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Matt Gaetz's ally and accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg made 150 Venmo payments to dozens of women and a 17-year-old girl, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. AP Joel Greenberg made more than 150 payments to dozens of women, The Daily Beast reported. One of the people paid by Greenberg, accused of sex trafficking, was a 17-year-old girl. Greenberg is an ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is facing a Justice Department probe. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jo...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Capitol Hill, Times, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Venmo, Orlando Sentinel, Greenberg, House Judiciary Committee, Daily Beast, Matt Gaetz, Seminole County


The Biden administration reportedly spent months preparing for an inflation spike that hasn't come yet - and it's still worried

President Joe Biden meets with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 29, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters White House and Treasury officials spent months testing inflation scenarios, the NYT reports. No scenario showed inflation rising so quickly that the Fed would lose control of price growth. The findings open the door for Biden to spend trillions more on infrastructure and social care. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Obama, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Treasury, Nyt, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Biden, Times, Clinton, Yellen, Fed


Walmart, Delta, and Coca-Cola refused to join hundreds of other companies in opposing restrictive voting laws - here's why

A voter walks to the entrance during early voting for the Senate runoff election, at Ron Anderson Recreation Center, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Powder Springs, Ga. Todd Kirkland/AP Todd Kirkland/AP Hundreds of companies signed a statement opposing restrictive voting laws Wednesday. Some notable companies, including Walmart, Delta, and Coca-Cola, opted not to join. JPMorgan, which didn't sign, said it made its own statement supporting voting rights last month. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Home Depot, Politics, News, Coca Cola, Washington Post, Senate, America, Trends, Georgia, Walmart, Cnn, Delta, The Times, Warren Buffett, The New York Times, Times


Hundreds of American companies signed a new statement opposing voting-restriction laws - here's who signed and who didn't

A 2020 election voter in Sterling Heights, Michigan. David Goldman/AP Hundreds of US companies and execs signed a statement opposing laws that make it harder to vote. Companies like Netflix, Starbucks, Amazon, MasterCard, Facebook, and Google signed. But companies like Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, and JPMorgan Chase declined, The New York Times reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hundreds of US companies and executives have signed a statement opposing "any discriminat...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, Politics, Finance, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Speed, New York Times, News UK, Retail, Times, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase, Arthur Blank


Capitol police officers were ordered to not use most aggressive crowd-control tactics against January 6 mob, watchdog report reveals

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Capitol police were told not to use powerful crowd-control tactics during the January 6 riots. "Heavier, less-lethal weapons were not used that day because of orders from leadership," a watchdog report revealed. The order was given despite an intel report detailing potential violence at the Capitol. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Washington Dc, The Times, Bolton, Times, Capitol Police, Trump, Afp, Capitol, Michael Bolton, U S Capitol, New York Times CNN, US Capitol, Olivier Douliery


Matt Gaetz's indicted associate Joel Greenberg has been cooperating against him since last year, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is seen during a break in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on policing practices and law enforcement accountability in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Joel Greenberg has been cooperating against Rep. Matt Gaetz since last year, NYT reported. Greenberg reportedly told investigators that he and Gaetz had interactions with women who were given cash or gifts in exchange for sex. Gaetz has been...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Cbs News, Trends, Fbi, Gop, New York Times, The Times, Nyt, Getty, Times, Investigation, Bahamas, Justice Department, Venmo, Trump


Cuomo complained about a Jewish holiday ritual and used an anti-trans slur with an aide, report says

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference on coronavirus vaccination at Suffolk County Community College on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Brentwood, N.Y. Michael M. Santiago/Pool via AP Cuomo complained about a Jewish holiday and used an anti-trans slur, The New York Times reports. A spokesman for the governor denied that he had ever made either remark to The Times. The embattled governor is coming under scrutiny for his conduct in the workplace toward aides. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Obama, Trends, Egypt, New York Times, The Times, Biden, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Justice Department, Cuomo, Brentwood, Letitia James, Suffolk County Community College, Grace Panetta


Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg has been accused of everything from acting as a vigilante police officer to trying to hack rival politicians

Seminole County Embattled former Florida tax collector Joel Greenberg had a troubled tenure in office, the NYT reports. Before being charged with federal crimes, Greenberg was accused of abusing his office and wasting taxpayer funds. Greenberg, an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, is now a key player in the investigation against Gaetz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Embattled former Seminole County, Florida, tax collector Joel Greenberg, now a major player in the federal pro...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Trends, Times, Donald Trump, Small Business Administration, Greenberg, Matt Gaetz, Seminole County Florida, Gaetz, Beutler, Joel Greenberg, Sonam Sheth, Grace Panetta, Brian Beute


Feds are investigating whether Matt Gaetz discussed running a sham candidate in a Florida Senate election to deprive a political rival of votes, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Feds are investigating whether Gaetz discussed running a fake candidate in a state race, The Times said. The race's GOP candidate, Jason Brodeur, a Gaetz ally, ultimately won. Funding "ghost candidates" could be considered a violation of campaign-finance law, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz over sex-trafficking allegations are also con...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Times, Justice Department, Sigman, Brodeur, Matt Gaetz, Florida Senate, Gaetz


Feds are investigating whether Matt Gaetz discussed running a sham candidate in Florida Senate elections to deprive a political rival of votes, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Feds are investigating if Rep. Gaetz discussed running a fake candidate in a 2020 state race, NYT reports. The race's GOP candidate Jason Brodeur, a Gaetz ally, ultimately won the election. Funding so-called "ghost candidates" could be considered a violation of campaign-finance laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz over sex-trafficking allegations are ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Times, Justice Department, Sigman, Brodeur, Matt Gaetz, Florida Senate


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


Second aide to Rep. Matt Gaetz quits amid federal investigation, reportedly saying he didn't want to work at a tabloid

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, listens during a markup on H.R. 7120, the "Justice in Policing Act of 2020," on June 17, 2020, in Washington, D.C. The House bill would make it easier to prosecute and sue officers and would ban federal officers from using choke holds, bar racial profiling, end "no-knock" search warrants in drug cases, create a national registry for police violations, and require local police departments that get federal funds to c...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington, Office, Trends, House, New York Times, Times, Charles Davis, Murphy, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Devin Murphy, Erin Scott Pool, Fritz Scheller


10 Things in Politics: Biden wants top companies to pay up

President Joe Biden discuses his jobs plan during an event on the White House campus on April 7 Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Good morning! If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. I'm Brent Griffiths. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about today:Biden says he's open to negotiating on how to pay for his $2 trillion jobs plan62 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine need to be checked for contaminationThe W...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Cbs News, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Newsletter, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, House


Ohio Secretary of State blasts Tim Cook as 'elite' and says the Apple CEO's idea of voting on iPhones is 'preposterous'

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Apple CEO Tim Cook envisions a future where Americans can cast their ballots through their iPhone. "We do our banking on phones. We have our health data on phones," he said. "And so why not?" Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose called the idea "preposterous" in a Fox News interview. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook's hopes for a future where Americans can vote on their iPhones is "preposterous," ac...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Politics, Elections, Cook, Voting, Cbs News, US, America, Trends, Georgia, New York Times, Tim Cook, Ohio, Fox News, Times


John Boehner says Trump incited Capitol attack via 'bullshit he'd been shoveling since he lost a fair election'

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, waits for Donald J. Trump to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on the West Front of the Capitol, January 20, 2017. Tom Williams/Getty Images John Boehner in his new book said Trump sparked the Capitol riot via "bullshit he'd been shoveling." Boehner ripped into Trump over his false claims on the 2020 election. The former House Speaker said the GOP has been taken over by "garden-variety whack jobs." See more stories ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Washington, Trends, Gop, United States, House, Ted Cruz, New York Times, John Boehner, Ohio, Boehner, Times, Donald Trump, Cruz


