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As Biden pushes infrastructure in Pennsylvania, Democrats try to reach a deal

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Ukraine Aid Funding Receives Overwhelming Bipartisan Support in US Senate [Video]

Ukraine Aid Funding Receives Overwhelming Bipartisan Support in US Senate

Ukraine Aid Funding Receives, Overwhelming Bipartisan Support, in US Senate. Ukraine Aid Funding Receives, Overwhelming Bipartisan Support, in US Senate. The Senate approved $40 billion in additional aid for Ukraine on May 19. The vote was 86 to 11, a commanding show of bipartisanship in a deeply divided Senate. President Joe Biden is expected to sign the bill into law immediately. The total amount of U.S. aid supplied to the nation equates to $54 billion. Ukraine has been battling an invasion of Russian forces since Feb. 24. . Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that passage of the aid means that more "help is on the way.". We Americans — all of us, Democrat and Republican — cannot afford to stick our heads in the sand while Vladimir Putin continues his vicious belligerence against the Ukrainian people, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), via 'The New York Times'. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that passage of the aid is good for American interests. Aid for Ukraine goes far beyond charity; the future of America’s security and core strategic interests will be shaped by the outcome of this fight, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), via 'The New York Times'. McConnell accompanied a delegation of Republican senators to Ukraine over the weekend. The bill passed by the Senate provides significantly more aid than what was asked for by President Biden. Its focus is almost equally divided on both weapons and humanitarian aid. The humanitarian aid includes funding to assist the Ukrainian government. as well as support for refugees in the form of training, housing and trauma services

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Federal Student Loan Repayment Pause Extended Through August [Video]

Federal Student Loan Repayment Pause Extended Through August

Federal Student Loan Repayment , Pause Extended Through August. Federal Student Loan Repayment , Pause Extended Through August. CNN reports the pause on federal student loan repayments has been extended yet again by the Biden administration. Borrowers will now have until August 31 to forego student loan repayments. The pause on loan repayments has been in effect since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, the freeze was scheduled to expire on May 1. President Biden believes the U.S. economy is on the rebound but acknowledged that... ... “we are still recovering from the pandemic and the unprecedented economic disruption it caused.”. That additional time will assist borrowers in achieving greater financial security and support the Department of Education’s efforts to continue improving student loan programs. , President Joe Biden, via statement. A handful of Democratic lawmakers, such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Elizabeth Warren. have called on the president to cancel $50,000 of student loan debt for each borrower. While campaigning for office, Biden vocally supported student debt cancellation, but since becoming president, he has avoided any executive action

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Biden Invokes Defense Powers to Address Baby Formula Shortage [Video]

Biden Invokes Defense Powers to Address Baby Formula Shortage

Biden Invokes Defense Powers , to Address Baby Formula Shortage. President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act on May 18. “Operation Fly Formula” will make use of planes owned by the Defense Department to assist in the distribution of baby formula. The planes will be deployed both nationally and internationally. I know parents all across the country are worried about finding enough infant formula to feed their babies — , President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. ... as a parent and as a grandparent, I know just how stressful that is, President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. [I have directed my administration] to do everything possible to ensure there’s enough safe baby formula.., President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. ... and that it’s quickly reaching families that need it the most, President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. In this case, the Defense Production Act allows the president to order companies to prioritize the production and distribution of baby formula. . The House of Representatives approved $28 million in emergency funds to address the shortage. It also approved a bill that would ease restrictions on the types of formula that can be purchased through federal aid programs geared toward women and children. I know what it means to not be able to stretch out milk for the entire month, Rep. Jahana Hayes, (CA-D), via 'The New York Times'. With everything going on right now, the last thing a family should have to worry about is feeding their children, Rep. Jahana Hayes, (CA-D), via 'The New York Times'. This is so basic. Everyone understands that we’re all on high alert here, and this is an incredible emergency, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (MI-D), via 'The New York Times'. While the emergency funds did not receive overwhelming bipartisan support, the bill to ease baby formula purchasing restrictions did. The emergency funds would allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to increase its ability to oversee companies that produce baby formula. Both measures are expected to pass in the Senate

