Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Monday, December 21, 2020 (1 Viewer)

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Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:

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$900 billion coronavirus bill clears hurdle in U.S. Congress as deadline looms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A $900 billion aid package meant to stimulate a pandemic-hit U.S. economy cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Monday evening as the leaders of both chambers of Congress aimed to pass the package in a marathon session.

Trump entertains desperate schemes to overturn election
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Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine, says ‘nothing to worry about’
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Oregon State Police declare unlawful assembly after right-wing group tries to storm Capitol
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Far-right protesters disrupt Oregon Legislature special session
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Four key ways Barr broke with Trump at the attorney general's news conference
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McConnell vows to hold votes on Biden's Cabinet picks
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Gen. Jack Keane: Biden must be 'willing to confront the Chinese Communist Party'
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Congress takes aim at climate change in massive relief bill
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Spending bill bars intelligence chiefs from ducking public hearings on global threats
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Congress poised to pass major bipartisan healthcare reform
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Why Georgia's Senate runoffs are too close to call
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Putin And Biden Signal Chilly Relations To Come
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Georgia secretary of state sends letters to 8K out-of-state voters who requested absentee ballots
Trump-Biden transition live updates: Congress set to vote on $900B in pandemic relief
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Congress unveils $2.3 trillion government spending and virus relief package
Attorney General Barr reaffirms stance, 'no basis' to investigate alleged voter fraud
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How A Cybersecurity Firm Uncovered The Massive Computer Hack
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Giuliani: Sidney Powell doesn't speak for Trump
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Cash for the holidays: 5 things to know about the new stimulus payments
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What each side of the aisle won and lost in the Covid relief deal
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Trump supporters organizing 'second inauguration' for him online Jan. 20
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Gen. Jack Keane: Biden must be 'willing to confront the Chinese Communist Party'
West Point faces its worst academic scandal in more than 4 decades
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Barr says no need for special counsels to investigate election or Hunter Biden
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Harris, Ivanka Trump stump in Georgia ahead of Senate runoff
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Massive relief bill leaves some industries happy, others disappointed
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Mulvaney: Trump team challenges not a 'serious' inquiry
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Democratic senator wants Biden to declare climate 'national emergency,' aggressively wield executive power
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Mixed-status immigrant families eligible for stimulus checks in COVID relief bill
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'Why bother?': Biden, Trump advisers see little value in White House meeting
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U.S. judge to hear case that could end ‘Dreamer’ deportation protections
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Barr contradicts Trump by saying it 'certainly appears' Russia behind cyberattack
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Ilhan Omar says she won't get vaccine: 'People who need it most, should get it'
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Gaetz to join GOP bid to challenge election in Congress
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Rep. Clyburn on Trump and Operation Warp Speed: 'I'm glad he got out of the way'
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Barr undercuts Trump on election and Hunter Biden inquiries
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U.S. airlines prepare employee recalls as relief nears; United calls them 'temporary'
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Treasury also hacked in suspected Russian campaign, Mnuchin says
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Dalai Lama makes surprise appearance in mammoth COVID spending bill
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Warnock's former group, under fraud investigation, was previously hit with unemployment tax liens
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Some White House advisers fear Trump's final day
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Texas governor announces proposal to take control of Austin Police Department
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Here's where Joe Biden fell short with critical Hispanic voters
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Despite court victories, DACA faces biggest legal test ahead of Biden presidency
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Fauci to get Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday
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McConnell: Pelosi, Schumer could have had COVID aid bill months ago, but wanted to damage Trump campaign
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Florida data scientist who says she was ousted over COVID numbers sues state
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Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen says he has earned early release from home confinement
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Republicans slam Big Tech additions to Biden team, say Silicon Valley works 'hand in glove' with Democrats
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House Democrats subpoena Azar and Redfield in CDC political interference probe
Congress finally moves to stop surprise medical billing as part of spending deal
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Keep It Classical Says Trump Order On Federal Architecture
Barr: No reason for special counsel on election, Biden’s son
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Trump slams Kemp for not working fast enough to overturn election
Probe: Trump officials attacked CDC virus reports
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Trump-Biden transition: Attorney Sidney Powell back at White House
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'Simply not enough': Small business allies decry Congress' short-term fix
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Republicans desperate to avoid floor fight over Electoral College vote
Trump-Biden transition live updates: Biden to get vaccine, Harris in Georgia
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Christie urges Trump to distance himself from Powell, Flynn
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Former DOJ lawyer apologizes for not doing more to resist Trump
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Here's when Americans can expect COVID-19 relief payments, according to Mnuchin
Justice Dept. charges bombmaker in 1988 Pan Am explosion
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READ: Text of the new $900 billion stimulus bill
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Trump Drives A Wedge Among Georgia Republicans, Risking A Larger GOP Split
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Thousands of voters registered for the Georgia Senate races. Who benefits?
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Barr sides with Pompeo over Trump that SolarWinds hack 'appears to be the Russians'
Politics updates: Barr says Russians appear to be behind cyberattacks; Treasury says $600 checks will go out next week
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Ex-cyber expert Chris Krebs accepts responsibility for massive hack
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As Trump pushes baseless fraud claims, Republicans pledge tougher voting rules
Congress' pandemic relief deal buys time but seeds bitter battles ahead
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House intends to reissue subpoena for Trump's financial records next year
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Maxine Waters says Congress 'missed opportunity' to impeach Trump 'for treason'
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China knocks Trump over suggestion it was behind cyberattack
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As census deadline looms, experts warn rushing count will come at great cost
Congress rushes toward vote on $900B COVID relief bill
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Americans will get stimulus checks as soon as next week, Mnuchin says
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Barr, on his way out, breaks with Trump on Hunter Biden and election fraud
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Barr says he has 'no plan' to appoint election, Hunter Biden special counsels
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Trump to make federal buildings 'beautiful' with new order
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Biden looks to Susan Rice to elevate low-profile Domestic Policy Council
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Saudi Arabia halts all international travel for 1 week
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U.S. Treasury confirms SolarWinds hack as more officials blame Russia
'Really sad': Romney says Trump should tout vaccines instead of election conspiracies
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Barr will not appoint special counsels to probe Trump's election fraud claims, or Hunter Biden
Coalition of Black pastors slam Loeffler campaign ads as a 'broader attack against the Black Church'
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Biden adds former Obama budget official, onetime Warren aide to economic team
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US down a rabbit hole of questioning election integrity
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Michelle Obama to appear by video at Georgia drive-in voting event
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Super PACs, donors, interest groups flood GA Senate runoffs
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Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island, residents urged indoors
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Inside the warehouse containing some of the nation's most critical supplies and vaccines
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What is in the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill
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Republicans target Georgia airwaves, Dems shift to ground game
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Amazon shuts New Jersey facility till Dec. 26 on virus spike among workers
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Rep-elect Nancy Mace: Congress shouldn't be first in line for COVID-19 vaccine
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Al Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli firm’s spyware
Trump’s legacy: He changed the presidency, but will it last?
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Congress to pass deal with $600 stimulus checks
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DOJ insiders want a fight over attorney general
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‘A shining moment’: Congress agrees to restore Medicaid for Pacific Islanders
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Congress to approve $1.375 billion for border wall in 2021
Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19 relief, wrapup bills
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Congress passes stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown; coronavirus relief deal reached
Stocks falter, sterling skids as new COVID strain shuts UK
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Surprise medical bill prevention included in year-end legislative package
Congress clinches deal to restore Pell grants for prisoners 26 years after ban
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Campaign to recall California governor mimics Trump's post-election efforts, analysts say
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Pelosi blames GOP for delays on stimulus deal
Biden to receive COVID vaccine as Trump remains on sidelines
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US cyber-attack: Around 50 firms 'genuinely impacted' by massive breach
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Robert E. Lee statue removed from US Capitol
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Live Updates: Georgia Senate runoffs see more than 1.3 million ballots already cast
Biden and McConnell have a long history – but can they really work together now?
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Police sergeant put on leave over bodycam footage of George Floyd protests
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Trump signs bill extending government funding for 24 hours
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Live Updates: Trump campaign files appeal to Supreme Court over Penn. election
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Officials shut down illegal club in NYC
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Congress Poised To Simplify FAFSA, And Help People In Prison Go To College

