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First Thing: Obama backs compromise to voting rights bill before Senate vote

The former president has urged others to support Manchin’s proposed changes to Biden’s landmark legislation. Plus, the new Norwegian sex guide causing quite a bit of frictionGood morning.Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind the voting rights proposal of the conservative West Virginia Democratic senator, Joe Manchin, calling it a “product of compromise” as the landmark legislation faces a crucial vote in the US Senate on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Obama invokes January 6 insurrection to advocate for voting rights bill

Former President Barack Obama on Monday invoked the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol to advocate for a sweeping voting right bills set to be considered by the Senate, arguing the uprising proved Americans cannot "take our democracy for granted."
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Obama back in the spotlight to slam Republican's latest plan

Speaking at a teleconference town hall, former President Barack Obama took Senate Republicans to task for opposition to a debate over an election reform bill that would expand voting access.
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Obama slams GOP's opposition to voting reform

Speaking at a teleconference town hall, former President Barack Obama took Senate Republicans to task for opposition to a debate over an election reform bill that would expand voting access.
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McCloskey’s Beat Rap, Claim Victory in Plea Deal with Anti-gun Prosecutor

Published reports say a Nov. 1 trial date is tentatively set for Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple that stood outside their home last year to ward off protesters. (Screen snip, YT, PBS) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Almost a year ago, on 28 June 2020, a mob of loud, screaming BLM protestors in St. Louis, Missouri, followed the agitators/leaders into private property through a locked gate. Reacting to the threats, Mark and Patricia McCloskey grabbed two firearms, an AR-15 type rifle...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Barack Obama, Department Of Defense, Missouri, Arizona, St Louis, Black Lives Matter, St Louis Police Department, BLM, Mark, Callahan, St Louis Missouri, Gardner, Bryco, St Louis Circuit


Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise

Former President Barack Obama put his weight behind Sen. Joe Manchin’s voting rights proposal in Congress, urging Republicans to join...
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Joe Biden expected to host Barack Obama for official White House portrait reveal, report says

Former President Donald Trump famously skipped the tradition of presenting a White House predecessor's official portrait.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Joe Biden expected to host Barack Obama for official White House portrait reveal: report

Former President Donald Trump famously skipped the tradition of presenting a White House predecessor's portrait.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump has given interviews for 17 different books since leaving the White House, report says

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump has given interviews for 17 different books since his presidency ended, Axios reported. He has spoken to the authors for an average of 90 minutes, and gave 2 interviews to favored writers. He's trying to charm them, though the books will likely vary on how flattering a picture they paint. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump has given interviews for at least 17 books since his presidency ended, Axios r...
Tags: Politics, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Michelle Obama, Times, Donald Trump, Penguin Random House, Trump, Bender, Jonathan Martin, Wolff


How Obama's election led to Trump's insurrection

The radicalization of some Capitol rioters can be traced back to November 2008, with the election of the United States' first Black president Barack Obama. CNN's Drew Griffin reports. See more at CNN.com/capitolriot.
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The Joe Biden I knew and now disagree with

Years ago many doubted the dreams of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. when he said when asked that his primary goal in life was to be the president of the United States of America. I didn’t…. And then Beau Biden, (real name Joseph R. Biden, III, also another Syracuse University College of Law grad) said “Promise Me Dad” to his father before he passed away in 2017. Then the book with that title came out shortly thereafter  and old cynical libertarian anarcho-capitalist Dick Boddie read it and had some positi...
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Taxpayers reportedly shelled out $2.4 million to fund Trump's golf visits in New Jersey

Former President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during his first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018, in Turnberry, Scotland. Getty Images/Leon Neal Taxpayers paid a whopping $2.4 million for former President Donald Trump's golf outings in New Jersey. About $1.9 million of that total went to hotel accommodations for Trump's Secret Service agents. The $2.4 million sum does not include the $142,000/hour Air Force One r...
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Keep private money out of election administration

State lawmakers may not be experts on everything, but there’s one subject on which their expertise is beyond question. State elected officials know a lot about state elections. They also know a lot about fundraising, and how much it costs to run an effective get-out-the-vote effort. They know about campaign finance laws, and contribution limits, and how hard it is to raise money. They know where their voters live, and where the other team’s voters live. So it’s interesting that a number of state...
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Biden to revive presidential portrait tradition Trump skipped

The president plans to host a White House ceremony later this year for the unveiling of former President Barack Obama’s official...
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Pennsylvania governor says Republican voting bill is based on 'fringe conspiracy theories'

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf addresses supporters before former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for statewide Democratic candidates on September 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela/Getty Images Pennsylvania Republicans are seeking to impose new ID requirements on the state's voters. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has promised to veto any GOP voting bill. After the 2020 election, the Pennsylvania GOP tried to delay certification of Biden's victory...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Supreme Court, China, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump


Supreme Court Dismisses Red State Challenge to Obamacare

The justices in a 7-2 opinion dismissed a challenge from Texas and 17 other GOP-led states to the constitutionality of former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.
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US, EU Forge Closer Ties on Emerging Technologies To Counter Russia and China

