The concerns were echoed by a number of freshmen House Democrats after talks collapsed on Friday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer traded blame with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows -- and each side accused the other of refusing to compromise. In the Senate, a number of Republicans in difficult reelection races also are fearing backlash from the gridlocked talks, worried about failing to meet the demands to provide more aid to the hardest-hit Americans and to schools struggling with plans to reopen in the fall. … [Read more...] about House Democratic freshmen in tough races growing agitated about failure of stimulus talks
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New Jersey, which was also battered by the storm, has reported that power has been restored for the bulk of its residents, with 6,659 homes remaining without power as of Monday. Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said throughout the process, that his office was “pressing all major utilities to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.” About 780 customers were still without power as of Tuesday morning. … [Read more...] about Blackouts Plague the Northeast as Democrat Officials Declare War on Utility Companies
Often power outages occur because of severe weather damage to above ground transmission lines, the Midwest and the eastern regions of the U.S maybe especially vulnerable because of the prevalence of above-ground lines in these areas. In essence, because the electric infrastructure is above ground, it is often highly vulnerable to severe weather like heavy rain, snow, ice and violent winds. One of the most frequent interlopers of transmission disruption among coastal states — the hurricane. … [Read more...] about The US electric grid — climate change’s least talked about victim
The damage showed how the coronavirus can slow the disaster response as crews take extra precautions to safely repair power lines. Utility companies around the country have implemented social distancing, time-consuming new sanitization measures, and other precautions to help reduce the risk that crews and members of the public may catch the virus. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus complicates fixes as severe weather knocks out power across parts of US
At the center of a square in Graham, the county seat, stands a monument to the county’s fallen Confederate soldiers. Johnson’s deputies have watched the square since the national demonstrations started, forbidding protests without permits under a city law swiftly and emergency declarations by the mayor. … [Read more...] about He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.