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Manhattan DA weighs prosecuting Steve Bannon at the state level after Trump pardoned him: WaPo

Getty The Manhattan DA's Office is weighing a state court case against Steve Bannon, a new report says. Bannon and three others were charged with defrauding donors while fundraising for the border wall. Presidential pardons only apply to federal crimes, not state or local court cases. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is contemplating bringing a state court case against former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, The Washington Post...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Manhattan, Cy Vance, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, WaPo, Bannon, Cyrus Vance Jr, Manhattan District Attorney s Office, Border Wall


Karl Rove says Marjorie Taylor Greene is a 'problem for our party'

Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, speaks during a panel discussion at the 2008 Mortgage Bankers Association Conference and Expo October 21, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Karl Rove said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green should be stripped of her committee assignments. Rove told Fox News that the Georgia lawmaker is "a problem for our party." Greene has promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and suggeste...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, House, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Charles Davis, Karl Rove, Northern California, San Francisco California, Richard Nixon, Greene


No Senate Republicans voted to advance the stimulus package that'd give most Americans $1,400 one-time checks

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/ The Senate voted Tuesday on a budget resolution that could speed coronavirus aid through Congress. No Republicans voted to advance the measure, which was introduced by the Democratic majority. The phrase "No Republicans" trended on Twitter after the vote. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Senate Republicans issued a mass rebuke of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coron...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, New York Times, The Times, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Schumer, McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Sen Pat Toomey, Tom Williams CQ Roll Call Inc


Not a single Senate Republican voted to advance the stimulus package that would give most Americans a $1,400 one-time check

Kentucky Senator and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/ The Senate voted Tuesday on a budget resolution that could speed coronavirus aid through Congress. Not a single Republican Senator voted to advance the measure. The phrase "No Republicans" was trending on Twitter following the vote. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Senate Republicans issued a mass rebuke of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion rescue package...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, New York Times, The Times, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Schumer, McConnell, Chuck Schumer


Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story Will Be Uncensored on PS Consoles

Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, a game that was subjected to the whining lamentations of the perpetually disgruntled Twitter mob, will be releasing on PlayStation consoles uncensored, which might certainly surprise many as Sony has a tendency to censor titles that personally offend them. The Kickstarter page for the title provided backers with a slew […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Censorship, Feminism, Sony, Anime, Ps4, Announcements, Character Design, PS5


Why we have a Ministry of Controversy

Do politics belong in the garden or in a garden blog? I suggest that the answer to this question doesn’t matter much; politics are there already and have been for decades. I was reminded of this recently while cleaning out a closet that had long been abandoned as a large hole in the wall to fill with junk. In it, I found several issues of Horticulture, for whom I wrote columns and features at one time. The first one, published on the back page in 2008 (screenshot shown above, illustration by Br...
Tags: Gardening, White House, Obamas, Ministry of Controversy, Brian Adjhar


PayPal suspends account of neo-Nazi who was using the site to sell hate speech

PayPal suspended a neo-Nazi user after anti-fascist activists noted he was selling books using the company's service. Photo Illustration by Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images PayPal suspended an account used by a notorious white supremacist. The man was using PayPal to sell copies of his book. The activity was brought to light by anti-fascist activists. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. An avowed white supremacist will have to find another way to...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, America, Trends, Paypal, Arkansas, Kkk, Nazi, Hate Speech, Charles Davis, White Supremacists, SPLC, Southern Poverty Law Center, Roper, Ku Klux, Sleeping Giants


Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood is reportedly under investigation over whether he voted illegally in the November election

Attorney Lin Wood, member of President Donald Trump's legal team, speaks during a rally on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. Associated Press/Ben Margot Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood is reportedly under investigation over whether he voted illegally in 2020. Wood pushed baseless claims of election fraud and had threatening posts removed from Parler. In response to the investigation, Wood said he had been a resident of Georgia up until Monday. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Wood, South Carolina, Gray, Trump, Mike Pence, State, WSB TV, State s Office, State Bar of Georgia


Trump aides made a late request to Team Biden to extend their parental leave. They said no

The Trump political appointees said they were surprised they were turned down. The White House says they shouldn’t have been.
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Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and CALIBA, for the sales week ended Jan. 31 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 2. Outlawed: Anna North 3. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Midnight Library: Mat...
Tags: Books, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Elton John, William Boyd, Joan Didion, Ursula K Le Guin, Brit Bennett, Pond, Kim Stanley Robinson, Southern California, Frank Herbert


San Diego mayor stops in San Pedro for 1st public showing since announcing bid for governor

