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Former Trump inaugural chairman Tom Barrack's bond set at $250 million by federal judge

Former Trump Inaugural Committee chairman Tom Barrack speaks at at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 AP Photo/David J. Phillip A federal judge set financier and former Trump ally Tom Barrack's bond at $250 million. Barrack is charged with illegal foreign lobbying, making false statements, and obstruction. Barrack must wear an ankle bracelet, observe a curfew, and not spend more than $50,000 at...
Tags: Politics, Law, California, Washington, US, Trends, Brooklyn, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Uae, Trump, Lincoln Memorial, Christina Wilkie, Barrack, David J Phillip


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


Facebook says some misinformation and racism will 'inevitably' always exist on its platforms

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. Reuters/Erin Scott Facebook's CEO said moderating content is like fighting crime. Instagram's leader similarly said that some racism will "inevitably" exist online. Their comments show that Facebook may never fully weed out harmful content on its platforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two Facebook executives on Thursday addr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Internet, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Selena Gomez, Biden, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, House Financial Services Committee


What truck drivers really think about new federal regulations to crack down on drug use

This plant is causing a lot of controversy. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider We published a story about the federal government's new law to drug test truck drivers. The law has mostly caught marijuana users. We argued that it won't meaningfully boost safety on the road. Truck drivers shared in emails with Insider laying out what they think of the new rule. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal rule that went into effect in 2020 is taking commercial drivers off...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Marijuana, Trends, Indianapolis, Economy, Cannabis, Trucking, Department Of Transportation, Shawn, David McNew Getty, Kevin Conway, Hollis Johnson, Getty Images Some, Rachel Premack, BITranspo


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


Mississippi asks the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in upcoming abortion case

A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, March 15, 2019. Associated Press/Susan Walsh The state of Mississippi has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade. Lawyers called the Roe v. Wade ruling "egregiously wrong" in a brief filed on Thursday. The state wants it overturned so it can uphold its own restrictions to abortion access, according to the brief. See more stories on Insider's business page. The state of Mississippi has asked the S...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Washington, Trends, Roe V Wade, Wade, Roe, Susan Walsh, Breaking, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk, Wade Lawyers


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...
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


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Republican lawmakers who 'don't even read the bills' they're criticizing

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters, Thursday, June 17, 2021, as she arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin AOC accused some of her colleagues of opining on her public banking bill without even reading it. "If I made comments that very publicly demonstrated that I didn't read the legislation I was discussing, I'd be embarrassed." She accused a conservative expert of mischaracterizing the Public Banking Act as a "government takeove...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Trends, Legislation, Earth, Democrats, United States, Capitol Hill, Republican, Forbes, Aoc, Jacquelyn Martin


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


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


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


1 in 4 Americans has no emergency savings as the US grapples with wildfires, flooding, and droughts

Krystin Harvey looks at her home burned in the Camp Fire, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, California. John Locher/AP More than half of Americans have less than three months' worth of emergency savings, a Bankrate study shows. This comes during a summer riddled with extreme weather such as wildfires, flooding, and drought. One-third of respondents say they have less money saved than they did before the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Emergencies can happ...
Tags: Elsa, Florida, New York, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, East Coast, Bankrate, John Locher, Greg McBride, Paradise California, Krystin Harvey, Hannah Towey


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


How the Soviet Union upended the US Navy plans to build a fleet of faster, quieter submarines

US Navy submarine USS Seawolf during sea trials, July 10, 1997. Reuters Improvements to Soviet subs in the 1980s prompted the US Navy to pursue its own more advanced subs. Work on the Seawolf-class submarines got underway in the mid-1980s, but the USSR's demise upended those plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are only three of them.Late in the 1950s, the Soviet Navy's nuclear-powered submarines - starting with the November-class attack submarine - could d...
Tags: Navy, Washington, France, Virginia, Russia, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Reagan, X, United States, Connecticut, Jimmy Carter, Arctic, Pentagon


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


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


Most Americans don't want the government to send checks to families forever, survey finds

The first expanded child tax credit checks will be sent out to families on July 15. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images A Morning Consult/Politico survey found 52% of voters don't want permanent monthly checks for families. 54% support Biden's child tax credit, which sends up to $300 monthly checks to families with kids. Many Democrats are pushing for it to be permanent, but passing it through Congress will be hard. See more stories on Insider's business page. The first batch of $300 ...
Tags: Congress, Montana, Washington, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Maine, Biden, Bennet, Democratic, Colorado Sen Michael Bennet, Joseph Zeballos Roig, Alexi Rosenfeld Getty, Ayelet Sheffey, Congress Sen Angus King


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


Argo, Ford to launch self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing app

