Ballot harvesting crackdown passes Alabama House

Lawmakers in Alabama have pushed a bill that would make it a crime for organizers and activists to accept payment for processing absentee ballot applications from non-family members. It would also be a crime for businesses or nonprofits to pay people to harvest ballots in Alabama. Governor Kay Ivey expressed support for the proposal in […]

Biden Admin Launches Probe Into Health Care Giant Amid Antitrust Crackdown: REPORT

The Biden administration has launched an antitrust investigation into healthcare giant UnitedHealth Group in recent weeks, following a series of other federal antitrust lawsuits, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation is examining whether the relationship between UnitedHealth's insurance division and its medical services division, Optum, stifles competition in the […]

Biden Admin Sues To Block Massive Grocer Merger In Latest Antitrust Crackdown

The Biden administration announced Monday that it will file a lawsuit to block the planned merger of grocery retailers Kroger Co. and Albertsons Companies Inc., calling it anticompetitive. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has blocked a $24.6 billion takeover between Kroger and Albertsons, arguing that the merger would eliminate fierce competition and lower product quality […]

Wall Street Floods DC With Lobbyists Amid Biden Admin Bank Crackdown

Banks are sending more lobbyists to Washington, D.C., than any time since the 2007 global financial crisis, as the Biden administration aims to introduce new regulations for the banking industry, Reuters reports. Banks with more than $50 billion in assets and seven industry groups sent a total of 486 federal lobbyists to Capitol Hill in […]

Social Media Erupts After Chuck Schumer Calls For Zyn Crackdown

Government officials took to Twitter to express frustration with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who called for a federal crackdown on gin. Chuck Schumer on Sunday called for an investigation into the tobacco product Zyn, which he claims is being marketed to teenagers. A number of lawmakers and women, including Marjorie Taylor Greene and Thom […]

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Opportunity For Censorship’: Missouri AG Hints At Possible Antitrust Crackdown On Zuckerberg’s Threads App

Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey sent a letter Thursday to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressing concern over the “harm to free speech” from centralizing social media and hinting at possible future antitrust action against Thread. Meta-owned Twitter’s competitor, Instagram’s Threads app, launched on July 6 and “looks like a copy-paste project aimed solely at […]