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DOJ investigation into Matt Gaetz looking at allegations he paid women, who were recruited online, for sex, NYT reports

Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images A DOJ inquiry into Matt Gaetz is looking into direct payments he made to women, The New York Times reported. Sources told The Times Gaetz and a political ally connected with the women online. Gaetz is currently being investigated over possible sex trafficking. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Justice Department investigation into GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is looking into money he and a political ally paid dire...
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Ivanka Trump's women's empowerment program slammed in government report

Ivanka Trump arrives to introduce her father, US President Donald Trump during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Total Sports Park on November 1, 2020, in Washington, Michigan. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty A top Ivanka Trump initiative was deeply flawed and mismanaged, according to a new independent report. The rollout of programs funded through a 2018 women's empowerment bill failed at one agency. Ivanka didn't directly oversee the program but did promote her role in expan...
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Nancy Pelosi said Matt Gaetz's removal from Judiciary is 'least that could be done' if allegations of possible sex-trafficking investigation are true

Rep. Matt Gaetz is reportedly being looked at in a sex-trafficking investigation. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi said Matt Gaetz's removal from the Judiciary Committee is "the least that could be done" if charges against him are true. A bombshell report from The New York Times revealed that Gaetz was under federal investigation. The GOP lawmaker later claimed the report was a "planted leak" as part of an extortion scheme. See more stories on Insider's business page. House S...
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Matt Gaetz reportedly received talking-to about 'acting professionally' in Congress by House staff during first term, per CNN

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Washington. AP Photo/Zach Gibson A new CNN report alleges Rep. Matt Gaetz was a long source of frustration for House GOP leadership. Staff for former House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly held a discussion with Gaetz during his first term. Two sources said the conversation was about "acting professionally" while in Congr...
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Victim’s daughter: Bystander disrupted attack on NY street

By Michael R. Sisak | Associated Press NEW YORK — The daughter of an Asian American woman attacked in New York City said Thursday that a person not seen on surveillance video helped the woman by screaming to distract her assailant while others watched and did nothing to intervene. Elizabeth Kari, writing on a fundraising webpage she set up for her mother’s care, said the bystander was across the street when a man accosted her 65-year-old mother Vilma Kari, kicked her in the stomach, knocked her...
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White House meeting with Japan and South Korea to focus on North Korea policy

National security adviser Jake Sullivan's meeting with top officials from Japan and South Korea on Friday will focus primarily on North Korea and maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, according to a senior administration official.
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New York AG gathers personal finance records from Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg

(L) New York Attorney General Letitia James in August 2020. (R) Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump on January 20, 2021 Brendan McDermid/Leah Millis/Reuters New York State Attorney General Letitia James has secured personal financial records from Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. The Washington Post reported that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has also started reviewing the records. Both offices are separately pursuing investigations against the ...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly showed nude photos of women to lawmakers and bragged about his sexual exploits

Matt Gaetz. C-SPAN Rep. Matt Gaetz showed lawmakers nude photos of women and boasted about his sexual exploits, CNN reported. "It was a point of pride" for Gaetz, one source told the outlet. CNN reported that there's no indication that the photos are connected to an ongoing DOJ sex-trafficking investigation into Gaetz. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new report from CNN alleges that Rep. Matt Gaetz showed lawmakers nude photos of women he said he had slept with. He s...
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Dr. Fauci: US may not need the AstraZeneca vaccine

By Julie Steenhuysen | Reuters CHICAGO – The United States may not need AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, even if it wins U.S. regulatory approval, Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor told Reuters on Thursday. The vaccine, once hailed as another milestone in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, has been dogged by questions since late last year, even as it has been authorized for use by dozens of countries, not including United States. Fauci, director of the National Insti...
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Biden broadband plan will be hated by big ISPs, welcomed by Internet users (ars technica)

Enlarge / President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 29, 2021. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) President Biden's plan to connect all Americans with high-speed broadband includes proposals to boost competition, build more publicly owned networks, lower prices, and prioritize "future-proof" networks instead of ones that would quickly become outdated. In other words, the plan includes some of the broadband industry's least-favorit...
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Harris To Move From Temporary Housing Into Official Vice President Residence Next Week

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS13) — After more than two months of living in temporary housing, Vice President Kamala Harris will soon be able to unpack and unwind at her official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Symone Sanders, senior adviser and chief spokesperson for the vice president, tweeted Thursday that Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will move into the official vice presidential residence on Massachusetts Avenue in northwest Washington next week — after some repairs are c...
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No New Gas Taxes: White House Rejects Corporate Ask on Infrastructure Funding

By Nandita BoseWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday rejected the idea of raising gas taxes as a way to pay for President Joe Biden's...
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15 major labor unions want Biden to cancel all student debt for public service workers, report says

President Joe Biden. Mike Pont/WireImage/Getty Images 15 labor unions called on the DOE to fully cancel student debt for public service workers through executive action. They cited problems with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, in which 98% of applicants were rejected. This follows Biden's request for the DOE to prepare a memo on his authority to cancel up to $50,000 in debt per person. See more stories on Insider's business page. Student-debt cancelation was a major th...
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UK steps in with 11th-hour extra £250m to stay in EU research scheme

