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The martyr who may rise again: Christian right’s faith in Trump not shaken

The talk in the carpeted corridors of the Road to Majority conference suggests the ex-president’s big lie has firmly taken rootYoung alligators swam in the water or lazed on artificial rocks as a waterfall cascaded nearby. “Alligators are found primarily in freshwater and swamps and marches,” noted a nearby sign. “... Alligators are opportunistic feeders.” Related: Conservative Christians jeer ‘traitor’ Pence for refusing to overturn election Continue reading...
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Covid ‘remains a serious and deadly threat’ for unvaccinated people, Biden says – as it happened

President hails 300m vaccine doses administered since JanuaryMike Pence heckled at conservative Christian summit in FloridaMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 1.00am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.48am BST The history of the race massacre in Elaine, Arkansas, has always been contested.It is widely accepted that in 1919, a group of white men, with the backing of federal troops, tortured and kill...
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Watch Mike Pence speak over hecklers as they shout "traitor!"

Mike Pence got booed and called "traitor" today while speaking to an audience of religious conservatives at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's annual Road to Majority conference in Orlando, Florida. Although the former vice president acted as a milquetoast "yes man" every minute of every day for the four long years that Trump bumbled in the White House, Trump's base hasn't forgiven Pence for certifying Trump's election loss to Joe Biden. — Read the rest
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Covid ‘remains a serious and deadly threat’ for unvaccinated people, Biden says – live

President hails 300m vaccine doses administered since JanuaryMike Pence heckled at conservative Christian summit in FloridaMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 8.18pm BST Joe Biden took a couple questions from reporters after concluding his prepared remarks on his administration’s coronavirus vaccination efforts.One reporter asked the president for his response to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops takin...
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Mike Pence heckled with chants of ‘traitor!’ at conservative Christian conference – live

Former vice-president jeered at Faith & Freedom summitMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 7.20pm BST More than 300 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered since Joe Biden took office in January, the White House announced in a press release.“Today, thanks to the President’s COVID-19 strategy, the virus is in retreat. 300 million shots have been administered in 150 days, COVID-19 cases and deaths ha...
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Bad strategy? How the Republican attack on voting rights could backfire

Republicans are pushing hundreds of bills to limit voting access. Some measures may get in the way of their own votersAs the coronavirus wreaked havoc around the world, lawmakers in the US were faced with a monumental task: carrying out a presidential election in the middle of a once-in-century pandemic.Concerned about the possibility of virus spread at polling places, Democrats pushed the federal government to approve more funding for states to expand absentee and early-voting options. Continue...
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Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday – as it happened

‘Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,’ president says‘It is time to move forward,’ Biden says after supreme court decisionSupreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millionsHouse votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade IraqNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 1.01am BST 12.16am BST A Republican congressman “ran as quickly as he could, like a coward” when a police officer injured in the attack on Congress on ...
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‘Battle Over Gun Control Emerging as 2022 Campaign Issue,’ Says Report

Gun control, according to The Hill, is officially a major campaign issue heading into 2022 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- It is now official; according to The Hill, “The battle over gun control is emerging as a campaign issue heading into the midterms as gun violence rises in the U.S.” The report says Republicans blame “progressive efforts to reform and in some cases direct funds away from police departments.” Translation: Efforts in various cities to “Defund Police” have resulted in some agencies ...
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Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
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Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday – live

‘Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,’ president says‘It is time to move forward,’ Biden says after supreme court decisionSupreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millionsHouse votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade IraqNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 9.23pm BST Now that Joe Biden has signed the Juneteenth bill, June 19 officially becomes a federal holiday just two days before America commemorates the end...
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Obama says ACA ‘is here to stay’ after supreme court dismisses Republican challenge – live

Supreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millions House votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade IraqCongress approves Juneteenth as a federal holidayNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 7.25pm BST Joe Biden had a somewhat cheekier response on Twitter to the supreme court’s decision to dismiss the Obamacare challenge.“A big win for the American people,” the president said in a tweet. He also encouraged Americans to sign up for a ...
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A Florida Republican reportedly compared his political rival to a 'f---ing speed bump' and threatened to send a hit squad to make her 'disappear'

