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Trump tells people he's decided to pardon Steve Bannon as one of his final acts in office

President Donald Trump has decided to pardon his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, in a last-minute decision made only hours before he is scheduled to depart the White House for a final time.
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Trump is said to be considering starting a 'Patriot Party' after facing criticism from top Republicans over the Capitol riot

President Donald Trump is said to be considering the launch of his own third party, according to The Wall Street Journal. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump may launch a new political party after leaving office. Sources told The Wall Street Journal he would like to call it the "Patriot Party." The report comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell blamed Trump for the Capitol riot. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Embittered by critical comments from some top R...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Capitol, George Wallace, Sen Mitch McConnell, American Independent Party, Patriot Party


Trump’s Final Day In Office Marked By Nine Lawsuits From California AG

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the Trump administration nine times on Tuesday, a fitting send-off from a state known for its frequent feuds with the president over the environment and health care. Becerra — who is President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — has taken the Trump administration to court 122 times in four years, his office said. The latest actions were part of an attempt to block a fl...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, California, White House, California News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom


Trump is considering starting the 'Patriot Party' after facing criticism from top Republicans over Capitol riot, The Wall Street Journal reports

Donald Trump is considering the launch of his own third party, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump may launch a new political party after leaving office, The Wall Street Journal reported. Sources told the newspaper he would like to call it the "Patriot Party." The report comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell blamed Trump for this month's riot at the US Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Embittered by critical ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Alabama, Trends, US Senate, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Capitol, George Wallace, Sen Mitch McConnell, American Independent Party, Patriot Party


Biden administration to enforce strict COVID-19 guidelines for White House staff: report

The incoming Biden administration is planning on enforcing far stricter guidelines to protect against the spread of COVID-19 in the...
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Trump has reportedly pardoned his former chief strategist Steve Bannon

In November of 2020, Bannon was permanently suspended from Twitter after suggesting National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should both be beheaded. Getty President Donald Trump has pardoned his former campaign CEO and chief strategist Steve Bannon, The New York Times reported. The report said Bannon was a last-minute addition to the list of people Trump wanted to grant executive clemency to before his term ended. Banno...
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Donald Trump weighs wave of pardons on last night of his presidency, a list likely to include former White House strategist Steve Bannon

Trump and Bannon have had an up-and-down relationship since the flamboyant adviser left the White House in 2017.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'To heal, we must remember': Biden paid tribute to 400,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 with moving ceremony at Lincoln Memorial

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden attend a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) memorial event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2021. Tom Brenner/Reuters President-elect Joe Biden honored the 400,000 lives lost to COVID-19 at a memorial on Tuesday. A memorial was erected Tuesday at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the Americans who died from COVID-19. Biden paid tribute to those lost to COVID-19 on the eve of his inauguration on January 20. Visit Business...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, Lincoln Memorial, Jill Biden, Tom Brenner, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19


Expensify CEO slams corporate America's response to the Capitol riots: 'Defending the free market does not mean standing by as people destroy it'

David Barrett. David Barrett Expensify CEO David Barrett slammed corporate America's response to the attacks on the US Capitol. Barrett told Insider that defending free markets requires first defending democracy. He also told Protocol most CEOs are "cowards" for refusing to take those stands. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As more companies publicly condemn the violent attacks on the US Capitol and pause their financial support for the lawmakers who helped fuel an atte...
Tags: Politics, Enterprise, Finance, US, America, Trends, Markets, Corporate Social Responsibility, Joe Biden, Money In Politics, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Coinbase, Expensify, Trump


Alexander: Dodgers great Don Sutton learned well from his elders

Hall of Famer and former Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton, right, chats with fellow Hall of Famer and Dodgers great Sandy Koufax before an Old-Timers game on June 8, 2013 at Dodger Stadium. Sutton passed away at age 75 on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton passed away at age 75. Former Los Angeles and Brooklyn Dodger left handed pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, talks with hall of famed and former Los Angel...
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Biden's inauguration will be held in a sad, military-occupied DC. Never forget how Trump got us here.

A fortified Secret Service checkpoint a block from the White House the day before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 19, 2021. Anthony L. Fisher Washington, DC, the day before Biden's inaugurated is a sad, eerie, militarized place.  25,000 troops occupy DC, and ten-foot high fencing slices through some of the most iconic destinations in our capital — essentially cutting the city in half.   Remember this moment — and that Trump's lies and fake conspiracy theories obliterated a norm tha...
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Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and CALIBA, for the sales week ended Sunday, Jan. 17. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 2. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Prophets: Robert Jones, Jr. 5. The Searcher: Tana Fren...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Harper Lee, William Gibson, Ursula K Le Guin, William Golding, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert


For first time in years, local immigrants see hope, not fear, coming from White House proposals

Immigrants and their advocates in Southern California are excited and hopeful about the prospects of sweeping immigration reform that could come shortly after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office. The new president is expected to reverse a slew of Trump administration policies, and introduce legislation that could give millions of people living in the country illegally a chance to become citizens after an eight-year process. Some actions are expected quickly, via executive order and ot...
Tags: Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, Muslim, Associated Press, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


Trump has talked to associates about forming new political party: report

President Trump has reportedly floated the possibility of starting a new political party as he prepares to leave the White House amid...
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FBI: Sacramento Man, Jorge Riley, Arrested After Video Showed Him Storming US Capitol

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Tags: Politics, Crime, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Fbi, Cbs, Nancy Pelosi, Sac Republic FC, Riley, Vacaville, Republican Assembly, Republic FC, US Capitol, Colusa County


