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Trump reportedly 'spewed expletives' at McConnell after the senator acknowledged Biden's win on the Senate floor, a new book claims

Former President Donald Trump took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for not supporting him enough during his February impeachment trial. Getty Images Donald Trump reportedly unleashed an expletive-filled tirade against Mitch McConnell after he recognized Joe Biden's win. "You never really got me. You don't understand me," Trump reportedly told the senator. A forthcoming book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa details the conversation and the final days of Trump's pre...
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An entertainment venue in Denver will now let concertgoers enter by scanning their palm prints using Amazon One

Amazon The Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver is starting to admit guests using their palm prints. The venue will install standalone ticketing kiosks that use Amazon One's palm-scanning technology. Until now, Amazon One hasn't been used outside of Amazon or Whole Foods stores. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forget about showing your ticket. The next time you go to a concert, you may be able to get in with a swipe of your hand.That's what's happening at the ...
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California GOP gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder commits to replacing Sen. Dianne Feinstein with a Republican if he wins the state's recall election

Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder, who is running for governor of California, greets supporters at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills on August 10, 2021. Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Larry Elder pledged to replace Dianne Feinstein with a Republican if he wins the California recall. "They're afraid I'm going to replace her with a Republican - which I most certainly would do," he said. With a current 50-50 Senate, a GOP appointment would gi...
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Former NFL player Herschel Walker to run in the 2022 Georgia Senate race against Democrat Raphael Warnock

Former NFL player Herschel Walker. AP Photo/Butch Dill Former NFL player Herschel Walker will run in the 2022 Georgia Senate race against Raphael Warnock. Walker, a standout football player at the University of Georgia in the 1980s, is a staunch ally of former President Trump. Georgia will be a key state for Republicans as they seek to regain a Senate majority next year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former NFL player Herschel Walker will run for the US Senate in Georgia...
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Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski puts his personal assets in a blind trust after violating federal stock disclosure laws

Rep. Tom Malinowski, a Democrat from New Jersey, is transferring his stock assets into a blind trust while facing questions over his stock trading habits. Thomson Reuters Malinowski for months failed to disclose dozens of big-dollar stock trades. Many trades occurred during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. A blind trust will help him "avoid any conflict of interest or appearance of any such conflict." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Tom Malinowski - beset by ...
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Lawmakers ask Amazon what it plans to do with palm print biometric data

A group of senators sent new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy a letter Friday pressing the company for more information about how it scans and stores customer palm prints for use in some of its retail stores. The company rolled out the palm print scanners through a program it calls Amazon One, encouraging people to make contactless payments in its brick and mortar stores without the use of a card. Amazon introduced its Amazon One scanners late last year, and they can now be found in Amazon Go convenience a...
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17 Democratic senators urge Attorney General Merrick Garland to stop seeking the federal death penalty

Attorney General Merrick Garland said at his Senate confirmation hearing that he was "immune" from political pressure. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images 17 Senate Democrats called on AG Merrick Garland to take further steps toward eliminating the federal death penalty. "There are serious concerns about arbitrariness in the application of the death penalty," they wrote in a letter. Garland paused federal executions last month, a reversal from the Trump administration. S...
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Democrats' voting rights agenda checks off advocates' boxes and they're 'holding out hope' it'll break through the filibuster impasse

Senate Democrats are aiming to take a vote on one or more voting proposals before breaking for recess. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Senate Democrats are proposing bills that check many advocates' boxes on voting rights. But keeping voting rights alive will face hurdles from scheduling to a broader debate over the filibuster. Sen. Joe Manchin, a key moderate working on the issue, opposes reforming the filibuster to pass the bills. See more stories on Insider...
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Jon Ossoff Passes Torch to New Leadership at His Former Documentary Production Outfit Insight (EXCLUSIVE)

A changing of the guard is underway at the production company formerly led by Georgia Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff. The London-based outfit, historically known as Insight TWI (The World Investigates), is rebranding as Insight Films, with producers Clive Patterson and Hugh Davies taking ownership as co-directors of the business, which specializes in hard-hitting documentary fare. […]
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Bill Barr and Jared Kushner both referred to the Trump campaign's legal efforts to overturn the election as a 'clown show,' book says

