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Bernie Sanders expresses 'serious concerns' over Biden proposal for modest increase in Pentagon spending

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about the Biden administration's defense spending proposal. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Biden administration is asking Congress for $753 billion to fund US military operations. That's a slight uptick over last year. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about spending money on a "bloated Pentagon." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is requesting $753 billion in spending on the U...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Pentagon, Biden, Defense Department, Charles Davis, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders


Bernie Sanders applauds the 'courage' of Amazon workers for taking on the tech giant, says failed union vote will inspire other unionization efforts

Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, right. Getty Images Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders said Amazon workers will inspire other union-organizing efforts. Workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, Amazon plant voted the union down 1,798 to 738. Sanders has previously criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for trying to stop unionization efforts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded Amazon workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, factory for taking on t...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Alabama, Trends, Retail, Union, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Congressional, Dave Clark


As Nina Turner runs for Congress in Ohio's 11th Congressional District, her local roots take center stage

Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner. David McNew/Getty Images Nina Turner is running for Congress in Ohio's 11th Congressional District. Turner, a Cleveland native, represented parts of the district as a state senator. If elected to Congress, she would bring a distinct progressive voice to Congress. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner emerged as one of the most passionate surrogates for In...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, Senate, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Getty Images, Hillary Clinton, House, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Medicare, Ohio


Biden's campaign made 2 promises on canceling student debt. He hasn't done either.

President Joe Biden. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Biden made campaign promises to cancel $10,000 in student debt per person and forgive debt for students from HBCUs and public colleges. As president, he has not yet followed through on either promise. The DOE has already canceled debt for defrauded borrowers and borrowers with disabilities. See more stories on Insider's business page. So far, President Joe Biden's Department of Education has acted to address the $1.7 trillion st...
Tags: Education, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Warren, Department Of Justice, Biden, DOE, Vermont, Justice Department, Department Of Education, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders


VP, second gentleman moving into Naval Observatory

By Jasmine Wright | CNN Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will move in to the Naval Observatory residence Tuesday night after their move was delayed for more than two months because of “repairs to the home,” a White House official told CNN. Harris and Emhoff have been temporarily living at Blair House, the President’s guest quarters on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the White House, since Harris took office. The vice president’s official residence is located on the g...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, California, Washington, White House, Sport, Cnn, Marine, Soccer, Washington Dc, Biden, Kamala Harris, Sanders, HARRIS, Pennsylvania Avenue


Sanders discusses the 'crisis' not included in Biden's plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discusses President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan and tells CNN's Jake Tapper that the US needs to address its "human infrastructure" as well.
Tags: News, US, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, Sanders, Jake Tapper, Sen Bernie Sanders


After more than 2 months of living in Biden's guest house, Kamala Harris will finally move into the official residence of the vice president

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will move into Number One Observatory Circle next week. Carolyn Kaster/AP Kamala Harris and her husband have been living in Biden's guest house for more than two months. A spokesperson said the pair would be moving into their official residence next week. The delay was due to renovations being done at Number One Observatory Circle. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vice President Kamala Harris is moving into h...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Kamala Harris, Sanders, Guest House, HARRIS, Pennsylvania Avenue, Carolyn Kaster, Symone D Sanders, Blair House, Emhoff


Harris To Move From Temporary Housing Into Official Vice President Residence Next Week

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS13) — After more than two months of living in temporary housing, Vice President Kamala Harris will soon be able to unpack and unwind at her official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Symone Sanders, senior adviser and chief spokesperson for the vice president, tweeted Thursday that Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will move into the official vice presidential residence on Massachusetts Avenue in northwest Washington next week — after some repairs are c...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Ap, Chicago, District Of Columbia, Kamala Harris, Sanders, Mike Pence, HARRIS, Oakland California, Pennsylvania Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, Naval Observatory


