Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, April 7, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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

President Joe Biden speaks during an event on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden open to compromise on infrastructure, but not inaction
President Joe Biden drew a red line on his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday, saying he is open to compromise on how to pay for the package but inaction is unacceptable.

Updated today at 8:59 PM CDT

Biden willing to negotiate on corporate taxes, but 'sick and tired' of non-payers
Sen. Ted Cruz illegally promoted his book with campaign funds, watchdog alleges
Trump adviser Giuliani asks judge to throw out $1.3 billion lawsuit over his 'big lie' election claims
Matt Gaetz trip to Bahamas is part of federal probe into sex trafficking, sources say
Biden to take first limited steps on gun control, including on 'ghost guns' and pistol braces
Analysis: White House, U.S. companies could agree on 25% tax rate, officials, business groups say
Texas Gov. Abbott blames Biden as allegations emerge of sexual assault at child migrant facility
McConnell backs away from warning businesses to stay out of politics
Key takeaways from Day 8 of the Derek Chauvin trial
GOP House fundraisers accuse people who uncheck their recurring donation box of being Trump 'DEFECTORS' and prey to 'the Radical Left' - BI
McConnell warns corporate America to 'stay out of politics' — but says donations are OK
Biden to unveil six executive actions to curb gun violence
EXCLUSIVE: ICE converting these seven hotels into 'casas' for migrant families
Cuomo aide says he slammed door shut before groping her
Five reasons why US faces chronic crisis at border
‘Damn it … I’m sick and tired of ordinary people being fleeced’: Biden defends corporate tax hike
Biden tax plan would recapture $2 trillion in corporate profits from overseas, Treasury says
Biden's planned pick for ATF director a fierce advocate for gun control
Cuomo administration tracked nursing home deaths despite claims they couldn't be 'verified,' document shows
South Carolina's first-ever hate crimes bill gets key approval from state House
Boehner Blasts Trump, Saying He 'Incited That Bloody Insurrection' - NY Times
Virginia becomes first Southern state to legalize marijuana
GOP governor clashes with Tucker Carlson over veto of bill to block trans youth health care
New Mexico ends qualified immunity
Chauvin had no need for force after Floyd was handcuffed and prone, expert testifies
Cause of death released for 4 of 5 people at Capitol riot – but not Officer Brian Sicknick
Capitol riot defendant flips to help prosecutors against Proud Boys
Biden corporate tax hike would have little impact on business investment, Wharton study says
National Archives can’t resurrect Trump’s tweets, Twitter says
Georgia lawmaker arrested during bill signing won't be prosecuted
China demands Biden cave to Iran
Amb. Michael McFaul: Putin’s treatment of Navalny proves ‘this is a regime that is in decay’
Georgia's GOP lieutenant governor says Giuliani's false fraud claims helped lead to restrictive voting law
Myanmar ambassador to UK 'locked out' of London embassy
Ex-Trump aide Stephen Miller launches legal group to fight Democrats in the courts
Moderate GOP senators and Biden clash at start of infrastructure debate
Democrats dig up budget rule loophole that could eliminate filibuster (video)
Expert: Chauvin never took knee off Floyd’s neck area
Virginia approves blazing-fast timeline to legalize recreational marijuana
Ten more members of Congress join NAACP lawsuit against Trump and Giuliani for conspiring to incite US Capitol riot
Breaking down claims about Georgia's election law: What's true and what's not?
Trump relaunches his fundraising machine after months of quiet
Biden's plan to overhaul tax code would close offshore tax loopholes
