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Ex-intel analyst says seeing a US drone kill a child pushed him to leak military documents that he faces 11 years behind bars over

Men look at wall graffiti depicting a U.S. drone along a street in Sanaa, Yemen, November 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi Daniel Hale, a former intel analyst, faces 11 years in prison for leaking docs on US drone strikes. Hale wrote an 11-page letter to the court explaining why he leaked the docs, offering gruesome details. "I came to believe that the policy of drone assassination was being used to mislead the public," Hale wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. "War ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Obama, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Drones, Pakistan, War On Terror, US Air Force, Trump


Putin's foreign spokesperson releases ad showing her punching a dummy labeled 'PRESS' in bizarre show of support for Russia's Olympians

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in Moscow. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters Russia's foreign ministry spox released an ad showing her punching a dummy labeled "PRESS." The ad is meant to show support for Russia's athletes competing in Tokyo. Russia can't officially compete in the Games due to doping violations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova released an ad that shows her punching a dummy labeled...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sports, International, Trends, Beijing, Olympics, Moscow, Tokyo, Foreign Ministry, Tchaikovsky, TASS, Roc


Gunfire prompts Biden's UN ambassador to abruptly leave Haitian president's funeral

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Haiti guard carry the casket of slain President Jovenel Moïse before his funeral on July 23, 2021, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. Valerie Baeriswy/Getty Images Biden's UN ambassador abruptly left the funeral for Haiti's president amid unrest surrounding the ceremony. There was reportedly gunfire heard, prompting the US delegation to leave within 30 minutes. The assassination of Jovenel Moïse has pushed Haiti into a deeper crisis after years of struggles. Se...
Tags: Politics, Funeral, White House, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, United Nations, Un, Homeland Security, Biden, Haiti, Reuters, Henry


Psaki says the White House won't reveal how many vaccinated staffers have tested positive for COVID-19

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Psaki declined to disclose the number of breakthrough cases on the White House campus. "No, I don't think that you can expect that we'll be providing numbers," Psaki said Thursday. Psaki said the White House will be transparent when officials test positive and have close contact with Biden. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday said the White House will not pub...
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Psaki says the White House won't disclose how many vaccinated staffers have tested positive for COVID-19

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary. Alex Wong/Getty Images Psaki declined to disclose the number of breakthrough cases on the White House campus. "No, I don't think that you can expect that we'll be providing numbers," Psaki said on Thursday. She said the White House will report when officials who test positive have close contact with Biden. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said on Thursday that the White House wil...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kamala Harris, Trump, Emory University, Carlos, Pelosi, Jen Psaki, Psaki, John Haltiwanger, COVID-19


Pelosi said it was 'ridiculous' for McCarthy to recommend Jim Banks and Jim Jordan for the January 6 committee: 'There's no way'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Getty Images Pelosi defended her decision to block two Republicans from joining the January 6 committee. Pelosi said allowing Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to participate would be "ridiculous." Jordan and Banks are Trump loyalists who've repeatedly attacked the committee and its goals. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her decision to veto House Minority Leader...
Tags: Politics, News, Banks, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Illinois, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump


McCarthy says the GOP will run its own investigation into January 6 after Pelosi rejected 2 of his picks for a House committee

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite McCarthy on Wednesday said the GOP will run its own investigation into January 6. This came after Pelosi rejected two of his picks for the House committee to investigate the insurrection. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday said House Republicans will conduct their own investigation into January 6 after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Trends, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol, Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Pelosi rejects 2 of McCarthy's GOP picks for January 6 committee over 'unprecedented nature' of Capitol attack

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions including comments on a recent flap with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more progressive members of the House Democratic caucus. Win McNamee/Getty Images Pelosi announced she's rejecting two of McCarthy's picks for the January 6 committee. The House speaker said she will not ac...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Banks, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, House, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol


Fauci to Sen. Rand Paul: 'You do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially'

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on July 20. Stefani Reynolds/Associated Press Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul once again butted heads on Tuesday. During a hearing on COVID, Fauci told Paul that the senator didn't know what he was talking about. "If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you," Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday got into ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci, PAUL, McConnell, Fauci


Fauci rips into Sen. Rand Paul: 'You do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially'

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Associated Press Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul once again butted heads on Tuesday. Fauci told Paul he didn't know what he was talking about during a hearing on COVID-19. "If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you," Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday got ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci, PAUL, McConnell, Fauci


Fox News' Geraldo Rivera says it's 'crazy talk' to say not getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a 'constitutional right'

In this June 25, 2010 file photo, Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera speaks on the "Fox & friends" television program in New York. Duquesne (doo-KAYN') University says Geraldo Rivera isn’t welcome to appear on a panel at the Pittsburgh school because of a half-naked “selfie” he posted this summer. Duquesne says the cellphone picture the TV personality posted on Twitter in July 2013 was inappropriate and not in line with the school’s values as a Catholic university. Richard Drew/AP...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Fox, Fox News, Catholic, Fox News Channel, Anthony Fauci, Pittsburgh, Tucker Carlson, Steve Doocy, DOOCY, Geraldo Rivera, Rivera, Kilmeade, Brian Kilmeade


