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    WASHINGTON -- The major order of business for President Joe Biden and Congress is to pass a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package before the round of unemployment benefits and other aid approved in December lapse, again leaving millions of Americans short of help.What's riding on this negotiation is the $1,400 stimulus checks proposed by Biden even before he took office, as well as that extra federal unemployment money. Democrats have said they will get a bill signed by mid-March.Three key things to know about the legislation proposed by House Democrats: It's massive. The latest package will run to about $1.9 trillion on top of about $4 trillion already approved under former President Donald Trump. See where that money went here. It's sweeping. The new bill would touch everything from direct stimulus payments and extending unemployment insurance to propping up the airline industry, giving new money for vaccines and...
    It appears Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) has flip-flopped over Donald Trump’s conduct in office, judging by how he’s attacking House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney for condemning the former president — as he once did. Roy spoke before reporters on Thursday, saying he defended his “friend” weeks ago when Congressional Republicans made their failed push to oust Cheney from her leadership role. This uproar occurred after Cheney voted to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection after deeming him responsible for the crowd of his supporters who violently invaded the U.S. Capitol to overturn his election defeat. Ever since Trump’s term ended in chaos, Cheney has urged the GOP to cut ties with the former president and find a new leader for the party’s future. This came to a flashpoint on Wednesday when she blatantly contradicted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as they spoke about whether Trump ought to be...
    (CNN)The major order of business for President Joe Biden and Congress is to pass a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package before the round of unemployment benefits and other aid approved in December lapse, again leaving millions of Americans short of help. More on Covid-19 relief Here's what's in the House Democrats' stimulus relief plan Congress already approved $4 trillion in Covid relief. What happened to it? Here's what budget reconciliation is (and why it matters for Biden's stimulus) Here are the executive actions Biden has signed so far What's riding on this negotiation is the $1,400 stimulus checks proposed by Biden even before he took office, as well as that extra federal unemployment money. Democrats have said they will get a bill signed by mid-March. Three key things to know about the legislation proposed by House Democrats: It's massive. The latest package will run to about $1.9 trillion...
    Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman revealed Thursday that certain militia groups present during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack later discussed plans to “blow up” the building during the State of the Union. “We know that members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desire that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible, with a direct nexus to the State of the Union,” Pittman said during her testimony to a House Appropriations subcommittee. “Based on that information, we think it’s prudent that Capitol Police maintain its enhanced security posture until we address those issues going forward.” Pittman stressed that news of potential future attacks have prompted the Capitol Police to maintain a increased presence near and around the building, adding that the security will decrease once the remaining threats pass. Pittman also noted that existing intelligence has failed...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says cellphone records back up the account of former Chief Steven Sund that he repeatedly asked his superiors for National Guard help during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Testifying before Congress Thursday, acting Chief Yogananda Pittman listed several times she says Sund called the sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate as a violent mob was surging outside the Capitol building. Pittman says Sund’s phone records show he called former House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving at 12:58 p.m. to request the Guard, then called ex-Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger at 1:05 p.m. Pittman says Sund made at least four more calls in the next 40 minutes. Sund and Irving disagreed earlier this week on when the chief asked for the Guard. Sund testified he requested the Guard at 1:09...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says the agency’s incident command protocols “were not adhered to” on the day of the Capitol insurrection. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman says commanders in charge of supervising the officers were supposed to be giving directions as the violent mob stormed the Capitol. But she says there was a “multi-tiered failure.” Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler on Thursday laid out a series of leadership failures at the U.S. Capitol Police as thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol while Congress was meeting to vote to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win over Donald Trump. Beutler says officers were operating without proper communication or strong guidance from the supervisors. Pittman says officials are working on communications and have streamlined communication with other agencies. Five people died in the riot,...
    Honesty is always the best policy. A Florida realtor is set to sell a Tampa-area home after advertising the property in deadpan detail, admitting the house was the worst in the neighborhood in a now-viral listing. Though real estate agents are famous for optimistically overexaggerating, that's just not quite Phillippa Main's style. The 29-year-old realtor recently took a different approach to selling a dilapidated bungalow in Zephyrhills, hilariously harping about everything that was wrong with the place, the Tampa Bay Times reports. An exterior shot of Phillippa Main's now-viral listing. (Google Maps) ARMIE HAMMER, ELIZABETH CHAMBERS TO SELL LOS ANGELES MANSION FOR $800G LESS THAN ORIGINAL ASKING PRICE: REPORT Main was brutally honest about the pitfalls of the two-bed, one-and-a-half bath home on almost half an acre, telling potential buyers from the get-go that there was a whole lot of work ahead if they were brave enough to flip the space. "Here...
    A German decided to pass the information on the properties of the German Bundestag to the Russian intelligence services. On its own initiative In a statement, the prosecution announced Thursday, February 25, that a German, suspected of having communicated to Russia data and plans concerning the Bundestag, was charged with Germany.He specified that this affair took place between the end of July and the beginning of September 2017. “The suspect decided on his own initiative to pass the information on the properties of the lower house of the German parliament to the Russian intelligence services“, he detailed.According to the prosecution, these documents, in the form of PDF files, were sent to an employee of the Russian embassy in Berlin, relate 20 minutes. However, the latter is suspected of being a member of the Russian military intelligence GRU. He was able to access files The Federal Prosecutor’s...
    New construction homes are available for quick move in at Summit at Liberty, an incredible 55-plus community located in the highly-sought-after east Bay Area. Ideally situated in Rio Vista in Solano County, this gated community showcases upgraded homes with thoughtfully designed interiors and world-class amenities allowing residents to experience the best years of life in the perfect place to call home. The Cooley plan is a stunning single-story home at Summit at Liberty, a premier 55-plus community in Rio Vista.  Imagine living in a beautiful brand-new home meticulously designed to fit your needs. Summit at Liberty offers a variety of two- and three-bedroom homes featuring chef-ready kitchens, spacious family rooms, private dens, wide doorways, walk-in showers, low-maintenance yards and more. Additionally, for those who enjoy spending time outside, every home showcases a covered front porch and back patio perfect for enjoying the cooler weather. Every home at Summit at Liberty...
