Month: December 2020

Will The Debate Over $2,000 Stimulus Checks Help Democrats In Georgia?

Congressional Democrats are pushing to give most Americans $2,000 stimulus checks, arguing that this is a fast and direct way to help millions of Americans as they struggle with the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.1 President Trump supports $2,000 payments, too, but most congressional Republicans don’t. Because of that congressional GOP opposition, the

Judge Delays Execution Of Only Woman On Federal Death Row

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said the Justice Department unlawfully rescheduled the execution of the only woman on federal death row, potentially setting up the Trump administration to schedule the execution after president-elect Joe Biden takes office. U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss also vacated an order from the director of the Bureau of

Trump Mocked After He Claims Twitter Censorship Leads To Communism

President Donald Trump gave snarky Twitter users an early Christmas gift Thursday when he tried to blame communism on Twitter censorship. The president railed against what was once his favorite social media platform, claiming that Twitter is stifling free speech by ― and this is a slight paraphrase ― not allowing him to spew lies.

Jared Kushner Played Key Role In White House Pardon ‘Free-For-All’

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, has played a key role in managing the avalanche of clemency requests that have come into the White House as the administration nears its end next month, according to multiple sources. With the holiday approaching, Trump has issued 65 pardons and commutations since Tuesday, including

Trump Has Pardoned Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, And Jared Kushner’s Dad

President Donald Trump issued another batch of pardons and commutations on Wednesday, granting clemency to 29 people, including longtime ally Roger Stone, his former campaign chair Paul Manafort, and the father of his son-in-law. The pardons come a day after Trump issued full pardons for 15 people, including former House Republicans, key figures in the

California’s New Senator Will Make History. But Can He Win A Full Term In 2022?

With Sen. Kamala Harris about to become Vice President Kamala Harris, California is getting a new U.S. senator for only the second time in 25 years. On Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he would appoint Democratic Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Harris’s soon-to-be vacant seat. For months, Padilla has been seen as a

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf: ‘We Have Failed’ With Light-Touch COVID-19 Policy

STOCKHOLM, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Sweden’s king said his country had failed in its handling of COVID-19, in a sharp criticism of pandemic policy partly blamed for a high death toll among the elderly. Carl XVI Gustaf, whose son and daughter-in-law tested positive last month, used an annual royal Christmas TV special to highlight the

‘Truly, Truly Evil’: Tucker Carlson Slammed For Sowing Doubt About COVID-19 Vaccines

Fox News personality Tucker Carlson was slammed on social media as dangerous, irresponsible and “truly, truly evil” for his monologue Thursday night sowing doubt about the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. Carlson, on his prime time show, questioned the “glitzy entrance” of the vaccine, mocked “Lord of the Rings” actor Ian McKellen for receiving it

Americans Overwhelmingly Want Congress To Approve Another Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week All eyes have been on Congress this week as Republicans and Democrats have worked feverishly to hammer out another COVID-19 economic relief bill. As of Thursday afternoon, it looked like the sides were coming together on a roughly $900 billion package that would provide