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The Queen Really Hates Harry and Meghan’s Kid

Queen Elizabeth has endorsed reducing plastic pollution at Buckingham Palace, but it turns out the monarchy may not be taking a climate-friendly turn just yet. On Wednesday, the Guardian published a scathing report detailing how the Queen spent months quietly lobbying Scottish ministers to exempt her private land from…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Scotland, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Energy Policy, Countries, Elizabeth, Meghan, Parliament of Canada, Paul Wheelhouse, British Monarchy, 100 Renewable Energy


A Texas deputy attorney general caught some heat after calling US Olympian Simone Biles a 'selfish, childish national embarrassment'

AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky A Texas prosecutor criticized Simone Biles after she withdrew from two Olympic events in Tokyo. The remarks drew backlash, with one person saying Biles has "ten times the integrity than you do." Deputy Attorney General Aaron Reitz apologized for speaking without full knowledge of the situation. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Texas attorney general caught some heat Wednesday after calling US Olympian Simone Biles a "selfish, childish national em...
Tags: Politics, Texas, US, Sports, Trends, Tokyo, Simone Biles, Paxton, Ken Paxton, Biles, Kerri Strug, Tokyo 2020, Chris Buskirk, Reitz, Dmitri Lovetsky, Lauren Frias


Robert Moses, civil rights activist who led voter registration drives, dies at 86

By Rebecca Santana | Associated Press Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Moses, who was widely referred to as Bob, worked to dismantle segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement and was central to the...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Obituaries, Obituary, Bob, Moses, Jim Crow, Black, South


California Gov. Gavin Newsom pulled his kids out of summer camp after a photo showed his son not wearing a mask inside

Gavin Newsom with his children and wife in 2018. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images California's governor said he pulled his kids out of a summer camp over its mask policies. Gov. Newsom's office said it missed an email that said the camp wouldn't enforce mask guidance. He was criticized after his son was photographed not wearing a mask at the camp. See more stories on Insider's business page. California's governor pulled his kids out of a summer camp after facing criticism...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Trends, News UK, Mask, Gavin Newsom, Napa Valley, Mellon, Newsom, Newson, Kevork Djansezian Getty, Erin Mellon, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Mask Mandate


Biden administration expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday: report

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday, according to a report. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that the federal government is weighing whether to implement a vaccine mandate for the entire federal workforce as the US grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases.CNN reported that the Biden administration is expected to announce the...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Bill De Blasio, Biden, Gavin Newsom, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID


GOP lawmaker who downplayed the Capitol riot as 'a normal tourist visit' doubled-down on the remark after police testified about the violence they faced

Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., walks down the House steps after the last vote of the week in the Capitol on Friday, April 16, 2021. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Reps. Andrew Clyde and Jamie Raskin had a heated exchange over comments made about January 6. Raskin pressed Clyde about whether he listened to the officers who served during the Capitol riot. Clyde stood by his past statements comparing the insurrection to "a normal tourist visit." See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Illinois


Key Republican senators, Biden agree on 'major issues' to move forward with infrastructure deal

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images A group of GOP senators announced they struck a bipartisan infrastructure deal on Wednesday. It remains unclear whether enough GOP senators will back it in a key test vote that could happen later in the evening. It caps six weeks of tumultuous negotiations between the White House, Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Sen. Rob Portman announced that a group of Republican senat...
Tags: Senate, White House, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Gop, Biden, Rob Portman, Portman, Congressional Budget Office, Sen Rob Portman, Sen Susan Collins, White House Senate, Senate Republicans, Erik Wasson, Kelly McLaughlin Joseph Zeballos Roig


DC police officer Daniel Hodges says Capitol rioters tried to recruit him because he was white: 'Are you my brother?'

DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images MPD Officer Daniel Hodges said he was treated differently than his non-white fellow officers. "Some of them would try to, try to recruit me," he said. "One of them came up to me and said, 'Are you my brother?'" He noted there wer...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Washington, Police, Trends, Donald Trump, Black, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Hodges, Cannon House Office Building, DC Metropolitan Police Department, Pete Aguilar, Harry Dunn


NYC offers $100 to anyone who gets their first COVID-19 vaccine shot

Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio speaks during the opening of a vaccination center for Broadway workers in Times Square on April 12, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images NYC is offering $100 to anyone who goes to a city-run site to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The new vaccine incentive was announced Wednesday amid increased concerns over the the Delta variant. About 41% of NYC residents still haven't gotten the shot, according to city data. See more storie...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Bill Clinton, Broadway, Bill De Blasio, Vaccine, Brookings Institution, Times Square, Centers for Disease Control, New York City Bill de Blasio, New York City Read, COVID-19, COVID


