Amazon, Meta report record lobbying spending in 2021

Amazon, Meta report record lobbying spending in 2021

This post was originally published on this siteAmazon and Meta, Facebook’s parent company, spent record sums on federal lobbying in 2021 as they fought legislation to limit their expansive market power.  Amazon and its subsidiaries spent roughly $20.3 million to lobby Congress and the…

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White House military office director leaving post

White House military office director leaving post

This post was originally published on this siteMaju Varghese, the director of the White House Military Office, is departing his post Friday after several years working in President Joe Biden’s orbit.

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Biden tries to chart new path on US-Mexico border, but similar roadblocks remain

Biden tries to chart new path on US-Mexico border, but similar roadblocks remain

This post was originally published on this siteA proposal to vaccinate migrants that was a source of tension inside the White House last year is back on the table as the Biden administration tries to change the way the United States deals with migrants at the southern border.

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After Roe? Pro- and anti-abortion rights groups face new landscape in 2022 midterms – and beyond

After Roe? Pro- and anti-abortion rights groups face new landscape in 2022 midterms – and beyond

This post was originally published on this siteActivists in the abortion wars are planning to spend millions this election year on the assumption that the Supreme Court will reverse Roe vs. Wade.     

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House committee schedules 2nd hearing on oil and gas industry’s role in climate disinformation

House committee schedules 2nd hearing on oil and gas industry’s role in climate disinformation

This post was originally published on this siteThe House Oversight Committee on Thursday issued its second round of appearance requests to the oil and gas industry in an investigation into the role it has played in the spread of climate disinformation.

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Biden will tout $20 billion Intel factory as part of effort to address semiconductor shortages

Biden will tout $20 billion Intel factory as part of effort to address semiconductor shortages

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden on Friday will urge Congress to pass legislation strengthening research and development and manufacturing for supply chains to address global semiconductor shortages, the White House tells CNN.

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Microsoft Gambles on Troubled Activision, But Risks Are Likely Manageable

Microsoft Gambles on Troubled Activision, But Risks Are Likely Manageable

This post was originally published on this siteMicrosoft in its planned purchase of Activision Blizzard will take on a company with a troubled reputation surrounding its workplace culture, but the risks stemming from those problems are far from insurmountable, deals experts said.

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Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making Facility

Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making Facility

This post was originally published on this siteIntel plans to invest at least $20 billion in new chip-making capacity in Ohio, bolstering its semiconductor production ambitions as greater demand for digital products and a global chip shortage have amplified the need for more manufacturing.

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Lawmakers condemn Mitch McConnell after he says Black people vote as much as ‘Americans’

Lawmakers condemn Mitch McConnell after he says Black people vote as much as ‘Americans’

Lawmakers condemn Mitch McConnell after he says Black people vote as much as ‘Americans’

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Whitmer releases plan to make Michigan carbon neutral by 2050

Whitmer releases plan to make Michigan carbon neutral by 2050

This post was originally published on this siteThe administration of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Wednesday released a draft plan that will more aggressively push the state toward carbon neutrality by 2050.The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) announced…

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