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A Texas judge has ruled the CDC's eviction moratorium during the pandemic is unconstitutional

Friday  05:46,   26 february 2021

The ruling is seen as a win for landlords who said the moratorium violated their rights as property owners. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A federal judge in Texas ruled that an eviction moratorium put into place by the... >>>

Minimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster

Friday  05:46,   26 february 2021

A Senate official's ruling against Democrats' $15 minimum wage hike in the next coronavirus bill has revived calls to end the Senate filibuster. Democrats are trying to pass the legislation through reconciliation, a fast-track process that... >>>

Bernie Sanders says Democrats will try to devise a backdoor to implement a $15 minimum wage after major stimulus setback

Friday  05:35,   26 february 2021

Sanders said he would introduce a plan to end tax breaks for large corporations and set up incentives for small businesses to implement a pay hike.Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough ruled that a $15 minimum wage violated the strict... >>>

$15 Minimum Wage Is Dead for Now Thanks to One Unelected Official

Friday  04:51,   26 february 2021

Biden must decide whether to change the rules or change the subject.On the one hand the ruling saves Democrats from an internal battle between the vast majority of their House and Senate members who favor the $15 minimum wage and the few who don’t,... >>>

Minimum wage increase imperiled in covid relief bill by Senate official’s ruling

Friday  04:51,   26 february 2021

The guidance from the parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, was communicated privately to key Senate offices and confirmed by aides in both parties. It could be a major setback for liberals hoping to use Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief bill as the... >>>

On $15 Minimum Wage, Will Kamala Harris Overrule the Senate Parliamentarian?

Friday  04:26,   26 february 2021

If Harris refuses, Democrats will have to introduce the wage hike as a standalone bill. The bill would likely require at least 10 Republican Senators' support. Thus far, Republicans haven't supported the measure.Elizabeth MacDonough is the... >>>

Federal judge rules eviction moratorium is unconstitutional

Friday  04:25,   26 february 2021

A federal judge in Texas on Thursday ruled that the federal moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional, according to court documents. © Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images A demonstrator holds up a sign as he listens to speakers during a 'Resist... >>>

‘Hard to see the path out’: Cuomo besieged as crises grow

Friday  04:02,   26 february 2021

"It appears he's earned himself a primary," said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.Now, two months later, he’s embroiled in two major scandals and facing a daily onslaught of questions about deaths in nursing homes, accusations of... >>>

McConnell Says He Would Support Trump If He’s Nominated in 2024

Friday  04:01,   26 february 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would “absolutely” support Donald Trump if he were the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2024. His remarks, in a Fox News interview, marked an about-face from less than two weeks >>>

Senate parliamentarian rules no minimum wage hike in relief bill

Friday  04:00,   26 february 2021

President Joe Biden told "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell earlier this month that he didn't think the minimum wage hike would ultimately be included. The hike is "not going to occur because of the rules of the United States Senate," >>>

House passes bill prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ after days of debate

Friday  04:00,   26 february 2021

The House passed a bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Americans after days of heated debate Three Republicans voted with all Democrats on the measure, which the House also passed two years ago but languished in the... >>>

McConnell says he'll 'absolutely' support Trump in 2024 if he's the GOP nominee

Friday  03:46,   26 february 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blistering critiques of the former... >>>

Biden talks with King Salman, advocates transparency with Ryad

Friday  03:05,   26 february 2021

USA-SAUDI-ARABIA-BIDEN-SALMAN: Biden talks with King Salman, advocates transparency with Ryad © Reuters / Jonathan Ernst BIDEN S 'INTERVIEW WITH KING SALMAN, PROMOTES TRANSPARENCY WITH RYAD WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Joe Biden met with... >>>

FBI offers $250K reward for Russian figure Kilimnik

Friday  02:46,   26 february 2021

The FBI is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Russian figure and Konstantin Kilimnik for interfering with the U.S. political system. The FBI's Washington Field posted to Twitter that Kilimnik is wanted for... >>>

$15 minimum wage not allowed in Biden's Covid relief bill, Senate official says

Friday  02:43,   26 february 2021

Democrats waited for confirmation they could include a $15 per hour minimum wage in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package under budget reconciliation. The process allows the Senate to pass bills with a simple majority — in this case with no >>>