Big Tech ‘Aiding’ Beijing in Its Push for Global Dominance, Sen. Blackburn Says

Big tech companies are “aiding” the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in achieving its goal of being a global superpower, said Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) during day two of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)—the largest annual conservative conference. Blackburn was speaking Friday afternoon about freedom of speech in the United States and abroad, when she… Continue reading Big Tech ‘Aiding’ Beijing in Its Push for Global Dominance, Sen. Blackburn Says

Hawley Proposes $15 Minimum Wage for Billion-Dollar Corporations

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Friday announced legislation that would force big companies to pay their workers a $15 minimum wage. Hawley’s plan targets corporations with revenues of of $1 billion or more and comes amid a bitter fight on Capitol Hill over including a federal minimum wage boost in the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion pandemic… Continue reading Hawley Proposes $15 Minimum Wage for Billion-Dollar Corporations

Judge Rules Arizona’s Maricopa County Must Turn Over 2.1 Million November Election Ballots to Senate

A judge on Friday ruled that Maricopa County must provide some 2.1 million ballots from the Nov. 3 election to the Arizona state Senate and allow access to its election equipment to conduct an audit. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason ruled that subpoenas issued by Arizona’s state Senate are valid and should be… Continue reading Judge Rules Arizona’s Maricopa County Must Turn Over 2.1 Million November Election Ballots to Senate

Secretary of State Tells Mexican Officials: ‘Border Is Closed to Irregular Migration’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday warned Central Americans not to make journeys to the United States without travel papers as the Biden administration deals with a surge in illegal immigrants on the southern border. “The border is closed to irregular migration,” Blinken said in a virtual event with officials from El Paso and… Continue reading Secretary of State Tells Mexican Officials: ‘Border Is Closed to Irregular Migration’

Democrat Attention Shifts From Minimum Wage Hike to Penalizing Large Corporations

Senate Democrats are shifting attention to the idea of penalizing large corporations that fail to pay their workers enough to satisfy lawmakers after the body’s rules expert said a minimum wage hike can’t be included in the COVID-19 relief package making its way through Congress. Two chairmen said they’re looking at alternatives to a hike,… Continue reading Democrat Attention Shifts From Minimum Wage Hike to Penalizing Large Corporations

Kaine Demands Briefing on Why Biden Authorized Syrian Airstrikes

Several Democrats on Friday said they want information on why the Biden administration launched airstrikes in Syria. “The American people deserve to hear the Administration’s rationale for these strikes and its legal justification for acting without coming to Congress. Offensive military action without congressional approval is not constitutional absent extraordinary circumstances. Congress must be fully… Continue reading Kaine Demands Briefing on Why Biden Authorized Syrian Airstrikes

Canada, Australia Agree on Efforts to Regulate Digital Giants Like Facebook

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to continue “coordinating efforts” to ensure digital giants will pay publishers for content shared on their platforms. According to an official statement, the two prime ministers spoke Monday on a range of topics, including the need to regulate social media companies. On… Continue reading Canada, Australia Agree on Efforts to Regulate Digital Giants Like Facebook

‘My Income Has Dropped to Zero’: About 45% of Small Businesses Risk Closure Within Months

At least 13.9 million of the nation’s small businesses are at serious risk of shuttering their doors by April 1, a recent industry report found. Forty-four percent of the country’s 31.7 million small businesses are at risk of closing by the end of the first quarter, according to small business group Alignable. Small businesses on… Continue reading ‘My Income Has Dropped to Zero’: About 45% of Small Businesses Risk Closure Within Months

Top Republican Compares House Democrats’ Letters to Deplatform Fox News With CCP Censorship

The top Republican House member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday criticized an attempt by House Democrats to pressure television carriers to deplatform Fox News and two conservative cable news channels. Ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) expressed her concerns regarding letters sent by two Democratic members on the panel to 12… Continue reading Top Republican Compares House Democrats’ Letters to Deplatform Fox News With CCP Censorship

California Can Enforce Net Neutrality Law, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge in California has ruled that California can enforce its net neutrality law, rejecting efforts from a group of internet service providers seeking to block the measure. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had issued nationwide net neutrality regulations in 2015 under the Obama administration, but later repealed the rules in 2017 under the… Continue reading California Can Enforce Net Neutrality Law, Federal Judge Rules