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White House wants $10 billion for Ukraine aid, $22.5 billion for more COVID help

The Biden administration is asking Congress to provide $10 billion in assistance to Ukraine and $22.5 billion in COVID-19 funding on a fast timeline — within the next week.... Read more»

CDC: You can ditch the mask in most places, indoors and out, if fully vaccinated

Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear a mask in most situations, indoors and outdoors, federal health officials said in an updated set of recommendations Thursday that marks a major turning point in the pandemic.... Read more»

Scandalized Energy Dep't loan program has Romney ties

The federal energy loan program that has created headaches for President Barack Obama has a Mitt Romney connection.... Read more»

Analysis

‘Bailout’ baloney: Serving up loaded word to spin public

This campaign season, "bailout" is a dirty — and often misused — word. Those who abuse the word "bailout" aren't appealing to logic, or trying to describe what they oppose accurately. They are seeking to trigger a gut response in an audience inclined to recoil instinctively at the word, and hoping nobody stops to think or ask questions.... Read more»