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AT&T, Cigna abandon promises to stop financing Republicans who voted to overturn the election

Erin Schaff/Getty Images AT&T and Cigna have resumed funding GOP election objectors, Popular Information reported Friday. Some companies paused PAC contributions after GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence. Here's how much each S&P 500 corporate PAC had given - and if they've paused or resumed contributions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. AT&T and Cigna both gave money last month to groups overseen by Republican lawmakers who sought t...
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Opinion: George Bush's moment of clarity

Former President George W. Bush did something unusual Thursday: he made news. He has spent his post-White House years perfecting his reclusive J.D. Salinger act, surfacing only to promote his books of portraits, and to join his odd-couple buddy Bill Clinton in supporting worthy causes.
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13 members of the pro-Trump House Freedom Caucus refused to condemn Myanmar's generals who violently overthrew elected leaders

From left, Reps. Andy Harris, R-Md., Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., and Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., conclude a news conference with members of the House Freedom Caucus outside the Capitol to oppose the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, on Thursday February 25, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A House resolution censuring those who carried out the Myanmar coup passed by a 398-14 vote on Friday. Over a dozen GOP Rep...
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Opinion: George Bush's moment of blinding clarity

Former President George W. Bush did something unusual Thursday: he made news. He has spent his post-White House years perfecting his reclusive J.D. Salinger act, surfacing only to promote his books of portraits, and to join his odd-couple buddy Bill Clinton in supporting worthy causes.
Tags: News, White House, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Stories, George W Bush, J D Salinger


Biden, Harris offer solace, denounce racism in Atlanta visit

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JEFF AMY and ZEKE MILLER ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta on Friday, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women. Addressing the nation after a roughly 80-minute meeting with Asian American state legislators and other leaders, Biden said it was “heart-wrenching” to listen to ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, White House, China, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


White House Confirms Firing of 5 Employees Based on Marijuana Use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it has fired five employees over marijuana use, even after announcing a more lenient policy...
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Election watchdog contacts Tory party over revamp of Downing Street flat

Electoral Commission wants to find out whether payment relating to renovation should have been declared The official elections watchdog has contacted the Tory party over a reported payment made for the refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat, it has been disclosed.The Electoral Commission said it was in touch to establish whether any sums relating to the renovation works should have been declared under the law on party political donations. Continue reading...
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Election watchdog contacts Conservatives over revamp of Downing Street flat

Electoral Commission wants to find out whether payment relating to renovation should have been declared The official elections watchdog has contacted the Tory party over a reported payment made for the refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat, it has been disclosed.The Electoral Commission said it was in touch to establish whether any sums relating to the renovation works should have been declared under the law on party political donations. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Electoral Commission


HUD Secretary may have violated Hatch Act with comments at White House

Newly-confirmed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge may have violated the Hatch Act, the law that limits the political activities of all federal civilian executive branch employees, with comments she made during a White House press briefing Thursday.
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Biden wants to send migrants to the northern US border amid effort to wrangle those arriving at the southern border

Central American asylum seekers arrive to a bus station after being released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 26, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images US Customs and Border Patrol wants to fly migrants to processing sites up north. There's been an influx of migrants arriving at the southern US border, with a lag in processing. The Biden administration has already sent FEMA there to assist. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden'...
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In Atlanta speech, President Biden calls for an end to anti-Asian attacks and says that Georgia 'made it possible to pass the American Rescue Plan'

Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden and Vice President Harris spoke at Emory University in Atlanta on Friday. The two spoke about Tuesday's shootings and addressed the rise in Anti-Asian hate crimes. Biden said that, Georgia and its voters, 'made it possible to pass the American Rescue Plan." See more stories on Insider's business page. In heartfelt speeches on Friday, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris addressed Tuesday's shootings at Atlanta-area ...
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Same old Joe: Rebuffing staff who smoked pot fits Biden’s MO

The White House press secretary acknowledged Friday that marijuana use has led to five staffers losing their jobs.
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WH axes staffers over past pot use even though Kamala Harris has admitted she smoked it

Vice President Kamala Harris has publicly admitted to smoking weed in college as the White House revealed that a handful of staffers...
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Small, and not quite steady, reform progress in a not quite new era for criminal justice reform

An interesting set of new press pieces highlight ways in which the criminal justice times seem to be a-changing during the Biden era, but not yet quite as much or as fast as lots of advocates might be hoping or expecting.  Here they are with a brief excerpt: From BuzzFeed News, "COVID-19 Has Torn Through Prisons. Advocates Want Biden To Act Now" Nearly all of the groups who spoke with BuzzFeed News said that they’ve participated in briefings and have had conversations with White House staff to ...
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‘What The Hell Is Wrong With Us’: Newsom Reflects On California History Of Anti-Asian Bigotry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday the bigotry and violence sparking fear in Asian-American communities “infuriates” him and that it is incumbent on everyone to combat it, reflecting on California’s historic role in perpetuating discrimination against Asians. “What the hell is wrong with us?” Newsom asked. Newsom, a Democrat, spoke alongside Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. He was joined by a leader ...
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A popular flea collar is linked to nearly 1,700 pet deaths. Now Congress is pushing the company to recall the product.

