Democratic Party

Joe Biden says getting vaccinated ‘gigantically important’

Joe Biden says getting vaccinated ‘gigantically important’

CINCINNATI: President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration Wednesday over the slowing Covid-19 vaccination rate in the US and pleaded that it's "gigantically important'' for Americans to step up and get inoculated for the virus as it surges once again. Biden, speaking at a televised town hall in Cincinnati, said the public health crisis has turned largely into a plight of the unvaccinated as the spread of the delta variant has led to a surge in infections around the country. "We have a pandemic for those who haven't gotten the vaccination - it's that basic, that simple,'' he said on the…
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America’s 40-year experiment with big business is over

America’s 40-year experiment with big business is over

On Friday, President Biden signed a sweeping executive order intended to curb corporate dominance, enhance business competition and give consumers and workers more choices and power. The order features 72 initiatives ranging widely in subject matter - net neutrality and cheaper hearing aids, more scrutiny of Big Tech and a crackdown on the high fees charged by ocean shippers. The president called his order a return to the “antitrust traditions” of the Roosevelt presidencies early in the last century. This may have surprised some listeners, since the order offers no immediate call for the breakup of Facebook or Amazon -…
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At Florida rally, Trump bashes New York charges against company, adviser

At Florida rally, Trump bashes New York charges against company, adviser

SARASOTA: Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned New York prosecutors for bringing charges against his namesake company and longtime financial adviser, using a campaign-style rally to air a host of grievances. "It's really called prosecutorial misconduct. It's a terrible, terrible thing," Trump told thousands of supporters gathered outdoors in Sarasota, Florida. The Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to what a New York prosecutor called a "sweeping and audacious" tax fraud, arising from a probe into Trump's business and its practices. Weisselberg and other executives were accused of receiving perks…
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Trump at US-Mexico border, highlights ‘dangerous’ migrant surge

Trump at US-Mexico border, highlights ‘dangerous’ migrant surge

WESLACO: Donald Trump visited the US-Mexico border Wednesday to denounce an immigration crisis he said has become "more dangerous" than ever, using an underlying theme of his presidency to rail against his successor Joe Biden. Trump is on his first major fact-finding tour since leaving the White House in January, coming as the Biden administration grapples with a migrant surge that Trump blames squarely on an easing of his "tough but fair" policies that were aimed at deterring new arrivals. "Now we have an open, really dangerous border, more dangerous than it's ever been in the history of our country…
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Former South Korean mayor jailed for sexual harassment

Former South Korean mayor jailed for sexual harassment

SEOUL: The former mayor of South Korea's second-largest city was jailed for three years on Tuesday for sexually harassing two female staffers, the latest such high-profile conviction in a still patriarchal society. Oh Keo-don stepped down as mayor of southern port Busan -- a city of 3.5 million that hosts Asia's biggest film festival -- last year following allegations he acted inappropriately towards subordinates. Three months later, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon was found dead of an apparent suicide after a woman staffer accused him of sexual harassment. Both men are from President Moon Jae-in's Democratic Party, which suffered crushing defeats…
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Italy ‘free’ to decide on homophobia law, PM tells Vatican

Italy ‘free’ to decide on homophobia law, PM tells Vatican

ROME: Prime Minister Mario Draghi insisted Wednesday that Italy's parliament was sovereign after the Vatican made an unprecedented grievance a couple of draft legislation towards homophobia. "What I wish to say, particularly in regards to the newest developments, is that ours is a secular state, not a confessional state," mentioned the premier, a practising Catholic. "So parliament is free to debate -- clearly, these are apparent concerns -- and to legislate," he added, addressing the Senate. Draghi was reacting to information that the Vatican had lodged a diplomatic protest within the type of a "be aware verbale" towards the so-called…
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