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Here's what we know about the 2 prominent lawyers Rep. Matt Gaetz hired in federal sex-trafficking investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz has secured help in fighting a federal sexual misconduct probe, hiring two high-profile lawyers, Mark Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner, to defend him. Officials are trying to determine whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl or violated sex-trafficking laws. M...
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Here's what we know about the 2 prominent lawyers Rep. Matt Gaetz hired in federal sex-trafficking probe

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz has secured help in fighting a federal sexual misconduct probe, hiring two high-profile lawyers, Mark Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner, to defend him. Officials are trying to determine whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl or violated sex-trafficking laws. M...
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Biden has finally found a country the US can rebuild

A collapsed freeway overpass near downtown Oakland, California, in 2007. AP The Biden administration has made an ambitious $2 trillion proposal to address the US's infrastructure problems. That influx of money would be welcome after two decades and billions of dollars squandered trying to rebuild other countries. Daniel R. DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities and a foreign affairs columnist at Newsweek. See more stories on Insider's business page. It doesn't take a genius...
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Taxpayers spent nearly $650K on Gov. Cuomo's 'King One' state-owned plane, where a former aide said the governor asked her to play strip poker

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a 2015 flight headed to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief. Joe Marino/NY Daily News via Getty Images Gov. Cuomo flew in a state-owned private plane over 460 times in a 5-year span, costing taxpayers nearly $650,000. A former female aide said the governor asked her to play strip poker with him on the plane. Cuomo has denied that allegation. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo frequently uses a state-owned airplane and heli...
Tags: Politics, New York, Air Travel, Washington, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Buffalo, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Albany, Puerto Rico, Cuomo, Ny Daily News, Hudson Valley, 460


New York's wealthiest residents are considering fleeing to Florida ahead of income-tax hikes in the state, according to a report

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. AP Some businesses and executives are considering leaving New York to avoid tax hikes, CNBC reported. On Thursday, Cuomo unveiled proposals to hike up income taxes in the state. Miami's mayor said he'd already spoken to some of New York's biggest firms about moving to Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York's mega-millionaires are set to start paying the nation's highest income-tax rates, and some are already co...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, California, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Economy, Policy, Income Tax, Miami, Silicon Valley, Andrew Cuomo


Trump Org CFO's ex-daughter-in-law hired a former top financial fraud prosecutor to pore over 'boxes of documents'

Donald Trump boards the elevator at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER/AFP via Getty Images A witness cooperating with prosecutors looking into Trump has hired an expert in financial crimes. Duncan Levin, a former top official in the Manhattan DA's office, represents Jennifer Weisselberg. The ex-wife of a key Trump Organization employee has been turning over documents to prosecutors. See more stories on Insider's business page. A cooperating witness i...
Tags: Politics, New York, Crime, News, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Barry, Central Park, Trump, Cyrus Vance, Donald, Melania Trump, Bloomberg News, Vance


An architect of Trump's tax law said he supports Biden's 28% corporate tax rate in resurfaced video

Former Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Reuters A former Trump economic advisor said in a resurfaced interview that he supports Biden's proposed 28% corporate tax rate. "I'm actually OK at 28%," Cohn told Yahoo Finance last year. His remarks will likely be cited by Democrats as Biden argues for corporate tax hikes to fund infrastructure spending. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's an unlikely supporter of Pr...
Tags: White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Irs, John Zimmer, Trump, Cohn, Yahoo Finance, Center for American Progress, Gary Cohn, National Economic Council, Don Beyer


Biden says he’s ‘not open to doing nothing’ on infrastructure amid Republican criticisms of plan – live

President says jobs plan is ‘largest investment’ since second world warUK Covid variant now dominant in US, says CDC directorBiden to make gun policy announcement Thursday – White HouseHalf of US adults on track to receive at least one vaccination by weekendTrump breaks silence on Matt Gaetz allegationsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.15pm BST New York City mayor Bill de Blasio had some great news this morning for Covid 19-weary residents: the city’s pools and b...
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Andrew Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani's son, is 'heavily considering' a run for New York governor

Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, attends a news conference with his father at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, on November 19, 2020. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Andrew Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani's son, is "heavily considering" a run for New York governor in 2022. The younger Giuliani told the Washington Examiner that he thinks he's the "right candidate." Trump has been adv...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, White House, New York City, Trends, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Giuliani, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Cuomo, Trump


5 US states account for almost half new COVID infections

By Russ Bynum and Michele R. Smith | Associated Press Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots. New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the latest available seven-day period, according to state health ag...
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Millionaire New Yorkers are now set to pay the highest taxes in the country

