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The leader of a Hawaii anti-vax group caught COVID-19 and almost died. He now supports vaccines and wants his group's protests to stop.

A poster in an airport in Honolulu, Hawaii. AP Photo/Caleb Jones The founder of a Hawaii group opposing COVID-19 rules and vaccine mandates has asked people to stop. Chris Wikoff, who was recently hospitalized with COVID-19, previously dismissed it as "a little flu." He told local media he is considering getting vaccinated now. See more stories on Insider's business page. The cofounder of a Hawaiian group protesting vaccine mandates and COVID-19 rules is now calling people to end the c...
Tags: Science, White House, Trends, Hawaii, News UK, Vaccine, Josh Green, HONOLULU Hawaii, Hawaii News Now, KFYR, Caleb Jones, Anti-vaxx, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Marianne Guenot


Pelosi dings Republicans over possible government shutdown: ‘The former president was famous for not paying his bills’

Former President Donald Trump turns away as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reaches out to shake his hand before the State of the Union address in the House chamber on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Leah Millis/Pool/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi criticized Republicans on Thursday for voting against a bill to avert a government shutdown. "The former president was famous for not paying his bills," said Pelosi. "And they want to do that again." Trump has a history of not paying bills, both in his...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Washington, Cbs News, US, Trends, Afghanistan, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Albuquerque, Trump, Tim Keller, Pelosi, Trump Administration


France ordered officials to 'get revenge' on the US, UK, and Australia after it was ditched from $50 billion submarine contract, report says

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at a NATO summit in June 2021. Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images France ordered officials to "get revenge" after losing a submarine contract, Politico reported. France was incensed when Australia ditched it in favor of a deal with the US and UK. There are signs that relations are improving after Biden sought to calm the situation. See more stories on Insider's business page. France instructed its officials to "ge...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, New York, Australia, Washington, France, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Nato, House


The Biden administration is looking for contractors and guards for a migrant detention facility in Guantanamo Bay - stirring outrage in lawmakers and advocates

In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019 photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, the control tower is seen through the razor wire inside the Camp VI detention facility in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Alex Brandon, File/Associated Press The Biden administration is seeking to run a migrant detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, per NBC News. A government contract solicitation says that guards must speak Spanish and Haitian Creole. The listing comes as the Biden administration has struggled to...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, White House, Immigration, Nbc News, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Dhs, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Haiti, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Sour Grapes and False Narratives Abound in Chipman Analyses

By Larry Keane The media believed Chipman was the cure-all to push gun control. iStock-BrianAJackson 649236630 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The truth is sometimes a bitter pill to swallow. That’s become apparent after several media outlets examined why David Chipman couldn’t gain support in the U.S. Senate to be confirmed as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The media believed Chipman was the cure-all to push gun control. He was their gun control medicine...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Senate, White House, Time, Bloomberg, Maine, Donald Trump, Detroit, George W Bush, Michael Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins, Senate Judiciary Committee, U S Senate, Webster, ATF


Trump demands Texas Gov. Greg Abbott push for election audits, despite winning the state in 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and former President Donald J. Trump attend a security briefing with state officials and law enforcement at the Weslaco Department of Public Safety DPS Headquarters before touring the US-Mexico border wall on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in Weslaco, TX. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump wants Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to add an audit of the 2020 election to a special session agenda. The former president defeated Biden in the state by 5.6 percenta...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Washington Post, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott


Tucker Carlson peddled a white supremacist conspiracy theory while attacking Biden over the Haitian migrant crisis

Fox News host Tucker Carlson Janos Kummer/Getty Images Tucker Carlson pushed the white supremacist "Great Replacement" conspiracy theory on his show Wednesday. Carlson baselessly accused Biden of "eugenics" as he railed against the president on immigration. He falsely suggested the president once said that "non-white DNA" is the source of America's strength. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Tucker Carlson unabashedly pushed the white supremacist "Great Re...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Fox News, Biden, Murdoch, Democratic, Tucker Carlson, Anti Defamation League, Charlottesville Virginia, Carlson


Trump accused Democrats of trying to distract from the Arizona audit results, seemingly unaware that they confirm Biden's victory

