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Biden hits Russia with sanctions over Navalny's poisoning in another break from Trump

Alexei Navalny appears in a video published by his team on January 18, 2021. Navalny Live/YouTube The Biden administration imposed sanctions on Russia over Navalny's poisoning. The sanctions impact seven senior Russian officials. US intelligence concluded with "high confidence" Navalny was poisoned by Russia, officials said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden administration unveiled sanctions Tuesday against seven senior Russian officials over the poisoning a...
Tags: Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Moscow, Biden, Donald Trump, Alexei Navalny, Fsb, Trump, Federal Security Service FSB, Navalny


The White House says it never wants an assassination like Khashoggi's again, but won't punish MBS for ordering the killing

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and President Joe Biden (R.) AP Photo/Susan Walsh/Sputnik via AFP The White House is facing criticism for not sanctioning MBS over Khashoggi's murder. Biden officials insist an intel report and limited sanctions will prevent future killings. A report released last week explicitly implicated MBS in the murder.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said that the actions the Biden administr...
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Biden defends airstrike on Syria in letter to leaders in Congress and says US has the right to defend itself

Joe Biden at the Lincoln Memorial on January 19, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden justified airstrikes in Syria in a letter to congressional lawmakers.  Biden said he directed the airstrikes in response to a recent militant strike in Iraq.  He said the US "always stands ready to take necessary and proportionate action in self-defense." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden justified his decision to strike Syria in a letter to con...
Tags: Congress, California, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, United States, House, United Nations, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Biden, Lincoln Memorial


Biden will not sanction MBS over Khashoggi's killing despite US report implicating the Saudi leader in the murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters The Biden administration announced new sanctions over Khashoggi's murder. Saudi Crown Prince MBS is not targeted by the new sanctions.  The administration is also instituting a new visa restriction policy called the Khashoggi Ban. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden admini...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Kingdom, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Treasury, Janet Yellen, State Department, Biden, Istanbul, Mohammed


Biden will not sanction MBS over Khashoggi's killing despite US report implicating the Saudi leader

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters The Biden administration on Friday announced new sanctions over Jamal Khashoggi's murder. The sanctions did not target Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The administration said it would institute a new visa-restriction policy called the "Khashoggi ban." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden administration will not sanctio...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Kingdom, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Treasury, Janet Yellen, State Department, Biden, Istanbul, Mohammed


Biden administration releases report on Khashoggi's killing directly implicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has faced global condemnation over Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Bernd von Jutrczenka/Getty Images The Biden administration released a long-awaited report on Jamal Khashoggi's killing. The declassified intelligence report directly implicated Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  The Trump administration prioritized the US-Saudi relationship and refused to release the report. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden administ...
Tags: Politics, London, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Kingdom, US, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, United Nations, Un, Cia


Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman for the first time, but didn't say if they discussed Khashoggi's murder

People hold posters picturing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and lightened candles during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on October 25, 2018. Yasin Akgul/Getty Images Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman for the first time, but it's unclear if he mentioned Khashoggi. The call came ahead of the release of a US intelligence report on Khashoggi's murder. The report was expected to implicate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Visit the Business section of Insi...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Austin, United States, Washington Dc, United Nations, Un


Biden opens up migrant child facility, prompting criticism from progressives like AOC

An influx care facility for unaccompanied children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images The Biden administration has reopened a controversial migrant facility to house unaccompanied minors. The administration says the reactivation is due to a surge in arrivals amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Progressives like AOC say the move "is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden administration on Monday reopen...
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Ted Cruz says his wife is 'pissed' over leaked Cancún texts, suggests people 'just don't be a--holes'

Sen. Ted Cruz checking in at Cancun International Airport on Thursday. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz said his wife was "pissed" over leaked group texts about their trip to Cancún, Mexico. "Here's a suggestion: Just don't be a--holes," Cruz said during a podcast interview. Cruz has faced a wave of backlash for traveling to Cancún amid a deadly winter storm in Texas. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Tuesday said his wife, Heidi...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Trends, Getty Images, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Fox News, Cruz, Trump, Cancun, Sean Hannity, Sen Ted Cruz, Heidi, CANCUN Mexico


Ted Cruz says his wife is 'pissed' over leaked Cancun texts, suggests people 'just don't be ---holes'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images Ted Cruz said his wife was "pissed" over leaked group texts about their Cancun trip.  "Here's a suggestion: just don't be ---holes," Cruz said during a podcast interview.  Cruz has faced a wave of backlash for traveling to Cancun amid a deadly winter storm in Texas. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday said his wife, H...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Fox News, Cruz, Trump, Cancun, Sean Hannity, Sen Ted Cruz, Heidi, CANCUN Mexico


Trump says he's facing 'political persecution' after Supreme Court rejects his attempt to keep tax returns hidden

