A Republican Senator Ben Sasse issued a pointed rebuke about the GOP attempts to object 6th Jan to the Electoral College tally of the presidential election.He warned his colleagues against a dangerous ploy that could damage the nation’s civic traditions.Point to be noted that Sasse is a potential 2024 presidential contender.He posted a lengthy explanation of his views on social media, including a paragraph by paragraph dismantling of allegations of voter fraud in key states won by President-elect Joe Biden.Sasse said, “I will not be participating in a project to overturn the election.He said he wanted to explain why I have been urging my colleagues also to reject this dangerous ploy”.
The New York Stock Exchange has started delisting securities of 3 Chinese telecom companies.The move came after President Donald Trump barred US investments in Chinese firms Washington says are owned or controlled by the military.The move by the NYSE will limit US investor access, follows global index providers MSCI Inc, S Dow Jones Indices, FTSE Russell, and Nasdaq deleting various Chinese companies from their indexes.a former White House official, Roger Robinson said it’s the latest step, but at least an awakening to national security and human rights-related risk.NYSE said, “The issuers, China Telecom Corporation Limited, China Mobile Limited 0941.HK, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, were no longer suitable for listing as the order prohibits any transactions in securities designed to provide investment exposure to such securities, of any Communist Chinese military company, by any United States person”.
The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi was re-elected to lead the chamber.The 117th Congress announced that California Democrat set to shepherd her party through a new Congress with the slimmest majority in years.Members cast their votes for speaker ahead of their swearing-in Sunday evening.Pelosi earned support from 216 Democrats and clearing the threshold of 214 to secure the House’s top position.The proceedings at the Capitol were marked by the coronavirus pandemic.It led to a changing of procedures to ensure the new Congress could gather safely.
US President Donald Trump may have violated both US federal and state law in his controversial taped phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state.He asked Republican Brad Raffensperger in the hour-long call to help him to find 11,780 votes to overturn his loss to Joe Biden.The state and election officials informed President Trump they could not help him because Biden’s win had been fair and accurate.Experts believe that Trump’s specific request to find a certain number of votes to overturn Biden’s win and his vague reference that Raffensperger and his officials could face criminal liability could violate laws designed to prevent solicitation of election fraud.Point to be noted that Georgia state law has 2 provisions that make criminal solicitation of election fraud and conspiracy to commit election fraud.
Vivo has announced its next flagship smartphone, the Vivo X60.The new device will have some pretty premium-looking specs and features.The recent announcement came at an event on 29th December.Point to be noted that it was a China-only launch and we are waiting on a worldwide Vivo X60 release date.The company has actually launched 3 models of Vivo X60 smartphones.The Standard and Pro models of Vivo X60 were announced at the 29th December event, but the Vivo X60 Pro Plus is due to get its own event at the end of January 2021.
The US Senate has blocked an attempt of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to quickly send Donald Trump a House-passed bill providing an extra $1,400 payment to Americans struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The New York Democrat needed the chamber to approve a measure backed by his party and the GOP president to bring the total amount of a new round of stimulus checks to $2,000.He requested the Senate do so by unanimous consent, but he was shot down by his GOP counterpart.The fate of the House legislation lies with the objecting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.The GOP leader would be risking his nearly two dozen members up for re-election in 2022 to defy Trump.On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted from his South Florida resort at around 2 am.http://www.vindulacms.com/us-senate-has-rejected-chuck-schumers-attempt-over-2000-covid-stimulus-checks/
The US FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) announced that it will issue a long-awaited rule to allow for small drones to fly over people and at night.It would bring the technology’s use for widespread commercial deliveries one step closer to becoming a reality.Moreover, the FAA is also requiring remote identification for most drones in order to address security concerns.The FAA Administrator Steve Dickson issued a statement and said, “The new rules make way for the further integration of drones into our airspace by addressing safety and security concerns.They get us closer to the day when we will more routinely see drone operations such as the delivery of packages”.So, drones will be required to have to flash anti-collision lights that can be seen up to 3 miles away, under the Operations Over People and at Night rule.http://www.shipldl.com/us-federal-aviation-administration-announced-new-rules-for-drones/
On Tuesday, the US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked an attempt to vote on the $2,000 stimulus checks approved by the House of Representatives.The creation of a commission was to study election fraud and the repeal of Section 230, which shields social media companies from lawsuits.The House passed the bill introduced last week and brought it to the floor for a vote in response to the last-minute request from President Trump to increase the payments to $2,000.Point to be noted that many Republicans joined with their Democratic counterparts in support of the measure.However, Republicans resisted efforts by their Democratic colleagues to approve a coronavirus relief package with a $1 trillion price tag.A number of GOP senators have announced their support for the increased direct payments, including Georgia’s two Republican senators.http://www.coolrocketry.com/mcconnell-rejected-stimulus-checks-bill-approved-by-the-house-of-representatives/
The administration of US President Donald Trump is experiencing legal action over the rushed sale of $23 billion worth of arms to the United Arab Emirates, amid concern the weapons could be used indiscriminately in the ongoing Yemen civil war.The NYCFPA (New York Center for Foreign Policy Affairs) has decided to file a lawsuit against the Department of State and secretary Mike Pompeo.The move came after the US Senate defeated efforts to block the transfer of advanced fighter jets, drones, and munitions to the UAE.The NYCFPA claims the sale fails to meet the most basic requirements under the law and should be deemed invalid.The statement says, “In just a few months, the Department rushed a review process that normally takes years, to authorize and finalize a sale of roughly $23bn worth of the most technologically advanced weapons in the world”.http://www.auroracup.com/white-house-to-experience-legal-action-over-sale-of-arms-to-united-arab-emirates/
Xiaomi has announced its new smartphone for 2021 with more advanced features, the Mi 11.The upcoming device features a modification in design and upgrades in specs.https://www.techhound.org/future-tech/get-xiaomi-mi-11-on-1st-january-2021-with-snapdragon-888-120hz-oled-display/
The United States is cutting foreign military aid to El Salvador in spite of staunchly pro-American President Nayib Bukele’s intense lobbying in Washington to counter criticism.Read more at: https://bit.ly/34QR6gp
On Monday, the US House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to increase the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000.Point to be noted that 275 members voted in the favor of the bill and 134 voted against it.Read more at: https://bit.ly/34R3BJc
On Monday, the US House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to increase the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000.Point to be noted that 275 members voted in the favor of the bill and 134 voted against it.Read more at: https://bit.ly/2WSPe2E
President-elect Joe Biden has warned that President Trump’s 4 years have damaged the nation’s national security and foreign policy agencies.Read more at: https://bit.ly/3rD5V07
Democrats have delivered a powerful move to President Donald Trump.They gathered enough votes to overturn his veto of a military spending bill.Read more at: https://bit.ly/3b2pJnR
Most gaming laptops are costly because of the required components to run the latest games.Point to be noted that cheap gaming laptops usually cost you between $700 and $1,000.Read more at: https://bit.ly/3pls9BM
A Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger said President Trump and his allies’ attempts to overturn November’s presidential election results are an utter scam designed to raise money and gain followers.Read more at: https://bit.ly/3mPrc33
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to make community college tuition-free.He will also be offering a similar benefit for students from families with working-class incomes or lower to attend state schools as well.Read more at: https://bit.ly/38E2iOP
On Sunday night, the White House said that President Trump has signed legislation for $900 billion in coronavirus economic aid and $1.4 trillion in government spending.Read more at: https://bit.ly/3rwtd7G
US President Donald Trump refused to sign an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill.So the unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet lapsed overnight.It had been considered a done deal before his sudden objections.