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Dominion urges court not to dismiss its $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani over election conspiracy theories

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Dominion asked a judge not to dismiss its $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani spread false conspiracy theories about Dominion's role in the 2020 election. He tried to get the lawsuit dismissed last month. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Politico, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Sidney Powell


Rudy Giuliani has reportedly shed his entourage and hired a part-time driver to cut costs as his legal fees mount

Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Noam Galai/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani has reportedly sacked most of his entourage to cut costs as his legal troubles - and fees - mount. Politico reported that Giuliani fired as many as five people since the FBI raided his properties. Giuliani also pays as much as $42,000 per month in alimony, which may have factored into his cost-cutting decisions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rudy Giuliani has drastically re...
Tags: Politics, Politico, New York City, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New York Times, Manhattan, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Victoria Toensing, Bidens


Trump backs Rep. Elise Stefanik, who spread election lies, to replace Liz Cheney in House GOP leadership

Rep. Elise Stefanik and other top Republicans defend Donald Trump during his impeachment trial. Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump is backing Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to chair the House Republican conference. Stefanik, a fierce Trump supporter, is being considered to replace Liz Cheney in GOP leadership. This move comes after Cheney has attacked Trump for spreading lies about the 2020 election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump is backin...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Politico, Trends, Gop, Wyoming, House, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump, Capitol, House Gop


The DNC is gathering opposition research into possible GOP challengers in 2024, including Tucker Carlson and Mike Lindell, report says

A composite image of Fox News host Tucker Carlson and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Fox News; Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images DNC officials are drawing up a list of potential challengers to Joe Biden, Politico reported. It contains Republicans long rumored to be challengers, as well as political outsiders. The DNC officials expect the GOP field to be crowded if Trump doesn't one, Politico reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Democratic Nationa...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Politico, US, Dnc, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, News UK, Un, Fox News, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump


Biden's American Families Plan will cost $700 billion more than White House estimates, report finds

President Joe Biden. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Penn Wharton Budget Model predicted Biden's infrastructure plan will cost $2.5 trillion over 10 years. It also said the plan will raise $1.3 trillion in tax revenue and increase government debt by 5% in 2050. GOP lawmakers introduced a $568 billion counter-proposal, which Democrats called "a slap in the face." See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden unveiled his $1.8 trillion American Familie...
Tags: Washington Post, Senate, White House, Politico, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Republican, Biden, Internal Revenue Service, Sen Shelley Moore Capito, Ayelet Sheffey, American Families Plan, PWBM, Joe Biden Melina Mara


Former CFPB Chief Cordray Lands New Job in Biden Administration

Former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Richard Cordray has been appointed to a new position in the administration of President Joe Biden, where he will oversee the federal government’s $1.6 trillion portfolio of student loans and financial aid programs at the U.S. Department of Education. This is according to original reporting at Politico. Cordray’s official position within the Education Department will be to lead the Office of Federal Student Aid, and his appoint...
Tags: Finance, Massachusetts, Politico, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Education, Trump, CFPB, U S Department of Education, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Education Department, Cardona


House Republicans are plotting to oust Liz Cheney and replace her with a pro-Trump woman

House Republicans reportedly believe Cheney can't be succeeded by a white man. Getty House Republicans are plotting to replace Rep. Liz Cheney, Axios reported. It follows her sustained criticism of former President Donald Trump. Potential replacements include Reps. Elise Stefanik, Ann Wagner, and Jackie Walorski, Axios reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Republicans are lining up replacements for the GOP leadership spot held by Rep. Liz Cheney following her...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Trends, Gop, House, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Electoral College, House Republican, Liz Cheney


Republicans are said to be plotting to oust Liz Cheney from House leadership and replace her with a pro-Trump woman

House Republicans reportedly believe Rep. Liz Cheney can't be succeeded by a white man. Getty Republicans are said to be plotting to replace Rep. Liz Cheney in House leadership, Axios reported. It follows her sustained criticism of former President Donald Trump. Potential replacements include Reps. Elise Stefanik, Ann Wagner, and Jackie Walorski, Axios said. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Republicans are said to be lining up replacements for the GOP leadership s...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Electoral College, Liz Cheney, Stefanik


