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Tapper to Pelosi: Are you frustrated with Sinema and Manchin?

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Tapper to Pelosi: Are you frustrated with Sinema and Manchin?

Tapper to Pelosi: Are you frustrated with Sinema and Manchin?

CNN’s Jake Tapper asks Speaker of the House Rep.

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) about how she feels about two Senate Democrat holdouts, Sen.

Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Sen.

Joe Manchin (D-WV), who are essential to pass a large social safety net bill without Republican support through a process called reconciliation.


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Congress Averts Government Shutdown With 11th Hour Vote

Congress Averts , Government Shutdown, With 11th Hour Vote. The stop-gap measure funds the federal government through mid-February. Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to report the government remains open!, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader (D-NY), via CBS News. It passed the Senate by a vote of 69-28... ...after passing in the House by a vote of 221-212. While a number of Senate GOP members voted for the bill, it received a single Republican vote in the House. The late-night vote followed a tense day on Capitol Hill, . in which a number of Republican members attempted to remove the bill's COVID vaccine mandate for federal workers. The effort failed, though threats of a government shutdown circulated throughout the day. We're not going to shut the government down. It makes no sense for anyone. Almost no one on either side thinks it's a good idea, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader (D-NY), via CBS News. In the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi struck a defiant tone in response to the threats. We're not going to go for their anti-vaxxing. So if you think that's how we're going to keep the government open, forget that, Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker (D-CA), via CBS News. Republican senators said they were "pleased" the measure passed, but warned that a vote in February would need to address issues left unresolved by the bill. Republican senators said they were "pleased" the measure passed, but warned that a vote in February would need to address issues left unresolved by the bill. That means maintaining legacy riders, eliminating poison pills, and getting serious about the funding we are going to provide for our nation's defense, Sen. Richard Shelby, (R-AL), via CBS News. If that doesn't happen, we'll be having this same conversation in February, Sen. Richard Shelby, (R-AL), via CBS News

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Joe Manchin Joe Manchin United States Senator from West Virginia

Coal Miners Call On Manchin to Vote Yes on Build Back Better [Video]

Coal Miners Call On Manchin to Vote Yes on Build Back Better

Coal Miners Call On Manchin to , Vote Yes on Build Back Better. Coal Miners Call On Manchin to , Vote Yes on Build Back Better. CNN reports West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has received pleas from coal miners to reconsider his vote on President Biden's Build Back Better plan. CNN reports West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has received pleas from coal miners to reconsider his vote on President Biden's Build Back Better plan. The United Mine Workers of America released a statement hoping to sway the Senator's decision just one day after Manchin had all but killed the bill's chances. The United Mine Workers of America released a statement hoping to sway the Senator's decision just one day after Manchin had all but killed the bill's chances. We are disappointed that the bill will not pass. , Cecil Roberts, president United Mine Workers of America, via CNN. We urge Senator Manchin to... work with his colleagues to pass something that will help keep coal miners working. , Cecil Roberts, president United Mine Workers of America, via CNN. The United Mine Workers of America is the country's largest mining union. The union claims that Build Back Better contains a few items that are crucial to the lives of those who work in the countries' coal mines. The union claims that Build Back Better contains a few items that are crucial to the lives of those who work in the countries' coal mines. Senator Manchin stood opposed to Biden's plan, citing pandemic concerns and the ongoing inflation problem in the United States. Manchin expressed fears of explaining such impactful legislation to his constituents in West Virginia. I have always said, "If I can't go back home and explain it, I can't vote for it.", Joe Manchin, Senator West Virginia, via CNN. Despite my best efforts, I cannot explain the sweeping Build Back Better Act in West Virginia and I cannot vote to move forward... , Joe Manchin, Senator West Virginia, via CNN. Despite my best efforts, I cannot explain the sweeping Build Back Better Act in West Virginia and I cannot vote to move forward... , Joe Manchin, Senator West Virginia, via CNN

