West Point displays Ku Klux Klan plaque at entrance to Science Building, congressional naming commission says

CNN — West Point, the United States Military Academy, has a plaque with the name Ku Klux Klan writing and a hooded figure displayed at the entrance to Bartlett Hall, the science center on the campus of the military academy, according to a new report from the Congress Naming Commission. The Commission, which was created … Read more

California lawmakers approve landmark fast food worker bill

California lawmakers on Monday approved a spike measure that would yield more than half a million fast food workers have more power and protections, despite objections from restaurateurs who warn it would increase costs for consumers. The bill goes create a new Fast Food Council of 10 members with an equal number of workers’ delegates … Read more

FTC weighs sweeping new rules on ‘commercial surveillance’ and big data

Washington CNN Business — The Federal Trade Commission is considering drafting sweeping new regulations that could restrict how companies collect and use consumer data, hinting at a possible crackdown on trading algorithms and a sprawling economy fueled by the personal information of millions of people. Americans. On Thursday, the FTC announced it was accepting public … Read more

With 87,000 new agents, here’s who the IRS can target for audits

Jeffrey Coolidge | Photodisc | Getty Images As the The Democrats’ spending plan moves closer to a vote in the House, one of the most controversial provisions – nearly $80 billion in IRS fundingwith $45.6 billion for “enforcement” – has raised questions about who the agency can target for audits. IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said … Read more

Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ continues as Democrats watch finish line for sweeping climate and health care bill

CNN — The Senate continues to work on a series of back-to-back amendment votes on Sunday as Democrats hope to pass their extensive healthcare and climate program. The amendment process, known on Capitol Hill like a “vote-a-ramabegan Saturday night shortly after 11:30 p.m. ET. A final vote on the bill will take place at the … Read more

Indiana becomes first state after Roe to pass law banning most abortions

CNN — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Friday signed a bill banning most abortions – the first state to pass a restrictive law against the procedure since Roe v. Wade was canceled earlier this summer. The Indiana House and Senate passed the GOP-sponsored bill earlier Friday. The bill would provide exceptions for cases where the … Read more

Sinema forced Schumer to cut interest on reconciliation bill

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds his weekly post-Democrat Caucus Party luncheon press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, August 2, 2022. Jonathan Ernest | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday that Democrats had “no choice” but to strike a key tax provision from their main spending bill in order … Read more

Sinema made Schumer cut the deferred interest loophole of the reconciliation bill

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds his weekly post-Democrat Caucus Party luncheon press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, August 2, 2022. Jonathan Ernest | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday that Democrats had “no choice” but to strike a key tax provision from their main spending bill in order … Read more

Kyrsten Sinema says she’ll ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda close to Senate approval

Washington CNN — Senator Kyrsten Sinema offered critical support Thursday night for President Joe Biden’s National Agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request, indicating she would ‘move forward’ on the Democrats’ sweeping economic package that has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year . Sinema’s … Read more

Senate passes long-awaited bill to help veterans affected by burns

CNN — The Senate voted Tuesday night to pass long-sought bipartisan legislation to expand health care benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic combustion fireplaces during their military service, sending the bill to President Joe Biden to sign into law. The final vote was 86-11. The passage of the bill marks the end of … Read more