Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Tuesday, April 6, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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

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Senate gives Biden a big tool to work around GOP filibuster
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package and other priorities past Republican obstruction in the 50-50 split Senate.


Updated today at 6:41 PM CDT

Schumer gets his game changer
House to vote on admitting Washington, D.C., as a state
Senators press for more on SolarWinds hack after AP report
Arkansas legislature overrides veto on transgender health care bill
Honoré says Jan. 6 stemmed from 'propaganda' that gave people 'a little BS'
McConnell warns "stupid" business leaders off political speech: "Republicans drink Coca-Cola, too"
McConnell warns biz off political speech, says it’s ‘stupid’
U.S. must invest heavily to stay No. 1 economy: White House economist
Texas, Louisiana sue Biden administration for ‘refusing’ to take criminal illegal immigrants
Facebook removes over 1,100 accounts spreading deceptive content
Biden: It's 'reassuring' businesses are voicing opposition to Georgia's new voting law
Georgia voting fight sets the stage for Kemp’s 2022 run
Man whom Gaetz accused of $25M request confirms bizarre docs but says it wasn't extortion
Man in car with George Floyd the day he died doesn't want to testify in Chauvin trial
Atlanta mayor directs Chief Equity Officer to take action to ‘mitigate’ effects of Georgia’s voting law
U.S. considering joining boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics, State Department says
Here's the cynical political reality behind Mitch McConnell bashing big business
Five ways an obscure Senate ruling could change Washington
Ex-national security officials call for commission to investigate Capitol attack
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans government-mandated 'vaccine passports'
Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push
Democratic U.S. congressman Alcee Hastings of Florida dies at 84
Cotton: US has 'major under-incarceration problem'
Colorado voting laws are similar to Georgia's despite decision to move Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Capitol riot defendant alleges beating by jail guards
As Biden Pushes Major Rail Investments, Amtrak's 2035 Map Has People Talking
Biden still considering cancellation of as much as $50k per person in student debt
Former Trump HUD official fined and barred from federal work over Hatch Act violation
Ohio businessman announces run for Portman's U.S. Senate seat
Biden tells Georgia to ‘smarten up’ to avoid losing business over new election law
What we know about the "unprecedented" Capitol riot arrests
'Millionaires tax' threat has some NY bankers, managers eyeing exits
Michael Flynn endorses pro-Trump Virginia GOP candidate
GOP mandating negative test for entry to spring donor retreat in FL
Piers Morgan to Tucker: Trusting Markle 'like believing Pinocchio;' She's 'spinning' future Kings of England
Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters' Towns, Study Finds - NY Times
House to vote on DC statehood, gender pay gap
Biden's infrastructure plan gets boost from Senate 'reconciliation' ruling
State Department considering joint boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics
Myanmar forces arrest comedian, break up doctors’ protest
A Person Speaking 'Does Not Mean They Are Breathing Adequately,' Officer Says
Sen. John Kennedy: MLB moving All-Star Game from Atlanta 'has nothing to do with race'
Education Department reviewing campus sex assault rules
Gaetz slated to speak at summit in Trump-owned resort
Poll shows partisan divide on acknowledging human effect on climate change
House Democrats to target 22 districts in next year's midterms
Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in US West
Carnival threatens to remove ships from U.S. as cruising shutdown continues
Google AI scientist Bengio resigns after colleagues' firings - email
Hastings’ death narrows Dem majority, sets off race for his seat
'Unacceptable': Latino groups push Biden to nominate more Hispanic federal judges
Cuomo uses vaccine presser to cite year from 'hell' over personal scandals
Bezos: Amazon backs Biden plan to hike corporate tax rate
Russian Police Arrest Physicians Seeking To Treat Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny
EU diplomat: First meetings on Iran nuclear deal 'constructive'
Former Trump official sanctioned over video
Fact-checking GOP criticism Biden's infrastructure plan will kill jobs, and isn't really infrastructure
Capitol Police officer killed in ramming attack to lie in honor in Rotunda
White House says 'limited' wall construction is funded, despite overall pause
Shareholders target ‘white man’s world’ with record demands for diversity data
Biden: Up to the Masters if it dumps state over voting laws
In departure from Trump, State affirms editorial freedom of Voice of America
Floyd's family takes its seat in ex-officer's murder trial
Petty officer shoots 2 sailors; is stopped, killed on base
Biden admin announces next steps in overhauling Betsy DeVos' Title IX rules
Businesses and philanthropy unite to fight racial wealth gap
After A Major Hack, U.S. Looks To Fix A Cyber 'Blind Spot'
GOP lawmakers urge clampdown on Confucius Institutes at American colleges and universities
Rockies to host MLB's All-Star Game amid controversy over Georgia voting law
George Floyd death: Chauvin 'trained to stay away from neck'
Doctor who tried to save Floyd testifies to cause of death
Koch-backed group joins marijuana push after Zoom with Snoop Dogg
During pandemic, the world added a record amount of new renewable energy capacity
CNN, Washington Post slammed for casting doubt on Trump vaccine timeline claim
Netanyahu asked to form new government, but faces long odds
Ben Carson asks Dems to explain what's racist about Georgia voting law (video)
GOP proposals attempt to change how local officials conduct elections
Joe Biden's Joe Manchin problem slows agenda again: The Note
GM to start making Silverado electric pickups late next year in Detroit: source
Families are 'self-separating' in Mexico after being expelled from the US, Border Patrol says
How Gaetzgate is seen in the Florida Panhandle — More fallout and finger-pointing over vaccine story — State to spend $200M to end toxic water threat?
Refugee families urge Biden to keep promise to up admissions
How to find out if your Facebook info was offered to hackers
Biden gives McConnell credit for urging vaccine-skeptical young conservative men to take shot
Fla. lawmakers plan $200M to close leaky reservoir
Texas Rangers rescue baby thrown into Rio Grande by smugglers (video)
Police trainer testifies Chauvin used unauthorized neck restraint on Floyd
The Border Patrol's New Migrant Child Care Cadre
POLITICO Playbook: Matt Gaetz matters little to Liz Cheney
Dollar slips as profit-taking, falling yields bite
Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a 'wasteland of vapid' content
Oil gains over 1% on strong U.S., China economic data

