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Pennsylvania governor says Republican voting bill is based on 'fringe conspiracy theories'

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf addresses supporters before former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for statewide Democratic candidates on September 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela/Getty Images Pennsylvania Republicans are seeking to impose new ID requirements on the state's voters. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has promised to veto any GOP voting bill. After the 2020 election, the Pennsylvania GOP tried to delay certification of Biden's victory...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Supreme Court, China, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump


Florida Republican Recorded Threatening Opponent With 'Russian Hit Squad, Close-Battle Combat, Mac-10s, Silencers Kind of Thing'

William Braddock may have set some kind of Florida record: In the state’s crowded pack of Republican bozos running for Congress, he’s the only one in recent memory (and possibly ever) to allegedly threaten a political opponent with murder by a heavily armed Russian-Ukrainian mafia death squad.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Congress, Politico, Films, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Braddock, Matt Gaetz, Charlie Crist, Anna Paulina Luna, Amanda Makki, Creative Works, English Language Films, William Braddock


A Florida Republican reportedly compared his political rival to a 'f---ing speed bump' and threatened to send a hit squad to make her 'disappear'

Anna Paulina Luna, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives speaks before President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara A GOP candidate in Florida made threats to send a "Russian-Ukrainian hit squad" to his opponent, Politico reports. "She's a dead squirrel," William Braddock said of his rival, Anna Paulina Luna, in a phone call. Politico obtained a secret recording of the ph...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, News, Republicans, Congress, Politico, Trends, Gop, Campaign, Donald Trump, St Petersburg, Luna, Melania Trump, Tampa Fla, Tampa Bay Times


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


The US House voted to repeal the 2002 Iraq War authorization

Tom Brenner/Reuters The House voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. The 2002 AUMF paved the way for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. There's a growing bipartisan effort to scrap post-9/11 laws that gave presidents broad authority to wage war. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq.The resolution, sponsored by...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Iran, House, House Of Representatives, Tehran, Iraq War, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Lee, AUMF


Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing a backlash for donating to Trump and other Republicans

"Five Nights at Freddy's"/Scott Cawthon Five Nights at Freddy's Scott Cawthon is retiring amid uproar over his donations to GOP lawmakers. Last week, fans called out his donations to former president Donald Trump and other Republicans. At the time, Cawthon said he's a Republican, adding "If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled." See more stories on Insider's business page. Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing backlash for donating to...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Video Games, Entertainment, Senate, America, Trends, Gop, Reddit, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Freddy, Tulsi Gabbard


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court said that GOP-controlled states challenging the law in the case lacked standing. The ruling in the case, California v. Texas, was 7-2. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.The 7-2 ruling l...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Arizona, Affordable Care Act


US, EU Forge Closer Ties on Emerging Technologies To Counter Russia and China

The U.S. and European Union plan to cooperate more on technology regulation, industrial development and bilateral trade following President Biden's visit, in a bid to help Western allies better compete with China and Russia on developing and protecting critical and emerging technologies. From a report: Central to the increased coordination will be a new high-level Trade and Technology Council the two sides unveiled Tuesday. The aim of the TTC is to boost innovation and investment within and betw...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commerce, European Commission, Biden, Donald Trump, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, State, Antony Blinken, Apple Google


Analysis: 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: News, Congress, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Always Trump


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


Group-chat bans and 'daddy issues': A report on Andrew Giuliani's campaign to be New York's governor highlights family drama

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his son Andrew in 1998. Evy Mages/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images Andrew Giuliani's longshot NY gubernatorial bid was the subject of a New York Magazine profile. Strained family dynamics underpin the shoestring campaign, according to the magazine. Despite being a former White House aide, Andrew is reportedly not Trump's first pick. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Andrew Giuliani's gubernatorial bid was ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Republicans, White House, New York City, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, Republican, Rudy, Giuliani, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Long Island, New York Magazine


The Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio says he started selling Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump T-shirts after card-processing companies refused to work with his other businesses

Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys. Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty The Proud Boys leader told The Wall Street Journal about the group's financial problems. Tarrio said he has struggled to make money as card processors keep refusing to work with his group. He said he found a loophole by starting a secret business to sell political T-shirts to liberals. See more stories on Insider's business page. Protesters at Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump demonstrati...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Paypal, Fbi, News UK, Miami, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Capitol, Charlottesville Virginia, Proud Boys, Journal Read


Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio says he started selling Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump T-shirts after card-processing companies refused to work with his other businesses

Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys. Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio told The Wall Street Journal about the group's financial problems. Tarrio said he has struggled to make money as card processors keep refusing to work with his group. He said he found a loophole by starting a secret business to sell political T-shirts to liberals. See more stories on Insider's business page. Protesters at Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump ...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Paypal, Fbi, News UK, Miami, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Capitol, Proud Boys, Journal Read, Charlottesville Unite the Right


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


Video shows Osama bin Laden's niece waving a flag saying 'Trump won' on a lake outside the Biden-Putin summit

Noor bin Ladin protesting in Geneva. Twitter/The Recount Noor bin Ladin protested on Lake Geneva during Biden and Putin's meeting. She waved a "Trump won" flag. Last year she came out as Trump supporter, and has denounced the 9/11 attacks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Osama bin Laden's niece waved a flag that said "Trump won" on a lake outside the villa President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Wednesday.Noor bin Ladin came out last year as...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Osama Bin Laden, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, News UK, Geneva, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Christopher Wray, Lake Geneva, Sinead Baker


A woman who pleaded guilty to involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection told a judge she watched the Holocaust film 'Schindler's List' to 'educate herself'

Rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington on January 6. AP Photo The attorney for a Capitol rioter said she watched "Schindler's List" to "educate herself" after January 6. Anna Morgan Lloyd, 49, pleaded guilty to one charge of picketing in the Capitol. Lloyd submitted a movie review to support her plea for a probationary sentence. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Capitol rioter who pleaded guilty to a charge related to the insurrecti...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Protest, Washington, America, Trends, Indiana, Ap, Best, Donald Trump, Spielberg, History Channel, Schindler's List, Capitol, Schindler


A woman who pleaded guilty to involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection told a judge she had since watched the Holocaust film 'Schindler's List' for education

Rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on January 6. AP Photo The attorney for a Capitol riot suspect said she watched "Schindler's List" to "educate herself." Anna Morgan Lloyd, 49, pleaded guilty to one charge of picketing in the Capitol. Lloyd submitted a movie review to support her plea for a probationary sentence. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. A woman who pleaded guilty to a charge related to the January 6 insurrection says she watc...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Protest, America, Trends, Indiana, Ap, Best, Donald Trump, Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List, Capitol, Schindler, Lloyd, Shaner


Boxer, attorney, and former reality TV star Joey Gilbert was at the Capitol on Jan 6. He's now campaigning to be governor of Nevada.

Joey Gilbert was spotted outside the US Capital during the January 6 riots. He is now running for governor of Nevada. Joey Gilbert Joey Gilbert was seen on video taking part in the January 6 riot outside the Capitol. He announced his campaign to run for governor of Nevada, running on the promise of "election integrity." Jason Riddle, who was charged in relation to the Capitol riots, is also running for office in New Hampshire. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nevada attorn...
Tags: Politics, News, Boston, US, America, Trends, New Hampshire, Nevada, Election, Donald Trump, Reno, Boxer, Trump, Alex Jones, Governor, Capitol


Trump Judges Are Already Screwing Biden's Climate Agenda

Retired blogger Donald Trump may be shrinking from public view, but his legacy will remain imprinted on the U.S. for decades to come, particularly when it comes to the judiciary. That could have huge ramifications on all types of policy, but particularly climateRead more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Trump, Patrick Morrisey, Presidents Of The United States, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Presidency Of The United States, Law Crime, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Gernot Wagner, 21st Century In The United States, Terry A Doughty


‘Practical work’ summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE, and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control and diplomacy but emerged from their much-anticipated Swiss summit Wednesday largely where they started — with deep differences on human rights, cyberattacks, election interference and more. The two leaders reached an important, but hardly relationship-changing agreement to return their chief diplomats to Mo...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Merck, Sport, European Union, Joe Biden, Ap, Canada, Britain, Soccer, United States


The Manhattan DA reportedly hasn't flipped the would-be star witness in its Trump investigation. Allen Weisselberg may be holding out for the best deal possible.

