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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


Joe Biden’s new gig

Jim Messina Contributor Share on Twitter Jim Messina is a political and corporate advisor and CEO of The Messina Group. He previously served as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2011 and as the campaign manager for Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign. After serving as Obama-Biden campaign manager and White House Deputy Chief of Staff and now living in San Fr...
Tags: Transportation, Column, New York, Labor, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, White House, Boston, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy


Joe Biden’s COVID team is nervous about what the Trump team hasn’t told them

By Sara Murray, MJ Lee and Kristen Holmes | CNN With the hours dwindling until Joe Biden is sworn in — officially taking the helm of the US government during its worst health crisis in 100 years — a sense of nervousness has set in among those advising the incoming President on the pandemic. The overarching, nagging concern: “They don’t know what they don’t know,” said a source close to the Biden Covid-19 team. Biden is set to inherit a nation grieving hundreds of thousands of Americans who have...
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Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday ahead of inauguration as vice president

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe Biden will take the reins from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Harris informed California Gov. Gavin Newsom of her decision, which paves the way for the appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to the seat. Harris, who won her first Senate race ...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, California, Senate, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Vice President, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Kamala Harris


Facebook temporarily stops ads related to 'weapon accessories and protective equipment' ahead of the inauguration and after the Capitol Hill riot

In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Facebook is pausing advertisements for "weapon accessories and protective equipment" until two days after President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration,  reported. The move came after a report from , complaints from employees, and two separate letters to Facebook from some attorneys general and senators. One letter to Facebook by four attorneys general said, "Faceboo...
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A reminder to try anyways

The highly anticipated A Promised Land was the first book I could not wait to crack open over my two-week break for the winter holidays. Former President Barack Obama explains in his introduction that this work is the first of two autobiographical accounts covering the period from his state legislature run in Illinois through his […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'What the hell's the matter with them?': Biden scorches GOP lawmakers who didn't wear masks in secure areas during Capitol riots, saying they need 'to grow up'

President-elect Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/AP President-elect Joe Biden on Friday excoriated Republicans who refused to wear masks while huddled with other lawmakers during the Capitol riots, saying they needed "to grow up." "Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear masks while they were in secure locations," he said. At least three Democratic House members who were in locations with a select number ...
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Biden's inauguration rehearsal has been postponed due to security threats, report says

President-elect Joe Biden. REUTERS/Tom Brenner A rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration ceremony has been postponed due to security concerns, according to a Politico report. Law-enforcement agencies have boosted their security measures in lead up to Inauguration Day in the wake of last week's Capitol insurrection. The FBI said on Thursday that it was tracking an "extensive amount of concerning online chatter," including calls for armed protests in all states in t...
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Biden's inauguration rehearsal has been postponed because of security threats, report says

President-elect Joe Biden. REUTERS/Tom Brenner A rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration ceremony has been postponed because of security concerns, Politico reported. Law-enforcement agencies have boosted their security measures in the lead-up to Inauguration Day in the wake of last week's Capitol insurrection. The FBI said on Thursday that it was tracking an "extensive amount of concerning online chatter," including calls for armed protests in all states in the da...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Washington Dc, Army, Secret Service, Associated Press, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, US Army, Kamala Harris


4 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard outside the Capitol. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Four Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection last Wednesday. Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on Monday, followed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washing...
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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


Here are the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the Capitol siege

Trump addresses supporters in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, ahead of an attack on the US Capitol Getty Images 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump after the US Capitol siege. On Wednesday, the House voted 232-197 to charge Trump with inciting the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol.  New York Rep. John Katko became the first member of his party to publicly support impeachment, and he was closely followed by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney,...
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Trump's 2nd impeachment is the most bipartisan in US history

Associated Press The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in catalyzing a deadly siege of the US Capitol on January 6. This is the second time Trump has been impeached, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. One Republican voted to impeach Trump the first time, and five Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. No Democrats voted to impeach President An...
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Trump's second impeachment is the most bipartisan in US history

Associated Press The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in catalyzing a deadly siege of the US Capitol on January 6. This is the second time Trump was impeached, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. One Republican voted to impeach Trump the first time, and five Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. No Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew ...
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Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote Wednesday, a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results just before they stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly siege. While Trump’s first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with t...
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Watch live: U.S. House takes up second impeachment of President Donald Trump (6:00 a.m.)

