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    DeSantis denies involvement in vaccine drive following revelation of $250,000 PAC donation from former Illinois governor Ex-Dallas cop facing capital murder charges was kept on the job to not arouse suspicion of investigation For nearly two months Amy Taulbee has been waiting for her unemployment checks to resume. © Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal Hundreds wait in line to get their unemployment insurance claims resolved at the education center at the Kentucky State Capitol on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was receiving benefits last year through the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, but when it ended in late December, so did payments. Load Error After Congress extended the program, Kentucky required PUA recipients to refile their claims, which Taulbee did in mid-January. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. She uploaded financial records to her online unemployment account, as requested by the...
    Harry and Meghan's CBS Special with Oprah is set to make millions in licensing and advertising deals, but the couple aren't being paid for it and aren't accepting a donation to charity either, according to sources close to the production. The special was produced by Harpo Productions, Oprah's production company. She then sold it to ViacomCBS, along with the distribution rights, for an undisclosed amount.  ViacomCBS has since made deals in 17 countries and all of Sub-Saharan Africa - where there are 52 countries - with other TV networks who wanted to show it.   Harry and Meghan have not commented on whether or not they are getting paid but a representative for the Oprah Winfrey Network told Page Six that they weren't.  But Oprah and CBS are positioned to cash in enormously.  Here is how they will profit.   Oprah: Sold the special to CBS for an undisclosed amount  Sold episode...
    TWO drunk pals were left stranded on an inflatable mattress two miles out to sea but they only panicked when they ran out of beer. Jackson Perry and Noah Palmer had to be rescued after strong winds dragged them two miles out to the Indian Ocean but they expressed zero regrets and said they would "check the wind forecast" next time. 4Jackson Perry and Noah Palmer were drinking beers on an inflatable mattress off the coast of Western AustraliaCredit: Seven 4The pair said they would "definitely check the wind forecast" next timeCredit: Seven The two pals hopped on the inflatable mattress on Saturday, along with an Esky full of beers, outside Palmer’s oceanside house in Mandurah, south of Perth, planning to stay close to land. However strong winds dragged them two miles out to the ocean where they were stranded for almost three hours. “We had this mattress out...
    Earthquake felt in downtown Anchorage Saturday Children among three dead in fire at Syrias Al-Hol camp After squeaking through a close vote in the House late Friday -- 219-to-212 -- the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill is headed to the Senate. But a sticking point has emerged that could delay the bill, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and send passions flying. The House version of the bill would boost the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years, a hotly debated provision that could be heavily reshaped or pulled entirely, before the Senate casts its votes. © Provided by CNET Congress is on track to complete the latest stimulus package by the middle of March. Sarah Tew/CNET © Sarah Tew/CNET The Biden administration hopes to hit the ground running on for COVID assistance. Adding to the pressure, lawmakers have just two weeks to complete their work if...
    A fresh round of government stimulus checks sent personal income up to its biggest monthly gain since April 2020 though inflation remained tame, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Personal income jumped 10% after 0.6% increase in December. That was even higher than the 9.5% Dow Jones estimate. The gain came from the issuance of $600 stimulus payments that Congress approved for millions of Americans. Consumers took those checks and spent them quickly, sending retail sales surging and pushing overall expenditures up 2.4% for the month, a touch below the estimate of 2.5%. This is breaking news. Please check back here for updates.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it is hiring city carrier associates to work at various Chicago locations. The positions open on Thursday, but will only be open until Saturday. Applications are accepted online only at a www.usps.com/careers – applicants should click “Search Now and Apply” and select Illinois to view current openings. READ MORE: State Lawmakers Must Get Paid For Whole Month Even If They Serve Only A Day Under State Law; Comptroller Mendoza Wants That To Change Jobs are posted daily and for a short time, so applicants are advised to check the site frequently. Applicants must be at least 18 or a high school graduate and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. They must pass a background check, a drug test, and a pre-employment medical assessment, and must live within daily commuting distance. READ MORE: Burglars Steal ATM, Other Items From Ukrainian Village...
    Bruce Springsteen performs at a sound check at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.Will Russell | Getty Images A federal prosecutor dropped charges of drunken and reckless driving against rock legend Bruce Springsteen. The musician pleaded guilty to a charge of drinking alcohol in a national park, however, NBC News reported Wednesday. Springsteen, 71, was arrested in November at Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey, also known as Sandy Hook, the U.S. Department of the Interior said earlier this month. The arrest was made minutes from Springsteen's home in Colts Neck. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.Related Tags Entertainment Politics
    New York : Dependents ages 17-24 did not receive the $ 500 per dependent child from the first stimulus check or the $ 600 from the second. Photo: ALI AL-SAADI / . Dependents between the ages of 17 and 24 were excluded from receiving the first two stimulus checks, as those payments were only given to ‘eligible dependent children’, and the IRS considers these children to be those under the age of 17. This caused 17- and 18-year-old high school kids still living with their parents were not eligible to receive a $ 500 stimulus check that occurred during the first round. For the second stimulus check, in which each dependent was given an extra $ 600, it was also avoided to give this money to the group between 17 and 24 years old, all in order to keep the cost of the second relief...
    Shaquille O'Neal speaks in New York during the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year 2019. O'Neal is serving as a strategic adviser for a $250 million SPAC.Bennett Raglin | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Wall Street has a new investment darling. And while financiers stand to reap big profits, there are reasons for mom-and-pop investors to tread lightly.   The investments — SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies — are kind of like quasi-IPOs: A publicly traded shell company uses investor money to buy or merge with a private company, typically within two years. In so doing, the private company becomes publicly traded. If there's no deal within the specified time limit, investors get their money back. More from Personal Finance:Tax season has started. Many still looking for $600 stimulus checkBiden extends protections for homeownersBulk of jobless claims are due to repeat pandemic layoffs SPAC proponents see them as...
