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Janet Yellen says Treasury is prepared to pay the US's bills to prevent 'irreparable harm' to the economy as GOP balks at raising debt ceiling

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Greg Nash/Getty Images Yellen said Treasury is prepared to pay off the country's bills starting August 2. It comes as McConnell opposes raising the debt ceiling without political concessions. Yellen said even the threat of a default risks major damage to the US economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter to Congress urging lawma...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Hawaii, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


Pelosi faced 'a wall of screaming' from McCarthy after rejecting 2 GOP picks for the January 6 select committee, report says

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Pelosi discussed her reasons for rejecting two Republicans chosen by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to be on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. AP Photo/Scott J. Applewhite Pelosi faced a "wall of screaming" from McCarthy over a Jan. 6 committee decision, Politico reports. She took the unprecedented step of rejecting two GOP recommendations fo...
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Trump's PAC has spent no money on ballot audits as he pushes his election-fraud claims, but it has funded his flights and other personal expenses, a report says

Former President Donald Trump. James Devaney/GC Images Trump's PAC has spent none of the $75 million it raised on election reviews, The Washington Post reported. Trump has falsely claimed the election was stolen, but he isn't putting money behind proving it. Private donors - not Trump's PAC - are funding election reviews in Arizona and Georgia. See more stories on Insider's business page. A PAC formed to fund Donald Trump's attempt to challenge last year's president...
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Trump's PAC has spent no money on ballot audits as he pushes his election fraud claims, but has funded his flights and other personal expenses, report says

Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on July 19, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney/GC Images Trump's PAC has spent none of the $75 million it raised on election reviews, Washington Post reports. Trump has falsely claimed the election was stolen, but isn't putting money behind proving the claim. Election reviews in Arizona and Georgia are being funded by private donors - but not Trump's PAC. See more stories on Insider's business page. A PA...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Arizona, News UK, PAC, Manhattan, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Election 2020, Capitol


Two of the GOP's most prominent big tech critics previously sought work with Google: 'I dodged a bullet.'

Google's logo seen at its Mountain View campus. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Two of the GOP's fiercest Big Tech critics sought to work with Google in 2019, Politico reports. Mike Davis and Garrett Ventry reportedly offered to mend the firm's relationship with conservatives. Google has faced allegations of anti-conservative bias from a number of GOP lawmakers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two of the GOP's most vocal big tech critics ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York Post, Technology, White House, Politico, Trends, Bloomberg, Gop, Davis, Mountain View, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Sundar Pichai, Trump, Mike Davis


People didn't rush back to work when their unemployment benefits were cut early, a new study finds, despite what some GOP governors predicted

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey cut federal employment benefits in the state on July 10. Ralph Freso/Getty Images A new study found employment fell slightly in states that cut federal unemployment benefits early. Some GOP governors have blamed unemployment benefits for sluggish jobs growth. The study analyzed US Census Bureau survey data from between April and July. See more stories on Insider's business page. People did not immediately return to work in some states that cut federal unem...
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Just over half of Americans believe voting is a 'fundamental right' as states pass legislation tightening ballot access, Pew poll shows

In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, a poll worker talks to a voter before they vote on a paper ballot on Election Day in Atlanta. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File Just over half of Americans believe that voting is "a fundamental right," a new Pew survey shows. The new poll comes as GOP-controlled states have enacted 30 laws that tighten voting access. The poll revealed partisan divides over whether voting is a right or a privilege. See more stories on Insider's business page. Just over hal...
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Melania Trump told Donald Trump she did not think he would win in 2016, former lawyer Michael Cohen told Insider

Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen told Insider that Melania Trump didn't expect her husband to win the White House in 2016 Pool / Pool / Getty Images Melania Trump reportedly cried on election night in 2016 after realizing her husband had won. She had expected Donald Trump to lose. This story and many more are a part of Insider's 2016 oral history of how Trump took over the GOP See more stories on Insider's business page. Former First Lady Melania Trump ne...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, News, Washington, White House, Politico, Trends, Gop, John Boehner, John Mccain, Michael Wolff, 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald


Melania Trump didn't think Donald Trump would win in 2016, former lawyer Michael Cohen told Insider

Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen told Insider that Melania Trump didn't expect her husband to win the White House in 2016 Pool / Pool / Getty Images Melania Trump reportedly cried on election night in 2016 after realizing her husband had won. She had expected Donald Trump to lose. This story and many more are a part of Insider's 2016 oral history of how Trump took over the GOP See more stories on Insider's business page. Former First Lady Melania Trump ne...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz cut off a reporter's question about his vaccination status and said, 'We should be talking more about freeing Britney'

