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Georgia’s Kemp Seeks Tax Breaks, Rebutting Abrams on Economy

Georgia’s Kemp Seeks Tax Breaks, Rebutting Abrams on Economy

Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp unfurled the first major policy proposals of his reelection bid Thursday, pledging to spend $2 billion on another state income tax rebate and revival of a long-dormant state property tax break while contending with Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams over who’s best for the state’s economy.Read more

Sen. Graham Fights Subpoena in Georgia Election Probe

Sen. Graham Fights Subpoena in Georgia Election Probe

Prosecutors in Atlanta said they need a special grand jury to hear from U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham because he may be able to provide insight into the extent of any coordinated efforts to influence the results of the 2020 general election in Georgia.Read more

Iranian Operative Charged in Plot to Murder John Bolton

Iranian Operative Charged in Plot to Murder John Bolton

An Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in presumed retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed the country’s most powerful general, offering $300,000 to “eliminate” the Trump administration official, the Justice Department said Wednesday.Read more

Austin Pledges Military Training, Support for Baltics

Austin Pledges Military Training, Support for Baltics

The U.S. will conduct more military exercises with Baltic nations such as Latvia, and look to provide increased training, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday, saying the U.S. may bring in additional troops from America if needed to bolster the region against any possible threat from Russia.Read more

Biden Formalizes US Support for Finland, Sweden Joining NATO

Biden Formalizes US Support for Finland, Sweden Joining NATO

President Joe Biden formally welcomed Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance Tuesday as he signed the instruments of ratification that delivered the U.S.’s formal backing of the Nordic nations entering the mutual defense pact, part of a reshaping of the European security posture after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Read more

US Pledges $1 Billion More Rockets, Other Arms for Ukraine

US Pledges $1 Billion More Rockets, Other Arms for Ukraine

The Biden administration announced another $1 billion in new military aid for Ukraine on Monday, pledging what will be the biggest yet delivery of rockets, ammunition and other arms straight from Department of Defense stocks for Ukrainian forces.Read more

Antitrust Trial Puts Book Publishing Industry in the Dock

Antitrust Trial Puts Book Publishing Industry in the Dock

The Justice Department’s effort to block the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster isn’t just a showcase for the Biden administration’s tougher approach to corporate consolidation, it’s a rare moment for the publishing industry itself to be placed in the dock.Read more

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