Ballot counting for Amazon’s historic union vote starts today

Vote counting begins today in the historic effort to unionize Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. The warehouse — which opened exactly a year ago to meet ramping up demand as COVID-19 bore down on the U.S. — has become ground zero for one of the most import labor efforts in modern American history. Voting began by mail on February 8, after Amazon repeatedly attempted to delay the vote or force workers to submit ballots in-person, in spite of pandemic restrictions. Things have gotten p...
Tags: Amazon, Labor, Germany, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Italy, Marco Rubio, Union, Birmingham, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Nlrb, New England


Biden reportedly bumps infrastructure price tag to $4 trillion, with up to $3.5 trillion in tax hikes

President Joe Biden speaks to the press after disembarking from Airforce One after arriving in Wilmington, Delaware on March 26, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images The new infrastructure bill could cost more, and have greater tax hikes, than originally anticipated. The Washington Post reports the package could total $4 trillion, with up to $3.5 trillion in tax hikes. Democrats have suggested various new tax hikes while Republicans have opposed all of them. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Republican, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, The Washington Post


An Amazon engineer reportedly raised red flags internally about Amazon's tweets picking fights with lawmakers, calling them suspicious and 'unnecessarily antagonistic'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts An Amazon engineer raised red flags internally about Amazon's tweets last week, Recode reports. Amazon and its executives tweeted at multiple lawmakers, strongly criticizing Sen. Bernie Sanders. it was reportedly at the urging of CEO Jeff Bezos, who wanted leaders to push back against critics. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon stirred up controversy last week with its bold tweets to US lawmakers. Those missives were so...
Tags: Amazon, US, Alabama, Trends, Wisconsin, Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Bezos, Clark, Sen Bernie Sanders, Joshua Roberts, Dave Clark, Amazon Employees, Mark Pocan


Amazon's recent spate of Twitter feuds happened because Jeff Bezos told execs to 'fight back' against critics, report says

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Charles Krupa Amazon accounts sent combative tweets at Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren last week. Vox reported Jeff Bezos had told executives they weren't doing enough to fight back against critics. The aggressive tweets came amid an important unionization vote at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon social media accounts made headlines last week for lashing out at politicians like Sens. Bernie...
Tags: Amazon, Elizabeth Warren, US, Alabama, Trends, Public Relations, Birmingham, Jeff Bezos, Vox, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Bezos, Kate Taylor, Dave Clark, Sens Bernie Sanders


Biden is splitting with Obama on the economy and the proof is in their stimulus plans

Former President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden greet each other with a socially distant "air" elbow bump at the end of a drive-in campaign rally at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan Drew Angerer/Getty Images Biden's first economic package was bold in its size, breadth, and lack of bipartisanship. It's a sharp contrast to the smaller package of the Obama era - and that era's slower recovery. It shows Biden doesn't wa...
Tags: New York, Labor, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Harvard University, House, New York Times, Ubs, Npr


AOC leapt into the ongoing Twitter battle between lawmakers and Amazon over workers' rights and bathroom breaks, by sharing internal company memo

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez waves to photographers as she walks through Statuary Hall. Alex Brandon/AP Photo Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Friday entered a Twitter feud between Amazon and lawmakers. An internal Amazon memo asked staff to stop using Amazon bags as toilets, The Intercept reported. Sharing it on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez asked Amazon, "This you?" See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday leapt into an ongoing Twitter feud between lawmak...
Tags: Amazon, Unions, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, Trends, Getty Images, Marco Rubio, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Aoc, Alex Brandon, Tech Insider, Amazon Logistics, Bessemer Alabama


Amazon picks Twitter fight with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren amid union campaign

"Sanders would rather talk in Alabama than act in Vermont," company tweeted as Sanders spoke at pro-union rally.
Tags: Amazon, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders


Amazon takes a page out of Trump's playbook, accusing critics of spreading 'alternative facts' and picking fights with politicians on Twitter

