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Ted Cruz traveled to Jamaica for July 4th last year, defying public health guidelines during the pandemic, report says

Cruz is facing criticism for flying to Cancun as his home state of Texas grapples with severe winter storms. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images The Washington Post reported GOP Sen. Ted Cruz traveled to Jamaica for the Fourth of July last year. CDC guidelines at the time recommended Americans avoid nonessential travel. The Post report came as Cruz faces criticism for traveling to Cancun as Texas battles winter storms. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz travel...
Tags: Travel, Weather, Post, Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, Trends, Austin, Gop, Ted Cruz, Jamaica, Houston, Winter Storm, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Ivanka Trump has no plans to challenge Marco Rubio for Senate in Florida in 2022

Ivanka Trump moved to Florida after leaving the White House, fueling speculation she would run for office there. She will not run against Marco Rubio.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Senate, White House, Marco Rubio, Usa Today, Ivanka Trump


Memes, Mars and memories: Congressman hosts Southern California students for Perseverance watch party

As NASA’s Perseverance rover made its final approach into the Martian atmosphere on Thursday, Feb. 18, there were just two authorized watch parties in the entire country. One was at the White House. The other was hosted by Rep. Adam Schiff, who invited hundreds of students to join him and a NASA scientist to watch the livestream from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge “It’s just us and the White House,” Schiff said. “How cool is that?” Representative Adam B. Schiff (Photo...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Education, Government, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Community, Mars, Local News, Aerospace, Southern California


‘It’s Not Enough’: Sacramento Small Businesses Weigh In On California COVID Relief Package

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Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, Local, Seen On, California News, Sacramento, Stockton, Cbs, Nevada County, PPP, Gavin Newsom, Murillo, Newsom, Sanjay Varshney


Returning home to protesters at his door, Ted Cruz says he regrets taking luxury vacation to Cancun amid devastating Texas winter storms

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to the media at the Cancun International Airport before boarding his plane back to the U.S., in Cancun, Mexico February 18, 2021. Stringer/Reuters Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas flew to Cancun Wednesday and returned Thursday after criticism over the trip. Texas is coping with severe winter weather, as millions lost power, heat, or clean drinking water. The senator expressed regret over the trip while protesters gathered in front of his home. Visit the Business s...
Tags: Weather, Politics, Texas, Trends, Ted Cruz, Storms, Winter Weather, Protesters, Cruz, Cancun, Sen Ted Cruz, TX, CANCUN Mexico, Cancun International Airport, Julian Gill, Kelsey Vlamis


New text messages unravel Ted Cruz's explanation for his family Cancun trip while Texas is freezing

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images New text messages reviewed by Insider appear to show planning for Sen. Ted Cruz's trip to Mexico. Heidi Cruz seems to have rallied neighbors to join them in flying to Cancun. "There is a direct flight at 445pm and hotels with capacity. Seriously," one text says. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A series of new text messages appear to show Sen. Ted Cruz's wif...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Cbs News, Trends, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Houston, United, Cruz, United Airlines, Cancun, Sen Ted Cruz, Ritz Carlton, CANCUN Mexico


New text messages unravel Ted Cruz's previous explanation for his family Cancun trip while Texas is freezing

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images New text messages reviewed by Insider contradict Sen. Ted Cruz's Cancun story. Heidi Cruz appears to have rallied neighbors to join them in flying to Cancun. "We may go to Cancun, there is a direct flight at 445pm and hotels with capacity. Seriously," Hedi Cruz appears to have written. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A series of new text mess...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Cook, News, Mexico, Cbs News, Trends, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Houston, United, Cruz, United Airlines, Cancun, Sen Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz


Arcadia resident gets 12 years in campaign finance scheme with links to national figures

By BRIAN MELLEY, ALAN SUDERMAN and JIM MUSTIAN LOS ANGELES (AP) — A once high-flying political fundraiser who prosecutors said gave illegal campaign contributions to Joe Biden, Lindsey Graham and a host of other U.S. politicians was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 18, to 12 years behind bars. Imaad Zuberi, who was accused of ingratiating himself with politicos in both major parties and peddling the resulting influence to foreign governments, had pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion, campaign financ...
Tags: Business, New York, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, White House, America, Qatar, Sport, Turkey, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Courts


Earmarks are coming back and Oregon is positioned to get them says Rep. Blumenauer

Blumenauer at this morning’s JPACT meeting (lower right). Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer dropped into a meeting of the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) Thursday morning to share an overview of what to expect from the Biden Administration. “If there’s an opportunity to jumpstart some of the regional investments, I think we ought to fully explore and work together to make that successful.” JPACT is an influential body convened by Metro that has several mayors and...
Tags: Congress, Oregon, Senate, White House, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Front Page, Cycling, Alaska, House, Capitol Hill, Biden, Ron Wyden, Metro, Senate Finance Committee


Congress just grilled a group of CEOs over the GameStop stock price fiasco in a hearing filled with heated exchanges, insults, and lots of technical difficulties

