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Trump impeachment move: Democrats start push to oust US president

Trump impeachment move: Democrats start push to oust US president

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Democrats give VP Mike Pence ultimatum to remove Trump from White House

Democrats give VP Mike Pence ultimatum to remove Trump from White House

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Georgia Senate election: Raphael Warnock projected to win seat for Democrats

Georgia Senate election: Raphael Warnock projected to win seat for Democrats

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House Democrats push to renew efforts for second round of $1,200 stimulus checks

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People gather outside of an apartment complex with the intention to stop the alleged eviction of one of the tenants in Mount Rainier, Maryland, U.S., August 10, 2020.Leah Millis | ReutersThe stimulus stalemate has left lawmakers at odds over how to get more relief to millions of Americans who need it.Earlier this month, Senate Republicans attempted to get a smaller bill through Congress as the standoff between both parties continued.But that relief bill did not include a second round of $ 1,200 stimulus checks, a measure that both parties had all but signed off on. The bill failed to get the 60 votes it needed to advance.Still, House Democrats pushed back on the stimulus check exclusion on Tuesday during a congressional hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secr...
Democrats propose to keep $600 unemployment checks rolling until 2021

Democrats propose to keep $600 unemployment checks rolling until 2021

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In the massive legislative package House Democrats unveiled on Tuesday to inject more relief into an economy battered by the coronavirus, unemployed Americans would get an extra $ 600 a week through the end of the year.In the stimulus bill Congress passed in March, many jobless Americans became eligible for that weekly payment on top of their state benefit. The hope was to roughly replace the average person's pre-pandemic earnings. State benefits often don't come out to even half of people's weekly salaries. However, the extra $ 600 payment is currently slated to stop after July 31. Some states are ending it a week earlier, on July 25.The virus has destroyed more than 20 million jobs in the U.S., leaving 15% of Americans unemployed.This is breaking news. Check back for updates.Mo...