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Ex-Parler CEO said he didn't want the platform to work with Trump for fear the president would 'bully' employees into doing what he wanted

Parler CEO John Matze and President Donald Trump, who Matze has said considered making an account on the controversial social-media platform. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images John Matze, the former CEO of Parler, told Axios on HBO that he did not want to work with Trump. He said we was concerned Trump would "bully" employees into doing what he wanted. BuzzFeed reported Parler offered Trump a 40% stake in exchange for becoming his go-to social media. Visit the Business section of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, Politics, Trends, Social Media, Getty, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Organization, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Axios, Far-right


Biden describes closed schools and women leaving the workforce as 'a national emergency'

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) President Biden described school closures and women leaving the workforce as "a national emergency." "I think it's time for schools to reopen safely," he said during a CBS interview. Biden voiced concern about the mental health crisis that has been accelerated by the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pres...
Tags: Politics, Cdc, Cbs News, White House, Women, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Mental Health, Schools, Cbs, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Democrats are set to release a $3,000-per-child direct benefit plan for families

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., left, and other members conduct a news conference on December 10, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Democrats are set to unveil a plan to issue monthly payments to families with children. Families would get a maximum of $3,600 per child under 6 years old and $3,000 per child aged 6-17. GOP Sen. Mitt Romney released his own monthly cash benefit proposal last week. Visit the Business section of Insid...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Economics, Joe Biden, Democrats, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, The Washington Post, Irs, Trump, Calif, Internal Revenue Service


George P. Shultz, Ronald Reagan's longtime secretary of state, dies at age 100

Secretary of State George Shultz, center, walks with President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush upon his arrival at the White House on January 9, 1985, after two days of arms talks with the Soviet Union in Geneva. AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File Former US Secretary of State George P. Shultz has died at age 100. Shultz was the longest serving secretary of state since World War II. Condoleezza Rice praised Shultz as a "great American statesman" and a "true patriot." Visit the Busines...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Stanford, White House, China, New York City, Israel, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Cold War, Reagan, Iran


Government hits back at claims Brexit is stifling exports to EU

Whitehall rejects reports of 68% drop in goods exported and says freight flows at normal levels on some daysThe government has sought to defend its record over Brexit after freight industry leaders claimed exports to the EU had nosedived since the transition period ended on 31 December.When Boris Johnson announced on Christmas Eve that he had secured a last-minute Brexit deal he insisted there would be “no non-tariff barriers” to trade with the EU. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, International Trade, Eu, European Union, UK News, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Whitehall, Brexit, EU Continue, Trade Policy


White House says Biden doesn't have final word on refusing Trump intelligence briefings

President Biden will not be the final word on whether former President Donald Trump continues to receive intelligence briefings, the...
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Longtime Reagan Secretary of State George Shultz dies at 100

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a titan of American academia, business and diplomacy who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, has died. He was 100. Shultz died Saturday at his home on the campus of Stanford University, where he was a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution, a think tank, and professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Busine...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump will 'get his share of blame in history' for the Capitol riot

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that Trump will be remembered for the Capitol riot. "January the 6th was a very bad day for America, and he'll get his share of blame in history," Graham said. The Capitol riot on January 6 left at least five people, including one police officer, dead. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Lindsey ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, America, Trends, Joe Biden, House, House Of Representatives, Cbs, Graham, Republican Party, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen: Biden's stimulus bill could help US employment bounce back to normal by 2022

Without the bill, recovery could plod along until 2025. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said US employment could return to normal by 2022. She said a speedy economic recovery hinges on whether or not President Biden's relief bill passes.  Democrats and Biden have indicated they will pass the package with or without bipartisan support.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the US could see employment rebound to p...
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Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale is urging him to run for president again as an impeachment 'martyr'

Brad Parscale Saul Loeb/Getty Images Parscale said that Trump's second impeachment gave him "superpowers."  Parscale was speaking ahead of Trump's second Senate impeachment trial, which will begin on Tuesday. He was an architect of Trump's 2016 victory but was demoted during the 2020 campaign.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Brad Parscale, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, has urged the former president to run for the presidency again claiming that he could ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, Trends, Gop, House, News UK, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Tom Porter, Impeachment, Brad Parscale, Parscale, Brad Parscale Donald Trump, UK Weekend


What are the limits of free speech?

