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Lauren Boebert says adding Supreme Court judges is an 'act of political terrorism'

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo. Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images Rep. Lauren Boebert said adding Supreme Court justices was "political terrorism." The Republican lawmaker criticized a move by House Democrats to add four judges to the bench. This comes weeks after she tweeted her support of guns right after the King Soopers mass shooting. See more stories on Insider's business page. Controversial Colorado lawmaker Lauren Boebert has landed herself in hot water again. In a twee...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, Senate, Trends, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, BETO, Trump, Denver Post, Boulder Colorado


SafeSport interviews ex-UCLA All-American Anna Li and Jiani Wu on abuse allegations

The U.S. Center for SafeSport interviewed former UCLA All-American gymnast Anna Li, and her mother, Jiani Wu, an Olympic medalist for China, this week, nearly two years after the center received the first of more than 30 complaints of physical, verbal and emotional abuse against the pair, according to three people familiar with the interviews. The U.S. Center for SafeSport also received this week a new request that Li and Wu, coaches at a Chicago-area gymnastics club, be placed on interim suspen...
Tags: Usa, News, White House, China, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Chicago, Beijing, Soccer, Olympics, Tokyo, Ncaa, Hall of Fame, Ucla, Northern Illinois


Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Trailer Out, Director & Composer Revealed

Image Credit: Netflix Resident Evil anime gets new trailer, director and composer revealed Netflix’s original computer graphic anime based on Resident Evil is nearing its release. A new trailer was released showing off the characters in Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness today. Series mainstays Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield can be seen in the exciting video. The anime series will celebrate the horror gaming franchise’s 25th anniversary and will launch in July 2021. RELATED: Resident Evil ...
Tags: Games, TV, Hollywood, Movies, White House, Netflix, Eiichiro Hasumi, Anime, Kennedy, Leon, Claire, ComingSoon, Resident Evil, Claire Redfield, Kanno, Yugo Kanno


An Uber shareholder is demanding more transparency about the impact of the company's lobbying efforts

Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters The Teamsters General Fund, an Uber investor, wants the company to reveal more about its lobbying. The fund urged Uber shareholders to vote for its proposal requiring an annual report from Uber. It said Uber's "highly innovative" but "controversial" lobbying could hurt its brand and business. See more stories on Insider's business page. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund, an investor in Uber, sent a letter to other Uber shareholders T...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Politics, News, California, Finance, Trends, Markets, Lobbying, Hall, Gig Economy, Uber and Lyft, Dara Khosrowshahi, Ken Hall, Tech Insider, Teamsters Union


Paul Greengrass to Direct Presidential Political Thriller ‘Night of Camp David’

Fresh off of directing the Oscar-nominated Western News of the World, Paul Greengrass has set his eyes on a much news-ier project: Night of Camp David. The political thriller, based on the 1965 book of the same name by Fletcher Knebel, tells the story of a mentally unstable president who begins to slip into paranoia. Sounds a little too familiar… Per The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Greengrass is set to develop and direct Night of Camp David for Universal, reuniting with the studio behind his Ja...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, White House, America, Paul-Greengrass, Thriller, Adaptation, Universal, James Gray, Political, Trump, Nixon, Jason Bourne, Camp David, Jed Mercurio


‘Shut Your Mouth’: Waters Scolds Jordan Amid Shouting Match With Fauci

Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-OH) repeated attempts to grandstand during a hearing with White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday escalated into a shouting match that concluded with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) scolding Jordan to "shut your mouth," after which the congressman did.  [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, Jordan, Anthony Fauci, Jim Jordan, Fauci, Maxine Waters, Summer Concepcion, COVID-19


Covid booster shot could be needed after nine to 12 months, White House says

Pfizer CEO has also said it is ‘likely’ people will need a third coronavirus vaccine dose within a yearThe US is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against Covid-19, a White House official said on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, COVID


‘The Last Time a Vaccine Saved America’

In 1955, epidemiologist Thomas Francis Jr. announced the results of a field trial of the polio vaccine that Jonas Salk had developed. America erupted in joy. Now a phalanx of bulky television cameras focussed on Francis as he prepared to report on the efficacy of the vaccine. He had good news to share: to cheers from the audience, he explained that the Salk vaccine was sixty to seventy per cent effective against the most prevalent strain of poliovirus, and ninety per cent effective against the ...
Tags: Health, Usa, Congress, White House, New York City, America, Francis, Jason Kottke, Salk, Dwight D Eisenhower, Edward R Murrow, Joseph McCarthy, Jonas Salk, Murrow, Thomas Francis Jr, Salk Universities


