Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned critics who accused her of lying about her experience during the Capitol siege

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) leaves the U.S. Capitol after passage of the stimulus bill known as the CARES Act on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. The stimulus bill is intended to combat the economic effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Win McNamee/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denounced critics who accused her of lying in her account of the Capitol siege. She called on her other colleagues to share their experiences during the deadly insurrection Thursday. Oca...
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2 recent GOP votes show the party is more invested in censuring members who break with party line than addressing extremism and violence within its own ranks

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Eleven House Republicans voted to effectively punish Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for endorsing political violence. Six times as many voted to strip Rep. Liz Cheney's leadership position for supporting Trump's impeachment. With both lawmakers facing scrutiny, the votes highlight an ongoing division within the party. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was stripped of her committee assignments ...
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An LA councilman wants to sue the nation's 2nd-largest school district to reopen for in-person instruction

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino delivers the annual State of the District address in San Pedro on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images An LA councilman wants to sue the school district to reopen, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The Los Angeles Unified School District, the 2nd largest in the country has been closed since March. There have several other calls to reopen schools for in-person learning.  Visit the Business s...
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A $15 federal minimum wage could be on the horizon but economists are mixed on how it may pass and its impact

Demonstrators protest the Federal Reserve Bank about $15 minimum wage in New York City, on July 20, 2020 Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Democrats are making a big push to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. They want to pass the measure without Republican support, through budget reconciliation. Economists are mixed about the raise's potential impact on the economy, especially during the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. More than a ...
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Johnson & Johnson appeals for approval of one-shot vaccine

By Lauran Neergaard | Associated Press Johnson & Johnson asked U.S. regulators Thursday to clear the world’s first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, an easier-to-use option that could boost scarce supplies. J&J’s vaccine was safe and offered strong protection against moderate to severe COVID-19, according to preliminary results from a massive international study. It didn’t appear quite as strong as two-dose competitors made by Pfizer and Moderna — a finding that may be more perception than reality...
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Dominion's lawyers demand Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler preserve posts by Trump and other far-right figures, ahead of threatened defamation lawsuits

Twitter/@atrupar Dominion asked Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler to keep posts ahead of threatened lawsuits. It asked them to keep posts from Trump, far-right news outlets, and pundits in letters Thursday. Dominion sued Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for defamation. The letters said "more will follow." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems sent letters Thursday to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler, asking them to preserve p...
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Biden calls for accepting as many as 125,000 refugees per year - more than 8 times the number accepted under Trump

US President Joe Biden speaks about foreign policy at the State Department in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden said the US should accept as many as 125,000 refugees per year. Under his predecessor, admissions were capped at just 15,000. In 1980, the US accepted more than 200,000 refugees. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Declaring his intent to restore the United States' "moral leadership," President Joe Biden an...
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Chief of staff: White House hopes to revive Trump plan to mail masks to Americans

The Biden administration is hoping to resurrect a proposal from the Trump administration to mail face masks to every American in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19, White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Thursday.
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Electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic sues Fox News, Rudy Giuliani for $2.7 billion over election-rigging claims

The electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic on Thursday sued Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, and Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani. The lawsuit claims both the right-wing TV network and the famously frenetic lawyer falsely accused Smartmatic of rigging the 2020 U.S. presidential election in favor of Joe Biden. — Read the rest
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'Q Shaman' Capitol attacker Jacob Chansley moved to Alexandria, VA jail, federal judge orders authorities to give him organic food while in custody

That jerk who wore horns and a bare chest in the US Capitol attack on January 6 has been moved to a Virginia jail, after a federal judge ordered authorities to provide him with organic food while he's in custody. The judge said jail officials in nearby Alexandria could accommodate the special diet, reports AP: Jacob Chansley was transferred to the Alexandria Detention Center after his attorney argued that his client had gone nine days without eating because organic food wasn't served at th...
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11 Republicans voted with Democrats to strip far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sits in the House Chamber after they reconvened for arguments over the objection of certifying Arizona's Electoral College votes in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File The House voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments in a 230-199 vote. Eleven Republicans broke with the caucus to vote in favor of the resolution. Greene...
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House votes to strip far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments Thursday. She will effectively lose her seats on the House Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee. Greene has faced criticism since reports detailed her public endorsement of political violence. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted in favor of a resolution to strip freshm...
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Biden Administration Inches Closer To Student Debt Relief

The White House is reviewing what the president can do unilaterally as progressives step up their lobbying.
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The Biden Administration Inches Closer To Student Debt Relief

The White House is “reviewing” what the president can do unilaterally as progressives step up their lobbying.
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House votes 230-199 to kick Rep. Greene off committees

By Alan Fram and Brian Slodysko | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has clamped her party into, nearly all Republicans voted against the Democratic move but none defended her lengthy history of outrageous social media posts. Yet in a r...
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Biden Team Pitches US on Big Virus Aid as Senate Starts Work

