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The shipping crisis in California is now so bad that officials should consider declaring a state of emergency, the head of the California Trucking Association says

The Port of Los Angeles. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images A California trucking boss says officials should consider a state of emergency over clogged ports. On Monday, the number of vessels waiting to enter the ports of LA and Long Beach hit new records. Experts say it requires all parties in the supply chain to fix the crisis. Officials in Southern California should consider declaring a state of emergency to help ease clogged ports in the area, a state trucking boss said.In an interview w...
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Coronavirus news live: India administers billionth vaccine dose; EU ‘unlikely’ to approve Sputnik V until 2022

India has administered 1bn doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country of 1.4bn; European Medicines Agency says delay in Russian data holding up processSingapore’s healthcare system may be unable to cope with surging infections, officials warnNew Zealand’s daily cases pass grim milestoneAustralia’s 7m unused AstraZeneca doses may go to wasteUS children aged 5-11 soon to get Covid jabs, White House saysBritish Medical Association says ‘time is now’ for Covid plan BSee all our coronavirus coverag...
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US Marks 200M COVID-19 Shots Shared With World

The White House says the U.S. has donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world.
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Big Changes in White House Ideas to Pay for $2 Trillion Plan

The White House is floating new plans for ways to pay for President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion proposal for expanding social services and tackling climate change.
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Big Changes in White House Ideas to Pay for $2 Trillion Plan

The White House is floating new plans for ways to pay for President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion proposal for expanding social services and tackling climate change.
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January 6 investigation: Republican leadership instructs members to vote 'no' on criminal contempt charge for Steve Bannon

US President Donald Trump congratulates Senior Counselor to the President Stephen Bannon during the swearing in of senior staff in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 22, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Steve Bannon is refusing to comply with the investigation into the January 6 insurrection. A day before the riot, he predicted that "all hell will break loose." Donald Trump sued to prevent documents from his White House being shared with the committee. Repu...
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The Reconciliation Package Finally Takes Shape

Yesterday’s meetings between President Joe Biden and various groups of Democrats at the White House yielded some specifics about which programs will likely be in or out of the final package. The climate piece seems amorphous still — no doubt due to the fossil fuel-loving proclivities of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). The package Biden outlined dropped in price to the high $1 trillions, a clear sign of Sens. Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-AZ) influence. Some cuts, like two years of free community...
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The Sausage Making: The Reconciliation Juggernaut Rolls Ahead

Congress is back in session, but we’re continuing what began as a recess-time series of evening briefings on the reconciliation negotiations. Check in here to find out how the sausage-making is going.  Weeks passed when the reconciliation bill seemed dead, stalled out by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-AZ) refusal to engage in specifics. On Tuesday, that dynamic changed very quickly, as the reconciliation package lurched back to life.  Details from President Joe Biden...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Joe Biden, Reconciliation, Voting Rights, Manchin, Sens Joe Manchin, Sinema, Kyrsten Sinema, Sen Tim Kaine D Va, Kate Riga, Sen Tina Smith D MN


White House mulls Plan B, with new taxes for billionaires, stock buybacks: report

Facing opposition to corporate tax hikes, the Biden administration is seeking alternatives to how to pay for its multi-trillion-dollar...
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New York mandates vaccination for all city workers, but offers $500 to comply; FDA backs Moderna, J&J boosters: COVID-19 updates

New FDA authorizations could expand Americans' access to COVID vaccine boosters. Plenty of doses will be available, the White House has said.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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White House Tells Democrats Corporate Tax Hike Unlikely in Current Bill -Source

By Jarrett Renshaw(Reuters) -The White House told Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday that a proposed hike in U.S. corporate taxes is unlikely to...
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White House Tells Democrats Corporate Tax Hike Unlikely -Congressional Source

(Reuters) - The White House told Democratic lawmakers in a meeting on Wednesday that a proposed hike in corporate taxes is unlikely to make it into...
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Rudy Giuliani used a face filter to impersonate Abraham Lincoln and make a debunked claim about Terry McAuliffe

Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Alex Wong/Getty Images Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani tweeted a video featuring an Abraham Lincoln face filter. In his impersonation of Lincoln, Giuliani repeated a debunked claim about Virginia's ex-governor. "End the Clinton sleaze once and for all!" Giuliani said in his rendition of a 19th Century accent. In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani associated himself with a different ...
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Kyrsten Sinema is torpedoing Democrats' plans to roll back the Trump tax law, forcing a last-ditch scramble for alternatives

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Sinema's opposition to rolling back swaths of the Trump tax law is prompting a scramble for alternatives among Democrats. Other options include stepping up IRS enforcement and tightening international tax rules. Democrats have little room for error and its unclear which tax proposals could get Sinema's support. Opposition from Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona to lifting tax rates on individuals and lar...
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Sinema's opposition to raising the corporate tax rate leaves White House scrambling to pay for Biden's agenda

Top Biden administration officials are now weighing a range of different ideas to finance a sweeping economic and climate package as opposition from Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has thrown initial plans to raise the corporate tax rate into doubt, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Showtime's The First Lady: Everything We Know So Far

