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Biden leaves Republicans behind on $1.9tn relief bill

The White House brushes off an ex-Biden adviser's warning the package could destabilise the economy.
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Black History Month billboards salute African Americans and their seminal achievements

She stares down from a digital billboard looming over the freeway, a youthful woman wearing a white nurse’s cap from the 1880s. Who is she? Huge white letters on the black background answer that, telling curious zooming motorists or slower moving pedestrians on a nearby overpass that her name was Mary Eliza Mahoney. And, beneath that, the message explains why Mahoney is being featured on this digital sign along the 57 Freeway in Placentia, one of dozens like it along roads in Southern California...
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A woman charged in the Capitol riot can take a trip to Mexico after a federal judge rules in her favor

A photo shared by the FBI, which it says shows Jenny Cudd in the Capitol during the January 6 riot. Screenshot via DOJ. A federal judge granted Jenny Cudd's request to leave the country for a retreat in Mexico. Cudd was charged last month for her participation in the Capitol insurrection on January 6. Following the attack, Cudd told a local news outlet that she would "do it again." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Jenny Cudd, who was charged with participating in the...
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Biden on Trump: 'No need for him to have the intelligence briefings'

President Joe Biden, on whether Donald Trump should continue to receive intelligence briefings, speaking to CBS News: I just think that there is no need for him to have the intelligence briefings. What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? … He might slip and say something." — Read the rest
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Biden says the $15 minimum wage hike likely won't be part of the COVID-19 relief package

President Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/AP President Joe Biden says a $15 minimum wage hike is not likely to be in the COVID-19 relief bill. Biden said he would be open to negotiating an incremental wage increase separately. "Look, no one should work 40 hours a week and live below the poverty wage," Biden said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden said he does not believe a measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 will ultimately be included in the COVID-19 ...
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Biden pushes $1.9tn bill without Republican support

The White House brushes off an ex-Biden adviser's warning the package could destabilise the economy.
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Biden leaves Republicans behind to fast track $1.9tn bill

The White House brushes off an ex-Biden adviser's warning the package could destabilise the economy.
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White House says it is working to speed early production of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

The Biden administration is exploring every option for increasing manufacturing of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, which is under...
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LA city budget gap widens to more than $750 million, despite recent labor concessions

Los Angeles city officials said Friday, Feb. 5, that the shortfall in this year’s budget has widened to $750 million, with the future of the economy remaining uncertain amid the enduring COVID-19 pandemic. A report from City Administrative Officer Richard Llewellyn on Friday reinforced the ongoing budget struggles brought on by revenues projected to come in $600 million less that what had been anticipated at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the projection no longer contains recommendation...
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Republican congressmen Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde fined $5,000 each for refusing to go through a new metal detector in the Capitol

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is searched by U.S. Capitol Police after setting off the metal detector outside the doors to the House of Representatives Chamber on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde have been issued $5,000 fines for refusing to pass through metal detectors outside the House chamber.  The metal detectors were installed following the deadly Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.  Some Republican members have pushed b...
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Mill Valley investor pleads guilty in college admission scam

By Nate Raymond | Reuters A Mill Valley investor who founded a social justice fund for rock group U2’s frontman Bono has agreed to plead guilty to paying $50,000 to rig his son’s college entrance exam results and participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme. Bill McGlashan, the former managing partner of TPG Growth and co-founder of The Rise Fund, agreed to a three-month prison sentence and $250,000 fine in exchange for admitting to a wire fraud charge, federal prosecutors in Bos...
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Biden suggests ‘no need’ for Trump to get intel briefs

By Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday that Donald Trump should not be allowed to receive classified intelligence briefings, a courtesy that historically has been granted to outgoing presidents. Asked in an interview with CBS News what he feared if Trump continued to receive the briefings, Biden said he did not want to “speculate out loud” but made clear he did not want Trump to continue getting them. “I just think that there is no need f...
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'Lou Dobbs Tonight' canceled by Fox News

Lou Dobbs introducing "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on Fox Business, January 4 2020 Fox Business "Lou Dobbs Tonight" has been canceled by Fox News. The host will no longer have a role with the network, according to the Los Angeles Times. The show's cancellation also comes in the wake of Smartmatic filing a $2.7 billion defamation suit against Fox News. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Fox News Media canceled "Lou Dobbs Tonight," which aired on Fox Business Network, and is movi...
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Biden doesn’t think $15 minimum wage will ‘survive’ bill process

By Kate Sullivan | CNN President Joe Biden conceded that he does not believe he will be able to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour through his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief proposal due to the Senate’s rules. “I put it in, but I don’t think it’s going to survive,” Biden told “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” in excerpts of an interview that aired Friday. The interview with CBS is his first for network television since taking office and the full interview will air on Sunday. The Presiden...
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‘Bag Man’: Ben Stiller Producing Movie Adaptation of Rachel Maddow Podcast About Spiro Agnew Scandal

Podcasts are increasingly becoming source material for films and TV shows, and the latest is Bag Man, which is now being developed as a movie by Ben Stiller and Focus Features. The Bag Man podcast comes from Rachel Maddow and MSNBC and focuses on the “true story of one of the most brazen political bribery scandals in American history.” Stiller will produce the movie adaptation and co-write the script. Richard Nixon’s Vice President, Spiro Agnew, wasn’t involved with Watergate – but he did ha...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Movies, Maryland, White House, United States, Adaptation, Ben-Stiller, Msnbc, True Story, Trump, Nixon, Stiller, Richard Nixon, Agnew, Maddow, Spiro Agnew


Americans will soon have access to 9 at-home COVID-19 tests. Here's how to get them and use them.

