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Federal, Policy

New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

May 10, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to unearth past problems with the politicization of science within government and to tighten scientific integrity rules for the future. A new […]


Federal, Industry, Policy, Workforce

Chamber of Commerce seeks end to enhanced US jobless aid

May 7, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some recipients less incentive to look for work. The […]


Federal, Policy

Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on former President Trump

May 5, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board announced its decision today to uphold the ban on former President Donald Trump’s account. In a ruling issued Wednesday, the board said that while the ban was justified, its open-ended nature was not. “However, it was […]


Federal, Policy

Biden’s families plan would cost $700 billion more than projected, new study says

May 5, 2021

Via: CNBC

President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan would cost far more than the White House estimates, and it would increase government debt while decreasing GDP, according to a study released Wednesday. The administration’s latest stimulus plan, which officials priced at $1.8 […]


Federal, Policy

Treasury Secretary Yellen says rates may have to rise somewhat to keep economy from overheating

May 4, 2021

Via: CNBC

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen conceded Tuesday that interest rates may have to rise to keep a lid on the burgeoning growth of the U.S. economy brought on in part by trillions in government stimulus spending. “It may be that interest […]


Federal, Industry, Policy, Workforce

Senate panel approves Biden nominees to Postal Service board

April 28, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

A Senate committee on Wednesday approved President Joe Biden’s three nominees to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service. The nominees — Ron Stroman, a former deputy postmaster general; Amber McReynolds, who leads the nonprofit National Vote at Home […]


Energy & Environment, Federal, Industry, Policy

Tesla accused of environmental rule violations in U.S. and Germany

April 28, 2021

Via: CNBC

Tesla is defending itself in the U.S. and Germany against allegations that it has violated environmental rules and regulations, according to a new financial filing. In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency accused Tesla last week of failing to prove […]


Federal, Policy

How Biden’s capital gains proposal may hit middle-class home sellers in red-hot markets

April 28, 2021

Via: CNBC

As home prices soar, some sellers in red-hot markets may face a costly surprise come tax time. President Joe Biden will propose in a nationwide address Wednesday a capital gains tax increase for the top 0.3% of households — those […]


Federal, Policy

Biden expanding summer food program for 34M schoolchildren

April 26, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The Biden administration is expanding a program to feed as many as 34 million schoolchildren during the summer months, using funds from the coronavirus relief package approved in March. The Agriculture Department is announcing Monday that it will continue through […]


Federal, Policy

Liberals want to expand the Supreme Court. Many Democrats disagree.

April 26, 2021

Via: POLITICO

Supreme Court expansion was one of the left’s most galvanizing ideas during the 2020 Democratic primary. But the idea is going nowhere with sitting Democratic senators. “I don’t think the American public is interested in having the Supreme Court expanded,” […]