Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Monday, February 22, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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

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U.S. Supreme Court sets the stage for release of Trump tax returns
Donald Trump suffered a major setback on Monday in his long quest to conceal details of his finances as the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for a New York City prosecutor to obtain the former president's tax returns and other records as part of an accelerating criminal investigation.

Updated 4:00 PM CST

What the Supreme Court ruling means for Manhattan DA's Trump criminal investigation
Trump: Supreme Court tax return decision a ‘continuation of the greatest political witch hunt’
U.S. House budget committee approves $1.9 trillion covid-19 aid bill
Supreme Court rejects Trump election challenge cases
Trump lashes out after Supreme Court decision on his financial records
How the 50-50 Senate limits Democratic ambitions
Voting machine company sues My Pillow and its pro-Trump chief (Lindell) over election claims
Here's What's Next in the Trump Taxes Investigation - NY Times
Dems push carriers to stop hosting Fox, OAN, Newsmax
Court to take up Trump immigration, abortion referral rules
Merrick Garland treads carefully on Durham probe, Hunter Biden questions at confirmation hearing
Democrats draft plan for commission to investigate January 6 insurrection
New York AG says Trump Supreme Court tax ruling won’t affect her probe of company
Khamenei: 'Iran will not yield to pressure' may increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent
Sen. Kennedy presses Garland on implicit bias
Nominee Garland says politics won't influence DOJ criminal probes
Donald Trump ordered to hand over tax returns to prosecutors
AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority
John Kerry 'colluded' with Iran to undermine Trump, report says
Republican senators take aim at Paris agreement with new legislation
Biden's Agenda To Come Into Sharper Focus, Even As Trump Plots His Comeback
Republicans demand equal representation on 1/6 Commission
Trump told confidants he would skip CPAC if Pence was attending
Supreme Court denies election appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans
Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Trump shot down by Supreme Court
States paying billions in fraudulent unemployment claims
Plan to lower Florida's flags for Rush Limbaugh causing controversy, consternation
DeSantis crushes Rubio, Scott in Florida GOP poll
Left-wingers target $15 minimum wage foes Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin
Analysis: Fed's Powell set table for Biden economy, but will he stay for dessert?
House GOP tell Biden ‘far-left’ immigration agenda is creating border crisis: ‘gravely irresponsible’
SCOTUS rejects appeals from GOP, Trump over 2020 voting rules
READ: Clarence Thomas' dissent in Pennsylvania election decision
Biden to order flags to half staff to mark 500K virus deaths
Merrick Garland: Handling of Jeffrey Epstein case was ‘horrendous’
'Divisive' race theory training forced on San Diego County healthcare workers
Biden to make it easier for smallest businesses to take out a PPP loan
New Jersey governor signs legislation legalizing recreational cannabis
After 13 federal executions, Garland expects return to moratorium
Family urges Biden admin to make release of imprisoned Americans condition for any deal with Iran
Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty
Supreme Court to review Trump curbs on abortion clinics, immigration
New York Rangers: Russian star targeted for support of Navalny, denies assault allegation
Meghan McCain attracts backlash for comments on Fauci and vaccine access
Biden administration rolls back Trump-era citizenship civics test
Politics live updates: Garland says deaths of Black Americans could spur investigations of police
NY Dem says Cuomo nursing home scandal is impeachable offense, as governor blames Trump for vaccine woes
About a third of Texans still facing disrupted water supplies
2 key GOP senators oppose Neera Tanden's nomination to lead Biden's budget office
After weather crisis, Texas Democrats lay groundwork to finally flip state
Moderate House Democrat says GOP must be defeated in '22 to save democracy
Merrick Garland says he does not support defunding the police
Thomas pens strong dissent from Supreme Court decision not to hear PA election case
Schumer sets up confirmation blitz in Senate
Democrats question TV carriers' decisions to host Fox, OAN and Newsmax, citing 'misinformation'
Florida official tells offices to disregard DeSantis order to lower flags in Limbaugh's honor
President Joe Biden raised more than $22 million to fund his White House transition
Clyburn pushes for Judge J. Michelle Childs to be Supreme Court's first Black female justice, report says
'Mean tweets' threaten Biden budget pick Tanden as U.S. moderates balk
Obama, Springsteen launch eight-episode podcast
Independent report details how police and EMS mishandled Elijah McClain's fatal arrest
Becerra to highlight family's health struggles at confirmation hearing
Sens. Susan Collins and Mitt Romney deal Neera Tanden's OMB nomination another blow
Leftist activist arrested after Capitol riot releasing book
U.S. voices outrage over rocket attacks in Iraq but will not 'lash out'
Myanmar coup: Protesters defy military warning in mass strike
Haaland: Fossil fuels will 'play a major role,' but climate must be addressed
NASA releases 'stunning' images from Perseverance rover on Mars (video)
Europe-bound migrants found amid broken glass, toxic ash
Democrat resigns from Oregon legislature before expulsion vote following harassment allegations

