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  • Republicans are really mad about BART getting $112 million in COVID-19 stimulus bill

    02/26/2021 2:23:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 25, 2021 | by Eric Ting
    The House version of Biden administration's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill contains funding for BART's planned expansion into San Jose and Santa Clara — and congressional Republicans are not happy about it. An analysis from Fox Business found that the expansion — long-planned but lacking funding — will be receiving $112 million in federal funds, and transportation officials told the San Francisco Chronicle the figure would actually be closer to $141 million. Twitter accounts for House and Senate Republicans began referring to the project as "Pelosi's Subway" in tweets railing against the legislation. "The Democrats’ $1.9 trillion spending bill is...
  • Biden: What would cut out?

    02/23/2021 8:56:46 AM PST · by qaz123 · 26 replies
    Fox news ^ | 23Feb21 | Biden
    Biden asks: What would you have me cut from COVID relief bill?
  • McCarthy Reveals Shocking Percentage of COVID Relief Bill That Is Actually About COVID-19

    02/23/2021 7:25:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/23/2021 | Leah Barkoukis
    It didn’t take the swamp long to come back in full force after former President Trump left office, and there’s no better example of that than the COVID-19 relief bill, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. Speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, McCarthy said that “only 9 percent of it goes to COVID.” “What they are doing is telling you the swamp is back. Everything you have warned your viewers about before the election is coming true in this bill,” he said. Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld called the bill the “political version of money laundering” and compared it to “Breaking...
  • McConnell secures $25 million for war on carp

    12/30/2020 2:50:42 AM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    EDDYVILLE — The War on Carp continues in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, as U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has secured some $25 million for that purpose. The funding was renewed, matching the same amount in the federal government’s budget of the previous year, all according to Lyon County Judge-executive Wade White’s recent post on the War on Carp Facebook page. These funds supplement an additional $45 million through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which will aim at barriers and other ways to stop the movement of carp, White noted in...
  • Trump Declines to Sign Relief Bill, Suspending Unemployment Benefits for Millions

    12/27/2020 10:56:11 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Dec 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Donald Trump declined to sign the coronavirus relief and stimulus bill on Saturday evening as he pushed for higher stimulus payments of $2000 rather than $600, meaning millions of Americans would exhaust their unemployment benefits. Two unemployment benefits programs expired at midnight on Sunday morning, as the Wall Street Journal noted: The first provided unemployment benefits for gig and contract workers and others who don’t generally qualify for jobless aid. The second provided up to 13 weeks of additional payments to individuals who exhausted other programs that pay benefits, such as regular state unemployment benefits. In early December, roughly...
  • Ancient snack stall uncovered in Pompeii, revealing bright frescoes and traces of 2,000-year-old street food

    12/26/2020 1:33:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | December 26, 2020 | Reuters
    Known as a termopolium, Latin for hot drinks counter, the shop was discovered in the archaeological park's Regio V site, which is not yet open the public, and unveiled on Saturday. Traces of nearly 2,000-year-old food were found in some of the deep terra cotta jars containing hot food which the shop keeper lowered into a counter with circular holes. Archaeologists also found a decorated bronze drinking bowl known as a patera, ceramic jars used for cooking stews and soups, wine flasks and amphora. Pompeii, 23 km (14 miles) southeast of Naples, was home to about 13,000 people...
  • Biden pushes Trump to sign COVID-19 bill: 'It needs to be signed into law now'

    12/26/2020 10:51:58 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 26, 2020
    President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday pressed President Trump to immediately sign a COVID-19 relief bill that is stuck in limbo, blasting what he deemed Trump's "abdication of responsibility." Biden noted that the bill contains provisions for small businesses and extended unemployment benefits, as well as stimulus checks, and could help struggling families as they come up against the pandemic's economic fallout during the holiday season. "It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families don't know if they'll be able to make ends meet because of President Donald Trump's refusal to sign an economic relief bill approved by Congress...
  • JUST IN: President Trump Vetoes $740 Billion Defense Bill

    12/23/2020 1:18:18 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 54 replies
    GP ^ | December 23, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    President Trump on Wednesday vetoed the $740 billion defense bill. The National Defense Authorization Act passed both houses of Congress with veto proof supermajorities. This comes as no surprise because President Trump last week said he would veto the bill because it would not allow for removal of our military from other countries.
  • The #COVID19 package, while imperfect, will save jobs and lives. The sooner the bill becomes law - the better.

