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Hail to the Chief (of Staff)

James Baker, at left, is considered to be the most effective White House Chief of Staff in history, [1] a notable accomplishment given how many otherwise talented people are perceived to have failed in the role. [2] Most of my clients are CEOs, most of them have executive assistants, and a theme in my practice is helping clients make the best use of this support. [3] But a number of clients are also opting to hire a Chief of Staff, and given how widely the job description can vary, it's use...
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Social Media Degenerates “Fix” More Art, Accidentally Turn Slave Girl Black

Social media addicts out of touch with reality have continued to embarrass themselves as they have decided to “fix” yet more art that doesn’t align with their crooked perspective on “race”, this time forcibly darkening an elf girl’s white skin to make her black after mistaking her body stocking for dark skin. It began with […]
Tags: Politics, Internet, International, Bizarre, Racism, Illustration, Artists, Anime, Comparison, Elf


Biden and Obama urge Americans to get vaccinated in star-studded television special

President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama joined a slate of celebrities Sunday evening in urging Americans to get vaccinated during an hour-long NBC special aimed at boosting confidence in the shots and raising awareness about eligibility.
Tags: Nbc, Obama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden


Tax Gap likely $1 trillion, thanks largely to cryptocurrency

Rather than heavy equipment, the IRS needs legislative and fiscal help to close its $1 trillion Tax Gap. If you've thought the $441 million figure that the Internal Revenue Service has for years cited as the Tax Gap is too low, you are not alone. None other than the IRS commissioner agrees that there is more tax money that's owed than the agency has been able to collect. A whole lot more. At an April 13 hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig estimated...
Tags: Isis, Taxes, Congress, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Biden, Irs, Senate Finance Committee, Congressional, Internal Revenue Service, The IRS, Rettig, Tax Gap


Senate Democrats will seek a 25% corporate tax rate despite Biden's call for 28%, report says

President Joe Biden has proposed a 28% corporate tax rate that he said would pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Senate Democrats will likely seek a 25% corporate tax rate, Axios reported. It's lower than the 28% Biden sought to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure bill. The current corporate tax rate is 21% after Trump slashed it from 35% in 2017. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Democrats will likely seek a 25% corporate tax rate...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Nike, Tax, Joe Biden, Democrats, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Senate Democrats


Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal join former President Barack Obama to encourage people to get COVID-19 vaccines

Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal joined former President Barack Obama on a TV special to encourage people to get COVID-19 vaccines.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Barack Obama, Usa Today, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O Neal, Charles Barkley Shaquille O Neal


White House to promote vaccine eligibility with media blitz

As all Americans 16 years and older become eligible for the vaccine on Monday, the White House is launching a media blitz to raise awareness about Americans' vaccine eligibility, an administration official said.
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Fauci Decries ‘Paradoxical’ GOP Vaccine Hesitancy After Jordan Feud

White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday expressed his frustration over vaccine hesitancy among Republicans, following his tense exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) last week. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, Anthony Fauci, Jim Jordan, Fauci, Summer Concepcion, COVID-19


Brevard County Sheriff Calls Out Anti-Second Amendment Extremists ~ VIDEO

Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters will recall that in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in 2018, then-Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel immediately moved to blame the NRA, all the while covering up how his office botched numerous calls involving the shooter. The “Cowards of Broward” were rightly derided then, and AmmoLand News even called out then-gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for defending them. So, the comments by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey are a...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, White House, Reagan, Chicago, Illinois, Usc, Nra, House Senate, Harold, Brevard County, Institute for Legislative Action, Ivey, NRA ILA, Gun Rights News


Brevard County Sheriff Calls Out Anti-Second Amendment Extremists

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters will recall that in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in 2018, then-Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel immediately moved to blame the NRA, all the while covering up how his office botched numerous calls involving the shooter. The “Cowards of Broward” were rightly derided then, and Ammoland even called out then-gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for defending them. So, the comments by Brevard Co...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, White House, Reagan, Chicago, Illinois, Usc, Nra, House Senate, Harold, Brevard County, Ammoland, Institute for Legislative Action, Ivey, NRA ILA


