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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger's relatives called him a 'disappointment to us and to God' in a scathing letter over his criticism of Trump

In this image from video, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. House Television via AP Some of GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger's relatives signed a scathing letter calling him "a disappointment to us and God." The letter, which Kinzinger first discussed with Insider's Anthony Fisher, was signed by 11 members of his family. Kinzinger was one of a handful of Ho...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, New York Times, The Times, Republican Party, Times, Illinois, Donald Trump, Devil, Trump, Capitol, Electoral College


Trump directed an RNC member to tell GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger a 'vulgar message about what he should do with himself' in 2016, report says

In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media at the White House in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Former President Trump and Rep. Adam Kinzinger clashed as early as 2016, The New York Times reports. In 2016, Trump asked an RNC member to "deliver a vulgar message about what he should do with himself." When he heard the message, Kinzinger reportedly "laughed" and "invited Trump to do the same." Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, New York Times, The Times, The New York Times, Republican Party, Republican


Reviewing key tax changes, and the presidents that championed them, on Presidents Day 2021

President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, addresses the Department of Defense. (White House Facebook page photo) It's a new tax year, a new filing season belatedly underway and a new Administration with some ideas on tax changes. Every time a new president moves into the Oval Office, especially one of the opposite party, political wags try to make pithy observations. Personally, I bow to some esteemed wits of the past, like Will Rogers, who said, "The difference betwee...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Obama Administration, White House, Reagan, Joe Biden, Intelligence, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Wyoming, Tennessee, House


Fauci Says He Was Worried About Catching COVID When Trump WH Was ‘Super-Spreader Location’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden and top COVID-19 adviser, says he was nervous about having to go to the White House when the virus ran rampant there during the Trump presidency. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19


6 of the 7 GOP Senators who voted to convict Trump are facing blowback and formal censures back home

Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine. Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Almost all of the GOP Senators who voted to convict Trump are receiving blowback back home. Several are facing formal censures from local or statewide Republican parties in their states. Only one, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, is up for reelection next year in 2022.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Nearly all of the seven Republican Senators who voted to convict Trump ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Washington Post, Senate, Politico, Trends, Pennsylvania, Gop, Maine, Alaska, Mitt Romney, Nebraska, Republican Party, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins


Utah’s senators split on Trump trial; party backs them both

By Caroline Kelly and Terence Burlij | CNN The Utah Republican Party released a statement Monday accepting the different votes of the state’s Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee in last week’s impeachment trial, marking a stark contrast with how some other state and county GOP party operations have pursued censure against Republicans who voted to impeach or convict former President Donald Trump. “Our senators have both been criticized for their vote,” the Utah GOP wrote. “The differences between our ...
Tags: Utah, Senate, White House, US, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, Wyoming, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Nebraska, Capitol Hill, Louisiana, Republican Party


Stars including Sir Ian McKellen urge changes to visa rules for artists

Julie Walters among signatories to letter saying post-Brexit changes a ‘towering hurdle’ to working in EuropeNew visa rules for British artists, actors and theatre workers who want to work in Europe after Brexit are a “towering hurdle” that must be urgently addressed, according to an open letter signed by stars including Sir Ian McKellen, Julie Walters and Patrick Stewart.In the letter from the performing arts union Equity, some of the biggest names in British theatre have implored the prime min...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Theatre, Eu, European Union, UK News, Culture, Stage, Julie Walters, Patrick Stewart, Ian Mckellen, Brexit, Ian McKellen Julie Walters


Dr. Fauci Feared Catching COVID-19 In Trump’s ‘Super-Spreader’ White House

The infectious disease specialist admits being concerned when he visited Trump's White House.
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Opinion: Biden is hitting the reset button with Israel

Almost a month into his presidency, Joe Biden has yet to call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At a briefing last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the call will take place "soon."
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Biden is hitting reset button with Israel

Almost a month into his presidency, Joe Biden has yet to call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At a briefing last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the call will take place "soon."
Tags: News, White House, Israel, Joe Biden, Stories, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, Jen Psaki


Governors tell Biden in letter some vaccine efforts are creating confusion and inefficiency

