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Democrats take aim at Biden and Harris over voting rights failure – US politics live

Duo could have done more to prevent Senate defeat, critics sayBiden to discuss gun crime prevention with attorney general GarlandDemocrats seek way ahead after voting rights bill hits roadblock 2.13pm BST Good morning – this is Lauren Aratani kicking off today’s politics live blog. After the Democrats’ major voting rights bill was killed in the Senate by a GOP filibuster yesterday, some Democratic progressives are hinting that the White House should have done more to prevent the defeat. They...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, US Congress, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Lauren Aratani, GarlandDemocrats


Democrats seek way ahead after voting rights bill hits Senate roadblock

The White House warned democracy was ‘in peril’ but while key Democrats stay committed to the filibuster, progress looks difficultAfter nearly six months of watching Republicans relentlessly make it harder to vote in the US, Democrats suffered a major blow on Tuesday after GOP senators used a legislative maneuver to halt a sweeping voting rights and ethics bill.The vote doesn’t kill the bill, but it marks one of the most significant setbacks for Democrats in Joe Biden’s presidency so far. Democr...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, US Senate, US voting rights


Democrats seek way forward after voting rights bill hits Senate roadblock

The White House warned democracy was ‘in peril’ but while key Democrats stay committed to the filibuster, progress looks difficultAfter nearly six months of watching Republicans relentlessly make it harder to vote in the US, Democrats suffered a major blow on Tuesday after GOP senators used a legislative maneuver to halt a sweeping voting rights and ethics bill.The vote doesn’t kill the bill, but it marks one of the most significant setbacks for Democrats in Joe Biden’s presidency so far. Democr...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, US Senate, US voting rights


Top financial regulators and Biden to focus on climate change at White House meeting – live

Biden to host Janet Yellen, FDIC chair Jelena McWilliams and others‘Financial risk of climate change’ to be discussed in meetingHow the rogue Trump DoJ trashed legal and political norms 2.33pm BST Good morning, Joe Biden is set to meet with financial regulators on Monday afternoon in the Oval Office, to discuss issues including the financial risk of climate change. Kamala Harris will also prioritize economic issues today, in a roundtable with a local union and on a trip to Pittsburgh to hig...
Tags: White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Janet Yellen, US Congress, Biden, Kamala Harris, Pittsburgh, Oval Office, FDIC, Trump DOJ, Jelena McWilliams


Mike Pence heckled with chants of ‘traitor!’ at conservative Christian conference – live

Former vice-president jeered at Faith & Freedom summitMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 7.20pm BST More than 300 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered since Joe Biden took office in January, the White House announced in a press release.“Today, thanks to the President’s COVID-19 strategy, the virus is in retreat. 300 million shots have been administered in 150 days, COVID-19 cases and deaths ha...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Alaska, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Interior


Juneteenth becomes federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US

Biden signs bill at jubilant ceremony as US takes steps to confront shameful historyThe US will officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America, as a federal holiday after Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Thursday.At a jubilant White House ceremony, the president emphasized the need for the US to reckon with its history, even when that history is shameful. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Race, US, America, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US Congress, Biden, Kamala Harris, Juneteenth


Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday – live

‘Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,’ president says‘It is time to move forward,’ Biden says after supreme court decisionSupreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millionsHouse votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade IraqNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 9.23pm BST Now that Joe Biden has signed the Juneteenth bill, June 19 officially becomes a federal holiday just two days before America commemorates the end...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Bush, Trump Organization, US Office of Personnel Management


Biden rejects Putin’s ‘ridiculous comparison’ between Capitol rioters and Alexei Navalny at summit – live

Biden says he raised human rights concerns at summitPutin says he and Biden agreed ambassadors should return to postsSummit concludes after about three hours of talks between leadersFirst session was small meeting with Blinken and Lavrov presentSecond session included more of the two leaders’ senior aides 7.20pm BST Back in Washington, a contender for headline of the day from MSNBC’s Maddowblog. Trumpets please…Defying irony, GOP alleges White House ‘weakness’ toward RussiaPresident Joe Bide...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Gop, US politics, Geneva, Biden, Msnbc, Republican National Committee, Alexei Navalny


