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    An employee at Northeastern University was injured Tuesday when he opened a plastic case that had been delivered to the virtual reality lab. The package contained a note that criticized Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the relationship between academic institutions and the developers of virtual reality, several federal law enforcement sources told CNN. A second package was found near the city’s Museum of Fine Arts and was neutralized by the Boston police bomb squad. Though the incident was initially described as an explosion, a source briefed on the investigation told CNN that police and FBI bomb technicians did not find any evidence of explosives. Police were called to the scene around 7:18 p.m., Boston Police Superintendent Felipe Colon said during a news conference Tuesday night. Law enforcement sources say the employee told investigators that when he opened the case, it depressurized with the force of an explosion. The 45-year-old man suffered minor hand injuries, according to university and law enforcement officials. According to two law enforcement sources, the employee told police he found a note inside the container. Multiple sources...
    Jon Stewart demonstrated in front of the Capitol on Monday to urge senators to pass legislation providing more funding for veterans who had been exposed to toxic burn pits after President Joe Biden called him to thank him for his advocacy. Stewart issued another explective-filled rant at the lawmakers, who, last week, he referred to as 'motherf***ers.'  'I get it. I am a liberal piece of s***,' Stewart shouted outside the front stairs of the Capitol building. 'I know that I am I'm Hunter Biden's cocaine dealer.' 'But the VFW and the American Legion and the IAVA isn't and DAV isn't and the Wounded Warriors project isn't. So why are they standing here? You can attack me all you want. And you can troll me online,' he added. 'But here's the beautiful thing. I don't give a s***. I'm not scared of you. And I don't care. These are the people that I owe a debt of gratitude to and we all say gratitude to and it's about time we start paying it off,' he said. He called on the...
    President Joe Biden had bold predictions for the economy if Congress passed the reconciliation bill announced Wednesday by moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Chuck Schumer.  'My message to Congress is this: This is the bill you can pass to lower inflation, cut the deficit, reduce healthcare costs, tackle the climate change and promote energy security - all the time while reducing the burdens facing working class and middle class families,' Biden said.  'So pass it, pass it for the American people, pass it for America,' he added.  He called the package 'a big deal,' and walked through some of the provisions - a mix of healthcare savings measure, green energy initiatives, tax code changes and a deficit reduction push.  'This package will reduce the federal deficit by over $300 billion,' Biden touted.  President Joe Biden had bold predictions for the economy if Congress passed the reconciliation bill announced Wednesday by moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Wednesday they had come to...
    The deal that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin reached with Majority Leader Charles Schumer that contains billions for clean energy programs also would mandate offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, the package commits Democratic leaders to moving new legislation to streamline permitting process for pipelines and other projects – a move Manchin called essential to his own backing for the package, which would include $433 billion in new spending as well as $739 billion in new revenue over a decade. 'Without what you just mentioned there is no bill,' Manchin told MetroNews in West Virginia. 'Without permitting reforms, without the ability for America to do what it does best, produce, there is no bill,' he said. He predicted among the first projects to move would be a LNG pipeline through parts of West Virginia and southern Virginia. Many environmentalists are cheering a deal that Schumer estimates would lower greenhouse gases by 40 per cent by 2030 based on 2005 levels. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is defending his deal with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer on...
    Republicans are lashing out at Joe Manchin for striking a deal for a pared back Build Back Better that include tax hikes – and some GOP lawmakers are backing out of voting for the $54B semiconductor bill in retaliation. The moderate Democrat's deal on the massive tax and spending bill comes as the U.S. economy shrunk for a second consecutive quarter, striking fears of a recession. Manchin struck a deal from his COVID isolation on a bill that aims to cut inflation while providing energy provisions – but the package also includes a 15 percent tax rate minimum on America's biggest companies. Republicans warn that hiking rates on job creators is not the way toward economic recovery. 'I can't believe that Senator Joe Manchin is agreeing to a massive tax increase in the name of climate change when our economy is in a recession,' Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted Wednesday. 'I hope that common sense will eventually win the day. What I am hearing about the terms of this latest reconciliation deal make no sense.' 'I have tried to work across...
    Senate Joe Manchin said Wednesday he has a deal with Democratic leadership on a bill that would cut inflation and include an energy policy after he previous scuttled President Joe Biden's green agenda. The surprise announcement dropped after the Senate passed a rare bipartisan billion bill to fund domestic semiconductor chip manufacturing and boost competitiveness with China.  It also came as Manchin is out with covid and working remotely. Manchin, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, has long been a hold out on some key social, climate, health and economic items for Democrats. The announcement will allow for movement on Biden's social agenda, which has been stalled for seven months, and could reap major political benefits for Democrats ahead of the November midterm election. Senate Joe Manchin said he has a deal with Democratic leadership on a bill that would cut inflation and include an energy policy after he previous scuttled President Joe Biden's green agenda Details on the deal Senator Manchin and Schumer's new bill would raise $739 billion in new revenue through a variety of proposals: $313 billion...
