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Garland’s AG nomination clears Senate committee

By Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate. The vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee. Garland, the former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, has been praised by members of both parties for his intellect and integrity. He pledged in his nomination hearing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Russia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Delaware


Nearly three dozen GOP mayors back Biden's COVID-19 relief package

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Roughly 32 GOP mayors are backing Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The support is a stark contrast to the bill's opposition among congressional Republicans. The House passed the bill on Saturday and it now heads to the Senate where resistance is anticipated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. While President Joe Biden faces firm opposition to his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package from congressional Rep...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, Maine, Washington Dc, House, Biden, Usa Today, Kamala Harris, Oklahoma City


Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garland's confirmation hearings

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland testified Monday at a confirmation hearing for his nomination as attorney general. He committed to staying apolitical and said the US faces a "dangerous" threat from domestic extremists. Garland also expressed opposition to the death penalty and said he couldn't "imagine anything worse" than Trump's child separation policy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty, Department Of Justice, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Durham, Trump, Oklahoma City


AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared ...
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Domestic terrorism in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney-general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism was "more dangerous" now than it was in the 1990s. The Capitol insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Judge Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's n...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, Waco, Ruby Ridge


Domestic terror in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism is "more dangerous" than its previous peak in the 1990s. The January 6 insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly OKC bombing, Garland said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general sounded the alarm Monday on the...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, OKC, Waco


10 Things in Politics: Merrick Garland vows justice after Capitol riot

Then-Vice President Joe Biden and Judge Merrick Garland in 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:The House wants to pass the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan this week.Trump will make his first public appearance since leaving...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, House


The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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The Latest: Minnesota officials urge proper mask wearing

By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials urged this week that people wear masks — and wear them properly — as the state reported an additional 964 new infections on Saturday. More than 6,300 people have died in Minnesota and more than 470,000 people have had confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. State figures show more than 209,010 people have received the full two-dose series of the vaccine. However, health officials point out people need to wear m...
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The Latest: Mardi Gras muted in New Orleans by coronavirus

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans’ annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has ordered bars closed during the Mardi Gras weekend that started Friday and runs through Tuesday. The lavish parades are canceled and there are limits on gatherings. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the annual pre-Lenten bash celebrated along much of the Gulf Coast — with the biggest celebration in heavily Catholic New Orleans. ...
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GOP Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of the Oklahoma City bomber when he was 15

Sen. Josh Hawley makes a statement on October 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column defending militia members when he was 15 years old.  The column was published in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Hawley supported Trump's voter-fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, who backed former President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims follow...
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GOP Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of militia members in the wake of Oklahoma City bombing when he was 15

Sen. Josh Hawley makes a statement on October 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column defending militia members when he was 15 years old.  The column was published in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Hawley supported Trump's voter-fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, who backed former President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims follow...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Oklahoma City, Capitol, Simpson, Electoral College


Police and soldiers bring lethal skills to anti-government militias

Members of the Oath Keepers and general public participate in a tactical training session in northern Idaho, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart Thousands of police and troops, as well as retired police and military personnel, are part of an extremist effort to undermine the US government and subvert the democratic process. That connection enhances these groups' ability to execute sophisticated and successful operations and helps them convey a patriotic image that obscures the security t...
Tags: Politics, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlantic, Washington Dc, Arizona, Army, Militia, Michael Brown, Nazi, Ferguson Missouri, Air Force, Biden, North Carolina, Trump


Former Rep. Mickey Edwards says he's leaving the GOP because it has 'become a cult' under Trump: 'It's no longer a political party'

Former Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, right, with NBC journalist Chuck Todd. Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage Former Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, known as a stalwart conservative during his days on Capitol Hill, said on Thursday that he is leaving the Republican Party because it has become a "cult" under President Donald Trump. In an interview with KFOR-TV, the Oklahoma City-based NBC affiliate, Edwards decried Republicans who backed Trump's monthslong effort to overturn President-elect Jo...
Tags: Politics, Nbc, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Conservative Movement, Oklahoma City


FBI asks public to help identify members of mob that stormed Capitol

The FBI is turning to the public for help identifying members of the mob inciting violence and storming the Capitol building, ransacking offices and looting during Wednesday’s congressional certification of the Electoral College vote. “The FBI is seeking to identify individuals instigating violence in Washington, D.C. We are accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you have information, visit http://fbi.gov/USCapitol,” the age...
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Inside the Capitol: chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupied Congress

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and CALVIN WOODWARD WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors. They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in lockdowns, saying prayers and seeing the fruits of the country’s divisions up close and violent. Guns were drawn. A woman was shot and killed by police, and three others died in apparent...
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Biden will nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland. Alex Wong/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland as to serve as attorney general, Politico and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Garland has been a judge on the US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, since 1997, and he began his legal career at the Justice Department under President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s. Garland came into the national spotlight in March 2016, when former President Barack Obama nominated him t...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Washington Dc, Jimmy Carter, Mitch McConnell


Is Alabama Senator Doug Jones now the front-runner to be Joe Biden's pick for Attorney General?

