Ask Nick Anything – Part 2 (with Trae Crowder)

We couldn’t contain our favorite listener voicemails in one Ask Nick Anything episode, so we made two! Why does the middle class pay an income tax? Are unions cool? Nick and Trae answer eight more questions in this follow-up to last week’s must-listen episode. Trae Crowder is a comedian and co-author of ‘The Liberal Redneck … Read moreAsk Nick Anything – Part 2 (with Trae Crowder)

Chairman Takano, Ranking Member Roe Statement on DOJ Decision Not to Appeal Procopio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe issued the following statement after the Department of Justice announced it will not appeal the Procopio decision: “We are encouraged by DOJ’s decision not to appeal Procopio and further delay benefits to our Blue Water Navy … Read moreChairman Takano, Ranking Member Roe Statement on DOJ Decision Not to Appeal Procopio

Two Indictments Unsealed Charging Iranian Citizen with Violating U.S. Export Laws and Sanctions against Iran

Peyman Amiri Larijani, 33, a citizen of Iran and former resident of Istanbul, Turkey, was charged in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in two separate indictments. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu for the District of Columbia … Read moreTwo Indictments Unsealed Charging Iranian Citizen with Violating U.S. Export Laws and Sanctions against Iran

Identity Document Trafficker Pleaded Guilty for Conspiring to Sell Identity Documents to Illegal AliensIdentity Document Trafficker Pleaded Guilty for Conspiring to Sell Identity Documents to Illegal Aliens

A Honduran national pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to sell identity documents belonging to Puerto Rican U.S. citizens to individuals illegally residing in the United States. Please follow and like us:

Opening Statement of Amanda Liskamm, Director of Opioid Enforcement and Prevention Efforts, Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Members of the Committee: thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Department of Justice’s work to combat the opioid epidemic, the challenges our prosecutors face, and the expiration of Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) emergency temporary scheduling order of fentanyl-like substances. I am the Department’s Director of Opioid Enforcement … Read moreOpening Statement of Amanda Liskamm, Director of Opioid Enforcement and Prevention Efforts, Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the … Read moreNotice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

Retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April

Australian retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a rise of 0.3 per cent in March 2019. The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in April 2019, following a 0.2 per cent rise … Read moreRetail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April

Retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April

Australian retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a rise of 0.3 per cent in March 2019. The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in April 2019, following a 0.2 per cent rise … Read moreRetail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in April

#KuToo: Japan women kick back at high-heels work rule

A group of Japanese women submitted a petition to the govt to protest what they say is a de-facto requirement for female staff to wear high heels at work. The #KuToo campaign, a play on words from the Japanese word “kutsu” – meaning shoes – and “kutsuu” – meaning “pain” – was launched by actress … Read more#KuToo: Japan women kick back at high-heels work rule

Westpac Confirms Abuse of New Payments Platform PayID

Westpac has confirmed that the bank “detected mis-use” of the New Payments Platform’s PayID feature and “took additional preventative actions which did not include a system shutdown.” Via Computerworld. Fairfax Media yesterday revealed details of the incident, citing a confidential Westpac memo that said around 60,000 NPP PayID lookups were made from seven compromised Westpac … Read moreWestpac Confirms Abuse of New Payments Platform PayID

Axne Applauds Final Passage of Disaster Aid Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised final House passage of the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk for his signature. Rep. Axne has fought tirelessly … Read moreAxne Applauds Final Passage of Disaster Aid Bill

Making News: Back on Israeli TV on Trump’s Mexico Tariffs – & a New Podcast!

I’m pleased to announce that I’m scheduled to return tonight to Israel’s i24News TV network to discuss President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico if Mexico doesn’t step up its efforts to ease the crisis on the two countries’ borders.  i24News is available by subscription only, but you can see the segment, … Read moreMaking News: Back on Israeli TV on Trump’s Mexico Tariffs – & a New Podcast!

Secretary Wilbur Ross Statement on Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy

Secretary Wilbur Ross Statement on Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy kcpullen@doc.gov Mon, 06/03/2019 – 18:25 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 3, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross On June 3, 2019, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement following his meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy … Read moreSecretary Wilbur Ross Statement on Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy

EEOC Sues Asset Strategies International for Pay Discrimination

Asset Strategies International, Inc., a Rockville, Md.-based full-service, tangible asset dealer specializing in precious metals, foreign currency and rare tangible assets, violated federal law when it paid a female manager lower wages than males performing equal or less demanding work, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today. Please … Read moreEEOC Sues Asset Strategies International for Pay Discrimination

Economists fear recession in the US by end of 2020

Washington: (IANS) America’s business leaders are growing more worried that the US will enter a recession by the end of 2020, mainly due to an increasingly protectionist trade policy, a report revealed on Monday. The report by the National Association for Business Economics is based on responses by 53 economists, CNN reported. It comes as the … Read moreEconomists fear recession in the US by end of 2020

Let’s Go to the Movies: June 6, 2019 – Zero Days

Documentaries are helpful in understanding the power of digital technology in compromising individual, enterprise, and governmental sovereignty. This week on Let’s Go to the Movies, I revisit one of my favorites documentaries about the power exercised through information systems and software, Zero Days. It will help you understand the cyberwarfare being waged on Baltimore with … Read moreLet’s Go to the Movies: June 6, 2019 – Zero Days