Matt Gaetz's ally and accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg made 150 Venmo payments to dozens of women and a 17-year-old girl, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. AP Joel Greenberg made more than 150 payments to dozens of women, The Daily Beast reported. One of the people paid by Greenberg, accused of sex trafficking, was a 17-year-old girl. Greenberg is an ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is facing a Justice Department probe. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jo...
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Congressional Democrats plan to introduce bill that would add four more justices to the Supreme Court, per report

The US Supreme Court Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images Four members of Congress have plans to try to expand the Supreme Court, according to The Intercept. House and Senate Democrats are poised to introduce a bill Thursday that would add four justices. Earlier this month, Biden ordered a commission to study possible Supreme Court reforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrats are reportedly ready to try and add more justices to the US Supreme Court.Four members of Con...
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US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing the 2020 election, SolarWinds hack

SolarWinds headquarters in Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Reuters The Biden administration is set to sanction Russian intelligence officials over attempts to influence the 2020 election. Russian officials and entities could also be sanctioned for misconduct, including the SolarWinds hack. The sanctions may be announced this week, just days after Biden and Putin last spoke on Tuesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US government is set to impose sanctions on around a doz...
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White House to announce Russian sanctions: report

The Biden White House is set to impose sanctions on Russia as retribution for the SolarWinds hack and efforts to meddle in US elections.
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Geraldo Rivera calls Dan Bongino a 'son of a b----' and 'nothing but a punk' in chaotic Fox News segment

Fox News contributor Dan Bongino argues with Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera on "Hannity" Wednesday night. Fox News Two Fox News stars got into an intense shouting match on "Hannity" Wednesday night. Longtime correspondent Geraldo Rivera called Dan Bongino a "son of a b----" live on-air. "I wanna see the country burn? You son of a b---- ... You're a punk, Bongino," Rivera said. See more stories on Insider's business page. What started as a standard segment on looting...
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Reporter grills Psaki: How are more abortions in minority communities 'equity'?

ETWN reporter Owen Johnson clapped back at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki during a press conference Wednesday when asked about...
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Report raises new questions about Capitol security

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Shields that shattered upon impact. Weapons too old to use. Missed intelligence in which future insurrectionists warned, “We get our president or we die.” As Congress pushes for a return to normalcy months after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, a damning internal report about the deadly siege is painting a dire picture of the Capitol Police’s ability to respond to threats against lawmakers. The full report obtained by The Associated Press be...
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These are the 6 Republicans who voted against a bipartisan bill on anti-Asian hate crimes

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images The Senate voted Wednesday to move forward a bill that would address the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes. In a rare bipartisan showing, almost all senators voted to advance the bill. Insider reached out to the six Republican senators who voted to block the legislation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Senate overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday to advance a bill addressing the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes amid the COVI...
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White House names Erika Moritsugu as Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison

President Joe Biden on Wednesday named Erika Moritsugu to a senior-level Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison position, the White House announced in a statement.
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Liz Cheney says she won't support Trump if he runs in 2024

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, said Wednesday she would not support Donald Trump if he decided to launch another White House bid in 2024.
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Rep. Liz Cheney tells Fox News she would not support Trump if he were the 2024 GOP nominee

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conduct a news conference after a meeting with the House Republican Conference on September 23, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming told Fox News that she would not support Donald Trump if he was the GOP's 2024 nominee. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, told Fox News on Wednesday that she would no...
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WH: J&J News Should Increase Confidence In CDC And FDA

Americans should have more trust in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) following the decision to pause administering Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday. The White House messaging comes amid growing concerns that the news could discourage people from getting vaccinated in the first place. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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WH Set To Appoint Erika Moritsugu As AAPI Liaison After Dem Sens’ Ultimatum

President Biden has reportedly tapped Erika Moritsugu, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, to serve as a senior-level adviser in charge of outreach to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The Washington Post and Politico first reported the news. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Business pushback against voting measures gains steam

By David Koenig, Brian Slodysko and Michelle Chapman | Associated Press Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation.” The letter, published Wednesday in The New York Times and The Washington Post, was signed by companies including Amazon, Google, Starbucks and Bank of America, and individuals such as Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg,...
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Ivanka Trump breaks Twitter silence to posts photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Former President Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump. Stan Badz/Getty Images Ivanka Trump posted photos of herself receiving a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. Trump is the first member of her immediate family to publicize her vaccination. Republican voters and Trump loyalists are disproportionately hesitant or unwilling to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, broke her months-long silence on Twitter t...
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Pelosi says she thinks Chauvin trial is 'disappointing': 'Maybe my disappointment springs from my expectation that these are our protectors'

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions including comments on a recent flap with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more progressive members of the House Democratic caucus. Win McNamee/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reflected on the Chauvin trial Wednesday, calling it "so disappointing." She told USA Today that she's...
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The pause on J&J's COVID-19 vaccine will continue for now as CDC advisors gather more information on rare blood clots