A researcher suggested US Capitol rioters came from towns that fear the rise of immigrants and people of color. Reactions to that finding reveal how divided the right and left are.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 6: Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. Brent Stirton/Getty Images A researcher found that Capitol rioters hailed from towns with dwindling white populations. Robert Pape found rioters came from towns with a fear of growing populations...
Tags: Post, Politics, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Karen, House, New York Times, University Of Chicago, Times, Donald Trump, Trump


Matt Gaetz sought a preemptive pardon from Trump before he left office, according to report

CHEYENNE, WY - JANUARY 28: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) holds a phone to the microphone as Donald Trump Jr. speaks remotely to a crowd during a rally against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on January 28, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Gaetz and Trump Jr. added their voices to a growing effort to vote Cheney out of office after she voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz sought a pardon from Trump before he left office. The New York Times report...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, White House, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, Harry Potter, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Cheney, Justice Department, Trump, Cheyenne, Carlson


OSC: Former HUD Official Violated Ethics Rule, Barred from Gov’t Employment for 4 Years

A former high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the administration of President Donald Trump was found to have violated a key ethics rule, and has been barred from government employment for 48 months in a disciplinary action according to an announcement from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). HUD | HUD | Former Region II HUD Administrator Lynne Patton Lynne Patton, who served as Region II (New York/New Jersey) a...
Tags: Featured, Washington Post, Finance, White House, Regulation, United States, New York Times, Hud, Republican Party, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Fudge, Trump, Rnc


Millionaire New Yorkers are now set to pay the highest taxes in the country

The wealthiest New Yorkers might see their tax rates increase to the highest in the country. Noam Galai/Getty Images New York City millionaires will soon be subject to the country's highest tax rate, The NYT reported. Cuomo finalized a budget Tuesday that would see New Yorkers pay 13.5% to 14.8% in local and state taxes. If Biden raises the top federal income tax rate to 39%, more than half of NYC top earners' income could go to taxes. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Florida, New York, California, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Hawaii, The New York Times, Biden, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Richard


'A complete ripoff': Campaign finance experts puzzled and stunned by Trump camp's reported 'money bomb' ploy

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Senate Republican candidates, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., at Valdosta Regional Airport, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Valdosta, Ga. Evan Vucci/The Associated Press Experts are puzzled and stunned by the Trump campaign's reported 'money bomb' ploy. A New York Times investigation detailed how supporters were duped into making recurring donations. So far, it's unclear whether the reported acti...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Campaign Finance, Trump


The Air Force intelligence veteran Matt Gaetz accused of extortion has denied the accusation, saying he just asked for a loan to help free a hostage in Iran

Bob Kent, right, is seen speaking to CNN's Chris Cuomo. CNN Rep. Matt Gaetz claims he and his father are the victims of an extortion plot. One of the men he accused in the plot, Bob Kent, denied the accusations on Monday. Kent said he wasn't trying to extort the Gaetzes, but wanted a loan to help free a missing American. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has claimed that the accusations surrounding his Justice Department sex-trafficking i...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Iraq, US, Trends, Iran, Cnn, Fbi, New York Times, News UK, Capitol Hill, Air Force, Kent, Times, Donald Trump, Doj


China made a 'La La Land'-inspired propaganda musical about the life of Uyghur Muslims, which omits all mention of mass surveillance and oppression

A still from the 2021 Chinese propaganda musical "The Wings of Songs." The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China The state-produced "The Wings of Songs" released in China on March 28. It shows Uyghur Muslims living peacefully alongside Han Chinese people. In reality, Uyghurs are heavily monitored and detained in their homeland of Xinjiang. See more stories on Insider's business page. China released a propaganda musical that purportedly depicts the life ...
Tags: Politics, China, US, Trends, Beijing, Canada, Netherlands, News UK, Un, The New York Times, Xinjiang, Times, Uighur, Istanbul Turkey, Agence France Presse, Murad Sezer Reuters