If there's any topic above all others that I personally don't need to see covered in our entertainment anytime soon, it's recreations of our past and present circumstances during this pandemic. Coming in at a close second would be depictions of the last four or five years of politics in the United States, for very obvious reasons. Thankfully, Showtime's "The First Lady" anthology series looks to be steering well clear of both areas, instead focusing on dramatizing the lives of three First Ladies...
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Rep. Jim Jordan says he doesn't know how many times he spoke with Trump on January 6

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Rep. Jim Jordan says he doesn't know how many times he spoke with Trump on January 6. "I don't recall the number of times. But it's not about me," he told a House panel on Wednesday. Jordan could become a material witness in the House select committee's investigation of January 6. Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday says he doesn't know how many conversations he had with former President Donald Trump on January 6."Of course ...
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Alyssa Milano says she was arrested during voting rights protest outside White House

Alyssa Milano says she was arrested Tuesday at a voting rights demonstration with People for the American Way outside the White House in Washington.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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New York mandates vaccination for all city workers, but offers $500 to comply; White House ready to vaccinate kids: COVID-19 updates

The Biden administration said it has obtained enough vaccine to distribute doses to the nation's 28 million children ages 5-11 years old.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Janet Yellen is optimistic the US will still hit full employment next year, even though Delta crushed the hiring recovery

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen attends the House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on September 30, 2021. Al Drago/Pool/Reuters The US is still on track to reach full employment "next year," Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen said on MSNBC. The unemployment rate fell to 4.8% in September, closing in on its pre-pandemic low of 3.5%. Yet Americans are quitting their jobs at a record pace, and the labor shortage has slowed the pace of hiring. Don't worry about the last few jobs ...
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Democrats failing to pass the latest voting rights bill will be a 'make-or-break moment' for filibuster reform, according to progressive activists

Virginia Shadron, of Atlanta, holds an anti-filibuster sign with the face of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of R-Ky., on it, during a rally in support of voting rights, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Senate Republicans are poised to block a major voting rights bill for the 2nd time this year. Progressive activists are hoping it'll be a make-or-break moment for filibuster reform. "Democrats can have the filibuster, or they defe...
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Democrats slam Biden's 'big mistake' to renew $300 monthly checks for families for only one year

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his administrations response to Hurricane Ida at the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Biden floated a one-year extension of the child tax credit at a White House meeting with Democrats on Tuesday. His suggestion is already causing some senior Democrats in the House and Senate to call it a "big mistake." "I'm gonna get longer than that," Senate Finance...
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Saudi leader MBS seemingly open to discussing normalizing relations with Israel, but has conditions: report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has faced global condemnation over Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Bernd von Jutrczenka/Getty Images MBS was seemingly open to discussing normalizing ties with Israel, per an Axios report. National security advisor Jake Sullivan met with MBS in late September in Saudi Arabia. Six Arab countries have full diplomatic relations with Israel. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not completely reject the idea of his country normalizing ties with Israe...
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United States: Medical Products Supply Chain Week In Review – October 7, 2021 - Alston & Bird

Last week, the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) held an inaugural meeting and discussed supply chain issues. The White House COVID-19 Response Team reported a decrease in case rates and hospitalizations.
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White House details plans to vaccinate 28 million children ages 5-11

Children will soon be able to get a COVID-19​ vaccine​ at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school.
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Fiona Hill says Trump 'could win again' in 2024 and continues to stage a 'slow-moving coup' after January 6

Fiona Hill, former top Russia advisor to the White House, provides testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump in Washington, DC on November 21, 2019. Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images Fiona Hill said in a new interview with The Hill that Trump could win in 2024 if he decides to run. Hill also claimed that Trump continues to stage a "slow-moving coup." "We're in for a wild ride. We're already in it," the former top Russia expert told The Hill. Fiona H...
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U.S. Democrats Scramble to Hammer Out Climate Legislation Ahead of Glasgow Talks

By Jarrett Renshaw, Jeff Mason and Timothy GardnerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats and the White House scrambled on Wednesday to find...
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It's not just empty shelves - online shoppers are nearly 3 times as likely to be disappointed by 'out-of-stock' warnings this holiday season as they were pre-pandemic

Empty shelves are visible at a Target retail store in Contra Costa County, San Ramon, California Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Online "out-of-stock" warnings are up 172% from pre-pandemic levels, Adobe said in a Wednesday report. The widespread shortages come as ports and companies struggle to untangle a global supply-chain mess. Online shopping will still grow, Adobe said, but decade-high inflation means deals will be hard to find. It's already too late to order many products onl...
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White House Announces COVID Vaccination Plan for Young Kids

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The White House on Wednesday unveiled a national plan to roll out...
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Peter Thiel says bitcoin at $60,000 is a sure sign the 'decrepit' political system is about to implode

Peter Thiel. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times Tech billionaire Peter Thiel said bitcoin's surge to $60,000 underscores his view that the US political system is unsustainable, according to The Information. Thiel railed against President Biden, the Obama administration and central banks, the report said. Bitcoin's price surged Wednesday to mark a new all-time high above $66,000. The US political system is not sustainable and the skyrocketing price of the decentraliz...
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