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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


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


Thousands of members of the National Guard will remain stationed in DC during Trump's impeachment trial

Members of the National Guard are given weapons before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021 Joshua Roberts/Reuters About 5,000 members of the National Guard will remain stationed in DC through Trump's impeachment trial. The trial is set to begin in early February, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. Members of the National Guard were stationed in DC after the insurrection at...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Washington Dc, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Some Capitol rioters could go free to stop local courthouses being swamped, report says

Protesters broke into Capitol Building on January 06, 2021. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) DOJ and FBI officials are considering not charging all the Trump supporters involved in the Capitol siege. Some have argued that charging all of the rioters could swamp local courthouses, sources told the Washington Post. Others have pushed back against this proposal, saying it would undermine the DOJ's credibility. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Justice Department and FBI o...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, U S District Court, Capitol, Capitol Building, Raimondi


YIMBY with a conscience: Meet the 26-year-old real-estate heir who wants to make affordable housing a reality in the Biden era

Donahue Peebles III. Peebles Corporation Donahue Peebles III has worked for his father's real-estate firm, Peebles Corporation, since high school. He's passionate about gentrification, telling Insider that lack of affordable housing is "a failure of American society." Peebles talked to Insider about affordable housing, gentrification, and what he expects under a Biden presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In real estate, there are NIMBYs and YIMBYs, and Donahue Pe...
Tags: New York, Washington, White House, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, Alexis Ohanian, Columbia University, Biden, West Village, South Florida


Trump's pardons may be poorly worded enough to leave some people on the hook

President Donald Trump gives a presidential 'pardon' to the National Thanksgiving Turkey Butter in the Rose Garden of the White House November 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. While Butter may be safe, Paul Manafort still faces risks, experts say. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump's pardons leave some of their subjects open to additional prosecution, experts say. His former campaign chair Paul Manafort could still be prosecuted for specific crimes he wasn't pardoned for. Eve...
Tags: Google, Politics, Crime, News, Washington, White House, Virginia, Love, Trends, Analysis, Ford, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Pardons, Justice Department


Fauci said he wanted to go on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show for 'months' but was 'blocked' under Trump administration

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Top federal health officials discussed efforts for safely getting back to work and school during the coronavirus pandemic. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top disease expert, said he was "blocked" under the Trump administration from going on  MSNBC's "The Rach...
Tags: Politics, Rachel Maddow, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Biden, Msnbc, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Maddow, Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious, Taylor Ardrey


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to rioting against the US government

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


The US is seeing the consequences of the coronavirus' relatively unchecked spread. 3 people who supported that strategy now say they never did.

Hospital workers process COVID-19 specimens in the lab at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts on November 11, 2020. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The US's horrifying winter coronavirus surge offers a peek at the consequences of a no-lockdown, mass-infection approach. Some public figures — including Elon Musk and Scott Atlas — have advocated for protecting vulnerable people while encouraging everyone else to resume life as normal. Now they're either silent, de...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, News, Sweden, California, Washington Post, White House, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Atlas, Washington Dc, New York Times, Finland, World Health Organization


Biden apologizes to National Guard chief after 5,000 soldiers had to reportedly sleep in a DC parking garage with only one bathroom

Troops sleeping in the Capitol complex on January 17, 2021. Getty Images President Joe Biden called the National Guard's chief on Friday to issue an apology. Earlier this week, photos circulated on social media of troops sleeping on the floor of parking lots. National Guard members were forced to vacate the Capitol on Thursday, according to Politico. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden has called the chief of the National Guard Bureau to apologize after ...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Washington Dc, News UK, Dc, Biden, The Washington Post, Trump, Capitol, National Guard, Jill Biden, Capitol Building


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politics

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


A former Houston cop charged with storming the US Capitol changed his story in an interview with the feds. Now he says he was there to see 'historical art'

Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press:LightRocket/Getty Ex-Houston officer Tam Pham allegedly told federal investigators he didn't enter the US Capitol.  When pressed, he changed his story and said he joined rioters on January 6 to view 'historical art.' Insider created a searchable database of those individuals charged for their participation in the riot. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tam Pham, the ex-Houston police officer charged in the Janu...
Tags: Politics, Police, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, Houston, Donald Trump, Trump, Houston Chronicle, Capitol, Houston Police, Pham, Gerald Ford, Houston Police Department, Acevedo