Workers in insecure jobs twice as likely to die of Covid, TUC research finds

Those with no sick pay and fewer rights, such as many care workers and delivery drivers, at higher riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWorkers on zero-hours contracts and other insecure jobs are twice as likely to have died of Covid-19 as those in other professions, according to a report revealing stark inequalities in the workplace.The research from the Trades Union Congress in England and Wales showed those on the frontline of the pandemic, such as care workers, nur...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Wales, Society, UK News, Trade unions, TUC, Zero-hours contracts, Trades Union Congress, Coronavirus, Covid TUC


Bill To Help Laid-Off Workers Passed By California Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill requiring some hotels and other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back. Hospitality companies were some of the hardest hit by the state’s stay-at-home order, with no people to stay in hotels while empty office buildings and deserted airports needed fewer janitors and food service workers. Newsom ha...
Tags: Politics, California, Senate, California News, Bill, Berkeley, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Flora, Sacramento Calif, Ripon, Newsom, Assembly Democrats, State Sen Nancy Skinner, Labor Standards


Twitter bans James O’Keefe of Project Veritas over fake account policy

Twitter has banned right-wing provocateur James O’Keefe, creator of political gotcha video producer Project Veritas, for violating its “platform manipulation and spam policy,” suggesting he was operating multiple accounts in an unsanctioned way. O’Keefe has already announced that he will sue the company for defamation. The ban, or “permanent suspension” as Twitter calls it, occurred Thursday afternoon. A Twitter representative the action followed the violation of rules prohibiting “operating fak...
Tags: Social, Twitter, Politics, Tech, Cnn, Policy, Veritas, Keefe, James O'Keefe, Jesse Hicks, Hicks, Project Veritas


White House Warns Russia on Bounties, but Stops Short of Sanctions

The available evidence supporting a stunning C.I.A. assessment — which President Donald J. Trump’s inaction on prompted bipartisan...
Tags: White House, Russia, Donald J Trump


AOC calls SALT deduction a 'gift to billionaires,' opposes effort to hold up infrastructure bill

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Repealing a cap on the state and local taxes deduction would be "a giveaway to the rich," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday. The Trump tax cut of 2017 slashed the SALT deduction to $10,000 from an unlimited amount. Some Democrats want to get rid of the cap, as itemized deductions can be very high in blue states like New York and California. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. ...
Tags: New York, Congress, California, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Irs, Trump, Igor Bobic, Aoc


Manchin balks at GOP's smaller infrastructure plan - and says he can back $4 trillion as long as it's paid for

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP, File Sen. Manchin rebuked the GOP's infrastructure plan, saying Senators should "do whatever it takes." The moderate Democrat added he's open to spending $4 trillion so long as it's paid for. The GOP is preparing an up to $800 billion bill, much smaller than Biden's $2.3 trillion plan, which may be followed by another $2 trillion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is open to a...
Tags: Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Kamala Harris, Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin, Sen Manchin, Republican Senators, Leigh Vogel, Ben Winck Joseph Zeballos Roig


White House: Intel on Russian 'Bounties' on US Troops Shaky

The White House says the intelligence community does not have conclusive evidence that Russian intelligence operatives encouraged the Taliban to attack American troops in Afghanistan.
Tags: White House, US, Intel, Taliban


The child care industry collapsed during COVID-19, so Biden's giving it $39B from the stimulus

The White House is set to announce a plan to offer $39 billion in funds for child care providers under the president's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Biden, Usa Today


White House releases $39 billion in relief funds to keep child care providers afloat

The Biden administration is funneling $39 billion in relief funds to states to help child care providers stay in business or reopen, which it says is the single largest investment in child care in US history.
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, Biden


World of Warcraft’s Kael’Thas VA Removed Possibly Due to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Blizzard’s never-ending pursuit in being politically correct has led to them erasing the legendary work of voice actor Quinton Flynn (who voiced the pivotal Kael’Thas Sunstrider) in World of Warcraft after allegations of his sexual misconduct surfaced, with there yet to be actual confirming evidence for his mischief. It is assumed Blizzard removed the voice […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Usa, Censorship, Blizzard, Feminism, Anime, Comparison, World of Warcraft, Warcraft, Seiyuu, Kael, Quinton Flynn


Kellyanne Conway takes sides in Ohio Senate primary

The former White House counselor will serve as a senior adviser to first-time candidate Bernie Moreno.
Tags: White House, Ohio Senate, Kellyanne Conway


Bill Calling For Expansion Of Supreme Court Slammed As ‘Court Packing’ By Republicans — But What Does That Mean?