Senators launched an all-night vote session laying groundwork on President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief package, as the White House is increasingly focused on selling the plan directly to voters.
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National Guard protection at the US Capitol cost taxpayers nearly $500 million

National Guard troops in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images It cost nearly $500 million to deploy about 26,000 National Guard troops to secure the US Capitol. That cost includes transporting troops to Washington, DC, and their salaries and benefits. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The cost of deploying about 26,000 National Guard troops to secure the US Capitol in the wake of the deadly January 6 riot is nearly $500 million, US military officials said Thur...
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Schumer, White House at odds over how to cancel student loan debt

Schumer is ramping up pressure on President Joe Biden to cancel $50,000 of student loan debt per borrower “with the flick of a pen”...
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Voting Machine Company Smartmatic Hits Trump Cronies, Fox News With $2.7 Billion Dollar Lawsuit

Since the 2020 election was called for Joe Biden as the winner, Donald Trump and his team of lawyers, sycophants, and media representatives have engaged in a broad disinformation campaign to obscure the truth. A string of lawsuits from the voting machine manufacturer Dominion began in January, and the legal effort has…Read more...
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Newsmax Anchor Loses Final Shred of Self-Respect, Apologizes to the MyPillow Guy

Perhaps the only thing more embarrassing than being the Newsmax guy interviewing the MyPillow CEO on election fraud is being the Newsmax guy forced to apologize to the MyPillow CEO about election fraud.Read more...
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A bipartisan group of senators is pushing to exclude higher-income families from receiving a $1,400 stimulus check

Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A bipartisan group of senators introduced an amendment to exclude high-income families from receiving $1,400 stimulus checks. The amendment does not provide a threshold for the stimulus check exclusions. Republicans and some Democrats have expressed support for scaling back income thresholds on stimulus payments. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A bipartisan group of 16 senators on Thursday co-sponsored a budg...
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'She doesn't answer to you': Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's staffer scolds reporters ahead of her vote to be stripped from committees

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene walks back to her office after speaking on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill on February 4, 2021. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ignored reporters on Thursday. "She doesn't answer to you," one aide said. "She answers to the people of the 14th District." "We report to the people of America," a reporter responded. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday ignored questi...
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Republicans say Marjorie Taylor Greene has 'denounced' QAnon, but she defended the conspiracy theory a month after being elected

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, holds up a "Stop the Steal" mask while speaking with fellow first-term Republican members of Congress on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2021. SAUL LOEB/Getty Images House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had privately "denounced" QAnon.  Greene falsely said on Thursday that she never discussed QAnon while running for Congress or since being elected.  On Dec. 4, Greene tweeted a Gab post...
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10 GOP senators respond to White House but underscore deep divide on Covid bill

The 10 Senate Republicans who met with President Joe Biden this week on his coronavirus relief package sent a detailed letter to the White House laying out a series of concerns about the proposal, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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10 GOP senators respond to White House but underscore deep divide on Covid-19 relief package

The 10 Senate Republicans who met with President Joe Biden this week on his coronavirus relief package sent a detailed letter to the White House laying out a series of concerns about the proposal, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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In State Dept. speech, Biden declares ‘America is back’

By Nicole Gaouette, Jennifer Hansler and Kylie Atwood | CNN President Joe Biden announced ‘America is back’ and declared ‘diplomacy is back at the center’ of US foreign policy as he announced the US will end all support for offensive operations in Yemen and will appoint an envoy to focus on the long-standing conflict, one of several changes he announced in his first major foreign policy speech since taking office. Biden’s announcement at the State Department was just one of the significant chang...
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As Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO, feast on his giant RE portfolio

From LA to Seattle and even West Horn, Texas, Bezos owns property all across the country. As he prepares to step down as Amazon's CEO, Inman takes a glimpse at his portfolio.
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EU's article 16 blunder has focused minds on Northern Ireland

Impact of Brexit protocol on politically unstable region could now get scrutiny it has long deservedThe EU’s aborted attempt to trigger article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol could be a blessing in disguise for Northern Ireland.Its decision to pull the emergency cord on an agreement that had introduced regulatory checks on some products travelling between Britain and Northern Ireland without notifiying Dublin or London was quickly reversed. Continue reading...
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Trump surrenders SAG-AFTRA membership, saying, ‘Who cares!”

LOS ANGELES — Former President Donald Trump resigned his membership Thursday in the SAG-AFTRA actors union, which was moving to possibly expel him over allegations of endangering the lives of broadcast journalists and inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a terse letter peppered with condescension, Trump responded to the union’s pending disciplinary action by writing, “Who cares!” He called the action a “blatant attempt at free media attention to distract from your dismal record as a...
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