Politics 2021-07-16T02:04:29Z

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill as a 'progressive victory'

"If it wasn't for progressives in the House, we probably would be stuck with that tiny, pathetic bipartisan bill alone," Ocasio-Cortez said.
Politics 2021-07-15T22:51:12Z

Tucker Carlson compares COVID-19 vaccine question to being asked if he has HIV or what his favorite sexual position is

Carlson has repeatedly promoted misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines from his massive primetime Fox News platform.
Politics 2021-07-15T22:33:09Z
President Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Biden says US and Germany are launching climate and energy partnership including joint plans to slash carbon emissions

"Communism is a failed system, and I don't see socialism as a very useful substitute, but that's another story," Biden also said regarding Cuba.
Politics 2021-07-15T21:49:08Z

The White House isn't letting Facebook off the hook for allowing misinformation to spread on its platforms

"Facebook needs to move more quickly to remove violative posts," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
Politics 2021-07-15T21:33:40Z

Capitol police arrested Rep. Joyce Beatty as she led a demonstration to advocate for voting rights

Beatty, who serves as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, urged lawmakers to pass legislation to expand voting rights.
Politics 2021-07-15T21:19:41Z

How some families can get stimulus checks worth up to $3,200 in backpay through Biden's child tax credit rollout

Eligible, non-tax filing families who missed out on 3 direct payments over the past year can receive it if they sign up for the Biden child benefit.
Politics 2021-07-15T20:59:25Z

Pence refused to leave the Capitol during the January 6 riot despite Secret Service agents urging him to evacuate, saying, 'I'm not getting in the car': book

"We can't let the world see that our process of confirming the next president can be delayed," Pence said, according to a new book.
Premium Politics 2021-07-15T20:34:22Z

Matt Gaetz's campaign paid $25K to a Manhattan criminal defense lawyer who represented Jeffrey Epstein, new records show

Rep. Matt Gaetz paid criminal defense attorney Marc Fernich $25K in June, records show. Fernich lists Jeffrey Epstein among his "notable clients."
Politics 2021-07-15T19:24:11Z

Trump says he might be 'the greatest star maker of all time' but some of his stars 'are actually made of garbage'

"Many say I am the greatest star-maker of all time. But some of the stars I produced are actually made of garbage," he said amid a wave of new books.
Politics 2021-07-15T18:34:15Z

'This has to stop': Ivanka Trump repeatedly tried to convince Trump to tell his supporters to leave the Capitol on January 6, book says

"I'm going down to my dad. This has to stop," Ivanka Trump told her aides after she saw the mob breach the Capitol, according to a new book.
Politics 2021-07-15T18:19:21Z

Trump says he has no financial interests in Russia. Here's a run-down of the decades his businesses have spent trying make his mark there.

Former President Donald Trump has a long, complex history of attempting to break into the real estate world in Russia.
Politics 2021-07-15T18:15:39Z

Trump recorded 3 takes of his January 6 video, 'veering off the script' each time, upcoming book says

"You're very special," Trump told the Capitol rioters in his final take. Per the new book, "the version released was the most palatable option."
Premium Cannabis 2021-07-15T18:09:11Z

A top Wall Street analyst lays out why Schumer's legalization bill isn't a slam dunk for US cannabis companies

There are elements of the proposal that could both help and hurt current cannabis companies, Cantor analyst Pablo Zuanic said.
Premium Politics 2021-07-15T17:30:04Z

Exclusive documents show which Pence aides are still getting government paychecks

The documents show how Pence has been spending taxpayer cash since leaving the White House in January.
Politics 2021-07-15T17:21:54Z

Trump claims he's 'not into coups' and wouldn't want to do one with Gen. Mark Milley anyway

An upcoming book reveals that Milley, the US's top general, was seriously afraid that Trump would lead a coup after losing the 2020 election.
Politics 2021-07-15T17:15:07Z

Leaked Kremlin documents reportedly show Putin wanted to sow chaos in the US by supporting Trump. He succeeded.

