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Liz Cheney manages to hold on to her leadership position in GOP vote, amid ongoing division in the party

Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Liz Cheney speaks during a press conference with House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise at the US Capitol on December 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Rep. Liz Cheney will keep her leadership position following a tense GOP closed-door meeting and vote. The Wednesday night meeting focused on the fates of both Cheney and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in the party. Following the meeting...
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Liz Cheney manages to hold on to her leadership position in GOP vote, among ongoing division in the party

Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Liz Cheney speaks during a press conference with House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise at the US Capitol on December 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Rep. Liz Cheney will keep her leadership position following a tense GOP closed-door meeting and vote. The Wednesday night meeting focused on the fates of both Cheney and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in the party. Following the meeting...
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Capitol Police force is still reeling from the deadly January 6 attack, and officers are demanding answers

Capitol Police officers at the US Capitol on January 6 as supporters of Donald Trump tried to enter the building. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photos Capitol Police officers want plans for how to deal with protests after the January 6 attack.  Several officers told CNN they received conflicting information during the attack.  Union officials are also preparing a vote of "no confidence" on the department's leadership.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Some Capitol Police offic...
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Capitol police are still reeling from the deadly January 6 attack, and officers are demanding answers

Capitol police in riot gear guard as supporters of Donald Trump try to open a door of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 202. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photos Capitol Police officers want answers on how to deal with future protests after the January 6 attack.  Several officers told CNN they received conflicting information during the attack.  Union officials are also preparing a vote of "no confidence" on the department's leadership.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
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Tennis chief confident Australian Open will go ahead despite new Covid threat as PM announces 10m extra vaccine doses– politics live

Craig Tiley expects all players and staff to return negative tests with play still scheduled for Friday. Follow the latest news, live• Australian Open hotel worker positive for Covid• Victoria Covid hotspots•WA Covid restrictions explained; WA hotspot locations• Labor urges Facebook to act against Craig Kelly’s ‘harmful’ content• Follow our global coronavirus live blog 4.34am GMT This just popped up in my feedYou're right Jack. I did skip over it – unintentionally. I don't always stick to th...
Tags: Health, Facebook, White House, US, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Burma, Myanmar, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Australian Open


Republicans take no action against Cheney or extremist Greene after vote

Republicans met to consider fate of two prominent congresswoman in a divided partyHouse Republicans faced a reckoning on Wednesday as leaders in the US House of Representatives confronted calls to punish two prominent congresswomen who represent clashing visions for a party struggling to chart a path forward since Donald Trump left the White House. Related: House to vote on removing rightwing extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees – live Continue reading...
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Republican showdown looms as divided party weighs fates of Cheney and Greene

Clash in party over calls to punish Liz Cheney for voting to impeach Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene for history of extremismHouse Republicans faced a reckoning on Wednesday as leaders in the US House of Representatives confronted calls to punish two prominent congresswomen who represent clashing visions for a party struggling to chart a path forward since Donald Trump left the White House. Related: House to vote on removing rightwing extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees – live C...
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Can't remember how much COVID payment you already got? Find it at your online IRS taxpayer account

I'm willing to bet that line 30 will be one of the most scrutinized lines on the 2020 tax year Form 1040. That's where taxpayers can claim the new Recovery Rebate Credit, or RRC. The RRC is the official name of the money issued in 2020 and earlier this year as COVID-19 economic impact payments, or EIPs. The payments actually were advance payments on this tax credit. If you didn't get any or all of either EIP last year, you can claim it this filing season on the aforementioned and likely popular...
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Rep. Schiff appears to be in the mix as Newsom deliberates on state attorney general

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | The Associated Press The public and private jockeying to be California’s next attorney general is intensifying as Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he’s “very close” to making a decision on who he will name to the coveted job. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who represents Newsom’s hometown of San Francisco, has thrown support behind Congressman Adam Schiff, according to a person close to Newsom who says Pelosi and her allies have been calling the governor’s inner political...
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Democrats are moving to propose a new $1,400 stimulus check plan that cuts the number of people eligible for relief

President Joe Biden has pledged to act fast on stimulus, boosting market optimism Tom Brenner/Reuters Democrats are moving to propose a plan that would lower the income threshold for a third wave of stimulus checks. Individuals earning $50,000 or below would get a full check. Biden's administration has said it aims to get payments out the door by mid-March at the latest. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democrats are floating a new proposal that would restrict the nu...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Biden, Stimulus, Reuters, Jen Psaki, Tom Brenner, Coronavirus, Stimulus Check, Original Reporting


Democrats are moving to propose a new $1,400 stimulus check plan that cuts the number of eligible people

President Joe Biden has pledged to act fast on stimulus, boosting market optimism Tom Brenner/Reuters Democrats are moving to propose a plan that would lower the income threshold for a third wave of stimulus checks. Individuals earning $50,000 or below would get a full check. Biden's administration has said it aims to get payments out the door by mid-March at the latest. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democrats are floating a new proposal that would restrict the nu...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Biden, Stimulus, Reuters, Jen Psaki, Tom Brenner, Coronavirus, Stimulus Check, Original Reporting


Actions of Biden's brother already testing ethics claims

President Joe Biden said at the start of his administration that family conflicts of interest would not be tolerated in his White House, but not two weeks into his presidency, his brother's actions as a part of his employment at a law firm in Florida are raising questions about how he'll implement that pledge.
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Parler CEO John Matze says he's been fired by the company's Rebekah Mercer-controlled board

