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Former Texas governor Rick Perry claims Texans would rather endure blackouts than a federally regulated power grid

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Former Texas Governor Rick Perry wrote that Texans prefer blackouts over power grid regulation. Perry briefly served as Secretary of Energy under former president Donald Trump. Perry also exaggerated the role of renewable energy sources in the blackouts.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Texas Republican and former Governor Rick Perry penned a blog post on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's website, making the audacious claim that Te...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Texas, America, Trends, Rick Perry, Donald Trump, Abbott, Greg Abbott, United States of America, Sean Hannity, Perry, Kevin McCarthy, ERCOT, Scott Applewhite, Green New Deal


The tide has turned against Gov. Andrew Cuomo as federal investigators scrutinize his handling of New York's COVID-19 crisis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images In the early days of the pandemic, many hailed Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York as a hero. Now, the FBI and a US attorney's office are investigating Cuomo over his handling of nursing homes. New York Democrats are also working to strip Cuomo of the emergency powers he received last spring. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After being hailed as a hero in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuom...
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The tide has turned against NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo as federal investigators scrutinize his handling of the COVID-19 crisis

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Spencer Platt/Getty Images In the early days of the pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was hailed by many as a hero. Now, the FBI and a US attorney's office is investigating Cuomo over his handling of nursing homes. New York Democrats are also working to strip Cuomo of the emergency powers he received last spring. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After being hailed as a hero in the early days of the pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo i...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Fox News, Kim, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Cuomo, Times Union, Eastern District of New York


White House Ramps up Effort to Tackle Automotive Chip Shortage

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top economic and national security officials in the White House have ramped up efforts to help the U.S....
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Public defenders plead for COVID-19 vaccination priority as criminal trials begin to resume

As courthouses across Southern California begin to resume jury trials to tackle a backlog of criminal cases, public defenders are pushing state and county health officials to move them up the priority list for coronavirus vaccines. Since December, public defenders in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Clara and San Luis Obispo counties, among others, have banded together and sent letters to Mark Ghaly, secretary of the state Health and Human Services Agency, pleading to  be included o...
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A far-right UCLA student who live-streamed the Capitol siege, and reportedly bragged he wouldn't get caught was slapped with federal charges for his role in the insurrection

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather at the west entrance of the Capitol during a "Stop the Steal" protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. U.S. January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo A UCLA student with a history of far-right online activity was charged with storming the Capitol. Federal agents helped arrest 22-year-old Christian Secor with the help of tipsters. One tipster indicated that Secor threw away his phone and bragged he wouldn't get cau...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Fbi, Dc, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Los Angeles Times, Elliot Rodger, Capitol Police, Ucla, Capitol, University of California Santa Barbara, Costa Mesa, Laura Eimiller


A far-right UCLA student who live-streamed the Capitol siege was slapped with federal charges for his role in the insurrection

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather at the west entrance of the Capitol during a "Stop the Steal" protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. U.S. January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo A UCLA student with a history of far-right online activity was charged with storming the Capitol. Federal agents helped arrest 22-year-old Christian Secor with the help of tipsters. One tipster indicated that Secor threw away his phone and bragged he wouldn't get cau...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Fbi, Dc, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Los Angeles Times, Elliot Rodger, Capitol Police, Ucla, Capitol, University of California Santa Barbara, Costa Mesa, Laura Eimiller


Biden administration begins negotiating over Don McGahn testimony to House, new court filing says

The Biden administration says it is talking with the US House of Representatives about a possible compromise over the Judiciary Committee's long-standing request to interview former White House counsel Don McGahn under subpoena about former President Donald Trump's attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation, according to a new court filing.
Tags: White House, Russia, US, Cnn, House, House Of Representatives, Biden, Donald Trump, Judiciary Committee, Don McGahn


White House Pushes Back Biden Trip to Michigan Because of Weather

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will travel to Michigan on Friday to visit a Pfizer Inc plant, postponing the trip by a day because of...
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Lingering QAnon concerns keep National Guard in DC

