As Unemployment Falls, Interest Rate Increases Creep Nearer

This post was originally published on this siteThe jobless rate is falling sharply and pay is jumping. That may increase the urgency as the Federal Reserve withdraws economic support.

Harris’ new communications director apologizes for tweets on ‘undocumented folks’

This post was originally published on this siteVice President Kamala Harris’ newly announced communications director Jamal Simmons is apologizing for decade-old tweets on “undocumented folks” that resurfaced after news of his appointment.

CDC reports record number of child COVID-19 hospitalizations

This post was originally published on this siteCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky reported Friday that there have been a record number of pediatric hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and announced new isolation guidelines for students, staff and teachers to…

Pelosi invites Biden to deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1st

This post was originally published on this siteNancy Pelosi invited Biden to ‘share your vision of the State of the Union’ on March 1 in Biden’s first SOTU, a later date than recent addresses.     

Almost Unanimous, 2021 edition: We asked why these lone dissenters withheld their votes on bills

This post was originally published on this site“Go Your Own Way” by Bill Gracey is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. As Frank Sinatra sang: “And more… much more than this… I did it my way.” Sometimes a Congress member will find themselves voting against something for which every single one of their House or Senate colleagues voted […]

Rising prices could put Republicans back in power in ‘22

This post was originally published on this site  Trucks hauling containers depart from Port Miami, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Miami. Inflation was a growing concern throughout 2021. Higher raw materials costs and supply chain problems have raised overall costs for businesses, which have raised prices on goods to offset the impact. | Rebecca Blackwell, […]

Cyber Ninjas, company that oversaw the partisan Arizona election review, is shuttering

This post was originally published on this siteThe Cyber Ninjas firm that oversaw the problem-plagued review of the 2020 results in Arizona’s Maricopa County is shuttering.

California is swimming in money. How will Gavin Newsom spend California’s budget surplus?

This post was originally published on this site SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For the second year in a row, California is poised to avoid economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, leaving Gov. Gavin Newsom with a good problem: how to spend a projected $31 billion surplus. By Monday, Newsom must unveil his proposal for the 2022-23 […]

Possible US job boom in December lynchpin to Fed rate hikes

This post was originally published on this site The American economy likely saw strong job gains in the final month of 2021, which could shorten the timeline for the US central bank to raise interest rates. The Federal Reserve has been setting the stage to increase borrowing costs more aggressively to rein in growing inflation, […]

US Supreme Court to hear challenges to COVID vaccine mandates

This post was originally published on this site The US Supreme Court is to hear challenges on Friday to President Joe Biden’s bid to impose Covid vaccination mandates on millions of American workers. After months of public appeals to hesitant or reluctant Americans to get their shots, Biden turned up the pressure in September. “We’ve […]

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