Robert Reich: It Is Time To End The Filibuster
2021-01-27 00:15:31 UTC
Berkeley, California — Making progress on Joe Biden's agenda or anything more Progressive, now requires a super majority of 60 votes in the Senate, because of an old Senate rule requiring that many votes to end debate and allow vote on a proposed law.
It's called the filibuster and it's not in...
UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100,000
2021-01-26 17:47:02 UTC
LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom.
Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to ...
Merkel Invites Biden to Germany for Visit
2021-01-26 07:08:12 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allowed.
Biden told Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Tru...
House Send Impeachment Case Against Trump to Senate
2021-01-26 01:52:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. ...
Biden Pushes for 1.5m Vaccinations a Day
2021-01-26 01:51:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting 1.5 million shots on an average per day.
Biden signaled his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations ...
Boeing 737 MAX to Fly in Europe: “Inappropriate, Dangerous”
2021-01-25 22:07:56 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistleblowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the move is premature.
A green light from the European Union Aviation Saf...
Merkel, Biden Agree to Strengthen US-Europe Cooperation
2021-01-26 01:04:47 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a phone call on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges can only be tackled through closer cooperation, a government spokesman in Berlin said on Monday.
Transatlantic relations coole...
California Is Moving Forward With Limited Reopenings
2021-01-25 22:17:03 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, returning the state to a system of county-by-county restrictions.
The order had been in place in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and ...
Veteran Broadcasting Giant Larry King Dead at 87
2021-01-25 22:21:21 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the...
Pelosi: Impeachment Article Against Donald Trump to Go to Senate on Monday
2021-01-25 22:19:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol Jan. 6 riot.
Jan. 6 Insurrection: Democrats Ask Ethics Panel to Investigate Cruz, Hawley
2021-01-22 04:36:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
President Joe Biden Declares “Democracy Has Prevailed”
2021-01-21 02:52:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises.
Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Bid...
A Nightmare Awaits Joe Biden’s Team
2021-01-20 21:43:31 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - A nightmare awaits Joe Biden’s economic dream team. The pandemic has worsened structural problems: the poor have gotten poorer, marginalized people are losing jobs quicker, and the workforce is even further out of reach for the unemployed. The new U.S. pres...
Joe Biden Became 46th President of United States
2021-01-20 21:25:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed.” He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.
COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC
As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.”
Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of ...
Pentagon Fears Possible Inside Attack at Inauguration
2021-01-18 03:31:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.
Trump’s Impeachment Trial Could Begin On January 20
2021-01-14 19:06:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House.
The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Spe...
US House Impeaches Trump a 2nd Time
2021-01-14 01:32:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.
With the Capitol secured by armed Nati...
HRW: Trump Has Been a Disaster For Human Rights
2021-01-14 01:34:55 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s record on human rights in his first year in office has been a “disaster” and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday.
Kenneth Roth was speaking ahea...
Resolution: U.S. House Urges Pence to Oust Trump, Impeach Vote Looms
2021-01-14 01:35:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in America.
Alamo Visit: A Symbol of Trump’s Defiance
2021-01-12 22:06:06 UTC
ALAMO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault.
William Burns Is Biden’s Choice to Lead CIA
2021-01-11 16:24:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Burns, a well-known figure in diplomatic circles around the world, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the CIA, a selection likely to be embraced by the rank and file at the nation’s premier spy agency.
A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, ha...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: House 'will Proceed' to Impeachment of Trump
2021-01-11 00:39:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, calling him a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol. Pelosi made the announcement in a letter to colleagues.
She said the House will act wi...
Companies to Suspend Donations to US Lawmakers Who Do Not Respect Rule of Law
2021-01-11 16:25:05 UTC
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marriott International Inc, the world’s largest hotel company, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) said Sunday they will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week.
“We have taken...
Two Republican Senators Say Trump Should Resign
2021-01-10 18:23:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol and support for the House drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday joined Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in calling f...