Trump staffers, even those who worked for officials who publicly flouted coronavirus safety guidelines, were secretly scrambling for a COVID-19 vaccine: report

Vials of undiluted Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to administer to staff and residents at a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump staffers "shamelessly" attempted to get COVID-19 vaccines amid the initial rollout, Vanity Fair reported. Ex-officials said the effort was like first-class passengers on the Titanic rushing to the lifeboats. Despite publicly flouting safeguards, one official said they...
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A Capitol Police officer was suspended after a Hill staffer spotted a printout of anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion at a checkpoint

A U.S. Capitol Police officer wears a mourning band over his badge following a police procession of the hearse carrying the casket of Brian Sicknick, U.S. Capitol Police Officer who died from injuries following the U.S. Capitol building siege on Wednesday, on January 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Al Drago/Getty Images A Capitol Police officer appeared to have a copy of the Protocols of Elders of Zion at a checkpoint. A concerned congressional aide snapped a photo, and the officer is being in...
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Gov. Newsom Says He Will Appoint Black Woman If Senator Dianne Feinstein Retires Early

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he’d appoint a Black woman to replace U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she retires before her term is up in 2024. “We have multiple names in mind and the answer is yes,” he said during an interview on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” when asked if he would name a Black woman to the seat if given the chance. Feinstein, 87, is the oldest sitting U.S. senator. She won her sixth election in 2018 and said she plans to serve out her full term. But s...
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White House staff no longer tested for Covid-19 daily

White House staff working in-person are no longer tested for Covid-19 every day as those on campus have been increasingly vaccinated, a recent change to testing protocol, according to an administration official familiar with the process.
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Post-Brexit UK to reshape its foreign policy

A focus on the Indo-Pacific region and a White House-style situation room are part of the strategy.
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GOP lawmakers slam Biden after visit to migrant detention center at border

The White House and GOP held another war of words over the growing number of migrants coming through the southern border.
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Biden urges UK and EU to preserve Northern Irish peace amid Brexit row

Remarks follow EU formally launching legal action over protocol arrangements in the region The White House has urged London and Brussels to work together to preserve the peace in Northern Ireland, after the EU formally launched legal action against the UK over Brexit arrangements in the region.Joe Biden’s spokesperson said: “We continue to encourage both the EU and the UK government to prioritise pragmatic solutions to safeguard and advance the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland.” Continue readi...
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North Korea warns US against 'causing a stink'

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, warned the Biden administration against "causing a stink at its first step" on Monday, hours after the White House said it had not received a response to its outreach to Pyongyang.
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North Korea breaks silence to warn US against 'causing a stink'

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, warned the Biden administration against "causing a stink at its first step" on Monday, hours after the White House said it had not received a response to its outreach to Pyongyang.
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A Proud Boys member who allegedly pepper-sprayed police has been charged over his role in the Capitol riots

Members of the far-right group Proud Boys make 'OK' hand gestures indicating "white power" as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest against the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, US, January 6, 2021. Jim Urquhart/Reuters Another member of the far-right group the Proud Boys has been arrested following the Capitol riots. Charging documents say Christopher Worrell...
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Prosecutor: Riot suspect was a well-known Nazi sympathizer

By Marshall Cohen | CNN An Army reservist charged with storming the US Capitol was a well-known White supremacist and Nazi sympathizer at the Navy base where he worked as a contractor, and was even rebuked for sporting a distinctive “Hitler mustache,” prosecutors said in new court filings. Federal prosecutors revealed Friday that the Navy conducted its own internal investigation into Timothy Hale-Cusanelli that uncovered numerous incidents where he promoted racist and sexist views. The Naval Cri...
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N. Korea warns US against 'causing a stink'

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, warned the Biden administration against "causing a stink at its first step" on Monday, hours after the White House said it had not received a response to its outreach to Pyongyang.
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Vaccine passports should be free, private and secure, White House says. But who will be issuing them?

Israel has a "green card" to prove that people have been vaccinated and other countries are contemplating requiring proof of vaccination for entry.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Senate confirms Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the US's first Native American Cabinet secretary

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. Caroline Brehman/Getty Images The Senate voted 51-40 on Monday to confirm Deb Haaland as interior secretary. With the historic vote, she becomes the first Native American to serve in a presidential Cabinet. Haaland received bipartisan support. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Senate voted 51-40 on Monday to confirm Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the country's first Native...
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CDC Says Public Taking Vaccination ‘Seriously’ With Only 3% Missing Second Dose

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Monday reported some good news related to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Of the millions of Americans who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, only 3% have missed their second dose if they received one of the two-dose vaccines manufactured by Pfizer/BioTech or Moderna. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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COVID rent relief program opens. Here’s how it works

