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Biden’s infrastructure bill will bring jobs. Build Back Better is aimed at reducing inequities.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure package and nearly $2 trillion "Build Back Better" plan are widely expected to lift growth and jobs in the coming years. Inflation could increase next year, but many costs would go down for lower-income households.washingtonpost.com
Trump wants the National Archives to keep his papers away from investigators – post-Watergate laws and executive orders may not let him
Nixon resigned after tapes he had fought making public incriminated him in the Watergate coverup. Bettmann/Getty The National Archives is the United States’ memory, a repository of artifacts that includes everything from half-forgotten correspondence to the paper trails that document the days of the country’s life. The National Archives contains such items as bureaucratic correspondence, patents and captured German records. It holds Eva Braun’s diary and photographs of child labor conditions atnews.yahoo.com
Columbus Day 2021: What’s open, what’s closed? Mail delivery, banks, stores, restaurants
Here is everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Columbus Day 2020. Is there mail delivery on Columbus Day 2021? There will be no mail delivered on Columbus Day, but FedEx and UPS will still be making deliveries. Most banks will be closed for Columbus Day, including:Bank of AmericaCapital One BankChaseCitibankPNC BankSantander BankWells FargoWhat stores are open on Columbus Day 2021? Here is a list of some of the bigger retailers holding sales:Are restaurants open on Columbus Day 2021?mlive.com
Recording Registry adds albums by Janet Jackson, Nas
Jacksons socially conscious album Rhythm Nation 1814, Armstrongs jazzy When the Saints Go Marching In and Nas debut release Illmatic are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Janet Jackson’s socially conscious album “Rhythm Nation 1814,” Louis Armstrong’s jazzy “When the Saints Go Marching In” and Nas’ debut release “Illmatic” are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Labelle’s song “Lady Marmalade” and Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year. “The National Recording Registry will preserve our history through these vibrant recordings of music and voices that have reflected our humanity and shaped our culture from the past 143 years,” Hayden said in a statement. The library selects titles for preservation because of their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape.
Winston Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells at auction for record $11.5 million
A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britain's World War II leader. "Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque" sold at Christie's in London for 8,285,000 pounds ($11,590,715). #AuctionUpdate A new #WorldAuctionRecord for Sir Winston Churchill with 'Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque' (1943) selling for £8,285,000. This is the only painting created by Churchill during the Second World War: https://t.co/JCBvGaFShW pic.twitter.com/iZMumvmwp2 — Christie's (@ChristiesInc) March 1, 2021The pre-sale estimate was 1.5 million pounds to 2.5 million pounds, and the previous record price for a Churchill painting was just under 1.8 million pounds. The painting was sold by the Jolie Family Collection.cbsnews.com
Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for $11.5M
The Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday March 1, 2021, for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britains World War II leader. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)LONDON – A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britain’s World War II leader. The pre-sale estimate was 1.5 million pounds to 2.5 million pounds, and the previous record price for a Churchill painting was just under 1.8 million pounds. Churchill gave the painting to Roosevelt as a memento of the trip. The painting was sold by the Jolie Family Collection.
12 things you didn’t know about US presidents
It’s also generally to honor all U.S. presidents. So, to honor the U.S. presidents of the past, here are 12 really odd facts about some of the presidents of this great country. AdAbraham Lincoln (16th): Many remember Lincoln as a humble, smart leader -- but he was also one of the best wrestlers around. AdRichard Nixon (37th): Yes, he resigned after the Watergate scandal, but did you know he installed a bowling alley at the White House? In 1942, shortly after joining the Navy, he landed an uncredited spot on the cover of Cosmopolitan in his uniform.
Hear from the Detroit artist whose Rosa Parks sculpture is featured in Biden’s Oval Office
DETROIT – President Joe Biden brought a piece of Black history to the White House last month when he redecorated the Oval Office. A bronze bust of Detroit’s own Rosa Parks is now on prominent display. Artis Lane, a Detroit artist hand-crafted the bust. READ: Detroit artist’s sculpture of Rosa Parks featured in Biden’s Oval OfficeArtis Lane was born in Ontario. Ad“Sometimes I work from photographs, but she (Rosa Parks) came over to my home.
Angelina Jolie sells painting Churchill gave as gift to FDR
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON – A painting by Winston Churchill that is a piece of both political and Hollywood history is coming up for auction. He painted it after the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, where Churchill and Roosevelt planned the defeat of Nazi Germany. He said Churchill captured the view in the “wonderful, evocative painting” and gave it to Roosevelt as a memento of the trip. AdThe painting is being sold by the Jolie Family Collection as part of Christie’s March 1 modern British art auction in London. “The record price at auction for Churchill is about 1.8 million (pounds) for a painting that, in my view, is not as important as this,” he said.
