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Janet Yellen says Treasury is prepared to pay the US's bills to prevent 'irreparable harm' to the economy as GOP balks at raising debt ceiling

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Greg Nash/Getty Images Yellen said Treasury is prepared to pay off the country's bills starting August 2. It comes as McConnell opposes raising the debt ceiling without political concessions. Yellen said even the threat of a default risks major damage to the US economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter to Congress urging lawma...
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Janet Yellen says Treasury is prepared to pay the US's bills to prevent 'irreparable harm' to the economy as the GOP balks at raising the debt ceiling

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Greg Nash/Getty Images Yellen said Treasury is prepared to pay off the country's bills starting August 2. It comes as McConnell opposes raising the debt ceiling without political concessions. Yellen said even the threat of a default risks major damage to the US economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter to Congress urging lawma...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Hawaii, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


UN Arms Trade Treaty, The Biden Occupation, & The American People ~ VIDEO

President Obama had Secretary of State John Kerry sign the treaty for him on 09/25/2013. New York, NY – -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s that time again folks, as the Seventh Conference of the (ATT) will take place August 30 to September 3 (2021) in Geneva, Switzerland. But let’s first deal with the sitting Democrat Whitehouse Resident Joe Biden, and let’s ask how the U.S. Senate might give Advice & Consent to the treaty. Will Biden re-sign onto the ATT? After all, the “pushing for the ratification o...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Senate, White House, Virginia, America, Joe Biden, United Nations, Mitt Romney, Att, Mitch McConnell, Un, Geneva, John Kerry, Biden, Kerry


Rep. Matt Gaetz cut off a reporter's question about his vaccination status and said, 'We should be talking more about freeing Britney'

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz refused to disclose his vaccination status, focusing his attention on Britney Spears' conservatorship. "I think we should be talking more about freeing Britney," he told CNN. Gaetz also called CNN's question about his vaccination status "very nosy." See more stories on Insider's business page. When asked about his COVID-19 vaccination status, Rep. Matt Gaetz declined to answer and instead turned hi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Vaccine, Britney Spears, Department Of Justice


10 Things in Politics: Biden says Fox News saw the light on vaccines

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside Gov. Kristi Noem's inner circleBiden doesn't care if you think he's the devil, you just can't say 'nothing happened' during the Capitol riotAmazon and investment banks are trying to cash in on cannabis legalization President Joe Biden speaking with reporters on July 8. Alex Won...
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Democrats slam Mitch McConnell for taking economy 'hostage' by rallying GOP against extending US's ability to pay its bills on time

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump is still "liable" for his conduct in office. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Democrats assailed Mitch McConnell for trying to rally Republicans against raising the debt ceiling. "He's not going to be able to hold the economy hostage," a top Democrat said Wednesday. Republicans had previously backed raising the debt ceiling under Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Congressional Democrats slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitc...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Economy, Democrats, Gop, Hawaii, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Illinois


Senate GOP rejects infrastructure bill

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans rejected an effort Wednesday to begin debate on a big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden. But supporters in both parties remained hopeful of another chance in coming days. Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York had scheduled the procedural vote that he described as a step to “get the ball rolling” as talks progress. But Republicans mounted a fi...
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Mitch McConnell says GOP won't strike a deal with Democrats for the US to pay its bills on time, raising risk of derailing the economic recovery

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does a cable news interview before the start of a two-week recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite McConnell ruled out GOP cooperation with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling. "I can't imagine there will be a single Republican voting to raise the debt ceiling after what we've been experiencing," McConnell told Punchbowl News. Treasury Secretary Yellen warned of an "absolutely catast...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen


White House and Congress see breakthrough Covid infections – US politics live

White House and congressional staff test positive for virusOfficials say cases underscores importance of vaccinations 4.11pm BST Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is on the floor, throwing barbs at majority leader Chuck Schumer and the cloture vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. McConnell from Senate floor on today's infrastructure bill procedural vote: "Today, the Democratic Leader appears to be intent on calling a vote he knows will fail." pic.twitter.com/ACkEKscvuXMcConnell: ...
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The Biden White House confronted Fox News about its hosts' bid to erode trust in the COVID-19 vaccine

