The president's veto threat against a key defense bill has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats. So what happens to Section 230 now?
The victim Lidia Ghide was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital in critical condition after being shot in the neck by a neighbor.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress have agreed to a version of an annual defense funding bill that does not include a repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides protections for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to moderate their content.
Elusive from the fray over a bipartisan stimulus proposal was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who continues to push for a narrow measure that has little hopes of advancing.
The Republican senator, who is campaigning to defend her congressional seat in Georgia's January runoff elections, pledged to divide her quarterly earnings among charitable and nonprofit organizations upon taking office last year.
Getting Democrats to sign onto the bipartisan relief plan as it stands now will require them to make significant concessions from the HEROES Act that twice passed the House of Representatives.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe said he informed the president that they were moving forward—without Trump's demand to strip legal protections for social media companies. The proposal also includes renaming military bases named after Confederate Army officers.
Certain people in New Mexico and Colorado, and possibly Houston, will get payments even though Congress has not passed new legislation with stimulus checks.
The commander in chief said that unless Congress abolishes Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which provides social media companies legal protections against third-party content, he would "be forced to unequivocally VETO" the National Defense Authorization Act.
The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission's latest report comes after a year of deteriorating American-Chinese relations.
While Democratic and Republican lawmakers indicate they could stomach such a compromise, the far greater hurdles are still House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Tax experts say the IRS doesn't have the "bandwidth" to track down the relief money, much of which was sent to ineligible foreigners alongside President Trump's signature addressing, "My Fellow American."
At $908 billion, the package is less than what Democrats want and more than what Republicans proposed but legislators said it was time to compromise to get necessary help to the American people.
As Senate Republicans characterize Neera Tanden as "radioactive" and urge Biden to withdraw her nomination for head of the White House budget office, key GOP lawmakers signal they might not even hold confirmation hearings for her, much less confirm her.
"If Biden winds up winning, yeah, I think so," the Trump confidant said. "I just think it's good for the country, it'd be good for [Trump]."
The Senate majority leader said Democrats' "all or nothing" approach to a stimulus deal had backfired, and that they'd lost leverage in the election.
Democrats and Republicans remain opposed about the scope of financial relief, but the topic is expected to be near the top of the agenda as the end of the year draws near.
Virginia Congressman Denver Riggleman responded to a tweet that said that he and other Republicans were "responsible for this corrupt election" in which Donald Trump lost.
Senator Lindsey Graham's potential support for a larger stimulus package could bode well for those hoping for another stimulus check.
"What I'm worried about is there are millions of Americans out there at risk of falling into this chasm where they don't have sufficient support," Peter Navarro said.
In a letter sent to congressional lawmakers, the technology company urged Congress to establish a group of scientists and private sector resources to use artificial intelligence and other technologies to combat future calamities.
Only 17 percent of Republicans who participated in the poll believed that Republican members of Congress held the best interests of the U.S. at heart.
Biden has assembled a desired Cabinet of former Obama officials and career professionals, nominees who the president-elect feels will be able to satisfy the liberal wing of the party while not alienating Senate Republicans.
Feinstein, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, faced swift calls by progressive groups to step down from her post after praising Chairman Lindsey Graham for how he conducted the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp certified the election results on Friday, which showed Biden besting Trump by more than 12,000 votes following an audit of the state's nearly 5 million ballots that was conducted by hand.
"We need to stop pretending that student loan debt is actually a 'crisis,'" a libertarian think tank fellow wrote in response to Democratic proposals.
Moderate Democrats wince at the way their leadership handled stimulus negotiations before the election. But there's renewed hope from a bipartisan group of lawmakers that relief may come in the new year.
With a slim majority in the House next year, Congress' most liberal current and incoming lawmakers flexed their newfound power and issued a warning shot to the president-elect.
The report pointed to 12 companies—dubbed the "Delinquent Dozen"—that it said have driven "exploding inequality" in American society.