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    The House Armed Services Committee just passed a defense appropriations bill filled with moral contradictions and illogical absurdities. Consider: It removes some racist symbols in the military, but preserves Trump’s ability to use the military against anti-racist demonstrators. It abdicates Congress’ responsibility to declare war, but prevents the executive branch from moving toward peace. It was passed by elected officials, but gives a single general the ability to overrule an elected branch of government. It requires officials to state definitively...
    By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining Republican priorities as earlier programs designed to ease Americans through the pandemic and economic fallout begin to expire. He is eyeing $1...
    Congressional leaders say there will be a fifth coronavirus relief bill approved by Congress, but how lawmakers get to the finish line is anyone’s guess. Huge policy differences separate Democrats in the House from Republicans in the Senate, and lawmakers have just weeks once they return to Washington to complete a bill before they are scheduled to leave again. Both parties have reasons to get to a deal given the intense pressure on Washington to provide relief for businesses and...
    Alabama – Primary 2,280 of 2,281 precincts – 99 percent 50 of 0 Delegates allocated Donald Trump 50 – 0 percent Uncommitted 0 – 0 percent Bill Weld 0 – 0 percent Alaska – Caucus 0 of 0 precincts – 0 percent 29 of 29 Delegates allocated Donald Trump 29 – 100 percent Arizona – Primary 0 of 0 precincts – 0 percent 54 of 57 Delegates allocated Donald Trump 54 – 94 percent Arkansas – Primary 2,570 of...
    Making a Rish WHAT a relief that the Chancellor has got his head screwed on and is sticking to the Conservatives’ election pledge not to hike income tax, VAT or National Insurance. Faced with an enormous lockdown bill, another politician might panic and raise taxes to try to pay off the debt. 2Chancellor Rishi Sunak has a plan to get Britain back on its feetCredit: Simon Walker HM Treasury But that would lead to disaster in the long run:...
    Bowing to inevitability, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally acknowledged that coronavirus relief thus far has been inadequate in helping some of the people who need it most. Hes leaving the door open in the next round of funding for more direct payments, but only to lower-income families. At home in Kentucky this week, McConnell visited a hospital in Bardstown, where he said that the people who have been hit the hardest are people who make $40,000 a year...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling a new coronavirus bill may come soon, weeks after Democrats started pummeling the Kentucky Republican for not teeing up another major COVID-19 package like the House did back in May. “This is not over. We are seeing a resurgence in a lot of states,” McConnell said. “I think the country needs one last boost.” But, the legislative “boost” is iffy – even according to McConnell. “If there is another one, it will come together in...
    The House Democrat charged with leading appropriations for legislative branch operations said Tuesday that members of Congress should reconsider the lawmaker pay freeze that has been in place for more than a decade, even as a House panel opted to keep the freeze in place for another year. The House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing legislative branch spending, which Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanThe Hills Coronavirus Report: San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus Artistic Director Tim Seelig says choirs are dangerous; Pence says, We...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Another round of $130 billion of loan money is available to help small businesses during the pandemic. President Donald Trump signed the extension of the Paycheck Protection Program over the weekend, but the first rounds of PPP loans have been criticized for going to large — rather than small — businesses. And according to Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig, who authored the latest PPP bill, that’s changing. “In the second round in the negotiation process, we did...
    Washington — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated the upper chamber will move forward on another coronavirus response bill later this month amid concerns over the nearing expiration date of additional unemployment benefits and the difficulties of reopening schools as states across the country see a spike in COVID-19 cases. McConnell outlined the Republican priorities for the next phase of legislation in a press conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday, emphasizing that a number one priority in any bill would...
    Matthew Rozsa July 7, 2020 9:26PM (UTC) A recent remark by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggests that, if another round of individual stimulus checks are approved by Congress, they may only be issued to Americans who earn less than $40,000 per year. Speaking at a series of events in Louisville, McConnell struck an initial positive note for struggling Americans hard-hit by the economic shutdown. : I cant comfortably predict were going to come together and pass [a second...
    By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who worked for a Defense Department contractor was sentenced on Tuesday to six months of home detention for threatening to kill a member of Congress who supported vaccination requirements for public school students. Darryl Albert Varnum told U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett that he was drunk when he called in the death threat last year and is ashamed by his impulsive actions. Varnum had been upset when...