Mike Dorning, Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg The U.S. House prepared to vote on a history-making second impeachment of Donald Trump as lawmakers seethed over his role inciting last week’s mob attack on the Capitol and the president’s once-firm control over the Republican party began to break down. Trump’s impeachment appeared inevitable in a vote Democrats anticipated would come Wednesday, with the resolution’s sponsors claiming broad support from Democrats and public backing from sever...
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Watch live: U.S. House takes up second impeachment of President Donald Trump

Mike Dorning, Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg The U.S. House prepared to vote on a history-making second impeachment of Donald Trump as lawmakers seethed over his role inciting last week’s mob attack on the Capitol and the president’s once-firm control over the Republican party began to break down. Trump’s impeachment appeared inevitable in a vote Democrats anticipated would come Wednesday, with the resolution’s sponsors claiming broad support from Democrats and public backing from sever...
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The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up.

Members of Congress evacuate the House chamber as protesters attempt to enter during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Three members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following the Capitol insurrection. When the mob invaded the building, lawmakers — some of them maskless — had to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Some representatives now consider that lockdown a superspreader event, an instance in which an inf...
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An Illinois man was arrested over threats to kill Democrats during Biden's inauguration, as feds brace for more violence after the Capitol breach

Members of the National Guard deployed around the US Capitol in the wake of a riot at the complex. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images Louis Capriotti, 45, was arrested near his home in suburban Chicago Tuesday morning, and charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.  According to the criminal complaint published by the Chicago Sun-Times, Capriotti has been leaving threatening voicemails for members of Congress since President Donald Trump lost the election in Nov...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is inclined to vote to convict Trump in an impeachment trial, new report says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now leaning towards voting to convict President Donald Trump to remove him from office, Axios reported on Tuesday night.  McConnell believes Trump has committed multiple impeach...
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Here are all the Republicans who have come out in favor of impeaching Trump over the Capitol siege

Trump addresses supporters in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, ahead of an attack on the US Capitol Getty Images At least three Republicans in the House of Representatives announced on Tuesday that they will vote to impeach President Donald Trump after the US Capitol siege. New York Rep. John Katko became the first member of his party to publicly support impeachment, and he was closely followed by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger. The White House reportedly expects...
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READ: House Democrats release a scathing 50-page report in favor of impeaching Trump for inciting deadly Capitol riots

Printer and internet snafus held up the release of Congress' latest stimulus bill text at the US Capitol on Monday. Tom Brenner/Reuters House Democrats are set to vote on an article of impeachment for President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol. As House members began to debate on Tuesday evening, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee released a 50-page report outlining the imminent need for Trump to be impeached and removed from office. Trump's term as p...
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READ: House Democrats release a scathing 50-page report in favor of impeaching Trump for inciting the deadly Capitol insurrection

Printer and internet snafus held up the release of Congress' latest stimulus bill text at the US Capitol on Monday. Tom Brenner/Reuters House Democrats are set to vote on an article of impeachment for President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol. As House members began to debate on Tuesday evening, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee released a 50-page report outlining the imminent need for Trump to be impeached and removed from office. Trump's term as p...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, US, Trends, United States, House, Wisconsin, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, US Capitol, Adam Kinzinger, Reuters House, Liz Cheney


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is 'pleased' at the prospect of Trump being impeached, new report says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes President Donald Trump has committed multiple impeachable offenses and is "pleased" at the idea of him being impeached, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.  McConnell ...
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3 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering together during the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard provides a security presence at the US Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Three Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection and riots on January 6.  Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks.  Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on ...
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Rep. Brad Schneider becomes 3rd member of Congress to test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege

Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL). Samuel Corum/Getty Images Rep. Brad Schneider has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Tuesday. "Today, I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife's health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff," Schneider said. The Illinois Democrat is the third member of Congress to contract the ...
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House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

By LISA MASCARO, BILL BARROW and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency. Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” – after the deadly Capitol riot in an impeachment resolution that the House will begin debating ...
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A veteran in Congress asked the military to make sure troops deploying to Biden's inauguration are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists after Capitol siege

DC National Guard walk around the Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington AP Photo/Julio Cortez Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, asked Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy for a military review of troops participating in the inauguration to ensure they are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists. The congressman's request followed an assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that appears to have included veterans and may have also included current military perso...
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A veteran in Congress asked the military to make sure troops participating in Biden's inauguration aren't sympathetic to domestic terrorists after Capitol siege

DC National Guard walk around the Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington AP Photo/Julio Cortez Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, asked Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy for a review of troops participating in the inauguration to ensure they are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists. The congressman's request followed an assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that appears to have included veterans and may have also included current military personnel. Ari...
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Dems prep ‘incitement of insurrection’ charge against Trump

By LISA MASCARO, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment pressure mounting, the House worked swiftly Monday to try to oust President Donald Trump from office, pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency. Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” – in an impeachment resolution that could go to a vote by mid-week. First, Democrats called on Vice President Mike Pe...
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