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Bryan Pregon

Amazon Will Pay Whopping $0 In Federal Taxes On $11.2 Billion Profits | Fortune - 1 views

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    "Those wondering how many zeros Amazon, which is valued at nearly $800 billion, has to pay in federal taxes might be surprised to learn that its check to the IRS will read exactly $0.00."
Bryan Pregon

Iowa panel OKs bill ending need for permit to buy, carry gun - 1 views

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    "A bill that would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit to buy or carry a gun in Iowa has been moved out of a Senate subcommittee."
Bryan Pregon

Before judging 'late-term abortion,' understand what it means, doctors say - CNN - 0 views

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    "One in four women will have an abortion by the time they're 45, which means that very likely, you know or love someone who has had an abortion."
Bryan Pregon

CBO says economy lost $11 billion during shutdown - CNN - 0 views

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    "Delayed paychecks, reduced working hours, and stalled contracts led to a loss of about $11 billion in gross domestic product over the five-week shutdown. About $8 billion of that will be recovered as workers return, but $3 billion or 0.02% of gross domestic product in 2019 will never be recovered, according to the CBO."
Bryan Pregon

Courts say anti-abortion 'heartbeat bills' are unconstitutional. So why do they keep co... - 1 views

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    ""The US Supreme Court essentially has held" in Roe and subsequent cases "that a state cannot ban abortion before viability," Nash explained. "Viability is determined individually but on average is between about 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.""
Bryan Pregon

Handguns are more popular in US homes, with deadly consequences for children, study say... - 0 views

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    "Fewer Americans are likely to own a gun now than 40 years ago, but those who do are more likely to own handguns over rifles or shotguns. As the proportion of those with handguns has increased, so has the number of children under the age of 5 who are dying from firearm injuries, according to a new study."
Bryan Pregon

Elizabeth Warren pitches 'wealth tax' on richest Americans - CNNPolitics - 2 views

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    "Sen. Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on Americans with assets of $50 million or more as part of a bold new initiative to reverse the increasing concentration of wealth among the country's richest households."
Bryan Pregon

Supreme Court will shape the 2020 presidential race - CNNPolitics - 1 views

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    "The Supreme Court's future is poised to turn into a defining battle in the 2020 presidential election, as justices consider taking up cases that touch some of the nation's most sensitive political divides."
Bryan Pregon

Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional - 0 views

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    "Supporters of the law are likely to ask the Iowa Supreme Court to hear an appeal of Huppert's ruling."
Bryan Pregon

World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam | Business | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The growing concentration of the world's wealth has been highlighted by a report showing that the 26 richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of the planet's population."
Bryan Pregon

T-Mobile announced a merger needing Trump administration approval. The next day, 9 exec... - 1 views

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    "Last April, telecom giant T-Mobile announced a megadeal: a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile's value and give it a huge new chunk of the cellphone market. But for T-Mobile, one hurdle remained: Its deal needed approval from the Trump administration."
Bryan Pregon

Steve King removed from committee assignments following racist comments - CNNPolitics - 0 views

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    "Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has been removed from committee assignments following racist remarks, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Monday, the latest development in bipartisan condemnation of King's recent interview that appeared to lament that the term "white supremacist" is considered offensive."
Bryan Pregon

Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone locat... - 0 views

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    "Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use the data to track anyone "within seconds" for whatever reason they wanted."
Bryan Pregon

Dem introduces bills to eliminate electoral college, stop presidents from pardoning the... - 0 views

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    "Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tn.), a vocal critic of President Trump, on Thursday introduced two bills to eliminate the electoral college and prevent presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members."
Bryan Pregon

Washington bans anyone under 21 from buying assault rifles - 0 views

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    "a spokeswoman for the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, said the initiative was one of the most comprehensive gun-violence prevention measures to pass in the United States. "
Bryan Pregon

So, what now? Here's what needs to happen to avoid a partial government shutdown - 3 views

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    "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to schedule a vote Friday to begin debate on the House-passed CR, which includes the $5 billion for the border wall."
Bryan Pregon

New year brings altered landscape for abortion battle - CNN - 0 views

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    "a more conservative US Supreme Court, 85 confirmed judges appointed by President Donald Trump who are reshaping the courts, and legislative bodies -- both state and federal -- transformed by a contentious midterm election."
Bryan Pregon

Minnesota Dept. of Health approves medical cannabis for Alzheimer's patients - Story | ... - 7 views

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    "Patients certified to have Alzheimer's will be eligible to enroll in the program on July 1 and can begin receiving medical cannabis on August 1. There are currently 13 qualifying conditions for cannabis treatment on the state's list."
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