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Federal, Policy

Trump Just Delayed Auto Tariffs on the EU and Japan. Here’s Why

May 17, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump on Friday announced a delay in imposing tariffs on imported vehicles and parts from the European Union, Japan and other nations for 180 days to pursue negotiations, avoiding opening another front in his tariff battle with some […]


Federal, Policy

Trump’s tariffs are equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades

May 16, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump, having championed one of the larger tax cuts in recent years, has now enacted tariffs equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades. A CNBC analysis of data from the Treasury Department ranks the combined […]


Federal, Policy, State & Local

Congress will reconsider $1.1 billion ‘Smart Cities and Communities Act’

May 16, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Three Democratic members of Congress have reintroduced the Smart Cities and Communities Act, which would authorize $1.1 billion in federal support over five years for local technology initiatives. Rep. Suzan DelBene from Washington, a co-sponsor, said in a press release […]


Federal, Policy

Supreme Court rules against Apple in App Store antitrust case

May 13, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 against Apple in a case involving its signature electronic marketplace, the App Store, allowing iPhone users to move forward with their suit against the company. The iPhone users argued that Apple’s 30% commission […]


Federal, Policy

Chelsea Manning Was Just Released From Jail. Here’s What Happens Next

May 10, 2019

Via: Fortune

Chelsea Manning was released from federal custody Thursday after being held in a Virginia jail for 62 days for refusing to testify to a grand jury about WikiLeaks. Manning was released after the grand jury’s term expired; however, her attorneys […]


Federal, Policy

3 Reasons Why China’s Markets Laughed Off Trump’s Trade War Escalation

May 10, 2019

Via: Fortune

The Chinese markets had a surprisingly good day Friday, given that the U.S. just massively jacked up tariffs against Chinese imports, and the trade negotiations between the two countries appear likely to fail. The Hang Seng Index, having seemed set […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over All Mueller Documents

May 8, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over all of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative documents sought by House Democrats, a major escalation in a conflict between the White House and Congress.”The president has asserted executive privilege over the entirety […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Wants to Charge Fees to Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum

April 30, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump ordered his administration to propose regulations that would impose fees on migrants applying for asylum and speed up the asylum application process. In a presidential memorandum released on Monday night, Trump said “the security and humanitarian crisis” […]


Federal, Policy

New York Attorney General probes crypto exchange Bitfinex over alleged $850M fraud

April 26, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

In what seems like a historic moment in crypto, New York State Attorney General (NYSAG) office has announced that it is investigating iFinex, the company behind exchange Bitfinex and stablecoin Tether, over an alleged $850 million fraud. Attorney General Letitia […]


Federal, Policy

Trump denies telling Don McGahn to fire Mueller ‘even though I had the legal right to do so’

April 25, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump on Thursday denied that he had asked former White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, a finding detailed in Mueller’s report on Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by Trump. “I […]