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Trump threw stimulus checks back into play and called for a large economic aid package — but Republicans still aren't backing more spending

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Trump called on Republicans to back more spending, but he's appeared to sway very few GOP senators. Many Republican senators staunchly oppose more federal spending, citing the debt. "The core disagreement: Are we trying to get the economy back up and running or should we keep it shut down?" conservative economist Oren Cass told Business Insider. The impasse threatens to prolong the downturn for millions of people still receiving unemployment benefits. Visit Business...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop, United States, House, New York Times


Some unemployed Americans will soon receive an extra $300 per week as states roll out bonus relief benefits from FEMA

Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jeff Fusco/Stringer After the weekly federal supplemental unemployment benefits lapsed in July, President Trump allotted $44 billion in additional funds for FEMA to provide to states for unemployment relief. Every state besides South Dakota received funds, and at least 21 have at least begun processing the payments, according to CNBC. Some states have not sent ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Pua, Congress, Montana, Kentucky, Trends, Benefits, Unemployment, South Dakota, Fema, Louisiana, Grant, Cnbc, Us Virgin Islands


Trump gloated over an MSNBC anchor being shot by a rubber bullet at an anti-racism protest, calling it a 'beautiful sight'

President Donald J. Trump speaks during a campaign event at Bemidji Aviation on Friday, Sept 18, 2020 in Bemidji, MN. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Donald Trump at a Minnesota rally mocked MSNBC's Ali Velshi for being shot by police with a rubber bullet at anti-racism protests in May.  "Wasn't it really a beautiful sight? It's called law and order," Trump told cheering supporters. In a statement, MSNBC said the president "endangers thousands of other journal...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington Post, America, Trends, Getty Images, News UK, Un, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Freedom Of The Press, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump, Bemidji


One stock market signal suggests the US presidential race is tightening, Goldman Sachs says

Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The trading activity of certain stocks is sending a signal to investors that the upcoming Presidential election this November is going to be close — and is getting closer, Goldman Sachs said on Friday.The relative outperformance of high-tax stocks relative to their low-tax counterparts signals a recent preference for stocks expected to benefit from a Republican victory.It specifically suggests a 53% probability of corporate tax reform, according to Goldman. The...
Tags: Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Goldman Sachs, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Goldman, Democratic, Matthew Fox, DOUG MILLS


Officials identify a woman suspect after letter laced with deadly ricin poison sent to President Trump

The White House is pictured in 2018. DEA/M. BORCHI/Getty An envelope addressed to the White House that contained the deadly poison ricin was intercepted by US authorities on Saturday, according to a report by the New York Times. The letter was addressed to President Donald Trump and appears to have been sent from Canada. Officials have identified a woman as a suspect, but have given no further details about the incident.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An envelope post...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, News, Obama, Navy, Washington, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Fbi, Canada, New York Times, News UK, Donald Trump


POLL: 58% of American voters think the Senate should not fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court vacancy until after the election

President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the final event of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, August 27, 2020. Carlos Barria/Reuters The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened up a vacancy on the Supreme Court that President Trump said he will fill as quickly as possible.  Insider conduced a national survey with 1,017 respondents following the announcement Friday th...
Tags: Politics, Justice, Supreme Court, Senate, Court, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Ginsburg, South Lawn of the White House, Walt Hickey


Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue raised more than $90 million following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Flowers and light candies outside the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. Alex Brandon/AP Democrats raised more than $91 million since Friday night following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fundraising platform ActBlue said in a statement late Saturday.  More than $70 million of those donations rolled in on Saturday, breaking the service's all-...
Tags: Politics, News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Actblue, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell


Donations to the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue surged after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, breaking the platform's record for donations received in a single hour

Flowers and light candies outside the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. Alex Brandon/AP Democrats have raised more than $45 million since Friday night following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The New York Times reported Saturday.  According to the report, the fundraising platform ActBlue broke its all-time record for donations in a single ho...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Npr, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump


Jerry Nadler says Democrats should 'immediately' move to expand the Supreme Court if the GOP pushes a lame duck vote

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) questions Attorney General William Barr at a hearing in July. MATT MCCLAIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Image House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler voiced support for adding new justices to the US Supreme Court if Senate Republicans fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a lame duck session. "Filling the SCOTUS vacancy during a lame duck session, after the American people have voted for new leadership, is undemo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Scotus, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Bill Clinton, Judiciary, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Republican, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Trump says his Supreme Court pick will 'most likely' be a woman, and he'll announce it next week

