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Over 3 dozen Democrats lawmakers urge Biden to commute the sentences of all remaining federal death row inmates

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on January 22, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Thirty-seven lawmakers asked President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of all remaining federal death row inmates. The effort was led by Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Cori Bush of Missouri. Biden is opposed to the death penalty and campaigned on ending the practice. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Over three dozen lawmakers, led by Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley of M...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Missouri, Death Penalty, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Executions, Clemency, Federal Government


Current Obsessions: Brighter Days

Among the news and finds that caught our attention this week: Above: An outtake from this week’s post A Danish Couple’s Thoughtfully Appointed 1927 Townhouse in Copenhagen. For many more hygge moments and considered interiors, follow @femte.til.venstre on Instagram. To celebrate the momentousness of having a woman in the White House, upstate shop Sunny’s Pop is offering 10 percent off this weekend. Just use code VPHARRIS. The 2020 Design of the Year award goes to the Teeter Totter Wall, a seri...
Tags: Books, Etsy, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, New York Times, Annie, Copenhagen, Berkeley, Vermont, Bernie, Fourth Street, Portland Maine, Design News, Current Obsessions


From abortion care to LGBTQ rights, here's how Joe Biden is prepared to tear up Donald Trump's restrictive gender policies

President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response at the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration has already started nixing multiple Trump-era policies on gender, transgender rights, and reproductive healthcare through executive order. It's also planning to further entrench those rights into federal to show its commitment to gender equality. Some actions will take more than an executive order or require Congress to get involved. Vi...
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A prominent lawyers' group filed an 18-page ethics complaint calling for Rudy Giuliani's law license to be suspended over his false voter-fraud claims

Rudy Giuliani. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images A non-partisan lawyers' group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani on Thursday. The group wants Giuliani's law license suspended while his work for Trump is investigated. His lawsuits to overturn the election were "frivolous" and a "campaign of falsehoods," it said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A prominent lawyers' group filed an against Rudy Giuliani on Thursday, asking that his law license be temporari...
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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


Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?

WASHINGTON — Back when the election was tightening and just a week away, Joe Biden went big. He flew to Warm Springs, the Georgia town whose thermal waters once brought Franklin Delano Roosevelt comfort from polio, and pledged a restitching of America’s economic and policy fabric unseen since FDR’s New Deal. Evoking some of the nation’s loftiest reforms helped Biden unseat President Donald Trump but left him with towering promises to keep. And he’ll be trying to deliver against the backdrop of s...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Massachusetts, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden


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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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner spent $100K of taxpayer money renting a bathroom so Secret Service agents didn't have to use theirs

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk on the south lawn of the White House on November 29, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have spent $100,000 on bathroom accommodations for their Secret Service detail after barring the agents from using their bathrooms, The Washington Post reported.  Law enforcement officials told The Post that the president's daughter and son-in-law barred the Secret Service from using their 6.5 bathrooms when they first moved into their D...
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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


House Democrats call for accountability while Republicans call for unity and rail against 'cancel culture' in impeachment debate

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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House members engage in a fiery debate over impeaching Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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The House prepares to impeach the president after a fiery debate and as Trump is more isolated than ever

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush makes a fiery speech calling to impeach 'the white supremacist in chief'

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol siege and shoots down antifa conspiracy theories

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: Rep. Cedric Richmond says some Republicans are 'co-conspirators' in the insurrection and tells them to 'man up, woman up,' and defend the Constitution

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan spouts a fountain of lies and misinformation about the election as the House debates impeachment

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: House majority leader Steny Hoyer rips into GOP Rep. Jim Jordan for being 'Trump-like' and denying reality as House considers impeachment

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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'Just say the 5 words: The election was not stolen': Democratic lawmakers rip into GOP Rep. Jim Jordan for amplifying Trump's election lies

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday pushed Rep. Jim Jordan to explicitly say that President-elect Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 race, but he refused to do so without repeating baseless voter fraud claims peddled by President Donald Trump. "I'm asking you to make a statement that the election was not stolen," Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern said. "[Biden's] going to be the president," Jordan said. "That is not the question I asked," ...
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Trump lowers the White House flag after pressure from both Republicans and Democrats

President Donald Trump. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Lawmakers requested President Donald Trump to lower the White House's flag to half-staff in honor of a US Capitol Hill police officer who died after the deadly Capitol Hill siege on Wednesday. On Sunday, days after the police officer's death, Trump lowered the White House's flag. "He gave his life protecting our nation's Capitol, its Members, and all who worked inside from a violent mob intent on harm," Republican Rep. Nancy M...
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President George H.W. Bush's sister, Nancy Bush Ellis, has died at the age of 94 died from COVID-19 complications

