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In White House Garden News, it’s Dandeliongate!

I’m blaming Twitter. My feed of pundits and reporters pointed me to this clip on Newsmax, a channel I’ve never dared look at. It shows a host mocking Joe Biden for picking a dandelion and giving it to his wife. Oh wait, “bizarrely” giving her the dandelion. So worthy of being mocked as a phony “gate.”  I’ll get a good laugh at this because if this is the level of controversy or “gate” we’ll have to endure during the Biden years, great! That would mean nothing really rant-worthy is going on. ...
Tags: Gardening, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, NewsMax, White House Gardens, White House Garden, WHPhotoOffice Instagram, Dandeliongate


Cypress College instructor on leave after interrupting, objecting to student’s pro-police argument

An adjunct professor at Cypress College took a leave of absence after she was seen interrupting a student who referred to police as heroes and prevented him from responding to her criticism during a recorded online class session. The student, Braden Ellis, 19, of Cypress was making a presentation on the term “cancel culture” to his Communications 100C class when the exchange took place during a recorded Zoom meeting that has since gone viral. The instructor involved in the matter will be absent ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Police, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Cypress, Lausd, Caltech, Ellis, LA County, Cypress College


Biden Administration seeks IRS oversight of some tax pros

The Biden Administration's proposal to up the Internal Revenue Service budget so it could go after more rich tax cheats got a lot of attention. But the White House also wants to cut down on some audits. That, according to the president's American Families Plan, can be accomplished by giving the IRS more oversight of unregulated tax preparers. The audit/tax pro regulation connection is noted in a White House fact sheet hyping the proposal: These Tax returns prepared by certain types of preparers...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, White House, Capitol Hill, Biden, Sam, Irs, Marketwatch, U S Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, The Treasury Department, Biden White House, Biden Administration, American Families Plan, Andrew Keshner, Keshner


The Latest: Colo. governor extends statewide mask mandate

By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado’s governor has extended a statewide mask mandate for another 30 days, but loosened face covering requirements for groups who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Under Gov. Jared Polis’ new executive order, people gathering inside in groups of 10 or more are no longer required to wear masks if at least 80% of the group is vaccinated. The order states people must show proof of vaccination, but his statement did not elaborate on what proof is considered accept...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Colorado, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Ap, Cnn


Biden wears mask outdoors as ‘extra precaution,’ White House aide says

President Biden hasn’t been following advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ditch his mask outdoors and around...
Tags: White House, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Caitlyn Jenner Says Transgender Girls In Women’s Sports Is ‘Unfair’

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for California governor, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports at school. Jenner, a 1976 decathlon Olympic gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told a TMZ reporter on Saturday that it’s “a question of fairness.” “That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect gi...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, Malibu, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, Gavin Newsom


Former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russia, doesn't know the Pledge of Allegiance, a video suggests

Michael Flynn, then the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, in February 2014. AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor, was at a campaign event for Lin Wood on Sunday. Flynn began reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for the crowd but stopped after saying the wrong word. Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russia. Trump pardoned him. See more stories on Insider's business page. It appears the form...
Tags: Politics, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Pledge Of Allegiance, Donald Trump, Wood, Justice Department, Trump, United States of America, Sidney Powell, Flynn, Defense Intelligence Agency, Michael Flynn, Ladson South Carolina


Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russia, doesn't know the Pledge of Allegiance, video suggests

In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, then-Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File Former national security adviser Michael Flynn appeared at a campaign event for Lin Wood on Sunday. Flynn began reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for the crowd but stopped after starting the wrong word. Flynn plead guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about contact with Russia, but was pardoned by Trump. See more st...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Gop, Pledge Of Allegiance, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Wood, Justice Department, South Carolina, Trump, United States of America, Sidney Powell


Russia Bans Five Isekai Anime, Deems They Promote “Reincarnation Beliefs”

In another move that will prove baffling to normal individuals, it is said Russia’s government has now banned more anime, albeit specifically ones that are of the isekai genre (being brought to an alternate world) because they are believed to promote “reincarnation beliefs”. Popular isekai shows have been banned from specific Russian websites after the […]
Tags: Politics, Russia, Censorship, Bizarre, Anime, Announcements, Bans, Isekai


GOP Sen. Roger Marshall, who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election, says he's 'so ready to move on'

Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas. Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP GOP Sen. Roger Marshall said that he wanted to "move on" from discussing his challenge of the election results. "I made a decision based upon the facts that I knew at that point in time," he said. Former President Trump and his campaign spent months trying to overturn President Biden's victory. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas on Saturday said that he was "ready to move on" when ask...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Missouri, Ted Cruz, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Marshall, Brown