Trump denies Gaetz asked him for blanket pardon
U.S. disturbed over imprisoned Kremlin critic Navalny’s deteriorating health
Senator Bernie Sanders wants fossil fuel execs to testify to the budget committee
Pence launches group as Trump officials line up new roles
Masters chairman defends GA tournament
Trump’s ex-campaign manager Brad Parscale helping Caitlyn Jenner explore run for California governor
The Memo: Boehner's blasts don't move today's GOP
Pence signs a seven-figure book deal, but Trump and other administration alums face a tough market in publishing
U.S. Senate panel to hold hearing on tech bill to combat China
Memo reveals DOJ pushback on domestic terrorism bill
Gov. Inslee signs bill to restore voting rights to Washington parolees
More than 50 convictions vacated over former cop accused of perjury
Trump tests influence with GOP voters as he begins endorsing favorites
Task Force Investigates Whether Trump Separated Families Earlier Than Previously Known
Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss
What's behind the push for a fourth stimulus check
Biden looks to appoint special envoy to kill Russia-Germany energy pipeline
Georgia's top election official looks to shake political drama
Migrant smugglers using groups of children to divert Border Patrol from adults crossing into US, agents say
McConnell stands by criticism of companies and accuses Democrats of misrepresenting restrictive voting laws
Biden ally in U.S. Senate says Republicans have until end of May for infrastructure deal
EXCLUSIVE: Brian Kemp predicts a backlash over MLB withdrawal from Atlanta
Schumer’s filibuster workaround spurs mass confusion
After warning, McConnell softens posture on corporations' taking political stances
White House set to release first sketch of budget proposal on Friday
More than a half million Americans gain coverage under Biden
Tax plan replaces fossil fuel subsidies with incentives for clean energy, Treasury says
Omar slams Biden admin for continuing 'the construction of Trump's xenophobic and racist wall'
Progressive, civil rights groups call for health equity emphasis
Kentucky Gov. Beshear signs into law bipartisan elections bill expanding voting access into law
Texas man pleads guilty to smuggling 119 illegal immigrants in refrigerated trailer
WY governor signs bill requiring photo ID to be shown at polling places
'We have to help you carry this weight': Jill Biden announces plans to aid military families
EXPLAINER: What to know about the Amazon union vote count
Transgender activist Raquel Willis speaks out on "the problem with trying to police people's bodies"
U.S. restores assistance for Palestinians, to provide $235 million in aid
U.S., Iraq agree on eventual withdrawal of U.S. combat troops
Derek Chauvin Trial Breaks 'Blue Wall Of Silence,' But Will It Transform Policing?
More than 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in US custody
Judge dismisses Katie Hill revenge pornography claim against Daily Mail
School mess: Why millions of parents are owed billions of dollars
US Treasury: 156 million coronavirus relief payments issued
DC delegate pushes for removing Capitol fence despite car attack
Sen. Rick Scott declines to defend DeSantis during Fox News interview on Publix controversy
Biden administration disburses 25 million more stimulus payments to Americans
Special Agent Testifies George Floyd Said, 'I Ain't Do No Drugs'
Jordan’s King Abdullah says ‘sedition’ quashed
Andrew Giuliani considering run for New York governor in 2022
UK launches welcome package for resettling Hong Kongers
Dave Chappelle: Celebs left 'dirty notes' for Trump staff in White House
Campaigners call for US to do more to hold Putin accountable as Navalny's health deteriorates
Tiger Woods car crash: Golfing great drove at almost double the speed limit
Psaki snaps when asked why VP Harris had time to visit Chicago bakery but not border, 'she got a snack'
Democratic North Las Vegas mayor to join GOP