After months of lingering unemployment and missed rent payments, federal relief is on the way for struggling landlords and tenants. A complex hybrid of state and local programs designed to distribute $2.6 billion in federal aid to ailing California landlords and low-income renters begAn accepting applications Monday. The program is kicking into gear as fallout from government-mandated business closings continues to hit the state, with low-income workers suffering the heaviest job losses. Even wi...
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California Considers Relaxing Rules About Ballot Signatures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California’s Democratic-controlled Legislature is considering whether to make it more difficult for local election officials to reject ballots because a voter’s signature doesn’t exactly match what’s on file. Voters who cast ballots by mail must now sign their ballot. Election officials then compare that signature to the one in the voter’s registration file. Election officials can disqualify ballots if the signatures don’t match. But comparing signatures can be tr...
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Priti Patel spoke to Met chief before Sarah Everard vigil broken up

Home secretary says vigil was ‘hijacked’ by protesters and undermining police would fail victimsPriti Patel has told the Commons she had had “extensive discussions” with the head of the Metropolitan police before officers broke up a peaceful vigil for Sarah Everard at the weekend, saying that people should be allowed to lay flowers.But, in her first criticism of the gathering, the home secretary claimed the vigil had been “hijacked” by protesters and said undermining faith in the police would ul...
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A Dominion exec forced into hiding due to death threats from Trump fans is beefing up his defamation lawsuit over election conspiracy theories

A "Stop the Steal" rally on January 5, where Joe Oltmann spoke. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer went into hiding following threats against his life. Conspiracy theorists alleged he took part in an "Antifa conference call" to rig the 2020 election. Coomer quietly updated a defamation lawsuit with new claims about Newsmax and Joe Oltmann. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Dominion executive who went into hid...
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Trump's CFO's ex-daughter-in-law is cooperating with prosecutors and 'refuses to be silenced,' her lawyer says

Donald Trump along with Allen Weisselberg in 2017. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Jennifer Weisselberg is cooperating with an investigation into Trump's finances, her lawyer says. She's the ex-daughter-in-law of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Org CFO the DA wants to "flip." "Jennifer refuses to be silenced any longer," her lawyer told Insider in a statement. See more stories on Insider's business page. An attorney representing the former daughter-in-law of the Trump Organi...
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House GOP leader blames Biden's immigration plan for surge in migrants at border

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy addresses the press during the congressional border delegation visit to El Paso, Texas on March 15, 2021. Justin Hamel/Getty Images House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy said Biden is to blame for the surge in migrants at the border. A record number of unaccompanied migrant children are being held in jail-like facilities. The surge presents a challenge to Biden's pledge to take a more humane approach to immigration. See more stories on Insider's busin...
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One of Gov. Cuomo's accusers met with investigators for 4 hours on Monday and turned over 120 pages of documents

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennet met with investigators for four hours on Monday. Her lawyer Debra Katz said she provided information about the "sexually hostile work environment." Bennett is one of seven women to publicly accuse the governor of sexual harassment. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the former employees accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment met with i...
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On wealth tax, White House says Biden and Warren have different plans

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki listens during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 11, 2021. Alex Wong/Getty Images White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about a wealth tax during a Monday press briefing. She said President Biden has different plans than longtime wealth-tax champion Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Psaki also cited democracy in action, saying she's sure they'll discuss it at an "appropriate time." See more...
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As Biden faces ongoing surge of migrant children, Republicans criticize White House for border crisis

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, along with the 12 other Republican members of the House, said President Joe Biden was to blame for the surge of migrant children.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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First pictures released of Boris Johnson's new £2.6m briefing room

No 10 intends the studio, hosted by Allegra Stratton, to be focal point of new media strategyAfter £2.6m and a seven-month wait, the curtains have finally opened on a studio based inside Downing Street where the prime minister’s press secretary will address the nation in new White House-style TV briefings.The first glimpses of the room revealed by ITV showed the podium that Allegra Stratton, a former BBC and Guardian journalist who also worked as communications director for the chancellor, Rishi...
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Priti Patel hints UK government could set up national register of stalkers

Debates on Monday have seen MPs and peers press for action to tackle violence against women and girlsThe home secretary, Priti Patel, has hinted the government will consider recording misogyny as a hate crime and setting up a national register of stalkers, as MPs and peers clamoured for swift action to tackle violence against women and girls.Both the Commons and the Lords saw numerous debates on Monday in the wake of the killing of Sarah Everard and Saturday’s vigil in her name on Clapham Common...
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White House would welcome Trump's help in promoting vaccine

The White House said it would welcome former President Donald Trump's help in promoting the coronavirus vaccine to his supporters but says there are other ways to convince conservatives to get the shot.
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White House looks to raise taxes on wealthy

The White House is looking to fulfill one of President Joe Biden's campaign promises by raising taxes for the wealthy and on corporations, White House press secretary Jen Psaki affirmed.
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The White House is investing billions to boost preparedness and ramp up vaccinations as more transmissible variants spread

The White House is racing to prevent and prepare for a potential fourth coronavirus surge as more transmissible coronavirus variants spread across the US -- investing billions of dollars to boost coronavirus preparedness, accelerating the pace of vaccinations and working to prepare the public and governors for the prospect of another surge.
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White House considers sending Covid vaccines to hotspots to curb outbreaks

• This was Texas' first weekend without Covid-19 limits. Here's how it went for businesses • Why you can't yet withdraw that stimulus payment sitting in your bank account • Review finds some of Trump admin's CDC guidance was not grounded in science
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