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The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban choke holds and 'qualified immunity' for officers

Protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington DC. Reuters The House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act late Wednesday. The bill would be the most ambitious police reform passed in the US in decades. The legislation now heads to the Senate, where it needs at least 10 GOP votes to become law. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US House of Representatives passed the George Floy...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Minneapolis, Congress, Police, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Npr


A wealthy Florida Keys community received vaccines before the rest of the state. A month later, one resident sent $250,000 to the governor.

People arrive at Jackson Memorial Hospital to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has faced criticism over the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in his state. One wealthy community was vaccinated in January as the rest of the state struggled, the Miami Herald reported. One resident, former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, donated $250,000 to DeSantis a month later. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Vaccine, Herald, Illinois, State, Bruce Rauner, Manatee County, Miami Herald, Florida Keys, Ron DeSantis, Key Largo


The design company behind the stage at CPAC said they had 'no idea' it resembled Nazi insignia

Technicians work on the stage before the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, February 25, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo The company that designed the CPAC stage said it was unaware of the Nazi associations of the shape used. Design Foundry said it was 'horrified' at accusations it was intentional. The company said it provided several designs and said CPAC chose this one.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The compan...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Maryland, Trends, News UK, Citibank, Msnbc, Hyatt Hotels, Orlando Florida, ACU, Donald Trump Ted Cruz, Matt Schlapp, Hyatt Regency, Walters, CPAC, Nazi Party


Here's why Democrats want to bring back earmarks and Republicans want to ban them forever

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images Democrats want to bring back earmarks, but face strong opposition from Republicans. Republicans, who banned earmarks a decade ago, want to permanently do away with them, citing past abuses. Democrats argue that members of Congress use them to receive funding for community projects. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Earmarks used to be a major - and controversial - tool for getting difficult le...
Tags: Florida, Congress, California, Montana, Senate, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, Alaska, House, Arizona, Republican Party, Rubio, Shelby, Manchin, Steve Daines


The Trumps are trying to sell a Florida home for $49 million after buying it from the former president's sister for $18 million in 2018

Former President Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump. Stan Badz/Gett Images The Trump family is looking to cash in on a beachfront home in Palm Beach, Florida. Former President Trump's sister sold the house to an LLC controlled by Eric and Donald Trump Jr. for $18.25 million in 2018. The new asking price is $49 million. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Eric Trump on Wednesday morning tweeted out a real estate listing for a luxurious beachfront home in Florida with an askin...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Politics, Trends, Donald Trump, Delaware, West Indies, Trump, Daily News, Eric, Palm Beach, LLC, Palm Beach Florida, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, South Ocean


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...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Fcc, Supreme Court, Yahoo, Congress, California, Washington, Virginia, India, US, Trends, Pakistan


Texas isn't the only state lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Here's how 11 other states and cities are easing lockdowns, despite the CDC insisting that 'now is not the time'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (center). Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool Texas became the largest US state to ease its lockdown restrictions Tuesday. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order that would end all COVID-19 restrictions, including a mask mandate, on March 10. Mississippi, Louisiana, and Michigan also made announcements to ease restrictions Tuesday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Texas became the largest state in the US to lift its mask mandate on...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Texas, Mississippi, Cdc, Montana, Washington, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Arkansas, South Dakota, Iowa


Republicans and majority of Democrats vote to keep incarcerated people from participating in elections

Cook County jail detainees check in before casting their votes after a polling place was opened in the facility for early voting on October 17, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. It was the first time pretrial detainees in the jail will get the opportunity for early voting in a general election. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Progressive Democrats introduced a measure Tuesday to give incarcerated people the right to vote. The amendment, to major voting rights legislation, failed by a 93-278 vote. It ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Senate, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Missouri, Maine, House, New York Times, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Charles Davis


Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she was shocked that Trump's January 6 rally turned violent

Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Fox News. Fox News McEnany told Fox News she expected the "Stop the Steal" rally to be peaceful. She said she felt "disbelief" and shock" when the rally turned into a riot. "It was a very hard, difficult day in the White House, there is no doubt," she said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has said she was shocked that the pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" rally on Ja...
Tags: Florida, Politics, White House, Trends, News UK, Fox News, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Trump Stop, Ashley Collman, Capitol Siege


Goya Foods CEO said Trump is 'the still actual president' and doubled down on false election claims at CPAC

Bob Unanue, president of Goya foods, Inc., poses for a portrait in his office in Secaucus, NJ, on August 15, 2013. Yana Paskova/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Goya Foods CEO: Trump is "the legitimate and the still actual president of the United States." CNN reported the executive praised Trump during the Conservative Political Action Conference. Goya's board voted to bar the CEO from talking to the media earlier this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. T...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Retail, Biden, Donald Trump, Castro, Goya, Trump, Robert


