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10 Things We Learned from Cleveland City Council’s Mammoth Progressive Field Deal Hearing

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Sam Allard / Scene This stone alone has cost taxpayers $3 million. Cleveland City Council’s Development, Planning and Sustainability Committee met Tuesday for a mammoth all-day session that included in-depth hearings on both the Progressive Field Deal and the city’s allocation of American Rescue Plan Act dollars. Though council had......

Senators snipe at each other in heated confirmation hearing for Biden bank regulator pick

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nominee to be the Comptroller of the Currency Saule Omarova (R) speaks with an aide as she testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2021.......

Legislation to Abolish Death Penatly in Ohio Has Fourth Hearing This Week

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click to enlarge Photo via Thinkstock Momentum continues to build to abolish the death penalty in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio — Legislation to abolish the death penalty in Ohio is set to have a fourth hearing today. The House Criminal Justice Committee will hear from interested parties on House Bill 183,......

Biden’s pick for bank regulator faces rocky Senate hearing over unorthodox research ideas

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Saule Omarova United States Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs WASHINGTON— Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden’s pick to be one of the nation’s top bank regulators, is expected to face a tough round of questioning Thursday morning from senators......

Analysis: Americans are not hearing Joe Biden right now

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here That’s the philosophical problem for a President who should be having one of the best days of his presidency but is instead struggling to convince Americans he’s accomplished anything. Biden delivered on a promise to get a massive infrastructure......

Britney Spears’ conservatorship could end at Friday hearing

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Attorneys for Britney Spears will return to court Friday when a Los Angeles judge will consider the pop star’s request to terminate the conservatorship that has controlled her career and finances for nearly 14 years. The hearing will be......

Hearing set for controversial Biden banking pick called ‘radical’ by GOP

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Zachary Halaschak President Joe Biden’s controversial pick for a top banking regulatory position is set to be grilled by Republican lawmakers next week who accuse her of radicalism. Saule Omarova, who was nominated to be comptroller of the currency,......

Medicare may cover hearing services if Democrats’ spending plan becomes law. It’s only one gap in coverage that beneficiaries should prepare for

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here peakSTOCK | iStock | Getty Images If Democratic lawmakers get their way, Medicare will start covering hearing services for the first time in the program’s history. The coverage, which would take effect in 2023, is included in Democrats’ proposed $1.85......

Illinois lawmakers pass Congressional boundary maps for next 10 years hours after release without public hearing

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Greg Bishop | The Center Square Democrats at the Illinois statehouse early Friday morning passed new congressional maps, which will last for the next decade, hours after the latest legislative boundaries were released late Thursday night without a public......

180 second wrap: Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube execs testify at Senate hearing

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here 180 second wrap: Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube execs testify at Senate hearing Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

Fair Map Groups Hold People’s Redistricting Hearing at Ohio Statehouse

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click to enlarge All on the Line Ohio Co-Chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp, R-Lima, represents the gerrymandered “duck district,” an area that touches 14 counties. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Demands for fair maps and a transparent congressional redistricting process are getting louder in Ohio. Despite......

The Public Backs Medicare Rx Price Negotiation Even After Hearing Both Sides’ Views

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As Congress debates cutting prescription drug costs, a poll released Tuesday found the vast majority of adults — regardless of their political party or age — support letting the federal government negotiate drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries and those in private health insurance plans. The argument that pharmaceutical companies need......

Man charged in Fanone assault at Capitol to remain in jail after emotional hearing

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Prosecutors previously said Thomas Sibick was spotted on police body-camera footage ripping away Fanone’s badge and radio while he lay on the ground outside the Capitol. Fanone collapsed after the attack and was hospitalized, and later recalled in a......

Facebook used Big Tobacco playbook to exploit teens and children, senators say at hearing after WSJ series

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Erin Scott | Reuters U.S. lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle agree on virtually nothing these days. The exception is when the topic is Facebook. Republicans and Democrats grilled Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global......

Looming Government Shutdown, Facebook Senate Hearing, Britney Spears’ Conservatorship : Up First

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NPR The government will shut down if a spending bill isn’t passed by midnight. Will lawmakers pull it off? And lawmakers will ask Facebook about the platform’s effect on kids. Is it as harmful as some critics claim? Plus, what’s next for Britney Spears now that her father is suspended......

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