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Long After the Loss, Mondale's Liberal Legacy Still Relevant

Many Americans may remember Walter Mondale for his near-shutout defeat for the White House in 1984.
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Joe Biden said in 2015 he learned how to be a good vice president from Walter Mondale

Pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Vice President Joe Biden talks with former Vice President Walter Mondale as they participate in a forum honoring Mondale's legacy, at George Washington University in Washington. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. AP Photo/Molly Riley Then-Vice President Joe Biden honored former VP Walter "Fritz" Mondale at an ...
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Walter Mondale made history by choosing Geraldine Ferraro as first female running mate on a major party ticket

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale and his running mate, Geraldine Ferraro, wave as they leave an afternoon rally in Portland, Ore. AP Photo/ Jack Smith Former Vice President Walter Mondale died Monday at the age of 93. Mondale served as Jimmy Carter's vice president before running for president himself in 1984. During his campaign, Mondale made history by selecting Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. See more stories on Insider's busi...
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Trump calls for Biden to reinstate a foreign travel ban to 'keep our country safe from radical Islamic terrorism'

Former president Donald Trump said in a statement on Monday night that the travel ban should be reinstated to keep the US safe from radical Islamic terrorism. Getty Trump called for Biden to reinstate the travel ban to keep the US safe from radical Islamic terrorists. Biden revoked Trump's travel ban, which primarily affected predominantly Muslim countries, on his first day in office. Trump did not name the countries he thought should be subject to the travel ban. See more stories on I...
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Former Vice President Walter Mondale, who served with Jimmy Carter, dead at 93

Walter Mondale, Former Vice President of the United States, sat on stage with former President Jimmy Carter during a celebration of Mondale's 90th birthday Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota's campus in Minneapolis. Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via Getty Images Walter Mondale, who served as vice president under Jimmy Carter, died at the age of 93. See more stories on Insider's business page. Walter Mondale, who served as vice pr...
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Biden says he's 'prepared to compromise' on infrastructure plan during meeting with bipartisan group of lawmakers

President Joe Biden has framed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden met with a group of bipartisan lawmakers Monday to discuss his $2 trillion infrastructure bill. He told reporters before the meeting that he was "prepared to compromise" on the legislation. The GOP has argued much of the spending is directed toward nontraditional infrastructure. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe B...
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Jimmy Carter mourns the death of Walter Mondale, calling him the 'best vice president in our country's history'

Walter Mondale, Former Vice President of the United States, sat on stage with former President Jimmy Carter during a celebration of Mondale's 90th birthday Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota's campus in Minneapolis. Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via Getty Images Jimmy Carter mourned the death of his former vice president, Walter Mondale, who died on Monday. Carter said he considered Mondale "the best vice president in our country'...
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Andrew Cuomo faces an 'ongoing investigation' over the use of state resources for his COVID-19 book, New York AG confirms

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at an April 19 press briefing. Shannon Stapleton-Pool/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing another investigation, this time on his COVID-19 response book. NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli referred a case to NY Attorney General Tish James on Monday. James confirmed an "ongoing investigation" into Cuomo's use of state resources on the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing yet another investigation...
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MyPillow's $1.6 billion lawsuit against Dominion says it's using 'cancel culture' to silence critics

Donald J. Trump and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in March 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images MyPillow's new $1.6 billion lawsuit against Dominion says it's participating in "cancel culture." MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has pushed false conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. The new lawsuit says Dominion's own, previous lawsuit is an attempt to stifle free speech. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a lawsuit seeking $1.6 billion in damage...
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Mike Lindell's company, MyPillow, is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion

Mike Lindell with then-President Donald Trump at the White House in March 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Mike Lindell's company, MyPillow, is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion. Dominion had filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell over his voter-fraud conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow is suing Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion, the pillow company's CEO Mike Lindell announced Monday.The suit appears to be a counterattack ...
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The Catholic Church is urging President Biden to accept a lot more refugees

A Jesus on the cross is seen as Catholic priests of Saint Charles Missions from Latin America, the US and Canada gather to pray at the US-Mexico border fence in solidarity to migrants and against hate and indifference, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on July 4, 2019. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images Bishop Mario Dorsonville scolded Biden for not immediately raising the cap on refugee admissions. "The number of refugees who will be welcomed this year is far short of what we c...
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Blaze It: More Than 90% of Americans Support Legal Weed in New Poll

On the eve of the coolest holiday of the year, here’s some relevant news: A recent poll suggests that more than 90% of Americans support cannabis legalization in one shape or another. The results come in the wake of several more states having legalized the drug in 2021, as well as a renewed push by some politicians to…Read more...
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State Department to issue 'Level 4: Do Not Travel' for 'approximately 80%' of countries worldwide due to coronavirus spread

PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/GETTY The State Department said on Monday that it plans to issue a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" advisory for close to 80% of countries worldwide. The move is due to the coronavirus pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. The State Department said on Monday that it plans to issue a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" advisory for close to 80% of countries worldwide, as coronavirus continues to spread.-Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) April 19, 2021 The update ...
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The Biden administration is reportedly weighing restrictions on nicotine in cigarettes and a possible menthol ban

Most youths who smoke use menthols, according to the CDC. Nopphon_1987/Shutterstock The Biden administration is mulling major changes to tobacco policy, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Officials are considering a ban on menthol cigarettes, the paper said. New rules may also require tobacco firms to lower the amount of nicotine in their products, according to the report. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House is mulling sweeping changes to government tob...
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MyPillow is doubling down on election conspiracy theories despite being hit by a massive lawsuit

