Derek Chauvin’s murder trial resumes in Minneapolis
The fourth day Derek ChauvinThe trial is now in Minneapolis, where the former policeman faces murder charges. George Floyd.
Courtney Rose, Floyd’s partner has now become the witness stand. Rose began to cry as he recalled the story of his encounter with Freud in 2017.
Yesterday, the court heard a letter from the cashier who had worked in Freud before his death. young people, Christopher MartinThe arrest of Floyd (Floyd) was convicted.
Chris McGreal of The Guardian reports:
The cashier, who worked in a George Floyd store shortly before his arrest and death in May last year, expressed to the court “unbelievable and indignant” on Wednesday. When he later saw the police kneeling down, he allowed Floyd Loyd paid with suspected counterfeit 20 dollars. in his body.
On the third day of the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, he continued to testify in an atmosphere of tension and coveted evidence about Freud’s death.
Cashier Christopher Martin (Christopher Martin), 19, said that Floyd seems to have a high rate of drug use, but is not threatening, and is “very approachable and talkative.”
Hillary Clinton Joined more and more Democrats They called for the removal of obstruction by the Senate to advance voting rights legislation.
The former presidential candidate announced her position in the newly released episode “About Her”, a podcast hosted by the host Jennifer Palmieri, Served as a senior adviser to Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
Clinton told Palmiri: “The obstructors have hindered many legislation. Whether it can be reformed, revised or cancelled is our goal.”
She added: “As for the constitutional issue, of course it should be cancelled, and I put the electoral law issue at the top of the list.”
Many Democrats call for the Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer Eliminate waste paper ust so that the bill will pass the House of Lords with 51 votes instead of the 60 votes required to use waste paper ust.
But currently, Schumer has not voted to eliminate the opposition because at least two of his core group members- Joe Manchin West Virginia and Gilston Cinema Arizona-expressed opposition to this idea.
Democratic Senator Tina Smith: “I voted to get rid of tenacious hooks, lines and fallout”
The Guardian’s Daniel Strauss reports:
Few federal legislators give a complete introduction to issues with major legislative consequences.
But for the senator Tina Smith In Minnesota, she needs to change her position on one of the most critical issues facing her Biden Administration – The reform of fabricating rules – has become too powerful to be ignored.
She now tells the Guardian that she now believes that if reforms are not carried out, they must cause serious “damage” to the American democratic system without reform measures, and this is a rule by which the Senate minority can prevent legislation. .
Smith’s actions are crucial. Behind the upsurge of the Senate Democratic Caucus, they either cut their budgets drastically or completely destroyed the tools used to obstruct legislation, but the usually quieter senators like Smith finally screamed out.
In an interview with The Guardian, Smith pointed out that contrary to how advocates describe harassers (as a tool for minorities to listen to opinions), this gives minority legislators tremendous power.
“I often think that it is important to hear minority views in the Senate, and that people should have the opportunity to unite, overcome differences, and get things done. But that didn’t happen.” Smith said.
“Opponents do not encourage compromise. The opposition makes it easy for any member of the Senate to reject it. And the more I look at it, the more I see its damage to our democracy.”
Smith said: “Well, I think the decision about what we need to do and how to change the rules (if the rules need to be changed) is a decision that needs to happen in our own way. But it happens at a certain time and place. So, I came to the conclusion that I will vote to get rid of tangled hooks, ropes and sinkers.”
Transport secretary Pete Buttigieg Assure that he will work hard to gain the support of both parties. Joe Biden$ 2tn infrastructure facilities.
“I will not give up getting Republican support for this because we know Republicans with Democrats The entire United States thinks this is a good idea. “Buttigieg told MSNBC this morning.
The former Democratic presidential candidate stated that he has held multiple meetings with legislators from both sides, and he pointed out Joe Biden Encourage Republicans to put forward ideas on the proposal.
But when Buttigieg was forced to discuss the infrastructure package with which members of Congress, he tightened his nose.
“The most important thing is that we have to do this,” Buttigieg said. “Americans can’t wait to want good infrastructure.”
The Secretary of Transportation will attend Biden’s cabinet meeting at the White House later today.
The rise in U.S. coronavirus cases intensifies people’s fear of the “fourth wave”
The fourth round of coronavirus infection may have reached the United States, The number of cases is rising in half of the states.
In the past week, an average of approximately 63,000 Americans were diagnosed with coronavirus infection every day. This is an increase of 17% compared to the previous week, which echoes the increase in the second wave of the pandemic last summer. …
Since many elderly people have been vaccinated-73% of them have received at least one dose-the fourth wave may be much more lethal than before.
Many states also prioritize vaccinating people with basic health conditions, which will also help limit the increase in serious diseases and deaths.
Yes, but: the increase in coronavirus is always a bad result, and the fourth wave is a predictable and preventable failure that may delay the pandemic and put more people at risk in the process .
The news came a few days later Dr. Rochelle Walensky, The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned ominously that watching the increase in numbers, she had a “feeling imminent.”
“We have too many expectations, we have a lot of hope and potential, and we still have many reasons for hope. But now I am very scared.”
Joe Biden Similar concerns have been expressed and state and local leaders have been asked to maintain or restore mask authorization to limit the spread of the virus. But many governors ignored these warnings and decided to relax the restrictions.
The Guardian’s Kari Paul reports:
Joe BidenThe huge infrastructure bill will make broadband expansion its primary goal and set aside $100 billion to provide affordable Internet services to “all Americans” by 2029.
The White House announced the details of the plan in its fact sheet on Wednesday afternoon, which seeks to achieve “100% high-speed broadband coverage” across the United States. It will do so, while giving priority to broadband networks “owned, operated, or associated with local governments, non-profit organizations, and cooperatives” to explicitly reject partnerships with large technology companies.
The Biden administration cited the “clear digital divide” as saying that after Covid-19 forced many Americans to work and go to school, regardless of whether they have reliable access to the Internet, the gap between Americans has become more pronounced.
The government wrote: “Last year, the cost of these gaps was painful, especially for those students who struggled to connect during distance learning, making the learning loss and social isolation of these students more complicated.”
Biden’s $2tn plan involves four main categories: transportation and utility grids, broadband systems, community care for the elderly, and innovative research and development. According to sources cited by Politico, the proposal will pay by permanently increasing the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%.
The U.S. government tried to compare broadband access for rural Americans who cannot receive the Internet at the lowest speed of 35%, calling it “21st Century Electricity” and comparing it with the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, which Designed to provide electricity for everyone. American home.
Biden will hold the first cabinet meeting, which is part of the infrastructure construction
Greetings from Washington, live blog readers.
Joe Biden The day after launching his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, he will hold his first full cabinet meeting at the White House.
The President delivered a speech about the plan yesterday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the President called his infrastructure proposal “a once-in-a-lifetime investment in the United States.”
Biden said: “This is not a plan to bypass the edge.” “Is it big? Yes. Is it bold? Yes. We can finish it.”
The White House has stated that the infrastructure plan will be the focus of today’s cabinet meeting, as Biden’s senior advisers are ready to make the proposal with him.
But it is not clear whether the plan can pass Congress and where Democrats Only a majority in the House of Representatives and Senate.
Biden said yesterday that he hopes to work with Republicans In order to pass legislation, many of them have expressed opposition to the idea of cutting Trump-era tax cuts to help pay for the plan.
The president said in Pittsburgh: “The current differences will not prevent us from doing the right thing for the future.” “We will negotiate in good faith with any Republicans who want to help complete this work. But we must complete it.”
This blog will provide more updates and analysis of the Cabinet meeting, so stay tuned.