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by Causes | 1.19.21
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There were hundreds of far-right hate symbols on display during the U.S. Capitol riot.
That's why we put together this video to explain all the symbols and signs on display at the January 6th insurrection.
Learn about Proud Boys, Kekistan, QAnon, and the Gadsden flag, then join the conversation:
Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 ‘Rescue’ Plan
President-elect Joe Biden has outlined a $1.9 trillion “rescue plan” to provide coronavirus relief and enact a number of long-term policy priorities of the Democratic party.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that they will soon translate the plan into legislation that can be brought to the floor in Congress.
The proposal will likely prove to be contentious in Congress, so we break it down here. But here's a peek:
- Stimulus Payments: Biden’s plan would provide a round of $1,400 relief payments to individuals on top of the recently enacted $600 payment, bringing the total to $2,000 ― an amount which has sparked criticism across the political spectrum.
Pompeo Lifts Limitations on Diplomatic Contacts With Taiwan
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a week ago that the State Dept. is lifting self-imposed “contact guidelines” that place limitations on the ability of American diplomats and servicemembers to work with their Taiwanese counterparts. Pompeo said the U.S. self-imposed those restrictions on its relations with Taiwan “in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing” and added:
Pompeo’s move has the potential to shake up U.S. relations on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, deepening ties with Taipei and escalating tensions with Beijing, although the long-term impact will depend on the incoming Biden administration’s willingness to retain the policy.
The Biden transition team hasn’t commented on the announcement.
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