USA News Live Updates: US service industry grows more slowly in December – Times of India

US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to reform the Electoral Count Act is “unacceptable, insufficient and even offensive,” Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer said on Thursday

US nuclear power generation capacity offline Thursday falls to 1,906 MW

Biden decries ‘big lie,’ blames Trump for insurrection

President Joe Biden on Thursday forcefully condemned Donald Trump’s election “big lie” that sparked the deadly breach of the Capitol by his supporters and continues to motivate deep national division. He marked the anniversary of the insurrection by declaring he will stand and fight for “the soul of America.” Biden’s criticism was blistering of the “defeated president” who he blamed for the attack that has fundamentally changed Congress and raised global concerns about the future of American democracy.

Trump and his supporters holding a dagger to America’s throat and democracy: Biden

New orders for US-manufactured goods accelerated in November, but business spending on equipment likely struggled to rebound in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Thursday that factory orders rose 1.6% in November. Data for October was revised higher to show orders rising 1.2% instead of 1.0% as previously reported

Cause undetermined in Philadelphia house fire that killed 12

Trump says Biden speech on Capitol riot ‘political theater’ to distract from ‘failure’

US service industry grows more slowly in December

Growth in the U.S. service industry, where most Americans work, pulled back in December after expanding at a record pace the previous two months. The Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday that its monthly survey of service industries declined to a reading of 62 last month, from an all-time high of 69.1 in November. Any reading above 50 indicates growth.

Trump maintains grip on GOP despite violent insurrection

As a raging band of his supporters scaled walls, smashed windows, used flagpoles to beat police and breached the U.S. Capitol in a bid to overturn a free and fair election, Donald Trump’s excommunication from the Republican Party seemed a near certainty, his name tarnished beyond repair.

President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States and the rest of the world were locked in a battle between democracy and authoritarianism, in a speech marking one year since the assault on the US Capitol

Biden said the country was locked in “a battle for the soul of America” – the slogan of the 2020 election campaign – and committed to doing everything in his power to defend its values in 2022, an midterms election year

Biden says US, world in ‘struggle between democracy and autocracy’

Trump created ‘web of lies’ to pursue ‘power over principle’: Biden

Donald Trump is “not just a former president”, Biden says. “He’s a defeated former president, defeated by a margin of over seven million of your votes in a free and fair election.”

Biden: Trump first US leader to ‘refuse the will of the American people

In his remarks, Biden also remarked on former president Trump’s efforts to spread “the Big Lie” about the election’s outcome

Trump lied about 2020

President Biden

The truth is that the former president has created a web of lies about the 2020 election: Biden

The country must be clear-eyed about what is true and what isn’t, says Biden

Biden said that Americans must “face the truth” to be able to move forward