    Getty Kevin Durant congratulates Steph Curry during a Golden State Warriors game. Even though the Golden State Warriors have shut down any notion that there would be a reunion with Kevin Durant, the Warriors continue to pop up as a team who would make the most sense to acquire him from the Nets. ESPN Andscape’s Marc J. Spears was the first reporter to attach the Warriors to Durant, after the former Warrior made his trade request on June 30. Spears elaborated on a radio interview with KNBR on July 5, about the due diligence that the Dubs front office did with interest in Durant. “A call is a call, and that’s what Bob Myers makes all the time. So, I think people shouldn’t put the cart in front of the horse, but there was a phone call.” Having said that, The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson did say that it was unlikely Durant would return to the Bay Area, given how the Dubs have been focused on developing and contending at the same time. A rival Western Conference executive told...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is submitting language Wednesday to the Senate parliamentarian for a bill that would allow Medicare to influence prescription drug prices.  The move kicks off another attempt by Senate Democrats to pass a reconciliation package before the November midterms, resurrecting components of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better legislation.  The prescription drug portion has the support of West Virginia's moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who tanked Build Back Better in December.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) is submitting language Wednesday to the Senate parliamentarian for a bill that would allow Medicare to influence prescription drug prices - which moderate Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (right) has signed on to  Schumer and Manchin are also discussing other parts of Build Back Better that could get the West Virginian's support - including climate change and tax reform pieces, Politico Playbook reported - but nothing else has gotten Manchin's buy-in.  The package is being informally nicknamed 'Build Back Manchin,' Punchbowl News said.  The site reported some details about the language including that if passed, Medicare could start negotiating prescription drug...
    The Phoenix Suns are considered one of the favorites for a Kevin Durant trade but what is the trade package the team could send to the Nets in a deal? Upon the breaking news that Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, the superstar’s list of preferred landing spots was also reported. And among the teams on that short list was the 2020-21 Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns. Phoenix already locked up star guard Devin Booker to a supermax contract at the start of NBA free agency on Thursday and they have been a contender since adding Chris Paul. So the notion that Durant would want to be the guy to push this team over the edge to getting a ring makes a ton of sense. Having said that, the question then becomes what the trade package would look like that would land Durant on the Suns. A big part of that depends on former No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton, a restricted free agent this offseason, and what he decides to do. If he agrees to...
    President Joe Biden officially announced a new $700 million security package for the Ukraine on Wednesday amid Russian warnings he was 'adding fuel to the fire' by including medium-range rocket systems. 'This new package will arm them with new capabilities and advanced weaponry, including HIMARS with battlefield munitions, to defend their territory from Russian advances,' Biden said in a statement.  The lateset round of military aid comes as the Pentagon snapped back at the flak from the Kremlin, saying Russia didn't get to vote on U.S. assistance and describing Moscow's invasion as 'off plan.'  Besides the missile system, the assistance also includes helicopters, Javelin anti-tank weapon systems, tactical vehicles, and more. Ukraine has promised the United States it will not fire the weapons into Russian territory. But the Kremlin fired back, accusing Washington of provocative behavior.  'We believe that the United States is purposefully and diligently adding fuel to the fire,' spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. When asked how Russia would respond if Ukraine used U.S.-supplied rockets to strike Russian territory, Peskov replied: 'Let's not talk about worst-case scenarios.' He said...
    President Joe Biden said Tuesday night that he would be arming Ukraine with 'more advanced rocket systems and munitions,' in a new op-ed for The New York Times outlining, 'What America Will and Will Not Do in Ukraine.'  The use of the medium-range rocket systems will be restricted to be used only in Ukraine, White House officials said.  'The Ukrainians have given us assurances that they will not use these systems against targets in Russian territory, and so based on those assurances we are very comfortable they will not,' a senior White House official said on a call with reporters.  President Joe Biden said Tuesday night that he would be arming Ukraine with 'more advanced rocket systems and munitions,' in a new op-ed for The New York Times outlining, 'What America Will and Will Not Do in Ukraine'  Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines of the fight in the Donbas region. The new weapons could be used to attack Russian forces in this part of Ukraine  Additionally, the White House said it would not be providing Ukraine with longer-range systems.  Biden's...
    IF it's been a year and you're still waiting on a package to arrive in the mail, chances are it's gone forever. But for one woman, that wasn't the case. 3A woman named Jordan Boggess shared how she received a package from Chewy over a year after its ship dateCredit: TikTok 3The package was in horrible condition and barely held together by tapeCredit: TikTok Jordan Boggess, a band teacher from Arizona, shared in a video the surprising package she received from the online pet supply store, Chewy. She said: "Came home to find this mangled box on my porch and we hadn't ordered our Chewy shipment yet. "And I come over and check the date... This shipped in February of 2021... "It is now 2022, almost June... Why did we just get this?" Read more real life storiesCAKE MASTER My kid's baker canceled on her birthday last minute – I elevated a $12.99 cakeFROCKY HORROR I was enjoying my first dance, then found something SHOCKING under my dress The worst part of the whole debacle is...
