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    “President Mario Abdo Benitez, we are not going to put up with your atrocious robberies and robberies carried out by your cliques and led by you, and that today you subject the Paraguayan people to the humiliation of having to get sick and have to beg for medicines that they were stealing from public institutions. with the consent of the authorities you designated. Today he blatantly lies to us, telling us that the drugs were there and it happens that Yacyretá has to go out to buy urgently, « he said. “You lie to us every day with your reports and you don’t really tell us where the money is because you more than anyone know that that money was misappropriated and wasted. We cannot allow this humiliation to be reflected in repression of our compatriots. Mr. Mario Abdo, to avoid blood among Paraguayans, resign and step aside, otherwise, we are...
    Joan Laporta returns to the front line of the football battle. Eleven years after leaving the Camp Nou, the president of the Barça that was consecrated with a sextet has won an election again and has been welcomed by both fans of the Catalans and other teams. The sense of humor It was unleashed on an electoral day that culminated with Laporta as one of the presidents with the most support in history, and there were no shortages of ‘memes‘who welcomed the culé leader in the networks. Laporta has not been president for a day and is already raising glasses. pic.twitter.com/RNsUSbdOrc – Sports World (@MundoDespectivo) March 7, 2021 Barça fans to see that Laporta is president again. pic.twitter.com/BMT4AGedoK – Tacky Sports (@ HoyEnDeportes4_) March 7, 2021 I come to release facts pic.twitter.com/na4HwVUCAa – Lautaro (@PrimeLautaro) March 7, 2021 We will call the VAR Gas Light #Laportapic.twitter.com/dmiycEi4px – Triquiñuela (@...
    Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar said Saturday that the Biden administration has not been sharing the real number of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Cuellar spoke with Fox News’ Alicia Acuna about the situation at the border, saying the problem may have started under former President Donald Trump, but President Joe Biden needed to own it and work to make changes wherever they were necessary. (RELATED: Latino Democratic Congressman Wants To Help Border Agents Get Vaccinated) WATCH: Acuna began by noting the argument over whether the situation at the border should be referred to as a “challenge” or a “crisis,” adding, “My question to you, and I asked this of a Republican congressman in the last hour, does it matter what we call it, and where does the line — where is the line between challenge and crisis?” “Yeah, look, we can play with words, is it...
    CANDACE Owens has taken it to Twitter to mock 'BlueAnon' believers who think Donald Trump fans have occupied DC and say Joe Biden is the most popular president. The right-wing commentator has also said "liberals really do fall for anything." 4Candace Owens has mocked 'BlueAnon' believersCredit: Getty - Contributor 4She mocked those who believe Biden is the most popular presidentCredit: AP:Associated Press She tweeted today:"If you believe: DC is under military occupation because there are non-stop threats from Trump supporters. "Joe Biden is the most popular American President of all time. "Russia, Russia, Russia "You might be #BlueAnon." While earlier she had tweeted: "What’s everyone planning for the our upcoming one year anniversary of “two weeks to flatten the curve”? "Liberals. They really do fall for anything. It’s kinda sweet." “Qanon has now transformed into BlueAnon," she told Fox News. The Qanon group support a bizarre conspiracy theory and believe...
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino brokered a deal to give politically connected South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe a clear run to lead the African soccer confederation after the other three contenders withdrew over the weekend and backed Motsepe. FIFA said the agreement for candidates Augustin Senghor of Senegal, Jacques Anouma of Ivory Coast and Ahmed Yahya of Mauritania to withdraw from the upcoming election — and unite behind Motsepe — came after meetings in Rabat, Morocco, last week. The deal was confirmed at another meeting on Saturday in Mauritania, FIFA said. On that day, all four men appeared alongside Infantino at a ceremony celebrating “African unity” in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, and Infantino said it was the desire of all African soccer federations “to stop the divisions and get united.” FIFA said Motsepe would lead the Confederation of African Football with “a common program”...
    Lawyer, politician, activist for Catalan independence … but above all, the president of the FC Barcelona that changed the ‘status quo’ of world football. Joan Laporta return to the Camp Nou for restore the luster to a club that is broken everywhere. That, and no other, has been his campaign strategy, seasoned with some risky (but very media) decisions such as that of the giant canvas 200 meters from the Bernabéu. Laporta has not needed to make big promises of signings. In fact, he has not even given a name (publicly) since he is aware that he is going to find some accounts pulling almost impossible to square. First he will have to return the green color to the balance of the club and then already think about reinforcements. Laporta started the campaign as the great favorite. Neither Toni Freixa, who was his manager, nor Victor FontThe only final candidates...
    RUSH Limbaugh's death certificate says he's the "greatest radio host of all time." The late radio host died last month at the age of 70 after a nearly year-long battle with advanced lung cancer. 6Rush Llimbaugh's death certificate listed him as the "greatest radio host of all time"Credit: Alamy Live News 6Trump previously praised Limbaugh as a friend, and awarded him the Presidential Medal of FreedomCredit: AP:Associated Press His death certificate listed his occupation as "GREATEST RADIO HOST OF ALL TIME," reported TMZ, who obtained a copy of the certificate. Limbaugh was a popular conservative political commentator radio host, known for "The Rush Limbaugh Show." Kathryn Limbaugh, the late host's wife, was listed as the one who gave his job info for the certificate, TMZ reported. She previously said her husband was "just shy of a president" after his death. 6His wife Kathryn (left) is listed as the person who...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — After the Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday, Democratic Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey tells Eyewitness News that the bill is going to increase vaccinations. President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. “When you dig into the bill, you can see it,” Casey told Eyewitness News on Sunday. “The vaccination dollars are essential. We have to dramatically increase the number of vaccinations every day and every week. If we can’t do that, then nothing else matters. We can’t have our economy functioning and thriving like the way we want it to be.” READ MORE: Suspect In Allentown Shooting Found Dead In New York City, Police Say Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican, was the only senator in the Delaware Valley who voted against the COVID-19 relief bill....
    The National government announced refunds for exports of wine, within the framework of the presentation of the Strategic Plan Argentina Vitivinícola 2030. The data to take into account is that at present, this value chain pays export duties of 4.5% and a 7% refund was announced. At an event organized by the Argentine Wine Corporation (Coviar) in Mendoza and that had the participation of the president Alberto Fernandez, the Minister of Agriculture, Louis basterra, stressed that « today there is a surcharge of more than 2.5% in wine exports. » The official pointed out that they are working to improve the profitable margins of this sector, which in 2020 generated foreign exchange for $ 1.1 billion. « One of the ideas is to lower the tax burden, » he remarked. In a 2020 marked by the coronavirus pandemic, the wine industry recorded increases in domestic consumption, but seeks to improve its positioning in the...
    JOAN LAPORTA has been elected as Barcelona president for a second time. The 58-year-old won the vote to see off rivals Victor Font and Toni Freixa to bag the top job. 2Joan Laporta has won the Barca presidential raceCredit: Alamy Live News [ELECCIONES 2021 ????]ℹ Recta final del escrutinio ❗Sigue el minuto a minuto del escrutinio:https://t.co/cFewyRjJIs pic.twitter.com/rtDtrEjscI— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) March 7, 2021 Laporta has previously held the position at the Nou Camp between 2003 and 2010. The LaLiga side tweeted out the final results, with Laporta amassing 57.69 per cent of the vote. Font came home in second with 31.11 per cent, with Freixa on 10.01 per cent. And his appointment could bring fans some hope that star man and six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi can be persuanded to stay at the club. Laporta ramped up the pressure on his rivals by claiming superstar Messi is ready to...