A composite image showing Former President Donald Trump and a scene from the vote recount in Maricopa County, Arizona. AP Trump on Thursday said Democrats were trying to distract from the release of the Arizona audit. He seemed unaware that a draft result had been released and confirmed Joe Biden's win. Trump allies had hyped the audit claiming it would uncover a vast plot to steal the 2020 election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Th...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Arizona, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Maricopa County Arizona, Maricopa County, Tom Porter, AP Trump, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors


House passes bill to protect abortion rights in response to the Supreme Court leaving Texas' 6-week ban in place

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks at a news conference on the "Women's Health Protection Act," on September 24, 2021, outside the US Capitol in Washington DC. - The act would establish a federally protected right to abortion access. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The House on Friday passed legislation that would protect abortion rights. The move came in response to a strict Texas abortion law that took effect on September 1. The bill faces an unlikely...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Senate, Pregnancy, US, Trends, Legislation, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House


The US special envoy for Haiti abruptly resigned, slamming the 'inhumane' US treatment of Haitian refugees

US Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment in Rio Grande, Texas. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images The US special envoy for Haiti resigned on Wednesday over the US treatment of Haitian refugees. He said he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision" to deport them. The Biden administration is currently deporting thousands of Haitian refugees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US spe...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, United States, News UK, Associated Press, State Department, Pbs, Biden, Border Patrol, Haiti, State, Antony Blinken, Foote, US Border Patrol, Yamiche Alcindor


President Biden nominates 2 top campaign bundlers for ambassadorships to Sweden and Belgium

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on August 16, 2021. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Biden tapped 2 more top "bundlers" who contributed at least $100,000 to his campaign for ambassadorships. Biden chose Erik Ramanathan for Ambassador to Sweden and Michael Adler for Ambassador to Belgium. Presidents often political allies for key diplomatic posts, a practice increasingly under fire. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House announced on Wednesday that Presid...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Politics, Sweden, White House, Russia, Israel, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Belgium, State Department, Biden


GoDaddy took down another Texas abortion whistleblower tip site that charged people $20 to submit a claim

Abortionreporter.org GoDaddy removed its hosting services from another Texas whistleblower abortion tip site. A company spokesperson told Insider the site violated its terms of service. GoDaddy similarly revoked its services from another abortion tip site in early September. See more stories on Insider's business page. GoDaddy pulled the rug out from another Texas abortion whistleblower tip site that charged users $20 to submit a claim about a violation of the state's new abortion...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Race, Trends, Godaddy, Wyoming, Reproductive Rights, Houston, LLC, NARAL Pro Choice America, Texas Right to Life, Dan Race GoDaddy, Yelena Dzhanova, INSIDER Data, Madison Hall


Democratic socialist India Walton, a surprise Democratic nominee for Buffalo mayor, hasn't studied socialism since grade school, she tells us in the EIC interview

The community activist India Walton beat four-term Mayor Byron Brown for the Democratic nomination in Buffalo, New York. Lindsay DeDario/Reuters Nurse, organizer, and democratic socialist India Walton is the Democratic nominee for Buffalo mayor. She says she's not a Democrat because the party has not delivered. She says her policies are meant to help poor people, but they'll benefit the rich, too. See more stories on Insider's business page. I'm Nicholas Carlson, the global...
Tags: Politics, India, Trends, Economy, Income Inequality, Buffalo, EIC, Democratic Party, Walton, Byron Brown, Nicholas Carlson, Democratic Socialism, BI Commentary, India Walton, The EIC Interview, Buffalo New York Lindsay DeDario Reuters Nurse


Chris Cuomo accused of sexual harassment by his former boss at ABC

CNN host Chris Cuomo. Donald Bowers/Getty Images Shelley Ross, a veteran TV journalist, accused CNN's Chris Cuomo of sexual harassment on Friday. Ross was Cuomo's boss at ABC up until shortly before a 2005 incident at a Manhattan bar. She said he groped her rear during a hug. Cuomo acknowledged the encounter, but called it "not sexual." See more stories on Insider's business page. CNN host Chris Cuomo has been accused of sexually harassing a former colleague, who described the ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Abc, Trends, Cnn, The Times, Manhattan, Breaking News, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Upper West Side, Sexual Harassment, Ross, Cuomo, Christian Slater, Chris Cuomo


