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Business Activity Growth Hits 12-Month Low on Supply Hold-Ups and Capacity Shortages

By Tom Ozimek Business activity in the United States in September grew at its slowest monthly pace in 12 months, with supply chain hold-ups and capacity shortages hampering growth. Data firm IHS Markit said on Sept. 23 that its flash U.S. Composite PMI Output Index (pdf)—which tracks the manufacturing and services sectors—retreated to a reading of 54.5 in September. […]

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New Hampshire House Speaker Files Bill to Block Vaccine Mandate

By The Center Square New Hampshire House Speaker Sherman Packard is working on legislation that would ban state or local enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Packard, a Londonderry Republican, said his office is working on a bill that is aimed at blunting the impact of President Joe Biden’s new federal vaccine requirements to “prevent federal overreach, protect our […]

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Republicans Won’t Vote to Raise Debt Limit Given Democrats’ Partisan Budget Plans: McConnell

By Zachary Stieber Senate Republicans will not vote to raise the debt limit at this time because of Democrat plans to spend trillions of dollars, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Republican leaders said Wednesday. The House of Representatives voted this week along party lines to pass a bill that includes suspending the debt limit until after […]

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Facebook Investor: Company Paid $5 Billion to FTC as ‘Quid Pro Quo’ to Shield Zuckerberg

By Ken Silva A recently filed lawsuit against Facebook reveals new details about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, claiming among other allegations that company executives massively overpaid the Federal Trade Commission to shield CEO Mark Zuckerberg from personal liability. The lawsuit was filed in a Delaware state court by the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI), following a battle […]

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GOP Lawmakers File Impeachment Articles Against Biden

By Isabel Van Brugen Four House Republicans have filed articles impeachment against President Joe Biden over his handling of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the influx of people illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Rep. Bob Gibbs of Ohio, who is leading the effort to impeach the president, alongside Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Brian Babin […]

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House GOP Leadership Will Encourage Members to Vote Against Infrastructure Bill

By Joseph Lord In a statement from Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) office Wednesday, the House Minority Whip said that Republican leadership would be asking members to vote against the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. In the Senate, the infrastructure bill passed easily, with all 50 Democrats and 19 Republicans in the upper chamber supporting the bill. Of those, many big-name Republicans like […]

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Top Aide to Ukrainian President Targeted by Gunfire in Assassination Attempt

By Lorenz Duchamps A top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was targeted by a volley of gunfire on Wednesday during an apparent assassination attempt, authorities said. A statement released by national police confirmed more than 10 bullets were fired at the vehicle of Serhiy Shefir at about 10 a.m. near the village of Lesnyky, several miles outside the […]

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Judicial Watch: Hearing Scheduled for Case Challenging California’s Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards

By Judicial Watch (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a hearing is scheduled in the California Superior Court regarding its case challenging California’s gender quotas for corporate boards. Arguments will be heard by Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis. DATE: Tuesday, September 21, 2021,TIME: 9:30 a.m. PT, 12:30 p.m. ETPLACE: Courtroom/Department 38Superior Court of California Los Angeles,Stanley […]

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Judicial Watch Sues HHS for Biodistribution Studies for the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

By Judicial Watch (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the government watchdog group, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for biodistribution studies and related data for the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Private Businesses ‘Unconstitutional’: Texas AG Ken Paxton

By Isabel Van Brugen The state of Texas is looking to challenge President Joe Biden’s recently announced COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private businesses by arguing that it is unconstitutional, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Friday. Paxton’s remarks come after Biden on Sept. 9 said businesses would have to impose COVID-19 vaccination requirements or face fines of up to $13,600 per violation. […]

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North Carolina Hospital System Suspends Hundreds of Employees After COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

By Jack Phillips A North Carolina health care system said it suspended hundreds of its employees after the firm implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, adding that workers who refuse to get vaccinated after five days will be fired. “Beginning this week, approximately 375 team members—across 15 hospitals, 800 clinics and hundreds of outpatient facilities—have been confirmed to be non-compliant […]