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Kroger says it will pay workers $100 to get vaccinated against the coronavirus

Kroger logo is seen at one of their stores in Athens, Ohio. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Kroger says it will pay employees $100 to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Those who can't get vaccinated can take a course for the payment.  Retailers like Instacart and Dollar General have also incentivized employees to get vaccinated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Kroger announced that it would pay all associates $100 if they get vaccinated again...
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The White House says intelligence officials will be the ones to determine whether Trump can access briefings

US President Donald Trump looks down during an event on lowering prescription drug prices in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 20, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The White House says intelligence officials will decide if the former president can have briefings. President Joe Biden says he doesn't think it's a good idea. But Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden trusts his intelligence team to decide. Visit the Business section of Insider for mo...
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Trump's attempts to overturn the election have cost taxpayers more than $519 million so far, Washington Post finds

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Trump spent the weeks following the election alleging mass election fraud. His attempts to overturn the results have reportedly cost taxpayers more than $519 million so far.  More than $488 million was for Capitol security while another $30 million was in state costs. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump's atte...
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Gab's CEO says Trump doesn't use the platform, after reports wrongly suggest he returned to social media

President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Gab CEO Andrew Torba said Saturday that former President Donald Trump doesn't use the platform. A number of media outlets, including Insider, incorrectly reported Trump had joined Gab. Since being banned from social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, Trump has been quiet online. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that Do...
Tags: Google, Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Social Media, Tech, United States, News UK, Donald Trump, Pittsburgh, Trump, David Schoen, US Capitol, Andrew Torba, Tech Insider, Torba


So how do we stop this? POLITICAL ACTION.

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Liz Cheney has been formally censured by the Wyoming GOP for voting to impeach Trump

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference with other House Republican leadership in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The Wyoming GOP voted Saturday to censure Rep. Liz Cheney. Cheney, and 9 other House Republicans, voted on January 13 to impeach President Donald Trump. "My vote to impeach was compelled by the oath I swore to the Constitution," Cheney said Saturday. Visit the Business section of In...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Trends, Gop, Wyoming, House, Donald Trump, Cheney, South Carolina, Censure, Trump, Capitol, Tom Rice, House Republican, Carbon County


Trump's ex-communications director has advice ahead of his impeachment trial

Alyssa Farah, former White House communications director under Donald Trump, comments on the former President's upcoming impeachment trial, saying she would advise Trump to focus on constitutional issues.
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Trump's ex-communications director has advice ahead of trial

Alyssa Farah, former White House communications director under Donald Trump, comments on the former President's upcoming impeachment trial, saying she would advise Trump to focus on constitutional issues.
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Biden Wants to Nix Intelligence Briefings for Trump: “He Might Slip and Say Something”

The White House clarified the president's words don't amount to an official change in policy and it will still be up to intelligence...
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Netflix announces projects from Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions. Here's what's in development.

Michelle and Barack Obama. The Washington Post/Getty Images Netflix has announced six new projects from Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions. The six projects include films and series of varying topics and genres. The new titles will be released on the streaming platform over the next few years. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Higher Ground Productions, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama's production company, has anno...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Barack Obama, Trends, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Michael Lewis, Mount Everest, Barack, Michelle, David Roberts, Tenzing, Edmund Hillary, Tech Insider, Adam Conover, Andrea Beaty


Despite Funny Name Ideas, US Space Force Has a Serious Mission

Friday the U.S. military released 400 other names it considered for Space Force's soliders (before settling on the word "guardians.") Politico writes that the names were "crowdsourced" from the U.S. military's space workforce, and "Troops clearly had fun with their submissions, which included Space Cadet, Spacies, Anti-Gravity Gang, Homo Spaciens and Spacefolk." But the Space Force had more science fiction-inspired names it could have picked. Fleet Officer, Stormtrooper and Trekkies were both...
Tags: Congress, White House, Russia, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Nasa, Earth, Biden, Brookings Institution, UPI, Trump, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Skywalker, Jen Psaki, Psaki


