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Federal, Policy

Boeing sues subcontractor over work on Air Force One planes

April 9, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Boeing is suing a subcontractor it hired for work on new Air Force One planes used to carry the president, saying the company ran into financial problems and missed deadlines. The aircraft maker said the subcontractor’s problems have caused millions […]


Federal, Policy

Manchin says he won’t vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster

April 9, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Senator Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat who wields significant power in the party’s narrow 50-seat majority in the Senate, reiterated that he would not vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster, all but dooming the chances of passage for several […]


Federal, Policy

Is the US border with Mexico in crisis?

April 8, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Nearly 19,000 children traveling alone were stopped at the Mexican border in March, smashing previous highs set during periods of heavy child migration in 2014 and 2019. Is it a crisis? Spin and semantics aside, migration to the U.S. from […]


Policy, State & Local

California to move to statewide reopening plan in June

April 7, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has led the nation’s most populous state through the pandemic using complicated metrics, county-by-county rules and a color-coded tier system dictating what people and businesses can do. But with summer approaching, more Californians getting vaccinated, and […]


Federal, Policy

US Treasury: 156 million coronavirus relief payments issued

April 7, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, including 25 million payments that were primarily to Social Security beneficiaries who hadn’t filed 2019 or 2020 tax […]


Federal, Policy

Biden corporate tax hike would have little impact on business investment, Wharton study says

April 7, 2021

Via: CNBC

The proposed increase to the corporate tax rate in President Joe Biden’s landmark infrastructure plan will not lead to a significant reduction in business investment, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Of utmost interest […]


Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

Lawmakers press Instagram for details on its plans for kids

April 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting by BuzzFeed that the company was […]


Federal, Policy

Biden’s next big bill could revive — or bury — his bipartisan brand

April 5, 2021

Via: POLITICO

Joe Biden’s campaign promise to work with the GOP is crashing into his political reality: It’s easier to just go around the Republican Party and pass his agenda with Democratic votes. As Biden presses a fresh multitrillion-dollar proposal to spend […]


Federal, Policy

Biden’s ‘Jobs Cabinet’ to sell infrastructure as GOP resists

April 2, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden is setting about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, deputizing a five-member “jobs Cabinet” to help in the effort. But the enormity of his task is clear after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vowed […]


Federal, Policy

Biden blasts Amazon for not paying federal taxes, promises to ‘put an end to that’

April 1, 2021

Via: TechSpot

During an address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, yesterday, Biden mentioned Amazon twice when unveiling his infrastructure spending plan, which increases the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%. It also closes a popular loophole in the tax code that allows companies […]