Ted Cruz Wants to Use Crypto in U.S. Capitol Vending Machines

Sen. Ted Cruz has previously advocated for the continued decentralization of cryptocurrency.Image: Greg Nash-Pool (Getty Images) There’s no such thing as a free lunch (or snack) and Texas Senator Ted Cruz knows this, which is why the conservative wants to bring cryptocurrency into Congress. On Wednesday, Cruz introduced the ACCEPT Resolution, which stands for Adopting … Read more

What is a ‘rolling recession’ and are we in one? Experts explain

By most measures, the U.S. economy is in solid shape. Although the first half of 2022 started off with negative growth, a strong labor market and resilient consumer helped turn things around and give hope for the year ahead. Gross domestic product, which tracks the overall health of the economy, rose more than expected in … Read more

Biden formally announces Ron Klain is stepping down as White House chief of staff and will be replaced by Jeff Zients

CNN  —  President Joe Biden announced White House chief of staff Ron Klain will step down next week and will be replaced by Jeff Zients, the former Obama administration official who ran Biden’s Covid-19 response operation. Biden said there will be an “official transition” event at the White House next week to “thank Ron for … Read more

Energy giants to smash annual profit records

U.S. President Joe Biden has previously singled out Exxon Mobil for making “more money than God” last year. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies are poised to report record annual profits, raking in extraordinary revenues following a year of volatile fossil fuel prices amid Russia’s onslaught in … Read more

FDA pulls Evusheld because it’s not effective against subvariants

Evusheld (tixagevimab and cilgavimab) injection, a new COVID-19 treatment that people can take before becoming symptomatic. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Chris Sweda | Tribune News Service | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday pulled its authorization for AstraZeneca‘s Evusheld, an antibody injection that people with weak immune systems … Read more

‘No firecrackers tonight!’ Biden jokes at Lunar New Year event after California mass shootings

WASHINGTON — President Biden cluelessly joked “no firecrackers tonight!” while hosting a Lunar New Year event at the White House turned heads Thursday following two recent mass shootings of mostly Asian-American victims in California. The president made the remark in a light-hearted tone after speaking about the murder of 11 people in Monterey Park, Calif., … Read more

National Archives asks former presidents and vice presidents to check for classified and presidential documents

Washington CNN  —  The National Archives is formally asking former presidents and vice presidents to re-check their personal records for any classified documents or other presidential records in the wake of classified documents discovered in the homes of former President Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence and President Joe Biden over the last year. … Read more

Reps. Tenney, Stefanik demand Biden answer for NY migrant surge

Two top Republican congresswomen from New York are demanding that the Biden administration answer questions about secretly transporting migrants across the US — after dozens of Colombian immigrants recently arrived in the small upstate community of Watertown. “We write following reports that your administration is actively settling migrants in Upstate New York communities,” upstate Reps. … Read more

Manchin pushes to delay tax credits for electric vehicles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up his criticism, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday moved to delay new tax credits for electric vehicles, a key feature of President Joe Biden’s landmark climate law. Manchin said guidelines issued by the Treasury Department allow manufacturers in Europe and other countries to bypass requirements that significant portions of EV … Read more

Republicans Are Outraged Over a ‘Green’ Xbox Update

A man holds a controller of the Xbox Series X gaming console.Photo: Fabian Sommer/picture-alliance/dpa (AP) The right-wing outrage machine has moved on from gas stoves to a seemingly innocuous Xbox console update that focuses on power-saving features for lower energy consumption. In a statement released this month, tech giant Microsoft explained that Xbox consoles would … Read more