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Biden brood already cashing in on Joe's presidency: Goodwin

They can’t quit the grift. No sooner had Joe Biden won the White House than his family went back to trying to make a buck off his name. ...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene video: Obama, Jarrett secretly Muslims

Greene questioned whether a plane really flew into the Pentagon on 9/11, and flatly stated that Barack Obama was secretly Muslim.
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As Michigan hospitals reach capacity, restaurants rebel against coronavirus orders and remain open

FILE PHOTO: Restaurants reopen in Michigan Reuters At least 60 Michigan restaurants are defying state orders and remaining open for indoor dining.  Owners said they don't believe public health warnings about the dangers of coronavirus, The Washington Post reported. Many say they can't afford to operate without indoor dining.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some restaurants in Michigan are refusing to abide by state-mandated measures to quell the spread of the coronavir...
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Trump's lead impeachment lawyers leave defense team just over a week before trial starts

Outgoing US President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images Up to five lawyers have departed former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team. Media outlets reported the attorneys disagreed with Trump over his defense strategy. Ex-Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller tweeted that the legal team hadn't yet been finalized. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Five attorneys have abandoned f...
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UK to apply to join free trade pact with nations on other side of world

Liz Truss to seek to join 11-nation trans-Pacific partnership, whose nearest member is 3,000 miles awayThe British government is to formally apply to join a mammoth free-trade pact that includes Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand now that it has left the EU.Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, will ask to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) when she speaks to ministers in Japan and New Zealand on Monday. Continue reading...
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South Carolina Republicans censured Rep. Tom Rice for voting to impeach Trump

In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, taken from video, Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. House Television via Associated Press The South Carolina GOP censured a Republican lawmaker over his vote to impeach President Donald Trump. Rep. Tom Rice voted to impeach after calling Trump's response to the Capitol siege an "utter failure." Rice said he knew his vote might mean ...
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EU’s vaccine blunder reopens Brexit battle over Irish border

Tory MPs use short-lived announcement of export ban to call for overhaul of trade deal, as EU chief is attacked over U-turnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European Union’s threat to impose a vaccine border between Northern Ireland and the Republic risks reigniting one of Brexit’s bitterest disputes, as senior Tories said the move proved the need for an immediate overhaul of the bloc’s treatment of Northern Ireland.The renewed demands emerged with the EU facing an ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Vaccines and immunisation, Tories, Brexit, World Health Organization WHO, Trade Policy, Coronavirus


Facebook's 'Supreme Court' that has the power to overrule Mark Zuckerberg just handed down its first decisions - these are the Oversight Board's first 20 members

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images In late 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious plan: to create an independent oversight board. The board can overrule Facebook's content moderation guidelines, and can even overrule Zuckerberg. Last week, the group made its first rulings on disputed content. It overturned 4 out of the 5 cases it saw. The board consists of 20 people, including a former prime minister, a Nobel laureate, and human ...
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‘President’ Review: An Eye-Opening Chronicle of Zimbabwe’s Harrowing Struggle for True Democracy [Sundance 2021]

America just scraped through an election where the President of the United States and a radical sect of his colleagues and constituents incorrectly claimed that there was fraud that resulted in the Republican party losing the presidency. But this is nothing compared to the level of election corruption that has plagued an African nation for over 40 years. In her new documentary President, director Camilla Nielsson provides an up close and comprehensive look at the supposedly “free, fair, and cre...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, America, Barack Obama, Movie Reviews, United States, President, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Camilla Nielsson, Sundance, Don, Emmerson Mnangagwa, MDC, ZEC, Mnangagwa


White House facing optics issue with Kamala Harris’ ambitious niece

Meena Harris, the industrious and outspoken niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, is creating an optics issue for the White House.
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California Republicans should be optimistic about the future