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Elon Musk Says He 'Will Vote Republican,' Can 'No Longer Support' Democrats [Video]

Elon Musk Says He 'Will Vote Republican,' Can 'No Longer Support' Democrats

Elon Musk Says He 'Will Vote Republican,' , Can 'No Longer Support' Democrats. Musk made the statements via Twitter on May 18. In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. , Elon Musk, via Twitter. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican, Elon Musk, via Twitter. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold, Elon Musk, via Twitter. Tesla stocks fell by nearly seven percent after the statements were published. Musk's tweets come about a week after he stated he would reverse Twitter's ban of former President Donald Trump if his deal to purchase the platform is finalized. The billionaire has also criticized Twitter for being biased to the "far-left.". The headquarters for the company is based in CA, a state that is often considered a model for progressive politics in the U.S. CA is also the largest market for Tesla cars. Musk recently moved the Tesla headquarters to TX, which is known for its conservative politics. . Many Twitter users seemed to mock the news that Musk would vote Republican. Poor Elon might only be the 2nd or 3rd richest man in the world now, Twitter user. Poor Elon. No liberals are going to buy his cars anymore, when there's so many nicer options, Twitter user. The Tesla CEO's mother hit back at the tweets, referring to them as "nasty comments" and "troll or bot" accounts. Musk's $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter has stalled in recent days

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Elon Musk Declares He's a Republican, Expects 'Dirty Tricks' from Democrats

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Rand Paul Delays Senate Vote on US Aid to Ukraine [Video]

Rand Paul Delays Senate Vote on US Aid to Ukraine

Rand Paul Delays Senate Vote , on US Aid to Ukraine . Rand Paul Delays Senate Vote , on US Aid to Ukraine . CBS News reports Paul has stalled an additional $40 billion in U.S. aid for Ukraine to assist in the fight against Russian invaders. The Republican KY senator was the lone holdout in the Senate vote to approve the aid, which requires unanimous consensus. No matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the United States of America, Sen. Rand Paul, (R-KY), via CBS News. We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the U.S. economy, Sen. Rand Paul, (R-KY), via CBS News. Though Paul is calling for an inspector general to analyze the spending, passage of the bill is expected. Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle criticized Paul's move. It's clear from the junior senator from Kentucky's remarks, he doesn't want to aid Ukraine, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), via CBS News. All he will accomplish with his actions here today is to delay that aid, not to stop it, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), via CBS News. They're only asking for the resources they need to defend themselves against this deranged invasion. And they need this help right now, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), via CBS News. It bears directly on America's national security and vital interests that Russia's naked aggression not succeed and carries significant costs, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), via CBS News. Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated in an interview that oversight of the bill "is critical" and is already included in its language. That's why the package already includes millions of dollars to support additional oversight measures, Jen Psaki, Former White House Press Secretary, via CBS News. ... including additional funding for existing inspectors general and we encourage all senators to promptly pass the bill as it stands, we feel what's in there [is] sufficient, Jen Psaki, Former White House Press Secretary, via CBS News

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Trump-Backed Candidate JD Vance Wins Ohio GOP Senate Primary [Video]

