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AOC, Ilhan Omar, and other progressives continue criticism of Senate's modified $1.9 trillion stimulus package

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Summary List Placement Progressive lawmakers such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar this weekend pointed out what they saw as shortcomings in the Senate's revised COVID-19 relief bill, including the removal of a federal minimum wage hike to $15 per hour.
The $1.9 trillion package approved by the Senate on Saturday would provide essential aid, but didn't go far enough, they said.
"We remain extremely disappointed that the minimum wage bill was not included. The minimum wage remains essential policy and we must deliver on this issue," the Congressional Progressive Caucus...
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How Joe Biden's Stimulus Deal Compares With Donald Trump's First on 5 Key Issues

How Joe Biden's Stimulus Deal Compares With Donald Trump's First on 5 Key Issues

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The Senate has cleared President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID bill, titled the American Rescue Plan, almost a year after the $2 trillion CARES Act was signed into law.
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Ted Cruz's claims about undocumented people getting $1,400 stimulus checks were shot down by Dick Durbin as 'just plain false'

Ted Cruz's claims about undocumented people getting $1,400 stimulus checks were shot down by Dick Durbin as 'just plain false'

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Summary List Placement Senator Dick Durbin on Saturday offered a searing rebuttal to claims made by Senator Ted Cruz about undocumented immigrants getting stimulus checks, as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Cruz on Saturday morning had proposed an amendment to the bill, seeking to block some $1,400 stimulus checks that he said would be sent to "every illegal alien in America."
"The statement of the senator from Texas is: Just. Plain. False," Durbin said on the Senate floor.
Sen. Cruz's amendment is estimated to block stimulus checks from two million qualifying U.S...
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Prince Philip had a rich history in movies and TV

Prince Philip had a rich history in movies and TV

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - who died April 9 at 99 - spent most of his life as a stalwart companion to his bride, who became Queen Elizabeth II unexpectedly upon her... Read more ...

Marjorie Taylor Greene said she is not launching 'America First' caucus and...

Marjorie Taylor Greene said she is not launching 'America First' caucus and that she had not read the proposal, following backlash from GOP

Summary List Placement Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is not launching an "America First" caucus and said she had not read the document shared by Punchbowl News on Friday that... Read more ...

Putin Critic Alexei Navalny 'Could Die At Any Moment,' Doctor Says

Putin Critic Alexei Navalny 'Could Die At Any Moment,' Doctor Says

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Biden hits the links for first golf outing of his presidency

Biden hits the links for first golf outing of his presidency

Hail to the new Duffer-in-Chief! President Biden hit the links for the first golf game of his presidency Saturday in an unannounced visit that seemed to take local hackers by... Read more ...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Backs Off Extremist America First Caucus After Backlash

Marjorie Taylor Greene Backs Off Extremist America First Caucus After Backlash

But the conservative Republican member of Congress still vows to push Donald Trump's "America First agenda with my congressional colleagues." Read more ...

Greene Plans Caucus Built on 'Anglo-Saxon Traditions'

Greene Plans Caucus Built on 'Anglo-Saxon Traditions'

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who is not on any congressional committees , is forming her own "America First" caucus based on "Anglo-Saxon political... Read more ...

Biden plays first round of golf as president

Biden plays first round of golf as president

Joe Biden is playing his first round of golf as president Saturday at Wilmington Country Club in Delaware. Biden is golfing with Ron Olivere, the father-in-law of Biden's late... Read more ...

'A nicer version of Trump': Ron DeSantis is sized up by GOP donors ahead of...

'A nicer version of Trump': Ron DeSantis is sized up by GOP donors ahead of potential 2024 presidential bid

Summary List Placement Former President Donald Trump continues to hold an iron grip over the Republican Party from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, making critical... Read more ...

Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

WINDSOR, England - Queen Elizabeth II is sitting alone in the quire of St. George's Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by her side for 73... Read more ...

As 100th Day in Office Nears, Biden's Approval Ratings Are In

As 100th Day in Office Nears, Biden's Approval Ratings Are In

President Biden is nearing his 100th day in office, and so far, most of America is giving him the thumbs-up for the job he's doing. A new Pew Research Center poll finds that... Read more ...