    A stunning fresco in the garden of Pompeii's Casa dei Ceii (House of the Ceii) has been painstakingly laser-cleaned and touched up with new paint by expert restorers. The artwork — of hunting scenes — was painted in the so-called 'Third' or 'Ornate' Pompeii style, which was popular around 20–10 BC and featured vibrant colours. In 79 AD, however, the house and the rest of the Pompeii was submerged beneath pyroclastic flows of searing gas and volcanic matter from the eruption of Vesuvius. Poor maintenance since the house was dug up in 1913–14 saw the hunting fresco and others deteriorate, particularly at the bottom, which is more vulnerable to humidity. The main section of the fresco depicts a lion pursuing a bull, a leopard pouncing on sheep and a wild boar charging towards some deer.  Scroll down for videos  A stunning fresco in the garden of Pompeii's Casa dei Ceii...
    The United States House of Representatives will vote this Friday for a new economic stimulus package of 1.9 trillion dollars, with a great chance of being approved by the Democratic majority. Miami World / Diario Las Americas Democrats approved in early February a motion that allows the plan to be adopted by a simple majority, without the need to reach the usual 60 votes for decisions of this magnitude. Negotiations continue in the Senate – the next scale of the initiative – on some thorny points, such as raising the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour. The head of the Democratic majority of the House, Steny Hoyer, affirmed this Wednesday in a press conference that he will submit the plan to a vote in the plenary on Friday. Democrats have a small majority among legislators, while in the Senate they have the same number of seats as...
    ESCAPE to the Country's Jonnie Irwin pleaded 'I can do better' with an unimpressed buyer after a property gaffe. The latest episode of the BBC One show saw Jonnie tasked with finding a dream home for couple Jason and Carla. 5Escape to the Country's Jonnie Irwin insisted he could 'do better' after a couple were unimpressed by his first property The couple were keen to leave California and start a new life in the Welsh borders and had a budget of £500,000 to make that happen. They wanted a four bedroom property with character yet modern interiors and ideally half an acre of land outside. The first property Jonnie showed them was a converted barn on the Monmouthshire border for £480,000, however Carla felt it was a bit small and too close to the road. Picking up on her displeasure, Jonnie said: "When someone says ‘I don’t...
                         Presented by The AIDS Institute     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week: Monday, 498,901; Tuesday, 500,310; Wednesday, 502,660; Thursday, 505,890. Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is effective at preventing moderate and severe cases of COVID-19, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday, paving the way for the shot to potentially be approved for emergency use this week and for shots to be administered to Americans next week.   According to...
    February 25, 2021 7:16 AM | Albert Traver (EFE) 15 minutes. The president of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, has been in power for more than a month, but has half the Cabinet, since the Senate has only confirmed 9 of its 23 members and has at least one in check . Biden himself regretted this Wednesday having so few of his nominees sitting around the Cabinet table. At this point, most of the previous presidents had the full Cabinet or almost. However, the blockade of the Republicans at the beginning of the mandate, the impeachment of Donald Trump and the weak Democratic majority, delayed its composition. With Democrats counting 50 seats in the Senate, the same as Republicans, Biden cannot afford a single desertion from their ranks in strategic voting. A delicate balance that will surely haunt you during your tenure. In fact, it was West Virginia Democratic...
    The President of the United States, Joe Biden, announced this Wednesday a new renewal of the state of emergency due to the coronavirus crisis, which United States President Joe Biden announced this Wednesday a new renewal of the national state of emergency due to the coronavirus crisis, which In a statement released by the White House, Biden explained that the previous statement promulgated on March 1 of last year “will remain in effect beyond March 1, 2021”, because “it is essential to continue fighting and responding to COVID-19 with the full capacity of the Federal Government,” according to Europa Press. In a statement released by the White House, Biden explained that the previous statement promulgated on March 1 of last year “will continue to be in force, hardest hit by the coronavirus, with more than 28.31 million accumulated cases and close to 504,300 deaths. , according to the last...
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    JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska House Speaker Louise Stutes says a member of the Alaska House has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. She asked members and staff not to enter the Capitol on Thursday unless necessary to allow for contact tracing and cleaning to occur. Further details weren’t immediately available. The announcement came the same day that Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office announced he had COVID-19. His office says the 59-year-old Republican is in quarantine at his home in the Wasilla area with mild symptoms. A Dunleavy spokesperson says the governor will work from home as he has been since entering self-quarantine on Sunday because of an recent virus exposure. At least nine U.S. state governors have tested positive for the coronavirus. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Republicans solidly against $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with decision looming on minimum wage increase — Flu...
    New York : The stimulus project contemplates $ 20,000 million for vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Photo: JOEL SAGET / . / . House Democrats plan to pass the coronavirus aid bill worth $ 1.9 trillion on Friday, as lawmakers try to prevent unemployment benefits from expiring next month. “The American people strongly support this bill and we are moving rapidly to see it signed into law,” House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in a statement posted on Twitter Tuesday night. The House will vote on Friday on @POTUS‘ #AmericanRescuePlan to end this pandemic and deliver urgently needed relief to America’s families and small businesses. The American people strongly support this bill, and we are moving swiftly to see it enacted into law. – Steny (Wear a Mask) Hoyer (@LeaderHoyer) February 24, 2021 Package includes direct payments of $ 1,400 to most Americans, a...
    Fox News’ Laura Ingraham swiped at Congresswoman Liz Cheney Wednesday night for her comments about how Republicans should be moving on from Donald Trump. To recap: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the former president should be speaking at CPAC this weekend, followed by Cheney — who is still in House GOP leadership after a vote to oust her failed — standing by her comments that Trump should not be playing a role in the future of the Republican party. Ingraham told Jim Jordan, “Liz Cheney in the leadership role — they wanted her in a leadership role and now they got her in a leadership role — and she’s going to keep helping the Democrats, it looks like, on issues like this.” Jordan agreed with McCarthy and said he’s glad Trump will be speaking at CPAC. “He’s going to give a great speech, and President Trump is the leader of our...
