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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger launches new PAC to challenge Republicans who support Trump

In this July 28, 2011, file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Democrats' new congressional map forced Kinzinger to challenge the veteran Rep. Don Manzullo in the 16th Congressional District in the March 20, 2012 Illinois primary. Kinzinger was one of five victorious freshman Republicans in 2008. Harry Hamburg/AP GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger launched a new PAC to work against Republicans still aligned with Trump.  Kinzinger...
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Jared Kushner nominated for Nobel peace prize

Kushner and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, were nominated for their role in negotiating four normalisation deals between Israel and Arab nations Former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, have been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for their role in negotiating four normalisation deals between Israel and Arab nations known as the “Abraham Accords.“Nominating the pair of former deputies to then-President Donald Trump was American attorney Alan Dershowitz, who was...
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United States: Changing Administrations, Changing Labor Policies, Part I: What Employers Can Expect From The Biden Administration - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

The election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. to the White House, a long-time vocal supporter of organized labor, coupled with control of both houses of the U.S. Congress...
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Third stimulus check updates: Biden invites GOP lawmakers to White House for virus relief talks

A group of Senate Republicans called on President Joe Biden to meet them at the negotiating table as he signaled he could pass a $1.9...
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The what, again?

"Libertarian/Communist/Antifa Koch Brothers"? My, that's... um... well, that's certainly a lot of syllables you've strung together there, Mr. Rei. . [Author: Tam]
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The Lincoln Project condemns co-founder John Weaver after allegations of sexual misconduct towards young men

John McCain (L) looks over some documents with then-campaign advisor John Weaver (R) while flying from Virginia Beach to Bismarck, North Dakota on February 28, 2000. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images The Lincoln Project condemned co-founder John Weaver after sexual misconduct allegations.  More than 20 men alleged Weaver sent unsolicited sexual overtures online, The New York Times reported. Earlier this month, Weaver acknowledged that he sent "inappropriate" messages to the men.  Visit ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, John Mccain, Times, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Miele, Virginia Beach, Bismarck North Dakota, Hill


Trump's new legal team includes an attorney who declined to prosecute Bill Cosby and another who met with Jeffrey Epstein just days before his death

After five of his lawyers quit last week, former President Donald Trump announced a new legal team headed by Bruce Castor Jr. and David Schoen. Schoen represented Roger Stone in his Mueller investigation trial, and was set to represent disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein before he died by suicide. Castor was criticized for declining to prosecute Bill Cosby in 2005 when he was DA of Montgomery County, PA.  Trump's previous legal team parted ways with the president over differences in strategy....
Tags: Politics, Russia, Trends, Atlanta, Bill Cosby, Cosby, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Roger Stone, Montgomery County Pennsylvania, Constand, Mueller, Bowers, Schoen, Jeffrey Epstein


Biden invites GOP senators to White House to discuss COVID-19 economic relief plan

Ten Republican senators have proposed an alternative to the president's COVID-19 economic relief package totaling $1.9 trillion.
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Biden invites GOP senators to White House for relief talks

President Biden on Sunday invited a group of Republican senators to meet with him at the White House early this week after they proposed...
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Biden should ditch these flawed assumptions about North Korea

Every United States president over the last 30 years has entered the White House thinking they will be the one to finally solve the North Korean nuclear problem. And without fail, every U.S. president during this same time frame has left office with the problem more deeply entrenched. The trend is likely to continue if President Joe Biden doesn’t endorse a dramatic break in the conventional orthodoxy. Many of the Biden administration’s top foreign policy officials have first-hand experience deal...
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White House plans to bypass national media

"Discipline is the name of the game," said Pili Tobar, a White House deputy communication director.
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Democrats Blast Last-Minute $600B GOP Stimulus Offer: 'That's Not Compromise, That's Surrender'

Many Democrats say the White House should simply "ignore" the GOP "compromise" relief package proposal.
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White House open to scaling down stimulus checks to families making more than $150,000

President Joe Biden is open to some negotiation on his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, a senior administration official told CNN, but the $600 billion counterproposal announced by some Republican senators Sunday is "not going to scratch the itch."
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White House open to scaling down stimulus checks to families making more than $150,000 in Covid-19 relief bill

President Joe Biden is open to some negotiation on his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, a senior administration official told CNN, but the $600 billion counterproposal announced by some Republican senators Sunday is "not going to scratch the itch."
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Biden's COVID response team is scrambling to find 20 million coronavirus vaccine doses the Trump administration didn't bother tracking

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Biden's ambitious plan to improve the US's coronavirus vaccine rollout has hit a snag. About 20 million vaccine doses are missing, Politico reported. The government has delivered them to states, but states haven't administered them to patients. The Trump administration failed to track where vaccine doses were going and when once they had been delivere...
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After Trump's election loss, Republicans across the US are racing to enact new voting restrictions

Lin Wilson waves a US flag to encourage people to vote, outside the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle on November 3, 2020. Reuters/Lindsey Wasson In the wake of Biden's win, Republicans across the US are rolling out new voting restrictions. Republican leaders contend that the proposals are about maintaining voter integrity, though fraud is a rare occurrence. Here are some of the voting proposals that are being debated across the country. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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UK may help EU before domestic vaccination programme complete, says Liz Truss