    MILLIONS of Americans are eager to receive a third stimulus payment after the $1.9trillion Covid relief bill has passed. President Joe Biden confirmed during a press briefing on Saturday that Americans could start receiving their $1,400 stimulus this month after the Senate passed the Covid relief bill. 5Americans are eager to receive a third stimulus payment after the $1.9trillion Covid relief bill has passedCredit: Getty Images President Joe Biden confirmed that Americans could start receiving their $1,400 stimulus this month  "When we took office 45 days ago, I promised the American people that help was on the way," he told reporters. "Today, I can say we’ve taken one more giant step forward in delivering on that promise that help is on the way. "I want to thank all of the senators who worked so hard to reach a compromise and do the right thing for the American people during...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper pressed Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on whether the 2020 presidential election was “free and fair” during a Sunday morning “State of the Union” interview. Calling former President Donald Trump’s contention that the election was stolen a “false and dangerous lie,” Tapper asked Reeves if he considers President Joe Biden the “legitimate, lawfully elected president of the United States.” WATCH: “President Biden is the president of the United States,” Reeves responded. “But was he legitimately and lawfully elected?” Tapper pressed. After expressing concern about mail-in voting and telling Tapper the practice isn’t allowed in Mississippi because of “opportunities for fraud and other things,” Reeves called Biden the “duly-elected president.” “I hear you saying Joe Biden is the president. I do not hear you saying he was legitimately elected,” Tapper said. “This is a dangerous conspiracy theory that tens of millions of people believe and...
    Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to MP LR, who was 69 years old, in a tweet. “Olivier Dassault loved France. Captain of industry, deputy, local elected, reserve commander in the air force: his life throughout, he never ceased to serve our country, to promote its assets. His death brutal is a great loss. Thoughts of his family and loved ones, “wrote the head of state. From sources close to the investigation, the pilot of the aircraft also died in the accident which occurred around 6:00 p.m. in Touques, near Deauville. From the same source, there was no one else on board. Delphine Mienniel, public prosecutor of Lisieux, confirmed to . the death of Mr. Dassault and the pilot and went to the scene. The prosecution seized the research section of the air transport gendarmerie, responsible for the investigation. “I think of his family and loved ones who must feel terrible...
    The European Union will reportedly call upon U.S. President Joe Biden to bail out their fledgeling coronavirus vaccination drive, which has seen the bloc seize exports of vaccines to Australia. The European Commission plans to ask the United States to allow the export of millions of U.S.-made doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University to the bloc — somewhat ironically, given its approval of Italy seizing EU-made AstraZeneca doses bound for Australia. The Financial Times reported that the Commission will raise the issue with American officials at an upcoming meeting to discuss transatlantic strategy in dealing with the pandemic. The European Commission told the paper: “We trust that we can work together with the U.S. to ensure that vaccines produced or bottled in the U.S. for the fulfilment of vaccine producers’ contractual obligations with the EU will be fully honoured.” The EU will also be seeking assurances...
    Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said on this week’s broadcast of “The Sunday Show” on MSNBC that if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continued to block President Joe Biden’s agenda, Democrats would get rid of the filibuster rule. Capehart said, “One of the ways to get the president’s agenda passed is to do away with the filibuster rule, which would make it possible for things to get passed by a simple majority. How will you convince President Biden to go along with that tactic?” Hirono said, “When Mitch McConnell gets his way and decides to be an obstructionist, every major bill that President Biden wants, I think there will be a growing reality and recognition that we’re going to need to do filibuster reform. And I am open to it because if we’re going to continue to require 60 votes, you can bet that Mitch McConnell is going to do everything he...
    In response to Donald Trump’s presidential defeat on November 3, several Republican-majority local parliaments are trying to restrict access to the vote. The millionaire promises without proof that he was distorted by voter fraud. On Wednesday, the Democrat-majority House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at overcoming obstacles to voting in the country. The text should now go to the Senate (50 Democrats against 50 Republicans), where its future is uncertain. The presidential decree calls for the development or modernization of federal websites that provide information on elections and voting. “Today, Bloody Sunday, I am signing an executive order to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots and improve their access to the ballot box,” Biden said. Broadcast on Sunday. “Every voter should be able to vote and his or her vote should be taken into account,” the head of state should announce. “If...
    During this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) took a swipe at President Joe Biden, who he argued had been absent from the forefront on foreign policy. The Florida Republican congressman suggested that perhaps the “transition” from Biden to Vice President Kamala Harris was already underway as Harris has already had meetings with international leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron. “You have to wonder whether or not the transition to Harris has already begun,” Gaetz said. “Joe Biden’s had more nap time than he’s had questions from reporters. And you’re right. While the Middle Kingdom grows more ambitious in their goals, we are still toiling away in the Middle East. Joe Biden has had more attacks on Syria than he’s had press conferences.” “And so you have to ask to the progressive voters, is this really what you expected?” he...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of former US Secretary of State and ExxonMobil CEO, Rex Tillerson.PersonalBirth date: March 23, 1952Birth place: Wichita Falls, TexasBirth name: Rex Wayne TillersonRead MoreFather: Bob Tillerson, Boy Scouts of America executiveMother: Patty (Patton) TillersonMarriage: Renda (St. Clair) TillersonChildren: Four children Education: University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 1975Other FactsTillerson and his wife, Renda, operate a Texas horse ranch called Bar RR Ranches. An Eagle Scout, Tillerson served as president of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 2010 and 2011. As a member of the BSA executive board, he helped advocate for the inclusion of gay youth in the Scouts. The organization reversed its ban on gay Scouts in 2013 and four years later, the BSA opened up membership to transgender youth. While Tillerson has a reputation as a BSA reformer, he has been criticized by gay rights groups because, under his leadership,...
    The president’s decree will call for the improvement or modernization of federal websites providing information on elections and voting. LUnited States President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Sunday to make it easier for Americans to vote in commemoration of the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”, when a march in defense of the right to vote for minorities was violently repressed by police in Selma, Alabama. The move comes as several local parliaments where Republicans are in the majority attempt to restrict access to the vote in response to Donald Trump’s presidential defeat on November 3. The billionaire assures, without proof, that the ballot was marred by fraud. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives, where Democrats are in the majority, passed a bill aimed at tackling obstacles to voting in the country. The text must now go to the Senate (50 Democrats against 50 Republicans) where...
    New York : The former president demands that they ask him for authorization to use his name. Photo: Win McNamee / . Through his lawyers, the former president Donald trump he demanded that the Republican Party stop using his name, unless he has express authorization. The ban is not exclusive against the party, but against all Republican fundraising funds, such as the RNC, NRCC and NRSC, it reported. Political. The report quotes an adviser to the former president, who notes that the restriction includes using Trump’s name “in emails and fundraising merchandise.” The decision was made after The former president will be “furious because his name has been released without his permission by organizations that help Republicans who voted in favor of his impeachment.”. The former president has always been jealous of the use of his name, even when he was in the White House,...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka said that while she believes Gov. Charlie Baker did the right thing by following President Biden’s directive to vaccinate educators, she added the state needs a better strategy to quickly get shots in the arms of teachers. Last week, Spilka called for the state to designate a portion of its shipment of Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccines to be designated for teachers. The state did not respond to the request. READ MORE: Winchester Woman Among 3 Hurt In Head-On NH Crash Baker announced that teachers will be eligible to sign up for COVID vaccines at any of the state’s vaccination sites starting March 11. Teachers are currently eligible to sign up through CVS following President Biden’s directive. Spilka discussed the state’s vaccination plan with WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller. READ MORE: Baby Safe Haven Signs Installed In Dorchester Near Where Newborn...
    President Joe Biden speaks during an announcement related to small businesses Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden would not be where he is without Black voters. Fittingly, he’s made some pretty weighty promises in his plan for Black America. We’re keeping track of them all in a biweekly series. Whereas we normally keep track of how the president’s actions match up with his campaign promises, as of late, it's the promises themselves that are causing Biden problems. Allegedly intended to help the Black community, some of the president’s proposed undertakings more closely resemble wolves in sheep’s clothing. One potential wolf came in the form of a promise to authorize $300 million in funding to hire and train police officers on how to undertake a community policing approach. Police funding It’s not necessarily a new goal. Biden detailed the spending in his plan for Black America released in May. ”As a condition of the grant, hiring of police officers...
    Former President Barack Obama once said he did not think that Pete Buttigieg could win the presidency because he is ‘gay’ and ‘short,' according to a new book. Obama, who made the remarks in October 2019 during a dinner with black Democratic donors in Manhattan, also surprised those in attendance by urging them to unite behind Senator Elizabeth Warren as the nominee, the book says. When asked to list the reasons that Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, could not win, Obama said: ‘He’s thirty- eight, but he looks thirty.’ Those in attendance reportedly laughed as Obama continued: ‘He’s the mayor of a small town. He’s gay, and he’s short.’ The excerpts of Obama’s remarks from the book Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency were reported on Friday by The Daily Caller. Former President Barack Obama (left) once said he did not think that...
