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Labour ramps up pressure on Sunak over Greensill calls with Cameron

Content of at least one phone call about collapsed finance firm with ex-PM is yet to be releasedChancellor Rishi Sunak is facing mounting pressure over his private phone calls with David Cameron about the scandal-hit finance company Greensill Capital, amid claims that their discussions may have breached the ministerial code.Questions over the extent of Cameron’s lobbying of serving ministers ballooned last week, with seven inquiries now announced into various aspects of the new lobbying scandal....
Tags: Business, Politics, David Cameron, UK News, Ethics, Cameron, Treasury, Lobbying, Rishi Sunak, Greensill, Greensill Capital


Los Angeles Lakers to delay making White House visit to celebrate 2020 NBA title

The Lakers remain open to a White House visit, but they decided to take a pass during their upcoming trip because of various logistical challenges.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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As Biden approaches 100th day in office, Republicans admit difficulties in attacking his agenda

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images As President Biden nears his 100th day in office, he has positive favorability ratings from voters. Republicans are struggling to counter Biden's robust policy agenda. Biden's push to raise corporate taxes to fund his infrastructure bill garners the support of voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden has befuddled Republicans in Washington, DC.He successfully pushed t...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Analysis, Gop, South Dakota, Washington Dc


Biden: Administration will raise refugee cap in first comments after Friday's back and forth

White House officials signaled in a conference call with refugee resettlement advocates late Friday that President Joe Biden is likely to raise the current refugee cap of 15,000 quickly, well ahead of the May 15 deadline set Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Pelosi says in new book that Trump's 2016 victory felt 'like a mule kicking you in the back over and over again'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) arrives for an event on Capitol Hill on April 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh After Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016, Nancy Pelosi said that Trump's victory was "stunningly scary." "How could they elect such a person - who talked that way about women," she wondered. Trump's win drove Pelosi to stay in the House and continue her work in Washington. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2016, then-Democratic House Minority Lead...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, House, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi


US officials may need 2 weeks or more to determine if Johnson & Johnson's vaccine causes rare blood clots

A pharmacist at the Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Joseph Prezioso/Getty Images US agencies may need two weeks or more to know if Johnson & Johnson's shot causes rare blood clots. The CDC is shuffling to collect more data, two senior White House health officials told Politico. But medical experts worry that pausing the shot for much longer could increase vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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A nurse who sent her jailed husband videos threatening to kill Kamala Harris was charged after the Secret Service intercepted them

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks on March 17, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Niviane Petit Phelps, a 39-year-old nurse from Miami, was arrested on Friday. She is charged with threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, a criminal complaint said. Phelps, who is Black, was angered by the false idea that Harris is not really Black, the complaint said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Florida nurse was arrested this week for threatening to kill Vice President...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, News UK, Miami, Secret Service, Assassination Attempt, Black, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Miami Herald


There was no 'confusion,' Biden's decision to not lift Trump's refugee cap was cruel and it's good he's scrambling to walk it back

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File President Biden announced Friday that his administration will not be increasing the number of refugees the US takes in. The administration reversed the decision hours later after backlash from progressives who said that Biden's move was a betrayal of the voters. The president's immigration policies have been a constant disappointment to progressives, Democrats, and marginalized communities. Eoin Higgins is a journalist in New England. T...
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Amid calls for gun reform, Texas advanced a bill to allow open carry without a permit

A volunteer member of the congregation at Joyful Heart Church poses with her concealed handgun inside the church in Stockdale, Texas, on January 26, 2020. Getty Images/Washington Post The Texas House this week passed legislation to allow handguns to be carried without a permit. Calls for gun reform have been reignited after multiple mass shootings in the US this year. Lawmakers who opposed the bill pointed toward the 2019 deadly mass shooting in El Paso that left 23 dead. See more storie...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, News, Senate, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Indianapolis, House, Mass Shootings, Jones, Abbott, El Paso, Greg Abbott


'A nicer version of Trump': Ron DeSantis is sized up by GOP donors ahead of potential 2024 presidential bid

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) fist bumps with legislators as he enters the chamber of the Florida House of Representatives prior to his State of the State address in Tallahassee on March 1, 2021. AP Photo/Phil Sears, File Gov. DeSantis has become a top potential candidate among Republicans if Trump passes on a 2024 run. Many Republicans praise the way DeSantis is handling COVID-19 in Florida, according to Politico. "He's in the top tier, should he choose to run for president," said con...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Politico, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Pope, Jamaica, Republican Party, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump, Mike Pence