Who’s next for GOP? White House hopefuls move forward as Trump considers run

WASHINGTON — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning. Trump’s former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule, visiting states that will play a pivotal role in the 2024 primaries, and he has signed a contract with Fox News Channel. Mike Pence, Trump’s former vice president, has started a political advocacy group, finalized a book deal and later this month wi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, La, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Wyoming, New Hampshire


Lakers will skip team's White House visit scheduled for this month, report says

The Los Angeles Lakers will miss the team's White House visit scheduled for later this month because of Covid-19 protocols and scheduling issues, according to ESPN.
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Los Angeles Lakers will skip team's White House visit scheduled for this month, report says

The Los Angeles Lakers will miss the team's White House visit scheduled for later this month because of Covid-19 protocols and scheduling issues, according to ESPN.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Los Angeles Lakers


Nearly two-thirds of Trump voters disapprove of Meghan Markle, while Biden voters overwhelmingly like her: poll

Photographers focus on Meghan Markle during an event in London in March 2018, when she was the fiancee of Prince Harry. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP via Getty The favorability of the Duchess of Sussex is seen through a political lens in the US. Meghan Markle gets positive marks from 72 percent of voters who supported Joe Biden. However, Markle is viewed favorably by only 25 percent of voters who backed Donald Trump in 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. The favorability of th...
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Lakers will skip team's White House visit

The Los Angeles Lakers will miss the team's White House visit scheduled for later this month because of Covid-19 protocols and scheduling issues, according to ESPN.
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White House warns Russia will face consequences if Putin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison

A spokesman for Navalny has said that the Russian opposition leader's health has deteriorated since his imprisonment.
Tags: Putin, White House, Russia, Alexei Navalny, Navalny


New poll indicates most Americans want to end lifetime appointments for Supreme Court justices

The US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, is seen at sunset. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File A new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 63% of Americans back term limits for Supreme Court justices. Only 22% of respondents indicated opposition to any sort of term limits. President Biden has assembled a commission to study possible reforms within the federal judiciary. See more stories on Insider's business page. With congressional Democrats and Republicans seemingly in a perpetual s...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jones


U.S. unlikely to ‘just cancel’ J&J vaccine shots, Fauci says

WASHINGTON — A decision on how to resume vaccinating Americans with the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus shot will probably come by Friday, the top U.S. infectious diseases specialist said, a faster timeline than other health officials have indicated. “I doubt very seriously if they just cancel” the J&J vaccine, one of three approved for use in the U.S., Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” one of four Sunday talk-show...
Tags: News, Nbc, Abc, Cdc, Washington, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, South Africa, Cbs, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Gavin Newsom, Bloomberg News, Johnson Johnson


Dr. Drew Pinsky’s nomination to LA County’s homeless commission sparks pushback

Dr. Drew Pinsky — Southern California pop culture’s ubiquitous “Dr. Drew” — has been nominated by Supervisor Kathryn Supervisor to sit on the commission that oversees the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The nomination was applauded by fans, but also sparked a torrent of social-media opposition, spurring critics to renew their criticism of the celebrity doctor’s sometimes polarizing comments on homelessness, law enforcement and the pandemic. If the full Board of Supervisors approves the ...
Tags: California, La, White House, Sport, Soccer, Myanmar, Biden, Pasadena, Dr Drew, Castro, Global Policy, University Of Southern California, Drew Pinsky, Drew, Pinsky, Sacramento Bee


John Boehner: The 'so-called America First Caucus' is 'one of the nuttiest things I've ever seen'

Former House Speaker John Boehner. AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke Boehner slammed the effort by a group of House Republicans to create an "America First Caucus." On NBC's "Meet The Press," Boehner called the idea one of the "nuttiest" things he has witnessed. "We ought to celebrate the fact that we are this giant melting pot," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday derided the plan that several House Republicans had to ...
Tags: Politics, Nbc, Congress, California, Immigration, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Gop, House, Arizona, John Boehner, Boehner, Lincoln, Republican Party


