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Arizona businesses will be allowed to opt-out and ignore mask orders under law signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey

Usher Kathy Stock wears a face shield and mask as she waits for fans to enter the MLB spring training game in February in Arizona. Steph Chambers/Getty Images Arizona businesses can soon opt out of local orders requiring masks under a new law. The bill was signed into law by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday. Ducey never instituted a statewide mandate and in March signed an executive order that said localities couldn't do so, either. See more stories on Insider's business page. Busine...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Trends, Gop, Arizona, Mlb, Pima County, Ducey, Doug Ducey, Mark Brnovich, Arizona Central, Brnovich, Face Masks, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus


‘I Hope People Think Beyond Themselves’: As Stadiums Welcome Back Crowds, Expert Says Fans Must Respect New Rules

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Tags: Texas, Cdc, White House, Colin Kaepernick, Rangers, Mlb, Cbs, Oakland, Biden, Texas Rangers, Don, Andrews, Fauci, CBS Local, California State University Chico, Around the Nation


Setting the record straight on vaccines

Nurse Daniela Sanchez gives Hortencia Valdez, 64, of Los Angeles, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente East Los Angeles Medical Offices on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LVN Lilian Maina gives Jose Navarro, 62, of Montebello, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente East Los Angeles Medical Offices on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Kaiser Permanente, Government, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Community, Mlb, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Dodgers, South Los Angeles


White House pushes back on conservative argument over Georgia, Colorado voting laws amid MLB dispute

A dispute over voting laws in Georgia and Colorado reached the WH briefing room Tuesday after MLB announced it was moving the All-Star...
Tags: Colorado, White House, Georgia, Mlb, Georgia Colorado


Big Telecom's Voting Rights Stance Is as Treacherous as It Is Hollow

Corporations have long vied to cultivate brands that consumers will—at the very least—perceive as “socially responsible.” Since the 1980s, these efforts have forced companies, with seeming no way of reversing the trend, to stake out positions on politically divisive issues. As concern for Earth’s climate swelled in…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Voting, Articles, Joe Biden, Comcast, Att, Mlb, Mitch McConnell, Brian, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, Verizon Communications, Electronic Voting, Rob Manfred


The 'laughable' comparison between Colorado and Georgia voting requirements

Election workers validate ballots at the Gwinnett County Elections Office on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 in Lawrenceville, GA. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Fox News and Republican politicians are comparing Colorado's voting laws to Georgia's. But that comparison is "laughable," said Paul Teske of the University of Colorado, Denver. Colorado has fully embraced voting by mail, automatically sending ballots to all registered voters. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Colorado, White House, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Mlb, Fox News, Biden, Charles Davis, Major League Baseball, Rocky Mountains, State, Don


McConnell says the quiet part out loud, tells corporate America to 'stay out of politics,' but clarifies he's 'not talking about political contributions'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Mitch McConnell warned corporations to "stay out of politics" at a Monday news conference. His comments came after a slew of corporations spoke out against Georgia's restrictive voting law. But Tuesday, McConnell clarified, saying he wasn't "talking about political contributions. " See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear he wants corpora...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Corporate America, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Analysis, PACs, Mlb, Mitch McConnell, Major League Baseball, Don


The GOP's flailing response to the Georgia voting law backlash shows how lost the party is

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offers a stimulus compromise at a press conference with Republican Senator from Wyoming John Barrasso (L) and Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune (R) at the Capitol. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The GOP response to backlash over Georgia's new voting restrictions shows how lost it is. The typically pro-corporate party is threatening tax hikes on major companies criticizing the law. And as Republicans rant about "canc...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Congress, Senate, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming


Psaki on moving MLB All-Star Game to Colorado: Georgia legislation was 'built on a lie'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that key context in Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to move from Georgia to Colorado...
Tags: Colorado, White House, Georgia, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Jen Psaki, Psaki


Texas Gov. Abbott refuses to throw Rangers' first pitch after MLB moves All-Star Game in voting rights protest