White House tells refugee advocates Biden likely to raise cap quickly

White House officials signaled in a conference call with refugee resettlement advocates late Friday that President Joe Biden is likely to raise the current refugee cap of 15,000 quickly, well ahead of the May 15 deadline set Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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White House backtracks on refugees decision after criticism

The White House said Friday President Joe Biden will set a new, increased refugee cap next month after facing a barrage of criticism when officials confirmed to CNN and other outlets that it would remain at the historically low level set by former President Donald Trump.
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Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood receives standing ovation after making 'QAnon' gestures to crowd, report says

Attorney Lin Wood, member of President Donald Trump's legal team, gestures while speaking during a rally on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. Ben Margot/Associated Press Lin Wood repeatedly drew a 'Q' symbol with his finger at a conference, Newsweek reported. The lawyer also referred to 'Q' several times and falsely claimed that Trump is still president. The 'Q' symbol is associated with the discredited, far-right conspiracy theory 'QAnon.' See...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Trends, Georgia, News UK, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Wood, Trump, Mike Pence, United States of America, Don, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa


This family thought Biden would stop Trump's wall. Now his administration is plodding along to seize their land.

Jose Alfredo “Fred” Cavazos, left, and “Rey” Anzaldua Cavazos, right, sitting at their property on the banks of the Rio Grande, near Mission, Texas. Texas Civil Rights Project On Wednesday, a federal judge in McAllen, Texas, granted the government immediate seizure of a South Texas family's land. The Cavazos family is set to lose 6.6 acres of land, as the Biden administration fails to put forth a plan to repurpose emergency border wall funding. "You told us one thing, and now you'r...
Tags: Politics, Texas, White House, Immigration, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Npr, Department Of Justice, Customs, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, George W Bush, Border Patrol, Trump


Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-New York) speaks during a news conference outside the Supreme Court building to announce legislation to expand the number of seats on the court. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Mondaire Jones is calling on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court. Jones wants Biden to appoint a new justice and backs expanding the court from nine to 13 members. "Court expansion is something that is deeply rooted in the American tradition," Jones...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Court, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, United States


Biden's infrastructure plan includes massive investments in care for children and the elderly. Here's how much workers in those jobs are paid.

Hispanolistic/Getty Images Biden's infrastructure spending plan includes $400 billion for elderly and disabled care. Insider looked at the typical pay of five different caregiving jobs. Home health and personal care aides made a median salary of $27,080 in May 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. Caregivers, like home health aides and personal care aides, are a big component of President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan. But many of the people responsible for cari...
Tags: Jobs, White House, Careers, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Pay, Economy, Salaries, Biden, BLS, Juliana Kaplan, BI Graphics, Madison Hoff, Patricia Kelly Yeo, American Jobs Plan


Student-loan borrowers are battling for relief even after Biden's administration canceled $2.3 billion: 'We were taken advantage of'

Supachok Pichetkul / EyeEm/Getty Images Biden's Education Department has canceled billions in student debt, but trillions remain outstanding. Even if you qualify for relief, you may not know about it, or you could get a 0% rate of forgiveness. Borrowers told Insider there's a lack of clarity, and experts say much more needs to be done. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly 45 million people in the US have outstanding student-loan debt. That adds up to a $1.7 tri...
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Elon Musk's brother Kimbal Musk, typically a Democrat donor, gave $2,800 to each GOP lawmaker who voted to impeach Trump

Former President Donald Trump (left) and entrepreneur Kimbal Musk. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images, Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Kimbal Musk gave $2,800 to each of the 10 GOP lawmakers who backed Trump's impeachment. Musk had previously to Democratic lawmakers including President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. His brother, Elon Musk, has donated to both Republicans and Democrats in the past. See more stories on Insider's business page. Restaurateur and philanthropist Kimbal Musk, the...
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Republicans have an idea who should pay to overhaul the country's infrastructure: average people

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and a group of Senate Republicans speak to reporters outside the White House in February. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Infrastructure talks are gaining steam in Congress, and Republicans are floating new road taxes on drivers. The GOP is lining up against a corporate tax hike, arguing it would hurt job growth. Instead, they're hinting they may support user-fees such as a raise to the gas tax or vehicle mileage tax. See more stories on Insider's business p...
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David Cameron lobbied senior German official on behalf of Greensill

Former PM took part in virtual call with ambassador and financial firm’s representatives in NovemberDavid Cameron lobbied a senior German official on behalf of Greensill Capital as an investigation into the financial firm’s banking division in Germany was accelerating, it has emerged.The former prime minister took part in a virtual call with the German ambassador in November in which senior Greensill representatives discussed introducing Earnd, a system that allows staff to draw their salary in ...
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The 10 GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump have already received $6.4 million in donations this year - far more than their 2022 midterm opponents

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Donors are giving millions to the GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, for example, received $1.54 million in the first three months of 2021. They have received far more money than their prospective 2022 midterm opponents, who Trump has backed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump have received more than $6 million in political donations bet...
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The US produces just 12% of the world's computer chip supply. Here's why it's trailing China when it comes to manufacturing and how it plans to get ahead.

