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Hunter Biden challenges the Trump kids to try to "get a job" without using the Trump name

Hunter Biden's new memoir "Beautiful Things" reignites his feud with the Trump children. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for World Food Program USA Hunter Biden has reignited a feud with the Trump children, calling them out for getting rich on Trump's dime. In his memoir, Biden says the Trump kids could never get a job outside Trump's business. Don Jr. and Biden previously tangled over who benefited more from their fathers' public service. See more stories on Insider's busines...
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Biden-Harris Admin. Announces ‘Initial Actions’ on Guns

Joe Biden and Kalama Harris have revealed their gun control plans. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Perhaps foretelling worse things to come, the White House Thursday is announcing that the “Biden-Harris Administration” is launching six “initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic.” Joe Biden uses the murders of eight people in Georgia and ten more in Colorado to justify what grassroots Second Amendment activists will doubtless consider a full-frontal attack on cons...
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‘First Of A Kind’: New California Homeless Database Aims To Help Policymakers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — A new California data warehouse system unveiled Wednesday should help policymakers better understand and address the issue of homelessness in a state that has the most unhoused people in the country, officials said. This is the first time the information has been collected at a state level, according to the state’s homeless coordinating and financing council. The announcement comes two months after a state audit that criticized California for an approach so fragmented ...
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Man who 'repeatedly' assaulted multiple officers during Capitol riot planned, boasted on a social media account named for Trump, authorities say

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday over his alleged role in the January 6 Capitol attack. Court documents claim Christopher Quaglin assaulted multiple law enforcement officers during the riot. Quaglin's search history after the siege shows eight visits to the FBI's "seeking information" page. See more stories on Insider's business page. A New Jersey man accu...
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Ex-Rep. Katie Hill loses lawsuit against Daily Mail for publishing nude photos of her, accuses judge of thinking 'revenge porn is free speech'

Then-Rep. Katie Hill answers questions from reporters at the Capitol following her final speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Oct. 31, 2019. Win McNamee/Getty Images A judge dismissed Katie Hill's lawsuit against the Daily Mail over the outlet publishing nude photos of her. The judge ruled that the photos were a matter of public concern. Hill's attorney said they intend on appealing the case. The former congresswoman accused the judge of thinking "revenge porn is ...
Tags: Politics, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Daily Mail, House Of Representatives, Lawsuits, Revenge Porn, Democratic, Capitol, Hill, Orange County Register, Goldberg, Salem Media Group, McNamee Getty, Jacob Shamsian


Climate change is hitting home, and experts urge tougher responses

Photo after photo showed the streets and parking lots of Newport Beach’s Balboa Peninsula flooded last summer from high ocean waters, a tangible warning of climate change’s increasing consequences and the urgent need to address the problem more extensively. “It’s not just rising seas,” said Seimone Jurjis, the city’s community development director. “It’s firestorms and rising temperatures.” The public policy conference, “Fighting Climate Change,” covered issues from local shores to global trends...
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Joe Manchin signals he could torpedo Democratic attempts to bypass Republicans multiple times in a year

In this Feb. 13, 2021, file photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., departs on Capitol Hill in Washington Alex Brandon/AP Manchin suggested he may thwart Democratic attempts to bypass Republicans in Congress more than once. "I simply do not believe budget reconciliation should replace regular order in the Senate," Manchin wrote in a Post op-ed. It comes as the White House weighs the path ahead for a massive infrastructure plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin of ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop, Capitol Hill, Biden, Donald Trump


Alabama Amazon union vote has 55% voter turnout

By Jeffrey Dastin | Reuters Amazon.com Inc’s closely watched union election in Alabama had voter turnout of about 55%, and the public vote tally is expected to begin as early as Thursday afternoon, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) said in a statement. More than 3,200 mail ballots were received by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in an election open to over 5,800 workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, the union said. The workers are voting on wh...
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The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran that are 'inconsistent' with the 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western Democracy "fragile." Reuters The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran "inconsistent" with the 2015 nuclear deal. The State Department did not offer specifics on what sanctions might be lifted. The US and Iran are involved in indirect talks in Vienna as part of an effort to revive the deal. See more stories on Insider's business page. The State Department on Wednesday said that the US is willing to lift sanctions on Iran that are "inc...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani, State Department, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, Iran Nuclear Deal


Texas Gov. Abbott blames Biden as allegations emerge of sexual assault at child migrant facility

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott demanded that the White House close a San Antonio facility housing migrant children...
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The federal sex trafficking probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz is looking at trips he took to the Bahamas, CBS News says

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., takes a question from reporters outside a closed door meeting where Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. AP See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department investigation into whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz broke federal sex traffickin...
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Biden administration sets the stage for retaliation against Russia over SolarWinds, election interference: report

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File The Biden administration finished an intelligence report on alleged Russian meddling, Bloomberg reported. The review could lead to retaliatory action against Russia over the SolarWinds hack and election interference, according to the report. Last month, Biden announced sanctions against Russian officials over the treatment of Putin critic Alexei Navalny. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration completed an inte...
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Ohio Secretary of State blasts Tim Cook as 'elite' and says the Apple CEO's idea of voting on iPhones is 'preposterous'

