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Rep. Kevin McCarthy Mucks It Up

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Mucks It Up

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) spoke for more than eight hours on topics ranging from economy and Hitler to Abraham Lincoln and Elon Musk — all to delay the House vote on the Build Back Better spending bill.


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More Than Half of US States, Will Raise Minimum Wage to $15 in 2022. 26 states have plans to raise their respective minimum wages to $15 an hour in the new year. Workers and activists have been pushing for the hike since 2012. Now, as the landscape of low-wage work continues to shift in the midst of the pandemic. activists in states such as California are pushing for more. We were a leader in pushing for a $15 minimum wage, but now we have to move the ball forward and farther, Joe Sanberg, Activist / Investor, via NBC News. It’s overdue for $18, Joe Sanberg, Activist / Investor, via NBC News. Activists reiterate that $15 an hour has been the minimum of what they've sought to combat America's wage gap. . $15 is widely understood to be the bare minimum workers anywhere need to get by. $15 has always been the floor, not the ceiling, for wages, Allynn Umel, Fight for $15, via NBC News. Activists also cite the onset of inflation and the ways in which it impacts low-wage families. Working people will continue to demand lawmakers and employers increase pay to keep up with the rising cost of living and ensure that every community can thrive, Allynn Umel, Fight for $15, via NBC News. Since the beginning of the pandemic, large companies have been more aggressive in their attempts to entice workers. . T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert recently referred to the "job-seekers' market" in a company-wide memo. It’s a job-seekers’ market, which means competition to keep and find top talent is competitive — , Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CEO, via NBC News. ... and as a great employer, we like it that way, Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CEO, via NBC News

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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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FDA Makes Abortion Pills , Permanently Available via Mail. On December 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permanently lifted restrictions on access to abortion pills. . On December 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permanently lifted restrictions on access to abortion pills. . 'The New York Times' reports that patients will now be able to receive the medication by mail, rather than obtaining it in person from certified health care providers. . The decision was announced as the Supreme Court weighs rolling back abortion rights or even overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. . Patients can now receive a prescription for abortion pills through a telemedicine appointment. . Earlier this year, the FDA temporarily made mifepristone, one of two drugs used to terminate a pregnancy, available by mail. . The new decision makes that ruling permanent. . According to the 'NYT,' the decision is likely to further polarize divisions between conservative and liberal states. 19 states currently ban patients from receiving abortion pills through telemedicine visits. . Other state, like New York and California, are expected to provide access for women in more restrictive states to obtain abortion medication. . It’s really significant. Telehealth abortions are much easier for both providers and patients, and even in states that want to do it, there have been limits on how available it is, Mary Ziegler, a law professor at Florida State University, via 'The New York Times'

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Each State's , New Mask Mandate Rules , Amid Omicron Spread. While there are heightened concerns over the Omicron variant, 'Newsweek' breaks down which states have new mask mandates. . California: Masks are required on public transport, at health-care facilities and for any unvaccinated individuals. . Connecticut: Regardless of vaccination status, all people must wear masks on public transit, in school buildings, at health-care facilities and group residential settings. . All unvaccinated people are required to wear masks in any indoor setting. . Hawaii: Anyone over the age of five must wear a mask in public settings. . According to the state's mask order, businesses are urged to , "refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear a face covering.". Illinois: All people over the age of two are required to wear a mask in indoor public places. . Nevada: Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in any Nevada county , "experiencing substantial or high transmission levels.". New Mexico: Everyone over the age of two is required to wear a mask in public indoor settings. . New York: Masks are required in all indoor public settings for anyone over the age of two, unless the venue has a vaccination requirement for entry. . Oregon: Masks are required for any public or private, "indoor space where people may gather for any purpose.". Washington: Ages five and older are required to wear masks in public indoor settings and outdoor events with over 500 people.

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UN Confirms , Record Breaking High Temperatures , Around the World. NPR reports that the United Nations confirmed the Arctic hit a new record high temperature over the summer, reaching over 100F. . In a December 14 statement, the World Meteorological Organization called the record high temperature reading , "more befitting the Mediterranean than the Arctic.". According to NPR, the reading was taken in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk on June 20, 2020. The temperature was reached amid a Siberian heatwave which saw the region reach above-normal temperatures. This new Arctic record is one of a series of observations reported to the WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes that sound the alarm bells about our changing climate. , Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, via NPR. In 2020, there was also a new temperature record (18.3°C) for the Antarctic continent, Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, via NPR. According to the WMO, the Arctic region, "is among the fastest-warming regions in the world.". Due to the unprecedented temperatures, the WMO had to add a new climate category to its database for , "highest recorded temperature at or north of 66.5⁰, the Arctic Circle." . The new Arctic record was only one of many record-breaking high temperatures reached in 2020 and 2021. . The island of Sicily broke the record high in Europe, reaching 119.8F. . While one of the world's hottest locations, California's Death Valley, reached a scorching 129.9F.