Autonomous vehicle technology startup Argo AI and its backer and customer Ford plan to launch up to 1,000 self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing network in a number of cities over the next five years starting with Miami and Austin. The first Ford self-driving vehicles, which are equipped with Argo’s autonomous vehicle technology, will become available on Lyft’s app in Miami later this year. Ford and Argo have had a presence in Miami for years now and have an active fleet of test vehicles. ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Lyft, Washington, Austin, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Miami, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Argo, VW Group, Bryan Salesky, Argo AI


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


Podcast: Playing the job market

Increasingly, job seekers need to pass a series of ‘tests’ in the form of artificial intelligence games—just to be seen by a hiring manager. In this third, of a four-part miniseries on AI and hiring, we speak to someone who helped create these tests, we ask who might get left behind in the process and why there isn’t more policy in place. We also try out some of these tools ourselves. We Meet: Matthew Neale, Vice President of Assessment Products, Criteria Corp. Frida Polli, CEO, Py...
Tags: Obama, Youtube, Washington, Superman, Walmart, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Harvard, United States, New Jersey, Innovation, Machine Learning, Astrazeneca, Nyu, Jen, Sally


‘Jeffersons’ star Marla Gibbs gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actress Marla Gibbs waves to the crowd during a ceremony to award her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Writer/producer Norman Lear attends a Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for actress Marla Gibbs, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Actress Marla Gibbs looks out to the crowd during a ceremony to award her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP...
Tags: Business, News, Nbc, California, Washington, New York City, Disney, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Fox, Soccer, Queens, Community, Cbs


Renting out your own private island may be cheaper than you think - here are 13 incredible Airbnbs

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Airbnb If you've ever dreamed of having your own private island, Airbnb can make it a reality. Airbnb vacation rental homes on private islands are available around the world, including the U.S. We found top-rated private island Airbnbs ranging from $113 to $1,003 per night. Pretty much everyone has dreamed of having their own private island. And you don't have to be Richard Branson-level rich ...
Tags: Post, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, Trends, Colombia, Philippines, Hilton, Brazil, Richard Branson, Rio De Janeiro, Airbnb, Michigan, Venice, North Carolina, Caribbean


Every Trump campaign and administration official who has been indicted on federal criminal charges

Former Trump Inaugural Committee chairman Tom Barrack speaks at at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 AP Photo/David J. Phillip Tom Barrack is the latest former top Trump campaign official to be hit with federal charges. The former inauguration chair is charged with lobbying violations, obstruction, and false statements. Barrack, the 8th former Trump official to face federal charges, will plead not...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Fbi, Brooklyn, Donald Trump, Trump, Lincoln Memorial, Flynn, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller


Jeff Bezos just launched to the edge of space. Here's how Blue Origin's plans stack up to SpaceX and Virgin Galactic.

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson. Patrick Pluel/Getty; Alex Wong/Getty; Hollis Johnson/Insider Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson all have ventures dedicated to space travel. Each billionaire has his own vision for humanity's future in space. Bezos on Tuesday launched to the edge of space, becoming the second of the three to do so. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk's SpaceX may be the buzziest name in private space exploration, but the T...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Virgin, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Mars


Trump aides told him over a McDonald's meal to stop bitching about losing in Iowa to Ted Cruz in 2016

President Donald Trump talks to the media about the table full of fast food in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, for the reception for the Clemson Tigers. Susan Walsh/Associated Press Trump was told over a McDonald's meal to stop whining and get his act together after losing the 2016 GOP Iowa caucuses. "If he wants to continue to bitch about the results in Iowa ... this race was over," Corey Lewandowski said he warned Trump at the time. Lewandowski and 21 other i...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Cnn, Gop, New Hampshire, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Manchester, John F Kennedy, 2016 Election, Donald Trump


An assassination in Haiti shows how Colombia's war machine has gone global

A Colombian soldier guards explosives confiscated by during a raid in Palmira, Colombia. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga Haiti says 21 Colombian military veterans were involved in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise earlier this month. The former troops were working as private contractors, and their involvement reflects Colombia's prominence in the mercenary industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. BOGOTA, Colombia - Carlos Martinez joined the Colombian military at...
Tags: Washington, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, US, Trends, Colombia, Afghanistan, United States, Miami, Venezuela, Pentagon, Farc, Prince, Yemen, US Navy


Bill Barr and Jared Kushner both referred to the Trump campaign's legal efforts to overturn the election as a 'clown show,' book says

Former Attorney General Bill Barr Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Both former AG Barr and Jared Kushner called the Trump legal team a "clown show," book says. Competing factions in Trump World led to two separate legal teams working out of Georgia. Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, told a Georgia senator he "couldn't help" him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Both attorney general Bill Barr and White House advisor Jared Kushner referred to the Trump team's leg...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Associated Press, Biden, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Perdue, Doj, Wall Street Journal



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