Constitutional amendment proposal would repeal federal income tax and the 16th Amendment which…

This post was originally published on this siteConstitutional amendment proposal would repeal federal income tax and the 16th Amendment which authorizes it Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH8) Unlike the John Mellencamp lyrics from Jack and Diane, “Don’t actually hold onto 16 as long as you can.” Context The first federal income tax was instituted in 1861 to pay […]

Democrats to increase debt ceiling by $2.5T

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats will vote as soon as Tuesday to raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion, which they expect will lift the nation’s borrowing cap until 2023.Senate Democrats unveiled a resolution to raise the debt ceiling on Tuesday, shortly before they are…

Meadows faces contempt vote in House

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UN weather agency certifies record high Arctic temperature

This post was originally published on this siteThe United Nations logged the hottest temperature in history in the Arctic, finding that the Russian town of Verkhoyansk hit 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) in the summer of 2020.The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) …

Democrats have a plan to cap insulin at $35 a month. Republicans won’t say if they’ll block it.

Democrats have a plan to cap insulin at $35 a month. Republicans won’t say if they’ll block it.

Pfizer antiviral reduces hospitalization, death among high-risk people by 89%, study shows: COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteA study found that Pfizer’s antiviral drug, Paxlovid, reduced hospitalization or death among high-risk people by 89%. More COVID-19 updates.     

It Isn’t Your Imagination: Restaurant Menus Really Are Shrinking

This post was originally published on this siteHigher food costs and staffing shortages are making for slimmer menus with fewer ingredients.

California reintroduces mask mandate for indoor public spaces

This post was originally published on this site Authorities in California said Monday they were reinstating mask mandates in all indoor public spaces to try to curb the resurgence of Covid-19 in recent weeks. The mask mandate, which will come into force Wednesday, applies to all individuals, whether vaccinated or not. Los Angeles, San Francisco […]

Blinken warns Republicans against blocking US envoy nominations

This post was originally published on this site US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Tuesday that continued Republican opposition to the nomination of ambassadors in the Senate risked undermining American foreign policy. A handful of Republicans have been blocking the nomination of many envoys in a US Senate heavily divided along partisan lines, […]

Senate to act on debt limit ahead of December 15 deadline

This post was originally published on this siteThe Senate is on track to vote on Tuesday to raise the national debt limit as lawmakers race to avert a catastrophic default ahead of a critical mid-week deadline.

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