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With few GOP allies left, Ted Cruz takes refuge at Mar-a-Lago with his former enemy Trump

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. AP Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump had dinner together Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz spent years at each other's throats, but Cruz became an ally with Trump in office. They face political roadblocks that may have pushed them toward a politically expedient alignment. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. Politics makes for strange bedfellows - and dinner companions.On Tuesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz of Te...
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With few GOP allies left, Ted Cruz takes refuge at Mar-a-Lago with his former enemy President Trump

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. AP Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump had dinner together on Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz spent years at each other's throats, but Cruz became a loyal ally to Trump during his impeachment. Both face potential roadblocks in their political careers right now, which may have pushed them toward a cynical but politically expedient alignment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Politics makes for strange bedfellows - and dinner companion...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, Jimmy Kimmel, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Court, America, Trends, Analysis, Gop, Ted Cruz, Jfk


With few GOP allies, Ted Cruz took refuge at Mar-a-Lago with former President Trump

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. AP Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump had dinner together on Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz spent years at each other's throats, but Cruz became a loyal ally to Trump during his impeachment. Both face potential roadblocks in their political careers right now, which may have pushed them toward each other. See more stories on Insider's business page. Politics make strange bedfellows - and dinner companions. On Tuesday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, Jimmy Kimmel, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Court, America, Trends, Analysis, Gop, Ted Cruz, Jfk, Donald Trump


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says a 'shocking' $7 trillion in taxes is going uncollected

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Yellen told The Atlantic that the tax gap was a "shocking" $7 trillion over a decade. Her remarks reflect the White House's resolve to collect taxes from high earners and big firms. The Treasury has said the tax gap could worsen if no additional action is taken. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said a "shocking" amount of taxes was going uncollected by t...
Tags: Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlantic, New York Times, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Irs, Yellen, Fed, Treasury Department, Charles Rettig


Can't find chicken wings, diapers, or a new car? Here's a list of all the shortages hitting the reopening economy.

Empty shelves and shoppers are visible at a Target retail store during an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Contra Costa County, Dublin, California, March 15, 2020. Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images As the US economy increasingly reopens, the economy is seeing shortages of all sorts of items. If you've tried to buy (or rent) a car or eat some chicken wings, you've probably noticed. Insider rounded up some of the major shortages across the US economy, and why they...
Tags: Apple, Post, Texas, Washington, White House, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Opec, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Intel, Brazil, Argentina


Ted Cruz's threat to 'woke CEOs' was 'the most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said,' ethics expert says

"This may be the most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said," the former ethics watchdog said. Getty Ted Cruz's newspaper column on "woke CEOs" was the "most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said," according to the former director of the office of government ethics. The Texas senator in a Wall Street Journal column published last week expressed his anger at corporations objecting to Georgia's new voting laws. "This time, we won't look the other way on Coca-Cola's $1...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Ted Cruz, Republican, Coca Cola, Boeing, Major League Baseball, Wall Street Journal, Cruz, Export Import Bank, Walter Shaub


Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage. Here's how the Microsoft cofounder spends his $129 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates has an estimated net worth of $129 billion. Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Bill Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda French Gates, are getting a divorce. Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, has a fortune worth $130.5 billion. Gates indulges in a few luxuries, but he mainly spends through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage.The couple announced the news in a statement...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Australia, California, Washington, New York City, Nigeria, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Wealth, Features


Donald Trump is set to receive a $617 million windfall, along with Vornado Realty Trust, from a property refinancing deal, reports say

Protestors outside 555 California Street in San Francisco in 2017. Ben Margo/AP Photo Vornado and Trump will get $617 million as part of a $1.2 billion bond sale, Bloomberg reported. The payout is part of a refinancing deal for 555 California Street in San Francisco. Trump is a 30% partner in 555 California and 1290 Avenue of the Americas in New York. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump may receive a multimillion payout from his minority ownership...
Tags: Real Estate, Politics, New York, California, Finance, New York City, Americas, San Francisco, Trends, Debt, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Financing, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Montgomery Street


Donald Trump is set to share a $617 million windfall with Vornado Realty Trust, due to a property refinancing deal, reports say

Protestors outside 555 California Street in San Francisco in 2017. Ben Margo/AP Photo Vornado and Trump will get $617 million as part of a $1.2 billion bond sale, Bloomberg reported. The payout is part of a refinancing deal for 555 California Street in San Francisco. Trump is a 30% partner in 555 California and 1290 Avenue of the Americas in New York. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump may receive a multimillion payout from his minority ownership...
Tags: Real Estate, Politics, New York, California, Finance, New York City, Americas, San Francisco, Trends, Debt, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Financing, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Montgomery Street


Iranian vessels swarmed and harassed US Coast Guard ships for hours in the Persian Gulf