The U.S. and European Union plan to cooperate more on technology regulation, industrial development and bilateral trade following President Biden's visit, in a bid to help Western allies better compete with China and Russia on developing and protecting critical and emerging technologies. From a report: Central to the increased coordination will be a new high-level Trade and Technology Council the two sides unveiled Tuesday. The aim of the TTC is to boost innovation and investment within and betw...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commerce, European Commission, Biden, Donald Trump, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, State, Antony Blinken, Apple Google


Court again leaves Affordable Care Act in place

This article was updated on June 17 at 5:16 p.m. In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected another effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law often regarded as the signature legislative achievement of former President Barack Obama. The justices did not reach the main issue in the case: whether the entirety of the ACA was rendered unconstitutional when Congress eliminated the penalty for failing to obtain health insurance. Instead, by a v...
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Top GOPer Swears To Make Biden ‘Half-Term President’ In Echo Of McConnell’s Infamous Obama Vow

Senate Republican Conference chair John Barrasso (R-WY), the third highest ranking GOPer in the chamber, has taken Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) infamous obstruction vow to another level. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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‘Pure business’ at Biden-Putin summit: No hugs, no brickbats

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and AAMER MADHANI GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. But the two leaders offered starkly different views on difficult simmering issues including cyber and ransomware attacks...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap


From Barack Obama To Kurt Vonnegut, Book Reveals How World’s Most Successful People Achieved Greatness

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Progressives call on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire amid McConnell's threats to block future Supreme Court nominees

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Progressives are calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire. "For the good of the country, now is the time to step aside," an ad that ran in Politico read. The call comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell said he would block future nominees to the court. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressives have mounted a p...
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Biden, Putin conclude summit between ‘two great powers’

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit meeting Wednesday between what the American leader called “two great powers,” wrapping up more quickly than expected. The pair’s second sit-down, with aides present on both sides, lasted about 65 minutes. That session was to be divided into two parts with a break in between, but concluded without a second part. The two sides had said they ex...
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‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion between “two great powers” and said it was “always better to meet face to face.” ...
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How Joe Biden planned his summit with Putin to avoid the mistakes made by Trump and other world leaders

A room at the Villa La Grange arranged for Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden to hold their June 16 narrow-format meeting as part of the US-Russia summit. Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images Joe Biden is meeting Russia's Vladimir Putin for a summit in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden and his team have taken steps to avoid traps Putin likes to set to gain advantage. Putin has psyched out other leaders by showing up late, embarrassing them, and exploiting divisions....
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60 gifts Mom will love - from a convertible handbag to a waterproof Kindle

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Artifact Uprising Show Mom your appreciation with any of these 60 thoughtful gifts. From loungewear to jewelry to tech gadgets, there's a gift for all tastes and budgets. For more inspiration, check out all of the Insider Reviews gift guides. Although mothers may be challenging to shop for - humbly resigning to the phrase "you don't have to get me anything" - we can safely say she'll love an...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Shonda Rhimes, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Gifts, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Ugg, Dyson, Philips, National Geographic, Mom, Amazon Echo


Sen. John Barrasso: GOP aiming to make Biden a ‘half-term president’

The No. 3 Senate Republican echoed Mitch McConnell's comments during Barack Obama's first term.
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Meet Nickson, the furniture-as-a-service startup that Barack Obama’s ex-financial adviser just backed

Ever toured an apartment and fell in love with the model unit? You’re not alone. Harvard Business School grad Cameron Johnson is a former institutional real estate investor and Greystar exec turned startup founder who realized that very often, “renters would try to rent the model apartment.” This got him thinking. People would love to rent a model apartment in a building, and no one likes to move. This spelled opportunity in Johnson’s mind. So in 2017, he came up with the idea of Nick...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Real Estate, Funding, Barack Obama, Startup, Tech, Austin, Venture Capital, Dallas, Houston, Johnson, Apartment, Robinson, Hippo, Harvard Business School


Fox News has mentioned 'critical race theory' nearly 1300 times since March, according to watchdog study

Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images Critical race theory is dominating Fox News coverage, according to a new study. Media Matters for America, a left-leaning nonprofit, tracked the buzzword going back to last year. It was mentioned nearly 1,300 times in three and-a-half months. See more stories on Insider's business page. As critical race theory has emerged as a central talking point and fundraising tactic for Republicans, Fox News has been flooding t...
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Major publishers are refusing to offer a book deal to a 'radioactive' Trump, according to report

Donald Trump signs copies of his book, "Crippled America: How to Make Our Country Great Again", at Trump Tower on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in New York. Greg Allen/Invision/AP Major literary publishers don't want to touch a Trump book with a 10-foot pole, Politico reports. One industry source told Politico Trump "has screwed over so many publishers" before his presidency. Trump's voluminous lies about election fraud make a Trump book a "fact-checking nightmare." See more stories on ...
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