Biden to amp up the pressure on the Senate to change filibuster rules for voting rights during Atlanta speech
President Joe Biden is traveling to Atlanta on Tuesday to deliver a major speech on voting rights, looking to turn up the heat on reluctant senators as Democrats face pressure to pass two pieces of pending legislation opposed by nearly all Republicans on Capitol Hill. © DREW ANGERER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images US President Joe Biden speaks at the US Capitol on January 6, 2022, to mark the anniversary of the attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC. - Thousands of supporters of then-president Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in a bid to prevent the certification of Biden's election victory.
Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the US delegation to Honduras attending the inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro later this month, according to the White House. © D'lmer Membre'o/dpa/D'lmer Membre'o/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images In this November 28, 2021, file photo, Xiomara Castro, center celebrates her win after the elections in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
"The Vice President's visit will further the commitment she and President-elect Castro made during their December 10 phone call to deepen the partnership between the United States and Honduras and work together to advance economic growth, combat corruption, and address the root causes of migration," said Sabrina Singh, deputy press secretary for the vice president, in a statement.
Georgia’s voting rights advocates ask Biden: Where have you been?
The president made a forceful case to revamp the Senate rules and pass election laws. But his base has grown skeptical.After working 70 hours a week, leading bus tours across the state and rallying voters to the polls last year, Brown, who co-founded Black Voters Matter, said she was fed up with the Democrats she helped elect. As Biden called on the Senate to get rid of the filibuster in order to pass voting rights and elections legislation in Atlanta on Tuesday, she stayed away.
The delegation for Castro's inauguration includes US Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power and California's Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz. Diplomats in the delegation include Jose Fernandez, the under secretary for economic growth, energy and the environment at the State Department; Brian Nichols, the State Department's assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere affairs; and Colleen Hoey, the charge d'affaires at the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa.
Castro, a former first lady whose husband was ousted in a coup 12 years ago, is set to become the first female president of Honduras. The self-proclaimed democratic socialist had run twice before her presidential win this past fall.
Harris has been tapped by President Joe Biden to oversee diplomatic efforts in the Northern Triangle to address immigration, but it's not clear what policy-related efforts she'll undertake while in Honduras.
How long is Alphonso Davies out? Canada, Bayern Munich star diagnosed with myocarditis after COVID-19 bout
The Canadian star will miss out on key World Cup qualifiers at the end of January due to a mild case of myocarditis that was diagnosed by Bayern Munich in the wake of a bout with COVID-19.It's a diagnosis that will keep the Canada international out of Bayern's upcoming matches, and he'll also be forced to miss Canada's three World Cup qualifying matches set for the end of January.
In her most recent public efforts in the diplomatic role, the vice president announced a new slate of commitments from the private sector to invest in the Northern Triangle, as part of its attempts to address the root causes of migration from the region by promoting economic opportunity.
The Honduras visit will mark Harris' second visit to the Northern Triangle since taking office. In June, the vice president visited Guatemala and Mexico.
Coverage garnered of the Guatamala and Mexico trip this past summer was dominated by the vice president's rocky response to questions about whether she would visit the southern border of the US. But later in June, Harris visited the US-Mexico border, where she toured an El Paso central processing center and a US Customs and Border Protection facility.
Alphonso Davies watches Canada win over Honduras on Twitch, celebrates Jonathan David goal like a fan .
It's not often fans have access to their favorite athletes like Alphonso Davies afforded Canada fans during the team's 2-0 win over Honduras in World Cup qualifying.The Bayern Munich right back is unavailable indefinitely due to "mild" myocarditis that developed as a result of a recent bout with COVID-19. That left him off the squad for this week's three World Cup qualifiers, and Canada was without its most recognizable star.