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Trump advisor says there is 'zero' chance the former president will pick Pence as his running mate if he runs in 2024: report

Then-Vice President Mike Pence and then-President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 29, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Trump advisors told Politico that it's highly unlikely Mike Pence will be Trump's VP pick again. One aide even went so far as to say that there's "zero" chance Pence will be chosen. Trump has not made an official 2024 announcement yet, but has said he's seriously considering running. See more stories on Insider's business page. If former Pres...
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Free money for all? Garcetti hopes guaranteed income test brings big change

By Sara Burnett | The Associate Press By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway for some officials: That putting tax dollars in people’s pockets is achievable and can be a lifeline to those struggling to get by. Now a growing number of mayors and other leaders say they want to determine for sure whether programs like these are the best way to reduce poverty, lessen inequality and get peo...
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UN Arms Trade Treaty, The Biden Occupation, & The American People ~ VIDEO

President Obama had Secretary of State John Kerry sign the treaty for him on 09/25/2013. New York, NY – -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s that time again folks, as the Seventh Conference of the (ATT) will take place August 30 to September 3 (2021) in Geneva, Switzerland. But let’s first deal with the sitting Democrat Whitehouse Resident Joe Biden, and let’s ask how the U.S. Senate might give Advice & Consent to the treaty. Will Biden re-sign onto the ATT? After all, the “pushing for the ratification o...
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Poll: Most unvaccinated American say they’ll refuse the shot

By Tammy Webber and Emily Swanson | Associated Press Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states. Among American adults who have not yet received a vaccine, 35% say they probably will not, and 45% say they definitely will not, acc...
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Sage adviser claims ministers trying to get as many as possible infected with Covid

Exclusive: Prof Robert West says rhetoric about caution is ‘a way of putting blame on public’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA scientist advising the government has accused ministers of allowing infections to rip through the younger population in an effort to bolster levels of immunity before the NHS faces winter pressures.The allegation comes after England’s remaining Covid restrictions were eased on Monday, with nightclubs throwing open their doors for the first tim...
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6 million renters face eviction in 8 days when a Trump-era ban expires. Biden is poised to let it happen.

President Joe Biden speaks on the economy at Cuyahoga Community College Manufacturing Technology Center, on May 27, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images Both a federal eviction ban and a moratorium on foreclosures expire in eight days. Some advocates are pushing for an extension of the eviction ban as new virus cases pile up. The Biden administration is poised to allow both relief programs to expire on July 31. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Jul...
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More help coming to stem foreclosures

By Nancy Cook | Bloomberg The White House on Friday announced plans to expand aid for mortgage borrowers who have fallen behind on payments during the coronavirus pandemic. Enhanced assistance will be provided to homeowners with government-backed mortgages who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, with the aim cutting some monthly payments by roughly 25%, according to a White House fact sheet. The move is designed to more closely align options for mortgages backed by the Department of H...
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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...
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Coronavirus Update 7–23–2021: We talkin’ bout masks! We ain’t talkin’ bout the vaccine, we talkin’ bout masks.

I'm not proud of this but i just made a scene in public for the first time in my life… I walked into a Starbucks and they asked me to put a mask on! I yelled this is ridiculous, so I turned around and walked out. I know what you're thinking… My first mistake was walking into a Starbucks:)– Actor Kevin Sorbo, on LinkedIn, 7/20/21I came across the post written by the former Hercules actor a couple of nights ago while perusing my LinkedIn feed. Three things came to mind. 1/ I cannot believe more...
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All the bad news Boris Johnson's government just tried to bury

UK prime minister Boris Johnson in London on July 8, 2021. Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK government released a trove of bad news as MPs head on their summer break. Ministers announced pay freezes and dodged questions on transparency. Labour said the government had "clearly attempted to hide" a damning report. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK government has a cynical tradition of saving up bad news and dumping it into the public domain just as MPs head ...
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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...
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Fourth Stimulus Check: Will There Be Another Relief Payment?

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Bust of Confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Forrest removed from Tennessee Capitol building

In this Tuesday, June 9, 2020 file photo, A bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tenn. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey A bust of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed from Tennessee's state capitol building on Friday. The bust is being moved to the Tennessee State museum. See more stories on Insider's business page. A bust of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was r...
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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...
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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...
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FBI says it got more than 4,500 tips on Kavanaugh, providing 'relevant' ones to Trump White House

The FBI disclosed that it received more than 4,500 tips on a phone line in 2018 as part of a background investigation into then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and provided "relevant" ones to former President Donald Trump's White House counsel.
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‘It’s incredibly poor’: Scottish islanders angry at failing ferry service

