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US, EU Forge Closer Ties on Emerging Technologies To Counter Russia and China

The U.S. and European Union plan to cooperate more on technology regulation, industrial development and bilateral trade following President Biden's visit, in a bid to help Western allies better compete with China and Russia on developing and protecting critical and emerging technologies. From a report: Central to the increased coordination will be a new high-level Trade and Technology Council the two sides unveiled Tuesday. The aim of the TTC is to boost innovation and investment within and betw...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commerce, European Commission, Biden, Donald Trump, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, State, Antony Blinken, Apple Google


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


The DOJ has closed its criminal investigation into Trump's former national security advisor John Bolton over his explosive book

Trump and Bolton. Alex Wong/Getty Images The DOJ has closed its criminal probe into John Bolton's book, NYT reported. The DOJ under Trump sued Bolton to block the release of the book, alleging a breach of contract. It also claimed the book contained classified information and could hurt national security. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department has shuttered its criminal investigation into whether former national security advisor John Bolton revealed cla...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Department Of Justice, Bolton, Times, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, State, Kim Jong


Fox News host Harris Faulkner complimented Vladimir Putin for answering questions for longer than Joe Biden - before the US president even spoke

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner. Fox News A Fox News host remarked that Vladimir Putin is more accessible to the press than Joe Biden. Harris Faulkner said Putin took questions for longer than Biden and VP Kamala Harris combined. Her observation did not factor in Biden's press conference right after Putin's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner said that Vladimir Putin gave more time to the press than Joe Biden, even though the US preside...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, State, HARRIS FAULKNER, FAULKNER, Pompeo


1 in 3 local election officials are concerned about facing harassment and feeling unsafe on the job, a new poll shows

In this April 28, 2020, file photo, Louisa Boyer, a provisional election judge, reviews paperwork at a voting center at Edmondson High School as voters arrive to cast their ballot in the 7th Congressional District special election in Baltimore AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file One in three local election officials say they are concerned about their safety on the job, a new poll shows. Thirty-nine percent expressed concerns about facing pressure to certify the election results. The poll comes aft...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Local, Trends, Social Media, Georgia, Joe Biden, Arizona, Hobbs, Associated Press, Pbs, Biden, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Polls


Biden, Putin conclude summit between ‘two great powers’

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit meeting Wednesday between what the American leader called “two great powers,” wrapping up more quickly than expected. The pair’s second sit-down, with aides present on both sides, lasted about 65 minutes. That session was to be divided into two parts with a break in between, but concluded without a second part. The two sides had said they ex...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion between “two great powers” and said it was “always better to meet face to face.” ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


Hillary Clinton says Republicans have been flirting with Putin's authoritarianism by denying 2020 election results

Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin during a meeting in March 2010. Alexey Nikolsky/Getty Images Hillary Clinton said the GOP is doing Putin's work for him by denying the 2020 election results. Clinton said Republicans have been flirting with Putin's authoritarian model of governance. Her comments came as Biden met with Putin in Geneva. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesda...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, Geneva, Republican Party, Biden, Msnbc


How Joe Biden planned his summit with Putin to avoid the mistakes made by Trump and other world leaders

A room at the Villa La Grange arranged for Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden to hold their June 16 narrow-format meeting as part of the US-Russia summit. Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images Joe Biden is meeting Russia's Vladimir Putin for a summit in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden and his team have taken steps to avoid traps Putin likes to set to gain advantage. Putin has psyched out other leaders by showing up late, embarrassing them, and exploiting divisions....
Tags: Politics, Nbc, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Diplomacy, News UK, Geneva, Npr, State Department


Progressive Dems urge Biden to get tough on Russia but Putin has a tradition of playing mind games with American presidents

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Geneva on June 16. Angela Weiss/Alexey Druzhinin/Getty Images President Joe Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Some Democrats have called on Biden to be more assertive than Trump with Russia, Axios reported. However, Putin has perfected tactics to intimidate US leaders, Axios' Glen Johnson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressive Democrats are call...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn, United States, Libya, Geneva, Npr, John Kerry, Kremlin, Johnson


Biden arrives in Geneva for meeting with Putin

By Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Lorne Cook | Associated Press GENEVA — Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America’s democratic allies, Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Biden is seeking to restore European ties that were strained under former President Donald Trump, who dismissed longstanding alliances with America’s democratic partners and sought out Pu...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, Eu, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Soccer, United States


