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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Monday, April 12, 2021

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Protesters clash with police after officer fatally shoots driver during traffic stop
Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

Biden faces growing Republican skepticism over infrastructure plan
Biden starts infrastructure push by meeting bipartisan group of lawmakers who could help shape $2 trillion proposal
Biden reverses Trump's Wall Street-friendly rules
Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president’s agenda
Biden aims to redefine word ‘bipartisan’ as Dems work to push spending bill without any GOP votes
Biden faces battle for the soul of his infrastructure plan: The Note
Live Updates: Police giving update on deadly officer-involved shooting in Minneapolis suburb
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Cindy McCain set to land Biden ambassadorship
'You’re not a one-person show': Pelosi takes jab at the Squad in new biography
Biden admin secures agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to secure borders, official says
Trump's early endorsements reveal GOP rift
Iran vows revenge for 'Israeli' attack on Natanz nuclear site
Democrats confront fragile majorities as Congress returns with big plans
Protests erupt after police shoot Black man in Minneapolis traffic stop
Minnesota Republicans slam Gov. Tim Walz for Daunte Wright police shooting reaction
Booker to introduce climate bill
Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions
CEOs discuss pulling donations, additional public statements to fight voting bills
Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site
Trump receives award from Senate GOP campaign arm despite attacks on McConnell - Axios
White House Convenes Summit To Address Supply Shortage Crippling Auto Plants
Rand Paul calls Fauci a 'petty tyrant'
Embattled Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is denied a meeting with Trump
House set to vote for slavery reparations commission...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:

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First-of-its-kind meeting draws more than 100 corporate leaders to discuss state voting laws
More than 100 of the nation's top corporate leaders met virtually on Saturday to discuss ways for companies to continue responding to the passage of more restrictive voting laws across the country, a signal that the nation's premier businesses are preparing a far more robust, organized response to the ongoing debate.

Updated today at 6:41 PM CDT

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors
Pelosi says "the door is open" for bipartisan cooperation on infrastructure bill
White House races clock to beat GOP attacks
Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout ‘nuclear terrorism’
Republican state lawmakers push new criminal penalties for election activities
Sen. Ted Cruz doubles down after John Boehner told him to ‘Go F*** Yourself’
Republicans not pleased with Trump’s fiery Mar-a-Lago speech
John Boehner on how the rise of ideologues harms America
Full Hutchinson Interview: ''Restraint' is the word' Republicans need
Blinken to return to Brussels for talks on Ukraine, Afghanistan
U.S. top diplomat warns Moscow of consequences amid Russian troop buildup near Ukraine
Pelosi refuses to call for Gaetz's resignation
White House sends mixed message on higher taxes
Fed Chair Jerome Powell says economy set to make turnaround with growth and jobs
Republican unity? Not so much. Donald Trump goes off-script, hits McConnell, Pence, others
Biden sees `win’ for US in electric vehicle battery deal
Chris Wallace grills Buttigieg on false jobs claim: 'Why mislead people?'
With Warning to Democrats, Manchin Points the Way for Biden's Agenda - NY Times
Clyburn: Georgia election law is the ‘new Jim Crow’
Full Blinken Interview: 'We stand resolutely against' genocide in China
Gun violence continues in Philadelphia after 11 shot in 24 hours
POLITICO Playbook: GOP donors privately pan Trump’s ‘horrible’ RNC speech
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Biden picks 1st woman to be Army secretary

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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In historic first, President Joe Biden has nominated Christine Wormuth to serve as secretary of the Army. If confirmed she would be the first woman to hold the job.
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UN chief urges wealth tax of those who profited during COVID

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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The United Nations chief says the world’s failure to unite on tackling COVID-19 has created wide inequalities
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Daunte Wright's death reignites 'Defund the Police' movement

  • News source: Houston Keene
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The death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Sunday has given new energy to the far-left "defund the police" movement.

Multiple progressive activists, politicians and groups have renewed their demands to cut police funding after Wright was shot during a traffic stop.

Our Revolution — a spinoff of Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign — called the death of Wright a "murder" and joined other progressive groups in calling for defunding the police.

"Enough is enough! The murder of Daunte Wright was NO ACCIDENT - it is...
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Poll Finds Republicans Particularly Opposed To 'Vaccine Passport' Messaging

  • News source: Steve Inskeep
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People who voted for Donald Trump were already some of the most likely to oppose getting vaccinated.

Now a poll shows the idea of a document, sometimes called a "passport," showing proof of vaccination is unpopular with that group as well. Forty-seven percent of Trump voters oppose this type of document, compared with 10% of Biden voters, the survey shows.

To be clear, the federal government has no plans for anything like this. But there are some efforts at the state level and among private institutions to give people the option of getting a...
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Biden's dog Major to undergo 'additional training' to help adjust to White House life after biting people

  • News source: Peter Aitken
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The younger Biden family dog, Major, will undergo "additional training" as he tries to adjust to life in the White House, a spokesperson told Fox News.

First lady Jill Biden's press secretary Michael LaRosa said that Major would be going "off-site" for his training.