Investigation Finds Links Between Seamy Slander Sites and Reputation-Management Services

This week the New York Times published their online investigation into the seamy world of the professional slander industry. (Alternate URL.) At first glance, the websites appear amateurish. They have names like BadGirlReports.date, BustedCheaters.com and WorstHomeWrecker.com. Photos are badly cropped. Grammar and spelling are afterthoughts. They are clunky and text-heavy, as if they're intended to be read by machines, not humans. But do not underestimate their power... One woman in Ohio was...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Barack Obama, Tech, United States, New York Times, Portland, Ohio, Times, Bing, Sullivan, Cheaterboard, Cyrus Sullivan, Heidi Glosser, Vikram Parmar


Biden remembered 'the courage and skill' of US forces on 10-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1, 2011. Pete Souza/The White House President Joe Biden issued a statement to mark 10 years since the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. "We followed bin Laden to the gates of hell - and we got him," Biden said. Biden has committed to withdrawing troops from Afghanistan by September ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Osama Bin Laden, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, United States, Pakistan, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Biden, Afghanistan War


Liz Cheney is facing mounting criticism from her GOP colleagues

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney is the highest-ranking female Republican in Congress. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney is the highest-ranking female Republican in Congress. After she publicly fist-bumped Biden and continued to criticize Trump, some want her out of leadership. Cheney is a veteran of Republican politics, but today's GOP differs greatly from even 5 years ago. See more stories on Insider's business page. For years, ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, C


The Latest: US to talk to WTO on wider vaccine distribution

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The White House says the U.S. trade representative will begin talks with the World Trade Organization on ways to overcome intellectual property issues that are keeping critically needed COVID-19 vaccines from being more widely distributed. The White House has been under intense pressure to join an effort to help waive patent rules for the vaccines so that poorer countries can begin to make their own generic versions. White House chief of staff Ron Klain said ...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Ap, Cnn


Biden adviser: president wears mask outdoors out of habit and Covid caution

CDC says vaccinated Americans can go mask-free outsideAnita Dunn asked about Biden still covering his faceA top White House adviser who made headlines for saying “Covid is the best thing that ever happened” to Joe Biden said on Sunday the president still wears a mask outdoors out of habit, even though federal guidance says he need not do so. Related: Decline in US Covid vaccinations presents new problem: how to shrink operations Continue reading...
Tags: Cdc, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US domestic policy, Biden, Dunn, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


US to Launch Trade Talks on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Two White House officials say the U.S. trade representative will begin talks in the World Trade Organization on ways to overcome intellectual property issues that are keeping poorer countries from making their own generic version of critically needed COVID-19 vaccines.
Tags: White House, US, World Trade Organization


Senate Republicans insist bipartisan infrastructure deal is possible while slamming size and scope of White House proposal

Several Senate Republicans insisted on Sunday that they were open to a bipartisan deal on a narrow infrastructure plan, despite slamming the size and scope of President Joe Biden's massive infrastructure proposal.
Tags: Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn


Sen. Bernie Sanders says the US needs 'progressive taxation' on the wealthy to pay for Biden's infrastructure proposal

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) arrives at the House chamber ahead of President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28, 2021. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Sen. Bernie Sanders called for "progressive taxation" to fund Biden's spending proposals. "Biden says the floor should be $400,000," he noted. "Nobody under that should pay more in taxes." Sanders also brought up the need for health care reform and tackling student loan debt. See more...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Economic policy, Warren Buffett, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders


UK hints it will give full diplomatic status to EU ambassador

Dominic Raab says he wants to turn page on Brexit saga and treat EU with respect it deservesThe government has hinted that it will grant full diplomatic status to the EU ambassador to the UK, with the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, saying he is looking to turn the page on the Brexit saga and wants to treat the EU with the respect it deserves.UK officials said no final decision had been made, days before the EU external affairs chief, Josep Borrell, visits the UK this week for a meeting of the ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, South Africa, Foreign Policy, Foreign, Brexit, Foreign Office, Asean, Borrell, Dominic Raab, Josep Borrell, South Korea Australia India


The Latest: UK increases aid to India’s health care system

By The Associated Press LONDON — Britain rushed to increase aid for India’s teetering health care system on Sunday, promising more ventilators and expert advice as doctors grapple with a surge in coronavirus infections that is killing thousands of people a day. The U.K. government said it will send an additional 1,000 ventilators to India. In addition, England’s National Health Service, which has battled one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in Europe, is creating an advisory group to share its ex...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, London, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Ap, Cnn