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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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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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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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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. 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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Elon Musk Claims He'll Pay $11 Billion in Taxes For 2021

Elon Musk Claims He'll Pay , $11 Billion in Taxes For 2021. The billionaire entrepreneur made the announcement via Twitter on Dec. 19. For those wondering, I will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year, Elon Musk, via Twitter. If confirmed, CNBC reports that the sum amounts to "the single largest tax bill ever.”. Musk and other billionaire business owners have faced increased scrutiny in recent years ... ... over the ways in which they are able to avoid large tax bills. One way that Musk has been able to avoid paying similar tax amounts in the past ... ... is due to the ways in which he receives income through his role as Tesla CEO. Musk receives no salary or bonuses as the head of the company. Instead, he is awarded company stocks which he can also leverage to borrow money. This system of payment means Musk is not taxed in the same ways he would be if he received a standard salary and cash bonuses. Under the Biden administration's Build Back Better bill, Musk would be obligated to pay even more in taxes. By selling off his a certain percentage of his stocks before the potential passage of the bill, Musk is avoiding a higher tax bill. Musk made the decision to sell off billions of dollars of Tesla stock after conducting a Twitter poll in November. According to Pro Publica, Musk paid no taxes in 2018 and $455 million in taxes over the course of the prior four years

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Elon Musk Says Tesla , Will Accept Dogecoin as Payment. Elon Musk Says Tesla , Will Accept Dogecoin as Payment. On Dec. 14, Musk took to Twitter to announce that the electric carmaker will accept the cryptocurrency on a test basis. . Reuters reports that Dogecoin rose 24% to $0.20 after Musk's tweet. Coinbase reports that the Tesla CEO's tweets about the meme-based cryptocurrency have helped it climb 5,859% over the past year. It's not yet known what merchandise consumers will be able to purchase with Dogecoin. Previously, Tesla announced it would accept bitcoin for car purchases, but stopped doing so less than two months later. Musk was recently named 'Time' magazine's "Person of the Year.". He also took that opportunity to weigh in on different cryptos. Bitcoin is not a good substitute for transactional currency. Even though it was created as a silly joke, Dogecoin is better suited for transactions. , Elon Musk, to 'Time'. The total transaction flow that you do with Dogecoin, like transactions per day, is much higher potential than Bitcoin, Elon Musk, to 'Time'

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‘Time’ Names Elon Musk Person of the Year [Video]

‘Time’ Names Elon Musk Person of the Year

‘Time’ Names Elon Musk , Person of the Year. The announcement was made on Dec. 13. In 2021, Musk made the achievement of becoming the richest person in the world and launching the first-ever all-civilian space mission. In 2021, Musk made the achievement of becoming the richest person in the world and launching the first-ever all-civilian space mission. Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth too, Edward Felsenthal, 'Time' editor-in-chief, via 'Time'. Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth too, Edward Felsenthal, 'Time' editor-in-chief, via 'Time'. In 2021, Musk emerged not just as the world's richest person but also as perhaps the richest example of a massive shift in our society, Edward Felsenthal, 'Time' editor-in-chief, via 'Time'. In 2021, Musk emerged not just as the world's richest person but also as perhaps the richest example of a massive shift in our society, Edward Felsenthal, 'Time' editor-in-chief, via 'Time'. The title originally began as "Man of the Year" in 1927 but has evolved to include individuals and groups who've most impacted culture over the course of a year. The title originally began as "Man of the Year" in 1927 but has evolved to include individuals and groups who've most impacted culture over the course of a year. Additional categories were also introduced in 2019. This year, Simone Biles was named Athlete of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo was dubbed Artist of the Year, . This year, Simone Biles was named Athlete of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo was dubbed Artist of the Year, . and the scientists responsible for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are being called Heroes of the Year

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Elon Musk hails desi talent: The Indians who lead 6 US tech giants | Watch | Oneindia News [Video]

Elon Musk hails desi talent: The Indians who lead 6 US tech giants | Watch | Oneindia News

After Indian origin Parag Agrawal took charge of Twitter, Stripe CEO Patrick Collison tweeted that six US tech giants are now run by Indian-origin CEOs. Elon Musk hailed Indian talent. Here is a quick look at the desi leaders of the 6 IT companies. #IndianOriginCEOs #DesiCEOs #ParagAgrawalindians

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