Detroit artist’s sculpture of Rosa Parks featured in Biden’s Oval Office
The Oval Office of the White House is newly redecorated for the first day of President Joe Biden's administration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, including a bust of civil rights leader Rosa Parks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)DETROIT – A Detroit artist’s work has been chosen to be prominently featured in President Joe Biden’s Oval Office. Related: Cesar Chavez’s son happy dad’s bust is in Biden Oval OfficeA bust of civil rights figure Rosa Parks, made by Detroiter Artis Lane, is one of the new pieces of art decorating the Oval Office. Lane said she’s honored that one of her sculptures has been included in the Oval Office. Lane’s portrait and sculpture work includes Nelson Mandela, 40th President Ronald Reagan, 45th President Barrack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and more.
This week on "Sunday Morning" (January 10)
For more info:WASHINGTON: The history of the U.S. Capitol | Watch VideoAs a symbol and an institution, the United States Capitol Building is more than just the seat of our government. For more info:PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, and documentary filmmaker Michael Apted (the "Up" series). NATURE: Elephant sealsThe Emmy Award-winning "CBS Sunday Morning" is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. Find out when "Sunday Morning" airs in your city"Sunday Morning" also streams on CBSN beginning at 9:00 a.m. You can also download the free "Sunday Morning" audio podcast at iTunes and at Play.it.cbsnews.com
Pre-election polling undermines democracy
Republican candidates for Senate and House did much better than polls predicted, and some states predicted to support Joe Biden didn't. Wagsters updated the old aphorism "As goes Maine, so goes the nation" to "As goes Maine, so goes Vermont." But the basic problem is not with polling inaccuracy but with polling itself. This is time or space that could have been devoted to factual reports about candidates and discussion of the costs and benefits of possible public policies. It would be wonderful if we could just ban public opinion polling.monroenews.com
Cyr column: Surprise attacks: The enduring lessons, then and now
In fact, this profound move began before the Pearl Harbor attack, when the two leaders met off the coast of Newfoundland in August 1941. Pearl Harbor commanders Admiral Husband Kimmel and General Walter Short were publicly condemned and cashiered. Failure to foresee Pearl Harbor reflected interservice rivalry and bureaucratic turf-protection, plus arrogant assumptions that Japanese could not defeat Western forces. Pearl Harbor demonstrated Tokyo’s innovative use of tactical air power for strategic destruction of capital ships. “At Dawn We Slept” by Gordon Prange and “Pearl Harbor - Warning and Decision” by Roberta Wohlstetter underscore the continuous challenge of securing accurate intelligence.monroenews.com
Giving thanks, expressing hope: presidential wishes at Thanksgiving
(Alexander Gardner)But the Thanksgiving addresses are instructive, reflecting how presidents marked the holiday in their own periods of challenge. And so amid the national distress of the Civil War, Lincoln in 1861 became the founding father of the modern Thanksgiving. But for Truman — whose presidency overlapped the last months of World War II and the beginning of the Korean War — this was no ordinary Thanksgiving. Bush would face stormy days ahead, but his Thanksgiving proclamation hit high notes, and just the right notes. But we might recall the year 1958 — a time, unlike our own, of relative tranquility — when Dwight D. Eisenhower issued an unusually lyrical Thanksgiving proclamation.latimes.com
Untimely deaths of FDR and JFK and the Vietnam War
My thesis is that if either had lived, we might not have had the Vietnam War which tore apart our society, violated the liberty of many young men, and disseminated many families with the loss of life. The United States was indeed preparing to grant independence to the Philippines in 1946. He noted the United States support for independence for its colony, the Philippines. If FDR had lived, it is entirely possible an amity relationship could have developed between Ho and the United States. He had said he did not want to turn the conflict into an American war.monroenews.com
James W. Pfister: Untimely deaths of FDR and JFK and the Vietnam War
The United States was indeed preparing to grant independence to the Philippines in 1946. He noted the United States' support for independence for its colony, the Philippines. If FDR had lived, it is entirely possible an amity relationship could have developed between Ho and the United States. The United States saw the Geneva Accords as a communist victory. He had said he did not want to turn the conflict into an American war.monroenews.com
Constitutional Democracy and FDR’s Court-Packing Plan
We do not have a simple, pure democracy; we have a democracy under law, i.e., a Constitutional Democracy. FDR’s public reason was a rationalization – a good reason for the real reason. There was the retirement of conservative Justice Van Devanter, and the heart-attack death of FDR’s leader in the Senate, Joe Robinson. These, along with Hughes’s letter, and their own misgivings, lead to the following: the Senate rejected FDR’s court-packing plan, even though the Senate was dominated by Democrats. University of Toledo, Ph.D. University of Michigan (political science), retired after 46 years in the Political Science Department at Eastern Michigan University.monroenews.com
103-year-old Detroiter seeks to inspire others to vote
DETROIT – How many people can say they’ve voted in every presidential election since Franklin D. Roosevelt? A Detroit woman can. A public service announcement, featuring the woman and shot all over the country, is designed to push people toward the polls. The announcement features Talu Massey, 103, who said she can remember the first time she voted. Both town halls air on seperate networks and start at 8 p.m.
