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California man accused of using stun gun on police officer who had a heart attack during the Capitol riot has been arrested

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6 Brent Stirton/Getty Images A man accused of using a stun gun on a police officer during the Capitol attack has been arrested. The officer suffered a mild heart attack during the attack. Daniel Rodriguez, a known Trump superfan, faces eight charges related to his participation in the riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 38-year-old apparent Trump superfan, identified...
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On being an American patriot

            Steven B. Smith, who teaches political theory at Yale, has just published, with the Yale Press, an interesting book Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes.  A quite slender book, it does not purport to offer a comprehensive theory of patriotism across vast times or space; instead, it is basically a heartfelt missive to his fellow Americans (and, perhaps, fellow academics) about what can be said about American patriotism at this particular juncture in our history.  He is clearly...
Tags: David Brooks, Washington, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Harvard, United States, Yale, New York Times, Liberia, Philadelphia, Lincoln, Smith, Donald Trump, Princeton, Civil rights movement


In search of transparency at the border

On Tuesday, reporters finally were allowed access inside the main border detention facility at Donna, Texas, where thousands of migrants — mostly unaccompanied minors — are being held by the Department of Homeland Security. The facility at Donna has a capacity of 250 people under COVID-19 safety restrictions. Journalists reported that there are currently 4,100 people crammed inside. By law, DHS is required to transfer children to Health and Human Services shelters in less than 72 hours, but with...
Tags: Washington Post, Opinion, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Dhs, Getty Images, Soccer, United States, Fox News, Homeland Security, CBP, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security


Biden’s plan assigns $100bn to bring affordable internet to all Americans by 2029

Prioritizing broadband systems is a pillar of the infrastructure bill, which would help the 35% of people who lack accessJoe Biden’s massive infrastructure bill will prioritize broadband expansion as a top goal, earmarking $100bn to bring affordable internet to “all Americans” by 2029.The plan, details of which the White House released in a fact sheet on Wednesday afternoon, seeks to reach “100% high-speed broadband coverage” across the US. It will do so while prioritizing broadband networks “ow...
Tags: Technology, Internet, White House, US, US news, Broadband, US politics, Biden, Biden Administration


First dog Major Biden bites second person in White House

First dog Major Biden bites again and the internet howls. CNN's Jeanne Moos sinks her teeth into the best reactions.
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GaetzGate: A Who’s-Who Guide To The MAGA-Loving Rep’s Sprawling New Scandal

In less than 24 hours, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has unleashed a world of scandal, one complex and featuring an array of Florida characters hitherto unknown. It all stems from a report published on Tuesday by the New York Times, saying that federal prosecutors are investigating the bombastic Trump supporter over sex trafficking allegations. Gaetz, for his part, has countered with his own story: he and his father Don are actually the victims, subject to an extortion plot in which a group of su...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Politico, Iran, Fbi, House, New York Times, Medicare, Fox News, Air Force, Times, Doj


White House to Build Community Vaccination Center in Memphis

President Joe Biden’s administration and the state of Tennessee are building a new community center for COVID-19 vaccinations in Memphis.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Tennessee, Memphis, Build Community Vaccination Center


President Biden marks Transgender Day of Visibility

By Devan Cole | CNN President Joe Biden marked International Transgender Day of Visibility on Wednesday by issuing the first-ever presidential proclamation of its kind in recognition of the day, which aims to celebrate the achievements of trans rights activists and increase awareness about ongoing challenges transgender and gender-nonconforming people ​face. “Today, we honor and celebrate the achievements and resiliency of transgender individuals and communities,” Biden said in the proclamation....
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Senate, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, United States, House, Michigan, Biden, Kamala Harris, Rachel Levine, National News


White House wants more time for Trump tax record decision

By Kara Scannell and Katelyn Polantz | CNN Lawyers for the Department of Justice have asked a judge for additional time to decide whether to turn former President Donald Trump’s taxes over to the House Ways and Means Committee. The committed subpoenaed Trump’s taxes while he was president and the Treasury Department, at the time, declined to comply with the subpoena. The House filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department to enforce the subpoena. Trump’s lawyers intervened in the case. Lawyers...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, News, Congress, White House, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, House, Courts, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Treasury Department