Posted today at 5:04 AM CDT

US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan
Bezos endorses higher corporate taxes for infrastructure
Gallup poll shows largest increase in Democratic Party affiliation in a decade
Gaetz, under investigation for sex allegations, sought pardon from Trump: Sources
GOP's Trump obsession is giving Biden an opening
Breyer says big Supreme Court changes could diminish trust
Key takeaways from Day 7 of the Derek Chauvin trial
EXCLUSIVE: Pence returns to MAGA world with Trump-backed political group
National Asian coalition says educational bias is contributing to spike in hate crimes
Progressives fear infrastructure's climate plans won't survive Senate
Child abandoned near border seen on video asking Border Patrol for help
Derek Chauvin trial, COVID-19 vaccine side effects, FLOTUS agenda: 5 things to know Wednesday
St. Louis getting its first Black female mayor after Tishaura Jones elected
Republicans keep their distance from Matt Gaetz
Texas Courts Open Eviction Floodgates: 'We Just Stepped Off A Cliff'
Chuck Schumer is thinking big — gridlocked Senate be damned
Trump falls nearly 300 spots on Forbes billionaires list
Trump adviser teases 'busy morning' ahead for MAGA movement
Florida lawmakers reverse scholarship cuts and changes after outrage
AP FACT CHECK: Biden’s job inflation on infrastructure
Russia may be ‘slowly’ killing Alexey Navalny: Amnesty
NASA employees reportedly asked to volunteer to work with unaccompanied migrant children
Psaki refutes Fox reporter claim on 'very similar' Colorado and Georgia laws
Biden wants to cement a governing majority. His Build Back Better bill is his plan to do it.
As Amazon union vote count drags on, activists say "this is everybody's fight"
A Brief History Of How Racism Shaped Interstate Highways
CA Dem faces recall after trying to use courts to quash blogs
Video shows Capitol suspect buying knife at local market before attack
U.S. State Department backs away from the idea of a Beijing Olympics boycott
Can Americans agree on a new minimum wage?
Arrests and deportations of immigrants in US illegally drop under Biden with shift in priorities
Biden's kitchen-sink 'jobs' bill has plenty of companions
G20 finance officials to meet on pandemic measures, U.S. global minimum tax plan
State Dept. spokesperson says position on Olympics ‘has not changed’
State lawmakers warm up to weed
‘Leave no Tigrayan’: In Ethiopia, an ethnicity is erased
Pfizer CEO says Trump told him vaccine 'will help me' with election
Officers used excessive force against Floyd, expert says
Biden hasn't confronted Xi about allegations China misled world about virus origins
Fact Check: How Colorado, Georgia Voting Laws Differ Despite Conservatives' Claims
'Ecocide' movement pushes for a new international crime: Environmental destruction
Corporate America tears down Biden's infrastructure plan
Biden to nominate Robin Carnahan as administrator of General Services Administration
Myanmar military may extend emergency rule by up to two years
LSU faces second federal investigation since February
Sen. Paul: Health officials 'can't stand good news' about pandemic because 'they are big government people'
Arkansas lawmakers override Hutchinson veto on transgender youth bill
Five killed in Myanmar as troops open fire on protesters
China flanks Taiwan with military exercises
Lin Wood rips Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley as he campaigns to lead South Carolina GOP
Research shows promising development in hunt for HIV vaccine
AOC meets with NYC Jewish group for first time -- ending what some called a snub
Report: Pandemic amped up anti-Semitism, forced it online
Gantz says Israel has list of Iran-backed targets ready to strike
Stephen Breyer worries about Supreme Court's public standing in current political era
Will Biden's clean energy push lead to a jobs boom?
Jill Biden to visit Alabama with actress Jennifer Garner
California school board regretted hot mic incident – but made sex joke anyway, new messages reveal
Iran ship serving as Red Sea troop base near Yemen attacked
Climate protests damage Barclays London HQ, seven arrested
Harris moving into Naval Observatory residence after renovations delay
Woman who drove car into BLM protest will pay restitution fees for plea deal
State overrides veto on trans health care bill
Battle for Yemen desert city now a key to Iran, US tension
San Francisco school board reverses decision to rename schools; Washington, Lincoln spared
Yelp creates tool to help support Asian-owned businesses
Pandemic drives Germany to highest deficit in 30 years: statistics office
Virginia lieutenant governor says he was treated like George Floyd or Emmett Till when told to resign over sexual assault allegations
Oil prices rise on stronger economic outlook, U.S. stockpile draw

Coronavirus News and Updates:

Updated today at 8:59 PM CDT

UK variant has become most dominant COVID strain in US, CDC says
Summoning seniors: Big new push to vaccinate older Americans
Georgia to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions
COVID-19 prevalence in England dropped in March, but decline flattening off: study
Congressman Raul Ruiz on vaccinating his constituents: "It's providing hope"
Blood clots 'very rare' side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine, European regulator says
Possible game-changer in reopening: Hospital launches COVID-19 saliva testing
Biden administration weeks behind on Covid-19 workplace safety rules
Amid Record Pandemic Travel, What's Safe?
Australia to review EU findings on AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots
UK advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry
The big hole in America's plan to fight Covid-19 variants
Why you really need to get the second dose of a two-shot vaccine
Brazil’s Bolsonaro ignores calls for lockdown to slow virus
Italy, Britain suggest age limits for AstraZeneca vaccine but still recommend it
Argentina curtails leisure, public transport use after hitting new COVID-19 record
Ontario issues stay-at-home order, closes most stores as COVID-19 cases rise

Posted today at 5:04 AM CDT

A third of COVID survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders: study
Young people are driving the latest Covid-19 surge, especially in Michigan
Covid-19 raises risk of depression and dementia, study suggests
UK begins rollout of Moderna COVID vaccine
Survey: Even as schools reopen, many students learn remotely
81% of teachers vaccinated or have appointments, according to union survey
Biden exceeds expectations on vaccines — so far
COVID vaccine eligibility is coming for all adults. But what about availability?
Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Again. See How Your State Is Doing
U.S. Bet Big on COVID Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted - NY Times
This state will reopen in June if vaccine supply, hospitalization rates are favorable
Senior Trump and Biden officials knew for months about problems at vaccine plant
Boat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world’s far corners
Cuomo signs bill repealing nursing home COVID-19 liability protections
Toronto Suspends In-Person Classes As Cases Surge In Canada's Most-Populous Province
It's OK: COVID vaccine skin reactions aren't dangerous, study says
You've been vaccinated. So what should you do with your vaccine card?
Asia Today: India sees another record rise in virus cases
Despite more Covid vaccines, experts warn it's early to declare victory
How Herd Immunity Works — And What Stands In Its Way
‘We failed the test’ of COVID-19, says human rights champion
Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time
EU life expectancy drops across bloc amid virus pandemic
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