How Gavin Newsom beat back the California gubernatorial recall effort

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to the press while visiting Melrose Leadership Academy in Oakland, Calif., on September 15, 2021. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California last Tuesday survived the biggest test of his leadership by rallying voters against a gubernatorial recall election fueled by grievances over COVID-19 restrictions, housing affordability, uneven economic opportunities, and homelessness.While the eventual recall was ...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, Nbc, Congress, California, White House, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Analysis, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Republican Party, University Of California Berkeley


Trump appeared to admit in a lawsuit that NYT report on his taxes - which his lawyer had dismissed - is actually true

President Donald Trump at the White House in October 2018. Win McNamee/Getty Images Donald Trump's attorney in 2018 disputed the accuracy of aspects of the NYT expose on his taxes. A new lawsuit makes no arguments on accuracy, instead attacking the motives of those behind it. Some see this as an admission that Trump now concedes the report was accurate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Back in 2018 when the bombshell New York Times exposé on Donald Trump's tax af...
Tags: Politics, Nbc, White House, Nbc News, Trends, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Nyt, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Tom Porter, Charles Harder, Tom Winter, Failing New York Times


UK ministers are tempting Russian hackers to strike again by using shoddy email security, former natsec official warns

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia March 17, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters UK ministers using private emails are vulnerable to email hacking, a former security official said. At least 2 former ministers recently admitted to using private emails for government business. Suspected Russian hackers stole the entire inbox of a former UK cabinet minister in 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Poor email security among senior UK ministers is...
Tags: Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Conservative, Fox, Britain, Cyberattack, Labour, United Kingdom, News UK, Reddit, Liam Fox, Justice Department


House Select Committee investigating January 6 issued subpoenas to Trump confidants Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel

Getty Four key Trump confidantes were subpoenaed by the House Select Committee investigating January 6. Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel were asked to attend depositions in October. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Select Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson announced on Thursday that it was subpoenaing Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel. The committee investigating the events of January 6, is seeking to get information fr...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Thompson, Trump, Capitol, House Select Committee, Patel, Meadows, Bannon, Breaking, Scavino, Kash Patel, Bennie G Thompson


Abortion providers in Texas are asking the Supreme Court to quickly review the state's new abortion law

Abortion rights activist gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the recent abortion laws passed across the country in recent weeks NurPhoto via Getty Images Texas abortion providers asked the Supreme Court to quickly consider the state's new anti-abortion law. "This chaos must come to an end, and that is why we are going back to the Supreme Court today," a president of an abortion clinic said. The Supreme Court previously declined a request to block the Texas law, w...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Women, Pregnancy, Trends, Joe Biden, Doctors, Abortion, Ban, Department Of Justice, Center For Reproductive Rights, Miller


10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Andrew Harnik/Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance/Pool via REUTERS Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Tech giants are suing Texas. Groups representing Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are suing Texas over a "social media censorship" l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Texas, White House, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nazi, Jack Dorsey, Mercedes, WSJ, Alexa, Elizabeth Holmes


US weekly jobless claims unexpectedly jump to 351,000 as the labor market's recovery stumbles

People line up outside a newly reopened career center for in-person appointments in Louisville, U.S., April 15, 2021. Amira Karaoud/Reuters Weekly filings for unemployment benefits rose to 351,000 last week as the hiring recovery trudged forward. Economists expected claims to fall to 320,000. The reading places claims just above pandemic-era lows. Continuing claims increased to 2.85 million for the week that ended September 11. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of...
Tags: Congress, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Medicaid, Louisville, Labor Department, Ben Winck Andy Kiersz, Amira Karaoud, Reuters Weekly


White House Weighs Invoking Defense Law To Get Chip Data

The Biden administration is considering invoking a Cold War-era national security law to force companies in the semiconductor supply chain to provide information on inventory and sales of chips, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Thursday. From a report: The goal is to alleviate bottlenecks that have idled U.S. car production and caused shortages of consumer electronics and to identify possible hoarding, she said in an interview. Her team for months has sought clarity into how companies alloc...
Tags: White House, Tech, Commerce, Biden, Commerce Department, Raimondo, Gina Raimondo


FEC threatens Rep. Lauren Boebert with legal action after she made Venmo rent payments from her campaign account

