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McConnell blocks quick vote on $2,000 stimulus checks as fight looms


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#Mitch #McConnell says #Senate will start ‘the process’ of considering $2,000 checks
#Majority #Leader #Mitch #McConnell said #Tuesday that the #Senate will address #President #Trump’s push to increase stimulus checks sent to #Americans, but made no assurances.

#Democrats have called on the #Senate to pass legislation raising the stimulus amount from $600 to $2,000 because so many #Americans are struggling financially due to the coronavirus outbreak.

#Some #Republicans are worried, however, that #McConnell’s decision to block a quick vote could affect the #Georgia runoffs on #Jan. 5 that will determine which party controls the #Senate.

#Trump took to #Twitter and warned #Republicans that they should support the increased checks unless they have a political “death wish. #McConnell acknowledged that #Trump “would like further direct financial support for #American households.”

#He also mentioned that #Trump wants #Congress to address #Section 230 of the #Communications #Decency #Act, which provides protection for companies that host third-party content on their platforms — like #Facebook and #Twitter — and that #Trump wants #Congress to look into election security.

“#Those are the three important subjects the president has linked together,” #McConnell said. “#This week the #Senate will begin a process to bring these three priorities into focus.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY

#In other developments:
– #Georgia senators #Loeffler and #Perdue explain their position on $2,000 checks
– #Bernie #Sanders explains how #Dems will use defense bill in fight

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#Nashville bomber’s girlfriend warned authorities about him in 2019: report
#Police visited the home of #Nashville bomber #Anthony #Quinn #Warner in 2019 after his girlfriend told authorities he was making bombs inside his recreational vehicle, according to a report.

#Documents obtained by The #Tennessean newspaper of #Nashville appeared to contradict a claim this week by the #Tennessee #Bureau of #Investigation that #Warner was “not on our radar” prior to a massive #Christmas morning explosion of an RV outside an AT&T building in the downtown area of the state’s capital city.

#Warner is believed to have died in the explosion, which reportedly caused no other fatalities. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

#In other developments:
– #Bomber feared 5G conspiracies, hunted aliens, believed in ‘lizard people’: report
– #Nashville bomber allegedly talked about hating cops decades before attack: report
– #Nashville bomber said world would never forget him

#Trump campaign asks #Supreme #Court to review #Wisconsin voter fraud case
#President #Trump’s legal team petitioned the U.S. #Supreme #Court on #Tuesday to consider its challenge of an earlier decision by the #Wisconsin #Supreme #Court to dismiss its claims of irregularities in the use of absentee ballots during the 2020 presidential campaign.

#Trump 2020 #Campaign attorney #Rudy #Giuliani filed the petition for a #Writ of #Certiorari weeks after the #Wisconsin #Supreme #Court voted 4-3 to dismiss a #Trump campaign lawsuit that sought to overturn the state’s election results.

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The president’s legal team asked the #Supreme #Court for an expedited review of the matter before #Congress meets to certify the #Electoral #College’s vote results on #Jan. 6. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

#In other developments:
– #No fraud found in #Cobb #County after signature audit
– #Freshmen join #Mo #Brooks in election challenge
– #Gohmert’s #Pence lawsuit seeks to declare #Electoral #Counting #Act unconstitutional

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SOME PARTING WORDS

#Actor #Mel #Gibson sat down with #Raymond #Arroyo, guest host of “The #Ingraham #Angle,” for a wide-ranging interview that touched on some of his classics such as “#Braveheart.”

Then the conversation turned to politics, with #Arroyo noting that #Gibson rarely weighs in on partisan issues or candidates. The actor said it is a deliberate choice of his not to take one side or the other in public.

“#Who the hell cares what I think? I’m not an expert — what am I qualified to talk about?” #Gibson remarked. “#It’s alright. #It allows you a sense of anonymity so that in your performance you can come out and just be anything. #You’re not already carrying a lot of baggage. #It’s partially intentional.”

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