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer traveled to San Pedro on Tuesday, Feb. 2, for his first public appearance after announcing his gubernatorial bid, railing against Gov. Gavin Newsom while touting his own accomplishments as a two-term leader of California’s second most populous city. Faulconer, who spoke outside Cabrillo Avenue Elementary School, said he was prepared to run in a special election this year if Newsom is recalled via a statewide effort. Recall organizers said this weekend that ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, City Council, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, San Pedro, Napa Valley, Newman, Faulconer, Kevin Faulconer, John Cox


LA police union agrees to delay raises, to head off proposed layoff of 355 officers

The union representing nearly 10,000 rank-and-file Los Angeles police officers has agreed to defer two raises, in a deal that will protect sworn officers from layoffs this year, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. The tentative agreement calls for no layoffs of Los Angeles Police Department employees in this fiscal year, which ends at the end of June, and provides for at least $70 million of cash overtime for each of the three fiscal years after this one. City leaders had been contemplating l...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Myanmar, Biden, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Police Department, Garcetti, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Myanmar Burma


Explainer: Myanmar, Burma and why the names matter

By Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim | Associated Press This week, the military upended years of quasi-democratic rule in Myanmar, with soldiers taking control of the country in a carefully orchestrated coup. The military said the seizure of power was necessary because the government had failed to act on its unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in November elections, which the party of the country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, won in a landslide. It claims the takeover was legal. But whe...
Tags: Washington, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Myanmar, Associated Press, Biden, State, Antony Blinken, Hyung Jin Kim, Burman, Suu Kyi


Manchin Brushes Off Harris’ Interview: ‘There’s No Apologies Needed’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Tuesday afternoon dismissed the brouhaha over Vice President Kamala Harris' interview on local West Virginia radio station WSAZ in which she touted President Joe Biden’s sweeping COVID-19 relief package without Manchin's knowledge. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, White House, West Virginia, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Manchin, Joe Manchin, WSAZ, Sen Joe Manchin D WV, Cristina Cabrera


Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi BD Becomes Bestseller on Amazon Germany

Despite streaming sites in Germany allegedly possessing no desire to stream the rape-heavy series, the first BD volume for Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi has achieved the title of bestseller on Amazon Germany for the anime category, perhaps a natural turn of events considering those in Germany likely have no other legal means of accessing the […]
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Germany, Sales, Rankings, Anime, BD, Amazon Germany, Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi, Kaifuku Jutsushi, Yarinaoshi


White House press secretary Jen Psaki takes heat for Space Force quip

White House press secretary Jen Psaki came under fire Tuesday for what one leading Republican lawmaker called her “disgraceful comment”...
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Anti-Gunner Admits ‘Biden Presidency is Dream Come True’

Joe Biden’s presidency is a “dream come true” for gun control, says an anti-gun official.IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A top official with the billionaire-backed Everytown for Gun Safety lobbying group admitted to The Hill that Joe Biden’s presidency is a “dream come true” for gun prohibitionists while it will be “the worst nightmare” for gun owners and organizations representing their interests. Rob Wilcox, deputy director of policy and strategy at Everytown—the anti-gun-rights group ...
Tags: Guns, Senate, White House, US, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Washington State, Michael Bloomberg, Kamala Harris, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hill, IMG, The Hill, Durbin


Biden signs more immigration policy orders

By Elliot Spagat and Josh Boak | CNN WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White House and its limitations without support from Congress. His orders on family separation, border security and legal immigration bring to nine the number of executive actions on immigration during his first two weeks in office. With proposed legislation to give legal status and a path to citizenship t...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Aclu, Homeland Security, Honduras, Biden, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump


Inside the Herculean effort to reunite parents and kids split up by President Trump's family separation policy

David Xol-Cholom, of Guatemala, hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated some 18 months earlier during the Trump administration's separation of immigrant families, Jan. 22, 2020. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Long after the Trump administration's family separation policy was stopped, many parents have yet to be located. The Biden administration has inherited the effort.    Advocates look for clues and scour incomplete records. In the worst case...
Tags: Politics, Families, News, Justice, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Honduras, Biden, Guatemala, Immigrant, Justice Department, Byron, Mexican


Senate Democrats take the first step to pass Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package on their own as the administration stands by it

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Senate Democrats started the process to pass the Biden rescue package without any GOP votes. "We're not going to dilute, dither, or delay because the needs of the American people are just too great," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a news conference before the vote. Biden urged Democrats to go big and said lawmakers needed to learn the lessons of 2009. Visit the Business section of Insid...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, Time, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Biden, Democratic, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Sen Pat Toomey, Jen Psaki, Drew Angerer Getty, Joseph Zeballos Roig


White House press secretary Jen Psaki signals that Biden is sticking with $1,400 stimulus checks after meeting with GOP senators

