Leo...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, White House, Netflix, Eiichiro Hasumi, Anime, Video Game, Leon, Claire, TV Trailer, Resident Evil, Claire Redfield, Yugo Kanno, Leon S Kennedy, Nick Apostolides


White House backtracks on refugees decision after criticism

The White House said Friday President Joe Biden will set a new, increased refugee cap next month after facing a barrage of criticism when officials confirmed to CNN and other outlets that it would remain at the historically low level set by former President Donald Trump.
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White House backtracks on refugees decision after criticism and says Biden will announce increased cap by May 15

The White House said Friday President Joe Biden will set a new, increased refugee cap next month after facing a barrage of criticism when officials confirmed to CNN and other outlets that it would remain at the historically low level set by former President Donald Trump.
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House effort to form ‘America First’ caucus sparks blowback

By David Morgan | Reuters WASHINGTON – A nascent effort by some conservative House of Representatives Republicans to form an “America First Caucus” to promote the policies of former President Donald Trump drew criticism on Friday for purported racial undertones in its founding document. The effort is tied to first-term Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and has a policy platform that promotes “a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and advocates for infrastructure wit...
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'Shameful,' 'unacceptable and unconscionable': Biden faces blowback from Democrats over refugee cap

The White House said in a new statement Friday afternoon that Biden's "directive today has been the subject of some confusion."
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After Outcry, WH Says Biden Will Lift Refugee Cap in May

Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House says President Joe Biden plans to lift in the next month his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements.
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Japan's Leader Urges Strong Alliance in Visit to White House

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House in a bid to underscore the two countries’ alliance as a counter to an autocratic and increasingly assertive China.
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After Blowback From Allies, White House Says President Biden Will Move to Lift Trump-Era Refugee Caps Next Month

After blowback from allies, White House says President Biden will move to lift Trump-era refugee caps next month.
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GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar create 'America First Caucus' that emphasizes 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Erin Scott/Pool via AP GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar formed the "America First Caucus," Punchbowl News reported. The group will reportedly emphasize "common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions." It will also push racist lies about immigration and foreign aid and parrot Trump's conspiracy theories about the election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two Republican lawmakers worked together to create an "Ame...
Tags: Asia, Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Capitol Hill, Department Of Homeland Security, United, Pew Research Center, Louie Gohmert, Trump, Anglo Saxon


Watch military flyover interrupt a White House briefing

The military flyover, scheduled as part of the dedication of a new World War I memorial, was heard throughout Washington, DC.
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Military flyover interrupts White House briefing

The military flyover, scheduled as part of the dedication of a new World War I memorial, was heard throughout Washington, DC.
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