Tennis Australia officials expressed deep “regret” Tuesday about the saga surrounding Novak Djokovic’s entry and ultimate deportation from the country. The world champion tennis player was escorted from Melbourne – alongside an Australian Federal Police (AFP) guard – after losing an almost two-week legal battle and has returned to his native Serbia to a hero’s welcome . Tennis Australia did not mention Djokovic by name but in a statement released on the 18th of January 2022 branded the ordeal “a significant distraction for everyone” and that they “deeply regret the impact this had on all players”. The governing body for tennis in Australia has admitted they still have “lessons to learn” and has promised to “review” their planning procedure for future competitions. However, Tennis Australia also stated they “respect the decision of the Immigration Minister” and the “finding of the Federal Court of Australia” in regards to the decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa. … [Read more...] about Tennis Australia ‘Deeply Regrets’ Novak Djokovic Deportation Drama
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Presented by Facebook Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each day this week: Monday, 850,605; Tuesday, 851,730. U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 have risen more than 5 percent in one month, based on available data. As public health experts prepare for 1 million COVID-19 deaths, journalists and Boston University collaborated for a USA Today series that disclosed some counties in the South and the West that underreported the number of people dying from the coronavirus. The time to vote — or at least stage a real debate — is nigh for … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Voting rights week for Democrats (again)
The long-simmering tensions between former President Trump Donald Trump Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Laura Ingraham 'not saying' if she'd support Trump in 2024 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement MORE and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Ron DeSantis The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement 'Morning Joe' hosts mock Trump Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says Trump 'is done' MORE (R) are reaching a boiling point ahead of a potential 2024 primary clash. Trump has griped behind the scenes for months about DeSantis’s rapid political rise, including chatter about a future White House bid. But the complaints from the former president have only grown louder, raising concerns among some Republicans about a looming brawl between two GOP heavyweights. “President Trump is the one clearly picking a fight here, and it’s a … [Read more...] about Trump-DeSantis tensions ratchet up
Democrats’ push to make permanent the voting rules put in place during the pandemic is a near last-ditch effort to keep their 2024 hopes alive. Should the Democrats not be able to preserve COVID-related, “emergency” voting measures by passing the Freedom to Vote Act, many voters who only came out because of automatic or early balloting in 2020 will be less likely to cast ballots in 2024. The combination of reversion to pre-pandemic voting measures and shifting demographics means that without a thumb on the scale in the next elections, they lose. Pandemic emergency voting measures such as mass mail-in voting, often involving unrequested ballots sent by states and ballot drop boxes, fundamentally transformed the electoral landscape in 2020. Such efforts are key to Democrats’ hopes in 2024 — last election, 58 percent of Joe Biden voters voted by mail; this was almost double the rate of Donald Trump Donald Trump Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown … [Read more...] about Democrats would rip up election law under the guise of a COVID emergency
For about a week now, since he recklessly linked Republicans who oppose his proposed voting rights legislation to racists and segregationists, many people have been asking, “What happened to Joe Biden? He’s not the same Joe Biden we’ve known for so many years.” I’m asking a different question: Why are so many people so surprised? Speaking to a friendly crowd in Atlanta, he essentially said that you’re either with him on voting rights or you’re a bigot. Every official in this country has a choice, President Biden said . “Do you want to be on the side of Dr. [Martin Luther] King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis John Lewis Pelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights The arc of the moral universe will bend toward justice—but only if we pull it Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown MORE or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis”? … [Read more...] about Shame on Biden for his Atlanta remarks — but are we surprised?
President Biden Joe Biden Macro grid will keep the lights on Pelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown MORE campaigned for the White House on a promise to heal “the soul of America.” He hasn’t succeeded so far. But whose fault is that? ADVERTISEMENT Democrats and progressives bridle against a narrative that holds Biden to blame for the divisions in the nation. They cite instead fiery and near-monolithic Republican opposition to his agenda, the influence of former President Trump Donald Trump Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Laura Ingraham 'not saying' if she'd support Trump in 2024 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement MORE on the GOP, and a political-media culture that rewards polarization over cooperation. Put more starkly, Biden’s defenders … [Read more...] about The Memo: Blame game intensifies over nation’s divide