    THIS is how you could double your $1,400 stimulus check with a simple step - but you'll have to be patient. A third stimulus check may be on its way soon and Americans who choose wisely might be able to multiply the relief money within the next ten years. 3A third stimulus check may be on its way soon and Americans who choose wisely might be able to multiply the relief money within the next ten yearsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3In order for someone to double their $1,400, they would need to invest it in 'a fund that tracks the S&P 500 index (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC)'Credit: AP:Associated Press In order for someone to double their $1,400, they would need to invest it in a fund that "tracks the S&P 500 index (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC)," according to Channel3000. The relief money - which could come as early as mid-March or the beginning of April - could be turned...
    New York : They may not send you a third stimulus check because of IRS mistakes or because you have outdated bank details. Photo: csamhaber / Pixabay Negotiations between lawmakers to pass a third stimulus check are still ongoing, but Once approved, it will most likely be sent to you – if eligible – by direct deposit, paper check, or EIP card.. If it never reaches you in any of the above ways, then you will have to take action to claim your money. It should be noted that this has already happened to millions of people during the first and second rounds of stimulus checks. The reasons that the money did not reach them are diverse, ranging from IRS errors or people having outdated bank details. As with the first and second checks, You will be able to claim the missing money from the...
    House impeachment managers “accidentally” added a blue check verification to a pro-Trump tweet used in the Senate trial of the former president, but aides condemned the charge by defense lawyers that they manipulated video evidence. Senior House Democratic aides for the managers acknowledged a graphic they displayed during the trial showing a pro-Trump tweet, “accidentally had a blue verification checkmark,” but said the content of the tweet was “entirely accurate.” “If anything, it is further evidence of President Trump’s attention to and knowledge of what was being openly planned on January 6 by his followers, even those without Twitter verifications," a senior Democratic aide said. The tweeter, Jennifer Lynn Lawrence, this week said her Twitter account does not have the blue check mark that the social media giant uses to indicate a “verified” account. The impeachment managers used two of her tweets in the trial. One of them,...
    YOU should get your $1,400 stimulus check in a month’s time - but families earning more than $200,000 won’t get the cash, in last-minute changes. Democrats are still negotiating over the coronavirus relief payments, and hope to cap the eligibility criteria for higher-earning Americans. 2Americans are anxiously awaiting their stimulus checksCredit: Getty Images - Getty President Joe Biden has recently agreed with a Democratic proposal to limit or phase out stimulus payments to higher-income individuals as part of his $1.9trillion coronavirus relief bill. This would phase out those payments at lower income thresholds than previous stimulus efforts. If approved, it would also completely cut off individuals earning more than $100,000 and couples earning more than $200,000. The plan ignores calls from Republicans to lower the income threshold for payments. Asked ahead of a meeting with business leaders whether he supported the proposal, which would send $1,400 stimulus checks to Americans...
    Fact check: No evidence for false claims on vaccine warning label Raven Leilani’s wickedly smart Luster is the Vox Book Club’s February pick Check the Tape: Tyreek Hill poses a problem, but this play illustrates the Bucs’ other Super Bowl LV headache When Kansas City and Tampa Bay met in Week 12, Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill proceeded to post the gaudiest receiver stat line of the season in the 27-24 win. Not only did Hill finish with 13 catches for 269 yards and three touchdowns, he was even feeling it to such a degree that after one of his scores, he hearkened back to the famous Shannon Sharpe “help is on the way” taunt to Bucs fans. So yes, slowing down Hill when these two teams rematch for Super Bowl LV will likely be the Bucs’ primary task against the league’s second-ranked offense in terms of DVOA. But if...
    On my daily radio show on Sirius XM, after a monologue or interview with a guest, a good part of the program usually involves taking calls from listeners. It is my favorite part of the show and I have long found it invaluable to hear directly from smart people across the country, with very different perspectives, about the political and legal landscape. My show is broadcast on Sirius XM’s POTUS channel — which tends to have many politically moderate listeners from both parties and a good number of Independents. I do my best to provide fact-based opinion in an effort to welcome both sides of the political aisle. For example, in the past week I criticized what I viewed as many in the mainstream media fawning over Vice President Kamala Harris, and the next day, in the context of a discussion on impeachment, denounced the explanations from those still...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Even before he took the oath of office Wednesday, President Joe Biden had released an economic relief plan that included $1,400 direct payments to most Americans. Support for a third round of stimulus checks will likely be bipartisan but because it’s a part of a larger $1.9 trillion relief plan, it could be weeks before Congress hammers out a deal. “It’s not going to be smooth sailing,” said Robert Dye, chief economist for Comerica Bank. “There are a number of Democratic senators that are concerned about the budget implications and how we are going to pay ourselves back. Those are very valid concerns.” A bipartisan group of senators is expected to meet with a top White House economic adviser in the coming days to discuss the next round of federal aid. Dye said he believes Congress will eventually pass relief package that includes another round of direct payments....
    New York : The man has also put part of his minimum wage to buy the masks. Photo: Mika Baumeister / Unsplash This week the long-awaited second stimulus check that millions of people had been waiting for so much to face the current crisis caused by the coronavirus was finished. However, there are many beneficiaries who did not use this money to improve their economic situation, but instead used it to improve the living conditions of those most in need. Jeff Suchon of Highland Park, NJ, lives on a minimal income and does not work due to health problems. And while the stimulus check might allow you to live more comfortably for a while, decided she would use this money to buy homeless masks. To date, already has purchased more than 30,000 masks with his two stimulus checks and part of his income, as reported...
    A Dolly Parton statue may be erected at the Tennessee Capitol Delta puts customers who harassed Romney, Graham on no-fly list: CEO Bills defense held Ravens Lamar Jackson in check last year but a lot has changed for NFL playoffs There are no moral victories in the NFL, so in early December 2019 when they lost 24-17 to the Baltimore Ravens, no one in the Buffalo Bills locker room was all that jazzed about having done such a fine job defending Lamar Jackson. NFL wild-card Sunday overreactions: These are not the same old Browns USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Patriots head coach Bill Belichick declines Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump For The Win Playoffs filled with young AFC quarterbacks KSHB Kansas City, MO What We Miss During The Pandemic CBS Pittsburgh ...
