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News : Politics

The ransomware unicorn

Sunday  14:50,   17 april 2022

To make inroads on the threat of ransomware, we need to start treating ransomware like the billion-dollar problem it is. Alex Iftimie (@aiftimie) and Brandon Van Grack (@BVanGrack) are former senior national security officials at the U.S. Department >>>

Oath Keepers leader and 10 others charged with 'seditious conspiracy'

Sunday  14:45,   17 april 2022

The Justice Department escalated its January 6 investigation by bringing seditious conspiracy charges against 11 defendants, including the leader of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes. © Susan Walsh/AP In this Sunday, June 25, 2017 file photo, Stewart >>>

Republican National Committee threatens to pull nominees from official presidential debates

Sunday  14:45,   17 april 2022

The RNC threatened to change its rules to bar presidential nominees from debates held by the Commission on Presidential Debates.In a letter sent to the Commission on Presidential Debates and obtained by NBC News, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel... >>>

Fed's Brainard faces GOP pressure on climate stances

Sunday  14:35,   17 april 2022

Federal Reserve board member Lael Brainard sought to assure Republican senators Thursday that the central bank would not cut off financing to the fossil fuel industry or penalize banks who serve it if she becomes the bank's No. 2 official.During >>>

Martin Luther King III says history will remember Sen. Kyrsten Sinema 'unkindly' for not supporting filibuster reform to pass voting rights

Sunday  14:35,   17 april 2022

Civil rights groups lit into the Arizona Democrat for continuing to oppose changing the Senate's rules to pass voting rights legislation on Thursday."History will remember Senator Sinema unkindly. While Sen. Sinema remains stubborn in her... >>>

Nebraska sues to block Omaha mask order

Sunday  14:30,   17 april 2022

The state of Nebraska filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in an effort to stop the city of Omaha from enforcing a mask mandate, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the Cornhusker State continue to increase.The lawsuit, filed by Attorney General Doug... >>>

Senate antitrust bill has serious ramifications for consumers and small businesses

Sunday  14:15,   17 april 2022

While self-preferencing may seem anti-competitive, it routinely enhances consumer welfare. For example, due to its size, companies like Amazon and Apple can offer their range of goods and services at considerably lower costs. Under the bill's... >>>

Republicans Rejoice as Supreme Court Knocks Down Biden Vaccine Mandate

Sunday  14:15,   17 april 2022

"SCOTUS has halted the Biden administration's OSHA vaccine mandate. This a GREAT step in stopping these mandates for good," Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted.Under the proposed rule, which was to be carried out by the Occupational Safety and Health... >>>

Eviction ban extended in Seattle

Sunday  14:15,   17 april 2022

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell (D) on Wednesday announced he will be extending his city's eviction moratorium for another 30 days, citing the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases amid the spread of the omicron variant."As this rapid surge in cases... >>>

Top Trump nemesis might join GOP Senate primary

Sunday  14:15,   17 april 2022

There’s growing speculation in Arizona that Republican Gov. Doug Ducey will jump into the high-profile Senate race.The term-limited Republican governor, now in his last year of office, has not said anything publicly that suggests he has changed his... >>>

Jim Jordan Mocked as Trump's 'Mar-a-Lago Mutt' in Cartoon by Ohio's Largest Newspaper

Sunday  14:10,   17 april 2022

The cartoon pictures the GOP congressman as a dog, with a red tie functioning as a leash being held by Trump's hand.Jordan, who has represented Ohio's 4th congressional district since 2007, is a staunch supporter of former President Donald... >>>

Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test mandate for large businesses

Sunday  14:10,   17 april 2022

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration vaccine-or-test mandates for large businesses. By a 6-3 vote, with the three liberal justices -- Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan -- dissenting, the court reasoned that... >>>

Trump predicts Rep. Elise Stefanik will be president 'in about 6 years'

Sunday  14:10,   17 april 2022

Stefanik, who took Liz Cheney's leadership post, voted against Trump's tax reform bill and said in 2016 that he was "tapping into the fear" of voters.Trump's praise for Stefanik, first reported by The New York Post, comes on the heels of the >>>

Black Lives Matter activists sue over crackdown outside LA mayor's home

Sunday  14:00,   17 april 2022

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles activists have sued the city over the police department's response to protests outside Mayor Eric Garcetti's (D) home in December 2020. The activists, who opposed Garcetti's appointment to a possible role... >>>

Democrats urge IRS to start with lowest-income Americans in clearing tax return backlog

Sunday  14:00,   17 april 2022

House Democrats are urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to begin eliminating its backlog of unaddressed returns starting with the lowest-income Americans, days after the Treasury Department warned that tax refunds and other services may be... >>>