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev. YouTube/US House of Representatives On Thursday afternoon, Congress held a hearing to address the GameStop stock fiasco.  The hearing featured the CEOs of Robinhood, Citadel, Reddit, and Melvin Capital.  Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev was the hearing's main target, and it was plagued with technical issues. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Just weeks after the GameStop stock bubble popped, the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committe...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Trends, House Of Representatives, Reddit, Robinhood, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, Vlad Tenev, Cato Institute, Citadel, Gill, Maxine Waters, Ken Griffin, Kearns


Ted Cruz wore a mask referring to Texas' 1835 battle against Mexico as he fled to Cancun

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wears a protective mask while departing the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS Sen. Ted Cruz was caught en route to Mexico during a historic freeze in Texas wearing a mask that referenced the Battle of Gonzalez. It is considered the first battle in the Texas Revolution fought against the Mexican government. Cruz's mask had a cannon and the words "Come and get it," which represent the battle. Visit the Business...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington, Mexico, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Ted Cruz, Arizona, Cruz, Cancun, Sen Ted Cruz, Ted Cruz R TX, Gonzalez, GONZALES, U S Capitol


Inside the marriage of Washington power couple Ted and Heidi Cruz, who played Aladdin's 'A Whole New World' at their wedding and spend most of their time in separate states

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz have been married since 2001, and have two daughters. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz is facing backlash for traveling to Mexico while Texas faces a deadly winter storm.  Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, is no stranger to the scrutiny that comes with being a politician's spouse. Here's a full timeline of Ted and Heidi Cruz's two-decade-long relationship.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz is back in the spotlight afte...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Marriage, Washington, Mexico, Life, Senate, Disney, US, Trends, Ted, Features, Austin, Atlantic, Ted Cruz, New York Times


Boris Johnson to pledge surplus Covid vaccine to poorer countries at G7

PM to counter accusations that richest countries are piling up supplies and creating global inequality Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson will lead efforts to fend off accusations that the world’s richest countries are hoarding Covid vaccines by pledging at a G7 summit that the UK will donate surplus doses to poorer countries and cut to 100 days the time it takes to produce new jabs.Both Russia and China are threatening to win an escalating vaccine diplomac...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, Russia, Africa, World news, Joe Biden, United Nations, Boris Johnson, Johnson, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Coronavirus


Rep. Lauren Boebert says the firearms displayed behind her during a virtual House committee meeting 'are ready for use' upon being mocked for her 'unsafe gun storage'

Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado Screenshot via House Committee on Natural Resources GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert opposed a House committee rule that bans carrying firearms in its hearing room. The lawmaker appeared at a virtual meeting in front of multiple guns stacked on a bookshelf. The House Natural Resources Committee ultimately upheld the rule on Thursday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. At a virtual meeting on Thursday against a backdrop of multiple guns, Rep. Laur...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, California, Senate, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Arizona, Capitol, Jared Huffman, Crow


Biden rolling out plan for $4 billion global vaccine effort

Joe Biden will use his first big presidential moment on the global stage at Friday's Group of Seven meeting of world leaders to announce that the U.S. will soon begin releasing $4 billion for an international effort to bolster the purchase and distribution of coronavirus vaccine to poor nations, White House officials said.
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As US stocks up on COVID-19 vaccines, Biden pledges $4 billion to global COVAX campaign

The money will come from funds already appropriated by Congress for international vaccination efforts and will not impact the Biden administration's campaign to inoculate Americans, the White House said.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Congress, White House, US, Biden, Usa Today


Harris: Women Are Facing A National Emergency During The Pandemic

Millions have been forced out of the workforce; the vice president says the White House rescue package will help.
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Ted Cruz originally planned to spend multiple nights in Cancun but flew back early to Texas amid a torrent of criticism

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz gestures as he speaks to members of the media during the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, February 13, 2021. Erin Scott/Reuters Ted Cruz's departure from Cancun on Thursday was reportedly earlier than originally planned. Cruz flew to Cancun on Wednesday, and initially intended on staying until Saturday. The senator flew home while facing criticism for leaving Texas during a deadly winter storm. Visit the Business section of Insider for ...
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Kamala Harris: Women Are Facing A National Emergency

Millions have been forced out of the workforce; the vice president says the White House rescue package will help.
Tags: News, White House, Kamala Harris


Houston police say Ted Cruz's staff asked for security before he flew to Mexico from the storm-ravaged state

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images Houston police confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Ted Cruz's staff asked for security aid. Police provided security for Cruz's family as they navigated through the airport on Wednesday. Police Chief Art Acevedo predicted that Cruz's return from Cancun would likely be a "media circus." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As first responders deal...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Mexico, Police, Nbc News, Trends, Ted Cruz, Houston, Cruz, United Airlines, Cancun, Sen Ted Cruz, Houston Police, Houston Police Department, Peter Alexander, Acevedo


Reddit's CEO says investment advice on the social network is 'among the best'

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. Horacio Villalobos /Corbis/Getty Images At a Congressional hearing, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman touted the social network's investment advice community. The WallStreetBets community on Reddit faced regulatory scrutiny after the GameStop short squeeze. Posts on Reddit need to be upvoted by other members, Huffman explained, before they are widely visible.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Steve Huffman, CEO of the social media site Reddit, told l...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, United States, New Jersey, Reddit, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, Congressional, Huffman, Josh Gottheimer, Tech Insider, House Committee on Financial Services, Keith Gill, Annabelle Williams, Roaring Kitty


