Biden, Iraqi Prime Minister Discuss Recent Rocket Attacks: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Tuesday discussed in a phone call the recent rocket...
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Mitt Romney criticizes Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan as a 'clunker' with a 'troublesome' amount of aid to states

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, pauses to answer questions from reporters as senators arrive to vote on President Joe Biden's nominee for United Nation's ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Sen. Mitt Romney criticized Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan at a New York Times DealBook event. Romney said the bill designates too much aid to states with budget surpluses.  The senator also criticized the bill as a "cl...
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How the White House botched the Neera nomination

They believed they could hold the party and that a bit of contrition and some outside validators would suffice. It’s not looking good.
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SolarWinds Hackers Also Went After NASA and the FAA

Apparently not content with having penetrated the networks of such piddling federal agencies as the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and that agency that maintains our nuclear stockpile, the hackers of the “SolarWinds” affair also went after NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration,…Read more...
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After social-media sites booted Trump, Mexican leaders want to put 'clear limits' on what those companies can do

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump no longer has a social-media platform after several sites banned him in the wake of the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. Those bans are cause for dismay in Mexico, where the president and other leaders want to exert more control over social-media sites' ability to restrict users. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. MEXICO - The removal of President Donald Trump's accounts by top social-media sites has sparked fear am...
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Failure to enact public duty law 'has worsened England inequality in pandemic'

Exclusive: government urged to activate part of Equality Act that would impose duty on public bodies to tackle inequalityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe failure of successive governments to enact part of the Equality Act, which would have imposed a duty to address socio-economic disadvantage, has exacerbated inequalities in England during the coronavirus pandemic, a thinktank has claimed.The Runnymede Trust’s report, Facts Don’t Lie, says that the public sector du...
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Biden and Trudeau stress US-Canadian bonds in virtual meeting

When President Joe Biden welcomed his Canadian counterpart to the White House on Tuesday to "reinvigorate" a cross-border relationship strained under his predecessor, he did so by addressing a large television monitor.
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Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama Talk Racism, Clarence Clemons, Protest Songs and ‘Get Out’ for Spotify Podcast

Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama talk extensively about issues of race in the first two episodes of their joint Spotify podcast, “Renegades: Born in the USA,” both released this week. The two discuss the racism the former president experienced growing up in Hawaii, Springsteen’s on- and off-stage relationships with Clarence Clemons, and how little has […]
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WH Says It’s ‘Working The Phones’ Like Tanden As Chances Of Confirmation Dwindle

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday said that the Biden administration is standing by Neera Tanden, the President's nominee for Office of Management and Budget director, and is focused on working toward Tanden's confirmation even after more Republican senators have come out against the nominee. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Trump's pardon of Lil' Wayne said to be the breaking point for QAnon Shaman in new court documents filled with bizarre anecdotes

Jacob Chansley screams "Freedom" inside the Senate chamber after the U.S. Capitol was breached by a mob during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images The QAnon Shaman is requesting pretrial release after weeks in solitary confinement, court records say. Counsel for Jacob Chansley says he's had "signific...
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Trump submitted an appeal directly to Facebook's Oversight Board, which will rule whether he's allowed back on the platform, according to a new report

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Former President Donald Trump appealed to the Facebook Oversight Board, Channel 4 News reported. The Oversight Board will decide whether Facebook should reinstate Trump's account.  An Oversight Board spokesperson confirmed it received a "user statement" regarding Trump's case. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former president Donald Trump appealed directly to Facebook's Oversight Bo...
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Vaccine could be available to all this summer; many Americans want trips more than sex, poll says: Live COVID-19 updates

The White House said this weekend that despite the drop in cases this month, life won't return to normal for quite some time. Latest virus updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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LA County’s legal costs jump, fueled by settlements and fees

Los Angeles County’s legal bills ticked upward last fiscal year, jumping from $148.5 million to $151.9 million, fueled by an increase in the amount paid out to settle lawsuits. Costs and fees to outside law firms working on the county’s litigation helped drive up the number, officials said on Tuesday, Feb. 23. All told, attorneys fees and costs totaled $64.3 million, while the county paid out $87.6 million in judgments and settlements, according to County Counsel Rodrigo A. Castrol-Silva’s repor...
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Republicans cite lack of outreach for split on stimulus, but Biden made his plans clear weeks ago

President Joe Biden. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Republicans are citing Biden's lack of outreach as a reason for not supporting his $1.9 trillion stimulus. But Biden met with 10 GOP senators weeks ago, and he made clear he would prioritize speedy relief over bipartisanship. The plan just passed the House Budget Committee, and Democrats plan to get it on Biden's desk by mid-March. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When President Joe Biden met wi...
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Biden and Trudeau begin virtual visit with climate focus

When President Joe Biden welcomed his Canadian counterpart to the White House on Tuesday to "reinvigorate" a cross-border relationship strained under his predecessor, he did so by addressing a large television monitor.
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On the Senate floor Ron Johson makes the bizarre claim that Capitol rioters were "fake Trump supporters"

