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Top GOP senator says it's 'an impossible sell' for Republicans to strike a deal on an infrastructure package that rolls back Trump tax cuts

Sen. Roger Wicker Tom Williams/Pool via AP Sen. Roger Wicker downplayed the odds of an infrastructure deal that included rolling back Trump's tax cuts. He called it 'an impossible sell' among Republicans on Monday. Wicker met with Biden to discuss his jobs plan along with other Republicans and Democrats. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Roger Wicker of Kansas, the ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, downplayed the prospect of a bipartisan d...
Tags: Economy, Politics, Policy, Joe Biden, Roger Wicker, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Infrastructure, Jobs, Taxes, Trump Tax Law, Trump tax cuts, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Stimulus, Mitch McConnell


Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized the president's social media use

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden's communication style on Monday. Biden "does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories," Psaki said. The comments came after a GOP senator criticized Biden's use of social media by quoting a Politico article. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Jen Psaki, John Cornyn, Congress, Republicans, Twitter, Tweets, Joe Biden, Donald Trump


Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized his tweets as 'unimaginably conventional'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden's communication style on Monday. Biden "does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories," Psaki said. The comments came after a Republican senator criticized Biden's social media usage. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday defended...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Jen Psaki, John Cornyn, Congress, Republicans, Twitter, Tweets, Joe Biden, Donald Trump


The Republican National Committee is shelling out over $100,000 for a 400-person dinner at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

President Trump's Mar-a-Lago. Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) The RNC is hosting a 400-person dinner at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday. The Washington Post reported that Trump has been hosting political events at his club. The move underscores Trump's ongoing influence within the GOP. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Republican National Committee plans to throw a lavish 400-person dinner on Saturday at Mar-a-La...
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John Boehner says his time as House speaker was like being the 'mayor' of a 'Crazytown' full of 'jackasses'

John Boehner REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque John Boehner says his time as House speaker was like being the "mayor" of "Crazytown." The Ohio Republican describes his years in Congress in his new book out Tuesday. "Crazytown was populated by jackasses," Boehner writes, per an excerpt from the Washington Post. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former House Speaker John Boehner likened his time in Congress to living in "Crazytown," according to an excerpt of his upcoming tell-all memoir...
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Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner says he wishes he'd fought against Bill Clinton's impeachment by Republicans

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner at the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall on Inauguration day at the U.S. Capitol building January 21, 2013 in Washington D.C. Allison Shelley/Getty Images John Boehner, the former Republican House Speaker, wrote in his forthcoming memoir that he regrets supporting former President Bill Clinton's impeachment. He argued that the impeachment was a political effort by his party to win House seats in the midt...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Republicans, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, House, Bill Clinton, John Boehner, Boehner, The New York Times, Donald Trump, The Washington Post


GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Rep. Matt Gaetz 'needs to resign' amid sex-trafficking investigation

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) speaks during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021. Ting Shen/Pool via AP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Rep. Matt Gaetz "needs to resign" in a tweet Thursday. Kinzinger also linked to a story about money Gaetz reportedly sent to an accused sex trafficker. Kinzinger is the first GOP lawmaker to call on Gaetz to resign amid a sex-trafficking investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a tweet on Thur...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Republicans, Congress, Sex Trafficking, Trends, Ap, Gop, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Times, Illinois, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Venmo, Trump


'Run, Ron, Run!': Trump urges his staunch ally Sen. Ron Johnson, who downplayed the Capitol riot, to seek reelection

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump urged GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, a staunch ally of his, to run for reelection in 2022. "He has no idea how popular he is," Trump said in a statement Thursday. "Run, Ron, Run!" Johnson has represented Wisconsin since 2011 and has yet to launch a reelection bid. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a controversial law...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Trends, Gop, House, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Johnson, Donald Trump, Ron Johnson, Trump


Biden warns China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security in a Wednesday speech. He warned that delaying doing so benefits China and bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


Biden says China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images In a Wednesday speech, Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security. He said that delaying doing so benefited China, and he bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow ... to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


Biden says he’s ‘not open to doing nothing’ on infrastructure amid Republican criticisms of plan – live

President says jobs plan is ‘largest investment’ since second world warUK Covid variant now dominant in US, says CDC directorBiden to make gun policy announcement Thursday – White HouseHalf of US adults on track to receive at least one vaccination by weekendTrump breaks silence on Matt Gaetz allegationsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.15pm BST New York City mayor Bill de Blasio had some great news this morning for Covid 19-weary residents: the city’s pools and b...
Tags: Republicans, Cdc, White House, New York City, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Bill De Blasio, Biden, De Blasio, Raimondo, Gina Raimondo, Matt Gaetz, Biden Administration


