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Ted Cruz's former staffers say they are 'disgusted' by his role in the US Capitol insurrection and his unflinching support of Trump, report says

Sen. Ted Cruz at the joint session to confirm the Electoral College votes on January 6, 2021 Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP At least six of Sen. Ted Cruz's former aides have expressed their disgust at the recent actions of their former boss, according to New York Magazine's Intelligencer. Ted Cruz is under fire for spreading election misinformation, objecting to the results of the 2020 election being certified, and having fundraised during the US Capitol insurrection. Democratic lawmakers have cal...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, News UK, John F Kennedy, Republican, Donald Trump, New York Magazine, Cruz, Trump, Democratic, Election 2020, Capitol


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook of 'partial responsiblity' for the US Capitol insurrection

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Images During a virtual town hall meeting, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook "bear partial responsibility" for the US Capitol insurrection. She also said that Facebook has had "a complete lack of accountability" to democracy. Ocasio-Cortez referred to her 2019 grilling of Mark Zuckerberg during a congressional hearing. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has, this week, admitted that Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, Congress, Politico, US, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Aoc, Hugh Hewitt, US Capitol, Tech Insider


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook of 'partial responsibility' for the US Capitol insurrection

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Images During a virtual town hall meeting, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook "bear partial responsibility" for the US Capitol insurrection. She also said that Facebook has had "a complete lack of accountability" to democracy. Ocasio-Cortez referred to her 2019 grilling of Mark Zuckerberg during a congressional hearing. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has, this week, admitted that Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, Congress, Politico, US, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Aoc, Hugh Hewitt, US Capitol, Tech Insider


Facebook temporarily stops ads related to 'weapon accessories and protective equipment' ahead of the inauguration and after the Capitol Hill riot

In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Facebook is pausing advertisements for "weapon accessories and protective equipment" until two days after President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration,  reported. The move came after a report from , complaints from employees, and two separate letters to Facebook from some attorneys general and senators. One letter to Facebook by four attorneys general said, "Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Mac, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New Jersey, Capitol Hill, Dc, Tammy Duckworth, Illinois, Zuckerberg


Walgreens and Pfizer become the latest corporations to suspend political donations to Republican lawmakers who objected to Biden's presidential win

A customer walks out of a Walgreens pharmacy store in Austin, Texas Reuters Walgreens has suspended contributions to the 147 Republican lawmakers who opposed the certification of president-elect Joe Biden. The pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has also reportedly decided to also suspend contributions to those lawmakers for six months.  The two corporations join Amazon, Marriott, AT&T and others in suspending donations to GOP lawmakers who tried to overturn the election.  Some corporations ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Corporate America, Congress, Finance, America, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Gop, Comcast, PAC, Capitol Hill, Pfizer


'President Trump lost many of his supporters, including me.' Billionaire Trump donor Doug Leone blames Trump for the insurrection.

Sequoia's Doug Leone is the latest conservative billionaire businessman to renounce his support for Trump after last week's insurrection. Getty Images Billionaire VC Doug Leone was once one of Trump's strongest supporters in Silicon Valley, donating over $100,000 to his 2020 reelection campaign. He told Insider he no longer supports the president after his role in inciting the riots on Capitol Hill last week.  "After last week's horrific events, President Trump lost many of his sup...
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Amazon joins Airbnb, Marriott, and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has become the latest US corporate giant to cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. It joins Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, Boston, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


Walmart, Amazon and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Walmart will halt political donations to lawmakers that opposed certifying president-elect Joe Biden's victory. It joins Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


Free speech-focused site Cloudrovia claims it's in talks to host Parler, after the service was banned by tech giants Apple and Amazon

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Hosting service Cloudrovia claims it is in talks to host Parler. Parler went offline Sunday after Amazon booted the social media site from its platform. Parler CEO John Matze said Sunday that the platform would "get back online as quickly as possible."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Popular fa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Politics, News, Trends, Social Media, Fox News, Donald Trump, Apple App Store, US Capitol, Apple Amazon, Tech Insider, Parler, John Matze


Parler in limbo as it searches for new website host, after the service was banned by tech giants Apple and Amazon

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler's website is unavailable until it finds a new web host. Parler went offline Sunday after Amazon booted the social media site from its platform. Parler CEO John Matze said Sunday that the platform would "get back online as quickly as possible."  Parler has yet to confirm any talks with specific hosting providers,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, News, Trends, Social Media, Fox News, Donald Trump, Apple App Store, US Capitol, Apple Amazon, Parler, John Matze, Matze, Grace Kay


Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off donations to Republican politicians that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats comple...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc


Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan and Citibank said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats completely. Last We...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


In the wake of the Capitol siege, Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president, and Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. JP Morgan and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


In the wake of the Capitol siege, Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president, and Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. JP Morgan and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


Marriott and Citi suspend political donations to GOP lawmakers who sided with Trump and objected to Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott and Citi have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president.  Marriott and Citi are among the largest US companies to announce the will halt PAC donations to the GOP members who took part in the failed attempt to overturn the election. Companies including Microsoft, Google, GM, and Coca-Cola...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Missouri


Marriott is pulling donations to Republicans who voted to overturn the election, while JP Morgan and Citigroup are halting political donations altogether

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president.  JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both the Republicans and Democrats completely. Last Wed...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


Marriott suspends political donations to GOP lawmakers who sided with Trump and objected to Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott has cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. The hotel chain said the decision was the result of last week's siege on the US Capitol by pro-Trump supporters. Marriott is one of the largest US companies to announce it was halting PAC donations to the GOP members who took part in the fai...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Missouri


Following his Twitter ban, Trump could launch a media blitz in the final days of his presidency to highlight his 'amazing achievements,' report says

President Donald Trump taking part in a 60 MINUTES interview on Sunday Oct. 25, 2020. CBS via Getty Images Trump has not made a public appearance since Wednesday's siege of the US Capitol building. He is now considering a media blitz in the final days of his presidency to ramp up his achievements, sources told the Daily Beast. In these interviews, Trump hopes to discuss the Middle East peace deals secured by him and Jared Kushner. Lawmakers are currently pushing for Trump to leave office b...
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Twitter limited Trump's tweets for 'risk of violence' as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session on Wednesday to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. Win McNamee/Getty Images As pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday afternoon with Congress in session, President Trum...
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