Theme parks including Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood may be able to reopen at reduced capacity beginning April 1, California health officials announced Friday. Following the announcement, the Disney company said the state’s residents can expect Disneyland and California Adventure to open soon, according to People . “We are encouraged that theme parks now have a path toward reopening this spring, getting thousands of people back to work and greatly helping neighborhood businesses and our entire community,” said Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock. “With responsible Disney safety protocols already implemented around the world, we can’t wait to welcome our guests back and look forward to sharing an opening date soon,” he continued. To reopen for guests, the parks’ respective counties must meet coronavirus metrics related to positive case counts under California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy guidelines, the People article continued: Once the county … [Read more...] about Disneyland, Other California Theme Parks May Reopen at Limited Capacity in April
A top White House official Monday said the Biden administration is working with states to improve their coronavirus vaccine sign-ups, as many Americans have expressed frustration at the difficulties in finding appointments. "I think scheduling an appointment is too difficult — remains too difficult — in too many places," White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients Jeff Zients 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 White House: Still 'too difficult' to schedule coronavirus vaccine appointments MORE told reporters. As states have opened vaccine eligibility to more people, signups have been plagued by technical glitches . Websites have repeatedly crashed, phone lines have been inundated with callers, and people have been unable to find open … [Read more...] about White House: Still ‘too difficult’ to schedule coronavirus vaccine appointments
President Trump Donald Trump Biden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE on Saturday called Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R), and for more than an hour sought to persuade him that there is evidence of election fraud in the Peach State. The Hill has independently confirmed the below transcript of the call, based on audio released by The Washington Post . This transcript has been edited to remove the name of an election worker that the president in the call accused without evidence of fraud. ADVERTISEMENT Read the full transcript below: Meadows: OK. Alright. Mr. President, everybody is on the line. This is Mark Meadows Mark Meadows Trump attacks Karl Rove: 'A pompous fool with bad advice' How scientists saved Trump's FDA from politics Liberals howl … [Read more...] about READ: Transcript of Trump phone call with Georgia secretary of state
Photo-Illustration: Megan Paetzhold. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Everyone has had a co-worker who aggravates them, who posts on social media constantly and keeps on forcing awkward conversations about conspiracy theories. But what happens when your office is the House of Representatives? That’s the challenge for the 434 other members of Congress, who now have to spend the next two years working alongside Marjorie Taylor Greene. “Whenever I see her in the Capitol, she is trailed by staffers with cell-phone videos rolling as she spews her stream of consciousness for social media followers. It is the show all the time,” said Representative Jared Huffman, a California Democrat. “I’m sure [other members] are really nice to her, but as for me I haven’t said a word to her, and I don’t really care to,” said Adam Kinzinger, a Republican Trump critic from Illinois who has engaged online with Greene. Marie Newman, a Democrat and fellow freshman from … [Read more...] about No One Likes Marjorie Taylor Greene, But Can Anyone Stop Her?
This article has been edited from its original version. It was originally published in the International Monetary Fund's blog . Kristalina Georgieva is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. The world continues to climb back from the worst recession in peacetime since the Great Depression. The International Monetary Fund recently projected global GDP growth at 5.5% this year and 4.2% in 2022. But it is going to be a long and uncertain ascent. Most of the world is facing a slow rollout of vaccines even as new virus mutations are spreading — and the prospects for recovery are diverging dangerously across countries and regions. Indeed, the global economy is at a fork in the road. The question is: Will policymakers take action to prevent this Great Divergence? As our note to the recent G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors points out, there is a major risk that as … [Read more...] about The global economy won’t recover if we don’t get vaccines to developing countries, too