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What Does The Future Hold For America?

America is “closer to civil war than any of us would like to believe”, as alleged in her upcoming book. The collapse of American democracy and political stability had occurred at a “surprisingly fast rate” and that two factors contributed to her analysis: the presence of a “partial democracy” and the emergence of entrepreneurs seeking political power through “racial, religious or ethnic division”.

A political science professor has delivered a stark warning on the future of American democracy and said the United States could soon descend into conflict and civil war.
Barbara Walter, of the University of California San Diego, told CNN’s Michael Holmes on Sunday that she believed the US was rapidly approaching a point of no return for political instability.

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How does Biden expect millions of borrowers to start paying federal student loans amid COVID?

As the coronavirus pandemic forced millions into unemployment and financial uncertainty in March 2020, federal student loan payments were put on pause and interest rates were set at zero. In August, the Biden administration issued one more “final extension” of the federal student loan payment pause to January 31, 2022. But in February 2022, millions of borrowers will have to start repaying their loans once again – many for the first time in nearly two years.

More than 42 million people had federal student loans of some form as of fall 2021, amounting to nearly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, according to Education Department data. That includes more than 36 million with direct loans totaling more than $1.35 trillion.

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Joe Biden reacts to Democrats urging him to avert student loan Cliff next year

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), are urging president Joe Biden to again extend the freeze on federal student loan payments before it expires next month, warning that requiring tens of millions of Americans to resume paying their debt will drag down the economic recovery.

At a minimum, the lawmakers said in a letter this month to Biden, the administration should continue the freeze on student loans “until the economy reaches pre-pandemic employment levels.”

The letter comes amid growing calls on the left for the Biden administration to continue the relief for borrowers as the White House decides the broader question of whether to outright cancel student loan debt, which it has publicly said it continues to review.

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US govt to return migrants to Mexico as Biden restores Donald Trump’s policy

“The violence faced by migrants in Mexico is going to outweigh any sort of promise made by the Mexican government to try to make this better,” said Linda Rivas

The Biden administration’s move to revive Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy will subject thousands of people to “enormous suffering” and leave them vulnerable to kidnap and rape as they languish in dangerous Mexican border cities, migration advocates have warned.

After reaching a deal with Mexico, the US will by 6 December start returning asylum seekers from other Latin American countries to Mexico, where they will be obliged to wait while their case is assessed.
Under the policy, first implemented by Trump, asylum seekers were left stranded in violent Mexican border cities where they were routinely targeted by organized crime groups for rape, robbery, extortion and abduction.

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Reacts To Guilty Verdicts In The Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial

President Joe Biden has stated that nothing can bring Mr. Arbery back to his family and to his community, but the verdict ensures that justice will be served.

In his words; My administration will continue to do the hard work to ensure that equal justice under law is not just a phrase emblazoned in stone above the Supreme Court, but a reality for all Americans.” Three white men–Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. — had been arrested last year after the shooting of Arbery in the Satilla Shores neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia, February 23.

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Joe Biden claims his economy has created 5.6 million jobs since January and unemployment is below 5%, Twitter reacts

The president of United States, Joe Biden has claimed his economy has created 5.6 million jobs since January and unemployment is below 5%.

The president said this via his Twitter account, According to him, “Our economy has created 5.6 million jobs since January and unemployment is below 5%. But Americans across the country are facing prices that are just too high.

We must pass the Build Back Better Act to lower costs for working families and help get people back to work.

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Judge rejects Trump’s bid to withhold records as capitol riot investigation continues

Trump “does not acknowledge the deference owed to the incumbent president’s judgment. His position that he may override the express will of the executive branch appears to be premised on the notion that his executive power ‘exists in perpetuity,'” the judge wrote. “But presidents are not kings, and plaintiff is not president.”

A US judge has ruled a congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot can access some of ex-President Donald Trump’s White House records.
Trump wanted to invoke executive privilege, under which presidential documents can be kept secret.
The inquiry by the congressional committee is trying to find out if Trump had prior knowledge of the capitol riot.
Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on 6 January as Congress was certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory after Trump refused to acknowledge losing the election last year, claiming – without evidence – that it had been rigged.

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Republican congressman posts video of him attacking AOC and Biden

“He is putting his real feelings out there, and his real feelings look very threatening,” said Craig Holman, ethics lobbyist for the advocacy group Public Citizen.
Under House rules, ethics violations can result in reprimands, fines, censure or removal from office. Threats can also constitute felony violations punishable by imprisonment..

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called for investigations into an anime video tweeted by Republican congressman Paul Gosar that depicted him swinging swords at President Joe Biden and killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated,” Pelosi said in a statement on Twitter.
She said House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy “should join in condemning this horrific video and call on the Ethics Committee and law enforcement to investigate.” Twitter Inc. added a warning label to the video on Tuesday. Twitter said the video violated its “hateful conduct” policy and restricted engagement with the tweet, blocking the ability to like, reply or retweet it.

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“He told me I’m a good Catholic and should keep receiving Holy Communion” Biden says after visiting Pope Francis amid controversy over communion

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“He told me I’m a good Catholic and should keep receiving Holy Communion” Biden says after visiting Pope Francis amid controversy over communion.

President Joe Biden, who was denied communion by a Catholic priest months ago because of his views on abortion laws, has said that Pope Francis told him he should continue to be allowed to receive communion.
The US President met the Catholic Pope at the Vatican on Friday, October 28, to discuss a broad set of topics, including climate change, global poverty, and the distribution of vaccines to fight the coronavirus pandemic.



Biden is the second Catholic president in U.S. history and, months before his election, he made news headlines when a South Carolina priest refused to give him Holy Communion.
This led to a debate as some Catholics said he has a right to receive communion while others said he shouldn’t be given communion because of his support for abortion rights.
Following his meeting with the pope, Biden told reporters that the topic of abortion did not come up in their conversation.

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Senate Judiciary Committee issues sweeping report detailing how Trump and a top DOJ lawyer attempted to overturn 2020 election

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday released a sweeping report about how former President Donald Trump and a top lawyer in the Justice Department attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Trump directly asked the Justice Department nine times to undermine the election result, and his chief of staff Mark Meadows broke administration policy by pressuring a Justice Department lawyer to investigate claims of election fraud, according to the report, which is based on witness interviews of top former Justice Department officials.