Month: December 2021

Bankruptcies fall as pandemic drags on Despite changing consumer patterns brought on by Covid-19, pandemic restrictions tipped far fewer companies into bankruptcy than in 2020 even as the public health crisis dragged on. The rate of corporate bankruptcies hovered near its lowest level in decades, thanks to free-flowing federal assistance and buoyant financial markets. Troubled
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The NRA is in trouble. The National Rifle Association filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and is facing multiple lawsuits for allegedly misusing funds for personal use and violating campaign finance laws. NPR’s TIM MAK spent four years investigating the powerful gun rights organization and found rampant corruption, greed, and mismanagement at the top, notably around NRA President Wayne LaPierre. In a new book, Misfire: Inside the Downfall
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In Londonderry’s Musquash Conservation Area, shooters and hikers coexisted peacefully for years. Then in 2014, came the turning point. Residents appeared before the town council to voice concerns over gun owners in the space, a 1,000-acre wooded expanse dotted with ponds and walking trails. Hunting on the land was one thing, residents argued, but some
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Problems with Alabama’s state computer system are preventing sheriff’s departments from being able to issue carry permits for the time being. Alabama could have avoided this situation if it had passed constitutional carry and joined the 21 other states that allow eligible, law-abiding adults to carry concealed without having to first apply for government permission or
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By Todd Wilkinson EBS Environmental Columnist Few topics are more “triggering” today in America, especially within red states, than discussions about guns. Perhaps no one, at this moment, understands this better than Ryan Busse, a self-described former “gunrunner” who has called out the firearm industry and the powerful National Rifle Association in his new book.
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(The Hill) – Harry Reid, one of the Senate’s longest-serving majority leaders and a Democrat who played a central role in enacting President Obama’s biggest legislative accomplishments, died Tuesday at 82.  The death was announced by longtime political reporter Jon Ralston, who called Reid “probably the most important elected official in Nevada history.” Reid served as majority
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My wife and I recently watched on Netflix the brilliant Don’t Look Up! starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, written and produced by Adam McKay and David Sirota. It’s being lauded as a metaphor for how we’re dealing with climate change in the face of petrobillionaire- and corporate-funded disinformation campaigns, but it’s so much more
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The Jan. 6 insurrection. Donald Trump out of the White House. COVID-19. Build Back Better. 2021 sure felt long. We here at HuffPost Politics went through our stories from the past year and pulled out a few of our favorites that we wanted to re-share with you. Maybe they’re pieces and events you missed, or
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By: The Associated Press, Eric Tucker and Alan Suderman December 27, 2021 2:42 pm WASHINGTON — In the months since President Joe Biden warned Russia’s Vladimir Putin that he needed to crack down on ransomware gangs in his country, there hasn’t been a massive attack like the one last May that resulted in gasoline shortages.
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Beginning Jan. 1, most private citizens in Hawaii 21 and older can legally carry a Taser or electric stun gun for self-protection. According to Lt. Tuck Loy Aurello of the Hawaii Police Department’s Records Division, just as those registering a firearm for the first time are required to pass a NRA-certified firearms safety course, buyers
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PHILADELPHIA — Five teenagers were charged Thursday after the vehicle stolen at gunpoint in Philadelphia from U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon was found in neighboring Delaware, police said. Scanlon’s blue Acura MDX was located Wednesday night in Newark, Del., about 45 miles from Philadelphia, Delaware State Police said. The five were apprehended as they tried
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The great divergence is rapidly expanding—and President Joe Biden’s window to reverse it is narrowing. Since the 1960s, Congress and federal courts have acted mostly to strengthen the floor of basic civil rights available to citizens in all 50 states, a pattern visible on issues from the dismantling of Jim Crow racial segregation to the
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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon is speaking out just one day after she was carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia’s FDR Park. Her news conference came just hours after police confirmed five teenagers were arrested in Delaware in connection with this crime. One of those teens, 19-year-old Josiah Brown of Wilmington, is charged with
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News Service of Florida  |  Tallahassee Democrat From elections to vaccines, state and federal courts are weighing major Florida lawsuits. Here are 10 big legal issues to watch in 2022: ELECTIONS With high-profile elections looming in November, Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker is slated to start a trial Jan. 31 in challenges by voting-rights
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Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Environment, Featured, Global, Global Governance, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Population, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations Opinion US President Joe Biden presiding over a virtual Summit for Democracy on December 9-10. Credit: Voice of America (VoA) NEW YORK, Dec 23 2021 (IPS) – When my
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This story was published in partnership with The Trace, a nonprofit news organization covering guns in America. On July 9, 2013, Colleen Sterner, the niece of the National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre, received an e-mail from a manager in the Weddings and Special Affairs division of Atlantis, a popular family resort on Paradise Island.
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