If you’ve followed it on the news, you know members of Congress and judges have gotten dinged in the court of public opinion for having personal financial stakes in companies they have professional influence over. Now the Wall Street Journal’s reporting sleuths have turned their attention to top federal officials. They built an original database […]
(GALLUP) Half say they're worse off than last year; worst number since Great Recession
The following is an excerpt from Gallup News. Reflecting on their personal financial situations, 35% of Americans say they are better off now than they were a year ago, while 50% are worse off. Since Gallup first asked this question in 1976, it has been rare for half or more of Americans to say they […]
Bipartisan probe of Telehealth companies that shared private patient data with Facebook, Google
The following is an excerpt from STAT News. A bipartisan group of senators fiercely criticized several prominent tele-health startups for failing to protect sensitive health information, citing an investigation by STAT and The Markup which found dozens of tele-health companies sharing patient data with Facebook, Google and other major advertising platforms. “This data is extremely personal, and […]
(POLL) Americans support Musk exposing 'Twitter Files'
Most Americans support new Twitter owner Elon Musk exposing how censorship occurred on the site under the previous ownership. That's according to the latest Rasmussen Reports. The national survey found that 63% of American adults approve of Musk’s decision to authorize publication of the “Twitter files,” including 42% who "strongly approved." Nineteen percent (19%) disapproved and […]
(GALLUP) Americans pessimistic about near-term economy
The following is an excerpt from Gallup News. Americans are more likely to predict negative rather than positive outcomes for five key aspects of the U.S. economy over the next six months. Higher inflation, unemployment and interest rates, as well as reduced economic growth and stock market values, are all expected. A majority of U.S. […]
(WATCH) Green Energy Pause
Nebraska, Indiana, New Mexico, and Wisconsin have all delayed the planned closing of coal plants, the latest sign the green energy transition ambitions aren’t quite ready for prime time. One Wisconsin Public Service Commissioner, Ellen Nowak, is calling for a pause and a reassessment of the national strategy as, she says, more people are starting […]
(READ) House Committee holds hearing on Twitter censorship of Biden family business dealings
Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Rep. James Comer (R-Kentucky) is planning to dig deeper into President Biden's family business dealings by holding a full committee hearing tomorrow. At the hearing, lawmakers on the panel will question three former Twitter employees who censored the New York Post’s reporting on the Biden family’s business schemes […]
Feds Profiting from Companies They Regulate: A WSJ Investigation (Podcast)
Pulitzer Prize winner James Grimaldi talks about The Wall Street Journal's investigation into federal officials investing in companies they regulate.