Ninety-two senators voted last week to advance an Asian American hate crimes bill. But its passage likely depends on Democrats agreeing to soften language that Republicans say ties hate crimes too narrowly to the characterization of COVID-19 as the “China virus.” Even Republicans who voted to advance the hate crimes legislation sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono Mazie Keiko Hirono Anti-Asian hate crimes bill overcomes first Senate hurdle Biden to tap Erika Moritsugu as new Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - US vaccine effort takes hit with Johnson & Johnson pause MORE (D-Hawaii) see it as a jab at President Trump Donald Trump DC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Biden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' Taylor Greene defends 'America First' effort, pushes back on critics MORE . The bill links his characterization of COVID-19 as the “China virus” to … [Read more...] about Trump looms over Senate’s anti-Asian hate crimes battle
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Anthony Fauci Anthony Fauci The dangers of pausing the J&J vaccine Sunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues CDC: Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose MORE , President Biden Joe Biden Suspect in FedEx shooting used two assault rifles he bought legally: police US, China say they are 'committed' to cooperating on climate change DC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is MORE 's chief medical adviser, dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows with appearances on multiple networks. Administration officials also discussed the cap on refugees allowed to enter the U.S. and Biden's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Fauci predicts Johnson & Johnson vaccine will return this week in 'some manner or form' By JOSEPH CHOI Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, on Sunday said … [Read more...] about Sunday shows – Fauci dominates with remarks on vaccines, boosters, masks and Jordan
Republicans are riding high about their prospects for retaking both chambers of Congress in the upcoming midterms, thanks to the abundant campaign fodder they believe Democrats and the Biden administration have handed them in recent weeks. Conservatives pointed to the surge of migrants at the southern border; difficulties getting kids back in school for in-person learning amid the pandemic; massive spending from the White House and Democratic-controlled Congress; the inclusion of progressive priorities in infrastructure and economic relief bills; and most recently a push among some Democrats to expand the Supreme Court as actions that will offer campaign fodder for Republicans in the months to come. Some GOP lawmakers are gloating over their prospects even though the 2022 midterms are still 19 months away. ADVERTISEMENT “This is going to be like 2010, 2012, 2014 where we pick up seats because of Obama’s agenda,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), head of the Republican Senate’s … [Read more...] about GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign
Former Speaker John Boehner John Andrew Boehner Sunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - Biden to Putin: Tough sanctions, straight talk Boehner on Afghanistan: 'It's time to pull out the troops' MORE (R-Ohio) on Sunday derided plans reportedly spearheaded by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Marjorie Taylor Greene Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida QAnon site shutters after reports identifying developer Republicans head to runoff in GA-14 MORE (R-Ga.) to form a nativist anti-immigration America First Caucus in the House. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Boehner John Andrew Boehner Sunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - Biden to Putin: Tough … [Read more...] about Boehner: ‘America First Caucus is one of the nuttiest things I’ve ever seen’
Fruita Dr. Korrey Klein wanted to make sure the final dose of 8,000 COVID-19 vaccines at his Fruita hospital’s last mass vaccination clinic didn’t go to waste. After some asking around, it went to a visitor at Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center. Eighty percent of patients at this small rural critical-access hospital, about 20 miles from Grand Junction and a service of the nonprofit Family Health West, are on Medicare and Medicaid. Because of COVID, the hospital lost money in 2020, said Klein, who is also the president and CEO of Family Health West. The year before, it made a 4% profit. Already, insurance carriers don’t seem to have an incentive to negotiate better rates with rural hospitals, Klein said, because they have fewer patients. Plus, many don’t even carry their insurance products in rural areas. But the public option bill in front of the Colorado Legislature makes Klein more worried that his hospital and other rural hospitals, which communities depend on and … [Read more...] about Colorado wants to lower health care costs. But not everyone agrees the state should get involved.