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Rescue Plan

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the Senate has confirmed former Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to serve as the next attorney general of the United States.

Meanwhile, the White House says they've reached a deal to order an additional 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. I would prefer to receive this one myself since it only requires one shot.

Finally, the White House says Biden is reconsidering Trump's last-minute, inexplicable designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Nine days before Trump left office, his administration announced on Jan. 11 it was returning Cuba to that particular U.S. list, citing its harboring of American fugitives and Colombian rebel leaders and security support for socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Trump’s move was a further reversal of rapprochement that former President Barack Obama, under whom Biden served as vice president, orchestrated between the old Cold War foes.

Critics said Trump’s decision was highly politicized and not supported by evidence. Trump’s hardline policy was popular among the large Cuban-American population in south Florida, helping him win the state in November though he lost the election.

The "American fugitive" is man wanted for crimes committed in the 1970s before I was even born. That's supposedly why we added the entire country of Cuba to the list of terror sponsors.