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Are you not entertained?

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“Are you not entertained?” actor Russell Crowe said more than 20 years ago as Maximus Decimus Meridius in “Gladiator.” His statement was one of sarcasm...

WARNING: Profanity in videos and dialogue – Identity of protestors storming Capitol are investigated

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Protesters break into the Capital claiming to be Trump supporters.  XRVision confirmed with facial recognition software that some of the people who were storming...

House approves Trump’s $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

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Lisa Mascaro and Jill Colvin The Associated Press The House voted overwhelmingly Monday, Dec. 28, to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s...
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Congress needs to compromise to save small businesses

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Patrick Ellis, Special to Valley News Some of the best laws passed by Congress in the past decades on issues like Social Security, taxes and welfare...
Julie Reeder

Look past the ‘bombshell’ headlines and clickbait

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I watch a lot of congressional and Senate hearings as well as news conferences. That way I can get my information firsthand, without bias,...

League of California Cities urges Congress to return to table and provide $500B to...

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A coalition of California city mayors and members of the League of California Cities are pleading Congress to get back to the conference table...

Trump executive orders provide unemployment benefit, deferred payroll taxes, student loan payments

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After Congress was unable to reach an agreement providing additional coronavirus benefits, President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday bypassing Congress. His executive...
Harold Pease Ph.D.

Can one judge nullify law with a stroke of a pen?

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The very thought of one unelected judge nullifying law with a stroke of a pen is unconscionable to most Americans but this practice has...

With no leader, commission overseeing virus relief struggles

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven weeks after Congress unleashed more than $2 trillion to deal with the coronavirus crisis, an oversight commission intended to keep track of how the money is...

McConnell open to state aid in next virus relief package

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LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting tone, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he is "open" to considering additional funds for...