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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


Biden hit with first Cabinet defeat as White House withdraws Neera Tanden nomination for budget chief

Neera Tanden. Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Biden's pick to head the White House budget office withdrew on Tuesday. Sen. Joe Manchin came out in opposition to Neera Tanden's nomination, jeopardizing her path forward in an evenly divided Senate. Tanden sparked controversy because of her heated attacks on Republicans — and some on the left, too. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden was hit with his first cabinet defeat on Tuesday as his pick t...
Tags: Utah, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Maine, Arkansas, Alaska, Mitt Romney, Ohio


Tanden withdraws her name from OMB consideration

By Alexandra Jaffe | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets. Her withdrawal marks the first high-profile defeat of one of Biden’s nominees. Eleven of the 23 Cabinet nominees requiring Senate approval have been confirmed, most with strong bipartisan support. “Unfortunately, it now seems clear t...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Alaska, Bill Clinton, Capitol Hill, Biden, Gene Sperling, Vermont, Collins, Cabinet


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...
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Senate Democrats prepare to advance the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan without a $15-an-hour minimum wage

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Senate Democrats set the stage to advance the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill without a minimum wage increase. "I expect a hearty debate and some late nights," Schumer said on Monday. Some House progressives urged the White House to keep the minimum wage increase after a top Senate official ruled it cannot be included as written in the bill. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Senate Democrats are preparing to advance the $1.9 t...
Tags: California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, House, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Kamala Harris, Schumer, McConnell, Chuck Schumer, White House Press, House Republican, Jen Psaki, Ro Khanna


QAnon, CultTok, and Leaving It All Behind

“I was impressed that it only took four years,” Danielle, self-identified ex-cult member, 34, said on a phone call. This was a few days after Joe Biden’s inauguration, and we were talking about the previous week of SOS social media posts from wide-eyed QAnon followers, like a TikToker propped up on a pillow, pleading,…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Articles, Joe Biden, Joseph Smith, Jesus, Jezebel, Donald Trump, Marina Abramovic, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Trumpism, Alex Jones, Michelle, Alt Right


House progressives urge Biden to overrule parliamentarian on $15 minimum wage – live

House members: Kamala Harris can make final call on including provision in Covid relief billJohnson & Johnson’s vaccine to roll out within 48 hoursTrump grasps for relevance in first post-presidential speech at CPACSupreme court could deal blow to provision protecting minority votersSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 4.20pm GMT The White House coronavirus response team is now holding a briefing to provide an update on case numbers and vaccine distribution.Dr Rochell...
Tags: Cdc, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Minimum Wage, US politics, House, Fda, Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kamala Harris, Johnson Johnson, Fauci


Nearly three dozen GOP mayors back Biden's COVID-19 relief package

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Roughly 32 GOP mayors are backing Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The support is a stark contrast to the bill's opposition among congressional Republicans. The House passed the bill on Saturday and it now heads to the Senate where resistance is anticipated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. While President Joe Biden faces firm opposition to his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package from congressional Rep...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, Maine, Washington Dc, House, Biden, Usa Today, Kamala Harris, Oklahoma City


House OKs land/rivers bill preserving 1 million acres – much of it in LA County

A bill protecting more than 1 million acres of public lands and 500 miles of rivers in the state — including more than 400,000 acres in three counties in Southern California — was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Friday in a bipartisan vote. Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, or HR 803 was adopted by a vote of 227-200, with eight Republicans voting “yes” along with 219 Democrats. Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, was the lone Republican in the state to vote in favo...
Tags: News, Colorado, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, House, House Of Representatives


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


White House to Host Black History Month Concert With Anthony Hamilton, Gospel Choir

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the First Lady and Second Gentleman will host a virtual Black History Month Celebration featuring performances by Anthony Hamilton and the St. Augustine Gospel Choir. The prerecorded event takes place at 8 p.m. ET tonight (Friday, Feb. 26). The program will be livestreamed on the White House […]
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Anthony Hamilton


10 Things in Politics: Biden's big business romance

President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen meet with business leaders, including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon (right) earlier this month. Photo by 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:Big business, usually friendlie...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Corporate America, Congress, Washington, Wall Street, Senate, White House, Disney, US, Dnc, Trends, Usda, Iran, Syria


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to mark 50m Covid vaccine doses given in US

White House event will commemorate halfway point of Biden’s 100 million campaign promise
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Massive conservation bill would preserve Rim of the Valley, extend San Gabriel Mountains monument

