Politics


Posts filtered by tags: Chicago[x]


 

New York cinemas reopen after almost a year

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK — After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last 12 months instead read messages like “Wear a mask” and “We’ll be back soon.” Shortly after noon at the Angelika Film Center on Houston Street, Holly Stillman was already feeling emotional coming out of the first New York showing of Lee Isaac Chung’s tender family drama “Minari.” “My mask is drenched,”...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Politics, New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, New York City, Amc, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Ifc


Law enforcement on alert in D.C. after plot warning at US Capitol

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ASHRAF KHALIL | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Law enforcement was on high alert Thursday around the U.S. Capitol after authorities said intelligence had uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the iconic building again. The alert came two months after Donald Trump supporters smashed through windows and doors to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s victory. The threat appeared to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Associated Press, Houston


The CDC delayed its looser rules for vaccinated people, while states ease restrictions despite being told it's too soon

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky speaking at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. White House/YouTube The CDC delayed issuing new, laxer COVID-19 rules for vaccinated people, Politico reported. The guidance was due to be updated Thursday, but was slowed without a clear reason. It came after President Biden criticized states like Texas and Mississippi for relaxing their COVID-19 rules.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Cen...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, News UK, Michigan, Biden, Anthony Fauci


Texas isn't the only state lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Here's how 11 other states and cities are easing lockdowns, despite the CDC insisting that 'now is not the time'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (center). Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool Texas became the largest US state to ease its lockdown restrictions Tuesday. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order that would end all COVID-19 restrictions, including a mask mandate, on March 10. Mississippi, Louisiana, and Michigan also made announcements to ease restrictions Tuesday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Texas became the largest state in the US to lift its mask mandate on...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Texas, Mississippi, Cdc, Montana, Washington, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Arkansas, South Dakota, Iowa


The top 30 bestselling audiobooks on Audible right now, from Obama's memoir to the "Bridgerton" series

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Audible has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose between. You can start a free 30-day Audible trial here.Below, we compiled its 30 best-selling books among Audible users right now.The list ranges from former President Barack Obama's memoir to cult-favorite fiction series such as "Bridgerton" and "Sherlock Holmes".If you're scraping the bottom of the barrel for new ways ...
Tags: Amazon, Matthew Mcconaughey, Obama, Berlin, Court, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Chicago, Maine, Marseille, New York Times, Bill Gates, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Venezuela


Fight or flight? Why some people flee and others stand their ground

Why do some people fight and others flee when confronting violence? "This question has been bothering me for quite some time," says Aidan Milliff, a fifth-year doctoral student who entered political science to explore the strategic choices people make in perilous times."We've learned a great deal how economic status, identity, and pressure from community shape decisions people make while under threat," says Milliff. Early in his studies, he took particular interest in scholarship linking economi...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, California, India, Mit, Chicago, Sociology, Innovation, Violence, University Of Chicago, Delhi, National Science Foundation, Punjab, Arthur, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Sikh


Fight for Fifteen, or Fight the Future?

Fast Food Workers of the World, Unite! You have nothing to lose but your jobs!"At a McDonald's drive-thru in a Chicago suburb, customers may notice something different about the voice that takes their orders for Big Macs and fries. "Welcome to McDonald's, what can I get for you?" it asks in a welcoming, unmistakably feminine tone. While the voice sounds helpful, it's also stilted and monotonous enough for the average customer to figure out they're being served by a computer, not a human. It's a ...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Siri, Cnn, Chicago, Kids These Days, Alexa, Gadgetry, Tam, Don, McDonald, Richardson, White Castle, Pasadena California, Money Makes The World Go 'round, Lucy Brady McDonald


Showtime’s The First Lady Adds O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama

Showtime’s The First Lady adds O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama The cast for Showtime’s The First Lady series is beginning to round out as The Handmaid’s Tale alum O-T Fagbenle has signed on to star as 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, according to Variety. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "function"){ admiral_status = readAdmiralCookie(); } if (type...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, United States, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News


Below The Radar – HR 880 amend the Consumer Product Safety Act

Joe Biden signing one Executive Order after another, despite during the Presidential campaign calling rule by Executive Order that of a dictatorship. United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- As we noted with the re-introduction of the Sabika Sheikh Firearms Licensing and Registration Act as HR 127, bad bills often turn up in Congress after Congress. But Sheila Jackson Lee is not the only member of the House of Representatives bringing back a bad bill. Chicago’s Robin Kelly is, too, and her terrible i...
Tags: Guns, Congress, White House, Reagan, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, House Of Representatives, Nra, House Senate, Harold, CPSC, Institute for Legislative Action, Sheila Jackson Lee, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison


Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

By AARON MORRISON | The Associated Press NEW YORK  — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is now building infrastructure to catch up to the speed of its funding and plans to use its endowment to become known for more than protests after Black Americans die at the hands of police or v...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Minneapolis, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Soccer, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Associated Press, Prince, Black Lives Matter


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


How Fox News hosts started attacking COVID-19 vaccines after Biden took over the rollout from Trump

Fox News host Tucker Carlson stirs doubts about COVID-19 vaccines in a December 2020 edition of his show Fox News Fox News hosts are like Tucker Carlson have spread doubt in COVID-19 vaccines. The hosts may see it it as a way of undermining the Biden administration and boosting ratings.  Studies have shown that COVID-19 misinformation spread on the network is acted on by viewers.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In December last year, an 89-year-old man in Oxfordshi...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, UK, Hollywood, Australia, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Chicago, Fox, Britain, Gop, Bill Gates, Oxford


Showtime’s The First Lady Casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt

Showtime’s The First Lady casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt Just a few days after adding Judy Greer (Halloween) to the ensemble roster, Showtime’s The First Lady has rounded out its central cast as Golden Globe and Emmy winner Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) has signed on to star as Eleanor Roosevelt, according to Deadline. RELATED: Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone


Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low income communities

Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multi-billion dollar business. But it’s one that’s been hard for low-income communities to tap, thanks to obstacles ranging faulty incentive structures to an inability to adequately plan for which upgrades will be most effective in which buildings. Enter BlocPower, a New York-based startup founded by a longtime advocate for energy efficiency and the jo...
Tags: Energy, TC, New York, Obama, NYC, Washington, White House, Articles, Barack Obama, Tech, Georgia, Chicago, Brooklyn, United States, President, Energy Efficiency


Fox News host warns cancel culture could 'come after Bible characters next' if Chicago statues are renamed

Fox News host Bill Hemmer Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Fox News host Bill Hemmer speculated that biblical figures could be struck down by cancel culture. The news anchor floated the idea in a segment on changing the names of statues in Chicago. "If they start canceling American presidents, they'll come after Bible characters next," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A Chicago committee examining the names of more than 500 statues, sculptures, and other public art ...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Chicago, Statues, Fox News, Lincoln, Chicago Tribune, BILL HEMMER, Dana Perino, Gwendolyn Brooks, Congress Parkway, Shimkus, HEMMER, Aaron Rupar, Jake Lahut, Cancel Culture


Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady

Judy Greer replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady With the Emmy-winning creator/director/star of Better Things having to step down due to a scheduling conflict, Showtime’s anthology series The First Lady is making a change to its roster as Judy Greer (Halloween) has signed on to star as Nancy Howe in place of originally cast Pamela Adlon, according to Deadline. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford if ( ! ezoic_tes...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone


Music Industry Moves: Obama Administration Vet Mona Sutphen to Join Spotify Board, Brooklyn Made Hires Charlie Adler

Spotify announced Tuesday that Mona Sutphen will join its board of directors in April, subject to shareholder approval. Sutphen is a private equity advisor and a co-founder/advisor for several technology start-ups, and was a senior White House official during the Obama Administration. She is currently a Senior Advisor at The Vistria Group, a Chicago-based private equity […]
Tags: Spotify, News, Obama, Obama Administration, White House, Chicago, Sutphen, Vistria Group, Charlie Adler, Mona Sutphen, Spotify Board Brooklyn Made Hires


Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford

Showtime’s The First Lady adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford Just a few weeks after expanding its roster with the additions of Jayme Lawson (The Batman) and Kristine Froseth (The Assistant), the cast for Showtime’s The First Lady limited series is growing as Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) has signed on to star as former President Gerald Ford, according to Variety. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Jayme Lawson & Kristine Froseth if ( ! ezoic_test() ) {...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone


New York prosecutors reportedly expanding criminal probe into Trump loans for his Manhattan properties

People walk past the Trump Tower as the impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins in Washington on February 09, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images New York prosecutors are expanding their investigation into former President Donald Trump, the WSJ reported. According to the report, prosecutors are examining loans Trump took out on his flagship properties. The investigation is led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories....
Tags: Real Estate, Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Washington, New York City, Trends, Chicago, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Trump, Cyrus Vance, The Supreme Court, Vance


What pregnant people need to know about COVID-19 vaccine safety, and when they can get the shot

Dr. Marina Del Rios, from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Loretto Hospital, a 122-bed medical facility in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP Pregnant people who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine have to decide whether the benefits of the shot outweigh the unknown risks.  About 20,000 pregnant women have been vaccina...
Tags: New York, Science, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, Pregnancy, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, Austin, Alaska, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Women's Health


Below The Radar – Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2021

Resistance Anti Gun Laws Protest United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- While a lot of attention is rightfully being paid to the threat posed by HR 127, the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act that we have covered earlier this month and in the last Congress, there are other bills targeting our Second Amendment rights. As of this writing, a search for the term “firearm” under legislation in the 117th Congress reveals 29 entries. Not all of them are massive assaults on our rights. So...
Tags: Guns, Congress, White House, Reagan, Chicago, United States, Baltimore, Usc, Nra, House Senate, Harold, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, ATF, Institute for Legislative Action, Jackson Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee


White House announces 3 new mass vaccination sites in Texas; Feds investigate counterfeit N95 mask operation: Live COVID-19 updates

34% of Americans also now know someone who has died from COVID-19, survey shows. Chicago teachers are going back to the classroom. COVID-19 updates.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, White House, Chicago, Usa Today, COVID


White House announces 3 new mass vaccination sites in Texas; Feds investigate massive counterfeit mask operation: Live COVID-19 updates

34% of Americans also now know someone who has died from COVID-19, survey shows. Chicago teachers are going back to the classroom. COVID-19 updates.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, White House, Chicago, Usa Today, COVID


Trump could be fined $12 million after an Illinois judge ruled his Chicago hotel violated an environmental protection law for 3 years

A man walks by Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, Illinois, on March 21, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump's Chicago hotel is violating environmental protection laws, an Illinois judge ruled. The ruling stems from a 2018 lawsuit against the former president's hotel, The Washington Post reported. The hotel is improperly using water from the Chicago River to cool the building, the judge decided.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former Pre...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, Illinois, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Lisa Madigan, Chicago Tribune, Trump International Hotel, Chicago Illinois, Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago River


Trump could be fined $12 million after an Illinois judge ruled his Chicago hotel violated a environmental protection law for 3 years

A man walks by Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, Illinois, on March 21, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump's Chicago hotel is violating environmental protection laws, an Illinois judge ruled. The ruling stems from a 2018 lawsuit against the former president's hotel, The Washington Post reported. The hotel is improperly using water from the Chicago River to cool the building, the judge decided.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former Pre...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, Illinois, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Lisa Madigan, Chicago Tribune, Trump International Hotel, Chicago Illinois, Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago River


Democrats File the First of Many Anti-Rights Bills Aimed at Gun Owners

The Biden-Harris ticket could spell the end of the Second Amendment if elected. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- Democrat politicians said they wanted to disarm us. The Democrats didn’t wait long. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden would love to see action on gun control. The President promised to act on day one on this issue. This is an issue he is personally committed to. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee filed two gun control bills, House resolutions 125 and 127. ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, California, White House, Time, US, Fbi, Chicago, United States, House, Gun Control, Democrat, Biden, Baltimore, Nra, Lee


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls GOP Rep. Nancy Mace 'cynical' and 'disgusting' for accusing her of lying about the Capitol insurrection

Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina, left, and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, right Mic Smith/AP, House Television via AP, File AOC and Rep. Nancy Mace got into a heated back and forth on Twitter over the Capitol siege.  Ocasio-Cortez called Mace "cynical and disgusting" for publicly doubting her account of the attack. Mace and some right-wing commentators have accused AOC of exaggerating her experience. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, Trends, Cnn, Chicago, Gop, Mace, Fox News, Daniel dale, South Carolina, Capitol Police, Aoc, Jussie Smollett, Capitol, Washington Examiner


5 Science Fiction Books You Need To Read

The world is increasingly troubling these days, and from a human perspective, 2020 has been insane. It can feel hard to be balanced right now, and something lighter can give your mind a break. If you are looking for escapism by reading about a universe far away or merely searching to expand your mind through a journey into a different dimension, then the science fiction genre is for you!  Sci-fi is in a perpetual state of flux, and coming up with a different canon will vary from person ...
Tags: Fashion, China, Barack Obama, Earth, Chicago, Ford, Mars, Chambers, Weir, Jones, Becky Chambers, Cixin Liu, Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams, Liu, Mark Watney


Wall Street's frothy mood smacks brands like Macy's and Blockbuster, plus Facebook jabs Apple: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Wall Street treat Wednesday was one of those days where Wall Street was in a mood. GameStop’s unstoppable rally, fueled partly by Reddit renegades, continued to confound institutional investors. The exuberance leaked into other seemingly ob...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, White House, Advertising, General Motors, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Chicago, Switzerland, Reddit, Treasury, Cbs


Coronavirus updates: White House hopes most can get vaccinated by late summer, early fall; Chicago halts in-class learning

The White House Task Force held its first COVID-19 briefing, targeting vaccinations and warning the U.S. could soon hit 500,000 deaths. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Chicago, Usa Today, White House Task Force



Skip ADS
Filters
show more filters
January - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
February - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
March - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031