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Kamala Harris raises ‘grave concerns’ over treatment of Haitian migrants in call with DHS chief

Kamala Harris raises ‘grave concerns’ over treatment of Haitian migrants in call with DHS chief

Vice President Kamala Harris told Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday that she had serious worries about the treatment of Haitian migrants by Border Patrol agents. Videos taken by Al Jazeera and Reuters appear to show law enforcement officers on horseback using aggressive tactics when confronting migrants, who are largely Haitian, to prevent them…MORE

Biden administration scrambles to contain fallout from another border crisis

Biden administration scrambles to contain fallout from another border crisis

The Biden administration is ramping up deportation flights of migrants to as many as seven a day and talking to Brazil and Chile to possibly repatriate Haitians who previously resided in those countries as they scramble to contain the fallout amid bipartisan criticism. But even as the Department of Homeland Security tries to draw a…MORE

The Federal Reserve is getting ready to roll back its massive stimulus
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The Federal Reserve is getting ready to roll back its massive stimulus

The Federal Reserve isn’t ready to take its foot off the stimulus gas pedal just yet, but that soon might change. If the economic recovery continues to progress as expected, the Fed “judges that a moderation in the pace of asset purchases may soon be warranted,” according to the bank’s policy update published Wednesday. The…MORE

State Department closed investigation into allegations of racism and sexism against former US ambassador to UK shortly before Trump left office, document shows
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State Department closed investigation into allegations of racism and sexism against former US ambassador to UK shortly before Trump left office, document shows

The State Department bureau that oversees discrimination and harassment complaints quietly closed its investigation into allegations of racist and sexist behavior by former President Donald Trump’s then-ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert “Woody” Johnson in January, CNN has learned. According to an internal memo sent on January 12, eight days before Trump left office, the…MORE

Bipartisan policing talks officially end
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Bipartisan policing talks officially end

After months of negotiating, the bipartisan talks around overhauling policing laws have broken down without a deal. Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, made clear in a private conversation with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the chief Republican negotiator on the issue, that bipartisan policing talks are over. Booker, Scott and Democratic…MORE

Elizabeth Warren calls out SPAC creators amid concerns of ‘misaligned incentives’
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Elizabeth Warren calls out SPAC creators amid concerns of ‘misaligned incentives’

Senator Elizabeth Warren and three other Democratic lawmakers have sent an open letter to the executives behind popular SPACs, raising concerns about the potential for insiders to exploit regulatory gaps at the expense of everyday investors. “We seek information about your use of SPACs in order to understand what sort of Congressional or regulatory action…MORE

‘The Wire’ creator David Simon will pull upcoming HBO series from Texas over abortion law
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‘The Wire’ creator David Simon will pull upcoming HBO series from Texas over abortion law

“The Wire” creator David Simon won’t be filming an upcoming HBO series in Texas due to a controversial abortion law passed in the state, he announced on Twitter. “As an employer, this is beyond politics,” Simon wrote. “I’m turning in scripts next month on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas, but I…MORE

Fact check: Eastman’s arguments on overturning the 2020 election are pure fantasy
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Fact check: Eastman’s arguments on overturning the 2020 election are pure fantasy

The scheme to overturn the 2020 election and have Vice President Mike Pence gavel in Donald Trump as President on January 6 is based on nonsense legal theories and invented scenarios. John Eastman, a lawyer working for then-President Trump’s legal team, wrote a six-point memo on how Pence could dismiss the election results and hand…MORE


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