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech at Visionary Fiber Technologies, for the first time outside the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Lockhart, Texas Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is refusing to throw the first pitch at the Texas Rangers' opening home game on Monday in protest at the MLB. MLB has moved the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta, Georgia due to a controversial new voting bill there. Abbott accused Major League Baseb...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Rangers, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Jim Crow, Texas Rangers, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Atlanta Georgia, All Star


Republicans are threatening tax hikes and boycotts to punish companies that criticize restrictive voting laws

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offers a stimulus compromise at a press conference with Republican Senator from Wyoming John Barrasso (L) and Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune (R) at the Capitol. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Top Republicans have proposed punishing corporations who criticized GOP bills restricting voting. Firms including Coca-Cola and American Airlines have criticized the bills in Georgia and Texas. In Georgia GOP lawmakers attempte...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Corporate America, Congress, Finance, Senate, Politico, America, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Wyoming, House, News UK, Delta, Mlb


'That was their decision:' White House walks fine line on MLB moving All-Star Game out of Atlanta

'He was not dictating what Major League Baseball should do,' the White House says of MLB moving its All-Star Game out of Atlanta.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Mitch McConnell says big companies like MLB 'must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex' when it comes to voting laws

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Mitch McConnell slammed big companies for "taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex" on voting. A number of major corporations have spoken out or taken action over Georgia's new voting law. McConnell said that "...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Microsoft, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Delta, Mlb, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Ncaa


10 Things in Politics: This GOP senator's everywhere in Biden's DC

Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana walks through the Capitol. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Good morning! We hope you all had a great weekend. Congratulations to Stanford on winning their first women's basketball championship since 1992. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:This is the most important senator you've ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Viola Davis, Minnesota, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Stanford, Senate, White House, China, Trends, Atlanta


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition of Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition to Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


Trump expands boycott of 'woke' companies that oppose Georgia voting law

As Trump doubled down on his boycott calls, Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement supporting the MLB's decision to relocate its...
Tags: Barack Obama, Georgia, Mlb, Trump


Obama Cheers MLB For Taking A Stand ‘On Behalf Of Voting Rights’

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday applauded Major League Baseball for “taking a stand on behalf of voting rights,” after it pulled its All-Star game from Atlanta in opposition to Georgia’s new restrictive voting law. [Author: Zoë Richards]
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Voting Rights, Chuck Schumer, Zoë Richards, Obama Cheers MLB


The ex-Presidents are on opposite sides, as Obama praises the MLB for pulling the All-Star Game out of Georgia, while Trump calls for a league boycott

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have weighed in on Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia's new sweeping election law that imposes significant new obstacles to voting.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Stories, Mlb, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, Trump


Obama congratulates MLB for 'taking a stand' against Georgia election law as Trump calls for boycott

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have weighed in on Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia's new sweeping election law that imposes significant new obstacles to voting.
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Cnn, Mlb, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, Trump


Atlanta Mayor says the MLB moving All-Star Game from Georgia 'is likely the first of many dominoes to fall' in pushback against new voting law

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Mayor Bottoms said that the MLB's decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta would hit the area hard. "Just as elections have consequences, so do the actions of those who are elected," she wrote. GOP Gov. Brian Kemp has lashed out at critics of the controversial new voting bill. See more stories on Insider's business page. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Friday said that Major League Baseball's decision...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Sports, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Mlb, Fox News, Baseball, Biden


Donald Trump is calling for an MLB boycott after the league said it would move its All-Star game out of Georgia. Conservative lawmakers discussed removing the league's antitrust exemption.

Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major League Baseball. MLB officials said the league would no longer host its All-Star Game in Atlanta. The move came in the wake of a restrictive voting law enacted in Georgia last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major Le...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Delta, Mlb, Baseball, Biden, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Major League Baseball, Mike Lee


Trump is calling for a MLB boycott after the league said it would move its All-Star game out of Georgia. Conservative lawmakers discussed removing the league's antitrust exemption.

Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major League Baseball. MLB officials said the league would no longer host its All-Star Game in Atlanta. The move came in the wake of a restrictive voting law enacted in Georgia last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major Le...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Delta, Mlb, Baseball, Biden, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Major League Baseball, Mike Lee


MLB pulls 2021 All-Star game from Georgia in the wake of new voting law

MLB decided to pull its All-Star Game, which was scheduled to be played in Truist Park in Atlanta. Adam Hagy/MLB Photos/Getty Images Major League Baseball announced Friday that it would no longer host its 2021 All-Star game in Georgia. The move comes in the wake of Georgia's new restrictive voting law. President Joe Biden had said he would support MLB moving the game over the law. See more stories on Insider's business page. Major League Baseball announced Friday that it would no l...
Tags: Politics, Sports, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Speed, Mlb, Espn, Biden, Major League Baseball, Jim Crow, Atlanta Braves, All Star, Rob Manfred, Hank Aaron


MLB pulls 2021 All-Star Game from Georgia in the wake of the new voting law

MLB decided on Friday to pull its All-Star Game from Truist Park in Atlanta. Adam Hagy/MLB Photos/Getty Images Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it would no longer host its All-Star Game in Atlanta. The move came in the wake of a restrictive voting law enacted in Georgia last week. President Joe Biden had said he would support MLB moving the game over the law. See more stories on Insider's business page. Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it would no longer hos...
Tags: Politics, Sports, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Speed, Mlb, Espn, Biden, Major League Baseball, Jim Crow, Atlanta Braves, Rob Manfred, Hank Aaron, Brian Kemp


California Gov. Gavin Newsom On MLB Pulling All-Star Game Out Of Georgia: ‘Give Us A Call’

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was quick to comment on Major League Baseball’s Friday announcement that it will be relocating its All-Star Game and draft out of Georgia following the state’s controversial new election laws. Newsom shaded the law and urged the MLB to bring the game to California. “Hey MLB — feel free to give us a call,” Newsom tweeted. “In California we actually work to expand voter access – not prevent it.” Hey @MLB — feel free to give us a call. In Californ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sports, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Georgia, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Gavin Newsom, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Petco Park, Dodger Stadium, Newsom, MLB All Star


Biden backs moving MLB All-Star game out of Georgia over new voting law, which he called 'Jim Crow on steroids'

Then-Vice President Joe Biden looks on during Game Three of the 2009 MLB World Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 31, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ( Rich Pilling/Getty Images President Joe Biden endorses moving the MLB All-Star game out of Georgia. Biden cited the state's new voting law, which he told ESPN is "Jim Crow on steroids." The law includes a provision banning volunteers from delivering food or drinks to voters in line. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Politics, News, Sports, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Delta Airlines, Mlb, Baseball, Espn, Biden, Coca Cola, Jim Crow, Panetta, Clark, DAVE ROBERTS


10 Things in Politics: How Biden plans to spend $2 trillion

President Joe Biden unveils part of his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. With Jordan ErbHere's what you need to know: Former DOJ officials say Matt Gaetz is adding to his legal woesTrump is trying to bring order to his post-presidency 1. BIDEN MAKES ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Minneapolis, Congress, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Vw


Alexander: Dodgers set their sights on a parade, too

Maybe the T-shirts the Dodgers were given on the field after winning a long-awaited championship last October should have said the following: “I won the World Series, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.” The reasons were understandable and unavoidable, but the champs had reason to feel a little cheated. There was no parade down Broadway, no mass celebration on the steps of L.A. City Hall, no outpouring of love from their fans in which they could share. Would Manager Dave Roberts have been temp...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Washington, White House, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Broadway, San Diego, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Lakers, Alexander, DAVE ROBERTS


Baseball legend Hank Aaron dies at 86

ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86. The Atlanta Braves, Aaron’s longtime team, said he died peacefully in his sleep. No cause was given.Aaron made his last public appearance just 2 1/2 weeks ago, when he received the COVID-19 vaccine. He said he wanted to help spread the to Black Americans that the vaccine was saf...
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