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Trump Hints At Mar-A-Lago That Biased Arizona Recount Could Be Road To White House

"I wouldn’t be surprised if they found thousands and thousands and thousands of votes” for him, he told cheering guests.
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GOP doctors in Congress are targeting vaccine hesitancy with a video that says the shot will help 'end the government's restrictions on our freedoms'

Rep. Larry Bucshon, a Republican and a doctor, appears in the PSA video. House Television via AP Polls show Republicans are more likely to not want a COVID-19 vaccine. A group of GOP lawmakers, who are also doctors, are encouraging people to get the shot. Vaccine hesitancy could stop or slow the US from reaching herd immunity, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who identify as Republicans are less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, prompting GOP lawmaker...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Gop, Psa, New York Times, Doctors, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


North Korea dismisses nuclear talks with US, says Biden’s approach ‘intolerable’

US offer of diplomacy branded ‘spurious’ after White House says denuclearisation remains its goalNorth Korea has dismissed the idea of talks with Washington, branding US diplomacy “spurious” a day after the Biden administration said it was open to diplomatic negotiations on denuclearisation, state media reported.Diplomacy was a “spurious signboard” for the US to “cover up its hostile acts,” the North Korean foreign ministry said in a series of statements run by the KCNA news agency on Sunday. Co...
Tags: Washington, North Korea, White House, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Biden, KCNA, goalNorth Korea


The ANC’s step-aside rule explained: past, present and what’s next for Ace & co

The ruling party’s attempt to clean house was prompted by personal protective equipment tender corruption The post The ANC’s step-aside rule explained: past, present and what’s next for Ace & co appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Fraud, Jacob Zuma, National Executive Committee, Openaccess, ANC, Top Six, Luthuli House, Ace Magashule, Cyril Ramaposa, South Africa (country, Provincial Executive Committee, Step-aside Resolution


Timeline: ANC step-aside rule

The ruling party’s attempt to clean house was prompted by personal protective equipment tender corruption The post Timeline: ANC step-aside rule appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Fraud, Jacob Zuma, National Executive Committee, Openaccess, ANC, Top Six, Luthuli House, Ace Magashule, Cyril Ramaposa, South Africa (country, Provincial Executive Committee, Step-aside Resolution


North Korea accuses Joe Biden of pursuing hostile policy over its nuclear programme

The denouncement comes as the White House prepares to unveil its "calibrated" approach to North Korea.
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Caitlyn Jenner says transgender girls shouldn't get to participate on girls' sports teams because it 'just isn't fair'

Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP California candidate for governor Caitlyn Jenner said transgender girls should not be allowed to play on girls' sports teams. Jenner, a trans woman, former athlete, and reality star, made the comments in an interview with TMZ. There have been at least 36 bills targeting trans athletes in the US this year. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Microsoft, California, US, Trends, Starbucks, Associated Press, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, Arthur Ashe, National Center for Transgender Equality, Kayla Epstein, Rodrigo Heng Lehtinen, Transgender Athletes


Hotel accommodations for Secret Service assigned to former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have cost taxpayers over $30k: The Daily Beast

Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Alex Wong/Pool via AP US taxpayers continue to pay for Mnuchin's travel perks, according to The Daily Beast. Since leaving his post, over $30,000 has been spent on hotel accommodations for Mnuchin's security. Trump extended full-time security for 6 months for his children, Mnuchin, and two other officials. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin left his post in January, but hotel accommodat...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Qatar, Treasury, Secret Service, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Doha, Rudy Giuliani, US Embassy, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Doha Qatar, Daily Beast, Mark Meadows


How the Matt Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — When Rep. Matt Gaetz vacationed in the Bahamas in 2018, he was joined by a doctor who donated to his campaign and a former colleague in the Florida Legislature. The Republican congressman, Dr. Jason Pirozzolo and Halsey Beshears were united in their enjoyment of politics, fancy travel and the company of beautiful women. They also had another mutual interest: Florida’s $1.2 billion medical marijuana industry. The Bahamas ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, Sport, Soccer, House, Associated Press, Bahamas, Orlando, Trump, Michelle, Legislature, Orlando Fla, Roger Stone, Orlando Sentinel


More perilous phase ahead for Biden after his first 100 days

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JOSH BOAK and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s presidency is entering a new and more perilous phase where he is almost certain to face stiffer Republican opposition and also have difficulty keeping Democrats united as he pushes for $4 trillion in additional spending on programs that have echoes of the New Deal and the Great Society. Past the 100-day mark, with positive approval ratings and a far-reaching, nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill to show ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Minneapolis, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, China, Russia, India, America


Biden says Stacey Abrams 'can be anything' she wants - including president

Former Georgia state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams fist bumps now-Sen. Raphael Warnock during a campaign event last year. The Washington Post/Getty Images President Joe Biden on Thursday praised Stacey Abrams during a drive-in rally in Georgia. "Stacey Abrams can be anything she wants to be, from whatever she chooses to president," he said. Biden came to Georgia to tout his first 100 days office; he also visited former president Carter. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, House, Jimmy Carter, Biden, Donald Trump