    Following the conclusion of the 2020 congressional elections, Daily Kos Elections is pleased to unveil the most comprehensive guide you’ll find anywhere to the members of the new 117th Congress. This spreadsheet includes a wealth of demographic and electoral data on senators and representatives, as well as the states and districts they represent, providing key insight on the makeup of Congress and statistics that play a critical role in understanding both chambers. We've also visualized much of this data in maps and charts below. The guide includes our own calculations of the 2008-2020 presidential elections by congressional district that we recently finished for 2020, the 2012-2020 House election results, and the most recent Senate elections by state. It also includes vital census demographic statistics, such as the racial breakdowns (including by citizenship status) to provide the most accurate estimation of the eligible voter population. It further contains statistics about college educational attainment, median household income, and...
    US hits game-changing moment in COVID-19 fight Virus-weary Australia cheers prospect of Brisbane Olympics Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft The Best Flashlight We've Ever Tested Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © imagedepotpro/istockphoto Home Sweet Homeowners Insurance A home is a collection of repairs that have yet to be made. Some things, like leaky faucets and blown fuses, are universal. Other common homeowner headaches, however, tend to be regional plagues. Here’s a look at some of the most common and most costly issues that homeowners face and the likelihood that you’ll encounter them depending on where you live. Related: 20 Home Maintenance Mistakes You Need to Stop Making
    White House Chief of Staff Ron KlainRon KlainCollins: Biden's .9T coronavirus package won't get any Senate GOP votes Capito asks White House to allow toxic chemicals rule to proceed White House press aide resigns after threatening Politico reporter MORE said he “respects” Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinHoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Haaland courts moderates during tense Senate confirmation hearing Democrats in standoff over minimum wage MORE’s (D-W.Va.) right to oppose the nomination of Neera TandenNeera TandenHaaland courts moderates during tense Senate confirmation hearing On The Money: Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill | Collins rules out GOP support for Biden relief plan | Powell fights inflation fears Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill MORE to lead the Office of Management and Budget amid increasing signs she won’t be confirmed in the Senate.  Manchin, as well as a number of centrist...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Wednesday, Feb. 24Biden choice for budget chief faces new hurdles in CongressThe increasingly slim odds - and surprisingly thin outreach from the White House - for Neera Tanden's nomination as head of the Office of Management and Budget are raising growing questions about how long the president will stick with her, in an early test of how he will use his limited political capital.In the latest sign of trouble for Tanden, two Senate panels slated to take up her nomination, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...
    The emergency services have found the lifeless body of a 72-year-old man in a home of Navarra street in Castelló, during an operation in which one of the firefighters has been injured falling from a height of two meters when trying to access the house through a window. Around 7:00 p.m., a call from 112 was received at CIMSE 092 that warned that several residents of a building in Navarra street they had noticed that the inhabitant of a house in that building had not gone out for days from his home, so he thought something could happen to him, according to local police sources. Several teams from the Local Police of Castelló and the Municipal Firefighters have traveled to the scene of the events and have verified that, indeed, within the home there could be a person in danger, so the fire fighting services have accessed the...
    Simon Cowell says he came perilously close to not being able to walk after a 2020 e-bike accident — and that the wreck left him drifting in and out of consciousness. “I knew I’d broken my back the minute I landed,” Cowell told his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour on “Extra,” according to the UK’s Daily Mail. “It was really, really kind of sudden and it hurt. “It could have been a lot worse,” he added. “When I saw the X-ray, I really nearly could have smashed my spine to pieces, so I literally wouldn’t have been able to walk.” Ever the Type A personality, Cowell says he remembered thinking, “‘You’re not supposed to move,’ but, that wasn’t the ‘X Factor’ boss thought process at the time.” Rather, he thought, “I’ve got to get back into the house because I can’t lie there,” and he kept losing consciousness after he’d been carried...
    Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell said Wednesday that he believes former President Donald Trump will “spend the rest of his years in civil and criminal courts.” “A twice impeached president who incited an attack on our Capitol that led to the killing of a cop as … I believe, has no business being at any gathering of any Americans. I think he’s gonna spend the rest of his years in civil and criminal courts,” Swalwell said on “MSNBC Live With Ayman Mohyeldin.” (RELATED: Former Capitol Police Chief Didn’t See FBI Warning Of Capitol Violence, Regrets Resigning) House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy disagreed on Wednesday in a House GOP leadership press conference about whether Trump should address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday. McCarthy said Trump should speak, but Cheney said “that’s up to CPAC.” “I’ve been clear in my views about...
    Republican Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said that efforts to censor certain conservative networks “sounds like actions from the Chinese Communist Party” during a House hearing on “disinformation and extremism in the media” Wednesday. The House Committee on Energy & Commerce held a hearing titled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media,” which saw lawmakers and witnesses debate whether conservative networks like Newsmax, One America News Network and Fox News should be taken off the air due to coverage that some Democrats claim led to violence. Rodgers began by ripping House Democrats’ efforts to pressure big tech into censoring conservative media during her opening statement. (RELATED: House Democrats Pressure TV Broadcasters To Deplatform Conservative Networks) “Elected officials using their platform to pressure private companies to censor media outlets they disagree with? That sounds like actions from the Chinese Communist Party, not duly elected representatives of the United States Congress,” Rodgers...
    A top adviser to President Biden described the coronavirus pandemic as "the best thing that ever happened" to Biden, a new book reveals.  Biden adviser Anita Dunn made the revealing remark in a conversation with "an associate" during the campaign, veteran journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes revealed in their book. Dunn's comment was something "campaign officials believed but would never say in public," the authors wrote in "Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency," which is scheduled for release next week.  BACKLASH BREWING AS BIDEN, FAUCI KEEP URGING CAUTION ON CORONAVIRUS The bombshell comment was first reported Wednesday by The Guardian, which obtained an early copy of the book.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki didn't immediately return a request for comment on Dunn's remark.  VideoDunn, a veteran Democratic operative, joined the White House on a temporary basis as a senior adviser after playing a similar role on the campaign. She previously was an adviser to...
