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Plan to allow thousands of California oil wells faces vote

By BRIAN MELLEY | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a state appeals court blocked Kern County’s effort to speed up new oil and gas drilling, officials overseeing the state’s prime oil patch have revised an ordinance that could permit tens of thousands of new wells over the next 15 years. The Kern County Board of Supervisors is poised to vote Monday on the plan that would streamline the permitting process by creating a blanket environmental impact report for drilling as many as 2,700 ...
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Trump said he would travel the 5,000 miles from Mar-a-Lago to Alaska to bury the political career of GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in revenge for her impeachment vote

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump is seeking revenge on GOP figures who disparaged him in the final months of his presidency. Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted to convict Trump in the Senate after he was impeached in January. Trump told Politico he would campaign against the "disloyal" Alaska senator in the 2022 Senate election. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Donald Trump has said he will travel to Alaska to derail the reelection campaign of Sen. Lisa Mu...
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Cuomo said lawmakers will have to impeach him if they want him out of office after top Democrats call for his resignation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seen attending a press conference on September 29, 2020. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing calls for his resignation over allegations of sexual harassment. The New York Democrat said lawmakers will have to impeach him if they want him out, AP reported. Six New York state lawmakers have already called for impeachment proceedings against him. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As calls grow for his res...
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Donald Trump was wrong to claim absentee ballots helped Joe Biden beat him, according to new Stanford University study

A person fills out their absentee ballot form to vote during the 2020 election. Hollis Johnson/Insider Published on March 5, the paper examines how absentee voting affected the 2020 US election. It concludes that Democrats were equally less likely to vote early in-person or on election day.  The study adds that there were already high levels of motivation to participate and mail-in ballots did not lead to a voting increase. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Mail-in ba...
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More than 70 percent of Americans back Biden's pandemic response, but many are unhappy with the economy, poll finds

President Joe Biden puts on a face mask while speaking to reporters on October 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images More than 70 percent are in support of President Biden's pandemic response, an AP poll has found. Biden has made the pandemic his central focus during his first two months in the White House. But the poll also found that many Americans are not happy about the state of the economy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. More th...
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Rudy Giuliani's legal woes mount as a federal criminal investigation into his Ukraine dealings resumes, report says

Rudy Giuliani speaks during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images A probe into Rudy Giuliani's business and overseas dealings has resumed, according to AP. The criminal investigation will look into the legality of his conversations with Ukrainian officials. Giuliani is also facing lawsuits from Dominion and a Democratic lawmaker. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A federal crimina...
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Senate leaders reach agreement on virus bill benefits

By Alan Fram | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The compromise, announced by the West Virginia lawmaker and a Democratic aide, seemed to clear the way for the Senate to begin a climactic, marathon series of votes expected to lead to approval of the sweeping legislation. The overall ...
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There were only 2 medics on site to treat wounded officers during the Capitol siege, according to new FOIA docs obtained by the AP

A pro-Trump mob clashes with police on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images An AP review of law enforcement preparations before January 6 showed a fractured preparation. Five people died, including one police officer, and two officers died by suicide after the attack. Insider created a searchable database of every riot suspect who has been charged. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new investigation by the Associate...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Trends, Ap, Associated Press, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Arlington, Federal Protective Service, Arlington County Virginia, Proud Boys, Washington Metro Police, Azmi Haroun, Capitol Siege, DC Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times


US demands Myanmar release protesters, journalists

By Matthew Lee | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration stepped up its condemnation of the coup in Myanmar on Thursday, demanding that military authorities stop their brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and release demonstrators and journalists who have been detained. The White House called the situation, including the arrest of an Associated Press journalist, “troubling” and of “great concern.” The State Department said it’s working with other countries to send a unifie...
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Capitol Police ask National Guard to stay at the Capitol for 2 more months

Members of the National Guard wear protective masks on duty outside of the U.S. Capitol on March 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images The Capitol Police asked the National Guard to stay at the Capitol for two more months. The AP reported that the Pentagon is reviewing the proposal. The Capitol complex is on high alert Thursday due to potential violence. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Capitol Police asked the National Guard to prolong their sta...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, House, Pentagon, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, National Guard


10 Things in Politics: Walls close in on Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, already besieged, is now facing impeachment threats.Democrats will try once again to pass sweeping police reforms.Biden says there should be enough vaccine for a...
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Here's where the 'nuclear football' came from and why it follows US presidents wherever they go

A US military officer carrying the "nuclear football" Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images Every American president since Eisenhower has been followed by a bag known as the "nuclear football." The briefcase was born from the Cold War belief the president needs to be able to order a launch in minutes. Much of the briefcase's contents are highly classified, but over its decades-long history, a lot has been learned. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Wherever a US pre...
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Democrats in a bind over Cuomo allegations

By Steve Peoples | Associated Press NEW YORK — Democrats across the country celebrated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the face of governing competence as President Donald Trump fumbled his administration’s response to the exploding pandemic last year. Now, the Democratic governor is struggling through a sexual harassment scandal that’s testing the limits of his party’s support as Democrats grapple with one of the first political headaches of the post-Trump era. So far, few Democrats have come to ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Crime, News, Washington, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, New Jersey, Courts, The New York Times, Biden


Gov. Newsom, Lawmakers Reach Deal To Get California Children Back In Classrooms

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Trump calls for GOP unity at conservative convention, repeats lies about election loss

