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Rep. Ruben Gallego pushes for the VA to strip benefits from service members and veterans who stormed Capitol

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) speaks as the House reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Arizona, after insurrectionists stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. House Television via AP Rep. Gallego wants service members who participated in the Capitol riot to lose their benefits. He said the group's actions are "not representative of the large population of American veterans." Nearly 20 percent of the individuals charged in the riot had a mili...
Tags: Politics, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Veterans, House, Arizona, Marine Corps, Va, Npr, Delaware, Capitol, Denis McDonough


Rep. Ruben Gallego pushes for VA to strip benefits from service members and veterans who stormed the Capitol

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona. House Television via AP Rep. Ruben Gallego wants service members who participated in the Capitol riot to lose benefits. He said their actions were "not representative of the large population of American veterans." Several people who have been charged in the riot have a military background. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, a Marine Corps veteran, last week called on Veterans Affairs Secretary...
Tags: Politics, Iraq, US, Trends, Ap, Austin, Veterans, United States, Arizona, Marine Corps, Va, Homeland Security, Npr, Capitol Police, Capitol, Denis McDonough


Rep. Ruben Gallego pushes for the VA to strip benefits from service members, veterans who stormed Capitol

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) speaks as the House reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Arizona, after insurrectionists stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. House Television via AP Rep. Gallego wants service members who participated in the Capitol riot to lose their benefits. He said the group's actions are "not representative of the large population of American veterans." Nearly 20 percent of the individuals charged in the riot had a mili...
Tags: Politics, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Veterans, House, Arizona, Marine Corps, Va, Npr, Delaware, Capitol, Denis McDonough


The facts in the Capitol riot investigation 'do support' sedition charges, prosecutor says

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo More than 400 people are facing criminal charges in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. The evidence also supports sedition charges, the prosecutor who was leading the investigation said. He also said investigators are still looking into whether Donald Trump is criminally culpable. See more stories on Insider's business page. The investigation into the January 6 a...
Tags: Politics, Washington, US, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, 60 Minutes, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Sherwin, Sedition, Michael Sherwin, Kelsey Vlamis, Capitol Siege, Capitol Riot


New CFPB Director Confirmation May Be Held Up by FTC Vacancy

Rohit Chopra, President Joe Biden’s full-time nominee to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), may see his confirmation in the U.S. Senate delayed due to vacancies that exist at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where Chopra currently serves as a commissioner. “Despite wide-spread expectations that the full Senate will confirm Rohit Chopra as CFPB Director before the end of [March], we now understand that the Biden Administration is likely to seek a delay in ...
Tags: Finance, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Ftc, Bureau, U S Senate, Chopra, CFPB, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Simons, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB, Rohit Chopra, Ballard Spahr LLP, Richard Cordray


GOP voting restrictions slammed as putting 'cologne on Jim Crow'

Republican lawmakers in Georgia are racing to pass sweeping bills that would clamp down on ballot access and give legislators new powers over elections, following record voter turnout in 2020 that helped Democrats seize the White House and control of the US Senate.
Tags: News, White House, Georgia, Gop, Stories, Jim Crow


Putting 'cologne on Jim Crow': Georgia GOP lawmakers drive toward new voting restrictions

The GOP-controlled General Assembly in Georgia is racing to clamp down on ballot access after the record turnout in the 2020 elections helped Democrats seize the White House and control of the US Senate. Their proposal also give state officials new powers over the conduct of local elections.
Tags: White House, Georgia, Cnn, Gop, US Senate, Jim Crow, General Assembly


After one year of Canada and Mexico border closures, pressure grows for White House to issue reopening guidelines

After a year of closed borders between the U.S. and its neighbors, many communities and lawmakers are pressing for clear guidelines on reopenings.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Mexico, White House, Canada, Usa Today


Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson calls COVID-19 vaccine skepticism among Trump supporters 'a natural resistance to government'

