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31 police officers are under investigation over their suspected involvement in the Capitol riot, as departments face pressure to weed out white nationalists

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images At least 31 law-enforcement officers are suspected of playing a role in the Capitol riot, per the Associated Press. Several off-duty cops have been found to be involved in the attack on the US government. Police departments are under pressure to filter out recruits who belong to whi...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Virginia, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Fbi, News UK, Oklahoma, Seattle, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol


Steve Bannon claims he's getting millions of streams for his podcast, which is banned from YouTube and Twitter but still listed by Apple

Steve Bannon leaving a federal court in Manhattan. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Former White House strategist Steve Bannon claims his podcast is listened to millions of times. He was delisted from Twitter and YouTube, but people can still find him on Apple's podcast app. His show has hyped false election claims and encouraged Trump protesters before the Capitol breach. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has claimed that his podcas...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Media, Youtube, White House, US, Trends, News UK, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Breitbart


Biden plans executive order to force the government to buy more products made in the US

President Joe Biden has signed many executive orders in the first days of his presidency. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden is hoping to boost US manufacturing with a new executive order Monday. The order seeks to increase the amount of US-made goods being bought by the federal government. It can be seen as a continuation of, or rival to, Trump's "America First" policy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive ord...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Canada, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, US manufacturing, Trump, US Trump, Office of Management and Budget, Marc Garneau


Biden plans executive order to force the government to buy more products built in the US

President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the first days of his presidency. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Biden is aiming to boost US manufacturing with a new executive order Monday.  The order aims to increase the amount of US-made goods being bought by the federal government.  It can be seen as a continuation of, or rival to, Trump's "America First" policy.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on Monday...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Canada, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, US manufacturing, Trump, Office of Management and Budget, Marc Garneau, Garneau


I watched Egypt's bloody struggle for democracy that began in Tahrir Square 10 years ago today. Here's my diary of 18 days that shook the world.

A composite image showing crowds in Tahrir Square, February 2011; Inset shows Mia Jankowicz (R) during a sit-in in the square in July 2011. Pedro Ugarte/AFP via Getty Images/Ramy Rasmy (inset) 10 years ago, I was in Cairo when the revolution broke out.  Over 18 days, Egyptians protested and brought down President Hosni Mubarak.  This is my diary of what I saw and did over 18 days that were by turns violent and euphoric. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 25, 201...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Protest, Washington Post, Iraq, Time, Barack Obama, Trends, Bbc, Getty Images, Hillary Clinton, Egypt, Amsterdam, News UK, Cbs, Mubarak


Trump is furiously watching Fauci give interviews about how relieved he is to be working for Biden, report says

A composite image of Dr. Anthony Fauci and former President Donald Trump. Getty/Getty Since Biden became president, Dr. Fauci has spoken publicly about his relief that Trump is out.  Sources told The Daily Beast that Trump has been hate-watching Fauci's TV interviews. One source said Trump feels "people are working to downgrade his legacy out of hatred."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump has been obsessively and furiously watching Dr. Anthon...
Tags: Politics, Rachel Maddow, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, News UK, The New York Times, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci


Angry response to Hawaii Republican Party's defence of QAnon supporters from ridicule and its claims they are motivated by a 'deep love for America'

Trump supporter and QAnon follower Jake "The Q Shaman" Angeli attends a "Stop the Steal" rally . Andrew Lichtenstein/Getty Images Hawaii's Republican Party drew criticism for posting a series of tweets about the QAnon Conspiracy. The tweets suggested that QAnon followers should not be mocked because their beliefs were driven by patriotism. Followers of QAnon were involved with the insurrection at the US Capitol building. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hawaii's Republic...
Tags: Politics, America, Trends, Tweets, Gop, Hawaii, News UK, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Jake, Ben Collins, US Capitol, Katherine Cross, Hawaii Republican Party


Trump's niece, Mary, says she is 'prepared' to change her last name in a bid to distance herself from the former president

Mary Trump might change her last name to distance herself from her uncle. AP/Getty Mary Trump might change her last name to distance herself from her uncle, she told The Telegraph. Former President Donald Trump's niece is concerned by the name's negative connotations. She has long been critical of her uncle, having previously called him a "sociopath" and a "narcissist." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mary Trump, the niece of Former President Donald Trump, has said she ...
Tags: Politics, News, US, America, Trends, News UK, Donald Trump, Trump, Mary, Tiffany, Trump Family, Mary Trump, UK Weekend, Mary Trump book, AP Getty Mary Trump, Joshua Zitser


Some Capitol rioters could go free to stop local courthouses being swamped, report says

Protesters broke into Capitol Building on January 06, 2021. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) DOJ and FBI officials are considering not charging all the Trump supporters involved in the Capitol siege. Some have argued that charging all of the rioters could swamp local courthouses, sources told the Washington Post. Others have pushed back against this proposal, saying it would undermine the DOJ's credibility. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Justice Department and FBI o...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, U S District Court, Capitol, Capitol Building, Raimondi