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House May 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House has held discussions with Fox News about its COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Fox News hosts have for months encouraged viewers to question the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Studies have found a partisan divide in willingness to get the shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Vaccine, Dc, Biden, Fox News Channel, Anthony Fauci


As COVID cases spike, McConnell urges people to get vaccinated

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year’s rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus. McConnell urged Americans to ignore the “demonstrably bad advice” coming from pundits and others against the vaccines. As cases skyrocket, he noted that nearly all the new virus hospitalizat...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Sport, World news, Soccer, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Donald Trump, McConnell, McConnell R Ky, Lisa Mascaro


GOP prepares to filibuster to stop infrastructure bill

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as senators struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending. Tensions were rising Tuesday as Republicans prepared to mount a filibuster over what they see as a rushed and misguided process. With Biden preparing to hit the road to rally support for his big infrastruct...
Tags: Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Maine, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Reserve, Biden, Kamala Harris


The 2nd highest-ranking House Republican just got his first vaccine dose as Mitch McConnell raises alarms about the Delta variant

Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise Alex Wong/Getty Images House minority whip Steve Scalise, the second-highest ranking House Republican, revealed that he got his first COVID-19 vaccine dose on Sunday. Scalise previously said he hadn't been vaccinated because he had COVID-19 antibodies. The congressman called the vaccines "safe and effective" and cited the rapidly-spreading Delta variant as a reason for getting vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. House minorit...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Gop, House, New York Times, Delta, New Orleans, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Louisiana


Fauci to Sen. Rand Paul: 'You do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially'

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on July 20. Stefani Reynolds/Associated Press Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul once again butted heads on Tuesday. During a hearing on COVID, Fauci told Paul that the senator didn't know what he was talking about. "If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you," Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday got into ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci, PAUL, McConnell, Fauci


AOC says Republicans have been 'killing time for months' as infrastructure talks stretch on with no end in sight

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the slow pace of infrastructure talks with Republicans. The "bipartisan effort" is more of a "delaying action," she told reporters on Tuesday. "It's been enough." Many Democrats are wary about the GOP sucking up time, similar to a decade ago with Obamacare. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York ripped into Republicans...
Tags: New York, Obama, Congress, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Maine, Mitch McConnell, Louisiana, Republican, Biden, Susan Collins, Irs, Aoc, Schumer


AOC says Republicans 'have been killing time for months' with crawling pace of infrastructure talks

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the slow pace of infrastructure talks with Republicans. The "bipartisan effort" is more of a "delaying action," she told reporters on Tuesday. "It's been enough." Many Democrats are wary about the GOP sucking up time, similar to a decade ago with Obamacare. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York ripped into Republicans...
Tags: New York, Obama, Congress, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Maine, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Biden, Susan Collins, Irs, Aoc, Schumer, Senate GOP


Fauci rips into Sen. Rand Paul: 'You do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially'

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Associated Press Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul once again butted heads on Tuesday. Fauci told Paul he didn't know what he was talking about during a hearing on COVID-19. "If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you," Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday got ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci, PAUL, McConnell, Fauci


Psaki says Trump does not need 'an embroidered invitation' to make a vaccine PSA

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 19, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Psaki rejected a suggestion for Biden to ask Trump to make a COVID-19 vaccine PSA. "We don't believe that requires an embroidered invitation to be a part of," she said. Every living former president, except Trump, has made such an announcement. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Psa, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama, Mitch McConnell, Fox News


Trump called McConnell 'a stupid person' and a 'knucklehead' for not eliminating the filibuster during his term, book 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 Trump slammed McConnell as a "stupid person" and "knucklehead" in a new interview. The former president insulted McConnell over his refusal to kill the filibuster. The interview is in an upcoming book by two Washington ...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Book, Trends, Brooklyn, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump


Pence refused to leave the Capitol during the January 6 riot despite Secret Service agents urging him to evacuate, saying, 'I'm not getting in the car': book

Vice President Mike Pence presides over a joint session of Congress on January 6. Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images Pence did not want to leave the Capitol as rioters stormed it on January 6, a new book says. "I Alone Can Fix It" says he wanted Congress to return to finish the electoral certification. The world can't see "our process of confirming the next president can be delayed," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vice President Mike Pence refused to leave the Cap...
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Mike Pence refused to leave the Capitol during the January 6 riot despite Secret Service agents urging him to evacuate, saying, 'I'm not getting in the car': book