ORLANDO, Fla. — Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump on Sunday called for Republican Party unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions and trumpeted lies about the election in a speech that made clear he intends to remain a dominant political force. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he has been hailed as a returning hero, Trump blasted his successor, President Joe Biden, and tried to cement his status as the ...
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The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will deliver about 16 million more doses by the end of March and 100 million total by the end of June. Though the new shot is easier...
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California Revenues $10.5B Ahead Of Projections As Rich Get Richer During Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of 2020, California had lost a record 1.6 million jobs during the pandemic. Nearly a half-million people stopped even trying to look for work. Business properties saw their value plummet more than 30%. But California’s bank account is overflowing. As of January, the state’s tax collections were $10.5 billion ahead of projections. By the end of the fiscal year on July 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature could have a $19 billion surplus to spend. It’...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, California News, Ap, Harvard University, Palmer, Airbnb, North Carolina, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Legislative, Sacramento Calif, Newsom, U S Bureau of Economic Analysis, David Kline


What’s next after COVID-19 spending plan? Roads, bridges and more

WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority — a long-sought boost to the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag. Biden and his team have begun discussions on the possible outlines of an infrastructure package with members of Congress, particularly mindful that Texas’ recent struggles with power outages and w...
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Biden is on the verge of making the same dangerous mistakes as the presidents before him

President Joe Biden during his inauguration at the US Capitol, January 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky/Pool via AP President Joe Biden enters office amid simmering tensions with US foes all over the world. The costs of pursuing US global preeminence have been made clear, and it's time for US leaders to take a different path. Frank Giustra is co-chair of the International Crisis Group. Andrew Bacevich is president and cofounder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Visit the Busine...
Tags: Politics, Opinion, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, Iran, Ap, United States, Ronald Reagan, Libya


'Oath Keeper' Jessica Watkins denounced the extremist group but will stay in jail before her trial, judge says

Jessica Marie Watkins (2nd from L) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia group among supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Both have since been indicted by federal authorities for their roles in the siege on the U.S. Capitol. Picture taken January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo Jessica Watkins is charged with conspiracy over her role in the deadly Jan...
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US is getting a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine: Which one is the best?

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but because at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options, health officials are girding for the question: Which one is best? If cleared for emergency use, the J&J vaccine would offer a one-dose option that could help speed vaccinations, tamp down a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 people in the U.S. and stay ahead o...
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Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies

By Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman and Larry Fenn | Associated Press A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content. The Associated Press reviewed public and private social media accounts of nearly 1,000 federal, state, and local elected an...
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How Democrats can pass a minimum wage increase to $15 after a major setback from the Senate parliamentarian

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable corporations. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Democrats were dealt a blow to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour on Thursday evening. The Senate parliamentarian advised the wage hike doesn't meet the rules of budget reconciliation.  Here are the options Democrats have left in their toolbox to pass a minimum wage increa...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Ap, Democrats, Arizona, Capitol Hill, Biden, Harry Reid, Stimulus, Kamala Harris


Mark Meadows says all the top 2024 GOP candidates 'have Trump as their last name'

President-elect Donald Trump, center, stands next to Allen Weisselberg, second from left, Donald Trump Jr., right and Ivanka Trump, left, at a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Weisselberg, chief financial officer for Donald Trump, is now in the sights of the federal probes and congressional investigations of President Donald Trump's family business. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News on Thursday night that the top GO...
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Newsom’s Vaccine Plan Aims To Reopen California Classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a new plan outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers in a continued push to reopen more schools for in-person instruction. Newsom announced last week that at least 10% of the state’s vaccines would go to education workers starting in March, which translates to roughly 75,000 dedicated doses a week. The Governor’s Office on Thursday released an overview showing how those vaccines would be distri...
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Congress wants a closer look at US special operations after 2 decades of secret missions and scandals

Rep. Ruben Gallego speaks during House debate of an objection to Arizona's Electoral College vote, after protesters stormed into the US Capitol, January 6, 2021. House Television via AP Sprawling and secretive military operations over the past two decades have been a target for criticism. With a new House Armed Services subcommittee, Congress hopes to provide more scrutiny. "The landscape has changed in terms of what threats are out there," Rep. Ruben Gallego told Insider. Visit the Bu...
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The House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people in passing the Equality Act

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., right, with Senate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and Sen. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks about the Congress Equality Act, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., is behind Nadler. Jacquelyn Martin/AP The House passed legislation expanding civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community.  The bill passed by a vote of 224-206 with three Republicans joining Democrats in voting yes. Biden made clear his suppo...
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Tired of waiting for help, some states have begun passing their own COVID-19 aid

Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic's economic fallout. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan As Americans await the passage of Biden's stimulus plan, some states are passing their own relief. At least five states have passed or proposed their own economic and virus aid legislation. But critics argue their success undermines calls ...
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Biden plans order to bolster US supply chains, spurred by last year's scramble for COVID-19 medical gear and a looming crisis in chips for electric cars

President Joe Biden at a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office on February 17. Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order Wednesday to review US supply chains. The order would seek to boost US production of key goods and limit exposure to global disruptions. The US has experienced shortages of medical equipment and electric chips during the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order ...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene faces a 'bloodbath' of a reelection race in 2022 - if she isn't expelled from Congress first, district organizers say

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Sarah Silbiger/Reuters Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is one of the most contentious new figures in Congress. Republicans and Democrats in her district say she'll face a tough reelection challenge in 2022. But she will be hard to beat with her fundraising skills and ability to rile up constituents.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the firebrand new Republican in Congress, is likely to face threats fro...
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