Ron Johnson is using his questioning time during the Capitol security hearing to promote a conspiracy theory that the January 6 insurrectionists weren't actually Trump supporters, but were "provocateurs" and "fake Trump protesters" pic.twitter.com/t72QkHDbaG— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 23, 2021 During today's Capitol security hearing, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) said the violent insurrectionists who breached the Capitol to kill Vice President Pence and any members of Congress...
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Tanden's nomination hangs by a thread as Democrats have yet to abandon her

Senate Democrats and the White House are not yet abandoning the nomination of Neera Tanden to serve as President Joe Biden's budget director -- even though her confirmation hinges on the backing of two moderate senators who have yet to declare their intentions.
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The US Senate just grilled Microsoft and SolarWinds over last year's historic cyberattack. Here's what happened.

SolarWinds Corp. banner hangs at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the IPO day of the company in New York. Reuters/Brendan McDermid US senators questioned the tech firms involved in last year's sweeping cyberattack. SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, and CrowdStrike all testified, while Amazon declined to attend. Microsoft's president said evidence points to Russia, where officials suspect the attack originated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Senate questio...
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The US Senate is grilling Microsoft and SolarWinds over last year's historic cyberattack

SolarWinds Corp. banner hangs at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the IPO day of the company in New York. Reuters/Brendan McDermid US Senators are questioning the tech firms involved in last year's sweeping cyberattack. SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, and CrowdStrike are all testifying in the Tuesday hearing, which you can livestream below. Hackers installed malware into SolarWinds' software, which was then distributed to the firm's clients. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
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Below The Radar – HR 880 amend the Consumer Product Safety Act

Joe Biden signing one Executive Order after another, despite during the Presidential campaign calling rule by Executive Order that of a dictatorship. United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- As we noted with the re-introduction of the Sabika Sheikh Firearms Licensing and Registration Act as HR 127, bad bills often turn up in Congress after Congress. But Sheila Jackson Lee is not the only member of the House of Representatives bringing back a bad bill. Chicago’s Robin Kelly is, too, and her terrible i...
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Biden says administration will 'probably' mail out millions of masks soon

President Joe Biden said Tuesday the White House will "probably" move to send face masks directly to Americans as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. It's a plan originally proposed by health officials during the Trump administration but was blocked by the former President.
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High school football can begin in L.A. schools as COVID-19 threshold is met

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Better late than never, high school football is back. The California Department of Public Health released its updated COVID-19 numbers Tuesday, Feb. 23, which revealed the adjusted case rate per 100,000 was 12.3 for Los Angeles County. The guidance given by state officials on Friday permits outdoor youth competition if a county’s rate reaches 14 or lower. Orange County’s case rate is 11.9. All that’s left ...
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Pandemic first job for HHS pick but health agenda is broader

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to expand health insurance, rein in prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. “To meet this moment, we need strong federal leadership,” Becerra said at the first of two hearings on his nomination. “I understand the enormous challenges before us and o...
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SolarWinds hackers targeted NASA, Federal Aviation Administration networks

Hackers are said to have broken into the networks of U.S. space agency NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration as part of a wider espionage campaign targeting U.S. government agencies and private companies. The two agencies were named by the Washington Post on Tuesday, hours ahead of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing tasked with investigating the widespread cyberattack, which the previous Trump administration said was “likely Russian in origin.” Spokespeople for the agencies did not i...
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COVID: Vaccine makers say the supply surge is coming

By Michael Erman and Manojna Maddipatla | Reuters NEW YORK – COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday that U.S. supplies should surge in the coming weeks due to manufacturing expansions and new vaccine authorizations. Executives from Pfizer Inc, Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson – speaking at a hearing at the U.S. House of Representatives – said they would be able to supply enough vaccine to fully inoculate 130 million people in the United States by the end of March. The drugmakers also ...
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CPAC cancels speaker over anti-Semitic social media comments

The upcoming annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- where former President Donald Trump will make his first speech since leaving the White House on Sunday -- booted a hip-hop artist and right-wing social media figure who was scheduled to appear over anti-Semitic tweets.
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Trump's enablers: Meet the 125 people and institutions most responsible for his rise to power

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Insider compiled a database of the 125 people and institutions essential to Donald Trump's rise to power and his norm-busting presidential behavior. Names include friends, family, lawyers, business partners, donors, staff, media executives, and social-media influencers. You can read the full database here.  Donald Trump's u...
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White House Promises Vaccine Help as States Rush to Catch Up

States are scrambling to catch up on coronavirus vaccinations after bad weather last week led to clinic closures and shipment backlogs.
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President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden to travel to Houston on Friday

The White House announced the trip on Tuesday with no additional details.
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Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

By AARON MORRISON | The Associated Press NEW YORK  — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is now building infrastructure to catch up to the speed of its funding and plans to use its endowment to become known for more than protests after Black Americans die at the hands of police or v...
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