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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should just retire already

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer participates in a panel on 'Lessons from the Past for the Future of Human Rights: A Conversation' at the Gewirz Student Center on the campus of the Georgetown University Law Center April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. Organized by the law center, the New York Review of Books and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law the forum focused on the future of human rights. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is real...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Court, Trends, Bloomberg, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris


Obama announces the death of treasured family dog Bo: 'Our family lost a true friend and loyal companion'

White House/Pete Souza Former President Barack Obama on Saturday announced the death of the family dog, 12-year-old Bo. Bo arrived at the White House in April 2009. He lost a battle to cancer, Michelle Obama said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama on Saturday announced the death of dog Bo at the age of 12.The cause of death was cancer, which was confirmed by former first lady Michelle Obama.The Portuguese Water Dog, who arrived at the White Ho...
Tags: Dog, Politics, News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Michelle Obama, Barack, Pete Souza, Bo Obama, Bo, Obama Family, John L Dorman, Brooks Kraft LLC Corbis, White House Pete Souza Former


The US economy is barreling towards a post-COVID boom. All it took was for the people in charge to finally learn from the 2008 recession's disastrous mistakes.

President Joe Biden has framed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images The US economy is finally shaking off the cobwebs and is set up for a huge post-COVID boom. This is because Congress, the president, and the Fed all learned from the lackluster post-2008 recovery. Strong and sustained support for workers and American families is going to help boost the economy through 2021 and beyond. This is an opinion column. The ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Obama, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ford, Federal Reserve, Biden, Donald Trump, Tea Party, Brexit, Fed, Powell, Federal Reserve Chair


Obama's former top economist outlines 5 factors that are likely keeping people from returning to work

Jason Furman. Reuters A former top economist to Barack Obama said the April jobs report was "stunning." "It's going to be complicated and messy" for the economy to get back on track, Jason Furman says. He outlined 5 factors likely keeping people from returning to work, including virus fears and school closures. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jason Furman, a former top economist to President Barack Obama, said Friday's April jobs report was a "stunning" one."But yo...
Tags: Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Harvard University, Biden, Yellen, Council of Economic Advisers, Furman, Jason Furman, Joseph Zeballos Roig, Jason Furman Reuters


Michelle Obama says many Black people 'live in fear' and admits she worries about her daughters 'every time they get in a car by themselves'

Petar Kujundzic/Reuters Michelle Obama says Black people "live in fear" when grocery shopping, driving, and walking their dogs. The former first lady shared with CBS News her concerns about her daughters. "Every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former first lady Michelle Obama in a new interview discussed the fear that Black Americans often experience in their everyday lives and o...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Obama, Cbs News, Trends, Racism, Michelle Obama, Cbs, Black Lives Matter, Sasha, Obamas, Malia, Gayle King, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


Startup employees should pay attention to Biden’s capital gains tax plans

Vieje Piauwasdy Contributor Share on Twitter Vieje Piauwasdy is the director of Equity Strategy at Secfi, an equity planning platform for startup executives and employees. The Biden Administration has reportedly proposed significant changes to the capital gains tax, aiming to target the wealthiest Americans to help fund his historic aid programs. If the current proposal goes into effect, it will have an impact on startup emplo...
Tags: TC, Column, Florida, New York, Texas, Taxes, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Government, Tech, Compensation, Biden, Stock Options, Trump


White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says she'll resign next year when it's 'time for somebody else to have this job'

"I think it's going to be time for somebody else to have this job..." Psaki said. Getty Jen Psaki, the face of Biden's administration, says she will step down in around a year. "I think it's going to be time for somebody else to have this job in a year from now, or about a year from now," she told CNN. Psaki says she accepted the job after agreeing with President Biden's transition team that she would serve in the role for about a year. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, White House, Trends, Cnn, Biden, Trump, White House Press, Axelrod, David Axelrod, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Thomas Colson, Getty Jen Psaki, CNN Psaki


Insider regularly talks to young people who are making their mark in luxury - here's who we have spoken to so far

(L-R), Alex Assouline, Destinee Ross-Sutton, Marina Raphael, Avi Hiaeve. Emilia Brandao; Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020; Marina Raphael; Avi & Co; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Luxury spans many sectors: fashion, watches and jewelry, travel, real estate, and even publishing and night clubs. It could take years to build a strong luxury business, and even then, there is no guarantee that consumers will connect with the product. Insider regularly talks to young people who ar...
Tags: Transportation, Fashion, Milan, Beyonce, Small Business, Obama, Rihanna, New York City, Disney, Lifestyle, NFL, Trends, Wealth, Nas, Netflix, Watches


10 Things in Politics: Trump's a blogger now

Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trump went back to the past to find his online futureThe top House Republican tore into Rep. Liz Cheney when he thought he was off the airThe Justice Department must turn over a secret memo Barr used to clear TrumpOne thing to look out for t...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, New York, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Russia, Israel, US, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Getty Images


With few GOP allies left, Ted Cruz takes refuge at Mar-a-Lago with his former enemy President Trump

