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Cuomo pushes private New York employers to bring workers back into the office by Labor Day even as he warns about the Delta variant

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in June. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wanted private employers to bring workers back to offices by Labor Day. "Everyone has to be back in the office," he said on Wednesday. His comments come amid a nationwide rise in COVID-19 cases, fueled by unvaccinated people and the more contagious Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing private employers ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Delta, Andrew Cuomo, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cuomo, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, David Dee Delgado Getty, Speed desk, Delta variant


Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly met with anti-maskers and vaccine skeptics days after telling Floridians to get vaccinated

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Florida governor met with anti-maskers and vaccine skeptics on Monday, The Daily Beast reported. It came days after he urged Floridians to get vaccinated. Florida is currently being ravaged by the Delta coronavirus variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly met with vaccine skeptics and anti-maskers just days after urging residents in his state to get vacci...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, California, White House, Trends, News UK, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, The Daily Beast, Don, Capitol, McDonald, Tallahassee, Fauci, Ron DeSantis, Daily Beast


Audio shows a profanity-laced voicemail that DC officer Michael Fanone got from a Trump supporter while he was testifying to Congress

DC police officer Michael Fanone speaks on CNN on Tuesday. CNN Fanone told Congress on Tuesday he was beaten and nearly killed by Trump supporters. He later told CNN he got a threatening and slur-filled voicemail message during his testimony. CNN played the voicemail on air. The caller said he wished Fanone had been killed in the riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. A DC police officer received an explicit and threatening voicemail from a supporter of former President Do...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Dc, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Black, Trump, Capitol, Eliza Relman, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Capitol Siege, Capitol Riot


Department of Homeland Security will require all employees to wear masks and socially distance, even if they're vaccinated

The Department of Homeland Security building in Washington, DC. ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Homeland Security is now requiring employees to wear masks indoors and socially distance. The agency said even vaccinated employees would be required to do so. The policy was made as COVID-19 cases involving the Delta variant continue to surge across the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday that ...
Tags: Politics, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Dhs, Delta, Department Of Homeland Security, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, US Department of Homeland Security, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Speed desk


Jared Kushner plans to move away from politics and start an investment company, report says

Jared Kushner is pictured in April 2020, when he was working as a senior White House advisor. Win McNamee/Getty Images Jared Kushner plans to start an investment firm, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The move will shift Kushner away from politics, sources told the news outlet. Kushner has laid low since leaving the White House in January. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jared Kushner, ex-White House senior advisor to former President Donald Trump, plans to move away from p...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, White House, India, Israel, US, Trends, Investment, Cnn, Gop, New York Times, Middle East, Miami, Donald Trump, Gulf


Adam Kinzinger calls GOP demands for him to be punished 'petty' and says he'll 'defend democracy' no matter what

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) speaks during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021. Ting Shen/Pool via AP GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney accepted invitations by Nancy Pelosi to join the House Select Committee investigating January 6. The move has prompted several fellow Republicans to call for Kinzinger and Cheney's punishment by leadership. But Kinzinger told reporters on Tuesday that he will "defend democracy" no matter the conseque...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Illinois, Cheney, Mccarthy, Liz, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol


'I cried out in pain': DC police officer Daniel Hodges recounts when he was crushed by rioters between a door on January 6

Metropolitan Police Department Officer Daniel Hodges testifies during the opening hearing of the U.S. House (Select) Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images MPD officer Daniel Hodges recounted how rioters attacked him on January 6. Hodges described the moment when he was crushed between a door frame of the Capitol. "I was effectively defenseless," Hodges said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Metropolita...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Trends, House, Capitol Hill, Dc, Metropolitan Police, Hearing, Committee, Capitol, MPD, U S Capitol, Hodges, Metropolitan Police Department, Lawmakers


Arkansas Reports 33 New Covid-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators in Single Day

Arkansas hospitals placed 33 new covid-19 patients on ventilators Tuesday, according to the state’s department of health, bringing the total to 205 patients struggling for life on the machines. Sadly, that’s the highest number of patients on ventilators since January, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medicine, Articles, Arkansas, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Life Sciences, Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Vaccine Hesitancy, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Kyrsten Sinema blocks Democrats' plan to spend $3.5 trillion on infrastructure, setting up major cuts

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Kyrsten Sinema came out against the $3.5 trillion Democratic spending plan on Wednesday. Her opposition will force Democrats to scale back the bill to earn her support. She did not specify a new spending amount. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona came out in opposition to the Democratic $3.5 trillion spending blueprint, virtually ensuring her party will be forced to make...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Arizona, Vermont, Reconciliation, Sen Bernie Sanders, Arizona Republic, Senate Budget Committee


