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 and Japanese P.M. Kishida expected to discuss North Korea, China

Biden and Japanese P.M. Kishida expected to discuss North Korea, China

This post was originally published on this siteThe two leaders also planned to discuss a united response related to Russian aggression toward Ukraine, a senior Biden administration official said.

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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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Blinken, Lavrov meet to discuss ‘critical moment’ in Ukraine

Blinken, Lavrov meet to discuss ‘critical moment’ in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met on Friday in Geneva in a high-stakes meeting at a “critical moment” in the tensions rising between Russia, the U.S. and Ukraine.“We don’t expect to resolve our…

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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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U.S., Russia meet at ‘critical moment’ in push to stop Putin invading Ukraine

U.S., Russia meet at ‘critical moment’ in push to stop Putin invading Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteTop diplomats from the United States and Russia will meet on Friday for critical talks as a weeks-long standoff over Ukraine has left the country’s future in peril.

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Families are in distress after the first month without the expanded child tax credit

Families are in distress after the first month without the expanded child tax credit

This post was originally published on this site January is the first month since July 2021 that more than 36 million families in the U.S. did not receive money from the expanded child tax credit program. For some, the consequences are already dire. (Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Bipartisan Senate group hits the gas on modest election overhaul bill

Bipartisan Senate group hits the gas on modest election overhaul bill

This post was originally published on this siteThe lawmakers, who plan to meet by Zoom next week, are discussing changes to the Electoral Count Act and ways to protect election officials from threats.

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