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Trump threatened to primary GOP lawmakers who favor the bipartisan infrastructure plan. 17 Republicans just voted to advance it, including Mitch McConnell.

Former President Donald J. Trump speaks about filing a class-action lawsuits targeting Facebook, Google and Twitter and their CEOs, escalating his long-running battle with the companies following their suspensions of his accounts, during a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Wednesday, July 07, 2021 in Bedminster, NJ. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump threatened primary challengers to any Republicans who support the bipartisan infrastructur...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Republicans, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Republican Party, Republican, Biden


Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of the January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC, on January 6. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was complicit in planning the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. Honoré conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked by House Speaker ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump arrives at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was "complicit in planning" the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. He conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked b...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump


Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham mocked the harrowing police testimony about the Capitol riot with snickers and a 'best political performance' trophy

A composite image of Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson on their Fox News shows on July 27, 2021. Fox News The Fox News hosts mocked the testimony at Tuesday's January 6 committee hearing. Carlson snickered at one officer's testimony, while Ingraham gave out "awards" for "performances." Both hosts selectively used footage to exclude testimony about racial abuse and violence. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham had a decid...
Tags: Politics, Media, Iraq, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, News UK, Fox News, Republican, Black Lives Matter, Capitol Police, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Capitol, Fallujah


The DOJ told former Trump officials they can join Congress' Jan. 6 investigations, reports say, opening up potentially damning testimony about Trump's final days in office

Pro-Trump supporters at the Capitol. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Congressional committees are examining the Capitol riot and Trump's efforts to overturn the election. The DOJ allowed several Trump-era officials answer questions from the committees, reports say. The inclusion of the officials could yield new, potentially damning evidence about Trump's actions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department has told former Trump admin...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, House, News UK, The Guardian, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Republican, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Mccarthy, Trump


10 Things in Politics: The 20 millennial Dem operatives to watch

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:These 20 millennial Democratic campaign operatives are reshaping politicsHere's what the CDC's new mask guidance means for youWhat a review of NDAs shows about the lengths Silicon Valley goes to silence employeesWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden plans to visit Pennsylvania to talk about ...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Virginia, Berlin, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap


Arizona audit: Republican liaison tells Insider the audit process has been 'very odd' and that he may resign

In this Thursday, April 22, 2021, file photo, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett arrives at a news conference to talk about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Ken Bennett, a Republican, served as Arizona's Secretary of State from 2009 to 2015. Arizona's GOP-led Senate appointed him to be the chamber's "liaison" to the Cyber Ninjas audit. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Republican, Charles Davis, Phoenix, State, Bennett, Arizona Republic, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate, Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum


White House, Senators in crunch time for infrastructure deal

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be spent on public transit remains in question and a new dispute flared over the regulat...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Biden, Irs, Kamala Harris


Senators, White House in crunch time on infrastructure deal

By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be spent on public transit remains in question and a new dispute flared over the regulation of broadba...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Biden


Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?

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Tags: Business, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Pua, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, West Virginia


DC police officer Michael Fanone slams Trump allies for their 'disgraceful' treatment of law enforcement in emotional testimony

Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone testifies during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Reuters DC police officer Michael Fanone detailed his assault by rioters during his congressional testimony. Fanone described being dragged and beaten unconscious by Trump loyalists. He called the "indifference shown to his colleagues," largely by Republicans, "disgraceful." See more sto...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Andrew Harnik, Washington Metropolitan Police Department


10 Things in Politics: Biden's EV arms race against China

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Biden's hope for the future of American cars hinges on beating China in a battery arms raceA major day for vaccine mandates in the USRepublican Sen. Tommy Tuberville failed to disclose up to $3.56 million in stock tradesWhat we're watching today: The House select committee on the Capitol riot is set to h...
Tags: Europe, Post, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Cbs News, White House, China, New York City, Global, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Tesla


An Arizona GOP official tore into the state's election recount on Fox News: 'This was not a stolen election'

Maricopa County recorder Stephen Richer appearing on Fox News Monday with host Bret Baier. Fox News An Arizona GOP election official tore into the state's election audit on Fox News Monday. The state ordered an audit into the presidential election amid claims of rigged ballots. Maricopa County recorder Stephen Richer said the claims pushed by Trump and others were false. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Arizona GOP official tore into the Maricopa County election audi...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, Gop, Arizona, News UK, Fox News, Associated Press, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, Bret Baier, Harrington, Maricopa County


Infrastructure talks hit snags as Senate pressure rises

By Lisa Mascaro, Alexandra Jaffe and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senators ran into new problems Monday as they raced to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, serious roadblocks remain. Disputes have surfaced over how much money should go to public transit and water projects. And other disagreements over spending and wage requirements for highways, bro...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, House, Associated Press, Republican, Biden


Fourth Stimulus Check: Will There Be Additional Relief Payments?

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Tags: Business, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Pua, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, West Virginia


10 Things in Politics: Fauci predicts booster shot for some

Hope you had a nice weekend! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside the turmoil at the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationFauci says Delta variant is running through '2 kinds of America'The climate crisis is upending real estate tooWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the Wh...
Tags: Utah, UK, England, Nbc, Mississippi, Congress, California, Washington Post, France, White House, Virginia, Israel, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden


Unlikely partners Cheney, Pelosi team up for Jan. 6 probe

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker’s office as the group prepared for the first session of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Pelosi spoke of the “solemn responsibility” before them and raised her water glass to Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president and the sole Republ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, Iraq, America, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Soccer, Gop, Wyoming, House


Fourth Stimulus Check: Will There Be Another Relief Payment?

