Billionaire Leon Cooperman rejects Elizabeth Warren’s invitation to testify on a possible wealth tax

Summary List Placement Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s invitation to testify at a Senate Finance subcommittee has been rejected by one of her outspoken critics, billionaire Leon Cooperman. On Monday, Warren invited Cooperman to testify at her hearing, called “Creating Opportunity Through a Fairer Tax System.” “This hearing is an opportunity to share your views on how […]

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Republicans and Democrats are teaming up to take a ‘huge step’ in the US’s battle against China

Summary List Placement A group of Republicans and Democrats are putting forward a new plan aimed at bolstering the nation’s economic competitiveness against China. It represents a big test of whether Republicans and Democrats can still collaborate on key issues in Congress. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer along with Republican Sen. Todd Young introduced legislation […]

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A US Air Force general is facing court-martial for the first time ever. He has been charged with sexual assault.

Summary List Placement A US Air Force two-star general is facing court-martial in a first for the Air Force, the service said Wednesday. A sexual assault charge against Air Force Maj. Gen. William Cooley, former commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, has been referred to court-martial, Air Force Materiel Command said in a statement. […]

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Oscar Looks To The Stage To Mine Hollywood Screen Gems

Watch Video From “Amadeus,” to “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” to “Moonlight,” the Oscars love to celebrate play adaptations. And three of this year’s biggest contenders made that same journey from stage to screen: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “One Night In Miami” and “The Father.”  Actor and producer Denzel Washington: “I saw ‘Ma Rainey’ […]

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A Capitol Police officer reported hearing a radio dispatch to only look for ‘anti-Trump’ protesters on January 6, congresswoman says

Summary List Placement A Democratic congresswoman said Wednesday that Capitol Police officer may have put out a radio broadcast on the morning of January 6 telling officers to only keep an eye out for potential disturbances by anti-Trump and not pro-Trump protestors, according to a review of the insurrection undertaken by the Capitol Police’s Office […]

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The 6 best wine subscriptions we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List Placement This content is intended for readers 21+. Please drink responsibly. If you or anyone you know is dealing with alcohol abuse, get help. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) provides a free, confidential, 24/7, treatment referral, and information service. The world of wine — with […]

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The best cheap car insurance in Missouri

 Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List Placement Car insurance isn’t all that expensive in Missouri — in fact, premiums average $869 per year, below the US national average of $935 per year according to the Insurance Information Institute. Even though it’s affordable, there’s still one big way to save: shopping around.  Car insurance companies price […]

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SpaceX is launching 4 astronauts into space on Friday. Here’s how the journey will go — from liftoff to splashdown.

Summary List Placement SpaceX is launching four astronauts into Earth’s orbit on Friday. The company’s Crew Dragon spaceship is the first and only commercial vehicle to carry astronauts into space. It’s now a routine part of NASA’s human spaceflight program. Friday’s mission, called Crew-2, is the second of six crewed space-station flights that the agency […]

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Men are more likely to feel comfortable dating in the current COVID-19 climate than women, recent polling shows

Summary List Placement Experts anticipate a “hot vax summer” coming to the US as sexually frustrated Americans crave a return to pre-pandemic dating routines, but recent polling shows that men feel considerably more comfortable going on dates at the moment than women. Morning Consult has tracked public sentiments about daily life amid the pandemic since […]

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A new deal with Norway allows the US to keep an eye on Russian subs closer to Russia’s home turf

Summary List Placement A recent deal between the US and Norway will expand the two countries’ defense cooperation, allowing the US to build facilities on Norwegian bases to support operations in a region where Russia’s military is increasingly active. The Supplementary Defense Cooperation Agreement, signed Friday by US and Norwegian officials, allows “unimpeded access to […]

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Canada’s central bank is taking surprising steps to cool the nation’s red-hot virus recovery — and the approach directly conflicts with the Fed’s ultra-easy stance, even with the US further along

Summary List Placement The Federal Reserve and the Bank of Canada will use drastically different playbooks for the remainder of their nations’ respective economic recoveries. The US central bank has indicated it will leave rates near zero for the foreseeable future, and that it isn’t even considering reining in its emergency asset purchases. Canada’s monetary […]

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