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From abortion care to LGBTQ rights, here's how Joe Biden is prepared to tear up Donald Trump's restrictive gender policies

President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response at the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration has already started nixing multiple Trump-era policies on gender, transgender rights, and reproductive healthcare through executive order. It's also planning to further entrench those rights into federal to show its commitment to gender equality. Some actions will take more than an executive order or require Congress to get involved. Vi...
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Law enforcement's disastrous response during the deadly insurrection reveals a major gap in security: Who's viewed as a threat

A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP Capitol Police officers failed at keeping pro-Trump rioters from breaching the US Capitol on January 6. Experts said the uncoordinated response reveal law enforcement's flawed perception of who's a threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters successfully breached the US Capitol building on January 6, forcing lawmakers to take cover as they voted on ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, US, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, Michelle Obama, Nolan, University Of California Berkeley, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Capitol Police, Trump, Democratic, Capitol


Vice President Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday as the first female US Vice President. Harris was born in California to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India.  Harris' extended family includes five lawyers and several Stanford graduates. Harris' representatives did not reply to a request for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris became the first Black ...
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Ted Cruz claims Joe Biden is 'more interested' in Paris than Pittsburgh, weeks after attempting to overturn Pennsylvania's election results

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at a campaign rally in Georgia on January 2, 2021. Brynn Anderson/AP Sen. Ted Cruz criticized President Biden with a comparison that may have missed the mark. He said Biden rejoining the Paris climate agreement showed he cared more for Paris than Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is in fact doing well on climate targets, though Cruz did recently challenge its election results. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off Joe B...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Climate Change, France, China, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Paris, Capitol Hill, Republican


Biden was sworn in as president with a massive family heirloom Bible dating back to 1893

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 Saul Loeb/Pool via AP President Joe Biden used a family heirloom Bible for his January 20 inauguration.  The Bible has been in the family since 1893, and comes from his father's side. Biden used it for his swearing-in ceremonies as a US senator as vice president.  Vi...
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'Kamala's Way': A new biography explores how Harris played Trump's game, using confidence and unapologetic ambition to grab the spotlight

Vice President and Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff arrive to the inauguration at the US Capitol on January 20, 2021. Alex Wong/Getty Images The following is an exclusive excerpt from "Kamala's Way," a new biography by Dan Morain. In it, he explores how the first female VP "rose above the din" in Washington, where her unapologetic ambition and focus made her a star. One Senate colleague described her like this: "She cooks. She shares recipes. She invites senators over for small dinner...
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The uncoordinated response from law enforcement during the deadly insurrection reveals a major gap in security: Who is viewed as a threat

A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP Capitol police officers failed at keeping pro-Trump rioters from breaching the US Capitol building as lawmakers convened to certify the results of the 2020 election. Law enforcement experts said the uncoordinated Capitol Police response reveal their flawed perception of whom they consider a threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters successfully br...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, US, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, Michelle Obama, Nolan, University Of California Berkeley, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Capitol Police, Trump, Democratic, Capitol


Biden plans to roll back controversial Trump policies on his first day in office, including reversing the Muslim travel ban and rejoining the Paris climate accord

President-elect Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/AP Biden plans to sign "roughly a dozen" executive orders that include rejoining the Paris climate accord, and reversing the travel ban on several majority Muslim countries. A memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain outlines Biden's 10-day action plan in which he hopes to immediately reverse some of President Trump's signature policies. Biden has inherited a number of crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic crisis, a climat...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, China, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, News UK, Who, Biden, Cabinet, Kamala Harris, Trump, Muslim Ban


Ted Cruz's former staffers say they are 'disgusted' by his role in the US Capitol insurrection and his unflinching support of Trump, report says

Sen. Ted Cruz at the joint session to confirm the Electoral College votes on January 6, 2021 Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP At least six of Sen. Ted Cruz's former aides have expressed their disgust at the recent actions of their former boss, according to New York Magazine's Intelligencer. Ted Cruz is under fire for spreading election misinformation, objecting to the results of the 2020 election being certified, and having fundraised during the US Capitol insurrection. Democratic lawmakers have cal...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, News UK, John F Kennedy, Republican, Donald Trump, New York Magazine, Cruz, Trump, Democratic, Election 2020, Capitol


Manchin says Senate should consider using 14th Amendment to remove Hawley and Cruz over their objections to Electoral College votes

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks to the press near the Senate subway following a vote in the Senate impeachment trial that acquitted President Donald Trump of all charges on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. After the House impeached Trump last year, the Senate voted today to acquit the President on two articles of impeachment as the trial concludes. Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said the Senate should con...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Washington Dc, House, Ted Cruz, Pbs, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Democratic, Capitol, Manchin


Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is set to collide with Republicans - and it could force Democrats to scrap measures like a $15 minimum wage

Susan Walsh/AP Biden unveiled a large new aid plan, but it may have to be modified substantially to gain Republican votes and faces a difficult road ahead. The president-elect is seeking GOP support for his rescue package to enact it more quickly and make good on his promise of bipartisanship. "I see no way this gets 10 Republican Senate votes in its current form," a conservative budget expert said in an interview. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Bi...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Biden, South Carolina, Democratic, Republican Senate, McConnell


Georgia prosecutor seriously considering a criminal investigation into Trump's election interference, report says

President Donald J. Trump stops to talk to reporters as he walks to board Marine One and depart from the South Lawn at the White House on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Fulton County's district attorney is seriously considering launching a criminal investigation into President Donald Trump, according to The New York Times. This follows calls by a watchdog group and Democratic lawmakers to have Trump investigated for interfering ...
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Ted Cruz, who peddled election misinformation for weeks before the Capitol riot, plans to attend Biden's inauguration

