Voters Favor Higher Taxes On Big Earners In New Poll

Democrats may enact higher taxes on wealthy households and corporations in order to pay for workforce investments, and a new survey by HuffPost and Data for Progress suggests the increases would be broadly popular.  The top tax rate for household income would go from 37% to 39.6% under the Democrats’ plan, an idea favored by… Continue reading Voters Favor Higher Taxes On Big Earners In New Poll

Analysis-Biden's vaccine mandate signals a White House done with persuasion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his aides have concluded something in recent weeks: The Mr. Nice Guy approach isn’t working.U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Delta variant and his administration’s efforts to increase vaccinations, from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueBy… Continue reading Analysis-Biden's vaccine mandate signals a White House done with persuasion

Pro-Antifa 'Defund the Police' group appears to suggest burning down police precincts

Antifa rioters clash with anti-mask protesters in bloody confrontation Dozens of Antifa violent rioters and anti-mask protesters clashed in Los Angeles Saturday, resulting in one person stabbed, police said. An anarchist group that has voiced support for Antifa appeared to encourage its followers to burn down police stations until “flowers grow in the wreckage” of… Continue reading Pro-Antifa 'Defund the Police' group appears to suggest burning down police precincts

Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88: Political figures react to former defense secretary's passing

Donald Rumsfeld dies at age 88 Martha MacCallum has the details on the passing of the former Defense Secretary on ‘The Story’ Donald Rumsfeld’s death at age 88 on Wednesday prompted an array of reactions from politicians and other public figures who remarked on the life of the former secretary of defense. Rumsfeld’s family announced… Continue reading Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88: Political figures react to former defense secretary's passing

U.S. EPA issues warnings over Caribbean refinery shutdown plan

FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly(Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency is pressuring owners of a U.S. Virgin Islands oil refinery to get its approval for an orderly shutdown, calling into question the next steps for… Continue reading U.S. EPA issues warnings over Caribbean refinery shutdown plan

Curve Finance’s new release positions project for AMM takeover

A new release from a foundational DeFi protocol seeks to combine two popular asset swap models into a hybrid that may reshape the nature of the automated market maker (AMM) space — a DeFi primitive currently accounting for well over $40 billion in total value locked, per DeFiLlama.  Earlier today Curve Finance announced the launch… Continue reading Curve Finance’s new release positions project for AMM takeover

Mark Cuban officially backs Polygon

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban has thrown his weight behind Polygon, according to a new disclosure on one of his websites, offering further evidence that wealthy investors are tapping into the digital asset market despite the recent turmoil. The addition of Polygon to the Mark Cuban Companies website appears to have been made recently and reaffirms… Continue reading Mark Cuban officially backs Polygon

President Biden will meet with George Floyd’s family on the anniversary of his death.

President Biden will meet on Tuesday with relatives of George Floyd to mark the anniversary of his death and the start of a nationwide racial reckoning against police brutality. The meeting at the White House will be private, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a news conference on Monday. Several members of the… Continue reading President Biden will meet with George Floyd’s family on the anniversary of his death.

Asia FX bears return as virus thwarts economic rebound: Reuters poll

(Reuters) – Investors turned short on several Asian currencies, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, as surging coronavirus cases and deaths across the region forced countries into fresh lockdowns and threatened their recovery from last year’s economic slump.Slideshow ( 3 images )Most notably, investors turned bearish on the currencies of South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan,… Continue reading Asia FX bears return as virus thwarts economic rebound: Reuters poll

Asia FX bears return as virus thwarts economic rebound: Reuters poll

(Reuters) – Investors turned short on several Asian currencies, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, as surging coronavirus cases and deaths across the region forced countries into fresh lockdowns and threatened their recovery from last year’s economic slump.Slideshow ( 3 images )Most notably, investors turned bearish on the currencies of South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan,… Continue reading Asia FX bears return as virus thwarts economic rebound: Reuters poll

Turkish central bank sticks to high interest rates after inflation rise

Turkey's central bank held its key interest rate steady at 19% as expected on Thursday and repeated a pledge to keep it above inflation, which the bank expects to cool after having risen beyond 17% as the lira depreciated. The lira has shed 13% since mid-March when President Tayyip Erdogan shocked markets by appointing as… Continue reading Turkish central bank sticks to high interest rates after inflation rise

Chasing Ghosts: Calls coming in to police after $100K reward offered in Amber-Lee Cruickshank cold case

Police are assessing and considering information that has been put forward by members of the public in the 24 hours since a $100,000 reward was announced in the investigation into the disappearance of Southland toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank. And they are encouraging anyone else with information to contact them as soon as possible. Amber-Lee was last… Continue reading Chasing Ghosts: Calls coming in to police after $100K reward offered in Amber-Lee Cruickshank cold case

Deb Haaland set to be confirmed as first Native American Cabinet member in Senate vote

