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Fauci says health preparation needs to be 'revved up' before Omicron variant hits the US

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021.AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Dr.Anthony Fauci says health preparation needs to "be revved up" before the Omicron variant hits the US. The preparation includes getting more people vaccinated and boosted, Fauci said Sunday. His...
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‘Amoral 21st-century mercenaries’: problems mount for NSO Group

Israeli spyware firm goes from bad to worse as scathing Apple lawsuit follows US blacklistingShalev Hulio, the co-founder of Israel’s NSO Group, was in Washington DC on a mission to try to resuscitate the surveillance company’s battered reputation on Capitol Hill shortly before the news broke that he had probably arrived too late to make a difference.With little advance warning to its allies in Israel, the Biden administration announced on 3 November that it was putting the spyware maker – one o...
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Capitol Police officer rips the right-wing's 'hypocrisy' of calling Kyle Rittenhouse a 'hero' while ignoring and insulting those who defended the Capitol

U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn testifies during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.Andrew Harnik/AP Photo A US Capitol Police officer excoriated the "hypocrisy" of prominent right-wing figures' response to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. Fox News' Laura Ingraham criticized LeBron James for having "mocked [Kyle Rittenhouse's] emotional testimony." But Ingraham mocked Dunn and other officers' harrowing...
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Several January 6 rally organizers used burner phones for top-level communications with Trump's team: report

Then-President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Ellipse on January 6, 2021.Samuel Corum/Getty Images Several organizers who planned the Jan. 6 rally at the Ellipse used burner phones to communicate with Trump's team, per Rolling Stone. Kylie Kremer, an official in the "March for Trump" group, told an aide to retrieve three burner phones, according to 3 sources who spoke to Rolling Stone. The Jan. 6 panel is investigating the ensuing insurrection and has issued a slew of subpoenas. Se...
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House members describe toxic work environment

Many members within the House of Representatives have told CNN in recent days that they find themselves in a toxic work environment, wrought with bitter exchanges, threats and fears about what the erosion of decorum in the chamber will mean for a body that has still not recovered 10 months after the Capitol Hill riot.
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Biden picks Capitol Hill favorite to run his budget office

The president announced Wednesday that he will nominate Shalanda Young as OMB director and Nani Coloretti as deputy director. #deputydirector #omb #capitolhill #nanicoloretti #shalandayoung
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Inside Spring Health's burnout culture

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm healthcare editor Leah Rosenbaum, and today in healthcare news:Workers at Spring Health say the founder contributed to a culture of panic and burnout;These are the 5 most common side-effects from the COVID-19 booster shots;A judge found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart fueled the opioid epidemic. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @leah_rosenbaum. Let's get to it...First, ...
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A man who was accused of discharging bear spray at law enforcement officers during the Capitol riot was arrested by the FBI after he enlisted in the Air Force

U.S. Capitol Police officers push back rioters who were trying to break into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File Aiden Henry Bilyard, 19, was arrested Monday in connection to the Capitol insurrection. On January 6, Bilyard is accused of using bear spray on police officers and breaking a window at the Capitol. Bilyard enlisted in the Air Force and was interviewed by FBI agents in August at a base in Texas. Aiden Henry Bilyard, 19, was arrested by the...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Fbi, Arrest Warrant, Arrest, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Air Force, US District Court, Doj, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Capitol


Democrats are actually raising taxes on the ultrawealthy, even though they're keeping a Trump tax cut

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) takes questions from reporters at her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Joint Committee on Taxation first estimated Democrats' economic plan will cut taxes for the rich. But the committee issued a correction on Tuesday saying the bill will raise taxes for the rich, instead. This comes even as Democrats' bill retains a Trump tax cut from 2017. A nonpartisan co...
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Insider talked to 34 lawmakers, journalists, Capitol workers, Trump officials, and others who lived through the January 6 insurrection. Here's what we learned.