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence presides over a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021. Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images Pence did not want to leave the Capitol as rioters stormed the building on January 6, a new book says. "I Alone Can Fix It" reveals how Pence wanted Congress to return to finish the electoral certification. "We can't let the world see that our process of confirming the next president can be delayed," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former...
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer says he hasn't decided when he'll retire: CNN

United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. AP Photo/Steven Senne Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has not decided when he will retire, he told CNN. The decision will be based on two factors: his health and the court, Breyer said. The comments come as progressives have pressured Breyer to step down. See more stories on Insider's business page. Justice Stephen Breyer is not yet ready to step down from the Supreme Court, he told CNN in an interview that published Thursday.Th...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer


10 Things in Politics: Kamala Harris' toxic work culture

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Don't miss us: Newsletters are now coming from our new domain, @insider.com. Also, a friendly reminder to add [email protected] to your address book.Here's what we're talking about:Ex-Kamala Harris staffers have bad memories of a toxic culture in her past officesRepublicans are getting antsy about infrastructureAmerica's highest-r...
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It's starting to look like Republicans aren't going to support the bipartisan infrastructure deal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at a press conference alongside Senate Republicans. Alex Wong/Getty Images It appears that Republicans won't ultimately support the bipartisan infrastructure deal. At least two GOP senators who signed on are criticizing an ensuing Democrat-only spending bill that will move alongside it. Mitch McConnell hasn't said whether he backs the $579 billion agreement. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Republicans are mostly...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Taxes, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Economy, Analysis, Policy, Gop, Maine, House, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Kansas


McConnell criticizes Texas Democrats for staging a walkout, saying they've come 'to snap selfies and bask in the limelight'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does a cable news interview before the start of a two-week recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Mitch McConnell slammed Texas Democrats who fled the state for Washington, DC, this week. McConnell accused them of coming "to snap selfies and bask in the limelight." The legislators staged a walkout to block a series of GOP-led bills in the state legislature. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Voting, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Trends, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, Washington Dc, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Kamala Harris


McConnell says Trump deriding him as an 'Old Crow' is 'quite an honor'

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 Former President Donald Trump blasted McConnell as an "Old Crow" over the weekend. McConnell seemingly responded in stride, saying that Old Crow was a favored drink of Henry Clay. Trump is upset that Richard Shelby has ...
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As Republicans Wobble On Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, Convenient Offramps Await

There were a few short, golden hours after the news broke that the White House and a bipartisan team of senators had come to an infrastructure framework agreement where the Republicans involved eagerly supported it. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, White House, Infrastructure, Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans, Kate Riga


Viral video of Taliban executing 22 Afghan commandos as they surrendered ignites more criticism of Biden's withdrawal

Afghan special force commando unit officers and soldiers attend a graduation ceremony at the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 31, 2021. Haroon Sabawoon/Getty Images 22 Afghan commandos were apparently massacred by the Taliban while surrendering in June. CNN obtained video of the brutal incident, which raises more concerns about Afghanistan's future. "This is horrible-yet it's the reality of announcing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan," Rep. Kinzinger tweeted. Se...
Tags: Politics, News, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Mitch McConnell, Red Cross, Biden, US Air Force, Faryab province


10 Things in Politics: Breyer clerks fear RBG repeat

I hope you all had a great weekend! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Justice Stephen Breyer's clerks are 'genuinely perplexed' he hasn't retiredHaiti says it has arrested the leading suspect in its president's assassinationPhotos show shirtless Democratic congressmen riding camels on a trip paid for by a special-interest gro...
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Alaska GOP endorses Trump-backed candidate over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2022 Senate race

GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka. AP Photo/Mark Thiessen The Alaska GOP lined up behind Kelly Tshibaka over incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 Senate race. Trump has pledged to campaign against Murkowski for her vote in support of his second impeachment. Murkowski has served in the Senate since 2002 and has not yet filed for reelection. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. The Alaska Republican Party on Saturday threw its support behind GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ts...
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