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A CA Democrat compiled a report of social media posts by GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn the 2020 election - including 177 pages on Paul Gosar

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) walks through the U.S. Capitol, as Democrats debate one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Rep. Zoe Lofgren compiled a report of social media activity from lawmakers who voted to overturn the election. The 1,939-page report includes posts from before the election in November and after the Capitol riots. The longest section is Arizona at 257 pages, and 177 pages list social media a...
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A proposal to raise the minimum wage was killed in the Senate after 8 Democrats voted against the bill

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during a news conference with a bipartisan group of lawmakers as they announce a proposal for a Covid-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill, on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Lawmakers from both chambers released a $908 billion package Monday, split into two bills. Photo by Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Eight Senate Democrats broke from the majority and voted against the mini...
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Senate Democrats broker last-minute deal on unemployment benefits, clearing major hurdle for $1.9 trillion stimulus plan

In this Feb. 13, 2021, file photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., departs on Capitol Hill in Washington Alex Brandon/AP Senate Democrats struck an agreement on Friday evening on unemployment benefits. The new plan would provide $300 weekly jobless aid through Sept. 6, cutting a month. It would also provide tax forgiveness for people making up to $150,000. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Senate Democrats brokered a deal on Friday evening on unemployment benefits, clearing...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Capitol Hill, Unemployment Insurance, Kamala Harris, Democratic, Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin D W Va


Senate leaders reach agreement on virus bill benefits

By Alan Fram | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The compromise, announced by the West Virginia lawmaker and a Democratic aide, seemed to clear the way for the Senate to begin a climactic, marathon series of votes expected to lead to approval of the sweeping legislation. The overall ...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, West Virginia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, South Dakota, House, Ohio, Associated Press


New York cinemas reopen after almost a year

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK — After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last 12 months instead read messages like “Wear a mask” and “We’ll be back soon.” Shortly after noon at the Angelika Film Center on Houston Street, Holly Stillman was already feeling emotional coming out of the first New York showing of Lee Isaac Chung’s tender family drama “Minari.” “My mask is drenched,”...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Politics, New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, New York City, Amc, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Ifc


Anger grows at offer of 1% pay rise for NHS staff

Nurses leaders set up industrial action fund as Tory MPs fear another U-turn by the governmentMinisters are on a collision course with millions of NHS staff as they insisted the country could not afford a more than 1% pay rise for health workers even as nurses leaders raised the prospect of strike action.The health secretary, Matt Hancock, on Friday insisted the decision to recommend such a small increase was due to an assessment of “what’s affordable as a nation” after the economic toll taken b...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Public services policy, NHS, Doctors, Nursing, Public sector pay, Industrial Action, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Biden White House: Message Discipline, No News Conference

President Joe Biden is the first executive in four decades to reach this point of his term without holding a formal question and answer session.
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Members Of Congress Left Behind A Massive Evidence Trail As They Pushed Trump’s Big Lie

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) has published an absolutely massive report compiling the social media posts of every Republican who voted to object to the counting of certain states’ Electoral College votes on Jan. 6. Then-President Donald Trump had hyped that Jan. 6 congressional objection effort as his last real hope of stealing a second term, and on the morning of Jan. 6, he urged the thousands of supporters that he’d summoned to Washington, D.C. to march on the Capitol and provide some “courage” ...
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‘This Is A Liberty Issue’: Group Representing Placer County Restaurant Owners Threatens To Sue Newsom Over COVID Regulations

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There were only 2 medics on site to treat wounded officers during the Capitol siege, according to new FOIA docs obtained by the AP

A pro-Trump mob clashes with police on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images An AP review of law enforcement preparations before January 6 showed a fractured preparation. Five people died, including one police officer, and two officers died by suicide after the attack. Insider created a searchable database of every riot suspect who has been charged. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new investigation by the Associate...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Trends, Ap, Associated Press, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Arlington, Federal Protective Service, Arlington County Virginia, Proud Boys, Washington Metro Police, Azmi Haroun, Capitol Siege, DC Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times


Stimulus 'vote-a-rama' derailed for nearly 11 hours over clash on unemployment benefits in relief package

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Mark Wilson/Getty Images The Senate kicked off a "vote-a-rama" on Friday with a vote on a $15 minimum wage. But proceedings ground to a halt over a last-minute clash on unemployment aid. Senate Majority Leader Schumer said Democrats would approve the stimulus bill sometime this weekend. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Senate kicked off a "vote-a-rama" on Friday with a vote on a $15-an-hour minimum wag...
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Stimulus 'vote-a-rama' stalls out in the Senate over clash on unemployment benefits in relief package

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT, L) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY, R). Mark Wilson/Getty Images The Senate kicked off a "vote-a-rama" on Friday with a vote on a $15 minimum wage. But proceedings ground to a halt over a last-minute clash on unemployment aid. Schumer said Democrats will approve the stimulus bill sometime this weekend. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Senate kicked off a "vote-a-rama" on Friday with a vote on a $15-per-hour minimum wage, but the proceedings st...
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Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema votes against $15 minimum wage with a dramatic thumbs down

Democratic senators-elect Kyrsten Sinema (L) (D-AZ) and Jacky Rosen (R) (D-NV) walk to the office of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for a meeting at the U.S. Capitol November 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images A video of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema dramatically indicating her "no" vote on a measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 incensed progressives on Friday. Sinema appeared to curtsy as she gave her thumbs-down to the Senate clerk, prompting some progressives t...
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The 8 Senate Democrats who voted against raising the minimum wage are collectively worth over $43 million

