Supreme Court endgame looms over Trump’s January 6 tango with Congress

This post was originally published on this siteFormer President Donald Trump’s efforts to block the release of potentially damning White House records hit a new snag in court — but his promise to appeal all but guarantees the final call will land with the Supreme Court.

Ron Johnson promotes dubious claim mouthwash is effective COVID-19 treatment

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Wednesday suggested that standard mouthwash could treat COVID-19, and criticized federal agencies for telling people to “do nothing.””Standard gargle, mouthwash, has been proven to kill the coronavirus,”…

Affordable Care Act exchanges seeing record interest in heavily subsidized 2022 coverage

This post was originally published on this siteAmericans are flocking to the Affordable Care Act exchanges to sign up for coverage for 2022.

Democratic worries grow over politics of SALT cap

This post was originally published on this siteDemocratic concerns are mounting that a tax provision in President Biden’s social spending package that is prized by suburban lawmakers from New York and New Jersey could come back to haunt the party in the midterm elections.Republicans are…

Covid Spurs Biggest Rise in Life-Insurance Payouts in a Century

This post was originally published on this siteDeath-benefit payments rose 15.4% in 2020 to $90.43 billion, mostly due to the pandemic, according to the American Council of Life Insurers. It’s the sharpest rise since 1918.

After Covid Closures, a New Quest to Make Offices Less Awful

This post was originally published on this siteTo lure workers back, companies are renovating spaces, using software so staff can coordinate visits and dangling upgraded food to make offices more appealing. ‘You want to create a pull, not a push.’

Senate will take up debt limit fast-track plan Thursday

This post was originally published on this siteThe Senate will begin considering a bill on Thursday that would create a fast-track process allowing Democrats to raise the federal debt limit without votes from Republicans, a crucial next step as lawmakers race the clock to avert a catastrophic debt default.

Senators Want Social-Media Apps to Share Research

This post was originally published on this siteA bipartisan group of U.S. senators plans to introduce legislation that would require Meta Platforms and other social-media companies to provide outside researchers with data access.

Twisted Covid politics scramble Washington’s partisan battlefield

This post was originally published on this siteThe message from Capitol Hill on Wednesday night was clear. Nearly two years after the pandemic began, with a new coronavirus variant sweeping the US, the search for bipartisan political consensus on the way forward continues, with no end in sight.

‘Our best defense’: Pfizer says third dose of its COVID vaccine protects against omicron

This post was originally published on this siteA third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appears to be as effective against omicron as two doses were against the original variant.     

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