California Lawmakers Head Back To Capitol Ahead Of Looming Protests

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Tags: Politics, News, California, US, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Joe Biden, Fbi, Cbs, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Donald Trump, Yuba City, Cooper


Read the email Expensify's CEO sent to customers on MLK Day outlining the company's plan to fight injustices with a 'highly experimental' crowdsourced campaign

Expensify Expensify will spend an extra $3 million to fight systemic injustices in 2021. CEO David Barrett outlined a "highly experimental" plan to let volunteers and donors choose causes. Expensify will focus on climate change, homelessness, hunger, criminal justice, and youth issues. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Expensify plans to donate an additional $3 million toward causes tackling a range of "systemic injustices" in 2021 through its charity arm, Expensify.org,...
Tags: Politics, Enterprise, Climate Change, Finance, America, Trends, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Homelessness, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Wall Street Journal, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Food Insecurity, Expensify


'To heal, we must remember': Biden holds memorial for 400,000 US Covid victims – as it happened

Event at the Lincoln Memorial offers ‘national moment of unity’White House releases Trump farewell addressPence will attend inauguration but not Trump eventDozen national guard troops pulled from inauguration after vettingMcConnell blames Trump for provoking Capitol attackUS coronavirus deaths pass 400,000 amid grim winter forecast 2.49am GMT From me and Joan E Greve: Good night from the Washington Monument, looking down at our gorgeous National Mall, ready for #Inauguration2021 #WashingtonD...
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How a participant in the Capitol riot allegedly stole Nancy Pelosi's laptop

The FBI used footage from ITV News, seen here, to track how Riley June Williams traveled through the Capitol to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. ITV News/YouTube According to the DOJ, Riley Williams took a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office during the Capitol riot. Williams' former romantic partner told the FBI she had plans to sell it to Russia's equivalent of the CIA. Her mother says she's been involved in far-right circles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ...
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Theresa May accuses Boris Johnson of 'abandoning global leadership'

The former prime minister also criticised outgoing US president Donald Trump Theresa May has accused Boris Johnson of abandoning Britain’s “position of global moral leadership”, in her most unrestrained attack on her successor yet.Writing in the Daily Mail ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the former prime minister had stern words about both the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, and her successor. Continue reading...
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Ben Harper performs at Biden-Harris concert virtually from Claremont

Ben Harper got to perform at Joe Biden’s pre-inaugural concert from a familiar place: Claremont. Born and raised in the City of Trees, Harper taped his segment from the confines of the Folk Music Center, the store founded by his grandparents in 1958 and owned by him since 1998. He leads off the 90-minute virtual concert, which was online-only due to the pandemic, and which also includes James Taylor, Carole King, Fall Out Boy, Will.i.am and others. In a white shirt and tan cardigan, Harper perfo...
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FBI: Sacramento Man, Jorge Riley, Arrested For Storming US Capitol

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Tags: Politics, Crime, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Fbi, Cbs, Nancy Pelosi, Sac Republic FC, Riley, Vacaville, Republican Assembly, Republic FC, US Capitol, Colusa County


As DC readies for new president, agents predict a strong spring

Agents in the D.C. area say the turnover that occurs with a presidential transition is more understated than most people might initially think, but the dawn of a new administration is already bringing hopeful energy to a city that's seen a lot of turmoil in recent months.
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'The best is yet to come', says Trump in pre-recorded farewell address – video

The White House has released Donald Trump’s farewell address, a 20-minute pre-recorded video of the president touting his accomplishments in office. ‘I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism,' Trump said celebrating his controversy-laden presidency. ‘I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices’. The outgoing president also offered a message of encouragement to his successor, but avoided saying Joe Biden's name. He ended by hinting at a possible p...
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Joe Biden grieves Covid victims on eve of his inauguration: 'To heal, we must remember'

President-elect Joe Biden won the White House after showing Americans his deep sense of empathy and his ability to grieve with them as the nation suffered through a deadly pandemic and an economic crash.
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Trump, in a farewell video, nods to Biden presidency without naming him

President Donald Trump wished President-elect Joe Biden’s administration success in a farewell address Wednesday, a rare gesture of goodwill toward his successor. “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous,” Trump in a recorded speech released by the White House. “We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck — a very important word.” Trump has never conceded defeat in the November election and his false claim...
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Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Workers put up "Biden-Harris" branded bunting on a press riser along the inaugural parade route near the White House on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last weeks deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Inauguration Day 2021 will be like no other amid the coronav...
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'I don't know how some people sleep at night': Former Fox News host Shepard Smith unloads on the network, calling out those who 'propagated the lies'

Shepard Smith Steven Ferdman/Getty Images CNBC anchor Shepard Smith opened up about his struggles at Fox News in a new interview with Christiane Amanpour of CNN. "If you feel like the Fox viewers were getting mis- or disinformation, I was there to make sure that they got it straight," Smith said. Smith said the falsehoods from his colleagues on the opinion side became too much to bear, describing that element of the network as "injurious to society." Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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Golf Channel VIDEO: Annika Sorenstam Explains Accepting Presidential Medal of Freedom After 'Dark Day in American History'

Your browser does not support iframes.   HALL OF FAMER ANNIKA SORENSTAM HAS SURFACED after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump the day after the U.S. Capitol was attacked and occupied, leaving five people dead. Sorenstam, the new International Golf Federation President, talked to Golf Channel's Steve Burkowski. Here's a bit: Asked about the timing of the event in the wake of the deadly attack, and with Trump on the verge of getting impeached for a second tim...
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Vacation booking platform Vrbo to block new Washington, D.C., reservations

The move comes amid the specter of violence during the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Airbnb also previously said it would block reservations and cancel existing ones in the area.
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