Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, December 30, 2020 (1 Viewer)

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

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McConnell dashes hopes for $2,000 coronavirus relief checks in standalone bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday again rebuffed a push for the Senate to take up a bill increasing coronavirus relief checks to Americans from $600 to $2,000, saying instead that the increased direct payments would remain linked with nixing a legal shield for internet companies and creating a commission to examine election integrity.

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$2,000 stimulus checks likely doomed after McConnell refuses to separate them from unrelated Trump demands
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McConnell again blocks $2K stimulus checks, says standalone bill has 'no realistic path'
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Those $2,000 stimulus checks? McConnell says don't hold your breath
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Senate advances override of Trump's defense bill veto
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Court blocks Trump administration bid to detain migrant families indefinitely
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Trump's tweets and actions put Georgia GOP senators on defense
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GOP lawmaker thinks 100 Republicans could challenge Electoral College results
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Live Updates: Biden announces new Cabinet, White House appointments
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Conspiracy theories run wild on Amazon
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Biden to act quickly to roll back harmful 'midnight regulations' -transition
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Appeals court sends lawsuit over Trump financial records back to lower court
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Pelosi likely speaker again, but might require high-wire act
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GOP senator to object to Electoral College results, forcing Congress to vote on overturning Biden's win
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What this senator's Electoral College objection really means for Republicans
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Here are the Republicans planning to challenge the Electoral College results
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Trump claims Raffensperger's brother has ties to China
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Fact-checking Trump's conspiracy theory connecting Georgia's secretary of state to China
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Biden’s pick for deputy chief of staff called for overhauling Section 230
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Concerns over anti-mask protests spur NH’s GOP governor to nix public inauguration
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Cash-strapped Americans ask Mnuchin where their “stimmy” checks are
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Census Bureau to miss deadline, jeopardizing Trump plan
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U.S. slaps tariffs on French and German wines, aircraft parts amid EU dispute
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States eyeing 3rd antitrust suit against Google as they weigh app store complaints
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Texas' most populous county tells residents to 'cancel all gatherings' for New Year's
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Biden transition chief blasts ‘obstruction’ by political appointees at OMB, Pentagon
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Trump-appointed federal media agency CEO blasted in letter by Radio Free Europe leaders
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Biden to use DOJ to crack down on police departments engaged in 'systemic misconduct'
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New U.S. laws coming in 2021: Virus aid, police reform, legal weed
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US bomber mission over Persian Gulf aimed at cautioning Iran
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Biden names Kathleen Hicks as first woman deputy defense secretary
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Georgia voters flood polls ahead of crucial Senate contests
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Walmart apologizes to Hawley after calling him a sore loser
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Ticketmaster pays $10 million criminal fine for invading rival's computers
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Biden pick for top Pentagon post was a vocal Steele dossier promoter
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Trump immigration order restricting guest worker visas set to expire
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Biden White House to issue memo to halt or delay midnight regulations on January 20
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Pandemic made my last year in office the hardest, says emotional Merkel
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Police on report man was making bombs: ‘Hindsight is 20/20’
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Brexit: MPs overwhelmingly back post-Brexit deal with EU
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Wall Street ends up on recovery expectation
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EXPLAINER: How Congress will count Electoral College votes
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How a Trump presidential library will have an 'unconventional' story to tell
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Doug Jones to miss vote on defense bill after wife's positive COVID-19 test
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UN experts: Trump violated the Geneva Conventions
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After a tumultuous 2020, Black leaders weigh next steps
Newsom unveils plan for California schools to reopen in February
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Georgia governor pushes back on Trump’s call for resignation
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U.S. Congress inches closer to Trump veto override as Republican tensions grow
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Federal judge: No surprise 'criminal like Trump pardons other criminals'
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Trump pardon of Blackwater Iraq contractors violates international law - UN
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Final push to turn out voters in Georgia Senate runoff
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Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies of COVID-19
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Stimulus check, veto override debates weigh on Georgia Senate runoffs
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Nashville man’s girlfriend warned he was building bombs
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GOP seeks to roll back mail-in voting in states like Georgia and Pennsylvania that Trump is contesting - USA Today
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Trump's demands run into McConnell's maneuvers
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Bombing suspect linked to conspiracy theories
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Live Updates: Georgia Gov. Kemp continues to ensure ballot security ahead of Senate runoffs
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What's in the stimulus package for small businesses, PPP loans and cultural grants
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Biden delayed border plans after 'new crisis' warnings: DHS
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Biden IsTaking Forever to Pick His AG and It’s Making, Well, Everyone Anxious - DB
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Nashville bomber gave away car, home before Christmas Day attack
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POLITICO Playbook: McConnell to Trump: No thanks
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Senate poised to override Trump's defense bill veto
McConnell introduces his own bill on $2,000 stimulus checks, other Trump priorities
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Even If It's 'Bonkers,' Poll Finds Many Believe QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories
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Trump put Senate Republicans in a real jam. But McConnell might have a way out.
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Here's how Mitch McConnell is planning to kill Trump's $2,000 checks
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No fraud found in Cobb County signature audit: Raffensperger says
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How Congress and coronavirus could quash Trump's Electoral College gambit
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Biden faces challenges from Brexit
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McConnell rejects standalone $2,000 checks, links increase to other Trump requests in new bill
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Conviction upheld for Chinese businessman linked to Hunter
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California voters failed to repeal ban on affirmative action. What signal does that send the rest of the nation?
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Trump leaves mark on immigration policy, some of it lasting
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Strong early-vote turnout gives Dems hope in Georgia runoffs
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Officer who witnessed fatal shooting of Andre Hill says she did not see him pose a threat
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How might Brexit impact the Middle East?
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In 2020, Protests Spread Across The Globe With A Similar Message: Black Lives Matter
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7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics
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Trump’s $2,000 checks stall in Senate as GOP blocks vote
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Go behind the scenes of a $36B unemployment scam
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House Democrats 'anxious' about stiffing Iowa Republican who won by six votes, lawmaker says
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Biden and Harris to campaign in Georgia in final days before Senate run-offs
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Why Biden's National Security Adviser Plans To Focus On The U.S. Middle Class
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Police Defunding and Legal Shrooms? Justice Reform Faces Hard Questions in 2021
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Pompeo mulls designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism: Report
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A world of mess: Biden's top foreign policy challenges in 2021
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China 'leveraging' vaccine to pressure Turkey to deport Uighurs
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Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say
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Luke Letlow, congressman-elect from Louisiana, dies with COVID-19 days before swearing-in ceremony
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Jonathan Pollard, Cold War Spy Who Spent 30 Years In U.S. Prison, Arrives In Israel
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$600 stimulus payments started going out Tuesday night
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Former senior CIA officer recalls killing of service members by suicide bomber
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Pompeo calls for release of Chinese journalist jailed over coronavirus coverage
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Celebrities, cash and questions: A new force roils the cannabis prisoner-release movement
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First-time GOP congresswoman wants to fight to reopen economy: 'I don't think I'm your normal politician'
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Russia summons UK envoy, expands visa ban list, in response to Navalny sanctions
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EU officials sign Brexit trade deal as UK lawmakers debate
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Farmers Got A Government Bailout In 2020, Even Those Who Didn't Need It
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Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope's native Argentina
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How Thousands of American Laws Keep People ‘Imprisoned’ Long After They’re Released
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Minneapolis vows to ramp up police misconduct investigations
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Blasts hit Yemen’s Aden airport as new unity government arrives
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Croatia earthquake: Strong aftershocks hit after quake kills seven
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Bitcoin jumps to record $28,600 as 2020 rally reaches new heights
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'End This Cruelty': Progressives Call On Biden To Work To Stop Executions
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Oil prices up as dollar and U.S. oil inventories fall

