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France ordered officials to 'get revenge' on the US, UK, and Australia after it was ditched from $50 billion submarine contract, report says

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at a NATO summit in June 2021. Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images France ordered officials to "get revenge" after losing a submarine contract, Politico reported. France was incensed when Australia ditched it in favor of a deal with the US and UK. There are signs that relations are improving after Biden sought to calm the situation. See more stories on Insider's business page. France instructed its officials to "ge...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, New York, Australia, Washington, France, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Nato, House


10 Things in Politics: New emails reveal Hunter Biden wanted $2M for Libya deal: exclusive

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Emails reveal Hunter Biden asked for $2 million plus 'success fees' to help unfreeze Libyan assetsFDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots for older adults and others at high riskBiden tries to cool Democratic infighting as his agenda ha...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Texas, Obama, Australia, Washington Post, Cdc, Montana, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China, Politico, Defense


Sen. Jon Tester expressed frustration about the current 'f---ing dance' around raising the debt ceiling to avoiding a government shutdown

Sen. Jon Tester Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Senate Democrats are struggling to hold the line on raising the debt ceiling while avoiding a government shutdown. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana told Politico the fight between Democrats and Republicans is "a ridiculous exercise." "We always do this fucking dance," he told the outlet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Democrats are growing increasingly frustrated as they try to pressure Republicans into accepting a debt ceil...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Republicans, Congress, Montana, Senate, Virginia, Politico, Trends, Gop, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Government Shutdown, McConnell, Cardin


'We always do this': Sen. Jon Tester expressed frustration about the battle over raising the debt ceiling and avoiding a government shutdown

Sen. Jon Tester. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Senate Democrats are struggling to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a government shutdown. Sen. Jon Tester told Politico the fight between Democrats and the GOP was "a ridiculous exercise." "We always do this fucking dance," he told the outlet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Democrats are growing increasingly frustrated as they try to pressure Republicans into accepting a debt-ceiling increase that GOP leaders have fo...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Republicans, Congress, Montana, Senate, Virginia, Politico, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Government Shutdown, McConnell


Sending a better clemency message while shooting the messenger

This new New Republic commentary, fully headlined " Biden’s Conservative Vision on Clemency: Thousands of incarcerated people went home early thanks to a Covid relief program. Why would the Biden administration send them back to prison?," continues the annoying tendency of blaming the Biden folks for threatening to send the home confinement cohort back to prison when it is the law passed by Congress (as interpreted by two Justice Departments) that has created the problem.  Here are excerpts (wit...
Tags: Law, Congress, Politico, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Booker, Trump, New Republic, Hill, Durbin


Biden's economic agenda is in 'significant danger' of collapse. The worst-case scenario for the 2022 midterms is inching closer.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Congress is struggling to pass Biden's economic agenda, and even faces a default and government shutdown. Increasing turmoil among Democrats threatens to leave them with little to show from his first year in office. They're squabbling over differences about the size and scope of their social spending plans. See more storie...
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Biden's economic agenda in 'significant danger' of collapse. The worst-case scenario for the 2022 midterms is inching closer.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Congress is struggling to pass Biden's economic agenda, and even faces a default and government shutdown. Increasing turmoil among Democrats threatens to leave them with little to show from his first year in office. They're squabbling over differences about the size and scope of their social spending plans. See more storie...
Tags: New York, Obama, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Wall Street, Senate, Virginia, Politico, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Harvard, Democrats


France is escalating its disputes with Australia and the US, seeking to derail EU trade talks with both after being dumped from a submarine contract

French President Emmanuel Macron on September 17, 2021 in Athens, Greece. Milos Bicanski/Getty Images France remains furious with Australia and the US after being ditched from a submarine contract. President Macron wants to delay an EU-Australia trade deal and EU-US talks in response, reports said. Other nations have been taken aback at the intensity of the French response to losing the deal. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the days since France discovered it was being ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, New York, Australia, Washington Post, France, Politico, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, News UK, European Commission, Scott Morrison, Financial Times