Nancy Walker Bush Ellis attends the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award Ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Nancy Bush Ellis, the sister of former President George H.W. Bush, has died, the George and Barbara Bush foundation confirmed Sunday. Bush Ellis died at the age of 94 at an assisted living facility in Massachusetts due to complications from COVID-19, The New York Times reported. A...
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President George H.W. Bush's sister, Nancy Bush Ellis, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 94

Nancy Walker Bush Ellis attends the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award Ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Nancy Bush Ellis, the sister of former President George H.W. Bush, has died, the George and Barbara Bush foundation confirmed Sunday. Bush Ellis died at the age of 94 at an assisted living facility in Massachusetts due to complications from COVID-19, The New York Times reported. A...
Tags: Politics, News, Massachusetts, US, Trends, New York Times, John F Kennedy, Times, Naacp, George W Bush, New England, Bush, Barbara Bush, George, George H W Bush, Ellis


Trump was deliberately 'trying to stage a coup' says his former White House national security official

President Trump Getty Fiona Hill, a former national security official appointed by President Donald Trump, said he was 'trying to stage a coup' after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. "This could have turned into a full-blown coup had he had any of those key institutions following him," Fiona Hill told the Daily Beast. Hours before a violent mob of protestors broke into the building, President Trump had told them at a rally to 'fight much harder' ...
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Trump was deliberately 'trying to stage a coup' says his former White House national security advisor

President Trump Getty Fiona Hill, a former national security adviser appointed by President Donald Trump, said he was 'trying to stage a coup' after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. "This could have turned into a full-blown coup had he had any of those key institutions following him," Fiona Hill told the Daily Beast. Hours before a violent mob of protestors broke into the building, President Trump had told them at a rally to 'fight much harder' a...
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"What was already shaping up as a volatile final stretch to the Trump presidency took on an air of national emergency as the White House emptied out and some Republicans joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi..."

"... and a cascade of Democrats calling for Mr. Trump to be removed from office without waiting the 13 days until the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. The prospect of actually short-circuiting Mr. Trump’s tenure in its last days appeared remote. Vice President Mike Pence privately ruled out invoking the disability clause of the 25th Amendment to sideline the president, as many had urged that he and the cabinet do, according to officials. Democrats suggested they could move q...
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California bypasses tough nurse care rules amid COVID-19 surge

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Nerissa Black was already having a hard time tending to four COVID-19 patients who need constant heart monitoring. But because of staffing shortages affecting hospitals throughout California, her workload recently increased to six people infected with the coronavirus. Black, a registered nurse at the telemetry cardiac unit of the Henry Mayo Hospital in Valencia, just north of Los Angeles, barely has time to take a break or eat a meal. B...
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'Traitors to the country': Military veterans in Congress accuse Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley of helping incite the fatal violence on Capitol Hill

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images Democratic lawmakers who've served in the US military condemned their Republican colleagues and President Donald Trump as "treasonous." GOP Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley "did not break in with the rioters, and neither did Donald Trump, but their words broke the barriers of civility that have really kept the country together for hundreds of years," Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego told MSNBC. "I've heard one woman say that th...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Iraq, US, Trends, Marine, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Ted Cruz


FBI asks public to help identify members of mob that stormed Capitol

The FBI is turning to the public for help identifying members of the mob inciting violence and storming the Capitol building, ransacking offices and looting during Wednesday’s congressional certification of the Electoral College vote. “The FBI is seeking to identify individuals instigating violence in Washington, D.C. We are accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you have information, visit http://fbi.gov/USCapitol,” the age...
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A harrowing photo shows a Trump supporter carrying a Confederate flag inside the US Capitol, flanked by portraits of Civil War-era figures

A man inside the US Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday as pro-Trump rioters breached the building. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A photographer named Saul Loeb captured an image of a man carrying a large Confederate battle flag during the pro-Trump riot inside the US Capitol on Wednesday. Though the Confederate battle flag originated during the US Civil War, it never entered the Capitol during that time. Behind the man in the photo, two portraits reflect the fractured nation of the country during t...
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'This is a coup attempt': Lawmakers with military experience condemn the right-wing protests and compare it to Iraq deployments

President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Georgia. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Lawmakers who served in the US military described a group of Trump supporters and right-wing activists who violently breached the US Capitol on Wednesday as a coup attempt. The breach forced both chambers to take recess, delaying the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory, as lawmakers were warned to take shelter-in-place. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lawmakers wh...
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