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YouTube deletes neo-Nazi account that featured an interview with a former member of Congress

A man walks past a billboard advertisement for YouTube on October 5, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images YouTube removed a neo-Nazi organization from its platform following an inquiry from Insider. The group had recently hosted former Democratic lawmaker Cynthia McKinney. YouTube also removed the personal account of the group's white nationalist leader. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. YouTube has nixed the channel of a fascist political organization - ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Technology, Congress, Youtube, Washington, Berlin, US, Trends, Georgia, New Zealand, Green Party, Nazi, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Charles Davis


At least 10 people charged in the Capitol siege are blaming Trump for their involvement in the attack

Trump supporter and QAnon follower Jake "The Q Shaman" Angeli attends a "Stop the Steal" rally . Andrew Lichtenstein/Getty Images Of the nearly 250 charged in the Capitol attack, at least 10 have blamed Trump for their attendance. Legal experts say the outcome of Trump's impeachment trial could help rioters shift blame to Trump. "The logical thinking was, 'He invited us down,'" one lawyer said about Trump's incitement. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As Donald Trump...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, Atlanta, Cnn, Fbi, Pennsylvania, United States, Williams, Washington Dc, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Jackson


Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey caught on video calling Capitol attack a 'hoax'

David Eggert/AP Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey was recorded spreading conspiracies about the Capitol riot. The video emerged a day before he was censured by the Hillsdale County Republican Party for "complete surrender" to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. In the video, Shirkey defends rioters and makes sexist comments about Whitmer. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Michigan's most powerful Republican state official Mike Shirkey was recorded pushing various...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, House, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Michigan, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, David Eggert, Capitol, Detroit Free Press, George Soros, Free Press, Electoral College


Jen Psaki cuts off reporter who asked about Biden's gender discrimination order

White House press secretary Jen Psaki cut off a Fox News Radio reporter who asked about the president’s gender discrimination order at...
Tags: White House, Biden, Fox News Radio, Jen Psaki


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Feb. 7 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 5. Mexican Gothic: Silvia Moreno-Garcia 6. The Vanishing Half: Br...
Tags: Books, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, David Bowie, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Rick Springfield, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert


Sources: Trump not happy with his lawyer’s opening

By Kaitlan Collins, Jim Acosta and Paul LeBlanc | CNN Former President Donald Trump was unhappy with his impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor’s opening argument on the Senate floor Tuesday, two people familiar with his reaction told CNN. Castor, who is representing Trump alongside attorney David Schoen, delivered a meandering argument during the first day of the Senate impeachment trial, including praise for the House impeachment managers for a presentation that he said was “well done.” Trump was alm...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Eric Holder, Senate, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, Wyoming, Alaska, House, Louisiana, Donald Trump


They're Not Confessing. They're Bragging.

I am on record as saying that the Left was shocked by their loss in 2016 to Donald Trump.  They were so certain of Hillary's inevitability that they didn't bother to turn on the fraud machine.  It was in the bag.  The World's Most Qualified Woman against a reality-TV orangutan.  As Roger Kimball put it in a recent Quote of the Day: The central fact to appreciate about Donald Trump is that he was elected without the permission, and over the incredulous objections, of the woke oligarchy that g...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Obama, America, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Arizona, Fox News, Time Magazine, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Hillary, Trump, Kevin


Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican, flip-flops his previous vote and sides with Democrats and 5 in GOP to proceed with Trump impeachment

US Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) speaks during a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on suicide among veterans on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zach Gibson/Getty Images Sen. Bill Cassidy joined Democrats in voting to proceed with Donald Trump's impeachment. The Louisiana Republican told reporters he would be an "impartial juror." Cassidy was one of six Republicans to join 50 Democrats in moving forward with the case. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Bil...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington, Senate, US, America, Trends, Gop, House, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Bill Cassidy, Trump, Sen John Cornyn, Jamie Raskin


Trump's attorney clashes with neighbors over whether to evict the former president from Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump speaks to the media at the Mar-A-Lago Club on March 1, 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida. John Moore/Getty Images A Trump lawyer clashed with neighbors Monday over whether the ex-president can live at Mar-a-Lago. Neighbors say it can't be considered a residence and he shouldn't live there. Trump's attorney threatened more chaos if he moved to an adjacent property. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As the US Senate weighed whether to convict Donald Trump on impe...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Real Estate, Politics, New York, News, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Shinzo Abe, Washington Dc, US Senate, Secret Service


Trump was 'borderline screaming' and 'deeply unhappy' over his defense lawyers' performance at his impeachment trial, report says

Former President Donald Trump. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump was said to be unhappy with his impeachment lawyers' showing Tuesday. CNN reported that sources described Trump as "borderline screaming" on his trial's first day. The House charged Trump with "incitement of insurrection" over the January 6 Capitol riot. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump was said to be "deeply unhappy" with the defense at his imp...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, Louisiana, Donald Trump, The Daily Beast, Trump, Schoen, David Schoen, Castor