February's student-loan payment restart will run into a 'psychological hurdle' as many borrowers thought their debt would be forgiven, Biden official says

Richard Cordray. Alex Wong/Getty Images Federal Student Aid Director Richard Cordray noted the challenges of restarting student-loan payments. He warned of the "psychological hurdle" for borrowers who thought their debt might've been forgiven. The final extension of the payment pause will lift in February, and many borrowers aren't ready. See more stories on Insider's business page. In February, student-loan borrowers will once again have to start making regular payments on the...
Tags: Congress, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Warren, Carney, Biden, Donald Trump, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Education Department, Richard Cordray, Cordray, Education Finance Council, Ayelet Sheffey, Massachusetts Sen Elizabeth Warren and Senate


California Gov. Newsom's kids have tested positive for COVID-19

California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a school reopening press conference in March. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's children tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson said. Newsom, his partner, and two other kids tested negative. The kids who tested positive have mild symptoms and will quarantine, Politico reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's children tested positive for COVID-19 on Thurs...
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Biden under fire from Republicans as 10,000 migrants converge under Texas bridge – live

Thousands create makeshift camp amid intense heatRepublicans blame White House for alarming conditionsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.47pm BST Val Verde county sheriff Joe Frank Martinez said Border Patrol officials are “overwhelmed” trying to process the thousands of immigrants waiting near Del Rio.“They just can’t process them fast enough, so there’s a backlog of these individuals underneath the bridge,” Martinez told the Texas Tribune. 2.47pm BST The cr...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, White House, Politico, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Dhs, Democrats, US politics, US immigration, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Martinez, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services


Then-CIA director Gina Haspel said Trump's post-election behavior was 'insanity' and he was 'acting out like a 6-year-old with a tantrum,' book says

Former CIA Director Gina Haspel Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo Gina Haspel said Trump was "acting out like a six-year-old with a tantrum" after the 2020 election, a new book says. "We are on the way to a right-wing coup. The whole thing is insanity," Haspel told Gen. Mark Milley. Haspel was particularly unnerved by Trump's firing of Defense Sec. Mark Esper, the book says. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel vented to the ...
Tags: Politics, White House, China, Politico, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pentagon, Cia, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Central Intelligence Agency, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani, Esper


Paper: Most Firearm Offenses in Illinois are for Firearms Possession by Black Men

Paper: Most Firearm Offenses in Illinois are for Firearms Possession by Black Men IMG iStock USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In a paper published at Loyola University Chicago, describing the make-up of people convicted for firearms possession, few surprises are found. These are the major findings listed in the executive summary of the paper, published in July of 2021. From luc.edu: 1) The majority of felony firearm possession convictions in Illinois occur in Cook County, primarily involve Black men, ...
Tags: Guns, Mexico, Politico, Department Of Defense, Chicago, Canada, United States, South Africa, Arizona, Switzerland, Clarke, Illinois, Detroit, BLM, Cook County, Toure


Trump thinks the September 18 rally in support of Capitol-riot suspects is a setup designed to make him look bad, report says

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell A right-wing rally in support of Capitol-riot suspects is being planned for Saturday. Trump thinks it's about making him look bad regardless of the outcome, sources told The Times. There have been concerns that the rally, planned to be outside the US Capitol, could turn violent. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump is staying away from the September 18 Washington, DC, rally in support o...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Politico, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, News UK, The Times, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Bedminster New Jersey, US Capitol


Trump thinks the Sept. 18 rally in support of Capitol riot suspects is a setup designed to make him look bad, report says

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell A right-wing rally in support of Capitol riot suspects is being planned for Saturday. Trump thinks it's about making him look bad regardless of the outcome, sources told the NYT. There have been concerns that the rally, planned to be outside the US Capitol, could turn violent. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump is staying away from the September 18 Washington, DC, rally in support of ...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Politico, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, News UK, The Times, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Bedminster New Jersey, US Capitol


