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Media report hints LA Mayor Garcetti is candidate for ambassadorship, possibly to India

LOS ANGELES  >> President Joe Biden is reportedly considering Mayor Eric Garcetti for an ambassadorship, possibly to India. According to the news site Axios, which cited people close to the matter, Garcetti is one of multiple people being considered for the post. “Today’s Axios story is speculative,” Garcetti’s communications director, Alex Comisar, told City News Service. “We aren’t going to engage in speculation. We’re 100% focused on ending the COVID pandemic and passing a justice budget for ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, La, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Trump, Garcetti, City News Service


Trump anxiously awaits Facebook's decision about restoring his account which is seen as 'essential for his future political viability'

Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Facebook is expected to announce Wednesday morning whether Donald Trump's account will be reinstated. His allies told Axios that the social media platform is "essential" to the former president's political future. Trump has toyed with the idea of a 2024 presidential campaign, and Facebook is a crucial fundraising tool...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Politics, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Donald J Trump, Hyatt Regency, CPAC, Mar-a-lago, Axios, Axios Trump


Postnuptial agreements are very similar to prenuptial agreements.

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Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, China, Russia, Uncategorized, US, Barack Obama, Iran, Taiwan, United States, Kyrgyzstan, Tokyo, Defence, Haiti, Sap, IAEA


Recall Race Heats Up In Sacramento: How Much Will An Election Cost Taxpayers?

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A legislative intern who accused an Idaho lawmaker of rape said she was harassed by right-wing lawmakers and activists

Idaho state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, left, sits next to his attorney while waiting for a legislative ethics committee to begin, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. Associated Press An intern who accused an Idaho lawmaker of rape said she was harassed by right-wing lawmakers and activists, the AP reported. Former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger resigned last week after a state ethics committee unanimously voted to recommend expelling him. One state lawmaker shared the woman's name and p...
Tags: Politics, Sexual Assault, Trends, Ap, Gop, Idaho, Rape, Associated Press, Heather Scott, Jane Doe, Idaho Statehouse, Priscilla Giddings, Giddings, AP GOP, Lauren Frias, Boise Idaho Associated Press


Less than 1% of US elected leaders are Asian American, despite making up more than 6% of the US population

In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden, accompanied by from left, Vice President Kamala Harris, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Mark Takano, D-Calif., Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP Less than 1% of elected leadership in the US are members of the AAPI community. But AAPI individuals make up more th...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nevada, Illinois, Kamala Harris, Carter, Calif, Pacific Islanders


Area Man Wants You To Check Out His Blog

After threatening for months to disrupt social media with a bespoke platform that would allow him to bypass community guidelines (and the embarrassingly long list of platforms he’s been banned from), our big patriotic boy has finally made good on his promise. Folks, the wait is over — the future is now, and it’s a…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Instagram, Software, Computing, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Donald J Trump, Brad Parscale, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Far Right Politics In The United States, Internet Manipulation And Propaganda


Elite award-winners allowed fast-track route into UK

Recipients of certain Nobel prizes, Oscars and Brit awards can bypass existing immigration process under new rulesOscar winners, Nobel prize recipients and Brit award-garlanded overseas musicians are among foreign nationals who will be fast-tracked for UK visas under a tweak to immigration rules announced by the Home Office.The list of qualifying awards is hugely prestigious, meaning anyone who uses the new scheme would almost certainly have succeeded in getting a visa via the existing “global t...
Tags: Politics, UK, India, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Culture, Awards and prizes, Home Office


WH Rips GOP For ‘Blood, Sweat And Tears’ It Has Poured Into Attacking Cheney

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday took aim at House Republicans threatening to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as conference chair, and more broadly for using the Republican congresswoman as a scapegoat for "trying to figure out where they stand and what they stand for." [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, Gop, House, Cheney, Liz Cheney, Jen Psaki, Summer Concepcion


White House to shift how vaccines are allocated to states as Biden sets new inoculation goals

The move comes as Biden is also aiming to have 160 million Americans vaccinated with both doses by July 4.
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The Pentagon's Inspector General Is Investigating the Pentagon's UFO Investigation Program

