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The most liberal state in the US leaked personal data on local gun owners

July 2nd, 2022

A leak of personal data associated with California gun owners that’s enraged conservatives in recent days appears to be much more expansive than originally reported. In fact, that data breach at the California department of justice is now believed to have impacted hundreds of thousands of gun owners, potentially. The breach exposed personal information associated …

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Apple and Google should ban TikTok, FCC commissioner says

July 1st, 2022

In a letter this month addressed to the CEOs of Apple and Google, FCC commissioner Brendan Carr in so many words said President Trump was right to try and crack down in 2020 on the mega-popular video-sharing app TikTok. The gist of Carr’s letter: TikTok shouldn’t be widely available to download in the US, given …

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President Biden just proposed a new stimulus idea that Obama once panned as a ‘gimmick’

June 22nd, 2022

During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama dismissed the effectiveness of so-called gas tax holidays as little more than a “gimmick.” To be more specific, he said they weren’t effective at achieving the stated intent of providing consumers relief from high gas prices. Nevertheless, this is the policy that President Biden on Wednesday has …

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6 stimulus money programs you might qualify for in 2022

May 20th, 2022

At the beginning of this year, it certainly looked like stimulus checks were going to be a thing of the past. A US Senator (Joe Manchin) had just signaled his opposition to continuing President Biden’s child tax credit checks, and that was that. Since then, however, states have taken up the mantle themselves, with one …

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$2,500 stimulus payments available to help some Americans pay rent

May 18th, 2022

The stimulus checks keep flowing — sort of. In the absence of any more such handouts from the federal government, states and cities have taken a piecemeal, ad hoc approach to try and keep all this going on a local level. It’s why, for example, Californians might be getting money to offset high gas prices …