    President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will work and live in the White House for the next four years. Background: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock; Inlay: Joe Raedle/Getty Images In a recent town hall, President Joe Biden described the White House as a "gilded cage." Biden's new home consists of 132 rooms spread across three buildings. Here's a look inside the White House's most notable spaces. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    401 years ago, the first enslaved Africans came to this nation as free labor, fattening the pockets of plantation owners. Meanwhile, the negative and generational effects of this inhumane and government-approved horror still lingers.  Engraving shows the arrival of a Dutch slave ship with a group of African slaves for sale, Jamestown, Virginia, 1619. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Today, in efforts to correct the wrong of slavery, support for H.R. 40 is mounting as a markup and House vote are expected in March or this spring. There is support for the House and Senate versions of the bill as House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are part of that backing.  At the White House, President Joe Biden also supports the study. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki from the briefing room podium revealed, “The President has supported a study of reparations and continues to demonstrate his commitment...
    Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” that the Democrats won the majority in the House and Senate and Joe Biden won the presidency because they promised to pass coronavirus relief that that would include a $15 federal minimum wage. Jayapal  said, “I just keep reminding everybody that we won the Senate majority, the House majority and the White House because black, brown, indigenous, poor working people across this country were crying out for help and for a change in leadership and they were willing to give Democrats one more shot at really trying to get them the relief that they deserve and that they need. And I’ll tell you that moral argument right now actually did do a lot to keep people together in terms of what Democrats promised on the campaign trail and what we now have to deliver.” She continued, “You know we...
    New York : Checks and cards would be sent one and two weeks later, respectively, after account deposits. Photo: PHOTO: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURE / . Although the Democrats had promised to speed up the passage of the $ 1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, the legislative route that they decided to follow, as well as the partisan divisions and among their own caucus have lengthened the process. Direct deposits were scheduled to occur the second week of March, but that could only have happened if the approval of the comprehensive package was given no later than the following week in the Senate. Majority Leader in the Senate, Chuck schumer (New York), acknowledged that the aid plan integration process, whose approval would be the week of March 8 to 13, will be reviewed, the same that would be sent to the president Joe biden for your...
    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Democratic campaign arm, said Wednesday he’s doing a deep dive into the party’s election failures in 2020, including a look at “why the polling sucked.” Speaking at an event hosted by Politico, Maloney said the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has commissioned a report examining why the party lost more than a dozen House seats over the course of an election in which they won the White House and a majority in the Senate. “I’m doing a deep dive to figure out why the polling sucked, why we were misled on the status of certain races…on how we do digital, on how we use qualitative research versus quantitative research,” he said. “There’s a lot to learn. We’re looking at it…and we will have a report.” Democrats were expecting to pick up seats and add to their majority in the House in...
    A runaway dog became a surprise guest on a Virginia news broadcast last week. Fox 5 reporter Bob Barnard was broadcasting live outside in Leesburg, Virginia on February 19 when his weather report was interrupted by one of the street's furrier residents. A dog from a nearby house ran out and into the shot, where Barnard picked him up and continued his report — now with a special guest in his arms. Breaking news! Reporter Bob Barnard was broadcasting live outside in Leesburg, Virginia on February 19 when his weather report was interrupted by a dog He wants to be famous! Barnard was discussing icy conditions outside when the pup darted out from a nearby house Laughing, Barnard bent down to stop the pup, realizing that its owners probably didn't realize he'd run outside 'Forget the people we talked to earlier! I want to get to know...
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    The White House is upping its campaign encouraging the public to wear masks to combat COVID-19 by announcing a plan to distribute face coverings across the country to low-income people. Starting in March, the Biden administration will send more than 25 million washable cloth masks to roughly 1,300 community health centers, as well as 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens, in the hope that an extra 12 to 15 million people will wear face coverings if they are offered from for free, according to the White House on Wednesday. GOP ANSWERS BIDEN CALL FOR CUTS TO COVID-19 SPENDING BILL "Not all Americans are wearing masks regularly. Not all Americans have access. And not all masks are equal," said Jeff Zients, the administration's COVID-19 response coordinator, during Wednesday's White House pandemic briefing. The program of providing the made-in-America masks will last until May. "Recipients will be encouraged to take an...
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    Joe Biden has posed with the two first dogs in the Oval Office saying the two German Shepherds have 'walk-in privileges'.  The president tweeted the sweet image alongside Major and Champ, writing: 'Not many people have Oval Office walk-in privileges.  'Happy to report that these two are on the list.'   First dogs Champ and Major are reviving a tradition that goes back to George Washington - the first President to have a dog - after four years of a dog-free White House under the leadership of former President Donald Trump. He was the first US leader in decades not to have a canine companion. The president tweeted the sweet image alongside Major and Champ Tuesday He wrote: 'Not many people have Oval Office walk-in privileges'. 'Happy to report that these two are on the list,' the president added Champ, who was named by Biden's granddaughters, has already enjoyed eight...
    The centuries-old practice of aristocratic titles only being passed on to male descendants could be about to come to an end, with several high-society heiresses set to inherit the family land and titles.  Boris Johnson is understood to have ordered the issue of male primogeniture be looked into as part of plans to make Parliament more welcoming to women. If the practice is abolished, it would mean for the first time first-born daughters would take on their father's peerage instead of younger sons, as seen in shows such as ITV's Downton Abbey. Here, FEMAIL reveals the stunning socialites who could inherit the family pile, and titles, under the new proposals, including Princess Diana's niece Kitty Spencer and Lady Willa Franks. With the centuries-old practice of aristocratic titles only being passed on to male descendants could be about to come to an end, FEMAIL has revealed the aristocratic women who could be set to...
    The House Sub-Committee on Energy and Commerce is holding what will likely be a contentious hearing that is called “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.” The hearing comes at a time when the nation is bitterly divided, largely by media consumption habits, and allegations of disinformation are flying on almost a daily basis. Chaired by Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), the Democratic-controlled sub-committee is certain to take a critical look at conservative media outlets, such as OAN, Newsmax, and Fox News, in light of the amplified “stolen election” conspiracy theory that seemed to inspire the deadly insurrection led by Trump supporters on Jan. 6. Guests invited to testify include Soledad O’Brien, Anchor of syndicated program Matter of Fact; Emily Bell, Director of The Tow Center for Digital Media at Columbia University; Kristin Danielle Urquiza, Co-Founder of Marked by COVID; and Jonathan Turley, Fox News contributor and Professor at...