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White House Officials Criticize Manchin for Withdrawing Support for Build Back Better Plan [Video]

White House Officials Criticize Manchin for Withdrawing Support for Build Back Better Plan

White House Officials Criticize , Manchin for Withdrawing Support, for Build Back Better Plan. White House Officials Criticize , Manchin for Withdrawing Support, for Build Back Better Plan. CBS News reports officials at the White House are displeased with the recent actions of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. CBS News reports officials at the White House are displeased with the recent actions of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Manchin, a Democrat, withdrew his support for the Biden Administration's Build Back Better Act. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Manchin, a Democrat, withdrew his support for the Biden Administration's Build Back Better Act. I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can't. , Joe Manchin, Senator West Virginia, via CBS News. I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can't. , Joe Manchin, Senator West Virginia, via CBS News. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says Manchin's comments contradict what he had said to President Biden in recent discussions. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says Manchin's comments contradict what he had said to President Biden in recent discussions. Senator Manchin's comments... are at odds with his discussions this week with the President.., Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, via CBS News. Senator Manchin's comments... are at odds with his discussions this week with the President.., Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, via CBS News. According to Psaki, Manchin proposed an outline of a plan on December 14th, which "was the same size and scope as the President's framework, and covered many of the same priorities.". According to Psaki, Manchin proposed an outline of a plan on December 14th, which "was the same size and scope as the President's framework, and covered many of the same priorities.". Officials reportedly "believed it could lead to a compromise acceptable to all.". Officials reportedly "believed it could lead to a compromise acceptable to all.". Before disavowing his support, Psaki says Manchin had "promised to continue conversations in the days ahead, and to work with us to reach that common ground.". Before disavowing his support, Psaki says Manchin had "promised to continue conversations in the days ahead, and to work with us to reach that common ground.". However grim the outlook, Psaki says Democrats must continue to support the Biden agenda. The fight for Build Back Better is too important to give up. , Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, via CBS News. The fight for Build Back Better is too important to give up. , Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, via CBS News

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US Senate Votes To Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandate [Video]

US Senate Votes To Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

US Senate Votes To , Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandate. The Biden administration's proposed mandate seeks to make certain private employers require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subjected to regular testing. The Biden administration's proposed mandate seeks to make certain private employers require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subjected to regular testing. Those who don't comply risk losing their jobs. On Dec. 8, the Senate voted 52-48 to overturn that mandate. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. Getting vaccinated should be a decision between an individual and his or her doctor. It shouldn't be up to any politician, especially in a mandate coming down from that highest authority, the president, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., via statement. Still, it is unlikely that the House would get on board with such a measure, . and the Biden administration has said that the president would veto the bill if it made its way to him. Several lawsuits have already been filed regarding the mandate. Last month, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the mandate raises "serious constitutional concerns" and ordered the Biden administration to stop its implementation. On Dec. 7, a Georgia district court judge halted the requirement that federal contractors must be inoculated by Jan. 4. Last month, a federal judge blocked the mandate for health care workers in 10 states. NPR reports that White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the mandate will be "vigorously defend[ed]" against legal challenges.

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Biden, Obama and Others Pay Respects to Late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [Video]

