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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 467
Here's what you need to know about the new stimulus child tax credit
(CNN)The $1.9 trillion relief package signed by President Joe Biden greatly enhances the federal child tax credit for one year, allowing millions more families to benefit and lifting millions of children out of poverty. The stimulus package raises the size of the credit, makes it fully refundable so more households can qualify and calls for it to be sent out in periodic payments rather than rolled into regular tax-time refunds -- a dramatic sh ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 477
The new stimulus plan could affect your 2020 taxes. Here's how
As welcome as the American Rescue Plan is for many people, the fact that it was signed into law in the middle of tax filing season raises a number of questions. That's because some provisions may affect how you should prepare your 2020 tax return, including calculating the size of your refund. And nearly 56 million people have already filed as of March 5. Here's what we know so far. Tax free unemployment benefits The main provision in t ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 467
Family torn apart as they speak to investigators about father's participation in Capitol riot
(CNN)A 16-year-old testified against her father in court on Monday, as prosecutors used against him what they had learned from his children about his resolve to take part in the US Capitol riot. "My heart is broken. I see people in your family suffering. I see an American family suffering," Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui said at the hearing in Washington on Monday about how politics -- and the Capitol riot -- has divided American families. Du ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 469
Former coronavirus testing czar urges Trump to encourage vaccinations
(CNN)The Trump administration's coronavirus testing czar on Monday called on former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence to encourage vaccinations in light of data indicating many Republicans do not intend to get inoculated against Covid-19. "I think it's very important for former President Trump as well as the vice president, to actively encourage all the followers to get the vaccine," Adm. Brett Giroir told CNN's Jake ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 478
Agency review finds some Trump administration CDC guidance was not grounded in science or free from undue influence
(CNN)A review of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Covid-19 guidance has found that some of the agency's guidance during the Trump administration was not grounded in science or free from undue influence, according to a statement from a CDC spokesperson. The review found that some guidance "used less direct language than available evidence supported," "needed to be updated to reflect the latest scientific evidence" and "presen ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 464
Brother of star witness in Trump's first impeachment set to be promoted by the Army
(CNN)Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, whose brother Alex was a star witness in the House impeachment inquiry, is set to be promoted to colonel after overcoming alleged retaliation efforts by the Trump White House, a person familiar with the matter said. Vindman, an Army JAG attorney who served as the ethics counsel on the National Security Council during the Trump administration, is expected to be included on the Army's promotion list that will ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 463
Fact check: Republican congresswoman didn't take credit for the relief bill she voted against
Washington (CNN)A Republican member of Congress, Rep. MarĂ­a Elvira Salazar of Florida, has faced withering attacks on Twitter for supposedly taking credit on Friday for a part of the American Rescue Plan, the pandemic relief bill she voted against. A Republican senator, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, had been accurately criticized on similar grounds two days prior. But the criticism of Salazar is inaccurate. Here are the facts. On Friday, th ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 464
North Korea breaks silence to warn US against 'causing a stink'
Washington (CNN)Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, warned the Biden administration against "causing a stink at its first step" on Monday, hours after the White House said it had not received a response to its outreach to Pyongyang. "We take this opportunity to warn the new US administration trying hard to give off powder smell in our land," she said in a statement, according to the country's state news agency. "If it wants to sl ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 474
White House staff no longer tested for Covid-19 daily
(CNN)White House staff working in-person are no longer tested for Covid-19 every day as those on campus have been increasingly vaccinated, a recent change to testing protocol, according to an administration official familiar with the process. White House spokesperson Kevin Munoz said in a statement to CNN that the White House "maintains strong Covid-19-related protocols in order to create a safe workplace for its employees," such as mandatory ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 459
Capitol Police officer suspended after anti-Semitic reading material found near his work area
(CNN)A US Capitol Police officer has been suspended after anti-Semitic reading material was discovered near his work area on Sunday, according to a department spokesperson. The spokesperson said in a statement that Capitol Police acting Chief Yogananda Pittman on Monday ordered the officer to be suspended and the officer will remain suspended pending an outcome of an investigation by the department's Office of Professional Responsibility. "We ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 457
Charges filed against Proud Boys member who allegedly pepper-sprayed police during Capitol insurrection