A bipartisan group of governors expressed concern Monday at the Biden administration's vaccine rollout, writing in a letter to the White House that better coordination is needed between the federal government and states on distributing doses to prevent confusion and duplicative efforts.
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Fauci says he worried about getting Covid at Trump White House

Infectious disease expert tells Axios he had been nervous going there when many were coming down with the virusAnthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert and chief medical and coronavirus adviser to Joe Biden, revealed on Monday that he had been nervous entering the White House when many there were coming down with Covid-19 late in Donald Trump’s presidency.Fauci is 80 years old and said that as such he was acutely aware that he was at high risk of suffering a “serious outcome” if he...
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Fauci, Trump White House, Trump Administration, Axios, Coronavirus, Fauci America


Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

By WILL WEISSERT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum wage almost a decade ago. Nearly a year into the pandemic, the idea isn’t so funny. The coronavirus has renewed focus on challenges facing hourly employees who have continued working in grocery stores, gas stations and other in-person locations even as much of the workforce has shifted to virtual environments. President Joe Biden h...
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'The Crown' goes to Washington: White House aide fact-checks tale of Princess Margaret's dinner with LBJ

A new White House lecture series starts off with a fact-check of what really happened when Princess Margaret had dinner with LBJ in 1965.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Secret, Essential Geography of the Office

A workplace has its own informal cardinal directions: elevatorward, kitchenward, bathroomward. It's a map we share. From an essay: I love visiting offices, listening to their hum. Literally: I sometimes went to a giant financial firm where they traded different kinds of securities on different floors, and if it was a big day in bonds the fourth floor would be loud, loud; the fifth floor, though, focused on shorter-term investments, would be almost silent. You could hear the economy. I enjoy the ...
Tags: White House, Tech, Oval Office, West Wing, Tuan


'Starting from scratch': Harris contradicts Fauci on White House COVID vaccine plan

​Vice President Kamala Harris ​is claiming in a new interview that the Biden administration is “starting from scratch” to develop a...
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Okonjo-Iweala is first women, African to lead the WTO

By David McHugh | Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany — Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid rising protectionism and disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs. Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was named director-general by representatives of the 164 countries that make up the WTO, which deals with the rules of trade between natio...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Obama, California, China, Nigeria, US, America, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Economy, Soccer, United States, Harvard University


Meena Harris latest Biden, Harris family member to face scrutiny over business ventures

The White House has come out and stated that Vice President Kamala Harris' name will not be permitted to be used in conjunction with any...
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10 pieces of wisdom from Roman emperors

Rome's famed emperors have seen a resurgence thanks to Stoicism, but many philosophies date back to the Empire. While the range of rulers vary from tyrannical despots to benevolent political forces, they all have something to say. These 10 quotes seem suited to our modern political situation in America and beyond right now. While the Roman Empire lasted for roughly 300 years, the extended family of emperors took control of Europe for some time after. Thanks to a recent revival in Stoicism, the...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Politics, Democracy, Government, America, Rome, West, Dolly Parton, Italy, Innovation, Philosophy, Social Change, Derek, Nero, Caesar


A Tory MP is under new investigation by the UK's anti-corruption watchdog after it rejected his appeal demands

Conservative MP George Freeman is under investigation for further potential breaches of the ministerial code. Getty EXCLUSIVE: A Conservative MP and former health minister is under fresh investigation by the UK's anti-corruption watchdog after it rejected his demands for an appeal. Insider revealed last month that George Freeman broke the ministerial code by failing to seek permission before taking a role with a firm trying to sell protective equipment to the NHS. In an extraordinary excha...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Trends, Conservative, NHS, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, Defence, Getty, Parliament, Eric Pickles, Tory, Pickles, Cabinet Office, Nao


Mahumapelo supporters reject ANC intervention in North West

Successful applicants still want the high court order reinstating Mahumapelo’s provincial executive committee to be enforced The post Mahumapelo supporters reject ANC intervention in North West appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, High Court, NEC, North West, Municipalities, Openaccess, ANC, African National Congress, PEC, Top Six, Supra Mahumapelo, Mahumapelo, South Africa (country, Job Mokgoro, Anc National Executive Committee, Provincial Executive Committee