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Posted: 2:38 AM CST

Texas utilities can't stick customers with huge bills after storm: Abbott
Democrats face unity test on Biden's $1.9T bill
Oath Keeper claims she met with Secret Service before Capitol riot
QAnon's corrosive impact on the U.S.
Garland expected to face tough questions during confirmation hearing to be Biden's attorney general
Trump's postmaster general personally ordered USPS overtime cuts: Report
Dems prepare for party-line House vote on Biden's pandemic aid bill
Big factor in COVID votes: Would Dems sink first Biden goal?
Legal experts warn New York Gov. Cuomo’s nursing home scandal may rise to federal level of criminal offense
Former Florida officer arrested after live streaming from inside US Capitol during breach, FBI says
Cindy McCain looks at the future of the Republican Party: "We have got to overcome this"
Paleologos on the Poll: Move over Fox News, Trump voters are shifting toward Newsmax, OANN
Millions still without safe drinking water in Texas
Recall Gavin Newsom organizer 'confident' measure will end up on the ballot this summer
What were the Capitol rioters thinking?
Almost half of Republicans would join Trump party: poll
Federal judges call for increased security after threats jump 400% and one judge's son is killed
Republican governor says Trump 'should not define' the GOP's future
Rep. McCaul defends Texas power grid: 'We're not used to this type of weather'
Texas GOP congressman knocks Cruz for Cancun trip and says when a crisis hits, 'I'm not going to go on some vacation'
Exclusive: Defeated and impeached, Trump still commands the loyalty of the GOP's voters
Sullivan says Biden ready for Iran talks, vows "seen and unseen" response to SolarWinds hack
Biden claimed he was once arrested for trespassing at the Capitol at age 21
State should pay soaring power bills, says Houston mayor
Crist calls on DOJ to investigate DeSantis over coronavirus vaccine distribution
A Looming Disaster: New Data Reveal Where Flood Damage Is An Existential Threat
Snubbed as Obama high court pick, Garland in line to be AG
China urges US halt restrictions, 'interference'
California ex-mayor slams Gov. Newsom’s use of ‘behested payments’ as recall threat nears 1.8M signatures
Steve Scalise Still Refuses to Admit the Election Wasn't Stolen - DB
U.S.'s Blinken vows 'firm action' against Myanmar military
New York backtracks on de Blasio’s plan to close Trump-owned ice rinks
Oath Keeper claims she was VIP security at Trump rally before riot and says she met with Secret Service agents
On death bed, former NYPD officer makes new claims on Malcolm X assassination
Arkansas' Republican governor says he wouldn't support 2024 Trump run
Matt Gaetz calls on Trump to run again in 2024
Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on vaccine
Pence declines invitation to speak at CPAC
Shares turn cautious as bond yields, commodities surge
Skyrocketing electric bills are "top priority" for lawmakers, Texas governor says in wake of deadly storm
China calls for a reset in relations with US, report says
GOP rapidly becomes blue-collar party
POLITICO Playbook: Cracks in the Democratic coalition
United Airlines passengers, pedestrians recall horror of watching engine rain debris
Armed bystanders help take down suspected shooter who killed two near New Orleans gun store, police say
Schumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick
Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills
Sen. Johnson previews Capitol riot hearing: Attack 'was not foreseeable'
Family of boy who died during Texas winter storm sues ERCOT and Entergy for $100 million
These two charts show how much minimum wage workers have fallen behind
Australia won't change planned content laws despite Facebook block: lawmaker
U.N. nuclear chief says Iran to grant ‘less access’ to program
Passenger video shows terrifying moment engine of United Flight 328 was in flames
Merrick Garland will finally face the Senate: Attorney general confirmation hearings start Monday
China-US trade: Beijing urges Washington to remove tariffs
The evidence of Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime's legacy of war crimes
Everybody wants Joe Manchin
Rep. Scalise: Don't pinpoint blame on Trump
Violence Erupts In Barcelona On 5th Night Of Protests Over Jailed Rapper
Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force
Myanmar begins general strike in face of military threats
United Airlines engine explosion over Denver prompts company to ground Boeing 777s
Maloney says COVID relief package should help debt-ridden NY
Iran warns Biden as it pushes ahead with plan to cut nuclear inspections
Myanmar gripped by strike as anti-coup protests build
Ocasio-Cortez fundraising for Texas relief reaches $4.7M
7 Poll Workers Killed By Landmine Amid Historic Niger Vote
Boil water advisory lifted in Houston as Texas recovers from winter storms
Transcript: Mayor Sylvester Turner on "Face the Nation,"
1 dead, 4 injured in American Legion club shooting
Transcript: Jake Sullivan on "Face the Nation,"
Nearly 30,000 Macs reportedly infected with mysterious malware
Australia pulls health ads from Facebook after news blackout
Natural Gas Companies Have Their Own Plans To Go Low-Carbon
Bitcoin hits fresh high
Transcript: Mayor Betsy Price on "Face the Nation"

Coronavirus News and Updates:

Updated 4:00 PM CST

A day that will live in infamy: U.S. crosses 500,000th COVID-19 death
AP PHOTOS: US pandemic toll: In 1 year, half a million lives
WHO agrees compensation fund for serious COVAX vaccine side effects
When Does COVID-19 Become A Disability? 'Long-Haulers' Push For Answers And Benefits
Biden upends Trump's calculation of who gets a vaccination
Disparities persist as US tops 500,000 COVID deaths
Vaccine efforts redoubled as US death toll draws near 500K
How can the U.S. make vaccine access more equitable? Here's what a former CDC director says
Teachers may play role in in-school COVID-19 transmission: U.S. CDC
As US surpasses half a million COVID-19 deaths, Latinos struggle with virus' impact
West Virginia's Vaccination Rate Ranks Among Highest In World

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Posted: 2:38 AM CST

U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus
Gottlieb says downward trend in virus infections "likely to continue"
Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers
Fauci: Vaccine distribution should be back on track by midweek after storm delays
As 500,000th Covid death looms, US reaches pivotal moment
White House: China And WHO Need To 'Step Up' On Investigation Into Origin Of Pandemic
Ex-deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger faults China for trying to cover up coronavirus
COVID-19 is circulating in some animals. What does that mean for us?
UK's Johnson to plot path out of lockdown on Monday
Teachers union leader on reopening schools: 'If the NFL could figure out how to do this, let's do it'
Transcript: Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on "Face the Nation"
Russia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed
Pandemic's mental health burden heaviest among young adults
Evidence looks good on COVID vaccines cutting transmission: UK minister
 
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