US stocks mixed ahead of Biden's infrastructure plan announcement

Dutch self-employed market maker Alexander Jacobs (top R) places orders at work between other traders at Amsterdam's Euronext bourse December 14, 2000. The death of open outcry trading in Amsterdam, the last options exchange in Europe to replace the shouts of the trading pit with the hush of computer screens, will mark the end of a way of life for 31-year-old Jacobs and the 400 other traders like him. Reuters US stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, the last trading day of the first quarter...
Tags: Europe, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Amsterdam, Treasury, Blackberry, Goldman Sachs, US Treasury, Biden, Stock Market, S&P 500, Cnbc


Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Democratic governor's mask mandate as the state faces possible coronavirus surge

This July 30, 2020, image taken from video by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers in Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Health Services via the AP, File) The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled against Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate Wednesday. The court ruled Evers violated state law by issuing extensions of the order throughout the pandemic. The decision comes as the state faces a rise in cases and officials warn of a possible surge. See more ...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Trends, Ap, Wisconsin, Republican, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Brian Hagedorn, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Evers, Tony Evers, Ann Walsh Bradley, Coronavirus, COVID, Mask Mandate


Biden's infrastructure package pledges $378 billion to revamp US housing and schools

President Joe Biden in the State Dining Room. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images President Biden's $2 trillion American Jobs Plan includes nearly $400 billion for homes and schools. The administration aims to build and retrofit more than 1 million affordable homes. Federal buildings and Veterans Affairs' hospitals will also receive renovations under the plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's next spending push is bigger than his first, and ...
Tags: White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, American Society of Civil Engineers, Ben Winck


Gaetz runs the Trump playbook for scandal: Keep talking, and talking

One thing the former president proved is that unless you're Donald Trump and sit in the White House, his strategy doesn't work as well.
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Will California Democrats go ‘nuclear’ on the recall?

As the recall election of California Gov. Gavin Newsom looks increasingly likely, Golden State Democrats are faced with a variety of questions. Included, should a Democratic alternative candidate be offered up on the ballot, just in case? And, what do they do if it looks like that old bullet train has left the station and Newsom is going to go down? First, the California Democratic Party will likely not have much of a say if a high profile Democrat, or say, a hundred of them, decide to throw the...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Gavin Newsom, John Phillips, Democratic Party, PAUL, Tom Steyer, Steyer, KABC


FDR’s German Shepherd, Major, Had A History Of ‘Biting Incidents,’ Too

A Twitter thread about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's White House dog shows how history repeats itself.
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'We can't delay': Biden proposes $2 trillion infrastructure, jobs plan funded by corporate tax hike

The White House is comparing President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal to the construction of interstate highways and the Space Race.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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President Biden's dogs must resign

President Biden's dogs, Major and Champ, relax on the lawn amid accusations of bites and poops. Getty President Biden's dogs, Major and Champ, have engaged in serious misconduct. They must do the right thing and resign as White House pets. This is an opinion column, the thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. When then-Vice Presidential candidate Biden promised his family in 2008 that they'd purchase a puppy if he and Barack ...
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FDR’s German Shepherd Had A History Of ‘Biting Incidents,’ Too

A Twitter thread about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's White House dog shows how history repeats itself.
Tags: News, White House, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt


AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot will come too late for the US

Getty AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine faces a murky future in the US, where three other shots are already in use. Public-health experts said the two-dose vaccine should secure an emergency OK from US regulators. Despite that OK, the US may end up giving its AstraZeneca supply to other countries, they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Ashish Jha, a top US public-health expert, earlier this month laid out what he thought was an unpopular opinion.Shortly after ...
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Biden wants to give a $300 billion tech facelift to America's infrastructure

Power lines in Texas City, Texas. THOMAS SHEA/AFP via Getty Images Biden's infrastructure plan invests over $300 billion in improving the technology sector. Investments include funding for improved broadband access and research and development. Also, $174 billion will be invested to promote the usage of electric vehicles. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will unveil the first, $2 trillion part of his $4 trillion infrastructure package on Wednesday, ...
Tags: Investments, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Environmental Protection Agency, Texas City Texas, Getty Images Biden, Ayelet Sheffey, Clean Buses for Kids Program, United States Postal Service Invest


Magashule’s plan to weasel out of a tight step-aside corner

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule plans to canvas for support from branches in an attempt to gain sympathy and walk away from step-aside decisions The post Magashule’s plan to weasel out of a tight step-aside corner appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Jacob Zuma, ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, Magashule, Gwede Mantashe, Mathews Phosa, Top Six, Jessie Duarte, Ace Magashule, South Africa (country, National General Council, Radical Economic Transformation, Anc Factions, ANC branch membership audits, Anc Branches


