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Dolly Parton says she turned down Trump's offer of the Presidential Medal of Freedom - twice

The Biden administration has also reached out to Parton about the Medal of Freedom but she told The Today Show she doesn't want to be perceived as "doing politics." Debra L Rothenberg/Getty Images The country music legend told The Today Show that Trump offered her the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice.  Both times she turned it down, citing family illness and COVID. The Biden administration has also approached her about the award, but she said she didn't want to be perceived as "doin...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Stephen Colbert, Trends, United States, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, The Today Show, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Parton, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt


First Lady Jill Biden and the White House Gardens

Now that almost everyone concedes that the Bidens will be moving into the White House soon (hopefully, soon enough!), local garden writers like me are pondering what admittedly is the least important question about the transition – will it affect the White House gardens? First, let’s go to the photos, like the one above of Dr. Biden doing a campaign video from their home in Wilmington. Whether she gardens or not, she clearly HAS a garden, and it looks lovely. Here’s another photo, presumably i...
Tags: Google, Gardening, White House, Michelle Obama, Biden, Public Gardens, Michelle, Wilmington, Doug, Botanic Garden, Bidens, Kamala, Jill Biden, Susan Harris, Naval Observatory, Sam Kass


Trump who? White House not preoccupied with former president

To hear the new White House spokeswoman tell it, Joe Biden's team doesn't spend a lot of time thinking about former president Donald...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals she is a survivor of sexual assault and compares Republicans urging Americans to move on to abusers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez revealed during an Instagram Live Monday night that she is a survivor of a sexual assault.  Ocasio-Cortez spoke about how the trauma of the Capitol insurrection compounded her trauma.  She said she was advised to "move on," and accused the GOP of using "the tactics of abusers."  Visit Business I...
Tags: Politics, News, Sexual Assault, Republicans, Washington, Dnc, Trends, Gop, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Ryan Khosravi, Capitol Siege, Insurrection 2021, Democratic National Committee DNC Headquarters, Jacquelyn Martin Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, Eliza Relman Julie Gerstein


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals she is a survivor of sexual assault and compares Republicans to abusers for urging Americans to move on from the insurrection

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on November 19 outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Monday night that she was a survivor of sexual assault. She said the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 had compounded her trauma. She accused the GOP of using "the tactics of abusers" by advising her to "move on." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed th...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Sexual Assault, Republicans, Trends, Gop, Donald Trump, Capitol, Democratic National Committee, US Capitol, Katie Porter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Ryan Khosravi, Capitol Siege


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals she is a survivor of sexual assault and compares Republicans urging Americans to move on from the insurrection to abusers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez revealed during an Instagram Live on Monday night that she is a survivor of a sexual assault.  Ocasio-Cortez spoke about how the trauma of the Capitol insurrection compounded her trauma.  She said she was advised to "move on," and she accused the GOP of using "the tactics of abusers."  Visi...
Tags: Politics, News, Sexual Assault, Republicans, Washington, Dnc, Trends, Gop, Donald Trump, Capitol, Katie Porter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Ryan Khosravi, Capitol Siege, Insurrection 2021


River Farm, AHS’s Headquarters, to be Sold

River Farm, headquarters of the American Horticultural Society First we all read the big news – that the American Horticultural Society, in order to survive financially, has decided to sell the 25-acre historic property in Alexandria, Va. that serves as its national headquarters, and is considering an acquisition by the American Public Garden Association. Cue the Uproar Naturally that sparked a Facebook group called Stop the Sale. And a petition, sent to me by local outdoor lightening designe...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, White House, Public Gardens, George Washington, Potomac River, Meadow, Susan Harris, Alexandria Va, Executive Mansion, American Horticultural Society, APGA, River Farm, American Horticultural Society First, Karen Olson Weaver, Potomac Sign


“Dr. Biden’s Garden” and Inaugural Dress – Looks like she’s a Garden-Lover!

