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The Capitol Mob Was Only The Finale Of Trump’s Conspiracy To Overturn The Election

T he mood was already tense in Detroit’s expansive ballot-counting hall when President Trump tweeted on Nov. 4 that “a terrible thing” was “happening” in Michigan. It was the third day of processing ballots, and that morning Chris Thomas had heard a weird rumor traveling around the counting floor. A fellow election worker told Thomas, who was advising Detroit on its election after serving for 36 years as the state’s election director, that calls were welling on social media and email list...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Defense, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Features, Getty Images


The Monday Roundup: ‘Doughnut city’, unhinged cops, B2V, and more

Welcome to the week. Before we get to work, let’s make sure we are informed of the most notable news from the past seven days. Here’s what you need to know today… Traffic enforcement reform now!: A new investigation from NPR found that over 25% of fatal police shootings of unarmed Black people occurred during traffic stops. Bike touring in the time of Covid: The BBC covered a UK man’s attempt at a global bike tour during a global pandemic. CW: Police officer runs over people: A horrible ...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Washington, White House, US, Sport, Bbc, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Ford, Paris, Amsterdam, Npr, Seattle, Dot


Austin has attracted the likes of Oracle, Palantir, and SpaceX, among others. Here's what it's like inside Texas's growing tech hub.

Katie Canales/Business Insider Austin, Texas, has become one of the hottest relocation hotspots for tech talent during the pandemic. Tesla founder Elon Musk has a Cybertruck factory under construction outside the city, and his Boring Company recently bought an industrial site nearby. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Droves of tech talent...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends


45 pictures of the incredible bromance between President Obama and President Biden

Election night 2012 in Chicago. Reuters President Joe Biden served as President Barack Obama's vice president. The two became close friends over Obama's eight years in office. Their bromance continues as Biden begins his presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden became close friends during their eight years in the White House. Obama even calling him a "brother" as he awarded him a Presidential Medal of Freedom a...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Senate, White House, Valerie Jarrett, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Getty Images, Chicago, Washington Dc, Treasury, Michelle Obama, John Boehner


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 ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Stanford, Senate, India, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends


The 4 measures in Biden's stimulus plan that could put extra cash in your wallet

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in on Wednesday. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images Biden is pushing a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan to form the basis of the administration's negotiations with Congress. The White House wants to move swiftly to address the economic, health, and political crises. Some measures that could add cash to people's wallets are new stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment aid, and a $15 minimum wage. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Markets, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy, Features, Democrats, House, Tax credits, Federal Reserve, Biden


The 4 measures in the Biden stimulus plan that could put extra cash in your wallet

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images Biden is pushing a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan that will form the basis of the new administration's negotiations with Congress. The Biden White House is attempting to move swiftly to address the confluence of economic, health, and political crises. Some measures that could add cash to people's wallets include new sti...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Markets, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy, Features, Democrats, House, Tax credits, Federal Reserve


Big Tech rejoiced over Biden's inauguration day promises on immigration and climate change - but Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk were notably silent

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States on Wednesday. Big Tech leaders gave public statements congratulating Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. They welcomed Biden's policies on climate change and immigration, in particular. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Biden was sworn ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Cook, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Tesla


9 American greats Amanda Gorman referenced in her poem performed during Joe Biden's inauguration, from Maya Angelou to Barack Obama

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP Amanda Gorman paid homage to many American greats in her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb." Gorman references the work of Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, and more.  The 22-year-old poet preformed her poem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Cbs News, Wikipedia, Poetry, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Washington Dc, Vogue, Bill Clinton, Cbs


Biden enters the White House for the first time since being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Barack Obama


Biden enters White House for first time since being sworn in as 46th US president

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on the steps of the US Capitol after he was sworn in as the 46th US president. DAVID TULIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presid...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Barack Obama


Biden flew to DC on a luxurious Boeing 737 private jet with its own master bedroom and shower - see inside

Joe Biden flying to Washington, DC ahead of his inauguration. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty President Joe Biden flew to Washington, DC on a Boeing 737 private jet instead of an Air Force plane. The airliner-turned-private-jet is favored among the wealthy jet set for its range and spacious cabin. Amtrak was the president's first choice of transport but security concerns scrubbed the plan. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden arrived in Washington, DC ahead of his i...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Maryland, Air Travel, Washington, White House, Planes, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Flying, Washington Dc


Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


LIVE: After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office shortly before noon ET on Wednesday. Biden's inauguration came as Washington, DC was on lockdown after outgoing President Trump incited a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presiden...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America


After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Barack Obama


LIVE: Trump's most loyal congressional allies are seen arriving at Biden's inauguration

Congressional members and guests arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool President Trump left Washington, D.C. on Wednesday ahead of President-elect Biden's inauguration. The end of Trump's presidency comes as Washington, DC is on lockdown after a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends


Biden's inauguration is unlike any before. Photos show how his ceremony compares to those of previous presidents.