    New York : The new stimulus law passed in Congress provides for payments of $ 600 for each minor dependent in the household. Photo: Alexander Mils / Pexels If in the remainder of January, you do not receive the additional money for dependents from the second stimulus check distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) you must claim the payment due as a credit on the tax return of this year. The IRS reported that as in the cases of beneficiaries who did not receive the payment in full, those who did not receive the extra funds for dependents must claim them as a “Recovery Refund Credit.” The same applies to Americans who did not receive the first check or money for dependents under the CARES law. Most of the people who must apply for the credit correspond to the group of those who are...
    Hollie Adams, Getty Social media app Parler was removed from the Google Play and Apple App stores, the company’s email services and even legal services were discontinued, and, at midnight Pacific last night, Amazon Web Services removed Parler entirely after a warning period, effectively shutting the company down. According to the company’s CEO, that could last a while. Shareholder Dan Bongino doesn’t think so, though. The de-platforming of an entire platform has become an understandably big story in the wake of the violent and deadly riot at the United States Capitol last week. On the right, the story is about silencing of conservative views and the censorship by big tech. For the left, the media, and law enforcement, the story is rather about the organizing of criminal and malicious activity, the propagation just thof threats, and the transition from online messages to actual insurrection. If that seems like a big...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – For millions of Americans, a second stimulus check has already been directly deposited. But not everyone has, and some are wondering, “What now?” The checks are smaller this time: Just $600 per person instead of $1,200, but the IRS promises this second round of payments will go out faster than the first. “They are focused on speed above all else,” said Bob Probasco, a tax expert from Texas A&M Law School. Probasco said if your check hasn’t arrived, don’t worry just yet. The biggest reason people have not received their checks by now is the IRS is still in the process of sending out paper checks as well as payments on debit cards. The other main reason people aren’t getting paid, is because of their income. Lawmakers lowered the income threshold this time, with the cutoff for even a reduced payment at $87,000 for a single person...
    Millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting their second stimulus checks, which provide $600 for each eligible adult and child. The IRS said last Tuesday that it had started to distribute the checks via direct deposit, a process that will extend into this week.  The tax agency added that it started mailing paper checks on December 30 to people who don't have their bank account info on file with the IRS. But even so, the timeline leaves many people wondering when exactly the check will land in their accounts — especially as the IRS' website for checking one's payment status is unavailable.  The second stimulus check follows a rocky rollout this spring for more than 160 million stimulus payments directed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. That relief effort, which directed $1,200 for each eligible adult and $500 for each eligible child, encountered a number of problems, such...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has been mocked online after he opened a new $1.6 billion train hall in New York City with a theatrical press briefing while urging people not to travel and spread COVID-19.  Cuomo held a briefing Wednesday at the new Moynihan Train Hall in New York City's Penn Station, where he cut the ribbon with giant scissors, regaled how it was a moment for 'our children's children' and declared that the skylight in the new hall 'literally and figuratively brings the light' to the Big Apple after a dark year. 'We build this not for ourselves but for our children and our children's children and we build this as a statement of who we are and who we believe we are and who we aspire to be,' Cuomo said in his rousing speech.  He told New Yorkers it was a 'great' day: 'How great is today, huh? How...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) stated that he believes Americans should receive $2,000 direct payments, and that if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) removes the pork from the spending package, “she’ll get overwhelming Republican support. She’ll certainly have my support, but just to add a $2,000 payment instead of a $600 payment to the pork that’s in the bill is just unacceptable.” Buck said, “I absolutely am in favor of giving the American people $2,000. I think it’s the right move. I think the president’s absolutely right, but that’s only part of what the president is suggesting. Nancy Pelosi gave the members of the House just a few hours to read 6,000 pages of legislation. She did that because she had stuffed this bill full of pork. … What the president is saying is, make America first. Bring America —...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touted her plan to give Americans a $600 stimulus check as “significant” Monday, but previously brushed off larger sums as “crumbs.” BREAKING: #Pelosi says $600 is a "significant" amount for working families.#LetThemEatCake #TrillionForBillionaires pic.twitter.com/PjcIV9W1JX — Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 21, 2020 During a speech on the House floor, Pelosi took credit for “direct payments” she said were not in the Republican bill. “I would like them to have been bigger, but they are significant and they will be going out soon,” she said prior to the $2.3 trillion bill’s passage. In 2018, Pelosi dismissed a result of the tax cut legislation championed by President Donald Trump. Many companies gave out bonuses at the end of the year, many of them $1,000 or more. “In terms of the bonus that corporate America received, versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to kind of put...
    Dear Moneyist, I have a question about the stimulus check. Why is the stimulus check based on 2019 tax returns? I earned over $100,000 in 2019 and now I am retired and earned far less than $100,000 this year. Why can’t I qualify for a stimulus check? Do you think this is fair given that I have not been working as much in 2020? I also know people who made over $100,000 in 2019, but can’t get a stimulus because of their 2019 tax return, even though they earned less this year. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Candace The Moneyist:‘I lost my mom 2 months ago and I’m still in a fog’: My brother and his family moved into her home. They want more than half Dear Candace, Is the stimulus package fair? Is the COVID-19 pandemic fair? Has 2020 been fair to families and elderly...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s the $1,200 question many Americans want to know. Will there be a second federal stimulus check? The proposed $908 billion relief plan, unveiled by a group of bipartisan lawmakers on Monday, Dec. 14, does not include a second round of direct payments to Americans. However, several lawmakers have already come up with an amendment to be attached to the relief bill that would include a second $1,200 check. President Trump has also said he wants to see direct payments to Americans. The White House proposed a $600 payment in its COVID-19 relief plan. SMU economist Bud Weinstein said there is strong evidence that the first round of checks helped boost the economy. He said a second round could do the same. “The whole economy needs an infusion of cash right now,” Weinstein said. “When you give money to people that does help the economy and more...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Unless Congress acts soon, thousands of North Texans will lose their unemployment benefits at the end of the month. “We’re all struggling right now and our government is not doing anything to help us,” said Ivy Vance, who’s received unemployment since being furloughed from her waitressing job at high-end Dallas restaurant in the spring. While lawmakers have been unable to agree on a second stimulus package, for the first time in months there are signs of compromise. Last week a $908 billion bipartisan plan was unveiled by a group of moderate senators. The proposal includes $180 billion for unemployment. This would fund a $300 per week extra federal unemployment payment through March. The proposed relief package also includes $25 billion for rent assistance, $288 billion for another round of PPP loans for small businesses, $82 billion for schools, and $16 billion for vaccine distribution. The plan, however,...