Donald Trump speaks at a rally at The Ellipse before egging supporters to head to the Capitol where they later violently breached security to try to stop the electoral vote certification.Samuel Corum/Getty Images Congress and others are still recovering from the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Many lawmakers and staffers had to make split-second decisions as the siege unfolded. Insider interviewed 34 people who lived through that day for an exclusive oral history.  Rep. Andy Kim, a New Jerse...
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The 5 most common booster shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosted

71-year-old Frank Mallone receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 4, 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, according to early CDC data. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster.  Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID...
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The 5 most common booster-shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosters

Frank Mallone, 71, received a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 4.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, early CDC data showed. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster. Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID-19 in the US — at ...
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'Toxic is spot-on': House members describe roiling animosity among lawmakers

Many members within the House of Representatives have told CNN in recent days that they find themselves in a toxic work environment, wrought with bitter exchanges, threats and fears about what the erosion of decorum in the chamber will mean for a body that has still not recovered 10 months after the Capitol Hill riot.
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GOP lawmaker who downplayed January 6 insurrection wants to be the top law enforcement officer in Texas

Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican congressman who downplayed the January 6 Capitol Hill insurrection, announced Monday that he's running for Texas attorney general, the state's top law enforcement official.
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Jay Powell appears likely to romp to confirmation for a second term atop the Federal Reserve. He won bipartisan plaudits this morning

News and analysis from Capitol Hill for when you only have a few minutes, from POLITICO. #jaypowell #capitolhill #politico #federalreserve
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Kyrsten Sinema, who has been described as an 'enigma,' says 'I don't even know what enigma means, really. No one really does'

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona arrives for a Senate vote in the US Capitol on October 28, 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been described as an 'enigma' because she rarely talks to reporters at the Senate. "I don't even know what enigma means, really. No one really does," Sinema told an AZ television station. Sinema also touted the passage of the infrastructure bill as a vindication of her brand of politics. Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sin...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Democrats, United States, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Capitol Hill, Enigma, Phoenix, Capitol, Phillips, Merriam Webster, US Capitol


AOC calls out the 'enormous' amount of executive power Biden could have on student debt, climate change, and immigration while she's watching him 'hand the pen to Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to discuss legislation that would strengthen Social Security benefits, on Capitol Hill October 26, 2021 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer/Getty Images AOC called out the executive action Biden is sitting on for the climate, student debt, and immigration in a NYT interview. She said Democrats' agenda shouldn't be scaled down just because of Manchin and Sinema. Canceling student debt via executive action is something Bide...
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Paul Gosar said Trump called to support him after being censured for his anime video showing him attacking AOC

Rep. Paul Gosar arrives to his office on Capitol Hill on November 17, 2021 in Washington, DC.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Rep. Paul Gosar said Trump called him to offer support after he was officially rebuked by Congress. Gosar was censured for a video showing a cartoon version of himself attacking Democrats.  Democrats say the tweet was an incitement to violence, Gosar says it was misinterpreted.  Rep. Paul Gosar said that former President Donald Trump called him to offer his support in the ...
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Lifting DC’s strict indoor mask mandate triggers mix of confusion, anxiety and relief

A mile northeast of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., along what's known as the H Street corridor, about half the people crowding the sidewalks are wearing masks.
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After nearly three decades in Congress, House Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson has announced her retirement

Portrait of American politician Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Washington DC, 1990s.Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, served 15 terms in Congress before announcing her retirement. Johnson worked at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Dallas and became the first nurse in Congress. Throughout her 29 years on Capitol Hill, Johnson co-authored or authored 177 bills that became law. House Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson, 85, announced on Saturday that she w...
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WATCH: Biden pardons his first Thanksgiving turkeys, Peanut Butter and Jelly

President Joe Biden pardons Peanut Butter, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House on November 19, 2021. Phil Seger, chairman of the National Turkey Federation, and turkey grower Andrea Welp of Indiana, stand with Biden.AP Photo/Susan Walsh President Joe Biden on Friday pardoned two Indiana-raised male turkeys at the White House. The turkeys, named Peanut Butter and Jelly, will be spared the fate of ending up on a dinner plate. "Instead of getting basted, these...
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3 senators slam The New York Times' coverage of Kyrsten Sinema's fashion as 'demeaning, sexist and inappropriate,' but an author of those articles says Sinema's choices are a key part of her politics