    In a few months, Donald Trump seems to have lost two of the three things that, at least a priori, seem to matter most to him. The first is, obviously, the presidency of the United States. And it is that although on this side of the Atlantic it may seem that his political ambitions were born shortly before the primaries of the Republican Party for the presidential elections of 2015, in reality the shadow of a Trump opting for the presidency was something that had already been speculated for a long time. before. The second loss, although obviously not so important, has nevertheless left a huge void in the former president. I mean, of course, the lifetime veto Donald Trump faces on Twitter. After months of warnings, of marking some of his messages as false information and of a constant tug of war, the encouragement by the one who was...
    Learning to read is one of the first opportunities children have to develop their minds, learn about the world, and become happy, well-rounded people.  This skill alone creates the foundation upon which we learn nearly all other knowledge and disciplines.   In light of the breakdown in our school systems – especially large urban systems that fail to educate a high percentage of poorer children – coupled with mass school closures over COVID-19, children need incentives and opportunities to read more than ever.  NEWT GINGRICH: CPAC'S 3 BIG WINNERS – AND WHY YOU SHOULD IGNORE TALK OF A REPUBLICAN CIVIL WAR This is why America needs Dr. Seuss.   We believe in books, and we are both New York Times best-selling authors. Callista, in particular, has written seven children’s books about Ellis the Elephant and American history.   We know how hard it is to write – and how hard it is to build a big audience.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER This is why we stand in awe of Theodor Seuss...
    DAKAR (Reuters) - Schools in Senegal will shut until March 15, the education ministry said on Sunday, after days of violent protests that have paralyzed parts of the capital Dakar and are expected to continue next week. At least five people have died in demonstrations sparked by the arrest on Wednesday of Ousmane Sonko, Senegal's most prominent opposition leader. It is the worst political unrest in years in a country widely seen as one of West Africa's most stable. Sonko, who enjoys strong support among the young, was arrested after an employee of a beauty salon accused him of raping her. Sonko denies the allegation and says it is politically motivated. Opponents of President Macky Sall have called for further protests on Monday. The education ministry "strongly recommends that students' parents keep a close eye on their children and keep them from the risks that come from the protests," it...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper put Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) through an intense interrogation on whether he accepts that Joe Biden is the legitimate president of the United States. Tapper spoke to Reeves on Sunday for a State of the Union interview on the state’s decision to roll back some covid restrictions. Tapper eventually switched gears by noting that former President Donald Trump is still pushing the false claim that the election was corrupted by mass fraud, so he asked Reeves, “Do you accept that Joe Biden is the legitimately and lawfully elected president of the United States?” “President Biden is the president of the United States,” Reeves answered, but Tapper immediately called out the sidestep. “Was he legitimately and lawfully elected?” Tapper asked again. Reeves went on ahead with a condemnation of mail-in voting, though he did describe Biden as the “duly-elected president.” Tapper followed up by pointing out...
    Former President Donald Trump promised to visit Alaska to personally campaign against Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who is up for reelection in 2022. “I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski,” Trump said in a Saturday statement to Politico. “She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator.” Murkowski, a frequent Trump critic, was one of seven Republicans who voted to convict the former president on impeachment charges in February. The Alaska senator also voted to advance the Interior secretary nomination of Democratic New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, a move Trump reportedly called “yet another example of Murkowski not standing up for Alaska.” Republican US Senator Lisa Murkowski...
    Miami : U.S. President Joe Biden said Saturday that the Senate’s passage of his $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill means payments of $ 1,400 to most Americans will begin this week. month and the provisions of the bill will accelerate the manufacture and distribution of vaccines. “Upon taking office 45 days ago, we promised that aid to the American people was on the way. Today I can say that we have taken one more giant step to fulfill the promise to help (…) the resources are on the way, ”said Biden, escorted by Vice President Kamala Harris. Minutes after the package was approved by the Senate, – with a vote of 50 to 49 – in a brief comment Biden assured that more than 85% of American households will receive payments, and a couple with two children who earn $ 100,000 annually receives about $ 5,600. Biden said...
    Former President Donald Trump will travel to New York City as soon as Sunday, his first visit to the Big Apple since leaving the White House in January, according to a report. Trump Tower, the former president’s Fifth Avenue skyscraper, will see a ramped-up security presence after it had been reduced over the past month, ABC 7 reported. The report said barricades will be restored and parking will be restricted while Trump visits. Trump, who was born in Queens​ and became a real estate developer in Manhattan​, changed his residency to Mar-a-Lago, his exclusive resort in Florida​,​ in October 2019. “I hereby declare that my above-described residence and abode in the State of Florida constitutes my predominant and principal home, and I intend to continue it permanently as such,” he said in a document requesting the residency change.
    (CNN)President Joe Biden and fellow Democrats are racing to prove a counterintuitive lesson: with congressional majorities, sometimes less can be more. The new President holds a slim House advantage and even slimmer Senate edge -- 51-50, and then only if he holds every Democrat and allows Vice President Kamala Harris to break ties. Yet passage of the Senate version this weekend keeps party leaders on track to overcome rock-solid Republican opposition and put a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill on Biden's desk within days, though even some prominent Democratic economists consider it too costly. More on Covid-19 relief A guide to what you can expect to get from the $1.9 trillion Senate stimulus Senate bill will narrow income eligibility for $1,400 stimulus checks There's a race to pass the stimulus by March 14. Here's what's at stake By the standards of recent history, that would represent an audacious feat....
    Iran says its prepared to take steps to live up to measures in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as soon as the United States lifts economic sanctions on the country.  "Iran is ready to immediately take compensatory measures based on the nuclear deal and fulfill its commitments just after the U.S. illegal sanctions are lifted and it abandons its policy of threats and pressure," Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on March 7.  Rohani made the remarks as he received Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney amid diplomatic efforts to revive the landmark nuclear deal. Ireland is not party to the deal, but Dublin has the role of facilitator in the implementation of the nuclear agreement.  Rohani criticized the European signatories of the deal — Britain, France, and Germany — for what he said was their inaction on their commitments to the agreement. He said Iran "is the only party that has paid...
    MADRID (AP) — The three presidential candidates vying to lift Barcelona from one of its worst crisis in recent memory have cast their ballots on Sunday, with the winner set to inherit a club mired in trouble on and off the field. Former president Joan Laporta, businessman Víctor Font and longtime board member Toni Freixa are among the more than 110,000 members who are eligible to vote in the election being held just days after the club’s last elected president — Josep Maria Bartomeu — spent a night in jail while Catalan police investigated possible irregularities during his administration. Lionel Messi and other players also had already voted. The club published a photo of Messi casting his ballot on Sunday morning. The winner, who will earn a five-year term, will be announced late on Sunday, capping a week in which the club made worldwide headlines after a police raid at...
    Republicans have two tasks ahead of them in next year’s midterm elections: to hold on to the working-class voters former President Donald Trump attracted to the party while also trying to win back some of the college-educated suburbanites he repelled. Doing both simultaneously may be easier said than done. The suburbs have sunk Republicans in consecutive national elections dating back to 2018. But the very qualities that made Trump’s party toxic with those voters also enabled it to be competitive in the Rust Belt, which remained close even with President Biden sitting atop the Democratic ticket in place of Hillary Clinton. Even in defeat, Republicans eyed the basic contours of a multiracial working-class coalition that could help them win in the future and Democrats saw worrying signs that the “Rainbow Coalition” they had been pining for since the days of Jesse Jackson was fraying. “White voters as a whole...