    New York artist spends $65,000 buying art to support fellow artists struggling because of the pandemic Trump admin debates labelling Yemens Houthis terrorists as thousands face famine 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life If Your Urine Is Anything But These Colors, Call Your Doctor It's human nature to check the toilet bowl right before you flush every now and then. We're taught from a young age that the color of our urine can give us some insight into our health. And you've probably heard that the closer to clear your pee is, the healthier you are, but that isn't necessarily true, according to experts. There is a small range of colors that signal you're well-hydrated, and they might not be what...
    “Giving Tuesday,” which is now behind us, is really the start of the end-of-the-year holiday giving period. For the remainder of the month, expect to see even more pitches for end-of-the-year donations from charities you have supported in the past and ones that you may not be so familiar with. Larry Magid (Gary Reyes / Mercury News) Charities always seek donations this time of year, but for many charities, the need this year is greater than ever because of the enormous financial impact of the pandemic on millions of Americans. I’m opening my wallet and encourage anyone who can to do likewise, but only if you’re sure that the money you’re giving is going to a good cause and not to a scam artist. Related Articles Magid: Be safe when shopping for the holidays Larry Magid: Google-owned cellular service becomes more family friendly Larry Magid: Apple...
    FEARS are growing over the chance that there will be no second round of $1,200 stimulus checks to help Americans. On Wednesday, Mitch McConnell and Steve Mnuchin both said President Donald Trump is “ready to sign” a new coronavirus stimulus package however the details on the package are bleak. 4Fears are growing of the chance that there will be no second $1,200 stimulus checks as part of the next relief billCredit: Getty Images - Getty Reuters reported that McConnell’s outline is very close to the legislation that the Senate leader has been proposing for months, which was rejected by Democrats McConnell has been proposing a “more modest” relief bill in the $500billion range. According to the outlet, the plan includes $332.7billion in new loans or grants to small businesses, however no word is mentioned on whether the plan includes a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks. On the other hand,...
    Dear Amy: I have been on a series of dates with an established professional. I got the feeling that she just viewed me as a money piñata, even though I imagine she out-earns me. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  We are both late-millennials. We established values of equality, reciprocity, family, etc., before we even met in person. We had a great time on our first date. The bill arrived and there was no casual dance back and forth over who might pay. She never even looked in its direction. No worries, I got it. Second date, we also had a good time. The bill arrived. Same thing. This time I let it sit on the table for probably 15 minutes before I placed my card in the folder. Related Articles Ask Amy: Should I tell her what I think of her teenage son? Ask Amy:...
    Michigan State spoiled Northwestern’s undefeated season, but a Big Ten title game appearance is still well within reach for the Wildcats. Northwestern’s perfect season has come to an end. The Wildcats were handed their first loss of the season on Saturday when they traveled to Michigan State’s Spartan Stadium and fell 29-20. The Spartans jumped out to an early 17-0 lead before the Wildcats scraped back to take a 20-17 lead in the early stages of the fourth quarter. In the end, Northwestern watched their hopes of remaining undefeated die on the foot of Michigan State’s Matt Coghlin, who kicked the go-ahead and winning field goals in the fourth before a game-ending scoop-and-score sealed the deal as time ran out.Northwestern still controls their own destiny despite Michigan State’s winIt may be a huge bummer for Northwestern to have lost to a team they were favored to beat by nearly a...
    New swab tests have revealed that the novel coronavirus can be found lurking on several high-touch surfaces.  An investigation by CBS13 tested several surfaces including gas stations pumps, a door handle to a public gym and self-checkout screens. Some areas picked up low levels of the virus, meaning the genetic material of the virus was still there, but not infectious enough to make anybody sick. However, others had high levels, which could indicate that there are infected people in the building or that certain areas need better cleaning. Swab tests, from Enviral Tech (above), were performed at 16 high-touch surfaces including gas pumps, door handles, shopping carts, credit card machines and check-out screens Results from gas station pumps (pictured) and bathroom stall locks revealed low levels of the virus, which experts say likely means bits of viral RNA were left behind after cleaning Two surfaces - the entry...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Will there be a second round $1,200 stimulus checks? Likely, yes. Will the payments come in time for the holidays? Likely, no. It has been seven months since the IRS began sending out the first round of COVID-19 relief stimulus checks. Most low and middle income families received $1,200 for single taxpayers and $2,400 for married couple, as well as $500 for most children. Almost immediately after the first round of stimulus funding went out, talks began on a second round of payments but lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement on an additional stimulus package. Even if this Congress approves a second stimulus payment before Congress adjourns for the year in mid-December, it is unlikely the payments would reach most Americans before Christmas. More realistically, payments would go out beginning in January. On Monday, Nov. 16, President-elect Joe Biden called on Congress to pass a stimulus...
    Getty A bird's eye view of the U.S. Capitol. With the election now over and President-elect Joe Biden slated to take control of the White House, many are wondering if that means a deal could occur before 2021 or even Inauguration Day on January 20. Main Democratic negotiator and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and main Republican negotiator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have both supported delivering a stimulus package. After winning his Senate seat in Kentucky, CNBC reported that McConnell told reporters, “As I’ve said repeatedly in the last few months, we need another rescue package. Hopefully, the partisan passions that prevented us from doing another rescue package will subside with the election. And I think we need to do it and I think we need to do it before the end of the year.” Similarly, Pelosi said during her November 13 press conference, “Again, our focus...
    Republicans are the most reluctant to pass a new stimulus plan. Photo: KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL / EFE President Donald trump He said Congress must pass a new stimulus package “now”. “Congress must now pass a new stimulus bill against coronavirus. Democratic support is needed. Make this big and focused. Get it! “, he expressed. Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill. Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done! – Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2020 The president’s position, however, is set at a political out of time, since neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are focused on the issue, but the latter consider that they have advanced enough and would hope that the $ 2 billion plan is approved. they succeeded in the House of Representatives before the elections. The Speaker of the House of...