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Biden, Obama and Others Pay Respects, to Late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The death of the former Democratic senator from Nevada was announced late on the night of Dec. 29. . He was 82 and had been battling pancreatic cancer for years. President Joe Biden referred to Reid as one of the all-time great U.S. senators. If Harry said he would do something, he did it. If he gave you his word, you could bank on it. That's how he got things done for the good of the country for decades, President Joe Biden, Statement, via Fox News. A boxer, he never gave up a fight—whether in politics or even against cancer, President Joe Biden, Statement, via Fox News. Harry looked at the challenges of the world and believed it was within our capacity to do good, to do right, and to do our part of perfecting the Union we all love, President Joe Biden, Statement, via Fox News. Former President Obama released a letter he had written to Reid when his health took a turn. You were a great leader in the Senate, and early on you were more generous to me than I had any right to expect, Former President Barack Obama, Released Letter, via Fox News. I wouldn’t have been president had it not been for your encouragement and support, and I wouldn’t have got most of what I got done without your skill and determination, Former President Barack Obama, Released Letter, via Fox News. Former President Bill Clinton described Reid as "one of the most effective Senate leaders our country has ever known.". He was a canny and tough negotiator who was never afraid to make an unpopular decision if it meant getting something done that was right for the country, Former President Bill Clinton, Statement, via Fox News. [I] will always be grateful for the opportunities I had to work with him as president, Former President Bill Clinton, Statement, via Fox News. Current Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that Reid was "one of the most amazing individuals I've ever met.". [Reid] came from humble origins, but he never forgot where he came from and used those boxing instincts to fearlessly fight those who were hurting the poor and the middle class, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader, Statement, via Fox News

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Donald Trump Says He Received a COVID-19 Booster Shot [Video]

Donald Trump Says He Received a COVID-19 Booster Shot

Donald Trump Says He Received , a COVID-19 Booster Shot. The former president shared his vaccination status while speaking with Bill O'Reilly during a "History Tour" event. 'The New York Times' reports that only about 60% of Republicans are vaccinated against COVID-19 compared to about 90% of Democrats. Many in the crowd booed upon hearing that Trump had received a booster, . but he discouraged the critics while praising his administration's role in getting the vaccines to the public. but he discouraged the critics while praising his administration's role in getting the vaccines to the public. I think this would have been the Spanish Flu of 1917 ... This was going to ravage the country, far beyond what it is right now. Take credit for it, Donald Trump, via Politico. While still in opposition to vaccine mandates, Trump advised the crowd against "playing right into their hands" by doubting vaccine efficacy and safety. . What we've done is historic. Don't let them take it away, Donald Trump, via Politico. Currently, all adults age 18 and older are encouraged by the CDC to receive a booster shot

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New Poll Suggests Difficult Road Ahead for Biden and Democrats [Video]

New Poll Suggests Difficult Road Ahead for Biden and Democrats

New Poll Suggests , Difficult Road Ahead, for Biden and Democrats. NPR News reports a recent poll suggests Americans are beginning to lose faith in President Joe Biden and the Democratic party. NPR News reports a recent poll suggests Americans are beginning to lose faith in President Joe Biden and the Democratic party. According to the latest NPR/Marist poll, Americans are unpleased with the Biden administration's work thus far. According to the latest NPR/Marist poll, Americans are unpleased with the Biden administration's work thus far. By and large, citizens of the United States aren't optimistic about the country's future. By and large, citizens of the United States aren't optimistic about the country's future. Currently the majority in the House and Senate, Democrats face tough odds in retaining seats in the 2022 midterm elections. Currently the majority in the House and Senate, Democrats face tough odds in retaining seats in the 2022 midterm elections. They [Democrats] don't have a unified message for what they're doing, and that does not bode well for the party. , Barbara Carvahlo, director of Marist Poll, via NPR News. They [Democrats] don't have a unified message for what they're doing, and that does not bode well for the party. , Barbara Carvahlo, director of Marist Poll, via NPR News. Though some Democrats have lauded Biden's agenda as "transformative," many Americans don't see it that way. 4 out of 5 surveyed in the poll who had received the administration's one-time stimulus payment of $1,400 said it helped only a little. 4 out of 5 surveyed in the poll who had received the administration's one-time stimulus payment of $1,400 said it helped only a little. Many Americans don't give Biden credit for the stimulus payment at all. Only 17% of those surveyed believed the president was mostly responsible for the direct payments. It's an issue of the messaging out of the White House. , Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. It's an issue of the messaging out of the White House. , Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. It doesn't look like he's leading the charge even though it's his bill. , Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. It doesn't look like he's leading the charge even though it's his bill. , Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion

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This Day in History: Slavery Is Abolished in America (Saturday, December 18th) [Video]

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This Day in History:, Slavery Is Abolished in America. December 18, 1865. The 13th Amendment was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution. It ensures that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude … shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”. It had been approved in the Republican-led Senate in April of 1864. But the amendment had been bogged down in the Democratic-led House of Representatives for almost a year. On December 2, 1865, Alabama became the 27th state to ratify the 13th Amendment. The vote provided the requisite three-fourths majority of states’ approval needed to ratify the 13th amendment

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Canada Officially Bans LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy [Video]

Canada Officially Bans LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy

Canada Officially Bans, LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy. Legislation outlawing such therapies was approved in both the Canadian House of Commons... . ... and the Senate on Dec. 9. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the "Royal Assent" of the legislation via Twitter. It’s official: Our government’s legislation banning the despicable and degrading practice of conversion therapy has received Royal Assent - , Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, via Twitter. Meaning it is now law. , Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, via Twitter. LGBTQ2 Canadians, we’ll always stand up for you and your rights, Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, via statement. LGBTQ activists in Canada also released statements in support of the legislation. The unanimous support it received from every official in Parliament sends a clear message to LGBTQ2 Canadians: you are valid and deserving of a life free from harm, Nicholas Schiavo, No Conversion Canada, via 'The Hill'. Today, as we celebrate this historic moment, we must thank survivors and their tireless advocacy to reach this moment where conversion ‘therapy’ is finally outlawed in our country, Nicholas Schiavo, No Conversion Canada, via 'The Hill'. Conversion therapy is the practice of attempting to "convert" the sexual or gender identities of LGBTQ+ individuals. The practice is legal in the United States, though some states do have bans in place to protect LGBTQ+ minors. . Three states — Alabama, Florida and Georgia — have an injunction that outlaws enforcement of conversion therapy bans. Brazil, Ecuador and Germany also have nationwide conversion therapy bans in place. The current government in the U.K. has pledged to ban the practice, but has yet to do so

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This Day in History: President Clinton Is Impeached (Sunday, December 19) [Video]

This Day in History: President Clinton Is Impeached (Sunday, December 19)

This Day in History:, President Clinton Is Impeached. December 19, 1998. The House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. Clinton had been charged with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. As only the second president in U.S. history to be impeached at the time, the president vowed to finish his term. The charges emerged from a White House affair between Clinton and a 21-year-old unpaid intern, Monica Lewinsky. Initially, Clinton denied the affair, famously saying, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”. Months later, Clinton admitted to the affair in a grand jury testimony and publicly via a four-minute televised address from the White House. After special counsel Kenneth Starr's report recommending impeachment, the House conducted an impeachment inquiry. Three articles of impeachment were approved following nearly 14 hours of debate

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This Day in History: The Southern US Border Is Established [Video]

This Day in History: The Southern US Border Is Established

This Day in History: , The Southern US Border Is Established. December 30, 1853. The treaty, known as the Gadsden Purchase, was signed in Mexico City. Named after the U.S. Minister to Mexico, James Gadsden, the treaty settled the dispute over the location of the Mexican border west of El Paso, Texas. For the price of $15 million — later reduced to $10 million — it established the final boundaries of the southern United States. 30,000 square miles of what is now New Mexico and Arizona was included in the purchase. The land was deemed to be a highly strategic location for the construction of the southern transcontinental railroad. Eight years later, in 1861, the Southern Pacific branch of the Central Pacific Railroad was established

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US Home Prices Surged More Than 18 Percent in October [Video]

