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Less than 1% of US elected leaders are Asian American, despite making up more than 6% of the US population

In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden, accompanied by from left, Vice President Kamala Harris, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Mark Takano, D-Calif., Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP Less than 1% of elected leadership in the US are members of the AAPI community. But AAPI individuals make up more th...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nevada, Illinois, Kamala Harris, Carter, Calif, Pacific Islanders


Sen. Alex Padilla moves to protect 1 million acres of California land

U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla introduced legislation Monday, May 3, that would protect and improve access to 1 million acres of land and 500 miles of rivers across the state, including more than 139,000 acres and 45 miles of wild and scenic rivers in Southern California. “Simply put, this is a big deal,” Wade Crowfoot, state secretary of California Natural Resources, said at a news conference Monday at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale. “These natural places provide us inspiration, recreation a...
Tags: Outdoors, Politics, News, Obama, California, Government, Senate, Environment, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Trinity


Biden's first 100 days are a big break with the Reagan legacy. He says jobs and families need an active state.

President Joe Biden leaves the House Chamber with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after his joint address to Congress. Melina Mara/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Biden is spending big to expand the nation's safety net in the wake of the pandemic. In his first 100 days, he spent $1.9 trillion and pitched another $4 trillion to assist families and create jobs. "COVID has now created a stormwave of support for government," Barney Frank told Insider. See more stori...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Turkey, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, Margaret Thatcher


Liz Cheney says Trump is 'poisoning our democratic system' after he tries to label the 2020 election he lost 'the big lie'

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conduct a news conference after a meeting with the House Republican Conference on September 23, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images Donald Trump announced his intention to redefine the phrase "the Big Lie," which has been used for months to describe his election lies. Rep. Liz Cheney on Monday became a lone voice pushing back on Trump's attempt to repurpose the phrase. "The...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Gop, House, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump, Misinformation, Calif, Capitol, Reuters Ipsos, Kevin McCarthy, House Republican Conference, Liz Cheney, Tom Williams


Biden's first 100 days is all about jobs and families - and he's willing to spend big in a break with the Reagan legacy

President Joe Biden leaves the House Chamber with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after his joint address to Congress. Melina Mara/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Biden is spending big to expand the nation's safety net in the wake of the pandemic. In his first 100 days, he spent $1.9 trillion and pitched another $4 trillion to assist families and create jobs. "COVID has now created a stormwave of support for government," Barney Frank told Insider. See more stori...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Turkey, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, Margaret Thatcher


Biden said US adversaries see the images from the Capitol riot 'as proof that the sun is setting on American democracy'

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., look on. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool President Joe Biden gave his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Biden called the Capitol riot an "existential crisis" for America that "desecrated our Democracy." He also called for ambitious e...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Nancy Pelosi, Speech, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Calif


Historic photo marks the first time 2 women flanked the US president at a speech to Congress

Vice President Kamala Harris, left, greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., ahead of President Joe Biden addressing a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Jim Watson/AP President Joe Biden made his first presidential address to a joint session of Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris, sitting behind him at the rostrum, made history. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, History, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Kamala Harris, Calif, HARRIS, Pelosi, U S Capitol, Congress House


McCarthy won't say if Liz Cheney is still a 'good fit' for GOP leadership: 'That's a question for the conference'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center, flanked by GOP Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., left, and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., right, speaks to reporters following their leadership elections for the 117th Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Kevin McCarthy declined to say whether Liz Cheney was still "a good fit" for GOP leadership. "That's a question for the conference," he said. McCarthy and Chene...
Tags: Florida, Politics, California, Washington, Kentucky, White House, Politico, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Cheney


The New York Post deleted 2 stories falsely claiming the Biden administration was gifting Kamala Harris' book to migrant children

Kicking off her book tour, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. speaks at George Washington University in Washington, in this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, file photo. Books by and about Kamala Harris are proving to be a popular purchase following the election. The Vice President-elect is the subject or author of four books on the Amazon top 10 Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File/AP The New York Post deleted two stories it published falsely claiming Kamala Harris' book was distributed to ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Long Beach, Fox News, Biden


Kevin McCarthy walks back initial claims on Trump's role in Capitol riot, defending the former president

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Thursday, April 15, 2021, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy said Trump was unaware that the Capitol siege was happening on January 6. McCarthy previously told other lawmakers that he had a heated call with Trump to call off the riot. Trump was also watching the siege unfold on TV but did not issue a statement until hours later. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, Calif, Capitol, Kevin, Wallace, Chris Wallace


