PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — President Joe Biden came to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to share details of his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal . It’s a plan he calls the American Jobs Plan. READ MORE: Dozens Of Essential Workers Rally Before President Joe Biden’s Collier Township Visit Air Force One landed in Pittsburgh shortly after 3:00 pm. After a short meeting and photo-taking with local officials — including Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Bob Casey, and U.S. Reps. Mike Doyle and Conor Lamb — the president’s motorcade advanced to the Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Collier. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “Two years ago, I began my campaign here in Pittsburgh,” the president told the very small crowd, dictated by coronavirus rules. “I said I was running to rebuild the backbone of America. Today, I return as your president to lay out the vision of how I believe we do that, to rebuild the backbone of America.” The president outlined his $2 trillion plan to build back better. … [Read more...] about President Joe Biden Visits Pittsburgh Area To Unveil American Jobs Plan To Upgrade America’s Infrastructure
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(CBS San Francisco) — Raising a child costs money… lots of money. Government estimates put the number at over $230,000 per child , not including college. And that figure can be much higher based on the local cost of living. The Child Tax Credit was put in place over two decades ago to lessen the financial burden. Parents and guardians of the approximately 66 million children in qualifying households are about to receive some more help from Uncle Sam. The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March, raises the amount of the credit and changes how it’s implemented. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package increases the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 to up to $3,600, depending on the child’s age and the family’s income. Qualifying parents will no longer have to wait for their tax refunds to see that money either. Payments will be issued on a monthly basis starting this summer. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment On The Way? How Will The Expanded Child … [Read more...] about Child Tax Credit: Parents Will Soon Get A Monthly Check, But For How Much?
It has been three-quarters of a century since the end of the European Civil War , also known as World Wars I and II. Hardly anyone alive has an adult memory of that catastrophic conflict but our world today remains imprisoned by the legacy of that monumental act of civilizational self-destruction. The self-confident Europe that, by every measure, had dominated the planet until 1914 was, by 1945, reduced to a sea of ruin and rubble with all assertions of moral and political superiority shattered. Claims that this world calamity ended in the triumph of freedom were belied by the fact that the principal victor — the Soviet Union — was a tyranny as murderous in character as the Nazi regime it had overthrown. It was also clear that a conflict that began as a war among nations had been transformed into a battle of ideologies that would continue through 40-plus years of the Cold War , with a battered Europe — half slave and half free — stripped of its empires and influence, … [Read more...] about The perils of cultural self-loathing: Lessons from Europe
The Wall Street Journal ‘s Daniel Henninger noted in a column Thursday that President Joe Biden has adopted policies more radical than socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), as he has sought to nationalize far more than just health care alone. In his column, titled “Democrats Are Killing the American Dream,” Henninger notes that Biden’s policies promise lifetime support from a welfare state, rather than the traditional American model — and dream — of individual striving for success. He writes : Mr. Biden’s American Families Plan proposes four significant new federal entitlements: two years of free, universal prekindergarten; virtually free child care for all; a paid family and medical leave program; and two years of community college. Nowhere will you find a Democrat calling these proposals what they are—entitlements like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. … Americans need to understand the realities of what Mr. Biden is offering them. Bernie Sanders wanted … [Read more...] about Daniel Henninger: Joe Biden Has Turned Out More Radical than Bernie Sanders
WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 90, Florida’s controversial voting bill which critics say curbs access to mail-in voting in the state. In signing the bill during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” early Thursday morning, the Florida Republican highlighted provisions of the bill including stricter voter ID requirements for voting by mail, creating limits on who can pick up and return a voter’s ballot, and banning private funding for elections. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Department Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers “Me signing this bill says: Florida, your vote counts, your vote is going to be cast with integrity and transparency and this is a great place for democracy,” DeSantis said after signing the bill. He was flanked by a small group of GOP legislators in Palm Beach County. Other media organizations were shut out. Immediately after the signing, opponents filed a lawsuit alleging that the measure is unconstitutional. … [Read more...] about Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Florida’s Controversial Voting Bill