    Year after year, Oregon lawmakers are faced with the same problem legislating ways to house the homeless: paperwork. No matter the cost or the scale of a state housing project, cities and counties are often bogged down by complex land use rules and local politics to give them the green light. In 2019, state lawmakers took a big step in freeing up public land for duplexes, banning cities of more than 10,000 people from limiting areas to single-family homes. In the Portland metro area, cities and counties must permit quadplexes and cottage housing clusters to be built around a common yard. A pair of bills this session, House Bills 2004 and 2006, aim to cut out the red tape in the shelter-building process. Both take effect immediately upon passage. HB 2006 requires local governments to approve and waive land use rules for all homeless shelter applications...
                                Presented by The AIDS Institute     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week: Monday, 498,901; Tuesday, 500,310; Wednesday, 502,660. Top security officials involved in the response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol pointed fingers, blamed “intelligence failures” and argued that the Pentagon left officers vulnerable to the deadly attack on the Capitol complex.    Lawmakers grilled top officials on Capitol Hill, eager to lay blame for...
    CHLOE Ferry flashed her see-through bra for a sexy selfie after leaving the house without a top on. The Geordie Shore beauty, 25, stunned fans as she posed in the seat of her car. 5Chloe Ferry showed off her see-through braCredit: Instagram Chloe wore a leather jacket, letting her hair fall down either side of it. She held a hand up to her face and pouted her lips as she looked into the camera. However, she skipped out on wearing a top, instead showing off a see-through black bra underneath. The star captioned the pic: "Fast Lane baby" 5Chloe Ferry looks stunning in sheer lingerieCredit: Instagram Fans went crazy for the image, with one person saying: "My God, that FACEEEEE ????" Another added: "Uber sexy ????????" A third remarked: "Beautiful ????????❤️" Earlier this month, Chloe showed off her impressive weight loss after piling on two...
    INSTAGRAM and Pinterest have long been our go-to for dreamy home interior inspiration. But whether you're looking to spruce up your own pad or not, these stars have become known for their luxurious home designs as much as their founding fame - so they're definitely worth a follow. 19Mrs Hinch is known for her all-grey home interiors and has racked up a huge fan base thanks to her immaculate homeCredit: Instagram There's no denying that Mrs Hinch's all-grey home is the ultimate house goals. In fact, now with over four million Instagram followers and four self titled books, it's safe to say her home and cleaning tips have won over the nation. Similarly, her pal Stacey Solomon, 31 - who first appeared on X Factor many moons ago - has become the go-to for clever home hacks and notable 'Tap to Tidy" Instagram stories. But...
    New York : Raising the minimum wage could lift 900,000 Americans out of poverty but cut 1.4 million jobs. Photo: Justin Sullivan / . The stimulus package to enact the American Rescue Plan came out Monday from the House Budget Committee and now it is scheduled to be voted on in plenary later this week. The package of $ 1.9 trillion proposed by President Joe Biden contemplates a third stimulus check for $ 1,400. So far the House of Representatives is following Biden’s original plan quite closely. The fate of the bill will now go to the House Rules Committee and then reach the plenary session of the House where it is expected that Democrats, led by President Nancy Pelosi, approve it next Friday or Saturday. So far the commission has not made any major changes. However, one of the modifications of the Biden plan...
    By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police said Tuesday they had arrested a woman for driving under the influence of an intoxicant after she was observed driving the wrong way down a one-way street. Police did not identify the woman but Hawaii News Now identified her as state Rep. Sharon Har. Har’s legislative office told The Associated Press she would issue a statement on the matter. Har didn’t immediately respond to a text message seeking comment. Honolulu police said they arrested a 52-year-old woman at 10:20 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Piikoi and Beretania Street. Honolulu Police Department spokesperson Sarah Yoro didn't identify the individual arrested. House Speaker Scott Saiki in a statement called the incident “unfortunate.” “We are wishing Representative Har and her family the best right now,” he said. Har is a Democrat who represents Kapolei and Makakilo. She was first elected to the...
    EFE videos Caracas, the city without running water Caracas, Feb 23 (EFE) .- Jeanette Celis longs for the rain to fall on the depressed Caracas neighborhood of La Vega one afternoon in late February. The water has not come out for months when you turn on the taps, as in much of Venezuela, and the water that falls from the sky could well fill the half dozen empty tanks you have at home. On the roof of his house, a sheet of zinc transformed into a gutter is capable of collecting rainwater and diverting it to a huge tank outside the house. “My husband is very intelligent to do these things,” Celis tells Efe, showing the rudimentary system, which is repeated in all the houses in La Vega. “He managed to do this, (but it works) more than anything when it rains. Piped water is impossible (to have),” adds the...
    MTV The Challenge: Double Agents It may come as a surprise to viewers, but two competitors formed a strong friendship in the house on The Challenge: Double Agents, one star revealed recently. In a Q&A on her Instagram, British reality star Tula “Big T” Fazakerley was asked who her closest male friend was and she said that Devin Walker has become a “best friend in and outside of the house.” So far in the season, Big T and Devin have been working together, especially after Big T was paired up with CT, one of Devin’s friends in the house. Devin then became partners with Gabby Allen, one of Big T’s closest friends in the house, solidifying their alliance even more. In one episode a few weeks ago, the two were seen having a heart-to-heart conversation about losing a parent alongside Kyle Christie and Amber Martinez but there haven’t...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Tuesday, Feb .23Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breachOfficials who were in charge of Capitol security at the time of last month's riot have testified that missed intelligence was to blame for the failure to anticipate the violent mob. The invaders stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, interrupting certification of Democrat Joe Biden's election victory over Republican Donald Trump.Then-president Trump had urged them to protest the certification at a rally minutes earlier. The former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police told lawmakers on Tuesday that...
    A polyamorous throuple who appeared in a 2020 episode of HGTV's House Hunters is reflecting on how their very public coming out affected their lives.  In February of last year, Brian, 47, Lori, 42, and Angelica 'Geli,' 28, became the first throuple ever to be featured on HGTV when they appeared in the episode 'Three's Not a Crowd in Colorado Springs,' wherein they search for their dream home in Colorado. The throuple, who are raising two children together, now tell GQ that apart from the usual internet trolls, most people have been kind and accepting of their unconventional relationship — and mostly just want to ask them questions about their lifestyle. Trio: A polyamorous throuple who appeared in a 2020 episode of HGTV's House Hunters is reflecting on how their very public coming out affected their lives Three's company: Brian, 47, Lori, 42, and Angelica 'Geli,' 28, were the first throuple featured...
