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News : Politics

Economists are calling for more stimulus checks. Here's where assistance plans stand

Monday  19:21,   23 november 2020

As coronavirus stimulus aid has stalled, one group of prominent economists is calling for a second set of stimulus checks to help ease Americans' burden.But lawmakers on Capitol Hill still need to work out their differences before they can... >>>

Resolving the cancer problem requires two separate but equal initiatives

Monday  19:21,   23 november 2020

The advances in understanding, treating and preventing cancer over the past half-century have created a world where many now live instead of dying from cancer and the quality of that living has greatly improved. But in a nation where health equity... >>>

White House planning holiday parties indoors despite pandemic warnings

Monday  19:21,   23 november 2020

The Christmas and Hanukkah gatherings planned at the White House contradict government advice amid a COVID-19 surge. U.S. public health officials have cautioned that large, indoor holiday gatherings during the winter months could lead to a dramatic... >>>

Trump appeals big loss in Pennsylvania vote case that seeks to block Biden win

Monday  19:21,   23 november 2020

President Donald Trump is waging a legal effort facing long odds to reverse a projected win for Joe Biden in the Electoral College.The appeal filed Monday also does not ask an appeals court to reverse its defeat or temporarily block Pennsylvania... >>>

A reception planned at the White House despite the sanitary instructions

Monday  18:55,   23 november 2020

SANTE-CORONAVIRUS-USA-MAISON-BLANCHE: A reception planned at the White House despite the sanitary instructions © Reuters / Erin Scott A RECEPTION PLANNED AT THE WHITE HOUSE DESPITE SANITARY INSTRUCTIONS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A reception will be... >>>

Trump friend and adviser Steve Schwarzman recognizes Biden as President-elect

Monday  18:50,   23 november 2020

President Donald Trump's friends and allies are increasingly doing what he will not: acknowledging the reality that Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. Steve Schwarzman, a Trump confidant and Blackstone Group CEO, became... >>>

What Do Georgia's New Rules for Absentee Voting in the Runoff Races Mean?

Monday  18:50,   23 november 2020

On Monday, Georgia extended two emergency rules to continue the use of secure drop boxes and to require counties begin processing absentee ballots eight days before Election Day.In a Monday meeting, the five members of the board, which is chaired by >>>

Pennsylvania Republicans sue in last-ditch effort to stop election certification

Monday  18:50,   23 november 2020

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans have filed an emergency lawsuit seeking to block certification of the election results in the Keystone State, which President-elect Joe Biden won by more than 80,000 votes. The emergency petition, filed in state... >>>

Why Democrats face an uphill battle in Georgia’s Senate runoffs

Monday  18:25,   23 november 2020

Biden received 100,000 more votes than Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate in the regular Senate election; he outperformed the eight Democratic candidates in the special Senate election by the same amount. Biden won Georgia by about 12,000 votes, a >>>

Biden aides dispute push for quicker, pared-down relief deal

Monday  18:25,   23 november 2020

President-elect Joe Biden's transition team on Monday pushed back on a report that he would favor a quicker economic relief deal, even if it meant ceding ground on some Democratic demands."This is incorrect. The President-elect fully supports... >>>

Georgia updates voting rules ahead of Senate runoff races

Monday  18:25,   23 november 2020

The Georgia State Election Board updated its voting rules and regulations ahead of January's Senate runoff races.The five-member board, led by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, extended two emergency rules regarding the use of... >>>

Why Biden's secretary of state pick tells us a lot about his priorities as president

Monday  18:25,   23 november 2020

Joe Biden is poised to name Antony Blinken as his secretary of state on Tuesday, a telling pick that reveals what the President-elect views as his most urgent priorities in the wake of Donald Trump's four years in office -- and the sort of... >>>

Biden team is reportedly pushing congressional Democrats to strike an immediate stimulus deal with Republicans to stave off renewed recession

Monday  18:25,   23 november 2020

The surge of virus cases is causing another wave of restrictions and closures that experts say could damage the economic recovery.The New York Times reported on Sunday that the Biden team is also increasingly worried about the prospect of millions... >>>

Tim Pawlenty Fast Facts

Monday  18:10,   23 november 2020

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota.Here's a look at the life of Tim Pawlenty, former Republican governor of... >>>

Biden to tap Linda Thomas-Greenfield as his United Nations ambassador

Monday  18:05,   23 november 2020

President-elect Joe Biden is poised to pick Linda Thomas-Greenfield as his United Nations ambassador, potentially the second black woman to hold the post. © Provided by Washington Examiner Thomas-Greenfield was former President Barack Obama's... >>>