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Elizabeth Warren fist-pumps and Joe Manchin takes notes during Biden's first joint address to Congress

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. Doug Mills/Getty Images Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress was met with enthusiasm from progressive Democrats but put some moderates on the spot. Sen. Joe Manchin, who was seen taking copious notes at the back of the chamber, didn't clap for some of Biden...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Elizabeth Warren, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Kamala Harris, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Manchin, House Appropriations Committee


Florida Republicans want to fine social media companies $250,000 a day for suspending politicians

Photo showing the suspended Twitter account of Donald Trump on a smartphone outside the White House on January 8, 2021. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Florida's GOP wants social media companies to be fined for suspending politicians. They proposed a $250,000 a day fine for any company that suspends the accounts of political candidates. Republican lawmakers cited First Amendment rights, arguing that politicians should not be silenced. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Politics, News, Senate, White House, Trends, Social Media, Ap, Gop, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Facebook and Twitter, Ron DeSantis


Rep. Lauren Boebert produced a space blanket and covered her lap with it during Biden's address to Congress

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) looks at her phone as US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. Photo by CHIP SOMODEVILLA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Rep. Lauren Boebert unfurled a space blanket during President Biden's speech to Congress Wednesday. The Republican lawmaker was photographed wearing the blanket over her lap while using her phone. Boebert also live-tweeted the address from inside the House chamber, hurlin...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, Biden, Matt Fuller, US Capitol, Address, Boebert, Lauren Boebert, Lauren Boebert R CO


Biden is betting big with plans to remake America. Here are 6 takeaways from Biden's speech.

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. Doug Mills/Getty Images President Joe Biden delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. Biden called for an ambitious pandemic economic recovery plan focused on jobs, infrastructure, and childcare. He also called for changes to immigration and foreign ...
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In GOP response to Biden's address, Sen. Tim Scott said US' future won't come from 'Washington schemes or socialist dreams'

In this June 17, 2020, photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday. Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, delivered the GOP rebuttal. "Our best future won't come from Washington schemes or socialist dreams," Scott said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republi...
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'We need to rebuild our nation with a new foundation': Rep. Jamaal Bowman pushes for more progressive action in response to Biden speech

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York). AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Rep. Jamaal Bowman laid out a progressive response to Biden's first joint session of Congress. The congressman called for environmental justice, racial equality, and a more fair economic system. He strongly backs legislation that would empower the reach of organized labor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Freshman Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York on Wednesday laid out a deeply progressive response to Presi...
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Rudy Giuliani's lawyer said the feds raiding his Manhattan apartment is a 'clear example of a corrupt double standard'

Rudy Giuliani gestures during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan, on December 2, 2020. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images The FBI raided Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment Wednesday in connection with a probe into his Ukraine dealings. Giuliani's attorney said it is a "corrupt double standard" that feds didn't execute a search warrant against Hunter Biden as well. The DOJ greenlighted a search warrant against Giuliani following Merrick Garla...
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Watch live: Biden’s first address to Congress

By Darlene Superville | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of Congress, a prime-time speech on Wednesday night on the eve of his 100th day in office. Biden will use the speech before lawmakers and a broader viewing audience to talk about what he’s accomplished in the opening months of his presidency and to lay out his other domestic and foreign policy priorities. When and where can I watch or listen to Bid...
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Biden to lay out a recovery plan in his first address to a joint session of Congress

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Biden will address Congress for the first time in his term on the eve of his 100th day in office. The address will take place on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET. Here is what the president is expected to discuss during his address. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will address Congress for the first time in his term on the eve of his 100th day in office on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET.The president is expecte...
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Historic photo marks the first time 2 women flanked the US president at a speech to Congress

Vice President Kamala Harris, left, greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., ahead of President Joe Biden addressing a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Jim Watson/AP President Joe Biden made his first presidential address to a joint session of Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris, sitting behind him at the rostrum, made history. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, History, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Kamala Harris, Calif, HARRIS, Pelosi, U S Capitol, Congress House