From abortion care to LGBTQ rights, here's how Joe Biden is prepared to tear up Donald Trump's restrictive gender policies

President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response at the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration has already started nixing multiple Trump-era policies on gender, transgender rights, and reproductive healthcare through executive order. It's also planning to further entrench those rights into federal to show its commitment to gender equality. Some actions will take more than an executive order or require Congress to get involved. Vi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Planned Parenthood, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, Court, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Reagan, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says some lawmakers 'don't yet feel safe around other members of Congress' after one tried bringing a gun to the House floor

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) arrives for a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she's concerned about her safety in light of reports that Congress members have brought guns to the Capitol. The New York progressive told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday evening that "a very considerable amount" of lawmakers "still don't yet feel safe." Security concerns have been top of mind for many lawma...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Maryland, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, Washington Dc, House


The National Guard is reportedly planning to ask troops to remain deployed at the Capitol until mid-March

The National Guard is ramping up its presence in Washington, DC, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration following the Capitol siege on January 6. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images The National Guard is planning to ask up to 7,000 troops deployed to Capitol Hill to volunteer to stay until March 12, according to Military.com. "We are not going to make anybody stay," spokesperson Nahaku McFadden reportedly said. Of the roughly 25,000 troops initially deployed to the Capitol for secur...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Cotton, Joe Biden, Arkansas, Washington Dc, Fox News, Capitol Hill, US Army, Puerto Rico, Guard, Capitol, National Guard, Sen Tom Cotton


Lawyers representing the Capitol insurrectionists are building a damning case against Trump

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Attorneys representing people arrested in connection to the Capitol riot are taking aim at former President Donald Trump. They're laying the blame at his feet for inciting the deadly siege by spreading disinformation about the election. The allegations bolster House Democrats' impeachment case against Trump and expose him to more legal risk. Visit Business ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Nbc, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Fbi, Williams, Washington Dc, House


'He can't argue that nobody took him seriously': Lawyers representing the Capitol insurrectionists are building a damning case against Trump

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Attorneys representing people who were arrested in connection to the Capitol riot are taking aim at former President Donald Trump. They're laying the blame at his feet for inciting the deadly siege by spreading disinformation about the election and telling supporters: "If you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore." The allegation...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Nbc, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Fbi, Williams, Washington Dc, House


Hundreds of National Guard troops deployed to defend the Capitol have reportedly tested positive for COVID or are in quarantine

Members of the National Guard rest in the Visitor Center of the US Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Hundreds of National Guard troops have tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine, according to a Politico report. More than 25,000 National Guard troops were activated and deployed to Washington, DC in the wake of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hundreds of National Guard troops from am...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, Politico, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Capitol, National Guard, Visitor Center, U S Capitol, National Guard Bureau, US Capitol, COVID-19, COVID


45 pictures of the incredible bromance between President Obama and President Biden

Election night 2012 in Chicago. Reuters President Joe Biden served as President Barack Obama's vice president. The two became close friends over Obama's eight years in office. Their bromance continues as Biden begins his presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden became close friends during their eight years in the White House. Obama even calling him a "brother" as he awarded him a Presidential Medal of Freedom a...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Senate, White House, Valerie Jarrett, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Getty Images, Chicago, Washington Dc, Treasury, Michelle Obama, John Boehner


PayPal bans Jenna Ryan, the Texas realtor who took a private jet to the Capitol riot, after she used it to fundraise her legal defense

Jenna Ryan in an interview with a CBS affiliate where she defended her actions at the Capitol. CBS 11 PayPal has banned Texas realtor Jenna Ryan from its platform. Ryan had become famous after taking a private plane to DC, where she was charged with participating in the Capitol riot. She said on Twitter that she raised $1,000 for her legal defense before the ban. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. PayPal has banned an account belonging to Jenna Ryan, a participant in the C...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, Crime, News, US, Trends, Paypal, Fbi, Washington Dc, Cbs, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Ryan


Joe Biden's Oval Office: what changes has the new president made?

