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White House officials tell civil rights leaders they can 'out-organize voter suppression' as voting rights bills stall: report

President Biden delivers speech on voting rights on July 13th at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images White House officials told civil rights leaders that they could "out-organized voter suppression" 150 civil rights organizations signed a letter Thursday pressuring Biden to do more on voting rights Biden last week called the wave of new voting legislation a "21st century Jim Crow assault." See more stories on Insider's business page. White House...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, New York Times, Philadelphia, Biden, Jim Crow, Voting Rights, Cnn Town Hall, National Constitutional Center, Biden Administration, For the People Act, Mondaire Jones D NY, John Lewis Voting Rights Act


Fourth Stimulus Check: Will There Be Another Relief Payment?

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Tags: Business, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Pua, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, West Virginia


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


2 Democrat Senators want to make Big Tech companies liable when their algorithms promote health misinformation

Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Samuel Corum/Pool/AFP Two Democratic senators introduced a bill called The Health Misinformation Act on Thursday. It would make social-media firms liable when algorithms promote misinformation during health emergencies. The Biden administration has argued with Facebook over its role in vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Ben Ray Luján introduced a on Thursday that, if passed into law, would make social media ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, America, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Misinformation, Kevin Martin


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


Sherrod Brown called Janet Yellen, anxious that poor families may be shut out of 'Social Security for kids.' He's not the only worried Democrat.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Senate Democrats are pressuring Treasury and the IRS to fix the portal for low-income families to get child tax credit cash. Sen. Sherrod Brown called Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday, he told Insider. Other Democrats are demanding the IRS move quickly to ensure non-tax filers can get monthly payments. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Democrats are pressing the Treasury Department and the IRS to e...
Tags: Colorado, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Social Security, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Wyden, Intuit, Irs, Ron Wyden, Yellen, Brown, Treasury Department, Chuck Schumer, Sen Michael Bennet


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


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


The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, evangelizes about bitcoin, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House


Biden says eliminating the filibuster would 'throw the entire Congress into chaos' and 'nothing will get done'

President Joe Biden interacts with members of the audience during a commercial break for a CNN town hall at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Biden said nixing the filibuster would lead to "chaos" and "nothing could get done." Activists are pressing Biden to back eliminating the filibuster to pass voting rights protections. "What I don't want to do is get wrapped up right now in the argument of whether this is all about the fi...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Alaska, Don Lemon, Biden, Cincinnati, Voting Rights, Shelby, Lisa Murkowski


Trump defended sending supporters to the Capitol on January 6, saying he wanted them to go up to it but not inside

Donald Trump on screen as he gave a speech before the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Donald Trump said that he wanted supporters to "not go in" the Capitol on January 6. Supporters attacked officers and breached the Capitol after Trump gave an incendiary speech. Trump and his allies have tried to whitewash the events of January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump defended whipping up his supporters ahead of the Ja...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Philip Rucker, Tom Porter, Rucker


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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Terranea workers file complaints over resort’s failure to rehire them

Five hotel employees who were laid off last year from the Terranea Resort have filed complaints with the California Labor Commissioner, alleging the hotel has failed to recall them to their former positions in violation of a recently enacted state law. Senate Bill 93, signed into law in April, requires hotels, event centers and other hospitality businesses to offer employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 downturn an opportunity to return to their jobs in order of seniority. The law provi...
Tags: Business, Jobs, Workplace, California, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, South Dakota, Bill, Santos, Brad Sherman, State, California Labor, Durazo, Rancho Palos Verdes


Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming This Year?

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Tags: Business, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Pua, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, West Virginia


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


Stocks gain for second day erasing all losses from selloff

U.S. stock markets closed on session highs Wednesday as investors sifted through numerous earnings reports and Senate Republicans blocked a vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill.
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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...
Tags: Utah, Obamacare, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Mitt Romney, Warren, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, John Mccain, Biden, Irs, Senate GOP, Romney


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


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


The first Capitol riot felony prison sentence signals to other insurrectionists that they'll get a better deal if they accept responsibility

In this file image from U.S. Capitol Police video, Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, of Tampa, Fla., front, stands in the well on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Jan. 6. US Capitol Police via AP, File A federal judge issued the first felony prison sentence against a Capitol rioter on Monday. Paul Hodgkins, 38, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and must pay $2,000 in restitution fees. Former prosecutors say that set a precedent for other Capitol rioters to plead guilty early and accept responsibi...
Tags: Florida, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, US supreme court, Trump, Moss, U S Senate, Capitol, Tampa Fla, FIFO


Stock futures mixed as earnings season rolls on

U.S. stock futures were mixed Wednesday morning as investors sifted through numerous earnings reports ahead of a Senate vote on infrastructure.
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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


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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The Biden White House confronted Fox News about its hosts' bid to erode trust in the COVID-19 vaccine

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House May 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House has held discussions with Fox News about its COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Fox News hosts have for months encouraged viewers to question the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Studies have found a partisan divide in willingness to get the shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Vaccine, Dc, Biden, Fox News Channel, Anthony Fauci


Leading Democrats oppose Biden plan to end house arrest and potentially return inmates to prison after the pandemic

Prisoners stand outside the federal correctional institution in Englewood, Colo. AP Photo/David Zalubowski Since March 2020, more than 28,000 people have been released from federal prison due to COVID-19. Those released were assessed to face severe health risks if they contracted the coronavirus. Those released currently have to return to prison a month after the pandemic formally ends. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two leading Senate Democrats are urging the White House...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, New Jersey, Department Of Justice, Biden, Illinois, Criminal Justice, Charles Davis, Booker


WeWork founder Adam Neumann once said he wanted to be 'president of the world' and also the person that countries called to solve disputes, new book says

Adam Neumann, CEO of The We Company. Jackal Pan via Reuters WeWork founder Adam Neumann hoped to be countries' first call to solve problems in war, a book says. He also said he'd run for "president of the world" if anything, according to "The Cult of We." He had an exit installed in his office so he wouldn't see staff in the main lobby, the book says. See more stories on Insider's business page. WeWork founder Adam Neumann had some outsized goals for himself and his company...
Tags: UK, Senate, Israel, Trends, Theresa May, WeWork, Justin Trudeau, Neumann, May, Adam Neumann, Rebekah, Sarah Jackson, Jen Berrent, Reuters WeWork, Artie Minson, WeWork Adam Neumann


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


Fauci rips into Sen. Rand Paul: 'You do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially'

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Associated Press Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul once again butted heads on Tuesday. Fauci told Paul he didn't know what he was talking about during a hearing on COVID-19. "If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you," Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday got ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci, PAUL, McConnell, Fauci


AOC says Republicans have been 'killing time for months' as infrastructure talks stretch on with no end in sight

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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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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