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New York cinemas reopen after almost a year

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK — After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last 12 months instead read messages like “Wear a mask” and “We’ll be back soon.” Shortly after noon at the Angelika Film Center on Houston Street, Holly Stillman was already feeling emotional coming out of the first New York showing of Lee Isaac Chung’s tender family drama “Minari.” “My mask is drenched,”...
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Law enforcement on alert in D.C. after plot warning at US Capitol

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ASHRAF KHALIL | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Law enforcement was on high alert Thursday around the U.S. Capitol after authorities said intelligence had uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the iconic building again. The alert came two months after Donald Trump supporters smashed through windows and doors to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s victory. The threat appeared to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Associated Press, Houston


Harris County Commissioner on who to blame for the Texas power failure, how residents are still digging out from the crisis, and how Houston could break free from the state grid

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia. Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia told Insider what residents need after the Texas freeze. Garcia pointed the finger at Gov. Abbott and said, "Abbott owned it in 2011. He owns it today." Storm Uri, alongside power grid failures and decades-long mismanagement, left millions powerless. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Monday morning, Harris County Precinct...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, US, Trends, Getty Images, Houston, Department Of Energy, Q&a, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Afp, Garcia, Houston Chronicle, East Texas, WFAA


'Abbott owned it in 2011. He owns it today': Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia wants justice and energy solutions after Texas freeze

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia. Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia Insider spoke with Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia about what residents need after the Texas freeze. Garcia pointed the finger at Gov. Abbott and said, "Abbott owned it in 2011. He owns it today." Storm Uri, alongside power grid failures and decades-long mismanagement, left millions powerless. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Monday morning, Harris Cou...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, US, Trends, Getty Images, Houston, Department Of Energy, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Afp, Garcia, Houston Chronicle, East Texas, WFAA, Houston Texas


The US should have enough vaccines for every adult by May

Hello,Oscar Health is set to make its stock-market debut on Wednesday after pricing its initial public offering on Tuesday night. The company is selling more than 37 million shares at $39 apiece, raising $1.4 billion. That values Oscar at $9.7 billion ahead of trading. As we wait for Oscar to start trading, Shelby Livingston has everything you need to know about the company, and some smart analysis on whether Oscar can ever make money. Also in healthcare news: Biden's plan to have enough vaccine...
Tags: Washington, White House, US, America, Trends, Merck, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Oscar, Philadelphia, Vaccine, Houston, Biden, Trump, SPAC, Johnson Johnson


Texas Gov. Abbott says he's opening the state '100%' and lifting the mask mandate a day after the CDC warned states not to relax COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas. Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he'd lift a mask mandate and allow businesses to open "100%." There's been an uptick in cases in Texas after the winter storm, and it has numerous hot spots. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned this week that states shouldn't let their guard down. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas to allow the state's businesses to open "100%" and to lift the state's ma...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Houston, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Houston Chronicle, TX


Texas Gov. Abbott opening state '100%' and lifting mask mandate a day after CDC warned states not to relax COVID restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech at Visionary Fiber Technologies, for the first time outside the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Lockhart, Texas Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing businesses to open "100% and lifting the mask mandate. Texas is seeking an uptick in cases after the winter storm and has numerous hotspot counties. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned this week that states shouldn't let their guards down...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Houston, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Houston Chronicle, Patrick Svitek, ERCOT, Texas Democratic Party


Ted Cruz mocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at CPAC after the congresswoman raised millions for his Texan constituents

Senator Ted Cruz speaks at CPAC. John Raoux/AP Photo Sen. Ted Cruz mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her response to the Capitol insurrection. Cruz said: "Especially now, the left, they are shrill. They are angry." Speaking at CPAC, Cruz also took aim at Sen. Bernie Sanders for wearing mittens.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Senator Ted Cruz on Friday mocked New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has raised millions for his Texas constituents,...
Tags: Texas, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Houston, Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Orlando, Reuters, Cancun, Aoc, Capitol, CPAC, Sylvia Garcia, Houston Food Bank


From dreams of the presidency to 'Flyin' Ted': How Ted Cruz became the most ridiculed senator in US politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks out of a meeting room for the lawyers of former President Donald Trump and back to the Senate floor in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2021. Jabin Botsford - Pool/Getty Images Once touted as the next president, Ted Cruz is now one of the most controversial people in Congress. The senator is back in the spotlight after taking a trip to Mexico during a deadly winter storm. Scroll down to read more about the life and career of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Visit the Business...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Israel, Disney, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan


Ted Cruz rants about comedians, late night TV, and mask-wearing before shouting at people to 'just have fun' in wild CPAC speech

