US National News Summary: Biden to Meet US CEOs in ‘Rally Cry’ for Vaccine Mandates; California Governor Newsom Defeats Republican Recall Efforts, More


Below is a summary of current national newsletters in the United States.

Biden to meet US CEOs in ‘rallying cry’ for vaccine mandates

US President Joe Biden was scheduled to meet with business leaders and CEOs on Wednesday as he pushes companies to demand that workers be vaccinated amid an increase in COVID-19 infections among those who do not still been vaccinated. Biden last week announced vaccination warrants for all federal employees and large corporations as the number of infections in the United States continued to rise, hospital beds filled and face mask requirements had returned, while some Republican-led states defied the recommendations of health officials.

California Governor Newsom defeats Republicans recall effort

California Governor Gavin Newsom handily pushed back a Republican campaign to oust him from office on Tuesday, sending a decisive message that voters in the deeply Democratic state supported his policies to fight COVID-19, the immigration and crime. Newsom, who won his first term in 2018 by a landslide, again claimed a resounding victory in the special recall election. This means that he will remain in office until the end of his term in January 2023 and will see his chances significantly improved in the regular elections next year.

Biden’s child tax credit pays off in Republican states, popular with voters

A one-year extension of the U.S. Child Tax Credit, a policy championed by President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats against Republican opposition, has disproportionately benefited states that voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020, a Reuters review of Treasury Department data found. . Congressional Democrats are now looking to extend the expansion for another four years amid $ 3.5 trillion social spending legislation opposed by Trump’s fellow Republicans. The year-long expansion – which is part of COVID-19 pandemic relief legislation signed by Biden in March, is expected to net US families $ 105 billion, many still suffering from the economic effects of the crisis public health.

Biden rejects Chinese Xi’s date offer

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday denied a media report that his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, turned down an offer from Biden for a face-to-face meeting last week. The Financial Times quoted several people on a 90-minute call between the two leaders last week as saying that Xi had not accepted Biden’s offer and instead insisted that Washington adopt a less strident tone towards Beijing. .

Analysis – Biden’s lofty climate goals collide with political and economic reality

President Joe Biden campaigned on the promise of restoring US leadership in the global fight against climate change and followed with a dizzying number of executive orders and ambitious targets to reduce emissions. But nine months after starting his presidency, political, legal and economic hurdles forced his administration to take several steps to support fossil fuel development at home and abroad, and raised the question of whether the Democrat will be able to meet its clean energy commitments. .

Analysis – US turns to COVID-19 boosters to curb spread of virus

U.S. officials preparing to roll out COVID-19 booster shots amid declining vaccine protection and an upsurge in hospitalizations and deaths from the highly contagious Delta variant hope they could prevent mild cases as well. In theory, it could reduce transmission of the virus – a goal officials have been less explicit about – and speed America’s recovery.

Biden administration files motion to block Texas abortion ban

The Biden administration formally called on a federal judge on Tuesday to block the application of a new Texas law that effectively bans nearly all abortions in the state under a new legal design that opponents say is aimed at to thwart legal challenges. The US Department of Justice’s 45-page emergency motion seeks a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction lifting the abortion ban while its lawsuit challenging the law as unconstitutional goes through the courts.

Women’s tennis-US Open final draws larger audiences than men’s on ESPN

The US Open women’s final between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez drew a larger following on ESPN than the men’s clash featuring Novak Djokovic, chasing the calendar year’s Grand Slam, and Russian Daniil Medvedev, a said the American sports channel. Saturday’s broadcast of the women’s final peaked at 3.4 million viewers while the men’s final, which saw Medvedev win his first major title, peaked at 2.7 million the next day, ESPN said.

Gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman to Testify in US Senate Sexual Abuse Inquiry

Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will testify on Wednesday about the sexual abuse they suffered from disgraced US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, as the US Senate examines why the FBI failed to investigate his crimes more early. Biles and Raisman will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside their former Olympic teammate McKayla Maroney and former gymnast Maggie Nichols, who was the first victim to report the abuse to USA Gymnastics.

Tears, joy and surprise guests at the return of the great Broadway musicals

Broadway’s biggest musicals came back to life on Tuesday, banishing the eerie silence of the past 18 months in New York’s pandemic-stricken theater district with screams, tears and standing ovations. Emotions were dizzying as the curtain rose again on top musicals “Hamilton,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked” before audiences crowded to welcome the live theater after the coronavirus shutdown.

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