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Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunge 45% after Supreme Court ruling gives Biden power to remove director

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Shares of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae fell as much as 45% on Wednesday following a Supreme Court ruling.The court made it easier for a US President to remove the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.President Biden plans to replace FHFA director Mark Calabria following the court ruling, The New York Times reported.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged as much ...
Tags: Supreme Court, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New York Times, The New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Freddie Mac, Calabria, FHFA, Fannie Mae, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mark Wilson Getty


Meet the millennial dubbed the leader of 'hipster antitrust' who got appointed to police Big Tech largely off just one scholarly paper inspired by a trip to the grocery store

Lina Khan speaks during an April Senate meeting. SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images FTC chair Lina Khan is a graduate of Yale Law School and the author of "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox." Her paper and other government work have cemented her as a vocal critic of Big Tech. Khan helped the House investigate Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook over online competition. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lina Khan has been one of Big Tech's biggest critics - and she just too...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Nbc, Washington, Senate, Time, US, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Regulation, South Dakota, Yale


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a law punishing student 'indoctrination' at public universities and threatens budget cuts

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that requires the public universities to survey students and staff about their beliefs. The surveys purportedly seek to determine the state of "intellectual diversity" on campuses. DeSantis said campuses that are "hotbeds for stale ideology" are "not worth tax dollars." See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Repu...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, America, Trends, New York Times, Universities, Colleges, Republican, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Professor, Miami Herald, Florida House, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


Anticipation is mounting as a Pentagon report on UFOs could drop any day

Still from a video showing a UFO filmed near San Diego in 2004, which was released by the Department of Defense in 2017 CNN/Department of Defense The Pentagon is about to release its report into UFOs. It comes after officials confirmed leaked footage of UFOs encountered by US pilots. The New York Times reported that there's no evidence the objects came from space. See more stories on Insider's business page. A highly anticipated Pentagon report on UFOs is due to be released to Cong...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Bbc, New York Times, News UK, San Diego, Pentagon, Times, US Navy, Ufo, UFO sighting, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense


10 Things in Politics: Klobuchar's elite club of donors

Good morning, and welcome to 10 Things in Politics. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.I'm the Insider politics reporter Oma Seddiq, filling in for Brent Griffiths. Send me tips at [email protected] or @omaseddiq.Here's what we're talking about today:What gets you access to chats with Sen. Amy Klobuchar;A (brief) chat with the guy who led Biden's vaccine rollout;Trump reportedly wanted the DOJ to investigate 'SNL'.With Jordan Erb.Developing: New York's prima...
Tags: New York, Fcc, Minnesota, Nbc, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, New York City, US, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Nasa


Apple CEO Tim Cook personally rang Nancy Pelosi to ask her to slow down 6 tech antitrust bills, according to a report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) and Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Karl Mondon/Digital First Apple CEO Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi to try to slow tech antitrust bills, the New York Times reports. Pelosi reportedly challenged Cook to name specific policy problems. It's part of a lobbying drive from Big Tech companies against new bills that aim to regulate tech giants. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple CEO Tim Cook personally lobbied House Speaker Nancy P...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Cook, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, House, New York Times, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Nancy Pelosi, Times




Operatives who killed Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi received training in the US, New York Times reports

People hold posters picturing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and lightened candles during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on October 25, 2018. Yasin Akgul/Getty Images Four Saudis involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi received training in the US prior to his killing, NYT reported. The contract for the paramilitary training was approved by the State Department, according to the NYT. The training initially began in 2014 and continued during at leas...
Tags: Post, Politics, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Turkey, Arkansas, New York Times, The Times, Un, Pentagon, State Department, Cia


US will likely miss Biden's July 4 COVID-19 goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated, White House says

Dado Ruvic/Reuters The country will likely miss Biden's goal of having 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the goal will likely be achieved a couple weeks after July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States will probably miss President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose into the arms of 70% of adults by July 4, the White House said Tue...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Reuters, Dado Ruvic, Jeff Zients, Jen Psaki


RESULTS: New York City mayoral primaries use ranked-choice voting for the first time

Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images; David Dee Delgado/Getty Images; Spencer Platt/Getty Images; Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider New York City voters are selecting Democratic and Republican nominees for mayor. New York is using ranked-choice voting for the first time, so the winner may not be known for weeks. Eric Adams had the strongest finish in the race's limited public polling. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ne...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, Politico, New York City, Trends, Getty Images, Maine, New York Times, New Jersey, Bill De Blasio, Wiley, Republican, Democratic, Eric Adams, Adams


Bill de Blasio criticizes the field of NYC mayoral candidates: 'Is this really as good as it gets?'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. AP Photo/Richard Drew Bill de Blasio blasted the field of NYC mayoral candidates in an interview with Politico magazine. The current mayor criticized the candidates as "petty" and "lacking in a compelling vision." De Blasio disputed that he was working behind the scenes in support of frontrunner Eric Adams. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. As New York voters head to the polls to select the city's next mayor, its current inhabit...
Tags: Politics, New York, Politico, New York City, Trends, Brooklyn, New York Times, Citigroup, Bill De Blasio, De Blasio, City Hall, Prospect Park, Democratic, Eric Adams, Adams, Yang


The RNC shelled out $175,000 in May for a donor event at Mar-a-Lago. That's just a fraction of the $2.6 million they've spent at Trump's businesses since 2007.

