Senate Republicans boycott vote on Federal Reserve nominees

Senate Republicans boycott vote on Federal Reserve nominees

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Republicans boycotted a vote Tuesday afternoon in protest of President Joe Biden’s nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin to be the top banking regulator, halting a slate of pending nominees for the central bank of the United States.

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Sandy Hook families agree to $73 million settlement with gunmaker Remington

Sandy Hook families agree to $73 million settlement with gunmaker Remington

This post was originally published on this siteFamilies of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre agreed Tuesday to a $73 million settlement with gun manufacturer Remington.     

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Senate confirms Biden FDA nominee

Senate confirms Biden FDA nominee

This post was originally published on this siteThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a new confirmed leader, after the Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Robert Califf.Califf was confirmed in a vote of 50-46, with one senator voting present. The close vote reflected …

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1,430 unvaccinated New York City workers fired, thousands more could follow: Live COVID updates

1,430 unvaccinated New York City workers fired, thousands more could follow: Live COVID updates

This post was originally published on this siteNew York City has fired more than 1,400 workers who failed to comply with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Latest news.     

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Black Republicans and Democrats dominate list of top Senate fundraisers

Black Republicans and Democrats dominate list of top Senate fundraisers

As the 2022 midterms approach, Black Senate candidates have emerged as the top fundraisers for both parties, The Boston Globe reported Monday.
Per the Globe, which based its report on data from the Federal Election Commission, “For the last three quarters, Black candidates have been the top fund-raisers in their respective parties. And four Black candidates ranked among the top five money-raisers for the last three months of 2021.”
These four spots were held by two Democrats — Sen. Raphael Warnock (Ga.) and Val Demmings — and two Republicans — Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) and Harschel Walker.
Warnock tops the list with $9.8 million, followed by white Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) with $8.9 million, Demmings ($7.2 million), Scott ($7 million), and Walker ($5.3 million).
Warnock and Scott are incumbents, while Walker and Demmings are challenging Warnock and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), respectively.
Walker, a Trump-endorsed former NFL star, and Warnock, who pastored Martin Luther King Jr.’s church before winning his seat in a special election last year, are neck-and-neck in the polls.
Most sources consider Scott’s seat to be safe.
Demmings, the only Black woman on the list, trails Rubio by several points.

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Wholesale inflation increase higher than forecast

Wholesale inflation increase higher than forecast

This post was originally published on this sitePrices charged by producers rose 1 percent in January, according to data released Tuesday by the Labor Department, twice the jump projected by economists.The producer price index (PPI) for final demand, which tracks wholesale prices for goods…

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1 in 4 Democrats say party did did not take full advantage of control of power in 2021: poll

1 in 4 Democrats say party did did not take full advantage of control of power in 2021: poll

This post was originally published on this siteA quarter of U.S. Democrats says that they don’t think their party took advantage of having control of the White House and Congress in 2021, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.The poll shows that 28 percent of respondents who…

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Trump-backed GOP Senate candidate under scrutiny for misuse of charity money

Trump-backed GOP Senate candidate under scrutiny for misuse of charity money

This post was originally published on this site The leading Republican in one most-watched U.S. Senate races of the 2022 midterm elections was accused of violating federal law. “When Republican Senate hopeful Adam Laxalt was Nevada’s attorney general, he was responsible for enforcing the law. Now, a watchdog alleges that...

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Russia says some troops near Ukraine are returning to military bases

Russia says some troops near Ukraine are returning to military bases

This post was originally published on this site CAPTION: Russian soldiers drive tanks during military exercises in Russia’s Leningrad region in this photo, which was published on February 14, 2022. Russian Ministry of Defense / REUTERS publication / file February 15, 2022 By Tom Balmforth and Dmitry Antonov MOSCOW (Reuters)...

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