'This is about my politics': Tom Cotton says his military record was scrutinized because he's a 'conservative veteran'

Sen. Tom Cotton speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on May 5, 2020. ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas shrugged off a news report suggesting he previously embellished his military achievements. Cotton claimed the scrutiny was a politically-motivated attack. "But if some people disagree, that's fine," Cotton said in a Fox News interview. "I respect their views, b...
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Biden says Trump's impeachment trial 'has to happen' even if it impacts his legislative agenda

President Joe Biden Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Biden still has a number of Cabinet nominations that need to be confirmed by the Senate His administration's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief has already garnered GOP opposition. Regardless, Biden said there would be "a worse effect" if Trump's impeachment trial didn't happen. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden said the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump "has to happen," CNN reported Monda...
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Overheard on the Radio...

I was driving downtown to shoot some photos and drop off some film last week. Terry Gross was interviewing filmmaker Sam Pollard on Fresh Air for MLK Day... Pollard: "But to now know that the minister of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Raphael Warnock, is going to be our - the first Black senator from the South is a phenomenal experience."I nearly swerved up onto the sidewalk on Meridian Street at hearing that. While Warnock is the first Black senator from Georgia, Tim Scott would be surprised to l...
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Video: Pets have returned to the White House

[vemba-video id=”politics/2021/01/26/joe-biden-first-dogs-white-house-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn”] By Darlene Superville | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden’s dogs Champ and Major. The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration. Major burst onto the national scene late last year after Biden, then president-elect, broke his right foot while playing...
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U.S. Treasury resumes efforts to place Harriet Tubman on $20 dollar bill

With the incoming Biden administration, the U.S. Treasury Department is now resuming efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, White House and Treasury officials said on Monday. Tubman was an enslaved African-American woman who escaped, and became a legendary abolitionist. — Read the rest
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7 reasons to file your tax return early

Photo by Kay Bell The 2021 filing season won't start until Feb. 12 this year. That's frustrating for the millions of taxpayers who traditionally are early return filers. It's more frustrating for those taxpayers who, because of COVID-19 complications (which also created this year's filing delay), are really counting on their tax refunds to cover expenses. This year's later than usual filing start means it is even more important to get those 1040 forms into the Internal Revenue Service as ...
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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper sprayed a man during a confrontation outside of a restaurant

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler reacts after being exposed to tear gas fired by federal officers while attending a protest against police brutality and racial injustice in front of the Mark O. Hatfield US Courthouse on July 22, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Nathan Howard/Getty Images Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler used pepper spray on an unmasked man Sunday night. Wheeler told police the man was harassing him and refusing to back away. The incident took place as Wheeler was leaving a restaurant. Visit ...
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State Republicans Go Full Trump To Fill The Void

With former President Trump booted from Twitter and the White House, several state-level Republicans are rising to the occasion to fill the Trump-sized void by echoing his extreme rhetoric. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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WH Announces The Return Of Public Health Briefings On COVID Pandemic

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday announced the return of public health briefings beginning this week as the country reels from more than 420,000 deaths from COVID-19 thus far. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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The Capitol Mob Was Only The Finale Of Trump’s Conspiracy To Overturn The Election

T he mood was already tense in Detroit’s expansive ballot-counting hall when President Trump tweeted on Nov. 4 that “a terrible thing” was “happening” in Michigan. It was the third day of processing ballots, and that morning Chris Thomas had heard a weird rumor traveling around the counting floor. A fellow election worker told Thomas, who was advising Detroit on its election after serving for 36 years as the state’s election director, that calls were welling on social media and email list...
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House transmits article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for his second impeachment trial

Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House of Representatives on Monday transmitted its article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate. Trump was impeached in January for "incitement of insurrection" related to the Capit...
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Biden Names His Personal Doctor, Kevin O’Connor, to Be White House Physician

Dr. O’Connor succeeds Dr. Sean P. Conley, who drew criticism for misleading the public after President Donald J. Trump contracted the...
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DHS agreements may tie Biden’s hands on immigration

By Elliot Spagat | Associated Press SAN DIEGO — During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies. The agreements say Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas are entitled to a 180-day consultation period before executive branch policy changes take effect. The Biden administration rejects that argument o...
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Biden on Trump impeachment trial: 'it has to happen'

President Joe Biden on Monday told CNN, on the topic of Trump's impeachment trial, "I think it has to happen." Biden made the comment during a brief one-on-one interview with CNN in the halls of the West Wing. He acknowledged the effect it could have on his legislative agenda and Cabinet nominees but said there would be "a worse effect if it didn't happen." — Read the rest
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An American Sign Language interpreter will now appear at all White House press briefings

The Biden administration will have an American Sign Language interpreter at every White House briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.
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The Senate confirms Janet Yellen as America's first female Treasury chief

Treasury chief Janet Yellen. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Yellen was confirmed in the US Senate on Monday in an 84-15 vote. The 74-year-old economist is the first woman to lead the Treasury Department. She will play a critical role shepherding the Biden administration's rescue package through Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Senate voted on Monday evening to confirm Janet Yellen as the nation's first woman to serve as treasury secretary. She rack...
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Senate confirms Janet Yellen to be Treasury secretary

