Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decries the student loan debt, low incomes, and climate change facing 'entire generations' as birth rates continue to fall

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool What some once predicted would be a pandemic"baby boom" is actually turning out to be a "baby bust." But AOC said the real culprit behind the crisis is the numerous hardships facing "entire generations." Experts agree and say the 2020 fall is part of a larger, ongoing decline in birth rates.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amid the country's ongoi...
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The US House passes H.R. 1, a major voting rights and campaign finance reform package

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to bring the Democrats' HR-1 "For the People Act" to the floor for a vote, during an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite The US House passed HR 1, Democrats' flagship democracy reform package.  The bill includes major voting rights expansions and stricter regulations on campaign ...
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Pompeo won't rule out a 2024 presidential run on 'Hannity': 'Always up for a fight'

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined Wednesday to rule out a run for the White House if former President Donald Trump does not...
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White House reporters clamor for press conference as Biden waits longer than predecessors

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter.
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QotD: Bad Economics Edition...

"Populism is a lie and a logical sophistry. The very idea of the “struggle of the haves against the have-nots” presupposes the zero-sum fallacy that only a fixed amount of good things exist in the world, and I can only have more good things if I take them from you." -P.J. O'Rourke [Author: Tam]
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Biden administration curtails drone strikes amid major policy review

A US Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), carrying a Hellfire missile lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region on January 7, 2016. John Moore/Getty Images The Biden administration is limiting drone strikes amid a major policy review, The New York Times reported. The administration is considering more safeguard to protect civilians. Insider last month reported on a stark drop in drone strikes during Biden's first weeks in office. Visit ...
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Watchdog says Elaine Chao, ex-transpo secretary and Mitch McConnell's wife, misused office including making staff edit her dad's Wikipedia page

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) and former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (L). JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was cited by the IG for misusing her office for personal tasks. A report released Wednesday claims Chao used staff to do tasks for her father and her family's business. Chao resigned from her position on January 7, one day after the insurrection at the US Capitol. Visit the Business section of Insider for more...
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White House cuts virtual event feed after Biden says he's 'happy to take questions' from House Democrats

The White House raised eyebrows on Wednesday when it suddenly cut the feed of a virtual event after President Biden said he was "happy...
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Former WH doctor claims scathing watchdog report is politically motivated

An inspector general report detailing allegations of "sexual and denigrating" comments made by former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson, along with accounts of drinking and taking prescription sleep aids on the job while overseas, come after a lengthy tenure across three administrations.
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Trump DOJ declined to investigate Chao over allegations

By David Shepardson | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department declined to investigate or prosecute then-Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after the inspector general’s office referred allegations of potential misuse of office for review, a report made public on Wednesday said. The report included allegations that Chao directed staff to research or purchase personal items for her online using her personal credit card or performed other personal errands for her or her father. The repor...
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White House weighs minimum wage negotiations with Republicans

With one path closed, the president’s team is considering which others can be opened.
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Here are some of Sen. Ron Johnson's thoughts on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

Sen. Ron Johnson C-SPAN GOP Sen. Ron Johnson took to the Senate floor to let Americans know that $1.9 trillion is, physically, a lot of money. "I think we've grown immune to these vast amounts of money," said Johnson, who voted for the GOP's $1.5 trillion tax cut in 2017. He also displayed a graphic showing how large a stack of a trillion one-dollar bills would be. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin took to the Senate floor Wedn...
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WH Concerned About Vaccine Hesitancy After Biden Gives Timeline A Big Boost

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday stood by President Biden's announcement the day before that the country has secured enough doses of COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate the country’s adult population by the end of May. However, Psaki also shared the administration's concerns surrounding vaccine hesitancy. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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The House is wrapping early as officials warn of new extremist threats, as far-right conspiracy theories falsely claim Trump will be re-inaugurated this week

Members of the National Guard are seen patrolling near the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill on March 3, 2021, in Washington, DC. Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images The House is wrapping early this week, following possible extremist threats at the Capitol Building. Far-right conspiracy theorists' online talk of the importance of March 4 have worried law enforcement. Capitol Police will have an increased presence around the grounds through this weekend. Visit the Business section ...
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'Abbott owned it in 2011. He owns it today': Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia wants justice and energy solutions after Texas freeze

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia. Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia Insider spoke with Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia about what residents need after the Texas freeze. Garcia pointed the finger at Gov. Abbott and said, "Abbott owned it in 2011. He owns it today." Storm Uri, alongside power grid failures and decades-long mismanagement, left millions powerless. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Monday morning, Harris Cou...
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10,000 rooms for LA’s homeless is the goal as city expands Project Roomkey

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion Wednesday that would expand Project Roomkey and explore commandeering non-cooperating hotels and motels to house homeless people through the program. The vote was 14-0, with one member absent. The Los Angeles Business Council, which represents 500 businesses and civic leaders, voiced its support for the motion in a statement Tuesday. “We thank Council President Nury Martinez and Councilman Paul Krekorian for demonstrating the leadershi...
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U.S. Guns-to-Mexico Reports Suggests ‘Deja Vu All Over Again’

