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Biden signs ‘Buy American’ order, vows to help US manufacturing

By Andrea Shalal, Alexandra Alper and Timothy Aeppel | Reuters WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden vowed on Monday to leverage the purchasing power of the U.S. government, the world’s biggest single buyer of goods and services, to strengthen domestic manufacturing and create markets for new technologies. The Democratic president signed an executive order aimed at closing loopholes in existing “Buy American” provisions, which apply to about a third of the $600 billion in goods and services the feder...
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping warns against the consequences of a 'new cold war' in first speech since Biden's inauguration

Then Vice President Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a 2012 meeting in California. China now has the lead in 5G infrastructure, but experts say don't count Silicon Valley out yet. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images Chinese leader Xi Jinping preached about multilateralism at the World Economic Forum on Monday. Xi warned about the consequences of a "new Cold War," in a veiled message to President Joe Biden.  "We cannot tackle common challenges in a divided world and con...
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Trump impeachment: Pelosi to formally send article of impeachment to Senate today – live

Dominion Voting Systems to file lawsuit against GiulianiSchumer promises quick but fair trial as impeachment heads to SenateHow will Trump’s second Senate trial unfold?Sarah Sanders to run for Arkansas governor – reportsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.23pm GMT President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by former president Donald Tr...
Tags: Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Arkansas, Pentagon, Associated Press, Pfizer, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Special operators describe an overlooked vulnerability highlighted in the Capitol Hill riot

The FireEye booth at the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, August 3, 2016 David Becker/Reuters The FireEye hack and the rioters who breached Capitol Hill were two more visible signs of a growing conflict in cyberspace being waged by state actors and private individuals. Government and private entities, high-profile officials, and everyday people are all targets in that conflict, but there are many things that they can do to improve their security online and in real lif...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, North Korea, Russia, US, International, Trends, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Cyberattack, House, Moscow, Homeland Security, Capitol Hill, Pentagon


Trump impeachment: Nancy Pelosi to formally send article of impeachment to Senate today – live updates

Former president charged with ‘incitement of insurrection’ after assault on Capitol by pro-Trump mobTrump plots revenge on Republicans as second impeachment trial loomsSarah Sanders to run for Arkansas governor – reportsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.22am GMT There’s quite a few ex-Trump staffers looking for something to do next. Sarah Sanders is one who appears to have made a plan. Donald Trump’s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is runni...
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Sarah Sanders, former Trump press secretary, to run for Arkansas governor – reports

A formal announcement is expected on Monday as the 38-year-old bids to succeed her father, Mike Huckabee, in the state leadership roleSarah Sanders, Donald Trump’s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is running for Arkansas governor, according to multiple reports.Sanders, who left the White House in 2019 to return to her home state, planned to announce her bid on Monday, according to Associated Press and Reuters, citing anonymous sources. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, Arkansas, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Trump, Sanders, Reuters, Sanders Donald Trump, Sarah Sanders


Biden set to reimpose an entry ban on non-U.S residents who are traveling from Brazil, UK and other parts of Europe, sources say

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden is reapplying the entry travel ban on non-US citizens who are traveling from Brazil, United Kingdom, and other countries in Europe, sources told Reuters. This decision comes after former president Donald Trump lifted the ban that would've took effect on January 26.  I...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Ban, Biden


Thousands of members of the National Guard will remain stationed in DC during Trump's impeachment trial

Members of the National Guard are given weapons before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021 Joshua Roberts/Reuters About 5,000 members of the National Guard will remain stationed in DC through Trump's impeachment trial. The trial is set to begin in early February, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. Members of the National Guard were stationed in DC after the insurrection at...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Washington Dc, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


McConnell blamed Trump for inciting the Capitol riot, but the senator - and everyone else who refused to acknowledge Biden's win - was complicit too

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters as Senate Republican leaders hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters On Tuesday, McConnell blamed Trump for inciting the mob that violently stormed the US Capitol. But incitement of the mob started with lies about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Republicans who did not admit Biden's win, and let those lies spread unchecked, are complicit. Visit Business Insider's h...
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Trump impeachment charge will be delivered on Monday, Schumer says

