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US Covid deaths soar as Barr dismisses Trump's election conspiracy theories – live updates

US sees highest level of daily Covid deaths since April as over 180,000 new cases are recordedBarr: no evidence of voter fraud that would change election outcomeGeorgia Republican warns Trump is inciting violence over electionJustice department investigates alleged ‘bribery for pardon’ scheme‘Help is on the way’: Biden introduces economic teamSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.20am GMT Whatever Joe Biden has up his sleeve as an economic plan, or regardless of whe...
Tags: Congress, California, Senate, Disney, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Janet Yellen, Biden, Disneyland, Donald Trump, Walt Disney, Trump, Yellen, Barr


White House Still Pushing To Slip Section 230 Repeal Into 'Must Pass' Military Spending Bill (techdirt)

This was rumored a week and a half ago, and at the time I stated that there was no way in hell it was happening, and that it was all just performative nonsense... but yesterday Axios reported that the White House is still pushing Congress to insert a total repeal of Section 230 into the "must pass" National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). At the time, the story was that Trump would make a trade: he wouldn't veto the bill over a provision that removed Confederate army names from US military bas...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, United States, Trump, Mike Masnick, NDAA


Tennessee State Rep Ask US Congress To Ignore Supreme Court Precedent And Outlaw Flag Burning (techdirt)

Perhaps Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy read the electoral room wrong on November 5 and thought his boy would remain president for another four years. Maybe he was just drunk on the success of securing his state rep position in the general election after a strenuous unopposed campaign. Whatever the case, Rep. Reedy is apparently hoping Congressional reps will return to Capitol Hill refreshed and ready to violate the Constitution. The first shot of Rep. Reedy's new term is this: a reso...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, US, United States, Tennessee, Capitol Hill, Johnson, Doj, Trump, Reed, Congressional, Reedy


California paid $400 Million In Unemployment Benefits To Inmates

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Tags: Crime, News, Congress, California, California News, Social Security, California Supreme Court, Riverside County, Vern Pierson, Gavin Newsom, Peterson, El Dorado County, Sacramento Calif, U S Department of Labor, California Department of Corrections, Employment Development Department


Mitt Romney Sums Up Need For COVID-19 Relief: ‘This Is A Crisis’

“COVID has created a crisis, and in a crisis, people expect Congress to act,” the Republican said in a press briefing.
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Without Action From Congress, Millions Of Americans Face A Benefits Cliff

As legislators resume going through the motions of preparing to act on COVID-19 relief, economists and advocates are warning that millions of Americans could face a loss of benefits by the end of December if Congress fails to act. Among them are 12 million people who could lose their unemployment benefits. “That’s the real war on Christmas” quipped Arnab Datta, a senior legislative counsel at Employ America. “It’s not just shameful, it’s gonna devastate the economy.”    “The longer thi...
Tags: News, Congress, Cdc, Senate, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Brookings Institution, Chris Coons, Joe Manchin, Mark Meadows, Brookings Institute, Century Foundation, National Employment Law Project, Mnuchin, Steve Mnuchin


Stimulus Package Update: Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan COVID Relief Plan

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Tags: Business, New York, News, Minnesota, Congress, Senate, White House, Virginia, West Virginia, Joe Biden, Economy, Maine, South Dakota, Alaska, House, New Jersey


Congress has resumed talks about a new COVID-19 deal but here's why $1,200 stimulus checks probably aren't coming anytime soon

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Congress has still not reached a new stimulus deal to aid the millions of Americans financially struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a $908 billion proposal on Tuesday, though it leaves out $1,200 direct payments. Time is running out on Capitol Hill to pass a legislative package as lawmakers face a December 11 deadl...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Time, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Cnn, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell


Live politics updates: Biden on COVID stimulus: 'Help is on the way'

President-elect Joe Biden called on Congress to approve an economic stimulus plan. He also suggested that a package would be followed up.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Are you worried about expiring jobless benefits? Share your story.

The expanded unemployment benefits that were created by the CARES Act in the spring are slated to expire at the end of this month unless Congress acts. That means millions of Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic could struggle to make ends meet.
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China just landed its Chang'e-5 spacecraft on the moon. The mission could bring moon rocks to Earth for the first time in 40-plus years.

Mons Rümker on Oceanus Procellarum David Woods/NASA China's space agency said it landed a probe on the moon as part of its rock-collecting mission, Chang'e-5. The probe is set to drill rock samples and send them back to Earth before the New Year. If successful, it will be the first time a country has brought home moon rock in more than 40 years. Both the US and China are racing to build permanent bases on the moon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China has landed an am...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, China, US, Trends, Indiana, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, New York Times, Moon, Mars


Biden unlikely to tap Democrats from Congress for administration posts

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to announce more key nominations and appointments to his administration, the door is closing on the prospect of tapping Democrats from one of his most cherished places in Washington: the halls of Congress.
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Lawmakers introduce bipartisan COVID-19 relief proposal with uncertain future in Congress

The coronavirus relief proposal is the latest effort to break the logjam in negotiations. Congress has not passed a comprehensive package since March.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Spotify Donates $500,000 to NIVA’s ‘#SaveOurStages’ Venue Aid Fund

