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A Senate panel just took a step closer to requiring women to register for the US military draft

Female soldiers from the US Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division training on a firing range in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on September 18, 2012. Mark Humphrey/AP Photos A Senate panel included the requirement that women register for the draft in its annual defense policy bill. Changes to the draft law have been debated since restrictions on military service for women were lifted. Last year, a congressionally-mandated commission argued in favor of amending the law. See m...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Military, House, Vietnam, US Army, US supreme court, Sonia Sotomayor, Senate Armed Services Committee, National Coalition


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...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Washington, Senate, Politico, Trends, Georgia, Indiana, Gop, House, Ohio, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Mccarthy, Jim Jordan, Calif


Mainstream sites were left displaying hardcore porn after an expired domain redirected to X-rated videos

The page the 'Vid.Me' link redirected to, with graphic content blurred by Insider 5 Star HD Porn/Insider Hardcore porn made its way onto mainstream news sites including the Guardian and Washington Post. Old posts which embedded content from the site Vidme instead showed content from 5 Star HD Porn. Some sites moved quickly to remove the explicit imagery, while others appeared not to have noticed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hardcore porn appeared on major news ...
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8 of the best boxed wines to try in 2021, and no, Franzia didn't make our list

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Bandit; Bota Box; House; Vin Vault; Alyssa Powell/Insider Boxed wines go far beyond the Franzia that probably first comes to mind. Boxed wines are a great option for serving big groups on a budget. I recently taste-tested and compared several varieties and brands of boxed wine and detail my favorite options below. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky This content is intended for readers 21+. Please d...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Food, California, Trends, Spain, House, Grand Canyon, Sicily, Provence, Zion National Park, Bandit, National Park Foundation, Aragon, Sauvignon Blanc, Walla Walla Washington


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


12 housing trends inside Los Angeles County’s $148,500 price jump — or $17 an hour

Los Angeles County’s homebuying binge continued in June as price records were broken across the region and in all six Southern California counties. House hunters ignored soaring prices and bidding wars and bought homes at a pace not seen in years. Here are 12 must-watch trends my trusty spreadsheet found within DQNews/CoreLogic’s report on closed transactions in June for Los Angeles County … 1. Sales: 8,555 existing and new residences sold — up 10% from May and up 69% from pandemic-iced June 2...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, House, Riverside County, San Diego County, Zillow, Ventura County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, LA County


12 of the most incredible hotel suites in Las Vegas for every budget

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Aria Sky Suites Las Vegas has some of the most lavish hotel suites and they're cheaper than you might think. We found incredible Las Vegas suites with stunning views and separate living and sleeping areas. Visit during off-season and pay between only $126 to $984 per night for a splashy suite Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With about 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas and more than 30 resort pro...
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The Biden administration considers stricter mask guidance as the delta variant drives a spike in COVID-19 cases

President-elect Joe Biden puts on a mask after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital on January 11, 2021 in Newark, Delaware. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden officials are considering stricter mask-wearing guidance as the delta variant cases spike. Officials at the CDCD are reportedly also considering more stringent mask guidelines. The guidance would be designed to protect unvaccinated people. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Eliza Relman, Top Biden, Biden Administration


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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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


Rep. Maxine Waters calls for federal probe into alleged 'Executioners' gang in Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, takes her mask off to speak during a signing ceremony for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 266, after it passed the House on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Rep. Maxine Waters is asking for a federal probe into the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Waters called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the alleged "Executione...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Los Angeles, Trends, House, Capitol Hill, Police Brutality, Doj, Los Angeles Times, Compton, Los Angeles County, Gonzalez, South Los Angeles, Maxine Waters, House Financial Services Committee, Andres Guardado


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


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 ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Trends, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol, Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


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


Congressional investigators on the January 6 committee will probe Trump and could subpoena former officials: report

House Homeland Security Committee Chair Benny Thompson (D-MS) listens as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discusses the formation of a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol during a news conference in Washington, U.S., July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The January 6 select committee will vigorously probe Trump, Rep. Bennie Thompson said. Thompson, the committee's chair, told the Guardian that "nothing is off limits" for the panel. The committe...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Republicans, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, House, Guardian, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Thompson, Trump, Capitol, House Gop


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


A White House official and a Pelosi aide both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) arrives for an event on Capitol Hill on April 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh A White House official and an aide to Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception last week, per Axios. The Pelosi aide led a group of Texas state Democratic legislators around the Capitol this week. A vaccinated member of Congress and several vaccinated Congressional staffers have also contracted the virus, the Office of Attending Phys...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, California, Cdc, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Capitol, Lone Star State, Congressional, Pelosi


A White House official and a Pelosi aide both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending same reception

