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Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill is in trouble, and Democrats might not be able to pass the next round of stimulus until March

President Joe Biden Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Biden administration's first big push since taking office is a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. This new round of coronavirus relief is already facing political and logistical hurdles in Congress. Beyond Republican opposition, key Senate Democrats also need to be convinced. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With tight margins between the two parties in Congress, President Joe Biden is already confr...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, Maine, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Stimulus, Kamala Harris


Biden reversing Trump ban on transgender people in military

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military. The new order, which Biden is expected to sign in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office. It immediately prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity. Biden’s orde...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Defense, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Austin, Transgender, Soccer, Military, Muslim


Biden to sign off on $400 billion campaign pledge for federal agencies to buy American-made goods

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Monday that dedicated funding to the federal government's procurement of American goods. Biden touted a $400 billion investment while on the campaign trail to purchase American-made items that focused on clean vehicles and infrastructur...
Tags: Washington, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cbs, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Marc Garneau, White House Office of Management and Budget, Alex Wong Getty, Ayelet Sheffey, Canada s Foreign Affairs


A Kevin McCarthy aide says 'we're eating s--- for breakfast, lunch and dinner' over fallout from Trump's 2nd impeachment and the Capitol riot

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), and House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. House GOP leaders held a news conference to discuss Speaker of the House Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) House Minority Leader...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, La, US, America, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan


The MyPillow guy built a multi-million dollar business on his faith in God and unorthodox business strategies. But his loyalty to Trump could put the company in peril.

Michael Lindell, with My Pillow, laughs with President Donald Trump during a "Made in America," roundtable event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 AP Photo/Alex Brandon MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell continues to defend Trump and share baseless voter-fraud conspiracy theories. His loyalty to the former president is starting to impact his business.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As President Donald Trump's corporate allies abandoned...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Donald Trump, Teaser, Trump, Lindell, Kohl, East Room of the, Dominion, Kate Taylor, GlobalData


Biden overturns Trump's ban on transgender service members in the US military

The Pentagon Getty The White House announced Monday that President Joe Biden has reversed the Trump administration's military transgender ban. The executive order signed Monday states that the president believes that "gender identity should not be a bar to military service." The decision is supported by new Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden has reversed the Trump administration's controversial ban largely prohibiting ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Austin, United States, Pentagon, Biden, Donald Trump, Armed Forces, Trump, Senate Armed Services Committee


GOP Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of the Oklahoma City bomber when he was 15

Sen. Josh Hawley makes a statement on October 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column defending militia members when he was 15 years old.  The column was published in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Hawley supported Trump's voter-fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, who backed former President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims follow...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Oklahoma City, Capitol, Simpson, Electoral College


Trump impeachment: Pelosi to formally send article of impeachment to Senate today – live

Dominion Voting Systems to file lawsuit against GiulianiSchumer promises quick but fair trial as impeachment heads to SenateHow will Trump’s second Senate trial unfold?Sarah Sanders to run for Arkansas governor – reportsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.23pm GMT President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by former president Donald Tr...
Tags: Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Arkansas, Pentagon, Associated Press, Pfizer, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


31 police officers are under investigation over their suspected involvement in the Capitol riot, as departments face pressure to weed out white nationalists

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images At least 31 law-enforcement officers are suspected of playing a role in the Capitol riot, per the Associated Press. Several off-duty cops have been found to be involved in the attack on the US government. Police departments are under pressure to filter out recruits who belong to whi...
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Dominion sues Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion over ‘Big Lie’ about election fraud

By Katelyn Polantz | CNN Dominion Voting Systems has sued former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for defamation after he pushed the “Big Lie” about election fraud on his podcast and TV appearances. Dominion is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages. The lawsuit notes that while Giuliani spread falsehoods about Dominion being owned by Venezuelan communists and corrupting the election, he did not make those claims in lawsuits he pushed on behalf of Trump. This is the sec...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Sport, Soccer, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Sidney Powell, Dominion, National News, Trump This, Katelyn Polantz, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Dominion is suing Rudy Giuliani, seeking $1.3 billion in damages, after he spread the conspiracy theory that the vote-machine company rigged the election