    The House of Representatives passed on Tuesday evening an additional $40 billion aid package for Ukraine as it continues to face an assault from Russia. Not one Republican or Democrat crossed party lines, resulting in a 217-202 vote with only Democrats passing the massive aid package. Four Democrats and seven Republicans did not cast a vote to adopt the legislation into law. The money allocated in the package includes $67 million for the Justice Department to sell off the seized yachts taken from Russian oligarchs as well as COVID funds for the war-torn Eastern European country. Following the passage of the resolution, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took ti the podium to speak – referencing many times her leading a Democratic delegation to Poland and surprise trip to Ukraine. She said the newly passed legislation 'will have an immediate and substantial difference to what is happening in Ukraine.' 'As Putin desperately accelerates his campaign of horror and brutality in Ukraine, time is of the essence. That is why we're so pleased to hear that we could proceed immediately with this bill...
    The Pentagon announced that the U.S. is putting a new weapon in Ukraine's arsenal as it pushes back against Russia's relentless attacks: previously classified Phoenix Ghost drones that have been specially tailored for the conflict. Little information was available about the weapons system, which President Joe Biden only referenced briefly in remarks announcing the latest $800 million aid package.  The package includes 121 Phoenix Ghost tactical drones, according to the Pentagon, which says they have capabilities similar to the 'Switchblade' drones the U.S. included in the previous military aid package. Those drones can take out tanks and other armor, get launched from a tube, then guide themselves into the target for a single-use.  The new $800 million military aid package President Biden announced for Ukraine includes 121 Ghost Phoenix drones 'This was rapidly developed by the Air Force in response specifically to Ukrainian requirements,' said Defense Secretary Admiral John Kirby.  Pentagon officials were vague in their descriptions of the newly designed drone, without exactly stating its capabilities or how it works.  'It provides the same sort of tactical capability that a...
    A U.S. Army M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. Hohenfels, Germany. Jan. 26, 2015 On Wednesday, President Joe Biden released a statement on his latest conversation with Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy. In the call, Biden not only revealed that he was sending an additional $800 million in “weapons, ammunition, and other security assistance” to Ukraine, he provided some exciting details of just what would be heading down the high speed pipeline between the U.S. and Kyiv. These new capabilities include artillery systems, artillery rounds, and armored personnel carriers. I have also approved the transfer of additional helicopters. In addition, we continue to facilitate the transfer of significant capabilities from our Allies and partners around the world.   Mil Mi-17 helicopter in Afghanistan The helicopters mentioned here are likely those Soviet-era Mil Mi-17s that were purchased from Russia over a decade ago and refurbished by the U.S. Mi-17s were used by U.S. special forces in Afghanistan, and at least four Mi-17 helicopters were sent by the U.S. to the Afghan military … when it had one. At one point, the U.S. had at least...
    PG&E’s top boss captured a total pay package in 2021 that topped $50 million at a time when the embattled utility remains under scrutiny for a decade of disasters linked to catastrophic wildfires and explosions. Patricia Poppe, chief executive officer with PG&E, harvested $51.2 million in total direct compensation during 2021, according to documents filed on Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By comparison, the average salary for chief executive officers of the companies that make up the S&P 500 Index was $15.5 million in 2020, according to a survey by Executive Paywatch, a union-crafted website. Poppe’s $51.2 million total pay package was enriched primarily by $41.2 million in awards of stock, the annual SEC filing shows. Marlene Santos, PG&E’s chief customer officer, harvested $7.5 million in total pay, a compensation package that included $5.1 million in stock awards. Adam Wright, chief operating officer with Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the utility unit of PG&E, was awarded $6.5 million in total pay, which included $4.2 million in stock awards. “In 2021, we launched our leadership of PG&E with a...
    The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening passed a $1.5 trillion spending package that would fund the government through September and send nearly $14 billion to Ukraine to aid it during Russia's invasion. It passed after a Democrat-led mutiny forced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pull COVID-19 aid dollars from the bill. The legislation now heads to the Senate, where lawmakers must take action before the Friday deadline. The vote was split into two parts, the first including $782 billion in military assistance including the defensive aid to Ukraine. It passed on a decisive 361 to 69 vote. The $730 billion non-defense spending portion, which included funding for the Interior, Agriculture and Health departments among other as well as humanitarian dollars for Ukraine, passed on a much narrower 260-171 vote. One lawmaker voted 'present.' The budget package is filled with items big and small - from a 2.7 percent pay increase for the troops to a funding for a plaque to be placed on the West Front of the Capitol, honoring all the police officers who defended the building during...
    US President Joe Biden speaks about the September jobs report from the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2021.Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. government has sent an unprecedented amount of aid to Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet the latest efforts to deploy more financial help through the Build Back Better bill have stalled in President Joe Biden last week said Congress may still be able to pass parts of the social and climate policies proposed in the package. One key reason the bill has hit a road block is the opposition of Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, who has split with his party on many of the key proposals in the package. Democrats were hoping to pass the bill through reconciliation, which would require all Democrats in the Senate to support it. However, after Congress approved about $4.5 trillion in total aid spending to help curb the effects of the pandemic, there is another reason more aid is not an urgent priority: the U.S....