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Tags: Business, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Pua, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, West Virginia


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Republican lawmakers who 'don't even read the bills' they're criticizing

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters, Thursday, June 17, 2021, as she arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin AOC accused some of her colleagues of opining on her public banking bill without even reading it. "If I made comments that very publicly demonstrated that I didn't read the legislation I was discussing, I'd be embarrassed." She accused a conservative expert of mischaracterizing the Public Banking Act as a "government takeove...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Trends, Legislation, Earth, Democrats, United States, Capitol Hill, Republican, Forbes, Aoc, Jacquelyn Martin


The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, evangelizes about bitcoin, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House


10 Things in Politics: Biden says Fox News saw the light on vaccines

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside Gov. Kristi Noem's inner circleBiden doesn't care if you think he's the devil, you just can't say 'nothing happened' during the Capitol riotAmazon and investment banks are trying to cash in on cannabis legalization President Joe Biden speaking with reporters on July 8. Alex Won...
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Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming This Year?

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Trump ally Sen. Ron Johnson says he hasn't been 'particularly successful' in Congress because the debt soared and Obamacare survived under GOP leadership

Former Donald Trump (R) waves as he and Sen. Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, disembark from Air Force One upon arrival at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 27, 2019, as he travels to hold a Make America Great Again rally. Photo by Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Sen. Ron Johnson issued an underwhelming endorsement of his own 11-year run in Congress. Johnson said he doesn't think his time in Congress has been "particularly successful."...
Tags: Politics, News, Obamacare, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Trends, Gop, Wisconsin, Republican, Johnson, Donald Trump, National Debt, Ron Johnson, Joe


McCarthy says the GOP will run its own investigation into January 6 after Pelosi rejected 2 of his picks for a House committee

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite McCarthy on Wednesday said the GOP will run its own investigation into January 6. This came after Pelosi rejected two of his picks for the House committee to investigate the insurrection. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday said House Republicans will conduct their own investigation into January 6 after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Trends, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol, Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Cruz relives his 2016 RNC speech where the MAGA crowd booed after he detailed 'reasons to have concerns' about Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. John Moore/Getty Images Ted Cruz and Donald Trump haven't always been as chummy as they are now. A bungled handshake during the 2016 campaigns marred Cruz's initial attempt to subvert Trump. Trump later worked up the crowd at the Republican National Convention, generating boos for Cruz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ted Cruz's road to ruin in the 20...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Indianapolis, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, Jimmy Carter, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Trump, Rnc


The messy history of #DeleteFacebook: Why the trend is one thing the left and right are agreeing on

Chip Somodevilla, Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency, Drew Angerer all via Getty Images Users from the left and right have joined the #DeleteFacebook trend, for different reasons. In May, people used the hashtag to protest the suspension of Trump's Facebook accounts. The trend picked back up after Biden said Facebook is "killing people" with vaccine misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Social media users from both sides of the political spectrum have joined...
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AOC says Republicans have been 'killing time for months' as infrastructure talks stretch on with no end in sight

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the slow pace of infrastructure talks with Republicans. The "bipartisan effort" is more of a "delaying action," she told reporters on Tuesday. "It's been enough." Many Democrats are wary about the GOP sucking up time, similar to a decade ago with Obamacare. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York ripped into Republicans...
Tags: New York, Obama, Congress, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Maine, Mitch McConnell, Louisiana, Republican, Biden, Susan Collins, Irs, Aoc, Schumer


AOC says Republicans 'have been killing time for months' with crawling pace of infrastructure talks

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the slow pace of infrastructure talks with Republicans. The "bipartisan effort" is more of a "delaying action," she told reporters on Tuesday. "It's been enough." Many Democrats are wary about the GOP sucking up time, similar to a decade ago with Obamacare. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York ripped into Republicans...
Tags: New York, Obama, Congress, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Maine, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Biden, Susan Collins, Irs, Aoc, Schumer, Senate GOP


Cruz stands by his controversial 2016 RNC speech where he got booed after raising 'reasons to have concerns' about Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. John Moore/Getty Images Ted Cruz and Donald Trump haven't always been as chummy as they are now. A bungled handshake during the 2016 campaigns marred Cruz's initial attempt to subvert Trump. Trump later worked up the crowd at the Republican National Convention, generating boos for Cruz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ted Cruz's road to ruin in the 20...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Indianapolis, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, Jimmy Carter, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Trump, Rnc


Key moments where Ted Cruz tried to steal the 2016 nomination and spotlight away from Donald Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. John Moore/Getty Images Ted Cruz and Donald Trump haven't always been as chummy as they are now. A bungled handshake during the 2016 campaigns marred Cruz's initial attempt to subvert Trump. Trump later worked up the crowd at the Republican National Convention, generating boos for Cruz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ted Cruz's road to ruin in the 20...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Indianapolis, Gop, Ted Cruz, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Trump, Fiorina, Quicken Loans Arena, Amanda Carpenter



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