US Home Prices Surged More Than 18 Percent in October

US Home Prices Surged , More Than 18 Percent in October. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index was released on Dec. 28. It revealed an average increase of 18.4 percent in home prices for October this year. Phoenix, AZ, had the steepest increase in home prices, with an uptick of 32.3 percent. Tampa and Miami followed Phoenix with 28.1 and 25.7 percent increases, respectively. . Minneapolis and Chicago experienced the smallest increase with an uptick of 11.5 percent for each city. Economists had been expecting an increase in line with what the S&P data revealed. While analysts believe the increase likely is reflective of hopes for a receding COVID-19 pandemic. they also stated that the reasons behind the significant increase are complex. We have previously suggested that the strength in the U.S. housing market is being driven in part by a change in locational preferences as households react to the COVID pandemic. , Craig Lazzara, S&P Dow Jones Indices, via CNBC. It is also unclear if these increases are long-term or reflective of a boom in the housing market. More data will be required to understand whether this demand surge represents an acceleration of purchases that would have occurred over the next several years.., Craig Lazzara, S&P Dow Jones Indices, via CNBC. ... or reflects a more permanent secular change, Craig Lazzara, S&P Dow Jones Indices, via CNBC. Mortgage rates continue to slide downward, . perhaps as a reflection of increased uncertainty over Omicron and other COVID-19 variants

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US Schools Increase Security After Anonymous Threats Go Viral on TikTok [Video]

US Schools Increase Security After Anonymous Threats Go Viral on TikTok

US Schools Increase Security, After Anonymous Threats , Go Viral on TikTok. On December 17, school districts across the United States took action in response to vague, anonymous shooting and bomb threats made on TikTok. . On December 17, school districts across the United States took action in response to vague, anonymous shooting and bomb threats made on TikTok. . 'USA Today' reports that officials say the threats are not considered credible. . Schools in Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Montana, New York and Pennsylvania have reportedly increased security and their police presence. . Schools in California, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas have closed for the day. . In a message to parents, school administrators in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois, said, , “We are writing to inform you and not alarm you.". We have been made aware of a nationwide viral TikTok trend about ‘school shooting and bomb threats for every school in the USA even elementary’ on Friday, December 17, Oak Part and River Forest school administrators, via 'USA Today'. In a statement on Twitter, TikTok said that it had found no evidence of the threats on the platform. . We handle even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok, TikTok statement, via 'USA Today'. We handle even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok, TikTok statement, via 'USA Today'. The anonymous threats come shortly after a deadly school shooting in Michigan, as well as various copycat threats. . 'USA Today' reports that platforms like TikTok are usually exempt from liability for the material users post on their networks.

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Counties Who Voted Trump Have Higher Chance of Dying From COVID-19, New Study Suggests [Video]

Counties Who Voted Trump Have Higher Chance of Dying From COVID-19, New Study Suggests

New Study Suggests , Citizens of Counties Who Voted for Trump, Have Higher Chances of Dying From COVID-19. The Guardian reports those residing in counties won by Donald Trump in the 2020 election are almost three times more likely to die from COVID-19. A study conducted by National Public Radio (NPR) analyzed data from deaths that occured in over 3,000 counties in the US since May 2021. Experts say these deaths are directly correlated with the low vaccination rates of Trump-led counties. White Republicans appear to be most hesitant to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Data from the Kaiser Family Fund shows 59% of Republicans have been vaccinated compared to 91% of Democrats. Republicans have also been found more susceptible to COVID-19 misinformation. According to the Kaiser Family Fund, 94% of Republicans believe one or more false statements about coronavirus and the vaccines. We’ve seen lower levels of personal worry among Republicans who remain unvaccinated. , Liz Hamel, VP public opinion and survey research Kaiser Family Fund, via NPR. That’s a real contrast with what we saw in communities of color, where there was a high level of worry about getting sick. , Liz Hamel, VP public opinion and survey research Kaiser Family Fund, via NPR. As the pandemic presses onward, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 788,000 Americans

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Devin Nunes Ducks Out [Video]

Devin Nunes Ducks Out

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is quitting Congress to run ex-President Donald Trump’s tech startup.

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