New York prosecutors subpoenaed the bank records of the Trump Organization's longtime CFO

Trump and Allen Weisselberg. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images The Manhattan DA's office subpoenaed the bank records of Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg, NYT reported. The DA is investigating if the Trump Org. falsely reported the value of properties for loan and tax purposes. Investigators subpoenaed Weisselberg's records to get him to cooperate because "he knows where the bodies are buried," said one former prosecutor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Manhatta...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Trends, Georgia, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Times, Barry, The New Yorker, Trump, Jane Mayer, Cohen


Facebook reportedly removed a video interview with Donald Trump for violating its ban on the former president

Then-US President Donald Trump on September 23, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Facebook has removed a video featuring an interview with Trump that his daughter-in-law posted. Lara Trump said Facebook wrote in an email that the video violates its current ban on Trump. Facebook banned Trump on January 7 after the insurrection at the US Capitol. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has removed a video that featured an interview with former President Donald Trump b...
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UK shellfish farmers threaten legal action over ban on exports to EU

Industry claims it was misled by Defra over post-Brexit position and will sue unless trade with Europe restarts soonThe environment secretary, George Eustice, is facing a threat of legal action from shellfish farmers over claims the government has misled the industry about its post-Brexit arrangements with the EU.A solicitor representing 20 shellfish firms told the Guardian the government had shown “negligence and maladministration” and that a group action was being considered for compensation. ...
Tags: Food, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Fish, Foreign Policy, Food & drink industry, Seafood, Defra, Brexit, George Eustice


COVID: France to close schools as virus surges

By Sylvie Corbet | Associated Press PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban, as the rapid spread of the virus ramped up pressure on hospitals. In a televised address to the nation, Macron said efforts are needed as “the epidemic is accelerating.” “We’re going to close nursery, elementary and high schools for three weeks,” he said, adding that a nationwide 7 p.m.- 6 a.m. curfew will be kept in plac...
Tags: Politics, News, France, Sport, World news, Soccer, Paris, Associated Press, Cabinet, Emmanuel Macron, Amiens, Macron, SYLVIE CORBET, Gabriel Attal, Coronavirus, Pauline Caillard


Biden dog poops on White House floor

A pool report on Wednesday detailed a rather unusual event at the White House, which the late painter Bob Ross would not refer to as a...
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G7 should double help for poorer countries to cut CO2 emissions, says UN

Richer nations also urged to ensure make-or-break climate talks this year are a successThe world’s richest G7 group of countries must double the amount of finance they are offering to poor countries to help them cut greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of climate breakdown to make vital climate talks this year a success, the UN has said.As part of that commitment, the G7 countries should meet their targets of providing 0.7% of their GDP in overseas aid, said Amina Mohammed, deputy ...
Tags: Politics, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations, Un, UN Continue, Amina Mohammed, Dominic Raab, Paris Climate Agreement, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


"The plan, set to be introduced by Biden in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, says it will enable drivers across the country to find electric charging stations for their vehicles on the road."

"Every lead pipe in the country would be replaced. All Americans would have access to high-speed Internet broadband by the end of the decade. As many as 2 million homes and housing units would be built, retrofitted or renovated. Biden released the spending plan with a slew of tax hikes on businesses that is likely to be the most contentious part of his proposal. The White House says the proposal would pay for itself over 15 years because many of the tax increases would remain even as the spendin...
Tags: Taxes, Law, White House, Biden, Pittsburgh, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Biden economics


EPA to remove dozens of Trump-appointed advisers

By Kristen Holmes | CNN The Biden administration will remove dozens of Trump-appointed advisers from two Environmental Protection Agency panels. EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced on Wednesday the decision to remove members from two important panels, the Science Advisory Board and the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, a move many career officials within the agency as well as outside environment groups had hoped for. “Scientific integrity is one of EPA’s foundational values — and as...
Tags: Politics, News, Defense, Environment, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, New York Times, Pentagon, Epa, Biden, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Corey Lewandowski


Biden wants to give American workers a $400 billion boost from his infrastructure package

Monty Rakusen/Getty Images Biden's infrastructure plan will call for a $400 billion investment in America's workforce and manufacturing. The package, the first of two, will include funding for innovation and small business hubs. It will also invest in job creation efforts, with job training programs targeted to underserved communities. See more stories on Insider's business page. Small businesses and American manufacturers have suffered financial hits during the pandemic, and ...
Tags: White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Chamber of Commerce, Ayelet Sheffey, Monty Rakusen Getty Images Biden, America Workforce



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