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WH aides prep $3T jobs package for Biden

White House advisers are expected to present a two-part, $3 trillion jobs and infrastructure proposal to President Joe Biden as soon as this week, according to two people familiar with the plan.
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Barack Obama, ‘The Last Dance,’ ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Earn NAACP Image Awards

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards kicked off Monday with its non-televised ceremony, which was presented virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. President Barack Obama’s bestselling memoir “A Promised Land” was among the winners during Monday night’s webcast, earning the outstanding literary work nonfiction prize. ESPN & Netflix’s “The Last Dance,” which centered Michael Jordan and […]
Tags: John Lewis, News, Awards, Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, Naacp, NAACP Image Awards, ESPN Netflix


Texas Democrat says the White House is 'not moving fast enough' on migrant surge

Rep. Henry Cuellar told CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith" that the Biden administration must "work with Mexico and Central America."
Tags: Texas, Mexico, White House, Biden, Cnbc, Shepard Smith, Henry Cuellar


Biden Eyes $3T Package for Infrastructure, Schools, Families

Fresh off passage of COVID-19 relief, President Joe Biden is eyeing the next big White House priority — a sweeping $3 trillion package of investments on infrastructure and domestic needs.
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UK faces 'Covid decade' due to damage done by pandemic, says report

British Academy review calls for wide-ranging new policies to reverse rise in deprivation and ill healthBritain faces a “Covid decade” of social and cultural upheaval marked by growing inequality and deepening economic deprivation, a landmark review has concluded.Major changes to the way society is run in the wake of the pandemic are needed to mitigate the impact of the “long shadow” cast by the virus, including declining public trust and an explosion in mental illness, the British Academy repor...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Public finance, Poverty, Mental Health, Social exclusion, Inequality, Patrick Vallance, British Academy, Coronavirus


Biden regularly consults with Barack Obama on a 'range of issues', Psaki says

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said that President Biden maintains “regular” communication with President Barack Obama...
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Judge rules that a Capitol protester accused of attacking police with bear spray will stay in jail

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images A man accused of carrying bear spray to attack police officers on January 6 will stay in jail. A federal judge ruled Monday that George Tanios will be detained ahead of his trial. Tanios' friends and family members testified on his behalf, saying he was kind and non-violent. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Court, US, West Virginia, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Dc, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Trump, Afp, Chapman, Capitol, Morgantown West Virginia


Terry FOIA Request to State Dept. Closes Leaving More Questions than Answers

The government’s Fast and Furious stonewalling continues. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Thus far, the Department of State has located 11 responsive records subject to the FOIA,” a March 3 letter from Jeanne Miller Chief, Programs and Policies Division Office of Information Programs and Services, to attorney Stephen Stamboulieh advises. “Upon review, we have determined 4 records may be released in full and 7 records may be released in part.” She’s referring to a lawsuit, filed against State in Au...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Mexico, White House, Hillary Clinton, National Security Council, State Department, Department Of Justice, Resistance, Biden, Terry, Doj, Miller, Phoenix, State, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms


With Marijuana Departures, the White House Wages Its Own Culture War

The tradition of treating past cannabis use as a terminable offense leaves the Biden administration out of step with public opinion.
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Cuts and budget delays are undermining UK science sector, warns Labour

No funding earmarked for research agency and Europe’s Horizon scheme despite imminent start to financial yearThe government risks creating a serious funding gap for science, Labour has warned, saying that delays over budgets and cuts to research are undermining the sector and giving the lie to ministers’ boasts about Britain’s status as a science superpower.The party has highlighted a continued standoff over post-Brexit funding for collaboration with European scientists via the Horizon research ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, Research, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Labour, Science policy, Horizon, Research funding, Kwasi Kwarteng, Arpanet


Police used sound cannons and pepper balls to disperse curfew violators in Miami Beach. Black community leaders are concerned.

Miami Beach police officers direct people away from the area as an 8pm curfew is in place on March 21, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Leaders in Miami Beach, Florida, instituted a curfew Saturday night to dispel large crowds. Spring breakers have been the focus of viral photos and videos and made headlines for causing chaos. The police response was called out by Black leaders in South Florida, the Miami Herald reported. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Trends, Miami, Johnson, Herald, Naacp, South Florida, Miami Beach, Miami Herald, Clements, Ocean Drive, Spring Break, Miami Beach Florida, Miami Beach Police Department


Mo Brooks Compared Biden’s Election To The Start of the Civil War. Now He Wants A Senate Seat.

This story first appeared at ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Mo Brooks, the Alabama congressman who is about to launch a campaign for Senate, has officially said he condemns the Capitol riot and opposes violence. But in hours of right-wing media interviews before and after the deadly insurrection on Jan. 6, he repeatedly raised the prospect of violence as a possible response...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Germany, Alabama, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona


Democrats Plan to Come for Big Tech With Swarm of Small Antitrust Bills

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee panel on antitrust says that legislators are preparing a slate of many smaller pieces of legislation rather than one huge bill in a strategy to defeat the tech industry’s formidable lobbying machine.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Software, Computing, App Store, Apple Inc, House Judiciary Committee, David Cicilline, Big Tech, Section 230, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


LA homeless needs services, not sweeps, says coalition

LOS ANGELES — The Services Not Sweeps coalition launched its Street Ambassador Program Monday in Hollywood to provide spot cleanups and trash collection to unhoused Angelenos in an effort to provide an alternative to the city’s mandatory sweeps. The teams will work with unhoused residents to improve cleanliness and health conditions in and around encampments and provide information about their rights, according to Services Not Sweeps. The goal of the program, which launched in Hollywood Monday a...
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White House Adviser to Meet Oil on Climate Goals: Sources

