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Did One of Those Capitol Idiots Really Just Try to Sell Pelosi's Laptop to Russian Spies?

The pro-Trump insurgents who descended on the Capitol building earlier this month got up to a lot of dumb, violent, and almost certainly illegal antics. But this one takes the cake: A capitol rioter allegedly stole a laptop from House Speaker Nancy’s Pelosi’s office to try to pawn it off to the Russian government,…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, House, Computing, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Laptop, Nancy, Operating Systems, Trump, Capitol, Pelosi


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


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


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


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


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


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


McConnell Doesn't Care About Section 230 or the Election—Just Keeping Your Relief Check Small

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to block consideration of a House-approved stimulus package on Tuesday that includes $2,000 checks for many Americans—an amount sought after by a rising chorus of Republicans and an outgoing President Trump.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, House, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, First Amendment, McConnell, Trump Read, Section 230, Covid 19


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


So many people left New York during the pandemic that the state may lose a House seat

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, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, New York City, US, West Virginia, Trends, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona, News UK


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 receives vaccine as House passes US aid bill

UK warned to expect further restrictions; intensive care beds full in southern California; Denmark bans mink farms for a yearEuropean states ban travel from UK as new Covid strain takes holdWhat do we know about the fast-spreading Covid variant in UK?Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine approved by European regulator‘I’m ready’: Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine live on TV 3.10am GMT China approved the emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine in June and has carried out more than one million dose...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, California, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


These are 20 of the 18,000 people who died of COVID-19 in the US this week

Funeral director Michael Neel looks at the casket of George Trefren, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran who died of COVID-19 in April. The US recorded roughly 18,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week alone. Wednesday marked the deadliest day in the pandemic so far, with nearly 3,500 deaths reported. Below are the names and brief stories of 20 people recently killed by the virus — including the newly elected Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, a pioneering surgeon, and the f...
Tags: Science, News, Supreme Court, Cdc, Washington, Israel, US, Trends, Features, Rome, North Dakota, Alaska, Washington Dc, House, New York Times, Dolly Parton


Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' and Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' as it is announced that Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


Trump administration appointee at HHS pushed a strategy of young, healthy people getting infected with COVID-19 to 'develop immunity and help stop the spread'

Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty Images Paul Alexander, a former top science advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, pushed for a strategy of infecting as many young people as possible to reach "herd immunity" against COVID-19.  A number of Alexander's emails outlining the idea were recently obtained by the House of Representatives and first reported by Politico. Alexander left the agency in September.  "Infants, kids, teens, young people, young adults, middle aged with ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Politico, New York City, Trends, Getty Images, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Committee, Trump


Thefts of food items and baby supplies are rising, highlighting America's desperation as lawmakers fight over the details of a new pandemic relief bill

Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd/Getty Images There has been a rise in theft of basic essentials as more people face income insecurity during the pandemic, The Washington Post reported.  Several food aid programs are set to expire at the end of the year, even as demand at food banks rises.  All of this is happening as negotiations around a new COVID-19 relief bill makes little headway in Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the pandemic continues and millions of Am...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Congress, Washington Post, Theft, America, Trends, House, Npr, Nancy Pelosi, Food Insecurity, Trump, Moody s Analytics, US Department of Labor, The Post


GOP Congressman-elect calls the coronavirus pandemic 'phony' while rallying with Trump supporters in DC

Congressman-elect Bob Good (R-Virginia). John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images GOP Representative-elect Bob Good of Virginia on Saturday labeled the coronavirus pandemic as "phony" at a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. "This looks like a group of people that get that this is a phony pandemic," he said. "It's a serious virus, but it's a virus. It's not a pandemic ... You get it. You stand up against tyranny. Just a day earlier, the US had roughly 2...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Washington, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Who, Dc, Republican Party


House Votes to Decriminalize Weed

The House of Representatives voted to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level on Friday. It may not be the final legal word on the matter, but it’s a historic moment in the godforsaken war on drugs. Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, Marijuana, House, House Of Representatives, Cannibas, Legalize It


