NPR’s Tamara Keith and Lisa Lerer of The New York Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Joe Biden’s message in Europe, Vice President Kamala Harris’ diverse and challenging portfolio, how it all affects Republican strategy for the midterm elections and what role former President Donald Trump plays in his party.
Five stories to know for June 14, 2021:
1. Following the G7 summit in England, Joe Biden attends a NATO summit in Brussels. The U.S. president will rally Western allies to support a U.S. strategy to contain China’s military rise as well as showing unity in the face of Russian aggression.
2. One of 14 people hurt in a mass shooting in Austin, Texas, died according to media reports. Two men opened fire at each other in a busy entertainment district. Police arrested one suspect and are searching for another.
3. Benjamin Netanyahu’s record run in office ended on Sunday with Israel’s parliament approving, by a razor-thin majority of 60-59, a new administration led by Naftali Bennett, a nationalist whose views mirror Netanyahu’s on many issues. In Tel Aviv, thousands turned out to welcome the result, after four inconclusive elections in two years.
4. The United States is looking into reports of a leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant, after warnings of an “imminent radiological threat” by a French company that helps operate it, CNN reported on Monday.
5. Bitcoin climbed just shy of $40,000 on Monday, after yet another weekend of price swings following tweets from Tesla boss Elon Musk, who fended off criticism over his market influence and said Tesla sold bitcoin but may resume transactions using it.
A.M. Edition for June 14. WSJ’s Stephen Fidler discusses the G-7 summit’s conclusion and looks ahead to President Biden’s itinerary in Europe.
The Federal Reserve may raise rates earlier than expected. And, what’s prompting more people to quit their jobs these days? Marc Stewart hosts.
Five stories to know for June 11: Boris praises Biden, G7, Sea shanties, Infrastructure deal and Ethiopia’s Tigray
1. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed U.S. President Joe Biden as “a big breath of fresh air,” and praised his determination to work with allies on important global issues.
2. Biden faces lingering doubts about America’s reliability as a partner. Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced economies, NATO and the European Union are worried about the pendulum of U.S. politics swinging yet again, and are looking for concrete action.
3. Strolling down the Prince of Wales pier in Falmouth in southwest England, local sea shanty group Bryher’s Boys belt out a rendition of the traditional Cornish song “Lamorna” to the delight of onlookers.
4. A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators said it had reached agreement on a framework for a proposed infrastructure spending bill that would not include any tax increases.
5. More than 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray are suffering famine conditions, with millions more at risk, according to an analysis by United Nations agencies and aid groups.
We look ahead to Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial in Myanmar, as the jailed opposition leader is slapped with further corruption charges.
Plus: we look at how the papers are covering the G7 summit and unpack the latest finance news.
A.M. Edition for June 10. WSJ White House reporter Ken Thomas on what to expect during President Biden’s trip, including the G-7 summit starting Friday.
Meat supplier JBS pays a ransom in bitcoin after a cyberattack. The Keystone XL oil pipeline project is abandoned by its developer. Marc Stewart hosts.