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Looking like this will be the year...

Good news on the Constitutional Carry front here in Indiana:"House Bill 1369 did make progress this week. It passed out of the Public Policy Committee in the House and was approved by the Ways & Means Committee. Now it heads to a vote on the floor of the House this week, where it’s expected to pass and move over to the Senate."Funny how it easily greased through a Bosma-less House. I thought he was a conservative Republican and a friend of the Second Amendment? . [Author: Tam]
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Taiwan Says Receives U.S. Letter on Auto Chips, Firms Are Doing What They Should

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua said on Saturday she had received a letter from the White House on the global shortage of...
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Capitol riot suspect: ‘FBI may arrest me ..lol.’ The FBI did.

By Hannah Rabinowitz | CNN A Pennsylvania police officer is facing criminal charges after posting a video of himself fighting with other officers during the US Capitol insurrection. Federal prosecutors said video footage shows Joseph Fischer, 55, running at a police line outside the Capitol and yelling, “Charge!” A patrolman with the North Cornwall Township Police Department, Fisher allegedly yelled “motherf—ers” as he clashed with officers on January 6. During the scuffle, Fischer allegedly tri...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, US, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Courts, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ucla, Trump, Capitol


States will receive more vaccine doses in the coming days than ever before, WH adviser says

States will receive more doses of Covid-19 vaccines than they "have ever received before" in the coming days, Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to the White House Covid-19 response team, said Friday.
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Senior White House Covid-19 adviser on vaccine distribution: 'Saturday, we're going to be shipping more doses than states have ever received before'

States will receive more doses of Covid-19 vaccines than they "have ever received before" in the coming days, Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to the White House Covid-19 response team, said Friday.
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Fauci Says He Still Has To Have Armed Guards Due To Threats Inspired By Trump

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who serves as White House chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, is still grappling with the dangers of contradicting now-former President Donald Trump's falsely rosy portrayal of the COVID-19 pandemic by presenting grim, science-based facts on the virus. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Cristina Cabrera


Sen. Manchin says he’ll vote against Biden’s OMB pick

By Lauren Fox | CNN Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Friday he will vote against Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the director of the Office of Management and Budget, making her confirmation unlikely given Republican resistance to her nomination. Biden said, “No,” when asked if he planned to pull Tanden’s nomination because of Manchin’s announcement, adding, “I think we’re gonna find the votes to get her confirmed.” In a brief statement, the moderate West Virginia Democrat sa...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Maine, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


White House says it will hold those responsible for SolarWinds hack accountable

The US will be taking a series of steps to respond to the devastating SolarWinds cyber hack and hold accountable those responsible in "short order," national security adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Friday.
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White House says it will hold those responsible for SolarWinds hack accountable within weeks

The US will be taking a series of steps to respond to the devastating SolarWinds cyber hack and hold accountable those responsible in "short order," national security adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Friday.
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Many California Counties Short On Shots As Severe Weather Across US Squeezes COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Line

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Top progressive Democrat warns Biden against a 'Cold War' with China and playing 'chicken' with Iran on nuclear deal

Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California has emerged as a leading progressive voice in Congress. Tom Williams/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna is one of the most influential foreign policy voices in Congress. Khanna spoke to Insider about Biden's foreign policy so far, and the direction of the US post-Trump. Khanna said Biden is off to a "good start" on the global stage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California emerged as one of t...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, China, Time, US, America, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Iran, Foreign Policy, Paris, Myanmar, Pentagon


Progressive Rep. Ro Khanna on Joe Biden's foreign policy so far, and America's place in the world post-Trump

Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California has emerged as a leading progressive voice in Congress. Tom Williams/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna is one of the most influential foreign policy voices in Congress. Khanna spoke to Insider about Biden's foreign policy so far, and the direction of the US post-Trump. Khanna said Biden is off to a "good start" on the global stage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California emerged as one of t...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, China, Time, US, America, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Iran, Foreign Policy, Paris, Myanmar, Pentagon


Trump's erratic presidency is the latest sign giving one person control of the nukes is 'dangerous,' experts say

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to Air Force personnel during an event September 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images A congresswoman and former defense secretary recently argued the US needs a "no first use" policy for nukes. Trump's presidency shows the risks of giving a president total control over the nuclear arsenal, they said. Nuclear experts say the US should change the status quo, but military leaders disagree. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
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Coronavirus live news: Ireland reports three cases of Brazilian variant; Italian police investigate fake vaccines

New cases related to recent travel from Brazil; Italian official says he was offered 27m doses of vaccineOne Pfizer/BioNTech shot gives 85% Covid protection - studyScepticism over Oxford vaccine threatens European immunisationsVaccinated people in Israel to enjoy bars and hotels with ‘green pass’See all our coronavirus coverage 10.41pm GMT After demonstrations in Gabon’s two major cities, the president has said two people have died as the protest degenerated into a street standoff, Reuters r...
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Joe Manchin, a key Democratic senator, says he'll oppose Biden's nominee for budget chief, putting nomination in jeopardy

Manchin said after reviewing her public statements and tweets, he would oppose her nomination to run the powerful White House office.
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Fox News host warns cancel culture could 'come after Bible characters next' if Chicago statues are renamed

Fox News host Bill Hemmer Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Fox News host Bill Hemmer speculated that biblical figures could be struck down by cancel culture. The news anchor floated the idea in a segment on changing the names of statues in Chicago. "If they start canceling American presidents, they'll come after Bible characters next," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A Chicago committee examining the names of more than 500 statues, sculptures, and other public art ...
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TIMELINE: How political rivals Ted Cruz and AOC reacted to the devastating Texas winter storm