    Elon Musk's Tesla had a busy weekend - the company announced its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package will increase to $12,000 starting January 17 and it rolled out a software update to the system. The cost of the FSD premium option is a $2,000 increase, but according to Musk it will only be available in the US. Tesla also unleased the latest FSD beta 10.3 with three driving modes that gives vehicles a 'Chill,' 'Average' or 'Assertive' approach while on the road. The Assertive mode, however, has caused a stir among the public, as it may perform rolling stops, which many people say is illegal in most US states. Scroll down for video  The cost of the FSD premium option is a $2,000 increase, but according to Musk it will only be available in the US Tesla's FSD is available to drivers with high safety scores of 100 out of 100. These scores were decided by drivers giving the firm permission to monitor their driving using in-car software. The scores will be ranked per 100 miles of driving. RELATED ARTICLES ...
    Ready for another left-wing faux pas? Others — presumably those left of center politically — enjoyed pointing out that the not-ready-for-freezing-weather roadways actually are the fault of Glenn Youngkin, a Republican who was elected Virginia governor in November: Except in Virginia. Thanks to Youngkin — Scott (@Scott) 1641324730 Fair point — save for the fact that Youngkin hasn't yet taken office. He'll be inaugurated Jan. 15.
    The redistricting commission for Michigan adopted new congressional districts on Tuesday, a move that will have a significant impact on next year's midterm elections. Democratic Reps. Andy LevinAndrew (Andy) LevinMcCarthy delays swift passage of spending plan with record-breaking floor speech Biden, top officials spread out to promote infrastructure package Jailed American journalist freed from Myanmar arrives in New York MORE and Haley StevensHaley Maria StevensBiden, top officials spread out to promote infrastructure package WHIP LIST: How House Democrats, Republicans say they'll vote on infrastructure bill Katie Hill launches effort to protect Democratic majority in House MORE will both run in the same newly redrawn district. Other incumbents could also face one another, but some, including Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellHouse Republican, Democrat say political environment on Capitol Hill is 'toxic' Sunday show preview: Omicron surges, and Harris sits for extensive interview Wetlands point to extinction problems beyond climate change MORE (D), plan to move districts to avoid such a battle. Dingell would otherwise potentially face Rep. Brenda LawrenceBrenda Lulenar LawrenceNational progressive group labels six lawmakers 'progressive in name only' in new...
    A WARNING has been issued over bogus texts used over the holiday season to hack phones and rob people of cash by pretending to include package tracking links. Phone users are being told to be on alert for texts from "smishing" scams as attacks rise over the Christmas and New Year period. 1Watch out for smish9ng scams this festive seasonCredit: Getty Smishing (shortened from SMS phishing) is the most popular type of scam used by cyber thieves to steal your personal information. The texts received will be very real looking and ask for you to extend your car warranty, for example. Yet the links included will allow hackers access to your phone and all the personal information stored there. Over Christmas, scammers have launched a holiday text scheme where they send fake links and claim they can be used to track packages. The texts will be disguised as the US postal service or other common shipping companies. Yet the deceptive text messages will give out your financial information to attackers if the links...
    Kaczynski, 79, (pictured in 1996) who became known as the Unabomber - which stands for 'university and airline bomber' - after killing three people and injuring 23, has been moved to a medical facility FMC Butner that is known for treating inmates with significant health problems Unabomber Ted Kaczynski has been transferred from the Colorado supermax prison to a federal medical facility in North Carolina - a sign the infamous domestic terrorist's health is deteriorating. Kaczynski, 79 - a mathematics prodigy who gained notoriety for his manifesto after sending a series of bombs in the mail over 17 years that killed three people and injured 23 - has been moved to FMC Butner, which is known for treating inmates with significant health problems.  He was transferred on December 14 from supermax prison Florence-ADMAX - the 'Alcatraz of the Rockies' - where he has been serving multiple life sentences. The prison houses the 'worst of the worst,' such as World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef and Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. His condition is unknown and the Bureau of Prisons refused...
    Dr Vinod Menon, a physics professor and chair of the physics department at City College of New York, was stunned after he made the discovery on November 10, 2020. An anonymous surprise package containing a donation of $180,000 in cash was found at the City College of New York (CUNY) in Harlem, a year after it had been delivered to the university's mailroom. After returning to campus to teach in-person this semester, Dr. Vinod Menon, a physics professor at the school, finally went through a pile of mail that had been gathering dust in his office for the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  He eventually found a mysterious cardboard box that had been postmarked November 10, 2020. The package, delivered by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), was so heavy that it was worth $90 in postage for priority U.S. mail.  The delivery address written on the box was intended for the 'Chairman, Physics Department' - Dr. Menon's position.  Once he finally opened the box, Dr. Manon had the shock of his life, as he discovered  $50 and $100...
