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January, 2021

  • 13 January

    Congress Votes to Impeach President Trump for The Second Time

    -Editorial The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the deadly U.S. Capitol siege by his supporters, making him the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. Trump is charged with “incitement of insurrection.” The impeachment proceedings came one week …

  • 10 January

    Independent Contractor Rule Announced

    -Editorial The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). “This rule brings long-needed clarity for American workers and employers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “Sharpening the test to determine who …

  • 8 January

    SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening

    -Editorial The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially, only community financial institutions will be able to …

  • 6 January

    Trump Supporters Create Chaos in Washington D.C.

    -Editorial  Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, marching through the building, shouting and waving Trump and American flags, and forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Senators were being evacuated.  Some House lawmakers tweeted they were sheltering in …

  • 4 January

    Miners praise U.S. spending bill that funds rare earth programs

    -Editorial The pandemic aid and spending package signed by U.S. President Donald Trump last Sunday includes more than $800 million to fund rare earth and strategic minerals research, spending that mining companies say will help counteract China’s dominance over the sector. The $2.3 trillion, 5,593-page bill essentially codifies Trump’s executive …

December, 2020

  • 30 December

    U.S. confirms first case of the new COVID strain discovered in UK

    -Editorial The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of …

  • 25 December

    Vaccine Ready to Roll out in Mexico

    -Editorial The first vaccines have been given to the frontline workers in Mexico who have worked tirelessly these last nine months against the COVID-19 pandemic. Mexico City nurse Maria Ramírez became the first person in Latin America to get vaccinated for COVID-19 on Thursday. The Mexican government received a shipment of …

  • 22 December

    Trump Does Not Support the COVID-19 Relief Package

    -Editorial President Donald Trump, in a stunning Tuesday night tweet, called the $900 billion Covid relief bill passed by Congress an unsuitable “disgrace.” He urged lawmakers to make a number of changes to the measure, including bigger direct payments to individuals and families. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one of Trump’s …

  • 21 December

    U.S. Attorney General Blames Russia for Cybeatrack

    -Editorial Hackers reportedly linked to the Russian government managed to hack into multiple US government agencies in what could be the largest hack of government systems since the Obama administration. Malware inserted into third-party software may have given hackers access to various government systems for months. It went undetected until …

  • 20 December

    Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

    -Editorial Congress reached a deal Sunday on a $900 billion coronavirus relief package, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.  Lawmakers will move to vote on the proposal, along with a full-year government spending bill, as soon as Sunday night. Millions of Americans have awaited …

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