Mike Lindell, founder of My Pillow Inc., points to the crowd during a rally for Donald Trump in September. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images MyPillow's new lawsuit against Dominion doubles down on election conspiracy theories. It's a different approach than the one Sidney Powell took after Dominion sued her for $1.3 billion. Powell's lawyers argued that "no reasonable person" would take her claims seriously. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mike Lindell doubled down ...
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Competition is heating up in the Arctic, but the US isn't prepared to counter Russia

US Navy Los Angeles-class submarine USS Hartford surfaces near Ice Camp Sargo during Ice Exercise 2016, March 15, 2016. US Navy/Adam Bell With Arctic ice now thinner and disappearing sooner in the spring, several countries are eyeing the region. Russia has been investing in Arctic capabilities and assets, and the US still has a lot of catching up to do. See more stories on Insider's business page. For decades, the frozen Arctic was little more than a footnote in global economic competi...
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NY's AG is investigating whether Cuomo used state resources to complete his book about the pandemic, which reportedly earned him a $4 million advance

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at an April 19 press briefing. Shannon Stapleton-Pool/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing another investigation, this time on his COVID-19 response book. NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli referred a case to NY Attorney General Tish James on Monday. James confirmed an "ongoing investigation" into Cuomo's use of state resources on the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing yet another investigation...
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The US national debt isn't actually very high, BofA says

Passengers wearing face masks wait for their bus in front of a national debt display on Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washington on Monday, May 18, 2020 Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A Bank of America note says US government debt "is not that high" when measured correctly. If you value the US economy like a company, using a discounted cash flow analysis, the debt to GDP ratio is just 0.7%, the lowest since 2004. The bank cited research by former White House officials Larry Summer...
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Despite right-wing panic about the plummeting birthrate, Republicans are lining up against Biden's pro-family 'human infrastructure' push

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greet babies on the campaign trail in 2012. Jewel Samad/Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images Many on the right, particularly social and religious conservatives, are concerned about the US's declining birthrate. Meanwhile, progressives are hoping to pass a transformational expansion of the social safety net that would make it easier for many Americans to have kids. But Republicans appear dead set against Democratic propo...
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A government ethics office refused to approve Kanye West's financial disclosures from his failed presidential campaign

Kanye West. Chris Pizzello/AP A government ethics office rejected Kanye West's financial disclosure from his 2020 presidential run. West failed to disclose his wife Kim Kardashian West's income on the form, which is unusual. An ethics watchdog group says the lack of disclosure is likely why the form was not accepted. See more stories on Insider's business page. The federal Office of Government Ethics is refusing to sign off on rapper Kanye West's from his failed 2020 pres...
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OAN fires staffer who called out the network over voter fraud lies

One America News Network (OAN) gained national prominence after promotion former President Donald Trump's election fraud falsehoods. Drew Angerer/Getty Images A producer who recently went on the record to criticize OAN has been fired. The network sacked Marty Golingan on Monday, according to a New York Times reporter. Golingan was one of several employees who blasted OAN for its election fraud lies. See more stories on Insider's business page. One America News Network fired a produ...
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Biden's pick to be the US Coast Guard's second in command could be the service's first female 4-star admiral

Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, speaks with Coast Guard officers while underway in Auke Bay, Alaska. USCG photo President Joe Biden has nominated Vice Adm. Linda Fagan to be the next vice commandant of the Coast Guard. If confirmed, she will be the service's first woman four-star admiral. The Biden administration has put importance on elevating women in the armed forces. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's pick to be the...
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White House warns Russia will be held accountable if Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, in the third week of a hunger strike, reportedly moved to a prison hospital amid reports that his health is worsening .       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden reportedly briefed major bank CEOs before unveiling infrastructure plan, corporate tax hike

President Joe Biden has framed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden's infrastructure package includes an increase in the corporate tax rate. He briefed several bank CEOs on the package the morning before the announcement, the WP reports. Business had a mixed response to it, while it has broken clearly with the GOP on several issues. See more stories on Insider's business page. President J...
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White House backpedals after Biden refers to a 'crisis' at the border

Press Secretary Jen Psaki recited the position that the border situation is not a "crisis," two days after President Joe Biden used the term.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Proud Boys leaders ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges

By Michael Kunzelman | Associated Press A federal judge on Monday ordered two leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group to be arrested and jailed while awaiting trial on charges they planned and coordinated an attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Joseph Biggs and Ethan Nordean had been free since their March 10 indictment, but U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly concluded that the two men are dangerous and no conditions for...
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Disney Claims ABC “Passed on Well-Written Scripts” For Not Being Diverse Enough

The chairman of entertainment for Walt Disney Television recently revealed that Western TV network ABC previously turned down “well-written scripts” simply because they didn’t have enough people of a certain race/sex/mental illness, which will no doubt prove surprising considering the woke state of Disney. Dana Walden mentioned at a panel discussion (“Women in Focus: Women, […]
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Biden says he’s willing ‘to compromise’ with Republicans on infrastructure bill – live

President meets with a bipartisan group of lawmakersBiden says everyone in US now eligible for Covid vaccine Biden directs agencies to stop using phrases like ‘illegal alien’Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 7.57pm BST Pressure among the left for Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer to retire is growing. Another progressive group, Women's March, is calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire so Biden can replace him."The longer Breyer stays on the Cou...
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Harris pitches American Jobs Plan during first extended economic speech since becoming VP

Kamala Harris on Monday delivered her first extended economic speech since becoming vice president, making a pitch for the Biden administration's infrastructure plan and touting the White House's accomplishments since President Joe Biden was sworn in.
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Arizona became the latest state to ban 'vaccine passports.' Its governor said the choice to get a shot or not is 'up to each individual.'

In this Nov. 30, 2020 file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey hands over his signed election documents to certify the election results for federal, statewide, and legislative offices and statewide ballot measures at the official canvass at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order banning vaccine passports on Monday. The order prevents state and local officials from requiring documentation to enter areas or events. ...
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