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It's all of a piece - election security without Biden's economic package

could make for a secure mid-term election that gives us Republican majorities in the House and Senate, and then it’s game over for our democracy.

World leaders reach landmark deal on global corporate tax rate

Source: NBC News

By Silvia Amaro, CNBC
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Friday announced a major breakthrough on corporate tax rates, after years of disagreement.

The group of developed nations agreed to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15 percent. This marks a huge shift for smaller economies, such as the Republic of Ireland, which have attracted international firms — to a large extent — via a lower tax rate.

“The landmark deal, agreed by 136 countries and jurisdictions representing more than 90 percent of global GDP, will also reallocate more than USD 125 billion of profits from around 100 of the world’s largest and most profitable MNEs to countries worldwide, ensuring that these firms pay a fair share of tax wherever they operate and generate profits,” the OECD said in a statement on Friday.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, President Joe Biden said the new rule would "finally even the playing field."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/world-leaders-reach-landmark-deal-global-corporate-tax-rate-n1281127
Posted by Mme. Defarge | Fri Oct 8, 2021, 02:28 PM (1 replies)

Question about changing my wireless service provider.

If I were to change to a different provider would I receive a pro-rated refund from my current service on my recently paid bill?
Posted by Mme. Defarge | Mon Oct 4, 2021, 01:02 PM (3 replies)

DHS compiled intelligence reports on protesters arrested in Portland without legal justification, re

Source: The Oregonian

Federal Homeland Security officers compiled intelligence and background reports — dubbed “baseball cards” — on people arrested by federal authorities in Portland during protests last summer, despite their charges being unrelated to homeland security threats, according to an internal review made public Friday.

Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said the report confirmed “stunning incompetence, mismanagement and abuse of power” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under former President Donald Trump’s administration.

The review followed reports last year that the Homeland Security department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis had collected and shared information with federal law enforcement agencies on two journalists — a reporter for the New York Times and editor in chief of the blog Lawfare — who were covering protests in Portland. The reports noted the journalists had published leaked, unclassified documents about the department’s operations in Portland.

Poor training and inadequate guidance contributed to the federal intelligence officers’ lack of knowledge on legal restrictions for the collection of such information and confusion about what constituted a “true threat,” the internal Homeland Security report said.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2021/10/dhs-compiled-intelligence-reports-on-protesters-arrested-in-portland-without-legal-justification-report-finds.html
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