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Biden news today: President unveils ‘phantom guns’ plan, names new ATF nominee with rallying cry to ‘defund the police’

War in Ukraine ‘far from over’, says Joe Biden

Joe Biden has tested negative for Covid-19, according to the White House, meaning he has escaped some sort of epidemic among DC’s political class. Among those who recently tested positive are White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.

Meanwhile, Mr. Biden on Monday announced new gun regulations to limit so-called “phantom guns” – privately made firearms without serial numbers that have been used in several high-profile violent crimes. .

Mr. Biden is expected to appoint Steve Dettlebach, an Obama-era U.S. attorney, to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

The ceremony at the White House brought together survivors and family members bereaved by mass shootings, including the Parkland School massacre and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

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Professor calls out Marriott for allegedly locking TVs on Fox News

A Penn State professor sparked furor on Twitter on Saturday after shaming a New York Marriott hotel for allegedly ‘fixing’ the fitness center’s televisions on Fox News, an outlet that the report said man, was guilty of promoting “anti-American, pro-Russian propaganda”.

Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, tweeted his distaste for the hotel chain after visiting the Marriott Times Square fitness center.

Reporting by Johanna Chisholm.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 11, 2022 8:41 p.m.

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Biden unveils regulations targeting ghost guns

President Joe Biden has announced a new round of orders to regulate so-called “ghost guns” that don’t have serial numbers, as congressional action to regulate guns seems nearly impossible.

Eric Garcia reports from Washington, DC.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 11, 2022 8:22 p.m.

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Report on President Biden’s call with Prime Minister Modi of India

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today spoke with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the fourth 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue between the United States and India. Together, they pledged to strengthen U.S.-India relations through cooperation in clean energy, technology and military cooperation, and to expand economic and people-to-people ties. They also pledged to continue cooperation – bilateral and multilateral – to end the Covid-19 pandemic, strengthen global health security, advance global food security and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. They underscored their common commitment, as leaders of the world’s largest democracies, to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. The two leaders also discussed the destabilizing effects of Russia’s war against Ukraine, with particular emphasis on global food supplies. President Biden and Prime Minister Modi were looking forward to meeting in person later this spring in Tokyo for the Quad Summit.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 11, 2022 8:12 p.m.

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White House rolls out new ‘ghost weapon’ regulations

President Biden announces new regulations for “shadow weapons,” which people can order online and assemble at home in 30 minutes.

“The NRA has called this rule extreme,” the president said.

“Is it extreme to protect the police? Extreme to protect our children? he asks.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 11, 2022 8:01 p.m.

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Biden’s sister defends her son Hunter

President Joe Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, defended her nephew and President Hunter’s son in an interview with CBS News, saying the attacks were an attempt by former President Donald Trump to bring down his brother.

Ms Owens appeared in an interview with CBS News’ Gayle King to promote her memoir about growing up with her brother, whose campaigns she advised closely. Ms King asked if the president’s only surviving son, Hunter Biden, whom Republicans are targeting and who is currently under federal investigation, is a disability.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 11, 2022 7:52 p.m.

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Watch Live – Announcement of gun violence at the White House

Watch live as Biden announces new actions to tackle gun crime

Olivier O’ConnellApril 11, 2022 7:34 p.m.

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Voice: Buttigieg’s former campaign manager knows how to turn red states into blue. Will Democrats listen?

As demographics changed, the left focused too much on the suburbanites and not enough on the working class. But as unions gain traction across the country, it’s clear the tide is turning — and Democratic Party members must listen, writes Skylar Baker-Jordan.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 11, 2022 7:24 p.m.

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Pelosi tests negative for Covid

After testing positive for Covid-19 last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now tested negative and will end her period of isolation tomorrow.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 11, 2022 7:15 p.m.

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Pennsylvania man arrested for putting ‘I did this’ stickers on gas pumps

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after placing stickers on gas station pumps depicting Joe Biden with the phrase ‘I did this’ to protest his belief that the president is solely responsible for soaring fuel prices .

Olivier O’ConnellApril 11, 2022 7:05 p.m.

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