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Controversial GOP rep. Lauren Boebert claims she started carrying a gun after a man was beaten to death behind her restaurant. He actually died of a drug overdose.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo. Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images Colorado Rep. Laura Boebert made a speech on the House floor this week backing gun rights. She cited a story of a man who was "beaten to death" outside her Colorado restaurant as justification. But local police debunked her claim, as an autopsy revealed the man had died from a drug overdose. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Colorado lawmaker Lauren Boebert once again used a bogus story about a man bei...
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An Italian-Jewish US lawmaker said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene could 'get lost' after she referred to him as 'Rep. Mussolini'

US Rep. David Cicilline, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, speaks during the big tech antitrust hearing on in Washington, DC on July 29, 2020. Graeme Jennings/Pool via Reuters Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called a Rhode Island lawmaker who is Italian and Jewish, "Rep. Mussolini." Greene directed the comment toward Rep. David Cicilline after he said he wanted Greene to stop delaying House votes. Cicilline responded by denouncin...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Jewish, Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, Rhode Island, Italian


New details emerge from Cuomo's 6th accuser, claiming he "aggressively groped her in a sexually charged manner"

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images New details emerged from the sixth woman to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. The unnamed female staffer alleged the governor fondled her in his private residence last year. Cuomo denied the new allegations in a statement to Insider Wednesday night. See more stories on Insider's business page. The sixth woman to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuom...
Tags: Politics, New York, Trends, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Albany Times Union, Sexual Harrasment, New York City Spencer Platt Getty, Erin Snodgrass, Times Union Once, Tish Jame


Only 32 student loan borrowers - ever - have qualified for full forgiveness through an income-driven repayment plan

"Our student loan system is broken," Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who supports student loan forgiveness, wrote in a tweet. "Income-based repayment is supposed to offer relief - but only 32 people's loans have been forgiven by the program. Not 32,000. Just 32." Drew Angerer/Getty Images The first federal income-driven repayment plan was created in 1995 and has since enrolled millions of student loan borrowers in the programs. But only 32 people have ever qualified for full student debt forg...
Tags: Politics, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, House, New Jersey, Warren, Student Loan Debt, Biden, Student Debt, Student Loan, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Sen Bob Menendez, NCLC, IDR, National Consumer Law Center


Tim Ryan told the GOP to 'stop talking about Dr. Seuss' and work with Democrats on efforts to support American workers

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty Rep. Tim Ryan expressed anger at the GOP for talking about Dr. Seuss instead of a pro-labor rights bill. "Now stop talking about Dr. Seuss, and start working with us on behalf of the American workers," Ryan said. The PRO Act passed in the House with five Republicans supporting the bill and one Democrat voting "no." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, chastised GOP colleagues for harping on about Dr. Seuss while th...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Ohio, Stimulus, Trump, United States of America, Ryan, Dr Seuss, Tim Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Seuss, Green Eggs


Trump pressured another Georgia elections official, Frances Watson, to uncover nonexistent voter fraud

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump pressured another Georgia elections official to find voter fraud, The Wall Street Journal reported. Frances Watson is the chief investigator at the Georgia Secretary of State's office. "Do you think they'll be working after Christmas, to keep it going fast?" Trump asked. "B...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Vladimir Putin, White House, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Gop, Washington Dc, Iowa, Ohio, Watson, Rudy, Donald Trump


GOP Sen. Roger Wicker praised funding for restaurants included in the COVID-19 stimulus bill that he voted against

Tom Williams/Pool via AP Sen. Roger Wicker helped pass an amendment in the American Rescue Plan and then voted against the bill. The RESTAURANTS Act secured $28.6 billion of targeted funding for ailing restaurants and workers. Wicker praised the passage of the bill but zero Republicans voted in favor of the $1.9 trillion package. See more stories on Insider's business page. After voting against the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, GOP Sen. Roger Wicker was singing its praises."Inde...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Restaurants, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Biden, Stimulus, Congressional Budget Office, Tom Williams, Manu Raju, Wicker, COVID, Restaraunts


Fauci draws backlash for admitting CDC must make 'judgment call' on whether vaccinated people can travel

White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci drew backlash on Wednesday for admitting that the Biden administration has to make a...
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Report: Cuomo accused of groping aide at his residence

Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — An aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Democrat groped her in the governor’s residence, marking the most serious allegation among those made by a series of women against the embattled governor, according to a report published in a newspaper Wednesday. The Times Union of Albany reported that the woman, who was not identified, was alone with Cuomo late last year when he closed the door, reached under her shirt and fondled her. The newspaper’s reporting is ba...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Sport, Soccer, Bill Clinton, The New York Times, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Cuomo, Capitol, Legislature, Bennett, Katz, Republican Assembly, Executive Mansion


Biden White House Plans Nationwide Victory Lap to Promote Benefits of COVID-19 Relief Bill

By Steve Holland and Andrea ShalalWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mindful of hard lessons learned by the previous Democratic administration, President Joe...
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Facing Pressure, Biden Administration Scrambles to Shelter Migrant Children

The White House also revived an Obama-era policy that allows Central American children to apply for admission to the U.S. from their...
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Mexico moves closer to decriminalizing marijuana

By Diego Ore | Reuters MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill that would decriminalize cannabis for recreational, medical and scientific uses, bringing it a step closer to creating one of the world’s largest markets for the plant. Backed by the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the bill marks a major shift in a country bedeviled for years by violence between feuding drug cartels. Lawmakers approved the bill in general with 316 votes in ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Sport, World news, Canada, Soccer, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico City Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Morena, Diego Ore


Trade survey finds 74% of British firms hit by delays with EU markets

Brexit red tape and disruption to global trade from pandemic leaves businesses ‘severely strained’Three-quarters of British manufacturers are struggling to cope with delays in moving goods in and out of the EU amid continuing disruption caused by Brexit and the Covid pandemic, industry figures said.Two months after the UK left the EU on trade terms agreed by Boris Johnson’s government, research from the manufacturing trade group Make UK has shown that 74% of firms in a survey of more than 200 le...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Recession, Eu, Hmrc, European Union, UK News, Boris Johnson, Manufacturing sector, Brexit, Trade Policy, Business to Business, Coronavirus


Judge in Katie Hill suit over nude photos in Daily Mail is leaning toward dismissing the case

LOS ANGELES — A judge said Wednesday that she was inclined to dismiss on First Amendment grounds part of a defamation suit by former Rep. Katie Hill concerning a reporter who co-authored a story featuring nude photos of Hill with a female campaign staff member and holding a bong appearing to contain marijuana. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco said she will instead wait until April 8 to hear a motion filed late Tuesday by Hill’s attorneys to reopen discovery and conduct a short dep...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, News, Congress, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Smith, Ventura County, Garcia, Hill, Los Angeles Superior Court


Biden's stimulus shows he's governing like Bernie

Joe Biden greets Sen. Bernie Sanders before the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images The House just passed the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, sending it to Biden's desk to be made law. The package provides direct relief to workers and families in ways that could cut child poverty. In these and other ways, it's positively Bernie-esque - even though it comes from President Biden. Visit the Business ...
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New stimulus package saves 13,000 jobs at American Airlines, company says

Passengers board an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina at San Diego International Airport on May 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images American Airlines said Wednesday the new $1.9 stimulus package is saving 13,000 jobs. The company had been planning to furlough the workers on April 1. Those furloughs "are happily canceled," the airline said in a message. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines said Wednesday the $1.9 t...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Jobs, News, Washington Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, Airlines, Charles Davis, Stimulus, American Airlines, San Diego California, San Diego International Airport, Charlotte North Carolina


Republican Sen. Mike Lee says Democratic voting rights bill was 'written in hell by the devil himself'

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, questions Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on September 27, 2018. Andrew Harnik/Getty Images Sen. Mike Lee compared House Democrats to the "devil" over democracy reform and voting rights legislation. "Everything about this bill is rotten to the core," Lee told Fox News. The far-reaching bill would boost transparency around campaign finance and expand voting rights. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Elections, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Washington Dc, House, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Mike Lee, Voting Rights, Democratic Party, Lee, Senate Judiciary Committee


When Fox's Peter Doocy asks Jen Psaki a stupid question, he gets the Jen Psaki treatment

Fox's out-of-touch White House correspondent Peter Doocy had apparently never seen Press Secretary Jen Psaki in action before. Conflating schools with migrant shelter facilities, he asked her in cocky Fox-style irritation why schools don't open to full capacity when the CDC tells them they can, even though many migrant shelters have opened. — Read the rest
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Biden inherited a mess, but his first 50 days as president have been a historic success

President Joe Biden speaks during an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden already has a major, historic legislative accomplishment on his record. The steps Biden has taken appear to be putting the US on the road to recovery from the pandemic. Still, Biden faces a slew of tough challenges, and the pandemic is far from over. See more stories o...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Merck, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Analysis


"The Biden administration weighed putting the president’s name on stimulus checks to make sure he got credit for helping the millions of Americans who will receive aid — but rejected the idea in recent days."

