Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nation
The signing came hours before Biden delivers his first prime-time address since taking office. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Biden said as he signed the bill in the Oval Office. Biden originally planned to sign the bill on Friday, but it arrived at the White House more quickly than anticipated. And the nation was on pace to administer its 100 millionth dose of vaccine as soon as Thursday. The fragmented media landscape makes it more difficult for Biden to reach people, Zelizer said, but that may be beside the point.
15 quarantine home renovations from our viewers, readers -- and the photos are amazing
We asked our viewers and readers to send us photos of their DIY home renovations that were completed during quarantine, and we were absolutely stunned by the responses. Not only did we get dozens of submissions showing photos full of incredible home makeovers, but a lot of viewers submitted before-and-after pictures -- and the attention to detail and craftsmanship is truly commendable. The chandelier was already great, but the new floors and paint on the walls really bring it all together, don’t you think? When we asked for home renovation photos, we didn’t specify what kind of home! We want to see your resultsYou can still submit photos, and we want to see them.
Beaumont Mayor criticized for being spotted at nail salon amid coronavirus pandemic
The mayor of Beaumont was catching some backlash after a photo on social media appeared to show her “getting a manicure” at a nail salon amid the coronavirus pandemic and stay at home orders. Mayor Becky Ames responded to 12News after being questioned about the photo that caused a lot of “chatter” on social media. @GregAbbott_TX are you aware that Beaumont, TX Mayor Becky Ames violated your order about nail salons today when the Nail Bar in Beaumont opened to allow her to “buy product”? pic.twitter.com/9GFt6Oosn2 — Gregory Rice (@LetsGoStros2019) April 22, 2020Ames and the nail salon owner explained to the news station that they were removing an old manicure set. According to 12News, the nail salon owner said she left out a bowl of acetone for Ames to remove the set herself.
A photo published by a Texas newspaper was called ‘fake.' The paper’s editor clapped back showing it was indeed real.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx – The editor of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times clapped back at readers for calling a photo taken by one of her photographers “fake," when it later turned out to be something real. A photo of Bob Hall Pier, which was closed to the public due to coronavirus concerns, was taken by photographer Courtney Sacco. The clouds were positioned differently, and people who say they were at the pier say the conditions were drastically different compared to the photos. Sacco, a longtime Corpus Christi resident, was threatened via phone calls and social media messages. Corpus Christi Caller-Times, owned by USA Today, has an ethics policy which Cavazos briefly stated: “We don’t break the law to get information.