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Lawmakers Are Worried ISPs Can't Deliver on Their Rural Broadband Promises

Last week, 160 members of Congress sent a letter to the FCC raising concerns about some Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) winners’ ability to provide rural America with the broadband access they promised. The letter did not call out individual internet service providers or organizations by name, but it did call on…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Politics, Science, Fcc, Congress, Articles, America, Broadband, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Social Issues, Federal Communications Commission, Rights, Internet Service Provider, Universal Service Fund, Rural Digital


Biden nominates Dr. Eric Lander as cabinet-level science adviser, in U.S. first

Dr. Lander is a mathematician and geneticist who's best known for his leading role in the Human Genome Project.Biden nominated Dr. Lander to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy and also serve as a cabinet-level science adviser, marking the first time the position has been part of the presidential cabinet.In an open letter, Biden said it's essential for the U.S. to "refresh and reinvigorate our national science and technology strategy to set us on a strong course for the next 75 year...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Senate, Dna, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Genetics, United States, Innovation, Lander, Biden, Human Genome Project, Trump, Brooklyn New York


4 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard outside the Capitol. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Four Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection last Wednesday. Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on Monday, followed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washing...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Science, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Massachusetts, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Republican, Illinois, Msnbc


State leaders say Operation Warp Speed overpromised and underdelivered, setting them up to fail in the vaccine rollout

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images US state health departments have struggled to deliver coronavirus shots in pace with the timeline put forward by Operation Warp Speed. Vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020 was never realistic, state health officials said, given a lack of funding and limited vaccine supply. Joe Biden will likely attempt to procure add...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Kentucky, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Trump


The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up.

Members of Congress evacuate the House chamber as protesters attempt to enter during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Three members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following the Capitol insurrection. When the mob invaded the building, lawmakers — some of them maskless — had to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Some representatives now consider that lockdown a superspreader event, an instance in which an inf...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, House, New Jersey, Cbs


3 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering together during the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard provides a security presence at the US Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Three Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection and riots on January 6.  Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks.  Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Cbs News, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Republican, Illinois, Delaware, New York Magazine


Rep. Brad Schneider becomes 3rd member of Congress to test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege

Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL). Samuel Corum/Getty Images Rep. Brad Schneider has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Tuesday. "Today, I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife's health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff," Schneider said. The Illinois Democrat is the third member of Congress to contract the ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, House, New Jersey, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Schneider, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Brad Schneider


Here Are All the Trump Sycophants Who Got Banned From Social Media After the Capitol Riot

Last week, Donald Trump riled up a mob of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol while members of Congress were voting to certify the results of the 2020 elections—a de facto act of sedition that failed to bring about his fantasized coup and resulted in five deaths.Read more...
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Two House Democrats Test Positive For Covid-19 After Coup Attempt at Capitol

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington, has tested positive for covid-19 after being forced to shelter in a secure location at the U.S. Capitol during last week’s coup attempt by loyalists of President Donald Trump. Jayapal is the second member of Congress to announce she has covid-19 after every member of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Democrats, Coups, Treason, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Capitol, Pramila Jayapal, U S Capitol, Insurrection, President Trump


The Capitol Hill physician is warning lawmakers they may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the siege on the building

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus while they sheltered during Wednesday's insurrection at the US Capitol.  In a letter to lawmakers, Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol's attending physician, wrote that sheltering House members "may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection." Some Ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, House, House Of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Louisiana, Oklahoma


The Big Oil Money Behind the Members of Congress Who Fueled the Capitol Attack

On Wednesday, Chevron decried the assault on the Capitol by a mob of violent extremists hellbent on halting a democratic process. ,“We call for the peaceful transition of the U.S. government,” the biggest oil company in the U.S. tweeted. “The violence in Washington, D.C. tarnishes a two-century tradition of respect…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, Fossil Fuels, PACs, Coups, Chevron, Fascism, Insurrection, Capitol Attack


Hundreds of lawmakers and staff gathered in a 'crowded' location after the Capitol siege but some Republicans refused to wear masks, lawmaker says