"The White House is planning for President Biden to hit the road to promote the $1.9 trillion plan, but officials have not settled on where he should go. And there is currently no major advertising campaign focused on the proposal. As Democrats celebrate what they see as one of the most significant domestic policy achievements in modern history, the White House has yet to fully develop a strategy for the next crucial step: selling it to the American public."From "Biden wants to sell the stimulus...
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Biden Immediately Begins Selling Virus Aid Plan to Public

The White House began highlighting the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill immediately after it gained final congressional approval on Wednesday, wasting no time in selling the public on President Joe Biden’s first legislative victory.
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Memo from top Biden adviser outlines White House messaging blitz on Covid-19 relief plan

The White House plans to deploy its messaging blitz to tout the newly passed $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan to "every corner" of the country in the weeks ahead, zeroing in on key components each day as it seeks to maintain -- or build on -- the proposal's current popularity, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.
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LA city could get $1.35 billion, county could get $1.9 billion from federal coronavirus relief package, officials say

Los Angeles city could receive at least $1.35 billion in relief funds, as part of the federal coronavirus relief package, the city controller said Wednesday, March 10. That money, the controller also said, should be used to help cover the city’s budget shortfall. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion relief package on Wednesday and the bill will now head to President Joe Biden for his signature. The relief bill included $350 billion overall in aid to city, state and other lo...
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The CDC is reportedly eyeing a 'promising' partnership with Dollar General to bring vaccines to rural communities, and Target is expanding access to shots with in-store CVS clinics

dollar general Spencer Platt/Getty Images The CDC is eyeing a potential partnership with Dollar General, USA Today reported. Dollar General has locations within 10-15 miles of rural communities in 46 states, the CDC said. Target is now offering vaccine doses through over 600 in-store CVS pharmacies in 17 states. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the latest efforts to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly looking ...
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Not a single Republican in either chamber of Congress voted for Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package

KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images No Congressional Republican voted in favor of the Biden rescue plan. The vote reflects the widening gulf between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. It may signal early difficulties for Biden if he moves to attract GOP support for legislative proposals in 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Not a single Republican lawmaker in either chamber voted in favor of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion economic aid package, refl...
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'Sigh of relief': White House senior adviser weighs in on bill

The $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill that President Joe Biden championed even before taking office is expected to land on his desk in coming days, but it could take some time for struggling Americans to see all the benefits.
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Biden praises Pelosi as 'the finest and most capable speaker in the history of our nation' after House passes $1.9 trillion stimulus bill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) raps her gavel after the House voted to pass coronavirus relief package H.R. 1319 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. In a final vote, the House passed U.S. President Joe Biden's revised $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, named the American Rescue Plan. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden gave Speaker Nancy Pelosi a special thank you on Wednesday. Biden called Pelosi "the finest and most capab...
Tags: Chuck, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Stimulus, Checks, Pelosi


McConnell voted to confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general 2 years after saying blocking his Supreme Court nomination was the 'most consequential thing I've ever done'

Judge Merrick Garland, right, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the US Supreme Court in March 2016 after the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, but was subsequently blocked from hearings by Senate Republicans. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images McConnell voted Wednesday to confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general. The vote came five years after he stonewalled Garland's nomination for a Supreme Court seat. In 2019, McConnell called that decision "the most consequential t...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Attorney General, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Mitch McConnell, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, US supreme court


Senate Committees Advance Nominee for No. 2 Spot at OMB

The White House has yet to name a new pick for director after Neera Tanden withdrew last week.
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The $5 trillion in pandemic-era stimulus is more than triple Great Recession-era aid - and suggests a permanent shift in the way Congress spends

Samuel Corum/Getty Images Passage of President Biden's stimulus plan brings the total pandemic-relief bill to $5 trillion. The relief packages handily surpass past measures and mark a turning point for how Congress spends. Americans largely back the new approach, with 66% supporting Biden's measure in a recent poll. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The amount of fiscal stimulus used to keep the US economy afloat over the past year blows past packages out of ...
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