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Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?

WASHINGTON — Back when the election was tightening and just a week away, Joe Biden went big. He flew to Warm Springs, the Georgia town whose thermal waters once brought Franklin Delano Roosevelt comfort from polio, and pledged a restitching of America’s economic and policy fabric unseen since FDR’s New Deal. Evoking some of the nation’s loftiest reforms helped Biden unseat President Donald Trump but left him with towering promises to keep. And he’ll be trying to deliver against the backdrop of s...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Massachusetts, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden


What Can You Do About QAnon?: A Short Take from Documentary Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lg6cZmfpeM You know that QAnon supporters figured prominently in the Capitol insurrection. Two QAnon conspiracy theorists now hold seats in Congress. And perhaps you read the disturbing profile this weekend about the QAnon supporter who attended the elite Dalton School in Manhattan and then Harvard. So–you’re maybe thinking–it’s finally worth understanding what QAnon is, and what we can do about it. Above, watch a 10 minute Op-Doc from filmmaker Kirby Fer...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Congress, College, Harvard, Current Affairs, Manhattan, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, Dalton School, Kirby Ferguson


Rep. Brad Sherman town hall on Covid-19 issues, impeachment and the Biden administration, Jan. 21

  WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters have entered the U.S.Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation’s capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)   Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) holds a telephone town hall, 7-8 p.m. Jan....
Tags: Health, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Soccer, Biden, Local News, Sherman, Brad Sherman, Capitol, San Fernando Valley, Electoral College


With hundreds of healthcare workers in line, Dodger Stadium becomes massive vaccination site

Dodger Stadium transformed into a massive vaccination center on Friday, Jan. 15, amid concerns that shortfalls in anticipated supplies are slowing the rollout of the vaccine. Lines of cars showed up early Friday morning along the Academy Road entrance, where members of CORE and L.A. City Fire Department  personnel directed eager healthcare workers — from pharmacists to nurses — into the stadium, where they would wait in another long line to be inoculated. Among them was Kanwar Ali, a pharmacist,...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, News, Congress, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Trump, Ortiz


Blockbuster Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists How does the Supreme Court possibly top the excitement of last Friday’s fourteen new grants — including grants in a few important First Amendment cases? With 10 new relists, including some cases that could be blockbusters if the court decides to take them. Perhaps the most blockbustery of them all is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 19-1392, a case that was originally on track for the court’s Sept. 29 conference, but which has been repeatedly del...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Mississippi, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, California, Barack Obama, Pennsylvania, United States, Boston Marathon, Catholic, Johnson


COVID fears grow in Capitol as three lawmakers test positive

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — Within a span of about 24 hours, three House Democrats have announced they tested positive for COVID-19, prompting concern that last week’s insurrection at the Capitol has also turned into a super-spreader event threatening the health of lawmakers and their staffs. Those who have tested positive were among the dozens of lawmakers whisked to a secure location when pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. Some members of Congress huddled for h...
Tags: Health, Congress, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, House, New Jersey, Trump, Capitol, Schneider, Brian Moynihan, Kevin Freking, Pramila Jayapal, Dingell


Third lawmaker in lockdown tests positive for COVID-19

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — A third Democratic member of the House who was forced to go into lockdown during last week’s violent siege at the U.S. Capitol has tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., said on Twitter that he tested positive Tuesday morning. He said he is not feeling symptoms but expressed dismay at the spate of positive test results and blamed Republican members of Congress who declined to wear a mask when it was offered to them during the lockdown. “Toda...
Tags: Health, Congress, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Gop, House, New Jersey, Trump, Capitol, Schneider, Kevin Freking, U S Capitol, Bonnie Watson Coleman


Second lawmaker in lockdown tests positive for COVID-19

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Democratic member of the House who was forced to go into lockdown during last week’s violent siege at the U.S. Capitol has tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., said she has tested positive and criticized Republican members of Congress who declined to wear a mask when it was offered to them during the lockdown. “Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, and in doing so, they endanger everyone ar...
Tags: Health, Congress, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, House, New Jersey, Trump, Capitol, Brian Moynihan, Kevin Freking, U S Capitol, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Jayapal


House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

By LISA MASCARO, BILL BARROW and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency. Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” – after the deadly Capitol riot in an impeachment resolution that the House will begin debating ...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, New York, News, Media, Maryland, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden


Dems prep ‘incitement of insurrection’ charge against Trump

By LISA MASCARO, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment pressure mounting, the House worked swiftly Monday to try to oust President Donald Trump from office, pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency. Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” – in an impeachment resolution that could go to a vote by mid-week. First, Democrats called on Vice President Mike Pe...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, New York, News, Media, Maryland, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden


The Latest: Scores test positive in China’s Hebei province

By The Associated Press BEIJING — Chinese health authorities say scores more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Hebei province bordering on the capital Beijing. The outbreak focused on the Hebei cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai is one of China’s most serious in recent months and comes amid measures to curb the further spread during next month’s Lunar New Year holiday. Authorities have called on citizens not to travel, ordered schools closed a week early and conducted testing on a m...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, UK, England, London, Congress, California, Washington, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, India, Israel, Uncategorized


Possible virus exposure for lawmakers sheltering during riot

By LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the Capitol siege by a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump. The Capitol’s attending physician notified all lawmakers Sunday of the virus exposure and urged them to be tested. The infected individual was not named. Dr. Brian Moynihan wrote that “many members of the House community were in protective isolation in the large r...
Tags: Health, Business, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone

By FRANK BAJAK BOSTON (AP) — One Twitter wag joked about lights flickering on and off at the White House being Donald Trump signaling to his followers in Morse code after Twitter and Facebook squelched the president for inciting rebellion. Though deprived of his big online megaphones, Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach, led by the far right-friendly Parler — even if Google removed it from its app store Friday and Apple threatened the same. Trump may launch his own platform...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Washington, White House, China, Germany, Boston


KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Georgia turns the Senate blue

Surprise Democratic victories in Georgia's two runoff elections this week will give Democrats control of the Senate, which means they will be in charge of both houses of Congress and the White House for the first time since 2010.
Tags: Health, Congress, Senate, White House, Georgia, KHN


Australia coronavirus news live: south coast venues added to NSW Covid hotspots as Victoria records no new cases

Thousands more people urged to get tested as national cabinet meets to discuss vaccine and international travel. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global coronavirus live blog 10.28pm GMT Back in Australia now, an emergency warning remains in place for the Red Gully fire north of Perth in Western Australia.Residents in Ocean Drive, Ocean Farms Estate, and Seaview Park have been told to immediately enact their bush...
Tags: Health, Congress, Australia, Australia news, Gop, Infectious Diseases, Cricket, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Biden, Perth, Western Australia


Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the Democrats’ reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final tri...
Tags: Health, Business, Media, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop


Georgia counts ballots as US Senate control hangs in balance

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials counted the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season early Wednesday as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to seize t...
Tags: Health, Business, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Arizona, US Senate, Biden


Georgia counting votes in runoffs that decide Senate control

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to...
Tags: Health, Business, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Arizona, Republican, Biden


Georgia counting ballots in crucial Senate runoff elections

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials started counting ballots as polls began to close across the state on Tuesday night in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to seize the Senate majority —...
Tags: Health, Business, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Arizona, Republican, Biden


Georgia deciding US Senate control in election’s final day

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians cast high-stakes final votes Tuesday in elections to determine the balance of power in the new Congress, deciding Senate runoff elections sure to shape President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to enact what could be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Republicans were unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some feared that outgoing President Donald Trump’s bra...
Tags: Health, Business, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Fox, Soccer, Gop, House, US Senate


Final Election Day: Georgia deciding US Senate control

By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters are deciding the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to enact what could be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Republicans are unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some fear that outgoing President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to undermine the integrity of...
Tags: Health, Business, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Fox, Soccer, Gop, House


Seniors face crushing drug costs as Congress stalls on capping Medicare out-of-pockets

Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations.
Tags: Health, Congress, Medicare, Sharon Clark


Congress extends Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant

An estimated 375 adult kidney transplant recipients lose their transplant every year due to a lack of coverage of immunosuppressive medications after the prior 36-month Medicare coverage period.
Tags: Health, Congress, Medicare


Pandemic-Era Heroes: Siblings navigate this year’s rigors to uphold family’s generous tradition

Pandemic-Era Heroes Names: Madison and Jake Means Hometown: Simi Valley, both graduates of Simi Valley High Age: Madison, 23 and Jake, 18 Role: A sister and brother organize a toy drive for foster-care children ages 13-17 during the holidays each year. Quote: “I have a passion for the foster-care system.”  — Madison Means First in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a year framed by the coronavirus pandemic When there’s a will, there’s a...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Congress, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lulu, Madison, Southern California, Jake, Simi Valley, LA County, UC Irvine


Congress to Employers: You Can Go Back to Not Giving Paid Leave to Covid-Positive Staff

Here’s a big fuck you from Congress to everyone else: The coronavirus relief bill passed this week removes a requirement that employers provide at least two weeks of paid sick leave at full salary if their employees contract the coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Medicine, Congress, Healthcare, Pandemic, Paid Sick Leave, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Contagious Presenteeism


Surprise! Congress takes steps to curb unexpected medical bills

Most Americans tell pollsters they're worried about being able to afford an unexpected medical bill.
Tags: Health, Congress


Second vaccine approved for California as LA County’s coronavirus surge endures

Los Angeles County reported 13,315 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 additional deaths on Sunday, Dec. 20, accompanied by another new record for hospitalizations propelled by the coronavirus. Nonetheless, a new wave of hope is expected to arrive this week in the form of the second COVID-19 vaccine, from Moderna. The numbers brings the county’s totals to 623,670 cases and 8,875 fatalities since the pandemic began in March. But while the daily statistics continued to show no sign that the recent surge ...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Nbc, Education, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, Government, Germany, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer


2nd COVID-19 vaccine authorized in U.S. is shipped out

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution center Sunday, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control. The trucks left the Memphis-area factory with the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health. The much-needed shots are expected to be given starting Monday, just three days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized their emergency rollou...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, Nbc, Congress, Cdc, Germany, US, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Army, Food And Drug Administration, Cbs


Moderna vaccine shipments begin as US reels under Covid surge

Situation remains severe as second vaccine distribution startsNew surgeon general: most Americans may have to wait till fall Covid aid package: US Congress set to vote after compromiseWorkers began processing shipments of the second Covid-19 vaccine authorised in the US as the situation remained severe. Related: Two authorized vaccines – here's what you need to know. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Congress, US, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Moderna Covid vaccine shipments begin as new cases dip in US

Situation remains severe as second vaccine distribution starts Covid aid package: US Congress set to vote after compromiseNew coronavirus cases in the US dipped from record highs on Saturday, with hospitalisations down for a second day. But as workers began packaging shipments of the second Covid-19 vaccine authorised in the US, the situation remained severe. Related: Two authorized vaccines – here's what you need to know. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Congress, US, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus



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