As part of Spotify’s annual Wrapped campaign , which launched late last night, the streaming giant has launched a partnership with the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). As NIVA’s 3,000 members await the passage of the Save Our Stages Act in Congress to preserve independent music venues across the country, Spotify is continuing to shine a […]
Tags: Spotify, News, Congress, Niva, National Independent Venue Association NIVA, National Independent Venue Association


The Arecibo telescope's 900-ton platform has crashed into its disk below and destroyed the iconic radio observatory

The radio-antenna platform of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, as well as three support towers, is in danger of "catastrophic" collapse and falling into the facility's 1,000-foot-wide dish. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF; Business Insider The Arecibo Observatory's iconic radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning. The telescope's suspended platform, which weighed 900 tons, crashed into its bowl-shaped disk below. The tops of three support towers snapped off as the platform fell. Ar...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Congress, China, Virginia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, Alien Life, Asteroids, American Museum of Natural History


Mitch McConnell acknowledged pressure to deliver more COVID-19 stimulus, and said he thinks Congress can do it this month

Sen. Mitch McConnell. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday there is "no reason" Congress can't quickly agree a new round of coronavirus stimulus. Democrats and Republicans have been at an impasse for months, with Republicans seeking a slimmer deal and Democrats looking for more. Time is short: Congress is meeting for a short session due to end by Christmas, and also has to avert a government shutdown. Among the issues to be thrashed out are wheth...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Finance, Senate, Time, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, New York Times, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump


United States: U.S. Congress Enacts IoT Cybersecurity Act For Devices Owned By The Federal Gov't - Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

The United States Congress enacted the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020.
Tags: News, Congress, United States, United States Congress, Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz


Biden set to announce his economic team led by Janet Yellen, who face a dark winter outlook, split Congress

President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce his economic team Tuesday. What proposals can they push through a split Congress?         [Author: USA TODAY]
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California Providing Small Businesses $500M In Coronavirus Aid

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Tags: Business, News, Congress, California, California News, Sacramento, Small Businesses, Cbs, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Sacramento Calif, Newsom, Small Business Majority, California Dream, Governor Gavin Newsom


It’s Not Just Trump: COVID-19 Is The Test That Conservatism Was Built To Fail

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Nearly nine months into this COVID crisis, the virus appears to be raging completely out of control in the United States. Last week, we set new, dismal records for both hospitalizations and new cases, and daily deaths from COVID have now reached levels we haven’t suffered since the spring. Worse, there does not appear to be any plan in place to arrest the spread and bend the curve back downward, at least not from this ...
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An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated to make it harder for Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to top experts

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist was designed to derail President-elect Joe Biden's plans to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to experts and former US diplomats. O...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Germany, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Analysis, Connecticut


Grassley returns to Senate office after testing positive for Covid-19

Sen. Chuck Grassley returned to his Senate office Monday after testing positive for Covid-19 and completing a quarantine earlier this month, and he called on Congress to pass additional coronavirus relief legislation.
Tags: Congress, Senate, Cnn, Grassley, Sen Chuck Grassley, COVID


DOJ’s Squirreliness on Trump’s Census Plans Frustrates SCOTUS Conservatives

The conservative Supreme Court wants to find a way to punt on a case challenging President Trump’s anti-immigrant census apportionment policy. But the Justice Department, in its vague answers to the justices’ questions at Monday’s oral arguments, didn’t make that task any easier for the court’s GOP-appointed majority. There does not appear to be a combination of five justices who agree with the merits of the Trump administration’s arguments defending the legality and constitutionality of the ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Gop, House, Aclu, Biden, Doj, Wall, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Ho, John Roberts, Roberts


Don't expect a second stimulus check this year. Here's what Congress is talking about instead

Even with coronavirus spiking and new restrictions taking effect, Congress remains stalled on fresh relief for Americans in need.
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Don't expect a second stimulus check this year

Even with coronavirus spiking and new restrictions taking effect, Congress remains stalled on fresh relief for Americans in need.
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Even with coronavirus spiking, Congress remains stalled on fresh relief for Americans in need. This is what they're talking about instead.

Even with coronavirus spiking and new restrictions taking effect, Congress remains stalled on fresh relief for Americans in need.
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Supreme Court conservatives hint at ducking ruling on legality of Trump plan to cut undocumented immigrants from Census

Several conservative justices on Monday seemed to suggest they could avoid immediately ruling on whether President Donald Trump's attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted when seats in Congress are divvied up between the states next year is lawful.
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


Analysis: America cries out for leadership as pandemic numbers soar

America is sliding into a winter limbo of alarming spikes in Covid-19 cases and deepening economic pain while an apathetic lame duck White House and a deadlocked Congress provide no political leadership.
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Analysis: US cries out for leadership as pandemic numbers soar

America is sliding into a winter limbo of alarming spikes in Covid-19 cases and deepening economic pain while an apathetic lame duck White House and a deadlocked Congress provide no political leadership.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, US, America, Stories


Listen Live: SCOTUS Hears Arguments On Legality Of Trump’s Hijacking Of The Census

The Supreme Court hears arguments Monday on the legality of President Trump’s census policy that seeks to exclude undocumented immigrants from the count used to determine how many House seats each states get. Implementing the policy has been a major but under-the-radar priority of the Trump administration in its waning days. The administration has put enormous pressure on the Census Bureau to speed up the final stages of the decennial census — which was plagued with significant pandemi...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, House, Trump, Bureau, Tierney Sneed, Census Bureau, Battle Over The Census



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