Situation Room meetings about the 2011 bin Laden raid were named 'Mickey Mouse meeting' to ensure its secrecy, new account says

Then-Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, and top US military and political officials seen in the Situation Room overseeing the Osama bin Laden raid. White House/Pete Souza/Handout via Reuters Former US officials told Politico how the 2011 hit on Osama bin Laden was planned in the White House. Situation Room meetings were labeled "Mickey Mouse meeting" on calendars to hide the subject. The report details in minute detail how the US located and planned to kill the al-Qaeda lead...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, News UK, Ben Rhodes, Al Qaeda, Cia, Jon Favreau


Right-wing media keeps trying to force easily-debunked Biden scandals instead of focusing on actual policy

President Joe Biden. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Joe Biden continues to prove difficult for Republicans to attack. Several recent purported scandals that dominated right-wing media have been easily debunked. Attacks on Biden are not sticking like they did for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ever since the 2020 campaign, Republicans have struggled to land the same kinds of attacks on Joe Biden that worked on Barack Obama and Hillary C...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Obama, Washington, White House, Virginia, Politico, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Analysis, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Biden


Biden administration taps Warren ally to lead Office of Federal Student Aid, a promising sign for efforts to wipe out student debt

John Minchillo/ AP Richard Cordray, former head of the CFPB, is set to become the head of the Office of Federal Student Aid. Cordray will be tasked with figuring out how to address the $1.6 trillion of student debt owed by at least 42 million Americans. Cordray is a longtime political ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Department of Education announced that Richard Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...
Tags: Politics, Politico, US, Trends, Economy, Cnn, Higher Education, Warren, Ohio, Student Loan Debt, Republican, Biden, North Carolina, Department Of Education, Trump, Student Loan


Liz Cheney is facing mounting criticism from her GOP colleagues

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney is the highest-ranking female Republican in Congress. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney is the highest-ranking female Republican in Congress. After she publicly fist-bumped Biden and continued to criticize Trump, some want her out of leadership. Cheney is a veteran of Republican politics, but today's GOP differs greatly from even 5 years ago. See more stories on Insider's business page. For years, ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, C


Former Liberty president Jerry Falwell unexpectedly showed up to a student event and invited them to a graduation party at his home

Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, awaits the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump to sign an executive order linking "free speech" efforts at public universities to federal grants in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Liberty University filed a lawsuit against former President Jerry Falwell Jr. two weeks ago. On Thursday, he showed up at a student event and invited them to a graduation party at his home. Libert...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Virginia, Politico, US, Trends, Liberty, Miami, Donald Trump, Reuters, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, The University


‘National Security’ Excuse Takes War on Guns to Dangerous New Level

With his NSC proxies out there equating gun owners with terrorists ready to inflict “mass casualty attacks” on American soil, this is starting to sound more like Joe’s Plan to End Gun Owners. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “We share Biden’s view that the level of U.S. gun violence is a ‘national embarrassment,’” an April 22 Politico opinion piece declares. “But as National Security Council veterans who have specialized in counterterrorism—with direct experience involving far-right American terrori...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, White House, Politico, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Al Qaeda, Sinn Féin, National Security Council, Resistance, Biden, Msnbc, Thomas Pynchon, Capitol Police, Joe


Anti-Gun Lobbying Group Expects & Demands Action for Helping Elect Dems

March For Our Lives wants something from congressional Democrats and they’re not subtle about it. (U S Capital Building Congress), iStock-1154438278 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- An official with the gun prohibition lobbying group “March for Our Lives” has acknowledged his group expects action on gun control for having worked to elect an anti-gun Congressional majority and president. Quoted by Politico, Max Markham, identified as the March for Our Lives policy director, reportedly stated; “We didn...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Italy, Gun Control, Kansas, Dallas, National Mall, Fox News, Capitol Hill


Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg said in a letter that Gaetz paid for sex with a minor

Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images Matt Gaetz's associate, Joel Greenberg, said in a letter obtained by The Daily Beast that Gaetz paid for sex with a minor. Gaetz is under a federal criminal investigation over whether he broke sex trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz paid to have sex with a minor, his longtime associate Joel Greenberg said in a letter obtained by The Daily Beast."On more than one occasion, th...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Sex Trafficking, Politico, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Justice Department, Greenberg, Daily Beast, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Matt Gaetz Mandel Ngan, Kelsey Vlamis Sonam Sheth


McCarthy won't say if Liz Cheney is still a 'good fit' for GOP leadership: 'That's a question for the conference'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center, flanked by GOP Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., left, and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., right, speaks to reporters following their leadership elections for the 117th Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Kevin McCarthy declined to say whether Liz Cheney was still "a good fit" for GOP leadership. "That's a question for the conference," he said. McCarthy and Chene...
Tags: Florida, Politics, California, Washington, Kentucky, White House, Politico, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Cheney


The Trump Organization charged taxpayers for undisclosed stays and luxury car rentals at his foreign golf resorts

Donald Trump golfing at Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP US taxpayers paid thousands of dollars to Donald Trump's resorts in Ireland and Scotland in 2017, during previously undisclosed visits. The Scotsman reported on expenses showing taxpayers were charged for Secret Service accommodation during stays by Trump's son Eric. The receipts provide further evidence of how the former president's family benefited from his ti...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, Scotland, Politico, US, Trends, Shinzo Abe, Ireland, Golf, Secret Service, Donald Trump, US Air Force, Trump


Boris Johnson witnesses say they will swear on oath he said he'd 'let the bodies pile high in their thousands'

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson campaigns in Wales ahead of elections on April 26, 2021 in Llandudno, United Kingdom. Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images Boris Johnson's colleagues are prepared to swear on oath he said he'd "let the bodies pile high," rather than lockdown, ITV reported. Johnson has categorically denied making the comments. However, multiple news organisations have spoken to current and former colleagues who say they heard him. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Wales, Politico, Trends, Britain, Daily Mail, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Robert Peston, Dominic Cummings, Thomas Colson, Llandudno United Kingdom Phil, ITV News BBC News The Guardian


The EU is suing AstraZeneca over delayed delivery of its vaccine

A box containing vials of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca has delivered far fewer doses to the EU than initially promised. It said in January that it needed to cut Q1 deliveries by 60%, citing supply-chain issues. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Commission is suing AstraZeneca, saying the drugmaker delayed deliveries of its COVID-19 vacci...
Tags: Health, Politics, France, Germany, Politico, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Speed, Healthcare, News UK, Commission, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Reuters


The EU is suing AstraZeneca, saying the drugmaker delayed deliveries of its vaccines

A box containing vials of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca has delivered far fewer doses to the EU than initially promised. AZ told the EU in January that it had to cut its first-quarter deliveries by 60%, citing supply-chain issues. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Commission is suing AstraZeneca, saying the drugmaker delayed deliveries of...
Tags: Politics, Politico, Trends, Eu, European Union, Speed, Healthcare, News UK, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Alexandra Ma, Az, Coronavirus, Stella Kyriakides, Coronavirus Vaccine, Getty Images The European Commission


Policy Executives at Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to Testify at Senate Hearing on Algorithms

Next week, policy executives from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter will testify at a Senate Judiciary hearing on algorithmic amplification, Politico reports. Social media recommendation algorithms have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, and Democratic lawmakers have voiced concerns about how they can fuel…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Science, Senate, Politico, Software, Computing, Jack Dorsey, Operating Systems, Misinformation, Democratic, Deception, Anna Eshoo, Tom Malinowski


A Democratic congressman faces $5,000 fine after Capitol police say he flouted the Capitol's metal detector security protocol

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-South Carolina) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images House Majority Whip James Clyburn faces a $5,000 fine after Capitol Police said he bypassed metal detectors. If he doesn't appeal, Clyburn would be the first Democrat to be fined for violating the security protocols. Metal detectors were installed at the Capitol following the January 6 riots. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Democratic co...
Tags: Politics, Politico, Trends, Cnn, West, House, Nancy Pelosi, South Carolina, Louie Gohmert, Capitol Police, Clyde, Capitol, Jim Clyburn, Capitol Building, People s House, House Ethics Committee