Biden appeared to forget Australian PM Scott Morrison's name, referring to him as 'that fella down under' at a joint press conference

From left to right: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, US President Joe Biden, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a joint press conference. White House / YouTube Biden appeared to forget the name of Australia's prime minister during a press conference. Biden and Scott Morrison were holding a press conference with Boris Johnson to announce a new defense pact. Biden called Morrison "that fella down under," adding: "Thank you very much pal." See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Australia, White House, China, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, News UK, Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, Johnson, Biden, Morrison


The US, UK, and Australia are teaming up to develop new defense technology - including nuclear-powered subs

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations, in the State Dining Room of the White House complex on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images President Biden announced a new security partnership - dubbed "AUKUS" - with the UK and Australia. The new working group will allow the countries to collaborate on AI, cyber, and nuclear infrastructure. Officials told POLI...
Tags: Politics, UK, Australia, Washington, France, White House, China, Politico, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, United Kingdom, Cyber


Pentagon defends Milley's calls to top Chinese general in final months of Trump presidency, saying such calls are vital to avoiding conflict

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that Gen. Milley made two calls to his counterpart in China in the final months of the Trump administration. A Joint Staff spokesperson said the calls were aimed at maintaining stability. The White House said that it has complete confidence in Milley, whom critics are accusing of "treasonous" behavior. See more stories on Insider's business page. The top US general call...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, China, Politico, Russia, Defense, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Nato, Fox News, Pentagon, Chris Miller, Republican


Inside a £500-a-head Tory donor lunch with Boris Johnson, where the wine was 'rubbish' and he joked about emulating Saudi Arabia's justice system

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his speech at the CLWCA 2021 lunch Rebeca Riofrio Johnson attended a Conservative Party fundraiser on Sept. 10, the largest since the pandemic began. Insider spoke to an attendee who provided an insight into the PM's behaviour behind closed doors. At one point, he joked about the UK becoming the "Saudi Arabia of penal policy" under Priti Patel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boris Johnson was, as usual, running late.He had just...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, France, Saudi Arabia, Politico, Trends, NHS, Chile, News UK, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Parliament, Johnson, Conservative Party, Downing Street


New letter with prominent signers urges Prez Biden to pardon all non-violent marijuana offenders

As reported in this press release, "150+ artists, athletes, producers, lawmakers, law enforcement officials, academics, business leaders, policy experts, reform advocates, and other professionals, signed a letter to U.S. President  Joseph R. Biden, Jr. requesting a full, complete, and unconditional pardon to all persons subject to federal criminal or civil enforcement on the basis of a nonviolent marijuana offense."  ( Disclosure : I am a signer of this letter.)  The full letter is available at...
Tags: Law, Politico, Joe Biden, United States, Ford, Drake, Biden, Trump, Carter, Douglas A Berman, Angelos, Joseph R Biden Jr, Ralo, Prez Biden, Weldon Project, Drake Killer Mike Deion Sanders Al Harrington


Are recall system changes reforms or power grab?

Win or lose, could Gavin Newsom be the last California governor to face a recall election? As final ballots are cast and election officials begin counting the votes for and against Newsom, critics of California’s recall system contend that it’s too easy to put a recall on the ballot and too easy for an unqualified candidate to become governor with only a relative handful of votes. Former Gov. Gray Davis, who was recalled in 2003 and succeeded by action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, is one ad...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Politico, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Legislature, SCA, Dan Walters, Fullerton, Redondo Beach, Gray Davis


Top Stories this PM: Police to fence Capitol ahead of far-right rally; Olympians to testify on Larry Nassar abuse

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Police to put fencing around Capitol building ahead of far-right rally. US Capitol Police will reinstall fencing around the perimeter of the Capitol ahead of the upcoming "Justice for J6" rally planned for September 18. The rally is being held to support people who have been accused, arrested, and charged for their involvement in the Capitol insurrection...
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Meet Larry Elder, the conservative talk radio host and Trump loyalist, who is campaigning to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom

In this July 13, 2021, file photo, conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Norwalk, Calif. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File Larry Elder, a conservative radio host, is the leading GOP candidate for the California recall election. Elder told Insider that he loves California and wants to see it thrive. Here are his stances on policy and past controversies. See more stories on Insider's business page. California's recall election f...
Tags: Politics, California, Politico, Brown University, San Francisco, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Michael Brown, Republican, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Eric Garner, Los Angeles Times, Black, Gavin Newsom


Biden administration moves to grant clemency to some inmates released during the pandemic: report

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations, in the State Dining Room of the White House complex on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images President Joe Biden is asking some inmates released to home confinement to apply to have their sentences commuted, Politico reported. Individuals convicted of drug offenses who were released under the CARES Act with four o...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Biden, US Department of Justice, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, Washington DC Kent Nishimura Los Angeles


Melania Trump's ex-top aide likens her to 'doomed French queen' Marie Antoinette in her bombshell memoir full of White House secrets, report says

Getty Images Melania Trump's ex-White House right-hand roundly condemns her former boss in a forthcoming tell-all memoir. Stephanie Grisham, a top Trumpworld figure, calls Melania "the doomed French queen," Politico reported. Grisham, who resigned on January 6, writes that the Trumps' response to the Capitol riot "broke" her. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melania Trump's former top advisor Stephanie Grisham roundly condemned the ex-first lady in her forthc...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Marie Antoinette, Melania Trump, Capitol, Trump White House, Grisham, Melania, Antoinette


Melania Trump's ex-top aide called her a 'doomed French queen' in her bombshell memoir full of White House secrets, report says

Getty Images Melania Trump's ex-White House right-hand roundly condemns her former boss in a forthcoming tell-all memoir. Stephanie Grisham, a top Trumpworld figure, calls Melania "the doomed French queen," Politico reported. Grisham, who resigned on January 6, writes that the Trumps' response to the Capitol riot "broke" her. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melania Trump's former top advisor Stephanie Grisham roundly condemned the ex-first lady in her forthc...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Politico, Trends, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Melania Trump, Capitol, Trump White House, Grisham, Melania, Wolkoff, Stephanie Grisham, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff


The NSSF: Chipman Defeat Isn’t the End

By Larry Keane Although Chipman won’t lead the ATF, there’s still work to be done. IMG iStock-Ilya-Burdun-1204890463 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The White House’s announcement last week that President Joe Biden was withdrawing the nomination of David Chipman for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) was a victory for the firearm industry and gun owners in general. However, it’s not the end of the Biden gun control agenda. Not by a long shot. Chipman was cert...
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Former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham is planning to publish secrets that Trump is keeping from Melania, report says

Stephanie Grisham (left) with then-first lady Melania Trump at the Children's National Health System in Washington, DC, in 2018. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Grisham is the latest former Trump aide to release damaging accounts of her time at the White House. Politico published a preview of the former White House press secretary's forthcoming new book. She's reportedly written about Melania's refusal to condemn the Capitol riot, and "secrets" Trump kept from Melania. See more stor...
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Melania Trump blasts her former top aide Stephanie Grisham's 'poor performance' and 'failed personal relationships' ahead of bombshell memoir

Stephanie Grisham. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Melania Trump is throwing her former top aide Stephanie Grisham under the bus. Grisham is set to publish a tell-all memoir about her time as the former first lady's right-hand woman. Trump's office blasted her "poor performance as press secretary" and "failed personal relationships." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former first lady Melania Trump is throwing Stephanie Grisham, who was once her ...
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Federal prosecutors signal they will be seeking jail time for some Capitol riot misdemeanants

This post from a few months ago, headlined "Federal judges expressing some concern about lenient plea deals for some Capitol riot defendants," spotlighted some comments by some federal judges about whether federal prosecutors we not being sufficiently "tough" in their prosecutorial approach to some January 6 rioters.  This recent Politico article, headlined "Prosecutors: Jan. 6 defendants should expect jail time," suggests that federal prosecutors got the message as they are now talking up the p...
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