A giant California conservation bill that would preserve 1 million acres of land from the banks of the Los Angeles River to the forests near the Oregon border will go before Congress for a historic vote on Friday, Feb. 26. Four representatives, each adding a piece of the preservation pie, said in a virtual press conference Thursday that their long-suffering efforts have been re-born by a Democratic majority in the House and what could be a dramatic tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate by Vice Pr...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Mexico, Oregon, Government, Senate, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, LA River, Soccer, House, Community


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to mark 50m Covid vaccine doses given in US – live

White House event will commemorate halfway point of Biden’s 100 million campaign promiseFDA review says Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid vaccine is effectiveBiden reverses Trump actions on green cards and architectureFamily say US navy vet died after officer knelt on his neckSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.30am GMT Republican protests about some of the elements in the proposed economic package have cut no ice with Rep Ilhan Omar. She said of a tweet by Sen M...
Tags: White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Washington Dc, Biden, Kamala Harris, Trump, Johnson Johnson, Ilhan Omar She, Biden Administration, Sen Marsha Blackburn, Coronavirus


Group of Senate Democrats call on Biden to create Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing

Seven Senate Democrats are asking President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to establish a White House office devoted to reproductive health that would create a federal policy home positioned to address the issue across the administration.
Tags: Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Kamala Harris, Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health


Tanden faces new hurdles in Senate confirmation

By Darlene Superville and Alexandra Jaffe | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The White House is standing by President Joe Biden’s choice of Neera Tanden to lead the White House budget office, even as she faced new hurdles Wednesday after two Senate committees postponed consideration of her nomination. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that Tanden and the White House had been in touch with senators and advocacy groups to answer any questions they may have on her nomination. “We’re...
Tags: Washington, Senate, White House, India, West Virginia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Alaska, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Biden, Kamala Harris, Democratic


A Tuskegee hero and the oldest living Black West Point grad reflect on the US military and its first Black defense secretary

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin participates in a ceremonial swearing-in with Vice President Kamala Harris, far right, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 25, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Secretary Lloyd Austin is the first Black person to lead the entire Defense Department. "We have a secretary of defense who can say 'I've been there, I've done that,'" a Black veteran told Insider. A Tuskegee airman said it was "just amazing how the attitudes in ...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, West Point, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Defense, US, International, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Austin, Racism


Three-quarters of all voters, including 60% of Republicans, support Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan: poll

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 New polling shows widespread support for Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.  A Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 76% of all voters and 60% of Republicans support the bill. The stimulus package is expected to get its first vote in the House on February 26.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A majo...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy, Democrats, House, Biden, Stimulus, Kamala Harris, Oval Office, Manchin


150 business leaders, including Google's Sundar Pichai and longtime Trump ally Stephen Schwarzman, are backing Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus bill in a letter to Congress

Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, President Joe Biden, Google CEO Sundar Pichai Jim Spellman/Getty Images, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images, Justin Sullivan/Getty Images More than 150 execs from top US firms have said they support Biden's stimulus package, CNN reported. Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were among the execs who signed a letter to lawmakers. "Congress should act swiftly and on a bipartisan basis to authorize a stimulus and relief package," the ex...
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Mitt Romney criticizes Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan as a 'clunker' with a 'troublesome' amount of aid to states

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, pauses to answer questions from reporters as senators arrive to vote on President Joe Biden's nominee for United Nation's ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Sen. Mitt Romney criticized Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan at a New York Times DealBook event. Romney said the bill designates too much aid to states with budget surpluses.  The senator also criticized the bill as a "cl...
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Pandemic first job for HHS pick but health agenda is broader

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to expand health insurance, rein in prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. “To meet this moment, we need strong federal leadership,” Becerra said at the first of two hearings on his nomination. “I understand the enormous challenges before us and o...
Tags: Health, Business, Obama, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Soccer, Gop


David Perdue announces he won't run against Raphael Warnock in 2022 Georgia Senate race

Former Sen. David Perdue (R-Georgia). Ethan Miller/Getty Images Former GOP Sen. David Perdue of Georgia will not run for the Senate in 2022. Just days ago, Perdue filed paperwork to explore a potential candidacy. Perdue lost his reelection bid to Democrat Jon Ossoff in last month's Senate runoff elections. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former GOP Sen. David Perdue of Georgia announced on Tuesday that he would not be a candidate for the Senate in 2022, just days af...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Times, Donald Trump, Perdue


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


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


Joe Manchin poses a threat to raising the minimum wage, even though 250,000 West Virginians would benefit from the increase

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during a news conference with a bipartisan group of lawmakers as they announce a proposal for a Covid-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill, on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Democrats are staging a final push to include minimum wage legislation in Biden's stimulus plan. But one of the party's most conservative Senators, Joe Manchin has ...
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