Psaki shoots down idea that Republicans aren't getting vaccinated because Trump isn't getting enough credit for vaccines

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki conducts the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on June 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki faced questions about the ongoing negotiations between the Biden Administration and Congress over infrastructure and other topics. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Psaki on Monday rebuffed the notion that Trump not getting credit is hindering vaccine rates. She pointed to data showing misinformation and conspiracy theories are ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, White House Press, Jen Psaki


Former Trump official says the GOP is the 'number 1 national security threat' to the US, bigger than ISIS or Russia

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with President Donald Trump during an event on California water accessibility, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif. Evan Vucci/The Associated Press An ex-Trump official said the GOP is the top national security threat to the US. "Unless my Party reforms, its extremist elements represent the leading threat to our democracy," he said. Democracy scholars have issued similar warnings about the GOP, particularly since January 6....
Tags: Europe, Politics, Isis, News, California, Democracy, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, Homeland Security, Republican Party


Gen. Mark Milley reportedly warned Trump not to strike Iran: 'You're gonna have a f---ing war'

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Army General Mark Milley looks on after a briefing from senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House on October 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley reportedly warned Trump not to take military action against Iran. Milley told Trump "you're gonna have a f---ing war" with Iran if the US striked, per a new book. The book by the New Yorker's Susan Glasser and NYT'...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Iraq, US, Trends, Iran, New York Times, Strike, Nuclear, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


AOC calls out Biden for defending 'absurdly cruel' embargo on Cuba while expressing support for Cuban protestors

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during an event outside Union Station June 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Ocasio-Cortez, joined by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-NY) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), called for increased federal funding for high-speed rail in the infrastructure package being discussed on Capitol Hill. Win McNamee/Getty Images AOC ripped into the US embargo on Cuba and the Biden administration's ongoing support for it. "The embargo is absurdly cruel and ... the cruelt...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United Nations, Un, Biden, Cuba, Donald Trump, Havana


Leaked Kremlin documents described Trump as an 'impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual': report

President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive to waiting media during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Documents assessed to be leaked from the Kremlin painted Trump as "mentally unstable." Trump was described as an "unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex." The documents, seen by the Guardian, appear to offer new insights on Russia's plot to get Trump elected. Se...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Guardian, 2016 Election, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Helsinki Finland, L


Trump called German Chancellor Angela Merkel 'that b----' during an Oval Office meeting, book says

US President Donald Trump kisses Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel as G7 leaders and guests gather for a family picture in front of the Biarritz lighthouse on the second day of the annual G7 summit on August 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France. Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images Trump once called German Chancellor Angela Merkel a "b----," according to a new book. "I know the f---ing krauts," he said during an Oval Office meeting about the US and Germany. The scene comes from a forthcoming bo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Book, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Nato, Merkel, Donald Trump, Biarritz


Trump plagiarized his endorsement of Fox News' Jesse Watters book by cribbing a full sentence from HarperCollins

Fox News hosts Jesse Watters (left) and Dana Perino (right). John Lamparski/Getty Images Trump plagiarized his statement endorsing a new book written by Fox News' Jesse Watters. The statement copies the official description of the book word-for-word. This was not the first time Trump or someone linked to him has repurposed the words of others. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump issued a statement praising a new book from Jesse Watters of Fox...
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Top US general said Trump spread 'gospel of the Führer' and threatened US democracy with 2020 election lies: new book

General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, speaks at the National Press Club, July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty / Drew Angerer A top US general likened Trump to Hitler over his lies about the 2020 election, a new book says. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said former President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election results put him in the same camp as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, acco...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, US, Trends, Nazi, Hitler, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, New York Magazine, Trump, U S Army, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Press Club, Mark Milley, Brownshirts


Miami's mayor says the US should consider air strikes against Cuba

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Joe Raedle/Getty Images Miami's Republican mayor said the US should consider taking military action against Cuba. His comments came as Cuba saw mass anti-government protests this week. The US has a poor track record when it comes to military operations against the Communist regime. See more stories on Insider's business page. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on Tuesday suggested that the US should explore the option of air strikes against Cuba."What should be c...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Miami, Cia, Republican, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump


George W. Bush says the consequences of Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal will be 'unbelievably bad' and it 'breaks my heart'

Then-President George W. Bush participates in a video teleconference with Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2008. Jim Watson/Getty Images George W. Bush ripped into Joe Biden's withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Bush warned the pullout endangered women, girls, and people who worked with foreign troops. "They're just going to be left behind to be slaughtered by these very brutal...
Tags: Politics, News, Osama Bin Laden, Saudi Arabia, White House, Angela Merkel, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Nato, Washington Dc


Biden taps former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake to be US ambassador to Turkey amid growing tensions with Erdogan

