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Jul 14 2021
The White House and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) dispelled rumors that they are working with cell phone carriers to monitor and fact-check private text messages, after a Politico article Monday said the Biden administration and the DNC were "planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over socialHeavy.com Politico Washington Examiner
Oct 20 2020
Dianne Feinstein has served in the U.S. Senate since 1992, longer than all but four of her colleagues. Only seven Senators other than Feinstein have held their seats for more years than Susan Collins, who won her first campaign four years later. Both the California Democrat and the Maine Republican had a pretty rough time last week, as both were chastened by political parties that didn’t seemDan Schnur
Oct 07 2020
Mark Twain told a story about the cat who sat on a hot stove.
“That cat won’t ever sit on a hot stove again,” Twain said. “But he’ll never sit on a cold stove again either.”
For the cat writing this column, the 2020 election is the political version of a cold stove.
Four years ago, everyone knew that Hillary Clinton would be elected president. Every conventional pollingDan Schnur
Jun 11 2021
Leaders at the G-7 Summit committed to donate a combined 1 billion coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries, including 500 million from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K. The news comes amid President Joe Biden’s first day attending the G-7 Summit, where he met with leaders from the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and the European Union. The G-7 leaders are also expected toAxios CBS News (Online) Fox News (Online News)
Jun 10 2021
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday that consumer prices increased 5% in the 12-month period ending in May, higher than April’s 4.2% yearly increase, despite monthly inflation slowing from 0.8% in April to 0.6% in May. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose 3.8% in the highest yearly increase since June 1992. This outpaced experts’ expectations, whichCNN Business CNBC Fox Business
Sep 23 2020
In a column last week about California’s wildfires, I referenced a recent poll from the respected Pew Research Center that found that climate change policy ranked eleventh of twelve issues in importance to voters in this campaign. The only thing that was less of a priority to respondents in that survey was abortion, which came in twelfth and last.
That is about to change.
May 17 2021
Rising consumer prices are spurring concerns and debates nationwide as the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The consumer price index (CPI) rose 4.2 percent year over year in April, the fastest increase since September 2008. Prices have risen recently across many sectors, including energy, used automobiles, airlines and hotels. The National Federation of IndependentMarketWatch Washington Post The Epoch Times
May 09 2021
Happy Mother's Day! Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1907, when Anna Jarvis held the first Mother's Day service of worship in honor of her late mother, Ann Jarvis, who had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. Today, Americans across the nation take time to express love and appreciation for their mothers.
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Oct 07 2020
This article is part of our "Trump vs. Biden" Perspectives Blogs series, in which we'll analyze and explain each candidate's positions on major issues leading up to the 2020 presidential election. This blog will examine each candidate's stances on matters pertaining to o China and the Chinese Communist Party.Biden: Strict Trade, Diplomatic Approach
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Apr 29 2021
This week, President Joe Biden reaches 100 days in office, a milestone often used to measure presidents' progress during the early part of their term. Since taking office, Biden has signed 11 bills into law and issued 42 executive orders — the most in a president's first 100 days since Roosevelt in 1933. Biden also reversed 62 Trump-era orders, which include re-joining the Paris climateNPR (Online News) CNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News)