Quick Glance: Free COVID Tests by Mail Starting Monday
- California-based iHealth is among 12 US manufacturers receiving government investment to offer free tests by mail before the winter COVID season.
- Starting Monday, September 25, the government will send up to four free COVID-19 rapid tests per household to those who request them.
- Many programs that provided free COVID testing, treatment, and vaccinations to Americans ended when the pandemic emergency designation expired.
- The Department of Health and Human Services is now investing $600 million in COVID test manufacturing through its Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response.
Quick Glance: US to Provide Long-Range ATACMS Missiles to Kyiv - Media Reports
- According to media reports, Ukraine will receive ATACMS missiles with a range of up to 300 km.
- This would allow Kyiv to target Russian positions deep behind the front line.
- President Biden reportedly informed Ukrainian President Zelensky that Kyiv would receive 'a small number' of ATACMS missiles.
- The US and Ukraine have not officially confirmed the American media reports.
Quick Glance: Hunter Biden charged with three counts of lying when buying a firearm
- Charged with lying about drug use when purchasing a firearm
- Indictment states Biden lied on a form required for every gun purchase
- Relationship with his brother's widow ended in 2019
- Analysis of laptop revealed earnings from banking work in China and Ukraine, and evidence of alcohol and drug-fueled behavior
Quick Glance: Biden administration grants protection to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans amid border pressure
- The Biden administration is granting temporary legal status to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans already in the country.
- The Homeland Security Department plans to grant Temporary Protected Status to an estimated 472,000 Venezuelans who arrived by July 31, 2023.
- This will make it easier for them to get work authorization to address the increased number of migrants.
- Accelerated work permits do not apply to those who cross the border illegally and seek asylum.
Quick Glance: Harris Leads New Office for Preventing Gun Violence
- Vice President Kamala Harris plays a leading role in gun safety policy.
- President Joe Biden officially announces the new office on Friday during a Rose Garden event with invited advocates and lawmakers.
- Harris guides the office, according to a statement from the White House.
- The new Office of Gun Violence Prevention will have a crucial role in implementing President Biden’s and my efforts to reduce violence within the bounds of the law and also to encourage collaboration among Congressional leaders, state and local leaders, and advocates to build upon the significant progress we have made in saving lives.
Quick Glance: US and Vietnam Strengthen Collaboration in Semiconductor and AI Sectors with Billions in Deals
- US and Vietnam agree on billions of dollars in deals with companies like Boeing, Microsoft, and Nvidia
- US President Biden welcomes strengthened cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, semiconductors, and artificial intelligence
- Agreements are expected to initiate a wave of investment deals between Vietnam and the US
- Technology companies like Apple, Google, and Dell have already expanded their presence in Vietnam to diversify supply chains from China
Quick Glance: The West's Modi Challenge
- The US and its allies view India as a key economic and diplomatic partner.
- The images of the Indian Prime Minister leading the world's most powerful people at the G20 summit have strengthened Modi's domestic image and highlighted India's global rise as a diplomatic and economic power.
- According to the Financial Times, Biden and other western leaders expressed concerns about Canada's allegations to the Indian leader during the summit.
- These countries have placed their geopolitical bet on India, specifically on Modi.
Quick Glance: White House prepares for government shutdown as House Republicans lack a viable plan
- Speaker Kevin McCarthy announces that the House will start voting on the latest plan next week.
- The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to get ready for a shutdown after House Republicans left without a realistic plan to fund the government and avoid disruptive consequences.
- A federal shutdown after September 30 appears likely unless Speaker Kevin McCarthy can convince his rebellious, right-wing faction to approve a temporary funding measure to prevent closures during ongoing talks.
- The standoff with House Republicans over government funding jeopardizes various activities, including military and law enforcement personnel pay, food safety and aid programs, air travel, and passport processing, potentially causing havoc in the US economy.
Quick Glance: Trump blames Biden's 'ridiculous all-electric car hoax' for UAW strike
- Former President Trump criticizes Biden administration's electric vehicle policy, claiming that the president's 'ridiculous all-electric car hoax' is responsible for the United Auto Workers strike against major automakers.
