US President Joe Biden says America is "on the move" and that, despite the pain of the past year, the country can "turn peril into possibility". Mr Biden was marking his 100th day in office with an address to Congress, using the speech to promote a $1.8trn spending package. The plan would provide universal preschool, two years of free community college, $225bn for child care, and monthly payments of at least $250 for parents. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Biden: America is on the move again Mr Biden also assessed the country's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 574,000 Americans. He said that when he took office "America's house was on fire - we had to act". Advertisement After a promise of 100 million vaccine doses in 100 days, Mr Biden said there had instead been more than 220 million. He said that when he took office, less than 1% of senior citizens … [Read more...] about Biden vows ‘America is on the move’ as he promises to ‘turn peril into possibility’
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It was a speech full of promises but pragmatism too. US President Joe Biden was clear that he'd inherited a divided and struggling nation but declared: "America is on the move again..." It was the biggest speech of his presidency so far; a moment for him to reach out, he hopes, to the "forgotten" in the country with pledges of financial support, health care reform and to restore faith in the democratic process. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Biden vows to 'defend America's interests' On Thursday, he is in Georgia , the state which made it possible for him to make such bold proposals on Capitol Hill last night. It was Georgia which propelled Mr Biden to the White House. Republican red for nearly two decades, it flipped blue for Biden in November. Advertisement But more than that, it was January's run-off elections, won by Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, that flipped control of the US … [Read more...] about Joe Biden says ‘America is on the move again’ – but unity or even reconciliation seems far off
MAYA Jama "is secretly dating NBA star Ben Simmons and flew to America to see him", according to reports. The presenter, 26, has been single since her breakup to rapper Stormzy. However, reports are now claiming that Maya has struck up a romance with basketball star Ben Simmons. A source told The Mirror : "Things are hotting up for Maya and Ben. They are really into each other and the fact she flew to Philadelphia to be with him says a lot. "They had a fun two weeks together. It's nice to see her so happy." The paper claims Maya posted a photo of herself wearing a lime green tracksuit on March 12. Then later in the day she was snapped in the same outfit during a shopping trip with the 24-year-old sportsman. He has also liked her posts on Instagram. The Sun has contacted Maya's reps for comment. Ben has previously dated American royalty in Kim Kardashian's sister Kendall Jenner. Stormzy and Maya split up at the end of 2019 after four years of … [Read more...] about Maya Jama ‘is secretly dating NBA star Ben Simmons and flew to America to see him’
W e live in an age of internet “clickbait”, with all its exaggerations and over-use of capital letters. Online readers have grown used to boasts that “YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!”. Chances are we will – and we’ll be underwhelmed to boot. But if you had told me a mere six months ago that, by December, President Donald Trump would have passed a tax reform of historic scale , which embraces a pro-growth, free-market agenda, I wouldn’t have believed it. In the President’s speeches over the summer, he could barely string a coherent sentence together about the future of tax reform, let alone lay out the comprehensive and detailed agendas that have now passed through the House and the Senate. And after the politically disastrous attempt earlier this year to repeal Obamacar e, it seemed that the Republican-held legislature was on a road to nowhere. But lo and behold – thanks to the efforts of his own party’s representatives and policymakers (and an early Christmas miracle … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s enormous tax cut is a bold step towards a richer America. Where is Britain’s ambition?
India on Saturday widened the country's massive vaccination program to all adults, despite many states not having enough doses to meet demand. The country is experiencing a horrific spike in cases that has overwhelmed the health system, particularly in the capital, New Delhi. India reported more than 400,000 cases in 24 hours on Saturday, a global record. Deaths officially surpassed 200,000 this week, and the true death toll is believed to be far higher . More than 40 countries have committed to sending medical aid . A US military aircraft carrying more than 400 oxygen cylinders, other hospital equipment and nearly one million rapid coronavirus tests arrived in Delhi on Friday. Germany's armed forces said on Twitter that a plane carrying 120 ventilators meant for Indian hospitals was taking off on Saturday morning. Despite being the world's largest maker of vaccines, India remains short of critical supplies of doses, due to a shortage of raw materials. Meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Coronavirus digest: India launches effort to vaccinate all adults