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Senate Confirms Chris Inglis as Biden's Top Cyber Adviser

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Chris Inglis to be President Joe Biden's national cyber director, installing the former NSA deputy director as Biden's top cyber adviser at a time when many lawmakers are pressing the White House for a muscular response to a series of high-profile hacks. From a report: As head of the new Office of the National Cyber Director inside the White House, Inglis will coordinate federal agencies' disparate work on cyber issues and oversee the development of the U.S.' dig...
Tags: Nsa, Senate, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Biden, Homeland Security Committee, Inglis, JBS, Chris Inglis, Office of the National, White House Inglis


Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to send the bill to Biden, while the Senate passed the bill unanimously the day before. “This is a day of profound weight and profound powe...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, United States, Tennessee, House, Arizona


Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Race, US, America, Holiday, Trends, Nike, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, United States


Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?

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The US House voted to repeal the 2002 Iraq War authorization

Tom Brenner/Reuters The House voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. The 2002 AUMF paved the way for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. There's a growing bipartisan effort to scrap post-9/11 laws that gave presidents broad authority to wage war. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq.The resolution, sponsored by...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Iran, House, House Of Representatives, Tehran, Iraq War, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Lee, AUMF


Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing a backlash for donating to Trump and other Republicans

"Five Nights at Freddy's"/Scott Cawthon Five Nights at Freddy's Scott Cawthon is retiring amid uproar over his donations to GOP lawmakers. Last week, fans called out his donations to former president Donald Trump and other Republicans. At the time, Cawthon said he's a Republican, adding "If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled." See more stories on Insider's business page. Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing backlash for donating to...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Video Games, Entertainment, Senate, America, Trends, Gop, Reddit, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Freddy, Tulsi Gabbard


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court said that GOP-controlled states challenging the law in the case lacked standing. The ruling in the case, California v. Texas, was 7-2. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.The 7-2 ruling l...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Arizona, Affordable Care Act


Bernie Sanders is drafting a $6 trillion infrastructure package, which Senate Democrats are considering passing without the GOP

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) arrives at the House chamber ahead of President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28, 2021. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Senate Democrats are considering a $6 trillion infrastructure bill drafted by Sanders. "We have an enormous amount of work in front of us," Sanders said Thursday. Democrats are negotiating with the GOP, but also setting the stage to push them aside and pass a party-line bill. See more sto...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Medicare, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic, Sen Bernie Sanders, Senate Budget Committee, Melina Mara


Bernie Sanders seeks $6 trillion infrastructure package, which Senate Democrats are considering passing without the GOP

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) arrives at the House chamber ahead of President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28, 2021. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Senate Democrats are considering a $6 trillion infrastructure bill drafted by Sanders. "We have an enormous amount of work in front of us," Sanders said Thursday. Democrats are negotiating with the GOP, but also setting the stage to push them aside and pass a party-line bill. See more sto...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Medicare, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic, Sen Bernie Sanders, Senate Budget Committee, Melina Mara


House votes to repeal 2002 war resolution that paved way for Iraq invasion

The Senate's Democratic leadership has vowed to take up the measure, and the White House has also endorsed it.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Senate, White House, Iraq, Usa Today


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Here are the 14 House Republicans who voted against making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Legal experts expect any Biden Supreme Court nominee would face GOP resistance. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images The bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday received bipartisan support in both chambers. In the House, all 14 votes in opposition came from GOP members. Some said it co-opted the Fourth of July, and others thought another federal holiday would be too costly. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, passed ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Ron Johnson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Juneteenth, Katherine Frey, Voices of Color


House passes bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday and sends it to Biden's desk to be signed into law

A 2019 Juneteenth parade in Milwaukee. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images for VIBE The House on Wednesday passed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday. June 19 marks the day people who were enslaved in the US were emancipated. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, and it now heads over to Biden's desk for his signature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a national holiday ce...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, House, Slavery, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Louisiana


Congress approves bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

By Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free. Confederate soldiers surrendered in April 1865, but word didn’t reach the last enslaved Black ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, House, Associated Press, United States of America, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Kevin Freking, Galveston Texas, Sen John Cornyn


Democrats are weighing moving immigration reform to help finance Biden's infrastructure plans without GOP support

Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during a hearing, with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, on the Covid-19 response, on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Tim Kaine said Democrats could potentially include immigration reform provisions to pay for infrastructure. "That could be a very legitimate way to look at trying to find a balanced package," he said. Some immigration provisions, however, could run into trouble given strict rule...
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Top GOPer Swears To Make Biden ‘Half-Term President’ In Echo Of McConnell’s Infamous Obama Vow

Senate Republican Conference chair John Barrasso (R-WY), the third highest ranking GOPer in the chamber, has taken Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) infamous obstruction vow to another level. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Obstruction, McConnell, John Barrasso, Cristina Cabrera


