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'I'm not going anywhere': Matt Gaetz defiant in Florida speech after House Ethics Committee opens investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to reporters outside a closed-door meeting where Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida was defiant in his attempt to remain in office during a Friday speech. Gaetz currently faces investigations by the US Department of Justic...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Washington, Defense, America, Trends, Ukraine, Fox, Gop, House, Miami, Capitol Hill, State Department, Dc, Department Of Justice


Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden is vying to restore

Donald Trump holds up a copy of the memorandum he signed, enacting a US departure from the Iran deal. AP Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top foreign policy goal. Trump withdrew from the deal in May 2018, pushing tensions with Iran to historic heights. Reviving the deal will be hard, but there's been signs of progress at diplomatic talks in Vienna. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. President Joe Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, Middle East, Un


Why You Should Renew Your Passport Right Now

With international travel restrictions expected to loosen this summer (no guarantees, of course) you might already be planning some foreign travel. Before you make plans, make sure you renew your passport first, as the State Department says it’s currently taking up to four months to process renewals. That means if you…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Government, State Department, Lifehacks, International Relations, Foreign Relations, Passport, Identity Document, Australian Passport, United States Passport


Biden right to let H-1B visa ban expire

Some of his campaign promises, and some of his newer grand plans, President Biden announces with some fanfare. A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon he’s spending some real taxpayer money. But one such promise, and actually one of his better proposals, which won’t cost you a thing, he delivered last week very quietly. He simply allowed a ban on H-1B and other kinds of foreign work visas to expire. The happy and economically significant move puts into reverse some of the anti-legal i...
Tags: Google, California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Editorials, Silicon Valley, Npr, State Department, Lausd, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Usc


The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran that are 'inconsistent' with the 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western Democracy "fragile." Reuters The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran "inconsistent" with the 2015 nuclear deal. The State Department did not offer specifics on what sanctions might be lifted. The US and Iran are involved in indirect talks in Vienna as part of an effort to revive the deal. See more stories on Insider's business page. The State Department on Wednesday said that the US is willing to lift sanctions on Iran that are "inc...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani, State Department, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, Iran Nuclear Deal


The federal sex trafficking probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz is looking at trips he took to the Bahamas, CBS News says

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., takes a question from reporters outside a closed door meeting where Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. AP See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department investigation into whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz broke federal sex traffickin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington, Cbs News, Defense, Trends, Ukraine, Speed, House, Capitol Hill, State Department, Donald Trump, Bahamas, Justice Department, Matt Gaetz, Laura Cooper


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 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


White House says Beijing Winter Olympics boycott ‘not being discussed’

The Biden administration is not discussing a multi-nation boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing because of human rights violations by China, the White House said Wednesday, appearing to walk back statements by a State Department spokesman a day earlier. White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s comments came amid mounting calls, both domestically and internationally, to boycott the Beijing Games because of what a recent State Department report characterized as China’s “genocide and c...
Tags: Hong Kong, Usa, News, White House, China, Sports, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Xi Jinping, Olympics, Muslim, State Department, Biden


The US is talking to allies about boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics over genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang

A Chinese flag flutters in front of the IOC headquarters during a protest by activists of the International Tibet Network against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Februay 3, 2021 in Lausanne. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images The US and its allies are discussing a possible boycott of the 2020 Beijing Olympics. "It is something that we certainly wish to discuss," the State Department said on Tuesday. China is facing growing backlash over what's widely considered to be genocide against ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, China, US, Sports, International, Trends, Eu, Beijing, Canada, Olympics, Alaska, New York Times, International criminal court, Moscow


Trumpworld refuses to defend Matt Gaetz and called his response to sex-trafficking allegations an 'absolutely embarrassing trainwreck'

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to reporters outside a closed-door meeting where Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. AP As Rep. Matt Gaetz faces a brewing sex-trafficking scandal, he hasn't heard a peep from Trumpworld. "He hasn't done a single thing to make people comfortable...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Washington, White House, Politico, Defense, Trends, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, State Department, Donald Trump, Doj


Iran won’t negotiate ‘step-by-step’ return to nuclear deal

Nick Wadhams and Arsalan Shahla TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said it won’t negotiate a step-by-step return to the nuclear deal, even with the prospects of indirect talks with the U.S. next week to try to restore the 2015 accord. “As has been clearly stated many times, there is no step-by-step plan being considered,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told the state-run Press TV on Saturday. The comments came in response to a statement from the U.S. State Department that officials will be presen...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, China, Russia, Eu, Bloomberg, Sport, European Union, World news, Iran, Vienna, Soccer, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Un, State Department


