26 February 2021
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Topics discussed, according to @POTUS: "COVID19 , climate change, refugees and migration, fighting for our values on the world stage and strengthening our democracies at home
Biden has invited some Dem and GOP lawmakers to White House tomorrow to discuss global shortage of semiconductors, per sources. Numerous companies, including auto companies, are dealing with chip shortage, which is hampering ability to manufacture goods and generate sales
Happening now: Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on SolarWinds hack "Preliminary indications suggest that the scope & scale of this incident are beyond any that we've confronted as a nation, & its implications are significant" warns committee chairman @MarkWarner
US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he has directed lawmakers to craft a package of measures to counter China's rise, capitalizing on bipartisan hardline sentiment on Beijing in Congress to strengthen the U.S. tech sector and counter unfair practices
[email protected] says Congress will clear the $1.9 trillion Covid relief proposal for President Biden's signature before UI benefits expire on March 14
DCsBravest responded to 463 calls on Monday, February 22nd. There were 133 critical and 232 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 98 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including 1 working structure fire
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Before discussing booster shots for COVID19 immunization, we're right now focused on getting 300 million Americans vaccinated, says @PressSec
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"I don't know if they're going to spend a lot of time analyzing the past, they're going to look towards the future," says @PressSec of today's @[email protected] virtual meeting
In 1st phone call between Blinken and his Egyptian counterpart Blinken "raised concerns over human rights, which he emphasized would be central to the U.S.-Egypt bilateral relationship"
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"All options are on the table down the road" on COVID19vaccines going from the US to Canada, but for now the priority is getting shots into the arms of Americans, says @PressSec
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"That's certainly our expectation" that @neeratanden will be confirmed tomorrow, says @PressSec
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"We are not going to expel these kids," confirms @PressSec, calling the arrival of such children at the US-Mexico border, "heartbreaking
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Focus in the virtual bilateral meeting today for @POTUS with @JustinTrudeau will be "to discuss ways to work together on multiple levels" concerning the mutual crises the two countries are facing, says @PressSec
Senate confirms veteran U.S. diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as President Biden's United Nations ambassador
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"The president will meet with local leaders" in Houston to discuss the storm and relief and recovery efforts, says @PressSec
Former U.S. Capitol Police chief says "climbing gear" and "explosives" were brought by rioters, said "coordinated" attack on Capitol began 20 minutes before Trump rally at Ellipse ended "knowing we may not be at full strength"
[email protected] former chief Sund: Fact that attack on west front of #Capitol came just minutes after #Trump MAGA speech ended showed "command and control" that attackers knew police wouldn't be at full strength
10) Irving: On January 4, I spoke with USCP Chief Sund and Senate Sergeant at Arms Stenger about a National Guard offer to incorporate 125 unarmed troops into the security plan to work traffic duty near the Capitol
14) Irving: In the course of the January 4 call, we agreed that Chief Sund would ask that the National Guard have the 125 troops standing by as an asset in reserve
Today, @POTUS "will jointly unveil a new initiative with our Canadian partners and friends: The U.S.-Canada Partnership Roadmap," announces @WhiteHouse
The G7 countries strongly condemn the Myanmar army's attacks on the demonstrators
2 apts struck by gunfire, no injuries from gun shots, 1 male suffered a non-gunshot injury
Biden: The number of deaths due to Corona in America in one year has exceeded the number of our deaths in the two world wars and the Vietnam War
Working Fire 3500 block Ames St NE. DC firefighters have placed this fire under control with no injuries reported. 2 adults, 1 child & 5 dogs displaced from fire apartment. Assistance being provided by @DCMOCRS @RedCrossNCGC & @HumaneRescue
US Department of State spokesperson: Iran is to be blamed for the attacked against Americans carried out by its proxies
The Pentagon: We hold Iran responsible for its militia attacks in the repeated attacks on our interests in Iraq
Spokesman for the US Department of Defense: We support the expansion of the NATO mission in Iraq and there are no plans to increase our forces
Working Fire 3500 block Ames St NE. Fire top floor 2 story occupied apartment building. Fire knocked down. Checking for extension. No injuries reported
Box Alarm 3500 block Ames St NE. Smoke showing 2 story apartment building
The White House: We'll consult with Congress about our next steps on Iran
US Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council - @CISAgov @EACgov @NASSorg @NASEDorg - asks US voters to "remain engaged in the process & remember that their state & local election officials are the best source for accurate, up-to-date information" Election2020
Supreme Court turns away GOP appeals over the deadlines for mail ballots in Pennsylvania. Court also formally rejects separate appeals by Trump and allies seeking to overturn Biden victory
SCOTUS won't stop the Manhattan DA's office from getting Trump's taxes
US Treasury Secretary: It would be beneficial for the Federal Reserve to consider issuing a digital currency in dollars
Congressional Dems sent a letter to Comcast, Amazon, Google, ATT & others, demanding to know what they plan to do about the "the spread of dangerous misinformation" from Fox News, OAN and Newsmax - including whether they will continue to carry them
Box Alarm 1500 block Morris Rd SE. Small fire 2nd floor extinguished by DC firefighters. No extension and no injuries. Request
Box Alarm 1500 block Morris Rd SE. Smoke showing 2nd floor 2 story middle row
Box Alarm Georgia & Florida Aves NW. DC firefighters have extinguished fire on first floor. No extension. Fire under control. No injuries reported. Fire investigators requested
Box Alarm Georgia & Florida Aves NW. small fire inside Half Smoke restaurant. DC firefighters have fire knocked down. Checking for extension. No injuries reported
DC firefighters responded to 450 calls on Saturday, February 20th. There were 121 critical and 249 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 80 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including 2 working structure fires
US Secretary of State: We stand with the people of Myanmar against the military coup
National security adviser says White House has started to communicate with Iran over American hostages
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