Kevin McCarthy says that Biden's first 100 days have been a 'bait and switch' between promising bipartisanship but governing 'as a socialist'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Thursday, April 15, 2021, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Kevin McCarthy criticized President Biden's early tenure in office for its lack of bipartisanship. "I have not met with the president one time, nor had one conversation," he said. McCarthy said that Republicans could work with Biden on a more targeted infrastructure bill. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP H...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Biden, Mccarthy, Broadcom, Calif, Chris Wallace, Kevin McCarthy


Biden formally recognizes killing of more than 1 million Armenians as genocide

Chris Megerian WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Saturday formally recognized as a genocide the killing of more than 1 million Armenians starting in 1915, a label long used by historians but resisted by U.S. presidents to avoid angering Turkey, an important ally. The decision is a victory for Armenian diaspora communities, notably in Southern California, that have spent decades fighting for such recognition only to be repeatedly disappointed by previous presidents. It will buoy Armenia as well...
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Republican House leader rejects George W. Bush's condemnation of the party as 'isolationist, protectionist' and 'nativist'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center, flanked by GOP Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., left, and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., right, speaks to reporters following their leadership elections for the 117th Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Scott J. Applewhite/AP House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy dismissed former President George W. Bush's recent condemnation of the GOP. Bush said his party had become "isolationist...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, Washington, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Iowa, Republican Party, Biden, George W. Bush


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanks George Floyd for 'sacrificing his life' for justice

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks as Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, after the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three charges in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Scott J. Applewhite/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanked George Floyd for "sacrificing" his life for justice. A jury on Tuesday convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of Fl...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, Washington, Alabama, Trends, Cnn, House, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Elle, Calif, Floyd, Pelosi, Congressional Black Caucus, Hennepin County


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanks George Floyd for 'sacrificing his life' for racial justice

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks as Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, after the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three charges in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Scott J. Applewhite/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanked George Floyd for "sacrificing" his life for justice. A jury on Tuesday convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of Fl...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, Washington, Trends, House, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Calif, Floyd, Pelosi, Hennepin County, AP House, Joyce Beatty, Grace Panetta, George Floyd


Speaker Pelosi throws cold water on a progressive bill that would expand the Supreme Court to 13 seats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., arrives for an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 AP Photo/Susan Walsh Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw cold water on a Democratic bill to expand the Supreme Court. The bill aims to add four justices to the Court, bringing the total number to 13. Pelosi said she supports the White House commission to study court reforms, but doesn't plan to bring the bill to the House floor for a vote. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, White House, Court, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, House, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


Top GOP hawks come out in full force against an Afghanistan withdrawal by September 11

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a news conference at the Capitol in 2021. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Republican lawmakers responded to Biden's decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan. Hawkish lawmakers' positions on a US pullout were similar to when Trump proposed it, though their protestations this time around were much more voluble. Lindsey Graham called the move "dumber than dirt," saying Biden was "paving the way for another 9/11." See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, Washington, Senate, Defense, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Wyoming, House, Islam, Mitch McConnell, Fox News


Rep. Liz Cheney tells Fox News she would not support Trump if he were the 2024 GOP nominee

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conduct a news conference after a meeting with the House Republican Conference on September 23, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming told Fox News that she would not support Donald Trump if he was the GOP's 2024 nominee. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, told Fox News on Wednesday that she would no...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Speed, Gop, Wyoming, House, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump


Chuck Schumer Hangs Sinful Label on Firearm Retailers

By Larry Keane Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has one word for lawful, regulated, and licensed firearm retailers – Evil. IMG iStock-969890630 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has one word for lawful, regulated, and licensed firearm retailers. Evil. In remarks to the media pushing his gun control agenda, Sen. Schumer said, “…the evil gun dealers, pushed by the NRA, have used gun shows as a major way to get guns into the hands of people...
Tags: Guns, Senate, White House, New York City, America, Joe Biden, Fbi, Atlantic, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Legos, Nra, Calif, U S Supreme Court, IMG


Kamala Harris is Lying. She and Others are Coming After Your Guns

Make no mistake, VP Kamala Harris is dead-set on taking your guns – constitution be damned. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On Wednesday, March 24, Vice President Kamala Harris sat for a segment with “CBS This Morning” in which she advocated for a raft of gun control measures. During her anti-gun rant, the former senator from California tried to give the impression that anti-gun politicians are not interested in taking Americans’ firearms, stating, “Stop pushing the false choice that this ...
Tags: Guns, Jimmy Fallon, Australia, California, Senate, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, Cbs, Msnbc, Michael Bloomberg, Kamala Harris, Nra


Social conservatives are endorsing Democrats' dramatic expansion of the social safety net through monthly allowance checks for children

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with GOP Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah (left) and Susan Collins of Maine in the Oval Office on February 1, 2021. Pool/Getty Images There is strong support among some social conservatives for the child allowance Democrats passed as part of Biden's stimulus package. Biden's poverty-fighting measure could also boost birth rates and empower stay-at-home parents - both conservative goals. Democrats want to pass a longer-term or...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Canada, Gop, United States, Maine, Bill Clinton, Social Security


House OKs Dems’ immigration bills for Dreamers, farm workers

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farm workers and immigrants who’ve fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the year’s first votes on an issue that once again faces an uphill climb to make progress in the Senate. On a near party-line 228-197 vote, lawmakers approved one bill offering legal status to around 2 million Dreamers, brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and hundreds of thousands ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, House, Homeland Security, Nancy Pelosi


Divided House OKs Dems’ bill helping Dreamer immigrants

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers and immigrants who have fled war or natural disasters abroad, giving Democrats a win in the year’s first vote on an issue that once again faces a steep uphill climb in Congress. On a near party-line 228-197 vote, lawmakers approved one bill offering legal status to around 2 million Dreamers, brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and hundreds of thousands of other migrants from a do...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, House, Homeland Security, Nancy Pelosi


House passes $1.9 trillion virus relief bill

By Alan Fram | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a triumph on a bill that marshals the government’s spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a nation. The House gave final congressional approval to the sweeping package by a near party line 220-211 vote precisely seven weeks after Biden entered the White House and four days...
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The US House passes H.R. 1, a major voting rights and campaign finance reform package

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to bring the Democrats' HR-1 "For the People Act" to the floor for a vote, during an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite The US House passed HR 1, Democrats' flagship democracy reform package.  The bill includes major voting rights expansions and stricter regulations on campaign ...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Trends, United States, House, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Voting Rights


States Act to Protect Rights While White House Mulls Gun Control Moves

By Larry Keane Gun control allies were drooling at the prospects of sweeping victories last November. IMG iStock-484139956 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun control allies were drooling at the prospects of sweeping victories last November to enact strict antigun laws at the federal, state, and local levels. American voters had other ideas in mind. Tens of millions acted on their Second Amendment rights in two ways. They bought guns in record numbers and they voted for their rights at the ballot b...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Guns, Congress, Washington, White House, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Wyoming, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Kamala Harris, Calif, U S Senate


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...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, New Hampshire, House, Capitol Hill, Lgbtq, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Penn


Anti-gun Senators and Mayors Push Biden on Executive Gun Controls

Sensing a dearth of popular support for their gun control schemes, anti-gun politicians are urging President Joe Biden to act unilaterally to restrict firearms. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Following a year filled with the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread civil unrest, Americans are in no rush to enact further gun controls. According to data from a January Gallup poll, 42 percent of Americans are satisfied with the current gun control laws. The poll also found that 9 percent of American...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Chicago, Department Of Justice, Biden, Baltimore, Eric Garcetti, Michael Bloomberg, Louisville


Impeachment trial: Trump was ‘inciter in chief’ of Capitol attack, say Democrats

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial said Wednesday they would prove that Trump was no “innocent bystander” but the “inciter in chief” of the deadly attack at the Capitol aimed at overturning his election loss to Joe Biden. Opening the first full day of arguments, the lead House prosecutor promised to lay out evidence that shows the president encouraged a rally crowd to head to the Capito...
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Twitter accidentally locked GOP Rep. Devin Nunes out of his account because he failed its anti-spam filter

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, pauses at the end of testimony by witnesses Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Twitter accidentally suspended GOP Rep. Devin Nunes on Tuesday for failing its anti-spam filter. Twitter said its automated sytems blocked Nunes' account in "error...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Washington, Trends, Gop, Capitol Hill, National Security Council, House Intelligence Committee, Mike Pence, Calif, Jennifer Williams, Devin Nunes, Nunes, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Scott Applewhite



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