Joe Biden’s calls for states to stick to masked mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus are largely ignored, with several Republican governors saying they will drop the requirement in their states despite the rise in cases nationwide.
The governors of Wyoming and Arkansas rejected the president’s call to reimpose mask orders after Mr Biden and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a day earlier it was not the time to relax security measures, with the seven days. average of new Covid cases up 13%.
Elsewhere, the president’s son, Hunter Biden, has used his new memoir to describe Donald Trump as “a vile man with a despicable mission,” according to a copy of the soon-to-be-released book seen by The Guardian.
Mastermind of Watergate heist dies aged 90
G Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate heist and host of a radio show after his release from prison, died Tuesday at the age of 90.
His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did not disclose the cause except to say he was not linked to Covid-19.
Liddy, a former FBI agent and military veteran, was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping for his role in the Watergate robbery, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon He spent four years and four months in prison, including more than 100 days in solitary confinement.
“I would do it again for my president,” he said years later.
Tom Batchelor31 mars 2021 10:33
White House announces new measures to counter anti-Asian violence
The Biden administration on Tuesday announced a package of measures responding to the rise in anti-Asian violence in the United States, including the deployment of $ 49.5million (£ 36million) from Covid-relief funds. 19 for community-based victim assistance programs.
White House officials said in a statement that the Justice Department is also focusing on a growing number of hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.
“We cannot remain silent in the face of rising violence against Asian Americans,” Biden wrote on Twitter. “These attacks are bad, not American and must stop.”
Tom Batchelor31 mars 2021 10:11
Biden Major’s dog “involved in second bite incident”
Joe Biden’s dog Major was involved in yet another biting incident with someone on White House property, according to a CNN report.
The incident, which reportedly occurred on Monday afternoon, involved a national park service worker while the dog was on the South Lawn of the White House.
According to the network, the staff member was working at the time and had to leave his post to have the bite checked by the White House medical unit.
Tom Batchelor31 mars 2021 09:51
Trump could be questioned under oath as former apprentice candidate allowed to pursue libel case for ‘trial and error’
New York’s highest court cleared defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump by a former competitor of The apprentice to continue, now that he is no longer in office, increasing the legal woes of the former president.
The New York court ruling on Tuesday sets the stage for Summer Zervos’ lawsuit in 2017, where she said the former president defamed her when he said the sexual harassment allegations against him were lies.
Ms Zervos had said Mr Trump groped and kissed her in a hotel room against her will.
Tom Batchelor31 mars 2021 09:33
Matt Gaetz investigated allegations he had a relationship with 17-year-old – report
Matt Gaetz, the Republican Representative and prominent Conservative in Congress who is also a close ally of Donald Trump, said on Tuesday he was under a Justice Department investigation into an old relationship, but denied any act criminal.
Mr Gaetz, who represents parts of West Florida, is accused of having sexually improperly with a 17-year-old girl and paying her to travel with him, and he is subject to ‘an investigation to determine whether he violated federal sex trafficking laws, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.
The investigation has been ongoing for almost a year and Mr Gaetz has known for months he was under investigation, the person said.
The Justice Department also investigated whether Mr Gaetz, 38, may also have been involved in relationships with other underage girls, the person said.
Tom Batchelor31 mars 2021 09:15
Hunter Biden calls Trump ‘vile’ in new memoir
Hunter Biden, the son of the US president, called Donald Trump a “vile man with a despicable mission” according to The Guardian, who viewed a preliminary copy of his new brief.
The younger Biden reportedly said the former president dug “unprecedented depths” when he made unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
“Trump believed that if he could destroy me, and by extension my father, he could send any decent candidate from either party, while distracting from his own corrupt behavior,” reportedly -he writes.
The memory, Pretty Things, to be released next week.
Tom Batchelor31 mars 2021 08:55
Florida Governor Ron de Santis to block vaccine passports backed by Biden administrator
As Joe Biden fights GOP governors on mask mandates, he faces a second battle over vaccine passports.
The governor of Florida has said he will take executive action to ban the use of documents proving Covid immunity for people to “participate in normal society.”
Republican Ron DeSantis has said he will take emergency action this week and called on the GOP-controlled state legislature to draft a bill making their use illegal in Florida.
His comments come as civil liberties organizations sound the alarm bells over digital tracking apps being tested by states like New York, and the Biden administration plans to provide advice to private companies to create vaccine certifications .
Tom Batchelor31 mars 2021 08:35
GOP Governors Ignore Biden’s Latest Call on Mask Mandates
Joe Biden and a senior health official have called for requirements for masks and other restrictions to be maintained or restored to prevent a ‘fourth outbreak’ of Covid.
But Asa Hutchison, the governor of Arkansas, announced on Tuesday that he was immediately relinquishing the state’s mask mandate, a day earlier than previously announced.
The governor of Wyoming also rejected a call to reimpose mask orders. A spokesperson said Mark Gordon had no plans to re-impose Wyoming’s statewide mandate, which he lifted on March 16.
Tom Batchelor31 mars 2021 08:19
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