What role will federal coronavirus aid play in next year’s LA city budget?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to release his budget proposal by Tuesday, April 20, the charter deadline, following a rocky year in which city officials found themselves reaching deeply into reserves to pay employees and maintain city services, all the while managing through the novel coronavirus pandemic. The mayor’s proposed budget will kick off budgeting discussions on the City Council for the upcoming fiscal year, starting July 1. The past year has seen some twists and turns, wi...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, News, Congress, La, White House, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Myanmar, Biden, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti


Sen. Ted Cruz accused Rep. Maxine Waters of 'actively encouraging riots and violence' after she protested the police killing of Daunte Wright

Sen. Ted Cruz asks a question during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on March 9, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz accused Rep. Maxine Waters of inciting violence at protests against police brutality. Waters rallied against recent police killings of Black men, telling demonstrators to remain in place. "Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence," Cruz tweeted in response to Waters' remarks. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Trends, Daily Mail, Ted Cruz, Taser, Black Lives Matter, Cruz, Black Lives Matter Movement, Senate Judiciary Committee, Wright, Potter


Adobe Co-Founder and Inventor of PDFs Charles Geschke Dies at Age 81

Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of the leading software company Adobe who invented PDFs, died Friday at age 81, the company said in a statement.Read more...
Tags: Chuck, Science, Technology, Adobe, Barack Obama, Xerox, Charles, Programming Languages, Nancy, Carnegie Mellon University, Premiere Pro, Warnock, Palo Alto Research Center, Geschke, Human Interest, Shantanu Narayen


Macron says France will begin lifting restrictions in May for vaccinated travelers

The French president said Sunday that officials are looking for ways for vaccinated people to travel more freely. He is in talks with the White House.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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'No personal liberties were taken away': Joe Scarborough blasts Jim Jordan for spreading 'lies' about Fauci

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Joe Scarborough blasted Rep. Jim Jordan for his conduct while questioning Fauci during a hearing. "When do Americans get their freedom back?" Jordan aggressively asked of Fauci. "It's so personal and it is personal," Scarborough said. "They have lied about Dr. Fauci. See more stories on Insider's business page. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday slammed GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio for peddling "lies" about Dr. Anthony F...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, US, America, Trends, Public Health, Gop, Ohio, Scarborough, Jordan, Msnbc, Anthony Fauci, Jim Jordan, Joe Scarborough, Fauci, Florida Panhandle


Biden golfed as president for the first time on his 87th day in office. Trump played on his 15th.

President Joe Biden walks to a motorcade vehicle after golfing at Wilmington Country Club, Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Wilmington, Delaware. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky President Joe Biden played golf for the first time as president on Saturday, his 87th day in office. By contrast, former President Donald Trump first played golf 15 days into his tenure in 2017. During his time as president, Trump played golf nearly 300 times, according to a tracker. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Golf, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump, Wilmington Delaware, Beau, West Palm Beach Florida, Trump Golf, Trump International Golf Club


National security advisor says Russia will face 'consequences' if Putin critic Alexei Navalny dies

Alexei Navalny appears in a video published by his team on January 18, 2021. Navalny Live/YouTube The US has threatened Russia with sanctions and other consequences if Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in state prison. Last month, Navalny said he was going on a hunger strike in jail until he could see a doctor. Navalny is recovering after being poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent in Russia. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia will face heavy consequences li...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, National Security, Biden, Sanctions, International Relations


About a dozen OAN employees have quit in recent months as some staffers don't believe the stories run on air, report says

A reporter with One America News Network works at a campaign rally with President Donald Trump at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The New York Times reported that about a dozen staffers have recently exited One America News. According to the report, some One America News employees are skeptical of their own network's reporting. The network leans heavily in favor of ex-President Donald Trump an...
Tags: Politics, Media, Washington, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, New York Times, The New York Times, Usa Today, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Newport News, NewsMax, Williamsburg International Airport


White House: No Guarantees About Afghanistan's Future Post-Pullout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No one can offer guarantees about Afghanistan's future after U.S. troops leave, a top White House official said on Sunday,...
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White House is looking at options if Navalny dies in Russian custody

The Biden administration is weighing options to punish Russia if imprisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny dies in state custody, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday.
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