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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 441
Charges filed against Proud Boys member who allegedly pepper-sprayed police during Capitol insurrection
(CNN)The Justice Department has charged a member of the Proud Boys who allegedly used pepper spray against police officers during the US Capitol insurrection, according to court records. Prosecutors say Christopher Worrell of Florida came to the Capitol on January 6 armed with pepper spray, and later used it against a line of police officers who were guarding the complex. He was photographed near the Capitol wearing a tactical vest and a radio ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 435
Biden commits to 'free, open, secure' Indo-Pacific in rare op-ed with 'Quad' members
(CNN)President Joe Biden declared the United States is "committed to a free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region" in a rare op-ed penned with the leaders of India, Australia and Japan. "Over the course of these past months, each of us has grieved the suffering that our people and the world have endured. But in this dark hour, our partnership offers a spark of hope to light?the path ahead," the leaders wrote in a Washington Post op- ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 440
Biden scored a major legislative victory, but now comes the hard part
(CNN)After savoring the passage of his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package in the Rose Garden last week, President Joe Biden begins the tough work of enacting what he called a "transformational" piece of legislation, while also trying to sell Americans on the progressive goals the bill embraced. As stimulus checks are rolling into the bank accounts of Americans, the President and first lady and Vice President Kamala Harris and the second gen ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 446
Lawmakers with former intelligence and military experience weigh Capitol security concerns
(CNN)Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin served three tours in Iraq alongside the US military as a CIA analyst before becoming a member of Congress, so the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 was unfortunately by no means the first time she had been in a life-threatening situation. What kept her relatively confident in war zones compared to what she witnessed during the attack against the Capitol and has experienced since was ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 446
Biden's toughest test on economic inequality will be reinvigorating the labor movement
(CNN)For the Democratic left, President Joe Biden's mammoth victory on Covid relief has inspired new hope of rebalancing America's increasingly unequal economy. Nothing will test that hope more severely than Biden's goal of reinvigorating the labor movement as a way to do it. His aspiration to be "the most pro-union president you've ever seen" stems from his upbringing in post-World War II Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he witnessed the early ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 445
Why the popular Covid relief bill may not pay off electorally for Democrats
(CNN)Poll of the week: A new CNN/SSRS poll finds that 61% of Americans favor President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief package. Just 37% oppose. This fits with the average polling, which almost universally shows more than 60% of Americans approved of the package. What's the point: You don't need to do a lot of hoop jumping to see how passing a popular piece of legislation could help the Democrats electorally. It also can't hurt Democrats that ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 437
Fauci says Covid guidelines 'will be much more liberal' by July 4 if US cases drop
Washington (CNN)Federal Covid-19 guidelines "will be much more liberal" by the Fourth of July if US cases drop as more Americans are vaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. "If by the time we get to the Fourth of July, with the rollout of the vaccine, we get the level of infection so low -- I'm not going to be able to tell you exactly what the specific guidelines of the (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) are, but I can tell you ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 447
Terry McAuliffe wants to be Virginia's governor again. His opponents say it's time to move on.
