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Can America Finally Do Something On Drug Prices? This Democratic Senator Thinks So

Can America Finally Do Something On Drug Prices? This Democratic Senator Thinks So

6 hours ago   |   The Huffington Post

Finance Chair Ron Wyden sketches out his vision for reform, including key progressive priorities.
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Moderate Democrats in bipartisan gang lean towards IRS enforcement as a way to raise revenues for infrastructure: 'That's found money'

Moderate Democrats in bipartisan gang lean towards IRS enforcement as a way to raise revenues for infrastructure: 'That's found money'

7 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement A bipartisan gang of 21 lawmakers is in fluid negotiations over a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, with the crucial difference being how to pay for some...
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Ransomware gangs get paid off as officials struggle for fix

21 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help from the U.S. government. The answer is apt to...
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Billionaires have given $16 million to super PACs focused on NYC mayoral race, mostly directed to moderates Eric Adams, Ray McGuire, and Andrew Yang: NYT

Billionaires have given $16 million to super PACs focused on NYC mayoral race, mostly directed to moderates Eric Adams, Ray McGuire, and Andrew Yang: NYT

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Nearly eight years after billionaire Michael Bloomberg left the New York City mayoralty, the ultrawealthy are making their mark on the 2021 mayoral race...
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52% of Americans want all student-loan borrowers to have their debt forgiven, new poll finds

52% of Americans want all student-loan borrowers to have their debt forgiven, new poll finds

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Democratic lawmakers are keeping the pressure on President Joe Biden to cancel $50,000 in student debt per borrower. While he has not yet done so, the...
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UMass Lowell IT systems returning to normal, classes resume

1 day ago   |   Boston Herald

LOWELL - Following a reset of all UMass Lowell user passwords, students, faculty and staff are once again able to access IT systems for academic and business operations. UMass...
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Adams omitted use of politically connected lawyer's office on campaign records

Adams omitted use of politically connected lawyer's office on campaign records

1 day ago   |   Politico

NEW YORK - Eric Adams, the leading candidate for mayor of New York, has been periodically using office space occupied by the Brooklyn Democratic Party's law firm since January...
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Davies & Harrigan: Bloated fed bureacracy serves only as vote magnet

2 days ago   |   Boston Herald

In summarizing the problem of self-government, James Madison wrote, “... the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in...
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The Fatal Flaw in Joe Manchin's Voting Rights Package

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

Last week, I criticized West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin for announcing that he would vote against the For the People Act on purely performative grounds. Manchin's op-ed...
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Senate Democrats weigh $6T infrastructure bill, without GOP

Senate Democrats weigh $6T infrastructure bill, without GOP

5 days ago   |   Politico

Senate Democrats are weighing spending as much as $6 trillion on their own infrastructure package if the chamber's bipartisan talks fail, according to two sources familiar with...
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U.S. seizes Iranian news sites under unclear circumstances

U.S. seizes Iranian news sites under unclear circumstances

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - American authorities took down a range of Iran's state-linked news websites under unclear circumstances on Tuesday, the U.S. and Iran said, a move... Read more ...

Progressive Democrats call on Biden and the CDC to extend eviction...

Progressive Democrats call on Biden and the CDC to extend eviction moratorium which expires next week

Summary List Placement Several progressive Democrats on Tuesday called on President Joe Biden and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to extend a federal eviction... Read more ...

Bill de Blasio criticizes the field of NYC mayoral candidates: 'Is this...

Bill de Blasio criticizes the field of NYC mayoral candidates: 'Is this really as good as it gets?'

Summary List Placement As New York voters head to the polls to select the city's next mayor, its current inhabitant, Bill de Blasio, recently revealed a striking lack of... Read more ...

Nearly 900 Secret Service agents got COVID-19, according to newly released...

Nearly 900 Secret Service agents got COVID-19, according to newly released government records

Summary List Placement During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 881 active Secret Service employees were diagnosed with the virus, according to government records... Read more ...

RESULTS: New York City mayoral primaries use ranked-choice voting for the...

RESULTS: New York City mayoral primaries use ranked-choice voting for the first time

Summary List Placement New York City voters are headed to the polls on Tuesday to pick Democratic and Republican nominees for mayor in the race to succeed Bill de Blasio, who... Read more ...

A federal appeals court blocked a judge's ruling that would throw out...

A federal appeals court blocked a judge's ruling that would throw out California's assault weapon ban

Summary List Placement A three-judge federal appeals court issued blocked Monday a lower court's ruling that found California's decades-old ban on assault weapons... Read more ...

Judge Tosses Most Claims Related to Clearing of Protesters at DC Park

Judge Tosses Most Claims Related to Clearing of Protesters at DC Park

A federal judge has dismissed a majority of the claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of... Read more ...

Iran's next president gives Biden a new nuclear headache

Iran's next president gives Biden a new nuclear headache

Iran has chosen a new president, which means Joe Biden faces a new dilemma. Ebrahim Raisi, the victor in Iran's recent, tightly controlled election, is not just any hardline... Read more ...

Psaki says stepping up IRS enforcement would 'raise a great deal more' to...

Psaki says stepping up IRS enforcement would 'raise a great deal more' to pay for infrastructure than a gas tax increase

Summary List Placement White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pushed back against a gas tax proposal under consideration in the Senate, as she argued that ramping up IRS... Read more ...

Supreme Court upholds NCAA antitrust challenge on athlete compensation

Supreme Court upholds NCAA antitrust challenge on athlete compensation

The Supreme Court sided with college athletes on Monday, ruling the National Collegiate Athletic Association's restrictions on education benefits for players violate the... Read more ...