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Threats against members of Congress have increased 107% since 2020 and are expected to keep rising, US Capitol Police say

US Capitol siege in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images US Capitol Police said threats against members of Congress have increased 107% since last year. The number of cases is only expected to increase, the agency said on Friday. The safety of Congress has been an ongoing topic of concern since the Capitol riot on January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of threats against members of Congress have increased 107% since last year, US Capi...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, National Guard, Electoral College, US Secret Service, US Capitol, US Capitol Police


Biden administration allocates $21.6 billion in rental assistance to prevent evictions

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced the allocation of $21.6 billion in emergency rental assistance to help prevent evictions of people who lost jobs during the pandemic. The administration also announced changes Friday in the rental assistance program aimed at addressing criticism that the emergency support has not reached many who need the help. This latest round of aid for renters was included in the $1.9 trillion relief package President Joe...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Long Beach, Kaiser, Associated Press, Biden, Justice Department, Trump, Amazon Fresh


3 Chinese telecom carriers will be delisted from NYSE after losing appeals over a Trump-era investment rule

Staff members use their smartphones at a China Mobile display during the PT Expo in Beijing Oct. 14, 2020. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Shares of three Chinese telecom companies will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange, The Wall Street Journal reported. The appeals of China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom against being delisted were rejected. The ban was introduced during the tail end of the Trump administration. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the O...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, SEC, New York Stock Exchange, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Nyse, Trump, China Mobile, China Telecom, MSCI


Pollster Frank Luntz says Trump's 'big lie' may cost Republicans the House in 2022

Political consultant and pollster Frank Luntz. J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Donald Trump could ruin the GOP's chances at retaking the House in 2022, according to Frank Luntz. The longtime pollster said Trump's "big lie" could hurt turnout among conservatives. "What Donald Trump is saying is actually telling people it's not worth it to vote," Luntz said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Frank Luntz, a longtime pollster and political m...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, House, New York Times, Fox News, Republican, Donald Trump, Frank Luntz, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Pat Buchanan, Republican House


Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces she won't run for a second term

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks onstage during the 10th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival Women Superstars Luncheon on August 23, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Paras Griffin/Getty Images Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is bowing out of running for a second term. Bottoms gained a national profile for leading Atlanta through a tumultuous 2020. Bottoms had also turned down a position to serve in President Joe Biden's cabinet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Atlan...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Chicago, New York Times, Epa, Biden, Bahamas, Atlanta Hawks, Trump, Derek, Small Business Administration


Watch Elon Musk warn he's a 'wild card' in his 'SNL' teaser with Miley Cyrus

Saturday Night Live Tesla CEO Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live on May 8 with Miley Cyrus. SNL dropped a teaser for the episode on Thursday and it took off on social media. Musk is only the second billionaire to host the popular comedy sketch show. See more stories on Insider's business page. Saturday Night Live dropped a promotional video on Thursday for Elon Musk's SNL episode, set for this weekend. Tesla and SpaceX's CEO will be hosting the comedy sketch show with Mil...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Media, Nbc, South Park, Trends, Tesla, Miley Cyrus, Snl, Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump, Musk, Trump, Cyrus, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' former aides say he treated them 'like a disposable piece of garbage'

President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on November 26, 2019 in Sunrise, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Many of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' former staffers told Politico they felt abused by the politician. A group of the ex-staffers have formed a "support group" to discuss their experiences DeSantis is closely aligned with former president Donald Trump, who recently said he'd consider the governor as a potential running mate. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Politico, Trends, Republican Party, Playbook, Donald Trump, Trump, Ron, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Strum, Florida Republican Party, Maga, Eliza Relman


A Capitol riot suspect yelled 'f--- all of you!' at his Zoom court hearing then hung up on the judge, reports say

Landon Copeland posing in front of the Washington Monument. FBI A Capitol riot suspect caused chaos at his own Zoom court hearing, according to reports. Landon Copeland yelled expletives at the judge during the call, The Daily Beast and NBC reported. His charges include violent entry into the Capitol and assaulting or resisting officers. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Capitol riot suspect unleashed an expletive-filled tirade and hung up on the judge in a chaotic Zoom he...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Washington, Iraq, Trends, Fbi, News UK, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Capitol, Copeland, Daily Beast, Scott MacFarlane, Fox News The Daily Beast


Lindsey Graham says the Republican Party 'can't grow' without Trump

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham says the Republican party cannot move forward without former President Donald Trump. His comments come amid bitter internal GOP disputes about Trump's future role in the party. "I've determined we can't grow without [Trump]," Sen. Lindsey Graham said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Lindsey Graha...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Gop, House, Graham, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Cheney, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Sen Lindsey Graham, U S Capitol


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


Democrats are blowing it with their COVID messaging

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, Democrats, and the CDC are sending the wrong, unscientific message. By clinging to outdated COVID safety measures like outdoor mask-wearing mandates as a model of "good" and "patriotic" behavior, they're insulting the public's intelligence. It's time to le...
Tags: Cdc, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Anthony L Fisher, ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital


GOP Rep. Mo Brooks is dodging Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell's attempts to serve him with a lawsuit over the Capitol riot, attorney says

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California) attends a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on June 24, 2020. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Rep. Eric Swalwell is accusing a GOP congressman of evading being served with a lawsuit. Swalwell is suing Rep. Mo Brooks and others for inciting the January 6 insurrection. Swalwell's attorney told Punchbowl News that Brooks' avoidance is holding up the lawsuit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Democratic congressman is accusin...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Capitol, Brooks, Sidney Powell, Powell


Mike Lindell is holding a 2,200-person rally at the Corn Palace in South Dakota to promote his voter-fraud website Frank

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images, Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Mike Lindell is holding an in-person "Frank Rally" in Mitchell, South Dakota on Monday. Lindell created Frank as a "free speech" social-media site after Twitter banned him. But it launched instead as a blog spreading misinformation about voter fraud and coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO ...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Trends, South Dakota, Donald Trump, Mitchell, Trump, Frank, Lindell, Kristi Noem, Bannon, YouTube Twitter, Joe Piscopo, Mitchell South Dakota, Tech Insider, Mike Lindell


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


The GOP Arizona recount is sloppy and inconsistent, critics say, with workers chasing proof of wild conspiracy theories

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election on May 3, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Courtney Pedroza for the Washington Post Critics of the vote recount in Maricopa County, Arizona, allege that is is a shambolic process. Observers from the state government say little is done to ensure consistency and accuracy. Reports describe participants using bizarre methods informed by conspiracy theorists. Se...
Tags: Asia, Politics, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, News UK, Hobbs, Republican Party, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, State


Mike Lindell is holding a rally in South Dakota to promote his voter-fraud website Frank

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images, Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Mike Lindell is holding an in-person "Frank Rally" in Mitchell, South Dakota on Monday. Lindell created Frank as a "free speech" social-media site after Twitter banned him. But it launched instead as a blog spreading misinformation about voter fraud and coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO ...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Trends, South Dakota, Donald Trump, Mitchell, Trump, Frank, Lindell, Kristi Noem, Bannon, YouTube Twitter, Joe Piscopo, Mitchell South Dakota, Tech Insider, Mike Lindell


10 Things in Politics: Trumpworld questions McCarthy's future

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 aides are casting doubt on Rep. Kevin McCarthy's prospects for House speakerThe Republican Party's push for voting restrictions may come back to bite itEXCLUSIVE: Maj. Gen. William Walker, the new House sergeant at arms, talks ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Nbc News, Alabama, Newsletter, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Gop, United States


Newsmax's Greg Kelly brags about wearing expensive 'BUGLE BOY jeans' - that are actually $1,200 Balmain cargo pants - in a photo with Trump

Newsmax; Samantha Lee/Insider It has been a week of baffling photos of political figures. On Thursday, Newsmax's Greg Kelly shared a photo of himself - in "BUGLE BOY jeans" - standing next to Trump. After being roundly mocked on the internet, he followed up by explaining that his trousers are actually from French designer Balmain, "the most prestigious brand in PANTS." See more stories on Insider's business page. It has been a week of baffling photos of political figures.President...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Jimmy Carter, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Balmain, Trump, Kelly, Sen Ted Cruz, NewsMax, Jill Biden, Greg Kelly, Rosalynn Carter, Sam Lee


JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon wants detailed disclosures on how federal money is spent if lawmakers raise taxes. Democratic lawmakers were quick to respond.

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, takes part in a panel discussion about investing in Detroit at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., April 11, 2018. Brian Snyder/Reuters JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon talked tax hikes and infrastructure in a recorded interview Wednesday. Dimon suggested lawmakers create detailed disclosures on how extra tax-hike dollars are spent. Sen. Brian Schatz responded to Dimon's comments, pointing him toward the ...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Hawaii, Biden, Detroit, Jamie Dimon, Trump, Democratic, Jpmorgan, JPMorgan Chase, Senate Committee, Appropriations Committee


An attorney for an accused Capitol rioter claimed his client participated in the January 6 siege because he had 'Foxitus' and 'Foxmania' from watching Fox News for 6 months

WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images An attorney for a...
Tags: Politics, Media, Washington, Court, Trends, Fbi, Fox News, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Rodriguez, Antonio, Ryan Reilly, Lauren Frias, Lev Radin Pacific Press


The guy who crowdfunded $25 million to build Trump's border wall just got indicted on tax fraud charges

Brian Kolfage in 2014. Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo Brian Kolfage, who founded "We Build the Wall," with Steve Bannon, was indicted in a new tax case. A New York grand jury separately found the crowdfunding effort to be fraudulent in August 2020. Donald Trump pardoned Bannon before he left office, but didn't pardon Kolfage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brian Kolfage - the cofounder of a failed crowdfunding effort to build a wall along the US-Mexico border with Steve Ban...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Crime, Taxes, News, White House, US, Trends, Speed, Air Force, Donald Trump, Trump, Bloomberg News, Bannon, Bebeto Matthews


