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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...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, New York, Obama, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, US, Newsletter, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Buckingham Palace


States Act to Protect Rights While White House Mulls Gun Control Moves

By Larry Keane Gun control allies were drooling at the prospects of sweeping victories last November. IMG iStock-484139956 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun control allies were drooling at the prospects of sweeping victories last November to enact strict antigun laws at the federal, state, and local levels. American voters had other ideas in mind. Tens of millions acted on their Second Amendment rights in two ways. They bought guns in record numbers and they voted for their rights at the ballot b...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Guns, Congress, Washington, White House, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Wyoming, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Kamala Harris, Calif, U S Senate


10 Things in Politics: Kamala Harris under pressure

Vice President Kamala Harris. Nicholas Kamm/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.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Progressives want to turn the screws on Vice President Kamala Harris.New York lawmakers are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign.Biden has a second chance at passing gun-control legisl...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, New York, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, China, Time, US, America, Newsletter, Trends, Nike, Joe Biden, Commerce


CDC head warns of concerning US shift in Covid cases: 'Now is not the time to relax restrictions' – live

Dr Rochelle Walensky: ‘Data suggest that declines may be stalling’Omar leads calls to fire Senate official who scuppered $15 wage riseHouse will vote on $1.9tn Covid rescue plan todayAttack groups want to ‘blow up Capitol’ during Biden speech, police chief warnsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.27pm GMT Some progressives have called on Senators to “overrule” or even fire the Senate parliamentarian after she determined that a proposed $15-an-hour minimum-wage incr...
Tags: Texas, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Minimum Wage, US politics, Ted Cruz, US Congress, Republican, Biden, Cruz, Kamala Harris, David Smith


How Democrats can pass a minimum wage increase to $15 after a major setback from the Senate parliamentarian

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable corporations. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Democrats were dealt a blow to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour on Thursday evening. The Senate parliamentarian advised the wage hike doesn't meet the rules of budget reconciliation.  Here are the options Democrats have left in their toolbox to pass a minimum wage increa...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Ap, Democrats, Arizona, Capitol Hill, Biden, Harry Reid, Stimulus, Kamala Harris


10 Things in Politics: GOP insiders on Trump's 2024 chances

President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a rally last November. Joe Raedle/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:Trump has another Florida Republican to worry about for 2024, GOP insiders say.A third COVID-19 vaccine is nearing approval.Vice President Harris is exe...
Tags: Energy, Florida, Politics, Texas, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Intel, Nasa, Getty Images


HHS nominee says pandemic comes first but agenda is broader

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, told senators Tuesday that tackling the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to work to expand health insurance coverage, curb prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. “The COVID pandemic has killed 500,000 Americans,” Becerra told the Senate health committee. “To meet this moment, we need strong federa...
Tags: Health, Business, Obama, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop


GOP Working To Block Nomination Of Xavier Becerra As Health Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS13) – President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic. Now attorney general of the nation’s most populous state, Becerra will be grilled by two panels. Tuesday, it’s the health committee’s turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which will vote on sending B...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Senate, White House, California News, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gop, Arkansas, House, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press


HHS nominee Becerra says pandemic will be top priority

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic. Now attorney general of the nation’s most populous state, Becerra will be grilled by two panels. Tuesday, it’s the health committee’s turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which w...
Tags: Health, Business, California, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer


Take a look at Vice President Kamala Harris' multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio, which includes a San Francisco condo she's reportedly selling

Getty Before joining Joe Biden on his 2020 ticket, Vice President Kamala Harris spent 16 years working in California and national politics. She was first a District Attorney and Attorney General in California, and then a US Senator. The Wall Street Journal's Katherine Clarke reported that Harris owns multiple properties that amount to about $8 million.  Clarke further reported in February that Harris sold her condo in San Francisco shortly after taking office as vice president. Visit Busi...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, California, Washington, Cbs News, Senate, White House, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Clarke, DuPont, Lebron James


Sen. Joe Manchin's opposition means the minimum wage hike Biden ran on is unlikely to be in the Senate's $1.9 trillion stimulus package

