The Biden administration has aimed to bolster the Internal Revenue Service by adding bank account reporting requirements to Democrats' massive tax and spending bill, prompting a swift backlash from Republicans who have warned it infringes on customers' privacy.
In his first interview with an international media outlet since forming government a week ago, Mikati acknowledged that some Lebanese would struggle to put their faith in him and his government after so many politicians have failed them in the past.
Bloomberg - The House will vote next week to raise the nation s $28 trillion debt ceiling, but a political standoff between Democrats and Republicans threatens to send the U.S. into a default in payments next month.
Biden administration is warning federal and state governments about drastic cuts to Medicaid, food stamps, disaster relief and other national programs if Congress fails to raise or suspend the debt ceiling soon.
President Biden spoke of the potential economic and standard of living benefits that could come as a result of addressing climate change, while saying that the world is at an inflection point when dealing with the situation.
Sept 17 Reuters - Staff in the Kabul capital replaced signs for the country's women's ministry with those of the Taliban's moral police on Friday, as female ex-employees from the department said they had been locked out of the building.