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits contesting the results of the presidential election at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani on Monday. It accused Giuliani, lawyer to former President Donald Trump, of defamation, and is ...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, America, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, The Times, Breaking News, Election, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Special operators describe an overlooked vulnerability highlighted in the Capitol Hill riot

The FireEye booth at the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, August 3, 2016 David Becker/Reuters The FireEye hack and the rioters who breached Capitol Hill were two more visible signs of a growing conflict in cyberspace being waged by state actors and private individuals. Government and private entities, high-profile officials, and everyday people are all targets in that conflict, but there are many things that they can do to improve their security online and in real lif...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, North Korea, Russia, US, International, Trends, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Cyberattack, House, Moscow, Homeland Security, Capitol Hill, Pentagon


A plane was spotted flying near Mar-a-Lago with a banner taunting Trump as the 'worst president ever'

Former President Donald Trump. Getty A plane carrying a banner calling Donald Trump the "worst president ever" was spotted this weekend flying near Mar-A-Lago, his luxury Florida resort. Trump has been staying at Mar-A-Lago since he left the White House. Another banner told Trump "you pathetic loser go back to Moscow." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A plane carrying a banner labeling Donald Trump the "worst president ever" was reportedly spotted this weekend flying nea...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, Scotland, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Moscow, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Presidential Palace, Palm Beach, Turnberry


Biden replaces White House doctor with his longtime physician

His doctor, Kevin O'Connor, is filling a traditionally low-profile role that became the source of controversy during the Trump administration.
Tags: White House, Biden, Trump, Kevin O Connor


Dominion is suing Rudy Giuliani, seeking $1.3 billion in damages, after he spread the conspiracy theory that the vote-machine company committed election fraud

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits contesting the results of the presidential election at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani on Monday. It accused Giuliani, lawyer to former President Donald Trump, of defamation, and is ...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, China, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Biden, Election, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Sidney Powell


More Super Bowl advertisers line up as Bucs set to face Chiefs, and RIP Larry King: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.  Bucs face Chiefs, Super Bowl LV advertisers line up With less than two weeks to go until Super Bowl LV, last night’s games  confirmed  that Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face reigning cham...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Advertising, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Cnn, Nbcuniversal, Tom Brady, Kansas City Chiefs, Heinz, King, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Postmates


Steve Bannon claims he's getting millions of streams for his podcast, which is banned from YouTube and Twitter but still listed by Apple

Steve Bannon leaving a federal court in Manhattan. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Former White House strategist Steve Bannon claims his podcast is listened to millions of times. He was delisted from Twitter and YouTube, but people can still find him on Apple's podcast app. His show has hyped false election claims and encouraged Trump protesters before the Capitol breach. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has claimed that his podcas...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Media, Youtube, White House, US, Trends, News UK, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Breitbart


MAGA media looks to turn White House briefing room into a battlefield

Some Trump loving members of the press corps are eager to get access to the Biden White House.
Tags: White House, Trump, Maga


Trump impeachment: Nancy Pelosi to formally send article of impeachment to Senate today – live updates

Former president charged with ‘incitement of insurrection’ after assault on Capitol by pro-Trump mobTrump plots revenge on Republicans as second impeachment trial loomsSarah Sanders to run for Arkansas governor – reportsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.22am GMT There’s quite a few ex-Trump staffers looking for something to do next. Sarah Sanders is one who appears to have made a plan. Donald Trump’s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is runni...
Tags: Texas, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, US politics, Arkansas, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Sanders, Reuters, Brian Stelter


Biden plans executive order to force the government to buy more products built in the US

President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the first days of his presidency. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Biden is aiming to boost US manufacturing with a new executive order Monday.  The order aims to increase the amount of US-made goods being bought by the federal government.  It can be seen as a continuation of, or rival to, Trump's "America First" policy.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on Monday...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Canada, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, US manufacturing, Trump, Office of Management and Budget, Marc Garneau, Garneau


Biden plans executive order to force the government to buy more products made in the US

