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@AOC teed off on discriminatory home appraisal practices during a Financial Services hearing

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1509339695527911432
Posted by AZProgressive | Wed Mar 30, 2022, 09:25 PM (3 replies)

DOJ's Jan. 6 probe expands to rally preparations, conspiracies: report

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is expanding its probe of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack to include the events leading up to the preceding rally, and the wider conspiracies that fueled the violence, people familiar with the issue told The Washington Post.

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Sources told the Post the DOJ is now looking to the planning of the rally and the conspiracy theories that surrounded the event.

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The DOJ has begun issuing subpoenas to investigate the funding and planning of the event as well as who was involved. People familiar with the issue told the Post the subpoenas were issued against those in Trump’s circle but would not say what they requested or who received them.

Investigations into the rally could include how protesters got the money to go to Washington, D.C., and who was behind the planning of the incident.

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/600449-dojs-jan-6-probe-expands-to-rally-preparations-conspiracies-report
Posted by AZProgressive | Wed Mar 30, 2022, 07:59 PM (4 replies)

Warren: Leon, before the tears start streaming down your face again, let's remember

https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1509169438309896194

Billionaire Leon Cooperman says Biden's billionaire tax is 'stupid,' 'probably illegal,' and 'won't pass'

https://www.businessinsider.com/billionaire-leon-cooperman-biden-income-gains-tax-stupid-wont-pass-2022-3

A reminder of when Leon Cooperman was crying over a wealth tax.

Posted by AZProgressive | Wed Mar 30, 2022, 01:06 PM (7 replies)

Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania declare number of Russian diplomats personae non grata

Current activities of those persons under diplomatic cover are incompatible with their diplomatic status and are causing detriment to the Republic of Latvia, the country’s foreign ministry reported, according to Ukrinform.

The decision “was taken in solidarity with Ukraine in its fight against the unprovoked and unjustified military aggression by Russia against Ukraine, with members of security services of the Russian Federation having played an important role in the planning and implementation of that aggression.”

The decision was conveyed to Russian Ambassador to Latvia Mikhail Vanin. Expelled diplomats must leave the country by 23:59 on March 23.

Today, Russia's ambassador to Estonia was summoned to the country's foreign ministry, where he was handed a diplomatic note stating that three employees of the Russian embassy with diplomatic status had been declared non grata. They “directly and actively undermined Estonia’s security and spread propaganda justifying Russia’s military action.” All three must leave the country within 72 hours.

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3433485-latvia-estonia-lithuania-declare-number-of-russian-diplomats-personae-non-grata.html
Posted by AZProgressive | Fri Mar 18, 2022, 01:29 PM (2 replies)

Britain Revokes UK License Of Russian TV Channel

Britain on Friday revoked the UK broadcasting license of Russian state-funded television channel RT in the latest repercussion for Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

"Ofcom has today revoked RT's licence to broadcast in the UK, with immediate effect," Britain's media regulator said in a statement, adding it did not consider it "fit and proper" for RT to operate in the country.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/the-economic-shock-of-russias-war-will-shake-the-world-51647463866
Posted by AZProgressive | Fri Mar 18, 2022, 05:07 AM (3 replies)

Phoenix police ranks #1 in deadly use of force compared to other major departments

PHOENIX — Of the police departments that cover the ten most populous cities in the country, the Phoenix Police Department ranks number 1 for use of deadly force.

The organization “Mapping Police Violence” has compiled a database of police deadly use of force going back to 2013. The database contains records of 9,942 deadly force incidents involving police during that time frame. Departments in Arizona account for 437, or 4% of the people that died during an encounter with the police. The data shows that 131 of these encounters happened with the Phoenix Police Department, the second-highest of any department tracked by the organization.

When adjusting for the population of the 10 largest cities Phoenix has a deadly incident rate of 75 people killed per one million. This is nearly double San Antonio, the city ranked at number two that has a rate of 42 deaths per 1 million people. Phoenix’s rate is more than double the remaining eight cities on the list.

https://www.abc15.com/news/in-depth/phoenix-police-ranks-1-in-deadly-use-of-force-compared-to-other-major-departments
Posted by AZProgressive | Tue Mar 15, 2022, 12:11 AM (0 replies)

Biden Will Cancel $6.2 Billion Of Student Loans

President Joe Biden will cancel $6.2 billion in student loans through changes to student loan forgiveness.

Here’s what you need to know.

Student Loans

There’s more good news for student loan borrowers who are seeking student loan forgiveness. The U.S. Department of Education has identified 100,000 student loan borrowers who are now eligible for student loan cancellation due to the changes the Biden administration made to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program in October. In aggregate, these student loan borrowers will get $6.2 billion in student loan cancellation. The Education Department is notifying these student loan borrowers of their eligibility for student loan forgiveness, as CNN reported. Ultimately, the Education Department says that 550,000 student loan borrowers will get student loan forgiveness sooner due to these changes.

Student loan forgiveness: who is eligible

Who is eligible for this student loan cancellation? Based on the major changes to student loan forgiveness, the Biden administration relaxed the requirements regarding which student loan payments count toward student loan forgiveness; which types of student loans count for student loan forgiveness; which employers qualify for student loan forgiveness; and when student loan payments start counting for student loan forgiveness. (6 major changes to student loan forgiveness).

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2022/03/09/biden-will-cancel-62-billion-in-student-loans-through-changes-to-student-loan-forgiveness/?utm_campaign=socialflowForbesMainTwitter&utm_source=ForbesMainTwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Valerie&sh=298fa14a93f4
Posted by AZProgressive | Wed Mar 9, 2022, 09:11 PM (40 replies)
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