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Nicholas Bloom is America's best work-from-home expert. He says the remote work revolution is 'only halfway through.'

Hello! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today: America's best work-from-home expert is bracing for turmoil.We spoke with 21 of Matt Gaetz's high-school classmates. Some say they could have predicted the congressman's sex scandal.Some Lululemon retail employees say there is an environment of "toxic positivity," where workers fe...
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Republican lawmakers condemned pro-Trump caucus emphasizing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions,' said GOP is not about 'nativism'

Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks during a news conference AP Photo/Brynn Anderson GOP lawmakers are reportedly starting a caucus that emphasizes "Anglo-Saxon political traditions." Other Republicans came out against it, with Rep. Adam Kinzinger saying members should be punished. Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Liz Cheney also post came forward to condemn "nativism" in the GOP. See more stories on Insider's business page. Multiple Republican lawmakers have come out against an "America First Caucu...
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

The Pause The CDC and FDA recommended a pause on distributing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday while the agencies review the six reported cases of people getting blood clots after receiving the vaccine. Several states ceased distribution immediately after the federal agencies announced their recommendation. Later on Tuesday, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said the Biden administration had obtained “more than enough” supply of the Moderna and Pfizer v...
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Gaetz ex-girlfriend feared alleged sex-trafficking victim taped call for feds

Federal prosecutors might now have two cooperating witnesses in sex-crimes investigation.


Gaetz does damage control, telling GOP colleagues he's been treated unfairly

Rep. Matt Gaetz, facing a scandal that threatens to end his career, is privately telling his colleagues that he has been treated unfairly while at the same time saying he's been cooperative with the Justice Department's investigation as he remains on shaky ground.


Meet the people who knew Matt Gaetz as a high schooler

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, awaits the State of the Union address in the chamber of the House of Representatives on February 4, 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Insider interviewed 21 of Matt Gaetz's former high school classmates. Some of them aren't surprised by the scandals spilling out now. They're texting each other about him and gossipping in a Facebook alumni group. See more stories on Insider's business page. Back in the late 1990s at Florida's Nic...
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Gaetz and DeSantis: A Friendship That May Become a Liability

The investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz threatens to become a liability for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he runs for reelection ahead of a possible presidential bid in 2024.
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McCarthy Says He’s Spoken To Gaetz, Plans To Take Action If He’s Charged

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Thursday that he has spoken to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) about the allegations against him, and that Gaetz maintained his innocence. [Author: Kate Riga]
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McCarthy: I've met with Gaetz, he professed innocence

The House GOP leader also denied being made aware of any red flags about Gaetz in the past.
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House GOP Leader: Won't Punish Gaetz Unless Charges Filed

The top House Republican says Rep. Matt Gaetz is innocent until proven guilty.
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Matt Gaetz teased a 'fight back' ad, trying to shift attention from sex-trafficking allegations by alleging that CNN is out to get him

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. AP Matt Gaetz tweeted an ad due to air in a self-styled fightback after allegations against him. Gaetz was accused of trafficking teenagers and paying for sex, which he strongly denies. His ad features undercover footage of a CNN employee, presented to suggest the network is trying to harm him. See more stories on Insider&...
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10 Things in Politics: Matt Gaetz classmates dish on his past

Getty Good morning! If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about today:Insider spoke to 21 of Rep. Matt Gaetz's former high-school classmates. Some aren't surprised by the scandal.The US is reportedly set to kick out Russian diplomats over election interference and the SolarWinds hackHow Biden escapes the White House bubble1. GAETZ-GATE GOES ON: Some of Rep. Matt Gaetz's high ...
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Matt Gaetz's ally and accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg made 150 Venmo payments to dozens of women and a 17-year-old girl, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. AP Joel Greenberg made more than 150 payments to dozens of women, The Daily Beast reported. One of the people paid by Greenberg, accused of sex trafficking, was a 17-year-old girl. Greenberg is an ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is facing a Justice Department probe. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jo...
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'Frat type of party boy': Women detail parties with Gaetz

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida attended parties which frequently involved drug use and sex and after which money was sometimes exchanged, according to two women in attendance who spoke to CNN in recent days.
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Matt Gaetz's Lackey Reportedly Used Venmo to Pay Off More Than 150 Women and One Minor

The details on Rep. Matt Gaetz’s role in an alleged sex ring are getting more sickening by the day, and today, a day that ends with “Y”, is no exception: New documents unearthed by the Daily Beast show that Gaetz’s wingman, sentient barf bag Joel Greenberg, used Venmo as his app of choice when making payments to more…Read more...
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'He's not a team player': Republicans steer clear of Gaetz amid DOJ investigation