Donald Trump, Allen Weisselberg, and Donald Trump Jr. in 2017. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly still isn't cooperating with prosecutors. Legal experts say as a potential key witness, he may be holding out for the best possible deal. Weisselberg also may never cooperate with the Manhattan DA's probe into the Trump Organization. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Manhattan District Attorney's office is st...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Trends, Ap, Analysis, United States, New York Times, Manhattan, Times, Donald Trump, Richard, Barry, New York Police Department, Robbins, Trump


Biden gifts Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison and custom aviators during their first face-to-face meeting at Geneva summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Biden gave Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison during their meeting on Wednesday. The president also gifted Putin a custom pair of Aviator sunglasses. Gift-giving is a routine practice between world leaders. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wednesday gifted Russian President Vladimir Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison an...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, United Kingdom, Geneva, Boris Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump


Fox News host Harris Faulkner complimented Vladimir Putin for answering questions for longer than Joe Biden - before the US president even spoke

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner. Fox News A Fox News host remarked that Vladimir Putin is more accessible to the press than Joe Biden. Harris Faulkner said Putin took questions for longer than Biden and VP Kamala Harris combined. Her observation did not factor in Biden's press conference right after Putin's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner said that Vladimir Putin gave more time to the press than Joe Biden, even though the US preside...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, State, HARRIS FAULKNER, FAULKNER, Pompeo


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


Images of Biden's meeting with Putin show a cool but cordial dynamic as the US president seeks a reset after Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Images showed the cool atmosphere as Biden and Putin met in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden's stance toward Russia marks a major shift from Trump. Trump's 2018 summit with Putin in Helsinki was one of the most infamous moments of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva on Wednesda...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Geneva, Kremlin


Images of Biden's meeting with Putin show a cool but cordial dynamic as the president seeks a reset after Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Images show the cool atmosphere as Biden and Putin met in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden's stance toward Russia marks a major shift from Trump. Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin was one of the most infamous moments of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednes...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Geneva, Kremlin


Liz Cheney says it was 'disgusting and despicable' for fellow GOP Rep. Paul Gosar to accuse Capitol Police of 'lying in wait' for Jan. 6 rioter Ashli Babbitt

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Mark Makela/Reuters Liz Cheney rebuked Paul Gosar for saying that the Capitol Police "executed" Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt, one of the Jan. 6 rioters, was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer. "It is disgusting and despicable to see Gosar lie about that day," Cheney said. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming on Tuesday blasted fellow Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for placing the blame for the death of Capitol...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Gop, Wyoming, House, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Illinois, Donald Trump, Doj, Cheney


1 in 3 local election officials are concerned about facing harassment and feeling unsafe on the job, a new poll shows

In this April 28, 2020, file photo, Louisa Boyer, a provisional election judge, reviews paperwork at a voting center at Edmondson High School as voters arrive to cast their ballot in the 7th Congressional District special election in Baltimore AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file One in three local election officials say they are concerned about their safety on the job, a new poll shows. Thirty-nine percent expressed concerns about facing pressure to certify the election results. The poll comes aft...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Local, Trends, Social Media, Georgia, Joe Biden, Arizona, Hobbs, Associated Press, Pbs, Biden, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Polls


‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion between “two great powers” and said it was “always better to meet face to face.” ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


Hillary Clinton says Republicans have been flirting with Putin's authoritarianism by denying 2020 election results

Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin during a meeting in March 2010. Alexey Nikolsky/Getty Images Hillary Clinton said the GOP is doing Putin's work for him by denying the 2020 election results. Clinton said Republicans have been flirting with Putin's authoritarian model of governance. Her comments came as Biden met with Putin in Geneva. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesda...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, Geneva, Republican Party, Biden, Msnbc



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