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Biden: Check whether a virus support package can provide by Congress




In addition to a sweeping national recovery initiative, the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 assistance programme of President Joe Biden is a first political measure of the current government, Democratic Legislative leadership, and Republican position in the political post-Trump landscape.

For Biden, the result would test his presidency’s power, his “unity” policy and whether he can still compromise and implement a difficult agreement after decades of deal.

For the first time in decade, the House and Senate democrats with full authority can teach Americans how they can direct government in recession, drafting, amending and passing a stimulus plan.

And Republicans will determine whether they plan to be active advocates of the opposition party without former President Donald Trump or simply say-no obstructives.

“The Democrats have a chance to advance what they went to polls, put them in office to do,” said the president of the Color of Change organisation, Rashad Robinson.

“Failure is really difficult to speculate,” he said. “We can’t really face anything I guess, you know. There are so many of our neighbourhoods in serious straits.”

The imminent challenge is if Biden will make a bipartisan muscle of support for the Congress, hitting an aspiring moment at his first speech, or whether the Republican resistance or even others of his political party would give him no choice but to bring it into legislation when it comes to a party-line election.

In the days and weeks ahead of the trial of Trump against an allegation of rebellion against the USA. Capitol siege will determine what is feasible in Washington’s pitch, tenor and parameter.

Performance will give Biden a hallmark achievement during his first 100 days of office, spreading $400 billion for vaccinating and reopening colleges, $1,400 in direct household transfers and other goals, including a steady rise to $15 an hour in federal low salaries. The presidency will be a power to be taken into account.

Unable to conclude a compromise with strong political and common support would reveal that the democrats hit the limits, notwithstanding uniform political influence, and Republicans ready, in attempts to retake control, to expand on any early stumbling blocks.

“To support everybody robustly and efficiently,” said Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, part-leader of the Party. “Who the President suggested and what we are working on.

“Let’s face it,” she said, ‘all lives were turned upside down. “We will work out our hearts to achieve this.”

The demócratas operate as if they realise that they have borrowed time with an evenly split Senate and a thin plurality in House and have been running into the Biden age like not a minute to spare.

Leader Senate Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is setting the groundwork next week for a go-alone strategy that would allow for the approval of the current budget committee chair Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with a clear 51-vote majority, rather than the threshold for 60 votes usually required to advance legislation.

The House declared abrupt improvements to the timetable for work on the COVID-19 package for the Americans by the end of March, including the unemployment relief and the expulsive ban, for chief Steny Hoyer, D-Md.

The White House is working internally with bipartisan policymakers in order to draw up a consensus plan that could be endorsed robustly as Congressional Democrats threaten that they would move ahead with or without Republicans.

Sen. Susan Collins, an R-Menne leader with Sen. Joe Manchin, from D-W.Va., is negotiating an alternate package with the White House which some Democrats would favour.

“I think it’s impossible at this stage to talk about budget reconciliation as a tool,” said Rep. Jared Golden of the D-Maine who is part of the House’s two-part related initiative.

Biden, Vice-Chair Kamala Harris and other senior officials have been fully promoted by the White House in order to speak with law enforcement officers while seeking to increase public awareness for a number of civic and economic leaders. But it has also ignored demands for a smaller kit that might win GOP sponsorship.

The White House Secretary of State for Press Jen Psaki tweeted on Thursday: “We are involved in a lot of terms – democracy is in motion — we don’t look to break a box into two.

The new President and Congress’ first 100 days offer high-profile opportunities for lawmakers and precious moments to do great things before the mid-term elections.

Keeping the Democrats on the Senate is especially weak, divided between 50.50 and 50. Harris will cast a break-down vote. Truth came home when, late Tuesday, after the start of the hearing, 80-year-old Sen. Leahy of D-Vt, was taken to the hospital. He came back to work Wednesday, but the Democratic majority in the Senate appeared to be interested for several hours.

In the aftermath of the 2009 financial crisis, Biden just became vice-president and the combat of that political period is all too familiar.