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images An advisory committee for the CDC endorsed keeping the hold on Johnson & Johnson's vaccine in place. The vaccine was pulled from use after at least six cases of a rare type of blood clot were reported in people who received the shot. The group of experts declined to vote on re-introducing the vaccine into the market, saying they need more information. See more stories on Insider's business page. An expert panel that advises the Centers for Disease Co...
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White House expected to name Erika Moritsugu as Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison

The White House is expected to name Erika Moritsugu to an Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison position, a source familiar with the decision said Wedesday.
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Former Philadelphia prosecutor campaigning for DA accused of lying about role in wrongful conviction case

Former Philadelphia prosecutor Carlos Vega was co-counsel in the 2016 retrial of Anthony Wright, who was tried again despite DNA evidence linking another man to the murder for which he had been imprisoned. AP Photo/Matt Rourke Carlos Vega has denied playing much of a role in the 2016 retrial of Anthony Wright. But Wright's legal team said Vega was jointly responsible for the case. Wright, who was accused of rape and murder, was acquitted after serving 25 years in prison. See more stori...
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Senate overwhelmingly votes to advance bill on anti-Asian hate crimes in a rare bipartisan move

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act at the U.S. Capitol on April 13, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Senate Republicans joined Democrats in voting to advance an anti-Asian hate crimes bill. Wednesday's move marked a rare bipartisan effort in an era of extreme political polarization. The bill addresses a rise in violence against the AAPI community during the COVID-19 pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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Biden Taps Ex-Obama Official as Interior Department Deputy

The White House is naming a former Obama administration official to be deputy secretary at the Interior Department after dropping plans for a more liberal nominee who faced key Senate opposition.
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‘The Pentagon is not making these decisions’: How Biden’s team overrode the brass on Afghanistan

After two decades, troops have an end date on America's longest war. But it took a White House ready to pull rank on the military.
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LA City Council supports state bill that would give it redevelopment powers

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to approve a resolution in support of an Assembly bill that would transfer land use related plans and functions of the city’s former Community Redevelopment Agency, which was disbanded in 2012, to the City Council. The resolution, which was introduced by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell to support AB 832, was approved with 14 votes, with only Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson dissenting. The CRA/LA was created in 1948 and was responsible for ...
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Biden unveils Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan from the same room where Bush announced the war in 2001

President Joe Biden; former President George W. Bush ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images; CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP via Getty Images Biden on Wednesday unveiled his plans to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan. He spoke from the same room that then-President George W. Bush used to announce the start of the war. Both sets of remarks were given nearly 20 years apart. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his plans to withdraw US troops from ...
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Obama praises Biden's 'bold leadership' on Afghanistan withdrawal

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised President Joe Biden's "bold leadership" for his decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, saying that "it is time to recognize that we have accomplished all that we can militarily" in America's longest war.
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Biden outlines Afghanistan withdrawal: ‘It’s time for American troops to come home’ – live

President says ‘only the Afghans have the right to lead their country’Roughly 1 in 5 Americans unwilling to take Covid-19 vaccineBlistering internal report reveals widespread failures by police 8.15pm BST It’s worth noting that Barack Obama and Joe Biden have not always seen eye to eye on the war in Afghanistan.Biden opposed then-President Obama’s decision in 2009 to approve a troop surge to Afghanistan, a point that he repeatedly brought up on the campaign trail last year. 8.09pm BST Ba...
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Obama praises Biden's 'bold leadership' in withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years at war

President Barack Obama delivers a speech from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 2, 2012. AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool Former President Barack Obama praised Biden for planning to end the US war in Afghanistan. Biden announced that he plans to withdraw all troops in Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. "It is time to recognize that we have accomplished all that we can militarily," Obama said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama on Wednes...
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Biden gets emotional during visit to Arlington National Cemetery after announcing Afghanistan withdrawal

President Joe Biden wipes his eye as he walks through Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen veterans of the Afghan conflict in Arlington, Virginia, on April 14, 2021. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images President Joe Biden on Wednesday visited Arlington National Cemetery after formally announcing plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. Section 60 of the cemetery is where many US troops who died in Afghanistan and Iraq are buried. "Look at them all. Look at them ...
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LAFD union will defer raises to keep fire stations open; police have already made a deal with the city

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an agreement Wednesday with the union representing Los Angeles Fire Department personnel to avoid station closures amid the city’s economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The deal with the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City defers a base wage increase, initially scheduled for July 4, to Jan. 1, 2023. The deal, expected to save $23.7 million during the next fiscal year through the raise deferment and retirement i...
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House committee votes to approve DC statehood as Democrats denounce the disenfranchisement of DC's 700,000 residents

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks as DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) listen during a news conference on District of Columbia statehood June 25, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images The House Oversight and Reform Committee approved a bill that would make Washington, DC, the country's 51st state. H.R. 51 is expected to pass a full House vote along party lines next week. But the legislation is almost certainly doo...
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