From a Cesar Chavez bust and the removal of portraits, to a desk piled high with orders tearing up Trump’s legacyThe Oval Office has long symbolised the power and grandeur of the US presidency, and incoming White House incumbents traditionally change the decor to reflect the tone of their administration.Joe Biden has unveiled the new ceremonial backdrop to his administration, marking a number of significant changes from that of his predecessor. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, Trump, Oval Office, Cesar Chavez


Lawyer for the 22-year-old accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the Capitol riot, saying her client 'took the president's bait'

Riley June Williams in a photo from the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dauphin County Prison/Handout via Reuters The lawyer of the woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the January 6 riot. Riley June Williams "took the president's bait," Lori Ulrich told a Thursday court hearing. Trump had told supporters to "fight like hell" moments before a mob stormed the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The lawyer for the woman accuse...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Williams, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Wendy Williams, Hewlett Packard, Donald Trump, Justice Department


A GOP congressman tried to enter the Capitol on Thursday with a concealed firearm, HuffPost reports

Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland tried to bring a firearm into the Capitol on Thursday, HuffPost reported. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images GOP Rep. Andy Harris tried to carry a concealed gun into the House on Thursday, HuffPost reported. Metal detectors in the Capitol went off when Harris walked through. Harris tried to have another representative hold his weapon, then had to leave and come back. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Rep. Andy Harris tr...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Republicans, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, HARRIS, Capitol, HuffPost


Trump proved it's time for America to learn from other countries about how democracy should work, experts say

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis President Joe Biden has portrayed the end of the Trump era as the return of US global leadership. But experts say America is in no place to lecture the wider world on how to run a modern democratic state. "American democracy is not a model for anybody right now," a political scientist told Insider. Am...
Tags: Politics, News, Sweden, Congress, Democracy, Washington, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, United States, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani


Meet Jen Psaki, Biden's press secretary who's pledged to bring 'truth' back to White House press briefings

White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds her first briefing on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki held her first briefing hours after the January 20 inauguration. She promised reporters that she would bring "truth and transparency back to the briefing room."  Psaki is a veteran political communicator with experience at the White House and State Department. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden's White House press ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, White House, Valerie Jarrett, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Cnn, Washington Dc, Connecticut, Fox News, State Department, John Kerry


How to get a job in the power corridors of Washington

The nation's capital offers lots of career paths including in politics and policy Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images There's no shortage of career paths to take to find work in the power corridors of Washington, DC. Jobs can be found working for lawmakers in Congress, as a lobbyist in the sprawling influence industry, or for the new Biden administration. Landing a job in DC is not always easy, but Insider has compiled tips to help you on your resume, with networking and for interviews. Vis...
Tags: Politics, Jobs, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Careers, America, Trends, Internships, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Biden


Law enforcement's disastrous response during the deadly insurrection reveals a major gap in security: Who's viewed as a threat

A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP Capitol Police officers failed at keeping pro-Trump rioters from breaching the US Capitol on January 6. Experts said the uncoordinated response reveal law enforcement's flawed perception of who's a threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters successfully breached the US Capitol building on January 6, forcing lawmakers to take cover as they voted on ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, US, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, Michelle Obama, Nolan, University Of California Berkeley, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Capitol Police, Trump, Democratic, Capitol


Trump's impeachment trial could be in limbo because he doesn't have lawyers to defend him

Outgoing US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump speak to the media depart the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. - President Trump travels his Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump has no lawyers to represent him in his 2nd impeachment, CNN reported. Trump's lack of representation could delay the start of his tr...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, House


South Carolina-based attorney Butch Bowers will represent Trump at his 2nd impeachment trial, Sen. Lindsey Graham says

Outgoing US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump speak to the media depart the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. - President Trump travels his Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images South Carolina attorney Butch Bowers will represent Trump in his 2nd impeachment. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Bowers would defend Trump on a call with GOP Senators, ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, House


The revamped White House website has a secret recruitment message for coders

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at the North Portico of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, DC. Alex Brandon/AP Photo The White House embedded a recruitment message into its website's HTML code on Wednesday. "If you're reading this, we need your help building back better," it read, followed by a link the US Digital Service's (USDS) website. The USDS, a "startup at the White House" founded by Obama in 2014, is focused on cybersecurity. Visit Busi...
Tags: Obama, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Biden, Jill Biden, USDS, Alex Brandon, United States Digital Service USDS, US Digital Service, Kate Duffy



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