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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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Justice Department Sues Trump Crony Roger Stone For Alleged $2 Million In...

Justice Department Sues Trump Crony Roger Stone For Alleged $2 Million In Unpaid Taxes

Prosecutors say Stone and his wife shielded their income in a commercial entity and used funds they owed the IRS on a "lavish lifestyle" instead. Read more ...

Roger Stone sued by federal government for nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes...

Roger Stone sued by federal government for nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes and interest

Summary List Placement Former GOP strategist Roger Stone was sued Friday by the federal government for nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest, and penalties. The complaint... Read more ...

Jerry Falwell Jr. gave himself a $12.5 million raise while hiding scandalous...

Jerry Falwell Jr. gave himself a $12.5 million raise while hiding scandalous details about his personal life, Liberty University lawsuit alleges

Summary List Placement Liberty University has filed a lawsuit against its former president, Jerry Falwell Jr., previously one of the most influential figures in the U.S... Read more ...

Biden to keep in place Trump's refugee cap

Biden to keep in place Trump's refugee cap

The Biden administration will keep in place the historically low refugee cap set by former President Donald Trump, a senior administration official said Friday. President Joe... Read more ...

Russia is expelling 10 US diplomats in retaliation to Biden's latest...

Russia is expelling 10 US diplomats in retaliation to Biden's latest sanctions and amid Ukraine tensions

Summary List Placement The Kremlin is expelling 10 US diplomats in response to the Biden administration's latest sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday... Read more ...

Biden says gun violence 'stains our character and pierces the very soul of...

Biden says gun violence 'stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation' in response to Indianapolis mass shooting

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden said gun violence "stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation" in a Friday statement after a gunman opened fire in... Read more ...

Report: Ted Cruz Is Done With the Mask

Report: Ted Cruz Is Done With the Mask

Ted Cruz is reportedly done with mask wearing, and CNN has jumped all over it. The network reports the Republican senator from Texas is going maskless on the floor of the... Read more ...

Biden administration investing $1.7B to better track Covid-19 variants

Biden administration investing $1.7B to better track Covid-19 variants

The Biden administration announced Friday it is spending $1.7 billion to expand the country's ability to track coronavirus variants. The money, from the last pandemic relief... Read more ...

Facebook oversight board delays decision on Trump ban to 'the coming weeks'

Facebook oversight board delays decision on Trump ban to 'the coming weeks'

Facebook's oversight board has delayed a ruling on whether to reinstate former President Donald Trump's account to “the coming weeks." Why it's postponing: The board, made up... Read more ...

Maxine Waters Puts Jim Jordan In His Place Amid Absurd COVID-19 Hearing

Maxine Waters Puts Jim Jordan In His Place Amid Absurd COVID-19 Hearing

“You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth,” the California Democrat warned. Read more ...