The military UFO plot has, somehow, thickened yet again: The Inspector General of the Department of Defense is itself investigating the Pentagon’s program to investigate reports of unidentified aerial phenomena.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Department Of Defense, Pseudoscience, Pentagon, Harry Reid, Tom Delonge, Extraterrestrial Life, Defense Intelligence Agency, Robert Bigelow, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Human Interest, Ufology, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, Luis Elizondo, To the Stars


Meet Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, the Republican power couple caught up in the FBI's Rudy Giuliani investigation

Rudolph Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, and Victoria Toensing, attorneys for then-President Donald Trump, conduct a news conference. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Image Victoria Toensing was served a search warrant alongside Rudy Giuliani last week. She and her husband and law partner, Joseph diGenova, have been close to Giuliani for decades. They were instrumental in the Ukraine scandal that led to former president Donald Trump's first impeachment. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Media, Law, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden


National Guard member's arrest marks fourth service member charged in Capitol riot

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo A member of the Wisconsin National Guard was arrested Monday over his role in the Capitol attack. Abram Markofski is the fourth service member to face federal charges over the January 6 insurrection. A federal judge released Markofski Monday pending a virtual May 10 hearing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Authorities arrested a member of the Wisconsin Natio...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, Defense, Trends, Military, Washington Dc, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Madison, Justice Department, Nelson, Trump, Capitol, National Guard


The White House says it's up to Congress to decide on sending more stimulus checks because they're 'not free'

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House said it will be up to Congress to decide if more stimulus checks go out this year. "We'll see what members of Congress propose, but those are not free," Psaki said. Lawmakers are unlikely to approve additional payments as the economy displays signs of improvement. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House said Tuesday it will be up to Congress to decide if more direct payments go out th...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Biden, White House Press, Sens Bernie Sanders, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Economic Security Project, Joseph Zeballos Roig, Jen Psaki Alex Wong Getty, Centrist Democrats


After 'glorifying violence' on Twitter, former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe to speak at NYU

Former Colombian president (2002-2010) and senator Alvaro Uribe Velez (C), listens while his attorney Jaime Granados (R) answers questions during a press conference at his residence in Rionegro, Antioquia department, Colombia on July 30, 2018, after he resigned from the Senate and was formally placed under investigation by the Colombian Supreme Court for alleged bribery and fraud. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images Former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe has been invited to speak at a ...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, C, Colombia, Washington Dc, United Nations, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Latin America, Bogota, New York University, Nyu, R


Donald Trump is a blogger now

President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump launched a personal blog on Tuesday. The website will allow Trump to share statements, images, and videos directly with his followers. Trump was kicked off of major social media platforms like Twitter after the Capitol attack in January. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former presidents often start charities once they're out of the White House in order to keep themselves busy and find a ...
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United States: President Biden Picks Nominees For USCIS, CBP - Klasko

Ur Jaddou, USCIS nominee. A White House statement notes that Ms. Jaddou has two decades of experience in immigration law, policy, and administration.
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Biden's plan to fight domestic terror will mark shift from Trump

The Biden administration will release its highly anticipated national strategy for fighting domestic terrorists in the coming weeks, the White House announced Tuesday, signaling a major break from President Donald Trump's administration in addressing more directly the threats posed by White supremacists and right-wing militia groups.
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After 'glorifying violence' on Twitter, former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe to speak at NYU event

Former Colombian president (2002-2010) and senator Alvaro Uribe Velez (C), listens while his attorney Jaime Granados (R) answers questions during a press conference at his residence in Rionegro, Antioquia department, Colombia on July 30, 2018, after he resigned from the Senate and was formally placed under investigation by the Colombian Supreme Court for alleged bribery and fraud. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images Former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe has been invited to speak at a ...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, C, Colombia, Washington Dc, United Nations, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Latin America, Bogota, New York University, Nyu, R


Blinken refuses to call Biden's superpower competition with China a 'new Cold War'

Antony Blinken, Biden's pick for Secretary of State, during his Senate confirmation hearing. Blinken called China "the most significant challenge of any nation state." Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images Blinken won't call the US-China competition a new Cold War. "I resist putting labels on most relationships ... because it's complex," Blinken said. Biden has been portraying the US-China standoff as a battle between democracy and autocracy. See more stories on Insider's business...
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California keeps millions in child support while parents drown in debt

