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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


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


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


I watched Egypt's bloody struggle for democracy that began in Tahrir Square 10 years ago today. Here's my diary of 18 days that shook the world.

A composite image showing crowds in Tahrir Square, February 2011; Inset shows Mia Jankowicz (R) during a sit-in in the square in July 2011. Pedro Ugarte/AFP via Getty Images/Ramy Rasmy (inset) 10 years ago, I was in Cairo when the revolution broke out.  Over 18 days, Egyptians protested and brought down President Hosni Mubarak.  This is my diary of what I saw and did over 18 days that were by turns violent and euphoric. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 25, 201...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Protest, Washington Post, Iraq, Time, Barack Obama, Trends, Bbc, Getty Images, Hillary Clinton, Egypt, Amsterdam, News UK, Cbs, Mubarak


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...
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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


As he faced death threats, Fauci said he once opened an envelope that contained a 'puff of powder' he feared was anthrax or ricin

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a White House press conference in March 2020 while flanked by advisers Drs. Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said he last year opened a letter that was filled with a "puff of powder." While the substance turned out to be benign, he said he feared it was either anthrax or ricin. In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, Fauci detailed his experience under Trump. Visit ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Paris, The New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Pittsburgh


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


Trump to use threat of the new Patriot Party to pressure Republican senators not to convict him in an impeachment trial: Report

President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump is threatening to create a new political party, reported The Washington Post.  He plans to use the Patriot Party as leverage over GOP senators, so they don't convict him in his impeachment trial. Unlike other former presidents, Trump has signaled that he will continue to play an active role in politics.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. F...
Tags: Post, Politics, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Wyoming, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, McConnell


GOP Sen. Rand Paul says that Biden's push for a $15 minimum wage reflects a 'hate' for Black teenagers

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican Senator Rand Paul said that President Biden's push for a $15 minimum wage would hurt Black teenagers. "'Why does Joe Biden hate Black teenagers?' should be the question," Paul said. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Friday came out swinging against President Joe Biden, saying that the Democratic presid...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Kentucky, White House, US, Trends, Economics, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Fox, Rand Paul, Keystone XL pipeline, Keystone, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News


Austin has attracted the likes of Oracle, Palantir, and SpaceX, among others. Here's what it's like inside Texas's growing tech hub.

Katie Canales/Business Insider Austin, Texas, has become one of the hottest relocation hotspots for tech talent during the pandemic. Tesla founder Elon Musk has a Cybertruck factory under construction outside the city, and his Boring Company recently bought an industrial site nearby. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Droves of tech talent...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends


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...
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5 people died in the Capitol insurrection. Experts say it could have been so much worse.

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Five people died in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, including a Capitol Police officer.  But experts told Insider that the insurrection could have been much deadlier.  Experts said that swift thinking to bring Congress members and staff to safety likely saved lives.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One hundred f...
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Trump reportedly worked with a Justice Department lawyer in a plot to appoint a loyalist as acting attorney general to help him overturn the election

Donald Trump is pictured attending the D-day 75 Commemorations on June 05, 2019 in Portsmouth, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Trump reportedly worked with a Justice Department lawyer to try and oust the acting attorney general.  He wanted to replace Jeffrey Rosen with lawyer Jeffrey Clark, The New York Times reported.  Trump backed down after a group of top DOJ leaders said they'd resign if Rosen was fired. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Donald Trump reportedly pl...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Attorney General, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, The Times, Republican Party, Republican


With Trump out of office, the Biden administration decides if Congress can have the ex-president's tax returns

Donald Trump's taxes could soon be in the hands of House Democrats. Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images A US judge on Friday gave the Biden administration two weeks to decide on a position in a lawsuit over Donald Trump's tax returns. House Democrats sued to obtain the records. A lawyer for House Democrats said they are issuing another subpoena to obtain Trump's taxes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Biden administration has been given two weeks to decide whether or...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, Congress, Washington Post, US, Trends, House, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Irs, US supreme court, Trump, Tax Returns


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


Liz Cheney could face a mutiny within Congress and in her home state of Wyoming

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference with other House Republican leadership in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House GOP caucus chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) could be facing a mutiny within her party. Cheney roiled members of her caucus when she voted to impeach Trump.  She's set to face at least one primary challenger. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Republican Conf...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Politico, Trends, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, State Department


"CNN glowed almost as brightly about the event as a state media would have.... Biden’s perfectly fine if pedestrian speech earned instant accolades..."

