If they get rid of the filibuster, Democrats could pass everything with 50 votes given Vice President Harris will break ties. But if Republicans vote in unison, Democrats could afford precisely zero defections.
Riot police detained dozens of people as supporters of Alexei Navalny protested for his freedom across the country. Prosecutors have threatened rioting charges against participants if any violence takes place.
Federal law enforcement agents across the country detailed on Friday the weapons they say rioters wielded against police during the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, arguing for some men to be jailed until trial while arresting others for the first time.
Public school staff and teachers are scheduled to begin receiving vaccinations on Jan. 25, and health leaders plan for day-care workers and private school staff to follow immediately after, though they have not provided a date.
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The increase was due in large part to non-union workers losing jobs at a higher rate than unionized ones. But growing attention on the plight of workers in recent years has raised hopes among organizers that unions are on the verge of an upswing.
The sizable sums foreshadow the political blitz that Silicon Valley is likely to mount in the face of fresh promises from President Biden and his new Democratic control in Congress that they plan to rein in the tech industry.
Google and Facebook have been in a long-running fight with Australian lawmakers and media companies over whether they should pay news organizations for showing their stories in search results. A Google executive threatened to pull out of the country.