    New Hampshire Gov. Chris SununuChris SununuSunday shows preview: Boosters open to all US adults; House Dems pass spending plan on to Senate New Hampshire Gov. Sununu condemns tweet offering 0 'bounty' on teachers Biden focuses on US competitiveness to promote T infrastructure bill MORE (R) on Sunday dismissed Democrats’ claims that their massive social spending and climate package is fully paid for, arguing “nobody buys that.” “This idea that this, 'We're going to spend 1.75 trillion, but trust us, it's not going to cost you anything.' Nobody buys that. The American people are smart,” Sununu told co-host Dana BashDana BashChristie: Trump rhetoric about stolen election led to Jan. 6 attack Christie won't say if he'll support Trump in 2024 if he is the GOP nominee Club for Growth launches ad against Democrats over social spending bill MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union.” House Democrats on Friday passed their massive social spending and climate plan, dubbed the Build Back Better Act, after months of negotiations marked by internal party battles. President BidenJoe BidenRisch dismayed with fellow GOP senators' blockade on Biden diplomatic...
    Washington (CNN)The passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending package is setting off a mad dash from states and counties seeking federal funds to repair and replace the nation's crumbling bridges, roads and ports. The legislation will deliver $550 billion of new federal investments to projects over the next five years. Many infrastructure plans have been shelved indefinitely as local officials struggled to find the funding, leaving the nation's infrastructure system in desperate need of repair. It earned a C- score from the American Society of Civil Engineers earlier this year.The federal money will be allocated through a variety of programs, mostly run by the US Department of Transportation. Some of the funds will be disbursed directly to state transportation agencies, and other monies will be awarded to selected applicants through competitive grant programs. RELATED: Here's how Biden's infrastructure plan would impact key areas of American lifeIt's up to state and local agencies to decide how best to apply for the funds. While some of the money could go out to states within weeks after the bill is signed into...
    Getty Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics defends a shot from Precious Achiuwa #5 of the Toronto Raptors. The Ben Simmons-Celtics trade chatter refuses to go away. Despite numerous reports pointing towards Boston’s unwillingness to unload All-Star Jaylen Brown in any potential deal, the Simmons to Boston train surges on. Per Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, at least one league source believes Simmons would have an interest in joining the Cs. Washburn also notes that interest would be reciprocated at a “reasonable price.” With Brown off the table, the Celtics would need to get creative should they continue to poke around the Simmons market — likely meaning adding a third team to the mix, as we’ve previously noted. As for who the Celtics would be willing to sacrifice in such a scenario, two recently extended starters could fit the bill. “When push ultimately comes to shove, the Celtics would seem far more inclined to offer a package centered around Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III, which was the often-rumored framework of Boston’s initial efforts to...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg outlined how the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package will help the Biden administration address racism present in cities across the country. Buttigieg, touting the benefits of the recently passed bill that has not yet been signed into law by the president, fielded a question from the Grio's April Ryan on the justice aspects of the package ensuring that "at least 40% of the clean investments in this bill will go to benefit the communities that are overburdened and underserved." GOV. LARRY HOGAN: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL IS A 'WIN' FOR BIDEN "I'm still surprised that some people were surprised when I pointed to the fact that if a highway was built for the purpose of dividing a white and black neighborhood, or if an underpass was constructed such that a bus carrying mostly black and Puerto Rican kids to a beach that would have been in New York was designed too low for it to pass by," Buttigieg continued. "But that obviously reflects racism that went into those design choices. I don't think we have anything...
    White House senior adviser Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondSunday shows preview: House passes bipartisan infrastructure bill; Democrats suffer election loss in Virginia Black Caucus pushes for priorities in final deal White House to host lawmakers as negotiations over agenda hit critical stage MORE on Sunday pushed back on comments made by Rep. Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerMcAuliffe's loss exposes deepening Democratic rift Democrats unite to send infrastructure bill to Biden's desk Conservative group targeting moderate Democrats on spending bill votes MORE (D-Va.) last week that President BidenJoe BidenVirginia loss lays bare Democrats' struggle with rural voters After victory, Biden seeks political rebound Sunday shows preview: House passes bipartisan infrastructure bill; Democrats suffer election loss in Virginia MORE was not elected “to be FDR,” contending that Biden was voted in to “do big things.” Spanberger made headlines last week when she told The New York Times that Biden was elected by the American people to “be normal and stop the chaos,” and not to be FDR — a reference to former President Roosevelt who helped the U.S. recover from the Great Depression with New Deal...
    AMAZON users are warned of a new scam that is dumping free Amazon packages on the doorsteps without purchasing them. You might soon find an unsolicited Amazon package on your front doorstep this holiday season as illegal third-party sellers might buy your information online and send you a package in a scam called "brushing." 1You might start seeing unexpected packages on your front door as part of a scam What is brushing, however? Third-party sellers on Amazon, eBay and other online marketplaces find your public data like your name and address - or buy it online in data breaches - and send you packages. Well, what's the big deal if you get a package? These sellers then write fake, positive reviews about their products that they just sent to you, appearing as "brushes" made to look as if the transaction was legitimate. They then use the fake account to place gift orders and address them to a random person that they found online. But again, instead of sending the package the person bought, they send a cheap lightweight item that...