Putin says Biden is an ‘experienced statesman’ and ‘very different from Trump’ after summit – live

Putin says he and Biden agreed ambassadors should return to postsSummit concludes after about three hours of talks between leadersFirst session was small meeting with Blinken and Lavrov presentSecond session included more of the two leaders’ senior aides 6.26pm BST Joe Biden is now holding his solo press conference after his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland.“I told Putin our agenda is not against Russia or anyone else. It is for the American people,” Biden ...
Tags: Usa, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Geneva, Biden, Lavrov, Geneva Switzerland, Randolph, Blinken


Biden-Putin summit live: leaders reach second stage of tense talks

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will talk for four-five hours before making separate press appearancesFirst session, with Antony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov, concludesTalks amid tensions expected to focus on regional conflicts, climate, Covid 4.17pm BST A former longtime White House correspondent said today’s chaotic media scrum at the beginning of Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin’s summit reminded him of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s Geneva meeting in 1985.Photo-op was also jammed and chaoti...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Ronald Reagan, Geneva, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergey Lavrov, Antony Blinken, Reagan Gorbachev, COVID, Biden Putin


White House unveils first national strategy to fight domestic terrorism

Framework comes five months after violent mob attacked the Capitol but takes care to remain ‘ideologically neutral’The White House has published its first ever national strategy for countering domestic terrorism five months after a violent mob stormed the US Capitol in Washington.The framework released on Tuesday by the National Security Council describes the threat as now more serious than potential attacks from overseas but emphasises the need to protect civil liberties. Continue reading...
Tags: Washington, White House, US news, US politics, The far right, National Security Council, Capitol, US Capitol, Biden Administration, US Capitol breach


Birx hinted she wanted Trump to lose election, new book says

Andy Slavitt writes that White House Covid taskforce coordinator told him ‘I hope the election turns out a certain way’, CNN reportsDr Deborah Birx, then the White House coronavirus taskforce coordinator, hinted to an Obama-era official shortly before the 2020 election she wanted Donald Trump to lose to Joe Biden.Andy Slavitt, a former acting chief of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, writes in a new book, according to CNN, that he spoke to Birx “to get a sense for whether, in the ...
Tags: Obama, White House, World news, US news, Cnn, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicaid, Trump Administration, Medicare Services, US elections 2020, Deborah Birx, Birx


Joe Biden to use Nato summit to atone for damage of Trump years

Omens are favourable, but experts warn previous four years will have lasting consequencesThree years ago it was Donald Trump who stunned Nato members at a summit in Brussels, warning that he may be prepared to pull the US out of the western military alliance if its other members did not increase their defence spending.At a summit in the same city on Monday, it falls to Joe Biden to repair the damage from four years of his predecessor’s freewheeling theatrics, although experts caution that the Tr...
Tags: Politics, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Military, US politics, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Nato, US military, Brussels, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


Vladimir Putin says Biden ‘radically different’ after impulsive Trump

Russian ruler says relations with US at their lowest point in years as the two presidents prepare to meet in GenevaThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has said US-Russia relations are at their lowest point in years, in an interview before his meeting with the US president, Joe Biden, next week.Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on Wednesday. The White House has said Biden will bring up ransomware attacks emanating from Russia, Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine, the jailing of dissidents an...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ukraine, US politics, Geneva, Biden, Trump, US Russia, Russia Moscow


Justice department calls for internal inquiry into seizure of Democrats’ data – live

Congress members’ phone records targeted by Trump DoJ Schumer calls for Barr and Sessions to testify before SenateTrump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks 6.47pm BST 6.20pm BST The justice department has asked for an internal investigation into the Trump-era seizure of phone data from House Democrats in 2018, the Associated Press is reporting. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the department’s inspector general to open the investigation on Friday, a ...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