Paul Marotta/Getty Images President Joe Biden has nominated Jeff Flake to be US ambassador to Turkey. The former GOP senator would assume the role amid historic tensions between the US and Turkey. Turkey is a NATO ally, but Erdogan's autocratic leadership style has strained US-Turkey relations. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona to be the US ambassador to Turkey.If confirmed for the ...
Tags: Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, International, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Syria, Gop, United States, Nato, Arizona


Viral video of Taliban executing 22 Afghan commandos as they surrendered ignites more criticism of Biden's withdrawal

Afghan special force commando unit officers and soldiers attend a graduation ceremony at the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 31, 2021. Haroon Sabawoon/Getty Images 22 Afghan commandos were apparently massacred by the Taliban while surrendering in June. CNN obtained video of the brutal incident, which raises more concerns about Afghanistan's future. "This is horrible-yet it's the reality of announcing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan," Rep. Kinzinger tweeted. Se...
Tags: Politics, News, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Mitch McConnell, Red Cross, Biden, US Air Force, Faryab province


House Democrats call on Biden to lift Trump's Cuba sanctions as its regime faces growing democratic protests

Donald Trump Getty A top House Democrat on Monday called on Biden to reverse Trump era sanctions on Cuba. Cubans staged mass protests on Sunday over a lack of freedoms and a worsening economic crisis. Biden's Cuba policy so far has effectively been a continuation of Trump's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Monday urged President Joe Biden to lift sanctions imposed on Cuba...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Obama, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, House, Biden, Cuba, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Havana, Trump


Biden praises anti-government protestors in Cuba after largest demonstrations against Communist regime in years

People take part in a demonstration to support the government of the Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, on July 11, 2021. Yamil Lage/Getty Images Biden on Monday praised ant-government protestors in Cuba for their bravery. "The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people," Biden said. The protests in Cuba marked the largest demonstrations the country has seen in years. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Monday showered praise...
Tags: Politics, News, International, Trends, Joe Biden, BBC News, Cnn, United States, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Raul, Havana, Castro, Communist Party, Matthew Yglesias


GOP lawmakers say Biden hasn't responded strongly enough to Iranian-backed attacks on US personnel at least 6 times last week in Iraq and Syria

President Joe Biden waves as he walks on the Ellipse after stepping off Marine One on May 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Iran-backed militias waged multiple attacks on US personnel in Iraq and Syria, Reuters reported. In one of the at least six attacks, two US service members were injured. "Iran-backed militias' continued assault on US personnel in Iraq cannot be tolerated," GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe told Politico. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, Iraq, Politico, Defense, US, Trends, Qatar, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Gop, United States, Middle East, Pentagon


Biden ramps up pressure on Putin over ransomware attacks, warning the US will take 'necessary action' to defend itself

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Metzel/Getty Images Biden in a phone call on Friday ramped up pressure on Putin to address cyberattacks. Biden said he made it clear to Putin he expects him to act when cyberattacks emanate from Russia. This came a week after a massive ransomware attack affected up to 1,500 companies in the US, Europe, and Asia. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Friday urged Russ...
Tags: Asia, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Moscow, Kremlin, Biden


US citizens arrested over Haitian President Jovenel Moïse's assassination say they were just translators for hit squad, judge says

James Solages, left, is a Haitian-American who is a suspect in the killing of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse Joseph Odelyn/AP Photo Two US citizens arrested over the killing of Haiti's president said they worked as translators for the hit squad. One of the Americans said he found an online job listing to serve as a translator. At least 15 people have been detained over the assassination so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two Americans arrested in connection with...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, International, Trends, Colombia, United States, New York Times, DEA, Times, Haiti, Vincent, Noël, Reuters, Jovenel Moise


Haitians are 'shocked' and 'dumbfounded' by president's assassination, which throws the embattled country into further chaos

Haitian President Jovonel Moise in Antalya, Turkey, on June 18, 2021. Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The assassination of Haiti's president has left Haitians feeling even more distressed about their country's future. The president had many enemies, but the motivations for the killing remain unclear. One top expert on Haitian politics told Insider he's "shocked" and "dumbfounded" over the killing. See more stories on Insider's business page. The assassination o...
Tags: Politics, News, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Michigan, Npr, Biden, University Of Virginia, Haiti, United Nations Security Council, Jovenel Moise, Levin, City University of New York, Port au Prince Haiti


Sen. Ron Johnson mouths to GOP group that climate change is 'bullsh--' just weeks before deadly heat wave

Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Ron Johnson mouthed to a GOP luncheon that climate change is "bullsh--," CNN reported. His comments came weeks before a fatal heat wave in the Pacific Northwest that scientists attributed to climate change. Johnson has a long record of rejecting facts or making comments at odds with science on climate change. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin called climate change "bu...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Climate Change, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, United Nations, Wisconsin, Greenland, Johnson, Pacific Northwest, Ron Johnson, Sen Ron Johnson