Trump criticized the Supreme Court for ruling against his attempt to keep his tax returns secret. Getty Trump decried a Supreme Court decision allowing the Manhattan DA to obtain his financial records. The former president said he's the target of "political persecution." "The Supreme Court never should have let this 'fishing expedition' happen," Trump said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump in a statement on Monday blasted the Supreme Cou...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Vance, Cyrus Vance Jr, US Capitol


Merrick Garland says he's concerned about 'randomness' of death penalty and its 'disparate' impact on Black Americans

Demetrius Freeman/Getty Images Merrick Garland expressed concern about the death penalty during his Senate confirmation hearing. Merrick Garland in his confirmation hearing expressed serious concerns about the death penalty.  Garland on Monday cited the "disparate" impact of capital punishment on Black Americans.  Garland said it's "the most terrible thing" if someone is executed for a crime they didn't commit. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's n...
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Nearly 4-in-10 Americans say Biden is weak on China, new Insider poll shows

Chinese President Xi Jinping, then-Vice President Joe Biden, Peng Liyuan and Jill Biden stand for the US National Anthem at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, September 24, 2015. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster 36% of respondents in a new Insider poll say Biden is weak on China. The poll found that 33% of respondents feel Biden's stance on China is "about right." Biden has faced criticism from Republicans who accuse him of being weak on Beijing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Maryland, Congress, China, US, America, Trends, Cold War, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


Top progressive Democrat warns Biden against a 'Cold War' with China and playing 'chicken' with Iran on nuclear deal

Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California has emerged as a leading progressive voice in Congress. Tom Williams/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna is one of the most influential foreign policy voices in Congress. Khanna spoke to Insider about Biden's foreign policy so far, and the direction of the US post-Trump. Khanna said Biden is off to a "good start" on the global stage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California emerged as one of t...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, China, Time, US, America, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Iran, Foreign Policy, Paris, Myanmar, Pentagon


Democrat Joe Manchin says he won't vote to confirm Neera Tanden, Biden's pick for White House budget director

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks to the press in Washington, DC Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he won't vote to confirm Neera Tanden. Tanden, who is Biden's nominee for OMB director, is now unlikely to be confirmed.  Manchin cited Tanden's "overtly partisan statements" and tweets in explaining his opposition. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Friday said he won't vote to confirm Neera...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, Biden, Cabinet, Sanders, Manchin


Progressive Rep. Ro Khanna on Joe Biden's foreign policy so far, and America's place in the world post-Trump

Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California has emerged as a leading progressive voice in Congress. Tom Williams/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna is one of the most influential foreign policy voices in Congress. Khanna spoke to Insider about Biden's foreign policy so far, and the direction of the US post-Trump. Khanna said Biden is off to a "good start" on the global stage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California emerged as one of t...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, China, Time, US, America, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Iran, Foreign Policy, Paris, Myanmar, Pentagon


Biden reassures US allies the Trump era is over while taking swipes at China and Russia

President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual event with the Munich Security Conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Washington. Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Biden delivered his first major speech on the global stage. Taking a different tone from Trump, he underscored that the US is committed to diplomacy. Biden also called out Russia and China on their aggressive policies and tactics.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President J...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, White House, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing


Biden administration takes major steps to restoring Iran nuclear deal, offering to join European allies for talks with Tehran

FILE PHOTO: Japanese PM Abe and Iranian President Rouhani meet in Tokyo Reuters Biden is willing to hold talks with Iran on the 2015 nuclear deal along with European allies. Biden has made restoring the deal a major foreign policy goal.  Trump abandoned the deal in May 2018, raising tensions with Iran to historic heights. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden administration on Thursday said it was willing to hold talks with Iran on the 2015 nuclear deal along wi...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, United States, Hassan Rouhani, Un, Tokyo, State Department


Houston police say Ted Cruz's staff asked for security before he flew to Mexico from the storm-ravaged state

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images Houston police confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Ted Cruz's staff asked for security aid. Police provided security for Cruz's family as they navigated through the airport on Wednesday. Police Chief Art Acevedo predicted that Cruz's return from Cancun would likely be a "media circus." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As first responders deal...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Mexico, Police, Nbc News, Trends, Ted Cruz, Houston, Cruz, United Airlines, Cancun, Sen Ted Cruz, Houston Police, Houston Police Department, Peter Alexander, Acevedo


Ted Cruz originally planned to spend multiple nights in Cancun but flew back early to Texas amid a torrent of criticism

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz gestures as he speaks to members of the media during the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, February 13, 2021. Erin Scott/Reuters Ted Cruz's departure from Cancun on Thursday was reportedly earlier than originally planned. Cruz flew to Cancun on Wednesday, and initially intended on staying until Saturday. The senator flew home while facing criticism for leaving Texas during a deadly winter storm. Visit the Business section of Insider for ...
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Amid Texas storm, UN chief says it's 'complete ignorance' to say cold weather nullifies the reality of climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to parliamentarians at the Bundestag on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN on December 18, 2020 in Berlin, Germany Steffi Loos/Getty Images The UN chief excoriated leaders who suggest cold weather means global warming isn't happening. "This is total lack of scientific knowledge, this is complete ignorance," Antonio Guterres said. A fatal winter storm in Texas has sparked renewed discussions on climate chan...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Climate Change, Berlin, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, United Nations, Un, John Kerry, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Cruz returning to Texas amid backlash over Cancun trip while millions lost power in his state during a fatal winter storm

