Supreme Court to decide fate of Obama-era Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), shown in 2019, was among the champions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at its creation. (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times) The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide on the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street collapse and funded directly by the … Read more

Republican presidential hopefuls won’t say how they differ from Trump

WASHINGTON — Early Republican presidential hopefuls are sidestepping questions about how they differ from Donald Trump, demonstrating a reluctance to draw a contrast with the former president and early 2024 primary front-runner. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the first Republican to launch her campaign after Trump this cycle, has repeatedly punted when asked how … Read more

US to crack down on child labor amid massive uptick

By Nandita Bose and Mica Rosenberg WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration announced measures to crack down on child labor on Monday amid a steep rise in violations and investigative reports by Reuters and other news outlets on illegal employment of migrant minors in dangerous US industries. US officials said the Labor Department had seen … Read more

Supreme Court weighs Biden student loan plan worth billions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a partisan legal fight over President Joe Biden’s plan to wipe away or reduce student loans held by millions of Americans. The high court, with its 6-3 conservative majorityis hearing arguments Tuesday in two challenges to the plan, which has so far been blocked by Republican-appointed … Read more

Video shows hearing on DOJ memo, not Hunter Biden’s laptop

The claim: Video shows Tom Cotton questioning Merrick Garland about Hunter Biden’s laptop On Feb. 20 Facebook videos (direct link, archive link) shows a clip of Sen. Tom Cotton questions Attorney General Merrick Garland. “WHERE’S THE LAPTOP!” the caption reads. “Tom Cotton DESTROYS Garland with LEAKED DOCUMENTS from Hunter Biden’s Laptop.” The video was seen … Read more

Two experienced candidates emerge in the race for Dutchess DA as Grady nears retirement

At year’s end, William Grady will be retiring as Dutchess County district attorney, having worked in the county’s top law enforcement office for over 50 years, including four decades as DA. Two new candidates have emerged to fill the role, the first time each is running for the office: Matthew Weishaupt and Anthony Parisi. “A … Read more

Feds looking to block $13 billion mortgage software deal

The Federal Trade Commission is expected to challenge the $13 billion takeover of mortgage data company Black Knight by financial services giant Intercontinental Exchange, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter. A case is expected to be filed some time in March, said the people, who were granted anonymity to discuss a … Read more