Amazon, Meta report record lobbying spending in 2021

This post was originally published on this siteAmazon and Meta, Facebook’s parent company, spent record sums on federal lobbying in 2021 as they fought legislation to limit their expansive market power.  Amazon and its subsidiaries spent roughly $20.3 million to lobby Congress and the…

White House military office director leaving post

This post was originally published on this siteMaju Varghese, the director of the White House Military Office, is departing his post Friday after several years working in President Joe Biden’s orbit.

Biden and Japanese P.M. Kishida expected to discuss North Korea, China

This post was originally published on this siteThe two leaders also planned to discuss a united response related to Russian aggression toward Ukraine, a senior Biden administration official said.

Anti-Tech Antitrust Bill Draws Criticism From All Sides

This post was originally published on this site  A slapdash antitrust bill in the Senate has drawn criticism across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it’s also drawn support from both major parties, as Democrats and Republicans compete to see who can stick it to Big Tech more. The American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which passed […]

Biden tries to chart new path on US-Mexico border, but similar roadblocks remain

This post was originally published on this siteA proposal to vaccinate migrants that was a source of tension inside the White House last year is back on the table as the Biden administration tries to change the way the United States deals with migrants at the southern border.

Blinken, Lavrov meet to discuss ‘critical moment’ in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met on Friday in Geneva in a high-stakes meeting at a “critical moment” in the tensions rising between Russia, the U.S. and Ukraine.“We don’t expect to resolve our…

Amazon to open Los Angeles clothing store, in first

This post was originally published on this site Amazon’s online commerce empire is taking another step into the real world with plans announced Thursday to open a shop in Los Angeles that would be its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store. An Amazon Style store to launch later this year is to let customers use the retailer’s […]

In Texas, driverless trucks are set to take over roads

This post was originally published on this site A giant 18-wheel transport truck is barreling down a multi-lane Texas highway, and there is no one behind the wheel. The futuristic idea may seem surreal, but it is being tested in this vast southern US state, which has become the epicenter of a rapidly developing self-driving […]

Texas pipeline company walks back threat to cut off gas to power plants

This post was originally published on this site After threatening to cut off fuel to roughly a third of the power plants owned by Texas’ biggest power generator, a major pipeline company said Thursday it will continue selling natural gas to the plants through the end of March. But the companies have still not resolved […]

After Roe? Pro- and anti-abortion rights groups face new landscape in 2022 midterms – and beyond

This post was originally published on this siteActivists in the abortion wars are planning to spend millions this election year on the assumption that the Supreme Court will reverse Roe vs. Wade.     

Tagged