    12/22/2020 10:59:56 PM PST · by rintintin · 36 replies
    Lindsey Graham ^ | Dec 22 2020 | Lindsey Graham
    Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC The #COVID19 package, while imperfect, will save jobs and lives. The sooner the bill becomes law - the better. It will allow millions of businesses to avoid bankruptcy, deliver vaccines even faster, help those unemployed and provide money for families who are struggling.
  • Trump throws wrench into COVID relief by saying he won't sign bipartisan bill

    12/22/2020 10:20:13 PM PST · by Arcadian Empire · 78 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 22nd | Allison Pecorin
    President Donald Trump is giving both Democrats and Republicans a headache on Tuesday after the shocking announcement on Twitter that he will not sign the COVID-19 relief bill negotiated in the Senate and House for months. He had been expected to sign the bipartisan deal this week. ***** The president asks that the bill be reworked in order to give each American a $2,000 stimulus check instead of the $600 that was negotiated. Democrats had called for more money, but Republicans pushed back on the higher amount. ***** "The $900 billion package provides hardworking taxpayers with only $600 each in...
  • Trump (Appears to)Kicks COVID Bill Back To Congress; Demands $2,000 Stimulus, Shreds Lawmakers Over Mountain Of Pork

    12/22/2020 6:10:21 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    USSA News ^ | 12-22-2020
    President Trump appeared to threaten to veto the COVID-19 stimulus package that Congress passed almost 24 hours earlier, telling lawmakers to boost checks for Americans to $2,000 as well as “get rid of wasteful and unnecessary items” in the spending bill Trump said “throughout the summer, Democrats cruelly blocked COVID relief legislation in an effort to advance their extreme left wing agenda and influence the election…” “it’s taken forever” to get a package and the bill passed “is much different than anticipated.” “It really is a disgrace,” he added. Then reeled off a list of disgusting ‘pork’ (read the details...
  • Paul Slams Republicans Voting For COVID Bill: ‘You Are No Better Than Socialist Dems’

    12/22/2020 6:31:52 AM PST · by grimalkin · 33 replies
    Summit News ^ | 12/22/2020 | Steve Watson
    The Democrat controlled House, as well as the Senate passed the legislation, also tacking on a $1.4 trillion spending bill, prompting Paul to criticise the move as the government giving away “free money”. “When you vote to pass out free money, you lose your soul and you abandon forever any semblance of moral or fiscal integrity,” Paul urged. “If free money was the answer… if money really did grow on trees, why not give more free money?” Paul said. “Why not give it out all the time? Why stop at $600 a person? Why not $1,000? Why not $2,000? Maybe...
  • Republicans and Democrats come together to rob American taxpayers: The virus relief portion of the bill is probably only minimally useful, while the rest of the bill is a nightmare of special projects and overseas spending

    12/22/2020 6:18:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/22/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Late Monday night, in a huge, secretive rush, Congress passed a combined virus relief and omnibus spending bill that’s almost 6,000 pages long and, in less than a year, will spend $2.3 trillion that does not exist.The bill’s length alone is enough to justify a second American Revolution. It should have been a simple bill: Checks for Americans in need (with provisions to prevent the French Laundry and its ilk from ever receiving another penny of taxpayer money) and basic funding for basic government. I’m thinking maybe 100 pages, max.The length tells is that the bill is a long list...
  • Pandemic Starting To Hit North American Meat Plants Again