In this post a few week ago, I asked "Is Sally Yates on track to be the next US Attorney General?," and until tonight I was still thinking she was the front-runner for this key Cabinet position.  But this new AP piece, headlined "Biden's attorney general search is focused on Jones, Garland," suggests that confirmation concerns may be driving Prez-elect Biden in another direction.  Here are the details: Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland are emerging as the l...
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Merrick Garland is being considered for Attorney General in the Biden administration: report

Judge Merrick Garland, right, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the US Supreme Court in March 2016 after the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, but was subsequently blocked from hearings by Senate Republicans. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland is under serious consideration by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as Attorney General, according to a NPR report. In 2016, Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court by then-President Barack Obama, but he never r...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, US Attorney General, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Massachusetts, US, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Jimmy Carter, Mitch McConnell, University Of Chicago


Most Americans have no idea how deeply embedded white-supremacist groups are in the military

White supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. AP Photo/Steve Helber White nationalist groups, who are some of the country's most serious terror threats, are finding new members and support in the US military. Those links date to the 1990s, but most Americans remain unaware of the connections these groups have to the military. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. White nationalist groups, who make up some of the most serious terror threats in the country, find new...
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Michigan's attorney general talks Trump, far-right violence, the role of Facebook, and the alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer

In this March 5, 2020, file photo, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel addresses the media during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Jacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 54, two notorious conservative operatives were charged Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 with felonies in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade residents in Detroit and other US cities from voting by mail, Michigan's attorney general announced. AP Photo/David Eggert Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel spoke to ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, Fbi, Michigan, Opsec, Donald Trump, Detroit, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Clinton, Trump, Oklahoma City


Trump's acting Bureau of Land Management director just got removed by a federal judge, who said he was serving unlawfully

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive onstage during an Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A federal judge ruled Friday that William Perry Pendley, Trump's acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, has been serving unlawfully, blocking him from continuing to hold the position. The judge ruled that Pendley had served unlawfully for 424 days without Senate confirmation as required by...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Obama, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Senate, Environment, US, Trends, Dhs, Gop, Wyoming, Oil And Gas, US Senate


California Moves To Outlaw Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2035

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will outlaw sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state. His plan would not ban people from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market. But it would end the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in the state of nearly 40 million people. “Pull away from the gas pumps,” ...
Tags: Europe, News, Obama, Climate Change, California, White House, China, Los Angeles, Ap, Ford, Associated Press, Norway, Environmental Defense Fund, Donald Trump, Detroit, Gavin Newsom


President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, “I have given the deal my blessing,” as he left the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday. “I approved the deal in concept,” Trump reportedly said. The spinout of TikTok’s U.S. operations from its parent company Byte...
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The 15 biggest controversies in Hobby Lobby's nearly 50-year history

A Hobby Lobby store. Joe Raedle/Getty Images It's been a particularly controversial year for Hobby Lobby, from endangering employees during the coronavirus outbreak to prompting a boycott over a pro-Trump store display. However, the arts-and-crafts store — led by the conservative Christian founder and CEO David Green and his family — has had a long history of scandals.  We took a closer look at Hobby Lobby's biggest controveries over its nearly 50-year history.   Visit Business Insider's h...
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REPORT: DHS Indicates White Supremacists Pose Gravest Terror Threat

White supremacists pose the most serious terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. Three different drafts of the report obtained by Politico characterize the threat from white supremacists as the deadliest domestic terror threat in the United States. All three documents also report that 2019 was the deadliest year for domestic violent extremists since the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995. The documents indicate that “lone offender...
Tags: News, White House, China, Politico, Russia, Homeland, Dhs, United States, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Oklahoma City, White Supremacy, Antifa, Zoë Richards, Sec Kevin McAleenan


Everything you need to know about Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District Race

In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma state Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Bice is challenging Rep. Kendra Horn in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File First-term Rep. Kendra Horn will face Republican State Senator Stephanie Bice in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District. Bice defeated businesswoman Terry Neese in a hotly-contested primary runoff for this seat, which includes some of the areas in...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Mitt Romney, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Trump, Oklahoma City, Election 2020, State, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Seminole, Senate Finance Committee, Republican State, House Armed Services Committee, Oklahoma County


Beirut Ignored Public Warning There Was a Russian ‘Bomb’ at the Port

Years before a devastating blast killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000 in Beirut Tuesday, a maritime analyst issued a public warning that a Russian “floating bomb” was languishing in the city’s docks.Maritime monitoring systems tracked the Rhosus into port in Beirut in September 2013. The ship, which was flagged in Moldova, listed its official cargo as “agricultural commodities.” The 2,750 metric ton cargo of ammonium nitrate would primarily be used for fertilizers or high power...
Tags: News, White House, Georgia, Thailand, Al Jazeera, Donald Trump, Beirut, Lebanon, Moldova, Port, Trump, Oklahoma City, Ali Baba, Daher, Laem Chabang, Hassan Diab


Best luxury cabin rentals in the US

Howling winds and jagged rocks poking at your back don’t exactly make for a good night’s sleep. Add the omnipresent possibility of a bear encounter, and you’re off the hook if tucking into a thin layer of canvas for the night just isn’t your thing. You’re not off the hook for bashing on nature, however, so, fortunately, it’s totally doable to seclude yourself away from the civilized world without sacrificing the bed-laden comforts and four walls you’re used to. These cabin escapes spare you ...
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Coronavirus live updates: Oklahoma City anniversary marked; some states begin reopening; White House touts low per capita death rate

The Oklahoma City bombing anniversary was marked virtually, and the White House is touting a low per capital death rate. Here are the latest updates.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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