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FDA Settles Ivermectin Case, Agrees to Remove Controversial ‘Stop It’ Post

March 22, 2024

Doctors score win, forcing FDA to remove statements about ivermectin. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to remove social media posts and webpages that urged people to stop taking ivermectin to treat COVID-19, according to a settlement dated March 21. The FDA has already removed a page that said: “Should I take […]

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House to Vote on $1.2 Trillion Spending Deal Hours Before Shutdown Deadline

March 22, 2024

While the House will likely pass it overwhelmingly, as demonstrated by an expedited process, it’s uncertain how quickly it will pass the Senate. The House is set to vote on a $1.2 trillion spending package on March 22 to fund 70 percent of the government and therefore avert a partial shutdown. While the House will […]

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Lawmakers Who Ousted McCarthy Say Speaker Johnson’s Safe

March 22, 2024

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the lawmaker most responsible for Mr. McCarthy’s removal, said he doesn’t want to see Mr. Johnson go. Several of the eight Republicans who voted to oust former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) say that House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) job is safe. On the surface, there are striking resemblances between the […]

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House Passes Bill to Ban Sale of Americans’ Data to China, Other Foreign Adversaries

March 22, 2024

In a bipartisan measure, the House of Representatives unanimously pass a bill designed to protect the private information of all Americans by prohibiting data brokers from transferring that information to foreign adversaries such as China. HR 7520, also known as the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act, passed in a 414–0 vote, with 18 […]

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What to Give for Valentine’s Day

March 22, 2024

For Valentine’s Day, between flowers and chocolate, the choice is clear to master chocolatier Christophe Toury. “I don’t eat flowers,” he says. Master chocolatier Christophe Toury has seen many Valentine’s Day come and go over the years, and as far as gifts go, though flowers and chocolates are popular, to him the choice is clear. […]

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Biden Budget Seeks WIC Budget Boost Despite Declining Enrollment

March 22, 2024

House panel chair calls on USDA to cut—literally—the fat out of food stamp spending. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) $25.1 billion Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) budget request is $2.2 billion more, or 8.7 percent higher than its recently adopted FY24 spending plan and requests $7.7 billion for its Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, […]

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Amid Accusations, Bob Menendez Won’t Seek Reelection as Democrat, May Run as Independent

March 22, 2024

The charges Mr Menendez faces are related to allegations that he and his wife received bribes from three New Jersey businessmen. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said on Thursday that he would not seek reelection in the Democratic primary for his U.S. Senate seat amid ongoing accusations. However, he hinted at the possibility of an independent […]

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TikTok Fan Makes Death Threat Against GOP Senator Over App Legislation

March 22, 2024

‘Callers like this who communicate threats against elected officials could be committing a federal crime,’ Sen. Thom Tillis says. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) warned of the danger of TikTok’s current ownership structure after a supporter of the Chinese-owned video-sharing app left a voicemail threatening to “shoot” him. In a March 20 post on X, formerly […]

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House Judiciary Committee Sues 2 DOJ Lawyers For Testimony on Lapsed Hunter Biden Tax Charges

March 22, 2024

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a pair of Department of Justice officials alleged to have defied subpoenas. The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a pair of Department of Justice officials alleged to have defied subpoenas relating to the department’s prosecution of President Joe Biden’s […]

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FDA Classifies Recall of Abiomed’s Blood Pumps as Most Serious

March 22, 2024

The U.S. health regulator on Thursday classified the recall of blood pumps made by Johnson & Johnson’s Abiomed unit as the most serious and said their use could cause serious injuries or death. The recalled devices, Impella Left Sided Blood Pumps, are used in providing short-term support to pumping chambers of the heart during some […]