    12/18/2020 8:44:11 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Newsmax News ^ | 12-18-2020
    Meat packers across North America are bracing for a resurgence of coronavirus cases, trying to avoid the shutdowns that left supermarket shelves empty earlier in the pandemic. Cargill Inc. has temporarily idled one of its beef plants in Canada after some employees tested positive, and will keep the plant shut at least through next week. JBS, the world’s top meat producer, sent thousands of vulnerable U.S. workers home on paid leave, while Sanderson Farms Inc. said it’s now facing higher absenteeism at its plants than earlier in the pandemic. Producers of everything from beef to chicken are looking to prevent...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 11/27/2020 Black Friday Newsdump

    11/27/2020 7:39:36 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/27/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "The death rate appears not to be linked with the responses of governments..stringency of the measures settled to fight pandemia, including lockdown, did not appear to be linked with the death rate." There's research from French scientists saying that government restrictions taken against the coronavirus have not reduced the mortality rate... "making a statement that it's a different court" New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's view of the Thanksgiving Eve 5-4 decision from the US Supreme Court against Cuomo's restrictions on houses of worship in the state... Breaking News: Iran reporting the assassination of a prominent Iranian physicist. Moshen Fakhrizadeh and...
  • Porkulus

    10/25/2020 8:31:26 AM PDT · by ping jockey · 9 replies
    Self | Ping Jockey
    This is why Republicans block anything goofball Nanzi Pallooka or any other worthless Democrat comes up with as a Stimulus bill. Every last Democrat politician is either a crook or thinks Coyotes at the border are the actual animal. UNFREAKIN’ BELIEVABLE…… WHAT IS IN THE DEMOCRAT’S PROPOSED VIRUS STIMULUS BILL!!??!! Now you’ll know why Republicans are blocking this 2.2 trillion dollar MASSIVE BARREL OF PORK !!! Hard to believe but look it up on the Congressional website for HR 748 from 116th Congress. Stimulus bill: $2,200,000,000,000 ($2.2 trillion) American adults: 199,000,000 Dividing the cost by every adult equals $11,055 per...
  • China halts imports of German pork after swine fever case

    09/12/2020 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    AFP via ^ | 12 September 2020 15:54 CEST+02:00
    China announced Saturday it was banning imports of pork products from Germany after the European country confirmed its first case of African swine fever. Germany is Europe’s biggest pork producer and recently saw a surge in demand from China after it suffered an outbreak of the same disease. Scientists detected swine fever in a dead wild boar in the eastern state of Brandenburg, the German agricultural ministry said on Thursday. Authorities had been concerned about the disease crossing into the country from neighboring Poland after a spate of cases were detected there last year. China responded to the news by...
  • 2 American bombers spotted near Taiwan as US-China tensions rise - US warplanes fly close to Taiwan, Hong Kong

    06/01/2020 10:00:13 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 6/1/20 | Keoni Everington
    First B-1B bombers sighted near Taiwan since Trump announcement on Hong Kong TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two B-1B bombers and two support tankers were spotted flying from Guam and nearing northeast Taiwan on Sunday (May 31). On Sunday (May 31), Twitter user Golf9, who specializes in airband monitoring, radar spotting, and aircraft spotting, reported that two B-1B Lancers and two Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers had taken off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and flown into the East China Sea near the northeast corner of Taiwan. Taiwanese and Chinese authorities have yet to issue an official response to the patrol....
  • China halts purchases of US soybeans, pork: report

    06/01/2020 9:58:52 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2020 | Niv Elis
    China has reportedly told state-owned firms to stop buying U.S. soybeans and pork, a move that would break a key provision of the Phase One trade deal between the world's two largest economies. Reuters reported on Monday, citing two unnamed sources, that the order from Beijing also applies to corn and cotton. According to the newswire, China is retaliating against President Trump for announcing he would strip Hong Kong of its special status.
  • House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

    05/16/2020 12:06:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    The House of Representatives on Friday evening passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the most expensive legislation approved by that body in history, that Democrats hailed as the unprecedented response needed to deal with the pandemic and its economic fallout. The record-breaking bill narrowly passed by a 208-199 vote. Fourteen Democrats defied their party and voted "no," while one Republican, Rep. Pete King of New York, broke with the GOP and voted “yes.” “I’m thrilled," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the bill's passage. "I'm so proud of my members. They just did something so monumental for the American...