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China says the Wuhan virus lab deserves a Nobel Prize. Meanwhile the US is trying to figure out whether it leaked the coronavirus.

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images China is fighting the theory that the coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The foreign ministry said last week that scientists there should be awarded the Nobel Prize. The lab leak theory was once widely dismissed, but it has recently gained new traction. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is calling for the Wuhan Institute of Virology to win a Nobel P...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal, Zhao, Global Times, Getty Images China, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus


Arizona GOP official blasts company carrying out election recount: 'Insane just from a competence standpoint'

Maricopa County ballots being examined during the audit run by Cyber Ninjas. Matt York/AP A GOP official has slammed the election recount under way in Arizona's Maricopa County. He said that the effort, run by Cyber Ninjas, was "insane just from a competence standpoint." The state party backed the much-criticized audit, but some now regret doing so. See more stories on Insider's business page. The ongoing ballot audit in Arizona run by Cyber Ninjas is "insane just from a competence...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Arizona, News UK, Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump, Trump, Latham Watkins, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate, Arizona GOP, Asia Prior, Richer


Some Advance Child Tax Credit payments might have to be repaid

Almost 40 million U.S. families could get monthly Child Tax Credit payments this year. The extra money no doubt would be a big help, but some might discover they have to pay back the advanced amounts when they file their 2021 tax returns. (Photo by August de Richelieu via Pexels) You're fully vaccinated. Your company is open again, with everyone returning to the office. You got your kiddos, who also got jabbed, into a summer day camp. Hello, sort of normal summer! Even better, you're about ...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, White House, Joe Biden, United States, Sam, Agi, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Child Tax Credit, ARPA, ACTC, Biden Administration, Advance Child Tax Credit ACTC, Advance Child Tax Credit, August de Richelieu


21 attorneys general oppose USPS plan to delay first-class mail, warning 4 to 5-day delivery times could have 'significant' impact on mail-in ballots

VENTNOR CITY, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 13: A USPS worker wearing a mask puts envelopes in a mailbox while driving past as the state of New Jersey continues Stage 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 13, 2020 in Ventnor City, New Jersey. Stage 2, allows moderate-risk activities to resume which includes pools, youth day camps and certain sports practices. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Attorneys general from 21 states issued a statement opposing...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington Post, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, US Postal Service, Usps, New Jersey, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Postal Regulatory Commission


Iran's next president is a hard-liner who could cause problems for Biden, and Trump helped pave the way for his victory

Ebrahim Raisi. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images Iran's next president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hard-liner accused of involvement in mass executions. Raisi supports reviving the 2015 nuclear deal but could cause headaches for Biden on other issues. Trump's confrontations with Iran helped empower hard-liners like Raisi. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi won't be inaugurated until August, but he's already made it clear that he's n...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, US, International, America, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Iran, Analysis, Vienna, United States, Middle East, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei


Iran's next president is a hardliner who could cause problems for Biden, and Trump helped pave the way for his victory

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's new president waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station on June 18, 2021, on the day of the Islamic republic's presidential election Majid Saeedi/Getty Images Iran's next president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hardliner accused of involvement in mass executions. Raisi supports reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, but could cause major headaches for Biden on other issues. Trump's confrontations with Iran helped empower hardliners like Raisi. Se...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, US, International, America, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Iran, Analysis, Vienna, United States, Middle East, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei


No Plans for Biden to Meet New Iranian Leader, Says White House

By Trevor HunnicuttWASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are currently no plans for U.S. President Joe Biden to meet with Iran's newly elected leader,...
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Iran, Biden, Reuters, Trevor HunnicuttWASHINGTON


Iran’s new leader takes hard line, refuses to meet Biden

By Isabel Debre and Jon Gambrell | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s president-elect staked out a hard-line position Monday in his first remarks since his landslide election victory, rejecting the possibility of meeting with President Joe Biden or negotiating Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support of regional militias. The comments by Ebrahim Raisi offered a blunt preview of how Iran might deal with the wider world in the next four years as it enters a new stage in ne...
Tags: New York, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Iraq, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, West, Soccer, United States, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Amnesty International, Biden


Joe Biden expected to host Barack Obama for official White House portrait reveal, report says

Former President Donald Trump famously skipped the tradition of presenting a White House predecessor's official portrait.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Usa Today, Donald Trump


White House Says No Policy Decisions Expected From Biden's Meeting With Financial Regulators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said no policy decisions are expected from President Joe Biden's meeting with...
Tags: Washington, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Jen Psaki, Reuters White House Press


Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?