President Joe Biden holds a semiconductor chip at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2021. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The US relies heavily on outsourcing chip-making since it's cheaper and easier to go overseas. The country's reliance on foreign manufacturers is even more glaring amid the global chip shortage. The solution, as President Biden has said, is to invest in domestic chip production. See more stories on Insider's business page. A crushing computer chip sho...
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Trump rape accuser adds to former president's legal woes by asking court to keep defamation lawsuit alive

Writer E Jean Carroll has accused President Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s. Eva Deitch/The Washington Post; Saul Loeb/Getty Images In 2020, E. Jean Carroll published an account accusing Trump of raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s. The former Elle columnist sued Trump for defamation after he made comments denying sexually assaulting her. A judge ruled that Trump was not acting in a presidential capacity when he made the ...
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US and Japan present united front against China over Asia Pacific – video

Joe Biden and Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, have presented a united front to counter an increasingly assertive China. The two leaders made statements at the US president’s first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Biden said ‘we committed to working together to take on the challenges from China and on issues like the East China Sea’Swipes at China as Biden and Japanese PM seek united front in Asia Pacific Continue reading...
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UK church leaders warn against ‘dangerous’ vaccine passport plans

Hundreds of Christian clergy say proposal could ‘bring about the end of liberal democracy’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of UK church leaders have told the prime minister that plans to use vaccine passports for entry into venues is “one of the most dangerous policy proposals ever to be made in the history of British politics” with the “potential to bring about the end of liberal democracy as we know it”.An open letter to Boris Johnson signed by more than 1,2...
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A nurse who sent her jailed husband videos threatening to kill Kamala Harris charged after the Secret Service intercepted them

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks on March 17, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Niviane Petit Phelps, a 39-year-old nurse from Miami, was arrested on Friday. She is charged with threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, a criminal complaint said. Phelps, who is Black, was angered by the false idea that Harris is not really Black, the Miami Herald said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Florida nurse was arrested Friday for threatening to kill Vice President...
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Nurse charged with threatening to kill Kamala Harris after Secret Service intercepts menacing videos sent to her jailed husband

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks on March 17, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Niviane Petit Phelps, a 39-year-old nurse from Miami, was arrested on Friday. She is charged with threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, a criminal complaint said. Phelps, who is Black, was angered by the false idea that Harris is not really Black, the Miami Herald said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Florida nurse was arrested Friday for threatening to kill Vice President...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, News UK, Miami, Secret Service, Assassination Attempt, Black, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Miami Herald


Nurse charged with threatening to kill Kamala Harris after Secret Service intercept menacing videos sent to her jailed husband

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks on March 17, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Niviane Petit Phelps, a 39-year-old nurse from Miami, was arrested on Friday. She is charged with threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, a criminal complaint said. Phelps, who is Black, was angered by the false idea that Harris is not really Black, the Miami Herald said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Florida nurse was arrested Friday for threatening to kill Vice President...
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A prisoner was 'covered in filth and barking like a dog' after 600 days of solitary confinement in a Virginia jail

A solitary confinement cell known all as "the bing," at New York's Rikers Island jail. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File Tyquine Lee, 28, spent over 600 days in solitary at Red Onion prison in Virginia from 2016 to 2018. Red Onion is a supermax prison treated as an 'end of the line' facility within the penal system. 61,000 adults and children are held in segregation in US prisons, according to the most recent data. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Takeisha Br...
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MPs and peers urge Priti Patel to shut Napier barracks asylum site

Cross-party group says people should be housed in community rather than ‘unacceptable’ camp in KentA cross-party group of parliamentarians has urged the home secretary to close a controversial military barracks being used to house asylum seekers with immediate effect, and instead house them in the community where they can receive appropriate support.Members of the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on immigration detention, which has more than 40 members, have written to Priti Patel to say the...
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