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press prior to his departure from the White House on September 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Sarah Silbiger President Donald Trump told reporters on Saturday he will "most likely" select a woman as his Supreme Court nominee, and he'll announce it next week. His remarks come just one day after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which immediately launched a debate over the fairness of nominating a justice so close to the Novem...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, White House, Trends, Gop, Maine, Washington Dc, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump, Ginsburg


Trump says he's given his 'blessing' to a proposed TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart

President Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before his departure on campaign travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S., September 19, 2020. Reuters/Yuri Gripas President Donald Trump said Saturday he had approved "in concept" a deal between Oracle and Walmart for TikTok's US operations. The details of the deal remain hazy, but Trump said he believed the deal had addressed his national security concerns. "I have given the deal my blessin...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Walmart, United States, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Reuters, Fayetteville North Carolina


Oracle announces it will become a minority investor in TikTok Global after Trump indicates his approval

Reuters Oracle announced Saturday it will become a minority investor in TikTok's global business, and will be its designated its "trusted technology provider." The news is the latest development in the saga of TikTok, the viral video app which was pressured into selling itself to a US-based company amid national security concerns over the app's ties to China. On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that would ban new downloads of TikTok and popular chat and commerce app WeChat, effecti...
Tags: Google, Enterprise, White House, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Amazon Microsoft, Tech Insider, Tiktok, TikTok acquisition, TikTok Global, Reuters Oracle


High profile issues are now at stake on the Supreme Court in the wake of Ginsburg's death

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the East conference room at the Supreme Court building. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images For the first time in 27 years, high profile issues from abortion rights to health care will be devoid of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's judicial imprint. Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.  On Nov. 10, a week after Election Day, the court will hear arguments challengin...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obamacare, Congress, Washington Post, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, Affordable Care Act, Clarke, Health Care, The New York Times


Susan Collins says the president elected on November 3 should be the one to pick the next Supreme Court justice

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is seen during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on September 9, 2020 in Washington, DC to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic. Greg Nash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said in a statement Saturday that the president elected on November 3 should be the one to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. Collins did not outright refuse to v...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Maine, Washington Dc, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump, Ginsburg


'Use my words against me': A 2016 video of Lindsey Graham saying a Supreme Court vacancy should never be filled in an election year is going viral

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) Associated Press A 2016 video of Sen. Lindsey Graham insisting that Supreme Court vacancies should never be filled in an election year is going viral on social media.  Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, lawmakers are voicing their stance about voting for her replacement. President Trump has already...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Iran, Cnn, Gop, Hawaii, News UK, Graham


Michigan state judge rules absentee ballots can be counted for up to two weeks after the presidential election

Volunteer Dexter Hollier fills out postcards encouraging voters to mail-in ballots during the 2020 elections on August 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Michigan judge Cynthia Stephens, citing the threat of the coronavirus and potential USPS delays, ruled on Friday that any absentee ballots that arrive up to two weeks after the presidential election must be counted.  "The evidence in this case stands uncontroverted and establishes that the mail system is cur...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Trends, Joe Biden, Usps, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Stephens, Detroit Free Press, Jocelyn Benson, 2020 Election, 2020 Campaign, Absentee Voting


Chuck Schumer: If GOP tries to fill Ginsburg's seat, 'nothing is off the table next year'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) at a press conference in Washington. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images In a Saturday conference call, Chuck Schumer said that "nothing is off the table next year" if Republicans try to rush to fill the open Supreme Court seat, formerly held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Schumer, the minority leader, has generally been cautious about pushing big institutional changes in the past, but his new statement signals a renewed fight for ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Scotus, Republicans, Washington, Senate, Trends, Democrats, Gop, United States, Maine, Alaska, Tennessee, Iowa


Supreme Court Justices mourn the death but praise the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include the new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court building in Washington. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Asso...
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To solve America's unemployment crisis, we need to follow a plan from the Great Depression

getty Millions of people have filed for unemployment during the pandemic, creating a national jobs crisis. After the Great Depression, the New Deal created the first Works Progress Administration (WPA), an initiative to hire millions of Americans for unfilled jobs, and we could do it again. Michael Rosenbaum, a former White House economist and Harvard fellow, is founder and CEO of Arena. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: White House, US, America, Trends, Harvard, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, World Economic Forum, American Society of Civil Engineers, Associated General Contractors of America, Works Progress Administration, Michael Rosenbaum, Bureau of Labor Statistics Herein


Trump says he has an 'obligation' to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'without delay' amid reports he plans to name a nominee within days