DoJ calls for internal investigation of seizure of Democrats’ data – live

Congress members’ phone records targeted by Trump DoJ Schumer calls for Barr and Sessions to testify before SenateTrump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks 6.20pm BST The Justice Department has asked for an internal investigation into the Trump-era seizure of phone data from House Democrats in 2018, the Associated Press is reporting. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the department’s inspector general to open the investigation on Friday, a senior Justice D...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Oregon, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Senators reach agreement on $1tn infrastructure package - as it happened

New deal comes after negotiations between Biden and GOP stallChristopher Wray called the Capitol attack an act of domestic terrorismUS president and first lady meet PM and wife in CornwallG7 leaders to call for fresh Covid investigation, leaked memo suggests 1.15am BST 1.07am BST Andrew Brown Jr, a Black man who was shot by North Carolina deputies in April, died of a gunshot to the head, a state autopsy confirmed. An independent autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family had found the same....
Tags: Politics, Republicans, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, Boris Johnson, US Congress, Biden, North Carolina, G7, Wray, Brown


Senators reach agreement on $1tn infrastructure package - live

New deal comes after negotiations between Biden and GOP stallChristopher Wray called the Capitol attack an act of domestic terrorismUS president and first lady meet PM and wife in CornwallG7 leaders to call for fresh Covid investigation, leaked memo suggests 1.15am BST 1.07am BST Andrew Brown Jr, a Black man who was shot by North Carolina deputies in April, died of a gunshot to the head, a state autopsy confirmed. An independent autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family had found the same....
Tags: Politics, Republicans, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, Boris Johnson, US Congress, Biden, North Carolina, G7, Wray, Brown


FBI director testifies on the 2020 election: ‘We did not find evidence of fraud’ - live

Christopher Wray called the Capitol attack an act of domestic terrorismNegotiations on bipartisan infrastructure deal remain at impasseUS president and first lady meet PM and wife in CornwallG7 leaders to call for fresh Covid investigation, leaked memo suggests 9.00pm BST House Democrats have divided over representative Ilhan Omar, with some attacking her for saying, “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban” and others coming to her...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Senate, West Virginia, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, Taliban, House, Boris Johnson, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress


Talks in Washington deadlocked as Biden meets UK PM Johnson – live

Negotiations on bipartisan infrastructure deal remain at impasseUS president and first lady meet PM and wife in CornwallG7 leaders to call for fresh Covid investigation, leaked memo suggests 4.21pm BST Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is apparently pretty done with bipartisanship too.Pres. Biden & Senate Dems should take a step back and ask themselves if playing patty-cake w GOP Senators is really worth the dismantling of people’s voting rights, setting the planet on fire, allowing ma...
Tags: Politics, UK, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, Taliban, Mitch McConnell


Joe Biden to meet Boris Johnson as deadlock continues in Washington – live

Pair to look at lifting travel restrictions between US and UKTalks on bipartisan infrastructure deal remain at impasseG7 leaders to call for fresh Covid investigation, leaked memo suggests 2.18pm BST Howdy, liveblog readers. Happy Thursday. We begin today with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden departing for Cornwall in the United Kingdom to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife, Carrie Johnson. Related: Biden arrives with demand that UK settle Brexit row ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Republicans, Washington, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, US Congress


Kamala Harris faces criticism for message to migrants on first foreign trip

‘Get tough’ stance Harris touted with leaders over corruption overshadowed by backlash over ‘do not come’ messageKamala Harris has returned to the US from her first foreign trip and big test since becoming vice-president – and taking over the hot-potato issue of immigration – battered by criticism over her harsh “Do not come” message to desperate migrants and her testy ambivalence over visiting the US-Mexico border.Harris arrived back on US soil from a three-day trip to Guatemala and Mexico just...
Tags: UK, Mexico, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US immigration, Guatemala, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, US Mexico, Us-mexico Border, messageKamala Harris


Manchin unmoved on voting rights despite meeting Black civil rights leaders – live

Democratic senator said in op-ed he won’t vote for voting rights legislationManchin’s hard no on voting bill leaves Democrats seeking new pathSenate report on US Capitol attack finds broad failingsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 7.21pm BST In today’s White House press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about voting rights legislation, in light of senator Joe Manchin and his weekend oped about his decision not to vote for the For The People ...
Tags: John Lewis, Republicans, Congress, White House, West Virginia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, Naacp, Manchin, Joe Manchin, US Capitol