Former Attorney General Bill Barr Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Both former AG Barr and Jared Kushner called the Trump legal team a "clown show," book says. Competing factions in Trump World led to two separate legal teams working out of Georgia. Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, told a Georgia senator he "couldn't help" him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Both attorney general Bill Barr and White House advisor Jared Kushner referred to the Trump team's leg...
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Trump says that former NFL player Herschel Walker will run in the 2022 Georgia Senate race

President Trump greets former NFL running back Herschel Walker at a campaign event aimed at Black Americans on Sept. 25, 2020. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Former President Trump said that Herschel Walker will jump into the 2022 Georgia Senate race. "He told me he's going to, and I think he will," Trump said. "He's a great guy." Walker, a former University of Georgia standout, would likely enter the GOP contest as the party favorite. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. F...
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Mitch McConnell stayed silent on election fraud claims while quietly pleading with Bill Barr to speak out against them, book says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters as Senate Republican leaders hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters For weeks after the election, Mitch McConnell stayed silent on Trump's election fraud claims. At the same time, he pleaded with Bill Barr to speak out against them, according to a new book by ABC's Jonathan Karl. McConnell thought speaking out could risk upsetting Trump and hurt GOP chances in the Sena...
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Former Attorney General Bill Barr called Trump's false election claims 'bullsh--': book

US Attorney General Bill Barr is pictured on October 15, 2020. Jeff Roberson/Pool/AFP via Getty Images In a forthcoming book, the ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl chronicles the final days of the Trump administration. According to the book, Bill Barr reportedly blasted Trump's false election claims as 'bullsh--.' Mitch McConnell reportedly pleaded with Barr to speak out against Trump's voter fraud claims. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former At...
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Ted Cruz accused of 'mansplaining' as hearing goes off the rails

A Senate Judiciary Hearing considering the nomination of Judge Gustavo Gelpí to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals got heated as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) lashed out at chair Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), who accused Cruz of misrepresenting her line of questioning.
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Judiciary Delays Chipman Vote; 2A Activists Flood Capitol Switchboards

A vote on the nomination of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been delayed until Thursday, June 24 by the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Screen snip, YouTube, Sen. Mike Lee) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed voting on the nomination of retired federal agent-turned-gun control advocate David Chipman one week, until Thursday, June 24, and during that time, grassroots Second Amendment activists are expected to be flo...
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10 Things in Politics: Biden suffers blow in voting-rights push

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.I hope you had a great weekend. Yesterday marked the 77th anniversary of D-Day.Here's what we're talking about:Joe Manchin just imperiled Biden's voting-rights pushG7 leaders struck a historic tax agreementTrump returned to campaigning with the same old election liesOne thing to watch for: The Supreme Court is beginning the last stretch of...
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Gov. Brian Kemp gets booed during speech at Georgia state GOP convention

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia. AP Photo/John Bazemore, File Gov. Brian Kemp was booed at the Georgia state Republican convention on Saturday. Many of the party faithful resent Kemp's refusal to challenge the Georgia election results in 2020. Former President Trump continues to animate the GOP base with his debunked election claims. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia on Saturday elicited boos and jeers at the state party's annual convention,...
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The Biden administration is gearing up to sell $735 million of smart bombs to Israel, as conflict rages on with Gaza

Israeli soldiers stand by an artillery unit at the border between Israel and Gaza on May 17, 2021. Amir Cohen/Reuters The White House approved $735 million worth of precision weapons to Israel and told Congress on May 5. That was about a week before the deadly clashes between Israelis and Palestinians. Lawmakers have 15 days to object to the proposal. Some Democrats are unhappy with it and want a delay. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's administrati...
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Biden expresses support for Middle East ceasefire after mounting pressure from top Democrats

President Joe Biden after stepping off Marine One on May 17 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Biden on Monday expressed support for a ceasefire in the Middle East amid pressure from top Democrats. This came after the Biden administration danced around the issue. Biden's stance on Israel is exposing a rift in the Democratic party. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Monday expressed support for a ceasefire in the Middle East after dancin...
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10 Things in Politics: Lawmakers are sick of Marjorie Taylor Greene

Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Today is Tax Day.Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:How Marjorie Taylor Greene became the Voldemort of CongressIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls for a cease-fireThe demise of 'thoughts and prayers'One thing to lo...
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Biden expresses support for Middle East cease-fire amid mounting pressure from top Democrats

