Amazon’s Bezos criticizes Biden admin, says inflation hurts the poor

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos arrives for his meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the UK diplomatic residence on September 20, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images News | Getty Images Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tweeted on Sunday that inflation is most hurtful to the least affluent in the … Read more

Labor accuses Prime Minister Scott Morrison of putting politics ahead of national security on AUKUS pact

Federal Labor has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of putting politics ahead of Australia’s national security interests, after reports emerged that the United States had sought early assurances of bipartisan support for the new AUKUS pact. Key points: Nine newspapers reported the United States sought assurances early on that the AUKUS pact would have bipartisan … Read more

Amazon’s Bezos criticizes Biden over inflation tweet

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 2, 2021. Paul Ellis | Reuters Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took aim at President Joe Biden on Friday over a tweet that said inflation could be brought down by taxing wealthy corporations. Biden earlier in the day tweeted: … Read more

TV-bound Psaki bids Biden and press corps farewell at last briefing

Outgoing White House press secretary Jen Psaki teared up during her last briefing on Friday, thanking President Biden for the opportunity to serve in the role. “I promised myself I was not going to get emotional, “she said. Driving the news: Psaki said her first conversation with Biden and first lady Jill Biden was after … Read more

Treasury prices slip as investors pile back into stocks

US Treasury prices slipped on Friday and yields jumped as investors sold out of government bonds and looked to move back into stock markets. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note surged 11 basis points to 2,929%. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 12 basis points to 3,092%. Yields move inversely to … Read more

House subpoenas its own, grave new norm after Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust among lawmakers and raising questions about what comes next. The outcome is certain to reverberate beyond … Read more

Vaccine not available when Biden took office

Bull-shot! The official White House Twitter account posted false COVID-19 information Thursday, wrongly claiming there was “no vaccine available” when President Biden took office in January 2021. “When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” the verified account tweeted to its 7 million followers Thursday. “In the last 15 … Read more

Biden tells states to increase cops, mental health programs to fight crime

US President Joe Biden speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House April 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Friday urged states and cities to use federal funds to invest in more cops, crisis responders and mental-health and substance-abuse programs … Read more

Joe Biden asked to replace IRS chief Charles Rettig over tax document destruction

Charles P. Rettig, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, testifies during the Senate Finance Committee hearing titled The IRS Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, in Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, June 8, 2021. Tom Williams | Pool | Reuters A leading House Democrat on Friday called on President Joe Biden to replace IRS Commissioner … Read more