The free speech debate typically happens at either end of a spectrum — people believe they should be able to say whatever they want, or they believe that certain things (e.g. hate speech) should be censored. Who is right, and who gets to decide?While they acknowledge that speech is a powerful weapon that can cause infinite good and infinite harm, former ACLU president Nadine Strossen, sociologist Nicholas Christakis, author and skeptic Michael Shermer, and others agree that the principle should ...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Law, Democracy, Nazis, United States, Aclu, Innovation, Debate, Free Speech, Nicholas Christakis, Nadine Strossen, Strossen, Michael Shermer, Floyd Abrams


Missouri man seen in Capitol riot with broken Pelosi nameplate charged weeks after his niece's arrest

Getty William Merry Jr. has been charged for his role in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021. His niece, Emily Hernandez, was charged on January 15, 2021. Both Merry and Hernandez were spotted in a viral clip of them holding Pelosi's broken nameplate. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A Missouri man, the uncle of a 21-year-old woman who was hit with five charges for her role in the Capitol riots, is now also facing charges for his part in the deadly insurrect...
Tags: Politics, Nbc News, Trends, Ap, Fbi, Missouri, House, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Trump, Capitol, Pelosi, Hernandez, Capitol Building, Mike Memoli


What happened last week? Elon Musk moved markets, Jeff Bezos announced his departure, and the Obamas said they were making new content for Netflix.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. John Locher/AP and Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images What happened last week? Elon Musk moved markets with his tweets. Jeff Bezos announced he was stepping down as Amazon CEO.  Netflix and the Obamas announced new projects. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. What happened last week?  Elon Musk moved markets with his tweets  Tesla CEO Elon Musk. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images In the days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk told his 44.8 million...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, News, Obama, China, Ipo, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Netflix, Beijing, Michelle Obama, Crypto


British importers brace for 'disaster' as new Brexit customs checks loom

Exporters have been hit badly already but KPMG says the ‘biggest headaches’ have yet to come’ for importersBritish firms are warning of further Brexit red tape as the government prepares to introduce a long list of new controls on imports from the European Union in April and July. In the coming months further checks are due to be phased in at the UK border, controlling everything from the import of sausages and live mussels to horses and trees, as well as the locations these checks can take plac...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Food & drink industry, Economic policy, Economic recovery, Kpmg, Brexit


A unique African community who have practiced Judaism for a century despite persecution say they deserve the right to be recognized as Jews by Israel

Ugandan Jew Israel Siriri prays at the Stern Synagogue in Mbale, Uganda. Stephen Wandera/AP A Ugandan Jew, Yosef Kibita, has had his request to immigrate to Israel rejected. Israel's Supreme Court has said that his conversion did not occur in a "recognized" community. Uganda's chief rabbi wants the Abuyudaya community to be recognized and treated fairly. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.   A legal battle is underway in Israel to formally recognize a unique community o...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Africa, Israel, Immigration, International, Trends, Uganda, Judaism, News UK, Parliament, Jews, Judah, Interior Ministry, Amin, Christianity and Judaism


Antony Blinken's warnings about Iran are worrying - but not in the way he means

Antony Blinken, then deputy secretary of state, testifies on Capitol Hill, January 27, 2015. AP Photo/Susan Walsh President Job Biden suggested a fairly quick reversal could be possible if Iran returned to the original terms of the 2015 nuclear deal. But recent remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken raise questions about when the Biden administration will return to the pact — or even whether it will do so at all. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Iran could b...
Tags: Europe, Politics, New York, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, United States, Hassan Rouhani, Un, Capitol Hill


British Prime Minister Theresa May wanted to alert her husband after Trump held her hand 'by surprise' during a 2017 visit

Former British Prime Minister Theresa May and former President Donald Trump walk along The Colonnade of the West Wing at The White House on January 27, 2017. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images During a 2017 US visit, Trump and May were pictured holding hands outside The White House. The hand-holding took May 'by surprise,' her former chief of staff has revealed in a documentary. May tried to alert her husband before the pictures hit the media, The Guardian reported. Visit the Business sectio...
Tags: Politics, UK, Putin, White House, US, International, Trends, Bbc, Cnn, Britain, Theresa May, United Kingdom, News UK, Downing Street, Donald Trump, Trump


GOP rep says he'll 'fight' the $5,000 fine he got for evading House metal detectors

Andrew Clyde. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde said he'll "fight" a $5,000 fine he received for bypassing metal detectors. "I'm going to take it to court because this is unconstitutional," he said in a Fox News interview.  The metal detectors are part of a safety measure in response to the Capitol riot on January 6. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Newly elected Rep. Andrew Clyde said in a Fox News interview that he plans to "fight" the $5,000 fine ...
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UK importers brace for 'disaster' as new Brexit customs checks loom

Exporters badly hit already but KPMG says ‘biggest headaches’ have yet to come’ for importersBritish firms are warning of further Brexit red tape as the government prepares to introduce a long list of new controls on imports from the European Union in April and July. In the coming months further checks are due to be phased in at the UK border, controlling everything from the import of sausages and live mussels to horses and trees, as well as the locations these checks can take place. Continue re...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Food & drink industry, Economic policy, Economic recovery, Kpmg, Brexit


Trump's top lawyer asks to delay the impeachment trial if its not finished by the beginning of Sabbath