Brexit: Trade deal talks continue as negotiators fail to reach agreement


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Coronavirus News and Updates:

'No hard evidence' UK strain is more transmissible; Biden vaccinated – virus updates
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Vaccinations move to nursing homes as pandemic rages in California
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Virus rules not enforced. Grieving Texas family asks: Why?
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U.S. CDC reports 316,844 deaths from coronavirus
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Oregon Hospitals Didn't Have Shortages. So Why Were People With Disabilities Denied Care?
5 healthcare workers on what it was like to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the minimal side effects they experienced - BI
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No intensive care beds for most Californians as COVID-19 surges
Coronavirus live updates: 16 states hit record number of new deaths
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UK coronavirus variant may be more able to infect children: scientists
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Vatican OKs Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines, Even If Research Involved Fetal Tissue
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British Airways will screen JFK-bound passengers for coronavirus, New York governor says
COVID-19 spikes follow in prisons after inmate transfers
State Department reverts to Phase 1 Covid-19 restrictions amid nationwide surge in cases
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Fauci warns against 'overreacting' to new strain, advises against banning UK flights
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U.S. COVID-19 vaccination drive heads to nursing homes
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California hospitals discuss rationing care as virus surges
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EU clears Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for first inoculations
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UK cut off over fears of new coronavirus strain
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Airport Covid screeners kept in place despite known infection risk, sources say
Police, firefighters, teachers will be next in line for COVID-19 vaccine
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With winter at hand, the virus whips up winds of uncertainty
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Asia monitoring new UK strain, no flights cancelled yet
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Russian scientist working on COVID-19 vaccine plummets to death
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'I would encourage the president to get a vaccine' to generate confidence: Giroir
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The Latest: Tenn. governor enacts new virus restrictions
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Mistrust, disinformation on Covid vaccine among Latinos worries Hispanic doctors
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NY Dem says COVID-19 mutation in UK could be headed for US
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UK PM Johnson to chair emergency response meeting on COVID travel, freight
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What scientists know about the mutant coronavirus strand spreading in the U.K.
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One company’s quest for an antibody drug to fight COVID-19
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How experimental biotechnology led to a COVID-19 vaccine
Thailand had kept its coronavirus cases under control. Now it's testing thousands ...
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'We Cannot Continue With Christmas': U.K. Tightens Rules As Virus Variant Spreads
 
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