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Posted today at 4:34 AM CDT

U.S. Senate parliamentarian says Democrats can use reconciliation to pass more bills
'Vaccine passports' are a hot-button issue for the GOP. Some experts worry it may fuel hesitancy.
Border agents stop, arrest two Yemeni men on FBI terror watch list (video)
Biden boosted by Senate rules as GOP bucks infrastructure
Man tied to Matt Gaetz's extortion allegation says lawmaker is 'trying to direct attention from himself'
Key takeaways from Day 6 of Derek Chauvin's trial in George Floyd's death
Group-Chat App Discord Says It Banned More Than 2,000 Extremist Communities
GOP lawmakers call for boycotts, chastise companies that criticize Georgia voting law
Can-cel culture: GOP lawmakers in Georgia kicking Coke to the curb over voting law criticism
Rep. Crenshaw tells United Airlines to just 'shut up' after airline follows same route as Delta
Wisconsin cities: Trump should pay legal bills for challenge
Senate parliamentarian to let Democrats bypass GOP filibuster on two more bills
Police: Suspect in Capitol attack 'intentionally struck' officers
Trumpworld has no lifelines it wants to throw Matt Gaetz
Senators unveil tax proposal as infrastructure plan faces hurdles in Congress
McConnell downplays need for aid to home state’s government
Filmmaker says he potentially uncovered man behind QAnon (video)
Crews Drain Florida Wastewater Pond As Leak Threatens To Unleash 'Catastrophic Flood'
U.S. state officials urge Garland to reverse Trump positions on climate deception cases
War over voting laws further corrodes trust in elections
Democrats who downplayed suspected terrorists at border remain silent as agents keep catching more
How America’s migrant policies have changed in the Trump and Biden years
Republicans want to make 'woke' corporations pay — literally
Piers Morgan: 'I was under attack' to 'conform' to Meghan Markle's story
An Extraordinary Winning Streak for Religion at the Supreme Court - NY Times
Manchin warns Biden's infrastructure bill is in trouble over corporate tax hikes
5 US colleges to require students be vaccinated before returning in fall
Former Training Commander On Chauvin Neck Restraint: 'That's Not What We Train'
Capitol Police in crisis: Mental health fears rise following deadly attacks
US, Iran expected to begin indirect nuclear talks in Vienna
Rand Paul on MLB-Georgia controversy: 'If they want to boycott us, let's boycott them'
'That was their decision:' White House walks fine line on MLB moving All-Star Game out of Atlanta
Crisis in Guatemala drives migrants to U.S. border
Spirit Airlines: Adults, not young child in viral video, refused to comply with mask mandate
6 dead in Texas in apparent murder-suicide after brothers made pact, police say
Customers unable to book online flights with American, Delta and United airlines
They’re obsessed with trains. Will Biden bring them Nirvana?
George Floyd death leads states to require cops to intervene
Ron DeSantis blasts CBS' '60 Minutes' for 'deceptively edited' Publix-COVID clip: A 'political narrative'
What to know about the Matt Gaetz controversy
Hawley, a critic of Biden picks' support for wars in Middle East, previously blogged in support of Iraq War
Myanmar protesters paint Yangon red, defying bloody army crackdown
Former staffer for Matt Gaetz describes FBI encounter
MLB's All-Star Game reportedly moved to Denver in wake of Georgia restricting voter access
The wage gap that threatens Biden's climate plan
Tammy Duckworth pressures postal service board on firing DeJoy
Biden WH 'tension' to blame for Major getting agitated, dog expert says
Senate parliamentarian ruling clears way for Democrats to use reconciliation for infrastructure bill
'60 Minutes' faces backlash from Democrats and Publix for critical story
In Israel, twin dramas point to difficult path for Netanyahu
Senate Dems can pass Biden infrastructure package on party-line basis
Justice Clarence Thomas Takes Aim At Tech And Its Power 'To Cut Off Speech'
Capitol officer remembered for humor, paying ultimate price
Drones that swarmed U.S. warships are still unidentified, Navy chief says
How a battery plant dispute in Georgia pits Biden's climate goals against U.S. trade policy
Netanyahu trial: Editor 'told to drop negative stories about Israel PM'
Georgia voting law changes are OK with Americans, 42% to 36%: poll
What to expect as Iran and world powers head for nuclear talks
Washington Teachers' Union president killed in Easter Sunday car crash
VP Harris is the latest White House official to appear with California Gov. Newsom amid recall effort
Credit Suisse overhauls management as it takes $4.7 billion hit on Archegos
Piers Morgan takes to Tucker Carlson to make case on Meghan
North Korea says it won’t participate in Tokyo Olympics
Former USAID chief tapped to lead vaccine diplomacy efforts
Hunter Biden on addiction: My life is not a tabloid
New Utah law requires dads to pay prenatal child support
Hunter claims no memory of dropping off laptop
Stocks scale fresh peak as U.S. and China lead recover
Myanmar junta charges celebrities with promoting protests
Prosecutors indicate they’re nearing cooperation with Oath Keeper charged in Capitol assault
More than 1,800 prisoners escape in Nigeria
Derek Chauvin 'absolutely' violated policy, Minneapolis police chief testifies
Airline stocks in Asia-Pacific boosted by Australia-New Zealand travel bubble
Jordan bans publishing information on royal rift


