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Trump’s Labor Dept just issued a last-minute ‘guidance letter’ stating that local news reporters are doing ‘creative’ work and therefore can be excluded from minimum wage and overtime protections. This is something unnamed publishers would have asked of the administration:
Joe Biden takes over after the most serious challenge to American democracy in decades. Lawmakers+experts say one of his biggest cabinet picks may weaken US democratic values even more. Ahead of Lloyd Austin's confirmation hearing, here's what's at stake:
Protesto agora em frente ao Palácio do Planalto contra o presidente Bolsonaro.
On the day federal regulators approve the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines, protesters call out Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has acted as an anti-vax activist for the better part of the past 12 months.
A huge part of the US safety net is obscure tax credits that pay annual refunds. Maybe do more checks?
“The checks have been wildly popular,” @MattBruenig says. “Now is the time to seize the energy and move the tax credits into a real benefit program.”
I wrote about fears among many in Brazil that the Capitol riots offered a glimpse of the country's future, thanks to Bolsonaro's fomenting of similar distrust and extremism, and his peddling of all the same conspiracies, as he looks toward 2022 elections.
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