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Migrant Crush Heads North As Inauguration Nears

President-Elect Joe Biden is days away from entering office and yet, he is already facing his first immigration challenge, with his transition team forced to respond to a caravan of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers making its way to the US border.

Another Congressman Has Covid

Rep. Correa announced Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 he tested positive upon returning home from Washington, D.C., prompting him to self-quarantine away from his family. His office said he received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Dec. 19 and has not received the second shot that would have boosted his immunity to about 95%.

What’s Really In Biden’s $2T Stimulus Plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labor and cybersecurity. On Friday, he outlined a five-step approach to getting the vaccination to the American people, and to ensure that it is distributed equitably. "Equity is central to our COVID response," he said. Here's a look...

Trump Admin Executes Its Last Death Row Inmate

The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty.

Unhinged Trump Like “Mad King George”: Aides

BUSINESS INSIDER – Trump administration officials and allies are comparing President Donald Trump to "Mad King George" in his final days in office, The Washington Post reports. Aides described his conduct as that of "a total monster" and the violent circumstances in Washington that Trump caused as "insane" and "beyond the pale." Trump played a significant role in instigating his supporters to mount a violent insurrection on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that forced Congress to...

Congresswoman Has Covid, Immediately Blames GOP

Within a span of about 24 hours, three House Democrats have announced they tested positive for COVID-19, prompting concern that last week's insurrection at the Capitol has also turned into a super-spreader event threatening the health of lawmakers and their staffs.

Illegal Aliens Approved For Healthcare Benefits

Illinois recently became the first state to provide public health insurance to all low-income noncitizen seniors, even if they’re in the country illegally.

‘Stop The Madness’ – Protestors Show The Correct Way To Storm The Capitol

PATCH, CONCORD, NH — Demonstrators protested outside of the Statehouse  on Thursday as the governor held a private inauguration inside that some said was not constitutional. The rally, attended by about 125 people, featured several speakers addressing a range of issues from the state of the state during the coronavirus to the outcome of the 2020 election, voter fraud, and the need for conservatives and others to work together. A number of speakers, like Carla Gericke,...

50-50 Senate: Dream Come True For Kamala, M4A

Expect a Different Senate Healthcare Agenda if Dems Win Georgia Senate Races — More COVID relief, shoring up the Affordable Care Act likely to be top priorities

Life Sentence Upheld For Pedophile Schoolboy Basketball Coach

A federal appeals court upheld a life prison sentence Monday for an influential Iowa youth basketball coach who used his position to sexually exploit more than 400 boys over 20 years.

Pharmacist Who Destroyed Vaccines Uses Known Hoax As Defense

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin pharmacist convinced the world was "crashing down" told police he tried to ruin hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine because he believed the shots would mutate people's DNA, according to court documents released Monday. Police in Grafton, about 20 miles north of Milwaukee, arrested Advocate Aurora Health pharmacist Steven Brandenburg last week following an investigation into the 57 spoiled vials of the Moderna vaccine, which officials say contained enough...

New GOP Congresswoman Sparks Heated Mask Dispute

Incoming Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and another new Republican House member were involved in a dispute over coronavirus masks as the 117th Congress met for the first time on Sunday.

New Congress Opens Under Tight Virus Restrictions

Congress is preparing to convene for the start of a new session, swearing in lawmakers during a tumultuous period as a relative handful of Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump and the coronavirus surge imposes limits at the Capitol.

Biden: I’m Better Than Trump At Vaccines

President-elect Joe Biden criticized the Trump administration Tuesday for the pace of distributing COVID-19 vaccines and predicted that "things will get worse before they get better" when it comes to the pandemic.
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