The RNC paid over $175,000 to Mar-a-Lago for a donor event held in April. Getty Images The RNC shelled out $175,000 for a donor event at Mar-a-Lago this May. That sum is just a fraction of what the RNC has spent at Trump properties over the last 14 years. According to FEC data, the RNC spent over $2.6 million at Trump businesses since 2007. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Republican National Committee (RNC) have been big spenders at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club this ye...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Cnbc, Trump, Rnc, Palm Beach, Republican National Committee RNC, Federal Election Commission FEC, FEC


NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang doubles down on comments blaming mentally ill people for New York City's problems

Yang, a former presidential candidate, is facing backlash over his comments on mentally ill and homeless people. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang doubled down on his comments on mentally ill people on Monday. Yang said those who were mentally ill were affecting tourism during an appearance on billionaire John Catsimatidis's radio show. Yang echoed remarks he made on mental illness and homelessness at last week's NYC mayoral debate. See more stories...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Coalition, Wiley, Election, Times, Eric Adams, Don, Garcia, Yang, John Catsimatidis, NYC Mayor


The rise of Lina Khan, a Big Tech critic who just assumed the helm of the country's most powerful antitrust enforcement agency

Lina Khan speaks during an April Senate meeting. SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images FTC chair Lina Khan is a graduate of Yale Law School and the author of "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox. Her paper and other government work have cemented her as a vocal critic of Big Tech. Khan helped the House investigate Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook over online competition. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lina Khan has been one of Big Tech's biggest critics - and she just took...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Nbc, Washington, Senate, Time, US, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Regulation, South Dakota, Yale


Psaki says stepping up IRS enforcement would 'raise a great deal more' to pay for infrastructure than a gas tax increase

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The White House argues stepping up IRS enforcement would net more new money than raising the gas tax. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday it would "raise a great deal more." The administration also wants to avoid raising fees on electric-vehicle drivers while raising more from the wealthy. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House ...
Tags: Senate, White House, Trends, New York Times, Biden, Electric, Irs, White House Press, Andrew Harnik, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Joseph Zeballos Roig


Liz Cheney is surrounded by a security detail after death threats over her Trump criticism: NYT

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Liz Cheney spent $58,000 on security from January to March, according to The New York Times. ...
Tags: Security, Politics, California, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Wyoming, House, New York Times, The Times, Secret Service, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump


New York Times outs Tucker Carlson as regular anonymous source for media he "hates"

Right-wing Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson poses as an independent who stands up to the mainstream media, and is happy to turn journalists into objects of derision and contempt for his audience. But today the New York Times' Ben Smith outed Carlson as a regular anonymous source for the very media he claims to hate. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, News, New York Times, Fox News, Ben Smith, Fakes, Tucker Carlson, Carlson


Trump has given interviews for 17 different books since leaving the White House, report says

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump has given interviews for 17 different books since his presidency ended, Axios reported. He has spoken to the authors for an average of 90 minutes, and gave 2 interviews to favored writers. He's trying to charm them, though the books will likely vary on how flattering a picture they paint. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump has given interviews for at least 17 books since his presidency ended, Axios r...
Tags: Politics, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Michelle Obama, Times, Donald Trump, Penguin Random House, Trump, Bender, Jonathan Martin, Wolff


Dick Cheney warned his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney on January 6 that she might not be safe after seeing Trump attack her before the Capitol riot, report says

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney at the US House of Representatives in 2017. Win McNamee/Getty Images Dick Cheney called his daughter, Liz Cheney, to warn her after Trump singled her out on January 6. The controversial former vice president is said to consider Trump an "abysmal" president. Liz Cheney was ousted from her GOP leadership position over her opposition to Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Vice President Dick Cheney call...
Tags: Politics, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, News UK, Republican Party, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Dick Cheney


The New York Times has outed Tucker Carlson, who attacks journalists as 'cringing animals,' as a top anonymous source for the media

Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Fox News' Tucker Carlson frequently berates media outlets and insults journalists on his show. But according to The New York Times reports, he has acted as an anonymous source for media outlets. He has shared information about Donald Trump and internal Fox News politics, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The New York Times has outed Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a frequent anonymous source o...
Tags: Politics, Media, Washington, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Fox News, The New York Times, Ben Smith, Michael Wolff, Times, Smith, Donald Trump


Fauci pushes back against the 'craziness' of attacks on his evolving pandemic response, saying 'that's the way science works'

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back against attacks on his evolving response to the pandemic, Axios reported. Fauci said attacks on his shifting positions are "actually criticizing science." Fauci has become a frequent punching bag among right-wing media and politicians. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing back more pointedly against attacks criticizing his evolvin...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, Cdc, US, Trends, Washington Dc, New York Times, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, NIAID, Fauci, Swisher, Kara Swisher