President Joe Biden has signed many executive orders in the first days of his presidency. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden is hoping to boost US manufacturing with a new executive order Monday. The order seeks to increase the amount of US-made goods being bought by the federal government. It can be seen as a continuation of, or rival to, Trump's "America First" policy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive ord...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Canada, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, US manufacturing, Trump, US Trump, Office of Management and Budget, Marc Garneau


Trump is furiously watching Fauci give interviews about how relieved he is to be working for Biden, report says

A composite image of Dr. Anthony Fauci and former President Donald Trump. Getty/Getty Since Biden became president, Dr. Fauci has spoken publicly about his relief that Trump is out.  Sources told The Daily Beast that Trump has been hate-watching Fauci's TV interviews. One source said Trump feels "people are working to downgrade his legacy out of hatred."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump has been obsessively and furiously watching Dr. Anthon...
Tags: Politics, Rachel Maddow, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, News UK, The New York Times, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci


Deborah Birx, the former White House coronavirus coordinator, said Trump was fed 'parallel data' that she hadn't approved, which he then presented to the public

Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, speaks after a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx, the former White House coronavirus response coordinator, said President Donald Trump presented data to the public that she hadn't approved. Somebody fed Trump a "parallel set of data and graphics" separate to those ...
Tags: Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlas, Cbs, Donald Trump, Trump, Department of Health and Human Services, Margaret Brennan, Scott Atlas, CBS News Face, White House Coronavirus Task Force, Deborah Birx, Birx, New York Times COVID


Trump burrowed at least 26 political appointees into career jobs, making them harder for the Biden administration to fire

Getty Trump burrowed at least 26 political appointees into career jobs during his last year in office. Their appointments to civil servant positions make it harder for Biden's administration to fire them. At least nine more Trump appointments are awaiting review. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump appointed 26 political appointees into career civilian positions, with at least nine more appointments awaiting review, The Washington Post reported. Thei...
Tags: Energy, Post, Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Nsa, Senate, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, House, Biden, Interior Department


A son reported his father, who participated in the storming of the Capitol, to the FBI weeks before the siege, saying his father 'would always tell me that he's going to do something big'

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington Jose Luis Magana/AP A son alerted the FBI about his father weeks before he was a part of the pro-Trump mob who stormed the Capitol, The New York Times reported. Guy Reffitt was arrested on January 16 on charges of obstruction of justice and knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.  Reffitt allegedly threatened his son and daughter i...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol


That darn Trump

How cartoonists are satirizing Trump's White House farewell Michael Cavna Jan. 19, 2021 https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/01/19/cartoons-trump-goodbye-exit/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, White House, Trump, Mike Rhode, Michael Cavna


Sarah Sanders, former Trump press secretary, to run for Arkansas governor – reports

A formal announcement is expected on Monday as the 38-year-old bids to succeed her father, Mike Huckabee, in the state leadership roleSarah Sanders, Donald Trump’s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is running for Arkansas governor, according to multiple reports.Sanders, who left the White House in 2019 to return to her home state, planned to announce her bid on Monday, according to Associated Press and Reuters, citing anonymous sources. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, Arkansas, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Trump, Sanders, Reuters, Sanders Donald Trump, Sarah Sanders


Sarah Huckabee Sanders, ex-Trump press secretary, to run for Arkansas governor

She has toyed with launching a campaign since leaving the White House in 2019.
Tags: White House, Arkansas, Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump's former press secretary, is running for governor of Arkansas

Press briefing by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders (aka Sarah Huckabee Sanders) in the White House Press Briefing Room on July 23, 2018. Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor of Arkansas. She served as Trump's White House press secretary from 2017 to 2019. She plans to announce her candidacy in a video on Monday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former press secretary ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Gop, Arkansas, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Trump, Sanders, Governor, Tim Griffin, Asa Hutchinson, Trump Sanders


Birx Claims Trump Was Fed ‘Parallel Data’ On COVID: ‘I Saw Graphs I Never Made’

Dr. Deborah Birx, who served as the White House coronavirus response coordinator during the Trump administration, on Sunday expressed regrets over failing to push back at President Trump's unfounded claims on COVID-19 while also shedding light on the spread of disinformation inside Trump's White House. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Summer Concepcion, COVID-19, Deborah Birx, Birx Claims Trump Was Fed Parallel Data



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