A display of Seresto flea and tick collars at a pet store in Rochester, New York. Aylin Woodward/Insider A Congressional subcommittee is calling for a temporary recall of Seresto flea and tick collars. A USA Today investigation found that 1,700 pet deaths linked to the collars were reported to the EPA. Elanco, the company that sells the collars, told Insider it doesn't think a recall is warranted. See more stories on Insider's business page. After a damning USA Today investigation ...
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HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge may have violated Hatch Act with comments at White House

Newly-confirmed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge may have violated the Hatch Act, the law that limits the political activities of all federal civilian executive branch employees, with comments she made during a White House press briefing Thursday.
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Biden, Harris offer solace, denouce racism in Atlanta visit

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JEFF AMY and ZEKE MILLER ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta on Friday, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women. Addressing the nation after a roughly 80-minute meeting with Asian American state legislators and other leaders, Biden said it was “heart wrenching” to listen to ...
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Biden 'doing fine' after stumbling once, twice, thrice on steps of Air Force One

White House spokesperson blames windy weather after Biden loses his footing three times boarding presidential planeSupporters of Joe Biden were tempting fate when they claimed he had not put a foot wrong during his first two months in office. Related: US reaches 100m Covid vaccine milestone six weeks early as Fauci urges vigilance – live Continue reading...
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A restaurant worker was stabbed by a man who refused to wear a mask, the latest customer-employee confrontation since Texas lifted its mask mandate

Jack in the Box restaurant. Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock A customer stabbed a restaurant worker multiple times after being asked to wear a mask. The League City Police Department issued an arrest warrant for the man. Many people have refused to wear masks at stores and restaurants since the mandate was lifted in Texas. See more stories on Insider's business page. A restaurant manager was stabbed multiple times by a customer who refused to wear a mask on Wednesday at a Jack in the Box re...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Restaurants, Masks, Trends, Joe Biden, Houston, Jack, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Joe, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Galveston, Ratliff


Report: Biden Admin Punishing 'Dozens' of Staffers for Prior Weed Use

President Joe Biden’s administration is telling staffers that they absolutely have to have just said no to drugs—after telling them it was ok to have said yes to one specific drug every now and then.Read more...
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White House blames wind for Biden stumbles boarding Air Force One

Windy conditions were a factor in President Biden’s stumble while boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews on Friday, according to...
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White House Easter Egg Roll is canceled for a second year due to pandemic

The annual Easter extravaganza at the White House, the Egg Roll, is off for a second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Current aide says Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her, bringing number of accusers to 9

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Spencer Platt/Getty Images A current employee for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment. The aide, Alyssa McGrath, told the New York Times that Cuomo made suggestive comments to her. Cuomo "fostered an unusual work triangle with her and her friend," another accuser, The Times said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ninth woman has come forward to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, the New...
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White House shifts ad campaign strategy to reflect growing concern over conservatives' vaccination reluctance

Reluctance among conservatives to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has caused growing concern inside the White House, according to people familiar with the matter, even as President Joe Biden's administration rapidly scales up nationwide efforts to administer shots.
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COVID-19 outbreak at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club leads to partial closure, per report

President Trump's Mar-a-Lago. Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Trump's Palm Beach club has partially closed following a COVID-19 outbreak, according to a report. A Mar-a-Lago club member told the Associated Press they received a call about the closure Friday. The former president moved to the resort after leaving office in January. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach club has partial...
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Variant From the UK Likely Accounts for Up To 30% of Covid Infections in US, Fauci Says

The highly contagious variant first identified in the U.K. likely accounts for up to 30% of Covid-19 infections in the United States, White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday. From a report: The variant, called B.1.1.7, has also been reported in at least 94 countries and detected in 50 jurisdictions in the U.S., Fauci said during a White House news briefing on the pandemic, adding that the numbers are likely growing. The U.K. first identified the B.1.1.7 strain, which appe...
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Biden says he's 'proud' of his secretary of state for confronting China's top diplomat in a heated debate

Secretary of State Antony Blinken confronted China on human rights abuses in the first high-level talks between the US and China under the Biden administration. Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images Biden on Friday expressed pride in Blinken for confronting Chinese diplomats in Alaska. Blinken and China's top diplomat engaged in a lengthy verbal spat on Thursday. The secretary of state called out China for human rights abuses and defended America's record. See more stories on Insider'...
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Boris Johnson receives Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

PM has first dose, calling experience ‘very good, very quick’ and urging Britons to get vaccinatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at London’s St Thomas’ hospital, where last year he was treated in intensive care for Covid, and urged others to have the jab. Related: ‘It's a good day’: enthusiasm in Berlin as AstraZeneca Covid jabs resume Continue reading...
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On Anniversary of Obama Visit, Cubans Fret Over Whether Biden Will Resume Detente

HAVANA (Reuters) - Five years after former U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to Havana, many Cubans hope Joe Biden will also pursue...
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