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After final Trump-backed midterm loss, Senate Republicans bemoan weak nominees By Reuters

investing.com By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Wednesday blamed their loss in Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff election on several factors directly tied to former…

House to vote on repeal of Pentagon's Covid vaccine mandate for U.S. troops

cnbc.com The National Defense Authorization, massive Pentagon funding bill, includes an amendment that would end the Covid-19 vaccine mandate for U.S. troops. - The overwhelming…

Crypto consumer protection, proof of reserves bills introduced into US Congress

cointelegraph.com United States Congressman Ritchie Torres has introduced bills in the House of Representatives to prohibit misuse of customer funds by cryptocurrency exchanges and to require…

Clarence Thomas' own ruling used against him in high-stakes election case

newsweek.com Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had his own words used against him in the oral arguments for an election case on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard…

Rep. Torres asks US GAO to investigate SEC ‘failure’ to protect public against FTX

cointelegraph.com An American legislator has asked the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) to look into the performance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

Biden admin drags its feet on TikTok security deal as Republicans sound alarms

foxbusiness.com President Biden's administration appears to be stalling negotiations of a data security deal with TikTok amid widespread outcry from Republicans saying the Chinese app is a…

Biden to appear at vigil for victims of gun violence By Reuters

investing.com WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will appear on Wednesday at a national vigil for victims of gun violence as he turns up the heat on Congress to go along with his…

Is the filibuster safe with the new Democratic majority?

newsweek.com With incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock's victory in Georgia Tuesday night, Democrats now have a solid 51-seat majority in the United States Senate—giving them more power…

Think 2022 Was A Crazy Year For Student Loan Borrowers? Just Wait For 2023

forbes.com It’s been a crazy year for student loan borrowers, with many ups and downs surrounding student loan forgiveness and the ongoing pause on payments. But borrowers may want to…

Why a Divided Congress Is Bullish for Crypto

coindesk.com The midterm elections are over. Control of the U.S. Congress is divided. The crypto industry is under new scrutiny after recent company failures and broader market turmoil.…

After Declaring War On Apple, Elon Musk's Unilateral Surrender

ndtv.com If you run a large media company, and if that media company makes 90% of its revenue from advertising, a good baseline goal is to not alienate companies that buy the most…

U.S. lawmakers want State Department to disclose and justify crypto rewards

ambcrypto.com An amendment proposed by lawmakers in the United States indicates that they want to be kept in the loop when it comes to crypto rewards and payouts facilitated by the U.S.…

US Lawmakers Propose Crypto Payout Disclosure By State Department

bitcoinist.com Lawmakers in the U.S. have now suggested that the Department of State disclose information related to crypto rewards and payouts. The state department is the federal…

US Eases Planned Curbs Against China Chips Over Cost Fears

asiafinancial.com US senators scaled back a proposal that placed new curbs on the use of China-made chips by the US government and its contractors, according to the final version of the…

A Bipartisan Bill Can Stop the Tsunami of Illegal Border Crossings

newsweek.com House Republicans' Commitment to America includes a plan for securing the border and combatting illegal immigration. The Republicans claim that a record number of illegal…

Laura Ingraham furious at Herschel Walker's loss: "I'm p***** tonight"

newsweek.com A clip of Fox News host Laura Ingraham lashing out about Herschel Walker's runoff defeat has gone viral on social media. After Fox called Tuesday's Georgia Senate race for…

US senators scale back a proposal that would have prohibited the government and its contractors from using China-made chips, after pressure from trade groups

reuters.com WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. senators scaled back a proposal that placed new curbs on the use of Chinese-made chips by the U.S. government and its contractors,…

Will Gov. Gavin Newsom's Electric Car Mandate Save the World or Stall on the Freeway?

newsweek.com No state is more car-crazy than California—and they've paid a big price for it, not just in $6-per-gallon gas. The heat waves, droughts and calamitous wildfires that have…

US lawmakers want State Department to justify crypto rewards and disclose payouts

cointelegraph.com The United States lawmakers have proposed an amendment to the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 that includes information on crypto rewards and payouts. The…