Parler CEO John Matze. Fox News Parler CEO John Matze said he was fired by the company's board, Fox Business reported Wednesday. The app was recently taken offline after Amazon, Google, and Apple booted it from their platforms. It came under scrutiny in the wake of the Capitol riot for allowing violent speech. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Parler CEO John Matze told employees the company's board of directors fired him last week, Fox Business reported on Wednesday....
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Republicans privately gave conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene a standing ovation in a caucus meeting, according to reports

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is seen with her face mask pulled down as she speaks with a colleague on the floor of the House on January 3, 2021 for the swearing in of the new Congress. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty A number of House Republicans gave Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a standing ovation during a Wednesday meeting. House Democrats will vote on Thursday to strip Greene, a conspiracy theorist, of her two committee assignments.  House Republicans gathered to discuss the fates of both Greene an...
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Frank Biden's actions already testing Joe Biden's ethics claims

President Joe Biden said at the start of his administration that family conflicts of interest would not be tolerated in his White House, but not two weeks into his presidency, his brother's actions as a part of his employment at a law firm in Florida are raising questions about how he'll implement that pledge.
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White House awaits GOP response to follow-up from Oval Office Covid relief meeting

The White House, in the wake of President Joe Biden's lengthy two-hour meeting with 10 Senate Republicans Monday night, sent two detailed memos to the group the next morning addressing specific concerns raised about school funding and direct payments.
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White House still waiting for GOP response to follow-up from Oval Office Covid-19 relief meeting

The White House, in the wake of President Joe Biden's lengthy two-hour meeting with 10 Senate Republicans Monday night, sent two detailed memos to the group the next morning addressing specific concerns raised about school funding and direct payments.
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a bar complaint against Sidney Powell, asking that she be stripped of her law license

Pro-Trump conspiracy theorist lawyer Sidney Powell and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Getty Images; REUTERS/Tom Brenner Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a bar complaint against Sidney Powell. She asked that the state bars in Texas and Michigan take away her law license. Powell unsuccessfully tried to throw out the state's votes cast in the 2020 presidential election. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a bar complaint against el...
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House Democrats voted to circumvent Republicans and start passing Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package on their own

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images House Democrats voted to advance a budget bill, which sets the stage for Biden's stimulus package to pass in a party-line vote. Biden met with Democrats earlier in the day and they doubled down on their intent to move swiftly. "There's agreement,...
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House Democrats voted to circumvent Republicans and pass Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package on their own

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images House Democrats voted to advance a budget bill, which sets the stage for Biden's stimulus package to pass in a party-line vote. Biden met with Democrats earlier in the day and they doubled down on their intent to move swiftly. "There's agreement,...
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LA will have 7,961 new housing units for homeless by 2024, officials say

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles officials told the City Council Wednesday that they’re making good progress on three homelessness initiatives: A Bridge Home, Proposition HHH and the COVID-19 Homelessness Roadmap. Ann Sewill, general manager of the Housing and Community Investment Department, briefed the council on the status of Proposition HHH, which was approved by voters in November 2016 and was designed to increase supportive housing production from 300 units a year to 1,000 every year for 10 years...
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The poorest 40% of Americans could receive benefits of over $3,000 under Biden's stimulus plan, new report finds

President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders on his first day in White House on January 21, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) The Penn Wharton Budget Model found that President Joe Biden's stimulus plan would provide over $3,000 in benefits to the poorest American households. The direct stimulus payments, expanding the child tax credit, and expanding the Early Income Tax Credit, would provide direct aid to 99% of the bottom households. Spending on the three pr...
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Joe, Jill Biden talk adjusting to the White House, loving 'messages on the mirror' in joint interview

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are as loving as newlyweds in a new interview, talking marriage and moving in to the White House.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Justice department could prosecute Capitol rioters under a federal law designed to take down organized crime

an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington in March 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP The DOJ is considering using an anti-organized crime law to prosecute Capitol rioters. Reuters reports that the DOJ could charge insurrectionists under RICO. The law was designed primarily to go after the mafia. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Federal prosecutors are considering whether to use a federal statute designed to take down mafia rings and organized crime ...
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Remember Steve Bannon? Manhattan’s Attorney General Definitely Does

Blood-filled wineskin and former White House political adviser Steve Bannon narrowly escaped possible federal prison time for his role in a scammy GoFundMe campaign to build a wall on the border with Mexico, courtesy of a last-minute pardon from ex-President Donald Trump. But that won’t help him in New York, where the…Read more...
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Psaki defends Biden's 'vast majority' are 'decent' comments about FBI agents

The White House doubled down on President Biden’s remarks Tuesday saying that a “vast majority” of law enforcement officers were...
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Pelosi released a press release denouncing Minority Leader 'Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA)'

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., right, sit together at an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of House passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced Kevin McCarthy as "McCarthy (Q-CA)" on Wednesday.  Democrats are seeking to tie the GOP to the dangerous QAnon conspiracy theory.  McCarthy, th...
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Three Howard University Yearbooks Featuring Kamala Harris Sell for $1,500

The 1984, 1985 and 1986 editions of the Howard University yearbook If you attended Howard University between 1984 and 1986, you might want to dig out your college yearbooks. AbeBooks recently sold a set of Bison yearbooks for 1984, 1985 and 1986 for $1,500 thanks to the inclusion of Kamala Harris, who graduated from Howard in 1986 with a degree in political science and economics. Kamala Harris, center, in her senior year photograph Harris – the United States’ first female vice pr...
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Kevin Faulconer is running for California governor against Gavin Newsom. Democrats should pay attention.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Kevin Faulconer has launched a campaign for governor against Gavin Newsom in California. Faulconer, a moderate Republican, was the mayor of San Diego from 2014 to 2020. Democrats dominate California politics, but Faulconer could attract crossover votes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For most of the past 15 years, California Republicans have been in a severe political drought.Once a state that produced US...
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