Biden to Visit Louisiana to Promote Infrastructure Plan

The White House said Saturday that President Joe Biden plans two stops in Louisiana next week to rally support for his proposed infrastructure plan.
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Chris Christie says he would give the Trump presidency an 'A' grade

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Chris Christie said he would give Trump's presidency an overall "A" grade. Earlier this year, the former New Jersey was critical of Trump's role in the January 6 Capitol riot. Christie did not rule out a 2024 presidential bid, even if Trump enters the race. See more stories on Insider's business page. Months ago, former GOP Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was deeply critical of former President Donald Trump&...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, US, Trends, Gop, New Jersey, Fox News, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Christie, Sean Hannity, Capitol, Sean, HANNITY, Conservatism


Tory poll lead slashed as key elections loom across Britain

Stories of Conservative sleaze appear to be having an impact as Keir Starmer faces his first electoral test as Labour leader on 6 MayLabour has slashed the Tories’ poll lead in half as more voters conclude that Boris Johnson is corrupt and dishonest ahead of this week’s bumper set of local and devolved elections.The latest Opinium poll for the Observer shows the Conservative lead has fallen from 11 points to five points after a week in which the prime minister was at the centre of allegations ov...
Tags: Politics, Conservative, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Labour, Boris Johnson, Tories, Tory, Keir Starmer, MayLabour


White House should examine bullet train’s negative impacts on minority communities

As President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats push ambitious infrastructure plans, they’re also aiming to rectify the impact previous construction programs have had on minority communities. They aspire to choose new infrastructure projects with an eye toward minimizing disruption to communities of color. While concerns over neighborhood-destroying transportation projects typically focus on freeways, it turns out that California high-speed rail plan shares this very same problem. The Biden a...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, White House, Fresno, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Alex Garcia, Biden, Tehachapi, Delaware, Central Valley, Bay Area


Is Washington prepared for a geopolitical ‘tech race’?

When Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sat down with Chinese officials in Anchorage, Alaska for the first high-level bilateral summit of the new administration, it was not a typical diplomatic meeting. Instead of a polite but restrained diplomatic exchange, the two sides traded pointed barbs for almost two hours. “There is growing consensus that the era of engagement with China has come to an unceremonious close,” wrote Sullivan and Kurt Campbell, the ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Sweden, Obama Administration, Washington, France, Government, Senate, White House, China, Germany


Watch Trump bid farewell to Mar-a-Lago members for the summer after yet another speech about the 'rigged' election

Former President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago on April 28, 2021. @45covfefe/ TikTok A video has emerged of Trump saying his goodbyes to Mar-a-Lago members on Wednesday night. Trump has plans to temporarily move his political operation to New Jersey. Another video from the same event shows him baselessly claim that the 2020 election was "rigged." See more stories on Insider's business page. A video has emerged of former President Donald Trump bidding farewell to Mar-a-Lago members ...
Tags: Videos, Video, Florida, Politics, New York, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Arizona, News UK, Wisconsin, Michigan, Donald Trump


If Biden and Putin actually do meet, they shouldn't waste time listing the things they're mad about

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin with Joe Biden, then US vice president, in Moscow, March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin After hawkishness during the campaign, President Joe Biden has taken a pragmatic approach to Russia. Now the world's two largest nuclear-weapons powers have a responsibility to reduce tensions. Daniel R. DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities and a foreign affairs columnist at Newsweek. See more stories on Insider's business page. During his long ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Opinion, Washington, White House, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Washington Dc, Moscow, Kremlin


‘Stop the Breast Pest’: MP’s ‘horror’ at being photographed while breastfeeding

Stella Creasy launches campaign to change law after a boy took pictures of her feeding her baby on a trainAn MP has described her “horror” after she was photographed while breastfeeding on public transport, as she and a fellow MP launch a campaign to criminalise the taking of such pictures.Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, said she was breastfeeding her then four-month-old on a overground train near Highbury and Islington in north London when she noticed a teenage boy laughing and ta...
Tags: Family, Politics, London, Crime, Law, Life and style, UK News, Breastfeeding, Health & wellbeing, Labour, Stella Creasy, Parents and parenting, Sexual Harassment, Islington, Walthamstow, Highbury


George W. Bush says the Republican Party has a shot at future elections if it curbs its 'white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism'

Stewart F. House/Getty Images Former President George W. Bush expressed optimism that the Republican Party will "govern again." He said it depends on whether the GOP can distance itself from "white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism." Republicans, he suggested, need to embrace the traditional values the party was founded on. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President George W. Bush said he believes the Republican Party will win in future elections if its members embrace trad...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Graham, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Trump, Bush, Reuters, Vanderbilt University


