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Trump was 'loving watching the Capitol mob,' former White House official tells CNN

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Donald Trump enjoyed watching his supporters ransack the US Capitol, former aides told CNN. He was "loving watching the Capitol mob," a former senior White House official said. Last month the House impeached Trump for inciting an insurrection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Then-President Donald Trump enjoyed watc...
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Republican lawmaker says Trump needs to be convicted in order to 'save America'

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS Rep. Adam Kinzinger is one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump. In an opinion column, he writes that Republicans need to "learn the lessons of the recent past." "Convicting Donald Trump is necessary to save America from going further down a sad, dangerous road." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, one of the 10 Republican lawmakers who crossed party ...
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10 Greenest U.S. Presidents

From the GardenRant Archives Originally published 1/21/09, the day after Obama’s first inauguration. Teddy Roosevelt, the winner! Whatever may happen over the next months and years, this has surely been a memorable past few days, and I have been as caught up in them as anyone. It makes me think of the types of policies I would hope for, particularly in terms of the natural world—how we live in it, use it, and change it. But it will take me a while to formulate those hopes and speculations. I...
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Georgia opened an inquiry into Trump's January phone call pressuring the state's top election official to 'find 11,780 votes' to help him win

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of Georgia outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on April 6. Associated Press Georgia is investigating a call Donald Trump made as his presidency wound down. On the call, Trump asked Georgia's secretary of state to "find votes" to help him win. David Worley, a Democratic state election official, said the inquiry could preface criminal charges. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperge...
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Georgia opened an inquiry into Trump's January phone call pressuring election officials to 'find 11,780 votes' to help him win the state

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a presser at Liberty Plaza, across the street from the Georgia State Capitol building, in downtown Atlanta, Monday, April 6, 2020. Raffensperger announced the creation of an "absentee ballot task force" that will investigate reports of fraud as Georgia expands mail-in voting for the May 19 primary election. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) Associated Press Georgia's Secretary of State is opening an investigatio...
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White House Says It Aims to Strengthen Ties With Brazil, but Will Speak Out on Concerns

By Andrea ShalalWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration is closely following developments in Brazil with regard to human rights and the...
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MAGA is already over Trump’s impeachment trial

With Trump out of the White House and stripped of his Twitter megaphone to air his grievances and rally his supporters, his MAGA...
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Sen. Raphael Warnock indicates support for keeping stimulus check income thresholds in the Biden relief package

Rev. Raphael Warnock Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Warnock told Insider on Capitol Hill he favored maintaining the existing check thresholds in the Biden plan. "I think people making $75,000 in Georgia are struggling in many instances," he said. The comments add to the growing criticism among Democrats who are resisting scaling back the income parameters of $1,400 stimulus checks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia indicated during an...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Capitol Hill, Biden, Vermont, Stimulus, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Warnock


Big Bear bald eagles try again after losing first three eggs of 2021

Big Bear-area bald eagle couple Jackie and Shadow just don’t take “no” for an answer. The pair lost all three eggs laid in January, but on Monday afternoon, Feb. 8, Jackie laid her fourth egg live on the Friends of Big Bear Valley streaming nest cam. Related links After 3 eggs lost, Big Bear bald eagles could try again Adult bald eagle spotted near Ontario airport, a treat for bird watchers Big Bear bald eagle nest cam ‘making people feel better’ during pandemic New chapter for Big Bear zo...
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Higher Ground Productions Announces Next Wave of Obama-Produced Movies and Shows on Netflix

Higher Ground Productions, the production company formed by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, has announced a new line-up of film and TV productions as part of their partnership with Netflix. While the first wave included primarily documentaries like American Factory, Crip Camp, and Becoming, and the new titles include a sci-fi film called Satellite, a YA series called Firekeeper’s Daughter, and a few more features, as well as a docuseries about the National Pa...
Tags: Television, Movies, Obama, Documentary, Barack Obama, Netflix, Everest, New York Times, Adaptation, Michelle Obama, BAFTA, Michael Lewis, Ted Sarandos, Rian Johnson, Black, Barack


White House, health officials concerned after maskless Super Bowl celebrations; Florida reaches 200 variant cases: Latest COVID-19 updates

On the same day it hosted Super Bowl LV, Florida on Sunday became the first state to report 200 variant COVID-19 cases. Latest virus news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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California's net-neutrality rules clear major hurdle as Biden's DOJ abandons its efforts to block them

Jaap Arriens/Getty Images The DOJ dropped its legal challenge to California's net-neutrality rules on Monday. California lawmakers passed the rules in 2018 after Trump's FCC overturned Obama-era rules. This is a reversal from the Trump administration's fight against popular net-neutrality policies. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Department of Justice has dropped its legal challenge to California's net-neutrality rules, the agency said in a court filing on Mond...
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WH: Biden Won’t Spend ‘Much Time’ Watching Trump’s Impeachment Trial

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday repeatedly insisted that President Biden has no plans to wade into nor watch former President Trump's second impeachment trial a day before it is scheduled to kick off. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Distance From White House To Capitol Proves Trump Didn’t Incite Riot! Lawyers Plead

On the eve of his second impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump’s lawyers argued that his speech on the day a mob attacked the Capitol simply could not have played a role inciting the violent riot against Congress. Trump’s defense was laid out in a 75-page pre-trial brief that responded to the arguments from the House managers in a brief of their own last week.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Democrats propose $1,400 virus relief payments

