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Congress passes measures to stop China 'exploiting' US stock exchanges

Bill could exclude big companies such as Alibaba from markets, as US also widens ban on cotton imports from XinjiangThe US House of Representatives has passed a law to kick Chinese companies off American stock exchanges unless they fully comply with the country’s auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office.The measure passed the House by unanimous voice vote, after passing the Senate unanimously in May, sending it to Trump, who the W...
Tags: Business, Congress, Senate, White House, China, US, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Asia Pacific, House, Global Economy, Alibaba, Bill, Donald Trump


State Department reportedly sent out holiday gathering invitations for multiple parties — including one that was sent to 900 invitees — as COVID-19 surges

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the State Department in Washington Reuters According to The Washington Post, large-scale holiday parties are being planned at the State Department, with one invitation sent out to 900 potential attendees. In Washington, DC, indoor gatherings are recommended to be limited to 10 people maximum. However, in a statement, the State Department told Business Insider it is following its own Diplomacy Strong guidelines as well as CDC guidel...
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Trump To Congress: Repeal Section 230 Or I'll Veto Military Funding

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: President Donald Trump has long been an outspoken foe of big technology companies. And in recent months, he has focused his ire on Section 230, a provision of the 1996 Communications Decency Act that shields online platforms from liability for content posted by their users. In May, Trump called on the Federal Communications Commission to reinterpret the law -- though it's not clear the agency has the power to do that. Since then, he has twee...
Tags: Congress, White House, Tech, Ars Technica, Federal Communications Commission, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, NDAA


Trump's advisors are frantically trying to stop him from firing Attorney General Barr as the president's fury hits a boiling point

President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump's anger with Attorney General William Barr has reached a boiling point, and multiple advisors are trying to convince him not to fire Barr, The Washington Post reported. Trump is said to be furious with Barr's failure to deliver on a politically charged inv...
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In video, Trump recycles unsubstantiated voter fraud claims

Increasingly detached from reality, President Donald Trump stood before a White House lectern and delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election results that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, unspooling one misstatement after another to back his baseless claim that he really won.
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Barack Obama criticizes progressives over 'defund the police,' saying slogan can drive away moderates

Former President Barack Obama said in a Snapchat interview that progressives might be hurting their cause by using slogans like "defund the police."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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US unveils measures to stop China 'exploiting' US stock exchanges

House passes bill that could exclude big companies such as Alibaba from US stock markets, the same days the US banned more cotton imports from XinjiangThe US House of Representatives has passed a law to kick Chinese companies off American stock exchanges unless they fully comply with the country’s auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office.The measure passed the House by unanimous voice vote, after passing the Senate unanimously in ...
Tags: Business, Senate, White House, China, US, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Asia Pacific, House, Global Economy, Alibaba, Donald Trump, Trump, XinjiangThe US House of Representatives


WH Dodges On Barr’s Fate After AG Rebukes Trump’s Bogus Voter Fraud Claims

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday predictably deployed the Trumpian tactic of deflection when pressed on whether President Trump maintains confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr after he told the Associated Press that the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. After nonsensically touting to reporters during a White House briefing on Wednesday that Trump has “active cases ...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Ap, Fbi, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Nevada, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Justice Department, Durham, Trump, Wray, Donald J Trump, Barr


Wray Will Reportedly Stick Around For Biden’s Term … If Trump Doesn’t Fire Him First

FBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly won’t have to job hunt when President-elect Joe Biden takes office — as long as President Trump doesn’t get around to firing Wray first. According to a New York Times report on Wednesday, a senior adviser to Biden said the President-elect has no plans to remove Wray when the incoming administration is ushered in. The Biden adviser, however, told the Times that Biden’s team was “not removing the FBI director unless Trump fired him.” Wray has been rumored...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Joe Biden, Fbi, New York Times, Biden, Times, George W Bush, James Comey, Trump, Wray, Trump Doesn, Comey, Christopher Wray, Michael Flynn


Pompeo Plans Packed Holiday Parties As State Dept Leadership Decries In-Person Gatherings

