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Fauci pushes back against the 'craziness' of attacks on his evolving pandemic response, saying 'that's the way science works'

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back against attacks on his evolving response to the pandemic, Axios reported. Fauci said attacks on his shifting positions are "actually criticizing science." Fauci has become a frequent punching bag among right-wing media and politicians. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing back more pointedly against attacks criticizing his evolvin...
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'We are running out of time': Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs urges Senate to pass voting-rights legislation

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week urged the Senate to pass voting-rights legislation. Hobbs said that Republicans are "are laying the groundwork to steal" the 2024 presidential election. The For the People Act will face a likely GOP-led filibuster on the Senate floor this week. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week urged the US Senate to...
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Chris Christie says 'not much was accomplished' during Biden's trip to Europe, but 'no damage was done'

Former Gov. Chris Christie speaks onstage during the Concordia Annual Summit in September 2019. Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit Chris Christie says that "not much was accomplished, but no damage was done" during Biden's trip. The G-7, NATO, and Geneva summits were Biden's first international meetings since taking office. While in Geneva, Biden had a long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Fo...
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Massachusetts rep calls 21 Republicans 'cowards' for voting against honoring law enforcement working during the Capitol riot

Protesters broke into Capitol Building on January 06, 2021. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern called some of his GOP colleagues "cowards" in an interview with WBZ-TV. 21 House Republicans voted against honoring law enforcement who worked during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. "There's something that's terribly wrong with the Republican party," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern on Sunday ...
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Bernie Sanders says he won't support the bipartisan infrastructure bill if its paid for by raising gas taxes or creating fees on electric vehicles

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during an appearance on NBC News' "Meet the Press." Meet the Press/NBC Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he didn't support the latest proposal for a bipartisan infrastructure bill. Sanders expressed concerns over how lawmakers may pay for the bill. He said he did not support an increased tax on gasoline or imposing fees on electric vehicles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he believes th...
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Lindsey Graham calls the Democrats' voting-rights bill 'the biggest power grab' in US history, rejects Manchin compromise proposal

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a news conference in Washington on January 7, 2021. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday continued to reject the premise of the For the People Act. Graham said that he would also oppose Sen. Joe Manchin's compromise proposal. "We had the largest turnout in the history the US, and states are in charge of voting in America," he said. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Sen. Lin...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, US, America, West Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, House, Mitch McConnell


Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to lynch two congressmen

A side-by-side image of Rep. Steve Cohen and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver. Left: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite; Right: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite File Kenneth Hubert pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening to lynch a Black representative and a Jewish representative. Hubert, from Missouri, faces a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $250,000 fine per count. Hubert admitted to calling the offices of Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Steve Cohen and threatening the lawmakers in conversations w...
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Trump was concerned that publicly showing 'empathy' in George Floyd case would indicate weakness to political base: book

Former President Donald Trump. AP WSJ reporter Michael C. Bender chronicled Trump's term in office and what led to his 2020 loss. After the death of George Floyd, many Americans were galvanized to fight against racism. Trump was worried that publicly showing "empathy" would turn off his base, according to Bender's forthcoming book. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After untold millions of people witnessed the murder of George Floyd on video last year, the ca...
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Taxpayers reportedly shelled out $2.4 million to fund Trump's golf visits in New Jersey

Former President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during his first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018, in Turnberry, Scotland. Getty Images/Leon Neal Taxpayers paid a whopping $2.4 million for former President Donald Trump's golf outings in New Jersey. About $1.9 million of that total went to hotel accommodations for Trump's Secret Service agents. The $2.4 million sum does not include the $142,000/hour Air Force One r...
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Oil firm led by Tory donor investigated over alleged bribes in nine countries

UK-based Petrofac accused of making payments over more than 15 years to secure contractsA multinational oil firm which was led by a major Conservative donor has been under investigation for allegedly paying million-pound bribes to secure contracts in nine countries.The anti-corruption agency the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been examining allegedly suspicious payments made by the UK-based firm Petrofac. Continue reading...
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Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made at least $53 million from private companies while serving in government: report

