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Judge who said QAnon Shaman 'blatantly lied' during '60 Minutes' interview released 2 new videos disproving shaman's claims

Jacob Chansley on the Capitol grounds during the July 6 pro-Trump insurrection. Screenshot The court released two new videos Tuesday depicting protesters swarming the Capitol on January 6. The footage appears to debunk claims made by the QAnon Shaman that officers "waved" protesters in. The "Shaman's" lawyer said he was suspicious the videos had been released only after the hearing. See more stories on Insider's business page. One week after a federal judge decided Jacob Chansley w...
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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse asks AG Merrick Garland to probe 2018 FBI background check into Brett Kavanaugh, suggests it was 'fake'

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, is among members of Congress who want to investigate President Donald Trump's actions after he leaves the White House. Susan Walsh/Pool/Getty Images Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse criticized the FBI for their 2018 investigation into Justice Kavanaugh. Whitehouse asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to determine whether or not it was legitimate. Democrats criticized the probe, saying Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh were not interview...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Trends, Fbi, Ford, Donald Trump, Rhode Island, Bureau, Garland, Whitehouse, Kavanaugh, Christopher Wray, Sen Sheldon Whitehouse, Merrick Garland, Brett Kavanaugh


A teenage girl testified against her father in court after her brother turned him in to the FBI over his role in the Capitol insurrection

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images A Capitol protester will stay in jail after his children gave officials information about their dad. Guy Reffitt reportedly threatened his kids after participating in the January 6 siege. His arrest has torn the family apart, according to CNN. See more stories on Insider's business page. An alleged Three Percenter, who is accused of b...
Tags: Politics, Texas, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, Jackson, Trump, Capitol, Nicole, Wylie, Zia Faruqui, Three Percenters, Far-right, Lev Radin Pacific Press


A teenage girl testified against her father in court after her brother turned him into the FBI over his role in the Capitol insurrection

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images A Capitol protester will stay in jail after his children gave officials information about their dad. Guy Reffitt reportedly threatened his kids after participating in the January 6 siege. His arrest has torn the family apart, according to CNN. See more stories on Insider's business page. An alleged Three Percenter, who is accused of b...
Tags: Politics, Texas, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, Jackson, Trump, Capitol, Nicole, Wylie, Zia Faruqui, Three Percenters, Far-right, Lev Radin Pacific Press


Biden tells Central American migrants: 'Don't come over'

A US Customs and Border Protection agent stands guard on the US side of the US-Mexico border fence. PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images President Biden told people from Central America to stay in their "town or city or community." He said this in a televised interview after a marked increase in migrants at the US-Mexico border. The Biden administration is also bracing for a surge in unaccompanied migrant children at the border. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Biden...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ap, Getty Images, Dallas, Homeland Security, El Salvador, Biden, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Immigrant, Central America


'He's got 3 major buckets of s--- going on here': Audio of a meeting with New York Dems reveals deep division in the state legislature over impeaching Cuomo

A billboard urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign is seen near downtown on March 2, 2021 in Albany, New York. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images Audio of a March 11 meeting obtained by Yahoo News revealed New York State Assembly members divided on Cuomo. Some members pushed back on the decision to launch a probe instead of formal impeachment proceedings. The investigation will be led by the New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Trends, Kim, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, New York State, Cuomo, McDonald, New York State Assembly, Yahoo News, New York Assembly, Carl Heastie, John McDonald, Sexual Misconduct, Heastie


Russia 'Amplified' the Hunter Biden Story and Spread Election Conspiracy Theories, Intel Agencies Claim

Russia wants America to hate Hunter Biden. That, and other odd claims, are at the heart of a newly declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), which seeks to outline the ways in which foreign nations used propaganda to influence the direction of the 2020 U.S. Presidential…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Russia, America, Joe Biden, Intel, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Ali Khamenei, U S China, Hunter Biden, Biden Family, Presidents Of The United States, Presidency Of Donald Trump


Biden says that New York Gov. Cuomo should resign if investigation proves sexual harassment claims

President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 relief package in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Washington Patrick Semansky/AP Biden said that NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign if an investigation proves claims of sexual harassment. "I think he'll probably end up being prosecuted, too," President Joe Biden told ABC News. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a new interview with ABC News's George Stephanopoulos, President Joe Bide...
Tags: Harassment, Politics, New York, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Cuomo, Chuck Schumer, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Stephanopoulos


Controversial Crime Bill Aims To Redefine Robberies in California

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Tags: Politics, Crime, News, California, Senate, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Berkeley, Curry, Robbery, Mohammad, Yuba County, California State Legislature, Nancy Skinner, Clint Curry Curry


White House Sets Low Expectations for China Talks in Alaska

The White House is setting low expectations ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan’s first face-to-face meeting with their Chinese counterparts.
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Trump to Decide on Whether to Make Another White House Run After 2022 Midterms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would decide whether to make another run for the White House after...
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Trump says he hopes Meghan Markle runs for president, could return him to White House

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that a he is “not a fan” of Meghan Markle but that he hopes she launches her rumored 2024...
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Gov. Newsom Defends Sen. Feinstein, Says He’s Not Expecting Retirement

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Cuomo aides sent out an open letter that attacked accuser Lindsey Boylan after she came forward with assault allegations: NYT report