Big tech tries to derail EU AI policy with ‘warnings’ from US think tank

EU policymakers recently proposed a sweeping set of regulations called the Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA). If made law, the AIA would offer European citizens the strictest, most comprehensive protections against predatory AI systems on the planet. And big tech is terrified. Up front: The Center for Data Innovation published a report on Sunday titled “How Much Will the AIA Cost Europe?” According to the organization’s research: The AIA will cost the European economy €31 billion over the next f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Europe, Politics, Microsoft, US, Tech, Eu, Artificial Intelligence, AIA, Center for Data Innovation, Neural, Next Featured


Biden's $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal advances in the Senate in major test vote

GOP Sens. Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Bill Cassidy announce they struck an infrastructure deal with the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal advanced in a major test vote on Wednesday. Seventeen Republicans joined all 50 Senate Democrats in voting for it. A final vote for the bipartisan plan will likely happen sometime in the next week or two. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's $1 trillion...
Tags: Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, South Dakota, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Bill Cassidy, Chuck Schumer, Senate Senate, Mike Rounds, Sen Kyrsten Sinema, Joseph Zeballos Roig, White House Drew Angerer Getty


WH Issues Vaccine And Mask Requirements As Delta Variant Prompts COVID Surge

The White House on Tuesday moved to require vaccinations for all federal employees and contractors, as well as mask mandates for all visitors to the campus regardless of vaccination status as the Delta variant spreads nationwide causing a spike in COVID-19 infections, especially amongst the unvaccinated. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, Masks, Vaccines, Summer Concepcion, COVID-19


Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of the January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC, on January 6. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was complicit in planning the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. Honoré conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked by House Speaker ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


Hong Kong convicted a democracy protester of terrorism in its first trial under China's draconian security law

A pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong in June 2019. Anthony Kwan/Getty Images A Hong Kong protester was convicted in the first trial under China's national security law. Tong Ying-kit, accused of hitting police officers with his motorbike, could get life in prison. The law, imposed last year, increases the risks for anyone who criticizes China. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hong Kong has convicted a pro-democracy protester in its first trial under the national securit...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Politics, China, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Times, Republic of China, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Tong, Tong Ying, Sinead Baker, Anthony Kwan Getty, Speed desk


Lawmakers wiped away tears while hearing testimony and watching videos of the riot on January 6 during a congressional hearing

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., wipes his eyes as he listens to testimony before the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP Lawmakers wiped away tears amid emotional testimony and footage of the January 6 riot. The House Select Committee held its first public hearing as part of its investigation into the Capitol insurrection. Video shows House lawmakers, including Reps. Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger,...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Ronald Reagan, New Hampshire, House, Arizona, Capitol Hill, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi


10 Things in Politics: The 20 millennial Dem operatives to watch

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:These 20 millennial Democratic campaign operatives are reshaping politicsHere's what the CDC's new mask guidance means for youWhat a review of NDAs shows about the lengths Silicon Valley goes to silence employeesWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden plans to visit Pennsylvania to talk about ...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Virginia, Berlin, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap


Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham mocked the harrowing police testimony about the Capitol riot with snickers and a 'best political performance' trophy

A composite image of Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson on their Fox News shows on July 27, 2021. Fox News The Fox News hosts mocked the testimony at Tuesday's January 6 committee hearing. Carlson snickered at one officer's testimony, while Ingraham gave out "awards" for "performances." Both hosts selectively used footage to exclude testimony about racial abuse and violence. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham had a decid...
Tags: Politics, Media, Iraq, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, News UK, Fox News, Republican, Black Lives Matter, Capitol Police, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Capitol, Fallujah


GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger chokes up while telling police who fought off pro-Trump mob on January 6 that 'you guys won'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger wipes his eyes as he listens to testimony during a hearing by the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on July 27, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger praised officers who held off the pro-Trump mob on January 6. Choking up during a House hearing on the Capitol attack, Kinzinger told them: "You guys won. You guys held." Kinzinger also slammed the "toxic" behavior of fellow Republicans attacking the House pro...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Gop, House, Illinois, Donald Trump, US Air Force, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Adam Kinzinger, John Haltiwanger, Kinzinger, January 6, Military & Defense


Mitch McConnell tried to pin slowing vaccine rates on Biden, despite conservatives leading efforts that eroded erode trust

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Mitch McConnell sought to assign blame to Democrats for the slowing US vaccination rate. Polls show that Republicans are less likely to get vaccinated. Democrats have blamed anti-vaccine rhetoric from some Republicans and their media allies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sought to pin blame on President Joe Biden's administration for the slowing...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, South, Trump, McConnell