'Wordle' and 'Queen Elizabeth' were among the top 10 Google searches in the US in 2022. Here's the full list

businessinsider.com Wordle. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Google launched its 2022 Year in Search report, which shows the year's top trending searches. Many of the year's top US searches…

Democratic incumbent Warnock wins Georgia’s Senate runoff election

marketwatch.com Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia has defeated his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in their closely watched runoff election, according to an Associated Press…

Live results map: US midterm elections 2022

ft.com Live results of elections that will determine control of the US Senate and House of Representatives during the second half of Joe Biden’s term as president

Georgia Senate Race: Raphael Warnock Defeats Herschel Walker As Democrats’ Senate Majority Expands

forbes.com Topline Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) won reelection Tuesday, defeating Trump-endorsed Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a tight runoff race that will give Democrats a…

What Trump’s Legal Perils Mean for His Candidacy

washingtonpost.com Former President Donald Trump embarked on another White House run while facing a slew of legal troubles, with criminal indictments and maybe a civil trial or two threatening…

What Trump Investigations Mean for a Trump Candidacy

washingtonpost.com Former President Donald Trump embarked on another White House run while facing a slew of legal troubles, with criminal indictments and maybe a civil trial or two threatening…

Tax fraud verdict again exposes illusion of Trump the master businessman

theguardian.com When sorrows come, Shakespeare observed, they come not single spies, but in battalions. The same goes for former US president Donald Trump’s legal troubles. The latest…

Sam Bankman-Fried hires defense attorney as US authorities probe FTX: Report

cointelegraph.com Former FTX chief executive officer Sam Bankman-Fried has reportedly hired Mark Cohen, a former federal prosecutor, to act as his defense attorney. According to a Dec. 6…

No, America Does Not Owe The World Climate 'Reparations'

zerohedge.com No, America Does Not Owe The World Climate 'Reparations' Authored by Stephen Moore via The Epoch Times, I’ve made the case in previous columns that the climate change…

Family of deceased Capitol police offer spurns Republican leaders at ceremony By Reuters

investing.com By Gram Slattery and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The mother and brother of police officer Brian Sicknick, who died in the days following the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on…

Project Syndicate: Midterms show U.S. voters want our government to solve our common problems

marketwatch.com NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)— The world heaved a sigh of relief this month when the feared “red wave” of Republican victories in the U.S. midterms failed to materialize.…

Why Marijuana Stocks Tanked Today

fool.com What happened Bad news for investors in marijuana stocks on Tuesday: According to cannabis reporter Marijuana Moment, the SAFE Banking Act may be in trouble. The new law,…

The last time the US faced a debt fight this bad it lost its AAA rating

cnn.com A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the…

2022: What happened

investing.com By Simon Robinson (Reuters) - Sometimes, it's what doesn't happen that matters most. By the evening of Feb. 25 this year, a day after Russian tanks had crossed into Ukraine…

Trump Defines Constitutional Deviancy Down

reason.com Former President Donald Trump. Former President Donald Trump recently called for the "termination" of the Constitution: Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of…

Why Tilray and Other Pot Stocks Jumped Early Monday

fool.com What happened Cannabis investors today are reacting to a historic development in the industry on Friday. The stocks of Canada-based marijuana companies Tilray Brands (TLRY…

“Crack down on crypto” could be the latest motto doing rounds thanks to…

ambcrypto.com US Senator Sherrod Brown proposed crackdown on crypto - He justified the proposal by calling it a law against national security United States Senator Sherrod Brown indicated…

The Fed cutting rates by 200 basis points and oil falling to $40 a barrel are among Standard Chartered 's list of potential surprises for 2023

businessinsider.com Aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cuts and oil's price falling over 50% could shock markets next year, according to Standard Chartered. Wang Ying/Xinhua/Getty…

McCarthy Says Defense Bill Won't Move Forward Unless Military Vaccine Mandate Dropped

zerohedge.com McCarthy Says Defense Bill Won't Move Forward Unless Military Vaccine Mandate Dropped Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy…