The Obama administration and a Democratic Congress soon proposed an American Recovery and Relief Act worth almost 800 billion dollars.

At the moment, Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, threatened to turn President Barack Obama into a one-term president and Republicans in House voted secretly to overturn the recovery bill overwhelmingly. It finished with almost no GOP votes.

The Republicans then campaigned against the assistance and ridiculed it as over-regulation, while many analysts felt the package may have become greater as economic conditions deteriorated.

“No one thinks that we have completed our bipartisan work on this pandemic,” McConnell said this week.

He said instead that “any further action should be smart or target-oriented, not just an uncertain drift of borrowed funds that would direct huge sums to those who don’t need it.” But McConnell said that the sweeping scheme Biden “leaves no mark.”

Democrats seem prepared to swap but not prepared to invest important political resources waiting for dealings with the Republicans.

Much like McConnell used the fiscal mechanism to make the Trump tax cuts by a straightforward 51-vote process, the Democrats will do the same with the top political objective of Biden.

“Our Republican fellow Members, we want to work with if we can,” he said. “We will have to move forward without them if our Republican colleagues choose the necessary and robust COVID relief.”

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Willson Contreras’ 1st-inning grand slam — his 100th career home run — sparks the Chicago Cubs’ 9-0 win



Willson Contreras’ 1st-inning grand slam — his 100th career home run — sparks the Chicago Cubs’ 9-0 win

Willson Contreras started getting emotional in the dugout after he crushed a first-inning grand slam Monday night.

The slam punctuated an eight-run first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, all the offense the Chicago Cubs needed in a 9-0 win at Wrigley Field. Left-hander Wade Miley locked down the Pirates lineup, tossing seven scoreless innings and allowing just one baserunner for the Cubs’ third straight victory.

Contreras’ fourth career grand slam was bigger than what it meant within the context of the game. It was the 100th home run of Contreras’ career, a milestone that prompted emotional thoughts in the dugout of the Venezuelan native’s winding baseball journey.

“The whole thing that I went through in the minors came to mind,” Contreras said. “I mean, the road is not easy, but if you put the right work in, you might get there. Today is one of those days that made me think of my childhood, where I came from. It makes me proud.”

Contreras jumped a first-pitch hanging curveball from Pirates right-hander Bryse Wilson for the 422-foot grand slam. After the game, he received his 100th home run ball from the fan who caught it, exchanging a couple of balls and a bat and taking some photos with the fan.

Contreras plans to give the memento to his dad, Wuiliam.

“He knows how hard we work to get to the big leagues and there was a lot of calls during the minor leagues, a lot of frustration, a lot of obstacles that were in my road,” Contreras said. “But he was a support. He and my mom (Olga) were there all the time and this is for them.”

Contreras’ 100th home run was notable on multiple levels:

  • He became the third Cubs catcher to reach the mark, joining Gabby Hartnett (231 homers) and Jody Davis (122).
  • According to Elias Sports Bureau, Contreras — who led off the first with a double — is the first Cub with a grand slam and an extra-base hit in the same inning since Wildfire Schulte on Aug. 16, 1911.
  • Contreras is one of just 10 leadoff hitters since 1901 with a first-inning grand slam. George Springer, in 2016 for the Houston Astros, is the only other player to accomplish the feat in the last 35 years.

“Unbelievable, man,” catcher Yan Gomes said. “He’s probably one of the better players in this game, and you can see when he gets hot, it’s not just like a couple of base hits. It’s like there’s no stadium that can hold him. So it’s nice to have him on our side.”

The Cubs sent 13 batters to the plate in the first with three of their eight hits going for extra bases. Ian Happ, Gomes, Andrelton Simmons and Rafael Ortega each recorded an RBI before Contreras’ grand slam.

Watching Contreras’ special moment reminded manager David Ross of his 100th career home run, which he hit in 2016 at Wrigley during the last of his 15 big-league seasons. Ross laughed when noting how it took him a lot longer to hit the mark than Contreras, who just turned 30 in his seventh season.