Anonymous NatSec Officials: The Cuban Ray Guns Are in Syria Now, Just Trust Us on This

Here we go again with the anonymously sourced claims Russia is trying to fry the innards of U.S. government personnel abroad, using energy guns secretly manufactured using updated Soviet blueprints.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Politico, Russia, Barack Obama, Syria, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Foreign Relations, Trumpism, Richard Blumenthal, Jim Inhofe, Rex Tillerson, Frank McKenzie, Havana Syndrome, Directed Energy Weapon


AG Bill Barr reportedly told a US attorney 'I am going to f---ing fire your a--' if he talked to Matt Gaetz about DOJ business

Attorney General Bill Barr has called China and Huawei a "monumental danger" to US economic and national security interests. Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Bill Barr threatened to fire a US attorney after he spoke with Matt Gaetz about DOJ business, Politico reported. "If I ever hear of you talking to Gaetz ... I am going to f---ing fire your a--," Barr said. He reportedly made the threat last year, while the DOJ was investigating Gaetz for sex trafficking. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Attorney General, White House, China, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, The Times, Donald Trump, Huawei, Doj, Justice Department


The lawyer who pointed his gun at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis is considering running for Senate

Mark and Patricia McCloskey brandishing their guns as Black Lives Matter protesters passed through their gated community in St. Louis, Missouri. Daniel Shular/Twitter Mark McCloskey and his wife Patricia displayed their guns as BLM protesters passed their house last year. McCloskey told Politico on Tuesday he's considering running for Senate in 2022. A grand jury indicted the couple on charges of exhibiting guns and evidence tampering last October. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Politico, Trends, Ap, Missouri, News UK, St Louis, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Trump, Mark, Patricia, St Louis Missouri, St Louis Post Dispatch


Judge revokes bail for Proud Boys leaders after prosecutors introduce new Capitol riot evidence

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo Ethan Nordean, with backward baseball hat and bullhorn, leads members of the far-right group Proud Boys in marching before the riot at the U.S. Capitol. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File A federal judge ruled two accused Proud Boys leaders would be jailed again, ahead of their trials. Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs are facing charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot. But prosecutors introduced new evidence last month that showed the defendants pl...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Associated Press, Trial, Trump, Kelly, Capitol, Biggs, US Capitol, Carolyn Kaster


US officials may need 2 weeks or more to determine if Johnson & Johnson's vaccine causes rare blood clots

A pharmacist at the Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Joseph Prezioso/Getty Images US agencies may need two weeks or more to know if Johnson & Johnson's shot causes rare blood clots. The CDC is shuffling to collect more data, two senior White House health officials told Politico. But medical experts worry that pausing the shot for much longer could increase vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Arkansas, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Detroit, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Johnson & Johnson


'A nicer version of Trump': Ron DeSantis is sized up by GOP donors ahead of potential 2024 presidential bid

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) fist bumps with legislators as he enters the chamber of the Florida House of Representatives prior to his State of the State address in Tallahassee on March 1, 2021. AP Photo/Phil Sears, File Gov. DeSantis has become a top potential candidate among Republicans if Trump passes on a 2024 run. Many Republicans praise the way DeSantis is handling COVID-19 in Florida, according to Politico. "He's in the top tier, should he choose to run for president," said con...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Politico, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Pope, Jamaica, Republican Party, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump, Mike Pence


A Republican senator delayed the passage of a bipartisan bill that he co-sponsored

Idaho Sen. James Risch. AP GOP Sen. James Risch delayed the passage of a bipartisan bill he co-sponsored that aims to counter China. Politico reported that Risch's move pushed consideration of the bill back by a week. Risch told Politico he delayed the measure because he's worried the final bill won't be as bipartisan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Sen. James Risch of Idaho delayed the passage of a bill this week that he co-authored.That's acco...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, China, Politico, US, Trends, Beijing, Gop, United States, Idaho, New Jersey, Sen Marco Rubio, National Intelligence



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