In other news, Federal Reserve officials now say they expect the economy will grow by 6.2 percent this year, up from 4.2, and they intend to hold interest rates at their current level until 2023.
Meanwhile, the IRS has delayed the tax filing deadline from April 15th to May 15th.
Finally, intelligence officials say Vladimir Putin was behind interference in the 2020 election, not China, and the Russians shared a message with Trump's GOP.
The 15-page report, released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, added heft to longstanding allegations that some of Trump’s top lieutenants were playing into Moscow’s hands by amplifying claims made against then-candidate Joe Biden by Russian-linked Ukrainian figures in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election. It also added new findings that Putin either oversaw or at least approved of the election meddling to benefit Trump.
Washington is expected to impose sanctions on Moscow as soon as next week because of the allegations, three sources said on condition of anonymity.
Forgive the tardiness today. I overslept because the daylight savings time change is still kicking my ass and I had to visit the DMV to update the photo on my drivers license. The last time I updated it was in 2019 so you can imagine how different I look now. I plan to go out to a bar again after I'm vaccinated and showing my old ID was becoming extremely uncomfortable. It still will be to some extent, but at least I look appropriate now. You know, as much as any of us do in our prison photos.