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Biden says he's 'tired of talking' about 'former guy' Trump in first town hall as president

President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 16, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden referred to Donald Trump as "the former guy" in his first town hall. "I'm tired of talking about Donald Trump," Biden said Tuesday evening. Trump has remained in the national spotlight in recent weeks given his impeachment trial. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden tried to steer clear...
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Biden dismisses a Democratic plan to wipe out $50,000 in federal student loan debt

Joe Biden holds a face mask as he participates in a CNN town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 16, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Biden bluntly rejected a Democratic plan to forgive up to $50,000 in student loan debt on Tuesday. "I will not make that happen," he said at a CNN town hall event, adding he didn't believe had the unilateral authority to do it. The plan was put forward by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer. Visit the Business section of Insi...
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California Approves Mailed Ballots For 2021 As Recall Looms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — As California Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares for a potential recall election this year, the state Legislature passed a bill on Tuesday that would require that all active registered voters get a ballot in the mail ahead of the election even if they didn’t ask for one. Lawmakers’ aim is to slow the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging people to vote by mail rather than show up in person. The same thing was done last year when counties had millions of dollars in fede...
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Biden Describes Life at the White House: 'A Gilded Cage'

President Joe Biden says he’s still getting used to the trappings of the office four weeks into his presidency.
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6 takeaways from Joe Biden's CNN town hall

President Joe Biden took part in his first town hall since entering the White House last month, answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper (and audience members) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Analysis: 6 takeaways from Biden's town hall

President Joe Biden took part in his first town hall since entering the White House last month, answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper (and audience members) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Chris Cillizza writes about what mattered most during the President's first town hall since entering the White House

President Joe Biden took part in his first town hall since entering the White House last month, answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper (and audience members) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Chris Cillizza writes about what mattered most and why during the President's first town hall since entering the White House

President Joe Biden took part in his first town hall since entering the White House last month, answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper (and audience members) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Cavna on editorial cartooning

Newspaper cartooning is dominated by White men. Will a new White House spark change? Michael Cavna Feb. 16, 2021 https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/02/16/political-cartoons-diversity/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Biden says he's spoken with all of his predecessors 'with one exception'

President Joe Biden on Tuesday reflected on the "sense of history" he feels as a new resident of the White House and suggested he has spoken with his predecessors, but cited one notable exception.
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Biden cracks joke over what it's like in White House

CNN's Anderson Cooper asks President Joe Biden what it's like being in the White House as President.
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Biden cracks joke when asked about what it's like in White House

CNN's Anderson Cooper asks President Joe Biden what it's like being in the White House as President.
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Giuliani is no longer currently representing Trump, per report, despite the former president's ongoing legal battles

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits contesting the results of the presidential election at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images Rudy Giuliani is no longer "currently" representing former President Trump in legal matters, per CNN. A Trump adviser said Giuliani's parting was only because ...
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Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Feb. 14 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. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 2. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 3. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 4. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 5. Blood Grove: Walter Mosley 6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwa...
Tags: Books, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Paris, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert, Kurt Vonnegut, George Saunders


White House to communicate with Saudi King instead of crown prince as US reassesses relationship

President Joe Biden is working to "recalibrate" the American relationship with Saudi Arabia, White House press secretary Jenn Psaki said Tuesday, and plans to communicate with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud instead of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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This is what Mitch gets for trying to have it both ways with Donald Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Oh, Mitch McConnell you sweet summer child. You thought you could please Trump's base by acquitting him and also please your donors by blasting him. Now Trump is slamming Mitch and promising to back primary rivals to GO...
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'I got no defense': Ted Cruz responds after viral tweet mocking California energy policies resurfaces amid Texas storm

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, on the fifth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Alex Brandon/AP Sen. Ted Cruz responded to online criticism over a resurfaced tweet Tuesday evening. In August, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas mocked California's "failed energy policies" on Twitter. His post resurfaced Tuesday as over 3 million Texans were without electricity during a winter storm. Visit the Busine...
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Trump's scathing letter attacking Mitch McConnell could have been nastier, according to a new report

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Trump's scathing statement about Mitch McConnell could have been much worse, Politico reported. A person familiar said that Trump wanted to mock McConnell for having multiple chins. On Tuesday, Trump lashed out at McCon...
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Trump supporter and alleged Capitol rioter says 'we proudly take responsibility' and erupts over claims that antifa protestors stormed the building