    The flags of China, U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party are displayed in a flag stall at the Yiwu Wholesale Market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China, May 10, 2019.Aly Song | Reuters BEIJING — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Sunday that the U.S. needs to remove "unreasonable restrictions" for the two countries' relationship to move forward under President Joe Biden's administration. Wang's remarks come as tensions between the U.S. and China have escalated in the last few years under former President Donald Trump, whose term ended in January. So far, the Biden administration has maintained a tough position on China — calling the country a more assertive "competitor" — and raised concerns about Beijing's stance around Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet. China's central government considers those issues part of its domestic matters. "Speaking of China-U.S. relations, I believe first of all both sides need to abide by the...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order Sunday expanding voting access in what the White House calls "an initial step in this Administration's efforts to protect the right to vote and ensure all eligible citizens can freely participate in the electoral process."The move comes just three days after the House of Representatives passed HR1, a sweeping ethics and election package aimed at ensuring voting rights, with provisions expanding early and mail-in voting, restoring voting rights to former felons, and easing voter registration for eligible Americans.House passes sweeping election bill that would counter GOP efforts to restrict voter accessSunday's order directs the heads of all federal agencies to submit proposals for their respective agencies to promote voter registration and participation within 200 days, while assisting states in voter registration under the National Voter Registration Act. In addition, the order would instruct the General Services Administration to modernize the...
    The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has called a rebuttal among the ‘socialist part’ of the Government to call for calm and avoid that, like almost any issue lately, the 8-M becomes a “fight” with the other partner of the coalition, United We Can. While the socialist and purple ministers organize, each on their own, events to celebrate International Women’s Day among their own, the president has decided attend the event to be organized this Monday by the Ministry of Equality. There he will be with the minister Irene Montero, who practically since last year has lived in continuous confrontation with the first vice president, Carmen Calvo, and also with the Minister of Justice, the also socialist Juan Carlos Campo, first by the draft of the sexual freedom law and now for his plans to address the ‘Trans law’. Sánchez will attend the institutional act of Equality, where, like...
    More On: joe biden Biden cheers passage of $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill after marathon session Senators continue debating $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill after all-nighter Senate rejects Sanders’ $15 minimum wage bid, braces for long-haul haggling on COVID-19 relief It’s truly astonishing how much President Biden in his first weeks has opted to side with his party’s left wing and its special interests — and against even moderate Americans’ desires. It’s most obvious in his Mexican-border madness: President Donald Trump worked out perfectly reasonable, humane policies that stemmed the record-breaking, Obama-era surges of migrants at the border. Yet Biden has needlessly moved to kill Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” deal and other agreements with Central American nations that were clearly working. Instead, he set up a temporary freeze on deportations and is talking up plans to offer a path to citizenship for...
    CNN Newsroom anchor Pamela Brown asked pressing questions of the president of the San Diego teacher’s union about their demands for all teachers to be fully vaccinated from Covid-19 before reopening schools this coming April, noting that that was stricter than the current guidance from the CDC. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) “is forking over billions of incentives to encourage schools to reopen, but not everyone is sold,” said Brown, before introducing Kisha Borden, president of the San Diego Education Association. The San Diego School Board president had set April 12 of this year as a “target date” to reopen schools, Brown said, asking Borden what she thought about that proposal. Borden replied that her union supported reopening only after far stricter requirements were met, saying they had come to an agreement with the district that “we would be ready to reopen when we had low community case rates, plus the opportunity for all of...
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser thanked President Joe Biden and congressional leaders for including local aid in the latest COVID-19 relief package. In a tweet, Bowser thanked President Biden, congressional leaders and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. We thank President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, and Congresswoman Norton for their leadership in securing over $2 billion in relief for DC in the COVID-19 relief package, including the $755 million we were owed from the CARES Act. pic.twitter.com/mMNQo1PhEl — Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) March 6, 2021 In another tweet, Bowser said, “The dedicated local funding in this historic legislation will help fuel our shared recovery and ensure we can get through this pandemic and emerge stronger and more resilient than ever.” In January, Bowser sent then President-elect Biden a letter urging him to allocate $755 million in funding for the city, saying the District was “shortchanged” in the CARES Act. The...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- "Black & Powerful" is a 10-part longform streaming series created by ABC7 Chicago.The premise of the series is "seeing is believing," in hopes to inspire those young and young at heart to achieve their goals. We sit down with leaders in the entertainment, sports, education, arts and more! Each individual sharing their personal journey that led them to becoming the person they are today.Episode 2 features Eyewitness News Anchor Terrell Brown and Illinois Senator Robert Peters. Peters was elected to the 13th District in 2019. He shares his life growing up in Hyde Park as an adopted child with a hearing impairment.The state senator details the challenges he faced finding his identity and navigating in a world in which he felt misunderstood. Peters lost the patriarch of his family in his 20s and shares the lessons he learned from that loss and how it helped him get...
    Democrat congressman from California Ro Khanna (D-CA) disagrees with President Biden’s approach to the Middle East. Khanna told Axios the Biden Middle East plans are “conceding defeat of the aspiration” to win a Nobel Peace Prize. “Obama strove for greatness,” Khanna told the news outlet when speaking about the past Obama administration’s foreign policy plan. “He, at least, tried.” Khanna backed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president, who in the past has called Israel “right-wing and racist.” Sanders has also opposed the war in Iran saying, “I don’t apologize to anybody,” on opposing the war. Previously, Khanna also worked with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on foreign policy issues, in April 2019. Khanna’s press released said: They are sending a bipartisan, bicameral letter to President Donald Trump in support of his decision to bring U.S. troops home from Syria and urging the completion of the withdrawal process “within the next six months,” demonstrating...
    Donald Trump is set to make his first trip to New York since leaving the White House amid an apparent rift with Jared Kushner who the ex-president is said to be angry with over his election loss.  Trump is jetting back to the Big Apple this weekend after spending the last six weeks holed up at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, since he snubbed Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20.  News of his visit comes amid reports of escalating tensions between Trump and his son-in-law and former White House Senior Adviser Jared in the days since they both left DC. Contradictory reports are circling from people close to the two men over who is to blame for the rift but they appeared to actively avoid bumping into each other at the Trump National Doral golf course in Miami Wednesday.  Trump, 67, was spotted leaving the driving range to...
    The White House fired the Trump-appointed General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Friday evening, following her refusal to step down. In a definite letter Friday morning to President Biden, Sharon Gustafson said she "respectfully" declined the White House’s request for her resignation, noting she had only served half of her four-year term. "I intend to honor that commitment," she wrote in a letter released by the Ethics and Public Policy Center. "I have confidently given this advice to countless embattled clients over the last 25 years: hold your head high, do your best work, and do not resign under pressure. I stand in solidarity with them, I will follow that advice," she added. HOUSE PROGRESSIVE LEADER BREAKS SILENCE ABOUT SENATE COVID BILL CHANGES Gustafson was informed less than three hours later by the Deputy Director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office, Gautam Raghavan, in an email that...
    CHICAGO (CBS Chicago/CBS News) — The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, this newest step comes as 11.4 million Americans are at risk of losing their unemployment benefits in the coming weeks. READ MORE: Man Found Dead With Gunshot To Back At Scene Of Englewood Fire The final vote was 50-49, with all Democrats voting in favor of the bill and all Republicans voting against it. The passage of the bill was met with cheers and applause from Democrats, celebrating the passage of one of Mr. Biden’s key priorities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not need to visit the Capitol to break any ties, as GOP Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) left due to a family emergency on Friday. Democrats took a victory lap after the passage of the bill, with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)...
    Former President Donald Trump will not be supporting Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bid for a fourth term. The former president announced on Saturday that he'll be traveling to the Last Frontier State to campaign against Murkowski ahead of her 2022 reelection bid, according to Politico. "I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. She represents her state badly and her country even worse," he said. "I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator." TRUMP REAFFIRMS LOYALTY TO GOP WHILE CALLING FOR CRITICS TO BE EXCOMMUNICATED Murkowski, a centrist, has long been willing to split from the former commander-in-chief, as evidenced by some of her recent votes in the Senate. The Alaskan voted for Trump's conviction last...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native leader and former state lawmaker John Sackett has died. He was 76. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy has ordered all flags to fly at half-staff on Monday in tribute. “John Sackett was a valuable and effective advocate for Alaska Natives and our rural communities throughout his nearly 20-year tenure in the Legislature, as well as his extensive professional and community involvement. His legacy of service will forever be an integral piece of Alaska’s history,” Dunleavy said. “Rose and I offer our sympathies to the Sackett family as they honor his memory.” His cause of death was not immediately released. Sackett was born in 1944 in the remote village of Cutoff, 35 miles (56 kilometers) up the Huslia River in Interior Alaska, Anchorage Daily News reported. He began his political career in 1967 in the state House of Representatives, when he was in his 20s. Sackett...
    Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing December 4, 2013.Lintao Zhang | Reuters Who is going to organize the world? And what forces and whose interests will shape the global future? Those were the underlying questions behind two events this past week, one in Washington and the other in Beijing, that set the stage for the geopolitical contest of our times. The DC piece was President Joe Biden's release of the "Interim National Security Strategic Guidance," unprecedented at this stage in a new administration. Biden's purpose was to provide early clarity about how he intends to set and execute priorities in a fast-changing world. Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid out the thinking behind the guidance in his first major speech since entering office. It was a compelling one, underscoring the urgent need to shore up...
    President Joe Biden is the first executive in 40 years to come to this point in his term without holding a formal question and answer session, such as a news conference or Oval Office address. “It reflects a White House media strategy meant both to reserve major media set-pieces for the celebration of a legislative victory and to limit unforced errors from a historically gaffe-prone politician,” the Associated Press (AP) reported Saturday. The president chooses to take questions nearly as often as many of his recent predecessors, but usually takes one or two informal inquiries in a hurried setting toward the end of events, the article continued: In a sharp contrast with the previous administration, the White House is exerting extreme message discipline, empowering staff to speak but doing so with caution. Recalling both Biden’s largely leak-free campaign and the buttoned-up Obama administration, the new White House team has carefully...
    President Biden celebrated the party-line passage of his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill Saturday, saying the measure is another step for the country’s return to normalcy. The bill will “get the country in a place to get back to normal” Biden said in a 9-minute address in the White House State Dining Room. see also Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill after marathon session The Senate on Saturday passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus... The rescue plan includes $75 billion for pandemic-related medical costs, such as vaccine production. “I believe we’ll have enough by the middle of May to vaccinate — it’s going to take longer to get it in their arms, but that’s how much vaccine we’ll have,” Biden said. He appealed to the House of Representatives — which the Democrats control by a slim 10-vote margin — to pass the Senate-revised bill in...
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all from Republicans and rejected — bleary-eyed senators approved the sprawling package on a 50-49 party-line vote. That sets up final congressional approval by the House next week so lawmakers can whisk it to Biden for his signature. All Democratic senators from the Delaware Valley — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, Delaware Sens. Chris Coons and Tom Carper and New Jersey Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker — voted yes while Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey voted no. READ MORE: Gas Prices Still Rising In New Jersey, Around Nation The huge measure — its total spending is nearly one-tenth the...
    (CNN)Former President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated President Joe Biden on the successful passage of the Covid-19 relief bill through the Senate, the administration's top legislative priority as millions of Americans continue to struggle financially amid the coronavirus pandemic. In series of tweets following the Senate's approval of the bill, Obama said that Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package will "improve the lives of families across the country.""This landmark legislation will help families pay rent and put food on the table, lift millions of children out of poverty, make health care more affordable, aid small businesses, fund broad-based vaccination efforts, and make it easier for states to reopen schools," the former Democratic President wrote.Obama called it "a reminder of why it's so important to vote" and how "elections matter.""This is the kind of progress that's possible when we elect leaders across government who are devoted to making people's lives better," he...
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Former President Trump will return to New York City next week for his first visit since leaving office.The NYPD will be providing additional security around Trump Tower, where police presence has significantly scaled back over the past month.East 56th Street was reopened to traffic following the inauguration, but barricades will be put in place and parking will be restricted during the visit.Trump could arrive as early as Sunday night.MORE NEWS | Serial pickpocket thief caught on camera in QueensEMBED More News Videos Police say the man spotlighted in recently released video can be seen lifting a wallet from an unsuspecting victim. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    WASHINGTON (CBS NEWS) – The Senate approved President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Saturday, over 24 hours after opening debate on the bill. A grueling amendment process, known as a “vote-a-rama,” was stalled for nearly 12 hours on Friday due to disagreements within the Democratic caucus over an unemployment insurance benefit. The final vote was 50-49, with all Democrats voting in favor of the bill and all Republicans voting against it. The passage of the bill was met with cheers and applause from Democrats, celebrating the passage of one of Mr. Biden’s key priorities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not need to visit the Capitol to break any ties, as GOP Senator Dan Sullivan left due to a family emergency on Friday. **READ MORE AT CBSNEWS.COM**
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is developing a knack for responding to absurd questions during her daily briefings, such as her now-second foray into explaining to adult reporters that President Joe Biden has a home in Wilmington, Delaware. While not the most absurd moment of the week, one exchange was telling in its similarity to other moments in the briefing room. Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs told Psaki that “The President has traveled back to Wilmington a couple of times since taking office. The CDC does still urge people not to travel for personal reasons,” then asked “Obviously, presidential travel is very different than commercial travel, but should the President be doing more to set an example about personal travel during a pandemic?” Psaki patiently explained “Well, the President lives in Wilmington; it’s his home. That’s where he’s lived for many, many years. And as you know, as any President of...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) took time to express their reactions at the Senate passing President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The Senate voted in favor of the proposed bill by a narrow margin of 50-49 on Saturday. READ MORE: Pa. Senators Bob Casey And Pat Toomey At Strong Odds With Each Other On Stimulus Bill All Senate Democrats voted for Biden’s American Rescue Plan, while all Senate Republicans voted against it. Republican Senator Pat Toomey criticized the passage of the bill in a statement. “Last year, Congress passed, with overwhelmingly bipartisan support, five bills that provided almost $4 trillion in response to COVID,” Toomey said. “This year, President Biden and congressional Democrats refused to work with Republicans and instead rammed through a wasteful $1.9 trillion bill on a strictly partisan vote.” The bill passed by...
    President Alberto Fernandez said this saturday in Mendoza that the national government « institutional violence worries », after the protests that were registered yesterday in the province of Formosa, governed by Gildo Insfrán, which ended with protesters repressed by the provincial police. Violence in Formosa for the return to Phase 1 « We are concerned about institutional violence, We are analyzing it, « said Fernández, when consulted by the Mendoza press after participating in the breakfast of the Corporación Vitivinícola Argentina (Coviar), within the framework of the Harvest Festival in the town of Luján de Cuyo.   In brief statements to the press, the president referred in this way to the protests that began yesterday in Formosa before the announcement of the provincial government that the capital city will return to Phase 1 of Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation (ASPO) due to the appearance of...
    President Alberto Fernandez He arrived this noon in Mendoza where he was received by the governor Rodolfo Suarez in the framework of the celebrations for the Harvest 2021. The delegation headed by the president also has the presence of the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo de Pedro and the General Secretaries of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello; of Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz and Communication and Press Juan Pablo Biondi. President Alberto Fernández arrived this afternoon in the city of Mendoza, where he was received by Governor Rodolfo Suárez and Senator Anabel Fernández Sagasti Fernández will participate in the presentation of the Strategic Plan Argentina Vitivinícola 2030, which takes place in the Regional Center of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) located in the town of Luján de Cuyo. The activity is organized by Argentine Wine Corporation (Coviar) and will have the support of the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock...
    Sputnik V is “a powerful vaccine that generates immunity,” argued Nicolas Maduro, who counts Russia among his main allies, along with China, Cuba and Turkey. “We did not hurt,” said his wife. “Cilia is more courageous than me, I was in pain,” added the president. Cases of the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus were first reported in Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro announced on Wednesday. One case has been reported on an employee at Maiquetia airport, which serves Caracas, where two cases have already been confirmed. Two other cases of this Brazilian variant have been announced in the neighboring state of Miranda and six others in the state of Bolivar, bordering Brazil. Venezuela, which has nearly 30 million inhabitants, recorded 139,934 cases of Covid-19 as of Tuesday, and 1,353 deaths, according to official figures which are questioned by NGOs such as Human Rights Watch. The South American country launched a vaccination...
    New York : The third stimulus check is part of the Biden Administration’s $ 1.9 billion stimulus package. Photo: William Thomas Cain / . The third stimulus check as part of the $ 1.9 billion “Economic Rescue Plan” promoted by the Administration is the most popular of the grants that are discussed on social networks and in the press. Attention to direct payments is one of the key issues as part of the discussion of the new stimulus package that was approved this Saturday in the Senate. Stimulus checks are one of the quickest grants recipients receive, and recipients are also free to use the funds as they see fit, although national surveys have confirmed that most recipients in the past two payments have spent the money in a matter of days to meet the basic needs of the home. One angle that has stood...