‘First step:’ US, Iran to begin indirect nuclear-limit talks

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and RAF CASERT The United States and Iran said Friday they will begin indirect negotiations with intermediaries next week to try to get both countries back into compliance with an accord limiting Iran’s nuclear program, nearly three years after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal. The announcement marks one of the first bits of tangible progress in efforts to return both nations to terms of the 2015 accord, which bound Iran to restrictions in return for rel...
Tags: Politics, News, Russia, Sport, European Union, World news, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Vienna, Soccer, United States, Dubai, Moscow, Raf, Associated Press


US and Iran to hold indirect talks on the nuclear deal in Vienna, a first step toward a major goal for Biden

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrives in New Delhi Reuters The US and Iran will participate in talks in Vienna about the 2015 nuclear deal. But US and Iranian officials will not hold direct talks. Regardless, this is a major step toward restoring the deal - a top priority for Biden. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US and Iran will send officials to Vienna next week to participate in talks aimed at restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but they will not communic...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, United States, Middle East, State Department, Biden, Tehran


After more than 2 months of living in Biden's guest house, Kamala Harris will finally move into the official residence of the vice president

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will move into Number One Observatory Circle next week. Carolyn Kaster/AP Kamala Harris and her husband have been living in Biden's guest house for more than two months. A spokesperson said the pair would be moving into their official residence next week. The delay was due to renovations being done at Number One Observatory Circle. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vice President Kamala Harris is moving into h...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Kamala Harris, Sanders, Guest House, HARRIS, Pennsylvania Avenue, Carolyn Kaster, Symone D Sanders, Blair House, Emhoff


Historic visit to Taiwan by a US ambassador draws 'red line' warning from China

Palau President Surangel Whipps, Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, and US Ambassador to Palau John Hennessey-Niland at a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang The US ambassador to Palau joined the Palauan presidential delegation visiting Taipei this week. It is the first visit by a US envoy since the US switched diplomatic recognition to Beijing in 1979. See more stories on Insider's business page. Beijing has warned Washington not to cross its "red line"...
Tags: Politics, Washington, China, US, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, US Senate, Pentagon, State Department, Biden, Taipei, Donald Trump, Pacific, Taipei Taiwan, Huang


Biden's diplomacy looks a lot like Trump's, and it comes with the same dangers

US and Chinese officials had a tense first meeting since Biden's inauguration in Anchorage, Alaska. President Joe Biden has dealt with US foes much in the way President Donald Trump did. That aggressive, uncompromising approach harms US economic standing and puts useful diplomacy out of reach. Bonnie Kristian is a fellow at Defense Priorities. See more stories on Insider's business page. There was a "strong smell of gunpowder and drama" at US-China talks in Alaska last week, said...
Tags: Politics, Vladimir Putin, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, Iran, Beijing, United States, Alaska


Human-rights groups are urging the Biden administration to get children out of the makeshift Border Patrol facilities

A temporary processing facility in Donna, Texas, seen on March 17, 2021. Jaime Rodriguez Sr/US Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs Human-rights groups are calling out the Biden administration for crowded Border Patrol facilities. The government is holding migrant children in "inappropriate" detention centers, human-rights groups told Insider. These facilities have not yet been seen by journalists, but government-shared videos show children in crowded spaces and sleeping ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Human Rights, News, Cbs News, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Long, United States, Amnesty International, Migrants, CBP, State Department, Biden


Terry FOIA Request to State Dept. Closes Leaving More Questions than Answers

The government’s Fast and Furious stonewalling continues. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Thus far, the Department of State has located 11 responsive records subject to the FOIA,” a March 3 letter from Jeanne Miller Chief, Programs and Policies Division Office of Information Programs and Services, to attorney Stephen Stamboulieh advises. “Upon review, we have determined 4 records may be released in full and 7 records may be released in part.” She’s referring to a lawsuit, filed against State in Au...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Mexico, White House, Hillary Clinton, National Security Council, State Department, Department Of Justice, Resistance, Biden, Terry, Doj, Miller, Phoenix, State, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms


How California used COVID-19 to create housing; a top Newsom adviser weighs in

As health officials scrambled last March with shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, Jason Elliott was tackling another seemingly overwhelming problem: How do we keep the more than 100,000 Californians sleeping on our streets from dying of the virus? As senior counselor to Gov. Gavin Newsom, Elliott serves as the governor’s top housing and homelessness adviser. He spearheaded two programs that together wound up being one of the state’s biggest feats during the unprecedented pand...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, London, News, California, Housing, La, New York City, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer


Photos show the crowded conditions where migrant kids are being held at the US-Mexico border

