The national debt has long been portrayed as a burden we’re placing on future generations. John Oliver discusses how national debt works, why people are so concerned about it, and why it might be more helpful that you think.
After nine months of secret collaboration, a global team of over 380 investigative journalists released the findings of one of the largest troves of leaked documents in history last week: the Paradise Papers. The investigation, shepherded by the same team that released the Panama Papers, offers unprecedented insight into the clients and business activities relatedContinue reading “Paradise Papers: The True Story Behind The Secret Nine-Month Investigation (2017)”
The White House has unveiled the details of President Biden’s major new infrastructure and climate plan, which includes the elimination of every lead pipe in the United States. The White House detailed the roughly $2 trillion American Jobs Plan proposal on Wednesday, and its many components include replacing “100 percent of the nation’s lead pipes and service lines,” aContinue reading “Biden’s infrastructure plan would replace every lead pipe in America”
Fresh off passage of the COVID-19 relief bill, President Joe Biden is assembling the next big White House priority, a sweeping $3 trillion package of investments on infrastructure and domestic needs. Biden huddled privately late Monday with Senate Democrats as Congress has already begun laying the groundwork with legislation for developing roads, hospitals and greenContinue reading “Biden eyes $3T package for infrastructure, schools, families”
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), America’s ultimate swing voter, told me on “Axios on HBO” that he’ll insist Republicans have more of a voice on President Biden’s next big package than they did on the COVID stimulus. The big picture: Manchin said he’ll push for tax hikes to pay for Biden’s upcoming infrastructure and climate proposal, andContinue reading “Joe Manchin says that he’ll block Biden’s next big package — $2 trillion to $4 trillion for climate and infrastructure — if Republicans aren’t included”
A report released by the U.S. government’s Afghanistan watchdog has found that America has wasted billions of dollars in the war-torn country on buildings and vehicles that were either abandoned or destroyed The United States wasted billions of dollars in war-torn Afghanistan on buildings and vehicles that were either abandoned or destroyed, according to a report releasedContinue reading “Report: US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan”
The United States announced talks for Thursday with Australia, India and Japan, with President Joe Biden renewing the alliance of the so-called “Quad” in defiance of warnings from China. The State Department said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will speak virtually with the foreign ministers of the three nations, with the Covid-19 pandemic andContinue reading “Biden renews ‘Quad’ with allies despite Beijing pressure”
The transportation secretary said there is no reason America has to “settle for less” when it comes to public transportation. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday that he hopes the United States will one day be a global leader in high-speed rail. Speaking with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Buttigieg saidContinue reading “Pete Buttigieg Wants The U.S. To Lead The World In High-Speed Rail”