Week of 03/14: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
Week of 03/14: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
RecallGavin2020 Picking Up Steam
As of this past Wednesday evening, the group organizing for the recall of CA Governor Gavin Newsom announced that it had collected well over 2 million signatures, Deadline reported. Orrin Heatlie, Chairman of The California Patriot Coalition, RecallGavin2020 Committee said in a statement, “The People of California are speaking loud and clear. We have cleared another milestone. Politics as usual in California are over as we know it to be.”
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The Executive Order To Expand Voting Access
Pres. Biden has recently signed an executive order calling on federal agencies to expand voting access as part of his administration's efforts "to promote and defend the right to vote for all Americans who are legally entitled to participate in elections," NBC News reported. The executive order read, in part, "it is the responsibility of the federal government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy."
Watch more: https://youtu.be/rX2rFV-yjBg
Are You Eligible For The $1,400 Stimulus Checks?
CNBC News has the latest: Full $1,400 payments will go to those with adjusted gross incomes of up to $75,000 for individuals, $112,500 for heads of household, and $150,000 for married couples filing jointly. And unlike the last round of stimulus checks, the Senate has made a call to lower the income levels at which the payments get phased to zero; as such, the payments will be capped for individuals earning $80,000 in income, heads of household with $120,000, and married couples with $160,000. And lastly, another notable change is that dependents of all ages stand to be eligible for the payments; previous checks have only included those under the age of 17.
Watch more: https://youtu.be/J3XPAVvIs-4
Former US Patrol Chief On Sudden Migrant Surge
Ron Vitiello, a former Border Patrol chief and top ICE official under Trump, said he did not see anything on the horizon that would help ease the ‘terrible problem’ at the border, the Washington Post reported. “This gets a lot worse before it gets better,” Vitiello said. “You have thousands of people in custody at locations built for hundreds, but everyone has to be processed,” Vitiello continued, “you can’t send kids to shelters if the kids haven’t been booked in. You can’t release families until they are booked in, so they can have their day in court.”
Watch more: https://youtu.be/skFwgVwobK8
New CDC Guidance For Fully Vaccinated Individuals
People who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 may now safely gather with small groups from other households without wearing masks or physically distancing, even if those people have not yet had their vaccinations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this past Monday. "As more Americans are vaccinated, a growing body of evidence now tells us that there are some activities fully vaccinated people can do," the CDC's director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said during a White House Covid-19 briefing. "For example," the CDC said in a later statement, "fully vaccinated grandparents can visit indoors with their unvaccinated healthy daughter and her healthy children without wearing masks or physical distancing, provided none of the unvaccinated family members are at risk of severe COVID-19."
Watch more: https://youtu.be/_IYSXp6x9hs
Biden Admin. Celebrating International Women's Day
In addition to their warm remarks on International Women's Day, the Biden Administration also went on to sign two executive orders geared toward promoting gender equity, both in the US and around the world, NPR News reported. In a statement, Pres. Biden said: "In our nation, as in all nations, women have fought for justice, shattered barriers, built and sustained economies, carried communities through times of crisis, and served with dignity and resolve. Too often, they have done so while being denied the freedom, full participation, and equal opportunity all women are due."
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New Video Of Capitol Riot Pipe Bomb Suspect
The FBI has since released new security footage as authorities continue to seek more information about the person who planted pipe bombs a day ahead of what would eventually be the Capitol riot, CNN News reported. "We believe the information released today will help someone recognize the suspect, or something about them," FBI assistant director in charge, Steven D'Antuono, said in a video statement. The FBI, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is currently offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person responsible for placing the explosives.
Watch more: https://youtu.be/pvxM5IwFj2Y
Buckingham Palace Breaks The Silence
After growing pressure to respond to the issues raised by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in their recent interview with Oprah, a short statement issued on behalf of the Queen read: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately...Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members.”
Watch more: https://youtu.be/IEJhbwnDWcw
American Rescue Plan Signed & Ready
Pres. Biden has officially signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package this past Thursday afternoon; help is on the way. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Pres. Biden said before signing the legislation. “And giving people in this nation, working people, middle-class folks, the people who built this country, a fighting chance.”
Watch more: https://youtu.be/UOuYicMVA5s
Will COVID-19 Ever Truly End?
So when is the coronavirus pandemic finally going to end? Some public health experts are reportedly now thinking, well, maybe never. "We've been told that this virus will disappear. But it will not," Dr. William Schaffner, a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and medical director of the National Foundation For Infectious Diseases, tells CBS News. "We need to control it. We need to diminish its impact. But it's going to be around hassling us for the foreseeable future. And by that I mean — years."
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