- Business Insider 00:22January 28, 2021Biden economic advisor pushes back against restricting eligibility for stimulus checksSome in Congress are debating whether to restrict eligibility for stimulus payments to lower-income Americans.
< Politics, Markets, Economy, Joe Biden, Economy & Markets, Stimulus checks, Direct payments, Congress, Coronavirus relief, Democrats, Republicans, Economy >
- Business Insider 23:44January 27, 2021How Democrats could provide up to $300 monthly direct payments for familiesAn early draft of the plan would put the IRS in charge of sending payments each month for families with children, similar to stimulus checks.
< Politics, Markets, Joe Biden, Coronavirus relief, stimulus check, Direct payments, stimulus plan, Democrats, Congress, Republicans, White House, Child tax credit, Economy, Poverty, Taxes, Tax Season >
- Business Insider 23:02January 27, 2021Marjorie Taylor Greene faces a new wave of condemnation for repeatedly spreading conspiracy theories about mass shootings"Are they trying to terrorize our mindset and change our minds on the Second Amendment?" Greene asked in a 2017 video.
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- New York Magazine 15:00January 27, 2021The Democratic Party’s Civil War Over the Filibuster Has Barely BegunThe Democrats’ existential interest in enacting major reforms — and its marginal senators’ aversion to tough votes — remain on a collision course.
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- Breitbart News 05:49January 27, 2021Anti-Trump Scholar: ‘Nearly Impossible’ to ‘Deprogram’ Millions of Trump SupportersOn Monday, the Washington Post published an op-ed by columnist Brian Klaas whereby he expresses the near futility of attempting to “deprogram” millions of Trump supporters, claiming that many have “gone far enough down the rabbit hole of conspiratorial thinking.”
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- Business Insider 00:24January 27, 2021Democrats in Congress are preparing to go around Republicans to pass Biden's stimulus packageChuck Schumer said "time is of the essence" as Democrats eye reconciliation to move swiftly on a plan that includes a fresh round of stimulus checks.
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- Business Insider 23:23January 26, 2021Trump is likely to escape conviction in his Senate impeachment trial. Here's why.Senate Republicans immediately condemned the Capitol riots, but most have not committed to convicting the former president who dominates their party.
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- Business Insider 22:30January 26, 2021Key Republicans went from blaming Trump for the deadly Capitol attack to fighting his impeachment in just 3 weeksHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went from saying Trump "bears responsibility" for the Capitol attack to "everybody" has some responsibility.
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- Business Insider 02:24January 26, 2021The Senate confirms Janet Yellen as America's first female Treasury chiefYellen will play a critical role shepherding the Biden administration's stimulus package through Congress.
< Politics, Markets, Policy, Economy, Janet Yellen, Joe Biden, Treasury Department, Stimulus, Coronavirus relief, Direct payments, Federal unemployment benefits, Trump administration, Federal Reserve, Congress, Republicans, Democrats >
- Business Insider 01:11January 26, 2021Joe Biden says he is willing to adjust income thresholds for a fresh wave of stimulus payments in new relief packageBiden said it may take several weeks to pass a relief package as negotiations in Congress kicked off.
< Joe Biden, stimulus check, Direct payment, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, White House, Coronavirus relief, Federal unemployment benefits, jen psaki, Unemployment insurance, Senate, Reconciliation >
- New York Magazine 20:41January 25, 2021Senate Republicans Don’t Even Want to Have an Impeachment TrialDemocrats will force the trial to go forward, but the odds of a conviction are low and getting lower.
< politics, impeachment trial, donald trump, mitch mcconnell, chuck schumer, senate republicans, article of impeachment, joe biden, john roberts, u.s. supreme court >
- The Guardian 13:00January 25, 2021Schumer promises quick but fair trial as Trump impeachment heads to SenateEx-president forms legal team before February hearingsBiden focuses on nominations and legislative prioritiesTrump plots revenge on Republicans who betrayed himThe single article of impeachment against Donald Trump will on Monday evening be delivered to the Senate, where Democratic majority leader Chuck Schumer is promising a quick but fair trial. Related: Trump's second impeachment trial: the key players Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 23:29January 24, 2021'I like Ivanka': Marco Rubio sweats over rumoured Trump Senate challengeFlorida senator finds familiar discomfort in unfamiliar surrounds of Fox News Sunday as former first daughter circlesTrump plots revenge on betrayers as Senate trial loomsThe last time Marco Rubio looked this uncomfortable in the national spotlight, he was stuck on robotic repeat in a Republican debate, being pummelled by Chris Christie. Related: Can Trump do a Nixon and re-enter polite society? Elizabeth Drew doubts it Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 22:39January 24, 2021Romney says that Trump impeachment trial is 'constitutional' and needed 'for accountability, truth, and justice'"If we're going to have unity in our country, I think it's important to recognize the need for accountability, for truth and justice," Sen. Romney said.