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona speaks as Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine stand by on Capitol Hill on July 28, 2021.Alex Wong/Getty Images 3 women senators slammed The New York Times for its "demeaning, sexist and inappropriate" coverage of Sinema's fashion choices. Sens. Murkowski, Collins, and Shaheen made the criticisms in a joint letter to the editor. But the author of 3 of those stories argues that presentation is a key aspect of Sinema&...
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Biden to transfer power to Harris while under anesthesia during colonoscopy

U.S. President Joe Biden talks to reporters as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi watches after the president met with Democratic lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol to promote his bipartisan infrastructure bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 1, 2021.REUTERS/Tom Brenner President Joe Biden is undergoing a colonoscopy procedure. He will transfer power to VP Kamala Harris, according to the White House. This is the same procedure Trump kept secret to avoid giving Mike Pence temporary powe...
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Meet the Gen Z founders who created a music app to help combat pandemic-induced anxiety and depression

(L) Travis Chen and (R) Brian FemminellaSoundMind Travis Chen and Brian Femminella are the founders of the mental health app SoundMind. The duo felt there was a lack of reliable mental health resources that could help people during the pandemic.  This is part of Insider's entrepreneur series Star, Rising which highlights early entrepreneurs. Name: Travis Chen and Brian Femminella Age: 22 and 21Location: Seattle, Washington; Los Angeles, California  Business: SoundMind, a music therapy ap...
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Bannon, Barr & Eric Holder; Why Only One Gets Third-Degree Legal Treatment

Eric Holder IMG AFGE, CC BY 2.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Steve Bannon, William Barr, and Eric Holder have all run afoul of Congress but only Bannon appears to be in big trouble and there just might be a reason beyond the defiance of a subpoena. Bannon isn’t the attorney general of the United States, whereas Barr and Holder were when they collided with Capitol Hill. In Obama’s “Wing-Man”, Eric Holder’s case, he became the first...
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Gallup Bombshell: Gun Control Support Drops to Lowest Level Since 2014

A new Gallup survey says 88 percent of American gun owners bought firearms for personal protection against crime. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A new Gallup poll shows support for stricter gun control has dropped five percentage points to the lowest level it has been since 2014, and a separate Gallup survey shows far more people own guns for personal protection against crime, a revelation that doesn’t surprise one of the nation’s leading gun rights advocates. According to Gallup, su...
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Paul Gosar compares himself to Alexander Hamilton while facing censure over an anime video he shared showing him killing AOC

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona arrives to his office on Capitol Hill on November 17, 2021.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Paul Gosar compared himself to Alexander Hamilton as his colleagues in the House moved to censure him.  The House unsuccessfully attempted to censure Hamilton while he served as the country's first Treasury Secretary. Gosar refused to apologize for the edited anime video, which Democrats and other critics argue promoted violence. Republican Rep. Paul Gosar compared...
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House votes to censure GOP Rep. Paul Gosar after he tweeted an edited anime video that showed him killing AOC

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona rides alone on a subway car to the Capitol Building on November 17, 2021.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The House on Wednesday voted to censure Rep. Paul Gosar and remove him from his committee assignments. The rebuke comes after Gosar posted an anime video edited that showed him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Just two Republicans joined Democrats in support of the resolution.  The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to censure Republican Re...
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Democrats reveal their criticisms and frustrations with Biden's attorney general Merrick Garland

Attorney General Merrick Garland has faced criticism for not adapting his judge-like style to the political demands of his Justice Department role.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Merrick Garland has frustrated Democrats with his judge-like approach to running the DOJ. Recent House and Senate oversight hearings reveal Garland's political blind spot. Garland has tangled with the White House and been slow delivering Democrats' desired policy moves. Just a day after a violent mob stormed th...
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Sen. Krysten Sinema says articles reading into her fashion choices are 'very inappropriate' and 'not helpful'

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., left, walks with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., after attending a Democratic policy luncheon, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, on Capitol Hill in WashingtonAP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona hit back at media commentary on her clothes.  "It's very inappropriate. I wear what I want because I like it," Sinema told Politico.  Sinema's colorful outfits make her stand out in the Senate and draw attention from local and national media. Sen. Kyrsten Sin...
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