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration. Win McNamee/Getty Images Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in Wednesday as President and Vice President. Due to COVID-19 and threat of violence from far-right groups, the inauguration is unlike past ceremonies. Photos tell the story of how Biden's inauguration compares to that of previous presidents. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kama...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Features, United States, Washington Dc, George Bush


LIVE: Trump departs White House for final time ahead of Biden's inauguration as thousands of troops protect the nation's capital from right-wing extremists

Outgoing President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Trump left Washington, D.C. on Wednesday ahead of President-elect Biden's inauguration. The end of Trump's presidency comes as Washington, DC is on lockdown after a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presid...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Maryland, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Fbi, Live


LIVE: Trump wishes Americans a 'good life' before boarding Air Force One for final time ahead of Biden's inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Trump left Washington, D.C. on Wednesday ahead of President-elect Biden's inauguration. The end of Trump's presidency comes as Washington, DC is on lockdown after a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presid...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Maryland, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Fbi, Live


LIVE: Trump prepares to depart White House for final time ahead of Biden's inauguration as thousands of troops protect the nation's capital from right-wing extremists

US President Donald Trump stepping off Air Force One upon arrival in Harlingen, Texas, on January 12, 2021. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Trump will leave office and President-elect Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday. The end of Trump's presidency comes as Washington, DC is on lockdown after a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump wil...
Tags: Politics, News, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Fbi, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc


Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Workers put up "Biden-Harris" branded bunting on a press riser along the inaugural parade route near the White House on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last weeks deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Inauguration Day 2021 will be like no other amid the coronav...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, National Mall, Capitol Hill, Airbnb, Lincoln, Tsa, Dc


The glamorous life of Tiffany Trump, the president's lesser-known daughter who just announced her engagement to her business executive boyfriend

Tiffany Trump is engaged to Michael Boulos, the son of owners of a multi-billion dollar conglomerate based in Nigeria. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Taoray Wang President Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany announced her engagement to Michael Boulos on Tuesday. The 27-year-old law student has kept a lower profile than Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr.  She drew criticism in March 2019 for taking a trip to Serbia that cost taxpayers at least $23,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Congress, Abc, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, New York City, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, Trends


35 unforgettable images that capture Trump's wild and bitter presidency

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at a kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and ca...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel


Photos show ramped-up troops and barriers locking down Washington, DC, ahead of Biden's inauguration

National Guard Citizen-soldiers stand guard downtown on January 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Local and federal officials in the city of Washington, DC, are on high alert ahead of this week's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Fears stem following the deadly insurrection earlier this month at the US Capitol led by supporters of President Donald Trump. From non-scalable fencing around the US Capitol to the closure of the National Mall and streets in downtown ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Virginia, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Features, Fbi, Afghanistan, Washington Dc, National Mall


8 presidents and first family members on what it's like to live in the White House

President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison." Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock Presidents throughout the years have made the White House their home and reflected fondly on their time there long after their terms ended. President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison," but still managed to make it his home through renovations. President Obama made time for family dinners while his family lived in the White House, but also described th...
Tags: Obama, Washington, Life, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, United States, Ronald Reagan, President, Presidents, Netherlands, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy, Annie Leibovitz, John Adams


All the businesses cutting ties with the Trump Organization

President Donald Trump at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images After the insurrection on the Capitol led by a pro-Trump mob, some businesses are severing their ties with the president and the Trump Organization. Several prominent business leaders, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, have spoken out against the riot. Now, some businesses are severing ties with the president and the Trump Organization. Trump made history on Wednesday when he was became the first pr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Business, Florida, New York, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Germany, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Bloomberg, Features, Pga


26 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider One of the best gifts for any home cook is a new cookbook that will inspire creativity in the kitchen. Paired with a note, a cookbook can make a thoughtful and sentimental gift that evokes past travels, memories, and shared meals.Here are some of our favorite cookbooks to give this year, including "The Pepper Thai Cookbook," "New World Sourdough," and "Xi'an Famous ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Kitchen, Cooking, Gift Guide, Texas, London, Instagram, France, White House, China, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Trends


35 of the most powerful women in 2021

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images From first ladies of the United States to prominent businesswomen and leading figures in the entertainment industry, these women hold great power. On January 20, Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female and first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, one of the best-known female leaders in the world and the longest-reigning mon...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


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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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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