"... from Wolf Blitzer, who jibbered that Biden had put 'his soul into his first address.'...  MSNBC worked from the same script, going gaga for not just Lady Gaga but the whole schmear. At day’s end, Rachel Maddow confessed to having worked her way through an entire box of Kleenex during the festivities and Joy Reid gushed like a partisan about the event.... The Washington Post got with the program, giving Biden credit for not waiting 'long to begin staffing up his administration, swearing in t...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Law, Washington Post, White House, Journalism, Cnn, New York Times, Propaganda, Lady Gaga, Biden, Msnbc, Joe, Wolf Blitzer, Jack Shafer, Ann Althouse, Joy Reid


The Republicans who could determine Trump's political fate in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The Senate is set to begin an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. At least half a dozen Republican senators have signaled a willingness to hold Trump accountable for the Capitol siege. All eyes are on Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Pat Toomey, and Ben Sasse. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a Senate impeachment trial looms for former...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Pennsylvania, Gop, New Hampshire, House


'We actually won the war we needed to fight': Trump's pick for ambassador to Afghanistan on why it's time to get out

A US soldier and an Afghan police office arm wrestle before a joint patrol in Maiwand District in Kandahar Province, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Burton US troops are still fighting in Afghanistan nearly 20 years after first arriving in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The US mission in Afghanistan has gradually expanded over those two decades, but Afghans need to determine their country's future, according to William Ruger, who was nominated by former President Donald ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, Navy, Washington Post, Osama Bin Laden, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Middle East, Army, Al Qaeda


Biden Wants To Follow California In Removing Word ‘Alien’ From Laws

(CNN) — It’s just one small part of the sweeping immigration overhaul President Biden is pushing. But the symbolic significance is huge. Biden’s proposed bill, if passed, would remove the word “alien” from US immigration laws, replacing it with the term “noncitizen.” It’s a deliberate step intended to recognize America as “a nation of immigrants,” according to a summary of the bill released by the new administration. The term “illegal alien,” long decried as a dehumanizing slur by immigrant righ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Mexico, Senate, New York City, Immigration, US, California News, Sacramento, America, Joe Biden, Cnn


Vice President Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday as the first female US Vice President. Harris was born in California to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India.  Harris' extended family includes five lawyers and several Stanford graduates. Harris' representatives did not reply to a request for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris became the first Black ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Stanford, Senate, India, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends


Biden described the letter Trump left him in the Oval Office as 'very generous' but said he needed to talk to Trump before making its contents public

A composite image of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Joe Biden said Donald Trump left him a "very generous" letter but did not elaborate. Outgoing presidents traditionally leave their successor a letter in the Oval Office Resolute Desk. Biden began his term issuing a stream of executive orders, many overturning Trump's policies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presi...
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Biden said the letter Trump left him in the Oval Office was 'very generous' but that he needs to talk to Trump before making its contents public

A composite image of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Biden said Trump left him a "very generous" letter, but would not release its contents yet. Departing presidents traditionally leave their successor a letter in the Oval Office Resolute Desk. Biden began his term issuing a stream of executive orders, many overturning Trump's policies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington Post, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Washington Dc, Paris, News UK, World Health Organization, Biden


Michael Flynn's brother was present on a call discussing the military response to the Capitol siege, despite the Army denying it for days: WaPo

Supporters of President Donald Trump wear gas masks and military-style apparel as they walk around inside the Rotunda after breaching the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/Getty Images The US Army falsely claimed that Michael Flynn's brother was not on a call discussing whether or not to dispatch the National Guard to the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the Army's chief staff of operations, co...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Washington Dc, Army, Pentagon, Donald Trump, US Army, The Washington Post, Mccarthy, Capitol Police, Trump


The Trump-appointed NSA general counsel installed the day before Biden took office is now on leave due to a Department of Defense probe

Michael Ellis was installed as the NSA's general counsel just the day before President Biden was sworn in. Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Trump-installed General Counsel of the National Security Agency has been put on administrative leave a day after starting the role, due to a Department of Defense inspector general probe, CNN reported.  Michael Ellis's installation just before President Joe Biden took office garnered criticism that the...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, Nsa, White House, Defense, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Warner, Biden, Donald Trump, National Security Agency


Trump reportedly granted Secret Service protections to all his adult children and 3 top officials before he left the White House. It will cost US taxpayers millions.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021 MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump granted extended Secret Service protections to his four adult children and their spouses before he left the White House, The Washington Post reported. Former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and former National Security Advisor Robert C. O'Brien will also receive the exp...
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Melania Trump reportedly asked a staffer to write her thank you notes to White House residence employees

First Lady Melania Trump attends an event to mark National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in the East Room of the White House on September 3, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Melania Trump asked an employee to write thank you notes to White House staff on her behalf. The staffer wrote approximately 80 notes that Trump then signed herself, sources told CNN.  In a farewell speech issued on Tuesday, she said the last four years had been "unforgettable." Visit Busin...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, Melania Trump, Bidens, Jill Biden


Every single executive order and action Trump signed in his 4 years as president

President Donald Trump shows off an executive order declaring formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 6, 2017. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump issued executive actions at a brisk pace through his one term in office. Orders, memoranda, and proclamations are three types of presidential actions, each with different authority. Insider compiled every executive action Trump signed, and you can browse them by category here...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Jabin Botsford, BI Graphics



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