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Former Rep. Katie Hill says it's 'gross' to think that Matt Gaetz defended her to possibly cover up for 'his own indiscretions'

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida (L) and former Rep. Katie Hill of California (R). Drew Angerer/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Former Rep. Katie Hill had nude photos of her leaked without consent and Rep. Matt Gaetz defended her. Gaetz is now implicated in a sex trafficking probe and other allegations of sexual misconduct. Hill says now his defense of her feels "gross" and that she questions his motives. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Democrati...
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Anti-Defamation league calls on Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson after host embraces white supremacist "great replacement theory" on air

Fox News host Tucker Carlson Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt sent a letter to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott asking for Tucker Carlson to be fired. On Thursday, Carlson openly embraced the white supremacist Great Replacement theory. The racist theory alleges that masses of foreigners are invading the US to strip white Americans of political power. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Anti-Defamation League has called for Tucker Carlson to be fired a da...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Cnn, Fox News, Charlottesville, Third World, Tucker Carlson, Democratic Party, Anti Defamation League, ADL, Carlson, Greenblatt, White Supremacist, Jonathan Greenblatt, Suzanne Scott


Prankster Posing as White House Reporter Duped Press Corps Into Relaying Questions to Press Sec

Those who have corresponded with “Kacey Montagu” believe the stunt may have begun as a bit on Roblox.
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Bernie Sanders expresses 'serious concerns' over Biden proposal for modest increase in Pentagon spending

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about the Biden administration's defense spending proposal. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Biden administration is asking Congress for $753 billion to fund US military operations. That's a slight uptick over last year. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about spending money on a "bloated Pentagon." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is requesting $753 billion in spending on the U...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Pentagon, Biden, Defense Department, Charles Davis, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders


Biden Unveils Commission To Study SCOTUS Reform

Following up on a promise President Joe Biden made during the 2020 campaign, the White House announced Friday the creation of a presidential commission to analyze the arguments "for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals." [Author: Tierney Sneed]
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White House border coordinator Jacobson leaving role at end of April

Move puts Vice President Kamala Harris firmly in charge of U.S. diplomatic efforts in Central America.
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How an online ‘Lego’ gamer infiltrated the White House press corps

‘Kacey Montagu’ posed as a reporter for the fictitious WHN and managed to fool real correspondents — and even the new Biden administration.
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Pandemic pushing thousands into sex work in Mexico

By Rebecca Blackwell | Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced former sex workers in Mexico back into the trade years after they left, made it more dangerous and reduced some to having sex in cars or on sidewalks for lack of available hotels. Claudia, who like most of the sex workers interviewed asked to be identified only by her first name, had stopped working the streets a decade ago after she married one of her former clients. But when her husba...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Mexico, Sport, World news, Soccer, Mexico City, Associated Press, Madrid, Laura, Johnson Johnson, Claudia, LA County, Garcetti, Montejo


ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Things Are Looking More Serious For Gaetz Another week, another round of bad news for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). On Monday, a former Florida state representative described how Gaetz was a major opponent of his bill outlawing “revenge porn." Gaetz isn't letting a still-unfolding scandal stand in the way of his war chest. On Tuesday, Gaetz fundraised off the matter. “It is a shame that the Left tries to drag my dating life into their political attacks, but it’s no surprise — when your ideas s...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Georgia, Arizona, Trump, Phoenix, Feinstein, Schumer, Manchin, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Sen Joe Manchin, Matt Gaetz


COVID: Cases, deaths are rising all over the world

By Vanessa Gera | Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — Hospitals in Turkey and Poland are filling up. Pakistan is restricting domestic travel. The U.S. government will send more help to the state with the country’s worst infection increase. The worldwide surge in coronavirus cases and deaths includes even Thailand, which has weathered the pandemic far better than many nations but now struggles to contain COVID-19. The only exceptions to the deteriorating situation are countries that have advanced v...
Tags: Asia, California, White House, Israel, Sport, European Union, Turkey, Joe Biden, Iran, Thailand, Britain, Soccer, Pakistan, Poland, Brazil, Who


Bernie Sanders applauds the 'courage' of Amazon workers for taking on the tech giant, says failed union vote will inspire other unionization efforts

Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, right. Getty Images Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders said Amazon workers will inspire other union-organizing efforts. Workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, Amazon plant voted the union down 1,798 to 738. Sanders has previously criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for trying to stop unionization efforts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded Amazon workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, factory for taking on t...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Alabama, Trends, Retail, Union, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Congressional, Dave Clark


Biden's border coordinator is stepping down

President Joe Biden's border coordinator is stepping down at the end of the month, the White House announced Friday -- an unusual time given the administration is dealing with record numbers of unaccompanied migrant children at the US southern border.
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DA George Gascón pushes for bill to eliminate juvenile ‘strikes’ in adult sentencing

LOS ANGELES — District Attorney George Gascon outlined plans Friday to reorganize his office’s gang unit and co-locate prosecutors in police stations in hopes of creating closer community ties. Gascon’s remarks came during a news conference he co-hosted to promote Assembly Bill 1127, which would eliminate the use of juvenile offenses to impose tougher sentences on adults. “Overcriminalization of young people leads to higher levels of recividism,” the DA told reporters, citing research showing th...
Tags: Politics, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, District Attorney, Social Justice, Newton, Assembly, Los Angeles Police Department, George Gascon, Gascon, Top Stories LADN


Progressives slam Biden's 'bloated' proposed Pentagon budget

President Biden is getting hammered from both sides of the aisle for his proposed $715 billion defense budget the White House released...
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Rep. Katie Porter calls Biden's move to split up his infrastructure package 'a big mistake'