Government commitment to Horizon Europe fund averts immediate threat to science, say universitiesThe government has stepped in at the 11th hour with an additional £250m in funding to help pay for the UK’s association with Horizon Europe, the European Union’s funding programme for research and innovation.Universities welcomed the move as “a significant affirmation of the government’s belief in research” which would avert the immediate threat to UK science. Continue reading...
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White House asks governors for help with Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The White House is looking to governors to boost confidence in the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine as the company ramps up supply...
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Psaki doubles down on Biden's Georgia voting comments after major fact-check

White House press secretary Jen Psaki furthered the president's criticism of Georgia's new voting law even after a fact check determined...
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Biden wants to look into canceling student-loan debt, chief of staff Ron Klain says

Biden wants to look into canceling student-loan debt up to $50,000, the White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, said in a Politico...
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"I’m floored. I’m thrilled to hear President Biden would call out the Claiborne Expressway as a racist highway."

Said Amy Stelly, an architectural designer, who is "part of a growing movement across the country to take down highways bored through neighborhoods predominantly home to people of color." From "A woman called for a highway’s removal in a Black neighborhood. The White House singled it out in its infrastructure plan" (WaPo). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Biden urges religious leaders to tell people to not be 'fearful' of the COVID-19 vaccine: 'It's about protecting people'

President Joe Biden Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Biden urged faith leaders to tell members of their community to get vaccinated. "When they're in your sanctuaries, you can talk to them about what we have to do," Biden said. Polling has shown white Evangelical Christians are especially skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday called on religious leaders to urge people within their communities to get the COVID...
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A GOP congressman, a sex-trafficking probe, and a $25 million extortion plot: Here's everything we know about 'Gaetzgate'

Rep. Matt Gaetz confirmed he's a subject in a federal sex-trafficking investigation. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Rep. Gaetz is engulfed in a political firestorm amid news that he's under a sex crimes investigation. Gaetz claimed the investigation is part of an elaborate scheme to extort his family for $25 million. Both things could be true: Gaetz is under investigation, and someone later tried to extort him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz sai...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests Mexico ban Ted Cruz from vacationing there after he accuses her of pushing 'full open borders'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during joint announcement with U. S. Senator Chuck Schumer at 103rd Street Corona Plaza. Lev Radin/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz went after eachother over immigration policy on Twitter on Thursday. The Texas Republican claimed the New York Democrat is pushing for a "full open borders" policy. Ocasio-Cortez in turn argued Cruz has no immigration policy, "just puff," and suggested Mexico should bar him from vacationing ther...
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The ‘Ever Given’ budged – but not Ace

It’s time for major shifts in local politics, given the DA’s lacklustre efforts, the EFF’s faux workerist pose and the ANC’s factionalism The post The ‘Ever Given’ budged – but not Ace appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Biden wants to spend $100 billion to get you better internet access, then $174 billion so you can take an electric vehicle anywhere

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, ...
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The DOJ is investigating if Matt Gaetz used campaign money to fund travel for women

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. John Raoux/AP The DOJ is reportedly investigating if Matt Gaetz used campaign funds to pay for travel for women. The scrutiny is part of a broader inquiry into whether Gaetz broke federal sex trafficking laws. Gaetz denies the allegations and said they're part of an elaborate scheme to extort his family. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department is investigating whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz used campaign funds to pay for tra...
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The DOJ is investigating if Matt Gaetz misused campaign money to fund travel

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. John Raoux/AP The DOJ is reportedly investigating if Matt Gaetz used campaign funds to pay for travel. The scrutiny is part of a broader investigation into whether Gaetz broke federal sex trafficking laws. Gaetz denies the allegations and said they're part of an elaborate scheme to extort his family. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department is investigating whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz misused campaign funds to pay for trav...
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Biden's infrastructure plan should supercharge growth over the long term, Dallas Fed president says

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan. Ann Saphir/Reuters Biden's infrastructure plan can fuel a permanent boost to growth, the Dallas Fed's president said. Where stimulus will fuel a sudden rise, infrastructure is a "long-term investment," Robert Kaplan said. Inflation will still likely trend within the Fed's comfort zone amid the new spending, he added. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal can permane...
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Mitch McConnell says the GOP won't support the infrastructure plan, report says

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Caroline Brehman/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the infrastructure package won't get GOP votes, per Politico. McConnell had already criticized the package, calling it a "missed opportunity." Lack of GOP support would mean that Democrats may have to use reconciliation to pass it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Joe Biden's new infrastr...
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California Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility; Gov. Newsom Gets His Shot

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White House Knew of J&J Vaccine Contamination Problems Last Week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House knew last week about the contamination of about 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, press...
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Trump's post-presidency is reportedly plagued by infighting and grifting

In the months since former President Donald Trump departed the White House, something of a "cold war" has erupted in his orbit among...
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