(CNN)The Justice Department has charged a member of the Proud Boys who allegedly used pepper spray against police officers during the US Capitol insurrection, according to court records. Prosecutors say Christopher Worrell of Florida came to the Capitol on January 6 armed with pepper spray, and later used it against a line of police officers who were guarding the complex. He was photographed near the Capitol wearing a tactical vest and a radio ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 452
Biden commits to 'free, open, secure' Indo-Pacific in rare op-ed with 'Quad' members
(CNN)President Joe Biden declared the United States is "committed to a free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region" in a rare op-ed penned with the leaders of India, Australia and Japan. "Over the course of these past months, each of us has grieved the suffering that our people and the world have endured. But in this dark hour, our partnership offers a spark of hope to light?the path ahead," the leaders wrote in a Washington Post op- ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 457
Biden scored a major legislative victory, but now comes the hard part
(CNN)After savoring the passage of his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package in the Rose Garden last week, President Joe Biden begins the tough work of enacting what he called a "transformational" piece of legislation, while also trying to sell Americans on the progressive goals the bill embraced. As stimulus checks are rolling into the bank accounts of Americans, the President and first lady and Vice President Kamala Harris and the second gen ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 467
Lawmakers with former intelligence and military experience weigh Capitol security concerns
(CNN)Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin served three tours in Iraq alongside the US military as a CIA analyst before becoming a member of Congress, so the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 was unfortunately by no means the first time she had been in a life-threatening situation. What kept her relatively confident in war zones compared to what she witnessed during the attack against the Capitol and has experienced since was ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 462
Biden's toughest test on economic inequality will be reinvigorating the labor movement
(CNN)For the Democratic left, President Joe Biden's mammoth victory on Covid relief has inspired new hope of rebalancing America's increasingly unequal economy. Nothing will test that hope more severely than Biden's goal of reinvigorating the labor movement as a way to do it. His aspiration to be "the most pro-union president you've ever seen" stems from his upbringing in post-World War II Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he witnessed the early ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 465
Why the popular Covid relief bill may not pay off electorally for Democrats
(CNN)Poll of the week: A new CNN/SSRS poll finds that 61% of Americans favor President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief package. Just 37% oppose. This fits with the average polling, which almost universally shows more than 60% of Americans approved of the package. What's the point: You don't need to do a lot of hoop jumping to see how passing a popular piece of legislation could help the Democrats electorally. It also can't hurt Democrats that ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 457
Fauci says Covid guidelines 'will be much more liberal' by July 4 if US cases drop
Washington (CNN)Federal Covid-19 guidelines "will be much more liberal" by the Fourth of July if US cases drop as more Americans are vaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. "If by the time we get to the Fourth of July, with the rollout of the vaccine, we get the level of infection so low -- I'm not going to be able to tell you exactly what the specific guidelines of the (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) are, but I can tell you ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 466
Terry McAuliffe wants to be Virginia's governor again. His opponents say it's time to move on.
Washington (CNN)Terry McAuliffe has a question to answer: Why again? The former governor of Virginia, four years removed from the end of his first term, is vying for another shot at leading the commonwealth, running as the closest thing to an incumbent in a place that bars governors from serving successive terms. McAuliffe enters the race as the clear frontrunner, buoyed by a significant fundraising advantage, a who's who list of endorsements ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 464
Here is what the potential impeachment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo could look like
(CNN)Gov. Andrew Cuomo, facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted advances, is now the subject of an impeachment investigation after the speaker of the New York State Assembly authorized the judiciary committee to begin the probe this week. While Cuomo has apologized for "making anyone feel uncomfortable," the Democrat has maintained that he "never touched anyone inappropriately." When pressed on whether he would resign the ...
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Monday March 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 455
McConnell quietly courts Senate primary candidates 'who can win' regardless of Trump ties
(CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is quietly maneuvering to field a slate of GOP Senate candidates in critical battleground states, attempting to avoid a repeat of election cycles a decade ago when candidates emerged from primaries only to implode and deny his party the chance to take back the majority. This time around, the wily Kentucky Republican has a high-spending super PAC and he's prepared to use it. With 20 GOP seats to defe ...
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