UK Covid variant now dominant in the US, says CDC director – live

Walensky notes UK variant appears more contagious than original virusBiden to make gun policy announcement Thursday – White HouseFauci urges Americans to stay vigilant: ‘Hang in there’Half of US adults on track to receive at least one vaccination by weekendTrump breaks silence on Matt Gaetz allegations 6.16pm BST House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer are not expected to attend Joe Biden’s announcement on gun policy tomorrow, according to Politico.Other lawmakers...
Tags: UK, Republicans, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Matt Gaetz


Biden races to get Americans vaccinated as Covid variants continue to spread – live

President says all American adults will be eligible by 19 AprilBiden stresses ‘we’re still in a life-and-death race’ against virusHalf of US adults on track to receive at least one vaccination by weekendSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.15pm BST Half of all American adults are on track to receive at least one Covid-19 vaccination by this weekend, according to a government adviser, although Joe Biden offered a reality check on Tuesday when he warned the US is stil...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Andy Slavitt, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, COVID


Biden to announce all US adults vaccine-eligible by 19 April – US politics live

Biden to make announcement after visiting Virginia vaccine sitePolice say suspect dead after shooting at Fort Detrick, MarylandOfficer Billy Evans, who died on Friday, to lie in honor at CapitolHow far-right Oath Enforcers plan to harass political enemies 6.25pm BST Donald Trump’s obsession with the Deep State conspiracy theory, which holds that a permanent secret government of bureaucrats and intelligence officials existed to thwart his agenda in office, was destructive and delusional, John...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Virginia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, John Boehner, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Fort Detrick, Billy Evans


Former Trump staffers are facing a 'job desert' in Washington after the Capitol siege

President Donald Trump signs the first of three Executive Orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, January 23, 2017. Ron Sachs/Getty Images Many of Donald Trump's ex-aides, including some Cabinet secretaries, are struggling to find new Washington jobs, The Washington Post reported. Some, including former HUD Secretary Ben Carson and former adviser Stephen Miller, have opted to start their own organizations. One Trump world insider told The Post he'...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Republicans, Washington Post, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arkansas, Washington Dc, Hud, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Cabinet, Ben Carson


Republicans are touting benefits of $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill despite voting against it

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-North Carolina) speaks on the House floor. House Television via AP Republicans are touting benefits of the COVID-19 relief legislation they opposed in Congress. Mitch McConnell said Republicans would have a "talk" with Americans about the bill's issues. Meanwhile, funding for healthcare and restaurants is being praised by some GOP members. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, Congressional Republicans have been unanimously opposed to the...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Republicans, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, Nbc News, US, Dnc, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Gop, House, Healthcare


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition of Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition to Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


Fox News is silent on bombshell reports of Matt Gaetz's alleged sexual misconduct and possible sex trafficking of a minor

Rep. Matt Gaetz appears on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to address a DOJ investigation into him. Fox News Fox News is ignoring reports that GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz is under FBI investigation for sex trafficking. Since Wednesday evening, media watchdogs report, the network hasn't mentioned Gaetz's name a single time. Gaetz is a frequent Fox guest and top Trump defender. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News is ignoring perhaps the most shocking story in US politics thi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Media, Republicans, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Fox, Gop, New York Times, The Times, Fox News, Fox News Channel, Doj


Covid-vaccinated Americans can travel without quarantining, says CDC – live

CDC says those traveling should still wear masksVaccinated Americans can travel internationally with stricter guidelines Biden celebrates latest jobs report after 916,000 addedEconomy adds 916,000 jobs as vaccine rollout fuels hiring boomVariants v vaccinations: what the dueling trends meanSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.16pm BST A reporter asked Dr Rochelle Walensky whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is formally warning against non-essentia...
Tags: Business, Republicans, Cdc, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US economy, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Rochelle Walensky


Justice Department investigating GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz as part of broader trafficking probe into another Florida politician

By Evan Perez, Jeremy Herb, Ryan Nobles and Katelyn Polantz | CNN The Justice Department is investigating whether Rep. Matt Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, The New York Times reported, a charge Gaetz denied and claimed was part of an extortion plot against him. A person briefed on the probe confirmed to CNN that federal authorities were investigating Gaetz as part of a broader probe into trafficking allegations against another Florida politician, an investigation that b...
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Republicans slam vaccine passports as dystopian, but experts say they'll help us get back to normal faster