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stands in the House Chamber during a reconvening of a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021. Win McNamee/Getty Images Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas plans to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, after weeks of elevating misinformation about the election results. Cruz has faced immense backlash and increasing pressure to resign following his objection to the election certification last week. Biden has even criticized the Texas senator and said he ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Nbc, Supreme Court, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, Ted Cruz, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Cruz


Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff recall first date: ‘It felt like we had known each other forever’

By Jasmine Wright and Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff recalled their first date in a rare joint interview with CNN’s Abby Phillip, for a CNN special report airing Sunday on the barrier-breaking vice president and her historic career. In a short clip that aired Friday, Harris and Emhoff, who have been married for more than six years, spoke of their first date and subsequent weeks courting, with Emhoff saying he broke every rule of datin...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, California, Senate, California News, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Vogue, Kamala Harris, Maya, Southern California, Democratic, HARRIS, Santa Barbara California


Oregon's governor blasts Operation Warp Speed, accusing the Trump administration of 'deception on a national scale' over lack of coronavirus vaccine reserve

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown accused the federal government's coronavirus vaccine rollout of "deception on a national scale."  Trump's health secretary said Tuesday that Operation Warp Speed would start shipping out vaccine doses that were being held in reserve. But there are actually no extra doses in reserve, leaving stat...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Health And Human Services


The insurrection on Capitol Hill directly descends from the legacy of the Brooks Brothers riot and Bush v. Gore

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush protest outside the Palm Beach County Governmental Center against further vote counting of presidential election ballots in the state of Florida. Robert Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images The January 6 insurrection on the Capitol had some familiar echoes of the November 2000 uprising on Miami-Dade County's presidential recount, an incident that came to be known as the Brooks Brothers riot. Both uprisings took place on a Wednesday and...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Indiana, Analysis, Gop, Missouri, Arkansas, Washington Dc, New York Times, George Bush, Miami


A police officer arrested after the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol is also a current member of the US military

Rocky Mount Police Department Officers Jacob Fracker, left, and Thomas Robertson, right. Department of Justice Two Virginia police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, were arrested in connection with last week's riots at the US Capitol. Fracker, as Military.com first reported, is a current member of the Virginia National Guard, making him the first current military member to be arrested in connection with the riots. Several former military members have been arrested or are facing...
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Joe Biden to put $2,000 stimulus payments back in play

By Katie Lobosco | CNN A $2,000 stimulus check is expected to be included in a $2 trillion Covid relief plan that President-elect Joe Biden is set to unveil Thursday evening. An economic package passed by Congress in December provided for fresh $600 stimulus payments despite calls from politicians on both sides of the aisle for bigger checks. Congress included payments of $1,200 in its initial stimulus when shutdowns because of the coronavirus began last spring. Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie ...
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Biden’s trillion-dollar economic plan focuses on higher stimulus payments, vaccines

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday will unveil a Covid-19 relief package rivaled in size only by last year’s $2 trillion Cares Act, in his first legislative test in the face of a split U.S. Senate and a deteriorating economy. Transition officials developed a proposal with Democratic lawmakers and their staff in recent days that’s anticipated at least the $900 billion of December’s bill, with incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pressing for more than $1.3 trillion. Biden last week pu...
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Biden’s trillion-dollar economic plan focuses on nigher stimulus payments, vaccines

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday will unveil a Covid-19 relief package rivaled in size only by last year’s $2 trillion Cares Act, in his first legislative test in the face of a split U.S. Senate and a deteriorating economy. Transition officials developed a proposal with Democratic lawmakers and their staff in recent days that’s anticipated at least the $900 billion of December’s bill, with incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pressing for more than $1.3 trillion. Biden last week pu...
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Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice as House charges him with inciting an insurrection

President Trump. Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in catalyzing a violent riot at the US Capitol on January 6 that resulted in five deaths. Multiple Republican lawmakers broke ranks to vote with their Democratic colleagues to impeach the president, and Wednesday's vote was the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. He was previously i...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Washington Dc, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives


House Democrats call for accountability while Republicans call for unity and rail against 'cancel culture' in impeachment debate

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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House members engage in a fiery debate over impeaching Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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The House prepares to impeach the president after a fiery debate and as Trump is more isolated than ever

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush makes a fiery speech calling to impeach 'the white supremacist in chief'

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol siege and shoots down antifa conspiracy theories

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: Rep. Cedric Richmond says some Republicans are 'co-conspirators' in the insurrection and tells them to 'man up, woman up,' and defend the Constitution

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Senate Democrats weigh merging coronavirus relief and infrastructure into a massive multi-trillion-dollar package that could pass without GOP votes

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Senate Democrats are weighing whether to merge coronavirus relief and infrastructure into one massive package using the reconciliation process, two Democratic aides tell Insider. The discussions reflects the desire among Democrats to swiftly capitalize on their new power and enact large parts of their agenda. "We have few shots at the apple and we don't want to risk doing too little," a senior Democratic aide said. Both aides cautioned the talks were preliminary a...
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LIVE: Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan spouts a fountain of lies and misinformation about the election as the House debates impeachment

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Ted Cruz suffers Capitol riot backlash, with a top aide resigning and calls for him to be added to the FBI no-fly list

Getty Republican Sen. Ted Cruz faces a growing backlash from congressional colleagues who say he was partly responsible for the riots at the US Capitol last Wednesday. Democratic aides told The Hill that some Democratic senators are discussing the possibility of censuring Cruz for incitement. Cruz's communications director Lauren Blair Bianchi on Wednesday resigned in response to Cruz's efforts to overturn the election. The chair of the Committee on Homeland Security is calling for Cruz b...
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