Trump was 'borderline screaming' and 'deeply unhappy' over his defense lawyers' performance in his impeachment trial, per report

Former President Donald Trump. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump was "deeply unhappy" with his lawyers' performance during his impeachment trial on Tuesday.  CNN reported that sources close to Trump say the former president was "borderline screaming." The House impeached Trump on a charge of "incitement of insurrection" over the January 6 Capitol riot. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump was "deeply unhappy" with his defense at his imp...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Trends, Cnn, House, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Trump, Bruce Castor, David Schoen, Castor, Getty Images Trump, Impeachment, Sen Bill Cassidy


GOP senators slam Trump impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor's 'disorganized' opening arguments

David Schoen, left, and Bruce Castor Jr., center, lawyers for former President Donald Trump, left, arrives for the second impeachment trial of Trump in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool GOP Senators had middling reviews for former President Donald Trump's impeachment lawyers. At least eight Republican Senators criticized one or both of the lawyers' performances.  "I was perplexed by the first attorney," Sen. Susan Collins said of B...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Nbc, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Politico, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Maine, Alaska, Washington Dc, House


Biden hosts CEOs at the White House to try to build support for COVID-19 relief bill

Biden hosted a meeting with business leaders, including JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon, Marvin Ellison of Lowe's and Tom Donohue of the Chamber of Commerce.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Jp Morgan, Biden, Usa Today, Chamber of Commerce, Lowe, Tom Donohue, Jamie Dimon Marvin Ellison


‘Waffles + Mochi’ is a New Netflix Cooking Show Featuring Michelle Obama and Some Puppets

Michelle Obama is hosting a brand new children’s cooking show on Netflix, with the help of some adorable little puppets. The former first lady is launching Waffles + Mochi, a 10-episode series that aims to introduce children to food from all around the world. Michelle Obama will be stepping in front of the camera as the host of Waffles + Mochi, the latest project under her and former President Barack Obama’s partnership with Netflix. While the pair have mostly produced the titles through the...
Tags: Japan, Television, Movies, Obama, Barack Obama, Netflix, Italy, Michelle Obama, Peru, Barack, Mochi, Andes, Mrs Obama, Waffles, Jeremy Konner, Food/Drink


Trump's impeachment lawyer says American voters are 'smart enough to pick a new administration if they don't like the old one, and they just did'

In this image from video, Bruce Castor, an attorney for former President Donald Trump speaks during the second impeachment trial of Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 Senate Television via AP Trump impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor Jr. explicitly acknowledged Biden won the presidency. "The American people just spoke, and they just changed administrations," Castor said.  Trump reportedly believed that his lawyers recognizing Biden's win would be "admi...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Bruce Castor, George H W Bush, Pennsylvania Avenue, U S Capitol, Castor, AP Trump


Trump's impeachment lawyer says American voters were 'smart enough to pick a new administration'

In this image from video, Bruce Castor, an attorney for former President Donald Trump speaks during the second impeachment trial of Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 Senate Television via AP Trump impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor Jr. explicitly acknowledged Biden won the presidency. "The American people just spoke, and they just changed administrations," Castor said.  Trump reportedly believed that his lawyers recognizing Biden's win would be "admi...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Bruce Castor, George H W Bush, Pennsylvania Avenue, U S Capitol, Castor, AP Trump


Biden supports keeping the income thresholds for $1,400 stimulus checks as more Democrats push back against curbing eligibility

President Joe Biden speaks White House officials meet with business leaders to argue for the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the Oval Office at the White House. Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images Biden said he would support providing a stimulus check for individuals earning up to $75,000 a year. It comes as more Democrats criticized efforts to restrict the income thresholds, including the freshman Democratic senators from Georgia. Biden suggested he was still in touch with Senate Repub...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Markets, Walmart, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Maine, House, Treasury, Janet Yellen


Trump's impeachment attorney was ruthlessly mocked by political figures on both sides of the aisle over his rambling opening statement

C-SPAN One of Trump's impeachment lawyers delivered a rambling opening statement on Tuesday.  Bruce Castor Jr. was brutally mocked by political figures across the aisle of his remarks.  "There is no argument. I have no idea what he is doing," Alan Dershowitz said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. If Bruce Castor Jr. had a central point or argument during his opening statement at former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Tuesday, it was seemingly lost on v...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, House, Donald Trump, Trump, NewsMax, Susan Glasser, Rubin, Steve Vladeck, US Capitol, Alan Dershowitz, Dershowitz, Castor, Impeachment


6 Republicans broke ranks and voted with Democrats to declare Trump's impeachment trial constitutional after the first day