Fully vaccinated travelers from the US and the EU will soon be able to enter England without quarantine

Passengers at London Heathrow Airport. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images England plans to begin lifting its quarantine rules for non-UK residents. The rules are set to ease for fully vaccinated people from the US and the EU. Previously, they have had to isolate for 10 days upon arrival. See more stories on Insider's business page. England is changing its coronavirus rules to allow fully vaccinated travelers from the US and the European Union to enter without quarantining.The chan...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Science, France, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, News UK, Northern Ireland, Sky News, Afp, Scotland Wales, Getty Images England


Ecuador Tells Julian Assange His Citizenship Has Been Revoked

Julian Assange’s long, contentious relationship with Ecuador is officially over: According to Associated Press, the nation has chosen to revoke his citizenship effective immediately.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Government, Asylum, Articles, Associated Press, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Chelsea Manning, Rafael Correa, Moreno, Guillermo Lasso, Lenín Moreno, Indictment And Arrest Of Julian Assange, Embassy Of Ecuador London


10 Things in Politics: Biden's EV arms race against China

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:Biden's hope for the future of American cars hinges on beating China in a battery arms raceA major day for vaccine mandates in the USRepublican Sen. Tommy Tuberville failed to disclose up to $3.56 million in stock tradesWhat we're watching today: The House select committee on the Capitol riot is set to h...
Tags: Europe, Post, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Cbs News, White House, China, New York City, Global, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Tesla


The CDC quietly changed its guidance to say even vaccinated people should get tested if they've been exposed to COVID-19

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 on August 31, 2020, at a testing booth in Montreuil, France. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Until Tuesday, the CDC maintained that fully vaccinated people did not need to get tested for COVID-19, unless they developed symptoms. But, new data shows vaccinated people may be able to transmit the Delta variant just as well as the unvaccinated. The CDC is now urging anyone who's been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 to get teste...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, Delta, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Breaking, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Coronavirus, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, CDC Covid Data Tracker, Speed desk


A Swastika was carved into an elevator at State Department headquarters

FILE: The US Department of State in Washington, DC. ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP via Getty Images A Swastika was found carved into an elevator at the State Department, Axios reported. The hate symbol was drawn near the office of the special envoy for anti-Semitism. The Department is investigating the incident and told its workforce to oppose all hate, Axios said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Swastika was recently found carved into an elevator door at State Department headquar...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, State Department, Anti-semitism, Biden, Afp, State, Department, Tony Blinken, US Department of State, State for Economic Growth Energy, Swastika, Axios


The GOP just slashed $30 billion from the new bipartisan infrastructure deal they struck with Biden

GOP Sens. Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins announce they struck an infrastructure deal with the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Republicans and the White House struck a deal on a slimmer infrastructure deal compared to last month. The new agreement cut almost $30 billion, largely the result of reductions of transit funding and an infrastructure bank, two people familiar said. The deal could face a major test vote later on Wednesday evening. See...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop, Mitt Romney, Wages, Biden, Susan Collins, Sen Jon Tester, Sen Mitt Romney


Capitol Police officer rejects Trump's claim about 'loving crowd' of rioters: 'I'm still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day'

U.S. Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell wipes his eye as he watches a video being displayed during a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg/Pool via AP) A Capitol Police officer called Trump "pathetic" for claiming insurrectionists were a loving crowd. "I'm still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day," said Officer Aquilino Gonell. He added that Trump's comments were "insulting" and "demorali...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Fbi, Wyoming, House, Capitol Hill, Metropolitan Police, Donald Trump, Cheney, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Dunn


McConnell just said he'll vote to advance Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal in a major test vote

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does a cable news interview before the start of a two-week recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would vote to advance the bipartisan infrastructure deal. The procedural vote will advance a vehicle of the bill, which will later be replaced with legislative text. McConnell's approval comes after Sens. Portman and Sinema met with President B...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Biden, Rob Portman, Capitol, Schumer, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell


AOC, other top Democrats urge Biden to prevent 'wave of evictions' because millions are 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


Every US state except Mississippi has at least one LGBTQ elected official: report

Demonstrators carry rainbow flags past the White House during the Equality March for Unity and Peace on June 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Zach Gibson/Getty Images There are now nearly 1,000 LGBTQ elected officials across the US, according to the Victory Institute Mississippi has 0 out LGBTQ officials. California has 157, Pennsylvania has 54, and Illinois has 43. There are more trans elected officials than out Republican elected officials across the US See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, California, Washington, White House, US, Alabama, Trends, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Lgbtq, Louisiana, Illinois, Pride, Trump, Parker


