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What’s behind the push for a fourth stimulus check

What’s behind the push for a fourth stimulus check

The IRS has issued some 165 million payments in the third round of direct stimulus aid, with another 1 million people this week in line to receive the $1,400 checks. But some lawmakers are pushing for the fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively 

Lawmakers worry the toxic atmosphere on Capitol Hill will follow them home, raising safety concerns

Lawmakers worry the toxic atmosphere on Capitol Hill will follow them home, raising safety concerns

As House members head out of Washington for three weeks, anger at each other is turning into fear of what could await them back home. Tensions among lawmakers have been running high since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob and 

Congress could spend big on broadband. Tribal nations say it can’t come soon enough

Congress could spend big on broadband. Tribal nations say it can’t come soon enough

Biden on Friday said he would agree to the GOP’s proposal of spending $65 billion to increase connectivity in the U.S., down from his original plan of $100 billion. In Valtina Littleshield’s area of the Cheyenne River Reservation, in central South Dakota, there is just 

China bill amendment targets seafood slavery

China bill amendment targets seafood slavery

According to my 1974 Popular Science Homeowners Almanac, it’s a good week to remember the “Conservation Pledge” selected in a 1946 contest by Outdoor Life magazine: “I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully to defend from waste the natural resources of 

Autopilot likely not engaged in Texas Tesla crash, NTSB report says

Autopilot likely not engaged in Texas Tesla crash, NTSB report says

The crash killed both the driver and passenger. The Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash in Texas last month was likely not in autopilot mode, according to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The agency also said the 

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

With no Republicans signed on, for now, Democrats are unlikely to win the 60 votes needed to pass the Equality Act, potentially putting it in limbo indefinitely. Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this 

Questions to be asked: IRS enforcement and race

Questions to be asked: IRS enforcement and race

For supporters of President Joe Biden’s proposed new push on IRS enforcement, it’s not just that they believe that targeting rich tax cheats can raise at least $700 billion over a decade — revenues that can be used to offer a variety of support for 

Fogh rejects criticism of China and sees hope ahead of democracy summit

Fogh rejects criticism of China and sees hope ahead of democracy summit

China will not dictate who will speak at the annual democracy summit in Copenhagen, which will be held on Monday and Tuesday. This is what Anders Fogh Rasmussen, founder of the organization The Alliance of Democracies Foundation, which is holding the summit, says. – The