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) attends the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images FEC filings detail that Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert used campaign funds to pay rent and utilities via Venmo. Her campaign says she reimbursed all of the $6,650 spent by her campaign and that it was an error. The FEC says Boebert could still face "further legal action" and needs to provide more information. See more st...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Trends, House, Commission, Money In Politics, Venmo, Forbes, Orlando Florida, Pacheco, FEC, Federal Election Commission, Hyatt Regency, Campaign Finance Law, Boebert, Lauren Boebert


Fox News barred Rudy Giuliani from appearing on air for 3 months after Dominion sued it over election-fraud conspiracy theories

Rudy Giuliani on "Fox News Sunday." Screenshot via Fox News Rudy Giuliani has been barred from Fox News for three months. The move came after Fox News and Giuliani were sued by the election-machines company Dominion. Politico reported that Giuliani was told of the ban just before an appearance to mark 20 years since 9/11. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News has barred Rudy Giuliani from appearing on the network for three months following his promotion of baseless con...
Tags: Politics, New York, Media, Washington, Politico, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Fox News, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Andrew, Dominion


Trump appeared to admit in a lawsuit that the NYT report on his taxes - which his lawyer had dismissed - is actually true

President Donald Trump at the White House in October 2018. Win McNamee/Getty Images Donald Trump's attorney in 2018 disputed the accuracy of aspects of a Times exposé on his taxes. A new lawsuit makes no arguments about its accuracy but attacks the motives of those behind it. Some see this as Trump conceding that the report was accurate. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2018, when The New York Times published its bombshell exposé of Donald Trump's tax affairs, th...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom losing Riverside County in recall election

Fighting to save his job, Gov. Gavin Newsom may have won the war, but he’s losing the battle in one of California’s largest counties. Results from the Sept. 14 gubernatorial recall election posted Wednesday night, Sept. 22 showed 50.4% of those who cast recall ballots in Riverside County voting to remove Newsom. About 49.6% voted to keep him. If the results hold, Riverside County, population 2.5 million, would be the largest county — and the only one in Southern California — to support the recal...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, California Supreme Court, Orange County, Riverside County, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


Andrew Yang pitched a 'secretary of technology and innovation' cabinet position to the Biden transition team, according to his new book

Andrew Yang and President Joe Biden during one of the 2020 Democratic presidential debates. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In his forthcoming book, Andrew Yang sheds light on how close he came to a Biden cabinet position. Yang writes that he pitched the creation of a "Secretary of Technology" position. He also says "some members of Congress" encouraged him to go after commerce secretary. See more stories on Insider's business page. While there were rumors about Andrew Yang potentially ge...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, Boston, New York City, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Cabinet, Yang, Marty Walsh, Justin Sullivan Getty, USDS, Office of Science and Technology Policy


Mike Pence praised declining abortions under Hungary's authoritarian regime and said he hopes the Supreme Court will restrict abortion

Former Vice President Mike Pence Sean Rayford/Getty Images Mike Pence praised Hungary's authoritarian leader for overseeing a declining abortion rate. Pence lamented the "erosion of the nuclear family" at the Budapest Demographic Summit. He also said he hopes the US Supreme Court will restrict the longstanding right to an abortion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Vice President Mike Pence praised Hungary's authoritarian leader, Viktor Orbán, for overseein...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Court, Trends, Ap, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, United States, Wisconsin, Fox News, Associated Press, Republican, Breitbart News


A Trump adviser's emails say 'election stuff' repeatedly took precedence over the president's pandemic response

Emails obtained by the House Select Subcommittee investigating the Trump White House's pandemic response have revealed how the Trump administration continually prioritized challenging the 2020 election results over their COVID-19 response. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Trump administration continually prioritized challenging the 2020 election results over responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to emails sent by Steven Hatfill, a virologist who worked on the Trump White H...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Arizona, Rudy, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Hatfield, Trump


Trump releases statement falsely claiming GOP audit in Arizona uncovered 'undeniable evidence' of fraud after the audit confirmed Biden won

Former President Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump backpedaled from praising a group of "highly respected" GOP auditors in Arizona after they confirmed Biden won. He released a statement falsely claiming the Cyber Ninjas' "audit" found "significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD!" But a spokesperson for the auditors earlier contradicted Trump's claims, saying, "Was there massive fraud or anything? It doesn't look like it." See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Npr, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Maricopa County, Arizona State Senate, 2020 Election, Fake News Media



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