10 Democrats and 11 Republicans sign onto bipartisan infrastructure deal, but nobody knows what's in it

President Joe Biden unveils part of his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Eleven Republican senators and ten Democrats issued a statement saying they support a bipartisan infrastructure package. That figure of Republicans could be enough for the skinny plan to clear the chamber, but some Democrats are already against it. Details on the bipartisan framework have been scarce. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of eleven Republica...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Republican, Bipartisan, Pittsburgh, Chuck Schumer, Todd Young, Jerry Moran, Breaking, Democratic Senators


A Republican congressman refused to shake hands with a DC police officer beaten by Trump loyalists on Jan. 6, according to 2 House members

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, addresses the media after a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to urge Republican senators to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6th attack on the Capitol, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake hands with Michael Fanone, a DC police officer who was assaulted on Jan. 6. Two members of Congress shared Fanone's story on Tuesday via Twitter...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Illinois, Trump, Clyde


Republicans don't want to overhaul the economy as Biden's infrastructure plans draw strong public support

From left, Senate Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Roy Blunt of Missouri. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Republicans are pushing to cut the size and scope of Biden's $4 trillion infrastructure plan. A new poll released Wednesday indicated the Biden plans are drawing 67% support among voters. A bipartisan framework is likely to constrain its focus to physical infrastructure. See more st...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, South Dakota


Schumer, White House Back Repeal of Iraq War Authorization

The White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are endorsing efforts to terminate the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq.
Tags: Senate, White House, Iraq, Schumer, Chuck Schumer


Progressives call on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire amid McConnell's threats to block future Supreme Court nominees

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Progressives are calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire. "For the good of the country, now is the time to step aside," an ad that ran in Politico read. The call comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell said he would block future nominees to the court. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressives have mounted a p...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Court, Barack Obama, Trends, Conservative, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images


21 Republican lawmakers vote against honoring law enforcement for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo More than 20 GOP lawmakers voted against a bill awarding law enforcement officers the highest congressional honor for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Not a single House Democrat opposed the measure, which passed with the overwhelming support of 406 members. A few Republican lawmakers took issue with calling the storming of the Capitol an "insurrection." See more...
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Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?

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The Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery

People put their fists in the air as Lift Every Voice and Sing is performed at the intersection of H St NW and 16th Street NW near the White House, an area renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, while celebrating the Juneteenth holiday June 19, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass legislation that would make Juneteenth a national holiday. The bill was only able to pass after Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, ended his efforts to block it. ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Minneapolis, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Slavery, Wisconsin, Republican, Johnson, Sen Ron Johnson


House votes 406-21 to honor police who defended Capitol

By Annie Grayer and Kristin Wilson | CNN Five months after the January 6 insurrection, the House and Senate have come to an agreement that will award the Congressional Gold Medal to the officers who defended the Capitol. But 21 House Republicans refused to support the legislation, the latest reminder that members of Congress still cannot agree on the facts of the deadly Capitol Hill riot. The final vote in the House on Tuesday was 406-21. The number of House Republicans voting against the bill n...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Crime, News, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, US, Georgia, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, House, Courts, Capitol Hill


Senate unanimously passes bill making Juneteenth a holiday

By Ted Barrett, Ali Zaslav and Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The legislation has gained momentum since the massive Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year and the Democrats’ takeover of the White House and Congress. But Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson blocked the bill in 2020, ...
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Sen. John Barrasso: GOP aiming to make Biden a ‘half-term president’

The No. 3 Senate Republican echoed Mitch McConnell's comments during Barack Obama's first term.
Tags: Senate, Barack Obama, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Sen John Barrasso


A bipartisan Senate group wants to fund an IRS crackdown on 'tax cheats' in nascent infrastructure proposal

Sen. Angus King (I-ME). Kevin Lamarque/Getty Images Senators on both sides of the aisle agree that the IRS should be funded in new spending. Sen. Angus King told Insider "there's a lot of money we're leaving on the table" and he understands "going after tax cheats" is part of a deal. Sen. Rob Portman, a prominent GOP lawmaker, said a $40 billion investment would go a long way. See more stories on Insider's business page. As bipartisan infrastructure talks plod on, funneling mon...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Maine, New York Times, Treasury, Ohio, Biden, King, Irs, Rob Portman, Treasury Department


The White House is giving bipartisan infrastructure negotiations until the end of June even as progressive opposition swells

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The White House is giving bipartisan economic talks until the end of June for a deal to pan out. Biden could potentially shift course and embrace a Democratic-only plan after that. An emerging bipartisan framework is struggling to draw substantial Democratic support. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House officials are indicating to congressional Democrats that they're giving bipartisan infrastructure negotiations...
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