Post-election, I wrote “First Lady Jill Biden and the White House Gardens,” listing everything my research unearthed about Dr. Biden as a gardener or garden-lover, and speculating on whether she would change the White House gardens and grounds in some way. Dr. Biden’s Garden Along with some commenters expressing shock and anger that on November 12 I’d acknowledged Biden’s win came this comment on the GardenRant Facebook page:  Laura Dowling, of course, had authored her book about floral desig...
Tags: Gardening, White House, America, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mark Twain, Biden, Delaware, Public Gardens, Bidens, Jill Biden, Susan Harris, Laura Dowling, Susan Martin, Skyler, Dowling


Mitch McConnell says conspiracy theories are a 'cancer for the Republican Party'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said conspiracy theorists were a "cancer for the Republican Party." Samuel Corum/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said "loony lies and conspiracy theories" are a "cancer" on his party. The statement, first reported by The Hill, appears to be in reference to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. McConnell said conspiracy theorists like her are "not living in reality." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Gr...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, House, Mitch McConnell, Pentagon, Republican Party, Conspiracy Theories, Charles Davis, Sandy Hook, Hill, Clintons


My Pillow Twitter account suspended after CEO Mike Lindell used it to evade his ban from the platform

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House before entering on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The MyPillow Twitter account was banned after founder Mike Lindell used it to accuse Twitter's CEO of trying to "cancel" him. Lindell was banned from the platform less than a week ago for touting election-related conspiracy theories. "@Jack I know you are tied into the election fraud!" Lindell wrote in one twe...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, Washington, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Donald Trump, Lindell, West Wing of the, Mike Lindell, Twitter Ban, MyPillow, Lauren Frias


White House Reporters: Biden Team Wanted Our Questions in Advance

“It pissed off enough reporters for people to flag it” for the White House Correspondents’ Association, one of The Daily Beast’s sources said.
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Sen. McConnell blasts Rep. Greene’s ‘loony lies’

[vemba-video id=”politics/2021/02/02/mitch-mcconnell-marjorie-taylor-greene-conspiracy-theories-vpx.cnn”] By Brian Slodysko | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling the far-right Georgia Republican’s embrace of conspiracy theories and “loony lies” a “cancer for the Republican Party.” “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings we...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Georgia, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, House, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell


Biden urged to push back against Republicans' scaled-down Covid relief proposal – as it happened

White House underscores ‘need to move swiftly’ on reliefBiden threatens sanctions against Myanmar over military coupUS to expand access to at-home Covid testsCBO: GDP will return to pre-pandemic level by mid-2021 1.28am GMT 1.12am GMT The Wall Street Journal is reporting that investigators have made a preliminary determination that the Capitol police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt during the 6 January Capitol riot shouldn’t be charged. Babbitt, whose Twitter feed showed her deep...
Tags: Washington, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, San Diego, Myanmar, Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Capitol, Babbitt, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


As Biden and Republicans meet, Democrats prepare to move COVID relief alone

President Biden hosted GOP senators at the White House on Monday to discuss coronavirus relief proposals. A bipartisan compromise...
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WH Is In ‘Close Touch’ With Manchin After Frustration Over Harris Interview

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said that the Biden team is in "close touch" with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) after he expressed his frustration over an interview that Vice President Kamala Harris conducted with a local television station last week to promote President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, West Virginia, Biden, Kamala Harris, Joe Manchin, Jen Psaki, Sen Joe Manchin D WV, Summer Concepcion


White House ‘Obviously’ Reviewing Trump’s Ongoing Intelligence Briefings: Jen Psaki

Critics see the ex-president as a risk because of his Russia ties, his foreign businesses, and more.
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White House ‘Obviously’ Reviewing Trump’s Ongoing Intelligence Briefings, Jen Psaki Says

Critics see the ex-president as a risk because of his Russia ties, his foreign businesses, and more.
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Biden Administration Set to Give Puerto Rico $1.3 billion in Aid Trump Held Hostage

The Biden administration announced on Monday that it was gearing up to release a $1.3 billion tranche of aid money that was initially earmarked for Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria recovery until the Trump White House held it hostage.Read more...
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'Cowboys for Trump' leader, charged with storming the US Capitol, will remain behind bars