Morning Memo: Sorry, Suckas, Obamacare Isn’t Going Anywhere

A lot of things have happened. Here are some of them. The Death Blow To The GOP's Anti-Obamacare Crusade House Republican leadership is indicating that they've given up their war against Obamacare after the Supreme Court killed Texas’ challenge to it yesterday. House GOP leadership released a statement predictably complaining about  Obamacare but notably didn't say anything about another attempt to kill the law. Obama cheered SCOTUS' decision. "This ruling reaffirms what we have long...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Washington Post, White House, Fox, Gop, New York Times, Fox News, Michigan, Jackson, Republican, Biden, Wall Street Journal


Catholic Bishops took another step towards denying Biden from receiving communion while he supports abortion rights

US President Joe Biden departs Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Wilmington, Delaware on February 7, 2021. - President Joe Biden anticipates the US rivalry with China will take the form of "extreme competition" rather than conflict between the two world powers. Biden said in a CBS interview aired Sunday that he has not spoken with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since he became US president. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Catholic Bishops voted to advance guidance that would reproa...
Tags: Politics, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Xi Jinping, Catholicism, New York Times, Catholic Church, Cbs, Associated Press, Catholic, Biden, Times


Top Stories this PM: Catholic bishops vs. Biden; Taylor Swift's latest rerelease; HBO blames the intern

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Bishops vs. Biden. Catholic Bishops voted to advance guidance that would ban President Joe Biden from receiving communion in response to his support of abortion rights. The exact language of the document will be drafted and then voted on in November, The New York Times reported. Biden is a practicing Catholic who regularly attends Mass.Should the preside...
Tags: Hbo, Texas, News, Taylor Swift, Obama, White House, America, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Catholic, Chrissy Teigen, Biden, Taylor, Trump


Kim Jong Un warns that North Korea is running out of food as reports say a bunch of bananas now costs $45

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, in an undated photo released Wednesday by state media. KCNA via Reuters North Korea is experiencing food shortages thanks to typhoons and the COVID-19 pandemic. Kim Jong Un said the situation was "tense," state media reported. A South Korean think tank said the country was expected to be short over a million tons of food. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kim Jong Un has warned that North Korea is...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Washington Post, North Korea, China, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, News UK, Un, UN Security Council, Kim, Seoul, Pyongyang, Reuters


Kim Jong Un warned that North Korea is running out of food as reports say a bunch of bananas now costs $45

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on June 16, 2021 by state media. KCNA via Reuters North Korea is experiencing food shortages thanks to typhoons and the COVID-19 pandemic. Kim Jong Un said the situation was "tense," state media reported. The country is expected to be 1.35M tons short of food this year, one South Korean think tank said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kim Jong Un has warned ...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Washington Post, North Korea, China, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, News UK, Un, UN Security Council, Kim, Seoul, Pyongyang, Reuters


Kim Jong Un warned that North Korea is running out of food as reports say a bunch of bananas now cost $45

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on June 16, 2021 by state media. KCNA via Reuters North Korea is experiencing food shortages thanks to typhoons and the COVID-19 pandemic. Kim Jong Un said the situation was "tense," state media reported. The country is expected to be 1.35M tons short of food this year, one South Korean think tank said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kim Jong Un has warned ...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Washington Post, North Korea, China, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, News UK, Un, UN Security Council, Kim, Seoul, Pyongyang, Reuters


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – This Country: My Life in Politics and History by Chris Matthews

This Country: My Life in Politics and History by Chris Matthews A sweeping memoir of American politics and history from Chris Matthews, New York Times bestselling author and former host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. In This Country, Chris Matthews offers a panoramic portrait of post–World War II America through the story of his remarkable life and career. It is a story of risk and adventure, of self-reliance and service, of loyalty and friendship. It is a story driven by an ...
Tags: Utah, Podcast, Congress, White House, Berlin Wall, America, Seo, Reagan, Iran, South Africa, New York Times, Northern Ireland, Philadelphia, Msnbc, Kennedy, Chris


The Manhattan DA reportedly hasn't flipped the would-be star witness in its Trump investigation. Allen Weisselberg may be holding out for the best deal possible.

Donald Trump, Allen Weisselberg, and Donald Trump Jr. in 2017. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly still isn't cooperating with prosecutors. Legal experts say as a potential key witness, he may be holding out for the best possible deal. Weisselberg also may never cooperate with the Manhattan DA's probe into the Trump Organization. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Manhattan District Attorney's office is st...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Trends, Ap, Analysis, United States, New York Times, Manhattan, Times, Donald Trump, Richard, Barry, New York Police Department, Robbins, Trump


The DOJ has closed its criminal investigation into Trump's former national security advisor John Bolton over his explosive book

Trump and Bolton. Alex Wong/Getty Images The DOJ has closed its criminal probe into John Bolton's book, NYT reported. The DOJ under Trump sued Bolton to block the release of the book, alleging a breach of contract. It also claimed the book contained classified information and could hurt national security. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department has shuttered its criminal investigation into whether former national security advisor John Bolton revealed cla...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Department Of Justice, Bolton, Times, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, State, Kim Jong



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