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Arkansas). AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File Gov. Asa Hutchinson said GOP vaccine skepticism is rooted in "a natural resistance to government." A Yahoo News/YouGov poll revealed that 50% of Trump voters said they would "never" get the vaccine. Hutchinson is set to lift the mask mandate in Arkansas at the end of March. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas on Sunday said that the reluctance of many supporters of former Presid...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Arkansas, Psa, Jimmy Carter, Donald Trump, Trump, Hutchinson, Melania Trump, Asa Hutchinson, Dana Bash, Johns Hopkins University, Maga


Larry Summers, who called out inflation fears with Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, says the US is seeing 'least responsible' macroeconomic policy in 40 years

Former US Treasury secretary Larry Summers. AP Photo/Michel Euler Larry Summers said that the US is seeing the "least responsible" macroeconomic policy in decades. The former Treasury secretary been critical of Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Summers said there's "a one-third chance" of significant inflation over the next few years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said that the country is seeing the "least ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington Post, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Economy, Cnn, Gop, House, Economic policy, Bill Clinton, Treasury


Allowing summer holidays abroad risks another lockdown, Johnson is warned

Sage experts are worried about overseas breaks leading to rise in vaccine-resistant variants in UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLifting the ban on foreign holidays in the coming months could risk another lockdown next winter, Boris Johnson is being warned, amid mounting alarm about a third wave of infections sweeping continental Europe.Scientific experts and opposition politicians are urging the government to be extremely cautious before loosening travel restriction...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Whitehall Continue, Coronavirus


EU export ban would delay UK Covid vaccine drive by two months

Exclusive: Halting distribution would hit Britain badly but not significantly help EU, analysis findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s Covid vaccine programme faces a two-month delay in the event of an EU export ban, derailing the government’s plans to reopen the economy this summer, an analysis for the Guardian reveals.A ban, due to be debated by leaders of the 27 EU member states on Thursday, would badly stall the UK vaccination effort, and would be likely t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Health policy, Brexit, Trade Policy, Coronavirus


Arkansas GOP governor said the near-total ban on abortion he signed is designed to land before the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, August 4, 2015. AP Photo/Danny Johnston Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson said his anti-abortion law is designed to be argued before the Supreme Court. The law is a near-total ban on abortion, with no exceptions in cases of rape or incest. "I signed it because it is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade," he told CNN. See more stories on Insider's business page. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Re...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Cnn, Arkansas, Abortion, Associated Press, Roe V Wade, Hutchinson, Capitol, Little Rock, Roe, Asa Hutchinson, Dana Bash


A rightful re-examination of Winston Churchill’s reputation | Letters

Paul Burden, Tim Devas, Dr John Morrison and Jane Haywood respond to Priyamvada Gopal’s article on the murkier side of the wartime prime ministerAs someone who believes strongly that Britain and the world owe a huge debt of gratitude to Winston Churchill, I find little to disagree with in Priyamvada Gopal’s take on the current re-examination of the reputation of one of our greatest prime ministers (Why can’t Britain handle the truth about Winston Churchill?, 17 March).There is no doubt that Chur...
Tags: Politics, Education, Race, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Winston Churchill, Colonialism, Universities, University of Cambridge, Churchill, Black Lives Matter Movement, Gopal, Priyamvada Gopal, Paul Burden Tim Devas Dr John Morrison, Jane Haywood


A former intelligence official says an upcoming government report will detail 'difficult to explain' UFO sightings

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe. Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images A former intelligence official said the government is preparing to release a report on UFOs. The report will detail UFO sightings, former National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said. Many of the sightings are "difficult to explain," he said, speaking to Fox News' Maria Bartiromo. See more stories on Insider's business page. A top intelligence official under former President Donald Trump ...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, White House, Trends, Intelligence, Fox News, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Ufo, Us Department Of Defense, National Intelligence, Maria Bartiromo, Bartiromo, Reid


