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Biden spent the weekend in Delaware, and on Sunday, he went golfing with his brother Jimmy.
Today at the White House, at 1:30 PM, Biden and Harris will announce their agenda to lower the cost of high-speed internet and expanding access through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
At 2:45 PM, in the Oval Office, Biden will sign into law S. 3522, the “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022.” The Vice President will attend.
At 3: 20 PM, VP Harris will swear in Nick Perry as ambassador to Jamaica.
In the evening, at 6 PM, Biden will go to a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Potomac, Maryland.
The Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index is at the level of extreme fear and bigger investors are seen selling Bitcoin after it fell to $34,000.
The US and G7 have imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia. The allies are banning the provision of accounting services, management consulting, and marketing.
“US advertising dollars, broadcast technology, video cameras, microphones, equipment for sound will no longer be available to the three most watched state-owned or -controlled Russian TV stations that enable Putin’s propaganda machine,” said a senior administration official.
The UK’s Department for International Trade announced a new set of sanctions against Russia just hours ahead of Russia’s annual Victory Day parade in Moscow this morning, a military parade to celebrate victory over Hitler’s fascists. UK is introducing a ban on Platinum and Palladium and export bans on certain UK products
The Head of the Kremlin’s space agency has warned Russia could destroy all Nato countries “in half an hour” if there were a nuclear war.
Sixty civilians were killed when a Russian bomb hit a school in Eastern Ukraine over the weekend, according to President Zelenskyy.
Bono and The Edge performed a U2 concert in a metro station in Kyiv.
The EU and the UK may be heading for a trade war. The UK government may abandon the Northern Ireland protocol unless the EU agrees to remove border checks on goods.
Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will lead the delegation to the Inauguration of His Excellency Yoon Suk Yeol on May 10, 2022, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has a new book, “A Sacred Oath,” in which he details many aspects of foreign affairs during his days in the Trump administration.
And that’s a wrap for this Monday morning, May 9, 2022. Good Morning DC will be back tomorrow to bring you the latest first.
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