President Biden Joe Biden The West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act MORE is not unlike Candidate Biden in terms of being largely hidden from the public and press. Already, the decision by his team to limit his interactions with the media, while barely traveling outside the White House to address the concerns of the American people, is wearing thin, if new polls are any indication. It's now been more than six weeks since Biden took office. He has yet to hold a press conference during a pandemic that has claimed more than 107,000 lives since his inauguration and more than 500,000 overall. His COVID-19 relief bill, with a price tag of nearly $2 trillion in what will be the largest spending bill in U.S. history, should be sold to the public by the president, just as his old boss, Barack Obama Barack Hussein … [Read more...] about Why is Joe Biden dodging the public and the press?
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Recology San Francisco, the city’s waste and recycling contractor, will lower rates and reimburse customers for overcharges in a $100 million lawsuit settlement with the city attorney’s office. Recology was one of two dozen companies, non-profits and individuals subpeonaed as part of a wide-ranging corruption probe linked to former city Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru , along with former Public Utilities Commission General Manager Harlan Kelly, former Department of Building Inspection Director Tom Hui, and others. READ MORE: COVID Schools: Santa Cruz County Will Have Offered Vaccine to All K-12 Educators by Friday Former Recology executive Paul Fredrick Giusti is among those charged ; federal prosecutors allege Giusti engaged in a long-term scheme to bribe Nuru to secure his support to implement garbage fee hikes paid by the public. City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Thursday Recology will reimburse ratepayers $94.5 million in overcharges … [Read more...] about SF Corruption Probe: Recology Agrees To $100 Million Settlement, Refunds For Trash, Recycling Overcharges
Michael D'Antonio is the author of the book "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success " and co-author, with Peter Eisner, of the book " High Crimes: The Corruption, Impunity, and Impeachment of Donald Trump." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) The Pentagon inspector general tells us that many who worked with Ronny Jackson -- the former Trump White House physician and now a member of Congress from Texas -- think he was a "tyrant" and a "dictator" prone to "yelling, screaming, cursing, or belittling subordinates." Michael D'Antonio Witnesses say he suffered "meltdowns" and "tantrums" and made "sexual and denigrating comments" about a female subordinate (allegations he denies). Trump called this man "one of the finest people that I have met"-- and then similar accusations scuttled his attempt to make Jackson his Veterans Administration chief, so he created a new job for him : … [Read more...] about Ronny Jackson and the ‘former guy’
President Biden Joe Biden The West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act MORE is making some economists worried with his high-stakes gamble that a nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package will give the economy a major boost without pushing up inflation into dangerous territory. The intensifying debate comes as the Senate is poised to pass the measure as early as this week, sending it back to the House for possible final passage next week. With the finish line in sight, some economists are sounding the alarm, particularly after financial markets signaled unease with the possibility of inflation on the horizon. “To say he’s taking a risk would be an understatement,” said Desmond Lachman, an economist at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute and former deputy director at the International Monetary Fund. … [Read more...] about Inflation debate heats up over Biden relief bill
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that rampant inflation is “not a problem” to fear amid the recovery from the coronavirus recession. Powell told members of a Senate panel that while technical factors and the release of pent-up savings may push prices higher when the pandemic subsides, it won’t be enough to reverse decades of downward pressure on inflation. “We've averaged less than 2 percent inflation for more than the last 25 years,” Powell told the Senate Banking Committee, referring to the Fed’s annual inflation target. ADVERTISEMENT “Inflation dynamics do change over time, but they don't change on a dime, so we don't really see how a burst of fiscal support or spending that doesn't last for many years would actually change those inflation dynamics.” Powell has tried for months tried to dispel concerns about the potentially inflationary impact of trillions in fiscal and monetary support for the struggling U.S. economy. Republican lawmakers, some … [Read more...] about Powell: Rampant inflation ‘not a problem’ in recovery from COVID-19