U.S.'s Harris, Canada's Freeland Discuss Central America Migration: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, in a phone call with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday,...
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AOC and other progressive lawmakers privately met with White House officials to discuss the filibuster and minimum wage

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool White House chief of staff Ron Klain met privately with AOC and other progressives this week. According to a scoop by Axios, this meeting touched on the filibuster and minimum wage. This meeting signals the Biden administration's willingness to work with more progressive Democrats. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House chief of staff Ron Klai...
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FLASHBACK: Obama defended filibuster in 2005, now calls it ‘Jim Crow relic’

President Barack Obama, whose comments about the filibuster being an outdated practice reminiscent of the Jim Crow era were echoed by...
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What is a Tax Cut, Anyway?

I’m not going to write a whole blog post today about the meritless (from the point of view of precedent and doctrine) yet also highly dangerous (because conservative constitutional politics may turn out to be way more important than current precedent and doctrine) states-rights legal challenge to the American Recovery Plan Act. Lawyers apply the ordinary tools of legal analysis to a lawsuits of this sort at their peril. Read David Super’s great post below for more about the precedents. If the c...
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Key House chairs request wide range of documents on US Capitol riot

House committee chairs are requesting documents and communications from before, during and after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol from a wide range of entities, including the White House, federal agencies, local law enforcement and the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms.
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Deadpool: Samurai Manga “Marvel’s Most-Read Series in Recent History”

Japanese manga has continued to be marginally more popular than the narrative-driven comics produced in the West as the Japan-exclusive Deadpool: Samurai manga is said to be Marvel’s most-read series in recent history, a fact that hardcore comics fans are probably unsurprised by. Deadpool: Samurai stars the titular Deadpool as he travels across Japan and […]
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Biden Tells Greek PM He Hopes for Eastern Mediterranean Stability: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden, in phone call with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday, conveyed his hope for...
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Mark Zuckerberg claimed the reason Facebook keeps showing up in Capitol riot lawsuits is because it's really helpful to police

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress remotely during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. Hannah McKay-Pool/Getty Images Facebook was cited in more legal docs about the Capitol riots than any other social-media platform. Mark Zuckerberg told Congress it's because Facebook has been cooperating with law enforcement. On Thursday, he also downplayed Facebook's role allowing misinformation and violence to spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. Faceb...
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Jennifer Weisselberg said she gave investigators probing Trump's finances '7 boxes of documents' she got in her divorce from the Trump Org CFO's son

Donald Trump in September. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jennifer Weisselberg says she gave prosecutors looking into Trump "seven boxes" of documents. The Trump Organization documents came from a divorce case with the company's CFO's son. The Manhattan DA's office got a fuller picture of Trump Org finances after a subpoena in February. See more stories on Insider's business page. Prosecutors learned details about the Trump Organization's finances after a key employee tried ...
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Georgia governor signs sweeping election reform bill that will expand early voting and make IDs required for absentee ballots

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Georgia). AP Photo/John Bazemore Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a sweeping omnibus bill on voting elections, SB 202, on Thursday. The bill expands early voting for most counties and requires identification to vote by mail. More controversial provisions would change the structure of the State Elections Board. See more stories on Insider's business page. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed SB 202, a major, sweeping voting and election-administration-related bill that refor...
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Should US share its COVID-19 vaccine supply with the world? The White House says it will – but not yet.

International community members say the U.S. and other richer nations should be sharing more its COVID-19 vaccine supply with the rest of the world.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden Holds His First Solo Press Conference As POTUS

At his first solo press conference Thursday, President Joe Biden faced a battery of questions about immigration, with reporters seemingly picking up on the recent GOP talking points on "Biden's border crisis." He expressed aggravation at one point when a reporter asked him if the deplorable conditions migrant children are living in were "acceptable" to him, incredulously asking if that was a "serious question." Biden had been facing some scrutiny for not holding his own press briefing unti...
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House launches wide-ranging review of federal handling of Jan. 6 insurrection

Nearly identical letters were sent to everyone from the White House to the Architect of the Capitol.
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Fact-checking Biden's first news conference as president

President Joe Biden held the first formal news conference of his presidency on Thursday, taking questions in the East Room of the White House on immigration, foreign policy, the Senate filibuster, his political future and other subjects.
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Washington’s War on Misinformation Resumes

The attack on the U.S. Capitol is still fresh in the minds of all Americans--but even more so for members of Congress and their staffers, many of whom were on site as pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed their workplace on Jan. 6. The attack was based on a lie--sometimes referred to as the "Big Lie"--that the election...
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GOP-controlled Georgia legislature speeds sweeping elections bill to governor's desk

In the span of a few hours Thursday, the GOP-controlled Georgia legislature sped a sweeping elections bill through both chambers, putting the battleground state on a course to impose new voting restrictions on citizens in a state that was pivotal to securing Democratic control of the White House and the US Senate.
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7 key takeaways from Biden's first news conference as president