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden is sticking with a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus. Psaki said Tuesday that Biden rejected GOP demands to lower the amount. The president met with GOP senators on Monday about coronavirus relief. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. White House press secretary Jen Psaki made clear on Tuesday that President Joe Biden has not reduced the size of his corona...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Biden, Stimulus, Checks, Chuck Schumer, White House Press, Jen Psaki


Riot gear-clad Russian police violently crackdown on peaceful protests over Navalny's prison sentence

Riot police during an unauthorized rally in support of Alexei Navalny in central Moscow on February 2. Sergei Bobylev/Getty Images Muscovites swarmed their city's streets in protest after Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 3 years in prison.  Police responded with violence, arresting hundreds of demonstrators. The US is calling for the release of Navalny, who was poisoned in August and nearly died. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dmonstrators and riot police filled Mos...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, Moscow, Siberia, State Department, Kremlin, Biden


The wife of Amazon's new CEO-to-be donated to Bernie Sanders in 2016

Bernie Sanders. Reuters Elana Jassy, the wife of the newly announced Amazon CEO-to-be Andy Jassy, donated to Sen. Bernie Sanders during his 2016 bid for the presidency.Elana Jassy gave $250 to Sanders' campaign in February 2016, during his primary contest against Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination, according to FEC records published by the Center for Responsive Politics. She donated $750 to Clinton in July of that year, after she won the Democratic nomination.Jeff Bezos announc...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, News, Washington Post, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, Retail, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Clinton


Biden's press office asked journalists to send questions in advance, drawing mixed reactions from reporters

The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Reporters recently complained about White House press staff asking for questions ahead of time. Doing so would give the appearance reporters are working with the administration. Some reporters, however, say that giving the press office a heads-up is routine practice.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On her first day in office, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, pledged to bring "truth and...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Obama, White House, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, News UK, Fox News, Pbs, Biden, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Trump, Bush


Covid-19 hinders government hitting 'ambitious' target for new homes

Only 94,000 properties built in first nine months of 2020, well below the 300,000 a year promised Covid-19 has knocked the government further off course from its housebuilding targets, a study has revealed, with only 94,000 new homes built during the first nine months of 2020.The first wave of coronavirus led to the temporary closure of construction sites last spring, leaving output well below the 300,000 new homes a year which the Conservatives pledged in their manifesto, according to research ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Housing, Conservatives, UK News, Construction industry, Resolution Foundation thinktank Continue


'Risk is going too small': White House on Covid-19 relief deal

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the risk with President Joe Biden's Covid-19 relief package "is not going too big, it is going too small." CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Jen Psaki, Kaitlan Collins


Biden’s HUD Nominee Supported by MBA, Obama-era Secretary

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has received messages of support from one trade organization in addition to a former HUD Secretary who served in the administration of President Barack Obama. Fudge, who last week sat for her confirmation hearing in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, received a letter of support from the Mortgage Bankers ...
Tags: Featured, News, Obama, Congress, Finance, Mba, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, House, Hud, Ohio, Npr, Biden, FHA


A Newsmax segment went off the rails when the MyPillow guy started ranting about voting machines, prompting the anchor to walk off the set

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell repeatedly ranted about voting machines during a Newsmax interview. The host cut Lindell off to note that there was no evidence of vote tampering or election fraud. Lindell continued airing his conspiracy theories, prompting the anchor to walk off the set. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The pro-Trump network Newsmax on Tuesday cut off the microphone of Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, ...
Tags: Politics, Media, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Sellers, Trump, Mike, Lindell, NewsMax, Dominion, Mike Lindell, Jason Campbell, Smartmatic, 2020 Election, MyPillow


A Newsmax segment went off the rails when the MyPillow CEO started ranting about voting machines, prompting the anchor to walk off the set

MyPillow guy Mike Lindell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell repeatedly ranted about voting machines during a Newsmax interview. The host cut Lindell off to note that there is no evidence of vote-tampering or election fraud. Lindell continued airing his conspiracies, prompting the anchor to walk off the set. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The pro-Trump network Newsmax on Tuesday cut off the microphone of Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, after he...
Tags: Politics, Media, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Sellers, Trump, Mike, Lindell, NewsMax, Dominion, Mike Lindell, Jason Campbell, Smartmatic, 2020 Election, MyPillow


Technology and society 'smashed together in a head-on collision.' Mozilla Foundation surveyed the wreckage.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other social media companies faced one of their toughest challenges in 2020 as misinformation surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rafael Henrique/Getty Images In 2020, technology's true impact on society was exposed, a new Mozilla Foundation report argues. It examined how tech shaped debates over racial justice, labor rights, and corporate accountability. In 2021, companies will face pressure to build "responsible" tech, Mozilla's president told Insider. Visit...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Transparency, Politics, Technology, Microsoft, California, Washington, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Social Media, Surveillance



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