Jonathan Mellis. Facebook screenshot via FBI A Trump supporter who allegedly took part in the Capitol riots has rejected claims that antifa perpetrated the attack. "Don't you dare try to tell me that people are blaming this on antifa and BLM," Jonathan Mellis said. Some Republicans have tried to blame other groups for carrying out the attack. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A Trump supporter who said he participated in the January 6 Capitol riot expressed frustratio...
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Biden Breaks Silence on Guns, Demands ‘Common Sense Reforms’

Joe Biden used the anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., to press for extremist gun control U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Having waited about four weeks from the day he moved into the White House, Democrat Joe Biden used the Valentine’s Day anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., to demand that Congress “enact commonsense gun law reforms,” which is camo-speak for extremist gun control. What he calls “common sense” is considered nonsense b...
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Trump supporter and alleged Capitol rioter says 'we proudly take responsibility' and erupts over allegations that antifa protestors stormed the building

Jonathan Mellis. Facebook screenshot via FBI A Trump supporter who allegedly took part in the Capitol riots has rejected claims that antifa perpetrated the attack. "Don't you dare try to tell me that people are blaming this on antifa and BLM," Jonathan Mellis said. Some Republicans have tried to blame other groups for carrying out the attack. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A Trump supporter who said he participated in the January 6 Capitol riot expressed frustratio...
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There have been zero reported US drone strikes since Joe Biden took office

A Yemeni boy walks past a mural depicting a US drone on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images Since Joe Biden took office, there have no reports of US drone strikes or civilian casualties. This comes after Trump carried out more strikes in Somalia and Yemen than all other presidents combined. "If there is a pause in airstrikes overall, we hope it's due to a reassessment of the United States' strategy," said Amnesty International's Daphne Eviator. Visi...
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Bill Would End Tax Increases For Companies Researching Disease

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Facing a staggering $54.3 billion budget deficit last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, California’s governor and state Legislature agreed to raise taxes by nearly $4 billion on some businesses to avoid even harsher cuts to state services. But the tax increases were structured in such a way that they punished companies for spending money on researching and developing new products or technologies — including for things like vaccines and treatments for COVID...
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White House relaunches Snapchat account with a Covid-focused message from Biden and Fauci

The White House is relaunching its official Snapchat account on Tuesday, featuring a message from President Joe Biden focused on Covid-19.
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White House Will Leave Decision Whether To Prosecute Trump Up To DOJ

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday said the "independent" Department of Justice would make a determination on any criminal charges against former President Trump, following the Senate's acquittal of his role in the deadly Capitol insurrection last month. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Democrats in Congress are ramping up efforts to enact Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package within the next month

President Joe Biden. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Democrats are focused on approving Biden's rescue package with Trump's impeachment trial behind them. House Democrats say a floor vote could come late next week. The final legislation is being assembled over the next seven days. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democrats in Congress are ramping up their efforts to enact President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion rescue package before federal unemployment benefits start ex...
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Trump calls his former ally Mitch McConnell a 'dour, sullen, unsmiling political hack' in a blistering statement

President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images Trump threw Sen. Mitch McConnell under the bus in a blistering Tuesday statement.  Trump called the powerful Senate Republican a "dour, sullen, unsmiling political hack." McConnell voted to acquit Trump in the recent impeachment trial, but strongly criticized him after doing so. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Tru...
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Trump attacks his former ally Mitch McConnell as a 'dour, sullen, unsmiling political hack'

President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images Trump threw Sen. Mitch McConnell under the bus in a blistering Tuesday statement.  Trump called the powerful Senate Republican a "dour, sullen, unsmiling political hack." McConnell strongly criticized Trump's actions related to the Capitol siege in a Saturday floor speech. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump las...
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FHA Extends Foreclosure Moratorium, Expands Relief for Reverse Mortgage Borrowers

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Tuesday released a Mortgagee Letter (ML) with a number of housing provisions across all of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)’s single family housing programs, including the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. These include an additional extension of the foreclosure and eviction moratoria first announced early last year, and an extension of the required deadlines to up to 180 days from the end of the moratorium. T...
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Please don't rush the border, White House asks, as 'Remain in Mexico' policy ends

The White House on Tuesday urged potential Central American asylum seekers not to rush the US-Mexico border as President Biden ends...
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