FBI Director Chris Wray testifies Chinese-owned TikTok has power to 'drive narratives,' 'divide Americans'
FBI Director Chris Wray told the Senate intel committee TikTok can "drive narratives" and "divide Americans," adding the Chinese app "screams out with national security concerns."
US slaps new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine war, raises tariffs
The U.S. Treasury Department announced new sanctions against individuals and companies tied to Russia's defense sector to hobble Russia's war machine.
Ukraine's ammunition demands are 'many times higher' than supply, NATO chief says
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned that Ukraine is using ammunition at a faster pace than allies can supply it as the defense industry moves to increase production.
Universal income programs spreading across US: ‘I know what our people need’
Universal basic income programs are spreading throughout the country and are giving low-income people and families $500 a month or more, funded in part through federal legislation.
SpaceX limits Ukraine’s military use of Starlink satellite business
SpaceX is limiting Ukraine's use. President Gwynne Shotwell said Ukraine had used Starlink satellite-internet business in ways that weren’t part of any agreement.
China spy flight: What to know
A Chinese airship visible from earth flew at 60,000 feet, according to defense officials who believed the balloon spied on the US as it passed from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
Europe bans Russian diesel imports and other refined oil products
Europe's ban on Russian diesel imports and other refined petroleum products went into effect on Sunday, the latest attempt by the 27-nation bloc to defund Putin's war machine.
US arms sales jump by 50% in 2022 amid security concerns over war in Ukraine, China aggression
Security concerns from the war in Ukraine to China's aggression in the Far East has prompted U.S. arms sales to surge by nearly 50 percent during the 2022 fiscal year.
Texas Rep. Roy says he’ll use debt ceiling vote to extract spending reforms: ‘It’s my job not to back down’
Rep. Chip Roy said the upcoming debate on the debt ceiling will be a time to strike a deal on how to trim federal spending, which has led to a $31.3 trillion national debt.
Russia’s gas production, exports shrink from sanctions pressure: report
Russia’s natural-gas production will fall by 12% this year and its exports will decline by about a quarter, a sign that intentional pressure on the country from sanctions on oil are taking a toll.
Tipping at the counter: Are you being rude if you don't leave something extra?
Lifestyle and etiquette expert Elaine Swann answers the question many are asking: Is a tip at the counter required? Swann explains the basis for making the decision whether to tip.
Omnibus contains $11.9B for Pentagon to replenish weapon systems sent to Ukraine
Congress is providing the Pentagon nearly $12 billion to replenish depleted inventories of weapon systems that have been supplied to Ukraine for its war against Russia.
The $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page Biden spending deal put on blast: ‘Monstrosity,’ ‘Absolute stinker'
Congress woke up Tuesday morning with the daunting task of passing a $1.7T spending bill before the end of the week, with little time to read its 4,155 pages.
Deficit hawks brace for year-end spending blowout: ‘Massive, expensive, unprecedented’
Congressional leaders are expected to release their spending plan for the rest of the fiscal year, and deficit hawks are nervous it will pile on billions in new spending.
US debt explosion funded by Americans, not foreign countries, posing risks to economic growth
The rapid growth in U.S. government debt is being financed by domestic U.S. entities, not foreign governments, and that shift poses risks to economic growth.
Democrats could add $500B in new debt during final weeks of congressional control
Year-end spending and tax priorities could set up Democrats in Congress for a wave of legislation that adds hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt.
Democrats shut their eyes to inflationary impact of Biden’s big spending bills
Democrats on Thursday rejected a resolution that asked the Treasury Department to give Congress its assessment of whether big spending bills are having an effect on inflation.
Inflation risks remain as Congress eyes billions in year-end spending spree: budget hawk
Congress could consider hundreds of billions in new spending at the end of 2022, which would require new borrowing and would keep inflationary pressures elevated, says one budget expert.
IRS hiring 700+ customer service reps amid wave of corporate layoffs
The IRS is hiring more than 700 new customer service representatives even as several large companies have announced layoffs amid fears of rising recession risks.
Biden on pace for $1 trillion budget deficit in 2023: $2.7 billion in new debt per day
The federal government borrowed $83 billion in October, putting it on a pace for another $1 trillion budget deficit this year despite lower costs related to the COVID pandemic.