Biden gives California woman a pep talk in his weekly address

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — President Joe Biden gave a pep talk to a California woman who was laid off because of the coronavirus pandemic, during a conversation the White House said is part of an effort to help him engage more consistently with regular Americans. The White House on Saturday released a two-and-a-half-minute video of Biden’s long-distance telephone conversation with Michele Voelkert, identifying her only as Michele. After losing her job at a startu...
Tags: Politics, News, California, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Economy, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Biden, Darlene Superville, Wilmington Delaware, Oval Office, Sacramento Bee, Franklin D Roosevelt


Days After Blocking Facebook, Myanmar’s Military Government Has Now Blocked Instagram and Twitter

Myanmar’s new military-led government has blocked Instagram and Twitter in the country in an attempt to squash citizen resistance to the coup it staged earlier this week that ousted the country’s democratically elected government.Read more...
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Fury at Gove as exports to EU slashed by 68% since Brexit

Hauliers say Cabinet Office minister ignored warnings, amid fears that worse is to come with introduction of import checks in JulyThe volume of exports going through British ports to the EU fell by a staggering 68% last month compared with January last year, mostly as a result of problems caused by Brexit, the Observer can reveal.The dramatic drop in the volume of traffic carried on ferries and through the Channel tunnel has been reported to Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove by the Road Haula...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Michael Gove, Brexit, Gove, Cabinet Office, RHA, Trade Policy, Richard Burnett, Road Haulage Association


Virginia has moved closer to abolishing the death penalty in a watershed moment for the Southern state

The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. Zach Gibson/Getty Images Virginia is on the cusp of abolishing the death penalty. The state legislature advanced similar bills that would end the practice. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to sign a final bill into law. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. With a key legislative vote on Friday, Virginia is on the cusp of abolishing the death penalty, a watershed moment for a state that long embraced the practice as an anti...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Georgia, House, Death Penalty, Capital punishment, Biden, University Of Virginia, South, Trump, House of Delegates, Richmond Times Dispatch


A group of Black Republicans are pressing the National Museum of African American History to properly 'honor' Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File A group of Black Republicans wants a Smithsonian museum to better reflect the legacy of Clarence Thomas. The push was led by freshman GOP Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida. "Black History transcends political correctness and partisanship," Donalds wrote. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A group of Black Republicans, led by freshman GOP Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida, have asked the Nationa...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Supreme Court, Trends, Democrats, Gop, Smithsonian, Fox News, Biden, Donalds, Black, US supreme court, Trump, Thomas, Anita Hill


Psaki: 'I'm not gonna be a pushover' in White House press briefings - Business Insider

Psaki told The Daily Beast her goal in her job and regular briefings with the media included a "return to accuracy and transparency from...
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki says she won't be 'a pushover' when dealing with the media

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on January 25, 2021. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images White House press secretary Jen Psaki has sought to lower the temperature in the briefing room. Psaki knows that the job comes with tough questioning and strives for fact-based answers. "People should know that I'm not gonna be a pushover up there," she told The Daily Beast.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. While the re...
Tags: Politics, Media, Washington, White House, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Kumar, JIM WATSON, White House Press, Jen Psaki, Associated Press White House


Rep. Jeffries slams newly elected Rep. Owens for voting to overturn the 2020 election results

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York questions US Attorney General William Barr during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on July 28, 2020. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Hakeem Jeffries slammed newly elected Rep. Burgess Owens for urging Democrats to practice patriotism. Owens urged Democrats on Friday to recite the pledge to begin the House Judiciary Committee session.  Jeffries said Owens couldn't lecture about patriotism because he had voted to overturn the 2020 election resu...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, New York, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Hakeem Jeffries


Steve Bannon believes the Democrats have a 'compelling' case for convicting Trump

