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Bernie Sanders on James Carville: 'I Don't Think He's Terribly Relevant to What Happens in Congress'

Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) responded to political strategist James Carville saying the Democratic Party "can't be more liberal" than Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) because they will not be able to pass any of their legislation.
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Unclaimed IRS Tax Refunds Available to 1.3 Million People: How to Get Yours
"Time is quickly running out for these taxpayers," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said. "There's only a three-year window to claim these refunds, and the window closes on May 17."
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Isla Fisher slams Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for hosting 'lies that cost lives'
Isla Fisher criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, calling him out in a recent interview for profiting off rhetoric on the site that she believes led to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building.
Iraq: Anti-Government Protesters Set Fire to Iran Consulate
Anti-government protesters in the central Iraqi city of Karbala set fire to the outer gates of the city's Iranian consulate on Sunday after unidentified gunmen killed an Iraqi activist in Karbala earlier the same day.
What's behind latest attacks between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants?
The U.S. is joining several other countries in calling for calm as Palestinian militants and Israeli forces launch rockets and airstrikes against each other in the Middle East. Tensions have been escalating in the region after several clashes in Jerusalem. Barak Ravid, a contributing correspondent at Axios and the author of "Axios from Tel Aviv," joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.
New York City approves Memorial Day Parade permit after threat of legal action
Forward march! The city has given the go-ahead for Staten Island’s 102nd annual Memorial Day Parade after initially nixing organizers’ request for a permit.
What Joe Biden Has Said About Israel-Palestine Conflict
The president has repeatedly affirmed that he supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has escalated in recent days.
Sheriff on migrants pouring into Texas: I've never seen anything like this in 35 years
Texas sheriff Brad Coe joined 'Fox & Friends' on Tuesday to discuss the influx of migrants pouring into Texas and said that he has 'never seen anything like this in 35 years.'
Leo Terrell blasts teachers union president's 'lies' about American Revolution, critical race theory
Fox News contributor and former social studies teacher Leo Terrell said on Tuesday that the American Federation of Teachers president “lied” that the American Revolution was predicated on preserving slavery.
Taiwan Blasts China's 'Shameless Lies' After Beijing Claims Nobody Cares More About Taiwanese
"After what Beijing has done to Xinjiang, Tibet & Hong Kong, no sane person would believe it could take care of Taiwan's health needs or otherwise," said Taiwan's foreign minister on Tuesday.
Disgraced Lincoln Project members reemerge as liberal media forgets group's scandals
Less than three months after the liberal Lincoln Project publicly imploded over multiple scandals, the disgraced group is getting mainstream media love again.
Queen Elizabeth makes first public appearance since Prince Philip’s funeral to open Parliament
The event, pared-down for pandemic times, was the queen’s first major public appearance since the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip, last month.
Dogecoin is still in the dog house after Elon Musk's 'SNL' appearance
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CNN's Brianna Keilar calls Rand Paul an 'ass' again for questioning Fauci
CNN anchor Briana Keilar targeted Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. in a rant on Tuesday, calling him an "ass" for how he's treated Dr. Anthony Fauci in past hearings and predicting he'll do the same when they meet again.
Bethenny Frankel says she has no political goals after her show is compared to Donald Trump’s ‘The Apprentice’
Bethenny Frankel discussed a potential career in politics after her reality show drew comparisons to Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.”
Former NFL player detained after threatening post
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'RHOA' star Porsha Williams says she's 'crazy in love' with Simon Guobadia, addresses the 'optics'
Porsha Williams of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" confirmed her relationship with Simon Guobadia, the ex-husband of her costar Falynn Guobadia.
Car rams into security barrier outside White House
A driver rammed a minivan into a metal barrier outside the White House Friday. The security scare unfolded while President Trump and Australia’s prime minister were inside. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.
Windmill's sold-out, super-pretty AC units are finally back in stock
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Calif. parents accused of child abuse back in court
David and Louise Turpin, the California parents accused of torturing and starving their 13 children, appeared in court Friday. They set May 14 as a preliminary hearing date, although a defense attorney said the large amount of evidence makes him "skeptical" they will be ready.
Trump Endorses Glenn Youngkin, Says Virginia Doesn't Need 'Communist Chinese' Running State
Trump criticized former Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is not yet the Democrat nominee, for having "suspicious" deals with China.
Alex Rodriguez 'shocked' by Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck reunion following split: report
Alex Rodriguez is reportedly shocked by his ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez's reunion with Ben Affleck.
Sports headlines: Latest on NCAA scandal, and Olympics come to an end
The NCAA is facing more controversy and the USA women's hockey team clinches gold in the Olympics. CBS Sports writer Bill Reiter joins CBSN to discuss the latest sports headlines.
Car hits White House security barrier
A vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House Friday afternoon, in what a law enforcement source told CBS News' Pat Milton appeared to be an intentional act. The source said the female driver, an out-of-state resident with Tennessee plates, is someone known to the Secret Service.