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Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Senate, White House, Court, Barack Obama, Tennessee, House, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Ohio


The child care industry collapsed during COVID. So Biden's giving it $39B from the stimulus.

White House set to announce a plan to offer $39 billion in funds for child care providers under the president's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Biden, Usa Today


WATCH: Maxine Waters erupts at Jim Jordan and tells him to 'respect the chair and shut your mouth' during COVID-19 hearing

Rep. Jim Jordan C-SPAN Rep. Maxine Waters erupted at Rep. Jim Jordan during a House subcommittee hearing on COVID-19. Jordan sparred with Dr. Fauci, repeatedly interrupted the chairman, and went over his speaking time. Waters then told Jordan to "respect the chair and shut your mouth." See more stories on Insider's business page. California Rep. Maxine Waters erupted at Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan on Thursday while the Republican lawmaker was berating Dr. Anthony Fauci during a House subcommi...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, House, Ohio, Jordan, Anthony Fauci, Jim Jordan, Don, Jim Clyburn, Fauci


Talks over bill to overhaul policing intensify after Wright shooting

Active discussions are underway in Congress over a bipartisan bill to overhaul laws surrounding policing as the Biden administration made the decision earlier this week to let Congress tackle the issue, standing down on its campaign promise to create a White House commission to study the issue.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Stories, Biden, Wright


Talks over bill to overhaul policing intensify after Daunte Wright shooting

Active discussions are underway in Congress over a bipartisan bill to overhaul laws surrounding policing as the Biden administration made the decision earlier this week to let Congress tackle the issue, standing down on its campaign promise to create a White House commission to study the issue.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Stories, Biden, Daunte Wright


Talks over bill to overhaul policing intensify amid new urgency after Daunte Wright shooting

Active discussions are underway in Congress over a bipartisan bill to overhaul laws surrounding policing as the Biden administration made the decision earlier this week to let Congress tackle the issue, standing down on its campaign promise to create a White House commission to study the issue.
Tags: Congress, White House, Cnn, Biden, Daunte Wright


White House dials down likelihood Russia offered bounties in Afghanistan

“It’s challenging to gather this intelligence and this data,” Jen Psaki said during the daily press briefing.
Tags: White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Jen Psaki


White House Says Infrastructure Package Could Be Passed in Smaller Pieces

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure package could be passed by Congress in smaller pieces, White House press...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, Joe Biden, Reuters


Former Vice President Mike Pence undergoes surgery to implant a pacemaker

Vice President Mike Pence finishes a swearing-in ceremony for senators in the Old Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 Scott J. Applewhite/AP Former Vice President Mike Pence had surgery on Wednesday to install a pacemaker. Pence had been experiencing symptoms related to a "slow heart rate" over the past two weeks, per a statement. Pence "is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days." See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Mike Pence, Capitol, Falls Church Virginia, Pence, Scott J Applewhite, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Heart, Vascular Institute Pence


Televangelist Pat Robertson lashes out at Kimberly Potter and police, says there's 'no comparison' between a Taser and a gun

Pat Robertson criticized President Trump on Tuesday, saying he should be uniting and healing the country and that forcing out protesters “isn’t cool.” Win McNamee / Getty Images Televangelist Pat Robertson criticized Brooklyn Center police and Kimberly Potter on the "700 Club." Robertson said "it's crazy," that Potter and the department claimed she mistakenly grabbed her gun. See more stories on Insider's business page. Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday derided for...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Speed, Taser, Trump, Potter, Robertson, Brooklyn Center, Pat Robertson, McNamee Getty, Brooklyn Center Minnesota, Zachary Petrizzo, Azmi Haroun, Daunte Wright, Kimberly Potter, Taser Potter


Top US general in Europe says there's a low-to-medium risk Russia invades Ukraine in the next few weeks

Units of Russian mountain air assault division hold exercise in Crimea in March 2021. Sergei Malgavko/Getty Images The top US general in Europe said there's a "low to medium" risk Russia invades Ukraine soon. Russia has amassed 80,000 troops on Ukraine's borders. Tensions between Russia and the West have reached historic heights. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air Force General Tod Wolters, the top US general in Europe, on Thursday said there's a "low to med...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Nato, Crimea, Moscow, Brussels



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