Arizona Republicans Subpoena Routers Amid Cyber Ninja's Shambling Election Audit

The Republican goons in the Arizona Senate backing the farce of a “recount” of the 2020 election results is pressing local election officials for access to even more data, the Associated Press reports. Yet they might not be able to back up their threats, and some key figures behind the audit appear to be getting cold…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Joe Biden, Arizona, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Slate, Maricopa County Arizona, Moseley, Arizona Senate, Legislatures, Ken Bennett, Paul Boyer, Election Security, Michelle Ugenti Rita


An Arizona GOP official tore into the state's election recount on Fox News: 'This was not a stolen election'

Maricopa County recorder Stephen Richer appearing on Fox News Monday with host Bret Baier. Fox News An Arizona GOP election official tore into the state's election audit on Fox News Monday. The state ordered an audit into the presidential election amid claims of rigged ballots. Maricopa County recorder Stephen Richer said the claims pushed by Trump and others were false. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Arizona GOP official tore into the Maricopa County election audi...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, Gop, Arizona, News UK, Fox News, Associated Press, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, Bret Baier, Harrington, Maricopa County


Arizona audit: Republican liaison tells Insider the audit process has been 'very odd' and that he may resign

In this Thursday, April 22, 2021, file photo, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett arrives at a news conference to talk about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Ken Bennett, a Republican, served as Arizona's Secretary of State from 2009 to 2015. Arizona's GOP-led Senate appointed him to be the chamber's "liaison" to the Cyber Ninjas audit. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Republican, Charles Davis, Phoenix, State, Bennett, Arizona Republic, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate, Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum


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


Michelle Obama and Sen. Mitt Romney praise Simone Biles after she pulled out of Olympics event: 'We are rooting for you'

Simone Biles of Team United States blows a kiss whilst watching the Men's All-Around Final on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Jamie Squire/Getty Images Several politicians praised Simone Biles after she pulled out of an Olympics event. "I love and admire Simone Biles and our Olympians," Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah tweeted. Biles withdrew from the team competition, citing mental health concerns. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Usa, New York, News, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Gymnastics, Gop, Olympics, House, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney


Pelosi says Biden doesn't have the power to cancel student loan debt, as Schumer pushes him to eliminate $50,000 per borrower

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) looks on during a news conference about climate change on July 28, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Pelosi said that Biden does not have the power to cancel student loan debt. The House speaker said student loan debt cancelation has to be "an act of Congress." Fellow Democrat Schumer has called for Biden to wipe out $50,000 in student loan debt. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ho...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, House, Warren, Student Loans, The White House, Student Loan Debt


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

Rep. Mo Brooks. AP Rep. Eric Swalwell is suing Rep. Mo Brooks, accusing him of helping incite the Capitol riot. On Tuesday the House's general counsel said it wouldn't be appropriate to represent Brooks. The DOJ said Brooks wasn't acting in the scope of his employment with comments he made January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives' Office of General Counsel said in a filing Tuesday that it would not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in ...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, House, John Boehner, Boehner, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Newt Gingrich, Trump, McDermott, Capitol, Brooks, Jim McDermott, Ryan Goodman


FBI got inside a KKK group plotting a murder in 2015

By Jason Dearen | Associated Press PALATKA, Fla. — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted another man, who’d pulled up in a metallic blue sedan. They met behind an old fried chicken shack in rural north Florida. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said. It was shorthand for “Klansman, I greet you.” Birds...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Crime, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, California, Washington, Senate, China, Iraq, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Fbi


Arizona Senate leaders issue new subpoenas for Maricopa County routers amid ongoing audit

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images Arizona Senate Republicans are demanding Maricopa County turn over routers used during the 2020 election for the ongoing audit. The GOP-controlled county board of supervisors has rebuked the audit and pledged to stop producing materials for the review. Audit...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Petersen, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate, Dominion, Judiciary Committee


Experts Weigh In On Accusations Against Governor Newsom’s Family Over Mask Wearing: ‘Children Have Always Been Off Limits’

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Protesters gatecrashed a press conference held by Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene outside the DOJ

Protesters showed up at a press conference where Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Matt Gaetz were speaking. The lawmakers told the press that they were there to ask questions about how the Capitol riot suspects are being treated in detention. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and three GOP lawmakers held a press event while Capitol police officers testified before the House select committee. The House Republicans spoke up for the Capitol riot suspects, calli...
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