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Letter to the Editor: Corruption is our enemy

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: CORRUPTION IS OUR ENEMY To the editor: When I heard a few months ago that several members of the U.S. Senate had profited greatly by selling stocks using “insider information,” I was upset. These lawmakers are not working for the benefit of the people who elected them. Not only are they enriching themselves by using insider information, but they are making laws that benefit t... Read more »

Wall Street Journal: TikTok, Once an Oasis of Inoffensive Fun, Ventures Warily Into Politics

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WALL STREET JOURNAL, GEORGIA WELLS, SHAN LI, and LIZA LIN TikTok has been one of the world’s biggest distractions during the pandemic, thanks to its endless stream of bite-size videos featuring dance-offs, pranks and other goofs. Lately there has been a dash of something new at TikTok: politics. Experimenting with letting users post short political videos, the app is emerging as a platform for pro... Read more »

WRIC (Nexstar): New legislation looks to get Paycheck Protection Program funds to more farmers

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WRIC (NEXSTAR), BASIL JOHN While the Paycheck Protection Program has helped thousands of businesses stay afloat, Pennsylvania Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson says some farmers are still sinking. “These farm families weren’t eligible to benefit from the tremendous support from the Paycheck Protection Program,” Thompson said. Low sales and a difficult planting season contributed to these struggles. Thompso... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: House passes 'landmark' broadband funding, with Spanberger push for faster internet

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s push to bolster high-speed internet access in communities across the country got the green light Wednesday evening from the U.S. House of Representatives. By a vote of 233 to 188, the chamber passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, the Moving America Forward Act, which includes the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act that... Read more »

Yahoo News: 'We are not ready for the 2nd wave,' warn national security Democrats

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YAHOO NEWS, ALEXANDER NAZARYAN Rep. Andy Kim emerged from a congressional hearing last Friday on the coronavirus pandemic with a simple, harrowing message. “We are not ready for the second wave. We’re not even ready for the current spike that we’re seeing right now,” the young Democrat from New Jersey told Yahoo News on a day when Florida and Texas reclosed some businesses, having only weeks earli... Read more »

Fox News: House Dems attend White House briefing on Russian bounty reports

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FOX NEWS, TYLER OLSON Top Democrats in the House of Representatives visited the White House on Tuesday morning for a briefing on the alleged bounties Russia put on American soldiers in Afghanistan -- and who at the White House knew about the intelligence and when. The delegation was led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md,. and also included Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Cal... Read more »

Washington Post: Republicans once again face questions about why Trump isn’t tougher on Russia

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WASHINGTON POST, SEUNG MIN KIM Senate Republicans are calling for a tougher posture against Russia following reports that the country’s military spy unit offered to pay Taliban-linked militants to attack U.S. troops in Afghanistan — putting the GOP lawmakers once again potentially at odds with President Trump over how to combat Moscow’s aggression toward the United States. Trump and the White Hous... Read more »

VPM: Spanberger Proposes Carbon Trading Program for Farmers

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VPM, PATRICK LARSEN On Friday, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Glen Allen) proposed the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The bipartisan legislation aims to help farmers and foresters get involved in carbon trading, the practice of buying and selling permits - or credits - to emit carbon dioxide. Those credits are intended to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere with market-based incent... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger cosponsors Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, a former federal law enforcement officer, voted last week for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which she cosponsored to increase accountability and address systemic racism within law enforcement. “The brutal killing of George Floyd captured, on video, the centuries of injustices perpetrated against our Black communities,” Spanberger sai... Read more »

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