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Policy, State & Local

Biden relief proposal includes $350 billion for state and local government

January 15, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The COVID-19 rescue package President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday he plans to introduce upon taking office includes $350 billion in aid to state and local governments, which have pleaded for months that they need more federal assistance to overcome steep […]


Federal, Policy

How IBM influences policy without spending big money on election campaigns

January 15, 2021

Via: CNBC

Corporate money has flooded U.S. elections ever since 2010, when the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that business donations amounted to protected free speech under the First Amendment. But the steady stream of cash slowed this week, […]


Policy, State & Local

Washington mobilizes a massive troop buildup in the capital ahead of Biden inauguration

January 14, 2021

Via: Fortune

Soldiers took up positions in the U.S. Capitol in a scene reminiscent of Civil War deployments as Washington braced for the inauguration of a new president and a vote to impeach the current one. With more than 20,000 National Guard […]


Federal, Policy

U.S. will require incoming travelers provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test

January 13, 2021

Via: Fortune

The U.S. will require proof of a negative Covid-19 test before allowing visitors to fly into the country from other nations, in an effort to help airlines regain at least some of their most lucrative international travel. The Centers for […]


Federal, Policy

FBI warns of armed protests at state capitols across America ahead of Biden inauguration

January 12, 2021

Via: Fortune

State capitols across the nation stepped up security Monday, deploying National Guard units, SWAT teams and extra police officers while several legislatures convened amid heightened safety concerns following last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. The protections came as the […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

Parler sues Amazon for withdrawing support after U.S. Capitol riot

January 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

Social network Parler is suing Amazon for pulling its cloud computing support in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot. Popular with conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump, Parler was reliant on the cloud computing services provided by […]


Federal, Policy

Democrats press for fast-track impeachment as top Republicans urge Trump to resign

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority to force him out, warning that Trump is a threat to […]


Federal, Policy

Trump is trying to cement his anti-China legacy. Will Biden dismantle it?

January 7, 2021

Via: Fortune

Well, it has been an eventful week in Washington. And yet, amid the chaos, President Donald Trump on Tuesday found time to sign an executive order banning transactions with eight more Chinese apps, including Alipay, the payment platform owned by […]


Federal, Policy

Pence declares Biden winner of presidential election after Congress defies mob to certify votes

January 7, 2021

Via: Fortune

Vice President Mike Pence defied President Donald Trump early Thursday morning as he affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s November victory, putting an end to Trump’s futile efforts to subvert American democracy and overturn the results of the election. In a move […]


Policy, State & Local

Court says Uber can’t hold users to terms they probably didn’t read

January 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

The highest state court in Massachusetts has rejected Uber’s efforts to force a blind man’s discrimination claims to be settled in arbitration. In the process, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court raised the bar for technology companies trying to impose one-sided […]