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The martyr who may rise again: Christian right’s faith in Trump not shaken

The talk in the carpeted corridors of the Road to Majority conference suggests the ex-president’s big lie has firmly taken rootYoung alligators swam in the water or lazed on artificial rocks as a waterfall cascaded nearby. “Alligators are found primarily in freshwater and swamps and marches,” noted a nearby sign. “... Alligators are opportunistic feeders.” Related: Conservative Christians jeer ‘traitor’ Pence for refusing to overturn election Continue reading...
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The Rosenbergs were executed for spying in 1953. Can their sons reveal the truth?

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were sent to the electric chair for being Soviet spies, but their sons have spent decades trying to clear their mother’s name. Are they close to a breakthrough?“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs…… ” So goes the opening sentence of Sylvia Plath’s 1963 novel The Bell Jar, referring to the Jewish American couple, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and sent to the electric chair exactly ...
Tags: Family, Russia, US, America, Cold War, World news, US news, United States, US politics, Communism, Parents and parenting, Espionage, Sylvia Plath, Rosenbergs, Ethel Rosenberg, Ethel


Covid ‘remains a serious and deadly threat’ for unvaccinated people, Biden says – as it happened

President hails 300m vaccine doses administered since JanuaryMike Pence heckled at conservative Christian summit in FloridaMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 1.00am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.48am BST The history of the race massacre in Elaine, Arkansas, has always been contested.It is widely accepted that in 1919, a group of white men, with the backing of federal troops, tortured and kill...
Tags: Republicans, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Trump, Mike Pence, Elaine, Maanvi Singh, Joan E Greve, Elaine Arkansas, Coronavirus


'That's a private matter': Biden on rebuke from Catholic bishops – video

On Friday, Biden was asked for his response to the US Conference of Bishops taking steps toward rebuking Catholic politicians who receive communion and support abortion rights. 'I don't think that's going to happen,' the president said of the suggestion politicians may be blocked from receiving communion.'That's a private matter,' he said before leaving the briefing. The president took a couple questions from reporters after concluding his prepared remarks on his administration’s coronavirus vac...
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Covid ‘remains a serious and deadly threat’ for unvaccinated people, Biden says – live

President hails 300m vaccine doses administered since JanuaryMike Pence heckled at conservative Christian summit in FloridaMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 8.18pm BST Joe Biden took a couple questions from reporters after concluding his prepared remarks on his administration’s coronavirus vaccination efforts.One reporter asked the president for his response to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops takin...
Tags: Republicans, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, Catholic, US Congress, Biden, Trump, Mike Pence, U S Catholic, U S Conference of Catholic Bishops, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Coronavirus


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...
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Republicans slap down Manchin’s voting rights compromise – US politics live

Mitch McConnell says proposal is ‘rotten to the core’Manchin’s plan tries to attract bipartisan support in Senate 2.25pm BST Christopher Staudinger reports for the Louisiana Illuminator and Floodlight, a nonprofit that partners with the Guardian:One morning in September, word of layoffs began to spread quickly through Marathon Petroleum’s refinery in the small industrial community of Garyville, Louisiana. Related: A US oil company cut nearly 2,000 jobs – and reaped $2.1bn in pandemic benef...
Tags: Washington, Senate, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, US Congress, Manchin, Marathon Petroleum, Garyville Louisiana, Christopher Staudinger


Joe Biden’s foreign foray is all about shoring up democracy – in the US | Henry Farrell

The president’s visit to Europe isn’t about trade deals but repairing US domestic politicsDuring his first trip abroad as US president last week, Joe Biden kept telling Europe that “the US is back”. Before the G7 meeting, Biden signed a new Atlantic charter with Boris Johnson that agreed to protect democracy and open societies. After Cornwall, he went on to more meetings in Brussels with the European Union, as well as a Nato summit and a head to head with Vladimir Putin in Geneva. Past president...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, US politics, Nato, Cornwall, Geneva, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Biden


Bad strategy? How the Republican attack on voting rights could backfire

Republicans are pushing hundreds of bills to limit voting access. Some measures may get in the way of their own votersAs the coronavirus wreaked havoc around the world, lawmakers in the US were faced with a monumental task: carrying out a presidential election in the middle of a once-in-century pandemic.Concerned about the possibility of virus spread at polling places, Democrats pushed the federal government to approve more funding for states to expand absentee and early-voting options. Continue...
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The sycophantic inner circle egging on Trump – and fueling his big lie

Despite audit after audit, the CEO of MyPillow, a state senator and a rightwing TV host remain convinced of election fraudOn 7 November 2020, after several days of vote-counting, Donald Trump lost the US presidential election. More than 60 unsuccessful lawsuits and one insurrection later, Trump has still lost the election, but the former president refuses to accept defeat.Egged on by a group of sycophants and fantasists, including a small-time Pennsylvania politician, a host on a far-right news ...
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Biden signs bill marking Juneteenth as federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US – video

The US will officially recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday on 19 June after Joe Biden signed a bill into law which commemorates the end of slavery in the country. The president described a day to remember the moral stain of slavery but also to celebrate the capacity to heal. Before signing the bill, Biden said: 'I’ve only been president for several months, but I think this will go down for me as one of the greatest honors I will have had as president'Juneteenth becomes federal holiday cele...
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Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday – as it happened

‘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 1.01am BST 12.16am BST A Republican congressman “ran as quickly as he could, like a coward” when a police officer injured in the attack on Congress on ...
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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...
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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


Obama says ACA ‘is here to stay’ after supreme court dismisses Republican challenge – live

Supreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millions House votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade IraqCongress approves Juneteenth as a federal holidayNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 7.25pm BST Joe Biden had a somewhat cheekier response on Twitter to the supreme court’s decision to dismiss the Obamacare challenge.“A big win for the American people,” the president said in a tweet. He also encouraged Americans to sign up for a ...
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US supreme court upholds Obamacare, preserving healthcare for millions – live

Supreme court dismisses challenge brought by Republican-led statesCongress approves Juneteenth as a federal holidayAll 14 ‘no’ votes from RepublicansNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 3.23pm BST Two of the three supreme court justices nominated by Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, sided with the majority to uphold the Affordable Care Act.The third justice nominated by Trump, Neil Gorsuch, joined Samuel Alito in dissenting to the majorit...
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Stumbling block: how West Virginia politics explains Joe Manchin

Critics say senator is indicative of the Democratic party in a state where marginalized people have been shut outThe West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has emerged as one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the passing of Joe Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda, declaring he will vote against a key voting rights bill and also blocking reform of the filibuster – a rule that at the moment allows Republicans to kill Democrat legislation.Yet Manchin is no Republican. He is a key member of Biden’s party,...
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Manchin’s blocking bid is no shock, say disgruntled West Virginia Democrats

Critics say senator is indicative of Democratic politics a state where marginalized people have been shut out by the status quoWest Virginia senator Joe Manchin has emerged as one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the passing of Joe Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda, declaring he will vote against a key voting rights bill and also blocking reform of the filibuster – a rule that at the moment allows Republicans to kill Democrat legislation.Yet Manchin is no Republican. He is a key member of Bide...
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Biden warns Russia over cyber attacks, says Putin doesn't want cold war – video

Joe Biden warned Russian president Vladimir Putin that the US has significant cyber capability as he looked to pressure his counterpart over cyberattacks. The US leader says Putin wasn't seeking to intensify confrontation with the west after the two held "good and positive" talks. "I think that the last thing he wants now is a Cold War,” Biden saidBiden warns US will hit back if Russia continues with cyber strikes Continue reading...
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US poised to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

The commemoration marks when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas on 19 June 1865, ending slaveryThe United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation.Congress has approved a bill that would make Juneteenth, or 19 June, a holiday – a bill Joe Biden is expected to sign into law. Continue reading...
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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...
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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 ...
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Putin insists ‘no hostility’ in summit with Biden while US and Russia to consult on cybersecurity – 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 5.22pm BST Vladimir Putin described Joe Biden as an “experienced statesman,” and he contrasted the current US president from his predecessor, Donald Trump.“He is very different from President Trump,” Putin said.Vladimir Putin: "President Bid...
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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...
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Jared Kushner agrees book deal for ‘definitive’ account of Trump presidency

The untitled memoir by the president’s son-in-law will be published in 2022Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former president Donald Trump and a senior adviser in his administration, has secured a book deal to recount Trump’s presidency. Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced that Kushner’s book will come out in early 2022. Kushner has begun working on the memoir, currently untitled, and is expected to write about everything from the Middle East to criminal...
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States lift Covid restrictions as US passes 600,000 deaths – as it happened

America’s death toll from Covid-19 highest in the worldBiden arrives in Geneva for summit with ‘worthy adversary’ PutinNo sign of thaw between Russia and US ahead of Swiss summit 12.55am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.37am BST The chief executive of Morgan Stanley has become the latest US banking boss to call for an end to remote working, telling his New York staff that anyone who feels safe going out to a restaurant should return to the office.James Gorman admitted that the bank...
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States lift Covid restrictions as US passes 600,000 deaths – live

America’s death toll from Covid-19 highest in the worldBiden arrives in Geneva for summit with ‘worthy adversary’ PutinNo sign of thaw between Russia and US ahead of Swiss summit 11.19pm BST Lois Beckett in Los Angeles and Peter-Astrid Kane in San Francisco report: Bars at full capacity. No masks for vaccinated Disneyland goers. Fans sitting side-by-side at Giants and Dodgers games. Related: Goodbye masks, hello full bars: California lifts Covid rules in ‘grand reopening’ 10.45pm BST ...
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Biden to name antitrust researcher Lina Khan to top trade commission post – report

Her appointment would be a win for progressives who have pushed for laws to govern monopolies and growing corporate powerJoe Biden reportedly plans to name Lina Khan, an antitrust researcher who has focused on the immense market power of big tech, as chair of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a key win for progressives who have pushed for tougher laws to tackle monopolies and growing corporate power.The Senate confirmed Khan as a commissioner to the FTC earlier on Tuesday, with strong bipar...
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US passes 600,000 deaths from coronavirus – live

America’s death toll from Covid-19 highest in the worldBiden arrives in Geneva for summit with ‘worthy adversary’ PutinNo sign of thaw between Russia and US ahead of Swiss summit 6.32pm BST With the US death toll from coronavirus passing the awful mark of 600,000, there is some more detail and context from the Associated Press. The advent of successful vaccines means Covid-19 deaths per day in the US have plummeted to an average of 340 from a high of more than 3,400 in mid-January. New cases...
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US Covid deaths hit 600,000 as ex-Biden adviser says high toll was avoidable

Andy Slavitt under fire from the right for saying Americans should have been prepared to ‘sacrifice a little bit’The US death toll in the coronavirus pandemic passed 600,000 on Tuesday. As it did so, a former White House Covid adviser, Andy Slavitt, was under fire from the right for saying Americans could have avoided such severe losses if they had been prepared to “sacrifice a little bit for one another”. Related: Telemedicine companies seeking to cash in on Covid pandemic boom Continue read...
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