Trump signed a bill early Thursday to avert a government shutdown, stimulus talks continue and Biden and Trump campaign after the first debate.
The White House is backing a $400 per week pandemic jobless benefit and is dangling the possibility of a COVID-19 relief bill above $1.5 trillion as last-ditch, pre-election negotiations hit a critical phase Thursday. The offer by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on unemployment is higher than many Republicans would like in any potential COVID deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On Air Force One Wednesday night, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Trump made an offer that was "extremely generous and certainly above the $1.5 trillion that has been articulated to date."
At first glance-with headlines such as "Sleepy Joe Set Politics Back 180 Years," "BLM Body Count," and "Trump Paid Zero Taxes? Good for Him"-it doesn't look much different from hundreds of other Trumpist news sites that rage against Democrats and the elitist mainstream media.But the clunkily titled "Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens," or NAEBC, was on Thursday exposed as a Russian front reportedly linked to the Internet Research Agency-the Kremlin-backed troll farm behind much of the interference in the 2016 U.S. election. There were some warning signs: NAEBC appears to be a pun on a Russian word meaning to "screw over," and its slogan tells readers: "Don't get yourself...
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were expected to try again on Thursday to reach a deal on COVID-19 relief, while the House of Representatives stood ready for a second day to move a Democratic bill if talks fail. Mnuchin has offered a proposal approaching $1.6 trillion. House Democrats were poised to vote on legislation containing $2.2 trillion in aid.
On their account on the social media app Telegram, the Proud Boys appeared to take the statement as marching orders.