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Liz Cheney is surrounded by a security detail after death threats over her Trump criticism: NYT

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Liz Cheney spent $58,000 on security from January to March, according to The New York Times. ...
Tags: Security, Politics, California, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Wyoming, House, New York Times, The Times, Secret Service, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump


ATF Makes the Case for Abolishing the ATF ~ VIDEO

Aerial view of the WACO Mount Carmel compound engulfed in flames. IMG ATF USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- No one makes a better case for abolishing the ATF than the ATF. There has never been a federal agency with such little regard for the sanctity of human life, with such a history of failure, with such antiquated duties and responsibilities, with such a propensity to overreact, with such an addiction to good press, with such a willingness to bend over for any politician in charge, and – as we curren...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Congress, Eric Holder, Senate, White House, New York City, America, Joe Biden, Fbi, Idaho, House, Jimmy Carter, DEA, Biden, Terry


Joe Biden expected to host Barack Obama for official White House portrait reveal: report

Former President Donald Trump famously skipped the tradition of presenting a White House predecessor's portrait.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Usa Today, Donald Trump


The White House rejects increasing the gas tax to fund infrastructure, arguing it puts a bigger burden on average Americans

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House ruled out a gas tax increase on Monday as bipartisan infrastructure talks gain momentum. Psaki said the administration is "not going to stand for" any measure boosting taxes for households earning under $400,000. A Democratic negotiator said it is "clearly off the table" in the negotiations. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House ruled out a gas-tax increase to finance a major infrastruc...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop, House, Cbs, Ohio, Biden


Dick Cheney warned his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney on January 6 that she might not be safe after seeing Trump attack her before the Capitol riot, report says

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney at the US House of Representatives in 2017. Win McNamee/Getty Images Dick Cheney called his daughter, Liz Cheney, to warn her after Trump singled her out on January 6. The controversial former vice president is said to consider Trump an "abysmal" president. Liz Cheney was ousted from her GOP leadership position over her opposition to Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Vice President Dick Cheney call...
Tags: Politics, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, News UK, Republican Party, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Dick Cheney


Top financial regulators and Biden to focus on climate change at White House meeting – live

Biden to host Janet Yellen, FDIC chair Jelena McWilliams and others‘Financial risk of climate change’ to be discussed in meetingHow the rogue Trump DoJ trashed legal and political norms 2.33pm BST Good morning, Joe Biden is set to meet with financial regulators on Monday afternoon in the Oval Office, to discuss issues including the financial risk of climate change. Kamala Harris will also prioritize economic issues today, in a roundtable with a local union and on a trip to Pittsburgh to hig...
Tags: White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Janet Yellen, US Congress, Biden, Kamala Harris, Pittsburgh, Oval Office, FDIC, Trump DOJ, Jelena McWilliams


Trump sent out a strange statement wishing 'losers' and 'RINOs' a Happy Father's Day

Former President Donald Trump hit out at his critics in a scathing Father's Day message this weekend. Getty Former President Donald Trump took the opportunity on Father's Day to call out the "Radical Left." Trump wished "losers" and "RINOs" a Happy Father's Day in an emailed statement. Donald Trump Jr. also sent out an email appealing for donations titled "My father is asking about you." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump took the opp...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald Trump Jr, RINO, Liz Cheney, Trump Jr, Sen Mitt Romney, Cheryl Teh, Radical Left Trump, Sen Lindsey Graham Happy Father, Left Wing MOB


Ammon Bundy, the anti-government militant who led an armed takeover of a US wildlife refuge, is running for governor of Idaho

In this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy, center, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, walks off after speaking with reporters during a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Burns, Ore. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File Ammon Bundy announced Saturday he is running for governor of Idaho as a Republican. The anti-government activist is known for taking part in armed standoffs with the government. In 2016, he led a militia in the occupation of a federa...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Idaho, Npr, Nevada, Republican, BLM, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ammon Bundy, Bundy, Cliven Bundy, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Bundys, Capitol


'We are running out of time': Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs urges Senate to pass voting-rights legislation