    Washington (CNN)For about 30 minutes on Monday, it appeared as if West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin had rolled a hand grenade down the hallway in which President Joe Biden's $3 trillion, two-bill domestic agenda was patiently waiting to move through the House as soon as this week. Then House progressives -- the same House progressives who rejected two prior deadlines and had been in a rhetorical and policy war with Manchin and fellow centrist holdout Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for months -- picked it up and calmly placed the pin back in. There are still significant issues on the policy side that need to be resolved for Democrats to actually move forward in House this week on Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and $1.75 trillion economic and climate package. But House progressives moving off the demand of explicit assurances from all 50 Democratic senators that they will vote for the package is significant -- and keeps the process on track. For now. The bottom line is that Manchin's remarks didn't blow anything up. Progressives are now all in on moving...
    Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressives fear compromise could jeopardize midterm hopes Sunday shows preview: Frustration runs high as infrastructure talks hit setback Democrats seek tweaks to .75T framework MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday said he spent the weekend negotiating a deal with Democrats to once again include the lowering of prescription drug prices in a social spending framework, a sign the party is still working out major provisions days ahead of when Democratic lawmakers hope to try for another vote on the matter. House Democrats are eyeing Tuesday as the day to pass a bill on the framework and a bipartisan infrastructure measure. House Democratic leaders told committees they had to finish any changes to the spending bill by Sunday and that the House Rules committee could meet as soon as Monday to markup the pared-down $1.7 trillion package. Sanders, the chair of the Senate Budget Committee, told host Dana BashDana BashThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - White House tackles how to vaccinate children ages 5+ Manchin lays down demands for child tax credit: report Cassidy says he won't...
    Joe Biden showed his frustration with warring Democrats delaying the passage of his Congressional agenda on Wednesday, urging the moderate and progressive wings of the party to come together to pass his trillion dollar package of social programs. 'What are we doing? This is the United States of America, damn it,' Biden said, his voice raising during a speech in Scranton designed to promote both his infrastructure deal and his social spending program. 'These bills are not about left versus right or moderate versus progressive,' he said, acknowledging the interparty war he is dealing with as he tries to pass his agenda. 'Or anything that pits one American versus another.'  He also used his signature whisper - what he does when he wants to make a point - to note the legislation, which is paid for increases in taxes on the wealthy and corporations, will cost zero.  'It does not increase the debt,' he added, Biden returned to his hometown to promote his plan that would cause a massive increase in federal spendiing. It was his first visit to Scranton...
    (CNN)Rep. Ro Khanna had a suggestion for President Joe Biden on a private conference call earlier this week: Have Sens. Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders sit in the same room and try to cut a deal on the Democratic Party's massive social safety net expansion. Because once they do, the California Democrat suggested, it would almost certainly satisfy the moderate and liberal wings of the Democratic caucus, which have been battling over the size, scope and details of the plan for months.But Biden, according to multiple sources in the virtual meeting, told the progressive House Democrats that he's been in politics a long time -- and getting them together in the same room would almost be like "homicide." The group laughed, as Biden then made a joke about getting into the boxing ring with Khanna himself. The previously unreported exchange underscores the grim reality for Democrats on Capitol Hill: The two men -- Sanders and Manchin -- are trillions apart on their price tags, have far different ideas on what policies are needed, are at odds over the breadth of...
    Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), leader of the House progressives, pushed back on one of centrist West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s demands for Democrats’ massive reconciliation spending package, saying Sunday morning that she will not support the bill if it includes the Hyde Amendment. With the progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic Party continuing to negotiate President Joe Bidens’s agenda-setting $3.5 trillion social policy bill, Manchin—who describes himself as “pro-life”— made it clear last week that he would only vote for the bill if the Hyde Amendment is part of it. (The amendment prevents federal programs from covering abortion expenses.) “Yeah, we’re not taking the Hyde Amendment off. Hyde’s going to be on,” the conservative Democrat told right-wing magazine National Review last week. “That’s dead on arrival if that’s gone.” Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Jayapal first discussed the ongoing negotiations about the price tag of the spending package and what may need to be cut or trimmed down in order for it to pass. She was then asked about Manchin’s remarks about the anti-abortion provision....
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became the latest prominent Democrat on Wednesday to declare the $3.5-trillion spending plan pushed by the Biden White House would cost "zero" dollars. "It's not about a dollar amount," she told reporters. "The dollar amount, as the president said, is zero. This bill will be paid for." Republicans have ripped Build Back Better, a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, as a massive social policy bill that "ultimately provides benefits to wealthy liberal elites at the expense of working-class families." Moderate Democrats, like Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., have also raised concerns about the reconciliation package. Yet President Joe Biden has insisted it will cost "zero dollars" while being a "once-in-a-generation investment in working America, and that claim has taken hold with some media allies as well. BIDEN TEAM RIPPED AS ‘ECONOMICALLY ILLITERATE’ FOR CLAIM BUILD BACK BETTER 'COSTS ZERO DOLLARS' Pelosi's claim drew swift mockery online. "New math," reporter Emily Zanotti quipped. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., weighed in as well, writing she was "as delusional as President Biden" if...
