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Trump threatened to primary GOP lawmakers who favor the bipartisan infrastructure plan. 17 Republicans just voted to advance it, including Mitch McConnell.

Former President Donald J. Trump speaks about filing a class-action lawsuits targeting Facebook, Google and Twitter and their CEOs, escalating his long-running battle with the companies following their suspensions of his accounts, during a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Wednesday, July 07, 2021 in Bedminster, NJ. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump threatened primary challengers to any Republicans who support the bipartisan infrastructur...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Republicans, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Republican Party, Republican, Biden


Jared Kushner set to move away from politics and launch investment firm

Trump’s former adviser to launch firm in Miami, sources sayKushner to publish book next year about White House roleJared Kushner, a top adviser to former Donald Trump, plans to launch an investment firm in coming months, a move that will take him away from politics for the foreseeable future, sources familiar with the plan said on Wednesday.Kushner, the former chief executive of Kushner Companies, who served as the Republican president’s senior adviser in the White House, is in the final stages ...
Tags: White House, World news, US news, US politics, Miami, Donald Trump, Trump, Kushner, Kushner Companies, Jared Kushner, Miami Continue, Affinity Partners


Biden officials reportedly warn Iran's incoming president that time is running out to save nuclear deal

Iranian Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a campaign meeting at the Mosalla mosque in Tehran Reuters The US is warning Iran that the 2015 nuclear deal could soon be beyond saving, Axios reports. Talks aimed at reviving the deal have been stalled as Iran prepares to inaugurate a new president. The incoming president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hardliner and close ally of Iran's supreme leader. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is warning Iran's incomi...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, France, White House, Germany, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, State Department, Biden


Jared Kushner plans to move away from politics and start an investment company, report says

Jared Kushner is pictured in April 2020, when he was working as a senior White House advisor. Win McNamee/Getty Images Jared Kushner plans to start an investment firm, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The move will shift Kushner away from politics, sources told the news outlet. Kushner has laid low since leaving the White House in January. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jared Kushner, ex-White House senior advisor to former President Donald Trump, plans to move away from p...
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Trump-endorsed congressional candidate Max Miller denies assaulting former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham following bombshell report about his troubled past

Max Miller arrives at the Lorain County Fairgrounds on June 26, 2021 in Wellington, Ohio. Scott Olson/Getty Images A Trump-endorsed House candidate denies claims that he assaulted Stephanie Grisham. Miller slapped and pushed Grisham during a fight while they were in a relationship, sources told Politico Magazine. "Mr. Miller has never, ever assaulted Ms. Grisham in any way whatsoever," Miller's lawyer told the outlet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Max Miller, an Ohio...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Politico, Trends, Gop, House, Ohio, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Melania Trump, Gonzalez, Anthony Gonzalez, Zuckerman, Michael Kruse


GOP lawmaker who downplayed the Capitol riot as 'a normal tourist visit' doubled-down on the remark after police testified about the violence they faced

Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., walks down the House steps after the last vote of the week in the Capitol on Friday, April 16, 2021. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Reps. Andrew Clyde and Jamie Raskin had a heated exchange over comments made about January 6. Raskin pressed Clyde about whether he listened to the officers who served during the Capitol riot. Clyde stood by his past statements comparing the insurrection to "a normal tourist visit." See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Illinois


Mitch McConnell will air pro-vaccine radio ads in Kentucky as the Delta variant surges and his red state lags behind in vaccinations

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump is still "liable" for his conduct in office. Samuel Corum/Getty Images McConnell will run minute-long ads on Kentucky radio stations urging people to get vaccinated. The Republican has consistently urged Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But McConnell has refused to reject vaccine skepticism in his own caucus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell will run minute-long ads on more than 100 K...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Gop, North Dakota, House, New York Times, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell, Johnson, Donald Trump, Trump


Every US state except Mississippi has at least one LGBTQ elected official: report

Demonstrators carry rainbow flags past the White House during the Equality March for Unity and Peace on June 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Zach Gibson/Getty Images There are now nearly 1,000 LGBTQ elected officials across the US, according to the Victory Institute Mississippi has 0 out LGBTQ officials. California has 157, Pennsylvania has 54, and Illinois has 43. There are more trans elected officials than out Republican elected officials across the US See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, California, Washington, White House, US, Alabama, Trends, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Lgbtq, Louisiana, Illinois, Pride, Trump, Parker


Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of the January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC, on January 6. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was complicit in planning the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. Honoré conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked by House Speaker ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump arrives at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was "complicit in planning" the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. He conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked b...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump


GOP Rep. Jim Banks baselessly accused Pelosi of scripting the damning police testimonies at the Capitol riot hearing

