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$2,000 stimulus checks

Democrats can now do this to pass $2,000 stimulus checks in the Senate

January 7th, 2021

Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won their Senate races in Georgia on Tuesday after promising that they would pass $2,000 stimulus checks. Democrats have said that $2,000 stimulus checks will be their top priority once they take control of the Senate, and they could use budget reconciliation to pass a bill without any Republican …

Coronavirus Origin

China denies entry to WHO team sent to investigate coronavirus origin

January 6th, 2021

Two members of the international WHO team supposed to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus were denied entry to China. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “very disappointed” that China had not finalized permissions for the team’s arrival. Chinese officials explained that the country is still working with WHO officials and negotiating dates …

DC protests

The DC protests attacked one final American bedrock on Trump’s behalf

January 6th, 2021

The nation was transfixed on Wednesday by the dramatic and unsettling scenes of Washington DC protests and mob-like behavior that occurred, disrupting Congress’ process of certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. One person was shot and died during the chaos and rioting Wednesday in Washington DC. Facebook and Twitter took dramatic action to limit …

Twitter ban Donald Trump

Twitter will ban Donald Trump’s account if he breaks the rules again

January 6th, 2021

Twitter has locked President Donald Trump’s account for 12 hours after he repeatedly broke the service’s rules on Wednesday during the attempted coup that he incited. Twitter says that Trump’s account will remain locked until the offending tweets have been deleted, and says that if he breaks the rules again, his account will be permanently …

New stimulus check

Some of your stimulus checks might be delayed for a stupid reason

January 6th, 2021

The IRS and Treasury Department only have a little more than a week left to finish sending out a new stimulus check to millions of Americans, but problems and delays are already being reported. At least 13 million stimulus checks have been sent out to bank accounts that are either inactive or that the customer …

New stimulus checks

Blocking $2,000 stimulus checks might have cost Republicans the Senate

January 6th, 2021

Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are expected to win the Senate runoff races in Georgia against incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Democrats are now poised to take control of the Senate, and one of the last things that Mitch McConnell did as Majority Leader was to repeatedly block $2,000 stimulus checks. Effectively, McConnell …

Coronavirus Pandemic

China’s CDC shoots down the latest wild coronavirus origin story

January 5th, 2021

Reports circulated on social media on Monday in China claiming that the novel coronavirus had been detected on auto part packaging, including foreign brands. Chinese CDC officials shot down the idea that the virus could have been imported and said that the traces of virus discovered were not likely to be infectious. This marks China’s …