Fannie, Freddie reap billions from ‘adverse market’ fee

From all corners of America, there was outrage over last summer’s announcement of a new one-half point adverse market refinance fee to to build up pandemic related loss reserves. On a $500,000 refinance, that would cost you either an additional $2,500 or about $33 more per monthly mortgage payment. According to the announcement by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria (regulator and conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), the agency projected it would need at least $6 billio...
Tags: Google, Business, Real Estate, News, Housing, Mba, White House, America, Bank Of America, Sport, Soccer, Va, Mortgage, Biden, Freddie Mac, Fred


White House Presses Taiwan On Semiconductor Shortage

Automakers around the globe have been issuing warnings for weeks that the semiconductor shortage will eventually result in fewer cars and leaner profitability reports. But the absent chips are affecting just about every industry producing modern connected devices, creating fears that electronic prices could skyrocket as availability dwindles. Lockdowns effectively crippled semiconductor supply lines right as demand […] The post White House Presses Taiwan On Semiconductor Shortage appeared first ...
Tags: Technology, Washington, Government, White House, China, Taiwan, Industry, Trade, Autos, Biden, Taipei, Semiconductor, World Trade, Industry News, News Blog, Trade War Watch


Texas Democrat says 'it'd be fine' if Ted Cruz stayed in Cancun for family jaunt because 'he doesn't do anything for us'

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas checks into Cancun International Airport, February 18, 2021. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images A Democratic state lawmaker in Texas called Sen. Ted Cruz's jaunt to Cancun "unbelievable."  "As far as I'm concerned, it'd be fine if he remained in Cancun," Texas Rep. Chris Turner said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A Democratic state lawmaker in Texas criticized Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's jaunt to Cancun as "unbelievable," particularly...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Texas, News, Washington, Mexico, International, Trends, Cnn, Ted Cruz, New York Times, New Jersey, Cruz, Turner, Chris, Christie


Stocks fall but trim losses as White House floats more stimulus

U.S. equity markets pared their losses Thursday after the Biden administration declined to shoot down a report indicating an additional stimulus package could follow the president's $1.9 trillion proposal.  
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FACT CHECK: Fox News aired bizarre and wildly misleading claims about Texas' blackouts that pin blame on renewables and climate policies

Fox News host Tucker Carlson Screenshot/Fox News Some Fox hosts and guests misleadingly blamed Texas' power grid collapse on renewable energy and climate policies.  Fox's Tucker Carlson falsely claimed that millions of Texans lost power because wind turbines froze. Gov. Abbott and former Gov. Perry misleadingly argued the Green New Deal would cause future energy crises.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. While millions of Texans suffered from power outages amid extrem...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Republicans, Climate Change, US, Trends, Renewable Energy, Joe Biden, Fox, Gop, Alaska, Paris, Rick Perry


Facebook under fire over move to 'bully democracy' in Australia

Politicians and news providers in UK and US condemn site after blocking access to media contentPoliticians, news providers and civil society groups in the UK and US have rounded on Facebook and said the company’s decision to block all media content on its platform in Australia should hasten moves to bring its powers under control.In a step condemned as “an attempt to bully a democracy” and “threatening to bring an entire country to its knees”, Facebook stopped its 18 million Australian users fro...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Australia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, US politics, Digital Media


Bad weather causing delays in Covid-19 vaccine shipments and deliveries, White House says

The extreme weather in parts of the country, including a hard-hit Texas, is causing delays in Covid-19 vaccine shipments and deliveries, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. The White House is working to move up scheduled deliveries, surge shipment operations and potentially extend hours at vaccination sites, she said.
Tags: Texas, White House, Cnn, Jen Psaki


Walmart just announced record US sales, and it sees more stimulus checks bringing another 'boost'

Walmart CFO Brett Biggs (L) speaking at a news conference in Tokyo in October 2007, when he was a company SVP. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) Walmart CFO Brett Biggs talked to CNBC after the company's fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday. Briggs said another stimulus check could give the company a boost. The CFO's remarks underscore the importance of more stimulus checks for the national economy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Walmart CFO Brett Biggs told CNBC that an...
Tags: White House, US, Trends, Walmart, Bank Of America, Tokyo, Briggs, Cnbc, SVP, Biggs, Doug McMillon, McMillon, Brett Biggs, CNBC Walmart, Juliana Kaplan, Ben Winck


Amid Texas storm, UN chief says it's 'complete ignorance' to say cold weather nullifies the reality of climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to parliamentarians at the Bundestag on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN on December 18, 2020 in Berlin, Germany Steffi Loos/Getty Images The UN chief excoriated leaders who suggest cold weather means global warming isn't happening. "This is total lack of scientific knowledge, this is complete ignorance," Antonio Guterres said. A fatal winter storm in Texas has sparked renewed discussions on climate chan...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Climate Change, Berlin, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, United Nations, Un, John Kerry, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump



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