GOP Rep. Jim Banks appeared on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" on Tuesday. Fox News Four officers gave damning testimony at a Tuesday congressional hearing about the Capitol riot. Later that day, Rep. Jim Banks accused Nancy Pelosi of scripting their testimony. Pelosi, who denied Banks' claim, had excluded him from sitting on the January 6 House committee. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana on Tuesday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and...
Tags: Politics, Banks, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, House, News UK, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol, Pelosi, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham


GOP Rep. Jim Banks claimed without evidence that Pelosi scripted all of the damning police testimonies at the Capitol riot hearing

GOP Rep. Jim Banks appearing on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" on July 27, 2021. Fox News Multiple officers gave damning testimony about the Capitol riot at a Tuesday congressional hearing. Later that day Jim Banks accused Nancy Pelosi of scripting their testimonies, which she denied. Pelosi had excluded Banks from sitting on the January 6 commission. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana has accused, without providing evidence, House Speaker N...
Tags: Politics, Banks, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, House, News UK, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol, Pelosi, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham


Rep. Jim Jordan - whom Republicans nominated to investigate the Capitol riot - now says he spoke to Trump on the day but won’t say what they talked about

Rep. Jim Jordan at a pro-Trump rally. Spencer Platt/Getty Images GOP Rep. Jim Jordan said on Tuesday he had spoken to Donald Trump on January 6. Jordan was barred from serving on the Jan. 6 committee over concerns he was involved in the events. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Jordan could be called as a witness by the Jan. 6 panel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said he had spoken to then-President Donald Trump on the day of the Capito...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Trends, House, News UK, Ohio, Fox News, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol


Is the politics of crime and punishment now different than in our recent history?

The question in the title of this post is promoted by this recent Politico piece by Joshua Zeitz headlined "'Law and Order' has Worked for the GOP Before. This Crime Boom Might be Different." I recommend the piece in full, and here are a few excerpts: In the 1970s and 1980s, Republican candidates successfully used violent crime as an issue to attract white voters. Fused with concerns over the economy, busing and neighborhood integration, “law-and-order” politics dislodged millions of working- a...
Tags: Law, White House, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Richard Nixon, Douglas A Berman, Joshua Zeitz


Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham mocked the harrowing police testimony about the Capitol riot with snickers and a 'best political performance' trophy

A composite image of Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson on their Fox News shows on July 27, 2021. Fox News The Fox News hosts mocked the testimony at Tuesday's January 6 committee hearing. Carlson snickered at one officer's testimony, while Ingraham gave out "awards" for "performances." Both hosts selectively used footage to exclude testimony about racial abuse and violence. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham had a decid...
Tags: Politics, Media, Iraq, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, News UK, Fox News, Republican, Black Lives Matter, Capitol Police, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Capitol, Fallujah


10 Things in Politics: The 20 millennial Dem operatives to watch

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:These 20 millennial Democratic campaign operatives are reshaping politicsHere's what the CDC's new mask guidance means for youWhat a review of NDAs shows about the lengths Silicon Valley goes to silence employeesWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden plans to visit Pennsylvania to talk about ...
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The DOJ told former Trump officials they can join Congress' Jan. 6 investigations, reports say, opening up potentially damning testimony about Trump's final days in office

Pro-Trump supporters at the Capitol. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Congressional committees are examining the Capitol riot and Trump's efforts to overturn the election. The DOJ allowed several Trump-era officials answer questions from the committees, reports say. The inclusion of the officials could yield new, potentially damning evidence about Trump's actions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department has told former Trump admin...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, House, News UK, The Guardian, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Republican, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Mccarthy, Trump


Audio shows a profanity-laced voicemail that DC officer Michael Fanone got from a Trump supporter while he was testifying to Congress

DC police officer Michael Fanone speaks on CNN on Tuesday. CNN Fanone told Congress on Tuesday he was beaten and nearly killed by Trump supporters. He later told CNN he got a threatening and slur-filled voicemail message during his testimony. CNN played the voicemail on air. The caller said he wished Fanone had been killed in the riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. A DC police officer received an explicit and threatening voicemail from a supporter of former President Do...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Dc, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Black, Trump, Capitol, Eliza Relman, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Capitol Siege, Capitol Riot


DOJ and House lawyers will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a Capitol riot lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell

Rep. Mo Brooks. AP Rep. Eric Swalwell is suing Rep. Mo Brooks, accusing him of helping incite the Capitol riot. On Tuesday the House's general counsel said it wouldn't be appropriate to represent Brooks. The DOJ said Brooks wasn't acting in the scope of his employment with comments he made January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives' Office of General Counsel said in a filing Tuesday that it would not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in ...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, House, John Boehner, Boehner, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Newt Gingrich, Trump, McDermott, Capitol, Brooks, Jim McDermott, Ryan Goodman


DOJ and House lawyers will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a Capitol riots lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell

Mo Brooks AP The US government will not represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a Capitol riot lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell. The Office of the General Counsel for the House of Representatives said that it would not be appropriate to represent Brooks in this scenario. The Department of Justice said that Brooks was not acting within the scope of his employment when he told protestors to "start taking down names and kicking ass." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Office of the ...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, House, John Boehner, Boehner, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Newt Gingrich, Trump, McDermott, Capitol, Brooks, Jim McDermott


GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, in a special congressional election runoff near Dallas is likely to be celebrated by Trump antagonists who have warned against his continued hold on the GOP...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Republicans, Congress, US, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Dallas, Donald Trump, Trump, Wright, Austin Texas


Arizona Senate leaders issue new subpoenas for Maricopa County routers amid ongoing audit

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images Arizona Senate Republicans are demanding Maricopa County turn over routers used during the 2020 election for the ongoing audit. The GOP-controlled county board of supervisors has rebuked the audit and pledged to stop producing materials for the review. Audit...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Petersen, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate, Dominion, Judiciary Committee


Adam Kinzinger calls GOP demands for him to be punished 'petty' and says he'll 'defend democracy' no matter what

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 GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney accepted invitations by Nancy Pelosi to join the House Select Committee investigating January 6. The move has prompted several fellow Republicans to call for Kinzinger and Cheney's punishment by leadership. But Kinzinger told reporters on Tuesday that he will "defend democracy" no matter the conseque...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Illinois, Cheney, Mccarthy, Liz, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol


Lawmakers wiped away tears while hearing testimony and watching videos of the riot on January 6 during a congressional hearing

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., wipes his eyes as he listens to testimony before the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP Lawmakers wiped away tears amid emotional testimony and footage of the January 6 riot. The House Select Committee held its first public hearing as part of its investigation into the Capitol insurrection. Video shows House lawmakers, including Reps. Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger,...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Ronald Reagan, New Hampshire, House, Arizona, Capitol Hill, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi


The first January 6 committee hearing was a searing indictment of the GOP's lies about the fatal Capitol attack

U.S. Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell wipes his eye as he watches a video being displayed during a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg/Pool via AP) The first House Jan. 6 committee hearing was a disaster for Republicans. Four police officers who fought off the pro-Trump mob ripped into the GOP for downplaying the riot. "The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful," one officer said, slamming h...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Analysis, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Ohio


Brother of Top Biden Adviser Lobbied for General Motors

Washington, D.C. has long been thought of as a “swamp” of shady dealings, regardless of what party is in charge of the White House and/or Congress at any given time. The previous president even promised to “drain the swamp,” though his critics would argue he made it swampier than ever. A close adviser of the […] The post Brother of Top Biden Adviser Lobbied for General Motors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Washington, Government, White House, General Motors, Joe Biden, Industry, Gm, Autos, Biden, Lobbying, Donald Trump, Trump, News Blog, Swamp, The Swamp


Psaki says reporters should 'cover scandals in Hollywood' if they're bored with Biden

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki held a daily news briefing to answer questions from members of the press. Alex Wong/Getty Images Psaki said that reporters who are bored with covering Biden should get a different job. "Maybe you should work for Us Magazine and cover scandals in Hollywood," she said in an interview. "I don't find that boring. I wor...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Journalists, Trump, White House Press, Jen Psaki, Psaki


Police officer responds to GOP claims that Capitol rioters were tourists: 'If that's what American tourists are like, I can see why foreign countries don't like American tourists'

Metropolitan Police Department Officer Daniel Hodges testifies during the opening hearing of the U.S. House (Select) Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images A police officer cracked a joke when asked about GOP claims that Capitol rioters were "tourists." "If that's what American tourists are like, I can see why foreign countries don't like American tourists," Daniel Hodges said. Hodges repeatedly referred to the...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Congress, US, Trends, Gop, Metropolitan Police, Trump, Domestic Terrorism, Capitol, Jamie Raskin, MPD, U S Capitol, Hodges, Metropolitan Police Department


DC police officer Daniel Hodges says Capitol rioters tried to recruit him because he was white: 'Are you my brother?'

DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images MPD Officer Daniel Hodges said he was treated differently than his non-white fellow officers. "Some of them would try to, try to recruit me," he said. "One of them came up to me and said, 'Are you my brother?'" He noted there wer...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Washington, Police, Trends, Donald Trump, Black, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Hodges, Cannon House Office Building, DC Metropolitan Police Department, Pete Aguilar, Harry Dunn


Capitol Police officer rejects Trump's claim about 'loving crowd' of rioters: 'I'm still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day'

U.S. Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell wipes his eye as he watches a video being displayed during a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg/Pool via AP) A Capitol Police officer called Trump "pathetic" for claiming insurrectionists were a loving crowd. "I'm still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day," said Officer Aquilino Gonell. He added that Trump's comments were "insulting" and "demorali...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Fbi, Wyoming, House, Capitol Hill, Metropolitan Police, Donald Trump, Cheney, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Dunn



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