- Republicans attribute the strike to Biden administration's EV policy, stating that efforts to encourage electric vehicle production have displaced jobs from UAW strongholds in the Midwest and weakened the union.
- The UAW shares similar concerns, citing EV policy as the main reason for not endorsing Biden's reelection campaign yet.
- However, UAW President Shawn Fain stated that the union will never endorse Trump.
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Quick Glance: Modi invites Biden to India's 2024 Republic Day celebrations
- Indian Prime Minister Modi invites US President Biden to the celebrations on January 26, 2024
- Invitation to India's Republic Day
- Modi and Biden will participate in the celebrations
- Strengthening India-US relations
Quick Glance: Pentagon Calls for Support for Ukraine's Air Defense Before Winter
- US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin emphasizes the importance of air defense means for Ukraine, especially before the winter season.
- Austin highlights the importance of the air defense systems that the US, together with allies, have supplied to Ukraine - Patriot, Hawk, IRIST, NASAMS, and Gepard systems.
Quick Glance: Selenskyj calls for sustained support at UN General Assembly
- Ukrainian President warns against discontinuation of support for his country
- US President Biden and Polish President Duda back Selenskyj
- Selenskyj accuses Moscow of attacking his country not only militarily but also using other means
- Fatigue in support for Kyiv emerging in some parts of the world
Quick Glance: Biden launches American Climate Corps, inspired by the New Deal
- President Biden pledged to create the Climate Corps during his first week in office.
- A program aimed at engaging young climate activists.
- The American Climate Corps is based on a program that provided employment to millions during the Great Depression.
- According to President Biden's climate policy advisor, Ali Zaidi, the program has broader goals beyond addressing the climate crisis.
Quick Glance: House Republicans to Conduct Initial Hearing on President Biden's Impeachment
- House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., plans to hold the first hearing on the impeachment of President Biden next week.
- The hearing will focus on constitutional and legal questions surrounding the president's alleged involvement in corruption and abuse of office.
- The committee also intends to subpoena personal and business bank records of Hunter and James Biden as early as this week.
- The Oversight Committee will continue to follow the evidence and financial transactions to ensure transparency and accountability in government.
HAPPENING NOW: Pres. Joe Biden and Vice Pres. Kamala Harris deliver remarks on gun safety. trib.al/lJNPf7k
Quick Glance: New Office for Gun Violence Prevention Established in the White House
- Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the new office and collaborate with leading gun safety advocates.
- The office will implement existing safety laws and work with states.
- Establishing a new office for gun violence prevention has been a long-standing goal for violence prevention groups.
- The office will focus on bringing together political leaders and advocates to build upon the progress that has been made.
Quick Glance: Biden warns of Russian victory in Ukraine
- Biden calls for support for Ukraine against Russia
- Russia has the power to end the war immediately
- Biden discusses the relationship with China
- The war in Ukraine is a dominant topic
Quick Glance: Hunter Biden files lawsuit against IRS for disclosing tax information
- Hunter Biden files lawsuit accusing IRS agents of repeatedly and intentionally sharing his private tax return information.
- Those agents have targeted and sought to embarrass Mr. Biden by disclosing confidential information to the media.
- The lawsuit comes after Biden was indicted on charges related to his possession of a handgun.
- It appears that Biden will be due a refund for the 2018 tax year, pending further development of facts.
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Quick Glance: Thousands Demand End to Fossil Fuels in New York
- Tens of thousands rally in New York, calling for urgent action against climate change.
- The rally, known as the March to End Fossil Fuels, kicks off New York's Climate Week.
- Organizers estimate that approximately 75,000 people attended the event.
- We demand that the government declare a climate emergency.
Quick Glance: Biden establishes office for gun control
- President Biden advocates for gun safety laws
- Vice President Harris oversees the office for gun control
- Thousands of people die each year in the US due to gun violence
- Democrats support stricter gun laws to reduce violence
Quick Glance: Zelensky to Visit White House and Capitol Hill Next Week
- Ukrainian President Zelensky is set to meet President Biden at the White House and hold meetings on Capitol Hill during his trip to the U.S. for the UN General Assembly, according to sources.