Inside the Texas Border Patrol facility Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) Photos, which Rep. Henry Cuellar shared, show crowded conditions in a Texas Border Patrol facility. An estimated 13,500 migrant children were in government custody as of Thursday. The Biden administration hasn't let journalists independently visit the facilities. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of unaccompanied migrant children detained at the US-Mexico bo...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Cbs News, White House, Immigration, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, United States, Migrants, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump


Biden says he's 'proud' of his secretary of state for confronting China's top diplomat in a heated debate

Secretary of State Antony Blinken confronted China on human rights abuses in the first high-level talks between the US and China under the Biden administration. Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images Biden on Friday expressed pride in Blinken for confronting Chinese diplomats in Alaska. Blinken and China's top diplomat engaged in a lengthy verbal spat on Thursday. The secretary of state called out China for human rights abuses and defended America's record. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, News, China, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Alaska, Associated Press, State Department


White House refuses to call Saudi leader MBS a 'killer' after Biden called Putin one

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters The White House declined to say whether Biden views MBS as a "killer." A US intelligence report said MBS ordered the operation that led to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Biden recently referred to Putin as a "killer," leading Russia to recall its US ambassador. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Middle East, State Department, Biden


Biden gives Taiwan a boost with submarine technology it can't build on its own

Taiwanese submarines at a navy base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, March 21, 2017. Reuters Taiwan's plans to build its own submarine fleet received a boost after the US approved the sale of the sensitive equipment. The US has been reluctant to sell advanced defense technology to Taipei, but Biden appears to be continuing Trump's approach. See more stories on Insider's business page. Taiwan's programme to build its own submarine fleet has received a boost after the US approved the sa...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Alaska, State Department, Biden, Taipei, Donald Trump


Republicans are recycling Trump's fear-mongering about terrorists entering the US through Mexico

Deportees walk across a U.S.-Mexico border bridge from Texas into Mexico on February 25, 2021 in Matamoros, Mexico. John Moore/Getty Images Republicans have been portraying a surge in migrants at the border as a potential terror threat. Trump also sought to tie illegal immigration to terrorism, despite little to no evidence. The threat of terrorism in the US is largely homegrown, according to research and law enforcement. See more stories on Insider's business page. As record numbers ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, Iraq, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Fbi, Afghanistan


Joe Biden is still stuck in the 20th-century world

President Joe Biden, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Vice President Kamala Harris, speaks to the staff of the US State Department, February 4, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Shortly after taking office, President Joe Biden committed his administration's foreign policy to the pursuit of the US's "cherished democratic values." But Biden and his team appear wedded to 20th century narratives about the world and the US's role in it, writes Andrew Bacevich, president...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Opinion, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Kingdom, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, US foreign policy


Russia demanded an apology from the EU drug regulator after its top official compared getting the Sputnik V vaccine to playing 'Russian roulette'

A vial of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow. A European Medicines Agency official said taking Russia's vaccine is "comparable to Russian roulette." She made the remark while urging countries to wait for the EMA's approval before authorizing it. Sputnik V's official Twitter account called the comments "inappropriate" and demanded an apology. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Russia has demanded an apology from a top European Medicines Agency off...
Tags: Politics, Science, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Austria, Hungary, Italy, News UK, European Commission, Moscow, Pfizer, State Department, Slovakia


The Trump appointee charged over his participation in the Capitol riot will remain in jail until his trial, judge rules

Police bodycamera footage from the Capitol riot shows a man prosecutors say they have identified as Federico "Freddie" Klein. Department of Justice Federico Klein, the Trump appointee charged after the Capitol riot, will be jailed until his trial. "This was a group of people trying to do one thing, which is to stop democracy," the judge said. Prosecutors said Klein was among the first wave of rioters and fought police officers. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A judg...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Politico, Trends, Fbi, United States, Washington Dc, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, US State Department, Josh Gerstein, Klein, Capitol Building


Those refused entry to the US under Trump's Muslim ban policy can get a new decision, State Department says

People protest the Muslim travel ban outside the Supreme Court on June 26, 2018. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency/Getty People denied entry under Trump's travel ban could reapply, the State Department said on Monday. Those who were denied on or after January 20, 2020, would not need to resubmit their applications. Those who were denied before January 20, 2020, would have to submit new applications. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A majority of those denied entry i...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, US, Trends, Muslim, Venezuela, Tanzania, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Muslim Ban, Department, Travel Ban


Russian intelligence has reportedly launched a disinformation campaign attacking the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Russian intelligence is sowing disinformation about the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, the WSJ reported. Four foreign-owned outlets are disseminating info that questions the Pfizer vaccine's efficacy and safety. US intelligence believes this effort to undermine Pfizer is a way to bolster Russia's vaccine. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Russian...
Tags: Politics, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Who, National Security, Fda, Pfizer, State Department, Kremlin



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