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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, has suggested that congressional lawmakers work through Christmas to secure the bill’s passage.
“Nine businesses tied to Newsom’s PlumpJack Group split the nearly $2.9 million in loans through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program,” the Associated Press reported.
First Utah, then Romania and Southern California, and now the Bay Area?
“The monolith is an addition to the ever-changing art piece “Dodo Wisdom” created by Shannon O’Hare, which provides commentary to current events on top of Obtainium Works in Vallejo,” according to the Vallejo Times-Herald. An artist group has since claimed responsibility for the creation and placement of several monoliths worldwide.
State lawmakers in battleground states Arizona, Georgia and Michigan scrambled to make sure they did not contract the coronavirus after President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer tested positive for COVID-19.
“The 76-year-old former New York mayor, who was hospitalized in Washington, had traveled extensively to battleground states to press Trump’s quixotic effort to get legislators to overturn his election loss to Joe Biden and subvert the November vote,” the Associated Press reported.
“Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot who showed he had the “right stuff” when in 1947 he became the first person to fly faster than sound, has died. He was 97,” according to the Associated Press.
“Yeager died Monday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement, calling the death ‘a tremendous loss to our nation.’
“He achieved a daunting aviation milestone on Oct. 14, 1947, when Yeager, then a 24-year-old captain, pushed an orange, bullet-shaped Bell X-1 rocket plane past 660 mph to break the sound barrier.”
The Nobel Prize winner’s catalog of more than 600 songs is said to be worth $300 million, according to the New York Times, which first reported the sale.
“The U.K. and the EU have given themselves a deadline of Sunday to unlock their gridlocked trade talks,” the Associated Press reported.
“But after a meeting with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ended without a breakthrough, Johnson said there is ‘a strong possibility — that we will have a solution that is much more like an Australian relationship with the EU than a Canadian relationship with the EU.’
“The key difference in the relationships being that Australia does not have a free trade agreement with the EU, while Canada does.”