Politics

Steve December 2, 2021

The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Earlier in the day, congressional leaders announced they had finally reached […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Top economic advisers to President Joe Biden say that the administration’s antitrust agenda seeks to rebuild the economy with a focus on local, small-business growth and higher worker wages while tackling major issues of the current economy, specifically inflation and supply chain backups. White House policies that have flowed from a July executive order on […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Former President Donald Trump has an issue with Jan. 6: Nobody’s talking about how big his crowd was. During an interview that aired on British TV Wednesday, Brexit campaigner-turned-broadcaster Nigel Farage asked Trump if it was a mistake to hold a rally that day. Trump voiced no regrets about hosting the anti-election event near the […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Source: The Hill Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Thursday night that he is supporting a GOP effort to nix President Biden’s vaccine mandate for larger businesses, which is expected to get a vote in the Senate next week. “Let me be clear, I do not support any government vaccine mandate on private businesses. That’s […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Source: New York Times People looking for a booster shot of a Covid-19 vaccine probably don’t need to fret about what brand it is: Many combinations of shots are likely to provide strong protection, according to a large new study. In a comparison of seven different vaccine brands, British researchers found that most of them […]

Steve December 2, 2021

For now, the whole world is waiting for scientists to figure out how much of a threat the omicron coronavirus variant actually is. That will take several weeks at least, according to experts. Science will need to answer big questions about how transmissible the new variant is, how well it overcomes the immunity conferred by […]

Steve December 2, 2021

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Steve December 2, 2021

Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers declares that “we need to end abortion today, and then we need to end the pervert indoctrination of our children’s innocence with the forced celebration of the anti-God and any-family agenda.” Dave Daubenmire believes that the preponderance of evidence shows that “Joe Biden isn’t running the country…some man behind the […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Source: AP BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, killed at their home in Beverly Hills, California. The Beverly Hills Police Department announced the arrest of Aariel Maynor on Thursday afternoon. […]

Steve December 2, 2021

When the Department of Defense released its annual report on Chinese military strength in early November, one claim generated headlines around the world. By 2030, it suggested, China would probably have 1,000 nuclear warheads—three times more than at present and enough to pose a substantial threat to the United States. As a Washington Post headline […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Every December, it seems the US government finds itself in the same place: desperately trying to avoid yet another government shutdown and all of the economic and political problems that would bring. This year has been no different. This week, Congress is scrambling to pass a continuing resolution (CR), or short-term spending bill, to avoid […]