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10 Things in Politics: Capitol on alert after threats

Razor wire and fences around the US Capitol. Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Insider's exclusive interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.House lawmakers abruptly changed plans over new threats to the Capitol.Bid...
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THE ANNOYANCE ENGINE: Spam robocalls became profitable scams by exploiting the phone system, but you can stop them

It's not just you. Spam calls are out of control. iStock; Insider Spam robocalls are on the rise, and the reason is they're incredibly profitable. Court decisions have paved the way for telemarketers to get away with spam calls scot-free. You can stop scam robocalls, but you need to take it into your own hands. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Nearly every day for the past year, I have been breathlessly informed that the warranty on my vehicle is out of date. The...
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The 5 biggest takeaways from FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony about the Capitol insurrection

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. AP FBI Director Chris Wray testified about the January 6 Capitol attack on Tuesday. He said the FBI warned law enforcement partners of violence at the Capitol ahead of the attack. Wray also shot down conspiracy theories about the siege and Trump's lies about the election. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. During congressional testimony o...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Dc, Johnson


Garland’s AG nomination clears Senate committee

By Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate. The vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee. Garland, the former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, has been praised by members of both parties for his intellect and integrity. He pledged in his nomination hearing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Russia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Delaware


'We must resist becoming numb': Biden marks 500,000 Covid deaths with national address – live

President addresses grief: ‘I know what it’s like’US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000Merrick Garland emphasizes DOJ independence: ‘I am not the president’s lawyer’Biden to order flags be flown at half-staff for coronavirus victimsDominion Voting to sue MyPillow CEO for defamationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.15pm GMT Candles at the White House to mark half a million dead from coronavirus Candles for the moment of silence. pic.twitter.com/lUGYahkzsR#LIVE...
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Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garland's confirmation hearings

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland testified Monday at a confirmation hearing for his nomination as attorney general. He committed to staying apolitical and said the US faces a "dangerous" threat from domestic extremists. Garland also expressed opposition to the death penalty and said he couldn't "imagine anything worse" than Trump's child separation policy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty, Department Of Justice, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Durham, Trump, Oklahoma City


Merrick Garland says 'we do not have equal justice' in the US because of systemic racism

Judge Merrick Garland and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. Caroline Brehman, Brandon Bell/Getty Images Merrick Garland emphatically stated Monday that the US does not have equal justice under the law. Sen. Cory Booker asked Garland if systemic racism influences outcomes in criminal justice. "Senator, there is no question to me that there is disparate treatment in our justice system." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Judge Merrick Garland acknowledged systemic racism as a rea...
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Garland supports releasing report on FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar case

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday that he supports releasing the results of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. Garland also said if confirmed he would also consult with the Justice Department’s inspector general about the USA Gymnastics/Nassar investigation. Between August and October 2018, Office of Inspector General investigators and FBI agents from local f...
Tags: Politics, News, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, Connecticut, Tokyo, Michigan, Doj, Justice Department, OIG, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Penny


WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland choked up while explaining his motivation for being a public servant. At his confirmation hearing for attorney general, Garland talked about how his family fled antisemitism. "The country took us in and protected us, and I feel an obligation to the country to pay back," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US appeals court judge Merrick Garland on Monday...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Getty, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Booker, US supreme court


Domestic terrorism in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney-general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism was "more dangerous" now than it was in the 1990s. The Capitol insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Judge Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's n...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, Waco, Ruby Ridge


Domestic terror in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism is "more dangerous" than its previous peak in the 1990s. The January 6 insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly OKC bombing, Garland said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general sounded the alarm Monday on the...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, OKC, Waco


10 Things in Politics: Merrick Garland vows justice after Capitol riot

Then-Vice President Joe Biden and Judge Merrick Garland in 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:The House wants to pass the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan this week.Trump will make his first public appearance since leaving...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, House


DOJ charges 6 more defendants in the Oath Keepers movement with conspiracy in the Capitol insurrection