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump's Senate impeachment trial kicked off on Tuesday shortly after 1 p.m. ET. He was impeached on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the January 6 Capitol siege. Scroll down to read Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial kicked off at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday as the Senate weighed whether to convict him on a charge of incitement of insurrection. The first ...
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LIVE: Trump lawyer Bruce Castor says US voters were 'smart enough to pick a new administration'

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump's Senate impeachment trial kicked off on Tuesday shortly after 1 p.m. ET. He was impeached on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the January 6 Capitol siege. Scroll down to watch the trial and follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial kicked off at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday as the Senate weighed whether to convict him on a charge of incitement of in...
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A man charged in the Capitol insurrection asked a federal court if he could fly to Peru for his wedding

Supporters of President Trump storm the United States Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington DC. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) A man charged in the US Capitol insurrection requested permission to travel to Peru to get married. Troy Williams was charged on January 28 on three separate counts stemming from the Capitol breach. A woman from Texas also charged in the riot was previously granted permission to go to Mexico. Visit the Business section of Insid...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Crime, News, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, Mexico, US, Trends, Williams, Peru, US Embassy, Trump, Capitol, Troy Williams


The 5 biggest takeaways from the first day of Trump's Senate impeachment trial over the Capitol insurrection

Getty There were five big takeaways from the first day of Trump's impeachment trial. Rep. Jamie Raskin gave an emotional speech recalling being trapped in the Capitol with his family. Trump's lawyer Bruce Castor Jr. was ridiculed online for his rambling opening statement. Another Republican senator defected to vote with Democrats on the constitutionality of Trump's trial. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The first day of former President Donald Trump's second Senate...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Louisiana, Republican, Donald Trump, Bill Cassidy, Trump, Capitol, NewsMax


When Will You Get Your $1,400 Relief Check?

Yesterday House Democrats released a draft of relief legislation that includes new details about the proposed $1,400 stimulus payments. There are currently no changes to the income threshold needed to qualify for the relief checks, and this time, dependents will receive the full amount. Here’s a summary of the…Read more...
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'At least one day a week': White House clarifies Biden's goal to reopen schools

Biden's goal is for more than 50% of public schools to have 'some teaching' in person by Day 100, the White House says.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden’s Goal for School Reopenings Suddenly Became More Attainable

After pledging to reopen the majority of schools for in-person learning in 100 days, the White House now says a school is considered open if it holds classes at least one day a week.
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GOP Sen. Mike Lee defended Trump's incitement of the deadly Capitol attack by saying 'everyone's entitled to a mulligan'

Donald Trump golfing at Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP Sen. Mike Lee said Trump deserves a "mulligan" over the Capitol siege.  Lee said Trump's January 6 speech wasn't very different from statements made by Democrats. The Utah Republican on Tuesday voted against bipartisan impeachment trial rules. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah in a Tuesday interview with Fox News sugges...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Fox, Gop, House, Fox News, Donald Trump, Mike Lee, Capitol Police, Trump, Lee, Capitol, Democratic National Committee


London's new diversity commission 'not about removing statues'

Sadiq Khan’s landmark panel aims to inspire all parts of society and better reflect the capital’s diverse populationLondon’s commission on diversity in the public realm is not about tearing statues down, but addressing the dearth of monuments to people of colour and “instilling hope”, its youngest member has said.London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the 15 panellists selected to be members of the new Landmark Commission to improve diversity in the capital’s public spaces. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sadiq Khan, Black Lives Matter Movement, Landmark Commission


WATCH: Lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin chokes up speaking about burying his son a day before the Capitol attack

Rep. Jamie Raskin during former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on February 9, 2021. Reuters Rep. Jamie Raskin choked up speaking about burying his son a day before the Capitol attack. Raskin, the lead House impeachment manager, brought his daughter and son-in-law to the Capitol with him on January 6.  The Maryland Democrat said the Capitol insurrection cannot be America's "future."  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. During former President Donald Trump...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, America, Trends, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Raskin, Tommy, Hank, Jamie Raskin, Electoral College, Tabitha


London's new diversity commission 'will not tear down statues'

Sadiq Khan’s landmark panel aims to inspire all parts of society and better reflect the capital’s diverse populationLondon’s commission on diversity in the public realm is not about tearing statues down, but addressing the dearth of monuments to people of colour and “instilling hope”, its youngest member has said.London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the 15 panellists selected to be members of the new Landmark Commission to improve diversity in the capital’s public spaces. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sadiq Khan, Black Lives Matter Movement, Landmark Commission


'I have a job': Biden says he's not watching Trump's impeachment trial

President Joe Biden holds a meeting with business leaders about a Covid-19 relief bill in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 9, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he's not tuning in to Trump's impeachment trial. "I have a job," Biden told reporters. "The Senate has their job." The Senate began the impeachment trial on Tuesday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden said that he won't...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office of the White House, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Impeachment



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