President Joe Biden after stepping off Marine One on May 17 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Biden on Monday expressed support for a cease-fire in the Middle East amid pressure from Democrats. His administration had previously not explicitly pushed for a cease-fire. Biden's stance on Israel is exposing a rift in the Democratic Party. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Monday expressed support for a cease-fire in the Middle East after ...
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Democrats call for a ceasefire in the Middle East as Biden gives Israel space to continue bombing Gaza

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday joined growing calls from Democrats for a speedy ceasefire in the Middle East, even as the Biden administration danced around the issue.After Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana released a statement calling for a ceasefire, Schumer told reporters, "I agree with the statement put out by Sens. Murphy and Young last night in its entirety.""I want to see a ceasefire reached quickly and mourn the loss of ...
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With Washington Still Busy, Major Reverse Mortgage Movement Remains Unlikely

While signs of improvement and recovery from the worst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are starting to feature more prominently across the United States, federal politicians in Washington, D.C. are consumed with a raft of proposed legislation aimed at strengthening the post-pandemic recovery period along with competing ideas between the Democratic and Republican sides of the aisle in Congress. In addition, a surprising turn of events in November placed the House of Representatives, Senat...
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Biden says Stacey Abrams 'can be anything' she wants - including president

Former Georgia state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams fist bumps now-Sen. Raphael Warnock during a campaign event last year. The Washington Post/Getty Images President Joe Biden on Thursday praised Stacey Abrams during a drive-in rally in Georgia. "Stacey Abrams can be anything she wants to be, from whatever she chooses to president," he said. Biden came to Georgia to tout his first 100 days office; he also visited former president Carter. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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BIDEN'S FIRST 100 DAYS: How they compare with Trump's, Obama's, Bush's, and Clinton's

From left: presidents Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Mandel NGAN/AFP via Getty; Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Common Sense Media; Win McNamee/Getty; Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty; Scott Olson/Getty; Shayanne Gal/Insider Presidents have been judged by their performance in their first 100 days for nine decades. From approval ratings to executive orders, there's a lot to judge them by. Insider compared Biden's first 100 days to t...
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The Quietly Transformational Biden Presidency

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Whomever wrote Biden’s speech gets an A. It was essentially a laundry list of progressive ideas — but it didn’t feel like a laundry list because it included lots of morally uplifting transitions and personal connections, despite a handful of clichés about "America can do anything if we work together." The President delivered it with passion and without verbal slip-ups. He made the most of the occasion. A CNN poll ...
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McConnell slams Biden for choosing 'catnip' for liberals over 'unity' in first 100 days in office

McConnell and Biden have worked together for decades, and have formed an unlikely bond. AP Photo/Zach Gibson Mitch McConnell on Wednesday criticized President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office. "It's like the most radical Washington Democrats have been handed the keys," he said. McConnell expressed opposition to Biden's infrastructure proposal and immigration policies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday expres...
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James Carville says Democrats 'don't have the votes' to be 'more liberal' than Joe Manchin

The Democratic strategist James Carville. Colin Young-Wolff/Invision/AP Democrats "can't be more liberal" than Joe Manchin due to the evenly-split Senate, Carville said. "That's the fact," he told Vox. "We don't have the votes." The longtime strategist said the party should relentlessly hammer the GOP about January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. The longtime Democratic strategist James Carville knows a thing or two about winning an election.As the chief str...
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GOP Rep. Burgess Owens says it's 'an insult' to compare the new Georgia voting law to Jim Crow

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2021. Bill Clark/Pool via AP GOP Rep. Burgess Owens has criticized comparisons of the Georgia voting law to Jim Crow. "This is the type of fear-mongering I expected in the 1960s, not today," he said. Democrats contend that the law was devised to target voter turnout among Black voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah on...
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GOP Rep. Burgess Owens says its 'an insult' to compare the new Georgia voting law to Jim Crow

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2021. Bill Clark/Pool via AP GOP Rep. Burgess Owens has criticized comparisons of the Georgia voting law to Jim Crow. "This is the type of fear-mongering I expected in the 1960s, not today," he said. Democrats contend that the law was devised to target voter turnout among Black voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah on...
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