Why Humans Are Obsessed with Cats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZgjNeXXTjU A house cat is not really a fur baby, but it is something rather more remarkable: a tiny conquistador with the whole planet at its feet —Abigail Tucker As part of its Annals of Obsession video series, The New Yorker invited science journalist Abigail Tucker, author of The Lion in the Living Room, to reflect on “how felines took over the Internet, our homes, and our lives.” It goes without saying that cats and humans have co-existed for a very l...
Tags: Google, Science, Biology, College, Life, New York City, History, Nature, K-12, House, Vikings, Facebook Twitter, Tucker, Toxoplasma, Simon Schuster Audio, Greg Kotis


Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US's top infectious-disease expert, shared a day in his life, and it's exhausting just reading it

Dr. Anthony Fauci arriving to testify before the House in Washington, DC, on June 23. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS In an interview with HuffPost, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US's leading infectious-disease expert, laid out a schedule of one of his workdays during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci, who still fits patient visits into his day and is escorted by a team of federal agents because of threats to his safety, mentioned one scheduled 20-minute break within the particular 18-hour workday. Tha...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Chicago, Washington Dc, House, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Nih, HuffPost


Some state and local governments vote against COVID-19 restrictions, citing 'tyranny' as US deaths approach 3,000 per day

Colorado State Representatives Rod Pelton, left, and Kim Ransom, right, talk to each surrounded by protective plastic barriers set up at each desk in the House chambers at the Colorado State Capitol during an emergency legislative session on November 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Several state and local governments have recently voted to rebuke governors' public health orders. This week, hearings and votes were taken up i...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, News, Nbc, Colorado, Washington Post, Washington, Virginia, US, Trends, United States, Williams, House, Local Government, Ohio


12 million Americans could lose their unemployment aid the day after Christmas if Republicans and Democrats don't agree on a new COVID-19 stimulus

Volunteers give out groceries at a drive-thru Three Square Food Bank emergency food distribution site at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino in response to an increase in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. DAVID BECKER/Getty Images About 12 million Americans could lose necessary jobless benefits one day after Christmas if Congress doesn't reach a deal and pass a new stimulus during the lame duck session. Some 7.3 million gig and self-employed workers ar...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, US, Trends, Economics, House, The Washington Post, Stimulus, Las Vegas Nevada, Three Square Food Bank, Century Foundation, Eliza Relman, Andrew Stettner, Coronavirus


The US has officially exited the Paris climate agreement, more than 3 years after Trump announced his plan to do so

President Trump announces his intent to withdraw the US from Paris climate agreement at the White House, June 1, 2017. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The US formally withdrew from the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday — the first nation ever to exit the accord. President Trump announced his intention to withdraw on June 1, 2017; the formal process began November 4, 2019. The Paris agreement, established in 2015, is a voluntary accord between nearly 200 countries to keep global warming below 2 d...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Obama, Climate Change, White House, China, Environment, US, Trends, Atlanta, Exxon Mobil, Joe Biden, Earth, Atlantic, United States


UK coronavirus live: PM would have saved thousands of lives with earlier lockdown, says Sage scientist

Latest updates: PM will insist there is ‘no alternative’ to a nationwide lockdown as he addresses House of Commons on MondayBoris Johnson faces Tory fury amid hints of further England lockdown‘Rapid turnaround’ not approved for the public to interpret themselvesWhat you can and can’t do in England’s new Covid lockdownFirst minister worried people will travel to Wales to escape English lockdownGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.19pm GMT Douglas Ross, the Scottish Tory leader, has attacked ov...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Westminster, Tory, Ross


His House Puts a Fresh Coat of Terror on the Haunting Genre

After barely escaping the horrors of war in South Sudan, Rial (Lovecraft Country’s Wunmi Mosaku) and Bol (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù) Majul have made it all the way to London and into their first home. But their apparent good fortune has a terrifying downside, as Remi Weekes’ chilling His House soon reveals.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Horror, Immigration, Netflix, House, Streaming, Haunted Houses, Wunmi Mosaku, His House, Sope Dirisu, Remi Weekes, South Sudan Rial Lovecraft Country


Coronavirus live news: Russian vaccine may be available to Moscow residents next month

Moscow creates vaccination network; European Commission head warns EU hospitals ‘at risk of being overwhelmed’ by Covid; Japan passes 100,000 cases US nears 9m casesWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 11.08am GMT Hi everyone. My name is Sarah Marsh and I am taking over the live blog feed today. Please do email or message m...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, China, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Malaysia, House, European Commission, Moscow, Merkel



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