Politics
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Senate negotiates changes to COVID-19 relief

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/03/21, 06:09 pm

People who make $80,000 a year or more would not receive $1,400 stimulus checks from the government under a compromise accepted by Senate Democrats. The past two economic relief payments shrank incrementally for taxpayers with annual incomes between $75,000 and $87,000, or $150,000 and $174,000 for a couple. The new proposal would lower the upper threshold for receiving any payment. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said the change satisfied concerns he had about the enormous price tag for the bill.

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House cancels Thursday session due to threats

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/03/21, 05:53 pm

U.S. Capitol Police disclosed a possible plot by an unidentified militia group to attack the seat of government on Thursday. Some online conspiracy theory groups have discussed the possibility of former President Donald Trump returning to power on March 4, the day the Constitution set for the presidential inauguration until the ratification of the 20th Amendment in 1933.

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Women accuse Cuomo of misconduct

by Kent Covington
Posted 3/01/21, 04:31 pm

New York Attorney General Letitia James will oversee an investigation into sexual harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo from two former aides. James is expected to deputize an outside law firm for the probe.

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