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife reportedly plan on hosting large indoor holiday parties, despite a notice issued by State Department leadership to employees last week advising that “any non-mission critical events” should be held virtually, according to the Washington Post on Wednesday. However, U.S. event planners were reportedly told that the State Department leadership’s guidance does not apply to the holiday parties hosted by the Pompeos on the 8th floor of the State Department. ...
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'This is shameful!': Fox News co-host goes off on Trump voter fraud claims as 'nonsense' and 'ridiculous' in heated exchange

Juan Williams Steven Ferdman/Getty Images The panel on Fox News' "The Five" got heated Wednesday evening when co-host Juan Williams went off on his colleagues who were entertaining President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated voter fraud claims. "Let me ask you something: Do you think the news division of Fox News isn't interested in every one of these [voter fraud allegations]?" Williams said before significant crosstalk ensued. "This is shameful!" he said after being talked over by the other...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Williams, Fox News, Donald Trump, Jesse Watters, Trump, Juan, JUAN WILLIAMS, Greg Gutfeld, Fox News The Five, Watters, Voter Fraud, Justin Baragona, Jake Lahut


Trump rehashes baseless election claims in 46-minute video from the White House

Trump's video had the look of an official address, but his words had the feel of a series of tweets strung together to lash out at perceived enemies.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sen. Feinstein Picks Secretary Of State Alex Padilla In Jockeying For VP-Elect Harris’ Senate Seat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein has picked a favorite in the fight to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as California’s junior senator: Secretary of State Alex Padilla. On Wednesday Feinstein said she supports Padilla, California’s top elections official, and noted his Hispanic heritage. California has never had a Hispanic U.S. senator. “I have given him my support. I did that quite a while ago,” she said, according to Politico. “And my sense is that he’s going to ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Senate, Politico, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Cbs, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, State


Republican Sen. David Perdue's stock portfolio shows he'd occasionally make at least 20 trades in one day, per a New York Times investigation

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) speaks to the crowd of supporters during a "Defend the Majority" rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agriculture Center on November 19, 2020 in Perry, Georgia. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia has at times made at least 20 stock transactions in just one day, according to a New York Times analysis on Wednesday. Perdue made a total of 2,596 trades during his first term in office, the report revealed. The senator has faced...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, New York Times, The Times, Stocks, Times, Donald Trump, Perdue, Justice Department, Democratic, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Loeffler


Trump Delivers 46-Minute Speech on the 'Rigged' Election From White House

The president posted a recording on social media of what he said “may be the most important speech I’ve ever made.” It was filled with...
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WATCH: Meet the last family practicing this 400-year-old Indian art form

Rogan is an ancient Indian art form that has been practiced for 400 years. The Khatri family has practiced Rogan art for eight generations, and they believe they're the last ones keeping the tradition alive in India. The rise of industrial textiles in the 1980s put many artisans out of work. And the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the business as tourism has dried up. View more episodes of Business Insider Today on Facebook. The palm of the hand is the essential tool for getting the ancient pa...
Tags: India, Barack Obama, Trends, Mumbai, Persia, Farsi, Rogan, Bhuj, Dylan Barth, Khatri, Abdul Gaffur Khatri, Prakhar Jain, Nirona


Expect a 'flurry' of pardons before Trump leaves office, source says

The public should expect a "flurry" of pardons before President Donald Trump leaves office, a source close to the White House says, as has happened at the end of previous administrations.
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Obama compares his younger self to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and says she should've been given more time to speak at the Democratic convention

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Former President Barack Obama said in a Monday night interview that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should have gotten more time to speak at the Democratic Convention in August.  Obama said the freshman congresswoman "speaks to a broad section of young people" and argued that "new blood is always good," pointing out that he was once the "young, shiny cool guy."  Ocasio-Cort...
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Austin mayor urged people to 'stay home' from a timeshare in Cabo San Lucas, where he flew in on a private jet for a vacation with eight others, according to report

Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, speaks during the American Cities Climate Challenge conference at the C40 World Mayors Summit on October 10, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ole Jensen/Getty Images The mayor of Austin, Texas, took a trip to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico on a private jet just before urging constituents to stay home as COVID-19 cases rose in the city, according to the Austin Statesman and KVUE. Steve Adler also hosted a wedding for his daughter the day before the November flight, accor...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Science, Abc, Mexico, US, Trends, Austin, Mayor Steve Adler, Cabo San Lucas, Copenhagen Denmark, Austin Texas, Adler, Steve Adler