"The off-site, private training will take place in the Washington, D.C. area, and it is expected to last a few weeks," LaRosa said.

Major, a German Shepherd, has grabbed headlines on a couple of unfortunate occasions since the Biden family moved into the White House.

The dog has...
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McEnany reacts to deadly Minnesota police shooting: 'We always have to let the facts play out'

  • News source: Fox News Staff
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"Outnumbered" co-host and former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany discussed the fatal police shooting of Daunte Walker on "The Story" Monday, telling host Martha MacCallum there needs to be "due process and fairness" as well as accountability.

MCENANY: We always have to let the facts play out. Let that process be underway, of due process for the officer. Look, this is a tragedy. There’s no two ways about it. I grieve for the mother, Katie Wright. I’ll be praying for her. One of the most emotional days I had in the White House as press...
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Marines' vaccine hesitancy presents early test for Biden as commander-in-chief

  • News source: Evie Fordham
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Many U.S. Marines' hesitancy to receive coronavirus vaccinations could prove to be a sticking point for President Biden as some Democrats pressure him to mandate vaccinations for service members.

Nearly 40% of U.S. Marines who have been offered the coronavirus vaccine declined, according to data released last week. That translates to approximately 75,500 Marines who have received the vaccine, and approximately 48,000 who have declined the vaccine. More than 100,000 Marines have yet to be offered the coronavirus vaccine, however.

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Biden to nominate first woman secretary of the Army

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)President Joe Biden has picked Christine Wormuth to be the next secretary of the Army, the White House announced Monday, making her the first woman to hold the position if confirmed by the Senate.

Wormuth previously served as under secretary of defense for policy, where she worked on the Defense Department's counter-ISIS campaign.

"Christine is a true patriot with a dedicated career in service to America and our nation's security. As the former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Christine advanced the department's counter-ISIS campaign and...
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Biden picks first woman to be Army secretary.

  • News source: Eric Schmitt
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WASHINGTON — President Biden has picked Christine E. Wormuth to be the first woman to serve as secretary of the Army, Pentagon officials said on Monday.

If approved by the Senate, Ms. Wormuth, who was the Defense Department’s top policy official at the end of the Obama administration, would take control of the largest branch of the military at a time when the armed services are wrestling with a range of challenges, including weeding out right-wing extremists from their ranks and confronting rising threats from China and Russia.

Ms. Wormuth, who was...
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Subpoenaing the Brookings Institution, Durham Focuses on Trump-Russia Dossier

  • News source: Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman
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WASHINGTON — Exiled from Twitter, former President Donald J. Trump issued a sarcastic statement recently inquiring about the ongoing public silence from John H. Durham, the special counsel who has been investigating the Trump-Russia inquiry since May 2019.

“Where’s Durham?” said Mr. Trump, who repeatedly predicted before last year’s election that Mr. Durham’s investigation would prove a deep-state conspiracy against him. “Is he a living, breathing human being? Will there ever be a Durham report?”

Mr. Durham ignored the complaint publicly, and the...
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Blinken Appoints Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley Diversity Chief at State Department

  • News source: Lara Jakes
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Decades ago, back when she was a diplomat-in-training, Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley was told by the Foreign Service’s selection board that African-Americans struggled cognitively with reading large amounts of material.

On Monday, Ms. Abercrombie-Winstanley was named as the State Department’s chief diversity officer, with the mandate of schooling the American diplomatic corps on fostering a more inclusive workplace.

Ms. Abercrombie-Winstanley, who is Black, is the department’s first diversity chief. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken created the...
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'The Advantage Of Our Smallness': Bhutan Vaccinates 93% Of Adults In Under 2 Weeks

  • News source: Rachel Treisman
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It took less than two weeks for the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to vaccinate almost all of its eligible population.

The country's vaccination campaign kicked off on March 27. By April 8, according to the Ministry of Health, 93% of adults had gotten their first dose. Officials said 472,139 people between the ages of 18 and 104 had been vaccinated as of that date, and urged other eligible individuals to follow suit.

In a statement, health minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo described the campaign as a "sense of purpose that each of us is embracing to...
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Shooting at Tennessee high school leaves several injured, including police officer

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Police are investigating a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School, where several people were shot and injured.
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Minnesota officials declare state of emergency, compare Daunte Wright shooting to George Floyd

  • News source: Brittany De Lea
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Monday gave a press briefing about the shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota this weekend, declaring a state of emergency in certain counties and comparing the situation to several other recent instances where Black men have been killed by police.

Walz said that Wright will be added to the "list," which includes Philando Castile, Jamar Clark and George Floyd, all of whom were Black men killed by police in the state.

Frey described the...
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Federal workers offered paid leave to take care of migrant children at border: Report

  • News source: Thomas Barrabi
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The Department of Health and Human Services offered federal employees four months of paid leave if they volunteered to help care for a surge of unaccompanied migrant children at immigration shelters near the southern border, according to a report last Saturday.

The request applied to most federal workers as the Biden administration moved to relieve pressure on the overwhelmed facilities, the New York Times reported. As of last week, more than 2,700 federal employees volunteered to assist Health and Human Services officials with tasks ranging from...
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