Bradley Beal calls Kent Bazemore a ‘straight lame’ for joking about his hamstring injury
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Orphaned Foal Adopted by Horse Who Lost Her Baby in Heart-wrenching Video
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Trump takes questions during join press conference with Australian PM
After their joint press conference at the White House on Friday, President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took questions from reporters. They addressed gun control, the bloodshed in Syria and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Watch their remarks.
Trump holds press conference with Australian Prime Minister
President Trump held a join press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House on Friday. They discussed possible trade deals, military and security cooperation. Watch their full remarks.
This is the most repulsive GOP scam about Liz Cheney yet
The latest scam: Purging Cheney will facilitate the GOP's transition into a "working class party."
Trump says John Kelly has final say on Jared Kushner's security clearance
President Trump says his chief of staff, John Kelly, will make any decisions as to whether extend the interim security clearance of Mr. Trump's son-in-law and adviser.
FDA greenlights Pfzier Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents
The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15. CNN's Sanjay Gupta looks at how the clinical trials unfolded.
Demand for gas is rising after pipeline hack
Gas shortage concerns are driving gasoline demand up as the Colonial Pipeline remains shut five days after it was hit by a cyber attack. CNN's Matt Egan reports.
Despite recent flurry, no-hitters remain amazing - but MLB offensive futility can't be ignored
There have been four MLB no-hitters in the first 40 days of the regular season, but is the feat diminished in a year of such offensive futility?
Covid-19 ravages rural India where doctors are scarce
Five migrant girls found abandoned in sweltering heat by Texas farmer
​Five young migrant girls were found by a Texas farmer on his ranch near the Rio Grande River as temperatures soared past 100 degrees.
Fish With Lost Wedding Ring Wrapped Around Body Spotted by Snorkeler
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Washington Post Picks Sally Buzbee as Top Editor
After more than three decades at the respected news service, Ms. Buzbee becomes the successor to the star editor Martin Baron.
Vote against Cheney is a fateful moment in US history
French artist shows dignity in ordinary people with massive works of art
'JR' says he posts the huge photos on public structures so people can look at them and see themselves.
Sally Buzbee will be first woman to lead Washington Post as new executive editor
The Washington Post has selected Sally Buzbee, executive editor and senior vice president at the Associated Press, as its new top editor.
Are you kidding? Dana White is 'not gonna f***ing loan' a UFC fighter to box Jake Paul
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‘Home Town Takeover’ is the Most Radically Kind Show on TV
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South Carolina governor slams federal unemployment program as ‘road to socialism’
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How Biden could expand paid family leave to more Americans
President Joe Biden promoting the American Jobs Plan in Norfolk, Virginia, on May 3. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The government’s definition of the family could be expanded in Biden’s American Families Plan. That’s really important. President Joe Biden recently unveiled his American Families Plan, a $1.8 trillion proposal that, among other things, would provide 12 weeks of paid leave to workers caring for new children or a sick family member. Perhaps as important, the proposal could also fundamentally change how the US government defines “family.” The current law of the land is the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), from 1993, which requires large employers to allow workers to take leave for qualified family or medical reasons, but does not require that employees be paid during the time off. And not everyone can take advantage of it. When it comes to unpaid leave, the federal government’s current definition of who counts as family is tied pretty closely to the idea of a nuclear one: married partners and children under the age of 18. That leaves out a massive percentage of the population; just 18.4 percent of Americans live in traditional nuclear-family households. Nine states and the District of Columbia, representing a combined third of the country’s population, have government programs that fund or will soon begin funding paid leave, and each uses a definition of family that goes beyond the FMLA. But leave is governed by a patchwork of state and individual business policies, leaving most families out. Many Americans rely on extended or chosen family for care. For example, fewer than half of LGBTQ Americans surveyed in 2020 said they were most likely to rely on support from biological family when they are sick, according to a survey conducted by the progressive Center for American Progress. The American Families Plan currently does not explicitly include chosen and extended family in its paid leave protections, but it does say access will be expanded. As Sherry Leiwant and Jared Make, the leaders of A Better Balance, a paid family leave and reduced-cost child care programs advocacy group, told Vox, it will be up to groups like theirs to push lawmakers to ensure inclusivity in the congressional version of the plan. Any bill that extends who can take leave to care for loved ones could have massive implications; reframing how the federal government conceives of family could help level the economic playing field. Rep. Richard Neal’s (D-MA) Building an Economy for Families Act, a far more detailed paid leave plan introduced at the end of April, is another example. Leiwant and Make briefly spoke with Vox about Biden’s and Neal’s plans, and the effect a new definition of family would have. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity. Gregory Svirnovskiy Can you walk me through, in layman’s terms, how the federal government defines family? Does that manifest in the FMLA? Sherry Leiwant The federal government, in terms of the way they’ve defined sick leave for their own employees since the ’70s, really, when they began to think of family as other than just the nuclear family, has been very generous. It’s the federal government that coined the term “blood or affinity” as a relationship. And we’ve been using that, as Jared can attest, in all the states where we’ve written model sick leave laws or paid family leave laws. They are now just starting to also include those terms. So the federal government really was a leader here. The FMLA, on the other hand, is extremely narrow. It only applies to spouses and parents, and only to children under 18, which has always been a thorn in my side, because my children are older. So, you know, that’s a very narrow definition. Jared Make As long as A Better Balance has been in existence, we’ve heard from workers that the definition of family under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act is incredibly narrow. And it doesn’t include not only core immediate family relationships — like adult children, domestic partners, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren — but also, you know, the broader chosen family that Sherry mentioned, that the federal government does recognize for its own workers. So there’s a disconnect there, but it’s an area where we’ve seen states really lead the way, and it’s exciting to now see proposals and support federally for paid family and medical leave that will have an inclusive family definition. Gregory Svirnovskiy How have those narrow definitions in the FMLA impacted nontraditional families, particularly members of the LGBTQ community? Jared Make I think the unfortunate reality is it’s left most of those families out historically, and that continues to this day. You know, a major gap is that domestic partners, for example, are not covered. And this certainly before marriage equality was a complete exclusion of same-sex couples. Now that we have marriage equality, of course, married same-sex couples are covered, all spouses are. But the definition continues to leave out domestic partners. Sherry Leiwant Also the immigrant community. In many cases, you have people who are here and have left their most immediate family behind, but they are living with other family members who care for them and whom they care for. You have a lot of people living in extended families. And that can also have a disparate racial and ethnic impact. So it’s very important across the board. Gregory Svirnovskiy Now we have two new proposals for family leave in President Biden’s American Families Plan and in Rep. Richard Neal’s Building an Economy for Families Act. Do these plans go beyond current nuclear family definitions? Sherry Leiwant The Biden team is completely committed to a broad family definition, including the blood or affinity. And that is true also of Rep. Neal, who’s head of the Ways and Means Committee, which is now looking at language for a possible paid family medical leave program for the nation. He has put out a discussion draft that also has a broad and inclusive definition of family. In fact, it kind of follows the FMLA on everything on purposes and weeks and so forth. But there is a specific exception for family definition so that it’s broader. And it’s basically what we’ve been using, and what we’ve been talking about here. Gregory Svirnovskiy I’m glad you brought that up, because one of the things that’s really troubled me is I’ve scoured the internet, and haven’t been able to find any defined language on exactly who can qualify to take leave under the Biden plan, other than these broad allusions to it being more inclusive. Sherry Leiwant Well, I mean, I think what we always expected from the president was a very broad-strokes program that would then be defined more specifically in Congress. This is what he’s sending, he’s not sending detailed legislation. I think working with the committee or the various committees is really important in terms of seeing what actually comes through. And I’m sure that the White House will be involved in some way in what it looks like. Gregory Svirnovskiy Can you tell me more about Rep. Neal’s proposal? Does it differ at all from Biden’s AFP? Sherry Leiwant It expands the family definition. So FMLA, it’s just for parents with young children under 18. The Neal proposal would expand that to a variety of named relatives, as well as those who have the equivalent of a family relationship through blood or affinity. All the nuts and bolts are in there. I’m not sure that, you know, the stakeholders, such as the advocates or the business community or the disabled community will agree with what they’ve done. And there’ll be pushback, and there’ll be conversation, and I’m sure things will be changed. But there are massive amounts of detail in that document. Gregory Svirnovskiy Is there anything missing in the plans Biden or Neal are presenting to Congress right now? Will families that take paid leave be guaranteed their jobs on returning from leave, for instance? Sherry Leiwant The FMLA continues to be the only job protection statute or legal remedy. If you’re taking care of someone in your extended family, you could get benefits for that if Neal’s discussion draft were to pass, or Biden’s, but the FMLA continues to be the only job protection statute. We would have to expand the definition of family there. The AFP is silent [on job protection], isn’t really addressing that issue. Neal’s proposal, also silent. There’s nothing in there. It doesn’t mean that the Biden proposal wouldn’t include something. But I don’t believe they said anything one way or the other. Gregory Svirnovskiy In the end, though, looking at Biden’s proposal and Rep. Neal’s plan for paid leave, can you speak to the symbolic importance of that for the American family? Sherry Leiwant Yes, it’s extremely important. I mean, I think it’s time. The time has long passed, really, for us to recognize that American families are not just mother, father, child, and parents. People rely on loved ones for their care. And many of our particular communities like the LGBT community, disability community, a lot of immigrant families, are extended families that care for each other, and we need to start recognizing that. This is a huge step in that direction.
Suspected Russian Shooter Got Gun License Less Than 2 Weeks Ago, Lawmaker Says
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Dad charged in Chicago toddler’s death
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Production Problems for Russia's COVID Vaccine Lead to Suggestion of Six-Month Wait Between Doses
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Palestinians Echo Black Lives Matter as U.S. Activists Repay George Floyd Solidarity
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Dozens dead in suicide bomb attack near girls' school in Afghanistan
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