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels alongside US ships in the Persian Gulf in April 2020. Reuters Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels harassed US Coast Guard ships earlier this month. The incident occurred while two Coast Guard cutters were operating in international waters. The last time this happened was in 2020, when IRGC vessels swarmed US Navy and Coast Guard ships. See more stories on Insider's business page. A handful of Iranian Islamic Revolutio...
Tags: Navy, White House, US, International, Trends, Iran, Pentagon, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, US Navy, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Irgc, Coast Guard


Iranian ships swarmed and harassed US Coast Guard vessels for hours in the Persian Gulf

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels alongside US ships in the Persian Gulf in April 2020. Reuters Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ships harassed US Coast Guard vessels earlier this month. The incident occurred while two Coast Guard cutters were operating in international waters. The last time this happened was in 2020, when IRGC vessels swarmed US Navy and Coast Guard ships. See more stories on Insider's business page. A handful of Iranian Islamic Revolutio...
Tags: Navy, White House, US, International, Trends, Iran, Pentagon, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, US Navy, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Irgc, Coast Guard


Biden to throw support behind temporary extension of expanded child tax credit - meaning lower tax bills or higher refunds for qualifying parents

President Joe Biden has framed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Wall Street Journal reported that Biden is open to extending the extended child tax credit for several years, but not permanently. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden told lawmakers that he will put forward a plan to temporarily extend the expanded child tax credit, but he stopped short of proposing to permanentl...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Tax Credit, Wall Street Journal, Irs, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Alex Wong Getty, Biden Administration, Tanza, Azmi Haroun


The Pentagon says more and more Russian troops are amassing near Ukraine, and it is not convinced this is just a training exercise

A Ukrainian serviceman patrols a trench in Lugansk region, near the front line with Russian-backed separatists, April 16, 2021 Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images The Pentagon says that the Russian military buildup near Ukraine is larger than the one in 2014. The Defense Department also said that it is not clear "that this is all about training," as Russia says. The US has also raised concerns about Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Nato, Crimea, Moscow


10 Things in Politics: Hill staffers burned out after hellish year

Congressional staffers hold up their hands to Capitol Police officers on January 6, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Image Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about today:Capitol Hill staffers are burned out and heading for the exitsCarter, Biden pay tribute to former Vi...
Tags: Politics, New York, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, US, Newsletter, Trends, Nasa, Getty Images, Yale, House


The Biden administration is reportedly weighing restrictions on nicotine in cigarettes and a possible menthol ban

Most youths who smoke use menthols, according to the CDC. Nopphon_1987/Shutterstock The Biden administration is mulling major changes to tobacco policy, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Officials are considering a ban on menthol cigarettes, the paper said. New rules may also require tobacco firms to lower the amount of nicotine in their products, according to the report. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House is mulling sweeping changes to government tob...
Tags: Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Fda, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Journal, British American Tobacco, Phillip Morris, Altria Group, Tim Levin


Mike Lindell's company, MyPillow, is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion

Mike Lindell with then-President Donald Trump at the White House in March 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Mike Lindell's company, MyPillow, is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion. Dominion had filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell over his voter-fraud conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow is suing Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion, the pillow company's CEO Mike Lindell announced Monday.The suit appears to be a counterattack ...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Law, Washington Post, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Retail, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sam, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani


Mike Lindell says his company MyPillow is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion

Mike Lindell with then-President Donald Trump at the White House in March 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Mike Lindell said his company MyPillow is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion. Dominion had filed an earlier $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell over his voter-fraud conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow is suing Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion, its CEO Mike Lindell said Monday.The suit appears to be a counterattack after Dominion f...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Law, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, Retail, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sam, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani


The US produces just 12% of the world's computer chip supply. Here's why it's trailing China when it comes to manufacturing and how it plans to get ahead.

President Joe Biden holds a semiconductor chip at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2021. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The US relies heavily on outsourcing chip-making since it's cheaper and easier to go overseas. The country's reliance on foreign manufacturers is even more glaring amid the global chip shortage. The solution, as President Biden has said, is to invest in domestic chip production. See more stories on Insider's business page. A crushing computer chip sho...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Asia, News, Washington, White House, China, Nbc News, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Joe Biden, Intel, Retail, Wisconsin, Biden


Taxpayers spent nearly $650K on Gov. Cuomo's 'King One' state-owned plane, where a former aide said the governor asked her to play strip poker

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a 2015 flight headed to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief. Joe Marino/NY Daily News via Getty Images Gov. Cuomo flew in a state-owned private plane over 460 times in a 5-year span, costing taxpayers nearly $650,000. A former female aide said the governor asked her to play strip poker with him on the plane. Cuomo has denied that allegation. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo frequently uses a state-owned airplane and heli...
Tags: Politics, New York, Air Travel, Washington, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Buffalo, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Albany, Puerto Rico, Cuomo, Ny Daily News, Hudson Valley, 460


