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GOP lawmakers react to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict: 'I think the jury did its job'

Reuters Republican lawmakers had differing reactions to ex-officer Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict. Some welcomed the verdict and others said they didn't follow the trial closely. Others, including Marjorie Taylor Greene, replied with a message of support for law enforcement. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican lawmakers said the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin showed that the justice system worked and that "the jury...
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Biden to throw support behind temporary extension of expanded child tax credit - meaning lower tax bills or higher refunds for qualifying parents

President Joe Biden has framed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Wall Street Journal reported that Biden is open to extending the extended child tax credit for several years, but not permanently. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden told lawmakers that he will put forward a plan to temporarily extend the expanded child tax credit, but he stopped short of proposing to permanentl...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene is holding another gun giveaway - despite there having been at least 156 mass shootings in the US since the start of the year

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2021. Susan Walsh/AP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is holding a gun giveaway, saying she will gift an AR pistol to the winner of a lucky draw. This is not the first firearm raffle Greene has held. She organized several draws in 2020, before the election. The giveaway will go on even as the number of mass shootings in the US this year mounts. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Gun, Dc, Biden, ATF


Biden to America after Floyd verdict: ‘We can’t stop here’

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd “can be a giant step forward” for the nation in the fight against systemic racism. But he declared that “it’s not enough.” Biden spoke from the White House hours after the verdict alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, with the pair saying the country’s work is far from finished with the verdict. “...
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Images capture Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley's emotional reaction as Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri embraced Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts on Tuesday at the US Capitol as members of the Congressional Black Caucus reacted to the verdict in the Derick Chauvin murder trial. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Photos show Reps. Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley in a tearful embrace over Derek Chauvin's verdict. Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday on all three charges in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. "Black men, I love you, and you deserve to grow old,"...
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Powerful images capture Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley's emotional reaction as Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) embraces Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) as members of the Congressional Black Caucus react to the verdict in the Derick Chauvin murder trial in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol on April 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Photos show Reps. Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley in a tearful embrace following Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict Tuesday. Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the killing of George Floyd, whose death sparked worldw...
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Biden and Harris make emotional call to George Floyd's family after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (L) looks on as U.S. President-elect Joe Biden (R) delivers remarks on January 08, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and first lady Jill Biden called George Floyd's family after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder. "Nothing's going to make it all better, but at least now there's some justice," Biden told the family over speakerphone in a video posted by the fami...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Kamala Harris, George, HARRIS, Floyd, Wilmington Delaware, Jill Biden, R, Ben Crump, L, Breaking


Obama says 'a jury did the right thing' after Derek Chauvin guilty verdict in George Floyd's death

With a tear running from his eye, President Barack Obama recalls the 20 first-graders killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Former President Obama expressed relief at Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. "Today, a jury did the right thing," he said in a statement. Obama has called for policing reforms in th...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, Obama, Washington, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Michelle Obama, Policing, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Michelle, George, Floyd, Brooklyn Center


AOC reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict, says the fact that George Floyd had to die 'to be seen and valued is not justice'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool AOC tweeted that Derek Chauvin's conviction on multiple counts of murder and manslaughter was not justice. "That a family had to lose a son, brother and father; that a teenage girl had to film and post a murder, that milions across the country had to organize and march just for George Floyd to be seen and valued is not justice," AOC tweeted. "And this verdict is not a substitute for policy change," she ...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Massachusetts, Trends, Hakeem Jeffries, Aoc, Floyd, Keith Ellison, Tim Scott, Ayanna Pressley, Chauvin, Sen Tim Scott of South Carolina, Sonam Sheth


Biden’s Nose Keeps Growing as WaPo Gives 2 New ‘Pinocchios’ on Guns

Joe Biden has been caught by the Washington P:ost Fact Checker again, earning two ‘Pinocchios.’ (Screen snip, YouTube, CNN) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- If one thing is consistent about Joe Biden, it is his penchant for getting caught telling whoppers even Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler cannot abide, his latest being remarks about gun owners for which he earned two “Pinocchios” Monday. The newspaper rates falsehoods on a scale of one to four “Pinocchios,” named for the cartoon charact...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanks George Floyd for 'sacrificing his life' for justice