The Senate is set to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., as President Joe Biden's secretary of the Department of the Interior. The vote would make the second-term Democrat the first Native American to hold a spot in the White House Cabinet in U.S. history. Haaland's confirmation would fill one of the few remaining vacancies in… Continue reading Deb Haaland set to be confirmed as first Native American Cabinet member in Senate vote

Ledger Live Integrates with Polkadot (DOT) to Provide Self-Custody Staking

The popular hardware wallet provider, Ledger, just added Polkadot to its wide variety of supported tokens. Ledger will allow users to directly stake DOT coins on the website, thus raising to five the total number of staking options. Polkadot Integration with Ledger Polkadot (DOT) has grown to become one of the most significant blockchain projects… Continue reading Ledger Live Integrates with Polkadot (DOT) to Provide Self-Custody Staking

Texas' oldest, largest power cooperative files for bankruptcy after $2.1B ERCOT bill for winter storm

Texas a ‘gross failure on the part of our regulatory regime’: Former Shell Oil president Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister discusses the system failure in Texas and ways it could be improved on the heels of the historic winter storm. The largest and oldest electric power cooperative in Texas, Brazos Electric, has filed for Chapter 11… Continue reading Texas' oldest, largest power cooperative files for bankruptcy after $2.1B ERCOT bill for winter storm

Trump Declares State of Emergency in Washington, D.C. Ahead of Biden's Inauguration

Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in the District of Columbia on Monday. His announcement comes ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20.  Federal assistance has been ordered to the District beginning Monday and continuing through January 24, enabling FEMA to "coordinate all disaster relief efforts" with the purpose of "alleviating the… Continue reading Trump Declares State of Emergency in Washington, D.C. Ahead of Biden's Inauguration

Michelle Obama Says It's Time For Trump Voters to "See the Reality of What They've Supported"

On Jan. 7, Michelle Obama shared a powerful statement condemning the violent pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, as well as the failed response from authorities, and offered sound guidance for what Americans can do to heal from and confront yesterday’s disturbing events and the reactions that followed. In her response, the former… Continue reading Michelle Obama Says It's Time For Trump Voters to "See the Reality of What They've Supported"

Nurse placed on leave after posting TikTok video bragging that she doesn’t wear a mask or follow Covid rules

A NURSE has been placed on leave after bragging about not wearing a mask in a TikTok video which has since gone viral. The so-far-unnamed Oregon nurse uploaded the clip to the video sharing platform shunning basic COVID-19 measures and gloating about travelling and letting her children have "play dates". “When my coworkers find out… Continue reading Nurse placed on leave after posting TikTok video bragging that she doesn’t wear a mask or follow Covid rules

French Muslims demand Borat poster is removed from Paris buses

French Muslims demand Borat poster is removed from buses because the comedy character is near-naked while wearing a ring that reads ‘Allah’ Incensed locals took to social media accusing authorities of insulting Islam  Bus drivers have urged the transport authority to remove the posters over upset  The upset comes amid high tensions between Muslims and… Continue reading French Muslims demand Borat poster is removed from Paris buses

Second Presidential Debate Canceled After Trump Refuses to Agree to Virtual Debate

The second presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, which had been scheduled for next week, has been canceled. "It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22," the Commission on Presidential Debates… Continue reading Second Presidential Debate Canceled After Trump Refuses to Agree to Virtual Debate

Biden Campaign Responds to Trump's Drug Test Demands: President ‘Pissed Away’ Chance to Save Lives

Ahead of the first presidential debate, on Tuesday, Donald Trump was focused on another "d word" — claiming a drug test was needed for both candidates — to which Joe Biden's campaign offered a withering response. In a statement on Sunday, the Biden campaign questioned whether Trump's "best case is made in urine" and said… Continue reading Biden Campaign Responds to Trump's Drug Test Demands: President ‘Pissed Away’ Chance to Save Lives

Racially sensitive Facebook post divides small Colorado town – The Denver Post

LYONS — Greg Meyers moved to the town of Lyons shortly before the 2013 flood devastated the community. Living through that disaster meant the Boulder County native got to know people quickly; it brought everyone together and forged a strong bond that still shapes the small foothills community today. “There’s a lot of people that… Continue reading Racially sensitive Facebook post divides small Colorado town – The Denver Post

‘My heart is crypto’ — Dave Portnoy says he’s back into Bitcoin trading

Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, is coming back to Bitcoin (BTC) after abruptly abandoning trading digital currencies when his Chainlink (LINK) investment went belly up. In a recent video, Portnoy said his “heart is crypto” and would make a return to the cryptocurrency market soon. The internet personality, who became a popular day… Continue reading ‘My heart is crypto’ — Dave Portnoy says he’s back into Bitcoin trading

U.S. Faces A ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Political Violence Heading Into November Election

Law enforcement and other authorities used force while intervening in nearly 400 Black Lives Matter protests since police killed George Floyd in May, according to new data that paints the clearest portrait yet of the historic unrest that’s swept across the U.S. this summer. Figures from the U.S. Crisis Monitor offer a bleak forecast of escalating… Continue reading U.S. Faces A ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Political Violence Heading Into November Election