Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Far-right attorney Sidney Powell’s attempt to thwart Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against her failed in court Wednesday, as a federal judge rejected her counterclaim against the company’s lawsuit, which takes issue with false claims about election fraud Powell spread about Dominion’s voting machines. Key Facts U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols granted Dominion’s motion to dismiss Powell’s counterclaim, which asked the court to award her $10 million in damages and hold a jury trial in addition to declaring Dominion’s defamation claims unsuccessful. The counterclaim alleged Dominion had committed “abuse of process” by bringing its $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit last year, because it “brought this case to punish and make an example of” Powell as a “public-relations campaign” to cover up the allegations about its voting machines. Nichols, who was appointed by former President Donald … [Read more...] about Judge Tosses Out Sidney Powell’s Countersuit Against Dominion Voting Systems
In an unusually outspoken statement, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) openly criticized the UK government’s latest tax plan, stating the proposal by Liz Truss’s government was likely to add to inequality and soaring inflation . Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng unveiled the country’s biggest tax package in 50 years last week. However, the roughly $45 billion tax cut package has stoked concerns that government borrowing could surge along with inflation and interest rates. In a statement, the IMF said, “given elevated inflation pressures in many countries, including the UK, we do not recommend large and untargeted fiscal packages at this juncture, as it is important that fiscal policy does not work at cross purposes to monetary policy .” The Bank of England (BoE) has been raising interest rates to combat inflation which is at a 40-year high in the U.K. The collapse of the British pound has been accompanied by big moves in U.K. borrowing costs. The Bank of … [Read more...] about IMF Criticizes U.K. Government Fiscal Plan
Representative image. The finance ministry has denied that its department of expenditure has advised against the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) scheme beyond September. When asked on July 26 in the Rajya Sabha whether the expenditure department was against continuing the free foodgrain scheme beyond September and did not want any new tax cuts to be announced "due to fiscal condition of the country", minister of state for finance Pankaj Chaudhary said, "No". The question in Parliament follows news reports in late June that the expenditure department was concerned about the impact on the Centre's finances from PM-GKAY, which was in March extended for another six months . The provision of free foodgrain under the scheme until September will cost the Centre Rs 80,000 crore. However, since the scheme's extension was announced after the presentation of the Budget for FY23, the government did not provide for this new expenditure. The total … [Read more...] about Finance ministry denies expenditure department against continuing free foodgrain scheme
Republican Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall introduced legislation Thursday that would protect Americans’ second amendment rights from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) proposed registry for firearms with stabilizing braces. The legislation, first obtained by the Daily Caller, is titled the Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today (SHORT) Act. The bill would specifically remove the taxation, registration, and regulation in the National Firearms Act (NFA) of firearms such as Short Barreled Rifles (SBR), Short-Barreled Shotguns (SBS), and Any Other Weapons (AOW). “The ATF’s federal gun registry is just the latest proof that the Biden Administration has no understanding of firearms and only seeks to limit American citizens’ ability to rightfully own firearms of their choosing,” Marshall told the Caller before introducing the bill. “Gun control activists disguised as bureaucrats are corrupting the ATF, and my legislation will put a stop at their extremely misguided … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Roger Marshall Introduces Legislation Pushing Back On ATF Attacks On 2nd Amendment
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The peak heat of summer may not have you daydreaming about loading up on unlimited fettuccine alfredo, but come sweater weather, you may wish you paid attention to your inner unlimited carb cravings. Despite heatwaves across the country, it's time to start thinking about Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass ! The difficult to snag season pass to endless bowls of salad, soup, breadsticks and pasta each fall will be released this summer. This year, Olive Garden will be offering 24,000 Pasta Passes (the same amount as last year) on Thursday, August 15 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time via olivegarden.com/pastapass . To add to the intrigue, the chain restaurant is hinting at something big, with clues on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter as to what 2019's big reveal will be for the Pasta Passes, which, since they launched in 2014, have been known to sell out in under a minute (and retail for much more on eBay). In the past, … [Read more...] about Olive Garden’s Pasta Pass Returns With A Surprise