Biden harnesses history to describe urgency of 2020 campaign
It cannot, and it must not.”The approach, Biden aides say, is more than lofty presidential rhetoric; it’s necessary groundwork for governing. Being a steady alternative to Trump, the ex-reality television star Biden describes as “erratic” and “dangerous,” may be enough to win in November, they argue. People realize what’s at stake here,” Biden said Saturday in Erie, Pennsylvania, repeating what has become a go-to line in nearly every campaign setting. Biden described his Gettysburg speech as “dramatic” in a preview to donors hours before he delivered it. In a Sept. 22 fundraiser, a top Biden supporter recalled urging the former vice president to run against Trump.
Trump’s COVID-19 raises the question: How will the presidential campaign go on?
For months, the presidential race has been stubbornly static, but on Friday a huge question emerged: Where does it go from here? His campaign also pulled down all of its negative advertising, leaving just positive TV spots to make the case for Biden’s election. AdvertisementSome Biden allies and Trump foes said they had no intention of modulating their attacks on the president, despite his condition. “This validates what Joe Biden and the Democrats have been saying all along: the president hasn’t been taking the COVID-19 virus seriously,” said Thomas Whalen, a presidential historian at Boston University. The Biden campaign opted not to pile on.latimes.com
Trump's virus debate: Project strength or level with public
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON – “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” — President Franklin D. Roosevelt. ___In times of crisis — wars, hurricanes, pandemics — effective leaders strike a balance between inspirational rhetoric and leveling with the public about the tough times ahead. “In Trump’s case, he was saying it was not a dire situation, he was putting people off their guard,” Beschloss added. She cited public skepticism even after schools, sports, entertainment and other industries shut down to keep the virus at bay. Still, “you want people to be informed and to make decisions that are for individual safety and for public safety.
Chinese group plans to recover WWII American plane from lake
The Tigers fought Japanese invaders from December 1941 until they were absorbed into the U.S. military the following July. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING A Chinese group plans to try to recover a fighter plane from the legendary Flying Tigers group of American pilots that crashed in a lake during World War II. Before the P-40 planes were deployed, the Japanese planes had the advantages in China, said Han. The group is trying to raise 30 to 40 million yuan ($5 to $7 million) in public donations to pay for salvaging the plane, Han said. Han said he is inviting surviving Flying Tigers and their families to visit for the raising of the wreckage.
Presidents have changed the office over time. Will Trump have a lasting impact too?
This is the big mystery in America, said Jon D. Michaels, an expert on presidential power at the UCLA School of Law. As the first African American president, Barack Obama transformed the office merely by being elected. By pioneering new forms of communication, harnessing new forms of presidential power, displaying new forms of presidential comportment, they have changed the office more than at any time since Franklin Roosevelt (1933-45), perhaps since Lincoln (1861-65). Hes a phenomenon.With his late-night tweets, vulgar locutions and personal attacks, Donald Trump has altered the personality of the presidency. And I think, sadly, that this will persist beyond his presidency.So may the political content of the Trump years.latimes.com
Column: Conspiracy Theorists Deserve Our Undivided Suspicion
Paul F. deLespinasse is professor emeritus of political science and computer science at Adrian College. Conspiracy theories are entertaining, but we swallow them at our own risk. There are numerous conspiracy theories about 9-11: President George W. Bush was behind it. Our best strategy for remaining sane is to ignore conspiracy theories and regard their propagators as probable cranks. Paul F. deLespinasse is professor emeritus of political science and computer science at Adrian College.monroenews.com
Newsletter: Beyond Con Law 101
Here are the stories you shouldnt miss today:TOP STORIESBeyond Con Law 101The House Judiciary Committees first impeachment hearing yesterday featured four legal scholars testifying about whether President Trumps actions were impeachable offenses under the Constitution. AdvertisementBut beyond offering a constitutional law class and partisan bickering, the committee took a major step toward defining how it could craft articles of impeachment against Trump. Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times. Advertisement The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a law to curb campaign contributions from real estate developers, but critics warn its been too watered down. (Eater)ONLY IN L.A.Every year, Los Angeles County holds a burial ceremony for its unclaimed dead.latimes.com
Warren health plan departs from US 'social insurance' idea
That's different from the "social insurance" or shared responsibility approach taken by Democratic presidents like Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Lyndon Baines Johnson. The Warren campaign says the reason programs like Social Security and Medicare are popular is that benefits are broadly shared. Truman's plan for universal health insurance did not pass, but it would have been supported by payroll taxes. "If you look at the two core social insurance programs in the United States, they have always been financed as a partnership," said William Arnone, CEO of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a nonpartisan organization that educates on how social insurance builds economic security. Under Warren's plan, nearly $9 trillion would come from businesses, in lieu of what they're already paying for employees' health care.
Arthur I. Cyr: Churchills enduring leadership example
Finally, he was instrumental along with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and others in charting the framework for the United Nations. Seeing the two as comparable distorts Churchills true talents and strengths, trivializes profound lessons of history, and might add influence and standing to a current prime minister who deserves neither. However, his point that the current prime minister lacks Churchills long, difficult life experience is exactly right. As France was falling in May 1940, Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain as prime minister. Arthur I. Cyr is Clausen Distinguished Professor at Carthage College and author of After the Cold War. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org