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Biden cheers passage of $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

President Biden celebrated the party-line passage of his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill Saturday, saying the measure is another step for the country's return to normalcy. The bill will “get the country in a place to get back to normal” Biden said in a 9-minute address in the White House State Dining Room. The rescue...
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Opinion | With No Votes to Spare, Biden Gets a Win Obama and Clinton Would Have Envied

Opinion | With No Votes to Spare, Biden Gets a Win Obama and Clinton Would Have Envied

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The Senate just passed the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill-one of the biggest emergency spending packages in history, targeted to the poor and the middle class. But despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House, it came with significant omissions from the wish list of Democratic priorities: no $15 minimum wage, lower jobless benefits, a tighter income limit for the checks. With just 50 senators and no Republicans crossing the line, President Joe Biden and his party had to bow to their most conservative members.
You can almost hear the lamentations on the left: “If only...
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Senate Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill Without Any Republican Support

Senate Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill Without Any Republican Support

1 month ago   |   By Slate

The bill was approved after an all-nighter in which Democrats swatted away Republican efforts to push through around three dozen amendments.
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What's in the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Passed by the Senate

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

Senate Democrats passed the latest version of the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill after a more than 24-hour voting session that included the longest single vote in the chamber's history.
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Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The American Rescue Plan includes $1,400 direct payments, $300 weekly unemployment benefits until September and hundreds of billions of dollars in aid.
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Senate passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill after marathon session

Senate passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill after marathon session

1 month ago   |   By RT

The US Senate has passed a coronavirus relief bill worth a whopping $1.9 trillion. The bill passed after more than 24 hours of debate and amendments, in a narrow party-lines vote.
The bill passed by 50 votes to 49 on Saturday, wrapping up a day-long session of amendments and debate. Every Democrat present voted in favor of the bill, and every Republican against. Republican Dan Sullivan was absent, which meant that Democrats did not have to bring in Vice President Kamala Harris to break the Senate's 50-50 tie.
BREAKING: Senate Democrats just passed the American Rescue Plan and big, bold...
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House Votes To Make D.C. The 51st State

House Votes To Make D.C. The 51st State

D.C. is now closer to winning statehood than it has ever been, but the Senate's approval is far from certain. Read more ...

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have...

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have already rejected

Senate Republicans released a $568 billion infrastructure framework on Thursday intended as a counteroffer to President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal, a plan about a... Read more ...

9-0 Supreme Court ruling guts FTC's ability to seek redress for consumers

9-0 Supreme Court ruling guts FTC's ability to seek redress for consumers

The Federal Trade Commission can't force companies that engage in wrongdoing to pay back consumers or give up ill-gotten profit, the Supreme Court held Thursday, dealing a huge... Read more ...

World Leaders Like Biden's 'Complete Change' on Climate

World Leaders Like Biden's 'Complete Change' on Climate

President Biden convened a virtual climate-change summit with other world leaders on Thursday and kicked things off with an ambitious pledge. Biden said the US would cut... Read more ...

Biden Pledges U.S. Will Cut Climate-Changing Pollution At Least In Half By 2030

Biden Pledges U.S. Will Cut Climate-Changing Pollution At Least In Half By 2030

The new target for limiting planet-warming pollution nearly doubles Obama's goal, highlighting how much time to act was lost during the Trump years. Read more ...

Biden pledges to halve US greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Biden pledges to halve US greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden has pledged to cut US greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to 52% from 2005 levels by 2030. The White House made the announcement on... Read more ...

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on intelligence surrounding suspected directed-energy attacks against U.S. troops, and officials identified Russia as a likely culprit... Read more ...

House Answers Trump's Travel Ban With Bill

House Answers Trump's Travel Ban With Bill

The Democratic-led House passed legislation Wednesday designed to constrain a president's power to limit entry to the US, a response to former President Trump's travel ban... Read more ...

Impeachment investigators have received over 200 tips about Cuomo

Impeachment investigators have received over 200 tips about Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. - Investigators seeking to determine whether the New York state Assembly should move to impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo have received more than 200 tips about his... Read more ...

Cops are willing to say Derek Chauvin is a murderer. Right-wing media stars...

Cops are willing to say Derek Chauvin is a murderer. Right-wing media stars are still struggling with that fact

Summary List Placement Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. We can say that now that, after a jury of Chauvin's peers said he committed second-degree murder when the former... Read more ...