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Politics | NYT: DeSantis, Blinken and Cheyney Biden News Today: Live Updates on DeSantis, Blinken and Cheyney Patricia Mazzei, Glenn Thrush 25-32 minutes DeSantis shuts out reporters as he signs voting restrictions into Florida law. Credit... Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald, via Associated Press Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida signed new voting restrictions into law on Thursday that put him in line with other Republicans around the country — with a display of nose-thumbing contempt toward journalists that evoked former President Donald J. Trump. Mr. DeSantis’s brash style has made him stand out from other potential heirs to Mr. Trump’s populist legacy. But his actions are part of a national effort by Republicans. In Florida, the law limits the use of popular ballot drop boxes, adds identification requirements for voters requesting absentee ballots and requires them to request absentee ballots for each election, rather than sign up for them automatically

Biden Push for Labor Support Is Burdened by Obama-Era Baggage

By Noam Scheiber 10-13 minutes - Source: NYT Supporters of the former vice president say he can win back union members who rejected Hillary Clinton. But he must overcome some hard feelings first. Chris Laursen, the president of a United Automobile Workers local in Ottumwa, Iowa, says most of his members support either President Trump or Senator Bernie Sanders. Credit...Daniel Acker for The New York Times Jan. 30, 2020 On the campaign trail, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has highlighted the first two years of the Obama administration as a time when he helped enact sweeping legislation to widen access to health care and revive the economy, accomplishments most Democrats revere. But to many union officials, those years were a disappointment — a time when the administration failed to pass a labor rights bill that was their top priority and imposed a tax that would affect many union members’ health plans. And t

Julián Castro Endorses Elizabeth Warren

By Astead W. Herndon 4-5 minutes Politics |Julián Castro Endorses Elizabeth Warren BREAKING The move came soon after Mr. Castro ended his own bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, and gives a lift to Ms. Warren’s campaign as it tries to reignite excitement. Julián Castro and Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke after the Democratic presidential debate in Miami in June. Credit...Doug Mills/The New York Times Jan. 6, 2020 Updated 10:05 a.m. ET Julián Castro , the former housing secretary whose progressive presidential candidacy did not make significant inroads with Democratic voters but earned plaudits from the party’s left wing, has endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, offering a possible lift for her candidacy less than one month before the Iowa caucuses. Mr. Castro announced his endorsement on Monday morning, just days after he ended his own bid for the White House. In a statement, Mr. Castro cast Ms. Warren a

Iran Shifts on a Landmark Nuclear Deal: Live Updates

16-21 minutos - Source: NYT The announcement followed a vote in Iraq’s Parliament to expel American troops, in response to the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, a top Iranian commander, in Baghdad. Right Now Tehran said in a statement that its nuclear program would “have no limitations” on enriching uranium. Image A rally in Tehran to mourn the death of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani on Sunday. Credit...Arash Khamooshi for The New York Times Iran’s nuclear program ‘will have no limitations in production.’ Iran’s government said it was no longer abiding by a commitment it made under the 2015 nuclear deal and it would not limit its enrichment of uranium. The decision to lift all restrictions on the production of nuclear fuel meant the effective end of the nuclear deal, experts said, though Iran left open the possibility that it will return to the limits if sanctions are lifted. “It’s finished. If there’s no limitation on production, then there

House Impeachment Vote Is Unlikely to Sway Markets

10-13 minutos - Source: NYT Credit...Leah Millis/Reuters Dec. 19, 2019 Investors shrug off Trump impeachment Voting nearly along party lines, the House approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump, making him the third president in history to face removal by the Senate. But the stock market has been largely unfazed by the news of impeachment proceedings, and that is unlikely to change , reports MarketWatch. Investors are shrugging at the news because they don’t expect the Republican-controlled Senate to remove the president from office. Market participants have grown more comfortable with the expectation that Mr. Trump would be impeached but not convicted, according to an investor survey conducted by RBC Capital Markets. Obamacare insurance mandate is struck down A federal appeals court yesterday struck down the provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires Americans to have health insurance, saying it was