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. John Raoux/AP Photo Ted Cruz's CPAC speech began with a joke about the Cancun scandal and ended in a guttural scream about freedom. Cruz railed against late night TV, mocked mask-wearing, and expressed his support for Trump. "That is our party," he yelled, "and these deplorables are here to stay." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's speech at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference went off the rails Friday as he ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, John F Kennedy, Houston, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trumpism, Trump, State, Cancun


Ted Cruz yells about comedians, late night TV, and mask-wearing before shouting at people to 'just have fun' in wild CPAC speech

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. John Raoux/AP Photo Ted Cruz's CPAC speech began with a joke about the Cancun scandal and ended in a guttural scream about freedom. Cruz railed against late night TV, mocked mask-wearing, and expressed his support for Trump. "That is our party," he yelled, "and these deplorables are here to stay." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's speech at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference went off the rails Friday as he ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, John F Kennedy, Houston, Donald Trump, Cruz, Orlando, Trump, Cancun, Donald J Trump


Ted Cruz's colleagues mocked him by putting memes of his Cancun trip in the Senate gym locker room: 'Bienvenido de Nuevo, Ted!'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. Andrew Harnik/AFP via Getty Images Ted Cruz's Senate colleagues had some fun at his expense on Wednesday, according to NBC News. Photos of Cruz from his infamous Cancun trip were plastered around the Senate gym's locker room. "Bienvenido de Nuevo, Ted!" the color printouts for the prank read, or "welcome back." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. With so many former class presidents crammed into one place, Capitol Hill proved vulnerable to high sch...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Nbc, Congress, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Capitol Hill, Houston, Vermont, Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Cancun


Democrats' $15 minimum wage rise under threat after Senate’s parliamentarian ruling – live updates

Elizabeth MacDonough rules that Federal minimum wage rise cannot be part of Covid recovery bill going through SenateBiden speaks to Saudi Arabia’s King before release of Khashoggi reportPresident hails 50m vaccine doses since he took officeSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.18am GMT Civil rights group the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has argued thats its suing of Donald Trump using the Ku Klux Klan Act – a historic law enacted to com...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Fema, Houston, Naacp, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Black, Trump, Houston Texas, Harris County, Jill Biden, Save America


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...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Ted Cruz, Houston, Biden, Winter Storm, Cruz, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Cancun


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 ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Ted Cruz, Houston, Biden, Donald Trump, Winter Storm, Cruz, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Cancun


President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden to travel to Houston on Friday

The White House announced the trip on Tuesday with no additional details.
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10 Things in Politics: 125 of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider 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:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
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10 Things in Politics: Our database of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider 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:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


Ted Cruz called for state energy regulation despite lauding Texas' lack of regulation 2 years ago

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz gestures as he speaks to members of the media during the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, February 13, 2021. Erin Scott/Reuters Ted Cruz wants regulators to "act swiftly" on high energy bills from the Texas winter storm. In 2019, however, Cruz lauded Texas for low regulation in its energy sector. In 1999, Texas shifted control of its energy grid to private generators and other groups. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Weather, Politics, Texas, News, US, Trends, Policy, Gop, Ted Cruz, Storm, The New York Times, Houston, Donald Trump, Cruz, Power Outage, Sen Ted Cruz


The state of Texas should cover residents' huge energy bills from last week's power outages, the mayor of Houston said

Pedestrians walk on an icy road on February 15, 2021 in East Austin, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather to Texas, causing traffic delays and power outages, and storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images Texas should pay residents' huge energy bills from last week's storms, according to US officials. Texans have reportedly been charged up to $16,000 for electricity, after its wholesale price...
Tags: Texas, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Ted Cruz, Dallas, The New York Times, Houston, Turner, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Cancun, Sen Ted Cruz, CBS Face the Nation


GOP congressman from Texas slams Ted Cruz as it emerges he took his college roommate on Cancun trip

Republican Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS Rep. Michael McCaul slammed Sen. Ted Cruz for going to Cancun, Mexico, during winter storms in Texas. "When a crisis hits my state, I'm there. I'm not going to go on some vacation," McCaul told CNN. Axios reported on Sunday that Cruz had invited his college roommate on the trip. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas criticized Sen. Ted Cruz for flying to Cancun,...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Nbc, Mexico, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Ted Cruz, Associated Press, Houston, Princeton, Gates, Cruz


Gen Z is already shaking up the venture-capital industry. Meet 29 up-and-coming investors.