In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cowboys for Trump leader and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, talks with Republican New Mexico state Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell, NM. Griffin was arrested on charges of illegally entering the US Capitol. AP Photo/Morgan Lee Couy Griffin will remain behind bars until his trial, a judge ruled Monday. Griffin founded the group "Cowboys for Trump." He's charged with entering a restricted area at the US Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Mexico, Charles Davis, Griffin, Albuquerque, Trump, Roswell, US Capitol, Zoe Tillman


Republicans Pitch Biden on Smaller Aid Plan as Democrats Prepare to Act Alone

The president met at the White House with Republican senators seeking a much smaller stimulus plan, but congressional Democrats pressed...
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White House Reaffirms Commitment To $1,400 Relief Payments

But eligibility for the payments based on income is still subject to negotiation.
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US tariffs on Scotch whisky 'have cost £500m in lost exports'

Single malt sales to US have fallen more than third since retaliatory regime was imposed, says industry bodyLosses to Scotch whisky exports after tariffs were imposed by the US have reached £500m, according to an industry body.New figures suggest exports of single malt Scotch whisky have fallen by more than a third – amounting to more than £500m – since a 25% tariff was imposed in October 2019. Continue reading...
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Biden meets with GOP lawmakers on virus aid plans

By Lisa Mascaro, Josh Boak and Jonathan Lemire | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met late Monday with a group of Republican senators who have proposed a slimmed down $618 billion coronavirus aid package — a fraction of the $1.9 trillion he is seeking — as congressional Democrats vowed to push ahead with or without GOP support. Biden greeted the lawmakers in the Oval Office, joking that he felt like he was “back in the Senate” as they started the private session. He and Vice Pre...
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European Union Appeals Ruling Letting Apple Skip Out on $15.8 Billion in Taxes

The European Union wants the $15.8 billion in back taxes it says Apple owes and is appealing a July 2020 court ruling that let the tech giant off scot-free, Bloomberg reported on Monday.Read more...
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Democrats are kicking off efforts to ditch Republicans on stimulus as the White House defends its $1.9 trillion relief package

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Democrats kicked off the reconciliation process on Monday, a legislative maneuver to pass Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package without any GOP votes. "The cost of inaction is high and growing, and the time for decisive action is now," Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement. The deve...
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Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offers advice for young leaders: 'Know your troops'

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered some advice for junior officers leading their troops into combat. "Listen to your non-commissioned officers, your chief petty officers," Mattis said.  Mattis also stressed to leaders the importance of being physically fit — to set an example. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered some advice for junior officers leading their troo...
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Joe Biden’s Dogs Looked Like They Had A Very Good Snow Day At The White House

After a photo showed Champ and Major frolicking on the South Lawn, people responded with adorable pics of their own.
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Trump's baseless claims of election fraud gave 'fresh rhetorical ammunition' to despots like Myanmar's generals, who just staged a coup

Getty Myanmar's military overthrew the elected government on Monday.  The country's military predicated the coup on baseless allegations of voter fraud.  Experts noted the parallels to former President Trump, stating he's provided "rhetorical ammunition" for despots worldwide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Americans woke up to the news of a military-orchestrated coup in Myanmar on Monday, it's conceivable that many viewed the latest overthrow of a democratically-e...
Tags: Asia, Politics, News, US, Trends, Analysis, Washington Dc, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Rohingya, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Human Rights Watch, University College London, Trump, Naypyidaw


In Oregon, all drug possession is now decriminalized

By Andrew Selsky | Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other drugs as a ballot measure that decriminalized them took effect on Monday. Instead, those found in possession would face a $100 fine or a health assessment that could lead to addiction counseling. Backers of the ballot measure, which Oregon voters passed by a wide margin in November, hailed it as a revolutionary move f...
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A man in Pennsylvania charged in the Capitol riot is accused of attacking a police officer and causing her to lose consciousness

The FBI shared these photos in Ryan Samsel's charging documents. Department of Justice Ryan Stephen Samsel, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was charged in the Capitol riot on Saturday. A criminal complaint accuses Samsel of attacking a police officer and causing her to lose consciousness. The FBI says Samsel picked the officer up and told her: "We don't have to hurt you, why are you standing in our way." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A man charged in the Capitol riot ha...
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