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Florida Will End Extra Unemployment Aid Next Month

Ron DeSantis

Florida is the latest state to end the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program. The Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the state would discontinue the program at the end of June. Florida is the 23rd GOP-led state to end the benefit. A total of 4 million laid-off Americans will forgo roughly …

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House Narrowly Passes $1.9 Billion Capitol Security Bill

In a 213-212 vote with three voting present, the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 billion bill on Thursday to increase security at the United States Capitol. The bill will fund security across the Capitol grounds, bolster protections, and increase preparedness for lawmakers, district offices, and the Capitol Police force. …

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McCarthy Effort To Lift Mask Mandate On House Floor Fails

GOP Member defying mask mandate

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy filed a privileged resolution challenging the mask mandate in the House of Representatives, which failed Wednesday night after being blocked by Democrats. The vote was split among party lines 218-210. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that the rules will not change until all members of …

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Andrew Giuliani Is Running For New York Governor

Andrew Giuliani

The son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Andrew Giuliani, announced that he is running for the Republican primary in 2022 to become the governor of New York. According to The New York Post, a Republican has not won a statewide race since 2002. Giuliani graduated from Duke University …

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Gaetz Associate Joel Greenberg Signs Guilty Plea Agreement

A former associate of Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, has made a deal with federal prosecutors to reduce his criminal case and provide information to investigators. Joel Greenberg, a former Seminole County, Florida, tax commissioner, who was looking at being behind bars for decades on 33 federal counts that ranged …

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Vote To Oust Cheney From Leadership Scheduled For Wednesday

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy scheduled a vote for Wednesday to replace Liz Cheney as GOP Conference chair. Cheney is being challenged by Republicans for speaking out against former President Donald Trump and his claims about the 2020 presidential election being rigged. In a letter to Republican House members Monday, McCarthy …

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The FDA Announces Plan To Ban Menthol Cigarettes

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced its plan to ban menthol cigarettes in response to a 2013 citizen petition advocating the ban of mint-flavored cigarettes, the Washington Post reports. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 20 million Americans smoke menthols. Phillip Gardiner, the co-chair of the …

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