    AS stimulus check negotiations drag on Americans can claim “free government money” from unclaimed taxes, pensions and ten other ways. Claiming free government money may appear as a scam but here we’ll show you 12 completely legit ways you can earn those funds. 3As stimulus negotiations between lawmakers continue, there are 12 ways Americans can get free money from the government Credit: Getty Images - Getty 1) Unclaimed pension benefits Pensions have largely been replaced by 401(k) plans so today fewer workers receive pension, which promise guaranteed income in retirement. However, many Americans leave their scarce pension benefits on the table. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. says 80,000 workers are owed over $300million in unclaimed pension money. 3One way to earn free money is by unclaimed tax refundsCredit: Getty Images - Getty If you think some of that money belongs to you, you can go on the PBGC’s website –...
    The Garda are back on the Irish border and carrying out checks on drivers after the highest-level lockdowns were imposed on both sides of the frontier.  Officers have not carried out such stringent checks on drivers from Ulster since the days of the Troubles when the IRA moved guns and Semtex into the war-torn province. Now they are on the lookout for people making non-essential journeys, after the Republic this week imposed swingeing Level 5 restrictions which ban people from travelling more than three miles (5km) from their home.   Stormont has asked citizens not to make 'unnecessary travel,' but Dublin's measures are more aggressive. On Wednesday night, when Ireland's new six-week national lockdown began, gardai were given new powers by Dublin to prosecute people making non-essential travel, with fines of up to €2,500 and jail for up to six months. Cars at the border crossing between Northern Ireland and the...
    Donald Trump toned down the yelling and spit-spraying and interrupting at Thursday night’s debate, but he in no way toned down the lies. In fact, the best Trump fact-checker out there had this to say: xFrom a lying perspective, Trump is even worse tonight than in the first debate.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 23, 2020 That’s still true if you exclude outrageous statements like “I’m the least racist person in this room” as not being fact-checkable. By contrast, while Joe Biden “made some missteps and stretched the truth at times, his comments essentially hewed to the truth,” CNN concluded. Pennsylvania is the tipping-point state, and Republicans know it. Joe Biden should win, but only if we can get out the Democratic vote. Click here to get involved in phonebanking, textbanking & other crucial volunteer activities we need for the FINAL DAYS to deliver the Keystone State for Democrats. Trump lied...
    Remember watching Home Alone movies in the holiday season? The iconic movie series featuring Macaulay Culkin was a part of childhood for many. And the ‘child’ actor is known for his funny and quirky tweets. The actor’s tweet on his 40th birthday in August this year made everyone feel old! And now he has posted another picture that will bring back the memories of the movie but in a creepy sort of way. The actor posted a picture of himself donning a facemask of his iconic pose from the film, screaming with his hands on his cheeks. The result is funny, nostalgic yet creepy at the same time. The picture is now going viral online. We have seen several creepily designed masks becoming fashionable this time around, but Culkin stands out. The Home Alone franchise from the early 90s was a hit movie series which came in time for...
    The House of Representatives has approved a $2.2trillion coronavirus stimulus package proposed by Democrats, but a deal with the White House and Republican-held Senate is still yet to be reached. The bill, which passed by 214-207, included a $1,200 stimulus check and $600 in weekly unemployment benefits, but was a more costly scheme the the one Republicans want to see rolled out. 2House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, passed a $2.2trillion stimulus package yesterdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2The White House and Senate Republicans want to see the size of the package reducedCredit: AFP or licensors House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled the bill - the latest version of the proposed Heroes Act - earlier this week. The bill was intended as a follow-up to the CARES Act - also worth $2.2trillion - that was passed into law in March. An earlier version of the Heroes...
    CLAIM: “Amy Coney Barrett Wants Felons to Have Guns, But Not Votes” – The New Republic, Sep. 26, 2020 VERDICT: FALSE. The headline distorts her dissent in a case about the Second Amendment and non-violent felons. President Donald Trump formally nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, and the attacks have already begun. The New Republic‘s Matt Ford wrote an article that is being widely circulated on social media that claims Barrett “wants felons to have guns, but not votes.” The headline is a gross distortion of a dissenting opinion that Barrett wrote in Kanter vs. Barr, a case she heard on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit last year. Before diving into the details, it is worth noting two facts. First, the Fourteenth Amendment — the same amendment that guarantees the right to vote — also allows states to abridge that vote “for participation...
    For the first time since the end of the 2011 season, Ohio State is not ranked in the AP Top 25. The Buckeyes’ streak of 132 straight poll appearances is the second-longest active streak in the country, behind Alabama’s 198. Of course, in this strange season of COVID-19, Ohio State’s streak was neither extended nor ended when the first regular-season college football poll came out Sunday. The Buckeyes were ranked No. 2 in the preseason Top 25, but they, along with eight other teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12, disappeared from the rankings once games started being played. The AP instructed its voters to only consider teams scheduled to play this fall during regular-season voting. As of right now, the Big Ten, Pac-12, Mountain West and Mid-American Conference are not scheduled to play, but that might change soon with the Big Ten. So what becomes of Ohio State’s streak?...
    CHICAGO — People are spreading misinformation online that downplays the deadliness of coronavirus. Over the weekend, people on social media widely shared incorrect posts that falsely claimed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was saying just 6-7 percent of people reported as dying from COVID-19 had actually died from the virus. That’s inaccurate, Chicago’s top doctor said Tuesday. According to the CDC’s own website, COVID-19 was the only cause of death mentioned for 6 percent of people reported to have died from the virus — but all that means is 94 percent of other people who died from coronavirus also had a comorbidity, like lung disease. Officials have long warned comorbidities like heart disease and diabetes put people at a higher risk for severe symptoms or even death from COVID-19. Coronavirus can exacerbate or even cause medical issues, like lung and heart failure, that play a role in...