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz refused to disclose his vaccination status, focusing his attention on Britney Spears' conservatorship. "I think we should be talking more about freeing Britney," he told CNN. Gaetz also called CNN's question about his vaccination status "very nosy." See more stories on Insider's business page. When asked about his COVID-19 vaccination status, Rep. Matt Gaetz declined to answer and instead turned hi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Vaccine, Britney Spears, Department Of Justice


Rep. Madison Cawthorn baselessly accuses Fauci of 'operating as a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party' and promises to 'prosecute this guy' if GOP wins in 2022

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Madison Cawthorn promised to "prosecute" the US's leading infectious disease expert. In a Wednesday podcast interview, Cawthorn called Dr. Anthony Fauci "a pawn" for China. "Dr. Fauci knows that he's been operating as a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina went on a podcast Wednesday to accus...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, China, US, Trends, Gop, House, Rand Paul, National Institutes of Health, Chinese communist party, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Biden, North Carolina


Pelosi said it was 'ridiculous' for McCarthy to recommend Jim Banks and Jim Jordan for the January 6 committee: 'There's no way'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Getty Images Pelosi defended her decision to block two Republicans from joining the January 6 committee. Pelosi said allowing Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to participate would be "ridiculous." Jordan and Banks are Trump loyalists who've repeatedly attacked the committee and its goals. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her decision to veto House Minority Leader...
Tags: Politics, News, Banks, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Illinois, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump


Lindsay Graham wants GOP to leave DC in last-ditch gambit to block Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending package. Some are open to it.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (C) joins Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and other Senate Republicans at Capitol Hill news conference on July 21, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Graham is trying to rally GOP senators to ditch town in effort block Democrats from passing a $3.5 trillion spending package. Some in the GOP are open to it, the Wall Street Journal reported. It could backfire since Democrats could use another procedure to pass bills if no Republicans are pres...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, C, Democrats, Gop, North Dakota, Arkansas, Hawaii, Graham, Capitol Hill


10 Things in Politics: Biden says Fox News saw the light on vaccines

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside Gov. Kristi Noem's inner circleBiden doesn't care if you think he's the devil, you just can't say 'nothing happened' during the Capitol riotAmazon and investment banks are trying to cash in on cannabis legalization President Joe Biden speaking with reporters on July 8. Alex Won...
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Michael Cohen says he thinks Jared Kushner has already flipped on Trump

Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump's eldest daughter. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Michael Cohen said he thought Jared Kushner had flipped on his father-in-law, Donald Trump. New York prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation into Trump's business empire. Cohen said it was noteworthy that Kushner's name had been absent in proceedings so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal attorney, said h...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington Post, Trends, Gop, News UK, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Cruz Rubio, Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg


Pelosi scoffed at House GOP leader McCarthy floating GOP-only investigation into Jan. 6: 'Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that'

The committee will consist of 13 members that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will select, with five of those choices made in consultation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Getty Images Nancy Pelosi rejected two GOP picks for the January 6 commission - Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks. Kevin McCarthy rebuked her veto, floating the possibility of creating a GOP-only investigation. Pelosi responded: "Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that." See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Pbs, Biden, Mccarthy, Jim Jordan, Capitol, House Gop, Pelosi


Liz Cheney calls Kevin McCarthy's January 6 rhetoric 'disgraceful' and says his lack of 'commitment to the Constitution' should disqualify him from being House speaker if GOP wins in 2022

Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, speaks to the press at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Rep. Liz Cheney blasted House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday over the January 6 committee. She called his comments on Pelosi's select committee "disingenuous." Cheney also said McCarthy should not be considered for the House speakership if the GOP wins in 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday ...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Trends, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming, North Dakota, Washington Dc, House, Ohio, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Cheney


Senate GOP votes against their $1 trillion infrastructure deal with Biden - but say they'll back it in just 4 more days

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) ride an elevator as they leave a bipartisan meeting on infrastructure on Capitol Hill. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to oppose an infrastructure deal they struck with Biden. They said they wouldn't vote for an unfinished bill - but they'll be prepared to do that on Monday. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hasn't thrown his backing behind the measure yet. Senate Repub...
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Democrats slam Mitch McConnell for taking economy 'hostage' by rallying GOP against extending US's ability to pay its bills on time

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump is still "liable" for his conduct in office. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Democrats assailed Mitch McConnell for trying to rally Republicans against raising the debt ceiling. "He's not going to be able to hold the economy hostage," a top Democrat said Wednesday. Republicans had previously backed raising the debt ceiling under Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Congressional Democrats slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitc...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Economy, Democrats, Gop, Hawaii, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Illinois


Trump ally Sen. Ron Johnson says he hasn't been 'particularly successful' in Congress because the debt soared and Obamacare survived under GOP leadership

Former Donald Trump (R) waves as he and Sen. Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, disembark from Air Force One upon arrival at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 27, 2019, as he travels to hold a Make America Great Again rally. Photo by Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Sen. Ron Johnson issued an underwhelming endorsement of his own 11-year run in Congress. Johnson said he doesn't think his time in Congress has been "particularly successful."...
Tags: Politics, News, Obamacare, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Trends, Gop, Wisconsin, Republican, Johnson, Donald Trump, National Debt, Ron Johnson, Joe


