Biden may express concern over relations between India and Russia in the meeting with Prime Minister Modi – live | American politics

09:36

An ordinary Joe Biden is likely to greet the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on their video call this morning, the president expected to seek a tougher line from New Delhi against Russia over the Ukraine war.

The United States and its allies are concerned about recent Indian actions, including abstaining from last week’s vote in which Russia was suspended from the UN Human Rights Council, bought 3 billion barrels of Russian crude oil, while other nations increased oil sanctions, and the acquisition of Russia’s S- 400 air defense systems.

According to the White House Press Secretary Jen Psakiin a statement on Sunday, the Biden-Modi call will discuss: “Strengthening the global economy and maintaining a free, open, rule-based international order to strengthen security, democracy and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.”

To many analysts, the softer language conceals what is expected to be a resolute US president presenting some harsh truths to his Indian counterpart, and that the consequences await if Modi’s government continues to court Moscow.

Vivian Salama |The Wall Street Journal’s National Security Reporter, characterizes (in this tweet) talk of deepening “the ties between our governments, economies and people,” according to Biden’s schedule announcing the meeting, as follows: “This is the White House speaking: ‘Potus will express deep disappointment at India’s ongoing ties with Moscow and will warn Modi of the consequences should he choose to speed up energy imports from Russia. “

We get the chance to assess the atmosphere in the room when Biden and Modi briefly appear to journalists while they make the call, which is scheduled for at.

10:46

Juneteenth will be a paid holiday for New York City workers for the first time this year, Mayor Eric Adams has announced, further crystallizing the recognition of the date celebrating the end of slavery in the United States and fulfilling a promise made by his predecessor Bill de Blasio .

He announced in a tweet Monday morning with reference to the urgency of the declaration.

As the second black mayor of New York City, I know I stand on the shoulders of countless heroes and heroes who risk their lives to ensure a more perfect union. Now is the time for me to do a small part and acknowledge one of our nation’s biggest mistakes.

Juneteenth is a time for reflection, assessment and self-improvement. People across the country of all races, nationalities, and religions unite on this day to truthfully acknowledge the stain of slavery and celebrate the countless contributions of black Americans. It’s time for our city to finally do the right thing and officially designate Juneteenth as a city break.

This decision is long overdue, which is why it will take effect immediately this year.

De Blasio promised to make June 19, the official date of Juneteenth, a paid day off in 2020, when racial protests swept into the nation but were never able to agree on a deal with union leaders.

Joe Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday last year, the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first celebrated in 1986.

10:25

Weapon checks are back on Joe Biden’s radar, and the president is set to announce this afternoon restrictions on so-called ghost weapons, those made of sets and without serial numbers, thus making them untraceable.

A number of gun activists have been invited to attend the Rose Garden event at the White House, including the victims’ parents from the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre in Parkland, Florida, the worst high school shooting in the United States with 17 students and staff killed.

One of the activists, Manuel Oliverwhose 17-year-old son Joaquin was among the victims has become more and more impatient in recent months over a perceived lack of action from Biden, who campaigned for the White House in part on a pledge of arms reform.

He and his wife Patricia, Joaquin’s mother, have toured the country using drama and urban art to highlight gun deaths and promote their call for meaningful reforms.

Oliver was arrested in Washington DC in February on the fourth anniversary of his son’s death as he climbed into a crane and unfurled a banner aimed at Biden that read: “45,000 died of gun violence on your watch.”

That number is now over 54,000, according to the website shockmarket.org, which calculates gun deaths in the United States since Biden took office.

“See you tomorrow Potus, and thank you for the invitation,” Oliver tweeted Sundaywho credits “Guac,” his son’s nickname, for helping Biden into action.

The President will also present Steve Dettelbacha former prosecutor for the Justice Department as his candidate for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Read more about today’s announcement here:

09:52

Martin Pengelly

A federal judge has indicated that an attempt to stop far-right Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for re-election will be allowed to continue, with a decision expected as early as today.

The challenge from a group of voters in Georgia says Greene must be disqualified under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution because she supported insurgents who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

A similar challenge in North Carolina against Madison Cawthorn, another prominent supporter of Donald Trump, was blocked.

Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene
Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene Photo: Leah Millis / Reuters

But on Friday, Amy Totenberg, a federal judge in Georgia, said she had “significant questions and concerns” about the verdict in the Cawthorn case, CNN reported.

Totenberg said she would likely take a position on Greene’s attempt to have her case dismissed on Monday, two days before a scheduled hearing before a state judge.

The 14th Amendment was adopted by Congress in 1866, one year after the end of the Civil War, and ratified in 1868.

It states: “No person shall be a senator or a representative in Congress, or the election of President and Vice-President, or hold office, civil or military, under the United States or under any State which has previously taken an oath… to support the United States. Constitution, must have engaged in rebellion or rebellion against the same or given help or consolation to enemies thereof. “

Congress may overturn any such prohibition.

Read more here:

09:36

An ordinary Joe Biden is likely to greet the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on their video call this morning, the president expected to seek a tougher line from New Delhi against Russia over the Ukraine war.

The United States and its allies are concerned about recent Indian actions, including abstaining from last week’s vote in which Russia was suspended from the UN Human Rights Council, bought 3 billion barrels of Russian crude oil, while other nations increased oil sanctions, and the acquisition of Russia’s S- 400 air defense systems.

According to the White House Press Secretary Jen Psakiin a statement on Sunday, the Biden-Modi call will discuss: “Strengthening the global economy and maintaining a free, open, rule-based international order to strengthen security, democracy and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.”

To many analysts, the softer language conceals what is expected to be a resolute US president presenting some harsh truths to his Indian counterpart, and that the consequences await if Modi’s government continues to court Moscow.

Vivian Salama |The Wall Street Journal’s National Security Reporter, characterizes (in this tweet) talk of deepening “the ties between our governments, economies and people,” according to Biden’s schedule announcing the meeting, as follows: “This is the White House speaking: ‘Potus will express deep disappointment at India’s ongoing ties with Moscow and will warn Modi of the consequences should he choose to speed up energy imports from Russia. “

We get the chance to assess the atmosphere in the room when Biden and Modi briefly appear to journalists while they make the call, which is scheduled for at.

09:14

Good morning, good Monday, and thank you for signing up for the blog for what looks to be another exciting week in American politics.

Joe Biden will host a video call with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning, reportedly seen as a meeting to “deepen ties between our governments, economy and people”, as the Wall Street Journal’s national security reporter Vivian Salama | ser as the White House advocates: “Potus expresses deep disappointment at India’s ongoing ties with Moscow and will warn Modi of the consequences if he chooses to speed up energy imports from Russia.”

The Russian war continues to escalate in eastern Ukraine in particular, and you can follow developments in our live 24-hour blog here.

Here is what else we see in the United States today:

  • Biden will announce measures to curb “ghost weapons” – made of sets and without serial numbers – at an address in the White House at 2.15pm. The President will also present Steve Dettelbacha former prosecutor for the Department of Justice, as his candidate for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
  • A federal judge in Georgia could already today rule on a proposal that could allow progress in a lawsuit to disqualify the far-right Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress as a rebel.
  • White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, will deliver its first briefing of the week at.
  • the Vice-President, Kamala Harris, will announce new initiatives to ease medical debt later this afternoon.

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