Russian President Putin capitalized on the divisiveness of US politics and sowed dissent to further those divides. It was a resounding success.
Politics 2021-07-15T15:30:40Z

Trump called German Chancellor Angela Merkel 'that b----' during an Oval Office meeting, book says

"I was raised by the biggest kraut of them all," Trump said while pointing to a framed photograph of his father, Fred Trump, a new book says.
Politics 2021-07-15T15:23:46Z

Trump fumes at damning anecdotes in deluge of post-presidency books, many of which he voluntarily gave interviews for, report says

Several bombshell books and excerpts have revealed shocking new details about Trump's COVID-19 response and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Politics 2021-07-15T14:52:59Z

Fox News host Jesse Watters defends Native American 'battlefield' comments: 'Not all fights are fair'

"It wasn't even the main point, but the history of the world is a clash of civilizations," Watters told Insider in an exclusive interview.
Economy 2021-07-15T14:51:38Z

The government is sending up to $300 monthly checks to families with kids starting today. Democrats want to make it permanent as a new form of Social Security.

The Biden stimulus benefit is the US's inaugural version of guaranteed income geared to children. Millions could get direct payments every month.
Politics 2021-07-15T14:12:18Z

Leaked Kremlin documents described Trump as an 'impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual': report

The Kremlin thought Trump would advance Russia's strategic objectives by inducing "social turmoil" in the US, the documents appear to show.
Politics 2021-07-15T14:10:34Z

Fox News hosts talk Biden, Critical Race Theory, and vaccines to mark the 10th anniversary of 'The Five': Q&A

Hosts Dana Perino and Jesse Watters sat down with Insider to discuss the show's "family dinner" vibe, outlier ratings, and occasional controversies.
Politics 2021-07-15T13:47:25Z

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer says he hasn't decided when he'll retire: CNN

Breyer is facing pressure to step down. Progressive groups and some congressional lawmakers want Biden to appoint his successor.
Opinion 2021-07-15T13:44:06Z

Biden would be insane to nominate anyone other than Jerome Powell for Fed chair

Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect says admin sources tell him "Biden is likely to name a new Fed chair." We should hope his sources are wrong.
Politics 2021-07-15T13:43:01Z

Pelosi feared Trump might use nuclear weapons in his last days in office, and asked a top general how stop it, book says

Nancy Pelosi sought reassurances from Gen. Mark Milley that Trump would not be free to deploy nuclear weapons in the wake of Jan 6, a new books says.
Politics 2021-07-15T13:37:45Z

Arizona county will spend $3 million to replace voting machines tainted by the state Senate's unnecessary election audit

Maricopa County will buy new voting equipment and destroy the old machines that were subpoenaed for the audit, The Arizona Republic reported.
Healthcare 2021-07-15T13:31:08Z

Republican leaders are championing COVID-19 shots as red states struggle with vaccination rates and the Delta variant rips across the US

Three senior Republicans have spoken up about the need to get COVID-19 shots. One said the politicization of vaccination was "an outrage."
Politics 2021-07-15T13:01:43Z

Leaked documents appear to confirm a Russian plot to support Trump in 2016, Guardian report says

According to leaked papers said to be from the Kremlin, Putin approved an audacious bid to help Trump win power, anticipating chaos in the US.
Politics 2021-07-15T12:25:44Z

Jared Kushner said Trump put Pence in charge of the US coronavirus response because 'he didn't have anything else to do,' book says

A new book by two Washington Post reporters sheds light on Trump's thinking when he installed Pence as his coronavirus czar.
Politics 2021-07-15T12:13:29Z

Leaked Kremlin documents support claim that Russia has compromising material on Trump, report says

The Guardian reported that Kremlin documents it obtained appeared to support rumors that Russia possessed damaging information about Trump.
Politics 2021-07-15T12:02:18Z

Haitian police have taken the assassinated president's security chief into custody

President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his private residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 7. Dimitri Hérard is now in police custody.
Politics 2021-07-15T11:53:51Z

Jared Kushner searched 'how do you caucus' when Trump fans approached him and Ivanka for help at the 2016 Iowa caucuses, book says

A new book says Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump did not know how to advise supporters who wanted to help Trump at the 2016 Iowa caucuses.
Politics 2021-07-15T11:47:04Z

The Capitol riot suspect pictured dangling from the Senate gallery has pleaded guilty and is ready to flip on others

Josiah Colt will cooperate with FBI in the hopes of reducing his sentence for his part in the Capitol riot, The Washington Post reported.
Politics 2021-07-15T11:21:01Z

Trump privately complained that he should have lowered the White House flag for the slain Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt, report says

Ashli Babbitt, a Trump supporter and QAnon believer, was fatally shot by a police officer as she stormed the US Capitol on January 6.
Tech 2021-07-15T10:47:00Z