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week urged the Senate to pass voting-rights legislation. Hobbs said that Republicans are "are laying the groundwork to steal" the 2024 presidential election. The For the People Act will face a likely GOP-led filibuster on the Senate floor this week. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week urged the US Senate to...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, Congress, Senate, US, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, US Senate, Hobbs, Republican Party, Republican, Biden


Chris Christie says 'not much was accomplished' during Biden's trip to Europe, but 'no damage was done'

Former Gov. Chris Christie speaks onstage during the Concordia Annual Summit in September 2019. Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit Chris Christie says that "not much was accomplished, but no damage was done" during Biden's trip. The G-7, NATO, and Geneva summits were Biden's first international meetings since taking office. While in Geneva, Biden had a long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Fo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Chris Christie, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Abc, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Gop, Nato, Washington Dc


Bernie Sanders says he won't support the bipartisan infrastructure bill if its paid for by raising gas taxes or creating fees on electric vehicles

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during an appearance on NBC News' "Meet the Press." Meet the Press/NBC Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he didn't support the latest proposal for a bipartisan infrastructure bill. Sanders expressed concerns over how lawmakers may pay for the bill. He said he did not support an increased tax on gasoline or imposing fees on electric vehicles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he believes th...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Maine, Arizona, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Chuck Todd, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, Joe Manchin, Sen Susan Collins


Explainer: What is the Catholic Communion controversy?

A committee of U.S. Catholic bishops is getting to work on a policy document that has stirred controversy among their colleagues before a word of it has even been written. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a document “on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church” that some bishops hope will be a rebuke for politicians who support abortion rights but continue to receive Communion. The 168-55 vote to proceed, vehemently opposed by a min...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, China, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Chicago, Britain, Soccer, Vatican, Catholic, Biden, Baltimore, Catholic Bishops, U S Catholic


The Joe Biden I knew and now disagree with

Years ago many doubted the dreams of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. when he said when asked that his primary goal in life was to be the president of the United States of America. I didn’t…. And then Beau Biden, (real name Joseph R. Biden, III, also another Syracuse University College of Law grad) said “Promise Me Dad” to his father before he passed away in 2017. Then the book with that title came out shortly thereafter  and old cynical libertarian anarcho-capitalist Dick Boddie read it and had some positi...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Secret Service, Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Aba, Joe


Biden to Meet With Afghan President Ghani as Violence Surges

By Humeyra PamukWASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden will meet at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and chairman of...
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Ashraf Ghani, Biden, Ghani, Humeyra PamukWASHINGTON Reuters


White House Says Biden to Meet With Afghanistan's Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will meet at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of...
Tags: Washington, White House, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, Biden, Abdullah Abdullah, Reuters, Ghani


Trump was concerned that publicly showing 'empathy' in George Floyd case would indicate weakness to political base: book

Former President Donald Trump. AP WSJ reporter Michael C. Bender chronicled Trump's term in office and what led to his 2020 loss. After the death of George Floyd, many Americans were galvanized to fight against racism. Trump was worried that publicly showing "empathy" would turn off his base, according to Bender's forthcoming book. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After untold millions of people witnessed the murder of George Floyd on video last year, the ca...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, White House, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Floyd, Bender, Queens New York, Politico Magazine, Dan Scavino, Jared Kushner


Juneteenth and Obamacare victories send a signal

At the age of 89, Opal Lee walked many of the 1,300-plus miles from Fort Worth, Texas, to Washington, DC, to jump-start the campaign to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Now 94, she was at the White House Thursday when President Joe Biden signed the bill to do just that, realizing her goal that was four decades in the making.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Stories, Fort Worth Texas, Opal Lee


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell suggests 'divine appointments' were responsible for him connecting with former president Trump

Former president Trump and Mike Lindell at the White House last year. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Mike Lindell used a recent appearance to discuss how he met the former president for the first time. He said a prophet told him the pair would become great friends. Lindell also said the same prophet told him that he would help change the course of history. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has claimed his encounter with former President Donald Tr...
Tags: White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump, Lindell, Newsweek, Housing and Urban Development, Tampa Florida, Dominion, Mike Lindell, Smartmatic, Mandel Ngan AFP, Getty Images Mike Lindell


Biden to Host Israeli President Rivlin on June 28 - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden plans to host Israel's new president, Reuven Rivlin, at the White House on June 28, the White House...
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