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Jun 29 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she is extending the House's historic remote voting period until Aug. 18 due to the ongoing public health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Why it matters: The designated period, which began on May 20, marks the first time in history that congressional members have been able to vote remotely — in this instance, by directing anotherAxios
Dec 03 2020
President-elect Joe Biden told CNN's Jake Tapper on Thursday that he will ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days after he takes office, in a sign of how Biden's approach to the virus will be dramatically different from President Donald Trump's response.
"Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days. And I think we'll see a significant reduction," Biden said for theCNN (Online News)
Jul 03 2020
Children have been out of school long enough. Their return to the classroom is absolutely necessary for their success in learning and moving forward in their educational endeavors come this fall. As a father of two adolescent children, I wholeheartedly applaud and agree with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendation which strongly states "the coming school year should start withNewsmax - Opinion
Jun 30 2020
By March, when the coronavirus began accelerating through the United States, Shawn Hill-Watkins had been working as a cashier at a Food Lion supermarket in High Point, North Carolina, for seven months, taking three buses to work and back each day. She couldn’t afford the groceries she was ringing up for customers, but she had always been outgoing and knew how to keep the mood upbeat. OlderProPublica
Dec 01 2020
A bipartisan coalition of senators hopes to break months of congressional stalemate and pass a coronavirus relief package—one with a lower price tag than what Democrats initially asked for and no stimulus checks.
The new framework, announced by centrist lawmakers including Sens. Joe Manchin, Mitt Romney, and Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday, is worth $908 billion—somewhere in the middle ofVice
Dec 02 2020
Don’t fall for the fake drive-through coronavirus testing sites that have been cropping up in recent weeks. Yes, that’s right—according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), scammers are dressing up like medical professionals and conducting fake, unsanitary tests for money and identity theft, while possibly spreading the virus.
Per the FTC:
The fake sites can look real, withLifehacker
Jul 01 2020
The recent surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas, Florida, and California have forced their governors to pause their states’ reopening plans to restrict further spread and to prevent area medical systems from being overwhelmed.
Some are claiming that means reopening plans are not working and represent reckless behavior. In reality, however, the governors areThe Daily Signal
Jun 30 2020
Not wearing a health mask goes against common sense and historical data. Irrational: lacking usual or normal mental clarity or coherence, not endowed with reason or understanding, not governed by or according to reason. Not logical or reasonable, Not listening to reason, logic, or common sense.
In the last couple of months, I have written multiple articles regarding COVID-19 and how toDaily Chela
Jun 29 2020
The NCAA has just ruled that mandatory football practices can begin in July, anticipating a full season of college football. This is nuts. The pandemic isn’t going away; it’s surging in more than 29 states, with seven reporting new records for cases in a day. States that opened early without adequate safeguards — Texas, Florida, Arizona — now face a spread of the pandemic that may soon exhaustRev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
Jun 26 2020
President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order intended to improve the child welfare system, seeking to strengthen foster care and adoption programs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The order, which Trump signed in the Oval Office without media present, aims to improve transparency and oversight and increase collaboration between public, private and faith-based groups that focusThe Hill