US passes stimulus bill that puts UK efforts to tackle child poverty to shame

The US government has passed a £1.9tn coronavirus (Covid-19) recovery plan that has the potential to cut child poverty in the US in half. The American Rescue Plan, which passed through the senate without any Republican support, expands tax credits and food aid, with a particular focus on families. It is the largest aid package …
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Senate Puts Trump on Trial in Historic Second Impeachment Case for Inciting Capitol Insurrection

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Well, history is being made today. The second impeachment trial of a U.S. president, of former President Donald Trump, begins today in the Senate. Since the founding of the United States, the Senate has conducted just three other presidential impeachment …
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