By Zachary Cohen and Ellie Kaufman | CNN Nearly 5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington through March 12 due, in part, to concerns about potential violence stemming from online chatter among QAnon supporters who suggest former President Donald Trump could still be inaugurated on March 4, according to the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. “Some of these people have figured out that apparently 75 years ago, the President used to be inaugurated on March 4. Okay, now ...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Washington, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Dhs, Cnn, Soccer, Military, Courts, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Republican, Biden


Biden balks at taking executive action to cancel student loan debt

The White House made clear on Wednesday that they do not know if the president has the authority to do so, even as Democrats in Congress...
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A high-profile engineer at Mailchimp accused the company of 'sexism and bullying' in resignation announcement

Mailchimp has announced a new Patreon integration for its users. SOPA Images / Contributor Mailchimp engineer Kelly Ellis quit Wednesday after accusing the company of "sexism and bullying." Ellis said in a Twitter thread that she resigned after a conversation about pay "went south." Ellis is also involved in an ongoing gender pay bias lawsuit against her former employer, Google. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Kelly Ellis, a principal software engineer at the email-...
Tags: Google, Politics, Enterprise, Trends, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Pay Gap, Gender Discrimination, Mailchimp, Coinbase, Racial Discrimination, Ellis, Google Pinterest, Tech Insider, Pay Disparity, Kelly Ellis


Congress to hold hearing on news media's role in promoting conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and the 2020 election

Supporters of US President Donald Trump fly a US flag with a symbol from the group QAnon as they gather outside the US Capitol January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images House Democrats are holding a hearing on the media's role in promoting "disinformation and extremism." The hearing, by the Energy and Commerce Committee, will be held remotely on February 24. It will feature testimony from as-yet-unnamed "media experts." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Fox News, Extremism, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Charles Davis, Steve Hilton, Capitol, House Energy and Commerce Committee


McEnany Spars With CNN’s Tapper After Tweet Alleging QAnon Dogwhistle

CNN anchor Jake Tapper found himself in a tiff with former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday morning after Tapper tweeted a quote from an unnamed former White House colleague that called McEnany out for an alleged QAnon dog-whistle following President Biden's town hall the night before. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Biden, Jake Tapper, Tapper, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Summer Concepcion, QAnon


Senior Biden Adviser Points At Data Showing GOP’s ‘Obstructionism’ Will Not ‘Be Rewarded’

Mike Donilon, a senior adviser to the president, said in a White House memo on Tuesday that an “obstructionist” stance taken by the GOP toward President Joe Biden’s plan for COVID-19 relief would not likely be favorable for the party and would likely only contribute to further damaging the GOP's already shrinking national support. [Author: Zoe Richards]
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Gop, COVID-19, Mike Donilon, Zoë Richards


Biden postponing Michigan trip due to weather

President Joe Biden is postponing his trip to Michigan on Thursday due to weather, including pending issues in the Washington area, a White House official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.
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How Biden could find himself on the same side as Trump

Lawsuits could force this White House into an uneasy embrace of its predecessor.
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Do you qualify for California’s new $600 COVID-relief payment?

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic legislative leaders in Sacramento on Wednesday announced a deal to give $600 in aid to low-income Californians and grants to small businesses that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The state estimates it will make 5.7 million payments to residents, for a total of roughly $3.4 billion, in the relief package that Newsom envisioned last month as part of his budget proposal for this year.. “People are hungry and hurting, and businesses our communities h...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Social Security, Gavin Newsom, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Newsom, Jon Coupal, California Earned Income Tax Credit, Capi


Pro-Biden outside group launching with White House's blessing

President Joe Biden is getting outside reinforcements to help promote and build support for his policy agenda in the form of a new nonprofit advocacy group, a senior administration official and a person familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Biden talks with Netanyahu, calls it a ‘good conversation’

By Kevin Liptak | CNN President Joe Biden spoke Wednesday with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, ending what had been a lengthy stretch without a call after Biden took office. The period without communication had raised questions about what was behind the delay, though the White House insisted the two men had a strong relationship and that Biden was simply calling leaders in other regions before arriving at the Middle East. “It was a good conversation,” Biden told reporters in the Oval...
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Suspected Russian Hackers Used US Networks, Official Says