Trade secretary had previously hinted supplies may not be diverted until UK population was vaccinatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK could help the EU and other nations with coronavirus vaccine supplies even before the domestic vaccination programme has been completed, the international trade secretary, Liz Truss, has said.As ministers sought to smooth relations with Brussels after the EU’s much-criticised and swiftly rescinded decision to impose a vaccine bord...
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Biden more likely to bypass Republicans on Covid stimulus aid after lowball offer

Ten Republican senators pitched plan with a reported $600bn – less than a third of the $1.9tn package the Biden team has laid outRepublicans senators made a lowball offer on Sunday to cooperate with the Biden administration on a new coronavirus relief package, increasing the likelihood that the White House will seek to bypass Republicans to fund its proposal.A group of 10 Republican senators led by Susan Collins of Maine pitched Joe Biden a sketch of a relief plan with a reported $600bn total pr...
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GOP lawmakers urge President Biden to meet with them on smaller COVID-19 relief package

WASHINGTON — A group of Senate Republicans called on President Joe Biden to meet them at the negotiating table as the newly elected president signaled he could move to pass a new $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package with all Democratic votes. Ten Senate Republicans wrote to Biden in a letter released Sunday that their smaller counterproposal will include $160 billion for vaccines, testing, treatment and personal protective equipment and will call for more targeted relief than Biden’s plan to is...
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"The Capitol complex is a place where Americans can go to watch their representatives, to speak with those representatives, to petition for the redress of grievances."

"The building and its grounds also are part of the fabric of the city. Streams of bikers pass through on morning and evening commutes. Tourists gather for concerts on the lawn. When it snows, the front face of Capitol Hill becomes a popular sledding spot, with neighborhood children sometimes transforming discarded protest signs into makeshift sleds. This is not just an amenity for neighbors and visitors. It is the tangible manifestation of the idea that the government is a part of American life,...
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The politics and tradeoffs of California’s lockdowns

It would be helpful if people stopped categorizing each other into “believers” and “deniers.” The argument about the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has never been a dispute over the existence of the disease or its potential severity. The question is what to do about it. For example, it’s a good idea to wash your hands, but it’s a bad idea to plunge them into boiling water. People who resist plunging their hands into boiling water are not “deniers.” They’re simply aware of the ful...
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Ministers move to stop backbench revolt over UK courts' role in genocide rulings

Government offers alternative to amendment that could force UK to reconsider trade deals with countries such as ChinaThe government is seeking to fend off a backbench revolt over China by giving the foreign affairs select committee new powers to investigate whether a country is so clearly breaching human rights that the UK should not agree to a free trade deal with it.The proposal is being canvassed as an alternative to a measure which would give the high court the power to make a preliminary de...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, China, Conservatives, UK News, World news, House Of Lords, Asia Pacific, House Of Commons, Islam, Judiciary, Xinjiang, Robert Buckland, Trade Policy


White House will examine GameStop stock trading, Biden economic adviser says

President Biden’s top economic adviser said the administration will take a look at the legal questions surrounding the roller-coaster...
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A Texas gubernatorial candidate tweeted out a photo of a noose after the Capitol riot and said 'let 'em hang'

Martin Holsome speaks to a small group of protesters outside the Texas state capitol on January 16, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Martin Holsome, a candidate for Texas governor, shared a photo of a noose referencing the Capitol riot in Washington, DC. "Starting in D.C. - let 'em hang by the neck until they are dead, dead DEAD!!!" the caption, which was posted on January 15 but later deleted, read. Holsome is running to replace Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in the state's gube...
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GOP senators offer Covid-19 relief counterproposal to force talks with White House back to middle

A group of 10 Republican senators on Sunday called on President Joe Biden to throw his support behind their own Covid-19 relief package framework, a negotiating position meant to force relief talks with the White House back to the middle.
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10 Republicans roll out $600B stimulus plan as Cassidy says White House 'never reached out'

Sen. Bill Cassidy said President Biden failed to reach out to his group of bipartisan centrist senators before releasing his $1.9...
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10 GOP senators plan a new compromise COVID-19 bill that would shrink direct payments to $1,000 from $1,400

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine with Sen. Rob Portman in the US Capitol. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A new GOP compromise COVID-19 bill would cap income eligibility for direct payments at $50,000. Under the GOP proposal, the payments would also be reduced to $1,000 from $1,400. The bill's backers want to meet with Joe Biden and are urging Democrats not to bypass Republicans. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A group of 10 Senate Republicans on Sunday annou...
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10 GOP Senators plan to propose a new compromise COVID-19 bill which would shrink direct payments to Americans from $1,400 to $1,000

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speaks with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in the Capitol. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Ten GOP senators are planning to float a compromise COVID-19 bill capping stimulus payments at $50,000. Under the GOP proposal, direct payments would be reduced from $1,400 to $1,000. The senators want to meet with Biden and are urging Democrats not to push a package through via reconciliation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GOP Sen. Rob Po...
Tags: Politics, Congress, White House, Trends, Economics, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Gop, Maine, Ohio, Louisiana, Biden, North Carolina, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins


The Lincoln Project threatens Rudy Giuliani with legal action after he linked the group to the Capitol riot

Former President Donald Trump (L), Rudy Giuliani (C), and former White House strategist, Steve Bannon (R). Saul Loeb/Alex Wong/Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images The Lincoln Project threatened to sue Rudy Giuliani for defamation on Saturday. The legal threat comes after Giuliani alleged that the group had helped organize the Capitol siege. The anti-Trump group has given Giuliani until February 3 to apologize and retract his false statements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The...
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