Trump-Backed Candidate JD Vance Wins Ohio GOP Senate Primary

Trump-Backed Candidate JD Vance , Wins Ohio GOP Senate Primary. Trump-Backed Candidate JD Vance , Wins Ohio GOP Senate Primary. The author of 'Hillbilly Elegy' won the OH GOP Senate Primary on May 3. The author of 'Hillbilly Elegy' won the OH GOP Senate Primary on May 3. Vance trailed in the polls for much of the race. It was not until former President Donald Trump endorsed the candidate that he began to take the lead. It was not until former President Donald Trump endorsed the candidate that he began to take the lead. [Trump's endorsement] propelled [Vance] into a commanding first place finish, Trump Spokesperson, via AP . Vance was once an outspoken critic of Trump, but stated he was wrong after receiving Trump's endorsement. The OH primary is widely seen as an indicator of the scale of Trump's influence on the Republican party. Now this campaign, I really think, was a referendum on what kind of a Republican Party we want, and what kind of a country we want, J.D. Vance, OH GOP Senate Primary Winner, via AP . The primary was marked by extremes, with the GOP candidates coming close to physical attacks during the debate. The primary was marked by extremes, with the GOP candidates coming close to physical attacks during the debate. Vance will face Rep. Tim Ryan, (D-OH), in the general election, in which the GOP candidate is favored. . Vance will face Rep. Tim Ryan, (D-OH), in the general election, in which the GOP candidate is favored. . I am absolutely in my bones certain that we can do this if we come together, and it’s not about finding our differences. It’s not about hate, Tim Ryan, Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate OH, via AP . OH Democratic strategists acknowledge that their chances of winning the election are slim, but say the possibility remains. By all rights, history tells us that the Democrats are going to lose control of the House, Dale Butland, OH Democratic Strategist, via AP . By all rights, we should lose control of the Senate, too. , Dale Butland, OH Democratic Strategist, via AP . However, the only thing that could save us is if the Republicans nominate a bunch of far-right crazies that are unacceptable in a general election, Dale Butland, OH Democratic Strategist, via AP

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Pennsylvania Pennsylvania U.S. state

US midterm primaries: Pennsylvania awaits results in key Senate GOP primary [Video]

US midterm primaries: Pennsylvania awaits results in key Senate GOP primary

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Midterm primary elections: Pennsylvania to vote in Senate and governor races [Video]

Midterm primary elections: Pennsylvania to vote in Senate and governor races

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John Oliver Goes After Dr. Oz’s Senate Campaign on ‘Last Week Tonight’ | THR News [Video]

John Oliver Goes After Dr. Oz’s Senate Campaign on ‘Last Week Tonight’ | THR News

The HBO host takes issue with the fact that Oz is running for office in Pennsylvania despite living in New Jersey and is complaining about the high cost of gas, while reportedly being worth more than $100 million.

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This Is Why We Eat Chocolate Bunnies for Easter [Video]

This Is Why We Eat Chocolate Bunnies for Easter

This Is Why We Eat Chocolate Bunnies for Easter. Though Easter is celebrated by Christians remembering Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. chocolate bunnies can be found everywhere. But according to the 'Encyclopedia of Religion,' "the Easter bunny has never received any specific Christian interpretation.". That's because much of the Easter bunny tradition is derived from Ostara, the Germanic pre-Christian fertility goddess. The word "Easter" stems from her name, and it is said that she used to have a pet rabbit. Her name spawned a fictional character, Oschter Haws, a rabbit who gave children eggs on Easter. During the Industrial Revolution, smooth, solid chocolate was developed. Meanwhile, Germany started perfecting chocolate molds, including the form of rabbits. It wasn't until the late 1800s that the chocolate bunny made its way to America. One of the best-known first sightings was a five-foot chocolate rabbit outside a drugstore in Pennsylvania around 1890. The trend caught on, and the rest — is history

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This Day in History: President Reagan Is Shot [Video]

This Day in History: President Reagan Is Shot

This Day in History: , President Reagan Is Shot. March 30, 1981. Outside of a Washington D.C. hotel, 25-year-old John Hinckley Jr. fired six shots at the president, hitting him once in the chest. Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and D.C. policeman Thomas Delahaney were also hit. As Hinckley was overpowered, Reagan was rushed to the trauma center at George Washington University Hospital. As he was prepared for surgery, Reagan quipped to First Lady Nancy, "Honey, I forgot to duck.". The president returned to the White House less than two weeks later. Found "not guilty by reason of insanity," Hinkley was institutionalized until 2016 and now lives in Colonial Williamsburg, PA

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