    US senators approved the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus plan pushed by Joe Biden in a marathon session. Miami World – Infobae Democrats voted to pass the bill without Republican support after a nearly 24-hour session, though it will now be up to the House of Representatives to consider the broad package one more time before it becomes law and can be dispersed. help. The Senate’s approval of the measure was an early victory for Biden and his Democratic allies in Congress, who had pledged after the 2020 presidential election to authorize a robust package of new coronavirus aid – including another round of one-off checks for families- as one of his first acts. But a protracted showdown between centrists and progressives within the Democratic caucus quickly served to illustrate the precarious politics of the party’s slim runoff majority in the Senate, where even resistance can jeopardize the Democrats’ economic...
    Enlarge Image Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 28, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. AP Photo/John Raoux Former President Trump has warned GOP groups to stop using his name and likeness for fundraising, a source confirmed to The Post. Trump’s attorneys fired off a letter Friday to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional committee with the request. News of the letter was first reported by Politico on Saturday. The president — who has long been protective of his name and public brand — was reportedly upset with RNC emails using his name to raise funds, when the money could potentially be used on behalf of Republicans who voted to impeach him. Trump has vowed to rain down revenge on incumbents who refused to support him, by supporting primary challengers in 2022, a move which...
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday said a metallic barrier to wall off the presidential palace ahead of a planned women's march on International Women's Day was to avoid provocation and protect historic buildings from vandalism. In a country where femicides rose nearly 130% between 2015 and 2020, critics said the decision to erect the 10-foot-high (3-meter) barriers was symptomatic of Lopez Obrador's apathy toward the crisis of violence afflicting women. Ahead of International Women's Day on Monday, barriers were also installed around other emblematic buildings and monuments in downtown Mexico City where a year ago tens of thousands of people protested rampant violence against women and impunity. "We have to avoid provocation of people who only want to cause damage," Lopez Obrador said at an event in Yucatan. "Imagine, if we don't take care of the national palace and they vandalize it. What...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is on the cusp of a major legislative victory. If all goes according to plan and the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is signed into law, Biden will have scored an early triumph in his presidency. The Covid-19 relief bill will provide a wide range of benefits, from direct payments to American families, money for vaccine development and distribution, small business relief, more substantial subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, a child tax credit, a higher Earned Income Tax Credit, federal funds for state and local governments and much more. Julian ZelizerGiven the scale and scope of this measure, it is an accomplishment that will cement Biden's historic role in overseeing the country's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite last minute concessions to appease moderate Democrats on Friday night, as journalist Ezra Klein tweeted, "This still looks like the most ambitious and progressive economic package Congress...
    Former President Donald Trump declared himself as the leader of the Republican Party at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, but that doesn’t mean he wants the party to raise money from his name. The former president sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee demanding that they stop using his name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise. A Trump spokesperson confirmed the legal notices to the Washington Examiner on Saturday. TRUMP REAFFIRMS LOYALTY TO GOP WHILE CALLING FOR CRITICS TO BE EXCOMMUNICATED The Republican National Committee emailed supporters Friday asking for them to sign a “thank you” card for the former president. They later sent a follow-up email warning that the deadline to get their name on the card was close to expiring. “President Trump remains committed to the Republican Party and electing America First...
    Kipp Jones, The Western Journal March 6, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden holds the record for a president who has gone the longest without holding a media briefing, and on Friday, a reporter finally held his administration’s feet to the fire over it. Was it opposite day, or had Biden’s lack of transparency finally gotten so severe that even the biased, no-good leftist establishment media had to finally ask the question: Where the heck is Joe Biden? It didn’t appear to be opposite day on Friday, as White House press secretary Jen Psaki was still evasive as ever, so it appears even the activist media has its breaking point. That breaking point is apparently 45 days. Tired of being ignored, or having their shouted questions at him half answered, a reporter in the White House media pool finally asked Psaki questions about her boss and his whereabouts. “So...
    Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy had kind words for President Joe Biden, as well as for Press Secretary Jen Psaki and her shop. On the heels of Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch’s declaration that the chief role of Fox News is to be the “loyal opposition” to Biden’s White House, The Los Angeles Times has published an interview with Doocy in which the reporter praised Biden’s willingness to answer “hard” questions. Asked “Did it surprise you when Biden said publicly that he liked you?”, Doocy said it didn’t, but that Biden’s response was gratifying. “[T]he way that he framed it was what a reporter would want to hear, right?” Doocy told the paper. “He knows that it’s going to be a hard question with an edge, but ‘I like him anyway.’ And that means he is up for the hard questions, and it sounds like he’s going to keep...
    (CNN)Lawyers for former President Donald Trump sent out cease-and-desist letters Friday to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee for using his name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise, a Trump adviser tells CNN.The three entities are the largest fundraising organizations within the GOP that are focused on electing Republicans to office.Politico first reported on the letter.CNN has reached out to Trump's office, as well as the RNC, the NRCC and the NRSC for a copy of the letter.CNN reported last week that Trump is weighing the creation of a super PAC as he seeks to assert his authority over the Republican Party and expand his post-presidential political operation.Trump makes fundraising moves ahead of CPAC speechRead MoreCreating a super PAC would allow Trump to raise unlimited amounts of money from virtually any source and faces no limits on spending. The former...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE is pressing Republican Party organs to stop using his name and likeness for fundraising and merchandise sales.  Two sources familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill that lawyers for Trump sent cease-and-desist letters Friday to the Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). The three groups are the largest fundraising bodies for the Republican Party. Trump has long been known to tout his marketing expertise from his long career in real estate and was protective even while in office of how lawmakers and party organs used his name to benefit themselves and other candidates. “President Trump remains committed to the Republican Party and electing America First conservatives, but that...
    Joe Raedle/Getty Concerned that his name may be used to support Republican lawmakers former President Donald Trump feels are not loyal enough to him, lawyers for Trump have sent cease-and-desist letters to the three largest fundraising entities for the Republican party, Politico Playbook reported Saturday. The legal notices went to the Republican National Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and demanded the organizations stop using Trump’s name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise, a Trump adviser told Playbook. The RNC had sent out two fundraising emails Friday, asking supporters to donate and add their name to a “thank you” card for Trump, Playbook reported. “‘President Trump will ALWAYS stand up for the American People, and I just thought of the perfect way for you to show that you support him!’ the email states. ‘As one of President Trump’s MOST LOYAL supporters, I think that...
    Democrats in the Senate successfully voted to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package, entitled the “American Rescue Plan,” by a vote of 50-49. After enduring several days of delay while Republicans forced the reading of the bill and Democrats scrambled to get West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin on board, then fought their way through dozens of amendments during the “vote-a-rama,” the Senate finally passed the bill on Saturday along a strict party-line vote. Democrats reached a deal with Senator Manchin after 9 hours of delay, agreeing to a September 6 end date for extra unemployment payments. In its final form, the deal extends the $300 weekly benefit to Sept. 6, instead of through the end of September as proposed Friday morning, and makes tax relief available only to those with household incomes below $150,000. The House version of the bill featured a higher $400 benefit that would...
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — An experienced naval architect and manager will become the first woman to lead a shipyard that is the largest private employer in Mississippi. Kari Wilkinson will become president of Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula on April 1. She also will become executive vice president of the shipyard's parent company, Huntington Ingalls Industries. Wilkinson will become the first woman to lead the shipyard, the Mississippi Press reported. Ingalls says that it has about 11,500 employees. Some commute from Alabama and Louisiana. The company's board of directors announced Friday that it is promoting Wilkinson, who has worked for Ingalls since 1996 and has been vice president of program management since 2016. She will succeed Brian Cuccias, who announced that he will retire after having been Ingalls president since 2014. Wilkinson is originally from Jenison, Michigan. She earned a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University...
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Just days after their last elected president spent a night in jail, members of Football Club Barcelona will vote for a new one to steer the club out of its most tumultuous period in recent memory. Over 110,000 members are eligible to cast ballots on Sunday to choose from three men: former president Joan Laporta, businessman Víctor Font, and longtime board member Toni Freixa. The winner — to be announced late Sunday night — will inherit a club facing daunting problems. Barcelona’s reputation of being a socially conscientious institution expressed in its slogan “More than a club” has been tarnished by an odd scandal that has bloomed into a police investigation into alleged misdoing. The so-called “Barçagate” centered on allegations that the former executive board had hired an internet services company to spread negative messages about its own players and opponents on social media to boost...
    LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Alcorn State University makes history next month when it welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater. Nave has spent more than 18 years in higher education. She looks to use her ties to the school and her experience, to strengthen programs and establish new initiatives to drive the university forward, WLBT-TV reported. “I am Alcorn, and I hope the students and the university community will see me as a daily reminder of what an Alcorn education can do,” Nave said. Nave replaces Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. who resigned in 2018 to become commissioner of Higher Education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Dr. Donzell Lee has been serving as Alcorn's president in the interim. Nave's inauguration is set for April 16. It and other events will take place on all three Alcorn campus sites — in...
    President BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE on Friday fired Sharon Gustafson, who was appointed by former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE as the general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The White House told Gustafson that she was being fired effective 5 p.m. Friday after she refused to resign willingly. In a letter to the White House released by the Ethics & Public Policy Center, a conservative think tank, Gustafson said she “respectfully” declined the White House’s request to resign and that she wanted to serve the remainder of her four-year...
    The deputy mayor of Madrid and leader of Citizens, Begoña Villacís, was dispatched this Saturday harshly against the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, for “washing his hands” in the face of the “worst pandemic” and in the face of Easter he assured that “yes the scientists, technicians and health workers say that we will close (in Madrid), we will close; and if they say no, we won’t. “ “It’s that simple”, stressed Villacís when addressing the media after his visit to the Merchants Association ‘Rediscover Vicálvaro’, and also stressed that “from the Community of Madrid it has not been said that we have to be open” in Easter, but these types of decisions must be governed by technical and sanitary criteria. He called it “incomprehensible” that in Spain there is a president who “washes his hands” in the face of the pandemic and stressed that politicians must do...
    Trump adviser Jason Miller says the former president is not weighing replacing Vice President Mike Pence if he seeks the White House in 2024. In an interview with Mediaite’s The Interview podcast, Miller addressed a Bloomberg News report alleging that Trump is thinking about dumping Pence if he seeks a re-match against President Joe Biden. “I wonder who was pushing this story? Could it maybe be the supporters of Governor Noem?” Miller asked, before clarifying that he was not attempting to “take anything away” from the South Dakota governor, who has seen her political star rise for taking an anti-lockdown approach during the coronavirus pandemic. “I can tell you, as someone who probably speaks with him on the political side as much, if not more than anybody else, never once has there been a conversation internally or in a group about doing something different for the VP position for 2024 if he decides to...
    (CNN)Amanda Gorman, the nation's first youth poet laureate, said she was "tailed" and told "you look suspicious" by a security guard as she walked home Friday night. "A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because 'you look suspicious.' I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology," Gorman wrote in a post on her verified Instagram account."This is the reality of black girls: One day you're called an icon, the next day, a threat," she added.Amanda Gorman recites a poem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.In a later tweet, the 22-year-old said, "In a sense he was right. I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be....
    TRUMP fans clashed with Antifa and BLM supporters while carrying a massive flag depicting Nancy Pelosi as a demon during a march on Friday. The MAGA supporters marched along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan towards Trump Tower with all sorts of pro-Trump flags waving. 8Trump supports marched in Manhattan on FridayCredit: Alamy Live News 8The MAGA fans unveiled a large flag depicting Nancy Pelosi as some sort of demonCredit: Getty Images - Getty One of those flags, unfurled right in front of the former president's namesake tower, featured House Speaker Pelosi fashioned as some sort of demon. Towards the end of the event on Friday afternoon, the Right Side Broadcasting Network reported that the Trump fans got into altercations with Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists. Six people were arrested, according to the report. The event was billed as the Trump Save America Flag Unfurling. 8The Trump fans also unveiled...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked twice if securing even one Republican vote for Covid relief is a priority for President Joe Biden, and her responses were very clear, almost comically so. During her most recent press briefing, Psaki fielded several questions on the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” that’s currently fighting its way through the Senate, including a final volley from CNN White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond. Diamond: (I)n terms of bipartisanship, obviously there are a few Republican senators who are still considering how to vote on this package — Senator Lisa Murkowski chief among them, in terms of somebody who might support this bill. MS. PSAKI: Mm-hmm. Diamond: So how much of a priority is it for the President to try and win over at least one of these Republican senators? And how much time and energy is he planning to put into that effort? MS....
    The derby between Atlético de Madrid and the Real Madrid Sunday, March 7 at the Metropolitan Wanda will have a special guest. The mayor of the capital, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida will be in charge of doing the kick-off on behalf of all the people from Madrid. Martínez-Almeida’s presence has been presented as a Tribute to Madrid fans who have not been able to attend their teams’ football matches for a year now, when the health crisis forced The league to close the stadiums and play without an audience. Martínez-Almeida has never hidden his colors and has always openly declared himself a supporter of Atlético de Madrid. In fact, the mayor He is a member and subscriber of the club and will now be the first mayor of Madrid to take the honor kick in a derby. The mayor’s passion for soccer led him to recently confess in ‘El Hormiguero’ that...
    March 6, 2021 9:03 AM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. Former United States President Donald Trump announced in the last hours his support for a series of candidates for the 2022 legislative elections in a gesture aimed at consolidating his leadership over the Republican Party. This Friday, the tycoon announced his support for the governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, for the senator from Idaho. Mike Crapo – who are running for reelection – and Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin, who is running for his state attorney general. Trump’s support was characterized by a common message: all his candidates are strong supporters of conservative, isolationist and traditionalist values, starting with the staunch defense of the possession of firearms in the country. Trump assured that McMaster “It represents a military pillar, for veterans, against crime and in favor of the Second Amendment”, which regulates the possession of firearms. “Crapo...
    Shanya Robinson-Owens: This teen was offered over $1 million in scholarships when she applied to colleges Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo A company registered to the Trump family is selling their Palm Beach oceanfront Mansion for $49 million, weeks after the former President moved to Florida after leaving the White House and Washington DC. Load Error The house, which was sold to Trump's company by his sister in 2018, is situated across the road from the 45th president's Mar-a-Lago private club, which he purchased in 1985 and is where he currently lives. The mansion features eight-bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and covers 10,455 square feet at the intersection of Woodbridge Road and South Ocean Boulevard. In addition to 194 feet of Atlantic beachfront, whoever buys the estate will have access to a full membership at the golf club, a...
    Reuters March 6, 2021 0 Comments The White House said on Friday a new White House economic adviser, big-tech critic Tim Wu, will help advance President Biden’s agenda with regard to the technology sector, including addressing “monopoly and market power issues.” The White House announced the addition of Wu to its National Economic Council earlier on Tuesday. “The president has been clear … that he stands up to the abuse of power and that includes the abuse of power from big technology companies and their executives,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. “Tim will help advance the president’s agenda, which includes addressing the economic and social challenges posed by the growing power of tech platforms, promoting competition and addressing monopoly and market power issues,” she said. (Reporting by Trevor Hunnitcutt and Jeff Mason; Editing by Chris Reese)
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president arrived in Sudan on Saturday, his first visit to the country since a popular uprising led to the military’s overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi landed at Khartoum international airport and headed to a meeting with Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling Sovereign Council, at the presidential palace. There, they inspected a military guard of honor. The Egyptian leader was scheduled to discuss with Sudanese officials an array of issues, including economic and military ties and the two nations’ dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam it is building on the Blue Nile, Egypt’s presidency said. The visit came amid a rapprochement between the two governments. Egypt has in recent years sought to rebuild ties with its southern neighbor, an effort that has intensified since al-Bashir’s ouster in April 2019. Top civilian and military officials from both...
    By Hamid Shalizi and Charlotte Greenfield KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday, in a bid to push forward peace talks with the Taliban, that his government was ready to discuss holding fresh elections, insisting that any new government should emerge through the democratic process. "Transfer of power through elections is a non-negotiable principle for us," Ghani told lawmakers at the opening of parliament session in Kabul. "We stand ready to discuss holding free, fair and inclusive elections under the auspices of international community. We can also talk about the date of the elections and reach a conclusion. President Ghani met U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Kabul during the past week to discuss ways to inject momentum in the stalled peace negotiations with Taliban representatives being held in Qatar. After his talks in Kabul, Khalilzad went to Qatar. U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has...
