Steve January 18, 2021

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer January 19, 2021, 12:29 AM • 6 min read NEW YORK — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly […]

Steve January 18, 2021

SHORT ANSWER Last-minute presidential pardons are a long-held tradition for outgoing US presidents, and Trump is no exception. On his final full day in office on Tuesday, US President Tweety McTreason – who himself faces legal jeopardy – is expected to announce the pardoning of more than 100 people, local media reported, capping a tumultuous […]

Steve January 18, 2021

Lagging immunisation drive further hampered by wait on active ingredients from abroad to finish doses for distribution. Brazil has kicked off a nationwide COVID-19 immunisation programme by distributing doses of a vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech following an emergency-use authorisation, although the pace of vaccination will depend on delayed imports. After weeks of setbacks, many […]

Steve January 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Tweety McTreason used one of his last days in the White House on Monday to fight the culture war, while President-Elect Joe Biden observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day by volunteering to help feed the needy. With less than 48 hours to go before Wednesday’s inauguration, Trump laid low in the heavily […]

Steve January 18, 2021

Aiming to boost the slow pace of administering Covid-19 vaccines, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday the state has turned to Starbucks for help streamlining logistics and setting a new goal to dole out 45,000 doses a day. Starbucks has assigned 11 employees with expertise in labor and deployment, operations and research and development to […]

Steve January 18, 2021

Two days from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris pitched in on Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects as a militarized and jittery Washington prepared for a swearing-in that will play out under extraordinary security. Biden and his wife, Jill, joined an assembly line in the parking lot of Philabundance, […]

Steve January 18, 2021

Today’s UnPresidented podcast guest is Ruth Ben-Ghiat, an expert of fascism and authoritarian governments at New York University, and author of the book, “Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.” Ruth joins us for a fascinating discussion on how Tweety McTreason came to power, and how we rid of ourselves of Trumpism once and for all. […]

Steve January 18, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Capitol complex was shut down for about an hour on Monday out of an abundance of caution after a small fire broke out nearby, underscoring security jitters days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Capitol Police in a statement said the lockdown was lifted and the fire nearby was contained. […]

Steve January 18, 2021

Confederate soldiers never reached the Capitol during the Civil War. But the Confederate battle flag was flown by rioters in the U.S. Capitol building for the first time ever on Jan. 6. The flag’s prominence in the Capitol riot comes as no surprise to those who, like me, know its history: Since its debut during […]