Ralph Nader: Biden’s First Year Proves He Is Still a “Corporate Socialist” Beholden to Big Business

As President Biden marks one year in office, we speak with former four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader and The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, who say Biden has failed so far to sell his agenda to the American people and bring about the transformative policy he campaigned on — from quelling the pandemic to passing his …
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Anti-Money Laundering Act Update: One Year In

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 became law early in 2021, after a congressional override of then-President Trump’s veto.  Division F of the NDAA consists of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (“AMLA”).  The AMLA expands numerous Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) requirements, and FinCEN has continued to issue guidance, reports, and proposed …
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GCSE top grades reach record high after exams cancelled for second year

Support us and go ad-free The proportion of GCSE entries awarded top grades has surged to an all-time high after exams were cancelled for the second year in a row due to Covid-19. Hundreds of thousands of youngsters have been given results determined by their teachers, with pupils only assessed on what they have been …
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A-Level results are higher this year. Let’s stop relying on high stakes tests.

Support us and go ad-free Thousands of teenagers around the country have woken up to good news this morning as A-Level results were released after another disrupted year of learning. Under teacher assessed grades, nearly 45% of pupils have been awarded As and A*s, an increase in the number of students achieving those top grades …
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“I Alone Can Fix It”: Book Details Trump’s Last Year & the Military’s Fear He Would Stage a Coup

A new book by two Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters provides fresh details on former President Trump’s response to the pandemic, his campaign to overturn the 2020 election results, and the events surrounding the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The book, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year,” details …
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DWP may have ‘secretly’ investigated twice as many claimant deaths already this year

Support us and go ad-free The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) may have ‘secretly‘ investigated around 50 claimant deaths this year. That’s according to a leading disability media site. So far, the DWP has refused to say why the figures are so high. This is concerning because it represents a huge increase on previous …
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Call for action a year after damning review into NHS scandals

Support us and go ad-free Campaigners have urged the government to issue a full reply to a damning report which came out a year ago. In July 2020, a scathing inquiry into three NHS scandals emerged. It outlined how patients were “dismissed” and “overlooked” when they raised serious concerns about some medical treatments. “Avoidable harm” …
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A non-exhaustive list of Matt Hancock’s f**k-ups over the past year

Support us and go ad-free Matt Hancock has found himself at the centre of a number of controversies during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. And that was even before the allegations about his extramarital affair emerged. Pictures were published on Friday 25 June of the health secretary engaged in a passionate kiss with his aide Gina …
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HS2 costs rose by £1.7bn in the past year

Support us and go ad-free HS2’s costs have reportedly jumped by another £1.7bn in the past year as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic adds further pressure to the high-speed railway project. The suspension of work at most sites at the start of the virus crisis, combined with social distancing measures causing delays and reduced productivity, mean …
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Labour calls for minister to resign if he fails to tackle rape figures within a year

Support us and go ad-free Robert Buckland must resign as justice secretary if he can’t reverse the plunging prosecution and conviction levels for rape within a year, Labour has demanded. “Crocodile tears” Shadow justice secretary David Lammy accused Buckland of shedding “crocodile tears” this week. It came after Buckland apologised for the downward trends in …
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