The wealthiest New Yorkers might see their tax rates increase to the highest in the country. Noam Galai/Getty Images New York City millionaires will soon be subject to the country's highest tax rate, The NYT reported. Cuomo finalized a budget Tuesday that would see New Yorkers pay 13.5% to 14.8% in local and state taxes. If Biden raises the top federal income tax rate to 39%, more than half of NYC top earners' income could go to taxes. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
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Millionaire New Yorkers could soon be paying the highest taxes in the country

The wealthiest New Yorkers might see their tax rates increase to the highest in the country. Noam Galai/Getty Images New York City millionaires are about to fall under the country's highest tax rate, The NYT reported. Cuomo is finalizing a plan that would see city New Yorkers pay 13.5% to 14.8% in local and state taxes. If approved, and if Biden raises the top federal income tax rate to 39%, more than half their earnings will go to taxes. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Florida, New York, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, The New York Times, Biden, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Richard, Cuomo, California New York


The Monday Roundup: Stand up for trans riders, keep the boom alive and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most notable items BikePortland editors and readers came across in the past seven days… Stand up to hate: Portlander Molly Cameron is calling on the bike industry to stand against the hateful, anti-transgender laws in Arkansas that would prevent people from playing sports. Build it and they will bike: One of the first peer-reviewed studies of the impact of new bike lanes installed due to the Covid bike boom found that in cities that added them, cycling inc...
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GOP lawmakers stopped endorsing a congressional candidate who said Chinese immigrants aren't welcome 'at all'

Sery Kim, on the left, speaks during a panel discussion at the AFI Docs "Film and Politics Boot Camp" Presented By Audi on June 20, 2013, in Washington, DC. Kris Connor/Getty Images A candidate running for a vacant congressional seat in Texas has lost two GOP endorsements. Sery Kim, who's Korean American, made anti-Asian remarks, leading two California reps to revoke their support. She said she does not want Chinese immigrants in the US "at all." See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, China, New York City, US, Trends, Atlanta, Cnn, Gop, Chinese communist party, Kim, Audi


6 important things everyone should know about Robert Reffkin, who left a successful career at Goldman Sachs to take a chance on real estate - and is now poised to become America's youngest Black billionaire

Compass Co-Founder and CEO, Robert Reffkin. Compass Compass Robert Reffkin grew up in Berkeley, CA, with his mom, who is now a Compass agent. After graduating in two years from Columbia, he began his career on Wall Street. Reffkin took Compass public Thursday, making him one of just 8 Black billionaires in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Robert Reffkin may soon be the youngest Black billionaire in the US after taking his real-estate startup Compass public on Thurs...
Tags: Wall Street, White House, New York City, US, America, Trends, Columbia University, Goldman Sachs, Compass, George W Bush, Columbia, Central Park, Ruth, Berkeley CA, Cohn, McKinsey Company


Marijuana prohibition is withering away, but the human carnage it caused is permanent. Governments should take action to atone for their Drug War sins.

Eliana Miss Illi, General Manager of Weed World poses as she smokes a joint on 7th Avenue in Midtown New York City, March 31, 2021. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images New York has legalized marijuana and will soon begin expunging low-level possession convictions. That's great, but it's not enough. Marijuana prohibition cost people their homes, their careers, and their educations. The War on Drugs is a war on people, and governments should do more to atone for what's been done ...
Tags: New York, Congress, White House, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Amsterdam, DEA, States, District Of Columbia, Gallup, Mike Bloomberg, Empire State, 7th Avenue, Anthony L Fisher


29 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider To me, there's no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed a...
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While Cuomo was seeking a $4 million deal for his book on pandemic leadership lessons, his aides were covering up the real death toll at New York's nursing homes, a new report says

Governor Andrew Cuomo AP Gov. Cuomo's book deal could have been worth as much as $4 million, the NYT reported. His work on the book overlapped with efforts to undercount COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, it reported. The book paints Cuomo as a pandemic hero, though sales have plummeted amid multiple controversies. See more stories on Insider's business page. While New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's aides were covering up the COVID-19 death toll of the state's nursing homes, he wa...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, New York City, America, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, The Times, Nyt, Times, Andrew Cuomo, New York State, Cuomo, Governor Cuomo, Department Of Health


Victim’s daughter: Bystander disrupted attack on NY street

By Michael R. Sisak | Associated Press NEW YORK — The daughter of an Asian American woman attacked in New York City said Thursday that a person not seen on surveillance video helped the woman by screaming to distract her assailant while others watched and did nothing to intervene. Elizabeth Kari, writing on a fundraising webpage she set up for her mother’s care, said the bystander was across the street when a man accosted her 65-year-old mother Vilma Kari, kicked her in the stomach, knocked her...
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Chuck Schumer Hangs Sinful Label on Firearm Retailers

