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GOP-backed voting restrictions like Florida's will appease Trump more than they'll help Republicans win elections

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signing election law Senate Bill 90 live on "Fox & Friends" Screenshot via Fox News/"Fox & Friends" Florida is the latest state to enact GOP-backed restrictions on mail voting. Many of these laws may appease Trump rather than help the GOP. Despite Trump's claims, there is no evidence that mail voting helped Democrats. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flanked by a smiling crowd of supporters at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach on Thursday,...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, Texas, Voting, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Analysis, Gop, House, Miami, Fox News, Michigan, Bill


DeSantis signs a sweeping GOP-backed election bill into law, tightening restrictions on mail voting and ballot drop boxes

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. First responders and people over 65 years-old began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday during a trial run of the site which will open to seniors at a later date. Wilfredo Lee/The Associated Press Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida signed a major GOP-backed election and voting bill into law. Senate Bill 90 tightens rules for voting by mail and restricts ball...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, California, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Gop, House, Hilton, Michigan, Bill, Republican, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner


One of Melinda Gates' divorce lawyers represented Donald Trump's 2 former wives Ivana Trump and Marla Maples

A composite image showing, from left to right: Ivana Trump, Melinda Gates, and Marla Maples. Mitchell Gerber/Dave Pedley/Ron Galella via Getty Images One of Melinda Gates' divorce lawyers has previously worked for Marla Maples and Ivana Trump. The leading lawyer, Robert Cohen, has a star-studded roster of former clients. The Gates announced their split on Monday. They have a separation agreement rather than a prenup. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the divorce l...
Tags: Politics, News, Microsoft, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Bill Gates, News UK, Uma Thurman, James Gandolfini, Bill, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Chris Rock


Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce. Ted S. Warren/AP Bill and Melinda Gates said their divorce wouldn't get in the way of their philanthropic work. The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which focuses on health, education, and poverty. Here are the foundation's biggest projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they're getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. They w...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nigeria, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Gates, West Africa, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Time Magazine, Bill, Seattle, Philanthropy, Melinda Gates


Melinda French Gates will not change her name after her divorce, according to court documents

Melinda French Gates speaks onstage at a February 2019 event. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for THR Melinda French Gates will not change her name as part of her divorce, court documents show. Gates and her husband, the Microsoft founder Bill Gates, announced their divorce Monday. The two were married for 27 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda French Gates will not change her name as part of her divorce from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, court documents show.Accordin...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Barack Obama, Trends, Hawaii, Bill Gates, Bill, Melinda Gates, Gates, Rory, Jennifer, Melinda Gates Foundation, Phoebe, Bryan Bedder Getty, INSIDER Data, Melinda French Gates


Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage. Here's how the Microsoft cofounder spends his $129 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates has an estimated net worth of $129 billion. Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Bill Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda French Gates, are getting a divorce. Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, has a fortune worth $130.5 billion. Gates indulges in a few luxuries, but he mainly spends through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage.The couple announced the news in a statement...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Australia, California, Washington, New York City, Nigeria, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Wealth, Features


Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
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Biden’s Nose Keeps Growing as WaPo Gives 2 New ‘Pinocchios’ on Guns

Joe Biden has been caught by the Washington P:ost Fact Checker again, earning two ‘Pinocchios.’ (Screen snip, YouTube, CNN) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- If one thing is consistent about Joe Biden, it is his penchant for getting caught telling whoppers even Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler cannot abide, his latest being remarks about gun owners for which he earned two “Pinocchios” Monday. The newspaper rates falsehoods on a scale of one to four “Pinocchios,” named for the cartoon charact...
Tags: Post, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Court, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, Social Security


Bill To Help Laid-Off Workers Passed By California Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill requiring some hotels and other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back. Hospitality companies were some of the hardest hit by the state’s stay-at-home order, with no people to stay in hotels while empty office buildings and deserted airports needed fewer janitors and food service workers. Newsom ha...
Tags: Politics, California, Senate, California News, Bill, Berkeley, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Flora, Sacramento Calif, Ripon, Newsom, Assembly Democrats, State Sen Nancy Skinner, Labor Standards


Push for bike/walk spending increase in Oregon “Bike Bill” headed for compromise

Screen grab from Bike Bill 50th Birthday Party. Well into the legislative session, a push to increase active transportation funding in Oregon is still in play. The Street Trust, the Portland-based nonprofit and chief architect of Senate Bill 395, held a virtual 50th birthday party for Oregon’s “Bike Bill”. Along with an attempt at Zoom group karaoke (to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”) and fundraising pleas, dozens of supporters heard an update on the bill’s chances from lead sponsor Se...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Willie Nelson, Bill, Department Of Transportation, Advocacy, Portland State University, Springfield, ODOT