Washington (CNN)Terry McAuliffe has a question to answer: Why again? The former governor of Virginia, four years removed from the end of his first term, is vying for another shot at leading the commonwealth, running as the closest thing to an incumbent in a place that bars governors from serving successive terms. McAuliffe enters the race as the clear frontrunner, buoyed by a significant fundraising advantage, a who's who list of endorsements ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 443
Here is what the potential impeachment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo could look like
(CNN)Gov. Andrew Cuomo, facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted advances, is now the subject of an impeachment investigation after the speaker of the New York State Assembly authorized the judiciary committee to begin the probe this week. While Cuomo has apologized for "making anyone feel uncomfortable," the Democrat has maintained that he "never touched anyone inappropriately." When pressed on whether he would resign the ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 439
McConnell quietly courts Senate primary candidates 'who can win' regardless of Trump ties
(CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is quietly maneuvering to field a slate of GOP Senate candidates in critical battleground states, attempting to avoid a repeat of election cycles a decade ago when candidates emerged from primaries only to implode and deny his party the chance to take back the majority. This time around, the wily Kentucky Republican has a high-spending super PAC and he's prepared to use it. With 20 GOP seats to defe ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 464
States embrace Biden's bold new vaccine promise — with caution
President Joe Biden’s new goal of expanding vaccine eligibility to all adults by May 1 could quickly slam into states’ complex appointment systems, lingering supply questions and challenges ensuring shots make it quickly to vulnerable populations. In Oklahoma, state officials say they’re still rushing to add sites for administering the vaccines. In West Virginia, officials worry that extending vaccine sign-ups to everyone threatens to leave be ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 467
Facebook, Google fight bill that would help U.S. news industry
U.S. lawmakers introduced the plan in Congress on Wednesday to address a perceived power imbalance between news outlets and the tech giants. Lobbyists for Facebook and Google threw their weight against new U.S. legislation that seeks to aid struggling news publishers by allowing them to negotiate collectively against the tech companies over revenue sharing and other deals. U.S. lawmakers introduced the plan in Congress on Wednesday to addre ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 469
3rd stimulus check update: $1,400 payments to start arriving 'this weekend'
President Joe Biden signed his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill Thursday, ensuring a third round of stimulus checks will go out to most Americans soon. How much will you get? And when? The package, also known as the American Rescue Plan, passed in the House on Wednesday and Biden’s signature comes before the current round of unemployment assistance and other coronavirus aid would expire on March 14. The ARP includes extended unemployment ben ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 461
Stimulus check update: Why the IRS payment tracker is temporarily offline as third payments are prepared
Americans are anxiously awaiting their third stimulus relief payment, which could start hitting bank accounts as early as this weekend. HOUSTON — After months of speculation and congressional negotiations, a third stimulus check is on its way to Americans. Those checks will first come in the form of a direct deposit for many, possibly as soon as the weekend of March 13. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion CO ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 461
All living former presidents, first ladies appear in new vaccine PSAs — except the Trumps
The videos Thursday are just the latest public initiative by former presidents not to include Donald Trump. All living former presidents and first ladies — with the exception of Donald and Melania Trump — appear in a public service announcement released Thursday urging Americans to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. The video shows Barack and Michelle Obama, George W. and Laura Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Jimmy and Rosaly ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 465
Military leaders thrash Tucker Carlson after comments about female troops
Senior military officials are condemning Fox News host Tucker Carlson for saying this week that President Joe Biden is making a “mockery” of the armed forces through efforts to recruit and keep women in the service. On Tuesday, Carlson complained during his prime-time program that while “China’s military becomes more masculine … our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine.” Carlson was referring to remarks Biden made at a ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 454
IRS started processing stimulus checks Friday, money begins arriving in accounts
The Internal Revenue Service on Friday began processing stimulus checks, which have already started to hit Americans’ bank accounts and should continue to arrive throughout the weekend. Officials from the Treasury Department and the IRS told reporters Friday afternoon that most Americans do not need to take any additional action to receive their payments and most will be delivered via direct deposit. “Even though the tax season is in full s ...
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Friday March 12, 2021 - Times viewed: 455
Why the big numbers you're hearing about the border are only part of the story
(CNN)The new details emerging daily at the US-Mexico border are tough to track. It's a fast-moving situation, described by the Biden administration as a "stressful challenge" and decried by critics of immigration as a "crisis." There are a lot of developments we're still learning in real time. Here's a look at some of the key numbers we've been hearing, the deeper stories behind them and the questions we have. 3,400 What this number represe ...
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Friday March 12, 2021 - Times viewed: 462
Trump, estranged from Presidents Club, excluded from predecessors' PSA
(CNN)When President Donald Trump received his Covid-19 vaccine at the White House in January, it was not recorded by official photographers or videographers, according to a person familiar with the matter, who said it wasn't clear there was any photographic documentation of the moment. That alone would have made it difficult for Trump to be included in the public service announcement of all living former presidents and their wives receiving v ...
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Friday March 12, 2021 - Times viewed: 457
7 takeaways from Joe Biden's prime-time Covid-19 speech
(CNN)President Joe Biden marked a year since the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the country with his first prime-time address -- a speech in which he mixed hard numbers on vaccine distribution with appeals to unity and a deep-seated belief in the power of America to overcome any challenge. My takeaways from Biden's speech, which ran just over 20 minutes, are below. They're in no other order than the order that I jotted them down while watching ...
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