Newsmax host criticizes Biden for picking a dandelion for the first lady

President Joe Biden gives a dandelion to first lady Jill Biden during their walk to Marine One on April 29, 2021. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield criticized Biden for picking up a dandelion for his wife, Jill. "It's a dandelion that hasn't even blossomed into a flower yet," Stinchfield said. "I say it was a planted dandelion there," he added. "Who knows?" See more stories on Insider's business page. Newsmax host Grant Stinch...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Biden, Reuters, NewsMax, Jill, Jill Biden, Demetrius Freeman, Dandelion, Grant Stinchfield, Stinchfield, Trump Now


Joe Manchin opposes DC statehood bill, dealing a huge blow to its prospects in the Senate

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Manchin says that the process for DC statehood should be done through a constitutional amendment. "If you go down that path ... you know it's going to go to the Supreme Court," he said. With intense GOP opposition, Manchin's position severely imperils the legislation's passage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Friday he would no...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, America, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, New Hampshire, Maine, Washington Dc, House, Arizona


South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem sued the Biden administration because it wont let her hold a July 4 fireworks show at Mount Rushmore

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem sued the US Department of the Interior, she announced Friday. The US government has refused the state's request to hold a July 4 fireworks show at Mount Rushmore. Last year, former President Trump spoke at an event at Mount Rushmore during a COVID-19 surge. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, New York Times, Biden, Frost, Donald Trump, Doi, National Park Service, Nps, Trump, Midwest, Melania Trump


George W. Bush says 'there's no question there needs to be police reform' after Chauvin verdict

Former President George W. Bush speaks during the Presidential Leadership Scholars graduation event at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, June 27, 2019. Sergio Flores/Reuters Former President George W. Bush called for police reform in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict. Chauvin is an ex-Minneapolis police officer who was recently convicted of murdering George Floyd. Bush said Americans must learn there needs to be police reform - but there also needs to be police. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, United States, Fox News, Graham, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, George W. Bush, South Carolina, Kamala Harris, Bush


Biden's foreign policy team has made major unforced errors in their first few months on the job

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images After the deplorable Trump years, Biden represented a more fruitful foreign policy agenda. In his first 100 days, the Biden team has made some major unforced errors. It isn't too late for Biden to build a better, more inclusive foreign policy plan. Brett Bruen was the director of global engagement in the Obama White House and a career American diplomat. He runs the crisis-communications agency Global Situation Room. This is an opinion co...
Tags: Obama, Obama Administration, Washington, Mexico, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, North, State Department, Biden, Trump, State, Obama White House


Analysis: Biden's cautious stance on the bin Laden raid a decade ago tells us how he might handle a crisis now

To most Americans, the main foreign policy accomplishment of former President Barack Obama's time in office was the killing of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader who evaded justice for 10 years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and met his end in a raid by US special operations forces on May 1, 2011.
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Biden's cautious stance on the bin Laden raid a decade ago tells us how he might handle a crisis now

To most Americans, the main foreign policy accomplishment of former President Barack Obama's time in office was the killing of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader who evaded justice for 10 years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and met his end in a raid by US special operations forces on May 1, 2011.
Tags: US, Barack Obama, Cnn, Biden, Bin Laden, Osama bin Laden the al Qaeda


Biden's first 100 days is all about jobs and families - and he's willing to spend big in a break with the Reagan legacy

President Joe Biden leaves the House Chamber with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after his joint address to Congress. Melina Mara/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Biden is spending big to expand the nation's safety net in the wake of the pandemic. In his first 100 days, he spent $1.9 trillion and pitched another $4 trillion to assist families and create jobs. "COVID has now created a stormwave of support for government," Barney Frank told Insider. See more stori...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Turkey, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, Margaret Thatcher


4 unanswered questions about the mysterious company that began managing a big chunk of the internet minutes before Biden was sworn in

Carlos Barria/Reuters Global Resource Systems LLC began managing about Pentagon IP addresses in January. The company has no online presence and currently manages about 6% of usable internet space. Here are the biggest questions about the Pentagon's decision to activate nearly 175 million dormant IP addresses. See more stories on Insider's business page. A mysterious company from Florida took over managing a large portion of the internet owned by the Pentagon mere minutes before Jo...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Comcast, Pentagon, Associated Press, Biden, Seattle, Delaware, Hamilton, Bgp, Trump


Living on basic-income for 2 years made me 'feel free' says a journalist who took part in one of the world's largest trials

Finland undertook what has been described as the world's "largest complete UBI study." Getty Finland's two-year basic income trial was controversial. Most commentators focused on the fact that it did not increase employment levels. But Tuomas Murajatold, who took part in the trial, told Insider that it was a liberating and empowering experience. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Tuomas Muraja was selected for Finland's basic income trial in 2018, he says he ...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Bbc, Finland, Basic Income, Thomas Colson, UK Weekend, Getty Finland, Tuomas Muraja, Muraja, Getty Mujara, Mujara, Laura Oja Laura Oja



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