Ageing fleet hit by breakdowns and cancellations, with capacity low on services that do run due to CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe perfume and toiletries shop overlooking Brodick Bay on Arran is normally packed in the summer, as day-trippers and holidaymakers stream off the mainland ferries at the busy terminal just across the bay.But this summer has been grim, said Andrew Russell, the sales director for Arran Sense of Scotland, formerly known as Arran Aromat...
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Must-watch videos of the week

NFL GOAT Tom Brady lobs jokes at the White House, a new Bride tests her "in sickness and in health" vow at the reception and Olympic athletes TikTok test their cardboard beds in the athletes' village (yes cardboard). These are the must-watch videos of the week.
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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 ...
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Alabama governor Kay Ivey says it's 'time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks'

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images With one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US, Alabama's governor called for more vaccinations. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey said blame belongs with her state's unvaccinated population. "It's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who for much of the pandemic resisted public health measures, cr...
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IEC to ask the courts to postpone local elections

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission of South Africa said the Moseneke inquiry found that the elections would not be free and fair if held in October The post IEC to ask the courts to postpone local elections appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Alabama's governor, Kay Ivey, says it's 'time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks'

Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama. Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images With her state having one of the lowest vaccination rates, Alabama's governor is speaking out. Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, said blame belonged with her state's unvaccinated population. "It's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama, who for much of the coronavirus pandemic resisted public-health...
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Trump's PAC has spent no money on ballot audits as he pushes his election fraud claims, but has funded his flights and other personal expenses, report says

Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on July 19, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney/GC Images Trump's PAC has spent none of the $75 million it raised on election reviews, Washington Post reports. Trump has falsely claimed the election was stolen, but isn't putting money behind proving the claim. Election reviews in Arizona and Georgia are being funded by private donors - but not Trump's PAC. See more stories on Insider's business page. A PA...
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Trump's PAC has spent no money on ballot audits as he pushes his election-fraud claims, but it has funded his flights and other personal expenses, a report says

Former President Donald Trump. James Devaney/GC Images Trump's PAC has spent none of the $75 million it raised on election reviews, The Washington Post reported. Trump has falsely claimed the election was stolen, but he isn't putting money behind proving it. Private donors - not Trump's PAC - are funding election reviews in Arizona and Georgia. See more stories on Insider's business page. A PAC formed to fund Donald Trump's attempt to challenge last year's president...
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Two of the GOP's most prominent big tech critics previously sought work with Google: 'I dodged a bullet.'

Google's logo seen at its Mountain View campus. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Two of the GOP's fiercest Big Tech critics sought to work with Google in 2019, Politico reports. Mike Davis and Garrett Ventry reportedly offered to mend the firm's relationship with conservatives. Google has faced allegations of anti-conservative bias from a number of GOP lawmakers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two of the GOP's most vocal big tech critics ...
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France fiasco to pingdemic U-turn: Boris Johnson’s week of chaos

In the last seven days the UK government has flailed from one controversy or misstep to the nextCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOften, the political week heading into the Commons summer recess can feel almost soporific, with the thoughts of ministers and MPs geared more towards holiday sunbeds than rows. But the last seven days has been different, and not only because of the ongoing political flux of coronavirus, with the government seeming to flail from one controver...
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Activision Blizzard Sued Over Alleged Sexual Harassment to Females & Inequality

Activision Blizzard is about to suffer a new lawsuit as the company has ironically been accused of promoting a “frat boy” culture, resulting in female employees being subjected to sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation, certain to have many wondering if they are merely baseless accusations to slander the company or the typical result of […]
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Democrats Raise New Concerns About FBI Background Check Of Brett Kavanaugh

The FBI said it had received 4,500 tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to the White House counsel’s office.
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Jeremy Heywood’s widow calls Greensill inquiry a ‘travesty’

Suzanne Heywood says process was set up to scapegoat the former civil servant and ‘distract attention’The widow of a former top civil servant who was heavily criticised in the government’s inquiry into the Greensill affair has described the process as a “travesty” set up to scapegoat him and “distract attention” from events after his death.Boris Johnson has already been accused of orchestrating a cover-up over the lobbying scandal after an official review issued a mild rebuke of the former prime...
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Sean Hannity walked back his enthusiasm for COVID-19 vaccines after being praised by the White House

Sean Hannity insisted Thursday that he had never changed his stance on COVID-19 vaccines. Fox News Sean Hannity dialed down his enthusiasm for vaccines after winning praise from President Biden. The Fox host on Monday appeared to encourage viewers to take the COVID-19 vaccine. He changed tack on Thursday, saying: "I never told anyone to get a vaccine." See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Sean Hannity walked back on his enthusiasm for COVID-19 vaccines after winni...
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