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Obama invokes January 6 insurrection to advocate for voting rights bill

Former President Barack Obama on Monday invoked the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol to advocate for a sweeping voting right bills set to be considered by the Senate, arguing the uprising proved Americans cannot "take our democracy for granted."
Tags: Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Cnn, US Capitol


Obama slams GOP's opposition to voting reform

Speaking at a teleconference town hall, former President Barack Obama took Senate Republicans to task for opposition to a debate over an election reform bill that would expand voting access.
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Gop, Stories


Obama back in the spotlight to slam Republican's latest plan

Speaking at a teleconference town hall, former President Barack Obama took Senate Republicans to task for opposition to a debate over an election reform bill that would expand voting access.
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Stories


Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise

Former President Barack Obama put his weight behind Sen. Joe Manchin’s voting rights proposal in Congress, urging Republicans to join...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Barack Obama, Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin


9 candidates are vying to take over the Manhattan DA's Trump investigation. They're ready to handle the chaos if the ex-president is charged.

A combination picture shows the candidates of the District Attorney of New York posing for a portrait in New York City, New York, U.S. Top row (L-R): Tahanie Aboushi, Diana Florence, and Dan Quart. Middle row (L-R): Alvin Bragg, Lucy Lang, and Tali Farhadian Weinstein. Bottom row (L-R): Liz Crotty, Eliza Orlins, and Thomas Kenniff. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri The next Manhattan DA will take over the criminal investigation into the Trump Organization. Insider asked the nine candidates how they...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Obama, Eric Holder, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Atlanta, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Manhattan, Republican Party


How Obama's election led to Trump's insurrection

The radicalization of some Capitol rioters can be traced back to November 2008, with the election of the United States' first Black president Barack Obama. CNN's Drew Griffin reports. See more at CNN.com/capitolriot.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Cnn, United States, Stories, Trump, Drew Griffin


EPA and Army Announce Intent to Revise “Water of the United States” Rule

Last week the Environmental Protect Agency and Department of the Army announced the agencies’ intent to initiate new rulemaking that restores the Obama era waters of the United States rule that was in place pre-2015, and before the current Trump era rule. This proposed rule will impact large swaths of America not only those directing the course of a ship (as its name implies), but will restrict farming, real estate development, road building and other large areas of economic activity across the ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Colorado, White House, US, America, Environmental, United States, Army, Epa, Trump, Clean Water Act, Federal, Stuart Kaplow, Cuyahoga River


Taxpayers reportedly shelled out $2.4 million to fund Trump's golf visits in New Jersey

Former President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during his first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018, in Turnberry, Scotland. Getty Images/Leon Neal Taxpayers paid a whopping $2.4 million for former President Donald Trump's golf outings in New Jersey. About $1.9 million of that total went to hotel accommodations for Trump's Secret Service agents. The $2.4 million sum does not include the $142,000/hour Air Force One r...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Obama, Barack Obama, Trends, United Kingdom, New Jersey, Golf, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Trump, NJ Advance Media, Bedminster, Trump Golf, Morristown Airport, Bedminister New Jersey


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


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


Trump's former physician sent a letter to Biden asking him take a cognitive test - and more than a dozen Republicans signed it

President Joe Biden (L) and Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas (R). Alex Wong/Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Trump's former physician, Rep. Ronny Jackson, has called on Biden to take a cognitive test. Jackson said on Thursday he was circulating a letter among House GOP colleagues. More than a dozen Republicans have so far signed the letter, which was sent to Biden directly. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas, who used to be Trump's White ...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Fox News, Pentagon, Jackson, Biden, Anthony Fauci, George W Bush, Trump, Sean Hannity


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, tossing out a challenge against Obama's signature health care law for lack of standing

In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo an American flag waves in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court punted on a case over whether the Trump administration can exclude people in the country illegally from the count used for divvying up congressional seats. Patrick Semansky/AP The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act, saying that defendants in the case lacked standing.California v. Texas was the Supreme Court's th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, California, Washington, Trends, Affordable Care Act, Capitol Hill, US supreme court, Trump, Patrick Semansky, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court said that GOP-controlled states challenging the law in the case lacked standing. The ruling in the case, California v. Texas, was 7-2. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.The 7-2 ruling l...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Arizona, Affordable Care Act


‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the law that provides insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact in ruling that Texas, other GOP-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance b...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington, Court, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Medicare


Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance because of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.” The law’s major provi...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington, Court, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Medicare, Associated Press


Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions.
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, National News, AP Supreme Court


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump by Edward-Isaac Dovere

Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump by Edward-Isaac Dovere An award-winning political journalist for The Atlantic tells the inside story of how the embattled Democratic party, seeking a direction for its future during the Trump years, successfully regained the White House. The 2020 presidential campaign was a defining moment for America. As Donald Trump and his nativist populism cowed the Republican Party into submission, many Democrats—haunted by Hillar...
Tags: Reviews, Obama, White House, America, Seo, Joe Biden, Computers, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Des Moines, Oval Office, Edward Isaac Dovere


Bill Gates released his 5-book summer reading list, themed around the conflict between humans and nature

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates released his summer reading list on Monday. Gates recommended five books that he said examine humanity's relationship with nature. The list features four non-fiction books - including Barack Obama's memoir - and one novel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates has released his annual summer reading list for 2021.This year, Gates said the theme connecting his reading list is the relati...
Tags: News, Ge, Microsoft, Obama, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Earth, Features, Getty Images, Reading List, Bill Gates, Richard, General Electric