Rep. Susan Wild said she viewed the secure location as a "COVID super spreader event." Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Susan Wild said hundreds of lawmakers and staff were crowded into a secure location after the Capitol siege, but that "about half" declined to wear masks. Lawmakers evacuated the Capitol after a violent mob of Trump supporters successfully breached the building in an attempt to prevent the certification of the Electoral College vote. Wild said hundreds...
Tags: Science, Congress, Colorado, Wild, Cbs News, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, Trump, Capitol, Electoral College, Tom Williams CQ Roll Call Inc, Jason Crow, Susan Wild, Coronavirus, COVID-19


The Climate Crisis Will Be Steroids for Fascism

The Capitol has a police force with a $500 million budget, and yet it failed at its one job on Wednesday. Members of Congress, among the most protected people on the planet, were forced to hide in undisclosed locations as violent extremists overran the Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Coups, Donald Trump, Capitol, Fascism, Insurrection, Ecofascism


It's Apparently Very Easy to Riot in the Capitol When You're a Trump Supporter: Updating

This summer, abolitionists and protesters were gassed and shot at in the streets and in their homes, all for rising up against a white supremacist paramilitary state intent on violence and subjugation. In D.C., President Trump orchestrated a similar tear gas attack on protesters outside a church on live television.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Riots, Trump, Capitol


It's Apparently Very Easy to Riot in the Capitol When You're a Trump Supporter [Update]

This summer, abolitionists and protesters were gassed and shot at in the streets and in their homes, all for rising up against a white supremacist paramilitary state intent on violence and subjugation. In D.C., President Trump orchestrated a similar tear gas attack on protesters outside a church on live television.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Riots, Trump, Capitol


Fauci says the US could start vaccinating 1 million people per day - double its current rate over the last few days

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images After a painfully slow start, US coronavirus vaccinations could speed up soon, Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC News' Martha Raddatz on Sunday. Fauci said there's no reason why the US can't immunize 1 million people per day right now. Th...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore, Fauci, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


'It's going to get much uglier': The US is not prepared for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

Seniors and first responders wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Lakes Regional Library on December 30, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images The US coronavirus vaccine rollout is off to a slow start as states struggle with logistical challenges. Public-health experts worry the next round of vaccinations, for the elderly and essential workers, will be even more chaotic.  Several state health departments told Business Insider they are still sorting out the lo...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, Congress, Colorado, Cdc, Virginia, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Healthcare, Miami


An interactive CDC map shows how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going in your state - and how far the US lags behind its goal

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber in Columbus, Ohio, December 14, 2020. AP Photo/Jay LaPrete The CDC unveiled an interactive vaccine-tracking map on Thursday. The map shows how many vaccine doses each state has been allocated and how many shots each has administered so far. The totals tell a grim story: The US fell far short of its goal to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020. At its current pace, it would...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Connecticut, Kansas, Ohio, Pfizer, Vaccine


Americans think elected officials should be among the last to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a new Insider poll found

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receives a COVID-19 vaccination shot by doctor Brian Monahan, attending physician Congress of the United States in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on December 18, 2020. ANNA MONEYMAKER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved of two COVID-19 vaccines for public use, and members of Congress were among the first in the nation to get vaccinated. But many Americans believe that elected officials should be among the ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill


Only 2.8 million Americans have received COVID-19 vaccines, far short of the Trump administration's goal to reach 20 million by year's end

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci/Associated Press The US is nowhere close to meeting the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. In the absence of clear federal guidance, the vaccine rollout has devolved into a patchwork response that varies by state, experts say. Many health departments are struggling to vaccinate people as coro...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Mississippi, Congress, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Healthcare, Michigan, Npr, Pfizer


Less than a week before taking office, 41-year-old Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died from COVID-19

In this July 22, 2020 file photo, Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting US Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District in Baton Rouge, LA. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisiana GOP Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 less than two weeks after announcing that he tested positive for the virus.  He was set to be sworn into Congress on Sunday.  Letlow, who was 41-years-old, had been in the ICU since December 23.  ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Congress, US, Trends, Star, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, Luke, Abraham, Baton Rouge La, St Francis Medical Center


41-year-old Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 less than a week before he was set to take office

