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News : Politics

Open-ended antitrust is an innovation killer

Friday  02:06,   26 february 2021

It’s better to let rivalry and innovation emerge organically, not through the wrecking ball of heavy-handed antitrust regulation. Adam Thierer is a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason... >>>

On The Money: Manhattan DA obtains Trump tax returns | Biden nominee previews post-Trump trade agenda | Biden faces first setback Tanden teeters

Friday  02:06,   26 february 2021

Happy Thursday and welcome back to On The Money, where we're fighting off nightmares about the new Rugrats. I'm Sylvan Lane, and here's your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.See something I... >>>

McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after accusing him of 'dereliction of duty' over the insurrection

Friday  02:06,   26 february 2021

McConnell told Fox News' Bret Baier that he would "absolutely" back Trump if he won the 2024 Republican nomination.He made the comment during an appearance on Fox News' "Special Report" with Bret Baier. The Kentucky senator said he had several... >>>

De Blasio Calls for Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Cuomo

Friday  01:41,   26 february 2021

The mayor called the allegations “disturbing” and joined a bipartisan group of New York lawmakers demanding a probe.During a press availability on Thursday, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio — who’s often had an antagonistic relationship with the... >>>

CBO Says Bill Would Trigger Spending Cuts: Stimulus Update

Friday  01:14,   26 february 2021

The Congressional Budget Office said the $1.9 trillion stimulus package would trigger automatic spending cuts on Medicare and other programs unless Congress acts to head off the reductions, as it’s done before. © Bloomberg The U.S. Capitol in... >>>

GOP congresswoman introduces bill to prohibit transgender people from sex-segregated bathrooms and locker rooms in schools

Friday  01:14,   26 february 2021

Rep. Mary Miller is set to introduce a bill Friday that would prohibit transgender individuals from access to female locker rooms in schools and would clarify that “sex” in Title IX is determined by a person’s biological sex. © Provided by... >>>

Biden speaks with Saudi king ahead of release of Khashoggi report

Friday  01:13,   26 february 2021

President Biden on Thursday spoke with Saudi King Salman ahead of the anticipated release of a U.S. intelligence report on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that is expected to implicate the king's son, the Saudi crown prince.The White... >>>

Pat Roberts joins lobbying firm weeks after Senate retirement

Friday  01:07,   26 february 2021

Former Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts (R) is joining a top K Street lobbying firm just weeks after his departure from Congress.In a press release first reported by McClatchy, Capitol Counsel announced Roberts would join the firm as a senior counselor to... >>>

House passes Equality Act which would expand LGBTQ protections

Friday  01:07,   26 february 2021

The House on Thursday passed legislation that would extend existing civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics. The bill would ensure equal treatment for LGBTQ individuals in areas including... >>>

Meghan McCain grills Psaki on 'hypocrisy' over migrant children facility

Friday  01:01,   26 february 2021

Co-host of The View Meghan McCain questioned White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the reopening of a migrant children facility saying it's a hypocritical move considering President Biden's criticism of former President Trump's use of >>>

Biden's aid bill wildly popular with Americans -- except Republicans in Congress

Friday  01:00,   26 february 2021

Biden's aid bill wildly popular with Americans -- except Republicans in CongressWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is losing hope that congressional Republicans will back U.S. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill despite... >>>

Pentagon: COVID-19 derailed annual survey of sexual assaults at academies

Friday  01:00,   26 february 2021

The Pentagon on Thursday said the coronavirus pandemic prevented officials from gathering data for an annual report on unwanted sexual contact at the military academies.Defense officials had planned to administer in-person surveys at the schools in... >>>

De Blasio demands independent probe into Cuomo sexual harassment claims by Lindsey Boylan

Friday  01:00,   26 february 2021

De Blasio added that whoever does probe the allegations against Cuomo shouldn’t be “compromised” or “dominated” by the governor’s office. “This is just unacceptable. This kind of behavior, if it’s true, is unacceptable in any public servant, in... >>>

Historic LGBTQ rights bill passes — after exposing GOP divisions

Friday  01:00,   26 february 2021

Some Republicans worry that this week's controversial antics from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) have stomped on their attempts to sensitively communicate why they are opposed.The Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to >>>

Granholm confirmed to lead Energy Department

Friday  00:57,   26 february 2021

Jennifer Granholm’s nomination passed the Senate on a 64-35 vote. The vote mirrors a bipartisan vote in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where only four Republicans opposed her. GOP lawmakers voting against Granholm have largely said they >>>