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for a delay. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who displaced McConnell as the chamber’s leader after Democrats won two Georgia runoff elections this month, announced the move on the Senate floor but did not say when Trump’s second impeachment tri...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Kamala Harris


Biden wastes no time in unraveling Trump's pro-oil agenda

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images Happy Friday, and welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider.  Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected] a reminder, we have two open energy roles. You can find them here. Just like that, we have a new president. And by just like tha...
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A prominent lawyers' group filed an 18-page ethics complaint calling for Rudy Giuliani's law license to be suspended over his false voter-fraud claims

Rudy Giuliani. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images A non-partisan lawyers' group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani on Thursday. The group wants Giuliani's law license suspended while his work for Trump is investigated. His lawsuits to overturn the election were "frivolous" and a "campaign of falsehoods," it said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A prominent lawyers' group filed an against Rudy Giuliani on Thursday, asking that his law license be temporari...
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Lawyer for the 22-year-old accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the Capitol riot, saying her client 'took the president's bait'

Riley June Williams in a photo from the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dauphin County Prison/Handout via Reuters The lawyer of the woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the January 6 riot. Riley June Williams "took the president's bait," Lori Ulrich told a Thursday court hearing. Trump had told supporters to "fight like hell" moments before a mob stormed the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The lawyer for the woman accuse...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Williams, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Wendy Williams, Hewlett Packard, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Biden appoints FTC and FCC acting directors in move that signals a more aggressive approach to regulating big tech

FTC acting director Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and FCC acting director Jessica Rosenworcel. Leah Millis/Reuters; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden picked Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FTC and FCC directors. The two Democrats have been more aggressive regulating big tech in the past than Trump's appointees. They also favor many of Biden's stances on issues like internet access, net neutrality, and privacy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presid...
Tags: Verizon, Politics, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Regulation, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Antitrust, Biden


'We actually won the war we needed to fight': Trump's pick for ambassador to Afghanistan on why it's time to get out

A US soldier and an Afghan police office arm wrestle before a joint patrol in Maiwand District in Kandahar Province, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Burton US troops are still fighting in Afghanistan nearly 20 years after first arriving in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The US mission in Afghanistan has gradually expanded over those two decades, but Afghans need to determine their country's future, according to William Ruger, who was nominated by former President Donald ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, Navy, Washington Post, Osama Bin Laden, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Middle East, Army, Al Qaeda


Trump spent Inauguration Day fretting over his Senate impeachment trial and asking allies which Republicans could vote against him, report says

Former first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump arrive in Florida during President Joe Biden's inauguration. Noam Galai/Getty Trump spent Inauguration Day worrying about his Senate impeachment trial, The Daily Beast reported. He reportedly spent the day asking allies for help and asking if some Republicans might turn on him. If the Senate votes to impeach Trump, he could be forever barred from running for office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Pre...
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Tariffs, Morón, Rota, Venezuela or the Google tax: how the new Biden government will impact Spain

The term of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris begins today. The president-elect and his vice president will take office on Wednesday in a ceremony that will not be attended by the outgoing president Donald Trump, who has spent his last day locked up in the White House. His schedule said he would work "late" and make "many calls" and have "many meetings" (sic).With the arrival of the Democrats in power, the US enters a new era of diplomatic relations that could have a particular impact on the European ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, France, White House, China, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Intel


Biden's first executive orders: pandemic, climate change, racism, immigration

President Joe Biden hit the ground running. His first executive orders include rejoining the Paris climate accords, canceling Keystone pipeline, strengthening DACA, and mandating masks and social distancing in Federal buildings. From Reuters' recap of actions by the incoming administration on day one: COVID-19 CRISIS * Seek a $1.9 trillion spending proposal aimed at accelerating the distribution of coronavirus vaccines while providing economic relief to millions of Americans hurt by ...
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A notorious prison called 'Sailor's Silence' is being used to jail Putin critic Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny appears in a video published by his anti-corruption organization on January 18, 2021. Navalny Live/YouTube Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sent to a notorious prison named "Matrosskaya Tishina," or "Sailor's Silence," upon his return back to the country. Navalny is being held in a three-person cell for VIPs in Sailor's Silence in Moscow, according to Reuters, where political prisoners have been jailed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Russian ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, Moscow, Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, Reuters, Navalny, Sergei Magnitsky, Magnitsky, David Choi