Texas Gov. Abbott orders state National Guard to help federal agents arrest people at the border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Article X of the state budget, effectively defunding the entire legislature. Eric Gay/AP Texas Governor Greg Abbott has asked his state's National Guard to help federal agents arrest people at the border between Texas and Mexico. to Major Gen. Tracey Norris, current adjutant general of the Texas National Guard, Abbott said people crossing the border pose "an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster for certain counties and agencies in the State of Texas.""T...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Immigration, Trends, Borders, Greg Abbott, National Guard, DPS, Texas Gov Abbott, Texas National Guard, Eric Gay, Texas Department of Public Safety DPS, Kelly McLaughlin, AP Texas


A man was charged with making graphic threats to Fauci, warning he would soon be 'hunted, tortured, beaten, [and] enslaved'

Pool / Pool/ Getty Images A man faces felony charges after making violent threats to infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was accused of sending graphic insults and death threats to Fauci's email from December 2020 to July 2021. Connally appeared to be disgruntled regarding Fauci's guidance on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man faces felony charges after he emailed graphic insults and death thr...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, US, Trends, Cnn, Anthony Fauci, Death Threats, HHS, Fauci, National Institute of Allergy, Rowland, Connally, US Department of Health and Human Services HHS, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19


Mitch McConnell will air pro-vaccine radio ads in Kentucky as the Delta variant surges and his red state lags behind in vaccinations

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump is still "liable" for his conduct in office. Samuel Corum/Getty Images McConnell will run minute-long ads on Kentucky radio stations urging people to get vaccinated. The Republican has consistently urged Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But McConnell has refused to reject vaccine skepticism in his own caucus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell will run minute-long ads on more than 100 K...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Gop, North Dakota, House, New York Times, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell, Johnson, Donald Trump, Trump


North and South Korea have restored direct communication hotlines that were abruptly severed over a year ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in stroll together at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea on April 27, 2018 amid a period of diplomatic engagement that would end abruptly two years later. Korea Summit Press Pool via AP North and South Korea reopened hotlines on Tuesday for direct communication between the two countries. The lines were severed last summer, when the North also destroyed a joint liaison office. Nor...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Ap, Moon, Korea, North, Kim, Reuters, Koreas, Kim Jong, Korean Peninsula, Kaesong


DOJ and House lawyers will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a Capitol riots lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell

Mo Brooks AP The US government will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a Capitol riot lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell. The Office of the General Counsel for the House of Representatives said that it would not be appropriate to represent Brooks in this scenario. The Department of Justice said that Brooks was not acting within the scope of his employment when he told protestors to "start taking down names and kicking ass." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Office of the ...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, House, John Boehner, Boehner, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Newt Gingrich, Trump, McDermott, Capitol, Brooks, Jim McDermott


Psaki says reporters should 'cover scandals in Hollywood' if they're bored with Biden

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki held a daily news briefing to answer questions from members of the press. Alex Wong/Getty Images Psaki said that reporters who are bored with covering Biden should get a different job. "Maybe you should work for Us Magazine and cover scandals in Hollywood," she said in an interview. "I don't find that boring. I wor...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Journalists, Trump, White House Press, Jen Psaki, Psaki


AOC, other Democrats push at the last minute for Biden to extend federal eviction ban with millions at housing risk in 3 days

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Some Democrats are urging the administration to extend the federal eviction ban. Reps. Maxine Waters and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are some of them. A key Senate Democrat overseeing the rental aid program told Insider he's not pushing for a renewal yet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrats in Congress are starting to ramp up pressure on the Biden administration to extend an eviction moratorium that ends in t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, California, Cdc, Senate, White House, Politico, America, Trends, Hawaii, Treasury, Biden, Illinois, Aoc, Congressional, Dick Durbin


Wishing Harm to Anti-Vaxxers and Climate Deniers Won’t Solve Anything

I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend in how people are talking about covid-19. As vaccines have become widely available in the U.S., people are treating the unvaccinated with scorn and anger. Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey even went so far as to say “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” for the new…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Environment, Alabama, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Deception, Michael Stern, Climate Change Denial, Kay Ivey, Vaccine Hesitancy


Trump threatened to primary GOP lawmakers who favor the bipartisan infrastructure plan. 17 Republicans just voted to advance it, including Mitch McConnell.

Former President Donald J. Trump speaks about filing a class-action lawsuits targeting Facebook, Google and Twitter and their CEOs, escalating his long-running battle with the companies following their suspensions of his accounts, during a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Wednesday, July 07, 2021 in Bedminster, NJ. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump threatened primary challengers to any Republicans who support the bipartisan infrastructur...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Republicans, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Republican Party, Republican, Biden


January 6 select committee updates: Cheney asks 'what happened ... in the White House'

In first hearing of House Select Committee, Bennie Thompson says Jan. 6 'looms over our democracy like a dark cloud.'       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump arrives at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was "complicit in planning" the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. He conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked b...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump



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