By Anneken Tappe and Matt Egan | CNN Lawmakers confirmed Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary on Monday, making her the first woman in American history to hold the position. As head of the Treasury, she’ll be tasked with shepherding President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan through Congress and overseeing its execution. The plan includes $1,400 stimulus checks, expanded unemployment benefits, and increased funding for Covid-19 vaccinations and testing. During her confirmation hearin...
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Jill Biden shows off her unbelievable off-duty style in a new photo outside the White House

Jill Biden showed off a casual-chic athleisure look as she hit Instagram and shared a photo...
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Biden signs ‘Buy American’ order, vows to help US manufacturing

By Andrea Shalal, Alexandra Alper and Timothy Aeppel | Reuters WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden vowed on Monday to leverage the purchasing power of the U.S. government, the world’s biggest single buyer of goods and services, to strengthen domestic manufacturing and create markets for new technologies. The Democratic president signed an executive order aimed at closing loopholes in existing “Buy American” provisions, which apply to about a third of the $600 billion in goods and services the feder...
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Brian Deese: What to know about Biden's National Economic Council director

President Biden named Brian Deese as the director of the National Economic Council, making him the White House’s top economic adviser.
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Joe Biden says he's willing to adjust income thresholds for stimulus checks in the new relief package

President Joe Biden. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden on Monday seemed willing to negotiate an aspect of the new coronavirus relief package. He said there was "legitimate reason" to question the income thresholds for direct payments. He also didn't rule out using reconciliation but said "time is of the essence" in negotiations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden on Monday said he was open to altering the income thresholds for a fresh wave of di...
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Here's the schedule for Trump's Senate impeachment trial and how to watch it

Pro-Trump protesters clash with police during the tally of electoral votes that that would certify Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. presidential election outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images The Senate will soon kick off Trump's second impeachment trial. The House will transmit its article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday evening. Senators will be sworn in Tuesday and a summons will ...
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Biden brought the button Trump used to order Diet Cokes back to the Oval Office

President Joe Biden looks up after singing an Executive Order reversing the Trump era ban on Transgender serving in military, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Former President Donald Trump used a call button in the Oval Office to order Diet Cokes from staff.  President Joe Biden initially moved the button off the Resolute desk during his first day in office.  But it appears the call button — which has been around for decades —...
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Biden predicts anyone who wants a coronavirus vaccine will be able to get one by 'this spring'

President Joe Biden Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden believes coronavirus vaccines will be widely available by the spring. "I think it'll be this spring," Biden said. "I think we'll be able to do that this spring." This was the first time Biden offered such a time window for the vaccine rollout. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden made his first prediction for when coronavirus vaccines will be available to the bulk of the American publ...
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Joe Biden says he is willing to adjust income thresholds for a fresh wave of stimulus payments in new relief package

President Joe Biden Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Biden said he is willing to adjust the income thresholds for stimulus checks as part of negotiations over the latest coronavirus relief package. "There is legitimate reason for people to say, 'do you have the lines drawn the exact right way? Should it go to anybody making over X number of dollars? I'm open to negotiate those things" Biden said. He also didn't rule out using reconciliation, but said "time is of the essence" as relief negot...
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DON'T MISS: A conversation with Insider's Washington correspondents on what to expect during Joe Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden, right, and incoming first lady Jill Biden ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images Sign up for here Insider's exclusive live event on Biden's first 100 days. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden moved into the White House on January 20, inheriting a country worn down from four tumultuous years, a rabid pandemic, economic malaise, heightened racial tensions, and a demoralized federal workforce.Every time a new president takes office,...
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Rudy Giuliani admits Biden is president hours after being sued for $1.3 billion by voting machine company

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani speaks during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani acknowledged Monday that Joe Biden is the president and Kamala Harris is vice president. The statement came hours after Dominion Voting Systems sued Giuliani for $1.3 billion. Giuliani spent months peddling conspiracy theories about the company's role in the 2020 election. Visi...
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Researchers Will Gain Access to Facebook Political Ad Targeting Information Starting Feb. 1

Academic researchers will gain access to more information about political ads that ran in the 90 days prior to the 2020 U.S. presidential election starting Feb. 1. Product manager Sarah Clark Schiff explained in a Newsroom post Monday, "While our Ad Library provides industry-leading transparency for social issue, electoral and political ads, including the ad...
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Trump's impeachment trial threatens to derail speedy passage of Biden's stimulus package and set up another unemployment cliff

Alex Wong/Getty Trump's impeachment trial begins on February 9, and it's threatening to slow down passage of a relief bill for several weeks. It may set up another unemployment cliff for millions of Americans in the middle of March. "There's an urgency to moving it forward, and [Biden] certainly believes there needs to be progress over the next couple of weeks," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A second impeachment t...
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Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows considered working at the Trump Organization because of a lack of job prospects, report says

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows considered getting a job at the Trump Organization, Politico reported on Monday. The top aide to former President Donald Trump had looked into the employment opportunity because of a lack of job prospects, the report said. Meadows joined the White House at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year, and quickly faced immense criticism for the Trump administration'...
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