< Politics, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Impeachment, senate republicans, Capitol Siege, incitement of insurrection, abuse of power >
- The Guardian(UK) 21:58January 24, 2021Trump plots revenge on Republicans who betrayed him as Senate trial loomsPresident mulls third party amid impeachment debateConviction over US Capitol attack still seems unlikelyTrump is gone but big lie is a rallying call for extremistsRobert Reich: Don’t believe corporate anti-Trump hypeRepublican divisions over Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial came into clearer focus on Sunday, as the former president spent his first weekend out of office plotting revenge against those he says betrayed him. Related: Can Trump do a Nixon and re-enter polite society? Elizabeth Drew doubts it Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 17:33January 24, 2021Ted Cruz's 'Pittsburgh over Paris' campaign shows us just how dumb the Biden years are going to beBarely any time has passed since President Biden's inauguration, and Republicans have already returned to their bag of shenanigans.
< Opinion, Politics, Opinion, BI Commentary, Ted Cruz, Paris Accord, Climate Change, Jobs, Biden, Trump, GOP, Republicans >
- Business Insider 18:41January 23, 2021Moderate Republican senators signal opposition to Biden's economic rescue package, jeopardizing speedy passage of $1,400 stimulus checksRising resistance among Republicans against the stimulus package is creating a path laden with obstacles for the Biden administration.
< Politics, Joe Biden, Biden administration, White House, Coronavirus relief, Stimulus, Direct payments, Stimulus checks, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Unemployment insurance, Federal unemployment benefits >
- Breitbart News 03:22January 23, 2021Senate Confirms Lloyd Austin as First Black Defense SecretaryThe Senate on Friday confirmed Lloyd Austin as the Pentagon's first black defense secretary in a bipartisan 93-2 vote.
< 2020 Election, Politics, House, House Democrats, House Republicans, Jim Biden, Jim Mattis, Lloyd Austin, Mitch McConnell, Obama administration, Pentagon >
- The Guardian 03:16January 23, 2021Trump impeachment trial set to begin the week of 8 February, Schumer saysThe House will transmit the article against the former president on Monday, giving his legal team time to prepare their case US politics – live updatesOpening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump are set to begin the week of 8 February, with the former president facing charges of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol.The Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, announced the schedule late Friday after reaching an agreement with Republicans. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 00:45January 23, 2021Republicans are arguing that Biden violates his call for unity unless he pushes policies they likeIn pledging to bring back a sense of unity to the US, Biden was always going to have his work cut out for him
< Politics, News, Joe Biden, Republicans, Donald Trump >
- Business Insider 22:35January 22, 2021Here are the 16 Democratic and Republican senators who may determine the fate of Biden's legislative agenda on stimulus, infrastructure, and taxesThe group may form a center of influence in a Senate with a narrow Democratic majority as the Biden administration kicks off stimulus talks.
< Politics, Markets, Economy, Policy, Economy, Joe Biden, Stimulus, Coronavirus relief, Democrats, Congress, Republicans, White House, Stimulus checks, Direct payments, Unemployment insurance, Federal unemployment benefits >
- Business Insider 22:05January 22, 2021Democrats may have regained the Senate, but McConnell is blocking them from taking up Biden's agendaMinority Leader McConnell has brought the Senate to standstill by balking at a power-sharing deal over concerns about the filibuster.
< Politics, News, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Republicans, Democrats, Congress, Stimulus, Filibuster >
- New York Magazine 19:42January 22, 2021On COVID Relief, Dems Should Go Small Then Go It AloneDare Republicans to oppose a clean “vaccines and checks” law, then roll everything else into a reconciliation bill they can pass on a party-line vote.
< covid-19, coronavirus stimulus, president biden, senate democrats, senate republicans, the filibuster >
- Business Insider 19:36January 22, 2021From stimulus checks to larger food stamps, here's everything that's in Biden's 3rd wave of executive actionsThe executive orders aim to send direct payments to 8 million eligible Americans who didn't receive them in the first round.
< Economy, Joe Biden, Executive Orders, Biden administration, SNAP, Stimulus, Coronavirus relief, Direct payments, Stimulus checks, Food Stamps, Congress, Republicans, Democrats >
- Business Insider 05:17January 22, 2021A GOP congressman tried to enter the Capitol Building on Thursday with a concealed firearm, HuffPost reportsA number of House Republicans have previously scoffed at the new safety measure, with several refusing to walk through metal detectors.
