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British Authorities Apprehend Two In Connection To Texas Hostage Situation

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Less than 24 hours after an 11-hour-hour hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, which ended with an armed gunman dead and hostages escaping, British police took two individuals into custody for questioning over their potential connection to the incident. The Greater Manchester Police Department announced that its […]

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Fed Chair Powell: Inflation Poses ‘Severe’ Threat To U.S. Job Market

By Dan McCaleb (The Center Square) Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Tuesday that elevated inflation poses a “severe” threat to U.S. jobs and economic recovery. He also said the Fed will raise rates higher than initially planned if needed to slow rising prices. “If we have to raise interest […]

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Energy Commodity Prices Increased By 59% In 2021, EIA Reports

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square)  The prices of energy, crude and gasoline all increased in 2021 from 2020, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reports. Prices increased because of higher demand and a range of other factors. By the end of 2021, commodities on the energy index traded 59% higher than they did on the […]

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Poll: Americans Less Concerned About COVID, More Concerned About Economy, Inflation

By Casey Harper (The Center Square) Americans are more concerned about the economy than COVID-19, even as cases surge nationwide, according to a new poll. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released new polling Monday showing that only 37% of Americans list COVID-19 as one of their top five concerns that government should work on, […]

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Dems Threaten Ousting Filibuster, But Moderates Hold The Line

By Casey Harper (The Center Square) U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., is once again right in the middle of a heated Congressional debate as Democratic leadership threatens to overthrow the long-established filibuster rule to push through voting legislation that would give the federal government broad powers over state elections. “If Republicans continue to block our […]

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Chicago Teachers Union Votes To Return To Remote Learning

By Kevin Bessler (The Center Square) The Chicago Teachers Union voted late Tuesday to urge Chicago Public Schools to switch to remote learning because of a spike in COVID-19 cases. The teachers voted to refuse to report to school buildings on Wednesday. CPS students had just returned to class Monday after winter break, but union […]

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Biden Disapproval Rating Reaches New High

By Casey Harper (The Center Square) President Joe Biden is kicking off his second year in office with his highest disapproval rating to date. A new CNBC/Change Research poll found 56% of voters disapprove of Biden’s job as president, the worst disapproval numbers the president has seen since taking office. The economy and COVID-19 are […]

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Manhattan DA: No Charges Against Cuomo In COVID Nursing Home Death Scandal

By Steve Bittenbender (The Center Square) Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo started 2022 much like he ended 2021, with an apparent legal victory. A lawyer for the disgraced ex-leader of the state said Monday that the Manhattan district attorney’s office ended its investigation into the Cuomo administration’s nursing home policies during the early stages […]

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Poll: Voters Unhappy With Biden Administration’s Handling Of Supply Chain Crisis

By Casey Harper (The Center Square) Americans are unhappy with the Biden administration’s handling of the supply chain crisis, a new poll indicates. Convention of States Action along with Trafalgar group released polling data showing the majority of Americans say they are unimpressed with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s work on the issue. According to the poll, […]

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Abbott Debuts Texas Border Wall Construction In Rio Grande City

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Gov. Greg Abbott has debuted the construction of a part of the Texas border wall in Rio Grande City six months after he announced Texas would be building its own border wall. “Texas is taking what truly is unprecedented action by any state ever for a state to build […]

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