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Cumming, Ga. Brynn Anderson/AP Sen. Ted Cruz is traveling back to Houston from Cancun, Mexico, on Thursday.  He said he took the trip at the behest of his kids because he wanted "to be a good dad."  Cruz is facing intense backlash for leaving Texas amid a deadly winter storm. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is traveling b...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Trends, Cnn, House, Ted Cruz, Houston, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Cruz, Cancun, Capitol, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke


Cruz returning to Texas amid backlash after he took a Cancun trip while millions lost power in his state during a fatal winter storm

Sen. Ted Cruz. Brynn Anderson/AP Sen. Ted Cruz is traveling back to Houston from Cancun, Mexico, on Thursday.  He said he took the trip at the behest of his kids because he wanted "to be a good dad." Cruz is facing intense backlash for leaving Texas during a deadly winter storm. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is traveling back to Houston from Cancun, Mexico, on Thursday, CNN first reported, as he faces on onslaught of criticism for...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Trends, Cnn, House, Ted Cruz, Houston, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Cruz, Cancun, Capitol, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says 'Texans should continue to demand' Cruz's resignation over his role in the Capitol attack amid intense backlash over Cancun trip

Getty Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday again called on Sen. Ted Cruz to resign over the Capitol siege. Ocasio-Cortez went after the Texas Republican as he faces backlash over a trip to Cancun.  Texas is facing a deadly winter storm that caused a wave of power outages.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday took a swipe at GOP Sen. Ted Cruz over his role in the Capitol attack as the Texas lawmaker faces mounting cri...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Missouri, House, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Mike Pence, Cancun


Cruz reportedly returning to Texas amid backlash over Cancun trip while millions lost power in his state during a fatal winter storm

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Cumming, Ga. Brynn Anderson/AP Sen. Ted Cruz is reportedly traveling back to Houston from Cancun, Mexico, on Thursday.  Cruz is facing intense backlash for leaving Texas amid a fatal winter storm.  Millions of Texans have lost power during the storm, which has brought record-low temperatures. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Tex...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Trends, Cnn, House, Ted Cruz, Houston, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Cruz, Cancun, Capitol, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke


Trump's acquittal proves authoritarianism remains a 'potent force' in the US, but impeachment puts a 'black mark' on him forever

Then-President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US, on January 4, 2021. Leah Millis/Reuters Trump's acquittal shows "anti-democratic threats are alive and well" in the US, an expert said. A presidential historian said Trump has a permanent "black mark" from two impeachments. Many GOP senators voted for acquittal because doing otherwise would've amounted to self-indictment, an expert said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "You've gotta remem...
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AOC rips into Texas governor for blaming storm outages on the Green New Deal, saying his 'failed leadership' is the true 'deadly deal'

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference to introduce legislation to transform public housing as part of their Green New Deal proposal outside the U.S. Capitol November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez excoriated Texas' governor for blaming power outages on the Green New Deal. "Here's a reminder: Texas runs 80-90% on fossil fuels," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. Millions are without power in Texas amid a devastat...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, News, Winter, Washington, US, Trends, House, Fox News, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Aoc, Sean Hannity, Tribune, Sen Bernie Sanders


White House says Biden won’t be making a call to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman because his ‘counterpart is King Salman’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters The White House said Biden will not be holding a call with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. "The president's counterpart is King Salman," press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. Biden is moving to "recalibrate" US-Saudi relations, she added. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Politics, News, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, State Department, Cia, Biden, Yemen, Donald Trump, Mohammed, Trump, King Salman


Erdogan accuses US of being 'behind' Kurdish militants after 13 hostages are killed as US-Turkey tensions grow

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and then-Vice President Joe Biden on August 24, 2016. Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Erdogan accused the US of supporting a Kurdish militant group Turkey says killed 13 hostages. The US initially said it was unconfirmed the group, the PKK, killed the hostages. Tensions between the US and Turkey have been escalating for years. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at...
Tags: Obama, Washington, US, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Nato, Erdogan, State Department, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Biden, Pkk, Ankara, Reuters, State, Antony Blinken


Trump's impeachment trial is literally occurring at the scene of the crime, and both the prosecutors and jurors are witnesses

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis Trump's impeachment trial is occurring at the site of the crime: the US Capitol.  The prosecutors and jurors in the trial were also witnesses and victims.  The entire situation is bizarre, and a troubling reflection of how US democracy has deteriorated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more s...
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