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- Business Insider 03:53January 22, 2021Pennsylvania Republicans spent $1 million in tax dollars on 2020 election lawsuitsThe spending on efforts to block mail-in ballots was revealed in documents obtained by the news organization PA Spotlight.
< Politics, Law, Pennyslvania, 2020 election, mail-in ballots, mail-in voting, election lawsuits, Litigation, GOP, Republicans >
- Business Insider 23:34January 21, 2021The Republicans who could determine Trump's political fate in his upcoming Senate impeachment trialIf Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell votes to convict Trump, it could open the floodgates for other Republicans to do the same.
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- Business Insider 20:33January 21, 2021Nancy Pelosi says House Democrats will be 'completely ready to go' to pass Biden's stimulus package during the first week of FebruaryIt's unclear when the Senate could take up a plan that includes new stimulus checks for Americans because of Trump's expected impeachment trial.
< Politics, Markets, Economy, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, impeachment trial, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Coronavirus relief, Federal unemployment benefits, Stimulus checks, Direct payments, Unemployment insurance, Biden administration, Policy, Economy, Stimulus, stimulus package, Stimulus bill >
- Business Insider 19:43January 21, 2021Republican governors are still failing their constituents almost a year into the pandemicEncouraging your citizens to practice COVID safety means nothing if GOP governors fail to lead by example and wear masks.
< Opinion, Politics, Opinion, BI Commentary, COVID-19, Lockdown, Republicans, GOP, Pandemic, coronavirus >
- Business Insider 19:12January 21, 2021The 4 measures in the Biden stimulus plan that could put extra cash in your walletSome measures that could assist many people include new stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment aid, and a $15 minimum wage.
< Politics, Markets, Economy, Features, Joe Biden, Coronavirus relief, Stimulus, Federal unemployment benefits, Unemployment insurance, Stimulus checks, Direct payments, Minimum Wage, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Child benefits, Tax Credits, Donald Trump, Biden administration >
- Business Insider 16:31January 21, 2021Biden's unrivaled ability to work with Senate Republicans like Mitch McConnell will define his presidencyThe Senate may be blue this time around, but Biden will still have to show an ability to reach across the aisle.
< Opinion, Politics, Opinion, BI Commentary, Bipartisan, Democrats, Republicans, GOP, Senate, Congress, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden >
- Business Insider 23:04January 20, 2021Biden faces a set of massive economic and health crises - and his stimulus plan will test a vow to work with Congressional Republicans"Biden is inheriting among the worst crises a president has stepped into," a former top economic advisor to Obama said.
< Politics, Markets, Economy, Policy, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biden administration, Stimulus, Coronavirus relief, Stimulus checks, Direct payments, Federal unemployment benefits, analysis, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Barack Obama, Economy >
- Business Insider 23:39January 19, 2021"Another spending blowout:' Senate Republicans turned up their criticism of Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan during Janet Yellen's confirmation hearingRepublicans attacked the Biden stimulus plan provisions such as the direct payments, aid to state governments and a $15 minimum wage.
< Politics, Markets, Economy, Joe Biden, Stimulus, Coronavirus relief, Federal unemployment benefits, Stimulus checks, Direct payments, Congress, Republicans, House, Janet Yellen, Economy, Stimulus bill >
- New York Magazine 23:17January 19, 2021Democrats Push Voting-Rights Expansion With Fresh UrgencyRepublicans will block the reforms, but at the price of underlining an authoritarian strain in their thinking that will outlive Trump’s presidency.
< politics, joe biden, donald trump, republicans, for the people act, democracy reforms, voting rights, voting rights act of 1965, shelby county v. holder, u.s. supreme court, d.c. statehood, mitch mcconnell >
- Business Insider 19:58January 19, 2021Sen. Joe Manchin calls for up to $4 trillion in infrastructure spending as Democrats are poised to control CongressThe West Virginia Democrat also indicated he could still support $2,000 stimulus checks as part of a broader relief package.
< Politics, Markets, Joe Biden, Joe Manchin, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Infrastructure, Stimulus, Coronavirus relief, Federal unemployment benefits, Stimulus checks, Direct payments, Janet Yellen >
- Business Insider 16:52January 19, 2021Biden's Treasury pick Janet Yellen will urge Congress that now is the time to 'act big' on a stimulus package - and warns of a more painful recession without it"Without further action, we risk a longer, more painful recession now - and long-term scarring of the economy later," Yellen will tell lawmakers on Tuesday.
< Politics, Markets, Economy, Policy, Janet Yellen, Joe Biden, Treasury Department, Recession, Coronavirus relief, Stimulus, Unemployment benefits, Unemployment insurance, Direct payments, Stimulus checks, Congress, Republicans, Democrats >
- Breaking Defense 11:35January 19, 2021‘Made In USA’ Won’t Secure Supply Chain Vs. China: SolariumRather than try to mine strategic minerals, build key technologies, and develop high-tech talent entirely on its own, the US should work together with trusted allies like Australia, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and other experts argue.
