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Giuliani shares that he's getting the same COVID-19 treatment as Trump, as the US reports 2,622 more coronavirus deaths on Tuesday

DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images Rudy Giuliani, 76, called into his radio show on 77 WABC from his hospital bed at MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center and said he expects to leave on Wednesday. In the interview, Giuliani said he was receiving the same experimental cocktail of drugs that President Donald Trump received in October, and claimed he was not aware of its high cost or lack of availability to the general public. "The minute I took the cocktail," Giuliani said, "I felt 100...
Tags: Politics, Texas, US, Trends, United Kingdom, Arizona, Republican, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Department of Health and Human Services, WABC, Walter Reed Hospital, Georgetown University Medical Center, Don Emmert


The Fight For The Right To Grieve: Could 4th Time Be The Charm for CA Bereavement Leave Bill?

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Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, California News, Sacramento, South Sacramento, Cbs, Bill, Low, Brown, Allen, Grieve, Evan Low, Investigations (section page, Investigative Stories


Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill To Provide Californians Job-Protected Bereavement Leave

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Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, California News, Sacramento, South Sacramento, Cbs, Low, Brown, Allen, Evan Low, Investigations (section page, Investigative Stories, Coronavirus, Julie Watts Investigates


The Fight For The Right To Grieve: Could The ‘4th Time Be The Charm’ for CA Bereavement Leave Bill?

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Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, California News, Sacramento, South Sacramento, Cbs, Bill, Low, Brown, Allen, Grieve, Evan Low, Investigations (section page, Featured Reports


COVID-19 relief package: White House proposes $600 stimulus checks and no federal unemployment benefit

Congress is rushing to pass a proposed COVID-19 relief bill. Here's what is in the package and what it means for you.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Congress, White House, Usa Today, COVID


Trump could be facing his first veto override right before he leaves the White House

President Donald Trump. Evan Vucci/AP President Donald Trump may be facing his first congressional veto override in the final days of his presidency. An overwhelming majority of lawmakers from the Democratic-controlled House supported a defense bill in a 335-78 vote, which exceeds the two-thirds majority needed to slap down a potential veto from Trump. Numerous House Republicans have voiced support of overriding a Trump veto, including his staunchest allies who have urged the president to ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Finance, White House, US, Trends, United States, Wyoming, House, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, US Army, Veto


Biden is expected to nominate Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture

Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tap former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to reprise his old job leading the department, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, led the Agriculture department from 2009 to 2017 during nearly the entire tenure of former President Barack Obama. The former secretary has long supported Biden, backing the president-elect in November...
Tags: Politics, Nutrition, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Iowa, Agriculture, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Rural America, Tom Vilsack, Vilsack, Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Secretary


'Unacceptable': Democrats reject new White House proposal that would slash weekly unemployment benefits in exchange for one-off $600 stimulus checks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer conducting a news conference to discuss coronavirus-relief legislation on November 12. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Democratic leaders are rejecting a new coronavirus relief package unveiled Tuesday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The White House proposal calls for new $600 direct payments to Americans but would fund them by taking money from a proposed boost in unemployment benefits. "That is un...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, Trends, Economy, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Davis, Democratic, Charles Schumer, McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin


'Unacceptable': Democrats reject new White House proposal that would slash weekly unemployment benefits in exchange for one-time $600 stimulus checks

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., conduct a news conference to discuss the House passed Heroes Act and coronavirus relief legislation in the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Democratic leaders are rejecting a new White House stimulus package unveiled Tuesday by US Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The proposal calls for new $600 stimulus checks, but funds them by tak...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Economy, House, Mitch McConnell, US Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Davis, Democratic, Calif, Charles Schumer, McConnell, Chuck Schumer


Mitt Romney tears into Republicans who are threatening to protest the Electoral College vote that will confirm Biden's election victory

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Sen. Mitt Romney said it would "madness" for Republicans to protest the Electoral College vote that would certify president-elect Joe Biden's win.  "We have a process, recounts are appropriate, going to the court is approp & pursuing every legal avenue is appropriate, but trying to get electors not to do what the people voted to do is madness," Romney said.  Since the election, President Donald Trump's campaign as well as a number of Republicans have waged several ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, House Of Representatives, Mitt Romney, Biden, Donald Trump, National Archives


"Because he thinks the computer can lend 'half-baked thoughts the mask of tidiness,' he writes his first drafts longhand on yellow legal pads..."

"... the act of typing it into the computer essentially becomes a first edit. He says he is 'very particular' about his pens, always using black Uni-ball Vision Elite rollerball pens with a micro-point, and adds that he tends to do his best writing between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.: 'I find that the world narrows, and that is good for my imagination. It’s almost as if there is a darkness all around and there’s a metaphorical beam of light down on the desk, onto the page.'" From "Obama, the Best-Selli...
Tags: Law, Obama, White House, Amazon Associates, Ann Althouse, Obama rhetoric, Light And Shade, Obama's book, Obamapen


White House: No unemployment benefits, one-time $600 check in COVID-19 relief bill

The White House is offering a $600 direct payment to individuals and $1,200 to couples — but eliminates the jobless benefits included in...
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White House works to rally support for UAE arms sale

The Trump administration is working to rally support in the Senate for its controversial high-dollar arms sale to the United Arab Emirates ahead of a vote to block that transfer.
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Mnuchin makes $916B COVID-19 relief proposal; Pelosi, Schumer call it 'unacceptable'

The White House advanced a $916 billion offer on coronavirus relief Tuesday night, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority...
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White House proposes new coronavirus package with $600 stimulus checks - Business Insider

House Democrats passed legislation back in May calling for a second round of stimulus checks, but most Senate Republicans have balked at...
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Another round of stimulus checks? White House pitches $600 payments in coronavirus proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration dove back into Capitol Hill's confusing COVID-19 negotiations on Tuesday, offering a $916...
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Trading COVID-19 vaccines. Regular deliveries. Tracking doses. What we know about Operation Warp Speed distribution process.