    “We have received a formal request from the Capitol Police for a continuation of National Guard assistance at the Capitol complex,” Kirby said during a press briefing, specifying that the extension would cover “the next two months “. He did not say whether the request corresponded to specific risks, but Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman last month reported threats from extremist groups to prevent President Joe Biden from delivering his speech. reentry in front of the elected representatives of the Congress. The date of this annual speech by the US president to elected officials from both chambers of Congress, a constitutional obligation during which he sets the course for his action, has not been announced. The Capitol has been under tight security since January 6, when thousands of supporters of Donald Trump gathered at the foot of the headquarters of the United States after a speech by Donald...
    MEXICO CITY – Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Friday he expected Congress to pass its new law to legalize cannabis next week, a move that would effectively create one of the world’s largest weed markets. The bill, backed by the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, would mark a major shift in a country bedeviled for years by violence between feuding drug cartels. Fox, a director at Colombian-Canadian Khiron Life Sciences which focuses on cannabis for medical use, has been a long-standing advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana in Mexico. “We’re receiving direct information from the lawmakers,” he told Reuters. “It’s information that is quite trustworthy and solid, and next week this should be approved.” A source in the lower house told Reuters the bill would be discussed on Monday. It was due to be approved in December but was delayed. The bill, which easily passed...
    More On: mexico Trump slams Biden for migrant ‘tsunami’ at Mexican border Guatemalan woman died in mom’s arms in California SUV crash The new border chaos: a crisis of Biden’s own making More than 300 minor migrants reportedly arrive each day under Biden MEXICO CITY – Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Friday he expected Congress to pass its new law to legalize cannabis next week, a move that would effectively create one of the world’s largest weed markets. The bill, backed by the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, would mark a major shift in a country bedeviled for years by violence between feuding drug cartels. Fox, a director at Colombian-Canadian Khiron Life Sciences which focuses on cannabis for medical use, has been a long-standing advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana in Mexico. “We’re receiving direct information from the lawmakers,” he told Reuters. “It’s information that...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Republican Senator Pat Toomey is responding to the vote by some in his party earlier this week to rebuke him. READ MORE: Crews Respond To House Fire In Pine Township Toomey told KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano that his focus is not on the Republican Party’s unhappiness with him, but rather on unifying the state party to win elections. READ MORE: State Rep. Ed Gainey Introduces Bill To Ban Semi-Automatic Rifles “I understand a lot of Republicans disagree with my vote to convict President Trump in the impeachment trial. I get that,” Toomey said. “The Trump administration had many, many important accomplishments during the four years Donald Trump was President. We can disagree about his behavior after the election, but what we should focus on is how do we win elections next fall,” Toomey continued. MORE NEWS: Man Wanted For Deadly Shooting Of...
                      by Conrad Black  The effect of President Trump’s address to the Conservative Political Action Committee on Sunday has become clearer this week. The key sentence was, “A Republican president will be returning to the White House.” Since the only other living Republican president, George W. Bush, is term-limited, Trump was speaking of himself. The speech was not only the best and most interesting political speech delivered in the United States since President Reagan’s successful reelection campaign in 1984, it also broke new ground in three important respects. First, by expressing once again in reasonable and credible terms the basis of his complaint about voting and vote counting irregularities in the presidential election in several critical swing states, and in avoiding exaggerated claims of the theft of millions of votes, Trump debunked the totalitarian attempt of the national media to suppress discussion of...
    By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — No news conference. No Oval Office address. No primetime speech to a joint session of Congress. President Joe Biden is the first executive in four decades to reach this point in his term without holding a formal question and answer session. It reflects a White House media strategy meant both to reserve major media set-pieces for the celebration of a legislative victory and to limit unforced errors from a historically gaffe-prone politician. Biden has opted to take questions about as often as most of his recent predecessors, but he tends to field just one or two informal inquiries at a time, usually in a hurried setting at the end of an event. In a sharp contrast with the previous administration, the White House is exerting extreme message discipline, empowering staff to speak but doing so with caution. Recalling both...
    Former US President Donald Trump affirmed that the border with Mexico “is totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership” of the current president, Joe Biden, and urged him to put an end to what he defined as a “border nightmare.” “There has never been a moment on our southern border like the one that is happening now, but what is more important is what is about to happen: (…) illegal immigrants from all corners of the Earth will descend on us. border and will never be returned, ”Trump stressed in a statement from his office, based in Palm Beach (Florida), where he has resided since last January. The former president drew up an apocalyptic panorama in what is his most aggressive message against the administration of the Democrat Biden since he replaced him in the White House, and he poured praise towards the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — No news conference. No Oval Office address. No primetime speech to a joint session of Congress. President Joe Biden is the first executive in four decades to reach this point in his term without holding a formal question and answer session. It reflects a White House media strategy meant both to reserve major media set-pieces for the celebration of a legislative victory and to limit unforced errors from a historically gaffe-prone politician. Biden has opted to take questions about as often as most of his recent predecessors, but he tends to field just one or two informal inquiries at a time, usually in a hurried setting at the end of an event. In a sharp contrast with the previous administration, the White House is exerting extreme message discipline, empowering staff to speak but doing so with caution. Recalling both Biden’s largely leak-free campaign and the buttoned-up Obama...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — No news conference. No Oval Office address. No primetime speech to a joint session of Congress. President Joe Biden is the first executive in four decades to reach this point in his term without holding a formal question and answer session. It reflects a White House media strategy meant both to reserve major media set-pieces for the celebration of a legislative victory and to limit unforced errors from a historically gaffe-prone politician. Biden has opted to take questions about as often as most of his recent predecessors, but he tends to field just one or two informal inquiries at a time, usually in a hurried setting at the end of an event. In a sharp contrast with the previous administration, the White House is exerting extreme message discipline, empowering staff to speak but doing so with caution. Recalling both Biden’s largely leak-free campaign and the buttoned-up Obama...
    Today in History Today is Saturday, March 6, the 65th day of 2021. There are 300 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Dred Scott v. Sandford, ruled 7-2 that Scott, a slave, was not an American citizen and therefore could not sue for his freedom in federal court. On this date: In 1475, Italian artist and poet Michelangelo was born in Caprese (kah-PRAY’-say) in the Republic of Florence. In 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell as Mexican forces led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna stormed the fortress after a 13-day siege; the battle claimed the lives of all the Texan defenders, nearly 200 strong, including William Travis, James Bowie and Davy Crockett. In 1853, Verdi’s opera “La Traviata” premiered in Venice, Italy. In 1944, U.S. heavy bombers...
    By Jonathan Lemire and Alexandra Jaffe | Associated Press WASHINGTON — No news conference. No Oval Office address. No primetime speech to a joint session of Congress. President Joe Biden is the first executive in four decades to reach this point in his term without holding a formal question and answer session. It reflects a White House media strategy meant both to reserve major media set-pieces for the celebration of a legislative victory and to limit unforced errors from a historically gaffe-prone politician. Biden has opted to take questions about as often as most of his recent predecessors, but he tends to field just one or two informal inquiries at a time, usually in a hurried setting at the end of an event. In a sharp contrast with the previous administration, the White House is exerting extreme message discipline, empowering staff to speak but doing so with caution. Recalling both...
    More On: korean war China’s President Xi takes jabs at US in Korean War commemoration Korean War 70th Anniversary: Remember the lives a ‘Forgotten War’ took Family praises Trump for helping bring Korean War vet’s remains home President Trump, Melania commemorate start of Korean War at veterans memorial WICHITA, Kan. — The remains of a Kansas priest who is being considered for sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church for his ministry during the Korean War have been identified, U.S. military officials said. The Rev. Emil Kapaun, of Pilsen, Kansas, died on May 23, 1951, as a prisoner of war during the Korean War. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency of the Defense Department said his remains were identified Tuesday. Kapaun was an army chaplain in World War II and the Korean War. He was captured on Nov. 2, 1950, near Unsan, North Korea, while tending to soldiers. He continued to...