Trump treads familiar ground with first post-presidential speech | First Thing

Donald Trump peddled debunked election lies and anti-immigrant rhetoric at a conservative conference yesterday. Plus, is the White House being too soft on Saudi Arabia?Good morning.Donald Trump made his first post-presidential speech at the weekend, using the occasion to continue to peddle lies abut a “rigged” 2020 election and hint at a 2024 run for president. He covered familiar ground, lashing out at immigrants, Joe Biden and the media, as he spoke at the largest annual gathering of conservat...
Tags: Florida, White House, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump's supporters boo Mitch McConnell despite saying he'd 'absolutely' support the former president in 2024

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 28: Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Mitch McConnell was booed during Donald Trump's CPAC speech on Saturday. McConnell and Trump have clashed over the Capitol riot since Trump lef...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Orlando, Trump, Capitol, McConnell, Hyatt Regency


CPAC: Trump teases 2024 run and denounces Biden at rightwing summit

Ex-president repeats false claims that he won 2020 election and floats possible run in 2024 in speech Donald Trump on Sunday launched his attempted political comeback, teasing a possible run for the presidency in 2024 and denouncing Joe Biden for “the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history”.The former president made his first speech since leaving the White House at the rightwing Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, to an effusive reception....
Tags: Florida, Republicans, White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Orlando Florida, CPAC


Trump calls for GOP unity at conservative convention, repeats lies about election loss

ORLANDO, Fla. — Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump on Sunday called for Republican Party unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions and trumpeted lies about the election in a speech that made clear he intends to remain a dominant political force. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he has been hailed as a returning hero, Trump blasted his successor, President Joe Biden, and tried to cement his status as the ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop


Trump calls on states to 'punish' big tech with sanctions if they 'silence conservative voices'

President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images During his CPAC speech, Donald Trump accused big tech of censorship. He said section 230 should be repealed and that states should act if the federal government won't. Trump said states should sanction Twitter, Google, and Facebook if they "silence conservative voices." Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Politics, White House, Censorship, Trends, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Trump, Orlando Florida, Hyatt Regency, CPAC, Ron DeSantis


From a golden statue to Trump hinting at a third presidential run, here are some striking moments from CPAC

Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images GOP lawmakers and supporters flocked to the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend. CPAC this year was marked by an allegiance to Trump and an expectation that he will remain influential. Here are the most striking — and the weirdest — moments of the four-day event. Visit the Business section of Insid...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, White House, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Gop, United States, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota


From a golden statue to Trump hinting at a second and third presidential run, here are some striking moments from CPAC

Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images GOP lawmakers and supporters flocked to the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend. CPAC this year was marked by an allegiance to Trump and an expectation that he will remain influential. Here are the most striking — and the weirdest — moments of the four-day event. Visit the Business section...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, White House, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Gop, United States, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota


RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says despite GOP divisions over Trump impeachment, the party 'overwhelmingly' agrees on most issues

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says the GOP agrees on more issues than it disagrees. McDaniel defended Trump's legislative record while criticizing Biden's actions in office thus far. Trump's second impeachment trial divided the party in the House and Senate. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel on Sunday said that the GOP remains "overwh...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Republicans, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Wyoming, House, Keystone, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee


CPAC: pent-up Trump denounces Biden at rightwing summit

Ex-president repeats false claims that he won 2020 election and floats possible run in 2024 in speechDonald Trump on Sunday launched his attempted political comeback , teasing a possible run for the presidency in 2024 and denouncing Joe Biden for “the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history”.The former president made his first speech since leaving the White House at the rightwing Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, to an effusive reception....
Tags: Florida, Republicans, White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Orlando Florida, CPAC, speechDonald Trump


Below The Radar – Closing the Loophole on Interstate Firearm Sales Act

Below The Radar – Closing the Loophole on Interstate Firearm Sales Act Washington D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- To anti-Second Amendment extremists, anything that allows a law-abiding American citizen to exercise their Second Amendment rights is a “loophole.” Second Amendment supporters, though, often find people questioning this mindset – often because they don’t know the current laws, how little they are enforced, or what anti-Second Amendment extremists ultimately want to subject this country to...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Washington, White House, West Virginia, Reagan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Usc, New England, Nra, House Senate, Harold, Crow, NICS, Institute for Legislative Action


