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Bipartisan infrastructure talks leave Dems’ $3.5T bill in flux

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Budget Committee, said in an interview Wednesday that he remains optimistic about the bipartisan talks, but added that, “if for some reason the bipartisan version doesn’t work out, then we ought to......

Republicans block an infrastructure bill in the Senate, after pleading for more time for bipartisan talks.

New York Times
Republicans on Wednesday blocked the Senate from taking up an emerging bipartisan infrastructure plan, confirming Democrats’ fears that they would balk at a major piece of President Biden’s agenda even as negotiations continued to cement an elusive compromise. The failed vote underscored intense mistrust between the two parties that has......

Republicans sink Schumer’s test vote on bipartisan infrastructure plan, but talks continue

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) looks down the hall after speaking to reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 20, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters WASHINGTON – A key procedural......

White House has held talks with Fox News over its Covid-19 coverage

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The person who confirmed the conversations cautioned there has been no singular conversation that has played a role in Fox’s coverage of Covid-19. Throughout the pandemic, officials have regularly reached out to Fox News about their Covid-19 coverage. While......

Cyprus talks can resume only on two-state basis, Erdogan says

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Turkish Cypriots mark anniversary of 1974 Turkish invasion Invasion after Greek Cypriot coup cemented island’s division Erdogan urges international recognition of Turkish Cypriots Turkish Cypriots announce plan to resettle part of Varosha NICOSIA, July 20 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday peace talks on the future of......

Senior House Dem trashes Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure talks

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here DeFazio’s frustrations were echoed by several other members on the call. One lawmaker, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) called the current process “bullshit,” and some vowed to work against the Senate’s bipartisan effort. “I said the whole process seemed like [bullshit],”......

Quest for the Stanley Cup debriefing: Producer talks season secrets

ESPN
The final episode of any “Quest for the Stanley Cup” season is always an emotional one. Episode 7 of this year’s edition, titled “Lightning Strikes Twice,” was no exception. From the tense Game 5 win by the Tampa Bay Lightning to coach Jon Cooper’s heartfelt congratulations to the Montreal Canadiens......

Intel in talks to buy GlobalFoundries for about $30 billion – WSJ

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An Intel Tiger Lake chip is displayed at an Intel news conference during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo July 15 (Reuters) – Intel Corp (INTC.O) is in talks to buy semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries Inc for about $30 billion, the Wall Street......

UK-based cybersecurity firm Avast in merger talks with NortonLifeLock

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The logo of Avast Software company is seen at its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny July 14 (Reuters) – UK-based cybersecurity firm Avast Plc (AVST.L) said on Wednesday it was in advanced talks over a merger with peer NortonLifeLock Inc (NLOK.O). If the deal......

President meets Democrats on Capitol Hill as pressure ramps up on infrastructure talks

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Is this my homecoming?” Biden joked as he walked up to the Capitol press corps, a familiar sight to the former Delaware senator. The President’s visit came on the heels of Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee reaching an......

Sharife Cooper Talks Height Mishaps and NBA Draft

Sports Illustrated
After spending the entire season at Auburn being listed as 6′ 1″, Sharife Cooper had a good laugh when he was mistakenly listed at 6′ 4″ at the NBA draft combine in June. “I’m not 6′ 4″,” Cooper says with a laugh. “But I’m definitely not 6′ 1″ anymore, I’m about 6′ 2″.” The height mishap brought......

Dirk Nowitzki Talks Gracing the Cover of ‘NBA 2K22’

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgxODI0OTEyMzUxMDQ0NzM5/dirk-nowitzki.jpg Justin Barrasso Nowitzki is on the cover of NBA 2K22 on the game’s premium NBA 75th-anniversary edition, joining fellow legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Durant. “I’m thrilled,” says Nowitzki. “To be on the cover with Kevin Durant, who I personally know and respect a lot, and of course Kareem,......

Report: 76ers Opening Up Trade Talks Involving Ben Simmons

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman The 76ers have opened up trade conversations surrounding guard Ben Simmons and have engaged with other teams about a possible deal, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania. Per The Athletic, teams that have engaged with Philadelphia have been......

Jerry O’Connell Is “In Talks” to Replace Sharon Osbourne on The Talk – E! Online

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The Talk may have found its replacement for Sharon Osbourne. Actor Jerry O’Connell (who most recently starred in Star Trek: Lower Decks) is in talks to replace the former co-host on… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Hill security talks at a new impasse with Capitol Police running low on cash

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Leahy argued the Senate needed to forge ahead and quickly pass the legislation to cover shortfalls and plug security gaps six months after the deadly Capitol insurrection. Capitol Police equipment purchases, the rollout of a new mental health wellness program,......

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