President Joe Biden answers questions during the first news conference of his presidency in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden gave his first solo news conference as president on Thursday. He fielded questions on issues ranging from voting rights, foreign policy, immigration, and his plans for 2024. Scroll down for 7 key takeaways from the presser. See more stories on Insider's business page. Reporters on Thursday grilled President J...
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Sixth Circuit Court Rules Bump Stocks Are Not Machine Guns

FPF Statement on Supreme Court Denial of Cert in Trump Bump-Stock Ban U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA), Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), Matt Watkins, Tim Harmsen of the Military Arms Channel, and GOA’s Texas Director, Rachel Malone, defeated the bump stock ban in the Sixth Circuit Court of appeals. According to the government, “the term ‘machinegun’ means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot or can be readily restored to s...
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US economic growth will hit 7% this year on major stimulus boost, BofA says in latest upgrade

People shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket as New York City continues reopening efforts on December 4, 2020. Noam Galai/Getty Images BofA lifted its 2021 US GDP forecast to 7% from 6.5%, the latest in several upgrades by the bank. The firm sees strong spending already and unemployment falling to 4.5% later this year. The White House's plan for up to $3 trillion in new spending can further lift growth, the bank said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The American reo...
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The Trump Organization controlled employees by giving them houses and paying for their kids’ tuition instead of giving raises, the ex-wife of a key employee says

Donald Trump boards the elevator at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER/AFP via Getty Images The Trump Org uses unusual financial arrangements to control employees, a cooperating witness said. It paid for apartments and tuition instead of normal salary raises, Jennifer Weisselberg said. The Manhattan DA office hired investigators who have experience studying mob finances. See more stories on Insider's business page. The former wife of a key Trump Organizat...
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Biden didn't call on Fox News during his first press conference. Reporter Peter Doocy said he had 'binders of questions'

President Joe Biden speaks about the Colorado shootings in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Fox News White House reporter Peter Doocy said he was snubbed at Biden's first press conference. Doocy said he had a "binder full of questions," to ask. Biden was asked about immigration, gun control, and revealed he plans to run for reelection. See more stories on Insider's business page. After President Joe Biden's ...
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Biden was not asked a single question about the COVID-19 pandemic during his first press conference

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden gave his first press conference Thursday since taking office in January. During the hour-long conference, not a single question about COVID-19 was asked of the president. Reporters faced criticism afterwards for failing to ask about the dominant issue in the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. D...
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Fox News reporter Peter Doocy claims he was snubbed at first Biden press conference, and that he had a 'binder full of questions' to ask

President Joe Biden speaks about the Colorado shootings in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Fox News White House reporter Peter Doocy said he was snubbed at Biden's first press conference. Doocy said he had a "binder full of questions," to ask. Biden was asked about immigration, gun control, and revealed he plans to run for reelection. See more stories on Insider's business page. After President Joe Biden's ...
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Former Bush Aide’s Slam Of Biden Press Conference Turns Into Self-Own

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer was called out after he said Biden was "week" for bringing notes.
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EU leaders back 'global value chains' instead of vaccine export bans

Refusal to support measure despite Ursula von der Leyen highlighting 21m doses sent to UK Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU leaders backed “global value chains” rather than support Brussels in using new powers to block Covid jab exports to highly vaccinated countries, despite being told that 21m doses had been sent to the UK.At a virtual summit, attended briefly by Joe Biden, the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, highlighted the large shipments sen...
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Group Files Hatch Act Complaint Against HUD Secretary Fudge

A conservative group has filed an ethics complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) in Washington, D.C. against Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marcia Fudge, contending that the Secretary engaged in political activity while making an appearance in her official capacity as an employee of the United States government. This is according to original reporting by Axios. Last week during a press briefing at the White House, Secretary Fudge was as...
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Buttigieg pitches ‘once in a generation’ infrastructure fix

By HOPE YEN and KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called for a once in a generation infrastructure investment Thursday that would address a massive backlog in needed improvements for the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems, while also tackling climate change. Buttigieg avoided specifics on how it would be paid for, but said that the current level of investment poses “a threat to our collective future.” “Across the country, we face a trillion-dollar b...
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Concha: Biden news conference was 'disgrace' for White House press corps and president

Fox News contributor Joe Concha blasted the White House press corps for its performance at Thursday's presidential news conference,...
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Pint of milk protest: Charles Walker's surreal Commons speech – video

‘I want to talk about milk,’ begins Charles Walker. ‘I am going to walk around London with a pint of milk on my person, because that pint will represent my protest.’ In a convoluted speech, he concludes that unless you cherish freedoms, you will lose them. ‘Unless you fight for freedoms, every day they end up being taken away from you’Tory milkman delivers speech surreal even by Commons’ standardsMPs vote to extend emergency powers for six months Continue reading...
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Mark Zuckerberg said content moderation requires 'nuances' that consider the intent behind a post, but also highlighted Facebook's reliance on AI to do that job

Energy and Commerce Committee/YouTube Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said the "nuances" of content matters when moderating posts. The CEO also said Facebook relies on automation - more than 95% of hate speech is taken down by AI. Zuckerberg was joined by the CEOs of Twitter and Google in a misinformation hearing on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the nuances of counter-speech are what makes it difficult to moderate content onlin...
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