CPAC: pent-up Trump set to denounce Biden at rightwing summit

Ex- president plans to say he intends to remain a political force and attack Biden for ‘most disastrous first month of any president’Donald Trump, the former US president, was on Sunday set to mark his attempted political comeback by denouncing Joe Biden for “the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history”.Trump was due to make his first speech since leaving the White House at the rightwing Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, where an effusive...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Orlando Florida, CPAC


Congressman Matt Gaetz doubles down on his defense of Ted Cruz's Cancún vacation

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz has accused the media of being "biased" in their reporting of Ted Cruz's Cancún trip. Gaetz said the news media were more concerned about the trip than "caravans going through Mexico." The congressman previously said that Cruz shouldn't have apologized for his vacation. Visit the Business section of I...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Mexico, White House, Trends, Ted Cruz, News UK, Yougov, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Cancun, Orlando Florida, CANCUN Mexico, Hyatt Regency


Biden and Congress need to tackle the gun violence crisis - before it's too late

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the more than 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the Cross Hall of the White House February 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Since Democrats control the White House and Congress, it's time to address gun violence. Passing sensible laws on background checks and firearm locks would be supported by a large majority of Americans. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and ...
Tags: Florida, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Biden, Sandy Hook, Justice Department, Nra, Democratic Party, Michael Gordon, Ethan


A video from CPAC captures Roger Stone showing off his dance moves to a Trump rap hailing Capitol insurrectionists as 'patriots'

Roger Stone dances with rapper Forgiato Blow as he arrives for the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A video shows Roger Stone dancing along to a hip-hop song at CPAC in Florida on Saturday. Wearing his trademark sunglasses, Stone dances to a song calling the Capitol rioters "patriots." He is playing backup dancer to local Florida rapper and Trump supporter, Forgiato Blow. Visit the Business ...
Tags: Florida, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Justice Department, Trump, Fed, Alex Jones, Capitol, Flynn, Roger Stone


Ted Cruz said the Republican Party is 'not just the party of country clubs' but CPAC is fixated on Donald Trump - a man who literally lives at one

People take a picture with former President Donald Trump's statue on display at the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz said the GOP is for the working class and "not just the party of country clubs." But CPAC, where Cruz was speaking, seemed to be all about Donald Trump, who lives at a club he also owns. Cruz himself was criticized last week for leaving frigid Texas to visit ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Cruz, Orlando, Trump


Trump wants to start a new super PAC headed by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, report says

Former Trump Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski speaks as President Donald Trump looks on during a rally at Total Sports Park in Washington, Michigan on April 28, 2018. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Trump told political advisers this week that he plans on starting a new super PAC, Politico reports. The former president reportedly wants his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, to run it. Sources said nothing is confirmed yet and that Trump could still change his mind at any moment...
Tags: Florida, White House, Politico, Trends, Arkansas, House, PAC, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Corey Lewandowski, CPAC, Donald Trump Jr, Jason Miller, Mandel Ngan


Here’s what you can expect to get from the $1.9 trillion House coronavirus stimulus package

By Tami Luhby and Katie Lobosco | CNN The $1.9 trillion House coronavirus package contains a wide range of proposals to help Americans still struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic. The legislation provides another round of direct payments, as well as additional assistance for the unemployed, hungry, uninsured and at risk of losing their homes. It also would provide a bigger tax break for parents. President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats argue that another massive bill is ne...
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WATCH: CPAC attendees booed and heckled the hosts when asked to wear masks indoors

CPAC attendees stand for the pledge of allegiance at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The hosts of CPAC got booed and heckled on Friday after asking the crowd to wear masks. "And I know this might sound like a little bit of a downer" one of the hosts said to preface it. "I know, it's not the most fun," another said before getting shouted at. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A largely maskless crowd on Friday booed and heckled the h...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Orlando, Dan, Schneider, Orlando Florida, Conley, Hyatt Regency, American Conservative Union, Dan Schneider, CPAC, Jake Lahut, Coronavirus, Mask Wearing, Cpac 2021


While President Biden visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be giving a speech on 'cancel culture' in Florida

While the president visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be at CPAC. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden is heading to Texas on Friday to survey storm recovery efforts. But he won't be meeting with either Sens. Cruz or Cornyn. Cruz will be giving a speech on cancel culture at CPAC that day instead.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden heads to Texas on Friday to tour some of the hardest hit areas ...
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While Biden visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be giving a speech on 'cancel culture' in Florida

Sen. Ted Cruz will be at CPAC while President Joe Biden visits Texas. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden is heading to Texas on Friday to survey storm-recovery efforts. But he won't be meeting with Sens. Ted Cruz or John Cornyn. Cruz is set to give a speech on cancel culture at CPAC that day. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden heads to Texas on Friday to tour some of the areas hit hardest by the winter...
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