Trump to use threat of the new Patriot Party to pressure Republican senators not to convict him in an impeachment trial: Report

President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump is threatening to create a new political party, reported The Washington Post.  He plans to use the Patriot Party as leverage over GOP senators, so they don't convict him in his impeachment trial. Unlike other former presidents, Trump has signaled that he will continue to play an active role in politics.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. F...
Tags: Post, Politics, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Wyoming, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, McConnell


Florida lawmakers say 'no' to renaming Palm Beach International after Trump

Former president Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Palm Beach International Airport on January 20, 2021. Noam Galai/Getty Images Trump has asked advisers about how to get an airport named after him, according to the Daily Beast. A leading Florida Republican then suggested rebranding Florida's Palm Beach International as 'Trump International.' The majority of commissioners in Palm Beach County have rejected the idea, the Sun Sentinel reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Politics, New York, Airports, Virginia, Trends, Gop, Arkansas, News UK, Airport, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, South Florida, Palm Beach County


Members are quitting Mar-a-Lago because it has become a 'sad' and 'dispirited' place since Trump moved in, author says

Mar-a-Lago has become a 'sad place' since Trump moved in, author Laurence Leamer claims Getty Images Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort has become a 'sad place' since he moved in, an expert on the resort told MSNBC. Members are quitting and want nothing to do with Trump, Laurence Leamer told the cable channel. Previous reports said that Trump's Florida neighbors have taken legal action to stop him from taking up residence. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Pres...
Tags: Travel, Post, Florida, Politics, Trends, News UK, Msnbc, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Palm Beach, US Secret Service, Mar-a-lago, Laurence Leamer, Getty Images Trump, Leamer


Cindy McCain, John McCain's widow, says it's a 'badge of honor' to be censured by the Arizona GOP for not backing Trump

Cindy McCain. FilmMagic/FilmMagic for U.S. VETS Cindy McCain, husband of the late Sen. John McCain, was censured by the Arizona GOP Saturday.  The party censured her for "globalist" beliefs and speaking out against President Trump's attacks on her late husband.  Splits between Trump loyalists and Republican critics threaten the party. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Cindy McCain, the widow of Arizona Sen. John McCain, said that it was a "high honor" to be censured by th...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, News UK, Capitol Hill, John, John Mccain, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, McCain


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to rioting against the US government

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politics

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


Biden apologizes to National Guard chief after 5,000 soldiers had to reportedly sleep in a DC parking garage with only one bathroom

Troops sleeping in the Capitol complex on January 17, 2021. Getty Images President Joe Biden called the National Guard's chief on Friday to issue an apology. Earlier this week, photos circulated on social media of troops sleeping on the floor of parking lots. National Guard members were forced to vacate the Capitol on Thursday, according to Politico. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden has called the chief of the National Guard Bureau to apologize after ...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Washington Dc, News UK, Dc, Biden, The Washington Post, Trump, Capitol, National Guard, Jill Biden, Capitol Building


Members of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Outside the Senate Chamber at the US Capitol on January 6. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He's accused of coordinating to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit said. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edward Caldwell, the leader of the far-right militia group known as...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Law, Congress, Navy, Senate, Trends, Fbi, United States, Facebook Messenger, News UK, Tom, Capitol, Caldwell, US Capitol


Members of the far-right militia group, the Oath Keepers, used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Smoke fills the corridor outside the Senate Chamber as rioters are confronted by police on January 6, 2021. Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He is accused of coordinating an effort to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit reveals. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edw...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Law, Congress, Navy, Senate, Trends, Fbi, United States, Facebook Messenger, News UK, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tom, Capitol, Caldwell


Biden plans a 3rd wave of executive actions for Friday, including increased food stamps and pushing the Treasury to hand out stimulus checks faster

President Joe Biden signs three documents on January 20, 2021, the day of his inauguration. JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images President Biden is planning a series of moves Friday to increase payments to combat hunger and poverty.  An official said they include larger food stamp payments and pressure to get more stimulus checks issued.  Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion relief package to Congress which includes far bolder moves. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pre...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, News UK, Treasury, Biden, Cnbc, Trump, Food Stamps, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Agriculture Department, Tom Porter, Jim Lo Scalzo


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...
Tags: Politics, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Tennessee, New York Times, New Jersey, News UK, The Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, New York State, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Lawyer for the 22-year-old accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the Capitol riot, saying her client 'took the president's bait'