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at a COVID-19 vaccination site in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool Cuomo aides sent a letter to attack Lindsey Boylan's credibility, The New York Times reported. The letter was sent to former staffers after Boylan accused the governor of misconduct in December. Sources say Cuomo was aware of the letter and took part in at least one draft. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Politics, New York, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, New York Times, Biden, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Cuomo, Bennett, Chuck Schumer


At least four GOP senators haven't been vaccinated, and it's by their own choice

Getty/David Greedy Four Republican senators revealed that they have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Sens. Mike Braun, Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, and Rick Scott were hesitant or believed they were immune. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 28% of Republican voters said they won't get a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. At least four GOP senators have revealed that they had yet to receive any COVID-19 vaccinations.Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana, Ron Johnson ...
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Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose Enters California Governor Recall Election

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — Former Republican congressman Doug Ose announced Tuesday he’s entering the recall election aimed at ousting California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a day after the Democratic governor began raising money to defend his seat in a likely election this year. Ose becomes the third established Republican to enter the emerging contest, joining former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and businessman John Cox, who was defeated by Newsom in a landslide in 2018. It’s possible they could event...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Ap, Cnn, Gop, San Diego, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ose, Doug Ose


Teen Who Hacked Twitter to Within an Inch of its Life Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Graham Ivan Clark — the teenager who masterminded a sprawling Twitter attack last summer that involved hacking the accounts of dozens of high profile users to promote a bitcoin scam — plead guilty in a Florida court on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cryptography, Software, Kanye West, Bitcoin, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Michael Bloomberg, Dorsey, Digital Currencies


California Bills Would Take Badges From Misbehaving Law Enforcement Officers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California would start licensing law enforcement officers, create a way to end their careers for misbehavior including racial bias, and make it easier to sue them for monetary damages under an expanded version of legislation that died at the end of last year’s legislative session, supporters said Tuesday. California is one of just four states without a way to decertify police officers, alongside Hawaii, New Jersey and Rhode Island. “These are officers who have abu...
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Border crisis stymies Congress as GOP bashes Biden and Democrats spar internally over immigration strategy

The migrant crisis roiling the United States has made the complicated politics in Congress over immigration even dicier, with Democrats at sharp odds over how to proceed and Republicans pushing for far stricter measures than the White House would likely accept.
Tags: Congress, White House, Cnn, Gop, United States, Biden


Holyrood suffering from 'deficit of power', says David Davis

Former Brexit secretary calls for proper separation of powers and strengthened civil serviceHolyrood is suffering from a “deficit of power” and needs reform to let it better investigate claims facing the Scottish government, a Tory MP has said.David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, claimed MSPs’ inquiry into the handling of complaints against former first minister Alex Salmond by the administration led by his successor, Nicola Sturgeon, had revealed the “limits” of what the Scottish parliamen...
Tags: Politics, Scotland, UK News, Devolution, Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond, Holyrood, Tory, David Davis, Brexit


President Biden to hold first press conference next week on 64th day in office

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the president will hold a press conference on March 25, which is 64 days into his presidency.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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A declassified US intelligence report threw cold water on Republican conspiracy theories about mail-in ballots

Trump makes a statement with Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images A US intelligence report released Tuesday debunked GOP conspiracy theories about mail-in ballots. Trump and Barr claimed foreign countries mass produced mail ballots to rig the 2020 election. "We have no indications that any foreign actor" engaged in such efforts, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A newly...
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McConnell just ruled out any Republican support for tax hikes to pay for a Biden infrastructure package

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters McConnell on Tuesday dismissed Republicans signing onto a Biden infrastructure plan with tax hikes. "I don't think there's going to be any enthusiasm on our side for a tax increase," he said. Democrats may bypass Republicans on a follow-up economic recovery bill, similar to the stimulus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday flatly dismissed the idea of Republ...
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Republicans are recycling Trump's fear-mongering about terrorists entering the US through Mexico

Deportees walk across a U.S.-Mexico border bridge from Texas into Mexico on February 25, 2021 in Matamoros, Mexico. John Moore/Getty Images Republicans have been portraying a surge in migrants at the border as a potential terror threat. Trump also sought to tie illegal immigration to terrorism, despite little to no evidence. The threat of terrorism in the US is largely homegrown, according to research and law enforcement. See more stories on Insider's business page. As record numbers ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, Iraq, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Fbi, Afghanistan


McConnell warns the Senate 'would function more like a 100-car pile-up' if Democrats kill the filibuster

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images McConnell warned that the Senate would become a "100-car pile-up" if Democrats kill the filibuster. Killing the filibuster "would not open up an express lane to liberal change," McConnell said. McConnell has sought to defend the filibuster as Democrats make calls to eliminate the rule. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday again threatened to throw the upper c...
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Biden to hold first formal news conference on March 25

President Joe Biden will hold his first formal news conference since taking office on March 25, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.
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Biden books first press conference after breaking 100-year record without one

President Biden will hold his first White House press conference on March 25, his press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. Biden broke a...
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Biden turns to top Hill Dems to help sell Covid law

The White House is exploring the idea of dispatching lawmakers in the party, including Bernie Sanders, across the country to keep...
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Biden to Hold First News Conference on March 25: White House

By Steve HollandDARBY, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will hold his first formal news conference on March 25, after drawing some...
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Biden to Hold News Conference on March 25: White House

DARBY, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a formal news conference on the afternoon of March 25, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki...
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