Arizona’s Scott Kelly is sworn into Senate, narrowing GOP edge

By ALAN FRAM | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, narrowing Republican control of the chamber and underscoring his state’s shift from red to blue. Kelly, 56, defeated GOP Sen. Martha McSally in last month’s election, making her one of only three incumbents to lose. By taking office, he has reduced the Republican edge in the chamber to 52-48. That will have scant impact on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s control...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, Navy, Washington, Senate, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, House, Arizona


Biden's pick for national security advisor subtweets China over Beijing's showdown with a close US ally

Jake Sullivan, who Biden has selected to be national security advisor, at a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, November 24, 2020. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Jake Sullivan, who President-elect Joe Biden has picked as national security adviser, on Wednesday sent a subtle message of support to Australia, which is locked in an ongoing showdown with China. China's confrontation with Australia has escalated this spring, most recently with Chinese official tweeting an in...
Tags: Asia, Politics, Australia, China, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Afghanistan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, War Crimes, Canberra, Scott Morrison


Businesses at properties owned by the Trump Organization and Kushner Companies benefited from over 25 PPP loans worth $3.65 million, a new report shows

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on September 11, 2020. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Business at properties owned by the Trump Organization and the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner's family received 25 Paycheck Protection Program loans to the tune of $3.65 million, NBC News reported. The Treasury Department rolled out the program intended to keep small businesses afloat amid the pandemic. Yet the newly-released data shows many ...
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Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden pledged to restore

Donald Trump holds up a copy of the memorandum he signed, enacting a US departure from the Iran deal. AP President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, in May 2018. The Iran deal was one of the crowning diplomatic achievement's of former President Barack Obama's tenure, but has continued to be a divisive issue in Washington since it came to fruition in 2015. Withdrawing the US from the deal was one of the big...
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Businesses at properties owned by the Trump Organization and Kushner Cos. benefited from over 25 PPP loans worth $3.65 million, a new report says

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump on September 11. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Businesses at properties owned by the Trump Organization and Jared Kushner's family received 25 Paycheck Protection Program loans, which amounted to $3.65 million, NBC News reported. The Treasury Department rolled out the program to keep small businesses afloat during the pandemic. But the newly released data showed many larger companies received the emergency funds. "The ...
Tags: Post, New York, Congress, Washington Post, White House, New York City, Nbc News, Trends, Donald Trump, PPP, Trump, Trump Tower, Treasury Department, Small Business Administration, Trump Organization, Trump International Hotel and Tower


'She's smart as hell': Biden stands by OMB director nominee Neera Tanden amid outcry from conservatives and progressives

Neera Tanden. Paul Morigi/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden stood by Neera Tanden, his nominee for director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, during an interview with The New York Times. "I think they're going to pick a couple of people just to fight [over] no matter what," Biden said of Senate Republicans. Tanden's nomination has attracted increased resistance from Republicans, along with progressive activists that she clashed with during the 2016 Democratic preside...
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#SaudiArabia, #Qatar Near U.S.-Brokered Deal to End Lengthy Rift - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia, Qatar Near U.S.-Brokered Deal to End Lengthy Rift - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia and Qatar are nearing a preliminary deal to end a rift that’s dragged on for more than three years, prodded by a Trump administration seeking foreign policy wins during its waning days in the White House, three people with knowledge of the talks said.The tentative agreement does not involve the three other Arab countries that also severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017 -- the United Arab E...
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Obama says he'll get a Covid-19 vaccine when he can -- and may do it on TV to prove it's safe

Former President Barack Obama said he "absolutely" plans on getting a Covid-19 vaccine when it's available and added that he may end up taking it on video to promote public confidence.
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White House press secretary's husband attends briefing without a mask

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany's husband Sean Gilmartin attended a press briefing at the White House Wednesday afternoon without a mask and ignored a request from a journalist to put one on.
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McEnany calls out CNN's Chris Cuomo, Democrat leaders for coronavirus 'hypocrisy' during WH briefing

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo made a cameo appearance at Wednesday's White House press briefing as he was called out by press secretary...
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Obama will take coronavirus vaccine and might film it to build confidence

Former President Barack Obama said that he will take a Covid vaccine once one is available and may film it to build confidence in the...
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