Ellume and Abbott Laboratories expect to deliver millions of at-home COVID-19 tests in 2021. Ellume, Jeffrey Rosenthal, Andrea Michelson Six companies are joining the effort to make home COVID-19 testing widely available. The White House plans to boost production of 60 million home tests by summer 2021. Lucira Health, Ellume, and Abbott Laboratories have already been authorized to produce at-home tests. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The White House COVID-19 Response T...
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Which of the Rejected Names for Space Force Members Should've Made the Cut?

The Biden administration is doing what it can to rapidly reverse the policies of Donald Trump and contain the coronavirus pandemic. That’s left little room for the White House to think about the future of Space Force—one of Trump’s favorite bragging points. But we have fresh intel on the creation of the military…Read more...
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Barack & Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Unveils New Slate of Netflix Projects

Barack & Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground unveils new slate of Netflix projects After signing a first-look deal with the streamer in 2018 and partnering for three acclaimed projects since, Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions has unveiled a slate of six new projects in development at Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Passing: Netflix Nabs Global Rights to Rebecca Hall’s Directorial Debut if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB ...
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Former Trump official falsely claims 'there is no evidence of extremism' in the military

Then-Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commanding general, Multi-National Corps Iraq, in Iraq. Austin became defense secretary in January. Defense Department A right-wing commentator claimed "there is no evidence of extremism" in the US military. The US military has come under intense scrutiny following veterans' participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A commentator on a right-wing media network claimed that "there is no evidence of ext...
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NFL tells White House it's ready to make every stadium a vaccination site

Every NFL team will make its stadium available as a mass vaccination site, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to President Joe Biden dated Thursday.
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Ben Stiller To Helm Film Adaptation of Maddow’s Bag Man

Ben Stiller To Helm Film Adaptation of Maddow’s Bag Man While already keeping his dance card full of small-screen projects, Ben Stiller (Escape at Dannemora) has eyed another new project to step into the director’s chair on the big screen with a feature adaptation of Rachel Maddow’s podcast Bag Man, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Ben Stiller to Helm London, Oscar Isaac to Star if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gpt...
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The House approves a key budget bill as Pelosi says Democrats will pass the Biden stimulus package by end of February

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The House moved closer on Friday to approving Biden's stimulus package without GOP support. They approved a budget measure that will allow committees to start drafting legislation. Democrats say they want to enact the package by the end of February. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The House of Representatives voted on mostly party lines Friday to approve a budget proposal that continues setting the stage for Democrats to approve Presid...
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Microsoft PAC blacklists election objectors and shifts lobbying weight towards progressive organizations

After “pausing” political giving to any politician who voted to overturn the 2020 election, Microsoft has clarified changes to its lobbying policy, doubling down on its original intention and changing gears with an eye towards funding impactful organizations. Microsoft, along with most other major companies in the tech sector and plenty others, announced a halt to political donations in the chaotic wake of the capitol riots and subsequent partisan clashes over the legitimacy of the election. At ...
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CNN reports from outside Yankee Stadium, NYC's newest mass vaccination site

• Biden administration to use Defense Production Act for Pfizer supplies, at-home tests and masks • White House wants to use the Super Bowl to advance message on Covid and vaccines
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Mardi Gras 2021 in New Orleans: Closed bars, no to-go drinks

By Tim Burnside and Marnie Hunter | CNN In a citywide crackdown, New Orleans announced on Friday that it will be ordering the closure of all indoor and outdoor bars and banning to-go drinks starting next Friday through Mardi Gras day on February 16. During a news conference, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called the large crowds seen on Bourbon Street last weekend “unacceptable.” Cantrell referred to the crowds as superspreader events, calling them dangerous and a risk to lives and the progre...
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Democrats File the First of Many Anti-Rights Bills Aimed at Gun Owners

The Biden-Harris ticket could spell the end of the Second Amendment if elected. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- Democrat politicians said they wanted to disarm us. The Democrats didn’t wait long. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden would love to see action on gun control. The President promised to act on day one on this issue. This is an issue he is personally committed to. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee filed two gun control bills, House resolutions 125 and 127. ...
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White House to reinstate regular presidential addresses to the nation in the style of FDR's fireside chats

The White House plans to bring back presidential addresses directly to the American people this weekend, continuing in the tradition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's fireside chats.
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A lawyer who filed Sidney Powell's Michigan election lawsuit says he shouldn't be disbarred and was just 'holding the fort' for her

Sidney Powell, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020 Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Attorney Greg Rohl was instrumental in helping Sidney Powell file her Michigan election lawsuit. Michigan's governor and other elected officials are attempting to disbar Rohl as a result. Rohl said despite filing the case, he did n...
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Biden says it's an 'easy choice' to push Republicans aside if it means getting his $1.9 trillion stimulus package approved faster

Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Biden strongly indicated that he is prepared to pass his $1.9 trillion stimulus package with only Democratic votes. "They're just not willing to go as far as I think we have to go," Biden said of talks with Republicans. He suggested negotiations risked delaying the passage of urgently needed federal aid. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden gave one of the strongest indications yet on Friday that he is prepared...
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Microsoft will pause political giving through 2022 to lawmakers who voted against certifying the presidential election

Microsoft also changed the name of its PAC to the Microsoft Corporation Stakeholders Voluntary PAC. Cindy Ord/Getty Images Microsoft contributions to Congress members denying election results will be paused through 2022.  Microsoft will also change its political action committee name to show it's voluntary for employees. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Microsoft will suspend contributions from its PAC through the 2022 election cycle to federal legislators who denied...
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