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Trump wanted the Justice Department to sue individual states to overturn their election results, but top officials refused, WSJ report says

President Donald Trump. Getty Trump wanted the Justice Department to sue states directly in the Supreme Court to overturn the election results. DOJ officials refused, prompting Trump to plot to replace the acting attorney general with a loyalist. That effort was foiled by DOJ leaders when some threatened to resign if Jeffrey Rosen was removed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump wanted the Department of Justice to file lawsuits in the Supreme Court ag...
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A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania was instrumental in Trump's plan to shake up the Justice Department and overturn the election

Th House Homeland Security Committee's Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) holds a hearing about the possibility of transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees out of Cuba and into the United States on Capitol Hill April 28, 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A little-known GOP congressman from Pennsylvania helped former President Donald Trump with a plan to oust the acting attorney general in an effort to overturn the election, reported. Republi...
Tags: Politics, Guantanamo Bay, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Fraud, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, House, Ted Cruz, The Times, Capitol Hill


'You shouldn't be calling yourself a Ranger': Tom Cotton's military service is under scrutiny from a fellow Army veteran in Congress

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's past characterization of his military service is drawing scrutiny from critics. A recent Salon report resurfaced a longtime debate over military titles. Democratic Rep. Jason Crow of Colorado, a US Army veteran, took note of the debate said that the "truth matters." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's characterization of his military serv...
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A former Trump economic official supports Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett speaks to members of the press in front of the West Wing of the White House May 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images One of Trump's former top economic advisors says he supports Biden's nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, CNN reported. The large package would include a $1,400 stimulus check, additional unemployment benefits, and aid for state and local governments.  Some Senate Republicans have said they oppose the large p...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Maine, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, West Wing of the


Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on impeachment after losing corporate funding, experts say

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020. Al Drago/Getty Images The mass exodus of corporate backing could affect how senators vote on Trump's impeachment trial, experts say. Dozens of companies have pulled funding from the GOP lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification. CEOs say they increasingly have no choice but to bring politics into the boardroom. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Moral con...
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Trump's pardons may be poorly worded enough to leave some people on the hook

President Donald Trump gives a presidential 'pardon' to the National Thanksgiving Turkey Butter in the Rose Garden of the White House November 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. While Butter may be safe, Paul Manafort still faces risks, experts say. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump's pardons leave some of their subjects open to additional prosecution, experts say. His former campaign chair Paul Manafort could still be prosecuted for specific crimes he wasn't pardoned for. Eve...
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Grant Shapps faces fury over mass Covid outbreak at DVLA

Minister under fire for ‘shameful’ virus spread as staff told to work on with more than 500 cases at agency in Swansea Ministers are at the centre of an explosive row over their failure to protect workers from Covid-19 as the Observer reveals the largest workplace outbreak of the virus has taken place at a top government organisation.More than 500 cases have been recorded at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s offices in Swansea, where employees claim people with symptoms were encouraged t...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Work & careers, Infectious Diseases, Swansea, Transport, Motoring, DVLA, Grant Shapps, Vehicle Licensing Agency, Coronavirus


Ohio lawmaker who questioned the COVID-19 hygiene of Black Americans now leads legislative health committee

State Sen. Stephen Huffman (R-Ohio). AP Photo/Al Behrman, File An Ohio lawmaker who called Black Americans "colored" will lead a legislative health committee, according to the Associated Press. State Sen. Stephen Huffman, a medical doctor, questioned the hygiene practices of Black Americans. Huffman apologized and has sought to make amends for his statements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An Ohio GOP lawmaker and doctor who last year described Black Americans as "colo...
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'A Brexit nightmare': the British businesses being pushed to breaking point

Less than a month after leaving the EU, trade is flowing so badly that small firms are moving operations abroad to surviveSet up shop in Europe, UK businesses are toldChristophe Fricke lectures in German at the University of Bristol and adores living in England. He was born in Germany but his anglophilia became so strong after moving here that he wrote a book called 111 Gründe, England zu lieben (“111 Reasons to Love England”) in 2018. He selected the gardens of Cornwall, the National Portrait G...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, England, Small Business, Germany, International Trade, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Cornwall, University of Bristol, Focus


Move to EU to avoid Brexit costs, firms told

Exporters advised by Department for International Trade officials to form EU-based companies to circumvent border issues Brexit nightmare: British businesses at breaking pointBritish businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra charges, paperwork and taxes resulting from Brexit, the Observer can reveal.In an extraordinary twist to the Brexit saga, UK small businesses are being tol...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Trade Policy, Department for International Trade, Department for International Trade DIT


Set up shop in Europe, government advisers tell Brexit-hit businesses

Exporters advised by Department for International Trade officials to form EU-based companies to circumvent border issues Brexit nightmare: British businesses at breaking pointBritish businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra charges, paperwork and taxes resulting from Brexit, the Observer can reveal.In an extraordinary twist to the Brexit saga, UK small businesses are being tol...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Trade Policy, Department for International Trade, Department for International Trade DIT


Over 3 dozen Democrats lawmakers urge Biden to commute the sentences of all remaining federal death row inmates

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on January 22, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Thirty-seven lawmakers asked President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of all remaining federal death row inmates. The effort was led by Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Cori Bush of Missouri. Biden is opposed to the death penalty and campaigned on ending the practice. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Over three dozen lawmakers, led by Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley of M...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Missouri, Death Penalty, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Executions, Clemency, Federal Government


Tiffany Trump’s Fiancé Michael Boulos Is Heir To Billion Dollar Nigeria-Based Fortune