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) arrives for an event on Capitol Hill on April 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh A White House official and an aide to Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID-19, per Axios. The Pelosi aide led a group of Texas state Democratic legislators around the Capitol this week. The White House official and the Pelosi aide attended the same reception last week. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. A Biden White House official and an aide to...
Tags: Politics, Texas, California, Cdc, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Capitol, Lone Star State, Pelosi, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Susan Walsh


10 Things in Politics: COVID recovery now on shaky ground

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:The Dow had its worst day of the year amid renewed COVID-19 fears3 GOP lawmakers named to the Capitol riot committee voted against certifying election resultsInside the push to help Trump find a new social-media homeWhat we're watching today: Jeff Bezos has said he isn't just one of the "rich guys on a j...
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McCarthy names GOP members to the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection - 3 voted against certifying Biden's win in Pennsylvania and Arizona

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has named which GOP members will probe the insurrection. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday named the GOP members serving on the January 6 House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.According to Washington Post reporter Marianna Sotomayor, Rep. Jim Banks will serve as the ranking m...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Biden, Mccarthy, Capitol, Kevin McCarthy, Nehls, Azmi Haroun


McCarthy names GOP members to the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection - 3 voted against certifying Biden's wins in Pennsylvania and Arizona

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Rep. Kevin McCarthy has named GOP members to the House group set to investigate the Capitol riot. Three of the members voted against certifying some of the 2020 election results. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could veto McCarthy's selections, though it's unclear whether she will. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has named five Republicans to serve on the January 6 Ho...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Mccarthy, Trump, Capitol, Kevin McCarthy, Scott Applewhite


US Capitol riot: Police officers to testify at first meeting of the January 6 select committee

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they try to storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack holds its first hearing July 27. The committee was created after Republicans defeated an effort to create an independent commission. It has 13 members, but only eight have been named thus far. Rep. Liz Cheney is the lone Republican. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Congress, Washington, Police, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, House, Charles Davis, Trump, House Select Committee, Bennie Thompson, Metropolitan Police Department, US Capitol


14 of the best hotels in Barcelona for rooftop pools, modern rooms, and central locations near top cultural attractions

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The One Barcelona Spain has reopened to fully vaccinated U.S. travelers. Barcelona has a sunny climate, a cool urban beach scene, and a wealth of cultural attractions. Choose from a wide range of hotels, from budget-friendly to chic boutique and classic luxury. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky One of Europe's greatest cities, Barcelona teems with architectural masterpieces, innovative cuisine, a...
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Donald Trump Jr. says he was 'just f---ing' with Mitt Romney by calling for him to be expelled from the Senate, book says

Donald Trump and Mitt Romney Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images Trump Jr. told the RNC chairwoman he was just 'f---ing' with Romney in calling for him to be expelled, a new book says. Trump Jr.'s tweet calling Romney "a member of the resistance" caught the chair, Ronna McDaniel off guard. "You know I can't just kick him out of the party, right?" McDaniel told Trump Jr., per the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump Jr. assu...
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Psaki says Trump does not need 'an embroidered invitation' to make a vaccine PSA

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 19, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Psaki rejected a suggestion for Biden to ask Trump to make a COVID-19 vaccine PSA. "We don't believe that requires an embroidered invitation to be a part of," she said. Every living former president, except Trump, has made such an announcement. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Psa, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama, Mitch McConnell, Fox News


Trump called McConnell 'a stupid person' and a 'knucklehead' for not eliminating the filibuster during his term, book says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Trump slammed McConnell as a "stupid person" and "knucklehead" in a new interview. The former president insulted McConnell over his refusal to kill the filibuster. The interview is in an upcoming book by two Washington ...
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Kafkaesque: How Franz Kafka’s books reveal a real-life dystopia

In Franz Kafka's works, we meet a world clogged with an absurd and soul-destroying bureaucracy that no one understands nor bothers to challenge.When a country experiences political instability through a high turnover of its elected representatives, there is a marked increase in ineffective legislation.Democratic reform and a change in culture is needed to give our politicians space to pass thoughtful laws. You have been queueing for three hours and are already pretty annoyed when the clerk cal...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Government, Senate, Germany, House, Italy, Innovation, Oxford, Ussr, Kafka, U S House of Representatives, Franz Kafka, American Economic Review, Max Weber, Gratton


The Texas Senate voted to end a requirement for schools to teach that white supremacy is bad

State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) speaks at a Senate Committee on State Affairs hearing at the State Capitol on July 10, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images Texas Republicans voted to end a rule requiring teaching of certain civil rights topics. It is part of a broader push against the teaching of 'critical race theory' in schools. The measure is unlikely to pass since Texas Democrats blocked all new bills by leaving the state. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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