Saturday, December 26, 2020

Joe Biden: "It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families don’t know if they’ll be able to make ends meet because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign an economic relief bill approved by Congress with an overwhelming and bipartisan majority."


Congressman Matt Gaetz has been accused of “sedition” by a fellow Florida lawyer, Pam Keith, who says she plans to file a complaint with the Florida Bar to have him disbarred


“It’s a chess game and we are pawns.” Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet will lapse at midnight Saturday night unless President Trump signs an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that he has found lacking.


More than 10 million people will lose unemployment benefits TODAY because President Trump has failed to sign the Relief Bill. An urgent appeal for action from @JoeBiden:


The FBI has identified a person of interest in connection with Nashville's Christmas Day explosion and are searching a home associated with that person (via AP)


By not signing this bill trump is defunding food banks


The US has reached a grim milestone: 1 in 1,000 Americans have died from Covid-19 since late January


“An estimated 11.3 million households in the country are behind on rent or won’t be able to pay next month...creating a backlog in unpaid rent estimated at $70 billion...”




Philip Esformes acquired a $1.6 million Ferrari and a $360,000 Swiss watch and traveled around the United States on a private jet, a spending spree fueled by the spoils from what federal prosecutors called one of the largest Medicare fraud cases in history


One of our most-read articles this year: Chinese billionaire Jack Ma dropped from public view after Ant’s IPO collapsed. But his spectacular fall from grace has been years in the making


Leaked docs show that Kremlin is actively working with Belarusian “activists” to create a new party “People's Right”, which will oppose Lukashenka, but for integration with Russia. It will create its own media and prepare candidates for Parliament


Two years after the Trump administration walked away from charging Walmart criminally for its role in the opioid crisis, the DOJ is back, making the same claims but seeking softer penalties.


Hong Kong reels after the year that free speech died


Hong Kong ‘speedboat fugitives’ to face trial next week in China


Trying to enjoy the holidays with eviction looming in the new year


A wave of COVID-19 has engulfed prisons in Belarus that are packed with people in custody for demonstrating against the nation's authoritarian president. Opposition activists told @AP that authorities allow the coronavirus to run wild among inmates.


“Putin's henchmen are sloppy because they can afford to be. Just like their boss, they don't fear any repercussions.”


Giving billions fast, MacKenzie Scott upends philanthropy: By donating $6 billion quickly and without much hoopla, Scott has pushed the focus away from the giver and onto the nonprofits she is trying to help.


My new op-ed on Putin's assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny. From invading neighbors, to hacking, to murder at home and abroad, the thugs are getting bolder.


The #FBI, @ATFNashville, and @MNPDNashville are seeking information on the operator or owner of a recreational vehicle linked to an explosion on December 25 at 5:30 a.m. CST in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit to submit a tip.


RV that exploded in Nashville played a recorded warning that bomb would detonate, police say


Human remains found at site of 'intentional' Nashville RV explosion: Sources The remains have not been identified.