Men belonging to the Oathkeepers wearing military tactical gear attend the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters breached the security surrounding the U.S. Capitol to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images The DOJ filed charges against 6 people in the Oath Keepers movement over the Capitol riot. Nine people associated with the Oat...
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The tide has turned against Gov. Andrew Cuomo as federal investigators scrutinize his handling of New York's COVID-19 crisis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images In the early days of the pandemic, many hailed Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York as a hero. Now, the FBI and a US attorney's office are investigating Cuomo over his handling of nursing homes. New York Democrats are also working to strip Cuomo of the emergency powers he received last spring. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After being hailed as a hero in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuom...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Fox News, Kim, Department Of Justice, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Doj, Cuomo, Times Union


White House Will Leave Decision Whether To Prosecute Trump Up To DOJ

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday said the "independent" Department of Justice would make a determination on any criminal charges against former President Trump, following the Senate's acquittal of his role in the deadly Capitol insurrection last month. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Department Of Justice, Doj, Trump, Jen Psaki, Summer Concepcion, Second Trump Impeachment


Biden Breaks Silence on Guns, Demands ‘Common Sense Reforms’

Joe Biden used the anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., to press for extremist gun control U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Having waited about four weeks from the day he moved into the White House, Democrat Joe Biden used the Valentine’s Day anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., to demand that Congress “enact commonsense gun law reforms,” which is camo-speak for extremist gun control. What he calls “common sense” is considered nonsense b...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Guns, Congress, White House, US, Joe Biden, Bellevue, Michigan, Npr, Johnson, Biden, Doj, Trump, Nra, Linda


10 Things in Politics: Trump faces a tsunami of legal peril

President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021, his last day in office. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.I hope you enjoyed our longer weekend. Our thoughts are with everyone in the middle of these terrible winter storms.Send your tips and musings to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's wh...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Maryland, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Getty Images, Austin, Dave, Gop, Wyoming, House, New York Times, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell


NY Gov. Cuomo is facing calls to resign after a leaked call revealed his administration withheld new COVID-19 nursing home deaths

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking heavy criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. A leaked video call from his top aide revealed his administration was withholding key COVID data. The aide, Melissa DeRosa, explained her remarks and the governor's office released a transcript. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under pressure from both sides of the aisle...
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Jenna Ryan, a Texas real estate agent charged in the Capitol insurrection, says she 'bought into a lie' and regrets 'everything'

Jenna Ryan, a supporter of President Donald Trump who was photographed in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2020, appears in this photo from the Department of Justice's court filings. DOJ Jenna Ryan, charged in the Capitol riot, says she "bought into a lie" and regrets her participation.  Ryan, who infamously flew on a private jet to the event, is facing two misdemeanor charges.  She told The Washington Post that she feels betrayed and is "embarrassed." Visit the Business sect...
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The DOJ dropped a Trump-era lawsuit against Melania's former friend who wrote a tell-all

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and Melania Trump pictured in 2008. BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Stephanie Winston Wolkoff published a book about her friendship with Melania Trump last September. The DOJ sued Wolkoff over the book the following month, accusing her of breaking an NDA. The DOJ, now under Biden, dropped the suit on Monday, without giving a reason.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Justice Department has stopped pursuing legal action against St...
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The DOJ plans to ask almost all Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign, but will keep the one investigating Hunter Biden's taxes, report says

Hunter Biden. DNCC via Getty Images The DOJ plans to ask 56 Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign, CNN reported. But it reportedly plans on keeping on two attorneys who are working on ongoing investigations. One of them, David Weiss, is currently investigating Hunter Biden's taxes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Department of Justice plans to ask for the resignation of almost all Trump-appointed US attorneys, CNN reported on Monday.However, the department plan...
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10 Things in Politics: Here's your impeachment trial guide

Win McNamee/Getty Images Good morning! Welcome to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send me your tips, thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:Trump's impeachment trial starts later todayEuropean spies are pleased that Trump may no longer get intelligence briefingsThe first sitting member of Congress has died of COVID-19 complications1. IMPEACHMENT RETURNS: Former Pr...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, South Dakota, House