Riley June Williams in a photo from the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dauphin County Prison/Handout via Reuters The lawyer of the woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the January 6 riot. Riley June Williams "took the president's bait," Lori Ulrich told a Thursday court hearing. Trump had told supporters to "fight like hell" moments before a mob stormed the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The lawyer for the woman accuse...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Williams, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Wendy Williams, Hewlett Packard, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Trump spent Inauguration Day fretting over his Senate impeachment trial and asking allies which Republicans could vote against him, report says

Former first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump arrive in Florida during President Joe Biden's inauguration. Noam Galai/Getty Trump spent Inauguration Day worrying about his Senate impeachment trial, The Daily Beast reported. He reportedly spent the day asking allies for help and asking if some Republicans might turn on him. If the Senate votes to impeach Trump, he could be forever barred from running for office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Pre...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Republicans, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, House, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Cbs, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


Video shows contractors blowing up mountains in Arizona for Trump's border wall after Biden became president. They have 7 days to stop.

A video still of blasting for border wall construction in Guadalupe Canyon, Arizona, on the day of Biden's inauguration. John Darwin Kurc Workers on the US-Mexico wall set off explosions on the border even after President Biden took office. Footage from Inauguration Day shows dynamiting work for Trump's doomed border wall. Biden later signed a proclamation mandating that the work end within 7 days. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Contractors in Arizona kept setting ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Arizona, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Center for Biological Diversity, R, US Mexico, ACE, L, Border Wall


Joe Biden got 5 million followers in less than 24 hours after the @POTUS account was purged of everyone who followed it under Trump

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after his inauguration on January 20, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Joe Biden gained 5 million followers in less than 24 hours after taking over the @POTUS account. Before it had 33 million followers amassed under Presidents Obama and Trump. But Twitter reset the count to zero before handing it over on Wednesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden gained 4.9 million followers in less than 24 hours after he wa...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Obama, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Katie Canales, Donald Trump Biden, Sinead Baker


Biden's new presidential Twitter account follows just 12 people: Members of his White House and Chrissy Teigen

A composite image of Chrissy Teigen and President Joe Biden. Getty/Getty Biden's new official presidential Twitter account follows just 12 other profiles.  The accounts @POTUS follows are all White House figures, except celebrity Chrissy Teigen.  Teigen asked Biden for a follow on Wednesday, saying she had been blocked by Trump since 2017. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden took over the official presidential Twitter account, @POTUS, on Wednesday, and c...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Entertainment, White House, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, News UK, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Biden, Donald Trump, Nina Simone, Trump, Hollywood California


Tucker Carlson stressed about Biden's war on white supremacy and Sean Hannity renewed attacks on Hunter in a first wave of Fox News attacks on the new administration

Fox News' Tucker Carlson stirred fears of President Biden's war in white supremacy in his Inauguration Day show on January 20. Fox News Fox News hosts reacted to Joe Biden's inauguration with attacks and fear-mongering.  Tucker Carlson said Biden's war on white supremacy was a bid to persecute ordinary conservatives.  The shows appeared to give a preview for how the network will handle Biden's presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For millions watching the...
Tags: Politics, Obama, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, News UK, Portland, Fox News, Biden, Benghazi


Online child sex abuse spiked by 31% in 2020, with at least 13 million disturbing images on Facebook and Instagram

Melissa, a survivor of sexual abuse whose last name was not disclosed, speaks at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children August 2, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images There was a sharp increase in child sexual abuse imagery online in 2020, data shows. Facebook said it detected 13 million images from July to September alone.  Coronavirus lockdowns and livestreamed abuse fueled the increase, an expert told Insider.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, UK, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Philippines, News UK, Graham, Child Sexual Abuse, Sky News, Pornhub


Biden described the letter Trump left him in the Oval Office as 'very generous' but said he needed to talk to Trump before making its contents public

A composite image of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Joe Biden said Donald Trump left him a "very generous" letter but did not elaborate. Outgoing presidents traditionally leave their successor a letter in the Oval Office Resolute Desk. Biden began his term issuing a stream of executive orders, many overturning Trump's policies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presi...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington Post, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Paris, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News


Biden said the letter Trump left him in the Oval Office was 'very generous' but that he needs to talk to Trump before making its contents public

A composite image of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Biden said Trump left him a "very generous" letter, but would not release its contents yet. Departing presidents traditionally leave their successor a letter in the Oval Office Resolute Desk. Biden began his term issuing a stream of executive orders, many overturning Trump's policies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington Post, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Washington Dc, Paris, News UK, World Health Organization, Biden


3 former presidents celebrated the continuity of US democracy in a pointed rebuke of the Trump era

Former US Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama in a taped message as part of President Joe Biden's inauguration. CNBC Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama recorded a message of unity for Joe Biden's inauguration. The three former presidents praised democracy and the peaceful transition of power while wishing Biden well. Trump broke with tradition and skipped the inauguration, and did not name Biden in his farewell speech. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Politics, Obama, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, News UK, Michelle Obama, Biden, Donald Trump



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