Harris, Pelosi Make History Seated Behind Biden At Address

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS13 — Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday as the first women — one of them Black and Indian American — to share the stage in Congress during a presidential address. President Joe Biden noted the historic development at the very opening of his address. After taking the podium, Biden greeted the two women standing behind him with a “Madam Speaker” and “Madam Vice President.” He then declared, “No president has ever said those words — ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Bush, Walsh, HARRIS


Biden plans to meet with the top 4 congressional leaders at the White House in May

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Biden plans to host the top congressional leaders from both parties on May 12. The meeting will take place two weeks after Biden is set to address a joint session of Congress. Biden has pledged to work in a bipartisan manner with Republicans in Congress. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden plans to host the top congressional leaders from both parties on May 12, according to a White House official.The meetin...
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The EU must welcome an independent Scotland | Letter

More than 170 cultural figures from all EU member states and UK nations call on EU leaders to guarantee Scotland’s place in the bloc should it vote to separate from the UKDear heads of state and government of the EU, president of the European council, president and members of the European parliament, president and members of the commission,We are Europeans from across the continent and around the world. Naturally, we disagree about many things. But we all agree on this: we want the people of Sco...
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US Labor Board says evidence presented by union in Amazon vote 'could be grounds for overturning the election'

Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, voted against forming a union, but the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, under which they would have unionized, challenged the results. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Amazon's union election results could be overturned based on evidence provided by the union, the NLRB said. Amazon employees voted against unionizing, but the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union challenged the results. The NLRB said those challenges could impact ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Politics, News, Enterprise, Labor, Washington, Trends, Retail, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Labor Unions, Chris Reese, Tech Insider, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Nandita Bose


Biden’s $1.8 Trillion Plan Would Be Historic Boost To Social Safety Net

With President Biden set to address a joint session of Congress Wednesday night, the White House is spending today unveiling the second half of its infrastructure plan: a $1.8 trillion proposal to strengthen a broad array of social programs. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
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US labor board to hold hearing on whether to redo Amazon union election based on evidence submitted by union

Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, voted against forming a union, but the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, under which they would have unionized, challenged the results. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images The National Labor Relations Board plans to hold a hearing on whether to redo the Amazon union vote in Bessemer, Alabama. Amazon employees there voted against unionizing, but the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union challenged the results. The NLRB said the union's...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Politics, News, Enterprise, Labor, Washington, US, Trends, Retail, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Elijah Nouvelage Getty, Labor Unions, Chris Reese, Tech Insider


Not even much lip service about sentencing reform in Prez Biden's first address to Congress

Prez Joe Biden gave a very lengthy speech this evening (full text here), but it only included a precious few sentences about criminal justice reform.  Here are these sentences: We have all seen the knee of injustice on the neck of Black America. Now is our opportunity to make real progress. Most men and women in uniform wear their badge and serve their communities honorably.  I know them.  I know they want to help meet this moment as well. My fellow Americans, we have to come together.  To rebu...
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La Mirada, Whittier cast votes of no confidence against LA County DA George Gascon

La Mirada and Whittier city councils joined three other cities — the most recent was Pico Rivera — in casting votes declaring “no confidence” in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon. La Mirada’s vote on Tuesday, April 27 was 4-0 — Councilman Anthony Otero recused himself because his wife is a deputy district attorney. Whittier’s vote the same night was 4-1. Councilman Henry Bouchot provided the lone no vote. The cities of Beverly Hills and Santa Clarita approved similar resolutions...
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LA to fight anti-Asian American/Pacific Islander hate with public messaging campaign

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to create a public messaging campaign to combat anti-Asian American/Pacific Islander hate speech. Council members Nithya Raman, John Lee and Mark Ridley-Thomas authored the motion that directs the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department to initiate the public messaging campaign in collaboration with AAPI artists. The motion passed on a 14-0 vote, with one member absent. “The rise in anti-AAPI violence has occurred consistent with a co...
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GOP Sens Having ‘Good Discussions’ With WH On Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, Wicker Says

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) on Monday praised the discussions he and several of his fellow GOP senators have been having with the White House on their watered-down counterproposal to President Joe Biden's multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Biden, Roger Wicker, Senate Republicans, Cristina Cabrera, Sen Roger Wicker R MS


