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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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Capitol police officers were ordered to not use most aggressive...

Capitol police officers were ordered to not use most aggressive crowd-control tactics against January 6 mob, watchdog report reveals

Summary List Placement Despite being tipped off of the January 6 riots, Capitol police officers were ordered not to use their most aggressive crowd-control tactics - like stun... Read more ...

Daunte Wright's killing is tragic proof police need massive reforms. But...

Daunte Wright's killing is tragic proof police need massive reforms. But calls for "ending policing" are unpopular and counterproductive

Summary List Placement Daunte Wright's killing in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota was captured on video , essentially through the eyes of his killer. Body cam footage shows the... Read more ...

Matt Gaetz's indicted associate Joel Greenberg has been cooperating against...

Matt Gaetz's indicted associate Joel Greenberg has been cooperating against him since last year, report says

Summary List Placement An indicted associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has been cooperating with federal investigators since last year on an "array of topics," The New York... Read more ...

Expert testifies cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Expert testifies cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS - Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense... Read more ...

Joe Biden Aims To Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan By Sept. 11, 2021

Joe Biden Aims To Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan By Sept. 11, 2021

Like Obama and Trump, Biden promised to end America's 20-year involvement in Afghanistan. He says setting a new deadline will help him fulfill that pledge. Read more ...

FDA Reverses on Abortion Pill Access During Pandemic

FDA Reverses on Abortion Pill Access During Pandemic

Women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor's office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, US health officials said Tuesday. It's the latest... Read more ...

Biden picks up a toy and consoles the family of fallen Capitol Police...

Biden picks up a toy and consoles the family of fallen Capitol Police officer Billy Evans

President Biden picks up a Capitol dome toy and hands it back to Abigail, Officer Evans' daughter pic.twitter.com/oKjyeYOijb - Kathryn Watson April 13, 2021 Summary List... Read more ...

Obama says he 'grieves' with the family of Daunte Wright, makes call to...

Obama says he 'grieves' with the family of Daunte Wright, makes call to 'reimagine policing and public safety'

Summary List Placement Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed grief at the police killing of a 20-year old Black man, Daunte Wright in Minnesota, while also calling... Read more ...

Iran to enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever

Iran to enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iran will begin enriching uranium to 60% purity, higher than the program ever has before though still short of weapons grade, after an attack on... Read more ...

White House: J&J pause won't have 'significant impact' on vaccination pace

White House: J&J pause won't have 'significant impact' on vaccination pace

Federal health agencies' recommended pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine won't have a “significant impact” on the Biden administration's vaccination... Read more ...