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Apple CEO Tim Cook envisions a future where Americans can cast their ballots through their iPhone. "We do our banking on phones. We have our health data on phones," he said. "And so why not?" Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose called the idea "preposterous" in a Fox News interview. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook's hopes for a future where Americans can vote on their iPhones is "preposterous," ac...
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Biden says China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images In a Wednesday speech, Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security. He said that delaying doing so benefited China, and he bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow ... to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe...
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The Arizona Senate rejected a bill that would have banned nearly all abortions

An activist in Ohio is seen holding a placard that says keep clinics open during a May 2019 protest. Photo by Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Arizona's state Senate on Wednesday voted against a sweeping anti-abortion bill. If passed, it would have virtually banned all abortion services and instituted jail sentences for doctors who offered them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Arizona's state Senate on Wednesday voted against SB 1457, a sweep...
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Biden warns China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security in a Wednesday speech. He warned that delaying doing so benefits China and bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon says the US faces 7 major hurdles to economic growth, including high healthcare costs and income inequality

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase Brian Snyder/Reuters Jamie Dimon said the US must address policy problems to ensure economic growth. The JPMorgan CEO said healthcare and education help ensure the US dollar remains strong. Former president Donald Trump fell short on his promise to increase annual GDP growth to 3%. See more stories on Insider's business page. JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon called for expanded healthcare and education access in his annual letter to sharehol...
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Virginia General Assembly passes law allowing for legal possession of one ounce of Marijuana

The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday allowing for the legal possession of up to one ounce of Marijuana. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday allowing for the legal possession of up to one ounce of Marijuana.Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax broke a 20-20 tie in the Virginia Senate, moving the legislation forward years earlier than antici...
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Ontario, Canada, issues stay-at-home order for 14M residents

By Paula Newton | CNN The province of Ontario, including Canada’s most populous city, Toronto, will be under a stay-at-home order for at least four weeks beginning Thursday as a third wave of the pandemic threatens to overwhelm hospitals. “To boil it down as simple as possible, folks please, unless it’s for an essential reason, please stay home because the situation is extremely serious right now,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said during a news conference Wednesday, adding, “what we do before we s...
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Judge dismisses ex-Rep. Katie Hill’s nude photo claim against Daily Mail, citing First Amendment

By BILL HETHERMAN | City News Service LOS ANGELES — A judge cited First Amendment grounds Wednesday in dismissing the Daily Mail as a defendant in former Rep. Katie Hill’s revenge porn suit, which stems from the unauthorized publication of nude images of her. The Daily Mail’s website in October 2019 published nude photos of Hill taken by her former spouse, Kenneth Heslep, according to the former congresswoman’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, which was filed Dec. 22 and alleges state Civil C...
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Breyer Refuses To Call Conservative-Majority Supreme Court ‘Conservative’

Just because the high court stayed out of the latest election may not mean what he thinks it means....
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White House says Beijing Winter Olympics boycott ‘not being discussed’

The Biden administration is not discussing a multi-nation boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing because of human rights violations by China, the White House said Wednesday, appearing to walk back statements by a State Department spokesman a day earlier. White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s comments came amid mounting calls, both domestically and internationally, to boycott the Beijing Games because of what a recent State Department report characterized as China’s “genocide and c...
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Pence Launches Group as Trump Officials Line up New Roles

Former Vice President Mike Pence has launched a new advocacy group as he and other Trump administration officials look to boost their post-White House plans.
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Donald Trump's Twitter suspension will prevent the National Archives from preserving his account on the platform

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Twitter will not let the US National Archives preserve Trump's tweets on his banned personal account. Twitter said it is because "we permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump" in January. The NARA still has a copy of tweets from that account and intends to publish them off the platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter will not be allowing former President Donald Trump's personal account and its thousands of tweets to be arc...
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As Nina Turner runs for Congress in Ohio's 11th Congressional District, her local roots take center stage

Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner. David McNew/Getty Images Nina Turner is running for Congress in Ohio's 11th Congressional District. Turner, a Cleveland native, represented parts of the district as a state senator. If elected to Congress, she would bring a distinct progressive voice to Congress. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner emerged as one of the most passionate surrogates for In...
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Mitch McConnell retracts his demand that corporations 'stay out of politics' amid outrage over Georgia's voting law

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday walked back his demand that corporations "stay out of politics." McConnell and other Republicans are condemning major companies for speaking out against Georgia's restrictive voting law. The Kentucky Republican revised his criticism and said companies are "certainly entitled to be involved in politics." See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen...
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Biden open to compromise but rejects infrastructure inaction

By Josh Boak | Associated Press President Joe Biden drew a red line on his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday, saying he is open to compromise on how to pay for the package but inaction is unacceptable. The president turned fiery in an afternoon speech, saying that the United States is failing to build, invest and research for the future and adding that failure to do so amounts to giving up on “leading the world.” “Compromise is inevitable,” Biden said. “We’ll be open to good ideas in g...
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The UK Creates Big Tech Antitrust Watchdog

The U.K. launched a new regulatory body with the goal of promoting competition among technology companies on Tuesday. According to a statement from the U.K. government, the new agency, dubbed the Digital Markets Unit, will "help make sure tech giants such as Facebook and Google cannot exploit their market dominance to crowd out competition and...
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White House defends Kamala Harris' travel after visiting places other than border

The White House on Wednesday defended Vice President Kamala Harris' travel, as she faces scrutiny for not having visited the overwhelmed...
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WH mum on Biden response to crying migrant boy, Harris border visit

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she had no “response” from President Biden on Wednesday to heartbreaking video of a crying...
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