Articles by Adam Edelman Mar 27, 2021

Payment deferrals were a lifeline for millions during Covid. What happens when those end?
Adam Edelman

The federal government's response to Covid-19 has allowed millions of Americans to defer payments on their mortgages, rent, student loans and utility bills. "As the pandemic winds down, there is a lot of debt overhang: deferred rent, deferred mortgages, deferred student loans. Biden last month exten . . .

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'A cop on the beat again': Biden looks to reassert consumer watchdog agency sidelined by Trump
Adam Edelman

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Trump railed against the 'deep state,' but he also built his own. Biden is trying to dismantle it.
Adam Edelman

As president, Donald Trump railed against the “deep state” working within the federal government to undermine his presidency. (Civil service workers have protections that political appointees do not, and are harder for new administrations to fire.) That July 2019 call — on which Trump asked his coun . . .

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Bob Dole diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer
Adam Edelman

Bob Dole, the former longtime Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, said Thursday that he has stage 4 lung cancer. “Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. STATEMENT BY SENATOR BOB DOLE ON HEALTH CHALLENGES — Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole . . .

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'Bunch of baloney': After Trump's acquittal, some supporters eager to see him on the ballot in 2024
Adam Edelman

HONESDALE, Pa. — Brian O'Neill thinks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is the one who should be impeached. Both voted for Trump twice, and both said they were eager to do so a third time. Carretti, 70, said that he hopes Trump runs again in 2024 and that Trump, as his impeachment defense lawyer . . .

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Dems to press case against Trump in impeachment trial, Biden says 'some minds' may have changed
Adam Edelman

Democratic House impeachment managers will spend the third day of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump on Thursday concluding their opening arguments — and President Joe Biden says the case they've built so far could be changing some Republican minds on whether to convict the ex-president. H . . .

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House managers play never-seen-before video of Capitol riot in Day 2 of Trump's trial
Adam Edelman

The retelling, presented by two House impeachment managers, Stacey Plaskett, the Virgin Islands' nonvoting delegate to Congress, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., hours into Day Two of Trump's trial, weaves together the new video with clips recorded by rioters. "President Trump left everyone in this . . .

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Trump's second impeachment trial to kick off Tuesday
Adam Edelman

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump kicks off Tuesday afternoon, as Senators begin debating procedural and constitutional questions before starting opening arguments the next day. ET, the Senate will convene to pass an organizing resolution dictating the structure of the tr . . .

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A $15 minimum wage would spur job losses but lessen poverty, congressional report finds
Adam Edelman

The CBO evaluated a proposal that would gradually increase the minimum wage, reaching $15 an hour by 2025. The report found, as a result of the minimum wage increase, 1.4 million workers would be without a job compared to scenarios where there was no change. "And the number of people in poverty woul . . .

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Biden administration to rejoin U.N. Human Rights Council in another reversal of Trump
Adam Edelman

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Monday that the U.S. is rejoining the United Nations Human Rights Council, reversing yet another of the Trump administration's moves to exit multilateral organizations and pacts. “When it works well, the @UN Human Rights Council shines a spotlight on count . . .

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