It’s a $1.5 trillion tax cut over 10 years. As a share of the total economy, a tax cut of that size ranks 12th, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 cut is the biggest, followed by the 1945 rollback of taxes that financed World War II. … [Read more...] about AP fact check: Trump, GOP distort on health care, voting fraud
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“We saw it already in Imperial Valley, and Coachella Valley in Riverside. We’re seeing it in Salinas Valley now, too. ... Monterey County is lit up,” Rutherford said. “And it’s no surprise that now it’s in the Central Valley.” … [Read more...] about California aims to tamp down coronavirus hot spots in hard-hit Central Valley
“Without programs, a lot of youth lose that motivation to move forward,” Garcia said. “When I spoke to some of the youth during a virtual presentation I did inside, there were concerns about whether people were thinking of them. They hear about this mass exodus of people being released and they are wondering, ‘Am I a part of that? Am I going home?” … [Read more...] about The coronavirus is spiking in California’s youth prisons. So why isn’t the state letting young prisoners out?
Much of the support for Biden’s plan came this summer after a unity committee made up of his and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters found common policy ground on a variety of issues, including the environment. The disparate group included mainstream liberals such as former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Sunrise Movement leader Varshini Prakash and Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb, a moderate who represents a Rust Belt region of western Pennsylvania. … [Read more...] about As California burns, Biden missing chance to focus on climate change
Though the coronavirus outbreak has overstretched a federal government now forced to confront an untold number of new, life-threatening emergencies, some lawmakers and advocates have been baffled at the slow pace of the administration’s response to COVID-19’s uniquely lethal impact on nursing homes. The first major U.S. outbreak of the disease, in February, was at a nursing home in Washington state—an early sign that the illness could spread rapidly in facilities crowded with the elderly. … [Read more...] about Rage Builds as Feds Slow-Walk COVID Nursing Home Cash