The White House on Tuesday dismissed a report that the administration is preparing an alternative spending package to replace President Biden Joe Biden Macro grid will keep the lights on Pelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown MORE ’s climate and social spending proposal. White House spokesman Andrew Bates denied a Reuters report that said the White House is putting together a new package that brings in elements of the roughly $2 trillion Build Back Better bill that has stalled in the Senate, calling it “off base.” “Reuters is wrong,” Bates said in a statement. “We are always in touch with members about this, and the substance and details of this report are off base.” ADVERTISEMENT Reuters reported that the new package would still include components of the original bill that address climate change but be reduced in size by partially or entirely … [Read more...] about White House dismisses report of new Build Back Better package
Proposed tax changes
3 BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was held as a hostage for six years by Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, said on Tuesday that she will be running for her country’s presidency. The announcement comes almost two decades after Betancourt was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia while also campaigning for the country’s top office for the Green Oxygen Party, a movement she founded while she was a congresswoman. “Today I am here to finish off what I started with many of you in 2002” Betancourt said in a conference room where she announced her candidacy. “I am here to claim the rights of 51 million Colombians who are not finding justice, because we live in a system designed to reward criminals.” Betancourt's run for the presidency starts months after other candidates have already been travelling through the country to campaign for the office, including Gustavo Petro, a leftist former mayor of … [Read more...] about Colombia’s Ingrid Betancourt announces presidential run
What Facebook faces The Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 states sued Facebook yesterday, saying its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp unfairly eliminated competition. They called for Facebook to be split apart and restricted in making future deals, “some of the most severe penalties regulators can demand,” write The Times’s Cecilia Kang and Mike Isaac . Breaking up is hard to do. Few high-profile antitrust cases have centered on mergers years earlier. “No American antitrust enforcer has ever brought a case like this before, and for good reason,” Jennifer Newstead, Facebook’s general counsel, wrote in the company’s initial retort . You have to go back to the breakup of AT&T in the 1980s for a major case that unwound consummated mergers; “Courts historically have expressed anxiety about doing it,” William Kovacic, a former chairman of the F.T.C., told The Times . The F.T.C. faced criticism for the $5 billion fine it levied last year against Facebook … [Read more...] about Who Wants to Undo Facebook?