    The Architect of the Capitol and the House of Representatives' curator will be among the witnesses Wednesday to detail their experiences during and in the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection.  The Architect of the Capitol Brett Blanton wrote in prepared testimony that this staff 'raced to the roof to reverse the airflows within the building to help clear the air of chemical irritants, like bear repellents and pepper spray.'  Those chemicals contributed to some of the damage found in the eight pieces of artwork in the House collection that curator Farar Elliott will testify about, including a statue of Thomas Jefferson and paintings of James Madison and John Quincy Adams.   The Architect of the Capitol and the House's curator will testify before a House subcommittee Wednesday about the January 6 insurrection. In pre-written testimony, the curator said eight pieces from the House Collection were damaged Architect of the Capitol Brett...
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), chair of the campaign arm for Senate Republicans, called for the party to unite amid concerns that internal divisions could hurt them in the 2022 midterms. In a memo released by the National Senatorial Campaign Committee (NRSC) addressed to “Republican voters, activists, leaders, donors,” Scott sounded the alarm over Democrats' policies, stating that unity is necessary to win back the House and Senate next year. The Florida Republican noted some within the GOP may be ready for a fight between the establishment and far-right wings of the party, telling them to “save it for another day” and that “The Republican Civil War is now cancelled.” “Perhaps in more genteel times, a bunch of infighting and arguing wouldn’t do much damage. Truthfully, I enjoy bantering back and forth, and I have no interest in trying to quell intraparty policy dialogue and debates,” Scott wrote. “But now is...
    (CNN)Republican leaders in both chambers are maneuvering to keep all of their members in line against the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan, a move that would deny President Joe Biden a bipartisan victory and one that could scuttle the bill in the Senate if any Democrat breaks ranks.But the move amounts to a political risk for Republicans with polls showing clear majorities of Americans supporting an emergency rescue package and with the economy still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. So Republicans now plan to begin an urgent public relations push to argue that the bill is bloated, poorly targeted and contains a hodgepodge of measures aimed at pleasing the Democratic base -- a message that party leaders discussed with their members at a private GOP lunch on Tuesday and that they plan to echo in the days ahead, attendees say. "If the Democrats continue down the path they're on, and...
    Nonfiction 1. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. A Promised Land by Barack Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates, narrated by the author and Wil Wheaton (Random House Audio) 4. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 5. Think Again by Adam Grant, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 6. How to Train Your Mind by Chris Bailey, narrated by the author (Audible Originals) 7. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins, narrated by the author and Adam Skolnick (Lioncrest Publishing) 8. The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 9. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(asterisk)ck by Mark Manson, narrated by Roger Wayne (HarperAudio) 10. Winning the War in Your Mind by Craig Groeschel, narrated by the author...
    New York : White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Photo: Alex Wong / . To ensure approval of the third economic stimulus package, the Democrats decided to apply the Budget Reconciliation, in order to endorse the plan with a simple majority, but the process is complex and must follow the guidelines of the “Byrd rule”. It will be in the Senate where the Democrats led by Chuck schumer (New York) will review the $ 1.9 billion project promoted by the president Joe biden. In the Budget Committee, chaired by Bernie sanders (Vermont), you must ensure that the proposal adheres to the aforementioned rule, which was named after the senator Robert Byrd. It is now known as the “Byrd rule,” corresponding to Section 313 of the Congressional Budget Act, which was first adopted in the mid-1980s. Its objective is to “clean” a specific budget projectSince the plans...
    HGTV The first throuple on real-estate show "House Hunters" said their life isn't as easy as it seems on screen. Geli, Brian, and Lori spoke to GQ about the professional and social discrimination they face. Polyamorous people don't have the same protections under the law as monogamous couples. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The first-ever throuple on the popular real-estate show "House Hunters" are opening up about the discrimination they face in their non-traditional and consensually non-monogamous relationship. In a February 23 GQ article about their life, Geli, Lori, and Brian — co-parents to a 12- and 14-year-old — told reporter Gabriella Paiella that despite their television debut, they still receive judgment from other parents and coworkers. In some cases, the discrimination can be life-altering, like when Brian had a job offer rescinded upon his future employer learning about his relationship. It's a common way polyamorous...
    More On: russia State Dept. spokesman clashes with reporter after touting Trump-era policy Rangers star is paying the price — fishy allegations be damned Alexei Navalny won’t be silenced Dogs are mysteriously turning blue and pink in Russian city ​The White House said Tuesday that it was working to “sharpen the attribution” into Russia’s alleged involvement in the massive SolarWinds hack that infiltrated scores of federal government agencies and private companies before making a determination on whether to slap sanctions on Moscow. “We have asked the intelligence community to do further work to sharpen the attribution that the previous administration made about precisely how the hack occurred, what the extent of the damage is and what the scope and scale of the intrusion is. And we’re still in the process of working that through now,” press secretary Jen Psaki said at Tuesday’s White House briefing. “But it will be...
    THIS is the moment a Brazilian nurse who was filming herself dancing in her home beats up a "burglar" who entered her home. Angela Goncalves was recording herself dancing to music at her home in Paranagua, Brazil, on Wednesday when the incident happened. 5The nurse was filming herself dancing for Instagram when the 'intruder' walked in through the gate in the gardenCredit: Angela Maria Goncalves/Newsflash 5Angela Goncalves beat up the 'intruder' as he went to grab her in BrazilCredit: Angela Maria Goncalves/Newsflash 5Goncalves posted the Instagram video to her Facebook page where she explained her reaction to the intruderCredit: Angela Maria Goncalves/Newsflash The man is seen lurking outside the property having entered a side gate before he enters the home, giving Goncalves a fright. Both the nurse and the "intruder" laugh as he strolls into the home until he reaches out to grab her. She then begins to slap him...
    Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are making a bad bet. The House Budget Committee advanced the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, on Monday. It combined bills from nine other committees into the budget reconciliation package that will get a final vote in the House at the end of this week, then go to the Senate where it can be passed with a simple majority vote. That part is key, and why lawmakers chose to use the budget reconciliation took for enacting the relief: because you can't count on any Republican to do the right thing. The right thing in this case is spending $2 trillion on helping everyone as opposed to giving it in tax cuts to the very rich. Republicans are proving yet again how necessary choosing a path for relief that does not require them really is. Thus far, their only contribution has been to insist...
     Presented by Facebook     To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN  --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.    The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Lawmakers investigate Jan. 6 security failures | Former Capitol Police chief blames lack of shared intelligence | Haaland’s contentious confirmation hearing | GOP, Dems meet with Senate parliamentarian | Make their cases for $15 minimum wage debate | House vote on COVID relief potentially Friday | Trump in legal jeopardy after financial disclosure ruling | Pending investigations affected | Biden meets with Trudeau | NASA releases new Jupiter photo   HAPPENING TODAY Care to explain what happened…?:  Two Senate committees are holding a joint hearing to investigate the security failures that led to the Capitol attacks on Jan. 6.   Who is...
    More On: Real Estate Phil Falcone mansions head to foreclosure auction amid money woes Inside Kamala Harris’ San Francisco home that she just sold Here’s where NYC’s real estate market stands right now Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers finally find buyer for marital home Just imagine the instructions. IKEA is now in the business of making tiny houses. And luckily for triggered millennial furniture owners everywhere, you won’t need that disposable Allen wrench. It’s already built. The Swedish furniture company is experimenting with prefab houses through their Ikea Tiny Home Project, selling 187-square-foot abodes on flatbed trailers. The tiny house endeavor is a partnership with Vox Creative and RV builder Escape. Currently, the only model available is the IKEA version of Escape’s Boho XL Wide model, which starts at $47,550. That’s about 368 POÄNG chairs, for anyone who’s counting. Features in the IKEA version — which...
    President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen host a new podcast together. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen host a new Spotify podcast, "Renegades: Born in the USA." Obama thought Springsteen was shy until they bonded over music and "libations" at the White House. "And then I said, 'Well, he's not as shy as I thought,'" Obama said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. President Barack Obama was surprised when he met Bruce Springsteen for the first time. On their new Spotify podcast, Renegades: Born in the USA, Obama and Springsteen discussed the origins of their friendship. The two met around 2008, when Springsteen played a concert for Obama's presidential campaign. "I remember thinking, 'He's very low key, even maybe a little bit shy,'" Obama said. "And I liked that in you. So I thought, 'I hope I get a chance to talk to him at...
    February 23, 2021 12:09 PM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The state of Virginia, in the United States (USA), abolished the death penalty on Monday after the vote in favor of the 2 chambers of the General Assembly of the territory. The law still needs the signature of Democratic state governor Ralph Northam. However, Northam said he would sign it, making Virginia the 23rd state to ban the death penalty. Said repeal occurs in the state that has used this procedure the most to punish offenders. In fact, it executed nearly 1,400 people since its colony days, according to the US Death Penalty Information Center. Since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, Virginia, with 113 executions, it ranks second after Texas. This is reflected in the data collected by the American television network NBC. Currently, 2 men remain on death row in Virginia. Namely:...
    The spectacular move of an entire 139-year-old house in San Francisco
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                               Presented by The AIDS Institute     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week: Monday, 498,901; Tuesday, 500,310.    President BidenJoe BidenTikTok users spread conspiracy that Texas snow was manufactured by the government The problem with a one-size-fits-all federal minimum wage hike Throwing money at Central America will not curb illegal migration MORE and Vice President Harris on Monday held a White House candle-lighting ceremony to mark 500,000 COVID-19 deaths. Biden said...
    Earlier this month, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters that teachers did not need COVID-19 vaccine shots to return to the classroom safely. It seemed, at the time, like a relatively straightforward statement, one several studies conducted by the CDC had supported. But the comment sent Biden administration officials spinning, in part because the White House was not prepared to make an official announcement on schools. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Walensky was “speaking in her personal capacity” when she made the comment; Psaki’s statement then raised questions of its own since Walensky was speaking very much in her official capacity as the director of the CDC at the press conference. The CDC eventually published its recommendations, which clearly stated schools did not need to vaccinate staff in order to safely reopen. But Biden political figures continued to dodge questions about the guidance...
    WHEN it comes to cleaning, most of us will have ditched traditional gender roles, insisting that our blokes chip in with the housework. However, for Charlotte Clarke it’s more trouble than it’s worth. 6Charlotte Clarke is responsible for all of the housework in her houseCredit: Charlotte Clarke/ Medavia Since moving in with partner of two years Steve Lewis, both 28, Charlotte has found herself taking on the brunt of the cooking, cleaning, laundry, ironing as her ‘dirt blind’ partner watches on. In fact Steve’s only jobs are to take the bins out and the washing up, well, stacking the dishwasher. But Charlotte, from Torquay, Devon, had no idea about her man’s slovenly ways until after they moved in to their first home together in March last year. Speaking exclusively to Fabulous Digital, Charlotte said: “Because we were saving to buy the house, I was living with my nan and Steve...
    Daily average deaths and hospitalizations from the coronavirus have fallen to their lowest levels since before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  There were 1,235 daily deaths recorded in the last 24 hours with figures now at their lowest since the middle of October, at the start of this winter's wave of infections.  On Monday, the number of people currently in hospital with the virus fell to 55,403 marking 41 straight days of falling hospitalization numbers.  The promising news brought by the declining figures was also coupled with a restarting of the vaccination program which came to a virtual halt due to bad weather across much of the country last week.  The number of daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all now falling A closer look at the figures show the numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all down. So too is testing but that may be due to...
    Riot attorney walks back Secret Service claim Executives with Pfizer, Moderna say theyre ramping up vaccine supplies © alex edelman/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images CAPITOL REPORT Load Error The House Budget Committee approved Monday a $1.92 trillion bill to carry out President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, the first step toward likely House passage by the end of the week. The vote was 19-16. Texas Democrat Rep. Lloyd Doggett voted with Republicans in opposition to the bill but a spokeswoman for him later said he had cast his vote in error and supported the legislation. The bill will go next to the House Rules Committee, where it could be changed, before hitting the House floor late in the week. As a spinoff bill from the fiscal 2021 budget resolution, it will be immune to the filibuster in the Senate and can pass with 50 Democratic votes and that of Vice...