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who worked for a Defense Department contractor was sentenced on Tuesday to six months of home detention for threatening to kill a member of Congress who supported vaccination requirements for public school students. Darryl Albert Varnum told U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett that he was drunk when he called in the death threat last year and is ashamed by his impulsive actions. Varnum had been upset when he read a post on...
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who worked for a Defense Department contractor was sentenced on Tuesday to six months of home detention for threatening to kill a member of Congress who supported vaccination requirements for public school students. Darryl Albert Varnum told U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett that he was drunk when he called in the death threat last year and is ashamed by his impulsive actions. Varnum had been upset when he read a post on...
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who worked for a Defense Department contractor was sentenced on Tuesday to six months of home detention for threatening to kill a member of Congress who supported vaccination requirements for public school students. Darryl Albert Varnum told U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett that he was drunk when he called in the death threat last year and is ashamed by his impulsive actions. Varnum had been upset when he read a post on...
    Washington (CNN)Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill on Monday allowing all registered voters in the Bay State to vote by mail in the primary and general elections this fall if they choose, his office confirmed to CNN. The new law means Massachusetts joins other states -- including Michigan, Nevada, California, New Hampshire and Wisconsin -- in moving to make it easier for more people to vote by mail as coronavirus infection numbers climb and states are forced to look...
    House Democrats are looking to add a provision requiring the United States Capitol to remove busts of controversial historical figures, including a handful of known supporters of the Confederacy, from the building to a spending bill designed to fund the legislative branch. The Hill reports that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a team of Democratic leaders unveiled the measure Monday and will bring the bill, which otherwise authorizes Congress to spend money on infrastructure, staffing, and other...
    Supporters of police reform in Montgomery County, Maryland, want changes to use-of-force policies and the elimination of a bill that protects the rights of officers accused of wrongdoing. They also want to reopen the case of a man fatally shot by a county police officer two years ago. The Silver Spring Justice Coalition held a news conference outside Montgomery County police’s 3rd District station Tuesday morning, while the county council was in session. The council had previously scheduled a 7:30...
    Confederate statues would be removed from the Capitol under to a provision in the Democrat House Appropriations Committee’s 2021 draft budget bill released Monday. The nearly $4.2 billion funding proposal would mandate the removal of monuments to Confederate generals and would also call into question those statues of people who have “unambiguous records of racial intolerance,” according to a press release from the Appropriations Committee. The architects of the bill consider former 19th century vice president John Calhoun, as well...
    Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee released a federal funding bill Monday that includes a call for the removal of statues and busts of Confederate members and any “individuals with unambiguous records of racial intolerance,” according to the Committee’s summary. The call to purge statues on Capitol Hill comes amid a national debate over the removal of Confederate monuments nationally in the wake of the killing of a 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, in police custody, which has sparked protests...
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday told citizens not to fear a new anti-terrorism law, addressing for the first time the controversial legislation that has unnerved rights groups over potential violations of civil liberties. The mercurial leader last week signed the anti-terrorism bill, prompting rights groups to stage protests and lawyers to question the law before the Supreme Court. For the law-abiding citizen of this country, I am addressing you with all sincerity, do not be afraid...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – City council unanimously passed two bills today to make Pittsburgh more inclusive and provide opportunities for certain communities. One bill will help make the city more inclusive and the other will provide additional opportunities for African American communities. Council agreed on the bill that would create an 11 person LGBTQIA+ commission. That group will develop plans and address challenges. It will also allow them to connect more with residents and services in Pittsburgh. Council also approved a...
    NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports something about the stimulus bill that I didn’t know: Tucked into the bill are a series of provisions that mostly cut taxes for rich people. For example, they can now reduce their tax bills by claiming bigger losses from previous years, even though the losses they suffered had nothing to do with COVID-19. The Joint Committee on Taxation says that provision alone will provide an average tax cut of $1.6 million for people in the top...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining Republican priorities as earlier programs designed to ease Americans through the pandemic and economic fallout begin to expire. He is eyeing $1 trillion in new aid. “This is...
    Instagram Deadliest Catchs Wild Bill On tonight’s episode of Deadliest Catch, Wild Bill will bring himself to the “brink of collapse”. That being said, how is his health these days? Especially after recovering from surgery in February 2018? Read on to find out what we know:Wild Bill Underwent Hip Surgery in February 2018Wild Bill underwent hip surgery in February 2018, and has since made a full recovery and is back at sea. In April 2019, Wild Bill spoke...