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on Gen Z VCs, Citigroup's $900 million blunder, Walmart slowing its healthcare ambitions, and what happened next at yoga brand GaiaRead time: 5 1/2 minutes. Nik Sharma, Sujude Dalieh, Josh Richards, and Rahul Rana Courtesy of Nik Sharma, Sujude Dalieh, Josh Richards, Rahul Rana Hello!Former Pr...
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AOC doubled her fundraising total for Texas storm victims to $4 million, as she joined fellow lawmakers in Houston to continue relief efforts

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rep. Sylvia Garcia load boxes at their work station at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday. Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle/Pool via Reuters Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her Texas fundraiser doubled to $4 million on Saturday. Ocasio-Cortez joined Reps. Sylvia Garcia, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Al Green in Houston on Saturday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-C...
Tags: New York, Texas, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Green, Houston, Al Green, Accuweather, Reuters, Aoc, Garcia, Texas Tribune, Jackson Lee


AOC says she will volunteer at Houston Food Bank, following news that her fundraising for the Texas storm relief has reached $2 million

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was heading to Texas to help at Houston Food Bank. The Congresswoman said she would be accompanied by Houston Rep. Cynthia R. Garcia.  Ocasio-Cortez has helped raised $2 million for the Texas storm relief.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Friday, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sai...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Washington, US, Dnc, Trends, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Fundraising, Fox News, Houston, Food Bank, Accuweather, Cruz, Cancun


AOC is calling for volunteers to help at Houston Food Bank, following news that her fundraising for the Texas storm relief has reached $2 million

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was heading to Texas to help at Houston Food Bank. The Congresswoman said she would be accompanied by Houston Rep. Cynthia R. Garcia.  Ocasio-Cortez has helped raised $2 million for the Texas storm relief.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Friday, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sai...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Washington, US, Dnc, Trends, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Fundraising, Fox News, Houston, Food Bank, Accuweather, Cruz, Cancun


TIMELINE: How political rivals Ted Cruz and AOC reacted to the devastating Texas winter storm

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York Stringer/REUTERS; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Sen. Ted Cruz left Houston during a fatal winter storm for Mexico and faced immense criticism. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoted renewable energy and raised millions of dollars for Texans. The political rivals had wildly different weeks. Here's how they reacted to the storm. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. This week, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas escaped th...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, News, Winter, California, Washington Post, Mexico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Analysis, Ted Cruz, Capitol Hill, Storm


Fox News host Sean Hannity tried to cover for Ted Cruz in a post-Cancun interview, only for the Texas senator to contradict him

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Fox News Hannity tried to cover for Cruz over his controversial jaunt to Cancun as Texas went without power. Cruz contradicted Hannity a few minutes later, having already amended the timeline of his trip. Text messages obtained by Insider showed more planning for a longer trip than Cruz initially led on. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In an effort to provide some cover for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Fox News ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Media, Mexico, Nbc News, Trends, Ted Cruz, Fox News, Houston, Cruz, United Airlines, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Cancun, Sean Hannity, Lone Star State


Ted Cruz traveled to Jamaica for July 4th last year, defying public health guidelines during the pandemic, report says

Cruz is facing criticism for flying to Cancun as his home state of Texas grapples with severe winter storms. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images The Washington Post reported GOP Sen. Ted Cruz traveled to Jamaica for the Fourth of July last year. CDC guidelines at the time recommended Americans avoid nonessential travel. The Post report came as Cruz faces criticism for traveling to Cancun as Texas battles winter storms. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz travel...
Tags: Travel, Weather, Post, Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, Trends, Austin, Gop, Ted Cruz, Jamaica, Houston, Winter Storm, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


New text messages unravel Ted Cruz's previous explanation for his family Cancun trip while Texas is freezing

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images New text messages reviewed by Insider contradict Sen. Ted Cruz's Cancun story. Heidi Cruz appears to have rallied neighbors to join them in flying to Cancun. "We may go to Cancun, there is a direct flight at 445pm and hotels with capacity. Seriously," Hedi Cruz appears to have written. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A series of new text mess...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Cook, News, Mexico, Cbs News, Trends, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Houston, United, Cruz, United Airlines, Cancun, Sen Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz


New text messages unravel Ted Cruz's explanation for his family Cancun trip while Texas is freezing

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images New text messages reviewed by Insider appear to show planning for Sen. Ted Cruz's trip to Mexico. Heidi Cruz seems to have rallied neighbors to join them in flying to Cancun. "There is a direct flight at 445pm and hotels with capacity. Seriously," one text says. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A series of new text messages appear to show Sen. Ted Cruz's wif...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Cbs News, Trends, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Houston, United, Cruz, United Airlines, Cancun, Sen Ted Cruz, Ritz Carlton, CANCUN Mexico



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