U.S. military health specialists have taken air samples at the Pentagon's war court compound at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and examined the files of seven people who got cancer and worked there and ruled out the need for a full-blown cancer cluster investigation, the Navy said in a statement Thursday. The U.S. Navy base issued the statement…
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As the Senate debated President Joe Biden's $1.9 billion COVID relief plan this Friday, Indiana GOP Sen. Mike Braun (R) appeared on MSNBC and was asked by host Hallie Jackson why Senate Republicans won't be voting for the bill despite the fact that almost 60 percent of GOP voters support it.
According to Braun, states like Indiana simply don't need the bill since their economy wasn't as devastated by the pandemic as other states. "My constituents don't want to borrow more money ... the only thing we have to replenish is out unemployment fund," Braun said. "Everything else is done well because we had a good business climate, great economy."
Wall Street Journal dismisses Trump as 'the most famous resident of Mar-a-Lago' in brutal response to his tantrum
The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal didn't take Donald Trump's latest broadside at them laying down and responded in kind with an editorial that took more than a few sarcastic comments aimed at the man they dismissively called "the most famous resident of Mar-a-Lago."
On Thursday, the one-term president, still deprived of deprived of his Twitter and Facebook bully pulpits, issued a press release criticizing the conservative paper owned by Rupert Murdoch over an editorial from the editors calling on the Republican Party to put Trump in the past if they have any hope of regaining the White House and both chambers of Congress lost during his tenure.
After years of failed attempts to bolster struggling multi-employer pension funds, help finally may be coming through via the Democrats' $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill. The measure allocates an estimated $86 billion to ensure that pension plans in critical or declining conditions can continue to pay full pension benefits to an estimated 1.3 million retired truckers, construction workers, and others.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 now headed to the Senate includes provisions of the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021, one of several attempts by Congress since 2013 to rescue multi-employer pension plans in danger of going under. With a number of plans facing insolvency in the next few years, the plan allows the government's pension insurance agency, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., to make lump-sum payments that will allow failing plans to continue paying full benefits to retirees through 2051.
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