`We Build the Wall' cofounder Brian Kolfage, never pardoned by Trump, indicted in tax case

Tommy Fisher (L) with Brian Kolfage and Steve Bannon at a televised fundraising 'Wall-aThon'. We Build The Wall/YouTube Brian Kolfage, who founded "We Build the Wall," with Steve Bannon, was indicted in a new tax case. A New York grand jury separately found the crowdfunding effort to be fraudulent in August 2020. Bannon was pardoned by Trump, and Kolfage was not. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brian Kolfage, the cofounder of a failed and fraudulent crowdfunding ef...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, US, Trends, Speed, Trump, Bannon, L, Check, Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage, Kolfage, Tommy Fisher, Azmi Haroun


Rep. Elise Stefanik backs the controversial GOP-sanctioned recount of 2020 election ballots in Arizona

In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., listens during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Rep. Elise Stefanik publicly supports a controversial GOP-backed election recount in Arizona. Stefanik told Steve Bannon that the widely-criticized audit is necessary for transparency. Stefanik is a leading candidate to replace House GOP Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney. See more stories on Insider's business page. R...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Wyoming, House, Arizona, Capitol Hill, House Intelligence Committee


GOP-backed voting restrictions like Florida's will appease Trump more than they'll help Republicans win elections

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signing election law Senate Bill 90 live on "Fox & Friends" Screenshot via Fox News/"Fox & Friends" Florida is the latest state to enact GOP-backed restrictions on mail voting. Many of these laws may appease Trump rather than help the GOP. Despite Trump's claims, there is no evidence that mail voting helped Democrats. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flanked by a smiling crowd of supporters at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach on Thursday,...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, Texas, Voting, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Analysis, Gop, House, Miami, Fox News, Michigan, Bill


DHS secretary says Biden admin cannot guarantee permanent residency in US for families separated by Trump

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on March 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. Mayorkas discussed the Biden administration's plans for overhauling immigration policy. Drew Angerer/Getty Images DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas spoke to MSNBC about families separated by the Trump administration. He said that the administration cannot guarantee a path to permanent residency for reunited families. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Dhs, Family Separation, Speed, United States, Biden, Msnbc, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas


Elizabeth Warren bashed cryptocurrencies' environmental impact, said big tech firms should be broken up, and called for a wealth tax in a new interview. Here are the 8 best quotes.

Elizabeth Warren AP Photo/John Minchillo Elizabeth Warren sat down for an interview with Yahoo Finance on Thursday. The Democratic Senator from Mass. said that big tech companies are a "threat to our democracy" and should be broken up. Warren also bashed bitcoin's environmental impact and reiterated her calls for a wealth tax. Detailed below are her eight best quotes. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Elizabeth Warren sat down for an interview wi...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Supreme Court, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Markets, Bitcoin, Warren, SEC, Donald Trump, Robinhood, Mass, Andy


The Pentagon is partially reversing a Trump move that raised status of the head of US special operations

Naval Special Warfare Command personnel conduct special patrol insertion/extraction training from a CH-47 Chinook at Pearl Harbor, July 25, 2019. US Army/1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy The Pentagon is partially undoing a Trump administration move to elevate the civilian head of special operations. The assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict is moving back under the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Austin, Pentagon, Defense Department, Pearl Harbor, Miller, Trump, Special Operations, SOCOM, Christopher Miller, US Special Operations Command, Lloyd Austin, Mark Esper


Facebook - not its 'Supreme Court' - needs to enforce its moderation policies, according to one of the board members who called the company 'lazy' for pushing the Trump decision to the group

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Oversight Board members said it isn't their responsibility to decide the length of Trump's Facebook ban. One said Facebook was "lazy" to not decide its own rules for handling penalties. On Wednesday, the board upheld Facebook's decision to remove Trump from its platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. A member of Facebook's Oversight Board said its decision not to rule on how long former President...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Denmark, Donald Trump, Samples, Trump, Board, Cato Institute, Helle Thorning Schmidt


A member of Facebook's 'Supreme Court' said it's pushing the company to decide how long Trump should be banned because it lacks an evenly distributed rule system

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Oversight Board members said it isn't their responsibility to decide the length of Trump's Facebook ban. One said Facebook was "lazy" to not decide its own rules for handling penalties. On Wednesday, the board upheld Facebook's decision to remove Trump from its platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. A member of Facebook's Oversight Board said its decision not to rule on how long former President...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Denmark, Donald Trump, Samples, Trump, Board, Cato Institute, Helle Thorning Schmidt, Cambridge Analytica


Donald Trump's latest attempt to return to Twitter ends a day later with a suspension

Donald Trump. Getty Images Getty A new Twitter account associated with Donald Trump was suspended. The account @DJTDesk was suspended for violating Twitter's policies. Twitter banned Trump from the site earlier this year following the Capitol insurrection. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter suspended former president Donald Trump's latest attempt to get back on the social media site.The new account, called @DJTDesk, on Thursday morning read "account suspended...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Instagram, Youtube, US, Trends, Social Media, Fox News, Ban, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Capitol, Facebook Instagram



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