In this Feb. 13, 2021, file photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., departs on Capitol Hill in Washington Alex Brandon/AP An increase to the federal minimum wage likely won't be passed in a COVID stimulus package.  Biden reportedly told governors that he doesn't think the move would comply with a Senate rule. Two key Senate Democrats, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have also thrown cold water on the idea. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democrats are gearing up to pass Pr...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Politico, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Cnn, Capitol Hill, Biden, Stimulus, Kamala Harris, Democratic, HARRIS, Manchin, Washington Examiner


The minimum wage hike Biden ran on is unlikely to be in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package because of 2 centrist Democrats

In this Feb. 13, 2021, file photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., departs on Capitol Hill in Washington Alex Brandon/AP An increase to the federal minimum wage likely won't be passed in a COVID stimulus package.  Biden reportedly told governors that he doesn't think the move would comply with a Senate rule. Two key Senate Democrats, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have also thrown cold water on the idea. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democrats are gearing up to pass Pr...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Politico, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Cnn, Capitol Hill, Biden, Stimulus, Kamala Harris, Democratic, HARRIS, Manchin, Washington Examiner


The minimum wage hike Biden ran on is unlikely to be in the Senate's $1.9 trillion stimulus package

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington Evan Vucci/AP An increase to the federal minimum wage likely won't be passed in a COVID stimulus package.  Biden reportedly told governors that he doesn't think the move would comply with a Senate rule. Two key Senate Democrats, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have also thrown cold water on the idea. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, Politico, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Cnn, Biden, Stimulus, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Oval Office, Manchin, Washington Examiner


10 Things in Politics: Vaccine woes touch everyone - even the agency that helped develop them

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Patrick Semansky-Pool/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:The agency that helped develop the COVID-19 vaccine can't vaccinate all of its workers.Lawmakers will grill those behind the GameStop stock fiasc...
Tags: Energy, Utah, Politics, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Fbi, Brooklyn, Gop, Williams, House, New York Times


Harris: Women Are Facing A National Emergency During The Pandemic

Millions have been forced out of the workforce; the vice president says the White House rescue package will help.
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Larry Kudlow cursed in a Fox News hot-mic moment, responding 'bulls---' after VP Harris criticized the Trump vaccine rollout

Larry Kudlow was heard swearing in response to criticism from Vice President Kamala Harris shortly after the segment shown above. Fox News Larry Kudlow reacted angrily Tuesday to criticism of the Trump administration's vaccine plan. Kudlow swore several times in a Fox News hot-mic moment after hearing a clip of Kamala Harris. Harris said the Biden administration had to start "from scratch" with its vaccine plan.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Trump administrat...
Tags: Politics, America, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Biden, Kamala Harris, Fox Business, Trump, HARRIS, SANDRA SMITH, Tom Porter, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Kamala Harris Harris, Operation Warp Speed


Larry Kudlow said 'bulls---' repeatedly in a Fox News hot mic incident after criticism from VP Harris of the Trump vaccine rollout

Larry Kudlow was heard swearing in response to criticism from Vice President Kamala Harris shortly after the segment shown above. Fox News Larry Kudlow reacted angrily to criticism of Trump's vaccine plan on Fox News Tuesday. Kudlow said "bulls---" several times in a hot mic moment after hearing a clip of Kamala Harris.  Harris claimed that the Biden administration had to start "from scratch" with its vaccine plan.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former Trump admin...
Tags: Politics, US, America, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Biden, Kamala Harris, Fox Business, Trump, HARRIS, SANDRA SMITH, Tom Porter, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Kamala Harris Harris


10 Things in Politics: Biden kicks off stimulus tour

President Joe Biden at a CNN town hall on February 16, 2021. SAUL LOEB/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.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Democrats are ready to ram through Biden's stimulus planMillions remain without power during winter stormsWhat a key conservative event shows about the GOP ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, Texas, Republicans, California, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Arkansas, House


'Starting from scratch': Harris contradicts Fauci on White House COVID vaccine plan

​Vice President Kamala Harris ​is claiming in a new interview that the Biden administration is “starting from scratch” to develop a...
Tags: White House, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Fauci


Biden's lawyers told Kamala Harris' niece Meena to stop using her aunt to boost her brand, report says

