Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Monday and it is International Women’s Day ! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported as of this mornin g: 525,035. As of this morning, 17.2 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 9.2 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the Bloomberg News global vaccine tracker . The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is on the verge of becoming law, pending action by the House and White House in the coming days, as health experts warn that … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation – Relief bill to become law; Cuomo in trouble
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As Congress begins to reconcile the different versions of financial stimulus passed by the House and Senate to relieve the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can only hope that someone brings a rigorous sense of financial reality to the table. There is a lot at stake beyond the immediacy of the devastating effects of the pandemic. Congress may once again be paving the path to the next financial crisis. Financial collapses typically follow the creation of economic bubbles, so it is useful to understand when bubbles are forming. Most bubbles are characterized by too much credit chasing overvalued assets. Many financial bubbles often masquerade for some time as strong economic growth, shedding their disguises only when it is too late to stop them from bursting. Just like the contestants in the popular 1960’s TV game show “To Tell the Truth,” which climaxed when the real baseball player or plumber was asked to stand up and surprise the audience , many bubbles are quite … [Read more...] about Will the real financial bubble please stand up?
More than eight in 10 Americans personally say the country is more divided than united. Similar polling numbers show most other Americans agree with them. Are these real disputes or confusion over what the other side thinks? Research by the think tank Populace suggests it’s confusion. This creates collective illusions, or gaps between an individual’s personal opinions and that same individual’s perception of what others think. It leads to Donald Trump Donald Trump US, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE ’s and Joe Biden Joe Biden Lawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Fauci predicts high schoolers will receive coronavirus vaccinations this fall Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE … [Read more...] about Americans’ shared illusions on unity and disunity: We have similar long-term priorities
The head of the White House COVID-19 response effort said Sunday that the Biden administration was continuing to work to expand access to vaccines around the country, while rebuking "unacceptable" inequity in some areas. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Jeff Zients Jeff Zients White House COVID-19 coordinator: Administration focused on expanding vaccine access Sunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Overnight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions MORE responded to data showing that in many cities across the U.S. including Washington D.C., Black and other minority residents living in areas of high COVID-19 transmission and deaths are facing a tougher time getting their shot as opposed to white and wealthier residents. "What you're showing in Washington D.C. exists in too many parts of the country, and … [Read more...] about White House COVID-19 coordinator: Administration focused on expanding vaccine access
President Biden Joe Biden Lawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Fauci predicts high schoolers will receive coronavirus vaccinations this fall Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE has been in office for six weeks. But Seoul already is celebrating the new U.S. president. Not only have the dynamics of the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance dramatically improved , but the Moon Jae-in government believes Washington will come up with a realistic North Korea policy it can live with. The Moon government indeed has welcomed the Biden administration’s focus on working with allies, making use of diplomacy and using multilateralism. But for Seoul, the real proof of improved U.S.-South Korea relations will be in the North Korea “pudding.” Moon has one year remaining in office, before he will be replaced by a new president following elections scheduled for March 2022. His top foreign … [Read more...] about Seoul sees hope in Biden’s North Korea approach