There's a growing debate in the US over the use of COVID-19 vaccine passports. Pavlo Gonchar/Getty Images Republicans are pushing against the use of vaccine passports, decrying them as authoritarian. But experts say that digital health passes could get us back to normal more quickly. A vaccine passport "can make all the things we love to do safer," one expert told Insider See more stories on Insider's business page. As more and more Americans get vaccinated, Republicans are increas...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Congress, US, America, Trends, Analysis, Gop, Aclu, Republican, Vaccines, Brooklyn Nets, New York Rangers


Most Americans associate 'cancel culture' with social media and Hollywood, not the government: Insider poll

More than any other category, 48% of respondents said they associate "cancel culture" with social media. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Americans are relatively split on what they associate with the term "cancel culture." Despite growing debate around it, 16% of respondents said they don't know what cancel culture means. The largest consensus fell around social media and the entertainment industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the notion...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, Republicans, Trends, Gop, Merriam Webster, Jake Lahut, Cancel Culture, INSIDER Data, Rafael Henrique, Hollywood Democratic


Arkansas moves to ban certain care for transgender youth

By Daniel Trotta | Reuters Arkansas lawmakers passed a measure on Monday that could make the state the first in the country to prevent doctors from providing certain types of care to transgender youth, part of a wave of U.S legislation that would restrict transgender rights. The Arkansas legislation threatens any healthcare professional who provides puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones or gender-affirming surgery to minors with losing their medical license and opens them up to lawsuits from pati...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Sport, Soccer, United States, Idaho, Arkansas, Tennessee, Courts, Lgbtq, Hutchinson, American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Campaign, Asa Hutchinson, American Academy of Pediatrics


7 key takeaways from Biden's first news conference as president

President Joe Biden answers questions during the first news conference of his presidency in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden gave his first solo news conference as president on Thursday. He fielded questions on issues ranging from voting rights, foreign policy, immigration, and his plans for 2024. Scroll down for 7 key takeaways from the presser. See more stories on Insider's business page. Reporters on Thursday grilled President J...
Tags: Politics, Voting, News, Republicans, Congress, White House, China, Immigration, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, War, Cnn, Afghanistan, Democrats


Biden says he expects to run for reelection in 2024 with Harris

President Joe Biden talks to reporters during the first news conference of his presidency in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden said he expects to run for reelection in 2024 with Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden made the comments during his first news conference on Thursday. Biden refused to fully commit to running again and said that it's his "expectation." See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on T...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Democrats, Gop, Republican Party, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump


Biden agrees with Obama that the Senate filibuster is a 'Jim Crow relic' and says it's being 'abused in a gigantic way'

President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with former US President Barack Obama (C) and former vice-President Joe Biden after being sworn in as President on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images President Biden said he agreed with former President Obama that the filibuster is a "Jim Crow relic." Biden inched closer to endorsing efforts to abolish the rule requiring 60 votes to pass legislation. Democrats don't have the required 50 "yes" v...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, News, Obama, Republicans, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, C, Getty Images, President Barack Obama, Biden, Donald Trump, Afp


White House press secretary Jen Psaki denies McConnell's claim that Biden hasn't spoken with him since inauguration

Mitch McConnell; Joe Biden Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images;OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden speaks "regularly" with McConnell. The GOP leader suggested the exact opposite just hours earlier. The two have not yet had a meeting at the White House since Biden took office. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talk often, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wedne...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Myanmar, Fox News, Biden, McConnell


Joe Biden puts Kamala Harris in charge of stemming numbers of migrants at US-Mexico border – live

Vice-president to work on strategy to prevent border crisesFauci says US has not yet turned the corner on coronavirusWhite House to allow camera into migrant detention facilityJoe Biden urges gun reform after Colorado shooting 7.27pm GMT Kamala Harris acknowledged the difficult task ahead of her, as she becomes the Biden administration’s point person on stemming the tide of migrants coming to the US.“There is no question that this is a challenging situation,” the vice-president said at the W...
Tags: Republicans, Colorado, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, House, US gun control, Biden, Kamala Harris, Biden Administration


GOP Sen. John Kennedy compares gun violence to drunk driving in hearing after Colorado shooting: 'The answer is not to get rid of all sober drivers'

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana compared the issue of gun violence to drunk driving on Tuesday. "We have a lot of drunk drivers," the GOP senator said. "We ought to try to combat that too." Kennedy's comments come after 18 people were killed in mass shootings in the past week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana on Tuesday suggested that the issue of gun violence is overblown and shou...
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