Amazon is taking a page out of Trump's PR playbook. Leah Millis/Reuters/Cliff Owen/AP Amazon is taking a page out of Trump's public-relations playbook. The company accused a union leader of taking "alternative facts to a whole new level" on Friday. Amazon has slammed multiple progressive politicians on Twitter this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is taking a page out of President Donald Trump's playbook with its recent public-relations strategy,...
Tags: Amazon, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Cnn, United States, Warren, Meet The Press, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Clark, Sen Bernie Sanders, Economic Policy Institute, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Sean Spicer


Amazon goes on the offensive ahead of next week’s union vote counting

This week’s Amazon public relations push will no doubt go down as one of the odder public-facing strategies in tech. As some of the company’s biggest rivals were getting ready to virtually testify on Capitol Hill, the retail giant’s CEO of worldwide consumer business appeared to suggest that Amazon is not only as progressive as self-declared democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, but also more effective in achieving those leftist policies. Ahead of the Vermont senator’s visit to Amazon’s Bessemer,...
Tags: Amazon, Labor, New York City, Alabama, Tech, Joe Biden, Wisconsin, Marco Rubio, Union, Capitol Hill, Birmingham, Jeff Bezos, Republican, Vermont, New York Magazine, Nlrb


Blogger Loses Copyright Ruling Over Photo…But No Mention of the CC-BY-SA License!–Von Der Au v. Imber

Von Der Au is a professional photographer. The photographer took a photo of the Semperoper opera house in Dresden, Germany. The defendant blogs at MichaelGImberBlog.com and republished the photo in a post. The court claims the “value of a license to use the Photograph is approximately $900.” The photographer obtained a copyright registration 6 years after first publication–so statutory damages and attorneys’ fees should be off the table. Because the registration was more than 5 years after publi...
Tags: Google, Law, Copyright, San Antonio, Sanders, Dresden Germany, Wikimedia Commons, Reiner, Liebowitz, Evidence/Discovery, CCB, Philpot, Imber, Alternet Media Guest Blog Post, Copyright Claims Board CCB, Von Der Au


Elizabeth Warren clashed with Amazon over unionization, and said she'd break up Big Tech so that it can't 'heckle senators with snotty tweets'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Mandel Ngan/Pool/Getty Images, Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Amazon's anti-union tactics on Thursday night. Warren also said Amazon exploited tax loopholes and "heckled" senators with "snotty tweets." "You make the tax laws @SenWarren; we just follow them," Amazon tweeted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren clashed with Amazon on T...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Politics, Elizabeth Warren, US, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Tax, Treasury, Warren, Jeff Bezos, National Labor Relations Board, Sanders, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders


How Democrats could ditch the GOP and increase the minimum wage on their own

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), united his caucus to pass $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A $15 minimum wage increase didn't survive the reconciliation process for the recent stimulus law. Two economists say they've come up with a proposal that could make it through another one. But some Democrats are split on what an increase should look like. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrats tried and fa...
Tags: New York, Congress, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New Hampshire, Arizona, US Senate, University Of California Berkeley, Wyden, Vermont


History shows us that wealth taxes don’t work

With Democrats now in control of the House, Senate and White House, many of the most significant policy battles of the next two years will be determined by intraparty fights within the Democratic Party’s various factions. Although not a moderate in any meaningful sense, President Joe Biden has always positioned himself strategically at the center of his party. Nevertheless, his defeat of the party’s left wing in the last presidential primary won’t be the end of a populist insurgence. Sadly, one ...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, Massachusetts, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Treasury, Warren, Janet Yellen, OECD, Biden, Vermont, Irs, Sanders


Amazon is ripping into Bernie Sanders as pressure builds in the final days of a union vote led by workers in Alabama

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the US Capitol on January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Amazon consumer chief Dave Clark attacked Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday morning. Clark said Sanders "should save his finger wagging lecture" until he raises the minimum wage in Vermont. Sanders is traveling to Alabama to speak with Amazon workers voting on the company's first union. V...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, UK, Alabama, Trends, Minimum Wage, Washington Dc, Retail, Union, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Clark, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders


Bernie Sanders says Biden had the 'courage' to shed moderate past and 'act boldly' on the economy

Joe Biden greets Sen. Bernie Sanders before the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images In a New York Times interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders discussed the recent stimulus package. He praised Biden for going bold with its size and scope, and hopes that continues. He also said he hopes Democrats follow the lead of a president willing to "go forward aggressively." See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic, Sen Bernie Sanders, Drake University, DES MOINES Iowa, Klein, Juliana Kaplan


Amazon blasts Bernie Sanders as he heads to Alabama to support union drive

The e-commerce giant and some of its executives have previously taken jabs at Sanders, who is a frequent Amazon critic.
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Bernie Sanders is targeting the wealthy and corporations with 2 new tax measures

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable corporations. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool At a Senate Budget Committee Hearing, Bernie Sanders said he's introducing two new tax bills. One would reform the estate tax, a tax on inherited properties, and the other would target corporate taxes. The estate tax reform could raise up to $430 billion over 10 years. Se...
Tags: Washington, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ap, Capitol Hill, Jeff Bezos, Biden, National Bureau of Economic Research, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Walton, Sen Bernie Sanders, Senate Budget Committee


Amazon asked a Democratic lawmaker if he really believes its workers pee in bottles as the tech giant comes under fire for its anti-union efforts

Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan (L) criticized Amazon after its consumer chief Dave Clark (R) called it a "progressive workplace." Al Drago/Getty Images, Yagi Studio/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Amazon again denied its warehouse workers urinate in bottles, during a Twitter spat with a lawmaker. Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan had used to anecdote to counter Amazon's claims that it's a "progressive workplace." Amazon has come under fire from Democratic lawmakers over the pas...
Tags: Amazon, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Union, National Labor Relations Board, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Democratic, Clark, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, R, Senate Budget Committee


Amazon asked a Democratic lawmaker if he really believes its workers pee in bottles as the tech giant faces criticism for its anti-union efforts

Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan, left, criticized Amazon after Dave Clark, its consumer chief, right, called it a "progressive workplace." Al Drago/Getty Images, Yagi Studio/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Amazon denied in a Twitter spat with a lawmaker that its warehouse workers urinate in bottles. Rep. Mark Pocan had used the anecdote to counter Amazon's claim that it's a "progressive workplace." Democratic lawmakers have criticized Amazon over the past month for its an...
Tags: Amazon, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Union, National Labor Relations Board, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Democratic, Bezos, Clark, Sen Bernie Sanders, Senate Budget Committee


Amazon exec jabs Sanders, touts company's progressive policies ahead of union vote

Dave Clark, Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, lashed out at Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in a Twitter post on...
Tags: Amazon, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Dave Clark


Bernie Sanders: 'I don't feel comfortable' about Trump's Twitter ban

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) denounced former President Donald Trump in strong terms on the New York Times podcast "The Ezra Klein Show," but said Twitter's permanent suspension of the former President doesn't sit right with him. CNN's Brian Stelter reports Sanders noted that while Trump was banned, "tomorrow it could be somebody else who has a very different point of view."
Tags: News, Cnn, New York Times, Stories, Donald Trump, Ezra Klein, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Brian Stelter, Sen Bernie Sanders I VT


Amazon's consumer chief says the company is 'like the Bernie Sanders of employers' but that 'we actually deliver a progressive workplace for our constituents'

Dave Clark, Amazon's chief of worldwide consumer. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Amazon's Dave Clark issued a fiery response to Bernie Sanders' visit to its Alabama warehouse. "We actually deliver a progressive workplace for our constituents," Clark said. Sanders has come out in support of the union and criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' fortune. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon's consumer chief is firing back at Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of the Vermont po...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, News, Alabama, Trends, Retail, Birmingham, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Clark, Birmingham Alabama, Amazon Warehouse, Dave Clark