    Millions of Americans will be getting money from the IRS, and it's not related to the stimulus money.Instead, 13.9 million Americans are getting interest payments if they filed their tax returns on time but didn't get their refund yet.According to the IRS, the payments average about $18 and will be made to taxpayers who filed their 2019 return by the July 15 deadline and are owed a refund but didn't get it yet.In most cases, taxpayers who received their refund by direct deposit will have their interest payment direct deposited in the same account. Everyone else will receive a check. A notation on the check saying "INT amount" will identify it as a refund interest payment and indicate the interest amount.WATCH: Still waiting on your stimulus check? This is how you can make sure you get your paymentEMBED More News Videos There's a new push from the IRS on those...
    AFTER breastfeeding her first son, Biba Tanya, 39 - who had natural 32 DD boobs - was unhappy with her lopsided chest, one being a B cup and the other a D.  Wanting to get her curves back, the mum-of-three then went under the knife and had a boob job to get them back to their original size.  6Biba had her DD implants removed after her PIP implants ruptured Credit: Nick Obank - The Sun But now, she says it was one of her biggest mistakes.  Here Biba - a mum of three and advertising copywriter - joins Fabulous’ Going Bust series to talk about why going natural has made her feel sexier than ever.  “Growing up cleavage meant everything to me and after I went through puberty I ended up with 32DD boobs. "I loved them. I loved the way they bounced, I loved their curves and firmness and...
    SENATE Republicans are reportedly working on a new, slimmed-down coronavirus relief package that extends unemployment benefits - but scraps another round of $1,200 checks for eligible Americans. The $500billion package would reportedly be more focused on providing financial assistance to people who find themselves out of work, as well as small businesses, according to ABC News. 3Senate Republicans are reportedly working on a slimmed-down coronavirus relief package that focuses on the unemployed and small businessesCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3The package would extend the added unemployment benefit to the end of the year, but lower it to $300 weeklyCredit: AP:Associated Press Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) said he favors helping people “who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic.” The package would also include $10billion for the US Postal Service, to assist with resources needed to handle an influx of mail-in ballots expected during the 2020 election. An...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on New York City to immediately rehire police officers who he said had been "fired without justification.""The mayor, Bill de Blasio, should immediately hire back all of the police who were fired without justification. They were fired. I guess that's part of 'defund the police' by the Democrats," Trump said during a news briefing at the White House. "They should hire New York City's finest back. You have some incredible policemen doing specific jobs that no one else can do, actually, when it comes to terrorism and other things."Facts First: The President appears to have been referring to two groups of New York City police who were not fired -- prospective police academy students whose future jobs were eliminated before they joined the force and the NYPD's anti-crime unit, whose officers were all reassigned to other offices within the police department.An NYPD spokesperson...
    5 DESPITE 50% of the population having boobs, shockingly three in four of us are unhappy with how they look.  But for real estate receptionist and social media marketer Rebecca Butcher, 23, the journey to finding true body confidence when it comes to her chest hasn’t been easy.  5Rebecca has D cup and A cup breast after being diagnosed with Poland SyndromeCredit: Nick Obank - The Sun Rebecca from Barnsley, South Yorkshire suffers a rare growth disorder which means one breast is significantly smaller than the other and in her case one is a D cup while the other is an A cup.  But amazingly, Rebecca - who is dating retail assistant Kyle Officer, 22 - even refused a free NHS boob job because she wants to show women to love the body they're are in. Here, as part of our 10-part Going Bust series - which is helping...
    A man in Florida has been arrested for grand theft after he bought a $140,000 Porsche with a fake banker's check printed from his home computer. Casey William Kelley, 42, who is from Wewahithcka used the false banknote at a Porsche dealership in Destin, Okaloosa County on July 27 and left with a brand new Porsche 911 before the business realized they had been duped. In an image provided by police, Kelley poses beside the German sports car – which had to change its model name from 901 to 911 after a dispute with rival brand Peugeot. The Porsche was reported stolen to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office after it became apparent that the check written for $139,203.05 wasn't real. Casey William Kelley, 42, used the false $139,203.05 banknote at a Porsche dealership in Destin, Okaloosa County on July 27. He is pictured posing with the car However Kelley...
    A Florida man who allegedly bought a Porsche with a homemade cashier’s check was arrested when he pushed his luck the next day in a jeweler’s shop. Casey Kelley at the Destin Porsche dealership. (Walton County Sheriff’s Office)  Casey William Kelley, 42, of Wewahitchka, was arrested by Walton County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday after a Miramar Beach jeweler reported that he had used a fake cashier’s check for $61,521 in an attempt to purchase three Rolex watches the previous day. During the investigation, deputies learned that Kelley had bought a Porsche 911 Turbo on Monday from a dealership in Destin. The cashier’s check for that purchase — $139,203.05 — also turned out to be fraudulent, the sheriff’s report said. Kelley reportedly admitted to investigators that he had printed out the cashier’s checks from his home computer. Related Articles Lightning kills jet-skier on Sierra reservoir Bicyclist finds driver’s...
    9 To kick off Fabulous’ Going Bust series - which is where we talk to 10 women on how they feel about their boobs - we've caught up The Sun's favourite Rhian Sugden. Here she tells her story of what life is like having one of the UK's most famous busts and, like all the inspirational women in this series, is helping us all get those body hang ups off our chest... 9 Rhian was The Sun's longest standing Page 3 girlCredit: Stewart Williams - The Sun IF one woman were to be crowned Queen for having the most famous boobs in Britain, The Sun’s former Page 3 girl Rhian Sugden would be HRH. She was a hit with our readers for a decade, now boasts more than 433,000 followers on Instagram and reckons her boobs have earned her more than half a million quid from shoots, calendars...
    SENATE Republicans are preparing to unveil a second round of stimulus checks in a new coronavirus aid package, but Americans' eligibility could change. 1Credit: Rex Features   More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS.
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump tells a lot of outlandish lies. Sometimes, though, he employs a more sophisticated form of political dishonesty: using an accurate statistic in a deceptive way.At his coronavirus briefing on Wednesday, Trump continued to try to paint a picture of national progress. One of the things he cited as evidence was what he framed as a big decline in the test positivity rate -- the percentage of people who have tested positive versus the total number of people who have been tested."Our nationwide positive test rate is beginning to decline and is currently at 8.8%, compared to over 16% at its peak in April. It's coming down. It's coming down fairly rapidly," he said. Facts First: The national positivity rate is not rapidly declining. While Trump was correct that the rate is now much lower than it was in April, he didn't mention that it is...