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Reuters Former President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial is set to begin on February 8. Steve Bannon has described the Democrat's case as 'emotional' and 'compelling.' The former chief strategist told Politico that Democrats will try to 'smear' the former president. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Steve Bannon, the former President Donald Trump's chief strategist, believes that the upcoming Senate trial could...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Mexico, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Democrats, House, News UK, US Senate, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


White House revives weekly address to push Biden agenda

The White House has launched a weekly address from President Biden, reviving a presidential tradition that was paused under former...
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White House reinstates regular presidential addresses to the nation in the style of FDR's fireside chats

The White House is bringing back weekly addresses from the President directly to the American people, continuing in the tradition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's fireside chats.
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Hillary Clinton says conspiracies about her spread by QAnon followers are 'rooted in ancient scapegoating of women'

In an interview published Friday, Hillary Clinton (R) sounded off about QAnon and those who spread such theories, including Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (L). SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images, Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images In an interview with The New York Times, Hillary Clinton addressed conspiracy theories about her. She addressed the role of Marjorie Taylor Greene and social media in the spreading of false theories. "We are facing a mass addiction with the effective purveying of ...
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Super Bowl parties could turn into 'mini superspreader events,' said health officials, who have warned fans not to gather indoors

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Top federal health officials discussed efforts for safely getting back to work and school during the coronavirus pandemic. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Health officials warned Super Bowl fans that watch parties could spread COVID-19.  Speaking to ABC News, Dr. Anthony Fauci asked fans to ...
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Super Bowl parties could turn into 'mini superspreader events,' saiid health officials, who have warned fans not to gather indoors

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Top federal health officials discussed efforts for safely getting back to work and school during the coronavirus pandemic. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Health officials warned Super Bowl fans that watch parties could spread COVID-19.  Speaking to ABC News, Dr. Anthony Fauci asked fans to ...
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Republican lawmakers say Pelosi skirted by House metal detectors installed after the Capitol riot and should be fined

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seen during a press conference on January 21, 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images GOP lawmakers are saying Nancy Pelosi should face fines for allegedly skirting new screening rules. Pelosi avoided the metal detectors outside the House chamber, GOP lawmakers said Friday. Republican reps who've refused to walk through metal detectors have received $5,000 fines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican lawmakers on Friday requested that H...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Donald Trump, Louie Gohmert, Capitol Police, Capitol, Southern Poverty Law Center


'People in the Black community don't trust you anymore': 'The View' co-host Sunny Hostin confronted Van Jones about working with Trump

"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin interviewing CNN political commentator Van Jones. Screenshot/ABC CNN commentator Van Jones appeared on "The View" on Friday to discuss his new documentary. Co-host Sunny Hostin told Jones that many in the Black community "don't trust" him anymore. Jones disagreed and said his focus in working with Trump was on legislative progress. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. CNN political commentator Van Jones on Friday made an appearance on ABC'...
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Gyms could receive up to $30 billion in pandemic relief with a new bipartisan House bill

Terry Sullivan, general manager of Fondren Fitness, a Jackson, Miss., fitness center, sanitizes a glutes workout machine, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo Two US House of Representative members have introduced the Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMS) Act. The act could provide up to $30 billion in relief for gyms and fitness facilities. Many facilities have closed during COVID-19 while at-home fitness companies have thrived. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: Politics, Fitness, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, House Of Representatives, Gyms, Gym, Illinois, Small Business Administration, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick, Quigley, Mike Quigley, Peloton


Why Space Force is no laughing matter

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki drew criticism for appearing to mock Space Force during a recent briefing. But it is crucial for America's global future, says a former Commander of the Air Force Space Command.
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Former GOP senator dismissed the party as 'a grotesque caricature' of its former self

Former Republican Sen. John Danforth of Missouri. AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File Former Sen. John Danforth said that today's GOP is "a grotesque caricature" of its former self. Danforth expressed that the party is "in decline" in uncompetitive in swaths of the country. He also said that Trump should be convicted in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In a recent PBS interview, former GOP Sen. John Danforth of Missouri said that today...
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