White House Correspondent Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer gives her take on the latest news from the White House

THE WHITE HOUSE

President Biden will go today to Pittsburgh, PA, where he will address the American people and tour Carnegie Mellon’s Manufacturing Futures Institute.

DIGITAL ASSETS

President Biden is vying for the regulation of cryptocurrencies as a matter of national security.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Officials share that the US is “calling on Beijing to use its influence with Moscow to urge diplomacy.” Nord Stream 2 will not move forward either way.

*All this and more ahead!

Good Morning DC!

It’s Friday, and, as usual on this day, we will keep it brief. 

A black woman candidate will replace retiring US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, appointed by Bill Clinton in 1994, President Joe Biden confirmed.

“Dear President Biden: Nominate Harris to the Supreme Court. Bring Mitt Romney in as VP. Crush Trump in 2024,” said the Anonymous, Miles Taylor. 

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Today, President Biden will travel to Pittsburgh, PA – the Steel City, and the site of the first event of his campaign in 2019. There, he will address the American people about “his vision to rebuild America’s economy for the 21st century,” according to his team at the White House. 

The President is going to visit Mill 19 in Pittsburgh, which was built around 1943 and, at one point, produced more than one million tons of metal per year.

Mill 19 is ushering in a new era of manufacturing, research and development, with a focus on artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics. The mill is home to Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Institute (MFI), which the president will tour also.

Biden will talk about his Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will call on Congress to act on the competitiveness legislation that has been introduced in the House and Senate.  

DIGITAL ASSETS

Biden’s national security team is preparing executive action that would regulate digital assets as a matter of national security. 

TODAY’S CRYPTO PRICES

Bitcoin (BTC):$36,407.75

Ether (ETH):$2,432.98

SOL:$89.74

LUNA: $59.43

Russia’s central bank called for a ban of crypto, but Putin called for “some kind of unanimous opinion” to be reached between his government and the Central Bank.  After Turkey’s interest in Metaverse, the news broke that Russian President Putin supports the government’s proposal to allow regulated Bitcoin and crypto mining.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

“If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward,” said  Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

The documents the US sent to Russia are in Putin’s hands, Nuland confirmed. She said that they are “calling on Beijing to use its influence with Moscow to urge diplomacy, because if there is a conflict in Ukraine it is not going to be good for China either.” Nuland stressed the potential for a “significant” impact on the global economy and in the energy sphere. 

The phone call between Biden and Zelenskyy took place yesterday. According to the White House, Biden said that, despite the departure of American family members of embassy personnel, the US Embassy in Kyiv, remains open and fully operational. In terms of the plan for conflict resolution, Biden relayed the United States’ support for the Normandy Format. Biden said that he hopes the July 2020 ceasefire will help decrease tensions and advance the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. 

In Honduras, VP Harris met with President Xiomar Castro. Harris said she was “impressed with the passion with which she  talked about – her priority on addressing and combating corruption.”

The fifth U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue concluded yesterday in Washington, D.C.? 

The United States and Kuwait discussed shared global and regional priorities and praised the advanced technical discussions between USAID and the Kuwait Fund on a proposal for collaboration to support economic recovery in Yemen.

Across the pond, in the UK, why is the Sue Gray report on the No. 10 parties taking so long? The Met police has asked the government to only include minimal detail of the events being investigated by police when Sue Gray’s report on Downing Street parties during the lockdown gets published.

As of today, face coverings are no longer a legal requirement in England.

And that’s a wrap for this Friday morning, January 28, 2022. Good Morning DC will be back on Monday to bring you the latest first. Enjoy the weekend!

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Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...