Former FDA commissioner said he's 'not sure' about Biden's India travel ban because COVID-19 variants are already in the US

A COVID-19 patient gets admitted to a government hospital in Kolkata, India, on April 22, 2021. India reported 314,835 new coronavirus infections on Thursday. Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he was "not sure" about Biden's India travel ban. Gottlieb said he didn't think the ban, slated to begin Tuesday, would be effective because variants are already spreading in the US. India is dealing with an ongoing surge of COVID-19 that ha...
Tags: Florida, Politics, UK, News, Cdc, White House, China, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fda, Biden, US India, US State Department


The Biden Administration continues the White House's long history of personalizing everything, from pens to cookies to shovels

First Lady Jill Biden’s Air Force One embroidered jacket Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith via Flickr President Joe Biden finally got his own M&Ms, marking a tradition that dates back to the Reagan era. It's far from the only branded perk that the president (and vice-president) are gifted with. Insider rounded up other personalized presidential items spotted by photographers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Leadership in Washington flips from red to blue eve...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, BBC News, Ronald Reagan, Williams, Bill Clinton, Merch, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


White House officials say 'no deal' reached yet with Iran to lift economic sanctions

White House officials on Sunday denied Iranian state media reports that the US has reached an agreement with Iran to lift economic sanctions against the country, saying that there is still much to be negotiated over the coming weeks.
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A majority of investors and business owners have faith in Biden's economic boom, new UBS survey finds

Jorge Sactic is the owner of Chapina Bakery in Langley Park, Maryland. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty About 64% of investors and business owners see Biden's policies aiding the global recovery. A majority also said Biden's measures will support global markets, according to a UBS survey. The optimism comes as Biden preps another $4.1 trillion in spending to boost the economic recovery. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden boom is in full swing an...
Tags: Washington Post, Mexico, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ubs, Biden, University Of Michigan, Conference Board, UK Mexico, Ben Winck, Sarah L Voisin, Jorge Sactic, Chapina Bakery


'Maybe I just wasn't good enough': Elizabeth Warren reflects on unsuccessful presidential campaign in new book

Then-US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during a rally at Washington Square Park in New York on September 16, 2019. Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Sen. Warren reflects on her unsuccessful 2020 presidential bid in her upcoming book, "Persist." After entering the race to much fanfare, she was unable to translate that enthusiasm to votes. "Maybe I just wasn't good enough to reassure the voters," she wrote. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Warren, Biden, Donald Trump, Hillary, Vermont


‘Complex identities’ of Northern Ireland being undermined, says ex-official

Ciaran Martin criticises post-Brexit attempts to ‘redesign’ UK based on old notion of English sovereigntyThe United Kingdom’s unity faces being destabilised by “flag-waving unionism” from English nationalist politicians, one of the most senior officials to emerge from Northern Ireland’s traditionally Catholic community has warned.Ciaran Martin, who created the framework for Scotland’s 2014 independence poll as the Cabinet Office’s constitution director, said the “complex identities” of Northern ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Devolution, Northern Irish politics, Cabinet Office, Ciaran Martin


With primaries brewing ahead of next year's midterms, there are still sharp divisions within the GOP as the party wrestles with its post-Trump identity

Months after voters ousted Donald Trump from the White House, the fractures within the GOP are in sharp relief as the party wrestles with its post-Trump identity and prominent Republicans who stood up to him after the January 6 insurrection are feeling heat from his base with primaries brewing ahead of next year's midterms.
Tags: News, White House, Gop, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Analysis: GOP leaders who defy Trump feel the heat from his base

Months after voters ousted Donald Trump from the White House, the fractures within the GOP are in sharp relief as the party wrestles with its post-Trump identity and prominent Republicans who stood up to him after the January 6 insurrection are feeling heat from his base with primaries brewing ahead of next year's midterms.
Tags: News, White House, Gop, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Analysis: GOP leaders who defy Trump feel heat from his base

Months after voters ousted Donald Trump from the White House, the fractures within the GOP are in sharp relief as the party wrestles with its post-Trump identity and prominent Republicans who stood up to him after the January 6 insurrection are feeling heat from his base with primaries brewing ahead of next year's midterms.
Tags: News, White House, Gop, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Analysis: Republican leaders who defy Donald Trump feel the heat from his base

Months after voters ousted Donald Trump from the White House, the fractures within the GOP are in sharp relief as the party wrestles with its post-Trump identity and prominent Republicans who stood up to him after the January 6 insurrection are feeling heat from his base with primaries brewing ahead of next year's midterms.
Tags: News, White House, Gop, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump



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