Tag: politics

FDA expands monkeypox vaccine authorization to increase dose supply five-fold

August 10, 2022

A health worker administers a dose of the Bavarian Nordic A/S Jynneos monkeypox vaccine at a vaccination site in West Hollywood, California, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Jill Connelly | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday expanded its authorization for the monkeypox vaccine in a way that would significantly boost…

How Wall Street wooed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and preserved its multi-billion dollar carried interest tax break

August 10, 2022

US Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) waits for an elevator to go to the Senate floor at the US Capitol in Washington, US August 2, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Long before Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., held up a massive spending bill that promised to create jobs, invest in clean energy and tax the rich —…

August 9 primary: Key House races

August 9, 2022

In addition to a high-profile US Senate race in Wisconsin and gubernatorial contests in all four states, there are a number of US House primaries to watch as Democrats fight to defend their four-seat majority and Republicans look to expand the playing field with the majority in their sights. Tuesday’s elections — minus a special…

Pence says Trump raid by FBI raises concern, Garland presses

August 9, 2022

Former US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Young America’s Foundation Student Conference on July 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. Pence outlined a conservative agenda and took questions about Taiwan and his relationship with former President Donald Trump. Nathan Howard | Getty Images Former Vice President Mike Pence expressed “deep concern” Tuesday about the…

On rare days, markets rise 10%. How to make sure you’re there for it

August 9, 2022

Gzorgz | Istock | Getty Images “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” With those classic words, author Charles Dickens famously opened his historical novel “A Tale of Two Cities.” He could easily have been describing the stock market. A new Wells Fargo analysis looked at the best 20 days…

Trump ally Doug Mastriano’s January 6 committee appearance ends without a single question answered, source says

August 9, 2022

Mastriano’s attorney cut off the virtual appearance soon after it began, the source said. His lawyer, Tim Parlatore, took issue with several procedural matters related to the deposition, and raised questions about the legality of the subpoena that Mastriano received from the panel, the source added. “We were there for 15 minutes. It was clear…

Appeals court says House can obtain Trump’s taxes from the IRS

August 9, 2022

The 3-0 ruling from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals is a blow to Trump, who has argued for years in court against releasing his tax returns to any investigators. A trial-level judge he appointed while president previously rejected his arguments in the case. But Trump could still appeal, making the litigation unlikely to end…

Trump tax returns must be given to Congress, court says

August 9, 2022

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders in discussing current events and future political agendas. Brandon Bell |…

How the Wisconsin Democratic Senate primary suddenly changed within the span of a few days

August 9, 2022

Primaries in the Upper Midwest on Tuesday will set the stage for two major governor’s races, as Republicans in Wisconsin and Minnesota select their nominees to take on those states’ Democratic incumbents in November. Minnesota is also set to fill a House seat after former GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn died in February. Meanwhile, in Vermont,…

Republicans rush to Trump’s defense after FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago

August 9, 2022

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Attorney General Merrick Garland to “preserve your documents and clear your calendar,” warning of an oversight probe “when” Republicans take back the chamber in the midterm elections. “The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization,” said McCarthy. Trump is also set to meet Tuesday with…