McCarthy says the GOP will run its own investigation into January 6 after Pelosi rejected 2 of his picks for a House committee

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite McCarthy on Wednesday said the GOP will run its own investigation into January 6. This came after Pelosi rejected two of his picks for the House committee to investigate the insurrection. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday said House Republicans will conduct their own investigation into January 6 after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of ...
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Pelosi rejects 2 of McCarthy's GOP picks for January 6 committee over 'unprecedented nature' of Capitol attack

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions including comments on a recent flap with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more progressive members of the House Democratic caucus. Win McNamee/Getty Images Pelosi announced she's rejecting two of McCarthy's picks for the January 6 committee. The House speaker said she will not ac...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Banks, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, House, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol


We talked to 22 insiders with front row seats to Trump's hostile takeover of the GOP

Insider published the definitive oral history of Donald Trump's rise to political power. Marianne Ayala/Insider Insider interviewed 22 people with front-row seats to the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. We collected colorful anecdotes and never-before-reported details about the historic campaign. Combined, they tell the story of how Trump became the king of the GOP - a crown he still wears to this day. See more stories on Insider's business page. Five years after the 2016 Republica...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, News, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Jesus, Mcdonalds, Hitler, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Teaser


Mitch McConnell says GOP won't strike a deal with Democrats for the US to pay its bills on time, raising risk of derailing the economic recovery

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does a cable news interview before the start of a two-week recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite McConnell ruled out GOP cooperation with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling. "I can't imagine there will be a single Republican voting to raise the debt ceiling after what we've been experiencing," McConnell told Punchbowl News. Treasury Secretary Yellen warned of an "absolutely catast...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen


Melania Trump agreed with her husband that 'John McCain isn't a war hero,' a former aide says

Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump. Getty Donald Trump's 2016 campaign looked finished when he said McCain wasn't a "war hero." Pundits and conservative talk show hosts said he had to apologize or he was out. But his wife agreed with Trump, his former campaign manager Cory Lewandowski told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former first lady Melania Trump shared her husband's low opinion of the late Republican Sen. John McCa...
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10 Things in Politics: Young voters are rejecting the GOP

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Bucks in 6: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks got the last laugh. The Bucks overcame a 2-0 NBA Finals deficit, clinching their title last night with a Game 6 win over the Phoenix Suns. This is the team's first championship since 1971.Here's what we're talking about:Millennials and Gen Z will bring down the GOP - if Democrats do...
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Alabama local GOP politician called a Black colleague the N-word, prompting calls to resign

A still from a Tarrant City Council meeting showing councilman Tommy Bryant Tarrant City Council/Facebook A council member in Tarrant, Alabama, faces calls to quit after using the N-word at a meeting. Tommy Bryant used the term "house [N-word]" to indicate a Black fellow councillor. Bryant said he was only repeating what the mayor, a Black man, had said about her. See more stories on Insider's business page. A GOP Alabama council member has caused outrage by using the N-word in a pub...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, Alabama, Trends, Gop, Newton, Black, Bryant, Alabama Democratic Party, Freeman, Alabama Republican Party, Wahl, WVTM, Tarrant Alabama, John Bryant, Tommy Bryant


The 2nd highest-ranking House Republican just got his first vaccine dose as Mitch McConnell raises alarms about the Delta variant

Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise Alex Wong/Getty Images House minority whip Steve Scalise, the second-highest ranking House Republican, revealed that he got his first COVID-19 vaccine dose on Sunday. Scalise previously said he hadn't been vaccinated because he had COVID-19 antibodies. The congressman called the vaccines "safe and effective" and cited the rapidly-spreading Delta variant as a reason for getting vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. House minorit...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Gop, House, New York Times, Delta, New Orleans, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Louisiana


Cruz relives his 2016 RNC speech where the MAGA crowd booed after he detailed 'reasons to have concerns' about Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. John Moore/Getty Images Ted Cruz and Donald Trump haven't always been as chummy as they are now. A bungled handshake during the 2016 campaigns marred Cruz's initial attempt to subvert Trump. Trump later worked up the crowd at the Republican National Convention, generating boos for Cruz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ted Cruz's road to ruin in the 20...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Indianapolis, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, Jimmy Carter, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Trump, Rnc


AOC says Republicans 'have been killing time for months' with crawling pace of infrastructure talks

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the slow pace of infrastructure talks with Republicans. The "bipartisan effort" is more of a "delaying action," she told reporters on Tuesday. "It's been enough." Many Democrats are wary about the GOP sucking up time, similar to a decade ago with Obamacare. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York ripped into Republicans...
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