A grand jury has been impaneled in the federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photos ABC News reported that Giuliani's assistant has been served a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury. See more stories on Insider's business page. A grand jury has been impaneled in the federal investigation into former New York City Mayor Rudy Giulian...
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Biden said America's survival depends on proving to China that democracy can outpace autocracy

Then Vice President Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a 2012 meeting in California. China now has the lead in 5G infrastructure, but experts say don't count Silicon Valley out yet. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images Biden said Xi Jinping is betting democracy can't outpace China's autocratic model. He framed overcoming the challenges ahead as key to the survival of democracy and proving Xi wrong. Biden said it was crucial to him to be successful in his first 1...
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A Trump loyalist was found guilty of making death threats against lawmakers, including AOC, Pelosi, and Schumer

A pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 to disrupt the Electoral Vote Certification. Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images Trump loyalist Brendan Hunt faces up to 10 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of making a death threat against elected officials. In January, Hunt posted an 88-second video titled "KILL YOUR SENATORS: Slaughter them all" to the platform BitChute. Hunt's attorneys argued his rhetoric didn't amount to a serious threat and Hunt defe...
Tags: Politics, News, Prison, Trends, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, Queens, Donald Trump, New York Daily News, Trump, Hunt, Trump Supporters, Capitol, Pelosi, Schumer


Rudy Giuliani's neighbor said she saw the feds 'bringing out a lot of stuff' after raiding his Manhattan apartment

Rudy Giuliani's apartment building in New York City. Linda Rosier Rudy Giuliani's neighbor said she saw people "bringing out a lot of stuff" after his apartment raid. The feds raided Giuliani's apartment and office and seized his electronic devices on Wednesday. They also seized his assistant's computer and served her with a federal grand jury subpoena. See more stories on Insider's business page. A tenant in former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani's apartment building ...
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The Latest: Biden to Call for Medicare Drug Cost Negotiating

The White House says President Joe Biden’s speech to Congress will call on lawmakers to lower prescription drug costs by acting this year to empower Medicare to negotiate prices.
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Biden will invite the top four congressional leaders to the White House for May 12 meeting

President Joe Biden will invite the top four congressional leaders to the White House on May 12, his first meeting with the bipartisan congressional leadership since he entered office, according to a White House official.
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Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic senators demand to know how US pharmaceutical companies plan to share vaccine technology as COVID-19 devastates India

Moderna chose the firm Recipharm to produce part of its vaccine against COVID-19 in France. GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP via Getty Images Senate Democrats are asking vaccine makers what their plans are to share intellectual property. The questions come as developing nations struggle to inoculate their populations against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the next few weeks, more than half of Americans will have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. In mu...
Tags: Politics, France, India, Elizabeth Warren, Narendra Modi, US, International, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, South Africa, Healthcare, World Trade Organization, Astrazeneca, WTO, Pfizer


Judge says Amazon suit alleging Trump interfered in Project JEDI can go ahead

An Amazon lawsuit alleging former President Donald Trump interfered in the selection process for the Department of Defense’s JEDI project can go forward, a federal judge ruled today. The ruling stems from a 2019 lawsuit where Amazon insisted Trump purposefully snubbed the company in favor of Microsoft for the JEDI account – a $10B program to build AI solutions for the Pentagon. The reasoning for this, according to Amazon, has to do with its CEO’s ownership of the Washington Post, a newspaper Tru...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Politics, Microsoft, Washington Post, US, Tech, Department Of Defense, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, Neural


Sen. Ted Cruz feuds with Trevor Noah on Twitter: 'I remember when the Daily Show was funny'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asks a question during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Ted Cruz and Trevor Noah feuded on Twitter on Wednesday, sparked by the new Census figures. Noah lamented that New York was slated to lose a district and took a swipe at Cruz. Cruz responded to Noah by praising the population growth in "low-tax states." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Twitter feud be...
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Biden's new plan pledges unemployment reform, but doesn't put money behind it

President Joe Biden. Andrew Harnik/AP President Joe Biden unveiled the sprawling second part of his infrastructure package today. It pledges an effort to reform unemployment benefits, which Democrats have championed. However, the details are still vague and it doesn't allocate funds; Democrats have been pressing for more. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled a $1.8 trillion economic plan that would invest heavily in childcare, educ...
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