We are once more being set up with the exact same lies that led to Operation Fast and Furious, all with the intent of disarming you. Just like last time. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Mexican cartels such as CJNG or Jalisco New Generation and Sinaloa cartels are arming themselves with military-grade weapons,” Fox News 29 San Antonio reports. “And the Mexican government is saying most of these destructive weapons, such as AK-47 and M-16 are coming from the United States. “At least 2.5 million ill...
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Activists want Democrats to use their majorities to give undocumented immigrants permanent relief from deportation

Demonstrators protest outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Service office in Miami, on February 20, 2021, demanding that the administration of US President Joe Biden cease deporting Haitian immigrants back to Haiti. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Activists want Democrats to use their majorities to provide permanent relief to undocumented immigrants. They expect two bills to be introduced to protect Dreamers, TPS recipients, and farm workers. Executive actions to protect immigran...
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House cancels Thursday session over possible Capitol plot

By Richard Cowan | ReutersWASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives canceled its planned Thursday session after the Capitol Police warned on Wednesday of a possible plot by a militia group to breach the building, an threat that echoed the deadly Jan. 6 attack.The House had been scheduled to debate and vote on a police reform bill on Thursday. But a House Democratic aide said that the police warning, based on intelligence that "an identified militia group" could present a security threat, co...
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Biden says lifting mask mandates 'a big mistake'; fewer Americans likely to get $1,400 checks: Live COVID-19 updates

The White House was bullish on vaccines, masks and its stimulus bill Wednesday. Here is the latest COVID-19 news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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The 8 best Airbnbs in Washington, DC, from Dupont Circle to Capitol Hill

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Visitors flock to DC for its history, iconic landmarks, top-notch restaurants, and world-class museums.Airbnbs are a safer option than hotels, and range from Victorian rowhouses to penthouses with views. We rounded up the best Airbnbs in Washington, DC, ranging from $98 to $500 per night.There's far more to Washington, DC than politics and the National Mall. Whether you're in town to see the iconi...
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Chips, vaccines, and 'techno autocracies' - Why Big Tech and Biden are going to be friends

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. I'm your host Alexei Oreskovic. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to Dire Straits' "Once Upon a Time in the West." This Week: Chips, vaccines and 'techno autocracies' - Why Big Tech and Biden are going to be fr...
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Pentagon report: Rep. Ronny Jackson harassed staff, used alcohol on duty as White House physician

The congressman, who served 25 years in the military, was found to have fostered an abusive and toxic workplace as the White House's top doctor.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Israel accuses Iran of deliberately spilling oil to pollute its shores, calling it 'environmental terror'

Scientists examine the body of a dead fin whale that washed up from the Mediterranean Sea on February 21, 2021 in Nitzanim, Israel. Vets carrying out an autopsy on the young whale found black liquid in its lungs, suspecting links to oil spills along the Israeli shoreline. Amir Levy/Getty Images Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of intentionally orchestrating a massive oil spill near its shores. An Israeli official said the incident was a willful act of "environmental terror." Visit the Busi...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Democrats' last-minute compromise on stimulus checks as an 'own-goal'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D, New York, makes a point during a debate. Kathy Willens/AP Photo AOC assailed the decision from Biden to narrow eligibility for a third stimulus check as "an own-goal." Individuals making $75,000 and under are set to receive the full check, but those earning above $80,000 would no longer qualify. Biden's move sparked criticism from other progressives as well. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned "co...
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Councilman John Lee ‘fought to get the West Valley (Animal Shelter)’ reopened, and that is what’s happening

LOS ANGELES — The city’s West Valley Animal Shelter will reopen on March 15 after temporarily closing last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles officials said Wednesday. “Since last summer, I have fought to get the West Valley Center reopened as a city-operated animal shelter, and I’m very glad to let our residents know that we succeeded,” Councilman John Lee said in a statement Wednesday. “Without this facility, the entire San Fernando Valley would only have one city-operated animal s...
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Former Rep. Katie Hill, ex-husband hope to settle restraining order spat

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for former Rep. Katie Hill and her ex-husband told a Los Angeles judge Wednesday, March 3, they remain hopeful of settling her allegations of harassment and years of abuse, but they still asked that the groundwork be laid for a possible trial of whether Hill’s stay-away order should be extended. The attorneys for Hill and Kenneth Heslep said that if the case is tried, it will likely take four to five days. In response, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lawrence Riff ordered ...
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US mulls possible military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

The White House on Wednesday said it is considering a military response to a rocket attack on an air base in western Iraq that houses...
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Ex-White House doctor bullied colleagues and drank on the job, report finds

Now a Republican congressman, Ronny Jackson also made sexual comments about a female co-worker, Pentagon report saysUS politics – live updatesThe Republican congressman Ronny Jackson created a hostile work environment, engaged in problematic drinking and improperly distributed prescription medications during his time serving as a White House physician, a scathing Pentagon report has found.The unpublished report compiled by the defense department’s inspector general was first obtained by CNN, and...
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Spend now, pay later: Sunak flags major tax rises as Covid bill tops

Middle-earners and businesses told they will pay for government’s fight against pandemicBudget 2021: key points at a glanceRishi Sunak has told Britain’s businesses and millions of middle-earners they will pay the price of the government’s year long fight against Covid-19 with a spend now, pay later budget that combines life-support for the economy with the biggest tax increases since 1993.Delivering his second budget, the chancellor said he would “go long,” extending many economic support measu...
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