Meena Harris. Meena Harris Meena Harris sold clothes and books that used the name and face of her aunt, the vice president. Biden transition lawyers reportedly told Harris she should stop profiting from her aunt's name. The Phenomenal Woman campaign has now stopped stocking products relating to Kamala Harris. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Lawyers for President Joe Biden told Meena Harris to stop using her aunt, Vice President Kamala Harris, in her business venture...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Kamala Harris, Maya, Trump, HARRIS, Dre, Meena, Kamala


Biden's lawyers told Kamala Harris's niece Meena to stop using her aunt to boost her brand, report says

Meena Harris. Meena Harris Meena Harris sold clothes and books that used the name and face of her aunt, the vice president. Biden transition lawyers reportedly told Harris she should stop profiting from her aunt's success. Harris' campaign, Phenomenal Woman, has now stopped stocking products relating to Kamala Harris. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Lawyers for President Joe Biden told Meena Harris to stop using her aunt, Vice President Kamala Harris, in her busines...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Kamala Harris, Maya, HARRIS, Dre, LA Times, Meena, Kamala


Kamala Harris said parts of the Trump administration's pandemic response left Biden 'starting from scratch'

Vice President Kamala Harris at the Pentagon on, February 10, 2021 Alex Brandon/Pool via Reuters Vice President Harris slammed the Trump administration's pandemic response on Sunday. She said that there was "no stockpile" of vaccines when she and President Biden took office. "We're going to have to work like heck to get it done," she told "Axios on HBO." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Vice President Kamala Harris said that the Biden administration was left "startin...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, Science, Cbs News, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Who, Pentagon, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Reuters, HARRIS


Graham while criticizing Trump's impeachment trial: 'I don't know how Kamala Harris doesn't get impeached if the Republicans take over the House'

Then-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) speak before then-President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on February 5, 2019. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File Lindsey Graham suggested that Kamala Harris could be impeached by a future GOP-controlled House. "We've opened Pandora's box to future presidents," he said. Graham voted to acquit the former president in his second impeachment trial. Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, California, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pandora, Gop, Arkansas, House, Fox News, Graham, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Kamala Harris


10 Things in Politics: What's going on with the latest COVID stimulus plan

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the White House to discuss the stimulus package. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/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. Programming note: Monday is Presidents' Day, so we'll be back with your regularly scheduled programming on Tuesday.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriff...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, Taylor Swift, Obamacare, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop


10 Things in Politics: You could get a stimulus check by late March - Trump's defense begins

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the White House to discuss the stimulus package. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/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. Programming note: Monday is Presidents' Day, so we'll be back with your regularly scheduled programming on Tuesday.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriff...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, Taylor Swift, Obamacare, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop


10 Things in Politics: Senators were just steps away from rioters - A thief hit the Biden campaign

C-SPAN 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 your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:We now know lawmakers barely avoided the Capitol riotersThieves stole at least $2.7 million from federal political committeesBrad Parscale is back in the Trump orbit1. GRAPHIC NEW DETAILS ON THE INSURRECTION: House Democratic impeachment manager...
Tags: Transportation, Utah, Politics, Hollywood, Texas, Minnesota, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Stanford, White House, Trends, Beijing, Alaska, House, Burma


The Capitol insurrection was the natural end point of Trump's celebration of political violence and repeated election lies

Getty In Trump's Senate trial, impeachment managers showed his history of cheering on violence. Video footage showed then-candidate Trump endorsing violence at his rallies starting in 2015. Trump's yearslong campaign of pushing baseless election fraud claims also led to the Capitol siege, they said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On the third day of President Donald Trump's Senate trial, the Democratic House impeachment managers made a case that Trump's history of...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Texas, Obama, California, Montana, Washington, Cbs News, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii


10 Things in Politics: Trump's defense is a mess

Bruce Castor, an attorney for former President Donald Trump. Senate Television via AP 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 your tips, thoughts, and evidence you're not a cat to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:One of Trump's attorneys was roasted for his poor arguments Meet the most powerful woman you've never heard ofThe White House is offering a me...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Defense, Alabama, America, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Maine, House


10 Things in Politics: Trump's defense is a mess - The most powerful woman in the Senate

Bruce Castor, an attorney for former President Donald Trump. Senate Television via AP 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 your tips, thoughts, and evidence you're not a cat to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:One of Trump's attorneys was roasted for his poor arguments Meet the most powerful woman you've never heard ofThe White House is offering a me...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Defense, Alabama, America, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Maine, 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



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