Former US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Wilbur Ross made at least $53 million from private companies while serving as commerce secretary. Ross reported earning a minimum of $53 million to $127 million in outside income. CREW sought several probes into Ross's finances while he was commerce secretary. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary under former President Donald Trump, raked in at least $53 million...
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Florida is tied with Texas for having the most people facing charges linked to the Capitol riot, report says

Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida is tied with Texas for having the most people facing charges linked to the Capitol riot. The Sunshine State also has the highest number of arrests of people linked to far-right groups. Some Florida leaders are calling for an independent commission into the state's links to the riot. Visit Insider's home...
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A leaked video of a Manhattan City Council candidate in a BDSM dungeon was flagged to the press by his campaign manager

Zack Weiner, 26, is "not ashamed" of the leaked BDSM footage. NYC Votes, Getty Images Zack Weiner, who is running for Manhattan City Council, had a BDSM video of him leaked on Twitter. The video was flagged to the New York Post by his campaign manager, the news outlet said. In a statement, he said that he is "not ashamed" of the video and called it a "distraction" from the race. See more stories on Insider's business page. A video of a 26-year-old Manhattan City Council candidate being...
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said he lost $7 million making COVID-19 masks in the operation he announced alongside Trump

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP Last year, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said his company would make and donate COVID-19 masks. Lindell told The Daily Beast he lost $7 million on the effort and has millions of masks left over. "I can't give them away," Lindell told The Daily Beast. "No one wants the things anymore." See mo...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Washington, White House, Masks, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Donald Trump, The Daily Beast, Trump, Lindell, Rose Garden, Daily Beast, Alex Brandon, Jacob Shamsian


MK committee to look into Gupta influence in military veteran’s association

Party insiders say a report on the Guptas’ association with leaders of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association will help rid the structure of Jacob Zuma’s most loyal allies The post MK committee to look into Gupta influence in military veteran’s association appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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New Jersey governor signed an executive order that bars landlords from asking tenants about their criminal history

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Anne-Marie Caruso/The Record via AP, Pool New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy passed legislation that bars landlords from asking prospective tenants about their criminal history. The new law is an attempt to make housing more equitable for people of color. Landlords can only inquire about criminal history if an applicant has met certain parameters, like registration as a sex offender. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Frida...
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GOP congressman lashes out at Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday: 'Are we going to do one for the Native American Indians?'

Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Ralph Norman criticized the creation of a federal holiday for Juneteenth. "How many holidays do we want?" he asked. "Are we going to do one for the Native American Indians?" Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers delivered news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, the House voted 415-14 to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Slavery, Republican Party, Biden, South Carolina, Amtrak, Kamala Harris, Abraham Lincoln, Jacquelyn Martin


Sen. Ron Johnson, who stalled the passing of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, was booed at an event commemorating the day

Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican. Samuel Corum/Getty Images GOP Sen. Ron Johnson stalled the passing of making Juneteenth a holiday. He conceded his efforts on Tuesday and the effort unanimously passed in the Senate. On Saturday, June 19, he was booed at an event commemorating the holiday in Wisconsin. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ron Johnson was booed at an event celebrating Juneteenth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, WDJT reported. A bill making Ju...
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After supermarket shooting, Colorado is letting cities pass their own gun laws - and Boulder plans to enforce its assault weapons ban

The memorial at the King Soopers on Table Mesa in Boulder, United States on March 24, 2021. Rachel Woolf for The Washington Post via Getty Images After a supermarket shooting, Colorado repealed a law banning cities from passing local gun laws. Boulder now hopes to enforce its 2018 assault weapons ban that a judge had previously struck down. Most cities in the US are not able to pass local gun laws due to state laws banning the practice. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mont...
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John Bercow defects to Labour with withering attack on Johnson

Former Speaker says party has become reactionary and xenophobic under its current leadership• The blue wall: what next for the Tories after shock defeat?John Bercow, the former Tory MP and Speaker of the House of Commons, today delivers an extraordinary broadside against Boris Johnson and the Conservative party as he announces he has switched his political allegiance to Labour.In an explosive interview with the Observer, Bercow says he regards today’s Conservative party as “reactionary, populist...
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Department of Veterans Affairs 'moving ahead' to provide gender-affirming surgery to transgender veterans: report

