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Second Stimulus Check Payment Could Require Proof of a COVID Vaccination, Democrat Says

Democratic Party leader John Delanay (photo: Gage Skidmore CC by SA 2.0) Americans may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in order to receive a second stimulus check payment of $1,500, according to a newly-revealed Democratic proposal. The proposal to require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination was unveiled earlier today (December 3rd) by longtime […]

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GOP Senator Recommends Ditching the DMCA With ‘Some Type of a Notice-and-Staydown System’

Photo Credit: Markus Winkler Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) has recommended that Congress replace the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) with “some type of a notice-and-staydown system.” North Carolina’s junior senator, who recently clinched reelection in what was the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history, expressed his reform-minded position on the DMCA in an open […]

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Trump’s FCC Officially Repeals Obama-Era Net Neutrality Laws

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality laws. The Federal Communications Commission’s four commissioners voted along party lines during today’s Open Meeting, while Chairman Ajit Pai, who assumed office in 2017, cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of formally repealing the net neutrality laws. This decision arrives about 13 […]

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Second Stimulus Check Might Be Limited to Americans Making Under $40,000

Photo Credit: Alexander Mils Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently suggested that the rumored second stimulus check may be made available only to Americans earning less than $40,000 per year. The 78-year-old lawmaker touched on the subject of a second stimulus check in an interview with reporters, saying: “I think the people who have […]

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Stimulus Checks Saved Millions of Americans from Poverty, Study Finds

Photo Credit: Chronis Yan A recently published study from Columbia University found that the $1,200 stimulus checks distributed as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act helped millions of Americans avoid falling into poverty. Conducted and released by Columbia’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy, the overarching analysis aimed to identify and describe the precise […]

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IRS Issues Rules for Americans Receiving a Second Stimulus Check

photo: David Boeke (CC by SA 2.0) It now appears that a small percentage of the nearly 160 million Americans receiving a federal stimulus check have been issued a second stimulus check.  Here’s the guidance on the extra distributions from the Internal Revenue Service. After distributing nearly 160 million stimulus checks to Americans, with potentially […]

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Americans Would Receive a $4,000 ‘Vacation Credit’ Under Trump Stimulus Proposal

Donald Trump discussing the upcoming ‘Phase 4’ stimulus plan at the White House, June 17th. Americans would unilaterally receive a $4,000 ‘vacation credit’ for US-based airfare, lodging, restaurants, and other travel-related expenses under a recently-revealed Trump stimulus proposal that could top $2 trillion.  The credit may also apply to artists and musicians touring the United […]