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Coronavirus News and Updates:

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Virus surge swamping hospitals prompts indefinite lockdown
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Case of highly infectious UK variant of coronavirus identified in California
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White House coronavirus testing czar: 'We need to be doing a better job' with Covid-19 vaccine rollout
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On coronavirus masks, Biden and Christie see eye to eye
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New York reports record number of daily COVID-19 positives
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Emergency U.S. authorization for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine likely in April
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'Lower than we hoped': Trump officials ask for patience on vaccine
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What we know about the UK COVID-19 variant now in the US
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Oregon mayor tells residents to ignore coronavirus restrictions
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‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells dies, COVID-19 cited
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How AstraZeneca's vaccine compares with the Pfizer-BioNTech one
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U.S. may expand required COVID-19 testing to more international passengers
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Gov. DeSantis applauded as Florida ramps up vaccine distribution for country's largest elderly population
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Vaccines delayed at nursing home due to outbreak
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Exclusive-Dialysis clinics provide new path for delivery of stockpiled COVID-19 antibody drugs in U.S.
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Colorado governor gives update on new COVID-19 variant case
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California coronavirus lockdowns extended as hospitals teeter on brink of crisis
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Nursing homes hit early roadblocks in massive vaccine campaign
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Vaccinated US nurse contracts COVID-19, expert says Pfizer shot needed more time to work - ABC
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Coronavirus live updates: UK authorizes use of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine
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Covid vaccine update: When will others be ready?
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Nurse uses social media to warn public about Covid-19 (video)
Britain first to approve AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine
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How 6 states and D.C. are taking coronavirus relief into their own hands
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No travel history in 1st reported US case of virus variant
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What's behind the alarming rise in California's Covid-19 cases
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Pace of vaccinations falls short of estimates, prompting alerts
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Hospitals in crisis amid record number of coronavirus patients
Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can be up to 80% effective with a delay between doses - UK official
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China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins
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They did everything right. But after one at-home haircut, a husband and wife died of Covid-19
Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine 79% effective, seeks approval in China
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Asia Today: Thailand reports 250 new coronavirus cases
 
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