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An entertainment venue in Denver will now let concertgoers enter by scanning their palm prints using Amazon One

Amazon The Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver is starting to admit guests using their palm prints. The venue will install standalone ticketing kiosks that use Amazon One's palm-scanning technology. Until now, Amazon One hasn't been used outside of Amazon or Whole Foods stores. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forget about showing your ticket. The next time you go to a concert, you may be able to get in with a swipe of your hand.That's what's happening at the ...
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Cassidy Accuses Dems Of Using SCOTUS ‘Theater’ To Distract From Other Issues

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) was dismissive of Democratic panic over the recent Supreme Court decision to virtually outlaw abortion in Texas, saying that the law may not stand and that Democrats are using it to distract from politically damaging news.  [Author: Kate Riga]
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A GOP Senator said the Supreme Court will eventually 'swat' away Texas' restrictive abortion law

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., takes an escalator from the Senate subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo A restrictive abortion law went into effect on Wednesday in Texas. The Supreme Court refused to block the law in a 5-4 ruling. A GOP senator said they'll eventually "swat it" away and that it's being used to distract from other issues. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Senator Bill Cassidy said he expects the US ...
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There’s No Such Thing As A Moderate Republican In 2021. It Wasn’t Always This Way.

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Some pundits and politicians are hailing the Senate’s approval of a bipartisan infrastructure bill — with all 50 Democrats and 19 Republicans voting in support — as evidence that bipartisanship is possible and that there’s no need to scuttle the filibuster rule that requires 60 votes to pass any legislation. After the vote, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proclaimed, “I was proud to support today’s histori...
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A Chicago pharmacist was arrested for allegedly selling COVID-19 vaccine cards on eBay to unvaccinated buyers for $10 each

GRANT HINDSLEY/AFP via Getty Images A Chicago pharmacist was arrested on Tuesday for selling over 100 COVID-19 vaccine cards online. He allegedly stole the CDC cards from his pharmacy and sold them for $10 each on eBay. He faces a possible sentence of 10 years as the government clamps down on vaccine card fraud. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tangtang Zhao, a 34-year-old licensed pharmacist from Chicago, was arrested Tuesday on charges related to selling 125 authentic CD...
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Amazon wants your palm prints. But lawmakers are asking why.

Amazon is under regulatory scrutiny for its palm-print scanning technology. Reuters A bipartisan group of senators sent Amazon a letter questioning its use of biometric data. The tech giant introduced Amazon One, a palm-print scanner, last year. Lawmakers raised questions about data privacy and security. See more stories on Insider's business page. A bipartisan trio of senators is questioning Amazon about its collection of biometric data.In a letter sent to Amazon's new CEO, Andy J...
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Lawmakers ask Amazon what it plans to do with palm print biometric data

A group of senators sent new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy a letter Friday pressing the company for more information about how it scans and stores customer palm prints for use in some of its retail stores. The company rolled out the palm print scanners through a program it calls Amazon One, encouraging people to make contactless payments in its brick and mortar stores without the use of a card. Amazon introduced its Amazon One scanners late last year, and they can now be found in Amazon Go convenience a...
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Here are the 19 GOP senators who defied Trump by voting for the $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does a cable news interview before the start of a two-week recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite 19 Republicans signed on to the infrastructure bill on Tuesday, publicly defying Trump. Trump attempted to sabotage the bill as negotiations were underway and warned Republicans not to support it. Here is a list of all the GOP members who resisted his pressure. See more stories on Insider'...
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Janet Yellen is worried about 'irreparable harm' to the economy if Congress doesn't raise the debt limit. Her warning is ringing hollow among Senate Republicans.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pauses as she meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is continuing to warn of "irreparable harm" without a debt limit hike. The past debt limit expired on July 30, leading the department to take "extraordinary measures" to pay the government's bills. Democrats aren't including a debt ceiling hike in their party-line $3.5 trillion budget p...
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Inside the Senate's sudden cryptocurrency showdown holding up the Biden infrastructure bill

Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Warner of Virginia. Evelyn Hockstein-Pool/Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images Two bipartisan Senate gangs are engaged in a last-minute clash over cryptocurrency tax enforcement. The fight is scrambling partisan politics and may provide a glimpse into future crypto regulations. "We're all working trying to resolve these issues," Sen. Ron Wyden told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's a Senate fight causing ...
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GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy clashes with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over bans on mask mandates: 'The local officials should have control here'

Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Sen. Bill Cassidy said that he disagreed with fellow Republican Ron DeSantis over bans on mask mandates. "I think you govern best when you govern closest to the people being governed," he said. Cassidy, a medical doctor, said that as a conservative, local control was paramount. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana on Sunday said that he disagrees with an order by Gov. Ron DeSantis th...
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Senate advances $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, bringing it closer to final passage with McConnell's support

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference about climate change outside the U.S. Capitol on July 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The 1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill cleared another procedural hurdle on Saturday. The vote was 67-27, and 18 Republicans voted to advance it including Mitch McConnell. A Senate showdown is looming over an amendment to collect unpaid taxes from cryptocurrency. See more stories on Insider's bus...
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Biden's $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal advances in the Senate in major test vote

GOP Sens. Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Bill Cassidy announce they struck an infrastructure deal with the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal advanced in a major test vote on Wednesday. Seventeen Republicans joined all 50 Senate Democrats in voting for it. A final vote for the bipartisan plan will likely happen sometime in the next week or two. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's $1 trillion...
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Senate GOP rejects infrastructure bill

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans rejected an effort Wednesday to begin debate on a big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden. But supporters in both parties remained hopeful of another chance in coming days. Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York had scheduled the procedural vote that he described as a step to “get the ball rolling” as talks progress. But Republicans mounted a fi...
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Bipartisanship Is Climate Denial

Last week, NBC White House correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted the banal observation that he couldn’t remember the last time he saw Democratic and Republican senators having a laugh in public. It was in the wake of the so-called Gang of 10 bipartisan group of senators showing up at the White House to pitch their…Read more...
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Some GOPers Calmed Down After Biden Cleared Up Their Faux Infrastructure Brouhaha

A few Republican senators on Sunday put their constant whining about Democrats' commitment to passing both the bipartisan infrastructure deal and President Biden’s more progressive infrastructure priorities together through a reconciliation package aside, following Biden's statement that clarified that he is not issuing the veto threat that Republicans have fear-mongered about for days. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams the lack of diversity in an all-white group of lawmakers who drafted a bipartisan infrastructure deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Mario Tama/Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the bipartisan group of lawmakers who negotiated an infrastructure deal. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the group reached a deal. The New York lawmaker called out the group for its lack of diversity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday criticized an all-white group of senators who reached a bipartisan deal on infrastructure...
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Biden strikes $1 trillion infrastructure deal with GOP while supporting separate party-line package

President Joe Biden. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden struck a deal on a $1 trillion infrastructure plan with the GOP on Thursday. "We have a deal," Biden told reporters outside the White House. It's expected to encompass hard infrastructure like roads and bridges. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind a $1 trillion infrastructure deal negotiated by a Senate group of Republican and Democrats, a major step towards his goal ...
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‘We have deal’: Biden, bipartisan senators on infrastructure

By LISA MASCARO, JOSH BOAK and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that “we have a deal,” signaling a bipartisan agreement on a $953 billion infrastructure plan that would achieve his top legislative priority and validate his efforts to reach across the political aisle. Biden made a surprise appearance in front of the cameras with members of the group of senators, Republicans and Democrats, after an agreement was reached Thursday. Details of the deal were ...
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Nancy Pelosi says 'there ain't no bipartisan bill' unless Senate also approves Democrat-only infrastructure package

Speaker of the House House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talk to reporters at the Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Schumer and Pelosi are plowing ahead with a separate spending package without the GOP. Pelosi said a bipartisan plan won't be approved in the House unless A bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure deal is in sight after weeks of sputtering negotiations. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
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Schumer and Pelosi say they're still barreling ahead without the GOP on a multitrillion-dollar social spending package in July