“He’s got to do a lot of cool things early on in his career, and it’s why he’s such a special player,” Ross said.

Miley didn’t need any more offensive support after the eight-run first. He utilized his natural quick pace and an aggressive approach that allowed him to rack up outs with an efficient pitch count.

Miley tallied six strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter after issuing five walks in three innings during his season debut Tuesday in San Diego.

“I mean, guys know what I’m going to do,” Miley said. “I’m going to throw stuff in hard and soft away. But I have to be able to command it.”

Miley’s lone baserunner came on Michael Chavis’ two-out single in the fifth. Cubs fans booed Chavis as he reached first base after he stepped out of the box twice during the at-bat. The second time call frustrated Miley because he was already going into his delivery when plate umpire Dan Bellino stopped him to award Chavis’ request.

The Pirates second baseman hit the next pitch into left to end Miley’s perfect game.

“The second one was a little late,” Miley said. “I’m already in my leg kick when I hear (Bellino) start screaming. You don’t have to give him time, so I was just letting Dan know that I understand they call time a lot but you don’t have to give it to him.

“I‘m working quick, I’m coming at you, and if you want to step out, step out — I’m going to keep doing it, I don’t really care.”


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Royce Lewis helps lead Twins past Athletics



Royce Lewis helps lead Twins past Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — With Carlos Correa nearing a return — likely within the next couple of days — Royce Lewis’s days in the majors appear to be limited.

But the Twins’ top prospect has made them count, and did so again on Wednesday, scoring two of the team’s runs in a 3-1 win over the Athletics on Monday night at the RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland.

Lewis led off the third inning with a double to left and came around to score on a Jorge Polanco single with two outs. The 22-year-old again got the Twins’ offense going two innings later, drawing the first walk of his career. He advanced to second when Nick Gordon laid down a sacrifice bunt and scored once again on a Byron Buxton single, the trio of former first-round picks contributing to what would become the game-winning run.

The Twins’ only other run came an inning later when catcher Gary Sánchez blasted his second home run in the last four games deep into center field.

And thanks to another strong performance from the quartet of pitchers the Twins (21-15) threw out against Oakland, they walked away with another close win against the A’s (15-23) after sweeping them earlier this month in a series comprised of all one-run games.

Chris Archer, in a 62-pitch effort, threw four innings and surrendered a run on just a pair of hits. After a taxing first inning, Archer worked a nine-pitch second and then cruised through the third, too, before allowing an RBI double to Elvis Andrus in the fourth inning.

That would be the only run given up by a Twins pitcher, as rookie Yennier Cano worked a pair of scoreless frames, and Griffin Jax did as well. For his efforts, Cano picked up his first career win in just his second game.

With Emilio Pagán down after throwing in three straight games, the Twins turned to Tyler Duffey, and the veteran locked down his first save of the season, working in the ninth inning for the first time in more than a month.

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Anthony Rizzo is third Yankee slugger to hit double-digit homers in 2022



Anthony Rizzo is third Yankee slugger to hit double-digit homers in 2022

BALTIMORE — With his ninth-inning home run, Anthony Rizzo joined Aaron Judge (12) and Giancarlo Stanton (10) with double-digit home runs. Amazingly, it is the first time in Yankees history that they have had three players with 10 or more home runs within the first 35 games.

It took a while for Rizzo to get there. He had not hit a home run since April 29 in Kansas City — until he hit his 10th of the season in the ninth inning.

“It’s definitely just part of the season where you put in the work and you don’t necessarily get the results. So it’s definitely a battle, but usually you get into ruts like that and one swing like that could definitely help,” Rizzo said of his homer. “I feel like yesterday was a lot closer, even some of the outs today didn’t necessarily look too good, but felt better so we just gotta keep going every day and you know once we can just switch it all.”

Overall, Rizzo’s lefty bat has been a big contributor to the Yankees lineup this season. Rizzo is hitting .224/.3336/.520 with nine home runs, an .856 OPS.


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