House Republicans are doing their best to steer clear of embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz amid an FBI investigation into whether he broke sex trafficking laws and had sex with a 17-year-old girl.
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Women claim Matt Gaetz joined wild sex-and-drugs parties: CNN

One of the women claimed she was paid to attend the parties with Gaetz and other local Republican bigwigs in suburban Orlando, at which...
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Women claim to have attended parties with cocaine, ecstasy, and Matt Gaetz

They came for the cocaine and stayed for the cash payments from Joel Greenberg? Two women have anonymously opened up about parties in Florida with Matt Gaetz and other Republican officials. Daily Beast: Two women have spoken out about their experiences of the parties, which they say were typically packed with Republican officials. — Read the rest
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No. 2 House Republican Says GOP Would Act Against Gaetz

The No. 2 House Republican says party leaders would “take action” against Rep. Matt Gaetz if the Justice Department formally moves ahead with legal action against him.
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Two women who attended some of the parties describe the behavior of Rep. Gaetz and other high-powered men at the events

The first thing some of the women were asked to do when they got to the house parties in the gated community in suburban Orlando was to put away their cellphones, according to two women in attendance who spoke to CNN in recent days. The men inside, a who's who of local Republican officials that often included Rep. Matt Gaetz, did not want the night's activities documented.
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A woman who traveled to the Bahamas with Rep. Matt Gaetz in 2018 says no one was underage on the trip, according to Politico

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP A woman who traveled to the Bahamas with Matt Gaetz told Politico everyone was older than 18. She told Politico that among the group was a former minor at the center of a sex trafficking investigation. Politico was unable to confirm the age of the former minor at the time of the trip. See more ...
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Woman who took trip with Gaetz says no one was underage: Politico

The woman told Politico that everyone on the trip was over 18 years old, and that no one engaged in prostitution on the tirp.
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Rep. Matt Gaetz attended drug-fueled parties where attendees sometimes had sex and money changed hands, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly attended drug-fueled parties where attendees sometimes had sex. After the parties, money sometimes changed hands, CNN reported on Wednesday. Gaetz made payments between 2018 and 2019 to at least one woman who went to the parties. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz was a fixture at parties that frequently involved drug use and sex, and after which money sometimes exchanged hands, CNN reported.Two women who ...
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Gaetz attended parties with drugs, sex, and sometimes paid women: CNN

Gaetz and his associate Joel Greenberg sent "hundreds of dollars" to at least one woman who attended the parties, CNN reported.
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These women attended late-night parties with Rep. Gaetz. What they say happened

The first thing some of the women were asked to do when they got to the house parties in the gated community in suburban Orlando was to put away their cellphones, according to two women in attendance who spoke to CNN in recent days. The men inside, a who's who of local Republican officials that often included Rep. Matt Gaetz, did not want the night's activities documented.
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Matt Gaetz's iPhone seized by the FBI in sex trafficking probe, as associate cooperates with investigation

Matt Gaetz's phone was seized by federal agents investigating the sex trafficking allegations surrounding him. Getty Federal agents seized the iPhone of Rep. Matt Gaetz, Politico reported. The Florida GOP lawmaker is facing federal sex trafficking allegations. His phone seizure comes as reports suggest investigators have secured the cooperation of a close associate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal agents have reportedly seized the phone of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who ...
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Gaetz associate has been cooperating with DOJ since last year

Joel Greenberg, a central figure in the ongoing investigation into Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, has been providing information to investigators since last year about Gaetz's activities, among other topics, two people briefed on the matter told The New York Times.
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Women detail drug use, sex and payments after late-night parties with Gaetz and others

The first thing some of the women were asked to do when they got to the house parties in the gated community in suburban Orlando was to put away their cellphones, according to two women in attendance who spoke to CNN in recent days. The men inside, a who's who of local Republican officials that often included Rep. Matt Gaetz, did not want the night's activities documented.
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10 Things in Politics: Biden issues warning to Putin

Getty Good morning! Mark your calendars for April 28. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has formally invited President Biden to give his joint address on that night. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. I'm Brent Griffiths. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about today:Biden issued a warning to Russian President Vladimir PutinWhat you need to know about the temporary pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shotsBiden is set...
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U.S. House Republicans Would Act Against Gaetz if Charges Filed, Lawmaker Says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives would take action against embattled Republican congressman Matt...
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