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President Biden To Nominate Lina Khan As FTC Commissioner

Lina Khan

Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Lina Khan for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Khan is an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, where she teaches and writes about antitrust law, infrastructure industries law, and the antimonopoly tradition. At 32, Khan would be the …

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House Passes Bills To Expand Gun Background Checks

The House on Thursday approved a pair of bills that would expand and strengthen background checks for gun purchasers. In votes that fell largely along party lines, the House passed legislation that would require background checks for all gun buyers and extend the time given to the FBI to vet …

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Biden Aims To Make All Adults Vaccine Eligible By May 1

President Biden

President Joe Biden used his first prime-time address on Thursday night to announce that he is directing states to make all American adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine no later than May 1. Biden began his address from the White House by honoring Americans’ “collective suffering” over the past year. …

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Merrick Garland Confirmed As U.S. Attorney General

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden‘s nominee for Attorney General, was confirmed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate. His confirmation comes nearly five years to the day since President Barack Obama nominated him to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was never given a confirmation hearing by …

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Democrats Reach Deal On Unemployment Benefits; Vote-a-rama Begins

Senate Democrats struck a deal Friday evening to extend unemployment insurance in President Biden‘s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package after deliberating and halting other action for roughly nine hours. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) finally supported Democrat’s proposal for emergency jobless benefits after hesitating to support an earlier version. Democrats will now …

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