By Valerie Volcovici and Jarrett RenshawWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representatives from the oil and gas industry will discuss potential methane...
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Biden will nominate big tech critic and antitrust star Lina Khan to the FTC

Biden didn’t campaign on getting tough against big tech, but his early actions are speaking louder than his words. The White House confirmed its intentions to nominate Lina Khan to the FTC Monday, sending a clear signal that his administration will break from the Silicon Valley-friendly precedents of the Obama era. Politico first reported Biden’s planned nomination of Khan, which will be subject to Senate confirmation, earlier this month. Lina Khan is a star of the antitrust movement, insofar as...
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Jen Psaki dodges question about whether Biden saw doctor after fall

Reporters pressed White House press secretary Jen Psaki on whether President Biden was seen by a doctor after falling up the stairs...
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GOP Rep. Jody Hice argued against DC statehood by incorrectly citing a lack of car dealerships

Rep. Jody Hice (R-Georgia) speaks on the House floor. House Television via AP In citing his opposition to DC statehood, Hice incorrectly said that the city lacks car dealerships. The conservative congressman had long argued that statehood went against the intent of the Framers. The proposed bill, H.R. 51, is likely to pass the House but faces major roadblocks in the Senate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia is staunchly opposed to statehood for Wash...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Constitution, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Delaware, Kamala Harris


More than 45,000 bridges rated in poor condition, but President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan may hit snag

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg this week will tell lawmakers the White House's priorities on crumbling roads, bridges and airports.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sidney Powell Wants Dominion Suit Tossed on the Grounds That What She Was Saying Was Too Stupid to be Believable

After working for months to advance the baseless conspiracy theory that the voting machine manufacturer Dominion had worked with Venezuela to rig the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump, former campaign lawyer Sidney Powell is requesting that the election software company drop its defamation lawsuit…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trumpism, Sidney Powell, Hugo, Dominion, QAnon, Dominion Voting Systems, Internet Manipulation And Propaganda, Conspiracy Theories In The United States, Law Crime, United States Presidential Election


Biden advisors plan up to $3 trillion more spending on infrastructure, universal pre-K, climate-change initiatives

President Joe Biden. Evan Vucci/AP Joe Biden's economic advisors are drafting a proposal to recommend up to $3 trillion more spending, a person familiar confirmed to Insider. The New York Times first reported the White House could split its colossal infrastructure plan in two. The first part would focus on infrastructure and climate. The second may set up universal pre-K. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's economic advisors are expected to presen...
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Biden advisors reportedly plan $3 trillion more spending on infrastructure, universal pre-K, climate change initiatives

President Joe Biden. Evan Vucci/AP Joe Biden's economic advisors are drafting a proposal to recommend $3 trillion of more spending. The New York Times reports the White House may split its colossal infrastructure plan in two. The first part would focus on infrastructure and climate, the second may set up universal pre-K. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instead of pushing a single colossal spending bill through Congress, President Joe Biden's advisors are reportedly...
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How California used COVID-19 to create housing; a top Newsom adviser weighs in

As health officials scrambled last March with shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, Jason Elliott was tackling another seemingly overwhelming problem: How do we keep the more than 100,000 Californians sleeping on our streets from dying of the virus? As senior counselor to Gov. Gavin Newsom, Elliott serves as the governor’s top housing and homelessness adviser. He spearheaded two programs that together wound up being one of the state’s biggest feats during the unprecedented pand...
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Photos show the crowded conditions where migrant kids are being held at the US-Mexico border

Inside the Texas Border Patrol facility Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) Photos, which Rep. Henry Cuellar shared, show crowded conditions in a Texas Border Patrol facility. An estimated 13,500 migrant children were in government custody as of Thursday. The Biden administration hasn't let journalists independently visit the facilities. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of unaccompanied migrant children detained at the US-Mexico bo...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Cbs News, White House, Immigration, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, United States, Migrants, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump


Michelle Obama reveals why Barack Obama had a 'tougher time' when daughters Malia and Sasha left home

Michelle Obama has joked her husband, former President Barack Obama, had the "tougher...
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White House aides prep $3 trillion jobs package for Biden

White House advisers are expected to present a two-part, $3 trillion jobs and infrastructure proposal to President Joe Biden as soon as this week, according to two people familiar with the plan.
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White House: Report That Biden May Spend $3 Trillion Is Premature

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said a New York Times report that said U.S. President Joe Biden will consider spending $3 trillion for...
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Sturgeon welcomes 'official, definitive, independent' ruling she did not breach ministerial code – as it happened

This live blog is now closed. For more on this story, you read the news report hereFull report: Nicola Sturgeon cleared of breaching ministerial codeTimeline: what we know so far about Sturgeon and the Salmond inquiry 6.15pm GMT The army’s increased deployability and technological advantage will mean that greater effect can be delivered by fewer people. I’ve therefore taken the decision to reduce the size of the army from today’s current strength of 76,500 trade trained personnel to 72,500 ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Scotland, China, Germany, European Union, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Health policy, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Office For National Statistics


Disability rights activist pushes bill for more diversity on ODOT committees

People who ride these have a very different perspective. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A bill working its way through the Oregon Legislature seeks to add new faces to state transportation advisory committees. The man behind the effort also happens to be the first Oregonian to get a disabled parking placard for his bicycle. Some of you might recall our 2018 story about Forest Grove resident Chris Billman. After being denied twice, Billman, who has scoliosis and other physical challenge...
Tags: Politics, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Baker, Oregon House, Oregon Legislature, Disability Rights, ODOT, McLain, TriMet, Forest Grove, Susan McLain, Jeff Reardon, Jonathan Maus


Biden to Nominate Lina Khan as an FTC Commissioner: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden intends to nominate Lina Khan, a former counsel to the House of Representatives Judiciary...
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