By Larry Keane Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has one word for lawful, regulated, and licensed firearm retailers – Evil. IMG iStock-969890630 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has one word for lawful, regulated, and licensed firearm retailers. Evil. In remarks to the media pushing his gun control agenda, Sen. Schumer said, “…the evil gun dealers, pushed by the NRA, have used gun shows as a major way to get guns into the hands of people...
Tags: Guns, Senate, White House, New York City, America, Joe Biden, Fbi, Atlantic, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Legos, Nra, Calif, U S Supreme Court, IMG


NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley says New York is 'not another startup' where Andrew Yang 'can play with other people's money and fail up'

New York City Democratic mayoral candidates Andrew Yang and Maya Wiley. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images The crowded New York City mayoral race became heated on Wednesday. Democratic primary candidate Maya Wiley took aim at frontrunner Andrew Yang. Yang has increasingly been targeted directly by opponents in the crowded field. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on Wednesday zeroed in on Andrew Yang in one of the most strongl...
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10 Things in Politics: Ex-Trump aides dunk on Gaetz in gossipy texts

Rep. Matt Gaetz is reportedly under investigation for violating sex-trafficking laws. Samuel Corum/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. Here's what you need to know:Some Republicans see a comeuppance in Matt Gaetz's potential scandalHere's what Biden will unveil in his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan tod...
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G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate co-conspirator who pivoted to conservative talk radio, dies at 90

By Bill Trott | Reuters G. Gordon Liddy, a brash former FBI agent who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate break-in, a crime that began the unraveling of Richard Nixon’s presidency, died Tuesday at the age of 90, the Washington Post reported. Liddy, who parlayed his Watergate infamy into a 20-year career as a conservative talk-radio host, died at his daughter’s home in Fairfax County, Virginia, the paper said. Liddy, left, and former Vice President Spiro Agnew attend President Richard Nixon’s...
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New York coronavirus testing sites were told to prioritize people in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's inner circle, who were 'treated like royalty,' report says

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York. AP Gov. Cuomo's friends and family reportedly got preferential COVID-19 testing early in the pandemic. The Washington Post spoke to seven sources who explained how the priority system worked. "Inner circle" members had their samples rushed to a lab by a state trooper and got faster results. See more stories on Insider's business page. New details are coming to light about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's friends and family receiving special treatment ...
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Fauci says that Trump's call to 'liberate' Virginia and Michigan during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic was 'like a punch to the chest'

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Fauci said he was taken aback by Trump's calls to reopen states in the early days of the pandemic. "It shocked me because it was such a jolt to what we were trying to do," he said of Trump's efforts. By mid-spring, Trump expressed that the economic health of the US depended on state reopenings. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on in...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Virginia, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Michigan, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Sanjay Gupta, Fauci, Arizona California


The minimum wage would be $44 an hour if it had grown at the same rate as Wall Street bonuses

Wall Street employees based in New York City earned an average bonus of $184,000 last year - a 10% increase from the year before. Johannes Eisele/Getty Images Wall Street bonuses have increased by 1,217% since 1985, according to New York comptroller data. If the federal minimum wage had grown at that same rate, it would be $44 an hour. That pay gap is also making the racial and gender pay gap worse because white men dominate finance. See more stories on Insider's business page. The cha...
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The minimum wage would be $44 per hour if it had grown at the same rate as Wall Street bonuses

Wall Street employees based in New York City earned an average bonus of $184,000 last year - a 10% increase from the year before. Johannes Eisele/Getty Images Wall Street bonuses have increased by 1,217% since 1985, according to New York comptroller data. If the minimum wage had grown at that same rate, it would be $44 per hour. That pay gap is also making the racial and gender pay gap worse because white men dominate finance. See more stories on Insider's business page. The chaos that...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Finance, Wall Street, New York City, America, Trends, Markets, Minimum Wage, Economy, Reddit, Inequality, New York State, Anderson, Working Conditions


From Rudy Giuliani to Fox News, here's everyone Dominion and Smartmatic are suing over election conspiracy theories so far

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani are being sued by Dominion. Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images, Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Conspiracy theorists claim Dominion and Smartmatic "flipped" votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. The election technology companies are now suing the people who spread those claims. Here's who's being sued so far. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dominion and Smartmatic...
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Computer vision software has the potential to reinvent the way cities move

Harris Lummis Contributor Share on Twitter Harris Lummis is the co-founder and chief technical officer at Automotus. In October 2019, The New York Times reported that 1.5 million packages were delivered in New York City every single day. Though convenient for customers and profitable for the Amazons of the world, getting so many boxes from warehouse to customer generates considerable negative externalities for cities. As the T...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Column, Smart City, Opinion, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, New York Times, Parking, Api


New York's legalization deal

his May 20, 2019, file photo, shows a marijuana leaf on a plant at a cannabis grow in Gardena, California. AP Photo/Richard Vogel Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Happy Friday everyone,Well, it's finally (almost) here: New York lawmakers are set to vote on cannabis legalization as soon a...
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