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. AP Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump had dinner together on Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz spent years at each other's throats, but Cruz became a loyal ally to Trump during his impeachment. Both face potential roadblocks in their political careers right now, which may have pushed them toward a cynical but politically expedient alignment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Politics makes for strange bedfellows - and dinner companion...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, Jimmy Kimmel, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Court, America, Trends, Analysis, Gop, Ted Cruz, Jfk


With few GOP allies, Ted Cruz took refuge at Mar-a-Lago with former President Trump

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. AP Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump had dinner together on Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz spent years at each other's throats, but Cruz became a loyal ally to Trump during his impeachment. Both face potential roadblocks in their political careers right now, which may have pushed them toward each other. See more stories on Insider's business page. Politics make strange bedfellows - and dinner companions. On Tuesday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, Jimmy Kimmel, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Court, America, Trends, Analysis, Gop, Ted Cruz, Jfk, Donald Trump


Meet Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, the Republican power couple caught up in the FBI's Rudy Giuliani investigation

Rudolph Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, and Victoria Toensing, attorneys for then-President Donald Trump, conduct a news conference. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Image Victoria Toensing was served a search warrant alongside Rudy Giuliani last week. She and her husband and law partner, Joseph diGenova, have been close to Giuliani for decades. They were instrumental in the Ukraine scandal that led to former president Donald Trump's first impeachment. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Media, Law, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says higher interest rates may be needed so economy doesn't 'overheat'

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Jacquelyn Martin/AP It might be necessary to lift interest rates to keep the economy from overheating, Janet Yellen said. The Treasury Secretary's comments contrast with the Fed's plans to hold rates near zero through 2023. Some experts fear Biden's latest spending plans risk dangerously strong inflation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is among the country's most experienced economic policy e...
Tags: Obama, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Biden, Clinton, Yellen, Fed, Larry Summers, Council of Economic Advisors, Jen Psaki


California keeps millions in child support while parents drown in debt

Half of Stacy Estes’ pay disappears every month before it hits his bank account. Each check is about $500 lighter than it should be, intercepted in the name of child support — which he wouldn’t have a problem with, if it were going to his kids. Instead, only $225 goes to his children. The rest is garnished to repay government debt he began accruing more than two decades ago when he first got behind on child support payments. The 53-year-old Estes owes about $47,000 in child support debt, most of...
Tags: Business, Family, Politics, News, Maryland, Obama, Colorado, California, Washington, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Poverty, Soccer, District Of Columbia, Local News


The Elizabeth Warren ally just picked to oversee US student loans could help make her debt-cancelation dream come true

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former CFPB head Richard Cordray will lead the Federal Student Aid office, which oversees student debt. Elizabeth Warren helped create the CFPB and was key in nominating Cordray when she couldn't helm the agency. Warren wants to cancel $50,000 in student debt per person and Cordray has shared her agenda for much of his political career. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since she was elected to the Senate almost...
Tags: Obama, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Harvard, Washington Dc, Warren, Ohio, Corinthian Colleges, Biden, Marketwatch, Mark Brown, CFPB, Navient


The incredible life and career rise of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, America, Trends, Features, United States, U2, Aol


The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Education, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Finance, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, Careers, America, Trends, Features, United States


Tucker Carlson calls Barack Obama a 'creepy old guy' and attacks him for urging Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine

President Barack Obama seen in an Ad Council public service announcement released March 11, 2021. YouTube/Ad Council Tucker Carlson called Barack Obama a "creepy old guy" for encouraging COVID-19 vaccination. The Fox News host attacked Obama for filming a PSA encouraging young people to get the shot. In recent weeks, Carlson has cast doubt over the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine on his show. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday called form...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Psa, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fox News, Pfizer, Vaccine


Situation Room meetings about the 2011 bin Laden raid were named 'Mickey Mouse meeting' to ensure its secrecy, new account says

Then-Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, and top US military and political officials seen in the Situation Room overseeing the Osama bin Laden raid. White House/Pete Souza/Handout via Reuters Former US officials told Politico how the 2011 hit on Osama bin Laden was planned in the White House. Situation Room meetings were labeled "Mickey Mouse meeting" on calendars to hide the subject. The report details in minute detail how the US located and planned to kill the al-Qaeda lead...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, News UK, Ben Rhodes, Al Qaeda, Cia, Jon Favreau


10 Things in Politics: The Instagram account behind DC's best gossip

Good morning, and May the Fourth be with you. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:A very DC diversion is this anonymous Instagram accountBill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriageRep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some fellow Republicans, againOne thing to look out for today...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Obama, California, US, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Ronald Reagan, House, New York Times, Bill Gates


A Boundless Ally To Immigrants

Boundless Immigration, a company we’ve been investors in since they spun out of Pioneer Square Labs venture studio, raised a $25 million financing last week. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I’ve been involved in and advocating for legal immigration since 2010, when, with a half dozen other VCs and entrepreneurs, I co-created the Startup Visa initiative. Since then, I’ve been involved in many immigration-related activities, including the Global EIR program, a docu-drama...
Tags: Obama, Investments, Immigration, US, Trends, Biden, Psl, USCIS, Feld, Xiao, Startup America, Boundless, Pioneer Square Labs, Xiao Wang, Doug Rand, RapidVisa


Biden's first 100 days are a big break with the Reagan legacy. He says jobs and families need an active state.