Joe Biden’s mission at the G7 summit: to recruit allies for the next cold war | Rafael Behr

The US risks being superseded by China as the prime global power within decades. For Washington, the idea is appallingJoe Biden crosses the Atlantic this week on a tide of goodwill. After four years of Donald Trump, European leaders are grateful for the mere fact of a US president who believes in democracy and understands diplomacy.Trump had no concept of historical alliance, strategic partnership or mutual interest. He saw multilateral institutions as conspiracies against US power, which he cou...
Tags: Politics, Washington, China, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, Asia Pacific, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, G7, Trump, Rafael Behr


Defamation to Georgia voting: the top Trump legal cases

Trump is out of the White House, paving the way for legal challenges against him to continue in earnestWhen Donald Trump was president, his lawyers repeatedly claimed that presidential immunity shielded him from civil litigation unrelated to his official duties, among other legal actions. Court after court rejected that position, with various judges ruling “no one is above the law” – though his numerous appeals delayed litigation. Related: Trump teases 2024 run but legal threat rises as invest...
Tags: White House, Court, Georgia, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump


Jen Psaki likens Fox News reporters to Russian and Chinese propagandists

White House press secretary gives interview to CNNSays job is to make sure public gets ‘accurate information’Joe Biden’s White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, has likened reporters from Fox News and other rightwing outlets to “representatives of the Russian and Chinese media asking questions directed by their government … propaganda pushers” to be treated with extreme caution.Psaki was speaking to CNN’s Reliable Sources in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Her relations with the media have bee...
Tags: Media, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Fox, US politics, Fox News, Trump, Jen Psaki, Peter Doocy, Psaki, Biden Administration


Trump adviser Lewandowski: he ‘lost the election’ and will not be reinstated

Former campaign manager speaks to Fox News SundayBiden touts democracy abroad as threats grow at homeThe morning after Donald Trump returned to frontline politics with a speech in North Carolina, a close adviser poured cold water on his reported belief that he will be reinstated in the White House when it is proved Joe Biden beat him thanks to electoral fraud. Related: Trump aide asked DoJ to investigate bizarre ‘Italygate’ claim votes were changed by satellite Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Lewandowski, Trump Administration, Fox News SundayBiden


Trump aide asked DoJ to investigate bizarre ‘Italygate’ claim votes were changed by satellite

Conspiracy theory says people in Italy used military satellites to make US voting machines switch votes for BidenBiden touts democracy abroad as threats grow at homeDonald Trump’s final White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, pressured the acting attorney general to help push the lie of electoral fraud in Trump’s defeat by Joe Biden – even asking him to investigate a conspiracy theory which said people in Italy used military satellites to make US voting machines switch votes for Biden. Relate...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Italy, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Fauci, Mark Meadows, BidenBiden


Trump’s ex-counsel to be quizzed on Russia investigation after two-year fight

Don McGahn to testify to House judiciary committee on FridayMcGahn defied subpoena to testify in 2019 on Trump’s ordersThe House judiciary committee is poised to question Donald Trump’s former White House counsel Don McGahn behind closed doors on Friday, two years after House Democrats originally sought his testimony as part of investigations into the former president. Related: Sexual violence along pipeline route follows Indigenous women’s warnings Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Russia, World news, US news, US politics, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Don McGahn, Trump-Russia investigation, FridayMcGahn


A global agreement on taxing corporations is in sight – let’s make sure it happens

As G7 finance ministers meet in London, we have a chance to get multinational businesses to pay their fair shareEuropean finance ministers say tax deal is ‘within reach’For more than four years, France, Germany, Italy and Spain have been working together to create an international tax system fit for the 21st century. It is a saga of many twists and turns. Now it’s time to come to an agreement. Introducing this fairer and more efficient international tax system was already a priority before the c...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, London, France, Germany, Spain, G20, UK News, World news, Tax and spending, US news, US politics, Italy, Corporate Governance



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