‘Defund the Police’ a ‘terrible drag’ on Democrats

Veteran Democratic operative James Carville blasted the “Defund the Police” movement — calling it a “terrible drag” on his party. Carville lodged the criticism in an interview this week with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, where he also expressed concern about the outcomes of future elections due the Democratic party’s focus on identity politics and … Read more

Biden to lay out spending plans after assailing ‘epidemic’ of gun violence – US politics live | US news

Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal the full extent of the spending blitz that American death penalty states have embarked upon as they try to restart executions delayed by the pandemic. The findings show that Republican leaders are not only willing to run roughshod over their own state and federal laws, but are also prepared … Read more

Biden condemns US gun violence as an ‘international embarrassment’ as he announces new actions – live | US news

[A source briefed on the investigation] said Adams’ parents live near the doctor’s home in Rock Hill, and that he had been treated by the doctor. The source said Phillips killed himself after midnight with a .45 caliber weapon. The York county sheriff’s office had said the suspect was found in a nearby home. Details … Read more

Biden talks supersonic jets and bullet trains as he sells infrastructure bill

President Joe Biden tried to get Americans excited about his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday by talking about the potential of future, speedy travel.   ‘What we’re really doing is raising the bar on what we can imagine. Imagine a world where you and your family can travel coast to coast without a single tank … Read more

UK Covid variant now dominant in the US, says CDC director – live | US news

Rudy Giuliani’s son, Andrew, who worked as a top aide to Donald Trump, said he’s “heavily considering” running for governor in New York during the 2022 election. “I plan to run,” he has told the Washington Examiner in a 7 April story. “Outside of anybody named Trump, I think I have the best chance to … Read more

Bill repealing nursing home COVID-19 liability protections approved by Cuomo

Governor Cuomo repealed a controversial law that shielded nursing homes and other essential businesses from coronavirus related lawsuits Tuesday night. The measure rolled back the “Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act,” which granted health care facilities and workers liability immunity from negligence suits, and comes as Cuomo’s administration is under federal investigation for covering up … Read more

Biden poised to announce all US adults vaccine-eligible by 19 April – US politics live

Biden to make announcement after visiting Virginia vaccine site White House says 4m shots distributed in single day over weekend Officer Billy Evans, who died on Friday, to lie in honor at Capitol How far-right Oath Enforcers plan to harass political enemies 3.24pm BST Hakeem Jeffries, the chairman of the House Democratic caucus, confirmed the … Read more