Representative Katie Porter (D-CA). Brian Snyder/Reuters Rep. Katie Porter of California called Biden's move to split his infrastructure plan 'a big mistake.' She argued Democrats should merge family policies into a large infrastructure plan. Last month, Biden noted that 2 millions women had left the workforce since the pandemic started. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Rep. Katie Porter of California called President Joe Biden's decision to split...
Tags: California, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Cnbc, Porter, Katie Porter, Joseph Zeballos Roig, CA Brian Snyder Reuters


White House southern border coordinator Roberta Jacobson to leave post end of April

Jacobson's departure is "consistent with her commitment at the outset to serve in the administration's first 100 days," the White House said.
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DOJ veterans say the latest twist in the Matt Gaetz sex-trafficking investigation could be the most 'scary' one yet for the lawmaker

Rep. Matt Gaetz. AP Gaetz is under more pressure amid news that his associate Joel Greenberg is close to a plea deal. If Greenberg cooperates, that means someone Gaetz may have conspired with would be "working with the government," said an ex-FBI agent. Greenberg could shed light on Gaetz's intent, which is crucial to building a case against him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has been in hot water since The New York Times reported the existenc...
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The latest twist in the Matt Gaetz sex-trafficking investigation could be the most 'scary' one yet for the lawmaker

Rep. Matt Gaetz. AP Gaetz is under more pressure than ever amid news that his associate Joel Greenberg is close to a plea deal. Greenberg's potential cooperation means someone Gaetz may have conspired with "is now working with the government," said an ex-FBI agent. Greenberg could shed light on Gaetz's intent, which is crucial to building a case against him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has been in hot water since The New York Times revea...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Cbs News, Trends, Analysis, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Bahamas, Justice Department, Venmo, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Greenberg, Southern District of New York


Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden is vying to restore

Donald Trump holds up a copy of the memorandum he signed, enacting a US departure from the Iran deal. AP Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top foreign policy goal. Trump withdrew from the deal in May 2018, pushing tensions with Iran to historic heights. Reviving the deal will be hard, but there's been signs of progress at diplomatic talks in Vienna. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. President Joe Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top ...
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A man in Texas was arrested on suspicion of trying to buy explosives from an undercover FBI agent as part of a plot to blow up data centers

A Marine inserts blasting caps into blocks of C-4 explosive, February 1, 2005. Pfc. Lukas J. Blom A man in Texas has been charged with purchasing inert explosives from an undercover FBI agent. Investigators say Seth Pendley, 28, planned to blow up data centers that federal agencies rely upon. Pendley boasted on Facebook about the Capitol riot, but told friends he never entered the building. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Texas has been charged with attempting to ...
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FEMA to Open Coronavirus Vaccination Center in Tulsa

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has joined the White House in announcing a mega vaccination center will open in Tulsa and provide up to 21,000 COVID-19 shots per week.
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Biden's border coordinator stepping down at end of the month

President Joe Biden's border coordinator is stepping down at the end of the month, the White House announced Friday -- an unusual time given the administration is dealing with record numbers of unaccompanied migrant children at the US southern border.
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Sidney Powell quotes Buzz Lightyear in response to sanctions request for her election conspiracy theory lawsuit

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sidney Powell asked a judge to turn down a motion for sanctions against her in Wisconsin. She made the argument on a technicality and quoted "Toy Story" in her legal filing. Powell pushed lawsuits based on conspiracy theories in a failed attempt to overturn the election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Conspiracy theorist and former Trump attorney Sidney Powell said a judge should dismiss Wisconsin Governor Ton...
Tags: Politics, News, Entertainment, Trends, Joe Biden, Wisconsin, Michigan, Getty, Pixar, Donald Trump, Detroit, Toy Story, Trump, Sidney Powell, Powell, Hugo Chavez


Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, AAMER MADHANI and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is needed. And while Biden had proposed the most ambitious gun-control agenda of any modern presidential candidate, his moves underscored his limited power to act alone on guns with difficult pol...
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Biden Returns Prisoner-Of-War Flag to Perch Atop White House

President Joe Biden has restored the prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action flag to its former location atop the White House.
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ANC’s rotten apples on the chopping block

Now that the NEC has finalised its step-aside guidelines for those facing corruption charges, a swathe of officials will struggle to cling to their positions The post ANC’s rotten apples on the chopping block appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, NEC, ANC, VBS, Zandile Gumede, Bongani Bongo, Ace Magashule, South Africa (country, Danny Msiza, Mike Mabuyakhulu, Subs-only, Sindiswa Gomba, Teris Ntuthu, Sarah Mlamleli


The Republican National Committee is shelling out over $100,000 for a 400-person dinner at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

President Trump's Mar-a-Lago. Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) The RNC is hosting a 400-person dinner at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday. The Washington Post reported that Trump has been hosting political events at his club. The move underscores Trump's ongoing influence within the GOP. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Republican National Committee plans to throw a lavish 400-person dinner on Saturday at Mar-a-La...
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Tucker Carlson embraces white-supremacist 'replacement' conspiracy theory, claiming Democrats are 'importing' immigrants to 'dilute' American voters

Fox News host Tucker Carlson Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Fox News host Tucker Carlson endorsed the white supremacist "Great Replacement" theory during his Thursday night program. He claimed Democrats are "importing a brand new electorate" of "Third World" immigrants to "dilute" Americans' political power. Human rights advocates and other critics denounced Carlson's comments as an explicit embrace of white nationalism. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News hos...
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White House Border Coordinator to Step Down

Roberta S. Jacobson’s departure comes amid the administration’s efforts to reduce the flow of immigration from Central America.
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House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz over allegations of sexual misconduct

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. AP The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it was launching an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz. The committee cited allegations of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use, and reports that he showed photos of nude women to colleagues. The committee also opened an investigation into Rep. Tom Reed for alleged sexual misconduct. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it was launching an investigation in...
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