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


10 Things in Politics: The future power players in Biden's White House

Angela Perez, Nia Perez, Jay Vaingankar Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:1. GEN Z IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE: While many in their generation are still too young to vote, some are already working at the highest levels of government and have bigger ambitions, including in politics and policy.Here'...
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Mark Zuckerberg claimed the reason Facebook keeps showing up in Capitol riot lawsuits is because it's really helpful to police

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress remotely during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. Hannah McKay-Pool/Getty Images Facebook was cited in more legal docs about the Capitol riots than any other social-media platform. Mark Zuckerberg told Congress it's because Facebook has been cooperating with law enforcement. On Thursday, he also downplayed Facebook's role allowing misinformation and violence to spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. Faceb...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, Congress, Senate, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, Avaaz


Facebook and Amazon are now the top lobbying spenders in the US

JUSTIN TALLIS / Contributor Facebook and Amazon have emerged as the biggest corporate lobbying spenders in the US, a report finds. Big Tech contributed at least 33% more in the 2020 election cycle than it did in 2018. Amazon increased its lobbying spending by 30% during the period from 2018 to 2020, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook and Amazon have become the country's two biggest corporate lobbying spenders, investing almost twice as much as ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Privacy, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, ExxonMobil, Lobbying, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Philip Morris


Migrants waiting at the US-Mexico border have been photographed wearing shirts that say 'Biden, please let us in!'

A group of migrants wearing shirts that read "Biden, please let us in" kneel and pray at the US-Mexico border crossing. Stringer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images Migrants at the US-Mexico border were seen wearing shirts pleading for Biden to let them in. The shirts read "Biden, please let us in" and mimic the design of Biden's campaign advertisements. Immigrants are gathering at the border, with an unprecedented number waiting to be let into the US. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Bbc, United Nations, Dallas, El Salvador, Honduras, Biden, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos


Elon Musk said Tesla vehicles are not spying on Chinese officials and that the company would be shut down if they were

Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends via video link a session at the China Development Forum. Roxanne Liu/Reuters Tesla would be "shut down" if it spied on Chinese officials, CEO Elon Musk said, Reuters reported. "If Tesla used cars to spy in China or anywhere, we will get shut down," Musk said. The Wall Street Journal reported China had banned some officials from driving the vehicles. See more stories on Insider's business page. CEO Elon Musk on Saturday said Tesla would be "shut down" if it ...
Tags: Asia, Elon Musk, White House, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Alaska, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Spy, Musk, Reuters, Antony Blinken


Biden faces fresh pressure from the left to raise the minimum wage

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA). Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images Democrats and labor leaders discussed strategies to raise the minimum wage on a Friday call. Proposals include using reconciliation, adding it to a must-pass bill, or eliminating the filibuster. These calls to raise the wage will likely face pushback from moderate and conservative lawmakers. See more stories on Insider's business page. While the lack of a minimum wage increase in the latest stimulus bill was a blow to ...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo kept a dartboard with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's face on it, according to report

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). Lev Radin, Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Andrew Cuomo had a dartboard with Bill de Blasio's face on it in his pool house. The new detail comes from a New Yorker report on Lindsey Boylan, a Cuomo accuser and former staffer. The governor and mayor have been in a well-documented feud for years. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a dartboard with New York City Mayor Bill ...
Tags: Politics, New York, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Hud, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Albany, De Blasio, Clinton, D, Cuomo, City Hall, Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD


10 Things in Politics: White House links Trump anti-Asian rhetoric to violence

Law enforcement outside a massage parlor where a person was shot and killed on March 16, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:Top Democrats blame Trump and others for the spike in crimes against Asian Americans.These are the 14 Rep...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Texas, Washington, Senate, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Nasa, Beijing, Pennsylvania, Gop


Elizabeth Warren says the filibuster has 'deep roots in racism'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Axios the much-scrutinized filibuster has "deep roots in racism." Some Democrats have been eyeing a reform to the filibuster, which could block Biden's agenda. Democrats' other option, reconciliation, can only be used once per fiscal year, and they've already done that. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrats have had unified control in Washington again since the January runoff...
Tags: John Lewis, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, House, Warren, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Biden, Abc News, Wall Street Journal


Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle just sold their Hamptons house for $8 million - nearly double what they paid for it in 2019. Look inside the 7-bedroom home.

The Bridgehampton home sits on 3.9 acres in a gated community. Rise Media Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle just sold their Hamptons house for $8.14 million. The 7-bedroom waterfront home in Bridgehampton comes with a heated outdoor pool, spa, and waterfall. The couple is now looking for a home in Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, just sold their house in the Hamptons for $8.14...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Politics, New York, Texas, Trends, Features, Washington Dc, Miami, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Long Island, Hamptons, The Hamptons



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