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  • Ilhan Omar may have broken federal tax law, according to new campaign finance report

    A report released by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board shows that Rep. Ilhan Omar broke federal tax law by filing her taxes jointly with a man to whom she was not legally married.

    Washington Examiner
  • Maine's new ISP privacy law has both California and New York beat

    The Great State of Maine, having jettisoned its far-right lunatic "government" and replaced it with a responsive, progressive, evidence-based one, is now set to pass the nation's most stringent ISP privacy law, going further than both New York and California. The new law restores the Obama-era ISP privacy protections that Trump's FCC chair Ajit Pai canceled before they could go into effect: rules that ban your ISPs from selling or sharing or exploiting the about your internet use without...

    Boing Boing
  • Biden criticizes Amazon for not paying federal taxes in 2018

    Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday took umbrage with e-commerce giant Inc's $0 federal tax bill in 2018 and said no company making billions in profits should pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers.

  • Amazon opens its second Go store in New York

    Amazon's brick and mortar empire continues to expand, after the company opened its second, larger cashier-free store in Park Avenue, New York City today.
  • Joe Biden fires a shot at Amazon over federal taxes

    Former Vice President Joe Biden reportedly lobbed an attack at Amazon on Tuesday during a campaign speech in Iowa.  "I have nothing against Amazon, but they should pay a few taxes," Biden said, according to tweets form reporters who attended the speech. In going after the tech giant, Biden joins a growing list of politicians who have been criticizing the tech giant for a range of issues from taxes to employee wages.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Vice President Joe...

    Business Insider
  • A bogus climate-change law from New York’s cynical leaders

    New York’s leaders seem determined to make this year’s end-of-session legislating the ugliest ever. The latest example: The Climate and Community Protection Act. The act sets ambitious goals for eliminating greenhouse-gas emissions and transitioning to “clean” energy. Lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached a deal on it this week — then opted to skip the

    New York Post
  • Charitable giving dropped last year in the wake of the new tax law

    Charitable giving by individuals America fell 1.1% to $292 billion in 2018 from 2017, according to Giving USA. Because giving by foundations and companies increased, total giving in the U.S. increased slightly, by 0.1%, to $428 billion.