Second $1,200 Stimulus Check Included in Proposal From Centrist Lawmakers to Break Stalemate Between GOP, Democrats

The Problem Solvers Caucus proposed a $1.52 trillion package in hopes of breaking Congress stalemate over coronavirus relief funds.

A bipartisan group of about 50 centrist Democrats and Republicans lawmakers are proposing a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, with an additional $500 per child, in a new bill.

The Problem Solvers Caucus offered its own coronavirus relief bill on Tuesday as negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House continue to stall, leaving millions of Americans with no federal funding as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The group, led by Representatives Democrat Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey and Republican Tom Reed of New York, is proposing a $1.52 trillion package, almost a trillion less than Pelosi’s latest demands but significantly more than the GOP’s bill that offered roughly $500 billion.

Source: Second $1,200 Stimulus Check Included in Proposal From Centrist Lawmakers to Break Stalemate Between GOP, Democrats

Federal government unveils plans to make coronavirus vaccine free for all Americans | Fox News

The Department of Defense and federal health agencies have outlined plans for a coronavirus vaccine, which include having them available for free for all Americans.

The plans came in the form of a report to Congress and a “playbook” for states and local governments, The Associated Press reported. The agencies are looking at January for a potential beginning of a vaccination campaign, although it remains possible that this could come later this year.

“We are working closely with our state and local public health partners … to ensure that Americans can receive the vaccine as soon as possible and vaccinate with confidence,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement.

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‘Karen’ Halloween mask triggers a flurry of orders — and complaints – National | Globalnews.ca

The mask designer was inspired by viral videos of entitled white women trying to police other people’s behaviour.

It might be hard to make a “Karen” wear a mask, but you can wear her face as a mask this Halloween thanks to a U.S.-based artist.

Jason Adcock, 34, says he’s been overwhelmed with orders for a tongue-in-cheek mask design inspired by “Karen,” the now-infamous 2020 nickname for entitled white women who complain about trivial or non-existent problems.

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He’s also been flooded with nasty comments and requests to speak to his manager, after seemingly triggering an army of male and female “Karens” on the internet.

Source: ‘Karen’ Halloween mask triggers a flurry of orders — and complaints – National | Globalnews.ca

Pittsburgh researchers unveil new drug that could treat and prevent covid-19 | TribLIVE.com

The drug’s foundation is a tiny but potent antibody that can block the virus from infecting cells. The drug, called Ab8, has been effective in preventing and treating covid-19 in mice and hamsters. Human clinical trials could begin in early 2021.

At a news conference Tuesday, UPMC officials said the drug will be especially helpful to vulnerable patients who wouldn’t respond as well to a vaccine, such as the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

Source: Pittsburgh researchers unveil new drug that could treat and prevent covid-19 | TribLIVE.com

Chinese Whistleblower to Tucker Carlson: Coronavirus Was Man-Made And Released Intentionally

 

The Chinese scientist who alleges that the coronavirus that has spread throughout the world was man-made emerged for an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. Dr. Li-Meng Yan came forward recently to allege that the coronavirus was a lab-manufactured disease that did not come from nature and that the wet market story was a “smoke screen” aimed to pivot attention away from this virus’ apparent release. Dr. Yan said that this virus was China’s Frankenstein monster. Carlson asked about China’s motives in creating this virus if it is man-made, which Dr. Yan said you’d have to ask the Chinese Communist Party.

Source: Chinese Whistleblower to Tucker Carlson: Coronavirus Was Man-Made And Released Intentionally

Greensburg Craft Beer Week pairs brews with food, music and fun | TribLIVE.com

Greensburg Craft Beer Week is an opportunity for area brewers to showcase their new products and customer favorites. It’s also an opportunity to combine a glass or two with some food and fun.

This year’s event begins Friday and runs through Sept. 26 at breweries and other indoor and outdoor locations in Greensburg and surrounding communities.

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Trump declares ‘dawn of a new Middle East’ as he presides over signing of historic deals | Fox News

President Trump on Tuesday declared a “historic day for peace” as he was scheduled to preside over the signing of two historic Middle East diplomatic deals between Israel and two Gulf nations.

President Trump on Tuesday declared the “dawn of a new Middle East” as he presided over the signing of two historic Middle East diplomatic deals between Israel and two Gulf nations.

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“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” he said at the ceremony in the South Lawn of the White House.

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“Thanks to the great courage of the leaders of these three countries, we take a major stride toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity,” he said.

President Donald Trump speaks during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, look on. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump speaks during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, look on. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and Israel and Bahrain, involve the exchanging of ambassadors, establishment of embassies and co-operation on a range of fronts — including trade, security and tourism. The agreements, known as the “Abraham Accords” also allow Muslims to visit Islamic holy sites in Israel. Trump said the deals would form “the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region.”

Earlier in the Oval Office, Trump said “we’re very far down the road with about five additional countries.” He declined to name the countries he is speaking with and later said it could be “five or six” other countries.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of both the UAE and Bahrain were present to sign the deals at the ceremony. Trump signed onto each one as a witness. The leaders also signed a separate trilateral declaration of peace.

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