For Republicans, it is easy to look at November’s national election results and be disheartened.  The loss of the White House and the Senate struck a harsh blow to the heart of the GOP.  But for California Republicans, who are accustomed to being election underdogs, we have learned to sift through election wreckage to find glimmers of hope. This year the glimmers are not only luminous, they are plentiful. California voters are waking up to the perils of the progressive path that the Democrats ar...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Keystone, Republican Party, Biden, Dianne Feinstein, Oracle, Golden State, Kevin McCarthy, Guest Commentary


Charlotte Observer editorial board slams GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn as 'an embarrassment'

Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina. House Television via AP The Charlotte Observer's editorial board slammed Rep. Madison Cawthorn as "an embarrassment." The board asked, "Can someone please keep Madison Cawthorn away from the cameras?" Cawthorn was rebuked for building his Washington staff around communications instead of policy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Charlotte Observer's editorial board on Thursday slammed GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn as "an embarrassm...
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Covid vaccines to be recorded in Dublin in compromise deal

Doses will be allowed to cross border after international outcry over Brussels’ attempt to block deliveriesCoronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExplainer: what is article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol?Vaccine doses crossing the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland will have to be recorded in Dublin but they will not be at risk of being blocked under an EU regulation in force to avoid shortages in the bloc.The compromise struck between the European commiss...
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Rural voters have turned their backs on the Democratic party - a Wisconsin political organizer describes which progressive economic policies can win them back

A produce vendor sells apples a farmers market in Viroqua, Wisconsin, in October 2020. Kerem Yucel/AFP/ via Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and a frequent cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In the latest episode, Civic Ventures president Zach Silk spoke with Bill Hogseth, a political organizer from rural Wisconsin, about the challenge of reaching rural voters. Hogseth says Democrats need to fight for small businesses ...
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Canadian couple who traveled more than 1,000 miles to get COVID-19 vaccines meant for vulnerable Indigenous people could face jail time

The distance between Vancouver and Beaver Creek, the journey that the couple is accused of making to get a vaccine. Google Maps/Business Insider Rodney and Ekaterina Baker could face up to six months in jail, according to The Guardian. They have already been fined for breaking Yukon's public health rules by failing to self-isolate upon arrival. The couple is accused of traveling from Vancouver to get shots meant for vulnerable Indigenous people. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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QotD: How It Started, How It's Going Edition...

Pandemic Day 25: I made bread :)Day 95: I sure do miss my friends....Day 310: The White House appears to be under the control of a shirtless man in a Viking helmet Day 330: Reddit’s coordinated attack on Wall Street is going as planned— Bird Facts (@SupramanTrax) January 27, 2021 [Author: Tam]
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UK firms plan to shift across Channel after Brexit chaos

Threat to British jobs as companies look to move operations overseasHundreds of UK companies could switch operations to countries inside the EU in what is threatening to become a dramatic exodus of investment and jobs caused by Brexit.The Observer can reveal that since 1 January, 500 businesses – mostly UK-owned, or UK-based with overseas owners – have made inquiries about setting up branches, depots or warehouses in the Netherlands for “Brexit-related reasons”. Continue reading...
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Pentagon stopped political appointments for Trump allies to join defense advisory boards

David Bossie, left, stands with Corey Lewandowski, right, before a hearing on Capitol Hill. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The Pentagon has halted former President Donald Trump's appointments to defense advisory boards, according to Politico. There is currently an ongoing review of the last-minute appointments. Affected nominees include Trump loyalists Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Pentagon has halted the in...
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Pentagon halted political appointments for Trump allies to join defense advisory boards

David Bossie, left, stands with Corey Lewandowski, right, before a hearing on Capitol Hill. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The Pentagon has halted former President Donald Trump's appointments to defense advisory boards, according to Politico. There is currently an ongoing review of the last-minute appointments. Affected nominees include Trump loyalists Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Pentagon has halted the in...
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Palm Beach officials confirm they're conducting a legal review to decide if Trump can still live at Mar-a-Lago

Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Palm Beach officials have confirmed they're conducting a legal review into Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. The news comes a month after the ex-president's neighbors sued him for violating a 1993 agreement.  After converting the private residence into a club in 1993, Trump agreed to limit his stays there. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Palm Beach officials have confirmed they're con...
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Pressure mounts on Trump as former lawyers for the Trump Organization will have to surrender documents to the New York attorney general investigating him

(L) New York Attorney General Letitia James in August 2020. (R) Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump on January 20, 2021 Brendan McDermid/Leah Millis/Reuters The Trump Organization's former law firm must hand over documents to the New York Attorney General. It's the latest step in a probe into whether Trump falsely inflated the value of his assets. A judge ruled that the documents were not protected by attorney-client privilege. Visit Business Insider's homepag...
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Fauci: US children will 'hopefully' get Covid vaccine by late spring or early summer – video

Children in the US will ‘hopefully’ start to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by late spring or early summer, said Dr Anthony Fauci.Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, the head of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, was speaking at a White House coronavirus briefing, an event re-instituted by the new president after falling away during the last months of the Trump administrationUS children will ‘hopefully’ get vaccines in late spring or early summer Continue reading...
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EU to publish revised rules after Covid vaccine border fiasco

Commission plans to rush through regulations that ‘ensure Northern Ireland protocol remains unaffected’Coronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExplainer: what is article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol?Brussels will publish a revised regulation to potentially block vaccine exports out of the EU on Saturday, after an international outcry over its initial plans to erect an export border for doses on the island of Ireland.The European commission’s newly drafted implementing ...
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DON'T MISS THURSDAY: A conversation with Insider's Washington correspondents on what to expect during Joe Biden's first 100 days

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris attend at Arlington National Cemetery shortly after the inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/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 t...
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Trump's fall from grace won't just damage his political career. His businesses will suffer too, according to a PR expert.

Former president Trump's business empire may be under threat. Getty Trump's businesses will suffer in the aftermath of his presidency, PR expert Eric Schiffer told Insider. Even prior to the Capitol siege, revenues at his businesses plummeted during the pandemic. "If you're a brand manager ... you'd avoid Trump," Eric Schiffer added. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's not only his political career that has been hit by former president Donald Trump's plummeting rep...
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Proud Boy who led the storming of the Capitol had manuals for homemade guns, bombs, and poisons on his computer, feds say

Prosecutors allege these images show (L) Dominic Pezzola breaking into the Capitol with a riot shield, and (R) smoking a cigar inside the building. US Department of Justice A Proud Boy who led the Capitol break-in had bomb-making manuals on his computer, feds say. Prosecutors said Dominic Pezzola was the cigar-smoking insurrectionist from January 20. He has been indicted on numerous charges. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The bearded, cigar-smoking Proud Boys member le...
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Ohio Republicans propose annual state holiday honoring Trump as 'one of the greatest presidents in American history'

Former president Donald Trump speaks during a "Keep America Great" campaign rally at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Two Ohio Republicans want an annual 'President Donald J. Trump Day,' according to The Columbus Dispatch. Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltfuz have proposed a bill to colleagues that would make June 14 a state holiday. In this email, the lawmakers said June 14 would "celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American hist...
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GameStop investors may have transformed day trading forever

The internet is in a GameStop craze. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Day traders organized on a Reddit thread led the GameStop mania, an unprecedented situation in financial markets. Day trading really took off with the 1990s tech boom, and continues to evolve along with trading technology.  The combination of day trading with Reddit may prove transformative, with the GameStop saga the turning point. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The GameStop frenzy continues.The video-game...
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The body of Brian Sicknick, the police officer killed in the pro-Trump insurrection, will lie in honor at the Capitol he fought to defend

A hearse carrying the casket of Brian Sicknick, U.S. Capitol Police Officer who died from injuries following the U.S. Capitol building siege on Wednesday, turns onto Constitution Avenue during a police procession, on January 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images The police officer who died after the January 6 Capitol insurrection will lie in honor in the Rotunda. Brian Sicknick died from his injuries a day after rioters hit him over the head with a fire extinguisher. H...
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