Coronavirus News and Updates:
Updated today at 6:41 PM CDT

Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19
Clear link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots in brain, EMA official tells paper
Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states
White House rules out involvement in 'vaccine passports'
Research exec: Far-right groups pushing vaccine as 'mark of the beast'
Oxford pauses COVID-19 vaccine study in kids, awaits more data on blood clot issues
'A biological Fukushima': Brazil COVID deaths on track to pass worst of U.S. wave
Biden: US still in 'life and death race' with coronavirus
Full coverage: Coroanvirus Crisis
AstraZeneca seeks a new manufacturing partner
Scientists Race To Develop Next Generation Of COVID Vaccines
Vaccination pace picks up steam; normality appears closer
Biden ramps up vaccine diplomacy efforts as hopes rise that he'll share surplus doses
California plans to fully reopen economy on June 15
Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID
CDC: Almost 80 percent of teachers, childcare workers have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose
Eligible For The COVID Vaccine? Here's How To Book It In Your State
Analysis: Why vaccine passports are so politically complicated
As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access
New York plans to build memorial to COVID-19 essential workers
Covid: Trust regulator on AstraZeneca vaccine safety, Boris Johnson says
Tanzania's new president to review COVID-19 stance, lifts media ban

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Posted today at 4:34 AM CDT

Another US Covid-19 surge may look different, experts say, particularly for younger people. Here's how
CDC shifts guidance on using disinfectants, soap to clean home surfaces
White House thanks McConnell for leadership on vaccinations
'Love Your Neighbor' And Get the Shot: White Evangelical Leaders Push COVID Vaccines
A dangerous Covid-19 variant has spread to all 50 US states. Experts worry it could send cases surging
The Latest: Montana governor tests positive for COVID-19
How Biden, Republicans and public health leaders are trying to persuade GOP skeptics to get their Covid vaccinations
Walgreens changing vaccine schedule after giving customers extra week between doses
Bar reopening linked to 46 COVID-19 cases, school closure: CDC
Blinken: Public can't 'start traveling again' before worldwide vaccination
UK COVID certificate scheme would not be discriminatory, minister says
In Michigan's latest coronavirus surge, there's a new kind of patient
Vaccinating adults appears to protect children around them; bar opening event linked to 46 COVID-19 cases
Michigan becomes newest COVID-19 epicenter
Washington, D.C. to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those ages 16 and older
Australia-NZ 'travel bubble' to begin April 19 in pandemic milestone
The Latest: S. Korea not ruling out curbing vaccine exports
Study: Around 40,000 US children lost a parent to COVID-19
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to 16 and over in NY
It's 2 a.m., and 'vaccine fairies' are up booking shots for vulnerable Americans
Norwegian Cruises asks CDC to allow trips from US in July
Get your COVID relief exit plan ready, regulator tells the G20
Undercover Video Of Clandestine Luxury Dinner In Paris Prompts Police Inquiry
 
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