Forty percent of Americans say that the $1.9 trillion relief package pushed by the Biden administration and currently being considered in Congress is not enough, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by CBS News/YouGov, has 20 percent of Americans saying that the size of the spending is too much, while 39 percent said they thought it was about the right amount. Across political party lines, the poll has most Republicans saying that the stimulus package was too much, while nearly half of all Democrats surveyed said that it was not enough. According to the poll, 38 percent of Republican respondents said the $1.9 trillion relief package was too much, 27 percent said it was not enough, and 34
The Vizio P Series Quantum is arguably the best value at the price for a 65-inch LED TV in early 2021. For around $1,000, you get a bright display with support for HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision, great looking images and solid smart home integration. With the automatic gaming features and low input lag, it is the perfect companion for the Xbox Series X or PS5. SmartCast 4.0 is a good built-in smart TV platform with all the apps I need on my TV, though it can be slow when the TV starts up. I also use the built-in AirPlay 2 and Chromecast features to watch content directly from my iPhone. The built-in speakers are underwhelming, which isn’t a shock.
President Joe Biden announced new sanctions on Wednesday against Myanmar’s military leaders, following their coup against the Southeast Asian nation’s democratically elected government. In brief remarks from the White House, Biden stressed that this was an issue of “bipartisan concern” and thanked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell by name for helping the administration respond to the military coup. Biden also announced that the government was working to freeze some $1 billion in assets within the U.S. that Myanmar’s military leaders have access to. “We’ve consulted at length, for example, with Senator McConnell, who’s had a very keen interest in this, and his team. We welcome their helpful insights,” Biden told reporters. The president noted that American leaders have been working
Chamath Palihapitiya of Social+Capital Partnership speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center on April 29, 2013 in New York City. Weighing social services vs tax cuts. Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch) In all the recriminations over the GameStop trading boomlet last month, billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya emerged as a conquering hero. On Twitter and in elite media, he was depicted as the rare swashbuckling, tech-age investor with the integrity to side with those demanding justice for rapacious short sellers and hedge fund vultures. The mythmaking and the euphoric enthusiasm crescendoed with him floating the idea of a run for governor of America’s largest state. Palihapitiya was making an opportunity out of American politics’ age-old
Giving flowers for Valentine’s Day is a classic romantic gesture. Even if your significant other is adamant about wanting something else this holiday, chances are someone in your life will love receiving a few long stems- even if it’s just your mom. Don’t wait until the last minute to buy picked-over grocery store roses. Sending an all-red bouquet is sure to signal your sweetheart that love is in the air. Here are the Best Valentine’s Day roses you can buy online in 2021. Designed to Impress. Urban Stems UrbanStems has a large variety of prices ranging from about $35-$150 and will deliver next-day nationwide, whether you’re looking for adorable succulents, a plain rose bouquet, or a beautifully arranged vase of
Just weeks into President Joe Biden‘s administration, Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling will be stepping down from his position, opening the door to a potential political run. Since being nominated by former President Donald Trump, Lelling presented himself as a strong proponent of law and order and spearheaded the prosecution in the college admissions scandal. Lelling raised concerns that Biden would be a return to the Obama era with regard to drug crime enforcement. His resignation comes amid reports that Biden has asked 56 Trump nominees to leave their positions. “It has been an honor to lead this office,” Lelling said in a statement. “My goal as U.S. Attorney has been to do this job without fear or outside influence
Meghan Markle will see a crunch ruling in her tabloid privacy case handed down tomorrow—one that could hand her victory. The Duchess of Sussex is suing The Mail on Sunday for printing a letter she sent her father accusing him of breaking her heart into “a million pieces.” However, the lawsuit has seen a series of new revelations about her relationship with the palace and the media put into the public domain. Meghan has applied for a judge to hand her victory without a trial, sparing her being put in the witness box to face hostile questioning by the tabloid’s lawyers. If successful, the move would give her a resounding win in the couple’s ongoing skirmishes with the U.K. media.
You will want to grab the tissues for this heartwarming reunion story. Brian Myers, who suffered a stroke in January and was being treated at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, was reunited with Sadie, his German shepherd who saved his life. When Myers was leaving the treatment facility and received a joyous send-off from the doctors and employees on Tuesday, Sadie showed up to say hi to her owner. Myers had adopted Sadie only months before, giving a whole new meaning to the term rescue. In the emotional clip that was shared by Eyewitness News, Sadie excitedly jumps up to lick Myers’ face and hug him. Myers is all smiles, as one can see when his
Twitter will not fully comply with the Indian government‘s request to block accounts as farmer protests over controversial agricultural reforms continue to rock the country, the company said Wednesday. In a blog post, Twitter said India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) served the company with “several separate blocking orders.” The social media giant elected to comply with two “emergency blocking orders,” subsequently restoring access to the content in a manner it deemed to be “consistent with Indian law.” “Because we do not believe that the actions we have been directed to take are consistent with Indian law, and, in keeping with our principles of defending protected speech and freedom of expression, we have not taken any action on
Charisma Carpenter has accused Joss Whedon of misconduct while they worked together on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series, Angel. In a statement shared on Twitter on Wednesday, the actress alleged that Whedon fostered a “hostile and toxic” work environment and that he regularly mistreated her. Carpenter also said that Whedon accused her of trying to sabotage Angel in the early 2000s with her pregnancy. “Joss intentionally refused multiple calls from my agents making it impossible to connect with him to tell him the news that I was pregnant,” Carpenter wrote in her statement. “Finally, once Joss was apprised of the situation, he requested a meeting with me. In that closed-door meeting, he asked me