Several US congresspersons and rights groups have objected to the Joe Biden government’s decision to sell weapons worth USD 735 million to Israel, citing continued violations of human rights in Gaza and other occupied Palestinian territories
The plan which was supposed to include major changes like hiking the minimum wage and a USD 2000 stimulus checks, both of which did not make it to the final deal
Walter Smolarek argues that Joe Biden used the promise of $15 minimum wage to win constituents but has showed no political will to pass it
Trump has been strongly condemned for his role in instigating the rioters, with his unproven claims of a “stolen” election and his refusal to concede. Questions have also been raised about the lax treatment of the rioters and the space afforded to them
The new plan was signed by the president a day after millions of US citizens saw their federal unemployment benefits expire. While the new plan extends these benefits, there is uncertainty about the processing of payments under the schemes
Compared to the scale of the crisis, the stimulus package will be far from enough to give people the kind of relief they need.
After much wrangling, the US Congress managed to pass the a COVID-19 relief package. However, it offers only a pittance at a time when large sections of the population are facing an unprecedented economic crisis
The relief package will be the second-largest of its kind since the passing of the CARES Act in March, but is too little and too late for millions who have been pushed closer to poverty and instability by the pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic spirals out of control in the United States, inaction and deadlock in the government have left workers to fend for themselves amid mounting unemployment.
The defense bill, already passed by both houses of Congress with more than two-thirds majority, assigns USD 740 billion to the US military for financial year 2021
As counting in many States continues, Joe Biden seems to have pulled ahead, taking a lead in key States. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been making insinuations about mail-in ballots
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the deposition of the heads of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook before the US House of Representatives Committee that deals with anti-trust issues.