    Brunson vs. Shahbazyan promoted to UFC on ESPN+ 31 headliner after Holm vs. Aldana postponed This Family’s Lush Landscape Is Full of Small Space Edible Gardening Ideas Billionaire Bill Ackman has a $4 billion ‘blank check’ to buy a company, but he hasn’t said which one Billionaire hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman’s largest-ever “blank check” company went public Wednesday, with more than $4 billion in its kitty to acquire an as yet undetermined company, and it has two years to pick one. © Getty Images Bill Ackman, from August 2016 Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd. (PSTH) is a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), formed to buy one private company and take it public by way of an acquisition similar to a reverse merger. The company raised $4 billion, as it sold 200 million shares in its initial public offering which priced at $20 a share. Load Error The company’s stock...
    A new show is up for the viewers to binge watch during lockdown. Amazon Prime has announced a new series titled as Bandish Bandits that revolves around the music, guru and a love story. The trailer of the same was released by the makers and it looks quite interesting. The story has two singers dedicated to their respective genres aka rock and classical and how their career and love life takes shape in the journey. Breathe Into the Shadows Review: Amit Sadh Steals the Show From Abhishek Bachchan in This Engaging but Uneven Thriller Series. The cast includes Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Shreya Chaudhry, Ritwik Bhowmik, Amit Mistry, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Rahul Kumar in the key roles. In the trailer, it is shown that a girl who specializes in Rock form falls in love with a shy guy who is dedicated to Indian classical form....
    Two months after House Democrats approved a $3 trillion COVID-19 aid package, Senate Republicans are poised to unveil their $1 trillion counteroffer as Congress returns to work Monday.It would be the fifth coronavirus relief bill since the spring, when Congress dispensed and President Donald Trump approved nearly $3 trillion in emergency aid.Now, with the pandemic worsening and the current round of aid running out, lawmakers need to pull the country back from the looming COVID-19 cliff before it's too late.Here's a look at those relief bill proposals -- which includes second stimulus checks, business loans and school spending -- as well as what could happen if Washington doesn't act quickly.McConnell's $1T proposalEMBED More News Videos Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke about the next stimulus package during a visit to Kentucky. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to roll out the GOP bill as soon as next week, and...
    Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump continued saying Friday night that Democratic opponent Joe Biden wants to defund the police after Fox News aired a snippet of his interview with Chris Wallace, who called him out on that claim. In the preview of Wallace’s big Fox News Sunday interview with the president, Trump went after the “stupidly-run” cities run by Democrats facing increases in crime. At one point he said that Biden wants to defund the police, and Wallace immediately responded, “Sir, he does not.” Trump insisted, “He signed a charter with Bernie Sanders…” “It says nothing about defunding the police,” Wallace said. “Oh really?” the president said. “It says ‘abolish,’ it says ‘defund.’ Let’s go. Get me the charter, please.” Wallace explained to Bill Hemmer what happened next: “That led to a very interesting exchange where he had his staff go out and get the highlights from that 100-page...
    American Airlines announced on Friday that it is making the check-in process completely touchless, even for passengers who have to check bags. But the company continues to book passengers into middle seats, so it’s ultimately a small gesture that only slightly reduces the chance of exposure to the novel coronavirus. Starting Friday, passengers flying with American Airlines will have to set the number of bags they’re bringing ahead of time on the company’s app or website. Then when they show up at the airport, they just scan their mobile boarding pass at a kiosk to instantly print the bag tags — no touchscreen interactions required. The passengers can then drop those bags before heading to their gate. American Airlines frames this a “new technology” that “enhance[s] the customer experience,” though it’s really little more than an augmentation of the interaction flow that airlines have offered for years at self...
    CLAIM: CBS News says “Black Americans are more likely to die at the hands of law enforcement than White people.” VERDICT: Unclear. A key study shows that police are more likely to shoot white people. And there is more to the story. On Tuesday, CBS News released an interview with President Donald Trump in which Catherine Herridge asked a provocative question — a version of the “systemic racism” question that journalists cannot seem to stop asking: Herridge: Let’s talk about George Floyd. You said George Floyd’s death is a terrible thing. Trump: Terrible. Herridge: Why are African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country? Trump: And so are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people. More white people, by the way. More white people. The president is correct: more white people are shot by police than black people. In an...
    Dear Moneyist, I am a full-time student and I’m 50 years old. I graduate in December 2020 and maintain a 4.0 GPA so I work hard to achieve academic success. Due to achieving such academic prowess, I was limited to work hours throughout the 2019 year and my combined income was $13,000. I separated from my wife, Sharon, four years ago. She inherited a pension worth $172,000 as a result of an untimely death of her ex-husband. Sharon lives in Oklahoma and I live in Arkansas. Sharon had a gambling issue and exhausted all of this income throughout the 2019 tax season. I never saw any of that money other than a birthday cake, a gift, and a night at the casino that she gave to me as part of my birthday present. It was brought to my attention in November that her money was gone. I was...
    Southern Charm’s Naomie Olindo Says She Was Anxious Returning to France Without Late Father Amazon launches neighborhood health clinics for warehouse workers An American UFC star lost 3 fights in a row but still got a bonus check, a pay-rise, and co-main event status on Fight Island © Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC Tim Elliott. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC An American called Tim Elliott managed to secure a pay-rise and a new fight deal from the UFC, even after he had lost three bouts in a row. Elliott has an upcoming flyweight match against Ryan Benoit in the second of the UFC's four "Fight Island" events on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Wednesday's fight is the co-main event for the UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige card. "Things are looking up!" Elliott laughed. "All you've got to do to get a co-main is three losses in a...