The US Capitol, as seen from the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Trump's top defense lawyer asked the Senate to suspend the impeachment trial during the Sabbath. In a letter to Senate leaders, David Schoen said he is a religious Jew who observes the Sabbath. The office for Senator Chuck Schumer said it "respects" the request and will "accommodate it."  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of Former President Trump's impeachme...
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Liz Cheney says Trump 'does not have a role as the leader' of the GOP going forward

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming). AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File Rep. Liz Cheney reaffirmed on Sunday her vote to impeach Trump. "The oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment," she said. Cheney said that "people have been lied to" by Trump's repeated echoing of debunked claims on voter fraud. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming on Sunday reaffirmed her decision to impeach former President Donald Trump and said s...
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Elton John: Brexit negotiators 'screwed up' deal for British musicians

Singer calls for return to negotiation as touring artists face red tape and new costs, with Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood adding fresh criticism of UK governmentElton John: I learned by touring Europe in the 60s. Young artists need the same chanceElton John has said that the UK’s Brexit negotiators “screwed up” a deal for British musicians and the broader music industry, and is calling for the government to re-enter negotiations.Writing in the Guardian, John said: “Either the Brexit negotiators di...
Tags: Europe, Music, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Radiohead, Culture, Pop and rock, Elton John, John, Brexit, Colin Greenwood


Biden, the first sitting president to publicly oppose the death penalty, is reportedly considering halting federal executions

President Joe Biden gestures as he leaves after an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 22, 2021. Alex Wong/Getty Biden has discussed the possibility of instructing the Department of Justice to stop scheduling new executions. Biden is the first sitting president to publicly oppose the death penalty. He can guarantee no federal executions by instructing the Justice Department never to schedule any. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
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'Unbelievable': Bernie Sanders slams Democrats who want to narrow income eligibility for stimulus payments

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Jim Watson/Pool via AP Bernie Sanders criticized Democrats who want to target the next round of stimulus checks. "In these difficult times, ALL working class people deserve the full $1,400," he tweeted. Last week, Democrats began the reconciliation process for Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Saturday criticized Democrats who are seeking to lower the income eligibi...
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Michael Flynn reportedly shot down an offer to be Donald Trump's chief of staff because of legal debts from the Russia investigation

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump reportedly wanted Michael Flynn to be his chief of staff in the final weeks of his term. Flynn was the short-tenured former national security advisor who pled guilty to misleading the FBI during the Russia investigation. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In the final days of his term, President Donald Trump considered making Michael Flynn his chief of staff, according to the New York Times. Flynn was the former national sec...
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Revealed: Queen lobbied for change in law to hide her private wealth

Monarch dispatched private solicitor to secure exemption from transparency lawThe Queen successfully lobbied the government to change a draft law in order to conceal her “embarrassing” private wealth from the public, according to documents discovered by the Guardian.A series of government memos unearthed in the National Archives reveal that Elizabeth Windsor’s private lawyer put pressure on ministers to alter proposed legislation to prevent her shareholdings from being disclosed to the public. C...
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Biden is bringing back the weekly YouTube presidential address. Step back in time and revisit the first addresses from Trump and Obama.

A still from "A Weekly Conversation: On the Line With Michele" from the White House. The White House via YouTube President Joe Biden on Saturday brought back the weekly presidential address.  In "A Weekly Conversation," Biden chatted on the phone with Michele, who lost her job last year. President Barack Obama gave weekly addresses, but President Donald Trump paused them.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, on Friday announced th...
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EU 'acting like absentee landlord' over Brexit in Northern Ireland

Expert’s criticism comes as thinktank warns of more friction if UK fails to manage relationship with BrusselsThe EU has behaved like an “absentee landlord” in relation to Northern Ireland, an expert on Brexit in the region has said, as a new report by the Institute for Government warned of more conflict across all issues “if the UK fails to manage the relationship” with Brussels.Under the Brexit trade deal more than 20 committees and bodies are supposed to be set up to cement a working post-Brex...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Thinktanks, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Brexit, Trade Policy, Institute For Government


EU and UK 'acting like absentee landlord' over Brexit in Northern Ireland

Expert’s criticism comes as thinktank warns of more friction if UK fails to manage relationship with BrusselsThe EU and UK have behaved like an “absentee landlord” in relation to Northern Ireland, an expert on Brexit in the region has said, as a new report by the Institute for Government warned of more conflict across all issues “if the UK fails to manage the relationship” with Brussels.Under the Brexit trade deal more than 20 committees and bodies are supposed to be set up to cement a working p...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Thinktanks, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Brexit, Trade Policy, Institute For Government


Trump's DC hotel is hiking prices for March 4 - the day QAnon followers think the former president will be sworn in

The north entrance of the Trump International in Washington, DC. Mark Tenally/AP QAnon followers believe that Trump will be sworn in on March 4, 2021. This belief is rooted in a conspiracy theory that all presidents post-1871 are illegitimate. Trump's DC hotel is the only one in the area to have hiked prices for March 4, Forbes reported. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. QAnon's most dedicated followers still believe that former President Donald Trump, who lost the 20...
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