    (CNN)Shalanda Young, who last month was nominated as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, has emerged as a leading contender for the top position at the office, an official familiar with the matter told CNN, as Neera Tanden's confirmation grows even more unlikely.Young, who was the first Black woman to serve as the staff director of the House Appropriations Committee, has strong relationships on Capitol Hill -- "with Republicans and Democrats alike," the official said. She played a key role in recent budget negotiations, working with GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama and other Republicans.Young also doesn't have a Twitter account or a paper trail of incendiary comments, two officials say, which are at the root of Tanden's troubles.While the White House is officially still standing by Tanden as its choice for OMB director, the prospects for confirmation diminished throughout the day Monday.White House chief of staff...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Monday, Feb. 22US COVID death toll tops 500,000, matching the toll of 3 warsThe COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Omaha, Nebraska. The U.S. recorded an estimated 405,000 deaths in World War II, 58,000...
    A worker signals to a truck driver pulling a Victorian home through San Francisco on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. The house, built in 1882, was moved to a new location about six blocks away to make room for a condominium development. According to the consultant overseeing the project, the move cost approximately $400,000 and involved removing street lights, parking meters, and utility lines. AP Photo/Noah Berger A 139-year-old house in San Francisco was moved six blocks by a semi-truck on Sunday. Video shows the 5,170-square-foot, six-bedroom house being driven to his new home.  The owner of the house paid about $400,000 to have the home moved. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 139-year-old house in San Francisco was moved to a new address over the weekend. The green Victorian home known as the "Englander House" was lifted up on to giant dollies and put on wheels...
    STANDING by the cooker, stirring a pan of boiling pasta, Lisa Stewart is stark naked. It is just an ordinary day for the 40-year-old mum — much to the horror of her two girls Tia, 12, and Lily, eight. 6Mum-of-two Lisa Stewart, 40, reveals she is completely starkers as she walks around the home on a daily-basis 6Lisa, mum of Tia and Lily, says her girls are embarrassed as she does chores while naked but explains she wants to 'empower my girls to embrace their bodies' After TV presenter Amanda Holden, who turned 50 last week, revealed she often walks around the house naked — annoying her children, Lexi, 14, and Hollie, eight — Lisa says: “Tia and Lily are for ever telling me to put some clothes on because it is ‘SO embarrassing!’ “So when I read about Amanda doing the same, it made me smile. It is nice...
    With the U.S. expected to cross the threshold of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, President Joe Biden is delivering brief remarks on "the lives lost to COVID-19" at 6 p.m. ET Monday at the White House. No other country has lost more lives to the nearly yearlong pandemic than the U.S. Overall, though, the number of cases and of deaths has been dropping, however, and over 44 million have received at least one vaccine dose in a two-dose regimen. First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, will also be attending the event. Watch Biden mark COVID-19 deaths What: President Joe Biden recognizes the Americans who have died of COVID-19 Date: Monday, February 22, 2021 Time: 6 p.m. ET Location: White House Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device. Follow: live updates on CBSNews.com Despite the...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package advanced out of the House Budget Committee on Monday and is now set for a full House vote later this week. Monday's markup proceeding was one of the final steps in the House's reconciliation process, which will allow Democrats to muscle the bill through the chamber without GOP support. The bill's fate now moves to the House Rules Committee, essentially a formality. Then it will move to the House floor, where Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., are expected to pass it along party lines Friday or Saturday. No major changes to the bill came of the committee's markup. Notwithstanding House GOP objections, the bill is widely expected to advance to the...
    (CNN)Last Thursday, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) announced her plan to raise money to help victims of the extreme weather -- and power grid failure -- in Texas.On Sunday night, her office confirmed that she had raised almost $5 million for that effort in less than 96 hours.Obviously, the most important thing here is that millions more dollars will go to Texans still struggling to find potable water and deal with the damage from last week's deep freeze. (Ocasio-Cortez also traveled to the state over the weekend to see the situation firsthand.)But it's also extremely important -- in terms of AOC's political future -- to note how incredible it is for a second-term House member to be able to raise so much money so quickly for a cause she chose to advocate for. THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube...
    With the U.S. having recorded approximately 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus since President Joe Biden took office, one reporter is questioning the White House about whether they could’ve done more. During Monday’s White House briefing, ABC News correspondent Cecilia Vega confronted press secretary Jen Psaki about whether the administration is second guessing any part of their Covid-19 response during the month in which they have been in charge. “As the country is in this moment of reflection, 100,000 … Americans have died within the last month,” Vega said. “What reflections is this White House having on the last month. As we ask, as a country, could more have been done? As Dr. [Anthony] Fauci said today, ‘It didn’t have to be this bad.’ Could more have been done in the last month also?” Psaki, without specifically referencing former President Donald Trump, pointed back to the previous administration. “I think we...
    President Joe Biden and his surrogates are stating publicly that they stand behind the nomination of Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget, but opposition to her is growing and the names dropping of possible replacements is already under way. But the confirmation of Tanden, who was head of the left-wing Center for American Progress and regularly targeted conservatives and Republicans and who deleted thousands of derogatory posts on social media, is far from certain. Without the help of Republicans, in fact, Tanden’s nomination will be nixed, and so far, three “moderate” GOP senators — Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) — have stated they will not vote in favor of confirmation. Politico reported on two individuals who might end up as the person in control of the federal budget and the Biden administration’s fiscal and regularly policies: Two early contenders to replace Tanden...
    (CBS Local)– “Floribama Shore” returns for season four on MTV and the gang is going from the warm Gulf Coast to the snowy and cold mountains of Montana. The cast shot the new season during the pandemic and that means fans will be seeing a whole different side of the crew this year. CBS Local caught up with Candace Rice, Nilsa Prowant and Jeremiah Bouni to discuss how this show has changed their lives, what goes down in season four and what it was like to travel to Montana during the pandemic. READ MORE: Denver Weather: Snow Remains Below Normal, More Arrives This Week “The coolest part was going from location to location,” said Rice, in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “It’s completely different filming in the middle of a pandemic. We had to be more creative with the whole entire thing because we obviously couldn’t go out and...