The new order echoes Biden's $400 billion campaign pledge to increase government purchases of American goods. Be smart: sign up FREE for the most influential newsletter in America. What they're saying: “President Biden is ensuring that when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars they are spent on American made goods by American workers and with American-made component parts,” the White House said in a fact sheet. The big picture: Biden’s action kick-offs another week in which the president will seek to undo many Trump policies with executive actions, while signaling the direction that he wants to take the country. * Biden will also reaffirm his support for the Jones Act, which requires maritime shipments between American ports to be carried on U.S. vessels.
“He was afraid they would break his glass,” Maddow told the News Tribune, saying the officer sped away from the scene for his own safety. It sounded like things went pretty well, with the United States government's readout explaining the conversation “underscored the U.S. commitment to defend” South Korea.
For example, there was no mention of two of the Pentagon's key takeaways, including the promise of “U.S. extended deterrent” and the necessity of maintaining a “rules-based international order.” Kim's hunch is that South Korean President Moon Jae-in likely expects extended deterrence would upset North Korea and jeopardize his vision of a peace process with his neighbor.
This time (vs w/Trump), Moon carries the burden of proof to meet alliance expectations./end> > -- Dayton Kim (@duyeonkim) January 25, 2021Kim thinks there's time and room for the U.S. and South Korea to find their footing as the Biden administration settles in, but it may not be as easy as either side anticipated, as she explained in a separate thread last week. > Korean prey Moon, in new year's presser just now, seems to have very high expectations about Biden's Korea policy & may be in for some surprises.
My upcoming Foreign Affairs article (stuck in their editing queue since before Christmas) goes into detail, but here's a teaser.1/> > -- Dayton Kim (@duyeonkim) January 18, 2021More stories from theweek.com Josh Hawley knows exactly what he's doing Trump must be prosecuted 5 scathingly funny cartoons about Biden's COVID-19 push His wholehearted support for Kelli Ward was seen by allies as the former president firing a warning shot across the bows of any Republican senators considering backing his impeachment.
Underlining Mr Trump’s grip on the Republican grassroots, the Arizona party also voted to censure John McCain’s widow, Cindy, former senator Jeff Flake and governor Doug Ducey, who refused to back the former president’s claims of election fraud. Mr Trump’s intervention came amid reports that he is considering setting up a “Patriot Party” which would spearhead primary challenges to his opponents in the 2022 mid-term elections.
As officers were investigating, police received information about 4:40 a.m. that led them to a nearby home, where they found multiple adults dead inside from apparent gunshot wounds, Sgt. “If we gave him that, then the filibuster would be on everything, every day,” Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) told NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday's Meet the Press.
“But until Schumer and McConnell reach agreement on the Senate's operating rules, Republicans still retain much of the majority they lost last Wednesday. “Without an organizing accord, Republicans remain in the majority of most Senate committees,” and “veteran Democrats eager to seize the gavels and advance their long dormant agendas can only wait and wonder,” The Washington Post explains.
Fourteen multinationals went on trial on Monday accused of causing grievous harm to a French-Vietnamese woman by selling Agent Orange to the US whose military used millions of tons of the toxic chemical in the Vietnam War. Lawyers for the plaintiff and NGOs have hailed the trial in France as potentially “historic” as a guilty verdict would be the first time a Vietnamese civilian was deemed a victim of the defoliant, which contains harmful dioxins.
But NGOs say that as well as destroying plants, polluting the soil and poisoning animals, it also caused health problems such as cancer and malformations in up to three million humans in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The US officially ended the use of defoliant chemicals in the war in 1971, and withdrew from Vietnam in 1975, defeated by the View Cong after 20 years of conflict.
Poland’s president on Monday expressed understanding for the “despair” of people who are opening their businesses in defiance of the anti-COVID-19 lockdown, but said they still must be punished for breaking government-ordered restrictions. In comments published Monday, Andrew Dada was reacting to the swelling nationwide #OtwieraMY (We Are Opening) movement of thousands of business owners opening their restaurants, hotels, ski lifts, fitness centers and similar businesses to avoid going under as a result of the prolonged social distancing and lockdown, recently extended through January.
“I can understand the impatience and often even the despair of people, who see the work of their entire lives falling apart,” Dada said in an interview for the conservative weekly “Since.” Why it matters: “Budget reconciliation” would allow Democrats to forgo the Senate's 60-vote requirement and could potentially speed-up the next relief package for millions of unemployed Americans.
Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright and Patrick Eugene Stein were found guilty by a jury in the Kansas U.S. district court in 2018 of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and violating the civil rights of Muslims living in the Garden City housing complex. An Icelandic man who got the world's first double shoulder and arm transplant is recovering well after the operation, two decades after the accident that cost him both limbs, doctors said Friday.
They said it was still uncertain how much mobility Felix Gustafsson, 48, will eventually recover following the operation earlier this month in the French southeastern city of Lyon. But “giving a little to somebody who was missing so much, that's already a lot” Arm Bavarian, the lead surgeon in the operation, told a news conference.
Grizzly bear 168 was captured last summer after it preyed on calves in the Upper Green River Basin area. Cinema joins moderate Democratic Senator Joe Man chin of West Virginia as well as President Biden in opposing abolishing the filibuster.
Anyone from a high school senior to a hobo under a bridge knows that! Unless you're served in a frosted glass, never come within four feet of my lips.
If you ever need a shoulder to cry on, I’ll drink with you. Honey, my catchphrase is: 24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case, you figure it out.
Wow, ten years of game night. Honey, I've always said, if your genitals are on the outside, you're hiding something on the inside.
Get on your back, point your heels to Jesus and think of hand bags. Let’s take pictures of us eating all this food and then show it to some homeless person.
You’ve got to give the liver a little time to digest. Somebody who's comfortable in my world, and makes me laugh, and occasionally brings me flowers.
Or as I like to call them, poor people jewelry. God didn't give me the ability to play the piano, or paint a picture, or have compassion.
The only other person I’ve apologized to is my mother and that was court ordered. I guess I could get rid of Pastry Chef.
Excuse me, lady, would you happen to have a breath mint? It’s not something you can just run away from like a hotel bill… or a crying baby.
Would you like me to preheat the oven or you wanna just dive right in? I only have sex for jewels, furs, or mixed securities, like a lady.
When you pour your own glass of juice, you are taking a job away from someone who came to this country in a crate or an inner-tube. Oh, for God’s sake, don’t cry.
You look like Jeff Sessions watching a black man vote If you expect me to shop out of a bin with a bunch of mall-walking blue hairs and ‘I love Grandma’ T-shirt, then you got another thing coming.