    In an apparent rebuke at President Trump, House Democrats brought forth  legislation on Tuesday aimed at curbing presidential powers and bolstering checks on the presidency.  In a package dubbed the Protecting our Democracy Act, nine Democrats put together legislation that would make it harder for presidents to grant clemency or pardons in situations that raise concerns of corruption, suspend the statute of limitations for federal offenses made by a sitting president or vice president, reestablish Congress' power of the purse and protect whistleblowers and inspectors general.  Additionally, the bill would require presidents and candidates from major parties to provide 10 years of tax returns to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), strengthen Congress' ability to enforce subpoenas and strengthen enforcement for Hatch Act violations.  The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from engaging in campaign politics work. An independent agency cited former White House aide Kellyanne Conway for violating the act, but the White House brushed it off.  Trump also granted 11th-hour pardons to friends and allies such as Michael Flynn and Roger Stone and refused to hand over his tax returns.  ...
    More than 20 Democrats voted down an amendment to the $3.5 trillion spending bill that would prohibit giving amnesty to illegal immigrants with 10 or more DUI convictions. "I do not wish to belabor this point, but I do find it truly incredible. Since 23 of my Democrat colleagues just voted to affirm that they do not believe that two or more convictions for DUI should prohibit an illegal alien from being granted amnesty and welcomed into America, I will try this one more time, and see if 10 or more convictions for will compel them to change their minds," said Rep. Mike Johnson while introducing the amendment Monday. Democrats voted against the attempt to block those with 10 or more DUI from being granted amnesty as well, an issue Johnson felt should be common sense. BIDEN DOUBLES DOWN ON $3.5 TRILLION PLAN THAT MANCHIN, MODERATE DEMS OPPOSE: 'NOT ABOUT SHORT-TERM STIMULUS' "My friends, if we cannot vote for this, that should be an alarm to every single American," Johnson said. "We all agree that DUI is a serious crime,...
    The bipartisan infrastructure package will provide the state billions for transportation, broadband, and electrical infrastructure in Pennsylvania. The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that passed the Senate on Tuesday would mean billions in infrastructure funds for Pennsylvania. But every major Republican candidate for the state's open Senate seat is campaigning against the $550 billion plan. According to the Cook Political Report and the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, the 2022 race to succeed retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) will likely be one of the most competitive in the country. According to a Philadelphia Inquirer roundup on Thursday, all of the major Republican contenders for the seat oppose the bipartisan package — which invests in transportation, water systems, electrical, and broadband infrastructure across the country. Jeff Bartos, a wealthy real estate developer and the unsuccessful 2018 GOP nominee for lieutenant gubernatorial, decried the package. "The infrastructure bill is just the latest iteration of a Washington hellbent on spending not only our money, but the money our children and grandchildren...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden said Wednesday that a series of economic reports released in recent days, including one on inflation released earlier in the day, show his plans for the American economy are working.In a speech from the White House, Biden touted a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that showed the consumer price inflation slowed during July, though it remained elevated. Stripping out more volatile food and energy items, consumer prices rose 4.3% in the 12 months ended in July, slightly below the June's rise. Overall, prices rose 5.4% over the period, flat compared with June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. The report came days after a positive jobs report showed the economy added 943,000 jobs during the month of July.While inflation has increased as the economy grows along with the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines, allowing many Americans to return to a more normal life, the President and his administration have downplayed concerns about price hikes. Biden said the numbers released on Wednesday morning show the economy in recovery."I would argue that our Biden economic plan...
    Cryptocurrency advocates are lobbying to change the House version of the bipartisan infrastructure package after lawmakers and the industry failed to fix a controversial tax provision in the legislation that passed the Senate Tuesday. The advocates already had some success in garnering bipartisan support in the Senate for their proposed changes to the legislation. Still, they fell short when Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama used a procedural maneuver to block the amendment to add military funding to the underlying infrastructure package instead. The revenue-raising provision in the infrastructure package they want to change is estimated to bring about $28 billion into the government coffers by imposing new IRS tax-reporting requirements for cryptocurrency brokers, rules that many in the digital coin industry fear could cripple its growth and innovation. Currently, the legislation has a broad definition of cryptocurrency brokers that includes centralized exchanges, such as Coinbase or Robinhood, and blockchain software developers, cryptocurrency miners, and node operators. The cryptocurrency industry and its advocates say their aggressive efforts to change the language of the Senate bill last week will pay off...
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday handed President Joe Biden a $1 trillion victory, passing the largest infrastructure bill in decades, promising years of investment in roads, bridges and internet access.  It passed on a vote of 69 to 30 as 19 Republicans joined Democratic senators in voting in favor of the bipartisan bill.  Vice President Kamala Harris, as presiding officer, announced the final tally.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said before the vote: 'There's been detours and everything else, but this will do a whole lot of good for America.'    Minority leader Mitch McConnell was among the Republicans who joined Democrats to get the bill over the finish line, as was Sen. Lindsey Graham, who said: 'This bill provides American infrastructure with a much-needed facelift.' But the moment of bipartisan agreement is likely to be brief as Democrats plan to push ahead immediately with their vast $3.5 trillion budget bill to address social care, education, climate change and a raft of Biden's key domestic policy priorities. Republicans have made clear their deep opposition to such a sweeping spending program.    Vice...
