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  1. Politics Biden sued by 12 states over climate executive order
  2. BROKEN BORDER COVID-positive illegal immigrants surge into U.S. as border camp closed: official
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  4. Energy47 mins ago Gas prices soaring and could go even higher by spring: Analyst
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    LAUGHABLE Biden to sign order on sex harassment, has not commented publicly on Cuomo
  6. World US flies B-52 bombers over Mideast again amid tensions with Iran
  7. Voting from empty lots, no signatures same person voting in multiple states the list goes on but yeah nothing to see here.
  8. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-democrats-hr-1-lower-voting-age-16 Progressive Democrats in the House of Representatives unsuccessfully pushed an amendment lowering the federal voting age to 16 as part of the H.R. 1 voting rights package on Wednesday. The vote was 125-302 in the House with the majority of Democrats voting in favor, 125-93, according to C-SPAN. HAWAII LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE BILL LOWERING VOTING AGE TO 16 "A sixteen-year-old in 2021 possesses a wisdom and a maturity that comes from 2021 challenges, 2021 hardships, and 2021 threats," Rep. Ayanna Pressley, one of the members of Congress behind the amendment, said in a statement on Monday. "Now is the time for us to demonstrate the courage that matches the challenges of the modern-day sixteen- and seventeen-year-old." Pressley, Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., reintroduced the amendment on Monday. Pressley said in February she was "shocked" that lowering the legal voting age to 16 is a "polarizing" subject of debate. Pressley made the comment during a Facebook Live conversation with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and author Ibram X. Kendi. "Dr. Kendi, I was shocked by how polarizing an issue this was, and listen, when I would tell people [the late Rep.] John Lewis is an original co-sponsor of this — you know, our young people deserve to have a stakeholder in our democracy," Pressley, a member of the so-called "Squad," said in response to Kendi, who said lowering the voting age is an example of anti-racist policy. ‘SQUAD’ MEMBER PRESSLEY SAYS SHE'S ‘SHOCKED’ THAT LOWERING VOTING AGE TO 16 IS POLARIZING ISSUE The idea isn't brand new. The amendment to lower the voting age was first attached to H.R. 1 in March 2019, when the measure failed after garnering just 126 votes in the House. "Beginning at the age of 16, young people are contributing to both the labor force and their local economies by paying income taxes, and yet they are deprived of the opportunity to exercise their right to vote," Pressley said on the House floor in 2019. "In this country, we affirm that when a person walks into the voting booth and pulls that lever, there is no meritocracy or hierarchy. The booth is the equalizer." Some states have taken interest in the issue as well. Hawaiian lawmakers introduced a bill in January that would lower the voting age from 18 to 16.
  9. The Senate narrowly passed its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill and Republicans are blasting the package for its hundreds of billions that aren’t related to Covid relief. Following 27 hours of debate, delays and wrangling, Democrats pushed through the legislation in a party-line vote of 50-49. The legislation now heads back to the House for final approval before hitting President Biden’s desk for his signature on what would be his first major legislative victory. The move comes as the U.S. has racked up a national debt of nearly $28 trillion, or nearly $85,000 per person, and 2020 saw a deficit of $3.3 trillion. "The Senate has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard way or through a less rigorous process," GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said before the vote. “This isn’t about COVID relief. It’s about using a health crisis as an excuse to ram through a left wing wishlist,” Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., wrote on Twitter, along with a list of funds in the bill he deems unnecessary for coronavirus relief. Here are some of the priorities Toomey did not approve of in the bill: $350 billion for state and local governments Despite GOP objections, $350 billion was included for state and local governments to make up for lost tax revenue during the pandemic. But reports show that state and local governments fared much better than expected in 2020. Many states, including California, Virginia, Arizona, Colorado and others, ended up collecting more in 2020 than they did the previous year. A J.P. Morgan survey called 2020 “virtually flat” with 2019. One reason could be the federal supplement to unemployment benefits. According to a count by the Committee for a Responsible Budget, previous relief bills included $360 billion for state and local governments. Over $128 billion for schools As Toomey points out, schools will receive $128,554,800,000 in federal aid but only 5 percent of that money will be spent in fiscal year 2021. $570 million in 15 weeks paid leave for federal employees Federal employees would be eligible for up to $280 per day, up to $21,000. This would cover sick time, emergencies or payment when an employee is exposed to Covid-19 and must quarantine. Significant expansion of the Affordable Care Act Toomey says the bill includes $45 billion for Obamacare, which is the estimated deficit impact of the expansion included in the Covid relief bill. Enhanced unemployment benefits Toomey wrote that the bill includes $200 billion for enhanced unemployment benefits, though that number has not been confirmed. The Senate bill includes $300 per week in enhanced unemployment, and aid that would extend through Sept. 6 -- a bit longer than the Aug. 29 expiration in the House-passed bill. The first $10,200 of the jobless benefits would also be tax-free to households with incomes under $150,000. $4 billion for agriculture The bill directs $4 billion to the secretary of agriculture to purchase foods or commodities and to make grants and loans, including over $1 billion for “socially disadvantaged,” or likely minority, farmers. The money for socially disadvantaged farmers would be used to improve land access and to provide outreach and training, and includes loan assistance to pay off up to 120% of the debt. $50 million in environmental justice grants $100 million would be made available “to address health outcome disparities from pollution and the COVID–19 pandemic,” and half of that would be used to “identify and address disproportionate environmental or public health harms and risks in minority populations or low-income populations.” $91 million in “outreach to student loan borrowers The money would remain available through September 2023, and is listed as “Student Aid Administration within the Department of Education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus including direct outreach to students and borrowers about financial aid, economic impact payments, means-tested benefits, unemployment assistance, and tax benefits, for which the students and borrowers may be eligible.” Other provisions include: $270 million for the National Endowments of the Arts and Humanities $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services $10 million for the “preservation and maintenance of Native American languages”
  10. UNILATERAL MOVE Biden signs voter registration executive order aimed at prisoners, overseas voters
  11. 'JUST A SKIRT' More ex-aides accuse Cuomo of sexual misconduct, reportedly inviting one to 'dimly lit hotel room'