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks as Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, after the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three charges in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Scott J. Applewhite/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanked George Floyd for "sacrificing" his life for justice. A jury on Tuesday convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of Fl...
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Los Angeles could offer thousands of poor residents $1,000 a month, 'no questions asked'

Echo Park Lake Thursday, March 25, 2021 in los Angeles, CA. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Poor residents in Los Angeles could receive $1,000 direct monthly payments as part of the city's budget. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti outlined the $24 million proposal during his annual "State of the City" address. The payments will "begin to tear away at poverty in our city," Garcetti said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over one in five residents of Los Angeles li...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Martin Luther King, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Universal Basic Income, Yang, South Los Angeles, Garcetti, Echo Park Lake, Andrew Yang


Judge poised to deal Katie Hill another legal defeat in her revenge porn suit

A judge is poised to deal Katie Hill another legal blow by issuing a tentative ruling Tuesday, April 20, dismissing Salem Media Group as a defendant in the former congresswoman’s revenge porn lawsuit alleging nude photos of her were published without her permission. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco wrote that Salem Media, owner of the conservative blog RedState.com, had shown that the photos were matters of legitimate interest involving a public official because they addressed Hil...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Government, Sport, Daily Mail, Soccer, Courts, Salem, Smith, Ventura County, Garcia, Hill, Drew Pinsky, Los Angeles Superior Court


Obamas on Derek Chauvin verdict: 'We cannot rest'

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama praised Tuesday's guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, but emphasized that more work must be done to achieve justice.
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PM sides with fans in Super League outcry – but will he stay with them? | David Conn

Analysis: Mindful of ‘red wall’ voters, Johnson protested, but the question remains whether he can give the game long-term helpThe spectacle of Boris Johnson, acme of an old Etonian rugby man, weighing in on the side of football fans against the breakaway European Super League, is a collision of political and sporting cultures that has been brewing for 30 years.The abortive participation in the venture of England’s “big six” clubs, all owned by investors from overseas, is the culmination of a fi...
Tags: Politics, England, Football, Sport, Football politics, Boris Johnson, Football League, Johnson, European Super League, David Conn


Bernie Sanders says the Chauvin verdict is 'accountability' but not justice, calling for the US to 'root out the cancer of systemic racism'

Sen. Bernie Sanders said the Derek Chauvin verdict was "accountability," but not true justice. Joshua Lott/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders said the Derek Chauvin verdict was "accountability," but not justice. "We must boldly root out the cancer of systemic racism and police violence against people of color," Sanders said. Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said the verdict in...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanks George Floyd for 'sacrificing his life' for racial justice

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks as Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, after the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three charges in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Scott J. Applewhite/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanked George Floyd for "sacrificing" his life for justice. A jury on Tuesday convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of Fl...
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Biden responds to Derek Chauvin's conviction in the murder of George Floyd

President Joe Biden speaks about the Colorado shootings in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass criminal justice reform to honor George Floyd. "No one should be above the law," Biden said. "And today's verdict sends that message. But it's not enough." Former police officer Derek Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Congress, Colorado, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, New York Times, Biden, Kamala Harris, George, HARRIS, Floyd, Jill Biden


Biden to Floyd family after verdict: ‘We’re so relieved’

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Tuesday’s guilty verdicts were read out, President Joe Biden said he was praying for “the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Telephoning George Floyd’s family later, he said of himself and Vice President Kamala Harris: “We’re so relieved.” Chauvin was convicted of two counts of murder and one of manslaughter in the death of Floyd, a case that sparked a national reckoning on r...
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Police union welcomes verdict, says 'justice has worked' after Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder

People react after the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20, 2021 In Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The Fraternal Order of Police welcomed Tuesday's guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. "The trial was fair and due process was served," FOP President Patrick Yoes said. Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder. See more stories on Insider's business page. That former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin is now a was co...
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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld says he was 'glad' about the Derek Chauvin verdict 'even if he might not be guilty of all charges' because 'my neighborhood was looted'

Greg Gutfeld, co-host of "The Five" on Fox News. Fox News A Fox News host on Tuesday drew groans from colleagues over his reaction to the Derek Chauvin verdict. "I'm glad he was found guilty ... even if he wasn't guilty of all charges," Greg Gutfeld said. "My neighborhood was looted. I don't ever want to go through that again," he added. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said on Tuesday that he had a "really selfish" reaction to the Der...
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'Clean up your mess, Kevin': Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries responds to Maxine Waters censure effort by telling GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to 'sit this one out'

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., speaks during a press conference on Feb. 3, 2021. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries admonished Republican efforts to censure Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters. Jeffries argued that GOP leaders are hypocrites for condemning Waters' comments urging protesters to "get more confrontational." "Clean up your mess, Kevin. Sit this one out," Jeffries said, referring to House Minority Leader Kevin McC...
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Judge revokes bail for Proud Boys leaders after prosecutors introduce new Capitol riot evidence

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo Ethan Nordean, with backward baseball hat and bullhorn, leads members of the far-right group Proud Boys in marching before the riot at the U.S. Capitol. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File A federal judge ruled two accused Proud Boys leaders would be jailed again, ahead of their trials. Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs are facing charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot. But prosecutors introduced new evidence last month that showed the defendants pl...
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Top nuclear commander says he will push to put bombers back on alert if US gets rid of its ICBMs

B-52H bombers on the runway during a readiness exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tessa B. Corrick The head of STRATCOM said he would put bombers on alert if the ICBM leg of the triad goes away. His comments come as some in Congress question the need for nuclear modernization spending. The STRATCOM commander says he needs a modern ICBM force, not "leftovers of the Cold War." See more stories on Insider's business page. America's...
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European Super League collapsing as all six English clubs withdraw

Clubs make U-turn after pressure from fans and governmentArsenal and Tottenham Hotspur apologise to supportersThe European Super League was collapsing on Tuesday night after all six English clubs dramatically signalled their intention to withdraw from the competition after being taken aback by the furious backlash from fans and the government.It left the £4.5bn league dead in the water less than 48 hours after it was launched, with Chelsea the first go to followed by Manchester City and then, sh...
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Biden orders flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Mondale

President Biden on Tuesday ordered flags at the White House, public office buildings and other government properties to be flown at...
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'I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved': Democratic lawmakers react to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict with tears and hugs

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 20: Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) embraces Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) as members of the Congressional Black Caucus react to the verdict in the Derick Chauvin murder trial in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol on April 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Democrats said they were "relieved" to hear the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri was c...
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'I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved': Democratic lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin trial with tears, hugs

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, takes her mask off to speak during a signing ceremony for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 266, after it passed the House on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Democrats said they were "relieved" to hear the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri was crying as the verdict was announced. "Today just marks the beginning,...
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Death of George Floyd: Chauvin jury has reached a verdict

By Eric Levenson and Aaron Cooper | CNN A verdict has been reached in Derek Chauvin’s trial in the death of George Floyd, according to a notice posted by the court on the Hennepin County Court’s website. The jurors’ decision will be read in open court between 3:30 and 4 p.m. CT, the court said. The jury of five men and seven women deliberated for four hours Monday afternoon and resumed deliberating Tuesday morning, according to the court. They are being sequestered from the public during deli...
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PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor presses White House to defend Maxine Waters’ call for confrontations

Liberal PBS correspondent Yamiche Alcindor pondered why the Biden administration isn’t rushing to the defense of Rep. Maxine Waters,...
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