Trump is planning to launch his own social-media platform in the next few months, aide Jason Miller says

Photo showing the suspended Twitter account of Donald Trump on a smartphone outside the White House on January 8, 2021. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to launch his own social media platform in the coming months. Longtime Trump adviser Jason Miller said the former president would return to "completely redefine the game," during a Fox News appearance Sunday. Trump was booted off most social-media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, follow...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Social Media, Fox News, Donald Trump, Buzz, Miller, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Joshua Roberts, Fox News Media Buzz


America Plans 'Aggressive' Cyber Counterattack on Russia

The Biden administration "is preparing a series of aggressive cyber attacks on Russia in a major shift in tactics designed as a warning shot to rival powers," reports the Telegraph newspaper: The attack, which is expected in the next fortnight, is in retaliation for the SolarWinds hack, the large-scale infiltration of American government agencies and corporations discovered late last year that was traced back to the Kremlin... The U.S. will not target civilian structures or networks, but the ha...
Tags: White House, China, Russia, America, Tech, United States, New York Times, Telegraph, Kremlin, Biden, Sullivan, Putin Russia, Jake Sullivan, U S National Security Adviser


Pelosi baited Republicans by collecting positive news coverage about Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus deal from their districts

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Speaker Pelosi's office collected positive news coverage of Biden's stimulus in Republican districts. Pelosi's team published PDFs of the front pages alongside the Republican rep. for each district. "Republicans are desperately trying to change the subject," wrote Pelosi's office. See more stories on Insider's business page. The office of Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House, published a series of blog posts showc...
Tags: Politics, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Newspapers, Pennsylvania, Idaho, House, Nebraska, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, North Carolina, Stimulus, Omaha Nebraska, Pelosi


Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the 'border is closed' but the US 'will not expel young, vulnerable children'

Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks speaks at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday said that "the border in closed." Mayorkas said that the US would not send back "vulnerable children" who have arrived at the border. The wave of migrants presents a major challenge for President Joe Biden's young administration. See more stories on Insider's business page. Homeland Security se...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Nbc, Mexico, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Homeland Security, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Delaware


DHS secretary says the Biden administration is 'working on providing footage' of migrant facilities amid calls to allow press inside

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on March 1, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images DHS Alejandro Mayorkas said the agency will release "footage" of migrant facilities. The Biden administration has been criticized for its refusal to allow members of the press inside the facilities. Mayorkas blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for authorities' refusal to allow the press inside. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Fox News, CBP, Customs, Biden, Meet The Press, Department Of Homeland Security, Chuck Todd


Democratic efforts to spend big on infrastructure and jobs are already colliding into a wall of Republican opposition

President Joe Biden. White House/Lawrence Jackson Democrats are seeking another multitrillion-dollar economic bill, one focused on jobs and infrastructure. Republican resistance to tax hikes may end up leaving them to enact it on their own like the stimulus. "They have their work cut out for them," one economic expert told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fresh off their first major legislative victory, Democrats are renewing their push to achieve another key part ...
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The historian who predicted every presidential race since 1984 says Trump likely won't make a political comeback in 2024

President Donald J Trump speaks during the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 in Orlando, FL. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Professor Allan Lichtman has successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections since 1984. He thinks Trump is unlikely to run for office again in 2024 successfully. The former president is too mired in legal and financial problems, Lichtman told the...
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'This is Jim Crow in new clothes': Sen. Raphael Warnock delivers a forceful defense of voting rights, excoriates GOP-led voting restrictions

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia) gives his maiden floor speech on March 17, 2021. Screenshot/C-SPAN2 Raphael Warnock used his maiden Senate speech to defend voting rights. Warnock rebuked GOP efforts to tighten voting laws after the 2020 presidential election. The senator argued that enacting harsh voting restrictions only diminishes American democracy. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia entered the Senate chamber on Wednesday to deliver h...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, Senate, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Analysis, Gop, United States, House, Civil Rights, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr


UK aid budget cut unlawful, legal advice to Tory rebels says

Government could face judicial review if it does not reinstate its spending commitment, advice addsThe government will be in clear breach of the law and exposed to a judicial review if it presses ahead with a multibillion-pound cut in the UK’s foreign aid programme, according to legal advice given to Tory backbenchers.Advice issued by the QC and peer Ken Macdonald said No 10 had acted outside the law when it abandoned its commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on aid. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Foreign Policy, Aid, Global development, Tory, Foreign, Ken Macdonald, Commonwealth and Development Office


Another deep look into the deep connections that eased the path to a clemency grant by Prez Trump

I sincerely wish the press would start focusing a lot more on compelling cases of persons who have not received clemency in our (pandemic-scarred) nation defined by mass incarceration and mass punishment.  But I suppose I understand why there is still interest and concern about how Prez Trump made clemency decisions and about who won the most recent round of the federal clemency lottery.  Today this story is front-page news in the New York Times under this full headline: "Access, Influence and P...
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"Biden was not part of the Obama entourage. He was sort of a goofball and windbag. He was a member of an older, outmoded generation."

"In other words, uncool. The West Wing attitude was that Biden should simply be grateful that the Great Obama had handed him a ticket to ride. Biden was viewed as a past-his-sell-by-date pol who needed the president’s guiding hand to keep Uncle Joe from making a fool of himself as vice president.... They trashed him anonymously to reporters, froze him out of meetings and barred him from doing some national media.... In eight years, Biden said in a recent reveal that stunned Anderson Cooper — a...
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Trump's Scottish golf course trashed the environment and locals fear his new one will do even more damage

Getty EXCLUSIVE: The Trump Organization's plan to build another golf course in Scotland could wreck the local environment. Officials concluded last year that Trump's existing course had "destroyed" the protected sand dune system. "They've just killed it as a natural environment," Bob Ward of the London School of Economics told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Before he became president, Donald Trump was best known in Scotland as the man who pushed thro...
Tags: Politics, News, Scotland, Trends, Joe Biden, Green, Golf, Getty, Donald Trump, London School Of Economics, Lse, Trump, Aberdeenshire Council, Trump Organization, Trump Organisation, Bob Ward


Covid: why has the fall in UK infection rate stalled despite vaccinations?

Hospital admissions and deaths are declining as priority groups vaccinated but number of new diagnoses has stabilisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s Covid-19 statistics remain encouraging despite continuing rows over vaccine deliveries in Europe. Admissions to hospital and daily deaths from the disease continue to decline with numbers in the latter category now down to double digits while the former have dropped to around a 10th of their total two months ago....
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Hitler-loving Capitol insurrectionist with a history of multiple arrests and Jew-baiting had an Army award for 'exemplary behavior' and secret-level security clearance

Images of Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 30, sporting a Hitler mustache. These images were recovered from his cellphone by NCIS special agents. US Department of Justice Capitol rioter Timothy Hale-Cusanelli was "well-known" to his coworkers as a white supremacist. An Insider investigation reveals a history of anti-Semitism and intimidating Jewish people. The investigation also finds that the Hitler fanatic held a secret-level security clearance despite multiple arrests. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Law, Navy, Washington, US, Trends, New Jersey, News UK, Army, Hitler, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, Hbc, Capitol, Asbury Park Press


Hitler-loving Capitol insurrectionist with a history of multiple arrests and Jew-baiting was given an Army award for 'exemplary behavior' and secret-level security clearance

Images of Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 30, sporting a Hitler mustache. These images were recovered from his cellphone by NCIS special agents. US Department of Justice Capitol rioter Timothy Hale-Cusanelli was "well-known" to his coworkers as a white supremacist. An Insider investigation reveals a history of anti-Semitism and intimidating Jewish people. The investigation also finds that the Hitler fanatic held a secret-level security clearance despite multiple arrests. See more stories on Inside...
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