Senator hints at compromise to ensure passage of ‘Safe Routes for All’ spending bill

Screen grab from Bike Bill 50th Birthday Party. Well into the legislative session, a push to increase active transportation funding in Oregon is still in play. The Street Trust, the Portland-based nonprofit and chief architect of Senate Bill 395, held a virtual 50th birthday party for Oregon’s “Bike Bill”. Along with an attempt at Zoom group karaoke (to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”) and fundraising pleas, dozens of supporters heard an update on the bill’s chances from lead sponsor Se...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Willie Nelson, Bill, Department Of Transportation, Advocacy, Portland State University, Springfield, ODOT


White House Grades States' Infrastructure as It Pushes Bill

The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with state-by-state breakdowns showing the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability.
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Kentucky expands voting access, cementing status as beacon of bipartisan cooperation on election reform

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear speaks to reporters following the signing of bills related to the American Rescue Plan Act at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Kentucky continues to establish itself as a rare beacon of bipartisan cooperation on voting. On Wednesday, the state's governor signed bipartisan legislation expanding voting. The bill codifies in-person early voting and modernizations to the absentee voting process...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, Texas, Voting, Kentucky, Trends, Georgia, House, Bill, Louisville, General Assembly, State, Adams, Jefferson County, Michael Adams


A judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law requiring aborted remains be buried or cremated from taking effect

An activist in Ohio is seen holding a placard that says keep clinics open during a May 2019 protest. Photo by Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images An Ohio judge temporarily blocked a restrictive abortion measure from taking effect. The law requiring aborted fetal remains to be cremated or buried was slated to take effect this week. The judge said the state hadn't created the proper paperwork to execute the law. See more stories on Insider's business page. A judg...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, House, Healthcare, Abortion, Ohio, Bill, Mike DeWine, Hamilton County, Ohio Statehouse, DeWine, Ohio Department of Health, Cincinnati Enquirer, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio


The push to reduce plastic waste gains traction in Sacramento and D.C.

If the mountain of proposed legislation is any indication, lawmakers are increasingly primed to crack down on the plastic waste that is littering roadsides, washing onto beaches and into oceans, being digested by fish, and ending up in our own bellies. In Sacramento, at least a dozen bills go after plastic pollution from a variety of angles, including reducing the amount of single-use plastics and refilling returnable beverage bottles. And in Washington, D.,C., a sweeping federal proposal co-aut...
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Push to reduce plastic waste gains traction in Sacramento and D.C.

If the mountain of proposed legislation is any indication, lawmakers are increasingly primed to crack down on the plastic waste that is littering roadsides, washing onto beaches and into oceans, being digested by fish, and ending up in our own bellies. In Sacramento, at least a dozen bills go after plastic pollution from a variety of angles, including reducing the amount of single-use plastics and refilling returnable beverage bottles. And in Washington, D.,C., a sweeping federal proposal co-aut...
Tags: Coffee, Business, Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Environment, California News, Sacramento, Sport, European Union, Soccer, Long Beach, Oceana


Bill that curtails ability to protest in UK passes its second reading

Labour changed stance to vote against following the police’s actions at Saturday’s vigil for Sarah EverardA landmark government crime bill has passed its first parliamentary hurdle, even as some Conservative MPs served notice that they might subsequently support amendments to water down controversial restrictions against protests.The police, crime, sentencing and courts bill, which groups together a range of changes to enforcement and sentencing, passed its second reading – the first chance MPs ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Crime, Protest, UK News, Labour, Bill, Metropolitan Police, Keir Starmer, Sarah EverardA


California Crime Bill Would Make Some Robberies A Misdemeanor

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A controversial bill in the state legislature would make some robberies a misdemeanor, not a felony. Senate Bill 82, authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), would turn robberies under $950 that don’t involve weapons or cause serious injuries into petty thefts. The penalty would be a maximum of one year in county jail, a $1,000 fine, or both, and offenders would qualify for a diversion program. The Yuba County District Attorney’s Office slammed the proposal, calling i...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, California, Senate, Office, California News, Sacramento, Bill, Oakland, Berkeley, California Legislature, KPIX, Skinner, Yuba County, Nancy Skinner


California Considers Relaxing Rules About Ballot Signatures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California’s Democratic-controlled Legislature is considering whether to make it more difficult for local election officials to reject ballots because a voter’s signature doesn’t exactly match what’s on file. Voters who cast ballots by mail must now sign their ballot. Election officials then compare that signature to the one in the voter’s registration file. Election officials can disqualify ballots if the signatures don’t match. But comparing signatures can be tr...
Tags: Politics, Voting, News, California, Senate, California News, Bill, Gavin Newsom, Eric Harris, Democratic, State, Legislature, Becker, Menlo Park, Sacramento Calif, Orinda


Biden White House Plans Nationwide Victory Lap to Promote Benefits of COVID-19 Relief Bill

By Steve Holland and Andrea ShalalWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mindful of hard lessons learned by the previous Democratic administration, President Joe...
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Assembly bill proposes cash bonuses to help retain burned-out health care workers

Nearly 100,000 California health care employees of large companies could receive as much as $10,000 in coronavirus bonuses next year under proposed legislation that Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, unveiled Tuesday, March 9, during a Zoom press conference. The estimated cost of the proposed legislation, dubbed the Health Care Worker Recognition and Retention Act, is about $6 billion, said Dave Regan, president of Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers West, which r...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Blue Shield, Bill, Disneyland, Local News, Public Safety, Assembly, South Bay, Hernandez, Regan


State lawmakers hear powerful opposition amid lots of support at ‘Safe Routes for All’ bill hearing

Lawmakers and advocates in the virtual meeting. Senate Bill 395, also known as the Safe Routes for All bill, got its first hearing at the Oregon Legislature this morning where members of the Joint Transportation Committee heard much more support for the bill than opposition to it. But what the opposition lacked in the collective power of their voices, they made up for in the power of the organizations they spoke up for. Proposed by The Street Trust with sponsorship from Eugene-area Senator Fl...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Evans, Bill, AAA, Don, Eugene, Legislature, American Planning Association, Gibson


Activision Blizzard Hires Bush-Era Torture Apologist As Chief Compliance Officer

Activision Blizzard announced yesterday that Frances F. Townsend, a former George W. Bush-era counterterrorism appointee and torture apologist, would become its new head of compliance, in charge of making sure the company doesn’t run afoul of the varying laws and regulations throughout all of the countries the Call of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Violence, Bill, Torture, George W Bush, War On Terror, Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, Waterboarding, Activision Blizzard, Bush, John Roberts, Tom Ridge, Abu Ghraib, Hayden


White House Says It Is Comfortable With Changes in $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday that it was comfortable with changes made to President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19...
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CA Bill Would Make Political Affiliation A Protected Class

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Biden Backs Studying Reparations as Congress Considers Bill

President Joe Biden’s White House is giving its support to studying reparations for Black Americans.
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Extended jobless benefits ready for rollout, gambling, guns, Sunshine Law debated in Legislature, study finds pandemic depressing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Swimming with sea turtles in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News Turtles Face Grim Future, UH Researcher Says. Sea turtles in Hawaiʻi, as well as all turtles worldwide, face a “daunting future” due to climate change and other factors, a University of Hawaiʻi researchers says. Big Island Video News.Schatz to serve as chairperson of Indian Affairs committee. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, will serve as chairperson. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, will be vi...
Tags: Travel, Senate, White House, Alaska, Hawaii, House, Bill, Donald Trump, Big Island, Maui, Feb, Honolulu, Legislature, U S Environmental Protection Agency, West Hawaii, Wailuku


The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman: An Animated History Lesson Speaks to Her Place on the $20 Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv7YhVKFqbQ I was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and I can say what many others cannot. I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.  —Harriet Tubman Remember how one of the Obama administration’s final initiatives was to redesign the $20 bill, banishing Andrew Jackson, a slaveholder, to a minor role on the back of the bill, in favor of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who was born into slavery? The announcement arrived on the he...
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A Brief Animated History Lesson on Harriet Tubman Speaks to Her Place on the $20 Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv7YhVKFqbQ I was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and I can say what many others cannot. I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.  —Harriet Tubman Remember how one of the Obama administration’s final initiatives was to redesign the $20 bill, banishing Andrew Jackson, a slaveholder, to a minor role on the back of the bill, in favor of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who was born into slavery? The announcement arrived on the he...
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National Guard protection at the US Capitol cost taxpayers nearly $500 million

National Guard troops in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images It cost nearly $500 million to deploy about 26,000 National Guard troops to secure the US Capitol. That cost includes transporting troops to Washington, DC, and their salaries and benefits. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The cost of deploying about 26,000 National Guard troops to secure the US Capitol in the wake of the deadly January 6 riot is nearly $500 million, US military officials said Thur...
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