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during a news conference with a bipartisan group of lawmakers as they announce a proposal for a Covid-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill, on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Eight Senate Democrats rejected a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15. At least seven are millionaires, and collectively worth more than $43 million.  The federal minimum wage hasn't be ra...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Montana, Washington, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Bureau of Labor Statistics, New Hampshire, Maine, Arizona, Treasury, Janet Yellen


8 Cuomo staffers announced plans to leave the administration this week

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images As a pair of scandals rock the Cuomo administration, at least eight staffers are on the way out. Two more staffers announced plans to leave on Friday, bringing the weekly total to eight. Notable departures include Gareth Rhodes, a former House candidate and fixture at Cuomo briefings. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Cuomo staffers are making their way for the exit doors as dueling scanda...
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Vaccination Site to Open at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The White House says it will partner with Georgia to open a new mass vaccination site at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta.
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How the Biden administration is approaching crypto regulations

Leigh Cuen Contributor Share on Twitter Leigh Cuen is a reporter in New York City. Her work has been published by Vice, Business Insider, Newsweek, Teen Vogue, Al Jazeera English, The Jerusalem Post, and many others. Follow her on Instagram at @leighcuen. More posts by this contributor Meet the entrepreneurs bringing bitcoin to institutions How Bitcoin is helping middle-class users survive the pandemic ...
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White House Briefly Mentions Fixing Our Horrible Roads

On Thursday, President Joe Biden spent part of his day listening to a group of lawmakers discuss how much the United States might need to spend on fixing its horrible infrastructure. It’s an issue America has neglected through multiple administrations and has frequently been set back by partisan conflict. Considering the White House is ruminating […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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India has reportedly threatened to jail Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp employees if the firms don't give up data regarding the farmers protests

Members of human rights organisations hold placards in support of farmers during a protest against the central government's recent agricultural reforms in Amritsar on December 10, 2020. Narinder Nanu/AFP via Getty Images India is threatening to jail Twitter and Facebook employees, The Wall Street Journal reported. The threats are to pressure the tech companies to give up data related to the farmers protests. Indian farmers have been protesting since late 2020 after the country passed a...
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What is EFF’s party funding quest?

Its court application to force disclosure of donations to Cyril Ramaphosa may mask a bid to portray him as a capitalist puppet The post What is EFF’s party funding quest? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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With a federal wealth tax looking unlikely, states like New York could enact their own

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio speaks to the media. Reuters New York's Democratic lawmakers may be able to push through a state wealth tax, Bloomberg reports. Debate over a federal wealth tax continues, but some areas are taking matters into their own hands. Places like Arizona and San Francisco have already enacted their own taxes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York legislators may be able to push through taxes on the ultrawealthy amidst the turmoil surro...
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Warship captains told the skipper of a COVID-stricken aircraft carrier he was 'doing what is right' just before the Navy fired him, emails show

Capt. Brett Crozier, then the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), gives remarks during an all-hands call in Dec. 2019. US Navy The US Navy fired a carrier captain after he wrote a letter about a coronavirus outbreak that leaked. After an investigation, the Navy stood by its decision to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his command. Emails show that fellow warship captains believed Crozier was "doing the right thing." Visit the Business section of Inside...
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Joe Manchin voted against including a $15 minimum wage provision in the relief bill, even though 250,000 West Virginians would benefit from the increase

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during a news conference with a bipartisan group of lawmakers as they announce a proposal for a Covid-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill, on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders' attempt to include a $15 minimum wage provision in the COVID-19 relief looks likely to fail. Eight Democrats, including centrist Sen. Joe Manch...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, US, West Virginia, Trends, Minimum Wage, Cnn, Maine, Arizona, Capitol Hill, Delaware, Kamala Harris, Sanders


White House warns of 'active threat' from Microsoft email hackers

The Biden administration is increasingly sounding the alarm over a series of newly discovered cyber intrusions that Microsoft said this week were linked to China.
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White House Reminds Agencies to Get Its Approval on Policy Proposals and Certain Communications

Goal is to ensure the administration "speaks with one voice."
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AP-NORC poll: High marks for Biden’s virus response

By Julie Pace and Emily Swanson | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is enjoying an early presidential honeymoon, with 60% of Americans approving of his job performance thus far and even more backing his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. At a moment of deep political polarization in America, support for Biden’s pandemic response extends across party lines. Overall, 70% of Americans back the Democ...
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Psaki says Biden will hold press conference ‘before the end of the month’

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday President Biden will hold a press conference before the end of the month.
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White House Says New Economic Adviser Will Advance Biden Agenda on Big Tech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday a new White House economic adviser, big-tech critic Tim Wu, will help advance President...
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Detroit's mayor reportedly said J&J's vaccines aren't as good, so he said declined the city's first shipment

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. AP Detroit's mayor said no to an initial shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, CNBC reported. He reportedly said Detroit had enough supply and it would introduce the single-shot vaccine later. 11.3 % of Detroit's population is currently vaccinated against COVID-19.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Detroit's mayor, Mike Duggan, said in a press briefing on Thursday that he would not accept a first-time shipment of Johnson & Johnson's singl...
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White House Says Hackers Exploiting Microsoft Flaw Are an Active Threat

(Reuters) - The White House says that the hackers exploiting the recently disclosed flaw in Microsoft's Exchange email software are an ongoing...
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