Starbucks Is Swarming Buffalo-Area Shops With Top Execs to Quash Union Drive

In June of 2018, just weeks before stepping down, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz issued a farewell address with a few words of wisdom for the company he’d leave behind. In it, he encouraged Starbucks workers of all stripes to “never embrace the status quo,” advising them to approach the…

Expanding Carbon Capture and Storage Would Delay Transition From Fossil Fuels

After decades of sowing doubt about climate change and its causes, the fossil fuel industry is now shifting to a new strategy: presenting itself as the source of solutions. This repositioning includes rebranding itself as a “carbon management industry.” This strategic pivot was on display at the Glasgow climate summit…

Schumer Got $66K From Top Health Insurance Lobbyist Amid Build Back Better Talks

This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge. In the third quarter of this year, as the Democratic leaders of Congress were scrambling to decide what to keep in President Biden’s reconciliation package and what to cut,…

All Three Men Charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing Found Guilty of Murder

All three men involved in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was shot and killed while jogging in February 2020, have been found guilty of murder by a jury in Georgia. The three white men who killed Arbery — Greg McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and…

DOJ Files Emergency Brief Asking Court to Unblock COVID Vaccine Work Rules

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has formally requested that a federal court lift its stay on rules from the Biden administration that require businesses with more than 100 employees to follow certain standards amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked rules published by the Occupational…

White House: 95 Percent of Federal Workers Compliant With Biden Vaccine Rules

On Monday, the Biden administration announced that 90 percent of federal workers have received at least one vaccine shot for protection against coronavirus, in line with vaccination requirements for federal workers that the president announced in September. Overall, 95 percent of federal workers are in compliance with rules Biden mandated…

As COVID Cases Surge in Europe, US Death Toll Now Surpasses 2020 Fatalities

Europe is in the grip of a potentially devastating fourth coronavirus wave and the United States has now recorded more Covid-19 deaths in 2021 than it did in 2020, heightening alarm among public health experts who fear another brutal winter surge. Dr. Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization’s regional director…

Kimberly Guilfoyle Bragged About Raising Millions for Jan. 6 Rally

Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for former President Donald Trump and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr., boasted to a GOP operative that she had raised $3 million for the rally that helped fuel the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In a series of text messages sent on Jan.…

McCarthy Mocked for 8.5 Hour Long Speech About Hitler, McDonalds, and More

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) went on an eight-and-a-half hour long tirade starting on Thursday night and ending early Friday morning during his allotted “magic minute” on the House floor on Thursday. The speech, which began at roughly 8:30 pm ET on Thursday, resembled a filibuster and appeared to be…

Meadows Blasts McCarthy’s Leadership, Says Trump Should Be Speaker of the House

Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff for former President Donald Trump, criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) in two separate interviews this week. Meadows took issue with the way McCarthy has been leading Republicans in the House, stating on a podcast hosted by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) that…

Julius Jones Will “Fight Another Day” — Death Sentence Commuted

On Thursday, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) commuted the sentence of Julius Jones, a Black man on death row for a murder that all available evidence suggests he didn’t actually commit. “After prayerful consideration and reviewing materials presented by all sides of this case, I have determined to commute Julius…

House Votes to Censure Paul Gosar Over Video Depicting Him Killing Ocasio-Cortez

The House has voted to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) Wednesday, sending a harsh rebuke to the far right representative for sharing a video last week depicting an anime version of him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and attacking President Joe Biden. The House voted 223-207 to censure Gosar…

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