Joe Manchin just threw cold water on plans for filibuster reform – Vox.com

Sen. Joe Manchin, the most conservative member of the Senate Democratic caucus, has spent the past couple of weeks doling out cryptic hints that he might be open to changing filibuster rules that currently allow the Republican minority to block most legislation unless a bill is supported by at least 60 senators. On Wednesday, however, he appeared to shut the …

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Correction: IRS plans to push April 15 U.S. tax deadline to May 17 – CNBC

The Internal Revenue Services offices in Washington, D.C. Adam Jeffery | CNBC The IRS and Treasury Department will postpone the April 15 tax-filing deadline to May 17, the agencies announced Wednesday. “This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to …

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‘Undoubtedly Difficult’: Mayorkas Says DHS Is Working To Manage Influx At Border – NPR

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is appearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is appearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stressed that the U.S. is both a country of laws …

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Live Updates: 8 killed in Atlanta-area spa shootings – CBS News

The gunman who opened fire at three Atlanta-area spas, killing eight people, including six who were Asian, claimed the rampage wasn’t racially motivated, authorities said Wednesday. Still, local police said it was too early to rule out a hate crime. The shooting sparked fears in the Asian community across the country which has seen an increase in racist violence and …

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Pelosi joins Biden in saying Cuomo should resign if allegations are proven true – Fox News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should step down if the allegations of sexual harassment against him are proven true. Pelosi said she has “zero tolerance” for sexual harassment and she believes Cuomo himself has expressed a similar position. So if the investigation into his conduct shows the allegations have been substantiated, then he …

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‘Major’ severe storm outbreak with potential ‘long-track, intense tornadoes’ underway in South – The Washington Post

Multiple tornadoes had already been observed in Mississippi and Alabama through early afternoon Wednesday, some damaging. Over 40 million Americans from Texas to Georgia are at risk of severe weather on Wednesday, including nearly 1.5 million residing in the top-tier high-risk zone, which spans extreme northeast Louisiana, central Mississippi and western Alabama, and includes Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Jackson, …

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Biden border wall freeze unlawful, 40 GOP senators tell GAO in letter – Fox News

A group of 40 GOP senators on Wednesday asked the Government Accountability Office to decide whether President Biden‘s decision to freeze more than $1 billion in congressionally approved border wall funding violates federal law. The letter comes as an influx of migrants arrives at the U.S.-Mexico border, creating a humanitarian crisis. The coalition led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., noted Biden’s immediate suspension of border wall …

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U.S. has issued 90 million stimulus checks worth $242 billion, Treasury says – CNBC

The U.S. has thus far issued 90 million stimulus checks worth a collective $242 billion as part of President Joe Biden’s landmark $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, according to a report released Wednesday by multiple government agencies. The first batch of payments were mostly sent by direct deposit, and some recipients started receiving their checks this past weekend, the Treasury …

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