Anna Paulina Luna, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives speaks before President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara A GOP candidate in Florida made threats to send a "Russian-Ukrainian hit squad" to his opponent, Politico reports. "She's a dead squirrel," William Braddock said of his rival, Anna Paulina Luna, in a phone call. Politico obtained a secret recording of the ph...
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US supreme court upholds Obamacare, preserving healthcare for millions – live

Supreme court dismisses challenge brought by Republican-led statesCongress approves Juneteenth as a federal holidayAll 14 ‘no’ votes from RepublicansNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 3.23pm BST Two of the three supreme court justices nominated by Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, sided with the majority to uphold the Affordable Care Act.The third justice nominated by Trump, Neil Gorsuch, joined Samuel Alito in dissenting to the majorit...
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Congressman Paul Gosar was an organizer of the Capitol riot says sister

Jennifer Gosar believes her brother, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), was "absolutely" responsible for the January 6th Capitol insurrection. Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper yesterday she said, "I have no evidence to the contrary, and it would be at least a requirement of our congressional body, the Senate and the House, to investigate that as they have tried but the Senate has filibustered." — Read the rest
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Group-chat bans and 'daddy issues': A report on Andrew Giuliani's campaign to be New York's governor highlights family drama

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his son Andrew in 1998. Evy Mages/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images Andrew Giuliani's longshot NY gubernatorial bid was the subject of a New York Magazine profile. Strained family dynamics underpin the shoestring campaign, according to the magazine. Despite being a former White House aide, Andrew is reportedly not Trump's first pick. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Andrew Giuliani's gubernatorial bid was ...
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Democrats are weighing moving immigration reform to help finance Biden's infrastructure plans without GOP support

Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during a hearing, with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, on the Covid-19 response, on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Tim Kaine said Democrats could potentially include immigration reform provisions to pay for infrastructure. "That could be a very legitimate way to look at trying to find a balanced package," he said. Some immigration provisions, however, could run into trouble given strict rule...
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House passes bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday and sends it to Biden's desk to be signed into law

A 2019 Juneteenth parade in Milwaukee. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images for VIBE The House on Wednesday passed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday. June 19 marks the day people who were enslaved in the US were emancipated. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, and it now heads over to Biden's desk for his signature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a national holiday ce...
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10 Democrats and 10 Republicans sign onto bipartisan infrastructure deal, but nobody knows what's in it

President Joe Biden unveils part of his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Ten Republican senators and ten Democrats issued a statement saying they support a bipartisan infrastructure package. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of ten Republican and ten Democratic Senators announced on Wednesday that they supported a bipartisan proposal for the infrastructure spending package.Sens. Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Chri...
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10 Democrats and 11 Republicans sign onto bipartisan infrastructure deal, but nobody knows what's in it

President Joe Biden unveils part of his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Eleven Republican senators and ten Democrats issued a statement saying they support a bipartisan infrastructure package. That figure of Republicans could be enough for the skinny plan to clear the chamber, but some Democrats are already against it. Details on the bipartisan framework have been scarce. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of eleven Republica...
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Republicans don't want to overhaul the economy as Biden's infrastructure plans draw strong public support

From left, Senate Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Roy Blunt of Missouri. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Republicans are pushing to cut the size and scope of Biden's $4 trillion infrastructure plan. A new poll released Wednesday indicated the Biden plans are drawing 67% support among voters. A bipartisan framework is likely to constrain its focus to physical infrastructure. See more st...
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Progressives call on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire amid McConnell's threats to block future Supreme Court nominees

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Progressives are calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire. "For the good of the country, now is the time to step aside," an ad that ran in Politico read. The call comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell said he would block future nominees to the court. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressives have mounted a p...
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Hillary Clinton says Republicans have been flirting with Putin's authoritarianism by denying 2020 election results

Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin during a meeting in March 2010. Alexey Nikolsky/Getty Images Hillary Clinton said the GOP is doing Putin's work for him by denying the 2020 election results. Clinton said Republicans have been flirting with Putin's authoritarian model of governance. Her comments came as Biden met with Putin in Geneva. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesda...
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States lift Covid restrictions as US passes 600,000 deaths – as it happened

America’s death toll from Covid-19 highest in the worldBiden arrives in Geneva for summit with ‘worthy adversary’ PutinNo sign of thaw between Russia and US ahead of Swiss summit 12.55am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.37am BST The chief executive of Morgan Stanley has become the latest US banking boss to call for an end to remote working, telling his New York staff that anyone who feels safe going out to a restaurant should return to the office.James Gorman admitted that the bank...
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States lift Covid restrictions as US passes 600,000 deaths – live

America’s death toll from Covid-19 highest in the worldBiden arrives in Geneva for summit with ‘worthy adversary’ PutinNo sign of thaw between Russia and US ahead of Swiss summit 11.19pm BST Lois Beckett in Los Angeles and Peter-Astrid Kane in San Francisco report: Bars at full capacity. No masks for vaccinated Disneyland goers. Fans sitting side-by-side at Giants and Dodgers games. Related: Goodbye masks, hello full bars: California lifts Covid rules in ‘grand reopening’ 10.45pm BST ...
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US passes 600,000 deaths from coronavirus – live

America’s death toll from Covid-19 highest in the worldBiden arrives in Geneva for summit with ‘worthy adversary’ PutinNo sign of thaw between Russia and US ahead of Swiss summit 6.32pm BST With the US death toll from coronavirus passing the awful mark of 600,000, there is some more detail and context from the Associated Press. The advent of successful vaccines means Covid-19 deaths per day in the US have plummeted to an average of 340 from a high of more than 3,400 in mid-January. New cases...
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Kevin McCarthy won't let go of the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar, but Democrats have moved on

Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Kevin McCarthy is perpetuating the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar. McCarthy is urging Pelosi to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Pelosi has already signaled Democrats want to move on from recent misleading criticism of Omar. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for Rep. Ilhan Omar's removal from...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust, insisting she's 'very much a normal person'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., holds a news conference to apologize for her recent remarks equating mask mandates with the Holocaust in Washington on Monday, June 14, 2021. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Greene apologized for her previous comparisons of COVID-19 safety measures to the Holocaust. She opened a news conference on Monday evening by saying: "I'm very much a normal person." Greene came under fire for comparing the House mask mandate to the horrors s...
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Joe Biden arrives in Geneva for summit with ‘worthy adversary’ Putin – live

President attends US-EU summit in Brussels this morningReports say Biden has prepared extensively for Geneva meeting No sign of thaw between Russia and US ahead of Swiss summit 4.32pm BST A majority of Americans say they want Joe Biden to take a tough stand in his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin tomorrow, according to a new poll.The CBS News/YouGov poll found that 58% of Americans think Biden should adopt a tough stance with Putin, while 42% say the US president should take a m...
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A different America: How Republicans hold near total control in 23 US states

In those states, Republicans hold the governorship and the legislature, giving them the power to take aim at abortion access, trans rights, voting and gun safetyDemocrats across the US cheered last month, as Texas legislators staged a walkout from the statehouse to block the passage of a Republican bill that would enact a number of restrictions on voting access. Related: How Republicans came to embrace the big lie of a stolen election Continue reading...
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‘Identity crisis’: will the US’s largest evangelical denomination move even further right?

Thousands of Southern Baptists are gathering to elect their next president amid deep divides over addressing systemic racism and sexual misconductThousands of Southern Baptists from across the US are heading to Tennessee this week to vote for their next president, a choice laced with tension that could push America’s largest evangelical Christian denomination even further to the right and potentially spark an exodus of Black pastors and congregations.Each of the three leading candidates for pres...
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