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough speaks during a press briefing at the White House, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to pay for gender-affirming surgery as part of veterans' healthcare, CNN reported. VA health insurance currently pays for hormone therapy and mental health services, but not surgery. There are about 134,000 transgender veterans, according to an estimate from the National Center for Transgender Equality. See more sto...
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Trump backs challenger to GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski who voted to convict him in second impeachment trial

GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka. AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File Former President Trump has backed Kelly Tshibaka over Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 Alaska Senate race. Trump continues to smart over Murkowski voting to convict him in his second impeachment trial. Tshibaka, the former state commissioner of administration, has several Trump alums in her campaign. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former President Donald Trump on Friday backed a Republican challenger to GO...
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Over 50 House Republicans call on Biden to replace Harris in leading immigration efforts at US-Mexico border

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at the White House on May 17, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Over 50 Republicans have called on Biden to replace Vice President Harris in immigration efforts at the border. "Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand," the group said. The administration has emphasized that Harris is not a "czar" in charge of managing the border. Sign up for the 10 Things...
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8 GOP reps who voted against making Juneteenth a national holiday appeared to close their offices anyway: report

Al Drago/Getty Images GOP lawmakers who opposed the creation of a federal holiday for Juneteenth closed their offices Friday anyway, BuzzFeed News reported. In total, 14 members of Congress opposed the new holiday, and eight of them appeared to close their office. The bill unanimously passed the Senate and was signed by President Biden on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight GOP members of Congress who voted against the bill that established Juneteenth as a fed...
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Pence privately said he was 'proud' of economic advisor Gary Cohn for blasting Trump over response to Charlottesville rally, book says

Vice President Mike Pence and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn at the White House in 2017. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Gary Cohn was "alarmed" by Trump's response to the Charlottesville rally, according to a new book. Mike Pence reportedly praised Cohn after the economic advisor "unloaded" on Trump over the rally. WSJ reporter Michael C. Bender chronicled Trump's first term and what led to his 2020 loss. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. As the d...
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Biden family announces the death of beloved German Shepherd, Champ

President Joe Biden pets the Biden family dog Champ in the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, prior to a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members to discuss supply chains. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz Champ, President Joe Biden's 13-year-old German Shepherd, has died. "He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family," the Bidens said on Twitter. The Bidens also have a 3-year-old resc...
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Furloughed workers reluctant to return, says Andrea Leadsom

Former business secretary claims UK’s economic recovery under threat with firms struggling to persuade staff back to the officeThe former business secretary Andrea Leadsom has warned that some people are reluctant to return to work because furlough has been “great” for them while others were “terrified” of going back to the office, sparking criticism from workers and business-owners.The Conservative MP said some businesses in her South Northamptonshire constituency were struggling to get employe...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, UK News, Economic recovery, Andrea Leadsom, South Northamptonshire, Coronavirus, UK job furlough scheme


Ethics experts are concerned that the children of top Biden aides are getting jobs in the White House, report says

The White House insists that President Joe Biden has the "highest ethical standards of anyone to ever hold this office." Getty Images Several children and relatives of President Joe Biden's top aides have secured jobs in the administration. At least five children of Biden senior staffers work in the White House, The Washington Post reported. Senior counsel Steve Ricchetti has three children working for Biden, the paper said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several chil...
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Former Gov. calls for an independent commission to investigate why so many people from Florida attended the Capitol riot

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), candidate for Governor of Florida, participates in a Voting Rights Tour event held at the Lallos Restaurant in Lauderhill, Florida, on June 10, 2021. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Rep. Charlie Crist of Florida called for an investigation into the state's role in the Capitol riot. The former governor said Friday he was worried about how many Floridians were involved in the attack. Florida is one of the two states with the most residents facing charges related to ...
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Trump changed the date of his Juneteenth Tulsa rally after a Black Secret Service agent told him it was 'very offensive,' book says

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File A Black Secret Service member told Trump it was "offensive" to hold a rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth. In his book, reporter Michael Bender provides more detail about the exchange that led Trump to change the rally date. Trump's team - including former campaign manager Brad Parscale - was unaware of the date's significance in US history. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Trump campaign team changed the dat...
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