    Tim Elliott. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC An American called Tim Elliott managed to secure a pay-rise and a new fight deal from the UFC, even after he had lost three bouts in a row. Elliott has an upcoming flyweight match against Ryan Benoit in the second of the UFC's four "Fight Island" events on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Wednesday's fight is the co-main event for the UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige card. "Things are looking up!" Elliott laughed. "All you've got to do to get a co-main is three losses in a row." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FIGHT ISLAND — Tim Elliott has lost three UFC fights in a row but still managed to get a bonus check, a pay-rise, and a new deal for four more fights with the world's leading mixed martial arts firm. The first of those four fights...
    Tucker Carlson opened his Thursday night show with a full-on broadside against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. During his attack, the Fox News host claimed the 2020 hopeful wanted to take New York’s cash bail reform nationwide and Carlson squarely blamed the policy for the recent spike in violent crime in New York City. However, the New York Police Department’s own crime stats tell a very different story. “These are the people who will run the country if Joe Biden is elected in November, so what’s their plan? In a sentence, they’d like to make the rest of America very much like our biggest cities have become. Squalid, dangerous, chaotic and unhappy,” Carlson ominously warned at the start of his show. “They’d like to do to your neighborhood what they have done to New York City. The main thing they’ve done to New York is make it scary. Violent...
    By Ann Wang TAIPEI (Reuters) - Staved of the travel experience during the coronavirus lockdown? One Taiwanese airport has the solution - a fake itinerary where you check in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. You just never leave. Taipei's downtown Songshan airport on Thursday began offering travellers the chance to do just that, with some 60 people eager to get going, albeit to nowhere. Around 7,000 people applied to take part, the winners chosen by random. More fake flight experiences will take place in coming weeks. "I really want to leave the country, but because of the epidemic lots of flights can't fly," said Hsiao Chun-wei, 38, who brought her young son. The passengers got boarding passes, and proceeded through security and immigration before boarding an Airbus A330 of Taiwan's largest carrier, China Airlines, where flight attendants chatted to them. "I hope the epidemic...
    By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Downtown Anchorage street musician Cal Austermuhl had good reason to be singing the blues Wednesday, the same day the state of Alaska began distributing $992 checks that will be paid to nearly every resident. “Mine’s already spent,” he said of his share of the state’s oil wealth fund. “It goes to outstanding bills.” Austermuhl relies on performances at bars and markets and tips from summer tourists to supplement his income. But amid coronavirus concerns this year, that's a tough proposition. As he sang a Jeff Healy Band ballad, a few people donning masks dropped dollars into his guitar case. Otherwise the streets were nearly empty after most cruise ship companies canceled their summer season, eliminating nearly half of the vacation plans for the 2.2 million tourists that annually visit Alaska. The oil-wealth check, which some in Alaska see as an entitlement,...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Downtown Anchorage street musician Cal Austermuhl had good reason to be singing the blues Wednesday, the same day the state of Alaska began distributing $992 checks that will be paid to nearly every resident. “Mine’s already spent,” he said of his share of the state’s oil wealth fund. “It goes to outstanding bills.” Austermuhl relies on performances at bars and markets and tips from summer tourists to supplement his income. But amid coronavirus concerns this year, that’s a tough proposition. As he sang a Jeff Healy Band ballad, a few people donning masks dropped dollars into his guitar case. Otherwise the streets were nearly empty after most cruise ship companies canceled their summer season, eliminating nearly half of the vacation plans for the 2.2 million tourists that annually visit Alaska. The oil-wealth check, which some in Alaska see as an entitlement, typically is derived from the...
    Just a few weeks ago, Twitter announced that President Trump, one of the platform’s most prolific users, could no longer tweet without policing. It was past time to fact-check his tweets, said the company, given their potential for real-life damage. “We now have the tools in place to label content that may contain misleading claims that could cause offline harm,” Twitter spokesperson Katie Rosborough told Politico. But if you’re going to anonymously accuse random celebrities of rape with little to no evidence, Twitter says: Have at it. Over the past few days, Justin Bieber, Ansel Elgort and four cast members of the CW’s “Riverdale” have all been accused on social media of sexual assault. Those tweets are usually pushed further along by the swift tail winds of #MeToo, which is predicated on the need to “believe all women.” It’s no longer considered fair or fashionable to pause for a moment...
    Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) / Photo by Sunset Boulevard - © This content is subject to copyright. - Image courtesy gettyimages.com It’s a saga full of gunslinging mavericks, but only one is the unforgettable originator of an archetype. Every character in the history of Star Wars is either a cowboy or a samurai. It’s true. Believe me. It’s stitched verbatim under the brim of Dave Filoni’s really big hat. Before you chortle until the blue milk comes out of your nose, know that this is a joke — but it doesn’t make George Lucas’ love of westerns and samurai cinema any less fundamental to the archetypal cosmology of the galaxy far, far away. In fact, Harrison Ford forged Han Solo into such a lovably wily cowboy that his particularly infectious energy was gradually deemed necessary in absentia in an impossibly long...
    Dear Moneyist, My mother claimed me as a dependent in 2019, but I was not aware of this, I had a 2018 and 2019 annual gross income of zero. I was staying with her when she claimed me as a dependant. I am not upset with her. I understand that, at the time, it helped her and didn’t hurt me. Now, however, it’s a different story. It has kept me from receiving a stimulus check. I filed the non-filer paperwork, and that’s how I discovered that I was being claimed, and that I was denied a stimulus. Is there anything I can do now, or in the future, to claim my $1,200 stimulus check? Rob Dispatches from a pandemic: Letter from New York: ‘New Yorkers wear colorful homemade masks, while nurses wear garbage bags’ Dear Son, It sounds like you have a healthy relationship with your mother. That makes a...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Do you want to see how legislation that was supposed to be a bailout for our economy ended up committing almost as much taxpayer money to help a relative handful of the non-needy as it spent to help tens of millions of people in need? Then let’s step back and revisit parts of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and look at some of the numbers involved. The best-known feature of the CARES Act, as it’s known, is the cash grant of up to $1,200 per adult and $500 per child for households whose income was less than $99,000 for single taxpayers and $198,000 for couples. These grants are nontaxable, which makes them even more valuable. Some 159 million stimulus payments have gone out, according...
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