Parler, a preferred social-media platform for the far-right, is back online with Mark Meckler as interim CEO

Parler is back online. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler has relaunched with a Tea Party Patriots co-founder at the top. The social-media platform was taken offline by Amazon Web Services in January.  The site, a favorite for the far-right, was found to be a planning hub for Capitol insurrectionists. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Parler, the preferred social media platform for the far-right, announced Monday that it was back online after it was dropped ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Politics, News, Trends, Social Media, Tech News, Aws, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Tea Party, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Capitol, Amazon Web Services AWS


A Louisiana GOP Senator defended his vote to convict Trump, slamming him for trying to subvert the transfer of power

Bill Cassidy (R-LA) wears a protective mask at the US Capitol on February 13, 2021. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy defended voting that Donald Trump should be convicted in his second impeachment trial.  Cassidy was one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump, who was ultimately acquitted. Cassidy has faced a backlash for his stance from the GOP in his home state, Louisiana.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassid...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Senate, Trends, Gop, Bill Gates, News UK, Louisiana, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Bill Cassidy, Trump, Baton Rouge, Cassidy, US Capitol


Israel plans to reopen gyms, malls, and hotels - but only for people who have been vaccinated

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, February 14, 2021. REUTERS Israel wants to reopen its economy with priority for those who've had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its people, and is starting to plan for what comes next. The ideas are still being debated, and Israel's final policy could change. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Israel is debating a plan to re-open parts of its economy for only...
Tags: Politics, Science, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, News UK, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Jerusalem Post, John Hopkins, COVID, Erin Snodgrass, Marianne Guenot, Hareetz


BBC Sounds sees record number of users in Q4 2020

New data for the final quarter of last year shows there were a record 3.7 million BBC Sounds users during the week of the US Election. Over the three months, there were also a record 4.3 million plays of music, up 1 million on the previous record. Christmas Music Mixes, Mindful Mix, Sounds of the 90s with Fearne Cotton and Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition came on top as the most listened to music mixes and programmes during a record period. Newscast and Americast are the first and second mos...
Tags: US, Barack Obama, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Cillian Murphy, Jamie, Hercule Poirot, Fearne Cotton, Desert Island, Americast, Bbc Sounds, Jonathan Wall Controller


Word of the week: Turncoat

I’m not betraying any secrets when I tell you that TURNCOAT was the pangram in Sunday’s New York Times online Spelling Bee. (A pangram is a word that contains all the letters in a given alphabet, in this case A, C, N, O, R, T, and U.) You’ll need to find 43 words in this hive to achieve the coveted “Queen Bee” status. Words must contain at least four letters, one of which must be the central letter. Letters may be re-used in a word.   Turncoat was also on the minds of some people who ...
Tags: Politics, Senate, America, Reagan, Current Affairs, Grammar, New York Times, Linguistics, Contests, Shakespeare, Bay Area, Spelling, Trump, Donald J Trump, Benedict Arnold, Brianne


Blackburn mayor steps down after Covid breach fine

Iftakhar Hussain apologises after being caught at house where police were called to reports of a weddingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe mayor of Blackburn has stepped down and offered his “deepest apologies” after being fined £200 for breaching coronavirus restrictions.Iftakhar Hussain was caught by police on Saturday at a house in Blackburn after a member of the public called to report a wedding on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Johnson says end of lockdown must be 'cautious but irreversible' – video

The prime minister said the government would provide target dates for sectors to reopen ‘if we possibly can’ when he reveals his plan for easing lockdown next week. Speaking to broadcasters in Kent, Johnson said: ‘The dates that we will be setting out will be the dates by which we hope we can do something at the earliest’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
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Gray-Zone Leadership—A Powerful Formula for Career Success

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Tags: Career, Politics, Leadership, Influence, Self-development, Clean Power, Leading Change, Leadership Caffeine, Art of Managing, Reciprocity, Gray-Zone Leadership, Gray Zone Leaders



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