Half of Stacy Estes’ pay disappears every month before it hits his bank account. Each check is about $500 lighter than it should be, intercepted in the name of child support — which he wouldn’t have a problem with, if it were going to his kids. Instead, only $225 goes to his children. The rest is garnished to repay government debt he began accruing more than two decades ago when he first got behind on child support payments. The 53-year-old Estes owes about $47,000 in child support debt, most of...
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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says a 'shocking' $7 trillion in taxes is going uncollected

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Yellen told The Atlantic that the tax gap was a "shocking" $7 trillion over a decade. Her remarks reflect the White House's resolve to collect taxes from high earners and big firms. The Treasury has said the tax gap could worsen if no additional action is taken. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said a "shocking" amount of taxes was going uncollected by t...
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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says a 'shocking' $7 trillion in taxes are going uncollected

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Yellen told The Atlantic that the tax gap is a "shocking" $7 trillion over a decade. Her remarks reflect the White House's resolve to collect taxes from high earners and big firms to cover their spending. Treasury has said the tax gap could worsen if no additional action is taken. See more stories on Insider's business page. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said a "shocking" amount of taxes are going uncollected by the federal ...
Tags: Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Biden, Irs, Yellen, Fed, Charles Rettig, Treasury the IRS, Treasury Department Treasury, Ayelet Sheffey


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says higher interest rates may be needed so economy doesn't 'overheat'

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Jacquelyn Martin/AP It might be necessary to lift interest rates to keep the economy from overheating, Janet Yellen said. The Treasury Secretary's comments contrast with the Fed's plans to hold rates near zero through 2023. Some experts fear Biden's latest spending plans risk dangerously strong inflation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is among the country's most experienced economic policy e...
Tags: Obama, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Biden, Clinton, Yellen, Fed, Larry Summers, Council of Economic Advisors, Jen Psaki


Fiona Hill kept a box under her desk while working in the Trump White House in case she had to leave

Former White House advisor on Russia, Fiona Hill AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Fiona Hill said she never expected to work in the Trump administration for very long. Hill, who was the top Russia expert at the White House, said she always kept a box under her desk. Hill said she found the influence of personal agendas over policymaking under Trump "disturbing." See more stories on Insider's business page. Fiona Hill on Tuesday said she never expected to work for the Trump administration for lo...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Donald Trump, Trump, Hill, Trump White House, Fiona Hill, John Haltiwanger, White House Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky


Mitt Romney defends Liz Cheney from GOP critics, saying she 'refuses to lie' about the 2020 presidential election

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks during a news conference with a group of bipartisan lawmakers to unveil a COVID-19 emergency relief framework in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Romney praised Liz Cheney's integrity as she faces a GOP caucus upset with her criticism of Trump. "Liz Cheney refuses to lie," Romney tweeted on Tuesday. Romney was nearly censured by the Utah GOP last weekend. See m...
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How automation could turn capitalism into socialism

There can be no doubt that automation is the future of work. There’s plenty of debate as to what extent AI will displace workers in the near and far future, but the general consensus is that blue collar work is an endangered species. It’s only a matter of time before robots can perform skilled human labor better and cheaper than we can. What happens then? Companies will embrace automation The past is prescient here. In the early 1900s the onset of US factories provided an employment boom for blu...
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Former CFPB Chief Cordray Lands New Job in Biden Administration

Former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Richard Cordray has been appointed to a new position in the administration of President Joe Biden, where he will oversee the federal government’s $1.6 trillion portfolio of student loans and financial aid programs at the U.S. Department of Education. This is according to original reporting at Politico. Cordray’s official position within the Education Department will be to lead the Office of Federal Student Aid, and his appoint...
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John Cox Trots Out Bear, Caitlyn Jenner Releases New Ad As California’s Recall Election Campaign Heats Up

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Republicans Ask Why White House Removed Climate Scientist

Two House Republicans are asking the White House to explain why a scientist appointed by the Trump administration was removed from her post overseeing a government-wide report on climate change.
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