Luke Letlow. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisiana GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, less than two weeks after announcing that he tested positive for the virus. He was set to be sworn into Congress on Sunday. Letlow, 41, had been in the intensive-care unit since December 23. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Louisiana GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 on Tuesday. He was 41."It is with heavy hearts that @FirstLadyOfLA and I offer our...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Trends, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, Abraham, Monroe, Shreveport, St Francis Medical Center, News Star, Lance Harris, MELINDA DESLATTE


The US is vaccinating people way too slowly. A top doctor says the federal government is to blame.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives a COVID-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine at the White House on December, 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images According to analysis from NBC News, it could take the US nearly a decade to vaccinate enough Americans to bring the pandemic under control at its current pace. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday said the Trump administration is falling "far behind" on vaccinations. Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of ...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The US is vaccinating people way too slowly. A top doctor explains why.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives a COVID-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine at the White House on December, 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain why the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US is taking so long. While the US Food and Drug Administration has approved two vaccines for distribution, experts have said it will be many month...
Tags: Twitter, Science, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mike Pence, US Food and Drug Administration


So many people left New York that the state may lose a seat in Congress

The sun sets on lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City on December 5, 2020. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images New York lost more than 126,000 residents between July 2019 and July 2020, according to preliminary data from the US Census Bureau. It is biggest population drop of any state this year. New York is now likely to lose a House seat because of its population loss, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution on Tuesday. That would drop New York's total represent...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Science, Congress, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, New York City, US, West Virginia, Trends, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona


Lawmakers are fighting over the ethics of taking a COVID-19 vaccine before healthcare workers and the elderly

US Vice President Mike Pence receives the COVID-19 vaccine on December 18, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A handful of both Republican and Democratic members of Congress are objecting to their colleagues receiving the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of more vulnerable populations.  The attending physician of Congress and the Supreme Court, Brian Monahan, has told members of Congress that "there is no reason why you should defer receiving this vaccine."  Public health experts told Insider that...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images, Hawaii


Coronavirus live news: Biden warns 'darkest days' ahead for US; UK reports another 691 deaths

Latest updates: Anthony Fauci ‘extremely confident’ in vaccine; BioNTech’s CEO says tests being run on mutant strain; Ireland to tighten restrictions from Christmas Eve US Congress passes $900bn Covid-19 aid billCovid cases recorded in Antarctica – reportsTaiwan confirms first local case in more than 250 daysBiden receives vaccine live on TV 10.09pm GMT Brazil’s health ministry expects to have at least 150m doses of vaccines against Covid-19 available in the first half of 2021, with a third ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Congress, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Antarctica


Coronavirus live news: Biden says 'darkest days' ahead; AstraZeneca says vaccine should work against variant

Latest updates: Anthony Fauci ‘extremely confident’ in vaccine; BioNTech’s CEO says tests being run on mutant strain; Ireland to tighten restrictions from Christmas Eve US Congress passes $900bn Covid-19 aid billCovid cases recorded in Antarctica – reportsTaiwan confirms first local case in more than 250 daysBiden receives vaccine live on TV 9.21pm GMT Late on Monday night, Congress approved a $900bn stimulus package which will deliver financial aid to millions of families and businesses fac...
Tags: Europe, Science, Congress, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Antarctica, Astrazeneca


Congress to Employers: You Can Go Back to Not Giving Paid Leave to Covid-Positive Staff

Here’s a big fuck you from Congress to everyone else: The coronavirus relief bill passed this week removes a requirement that employers provide at least two weeks of paid sick leave at full salary if their employees contract the coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Medicine, Congress, Healthcare, Pandemic, Paid Sick Leave, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Contagious Presenteeism


Coronavirus live news: Anthony Fauci gets Covid vaccine in US; UK reports another 691 deaths

Latest updates: Anthony Fauci ‘extremely confident’ in vaccine; BioNTech’s CEO says tests being run on mutant strain; Ireland to tighten restrictions from Christmas Eve US Congress passes $900bn Covid-19 aid billCovid cases recorded in Antarctica – reportsTaiwan confirms first local case in more than 250 daysBiden receives vaccine live on TV 5.23pm GMT Covid-19 case rates are now above 1,000 cases per 100,000 people in 12 local areas of the UK, the latest data shows, PA reports.Three of the ...
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