Factbox-What is at stake in Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff? By Reuters

investing.com WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the second time in less than two years, a U.S. Senate race in Georgia will go to a runoff - this time between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock…

Amazon will return to advertising on Twitter, will pay $100 million: report

foxnews.com Amazon will return to advertising on Twitter in the near future, with plans to spend $100 million on the platform annually, according to a Saturday report. Amazon was one of…

McCarthy says ultra-conservative GOP holdouts are 'squandering this majority' by opposing his bid for House Speaker

businessinsider.com House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. AP Photo/John Locher California Rep. Kevin McCarthy is the Republican nominee for the next Speaker of the House. In order…

Former RNC chair predicts bleak outlook for GOP civil war with Trump

newsweek.com Former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Michael Steele predicted on Saturday a bleak outlook for the GOP as he explained his lack of optimism for the current…

Herschel Walker isn't the only pro-footballer-turned-politician. Here are 16 others who've tossed the pigskin into the political arena

businessinsider.com Herschel Walker, who is a Republican running for the US Senate in Georgia, played professional football for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1990s and was also a member of the…

Uvalde Survivors File $27 Billion Lawsuit Against Texas Officials, Officers Over Response To Mass Shooting

zerohedge.com Uvalde Survivors File $27 Billion Lawsuit Against Texas Officials, Officers Over Response To Mass Shooting Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),…

Biden administration mulls ending U.S. military COVID-19 vaccine mandate By Reuters

investing.com By David Morgan and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration is mulling a proposal from Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to repeal the U.S.…

GOP rep. pushes back as Fox hosts slam bipartisan bill: "America needs it"

newsweek.com Representative Don Bacon, a Nebraska Republican, pushed back against Fox News hosts' criticisms toward the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill during a recent appearance on…

Biden accuser Tara Reade "will not be silenced," would testify under oath

newsweek.com Tara Reade, who accused President Joe Biden of sexual assault, said she would "not be silenced" after asking House Republicans to investigate her assault allegations. Reade…

Republicans go to war with Biden's 401k ESG 'cancer'

dailymail.co.uk Republicans go to war with Biden's 401k ESG 'cancer': GOP vows to make administration prioritize making money for retirees - rather than pushing its agenda [] View 106 View…

What to expect when you’re expecting a new Congress

morningbrew.com 5 min read Midterm elections usually shake things up in Washington, and the recent ones were no exception: They flipped control of the House of Representatives and set off a…

Biden avoids rail strike but jeopardizes his union support

latimes.com Biden avoids rail strike but jeopardizes his union support Joe Biden signed legislation imposing a deal he negotiated between freight railroads and organized labor, averting…

Senate's most powerful Democrats could lose power on Tuesday

newsweek.com For the last four years, two Democrats—Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona—were arguably among the most powerful people in the country, a pair of…

What’s the Debt Ceiling, and Will the US Raise It Again?

washingtonpost.com The very phrase “debt ceiling” sounds austere and restrictive, as if it’s a lid on government spending. In fact, the US federal debt limit was first conceived more than a…

Biden signs bill preventing rail strike into law

marketwatch.com President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law a bill that prevents a U.S. railroad strike by imposing a deal on freight-rail workers, even as four of their 12 unions opposed…

The economy just doesn’t make sense anymore

vox.com There’s no consistent story to tell about the economy right now. If you look at housing, everything’s a disaster. If you look at consumer spending, everything’s plugging…

Friday assorted links

marginalrevolution.com 1. Which condiments or sauces are worth being obsessed with? 2. Why life on Titan is such an important question. 3. The House of Representatives is making its first film…

Biden Signs Bill Averting Nationwide Rail Strike

forbes.com Topline President Joe Biden signed legislation on Friday for a new contract between railroad companies and labor unions to avert a nationwide rail strike, ending months of…

Some rail workers say Biden "turned his back on us" in deal to avert rail strike

npr.org Mario Tama/Getty Images toggle caption Freight rail cars sit in a rail yard in Wilmington, California, on November 22, 2022. This week, President Biden urged Congress to…

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