President Joe Biden leaves the House Chamber with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after his joint address to Congress. Melina Mara/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Biden is spending big to expand the nation's safety net in the wake of the pandemic. In his first 100 days, he spent $1.9 trillion and pitched another $4 trillion to assist families and create jobs. "COVID has now created a stormwave of support for government," Barney Frank told Insider. See more stori...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Turkey, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, Margaret Thatcher


Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try

Duolingo has been wildly successful. It has pulled in 500 million total registered learners, 40 million active users, 1.5 million premium subscribers and $190 million in booked revenues in 2020. It has a popular and meme-ified mascot in the form of the owl Duo, a creative and engaging product, and ambitious plans for expansion.There’s just one key question in the midst of all those milestones: Does anyone actually learn a language using Duolingo? “Language is first and foremost a social, relatio...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Obama, Tech, Edtech, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Babbel, Pittsburgh, Language Learning, Luis Von Ahn, Ahn, Busuu, EC-1, Bernhard Niesner


Right-wing media keeps trying to force easily-debunked Biden scandals instead of focusing on actual policy

President Joe Biden. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Joe Biden continues to prove difficult for Republicans to attack. Several recent purported scandals that dominated right-wing media have been easily debunked. Attacks on Biden are not sticking like they did for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ever since the 2020 campaign, Republicans have struggled to land the same kinds of attacks on Joe Biden that worked on Barack Obama and Hillary C...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Obama, Washington, White House, Virginia, Politico, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Analysis, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Biden


Gatheround raises millions from Homebrew, Bloomberg and Stripe’s COO to help remote workers connect

Remote work is no longer a new topic, as much of the world has now been doing it for a year or more because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies — big and small — have had to react in myriad ways. Many of the initial challenges have focused on workflow, productivity and the like. But one aspect of the whole remote work shift that is not getting as much attention is the culture angle. A 100% remote startup that was tackling the issue way before COVID-19 was even around is now seeing a big sur...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, Microsoft, Obama, Cloud Storage, Funding, Social Media, Startup, Tech, Remote Work, United States, Ireland, SaaS, Computing, Venture Capital


Biden remembered 'the courage and skill' of US forces on 10-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1, 2011. Pete Souza/The White House President Joe Biden issued a statement to mark 10 years since the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. "We followed bin Laden to the gates of hell - and we got him," Biden said. Biden has committed to withdrawing troops from Afghanistan by September ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Osama Bin Laden, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, United States, Pakistan, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Biden, Afghanistan War


The Biden Administration continues the White House's long history of personalizing everything, from pens to cookies to shovels

First Lady Jill Biden’s Air Force One embroidered jacket Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith via Flickr President Joe Biden finally got his own M&Ms, marking a tradition that dates back to the Reagan era. It's far from the only branded perk that the president (and vice-president) are gifted with. Insider rounded up other personalized presidential items spotted by photographers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Leadership in Washington flips from red to blue eve...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, BBC News, Ronald Reagan, Williams, Bill Clinton, Merch, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


The US is still waiting on its first bitcoin ETF. Here's what experts say the SEC wants to see before giving approval.

The SEC has a number of applications for bitcoin ETFs to review. NurPhoto/Getty Images The SEC has started reviewing applications for bitcoin exchange-traded funds, which have yet to launch for trading in the US. The regulator will consider bitcoin's volatility and market maturity in rendering a decision whether or not to greenlight the products, experts say. The SEC recently pushed back a decision on a bitcoin ETF until at least this summer. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Obama, US, America, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Regulators, Paypal, Mit, Bitcoin, Canada, Jp Morgan, Crypto, SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, North America


As Biden seeks to revive Iran nuclear deal, Israel is trying out its own version of 'maximum pressure' on Tehran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, with then-Vice President Joe Biden in Jerusalem, March 9, 2010. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Since taking office, President Joe Biden's has tried to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal or craft a new one. Meanwhile, tensions between Israel and Iran have escalated, with an undeclared naval war and continued Israeli strikes on Iran and its proxies. See more stories on Insider's business page. While tensions between Israel and Iran have been omn...
Tags: Obama, Washington, Israel, US, Jerusalem, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Middle East, John Kerry, Benjamin Netanyahu, US Congress, Biden, Tehran


Googlers fight to stay home and Apple goes to court

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Google employees fight for the right to work from homeApple App Store model is under attackHow Etsy's marketplace became a free-for-all of listings for dead pets, radioactive material and weapons Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to the Bea...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, Enterprise, Media, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Etsy, Obama, Newsletter, Trends, Remote Work



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