Kevin McCarthy won't let go of the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar, but Democrats have moved on

Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Kevin McCarthy is perpetuating the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar. McCarthy is urging Pelosi to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Pelosi has already signaled Democrats want to move on from recent misleading criticism of Omar. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for Rep. Ilhan Omar's removal from...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Minnesota, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Israel, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Democrats, Gop, United States, Taliban


Fox News has mentioned 'critical race theory' nearly 1300 times since March, according to watchdog study

Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images Critical race theory is dominating Fox News coverage, according to a new study. Media Matters for America, a left-leaning nonprofit, tracked the buzzword going back to last year. It was mentioned nearly 1,300 times in three and-a-half months. See more stories on Insider's business page. As critical race theory has emerged as a central talking point and fundraising tactic for Republicans, Fox News has been flooding t...
Tags: Politics, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Columbia University, Chart, Ucla, State, Democratic Party, Media Matters


Putin called a former US Marine imprisoned in Russia a 'drunk' who 'got himself s---faced' in an interview ahead of his first meeting with Biden

A composite image of former US Marine Trevor Reed and Russian President Vladimir Putin. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images/NBC News Trevor Reed is serving nine years in Russian prison for drunkenly assaulting Moscow police officers. Biden is reportedly expected to bring up Reed's case in his first meeting with Putin on Wednesday. In an NBC News interview this week, Putin called Reed "just a drunk" who "got himself s---faced." See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian P...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, News UK, Switzerland, Moscow, Biden, Donald Trump


Congress likely won't take action on the growing threats to election integrity, leaving election workers vulnerable to criminal prosecution and results open to partisan tampering

A sign reads "Voting Rights Are Sacred" near a rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, to support the Senate's upcoming election bill Andrew Harnik/AP Congress likely won't weigh in on the growing threat of election subversion in the states. States are passing laws criminalizing and politicizing the election and vote-counting process. Experts suggest standardizing vote-counting procedures and reforming the Electoral Count Act. See more stories ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, New York Times, Arizona, Mitch McConnell


Former secretary of state mounts a defense of Trump's handling of Russia: 'I'm proud of the work we did there'

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, on November 10, 2020. Jacquelyn Martin/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Mike Pompeo claimed he and former President Donald Trump were "tough" with Russia. Asked by Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" whether Pompeo believed Trump handled Russia well, Pompeo defended the former president. "I'm proud of the work we did there," he said. "It was good work." See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Fox News, State Department, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Alexei Navalny, Chris, Trump


Pelosi says that she won't 'give up on Joe Manchin' over his opposition to sweeping voting-rights legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Speaker Pelosi said that she would not "give up" on fellow Democrat Joe Manchin over voting rights. Pelosi pointed to Manchin's tenure as W.V. governor and secretary of state in gauging his thinking. She said that the congressional leaders may be able to address concerns that he has with the bill. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California on Sunday said that she w...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Mississippi, Congress, California, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Cnn, House, Nancy Pelosi, Voting Rights, State, Democratic Party, Pelosi, Manchin


Biden says he won't hold a joint press conference with Putin because he doesn't want to get 'diverted' by who 'talked the most'

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Getty President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he won't hold a joint press conference with Putin. Biden and the Russian president will meet on Wednesday in Geneva. Biden said he didn't want details of a joint conference to distract from the conversation between the leaders. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he and Russian President Vladimir Putin won't hold a joint press conference...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Geneva, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, State


Biden will warn Putin the US will respond 'forcefully' if Russia continues its 'reckless and aggressive actions,' Blinken says

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Geneva on June 16. Angela Weiss/Alexey Druzhinin/Getty Images Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Biden will warn President Putin against further "aggressive actions." Biden is expected to meet with the Russian president for the first time Wednesday. Their meeting follows a string of major cyberattacks in the US that are believed to have originated in Russia. See more stories on Insider's business page. Secr...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, International, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Cnn, Nato, Moscow, Geneva, Biden, State


Former US secretary of state says censorship on college campuses keeps him up at night more than the Taliban

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Peter Summers - WPA Pool/Getty Images Mike Pompeo in an interview said college censorship is scarier to him than the Taliban. "I met with the Taliban, I met with Chairman Kim. None of that scares me as much as what's happening in our universities and on our campuses today," he said. Pompeo said thinking about censorship on college campuses keeps him up at night. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
Tags: Politics, News, North Korea, Censorship, US, America, Trends, Taliban, Kim, Trump, State, Ben Shapiro, Pompeo, John Catsimatidis, Mike Pompeo, Catsimatidis