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Michelin season is here! And that means plenty of New York restaurants are receiving new accolades. Start making reservations at your top to-eat spots, because the Michelin Guide announced today that 125 New York City restaurants will be named Bib Gourmands in 2022. 18 of these will be joining the prestigious list for the first time. The announcement is a bit of a teaser, before the official Michelin Guide New York Star Revelation on Thursday, October 6. These Bib Gourmands span three boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens) and range from homestyle Mexican food, to Isan-style Thai food and fresh Italian-style pasta. Bib Gourmand restaurants offer a full menu of a starter, main course and dessert, so guests can order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $49 USD or less (tax and gratuity not included). They’re known as the highest quality, affordable restaurants in the city, which says a lot in a city of over … [Read more...] about Michelin Guide Announces 18 New Bib Gourmand Restaurants in New York
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Former President Donald Trump asked repeatedly whether the U.S. could bomb Mexican drug labs to stop illicit substances from coming into the country, according to an excerpt from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s new book obtained by the Washington Post , containing a host of new information about Trump’s time at the White House, including a disregard for classified details and frequent praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Key Facts Trump repeatedly asked shocked former Defense Secretary Mark Esper if the U.S. could bomb drug labs in Mexico to help halt the flow of drugs across the border, Haberman wrote in her book, Confidence Man , set to be released next week, according to the Post. The book also includes Trump’s crass interactions with world leaders, including calling former German Prime Minister Angela Merkel “that b****,” and talking to former British Prime Minister Theresa May … [Read more...] about Trump Reportedly Asked If U.S. Could Bomb Mexican Drug Labs, Book Says
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A relatively hidden provision in the $1 trillion bill plans to help pay for new roads and bridges by making the tax collection of crypto activities more efficient. However, it is inadvertently casting to wide a net over the industry, threatening its very livelihood in the U.S. A group of senators is pushing back on the language to make it more precise, but hurdles remain. In this report, I break down what to expect in the coming days and break down what lawyers and industry participants need to know and decisions they must make. … [Read more...] about Crypto Provision In Infrastructure Bill May Force Bitcoin Miners And Blockchain Companies To Flee U.S.
CTN NEWS – Spectrum is one of the biggest providers of cable TV, broadband internet, and phone services in Missouri. Keep reading to learn more about the services that Spectrum MO has to offer. Table of Contents Internet Spectrum offers excellent internet plans to residents of Missouri. When it comes to choosing one of Spectrum’s internet plans for your household, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider how much data you need each month. If you tend to use a lot of data, you’ll want a plan that offers a high data cap. Second, think about what type of internet you need. If you need a fast, reliable connection, you’ll want to opt for a plan with high speeds. TV If you still love to watch cable, you might want to check out Spectrum’s TV plans. The first step is to decide what you need and want in a TV plan. Do you want to be able to watch live TV? Do you want to be able to watch shows on demand? Do you want to be able to record shows? Do you … [Read more...] about In Missouri, What Does Spectrum Offer?
President Joe Biden’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) is spending tens of millions in tax dollars to bring fiber optic internet to rural southeast Alaska. As part of USDA’s “Reconnect Program,” it awarded a roughly $33 million grant to the Alaska Telephone Company (ATC), the agency announced last Thursday. Fiber will be delivered to 92 households and a total of 211 people and five businesses in two Alaska native villages called Skagway and Chilkat, according to a federal grant award listing. (RELATED: The Supply Chain Crisis Could Threaten Rural America’s Internet Access) ATC’s fiber plan will cost around $204,000 per passing of each residence and business, according to an analysis by Fierce Telecom, a tech publication. ATC also said in a Sept. 22 statement it will invest roughly $11 million into the fiber project. “The Klukwan-Skagway Fiber project will spur economic growth and significantly enhance quality of life in very remote, hard-to-serve locations, empowering … [Read more...] about Biden Admin Spends Tens Of Millions To Deliver Fiber Internet To Only About 90 Rural Alaska Households