President Donald Trump returns to the White House on September 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump traveled to Minnesota for a campaign event earlier in the day, before learning of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Saturday he had the "obligation" to nominate a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "without delay." Before she died, Ginsburg told her granddaughter in a statem...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Maine, Alaska, Ted Cruz


Trump says he has an 'obligation' to nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor 'without delay' amid reports he plans to name a nominee within days

President Donald Trump returns to the White House on September 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump traveled to Minnesota for a campaign event earlier in the day, before learning of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump is poised to nominate a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as soon as possible, according to reports from ABC News and CNN. Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 following comp...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Maine, Alaska, Ted Cruz


Republican Congressman Doug Collins attacks Ruth Bader Ginsburg on abortion just hours after her death

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill earlier this summer. Graeme Jennings - Pool/Getty Images Just hours after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Rep. Doug Collins attacked the late justice's position on abortion on Twitter. Collins tweeted Friday, "RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws." During President T...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Conservatives, Cnn, House, Abortion, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Capitol Hill, The New York Times, Louisiana


As Facebook struggles to fight misinformation ahead of the 2020 elections, Google is escaping the spotlight

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, during Google's annual developer conference in 2013. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images As tech companies gear up to fight misinformation ahead of the 2020 elections, Facebook has received the most scrutiny amid a steady flow of reporting that highlights its missteps. Meanwhile, researchers say Google has been "getting a pass on transparency" by hiding behind Facebook and being less willing to share data about its own products, specifically aroun...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, New York, Media, Youtube, Washington, Stanford, Russia, Advertising, Marketing, US, Trends, Tech, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows like 'Sex Education' in exchange for removing one satire episode that criticized the kingdom, CEO Reed Hastings said

A still from an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj." Netflix Saudi Arabia let Netflix show explicit content in exchange for the removal of a satirical show that criticized the Crown Prince, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said. Netflix confirmed on January 1, 2019, that an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" was removed after a legal complaint from Saudi Arabia. In the show Minhaj condemned Saudi Arabia for covering up the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and mocked Crown Prin...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Washington Post, France, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, News UK, Orange, Yemen, Mohammed, Patriot Act, Reed Hastings, Hastings, Mohammed bin Salman


The voter who shut down Trump for interrupting her at a town hall says she 'broke down' and cried after their exchange

Ellesia Black speaking to MSNBC President Donald Trump interrupting her at an ABC News town hall event. MSNBC Kutztown University professor Ellesia Blaque was the center of a tense back-and-forth with President Donald Trump at an ABC News town hall earlier this week.  Blaque called the president out when he started to interrupt her question about healthcare. In interviews after the town hall, Blaque said she was so frustrated with Trump's answer that she cried after the event.  While she h...
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Obama says RBG 'fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals' and calls for the next president to fill her vacancy

Obama hugs Ginsburg ahead of his first State of the Union Address. Linda Davidson/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama said Ruth Bader Ginsburg "fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals" in a blog post honoring the late Supreme Court justice. Obama said Ginsburg was a "warrior for gender equality" as well as a "relentless litigator and an incisive jurist." He also argued Republican senators should let the next president fill the vac...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, United States, Mitch McConnell, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Ginsburg, McConnell, Merrick Garland


People flocked to the Supreme Court building to honor the memory of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an impromptu vigil

A man kneels in front of a memorial of candles and flowers outside the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. Alex Brandon/AP People stood in a somber silence outside of the Supreme Court building in an impromptu vigil honoring the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died Friday evening due to complications from cancer. She was 87. Kalina...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Trends, Washington Dc, Bill Clinton, Npr, Memorial, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Business Insider, Newman, Ginsburg, Rosh Hashanah, Alex Brandon


Biden demands the GOP-led Senate block any Trump Supreme Court nominee before the election

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden remembered the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as "not only a giant in the legal profession but a beloved figure," in a Friday night tribute. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate made clear, however, that the Republican-controlled S...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Wilmington Delaware


Democrats' last hope to stop Trump from replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg rests with a handful of Republican senators

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has reignited critical questions about whether President Donald Trump will be able to force through a nominee to replace Ginsburg, and what, if anything, Democrats can do to stop it. Given the current makeup of the US Senate — 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two Independents who caucus with Democrats — the minority party has no power to stop the president and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell if t...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Maine, Alaska, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Here are all of Trump's possible Supreme Court nominees, including several conservative judges, lawyers, and 3 senators

US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Reuters The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes for the fate of the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump earlier this month announced 20 new names that he may nominate if he's reelected, in an effort to energize evangelicals and socially conservative voters. Though Trump may put forth a pick before then because of the sudden vacancy created by the late Ginsburg. Trump added Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Josh...
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