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Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Posted yesterday in National

Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority -- a long-sought boost to the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag.

 

 

Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

Posted yesterday in National

The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as the measure now moves to a tense Senate.

 

 

Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss

Posted yesterday in National

Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump called for GOP unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions by attacking fellow Republicans and promoting lies about the election in a speech that made clear he intends to remain a dominant political force.

 

 

AP sources: Feds pinpoint suspect in Capitol officer's riot death

Posted yesterday in National

Federal investigators probing the death of a U.S. Capitol Police officer killed in the Jan. 6 riot have zeroed in on a suspect seen on video appearing to spray a chemical substance on the officer before he later collapsed and died, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

 

 

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

Posted yesterday in National

With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars from pandemic-related jobless programs.

 

 

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

Posted yesterday in National

February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.

 

 

J&J's 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID vaccine

Posted yesterday in National

The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

 

 

COVID bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress, Senate Democratic aides said.

 

 

Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

Unemployed Americans who have turned down job offers because they feared their prospective employers weren't providing sufficient protection from the coronavirus would qualify for jobless aid under a directive the Labor Department issued Thursday.

 

 

Conservative gathering to feature Trump's false fraud claims

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

A gathering of conservatives this weekend in Florida will serve as an unabashed endorsement of former President Donald Trump's desire to remain the leader of the Republican Party -- and as a forum to fan his false claim that he lost the November election only because of widespread voter fraud.

 

 

Biden nominates 3 to postal service board as delays persist

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated three postal experts to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service, a move that could alter the course of an agency grappling with delivery delays and rumored cuts under its embattled Republican leader.

 

 

House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

 

 

'Who is at fault?' Investigation into Texas blackout begins

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The catastrophic Texas blackout was a wider failure than the state's power grid, which teetered on the brink of an even bigger collapse during a freeze that knocked out electricity to 4 million customers, energy executives said Thursday.

 

 

Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed.

 

 

4 Mississippi hunters fined $48,000 for Kansas violations

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

Four men from Mississippi have been banned from hunting anywhere in the world and fined a total of $48,000 for violating wildlife laws in Kansas.

 

 

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

 

 

Chief: Police heeded Capitol attack warnings but overwhelmed

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

Lawmakers pressed the acting U.S. Capitol Police chief Thursday to explain why the force wasn't prepared to fend off a violent mob of insurrectionists even though officials had compiled specific, compelling intelligence that extremists were likely to attack Congress and try to halt the certification of Donald Trump's election loss.

 

 

Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump call urges patience

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year's general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient.

 

 

US jobless claims at 730K, still high but fewest in 3 months

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week in a sign that layoffs may have eased, though applications for aid remain at a historically high level.

 

 

New York woman loses job, leads pantry feeding thousands

Posted 2/26/2021 in National

While dozens of New Yorkers lined up outside in the rain, shopping carts at the ready as they waited for free food, Sofia Moncayo led her team in prayer.

 

 

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