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January 19, 2021


Biden CIA pick led secret ‘back channel’ negotiations for Iran deal

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joe Biden’s pick for CIA director led the secretive “back channel” with the Iranian regime during the lead up to the Iran nuclear deal, signaling the former vice president’s continued commitment to rejoining the controversial deal that the Trump......

Florida sports wagering bills filed to spur stalled Seminole pact negotiations

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here With states scrambling for revenue to boost pandemic-stressed budgets, it’s a good bet a raft of sports gambling bills will be approved by lawmakers across the nation in 2021 – including in Florida. With a projected $3 billion shortfall......

College Football Season Is Nearly Over. Then the Big TV Negotiations Begin.

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Kevin Draper and Alan Blinder Media agreements with professional sports leagues usually have language for how to deal with a strike or a lockout, and one-off game cancellations because of extreme weather or other unexpected events can be resolved over the course of the season. If the Big Ten had......

Stimulus negotiations: A deal is within reach. Can Hill leaders finally strike one?

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here With government funding running out Friday night, lawmakers have to release a massive, $1.4 trillion package as soon as Tuesday if it has any chance of passing Congress and keeping agencies from shutting down by the weekend. That means......

1.4 million American workers apply for unemployment benefits, as relief bill negotiations drag on

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person wearing a protective mask walks past a store for lease in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2020. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Worsening outlook Together, initial claims are at their highest point since mid-September. “[The] rebound......

Blackburn provides insight on negotiations over COVID-19 relief package

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here With just over two weeks before Congress breaks for the holidays, Tennessee U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn said Thursday that senators are continuing to work to negotiate another round of COVID-19 relief. “I will simply say we are continuing to......

Pelosi and Schumer back $900 billion coronavirus stimulus plan as basis for negotiations

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to use a $908 billion bipartisan stimulus plan as the basis for relief talks as Congress scrambles to send aid to Americans......

Stimulus negotiations: 3 routes to Covid relief all face fierce headwinds

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Reality check: it’s not. There are basically three separate attempts happening right now on Covid relief and all of them — at least at this point– are a long shot. These talks between Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins,......

Brexit negotiations restart in person as clock ticks down

LONDON (Reuters) – Face-to-face negotiations between Britain and the European Union over a trade deal restarted on Saturday, in a last-ditch attempt to find agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends. EU negotiator Michel Barnier arrived for talks in London on Saturday morning. He said......

Senate Republicans cringe at Trump’s stimulus negotiations

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here It is quite unusual for the Trump administration to negotiate legislation that turns off most members of Congress in President Donald Trump’s own party. If all Senate Democrats supported the legislation, it would still need more than a dozen Republicans......

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