Liz Cheney blasts the GOP-led Arizona election audit as 'an effort to subvert democracy'

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming criticized the Arizona audit as "an effort to subvert democracy." Cheney has rejected Republican efforts to continue litigating the 2020 presidential election. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said that "most reasonable people" accept the Nov. results. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who was ousted from the House Republican leadership team over her challeng...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, California, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Wyoming, House, Bill Clinton, Arizona, Louisiana, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump


State Pledges To Pay $215 Million Recall Election Pricetag

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Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, Los Angeles, Palmer, San Diego, Associated Press, Doug Ose, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, State, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Legislative


California Recall Election Given $215 Million Price Tag In Preliminary Finance Department Estimate

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The cost to hold the coming recall election of California Gov. Gavin Newsom will be $215 million, according to a preliminary estimate released by the state’s Department of Finance to legislators on Thursday. Officials say the cost is based on estimations from elections officials in all 58 of California’s counties. State finance officials cautioned that the $215 million estimate could possibly be higher, however, due to other expenses – like the Secretary of State’s office ex...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Recall, Gop, San Diego, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, State, Department of Finance, Faulconer, Kevin Faulconer, John Cox


AOC rips into fellow Democrats for taking Ilhan Omar's comments on the US and Israel's potential war crimes out of context

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their "broken" countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. J. Scott Applewhite/AP AOC slammed fellow Democrats for misconstruing Ilhan Omar's comments about war crimes inquiries. "Pretty sick & tired of t...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, Israel, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, House, Gaza, International criminal court


Here are 9 fascinating facts to know about BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager

BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink. AP BlackRock, the largest money manager, is an increasingly influential player in Washington, DC. Insider has rounded up a rundown of fast facts to know about BlackRock. Sign up for the Insider Finance daily newsletter. BlackRock, the world's largest investment manager, has become an increasingly influential Wall Street player in Washington, DC as a poster child of the revolving door between finance and politics.The firm has hired notable policy...
Tags: Google, Japan, New York, Obama, California, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Aig, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, New York Times


Biden likely to come out of Putin summit empty-handed and risks handing the Kremlin a victory, former US officials warn

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Geneva on June 16. Angela Weiss/Alexey Druzhinin/Getty Images Biden's upcoming summit with Putin will be one of his biggest tests yet as president. Experts say it's unclear what Biden hopes to gain from Putin, who wants to keep the US as an adversary. If Biden doesn't come out with "clear deliverables," the summit could be perceived as a win for the Kremlin, a former US official warned. See more stori...
Tags: Politics, England, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, US, International, America


Rep. IIhan Omar accuses her Democratic colleagues of 'harassment' and invoking 'Islamophobic tropes' about her comments on US opposition to war crimes investigations

Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minneapolis. AP Photo/Morry Gash Rep. Ilhan Omar called out a group of fellow Democrats for taking her comments out of context. 12 of Omar's House colleagues accused her of equating the US and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban. Omar said they invoke "Islamophobic tropes" on top of "constant harassment and silencing." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Ilhan Omar called a group of her Democratic colleagues "shameful" for taking her com...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, Congress, Israel, Court, US, Trends, Rome, Afghanistan, Gop, United States, Taliban, House, Palestine, International criminal court, Fox News


China blasts US bill aimed at challenging its growing global influence as 'full of Cold War mentality'

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 China ripped into the US over a new global competition bill that aims to undermine Beijing's goals. China characterized the bill as "full of Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice." The bill would pour $250 billion into research and development t...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, China, US, International, Trends, Cold War, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Silicon Valley, Biden


Chinese state media touts amphibious landing drill days after US senators visit Taiwan

Chinese troops board landing craft during an amphibious exercise on the coast of Fujian Province, November 27, 1995. Reuters The Chinese army conducted an amphibious exercise that involved an assault landing in an area facing Taiwan, according to state media. The Chinese military's Eastern Theatre Command has included naval warfare as a compulsory training unit since September. State media touted the exercise days after a US military aircraft landed in Taiwan with US senators and vacci...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, Cctv, Taipei, PLA, Reuters, State, Antony Blinken, Taiwan Strait, South China Morning Post, Chris Coons



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