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Democrats Ditch 10-Year-Old Earmark Freeze, Putting GOP In a Tough Position

Democrats Ditch 10-Year-Old Earmark Freeze, Putting GOP In a Tough PositionIt is official: Earmarks are returning to Congress. The House Appropriations Committee will sooCon unveil the new process by which individual legislators can direct spending to projects in their home districts. Both parties swore off earmarking a decade ago after each had members get caught in scandals, some going so far as to barter earmarks for campaign contributions and lavish trips. Source ….. Read More.Washington Monthly – General Political | Politics & GovernmentMon, March 1, 20217 days ago


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Coronavirus update: Poll shows most believe the worst is over, Dr. Fauci sees ‘light at the end of...

Coronavirus update: Poll shows most believe the worst is over, Dr. Fauci sees ‘light at the end of…Hiring picked up in February By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs March 5, 2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.) Total U.S. confirmed cases: 28,832,196 (28,763,373) Total U.S. deaths: 520,518 (518,530) Total global cases: 115,781,179 (115,331,329) Total global deaths: 2,572,353 (2,562,739) Gallup: Most Americans think the worst is over Were a year into the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and millions of people are getting vaccinations. Thats leading Americans to have an increasingly sunny outlook. For the first time in the Gallup Polls trend, a majority of Americans — 60 percent — say the situation is getting better. This record-high optimism likely reflects the steep decline in new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. in late January and early February, the polling organization said in a statement. Gallup said it…


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Biden opposes gutting filibuster despite tough path for some legislative priorities in Senate

Biden opposes gutting filibuster despite tough path for some legislative priorities in SenatePresident Joe Biden opposes ending the legislative filibuster despite a slim Democratic majority in the Senate, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said Sunday, as the administration faces hurdles in pushing the President’s priorities through Congress. ….. Read More.CNN – Politics | Politics & GovernmentSun, March 7, 202116 hours ago


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How Republicans misunderstand the 2020 turnout story

How Republicans misunderstand the 2020 turnout storyNumerous Republican state legislatures are trying to pass new voter restriction legislation (e.g. limiting absentee and early voting). Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress are trying to pass laws that expand access to the ballot box. ….. Read More.CNN – Politics | Politics & GovernmentSun, March 7, 202116 hours ago


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Rand Paul questions if US borrowing puts country on path to become Venezuela

Rand Paul questions if US borrowing puts country on path to become VenezuelaSen. Rand Paul, one of the most outspoken Republicans about government spending, took to Twitter Sunday to ask if Congress’ borrowing is putting the U.S. economy on the same path as Venezuela’s. ….. Read More.FOX NEWS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentMon, March 8, 202160 mins ago


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Biden Thanks American People After Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

Biden Thanks American People After Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief BillFormally known as the “American Rescue Plan,” it includes a $1400 stimulus check, more money allotted for free-of-charge vaccines and distribution and extended unemployment benefits. ….. Read More.NPR – Politics | Politics & GovernmentSun, March 7, 202121 hours ago


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