< Allies, Congress, Networks / Cyber, Adm. Mark Montgomery, australia, Center for a New American Security, China, CNAS, Cyberspace Solarium Commission, defense industrial base, Five Eyes, HASC, house armed services committee, In-Q-Tel, industrial policy, Japan, rare earth, Rep. Mike Gallagher, republicans, Sarah Sewall >
- Breitbart News 11:00January 19, 2021Pollak: Where Trump Supporters Go from HereThe immediate task is to push back against Joe Biden's radical policies. Beyond that, rebuilding without Donald Trump must still include his policies, the "MAGA" agenda.
< Politics, agenda, Donald Trump, Republicans >
- Breitbart News 02:38January 19, 2021Analysis: House Democrats March in Radical Lockstep on ImmigrationHouse Democrats are in lockstep on attempting to pass expansions of legal immigration, crippling enforcement measures, and amnesty for illegal aliens, a new analysis finds.
< Economy, Immigration, Amnesty, Democrats, foreign workers, HEROES Act, illegal immigration, legal immigration, mass immigration, Republicans >
- Business Insider 00:53January 18, 2021GOP Rep. Nancy Mace said that Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' during the Capitol riots, but rejected impeachment, calling the process 'rushed'On NBC's "Meet the Press," Mace discussed a push to censure Trump that could have been an alternative to the president's eventual second impeachment.
< Politics, Nancy Mace, House Republicans, Donald Trump, Republican Party, political violence, Capitol Siege >
- The Guardian(UK) 22:25January 17, 2021Biden will appeal for unity as US braces for violence by Trump supportersAmerica on edge as troops guard state Capitols Biden orders will reverse Trump on climate, Iran, CovidJamie Raskin: ‘I’m not going to lose my son and my republic’US politics – live coverageJoe Biden will deliver a message of national unity when he assumes the presidency on Wednesday, seeking to begin healing a country fractured by the acrimony of Donald Trump’s administration and ongoing threats of violence by his supporters. Related: America is broken – can Biden and Harris put it back together? Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 16:10January 17, 2021Joe Biden executive orders will reverse Trump on climate, Iran, Covid and moreIncoming chief of staff trails flurry of action in first daysPresident exits having cleaved Republican party in twoRobert Reich: Biden cannot govern from the center Joe Biden will sign a series of executive orders in his first days in office, attempting to roll back damage done at home and abroad by Donald Trump, whom the Democrat will replace as president on Wednesday. Related: America is broken – can Biden and Harris put it back together? Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 21:01January 16, 2021'What the hell's the matter with them?': Biden scorches GOP lawmakers who didn't wear masks in secure areas during Capitol riots, saying they need 'to grow up'"It was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear masks," he said.
< Politics, Joe Biden, COVID-19, coronavirus, Mask compliance, Masking, Lisa Blunt Rochester, House of Representatives, Republicans, Capitol Siege >
- New York Magazine 18:00January 16, 2021What Madison Cawthorn Saw at the InsurrectionThe youngest member of Congress is invigorated by the mob he helped incite
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- Business Insider 16:05January 16, 2021Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is set to collide with Republicans - and it could force Democrats to scrap measures like a $15 minimum wageThe rescue package is already running into early Republican opposition that threatens provisions like a minimum wage increase.
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- New York Magazine 01:48January 16, 2021Will We Get a Third Round of Stimulus Checks?With Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, odds are high for more stimulus and a third check. But timing will be tricky.
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- Business Insider 01:18January 16, 2021Republicans in Congress are starting to oppose Biden's $1.9 trillion economic rescue package"Blasting out another $2 trillion in borrowed or printed money.. would be a colossal waste and economically harmful," Sen. Pat Toomey said.
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- The Guardian 13:00January 15, 2021Billionaires backed Republicans who sought to reverse US election resultsGuardian analysis shows Club for Growth has spent $20m supporting 42 rightwing lawmakers who voted to invalidate Biden victoryAn anti-tax group funded primarily by billionaires has emerged as one of the biggest backers of the Republican lawmakers who sought to overturn the US election results, according to an analysis by the Guardian. Related: Trump official admits family separation policy 'should never have been implemented' Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 01:17January 15, 2021Joe Biden unveils a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan with $1,400 direct payments and federal unemployment benefitsThe plan underscores Biden's intent to aggressively shore up a deteriorating economy and address the devastation wrought by the pandemic.
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- Huffington Post UK 23:05January 14, 2021American Politicians Are In A Huge Strop… About A Metal Detector
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