Striking photo shows Barack Obama greeting Vice President Kamala Harris at the inauguration

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris hugs her spouse Doug Emhoff after being sworn in during the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via Reuters A striking photo captured Barack Obama joyfully greeting VP Kamala Harris.  The photo was taken by Reuters photojournalist Jonathan Ernst at the inauguration.  The two are the only Black Americans elected to the White House...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Black, Kamala Harris, Reuters, Sonia Sotomayor, HARRIS, U S Capitol


Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
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LIVE: After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office shortly before noon ET on Wednesday. Biden's inauguration came as Washington, DC was on lockdown after outgoing President Trump incited a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presiden...
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Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

Air Force One. w_p_o/Shutterstock.com The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff.  The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. The most recognizable plane in the worl...
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Trump Seeks To Curb Foreign Cyber Meddling on Last Day in Office

Outgoing President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at thwarting foreign use of cloud computing products for malicious cyber operations against the United States, the White House said on Tuesday, Trump's last full day in office. From a report: The order, first reported by Reuters, gives the Commerce Department authority to write rules to bar transactions with foreigners in cloud computing products or services, if a foreigner uses them for cyber attacks. "What we have seen in this...
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The DOJ has closed its investigation into Senator Burr's $1.7 million stock trades during the pandemic

Senator Richard Burr leaves the Capitol in May 2020. Erin Scott/Reuters DOJ officials closed an investigation into Sen. Richard Burr's financial transactions, according to the senator. Burr sold up to $1.72 million in stock in the weeks before coronavirus concerns rattled markets, said ProPublica.  "The case is now closed," Burr said in a statement. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Justice Department closed its investigation into stock trades by Senator Richard Burr ...
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The DOJ has closed its investigation into Senator Burr's $1.7 million stock trades during the pandemic, according to reports

Senator Richard Burr leaves the Capitol in May 2020. Erin Scott/Reuters DOJ officials reportedly closed an investigation into Sen. Richard Burr's financial transactions, per CNBC. Burr sold up to $1.72 million in stock in the weeks before coronavirus concerns rattled markets, said ProPublica.  "The case is now closed," Burr reportedly said in a statement. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Justice Department closed its investigation into stock trades by Senator Richard...
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Trump laid out a vision for America in his inaugural address 4 years ago. He has come nowhere near realizing it.

President Donald Trump delivering his inaugural address at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Trump promised Americans good jobs and a return to greatness on the world stage when he made his inaugural address on January 20, 2017.  Four years later, the speech hasn't aged well, as Trump has largely failed to come anywhere close to accomplishing his goals. Trump will leave office with more Americans out of work than when he started and with the US's internat...
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'To heal, we must remember': Biden paid tribute to 400,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 with moving ceremony at Lincoln Memorial

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden attend a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) memorial event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2021. Tom Brenner/Reuters President-elect Joe Biden honored the 400,000 lives lost to COVID-19 at a memorial on Tuesday. A memorial was erected Tuesday at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the Americans who died from COVID-19. Biden paid tribute to those lost to COVID-19 on the eve of his inauguration on January 20. Visit Business...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, Lincoln Memorial, Jill Biden, Tom Brenner, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19


The glamorous life of Tiffany Trump, the president's lesser-known daughter who just announced her engagement to her business executive boyfriend

Tiffany Trump is engaged to Michael Boulos, the son of owners of a multi-billion dollar conglomerate based in Nigeria. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Taoray Wang President Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany announced her engagement to Michael Boulos on Tuesday. The 27-year-old law student has kept a lower profile than Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr.  She drew criticism in March 2019 for taking a trip to Serbia that cost taxpayers at least $23,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
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Why a leading Israeli rights group is calling Israel an 'apartheid' state

A Palestinian demonstrator shot by Israeli troops is carried by fellow protesters during clashes near the Israeli border fence in northeast Gaza. Reuters Leading Israeli human-rights group B'Tselem has begun describing both Israel and its control of the Palestinian territories as a single "apartheid" regime. "We have decided to use this word because it is the correct term to describe the reality between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and the entire area that is under Israel's c...
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