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    (CNN)Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders and Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal both wanted the top line for Democrats' sweeping spending plan to be higher, in fact nearly double the $3.5 trillion framework that was announced Tuesday. The pair had been working behind the scenes and around the clock to ensure progressive priorities were included in the proposal."We just spoke this morning. We talked the other night. We talked several days ago," Jayapal, a Democratic congresswoman from Washington state, said Wednesday. "We're in very close coordination," she added.Even though the framework that has been announced falls short of what progressives wanted, it still sets the stage for Democrats to pass monumental overhauls like expanding the child tax credit, broadening medical benefits and introducing new climate change proposals, making them willing to work within the framework given instead of viewing the deal as a nonstarter. But that doesn't mean progressives will stop pushing for more.Jayapal called the framework "important movement forward," acknowledging that the deal includes all five priorities progressives pushed to be included and key tax increases.Read MoreBut, to Jayapal, this...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday celebrated California's $100 billion budget and the billions of dollars that will help Angelenos."These funds -- and many more -- will help us expand and implement programs that will have lasting, positive impacts on our city and our communities,'' Garcetti said.Thanks to our Los Angeles legislative delegation, our city secured some big wins. I want to thank our delegation and Governor Newsom for the important resources that will be coming to our community to address homelessness, housing, economic recovery, climate change, and more,'' he added.The so-called California Comeback Plan -- which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday -- includes the following funding directly to Los Angeles, the state's largest city:-- $2 billion for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers who are behind on their electric and water bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic;-- $555.4 million to expand summer youth employment opportunities;-- $2 million to support Los Angeles' Gang Reduction and Youth Development program;-- $11 million for the Potrero Canyon Pacific Coast Highway Pedestrian Bridge;-- $5 million for the...
    More On: mitch mcconnell McConnell vows ‘hell of a fight’ over Dems’ infrastructure plan Pelosi firm on order for reconciliation with $1.2T bill Biden defends Afghanistan pullout as Taliban gobbles more territory McConnell accuses Biden of mixed messaging on infrastructure proposal Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday expressed optimism that the upper chamber can pass a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package in coming weeks while speaking at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  The bipartisan framework negotiated by a group of legislators — led by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) — has been met with broad support, with members of the Problem Solvers Caucus giving its seal of approval in the lower chamber. The Kentucky Republican party leader appeared to be cautiously optimistic there could be a path for the agreement despite progressives pushing for it to be passed alongside a broader package without GOP backing, telling the crowd he would like to see the so-called “payfors” that are still being hashed out by the group.  “I think there’s a decent chance that may...
    Joe Biden's senior advisor Cedric Richmond on Sunday blamed Republicans for defunding police, despite the GOP fighting against the far left 'defund police' movement. 'Let's talk about who defunded the police,' Richmond said to Fox New Sunday host Chris Wallace. 'When we were in Congress last year trying to pass… an emergency relief plan for cities that were cash-strapped and laying off police and firefighters, it was the Republicans who objected to it. Richmond, the director of White House Office of Public Engagement, is referencing coronavirus relief bill negotiations in 2020, when Republicans had control of the Senate. 'And in fact, they didn't get funding until the American Rescue Plan, which our plan allowed state and local governments to replenish their police departments and do the other things that are needed,' he added. 'So look, Republicans are very good at staying on talking points of who says defund the police,' Richmond said. 'But the truth is, they defunded the police. We funded crime intervention, and a whole bunch of other things.' The 'defund police' movement garnered intense support by the...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he will sign a property insurance package that could lead to larger rate increases for customers of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. while seeking to curb roof-damage claims and lawsuits. But he added more will need to be done to make the private insurance industry “stronger.” READ MORE: Visit Florida Tourism CEO Dana Young, Staff Get Pay Raises “I think we got a lot of good stuff done in the legislative session, one of the things we’ll be, I know we worked on, was some property insurance reform, to try to stem some of the problems we see in that market,” DeSantis said, while appearing by video during a meeting of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors. “We want this to be affordable for homeowners. We don’t want it to be something that is just kind of a pot for litigation. And that really (is) what was happening in Florida. I mean a huge, huge proportion of the money was going to litigation expenses.” The heavily negotiated bill (SB 76), which...
    An American woman living in the UK has gone viral with a video highlighting the British customs that 'would not work' in the US.   Lisa Dollan, 39, is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but now lives in Leeds, and has noticed key differences in the way people behave in the two countries. She shared her observations in a hilarious TikTok video that has been viewed more than 3.5million times.  The mother-of-one, who posts under the handle @yorkshirepeach, claimed even straightforward practices like a car MOT 'wouldn't happen' across the pond.  'Maybe it's a thing in some states... not where I'm from.  'You could drive around with your bumper hanging off, a flat tyre. It doesn't matter.' Finally she added: 'Alcohol being served in a cinema, in a movie theater, no chance.' Viewers were divided over the observations, with some Americans insisting the equivalent of car MOTs or the knock-and-run game do exist in their hometowns.  One posted: 'There's alcohol served in a lot of movie theaters in America...' Another wrote: 'Love these videos but how come you can't leave a package...