Rep. Barbara Lee says Biden putting US on course to end 'forever wars' with support for 2002 AUMF repeal

Debris are seen following a US-led coalition airstrike hits Headquarters of al Nusra Front in Aleppo, Syria on November 06, 2014. Ahmed Hasan Ubeyd/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images In 2002, Congress passed an Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq. In 2020, the AUMF was cited by the Trump administration to justify killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The White House on Monday announced its support for repealing the law. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the T...
Tags: Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Syria, Afghanistan, House, Al Qaeda, Somalia, Vietnam


McConnell previews potential Supreme Court opposition

By Clare Foran | CNN Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that if his party regains the majority in 2022 it’s “highly unlikely” he would let President Joe Biden confirm a Supreme Court vacancy if one opened up in 2024, and was non-committal when asked about an opening at the end of 2023. “I think in the middle of a presidential election, if you have a Senate of the opposite party of the president, you have to go back to the 1880s to find the last time a vacancy was filled. So I ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Hewitt


Kayleigh McEnany claimed she 'never lied' as White House press secretary. Here are 5 times she did.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing on December 15, 2020, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Kayleigh McEnany on Sunday said she "never lied." A review of her nine-month tenure as Trump's top spokeswoman shows otherwise. Here are 5 times McEnany lied and stretched the truth as White House press secretary. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kayleigh McEnany recently claimed that she ...
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Mitch McConnell says it's 'highly unlikely' he'd let Joe Biden fill a Supreme Court seat in 2024 if Republicans win back control of the Senate

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, accompanied by Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Thune, left, and Sen. John Barrasso speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill, on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP McConnell confirmed he would hold open a hypothetical Supreme Court vacancy in 2024 or 2023. The minority leader said it would be "highly unlikely" he would allow Biden to fill a vacancy. McConnell blocked Obama's Supreme Court nominee from getting a hearing in 2016. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Hewitt, Scalia, Hugh Hewitt


McConnell says it's 'highly unlikely' he'd let Biden fill a Supreme Court seat in 2024 if Republicans win back control of the Senate

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, accompanied by Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, left, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters after a Republican caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP McConnell confirmed he would hold open a hypothetical Supreme Court vacancy in 2024 or 2023. The minority leader said it would be "highly unlikely" he would allow Biden to fill a possible vacancy. McConne...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Hewitt


McConnell says it's 'highly unlikely' he'd let Biden fill a Supreme Court seat in 2024

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, accompanied by Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, left, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters after a Republican caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP McConnell confirmed he would hold open a hypothetical Supreme Court vacancy in 2024 or 2023. The minority leader said it would be "highly unlikely" he would allow Biden to fill a possible vacancy. McConne...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Hewitt


President Lies About Pulse Terror Attacks to Push Gun Control

By Larry Keane Biden is tastefully marking the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub attack by blaming legal gun owners. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden marked the anniversary of the tragic terror attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., by peddling a gun control narrative and cover-up for the failures of the Obama-Biden administration to stop radical Islamic terror attacks. It is the latest in the Biden administration’s push for the most far-reaching gun contr...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, United States, House, Time Magazine, Biden, Vox, Executive Branch, James Comey


Why ignore your ‘life data’ when you can utilise it and take care of you?

Thanks to a lifetime of experiences so far, we all have our own personal encyclopedias of what does and doesn’t work for us. But we often don’t utilise this vital intel about our needs, desires, values and boundaries. Instead, even though we know that, for example, when a certain someone asks us to do something we always wind up feeling compromised, we keep saying yes. We know that, for example, we tend to feel icky, anxious and behave uncharacteristically if we become sexually involved with som...
Tags: Decision Making, Obama, White House, Dating, Boundaries, Self-care, Boundaries And Recognising Discomfort, Emotional Needs, Core Values, Signs You Need To Set Boundaries


Birx hinted she wanted Trump to lose election, new book says

Andy Slavitt writes that White House Covid taskforce coordinator told him ‘I hope the election turns out a certain way’, CNN reportsDr Deborah Birx, then the White House coronavirus taskforce coordinator, hinted to an Obama-era official shortly before the 2020 election she wanted Donald Trump to lose to Joe Biden.Andy Slavitt, a former acting chief of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, writes in a new book, according to CNN, that he spoke to Birx “to get a sense for whether, in the ...
Tags: Obama, White House, World news, US news, Cnn, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicaid, Trump Administration, Medicare Services, US elections 2020, Deborah Birx, Birx


Knesset approves new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

By JOSEPH KRAUSS JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament approved a new coalition government on Sunday that sent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. Naftali Bennett, the head of a small ultranationalist party, was sworn in as prime minister after a narrow 60-59 vote in parliament. But if he wants to keep the job, he will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of parties from the poli...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Israel, Uncategorized, Jerusalem, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Soccer, United States, Gaza, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, Arab


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig

Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is one of those books that will go down as the seminal work—the determinative work—in this field. . . . Terrifying.”—Rachel Maddow The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6—by the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 ...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Rachel Maddow, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Seo, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Dallas, John F Kennedy, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Kennedy


Biden's Education Dept. just laid out its priorities for student-loan relief - they're vague

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Biden's regulatory agenda, released on Friday, includes student-loan forgiveness proposals. The Education Dept. plans to improve loan forgiveness programs by 2022, but details are vague. Democrats and borrowers continue to push for immediate debt relief while Biden is reluctant. See more stories on Insider's business page. From fighting the climate crisis to strengthening protections against racial discrimination, President Joe Biden's...
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