10 Things in Politics: Impeachment trial guide - The spies who love US again - A Conway on 'American Idol'

Win McNamee/Getty Images Good morning! Welcome to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send me your tips, thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:Trump's impeachment trial starts later todayEuropean spies are pleased that Trump may no longer get intelligence briefingsThe first sitting member of Congress has died of COVID-19 complications1. IMPEACHMENT RETURNS: Former Pr...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, South Dakota, House


California's net-neutrality rules clear major hurdle as Biden's DOJ abandons its efforts to block them

Jaap Arriens/Getty Images The DOJ dropped its legal challenge to California's net-neutrality rules on Monday. California lawmakers passed the rules in 2018 after Trump's FCC overturned Obama-era rules. This is a reversal from the Trump administration's fight against popular net-neutrality policies. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Department of Justice has dropped its legal challenge to California's net-neutrality rules, the agency said in a court filing on Mond...
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A woman charged in the Capitol riot can take a trip to Mexico after a federal judge rules in her favor

A photo shared by the FBI, which it says shows Jenny Cudd in the Capitol during the January 6 riot. Screenshot via DOJ. A federal judge granted Jenny Cudd's request to leave the country for a retreat in Mexico. Cudd was charged last month for her participation in the Capitol insurrection on January 6. Following the attack, Cudd told a local news outlet that she would "do it again." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Jenny Cudd, who was charged with participating in the...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, Mexico, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Doj, Capitol, McFadden, US Capitol, DC District Court, Trevor McFadden, Cudd, Capitol Riots, Capitol Attack


Justice department could prosecute Capitol rioters under a federal law designed to take down organized crime

an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington in March 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP The DOJ is considering using an anti-organized crime law to prosecute Capitol rioters. Reuters reports that the DOJ could charge insurrectionists under RICO. The law was designed primarily to go after the mafia. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Federal prosecutors are considering whether to use a federal statute designed to take down mafia rings and organized crime ...
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Democrats’ impeachment filing: Donald Trump ‘threatened the constitutional system’

By Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju | CNN The House impeachment managers argue former President Donald Trump should be convicted for inciting the insurrection at the Capitol last month and barred from holding future office, charging that his actions “threatened the constitutional system that protects the fundamental freedoms we cherish.” The House managers laid out their case against Trump in a pre-trial legal brief filed Tuesday morning, in which they accused Trump of stirring up violence against Con...
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An accused Capitol rioter asked the judge for permission to leave the US for a vacation in Mexico

A photo shared by the FBI, which it says shows Jenny Cudd in the Capitol during the January 6 riot. Screenshot via DOJ. A US Capitol rioter asked the court for permission to leave the US and take a vacation to Mexico. Lawyers said Jenny Cudd "planned and prepaid for a weekend retreat with her employees in Riviera Maya." Cudd is charged with offences linked to unlawful entry and disorderly conduct at the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the rioters who sto...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Mexico, US, Trends, Fbi, House, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Doj, Trump, Capitol, Midland Texas, Riviera Maya Mexico, US District Court for the District of Columbia


A woman charged in the Capitol riot asked the judge for permission to leave the US for a vacation in Mexico

The FBI says this photo shows Jenny Cudd in the Capitol during the riot on January 6. Screenshot via DOJ. A woman charged in the Capitol riot asked the court for permission to take a vacation to Mexico. Lawyers said Jenny Cudd "planned and prepaid for a weekend retreat with her employees" in Riviera Maya. Cudd has been charged with unlawful entry and disorderly conduct at the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A woman who was charged with participating in the insu...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Mexico, US, Trends, Fbi, House, New York Times, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Doj, Capitol, Midland Texas, Riviera Maya Mexico, US District Court for the District of Columbia


Steve Bannon scolds Rudy Giuliani after he falsely claimed the Republican Lincoln Project helped Capitol rioters

Steve Bannon speaks to Rudy Giuliani on the "Bannon's War Room" podcast on January 29, 2021. The Lincoln Project/Twitter Steve Bannon called out Rudy Giuliani after he said the Lincoln Project helped organize the Capitol riot. Giuliani was unable to provide evidence for his claim, prompting Bannon to scold him during his podcast. "This is why we're getting blown up all the time," Bannon told Giuliani. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former White House strategist Ste...
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