PAC donations represent just a fraction of the billions of dollars that companies and other powerful interests spend to influence policy in Washington each year. A political action committee can donate up to $5,000 directly to a federal candidate's campaign per election and an additional $10,000 to that candidate's leadership PAC over a two-year election cycle. … [Read more...] about CNN survey shows some of America’s biggest companies still grappling with response to deadly US Capitol riot
Joseph G. Allen, the director of the Healthy Buildings program at the university, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post and said there’s "no reason any essential worker—and really, everyone in the country – should go without masks that filter 95%." … [Read more...] about Harvard health expert makes case for everyone to wear N95 masks
"The Trump administration announced eligibility, 65-plus, so you take a state like New York, that is seven million people are eligible for the vaccine, 65-plus, healthcare workers, essential workers, etc. Seven million people. We received 250,000 doses per week," Cuomo said. "So they constructed a tremendous supply and demand debacle." … [Read more...] about Cuomo mocked for claiming ‘incompetent government kills people’ in CNN, MSNBC appearances
We don’t know much about the trial itself: “The details of that trial remain opaque. Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHumanist Report host criticizes 'conservative Democrats:' They 'hold more power' than progressives Bush-, Obama-era officials urge Senate to swiftly confirm Biden's DHS pick OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court upholds ruling invalidating Dakota Access, but doesn't shut down pipeline | Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency | Biden seeks to bolster consultation with Indian Country MORE (D-N.Y.) has revealed neither how long the process will last nor if Democrats will invite witness testimony to boost their case. But Democrats in both chambers have predicted the exercise will be shorter than the 21-day trial in 2020 after Trump was impeached on two charges related to his dealings with Ukraine.” … [Read more...] about The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Vaccination goals for 2021
Despite the genocide ruling by the US, no countries have publicly moved to downsize relations with the Chinese government. And signs point to stronger ties, not weaker. In late December, for example, the European Union struck a wide-reaching investment agreement with Beijing despite the concerns of human rights organizations. … [Read more...] about The US has accused China of carrying out genocide. Will it now boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics?