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New bodycam video shows ex-NYPD cop wielding a flag pole and tackling a police officer during the Capitol riot

This photo is included in the criminal complaint against Thomas Webster, who has been charged with assaulting a police officer in the Capitol riot. US Department of Justice Thomas Webster, a former NYPD officer, has been charged with assaulting police in the Capitol riot. New body-camera video obtained by CNN shows Webster berating the officer and wielding a flag pole. He can be seen swinging the pole before charging at and tackling the officer to the ground. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Police, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Arizona, Charles Davis, Justice Department, New York City Police Department, Trump, Capitol, Webster, US Department of Justice, Thomas Webster, Marshall Cohen, Kelsey Vlamis

Putin says Biden is of 'sound mind,' walking back on Russian disinformation about the president's mental acuity

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Joe Biden during the US-Russia Summit 2021 at the La Grange Villa on June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin backtracked on Russian propaganda about Biden's mental health. The Russian leader said Biden is "of sound mind and should be taken seriously." Russian state news previously pushed disinformation that Biden was not mental well. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Moscow, Julia Davis, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Abc News

We now have a good sense of how big the 'Always Trump' caucus is in Congress

In the five months since Donald Trump grudgingly left the White House, one of the central questions kicking around American politics is this: How big, exactly, is the group of pure "Always Trumpers" in Congress?
Tags: Congress, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Always Trump

The red-hot housing market is leaving people of color behind. JPMorgan is pushing for new rules to fight 'appraisal bias' in real estate

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. World headquarters are pictured on April 17, 2019 in New York City. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images JPMorgan announced a list of new policies aimed at fighting racial biases in the housing market. The bank says it wants to bring "equitable access to affordable housing" and "economic opportunity for renters and homeowners." Just last month a Black homeowner from Indianapolis got appraised $100,000 more for her home when her white friend stood in for her. S...
Tags: Real Estate, Politics, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Housing Market, Indianapolis, Cnn, Afp, Jpmorgan, Heather Higginbottom, New York City JOHANNES EISELE, Getty Images JPMorgan, Aleeya Mayo, Carlette Duffy

Biden accidentally called Putin 'President Trump' at his post-summit press conference, then corrected himself

President Joe Biden speaking at a press conference in Geneva following his meeting with President Vladimir Putin. C-SPAN Biden made a blunder when he started calling Putin "President Trump" on Wednesday. He made the error at a Geneva press conference following a summit with Putin. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden slipped up after meeting President Vladimir Putin, accidentally calling the Russian leader "President Trump."Biden quickly corrected himself an...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Arctic, Geneva, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump

Former White House adviser says dangerous coronavirus variant is 'like Covid on steroids'

A coronavirus variant first identified in India is "like Covid on steroids," Andy Slavitt, former White House senior adviser for Covid-19 response, said Wednesday.
Tags: White House, India, Cnn, Andy Slavitt

Biden apologized for losing his temper when a CNN reporter pressed him on Putin, saying he 'shouldn't have been such a wise guy'

President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding Air Force One at Geneva Airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Biden is returning to Washington as he wraps up his trip to Europe. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Biden apologized for losing his temper with a CNN reporter on Wednesday. "I shouldn't have been such a wise guy," he told reporters. CNN's Kaitlan Collins had pressed Biden on his meeting with Putin. See more stories on Insider's business page. Presi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Geneva, Biden, Collins, Summit, Geneva Switzerland

A Republican congressman refused to shake hands with a DC police officer beaten by Trump loyalists on Jan. 6, according to 2 House members

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, addresses the media after a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to urge Republican senators to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6th attack on the Capitol, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake hands with Michael Fanone, a DC police officer who was assaulted on Jan. 6. Two members of Congress shared Fanone's story on Tuesday via Twitter...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Illinois, Trump, Clyde

Biden apologizes after losing temper while addressing CNN's Kaitlan Collins: 'I shouldn't have been such a wise guy'

President Joe Biden on Wednesday apologized to CNN's chief White House correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, after he lost his temper while speaking with her at the end of his press conference following the Geneva summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Geneva, Biden, Kaitlan Collins

President Biden gave Putin custom aviator sunglasses during summit

President Joe Biden gifted Russian President Vladimir Putin a pair of custom aviator sunglasses made by Randolph USA during their summit on Wednesday, according to a White House official.
Tags: Usa, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Randolph

Progressives call on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire amid McConnell's threats to block future Supreme Court nominees

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Progressives are calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire. "For the good of the country, now is the time to step aside," an ad that ran in Politico read. The call comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell said he would block future nominees to the court. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressives have mounted a p...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Court, Barack Obama, Trends, Conservative, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images

Fiona Hill recalled trying to cause a fire alarm at Trump's 'mortifying' joint press conference with Putin in Helsinki, and said it was a 'great idea' Biden isn't doing one

Then-President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a 2018 joint press conference in Helsinki. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Fiona Hill, a former national security advisor, recalled Trump's 2018 press conference with Putin. She called it "mortifying and humiliating" and said she tried to pull a fire alarm to end it. She said it was a "great idea" Biden isn't holding a joint conference with Putin after their Wednesday meeting. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Bbc, Cnn, House, News UK, Geneva, Biden, House Intelligence Committee

Progressive Dems urge Biden to get tough on Russia but Putin has a tradition of playing mind games with American presidents

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Geneva on June 16. Angela Weiss/Alexey Druzhinin/Getty Images President Joe Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Some Democrats have called on Biden to be more assertive than Trump with Russia, Axios reported. However, Putin has perfected tactics to intimidate US leaders, Axios' Glen Johnson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressive Democrats are call...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn, United States, Libya, Geneva, Npr, John Kerry, Kremlin, Johnson

House votes 406-21 to honor police who defended Capitol

By Annie Grayer and Kristin Wilson | CNN Five months after the January 6 insurrection, the House and Senate have come to an agreement that will award the Congressional Gold Medal to the officers who defended the Capitol. But 21 House Republicans refused to support the legislation, the latest reminder that members of Congress still cannot agree on the facts of the deadly Capitol Hill riot. The final vote in the House on Tuesday was 406-21. The number of House Republicans voting against the bill n...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Crime, News, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, US, Georgia, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, House, Courts, Capitol Hill

Biden names Lina Khan as FTC chair

Big Tech critic Lina Khan will chair the Federal Trade Commission, the powerful antitrust agency that's targeted companies such as Facebook with fines and lawsuits, according to a White House spokesperson.
Tags: Facebook, White House, Cnn, Biden, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Lina Khan

White House to host thousands for July 4th celebration to mark 'independence from the virus'

The White House will host a celebration for thousands of essential workers and military families on July Fourth on the South Lawn to mark America's "independence from the virus," according to a White House official.
Tags: White House, America, Cnn, South Lawn

See top Trump DOJ official's two-word response to election probe request

New emails show how former President Donald Trump's White House assistant, chief of staff and other allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election. CNN's Whitney Wild reports.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump DOJ, Whitney Wild

Dysfunction, infighting grip Proud Boys in wake of Capitol riot

By Marshall Cohen | CNN A private Proud Boys audio chat that was made public Tuesday shows how the right-wing group fell into dysfunction and finger-pointing as its members got arrested after the US Capitol riot. Defense attorneys for Ethan Nordean, a leader of the Proud Boys in Washington state, released a rough transcript of the audio messages in a court filing. The FBI, which had seized Nordean’s cell phone, found the audio clips on the Telegram app and produced the transcript. Prosecutors ga...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Washington Dc, Courts, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump

Florida Gov. DeSantis signed a new law mandating a daily moment of silence in schools for students to 'reflect and be able to pray as they see fit'

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question from the media at a press conference at the Eau Gallie High School aviation hangar in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law requiring daily moments in silence in schools. The law will go into effect next school year. It bans teachers from "making suggestions as to the nature of any reflection that a student may engage in during the ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Law, Trends, Cnn, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Melbourne Florida, DeSantis, Eau Gallie High School, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk

No TikTok deal is no problem for red-hot software giant Oracle

Oracle's plan to buy the US assets of Chinese-owned TikTok in a partnership with Walmart is dead now that Donald Trump is out of the White House. But investors don't seem too concerned. They're still treating Oracle like it's a red hot social media stock instead of a boring database software company.
Tags: White House, US, Walmart, Cnn, Donald Trump, Tiktok

Kevin McCarthy won't let go of the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar, but Democrats have moved on

Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Kevin McCarthy is perpetuating the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar. McCarthy is urging Pelosi to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Pelosi has already signaled Democrats want to move on from recent misleading criticism of Omar. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for Rep. Ilhan Omar's removal from...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Minnesota, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Israel, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Democrats, Gop, United States, Taliban

Fox News has mentioned 'critical race theory' nearly 1300 times since March, according to watchdog study

Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images Critical race theory is dominating Fox News coverage, according to a new study. Media Matters for America, a left-leaning nonprofit, tracked the buzzword going back to last year. It was mentioned nearly 1,300 times in three and-a-half months. See more stories on Insider's business page. As critical race theory has emerged as a central talking point and fundraising tactic for Republicans, Fox News has been flooding t...
Tags: Politics, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Columbia University, Chart, Ucla, State, Democratic Party, Media Matters

Emails show how Trump, allies pressured DOJ to challenge election

New emails show how former President Donald Trump's White House assistant, chief of staff and other allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election. CNN's Whitney Wild reports.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Whitney Wild

White House announces national strategy to combat domestic terrorism

The White House on Tuesday announced a government-wide strategy to combat domestic terrorism after completing a sweeping assessment of the threat posed by domestic violent extremism following the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
Tags: White House, Cnn

House panel investigating the Trump DOJ's secret seizure of data from Democrats could compel Barr and Sessions to testify under oath

Attorney General William Barr, left, stands with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, following a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the Great Hall at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2019. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The House Judiciary Committee plans to probe the seizure of Democrats' data by the DoJ. The orders targeted Democratic lawmakers, their families, and journalists. Some Democrats have discussed requiring testimony...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Russia, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Justice Department, Trump

READ: Emails showing Trump allies pressuring Justice Department on election results

New emails from Justice Department and White House officials show how President Donald Trump's allies pressured then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to consider false and outlandish allegations that the 2020 election had been stolen.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Jeffrey Rosen

Biden to nominate Michael D. Smith as CEO of AmeriCorps

President Joe Biden will nominate Michael D. Smith to serve as the chief executive officer of AmeriCorps, the nation's main public service program, according to a White House official.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Michael D Smith

10 Things in Politics: The Trump Org. figures on prosecutors' radars

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:The 4 Trump Organization figures who could guide prosecutors through the company's financesJamie Dimon says JPMorgan is sitting on $500 billion in cash in anticipation of higher inflationThe 5 most popular places to move to all have good weather, lower taxes, and conservative politicsOne thing to watch for: ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Nbc, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Politico, Russia, New York City, US, America, Barack Obama

Putin called a former US Marine imprisoned in Russia a 'drunk' who 'got himself s---faced' in an interview ahead of his first meeting with Biden

A composite image of former US Marine Trevor Reed and Russian President Vladimir Putin. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images/NBC News Trevor Reed is serving nine years in Russian prison for drunkenly assaulting Moscow police officers. Biden is reportedly expected to bring up Reed's case in his first meeting with Putin on Wednesday. In an NBC News interview this week, Putin called Reed "just a drunk" who "got himself s---faced." See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian P...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, News UK, Switzerland, Moscow, Biden, Donald Trump

New emails reveal a Trump White House gone mad

Elie Honig writes the newly-revealed series of emails sent by former President Donald Trump's senior advisers after Trump's 2020 election loss to top Justice Department officials are stark evidence of a White House's efforts to steal an election and undercut democracy.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Trump White House, Elie Honig

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