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York Stringer/REUTERS; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Sen. Ted Cruz left Houston during a fatal winter storm for Mexico and faced immense criticism. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoted renewable energy and raised millions of dollars for Texans. The political rivals had wildly different weeks. Here's how they reacted to the storm. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. This week, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas escaped th...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, News, Winter, California, Washington Post, Mexico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Analysis, Ted Cruz, Capitol Hill, Storm


TV Bits: ‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’, ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity’, ‘First Lady’, ‘Mom’, ‘Neglected Murderesses’ & More

In this edition of TV Bits, here’s what we’ve got: HBO Max renews Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and Tiny Toons Looniversity Showtime’s First Lady adds Aaron Eckhart to the cast Mom is coming to an end at CBS Cobra Kai creators have a new animated comedy at FOX Norman Reedus is setting up a new series at AMC All that and more! First up, HBO Max must be keen on what the upcoming animated shows Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and Tiny Toons Looniversity will be bringing to the table. The s...
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Melissa Mcbride, Norman Reedus, White House, Amc, Apple TV, Fox, United States, House Of Representatives, Showtime, Michelle Obama, Cbs, Michigan, Nick Bakay


Democrat Joe Manchin says he won't vote to confirm Neera Tanden, Biden's pick for White House budget director

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks to the press in Washington, DC Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he won't vote to confirm Neera Tanden. Tanden, who is Biden's nominee for OMB director, is now unlikely to be confirmed.  Manchin cited Tanden's "overtly partisan statements" and tweets in explaining his opposition. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Friday said he won't vote to confirm Neera...
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DOJ charges 6 more defendants in the Oath Keepers movement with conspiracy in the Capitol insurrection

Men belonging to the Oathkeepers wearing military tactical gear attend the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters breached the security surrounding the U.S. Capitol to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images The DOJ filed charges against 6 people in the Oath Keepers movement over the Capitol riot. Nine people associated with the Oat...
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Pentagon chief says he's looking into 'deeply disturbing' video of a female Marine tearfully calling out the Corps for its reaction to sexual misconduct

A screenshot from a Marine's viral TikTok video on sexual assault. TikTok/@gwotthot The defense secretary responded to a Marine's video alleging that a man who wronged her would stay in the Corps. "This is exactly why f---ing females in the military f---ing kill themselves," she says through tears. Lloyd Austin said that the video was "deeply disturbing" and that he would make sure she received help. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The secretary of defense respo...
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Judy Greer to Replace Pamela Adlon in Showtime Anthology Series ‘The First Lady’

Judy Greer has signed on for a guest starring role in the upcoming Showtime series “The First Lady.” Formerly known as “First Ladies,” the show is described as a reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. Viola Davis will star as Michelle Obama, while […]
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Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady

Judy Greer replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady With the Emmy-winning creator/director/star of Better Things having to step down due to a scheduling conflict, Showtime’s anthology series The First Lady is making a change to its roster as Judy Greer (Halloween) has signed on to star as Nancy Howe in place of originally cast Pamela Adlon, according to Deadline. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford if ( ! ezoic_tes...
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The former law student whom Rush Limbaugh called a 'sl-t' says she's focused on moving past the hate 'he sowed'

Sandra Fluke AP The former law student Limbaugh smeared nine years ago refuses to let him define her. "I am focusing my energies on passing good strong legislation to strengthen our democracy," Sandra Fluke told Insider. "I wasn't going to be silenced," she said of the 2012 attacks that changed her career. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When Rush Limbaugh died on Wednesday, plenty of people invoked the name Sandra Fluke on Twitter to dance on the grave of the infam...
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Democratic assemblyman from Queens calls New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo 'an abuser' in appearance on 'The View'

New York Assemblyman Ron Kim and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Hans Pennink, Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim of Queens called out Gov. Andrew Cuomo on "The View" Friday. "Cuomo is an abuser," Kim said, recalling how he's faced Cuomo's wrath over the nursing home scandal. Kim added that a Cuomo staffer once called women lawmakers "f---ing idiots," and was bleeped out. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Ron Kim, a Democratic assemblyman from Queens,...
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Here's the Democratic wish list after Biden's 'go big' stimulus

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Democrats are setting their sights past Joe Biden's stimulus — on funding for infrastructure, climate change, and more. They could draft another reconciliation bill, but some have already introduced bills on immigration and health care.  Biden has said he will not propose any additional f...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for a 'full investigation' of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined fellow New York Democrats in calling for an investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Cuomo's administration is under fire for deliberately withholding information about  COVID-19 nursing home deaths in the state.  Ocasio-Cortez called for a "full investigation of the state's handling ...
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Damages tied to the 'life-threatening crisis' caused by the winter storm in Texas could approach $50 billion

Icicles hang off the State Highway 195 sign in Killeen, Texas. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Costs incurred in Texas as a result of a snow storm may approach $50 billion, AccuWeather's CEO said. Millions of Texans lost power this week, and the snow devastated the state's infrastructure. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The damages from the devastating winter storm in and around Texas could near $50 billion, according to AccuWeather. The estimate, provided earlier ...
Tags: Weather, Politics, Texas, News, Climate Change, Trends, Ted Cruz, Retail, Accuweather, Cruz, Cancun, Porter, Texas Senate, southern Plains, Killeen Texas, Joe Raedle Getty


President Biden says he may travel to Texas next week

By Kate Sullivan and Allie Malloy | CNN President Joe Biden said on Friday that he plans to travel to Texas but does not want a presidential trip to put any additional strain on a state grappling with an extreme weather crisis. “The answer is yes,” Biden said when asked if he would travel to Texas after he addressed the Munich Security Conference. “If, in fact, it’s concluded that I can do it without creating a burden for the folks on the ground while they are dealing with this crisis, I plan on...
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