By Kevin Freking, Alan Fram and Josh Boak | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats on a pivotal House panel have proposed an additional $1,400 in direct payments to individuals, bolstered unemployment benefits and more generous tax breaks for families with children and for lower earners as Congress began piecing together a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package on Monday. The plan is expected to closely follow President Joe Biden’s proposed package to address the tolls of the coronavirus pandemi...
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Senate Confirms Biden’s Veterans Affairs Secretary

Joe Biden's pick to run the VA previously served as Barack Obama's chief of staff during his second presidential term.
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House Democrats dismiss efforts to scale back eligibility for $1,400 stimulus checks

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House Democrats released a draft of stimulus legislation on Monday evening. It kept the stimulus check thresholds put forward in the Biden rescue package, a dismissal of a push from some Democrats to restrict who can get a full check. Democrats in the House are racing to put the Biden stimulus plan for a floor vote by the end of the month. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. House Democrats released a stimulus plan to mai...
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NY judge: Manafort can’t be tried on state charges

By Kara Scannell | CNN The New York state appeals court denied the Manhattan district attorney’s effort to bring criminal charges against Paul Manafort after he was pardoned by then-President Donald Trump. In a brief ruling, the chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals denied Cyrus Vance’s application to have the appeal re-argued after a lower court threw out state charges against Manafort in 2019 on double jeopardy grounds. Manafort pleaded guilty to undisclosed foreign lobbying and witness...
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Read: Former President Donald Trump's January 6 speech

Former President Donald Trump gave a January 6 speech near the White House in which he exhorted his supporters to march on the US Capitol to challenge the final certification of President Joe Biden's electoral victory. That speech is now at the heart of the House Democrats' case against him on a single impeachment charge of inciting the insurrection that followed.
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Elaborate Network of Joint Federal-State-Local Intel Centers Conveniently Useless Before Jan. 6

Shocker! The massive joint federal-state-local surveillance apparatus that supposedly keeps the nation safe from terrorism shrugged and gave up before the Jan 6. riots at the Capitol, which killed five people and sparked a national crisis.Read more...
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Dr. Fauci says we risk creating more powerful COVID-19 variants if we delay second shots of the vaccine

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a White House press briefing on January 21, 2021 in Washington DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci warned against delaying second COVID-19 shots on Monday. He warned it could be a recipe for new variants to spread, by giving people weaker immunity. Fauci said while 1 shot gives "some" protection, data suggests 2 shots are "10-fold" better. Visit the Business section of Insider for more ...
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Fauci says we risk creating more powerful COVID-19 variants if we delay 2nd shots of the vaccine

Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases during a White House press briefing on January 21. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci warned against delaying second COVID-19 shots on Monday. He said it could be a recipe for new variants to spread by giving people weaker immunity. While one shot gives "some" protection, data suggests two shots are "tenfold" better, Fauci said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Antho...
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President Biden to invite Buccaneers, Lakers to White House 'when it's COVID safe'

Press secretary said Super Bowl champion Bucs will be invited to White House "when it's COVID safe." The NBA champion Lakers will also be invited.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden administration sends conflicting signals on school reopenings

The Biden administration has sent conflicting signals about when and how to expect schools to reopen, with the White House at times...
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Boeing Says Requiring COVID-19 Tests Before U.S. Domestic Flights Could Pose Economic Risks

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior Boeing executives have warned the White House that requiring COVID-19 tests before traveling...
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Boeing Executives Say Requiring COVID-19 Tests Before U.S. Flights Could Pose Economic Risks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior Boeing executives warned the White House that requiring COVID-19 tests before traveling on U.S. domestic...
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ICM Partners Promotes Travis Merriweather to Senior Political Strategist

ICM Partners political specialist Travis Merriweather has been promoted to senior political strategist, the talent and literary agency announced today. Since Merriweather joined ICM Politics at the start of 2020, he has focused heavily on the issues of racial equality, voter mobilization and education, and political engagement for ICM’s clients and employees (partisan and non-partisan). […]
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Calls for sweeping border curbs to protect UK against new Covid variants

Boris Johnson to announce new restrictions on UK arrivals to protect vaccine rolloutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists and senior MPs have renewed calls for sweeping border curbs to protect the UK’s vaccination programme against new variants as Boris Johnson prepared to introduce tougher measures and Britain saw internal infections fall.The government is to announce new restrictions on arrivals into the UK this week, including mass testing of all arrivals. All...
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Maxwell loses bid to keep deposition excerpt secret

By Jonathan Stempel | Reuters NEW YORK – A U.S. judge on Monday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s effort to keep under wraps an excerpt from a 2016 deposition that she fears could undermine her criminal trial on charges she aided the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and committed perjury. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said Maxwell had only a “minimal” privacy interest in the 20-line excerpt, because it concerned massages and not private sexual activity of consenting adults, and the public had a...
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Only 2 pairs of these Nike shoes designed for Obama exist, and you can buy a pair for $25,000

President Barack Obama welcomes the 2010 WNBA champion Seattle Storm team to the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Auction house Sotheby's posted a listing for a pair of Nike sneakers designed for Barack Obama.  There are just two pairs in existence — the ones being sold and the ones belonging to Obama. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Auction house Sotheby's is taking the sneaker resale market to new heights with the listing of a pair of sneakers originally design...
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