Former State Senator Don Perata Leading New Campaign Against Gov. Newsom’s Recall

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Tags: Politics, News, California, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Recall, Times, Gavin Newsom, Don Perata, Perata, Governor Gavin Newsom


Millionaire New Yorkers could soon be paying the highest taxes in the country

The wealthiest New Yorkers might see their tax rates increase to the highest in the country. Noam Galai/Getty Images New York City millionaires are about to fall under the country's highest tax rate, The NYT reported. Cuomo is finalizing a plan that would see city New Yorkers pay 13.5% to 14.8% in local and state taxes. If approved, and if Biden raises the top federal income tax rate to 39%, more than half their earnings will go to taxes. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Florida, New York, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, The New York Times, Biden, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Richard, Cuomo, California New York


The Biden administration ramps up their effort to address hunger in America, relieving a burden on millions of Americans

Miami Herald/Getty Images President Joe Biden's administration is ramping efforts to address food insecurity and hunger. They authorized the largest children's summer feeding program in history, The New York Times said. The administration also expanded SNAP benefits and resources for children. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's administration is rapidly increasing aid to ramp up their efforts to address the hunger crisis in America, The Ne...
Tags: Politics, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Hunger, New York Times, The Times, Biden, Times, University of Kentucky, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Miami Herald, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Department of Agriculture and Congress


Johnson & Johnson takes over COVID-19 vaccine production at Baltimore plant after 15 million doses were ruined

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Johnson & Johnson has been put in charge of COVID-19 vaccine production at a Baltimore plant. The move comes after 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses were ruined in a mixup. The error did not impact any vaccines that are currently being delivered or used. See more stories on Insider's business page. Joh...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United Kingdom, New York Times, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Johnson, Biden, Times


The Trump campaign reportedly cheated donors who thought they were making a one-time contribution, collecting recurring donations

Former President Donald Trump. Getty The Trump 2020 campaign reportedly duped supporters into making recurring donations without their consent. Donors, including cancer patients, who intended to make a one-time contribution ended up making more. According to the New York Times, donations were automatically set to repeat when supporters got to the final stages of contributing. See more stories on Insider's business page. In what seemed to be an effort to bolster political contributions ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, London, News, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Republican Party, Biden, Times, Campaign Finance, Trump, Democratic Party, Federal Election Commission, Jason Miller, Trump Campaign


Hunter Biden opens up about an emotional drug intervention by his father during the 2020 presidential campaign

Hunter Biden, left, and his father, President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool Hunter Biden has opened up about an emotional family intervention during 2020 the presidential campaign. He described how his father, now the president, cried and embraced him outside their Delaware home. In this CBS interview, Biden's son described how "powerful" his addiction to substances was. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, has opened u...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Cbs News, Trends, Joe Biden, Substance Abuse, New York Times, News UK, Cbs, Biden, Times, Delaware, Drug Addiction, Wilmington Delaware, Mason


Here's what we know about the suspect that rammed a car into a barricade outside the Capitol, killing a USCP officer

U.S. Capitol Police officers near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP A driver rammed a car into a barricade outside the Capitol Friday, killing one USCP officer and injuring another. The suspect, who multiple outlets have identified as Noah Green, was shot dead at the scene by an officer. Here's what we know about Green. See more stories on Insider's business page. A car rammed into a barricade outside the ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, News, Washington, Virginia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Green, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Cia, Michael Jackson, Times


Rep. Matt Gaetz also showed photos of nude women to Florida political allies, WaPo reports

CHEYENNE, WY - JANUARY 28: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) holds a phone to the microphone as Donald Trump Jr. speaks remotely to a crowd during a rally against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on January 28, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Gaetz and Trump Jr. added their voices to a growing effort to vote Cheney out of office after she voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The Washington Post reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz showed photos of nude women to people in Florida ...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, Paul ryan, Times, Donald Trump, Cheney, Justice Department, Joel, Ryan, Matt



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