Speaker of the House House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talk to reporters at the Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Schumer and Pelosi are plowing ahead with a separate spending package without the GOP. "We're all on the same page," Schumer said. A bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure deal is in sight after weeks of sputtering negotiations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress sa...
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The White House is giving bipartisan infrastructure negotiations until the end of June even as progressive opposition swells

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The White House is giving bipartisan economic talks until the end of June for a deal to pan out. Biden could potentially shift course and embrace a Democratic-only plan after that. An emerging bipartisan framework is struggling to draw substantial Democratic support. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House officials are indicating to congressional Democrats that they're giving bipartisan infrastructure negotiations...
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Mitch McConnell gives 'maybe 50-50' odds of bipartisan infrastructure deal as Democrats say they won't drop climate initiatives

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images McConnell took a dour view on the likelihood of a bipartisan Senate group succeeding with an infrastructure bill. He told a conservative radio host that its odds were "maybe 50-50." Pelosi signaled she's unwilling to strike a deal with Republicans if it meant substantially cutting the package. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell provided a downbeat view on the late...
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Bipartisan Senate group strikes early $1.2 trillion infrastructure agreement as Democrats grow impatient

Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mitt Romney of Utah, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Susan Collins of Maine, and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona taking a break from a meeting on infrastructure. Alex Wong/Getty Images A group of 10 senators on Thursday announced an early infrastructure deal. The package does not include tax hikes, and only a fraction of it is new spending. It is unclear whether the White House will support the measure. See more stories on Insider'...
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Bipartisan Senate group strike early $1.2 trillion infrastructure agreement as Democrats grow impatient

Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) take a break from a meeting on infrastructure. Alex Wong/Getty Images A group of 10 senators announced they struck an early infrastructure deal on Thursday. The package will not include tax hikes, and only a fraction of it is new spending. It is unclear whether the White House will support the measure. See more stories on Insider's business page. A bip...
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89 progressive organizations urge Democrats to ditch the GOP on infrastructure

President Joe Biden. Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images 89 advocacy organizations urged Biden and his party to move ahead on infrastructure without the GOP. This came after Biden's negotiations with Republican senators collapsed on Tuesday without an agreement. Still, Biden is working with a bipartisan group despite calls from Democrats to exclude the GOP from talks. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden ended a weeks-long i...
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Biden and Republican senators at an impasse over infrastructure negotiations - live

President reportedly said GOP offer did not ‘meet the essential needs’Manchin’s hard no on voting bill leaves Democrats seeking new pathSenate report on US Capitol attack finds broad failingsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.16pm BST Bill Cassidy, a Republican senator of Louisiana, was one of the members of the moderate bipartisan group working on a new infrastructure proposal. [email protected] just called to discuss infrastructure. I brought up flood resiliency and ener...
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Senate Democrats signal they're ready to ditch GOP on infrastructure as White House turns to new bipartisan group

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York). Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden's talks with Senate Republicans broke down on Tuesday after more than a month. Schumer said Democrats are looking to pass infrastructure spending alone down the road. The White House is turning to a new working group that is eyeing stimulus money to pay for infrastructure. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Democrats are starting to signal they are prepared to ditch Republicans on infra...
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Former GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock: If Trump went missing, not many Republicans would be 'in the search party'

Then-Rep. Barbara Comstock at a debate in 2018. She lost re-election to the House that year and now works to get more Republican elected to office. Pete Marovich for The Washington Post via Getty Images Barbara Comstock said not many Republicans would be "in the search party" if Trump went missing. The former congresswoman is a staunch supporter of a commission to probe the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. She said that Republicans want to distance themselves from Trump, but "he's not going to go ...
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Family of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick slams GOP lawmakers who blocked Jan. 6 commission as 'not backing the blue'

Gladys Sicknick, the mother of fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, stands with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, left, and Sandra Garza, the partner of the late Officer Sicknick, far right. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Brian Sicknick's family expressed disappointment with Senate GOP opposition to a Jan. 6 commission. "Clearly, they're not backing the blue ... This cannot happen again," Sandra Garza told CNN. Officer Sicknick suffered two strokes and passed away on Jan. 7...
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