Tiffany Trump’s Arab-American fiance, Michael Boulos, who she became engaged to the day before Donald Trump left the White House, comes...
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says that Biden 'has not spent a moment thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One'

Air Force One. w_p_o/Shutterstock.com Jen Psaki said that President Biden has not spent time thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One. Newer VC-25B planes will replace the current VC-25A planes that operate as Air Force One. The current light blue color scheme was designed by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that President Joe Biden has not spent time thinking about the c...
Tags: Politics, Design, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, John F Kennedy, Aviation, Jfk, Air Force, Biden, Donald Trump, Jackie Kennedy, White House Press, Jacqueline Kennedy, Air Force One, Jen Psaki


‘Congress is going to do what Congress does’: Biden administration confirms hands-off impeachment stance

Both the White House press secretary and Kamala Harris’s communications director punted on impeachment in recent public appearances.
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In first days, Biden flashes action as deep problems loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the White House, President Joe Biden presided over a focused launch of his administration, using his first days...
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Biden spoke to Mexican president about reversing Trump's immigration policies

Amlo says Biden ‘kind and respectful’ in White House callBiden’s immigration steps prompt backlash from rightwingersJoe Biden discussed his plans to reverse Donald Trump’s immigration policies with Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Friday, according to a phone call readout released by the White House on Saturday. Related: Chaos of Trump's last days in office reverberates with fresh 'plot' report Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US immigration, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


MyPillow Guy among the Trump acolytes picking up the torch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Mike Lindell, better known to TV viewers as the MyPillow Guy, went to the White House last week to try to...
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GOP Sen. Rand Paul says that Biden's push for a $15 minimum wage reflects a 'hate' for Black teenagers

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican Senator Rand Paul said that President Biden's push for a $15 minimum wage would hurt Black teenagers. "'Why does Joe Biden hate Black teenagers?' should be the question," Paul said. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Friday came out swinging against President Joe Biden, saying that the Democratic presid...
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Austin has attracted the likes of Oracle, Palantir, and SpaceX, among others. Here's what it's like inside Texas's growing tech hub.

Katie Canales/Business Insider Austin, Texas, has become one of the hottest relocation hotspots for tech talent during the pandemic. Tesla founder Elon Musk has a Cybertruck factory under construction outside the city, and his Boring Company recently bought an industrial site nearby. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Droves of tech talent...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends


GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy says that 'everybody across this country has some responsibility' for Capitol riots

President Donald Trump speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a recent interview that "everybody across this country" is to blame for the Capitol riots. McCarthy pointed to Trump, Democrats, social media, and botched public safety efforts in his reasoning. He then stressed that Trump "had some responsibility whe...
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Moderate Republican senators signal opposition to Biden's economic rescue package, jeopardizing speedy passage of $1,400 stimulus checks

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Several GOP senators expressed opposition to Biden's stimulus plan in recent days. Several moderate Republicans, including Sen. Susan Collins, are skeptical of the plan's large cost. The opposition imperils the package's new measures of stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment insurance...
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Fauci said he wanted to go on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show for 'months' but was 'blocked' under Trump administration

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Top federal health officials discussed efforts for safely getting back to work and school during the coronavirus pandemic. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top disease expert, said he was "blocked" under the Trump administration from going on  MSNBC's "The Rach...
Tags: Politics, Rachel Maddow, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Biden, Msnbc, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Maddow, Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious, Taylor Ardrey


UK asylum seekers told claims at risk if they ‘misbehave’

Call for Home Office to act after private contractors tell people their applications will be jeopardised for speaking out, going on hunger strikes or complaining about foodPeople held at temporary Home Office refugee camps are being threatened that their asylum claims will be harmed if they “misbehave”, according to testimony from site residents.A series of statements from asylum seekers inside the camps, anonymised to protect them from possible reprisals, allege they have been told by staff emp...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Refugees, Inequality, Priti Patel


Multiple Presidentiality Disorder...

In what looks to be evolving into a tradition, the period following the inauguration of a new president is turning into a festival of wish fulfillment via Executive Order. International agreements will be left or re-entered, massive projects canceled or inaugurated, via Oval Office fiat. Any group of foreign powers who thinks they can count on the US to stay the course for more than four-eight years is looking increasingly delusional. Any large corporation that wants to engage in a big infrast...
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Chaos of Trump's last days in office reverberates with fresh 'plot' report

Ex-president, whose Senate trial will start in two weeks, reportedly planned to oust acting attorney general in bid to overturn electionCourtrooms and creditors loom large for TrumpDonald Trump was at his Florida resort on Saturday, beginning post-presidency life while Joe Biden settled into the White House. But in Washington and beyond, the chaos of the 45th president’s final days in office continued to throw out damaging aftershocks. Related: Deborah Birx 'always' considered quitting Trump c...
Tags: Florida, Washington, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, TrumpDonald Trump, Deborah Birx


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to rioting against the US government

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' sweet home comforts in White House offices revealed

As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the new President and Vice President of the...
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From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politics

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other companies' decision to end partnerships with MyPillow spell 'pain' for the controversial pillow brand

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the White House on January 15. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, and other companies are ending partnerships with MyPillow.  MyPillow CEO says companies cut ties because he is spreading baseless voter fraud theories. Industry experts said this will hurt MyPillow and put pressure on its direct sales business. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Companies' decisions to cut ties with MyPillow are shaping up to be a sig...
Tags: White House, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, John, Donald Trump, Costco, Kroger, Trump, Lindell, Kohl, BJ, Saunders, Dominion, Kate Taylor, GlobalData



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