Reddit's Alexis Ohanian compared Facebook to Marvel villain Thanos, saying its growth is 'inevitable' unless the government intervenes

Ohanian said nothing will "stop the march of" Big Tech, and that Facebook's growth specifically is inevitable unless the US regulators step in.
Politics 2021-07-15T10:46:35Z

The man suspected of masterminding the Haiti assassination told police he didn't know anything about the attack, report says, as his brother claims he was framed

"He doesn't know. He doesn't know. This is what he said since the day authorities interviewed him," a source told CNN of Christian Sanon.
Politics 2021-07-15T10:26:58Z

Allen Weisselberg retains a powerful role at one of Trump's Scottish golf courses, despite being ousted from the other

Allen Weisselberg was still named at Trump's Turnberry resort as of July 15, after being removed from other roles across the Trump business empire.
Politics 2021-07-15T10:19:32Z

Liz Cheney smacked GOP Rep. Jim Jordan's hand away when he tried to escort her during the Capitol riot, telling him, 'You f---ing did this,' book says

Cheney was ousted from her high-ranking post in the House GOP after she criticized Trump and fellow Republicans for spreading false election claims.
Politics 2021-07-15T10:10:55Z

Top military officials feared Trump was planning a coup and discussed resigning en masse to avoid carrying out illegal orders, book says

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley feared that Trump was stirring unrest to bring troops into the streets and cling to power.
Politics 2021-07-15T09:20:48Z

The Senate unanimously passed a bill to ban all products from Xinjiang, where Uyghurs are detained, surveilled, and forced into manual labor

China is accused of locking up at least 1 million Uyghurs and forcing some to work for little to no pay.
Politics 2021-07-14T22:20:04Z

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is selling 'Don't Fauci My Florida' merch as the state reports some of the highest number of COVID cases in the US

The GOP rising star is also selling beer koozies that say, "How the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on?"
Politics 2021-07-14T19:58:44Z

Top US general said Trump spread 'gospel of the Führer' and threatened US democracy with 2020 election lies: new book

Gen. Mark Milley reportedly compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and said his supporters were like "Brownshirts," according to an upcoming book.
Politics 2021-07-14T19:56:34Z

Former Kamala Harris staffer sent a report about the VP's office dysfunction to their therapist: 'Rarely in life are we publicly vindicated'

One former staffer told Insider that Harris' attorney general office was "toxic" and "reactionary." Several described Harris as unpredictable.
Politics 2021-07-14T19:52:38Z

A UK Cabinet minister endorsed a telecoms firm that gave £21,500 to Conservative MPs

Oliver Dowden, a senior Government minister, spoke at a virtual event for the obscure IX Wireless, which gave Tory MPs a series of donations.
Politics 2021-07-14T19:43:34Z

Olivia Rodrigo visits the White House to help boost COVID-19 vaccine push among younger Americans

"I'm in awe of the work President Biden and Dr. Fauci have done," said Rodrigo, who will record videos to promote the COVID-19 vaccine.
News 2021-07-14T19:32:18Z

Activist targeted in kidnapping plot says Iran is testing the US and 'to take no action signals weakness'

Masih Alinejad told Insider she was disappointed by the White House response and the administration's intent to continue nuclear talks with Iran.
Politics 2021-07-14T19:28:32Z

Trump plagiarized his endorsement of Fox News' Jesse Watters book by cribbing a full sentence from HarperCollins

This did not mark the first time Trump or someone linked to him have repurposed someone else's words.
Premium Politics 2021-07-14T19:22:13Z

Police reform once brought Democratic lawmakers and Black Lives Matter activists together. But now, tension rules.

Black activists have catapulted the issue of police reform into the national discourse. Now they feel Congress isn't listening to them.
Politics 2021-07-14T18:02:05Z

Texas Democrats' voting rights walkout is part of a storied history of lawmakers hiding out in garages and crossing state lines to block legislation

The lawmakers are part of a historic tradition in Texas that also played out in 1979 and 2003, but they face higher odds to achieve their goals.
Premium Politics 2021-07-14T17:40:17Z

Sen. Tim Scott's flush with reelection cash. But being a Black Republican is still no party.

Ask Black Republicans about their unique status inside the GOP and they'll reply they don't want any pity or platitudes. The abuse could go too.
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