Operation Warp Speed, the White House COVID-19 initiative, plans to only ship half of all vaccine available each week.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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White House Offers $916 Billion Stimulus Proposal, Cutting Jobless Benefits

The proposal by Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, was the administration’s first substantive engagement with Congress on a...
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A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 12 months, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 64 million people and killed nearly 1.5 ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China, Russia


Biden pens op-ed defending his choice of a recently retired general for Pentagon chief amid pushback from congressional lawmakers

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III at Operating Base Adder in Iraq on Aug. 13, 2011. Defense Department President-elect Joe Biden defended his choice of Lloyd Austin for Pentagon chief in an Atlantic op-ed on Tuesday. Austin retired from the military less than seven years ago and would require a congressional waiver to become defense secretary.  Some congressional Democrats are concerned that confirming Austin would run contrary to the norm of maintaining civilian control of the military. Austin is ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Iraq, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Austin, Atlantic, Connecticut, Army, Pentagon, Michigan, Associated Press


Jon Ossoff is betting that TikTok can boost young voters in Georgia's heated runoff race - and his chances don't look bad

Democrat candidate for Senate Jon Ossoff has joined TikTok as he campaigns for his January 5 runoff election against Republican Sen. David Perdue. Spencer Platt/Getty Images, Jon Ossoff/TikTok Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is less than a month away from his runoff election against incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue, is now using TikTok to reach young voters. Over the past week, Ossoff gained more than 110,000 followers, posting videos that encouraged people in Georgia to register to vote by...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Washington, Senate, China, Boston, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Snapchat, House, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump


Trump ally Sidney Powell's election lawsuits keep citing an anonymous, conspiracy-theorizing 'military intelligence official' named 'Spider'

Sidney Powell Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sidney Powell has brought four lawsuits seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and declare President Donald Trump the winner. They all cite an individual identified only as "Spider," sometimes spelled "Spyder," who alleges that American voting systems were compromised. "Spider" claims to be a former military intelligence official, but does not claim to have actually analyzed any voting machines. Powell...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Iran, Arizona, Michigan, Getty, Donald Trump, Spider, Trump, Democratic Party, Kraken, Sidney Powell


Economic cost of Covid crisis prompts call for one-off UK wealth tax

Tax experts and economists outline ‘fairest, most efficient’ way to repair public finances and quickly raise £260bnThe government has been urged to launch a one-off wealth tax on millionaire households to raise up to £260bn in response to the coronavirus pandemic, as the crisis damages Britain’s public finances and exacerbates inequality.The Wealth Tax Commission – a group of leading tax experts and economists brought together by the London School of Economics and Warwick University to examine t...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, Society, UK News, Tax and spending, Public finance, Budget Deficit, Britain, Economic policy, Income Inequality, Economic recovery, Mansion Tax, Inequality, Economic growth (GDP


Gun rights group blast Biden’s HHS pick

Group claims Biden pick signals incoming White House will push firearm ownership as a public health crisis.
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Is Alabama Senator Doug Jones now the front-runner to be Joe Biden's pick for Attorney General?

In this post a few week ago, I asked "Is Sally Yates on track to be the next US Attorney General?," and until tonight I was still thinking she was the front-runner for this key Cabinet position.  But this new AP piece, headlined "Biden's attorney general search is focused on Jones, Garland," suggests that confirmation concerns may be driving Prez-elect Biden in another direction.  Here are the details: Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland are emerging as the l...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Senate, Russia, US, Alabama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Capitol Hill, Al Sharpton, Biden, Justice Department


White House bet on Pfizer doses raises concerns about vaccine supply

The Trump administration's decision not to purchase additional doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could prove to be a risky...
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$600 stimulus check floated by White House in COVID-19 relief talks

It would be half of what Americans received earlier this year under the CARES Act.
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White House proposes $916 billion coronavirus package that includes $600 stimulus checks and no federal unemployment benefit

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin walks from a meeting during negotiations on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief package on Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2020. Joshua Roberts/Reuters US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that shared a $916 billion stimulus proposal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The proposal "includes money for state and local governments," Mnuchin said, "and robust liability protections for businesses, schools, and universities." Mn...
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White House proposes $916 billion coronavirus package that includes $600 stimulus checks

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin walks from a meeting during negotiations on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief package on Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2020. Joshua Roberts/Reuters US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that shared a $916 billion stimulus proposal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The proposal "includes money for state and local governments," Mnuchin said, "and robust liability protections for businesses, schools, and universities." Mn...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Trends, Bloomberg, Economy, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Mccarthy


Biden will tap Rep. Marcia Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio). Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a Politico report. If confirmed by the Senate, Fudge would become the first Black woman to manage the department. The pick will likely assuage some legislators and activists who were concerned about the level of diversity among Biden's Cabinet picks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Politics, Politico, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Agriculture, Biden, Cleveland, Cabinet, Tom Vilsack, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge, Democratic Rep Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Bidenworld, Presidential Transition, John L Dorman



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