A sprawling cyber-attack that compromised popular software created by Texas-based SolarWinds was executed from within the U.S., a top White House official said, though the government believes Russia was responsible. From a report: The federal investigation of the hack will take several months, Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger said in a briefing for reporters on Wednesday. "As of today, nine federal agencies and about 100 private-sector companies were compromised," Neuberger said. ...
Tags: Texas, White House, Russia, US, Tech, United States, Solarwinds, Neuberger, Anne Neuberger


Florida's Ron DeSantis defends vaccine distribution to a wealthy, Republican county while Democrats attack him for playing 'favorites'

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis leaves after holding a press conference about the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Hard Rock Stadium on January 06, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images This week Florida said it would hold a vaccine clinic in Manatee County. Critics noted that the clinic would only serve residents from two zip codes that tend to be wealthy and Republican. "If Manatee County doesn't like us doing this then we are totally fine with putting this i...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Cbs, Charles Davis, Manatee County, Tampa Bay Times, WTSP, Ron DeSantis, Miami Gardens Florida, Joe Raedle Getty, DeSantis, Florida Democratic Party, Hard Rock Stadium, Manny Diaz, Servia


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a step-by-step guide for asking members of Congress to support student loan forgiveness

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attending a vote on January 9, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images Rep. Ocasio-Cortez prompted her Twitter followers to call their representatives about student loan debt Wednesday. The lawmaker has previously criticized Biden's opposition to widespread student loan forgiveness. She offered practical advice on how to contact a member of Congress and ask about the issue.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doub...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Loan Forgiveness, Student Loan Debt, Biden, Aoc, Alex Wong Getty, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Erin Snodgrass


Rush Limbaugh was one of the most consequential figures in American politics, paving the way for the GOP's hard-right turn

Former First Lady Melania Trump presents Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rush Limbaugh's rise from failed disc jockey to talk radio legend reshaped American politics. After the repeal of the fairness doctrine, Limbaugh became a driving force in the Republican Party. Limbaugh played to white working class greivances and the feeling liberal elites despised them. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Before Rus...
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3 LA council members call for creation of Youth Development Department to focus on enrichment, job training

LOS ANGELES — Three Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion Wednesday to create a Youth Development Department to address the high number of young people living in poverty and being arrested in Los Angeles. The city’s youth programs are spread across 26 departments without a centralized approach, and the council members’ motion calls for the creation of one department to focus all of its resources on young Angelenos. “Young people deserve a government structured and designed to meet...
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Biden Backs Studying Reparations as Congress Considers Bill

President Joe Biden’s White House is giving its support to studying reparations for Black Americans.
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris talk with labor leaders about Covid relief - live

President touts positive polling of his $1.9tn coronavirus planLimbaugh’s wife announces death on radio showWhite House ‘not in a place [to] predict’ when normalcy will returnHarris: ‘Teachers should be a priority with other frontline workers’US distributing 1.7m vaccine doses a day, top official saysWinter storm amplifies power grid inequality for Texans 10.27pm GMT Latino and Black Americans are being vaccinated against Covid-19 at the lowest rates despite suffering disproportionately high...
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NYT: Trump Pentagon officials delayed promotions of female generals

Promotions of two female generals were delayed by Pentagon officials until after the 2020 presidential election out of fear of "turmoil" from President Donald Trump's White House, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
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Fact check: Biden made at least 4 false claims at town hall

By Daniel Dale | CNN President Joe Biden took questions from Wisconsin residents and from Anderson Cooper at a CNN town hall event in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. We’re still looking into some of the claims Biden made, so this article is not comprehensive. But we can tell you now that he made at least four false claims — all of them involving statistics — about the minimum wage, undocumented immigrants, China’s economy and Covid-19 vaccinations. Biden also made claims that could have benefited fr...
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Biden to spend another $1.6 billion to expand COVID-19 testing in schools and underserved areas

Terra Fondriest for The Washington Post via Getty Images President Joe Biden has announced a $1.6 billion investment in expanded COVID-19 testing. Funds will go to testing K-8 schools and underserved communities, and increased genome sequencing. Biden also called on Congress to pass his stimulus plan, which includes $50 billion for testing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he will invest $1.6 billion to expand the avai...
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