- Congress is currently considering Biden's request for over $20 billion in additional aid for Ukraine.
- Zelensky is expected in Washington on Thursday, according to sources.
- Debate reflects GOP divide over Ukraine aid.
Quick Glance: McCarthy Starts Impeachment Inquiry without Budget, Contradicting Past Criticism
- McCarthy called for the inquiry to appease far-right members of the Republican caucus.
- He previously criticized Democrats for prioritizing impeachment over basic government responsibilities.
- McCarthy expressed concern that impeachment has overtaken congressional work and hindered resources for troops.
- He emphasized the potential consequences of lowering the impeachment standard.
Quick Glance: Polish Politics Shaped by 'Ukraine Fatigue'
- Poland provides leading military assistance to protect Poland from Russian aggression.
- The change in tone of the Polish government regarding Ukraine is surprising.
- There is discussion about the importance of Ukraine's gratitude for Polish support.
- Andrzej Duda compared Ukraine to a drowning man endangering his rescuers.
Quick Glance: Garland to Testify Before Congress, Focus on His Record
- With a few words, President Biden caused turmoil among the leadership of the Justice Department.
- Garland also aimed to reassure the Justice Department staff.
- When Garland assumed the role of attorney general in March 2021, the president's son was already under investigation by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a nominee of the previous administration.
- The president and his attorney general rarely make joint public appearances.
Quick Glance: White House monitors House GOP dysfunction as government shutdown approaches
- Biden aides communicate with congressional leaders about extending the federal funding deadline.
- Economists predict moderate growth impact from a government shutdown, followed by potential greater growth.
- The White House acknowledges the possibility of a shutdown, with potential political consequences for the GOP.
- House Republicans are blamed for not adhering to the debt ceiling agreement reached in June.
Quick Glance: Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to firearm charges
- Hunter Biden leaves the federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
- Attorney Abbe Lowell confirms the intended plea and requests in a letter to the judge that the initial court appearance be held remotely.
- Instead, he states that it would minimize government resources and reduce disruptions in the courthouse and downtown caused by the Secret Service detail accompanying Mr. Biden.
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Quick Glance: William's Silence in New York: No Mention of Harry
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- Prince William travels to New York for green campaigns and diplomatic talks
- William is optimistic and full of energy
Quick Glance: No Labels in Arizona: Democratic Concerns about Biden Spoiler
- Over 15,000 people in Arizona have registered to join a new political party supporting a potential bipartisan 'unity ticket' against Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
- In Arizona, which Biden won by about 10,000 votes, the state Democratic Party sued Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, also a Democrat, in an attempt to prevent No Labels from appearing on the ballot.
- Richard Grayson described it as a kind of performance art and promptly endorsed Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris after switching to No Labels.
- In Arizona, Biden was endorsed by former Republican Senator Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain - a lifelong Republican who publicly clashed with Trump.
Quick Glance: Biden and Netanyahu to Meet in N.Y., but No Long-Awaited White House Visit
- After almost a year in office, President Biden has not invited Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the White House.
- Netanyahu would be the first Israeli Prime Minister not to receive a White House visit in their first year.
- Netanyahu has a remarkable record of White House visits.
- The meeting in New York is unlikely to satisfy Netanyahu.
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Quick Glance: Russia Blocks Declaration: Pre-G20 Summit Tension
- Moscow accuses Western countries of pressuring India to condemn Russian aggression in Ukraine
- The meeting of economic powers is at risk of failure
- G20 summit of leading economic powers in India at risk due to dispute over clear condemnation of Russian aggression in Ukraine
- Beijing, Russia's most important international partner, has not yet condemned the aggression in Ukraine
Quick Glance: Biden's Sole Leadership as the UN Declines
- Power shifting towards smaller groups
- Gridlock in Manhattan as leaders gather for the UN General Assembly in September
- Increased freedom for Biden to navigate the turning point in world history
- Absence of certain countries highlights the UN's problems: paralyzed by the Ukraine war, rivalry between America and China, and the outdated Security Council
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