Apr 02, 2021
Fourth stimulus checks gaining steam as lawmakers urge Biden for more direct Covid payments
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MOMENTUM is gathering for a fourth round of stimulus checks as a growing number of Democrats are calling on President Biden to send more COVID payments.
In a letter sent to the president on Tuesday, 21 senators - led by Ron Wyden of Oregon - urged the White House to automatically extend unemployment insurance and send recurring direct check to low-income Americans.1United States IRS Stimulus Check with Statue of Liberty Wearing Medical Face Mask Resting on Hundred Dollar Bills.Credit: Getty Images - Getty
The letter was first drafted at the beginning of March, however the lawmakers waited until they garnered more support to officially send it to Biden.
Over the course of the last month, Wyden and the other nine original signees secured the support of 11 other Democrats, including Sen. Majority Whip Dick Durbin and moderates like Sens. Debbie Stabenow.
The letter begins: "As we work together to get much-needed relief to American families, we appreciate your strong support for direct payments and enhanced unemployment insurance for the millions of families affected by this public health and economic crisis.
"We urge you to include recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions tied to economic conditions in your Build Back Better long-term economic plan."
The lawmakers note that the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic is "far from over", and insist "families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads."
"Families should not be at the mercy of constantly-shifting legislative
timelines and ad hoc solutions," the wrote.
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GOP Congressional candidate encourages violence over the information surrounding Hunter Biden laptops
A Republican congressional candidate in Minnesota recently called for an armed violent revolution in response to the highly publicized information drop about the handling of Hunter Biden's laptop.
According to Mediaite, Shukri Abdirahman —the Republican candidate challenging Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) who currently represents Minnesota’s 5th District, took to Twitter with her reaction to the reports.
On Friday, December 3, Substack journalist Matt Taibbi released a thread of tweets with details that suggested Twitter employees intentionally worked to censor reports about Biden's laptops during the 2020 presidential election cycle.
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While some Republicans felt the highly anticipated release was relatively underwhelming, others like Abdirahman were fueled by it.
Responding to Taibbi's string of tweets, she tweeted, “We can no longer get rid of tyranny by the ballots. It’s only by bullets now.”
The Republican candidate also shared a number of other reactions. Per the news outlet, she also said:
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But despite Adbirahman's reaction, Miranda Devine appeared on Fox News Friday night and admitted that the latest developments are not what she would consider bombshells or a "smoking gun."
“Look, I think we’ve seen quite a bit that’s useful. It’s not really the smoking gun we’d hoped for,” Devine told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. She added, “I feel that Elon Musk has held back some material.”
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