THE WHITE HOUSE
On protecting voting rights and election integrity, Biden says, “We missed this time.” In a speech to the Democratic Caucus, he assures that he will bring the matter back until it sticks.
Biden is expected to pick a Vice Chairman of Supervision for the Federal Reserve, and his top choice faces a challenger.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead responds to Senate’s failure to pass legislation that would impose sanctions on Russia. M15 reveals a Chinese Spy has infiltrated Westminster circles, and Prince Andrew’s titles stripped in the wake of Guiffre’s civil lawsuit..
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The Australian immigration minister exercised his personal powers to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa for the second time, overturning Judge Kelly’s ruling. As GMDC goes into publication, Djokovic’s lawyers made an appeal in hope that Djokovic will be able to stay and compete in the Australian Open.
The second visa cancellation came on the Serbian New Year’s Day, and the first one was made on the Serbian, Orthodox Christmas.
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TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE
A White House official told us that “The President hosted Senator Manchin and Senator Sinema at the White House tonight for a candid and respectful exchange of views about voting rights.”
Earlier on Thursday, President Biden’s motorcade arrived at the Russell Senate Office Building for a meeting on the voting rights bill with the members of the Democratic Caucus.
Biden walked in through an entrance on the west side of the building. The entrance was lined with tan-painted plywood. Biden walked into a Kennedy Caucus Room on the third floor of the building by the rotunda. Applause could be heard from outside the room as he walked in.
President Biden walked out of the caucus room at 12:35 pm. He made a brief remark. “I hope we can get this done. But I’m not certain,” he said.
“Every other civil rights movement that came along, if we missed the first time, we come back and try it a second time. We missed this time.”
“State and legislative bodies continue to change the law not as to who can vote, who gets to count the vote. Count the vote. Count the vote. Count the vote. It’s about electoral subversion. Not just whether or not people get to vote. Who counts the vote? That’s what it’s about. That’s what makes this so different from anything else we’ve ever done. I don’t know that we’ll get it done but I know one thing. As long as I have a breath in me, as long as I’m in the White House, as long as I’m engaged at all I’m going to be fighting to change the way these legislatures are moving.”
Today, at the White House, Biden will make an announcement about how his Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will rebuild America’s bridges. Today will mark 60 days since the President signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
In the evening, Biden will travel to Wilmington, Delaware, where he will spend the weekend.
Sarah Bloom Raskin will be picked by President Biden to become the US Federal Reserve’s Vice Chairman for Supervision. Senator Pat Toomey is expected to challenge the decision.
TODAY’S CRYPTO PRICES
Dogecoin (DOGE) price increased for 11% shortly after the payments went live on the Tesla store.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul issued a statement after the Senate failed to enact sanctions “against the Russian malign influence project Nord Stream 2.” McCaul said, “t’s incredibly disappointing more than 40 Senators caved to the Biden Administration’s relentless lobbying to allow Putin’s malign behavior to go unchecked.”
Across the pond, MI5 has informed the members of parliament that Chinese spy Christine Lee has infiltrated the political Westminster circles on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. According to MI5, Lee is involved in “political interference activities on behalf of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party”
Also in UK, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew has been stripped of his honorary military titles and royal patronages in the wake of the civil case Virginia Giuffre brought against him.
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