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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell told Steve Bannon he is launching 'MyStore' - a 'patriotic' version of Amazon

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has a brand new idea -a patriotic e-commerce platform. MyPillow; Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell wants to launch an e-commerce platform, "MyStore," to rival Amazon. He announced the upcoming launch on Steve Bannon's "War Room: Pandemic" podcast. MyStore currently lists items like "freedom coffee," "uncommon USA flag pole," and pro-Trump books. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: News, Politics, InsiderAsia, Mike Lindell, Steve Bannon, MyPillow


A 35-year CIA veteran explains what China's up to around Taiwan and what the US should do about it

Taiwanese soldiers carry a surface-to-air missile to a launcher during a military exercise at an air force base in Chiayi, southern Taiwan, August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh Rising tensions between China and Taiwan, including increasing Chinese military activity, have US officials worried about a conflict. John Culver, a 35-year CIA officer and former national intelligence officer for East Asia, explains the risk of future conflict in the Taiwan Strait, how Taiwan is responding to rising ...
Tags: Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, Politics Contributors, Politics, Brookings Institution, News Contributor, Taiwan, China, Taiwan Strait, CIA, InsiderAsia, CCP, KMT, PLA, ROC


Biden is trying to derail China's effort to build the world's fastest supercomputer needed for unstoppable missiles

Military vehicles carry DF-17 missiles, a weapon armed with a hypersonic glide vehicle, during an October 1, 2019 military parade in Beijing. Thomas Peter/Reuters The US added seven China supercomputer entities to its economic blacklist. China is using supercomputers to speed up the development of hypersonic (unstoppable) missiles. The US is in a global arms race with China and Russia to build the most advanced hypersonic missile. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Nuclear Weapons, Supercomputer, Biden, Commerce Department, Department of Commerce


Hunter Biden says he smoked 'more parmesan cheese than anyone' when he was addicted to crack cocaine

Hunter Biden opens up about his addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine in his new memoir, "Beautiful Things." Kris Connor/WireImage Hunter Biden said at the height of his addiction, he smoked "anything that remotely resembled crack cocaine" - including parmesan cheese. Biden talked about his struggles with alcohol and drugs in his new memoir, "Beautiful Things." In response, Donald Trump Jr. took to Instagram to troll Biden with a picture of a lighter and cheese. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Cbs News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cocaine, Washington Dc, Cbs, Biden, Trump, Beau, Donald Trump Jr, Tracy Smith, Hunter Biden


The Capitol riot defendants may be starting to turn on each other, outing far-right extremist leaders

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images More than one defendant in January's Capitol riot has turned on the Proud Boys, say attorneys. This is the first real indication that some defendants may be willing to work with the authorities. Court records indicate that several plea deals with cooperators may be in the works. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Ap, Cnn, Fbi, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Afp, Capitol, BuzzFeed News, Biggs, US Capitol, Roberto Schmidt


The Capitol riot defendants are turning on each other and outing Proud Boys leadership

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images More than one defendant in January's Capitol riots has turned on the Proud Boys. Md Court records indicate that several plea deals with cooperators may be in the works. See more stories on Insider's business page. The brotherhood of the Proud Boys is falling apart, as more than one of the Capitol riot defe...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Justice Department, Trump, Reuters, Afp, Capitol, BuzzFeed News, Biggs, US Capitol, Roberto Schmidt, Proud Boys


Hunter Biden challenges the Trump kids to try to "get a job" without using the Trump name

Hunter Biden's new memoir "Beautiful Things" reignites his feud with the Trump children. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for World Food Program USA Hunter Biden has reignited a feud with the Trump children, calling them out for getting rich on Trump's dime. In his memoir, Biden says the Trump kids could never get a job outside Trump's business. Don Jr. and Biden previously tangled over who benefited more from their fathers' public service. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Don Jr, Paul Morigi, Hunter Biden, Donald Trump Jr Ivanka Trump, Burisma


The Olympics committee hired a Chinese company that advertises using Xinjiang cotton to make staff uniforms for the Tokyo Games

A 2010 photo of farmers near Hami, Xinjiang, seen pouring sacks of cotton onto a truck. REUTERS China is accused of forcing Uyghur Muslims to work in manufacturing across the Xinjiang region. The US banned Xinjiang cotton imports in January, and major US companies have boycotted using it. Axios reported that Olympics organizers hired a firm that uses Xinjiang cotton to make Tokyo Games uniforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. The International Olympic Committee contracted...
Tags: Politics, China, US, Sports, Trends, Nike, Beijing, News UK, Tokyo, Xinjiang, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Taobao, Uighur, Istanbul Turkey, Worker Rights Consortium


Biden says China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images In a Wednesday speech, Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security. He said that delaying doing so benefited China, and he bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow ... to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says Gov. McAuliffe treated him like George Floyd, Emmett Till, after sexual assault allegations surfaced

Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax. Zach Gibson/Getty Images In a televised debate, Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax likened himself to Emmett Till and George Floyd. He accused Gov. Terry McAuliffe of treating him like Floyd when sexual assault allegations surfaced. McAuliffe is leading the race in this year's Democratic primary for Virginia governor. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a televised Democratic primary debate on Tuesday, Virginia's Lt. Gov...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Boston, Virginia, Trends, Jim Crow, Emmett Till, Democratic, Fairfax, Floyd, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe, Duke University, Northam, Justin Fairfax


Matt Gaetz is set to headline a pro-Trump women's event at Trump's Doral resort even as a sex trafficking investigation looms

Rep. Matt Gaetz will speak at a "BBQ, Boots, & Bluegrass" event at the Save America Summit. Photo by Erin Scott-Pool via Getty Images Matt Gaetz is set to headline a pro-Trump women's gala at a Trump-owned golf resort in Florida this Friday. He will attend the event despite an ongoing probe into whether he paid for sex with an underage girl. It appears Gaetz is still very much aligned with Trump, despite the former president remaining silent on the probe. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Getty Images, Doj, Justice Department, Trump National Doral, Trump, Matt, Washington Examiner, Doral, Matt Gaetz, Save America


An HBO filmmaker may have uncovered the potential identity of 'Q,' the shady figure behind QAnon

A QAnon sign is waved by Trump supporters at a rally in Washington, DC. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Filmmaker Cullen Hobart believes he has uncovered the true identity of the QAnon movement's "Q." 8kun message board administrator Ron Watkins appeared to slip up during an interview with Hobart. It was long speculated that Watkins was posing as the shadowy "Q" and had written many QAnon posts. See more stories on Insider's business page. A documentary filmmaker believes he has fi...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, News, Washington, US, Trends, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Hobart, Trump, Ron, Watkins, Facebook Users, QAnon, Robert Nickelsberg Getty, Jim Watkins


An HBO filmmaker may have uncovered the identity of 'Q,' the shady figure behind QAnon

A QAnon sign waved by Trump supporters at a rally in Washington, DC. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images The filmmaker Cullen Hoback believes he has uncovered the true identity of the QAnon movement's "Q." The 8kun message board administrator Ron Watkins seemed to slip up during an interview with Hoback. It was long speculated that Watkins was posing as the shadowy Q and had written many QAnon posts. See more stories on Insider's business page. A documentary filmmaker believes he has f...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, News, Washington, US, Trends, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump, Trump, Ron, Watkins, Hoback, Facebook Users, QAnon, Robert Nickelsberg Getty


US Capitol attacker's family says he suffered 'repeated head trauma' from years of playing football

People walk along the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall, near the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument, as the sun sets. Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images Capitol attack suspect Noah Green's family says he suffered from depression and "repeated head trauma." This head trauma was the result of years of playing football, the family said in his defense. Green is a suspect in an attack where a car slammed into two Capitol police officers, killing one. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, Virginia, US, Trends, Ap, Cnn, Fbi, Green, National Mall, Cia, Brendan, Capitol


Matt Gaetz said he's talked to every conservative network about a post-Congress gig, but Fox News denied his claims, saying it had 'no interest in hiring him'

Rep. Matt Gaetz is reportedly under investigation for violating sex-trafficking laws. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz says he has been talking to major networks about potential gigs. Gaetz said he had spoken with Newsmax, OANN, and Fox News, among others, about "life after Congress." But Fox News told the Daily Beast they have "no interest in hiring him." See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz again teased a possible early retirement...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Gop, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Congressional, NewsMax, GOP House, Daily Beast, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Samuel Corum Getty, Newsmax OANN


MyPillow's Mike Lindell claims Trump will 'be back in office in August' in Steve Bannon podcast rant

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell told Steve Bannon the "election of 2020 is going bye-bye." Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The MyPillow CEO launched into a long rant on voter fraud on Steve Bannon's War Room podcast. He claimed that Trump will be reinstated in August, saying the "election of 2020 is going bye-bye." Voting-machine maker Dominion is suing Lindell for $1.3 billion for his voter fraud allegations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mike Lindell is back at it again: ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, White House, Trends, Donald Trump, Steve, Trump, Lindell, Right Wing Watch, Dominion, Mike Lindell, Steve Bannon, Stephen Maturen Getty, InsiderAsia, Cheryl Teh


Lindsey Graham parrots himself by again saying he'll shoot 'gangs' with his AR-15 in the event of a 'natural disaster'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham uses images of handguns and rifles during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News he'd use his AR-15 to keep himself safe during a natural disaster. Graham made the statement while arguing against a ban on semi-automatic weapons. He last made this claim in 2019, saying he would "defend himself" during "apocalyptic scenarios." See more stories...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, House, Gun Control, Fox News, Graham, Air Force, Biden, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham


Trump and Biden's anti-China foreign policy is fueling violence against Asian-Americans

Demonstrators at a vigil for the Atlanta shooting victims, in New York City, March 19, 2021. Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty The recent killing of six Asian-American women highlights the link between domestic and foreign policies. Many officials have condemned the attacks, but they need to acknowledge that over-the-top language about China fuels fear and anxiety that spurs violence against Asian-Americans. Jessica J. Lee is a senior research fellow in the East Asia Program at the Quincy Ins...
Tags: Japan, Politics, Obama, Congress, Opinion, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Boston, Iraq, New York City, Defense, US, America, Los Angeles


Migrants waiting at the US-Mexico border have been photographed wearing shirts that say 'Biden, please let us in!'

A group of migrants wearing shirts that read "Biden, please let us in" kneel and pray at the US-Mexico border crossing. Stringer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images Migrants at the US-Mexico border were seen wearing shirts pleading for Biden to let them in. The shirts read "Biden, please let us in" and mimic the design of Biden's campaign advertisements. Immigrants are gathering at the border, with an unprecedented number waiting to be let into the US. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Bbc, United Nations, Dallas, El Salvador, Honduras, Biden, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos


Biden wants the military's footprint to be 'correctly sized,' and it may mean deciding which bases really matter

A US Marine stands guard at Bagram airport, north of Kabul, March 2, 2002. REUTERS/Mario Laporta The Biden administration has started a review of the US military's global force posture. The review comes amid increasing calls for a reduction of US military bases overseas. Many would welcome fewer bases, but critics say a change in strategy is also needed. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration in February launched a review of the US military's glob...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Politics, Navy, China, Africa, US, International, Trends, Qatar, Syria, United States, Middle East, Kabul, Pentagon


How the US considered helping France nuke its way out of an embarrassing military defeat

French Foreign Legion paratroopers land near Dien Bien Phu, March 16, 1954. ullstein bild via Getty Images In March 1954, French troops were in northern Vietnam for what commanders thought would be a decisive blow against the Viet Minh. By May, after weeks of brutal fighting, French forces surrendered, ending the battle of Dien Bien Phu and the French Indochina War. Western countries saw that war as essential to stopping the spread of communism, and the US was willing to take extreme actio...
Tags: UK, Congress, Navy, France, White House, China, US, International, Trends, Britain, Paris, Nuclear Weapons, Cambodia, National Security Council, Cia, Vietnam


US sanctions 24 Hong Kong and Chinese officials ahead of a high-level meeting with Chinese diplomats

Thousands take part in a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong on June 4, 2020. Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Washington has sanctioned 24 officials over Beijing's ongoing crackdown on Hong Kong. This move comes as US Sec. of State Antony Blinken prepares to meet top Chinese diplomats in Alaska. Those sanctioned include senior members of the Chinese parliament and Hong Kong police officials. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is expressing its displeasure...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Politics, News, Washington, China, Defense, US, Trends, Ap, Cnn, Austin, Beijing, United States, Alaska


Biden tells Central American migrants: 'Don't come over'

A US Customs and Border Protection agent stands guard on the US side of the US-Mexico border fence. PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images President Biden told people from Central America to stay in their "town or city or community." He said this in a televised interview after a marked increase in migrants at the US-Mexico border. The Biden administration is also bracing for a surge in unaccompanied migrant children at the border. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Biden...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ap, Getty Images, Dallas, Homeland Security, El Salvador, Biden, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Immigrant, Central America


Self-styled evangelical prophet Jeremiah Johnson apologizes for predicting Trump's re-election and says he's dismantling his ministry

Evangelical faith leaders form a prayer circle for Trump during a rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry church, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Miami. Lynne Sladky/AP Evangelist Jeremiah Johnson apologized for prophesying that Trump would be re-elected in 2021. Johnson previously said in a lengthy prophecy that "God had chosen Trump." Johnson broke with other evangelicals, who still believe that a miraculous reversal of the 2020 election results will happen. S...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Politico, Trends, Miami, Jesus, Johnson, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Christ, Trump, Religion News Service, Jeremiah Johnson


Biden has settled one of Trump's feuds with a close US ally, but there are still thornier issues to deal with

South Korean marines in blue headbands and US Marines take position during a joint amphibious landing exercise in Pohang, South Korea, March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji By signing a new military cost-sharing agreement with South Korea, the Biden administration has settled a fight picked by the Trump administration. But the US-South Korea relationship still faces long-term bilateral defense issues and shifting US priorities in the region. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Politics, North Korea, China, Defense, US, Trends, Taiwan, United States, Philippines, Sma, Biden, Donald Trump, Seoul, Thomson Reuters



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