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Insider's guide to securely sharing whistleblower information about corporations, governments, and other powerful institutions

Frances Haugen, a Facebook whistleblower, testifying to a Senate committee. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images As an independent news organization, Insider relies on sources to investigate powerful institutions. A source may depend on us to protect their identity and may be concerned with sending tips securely. We interviewed some of our top journalists to compile a list of options to share evidence securely. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, threatened employees with firing if they share information...
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10 Things in Politics: Dems stall on voting rights

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:In voting-rights fight, progressive activists see a 'make-or-break moment' for changing the filibusterThe FDA is pushing forward on boosters for millions of AmericansFacebook's recent trademark filings hold clues to the company's new...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Senate, China, Russia, Trends, Atlanta, Tesla, Joe Biden, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, New Hampshire


United States: California's Senate Bill 41: The Genetic Information Privacy Act - Mintz

GIPA establishes a number of mechanisms to close the existing gap in the protection of genetic information under the current framework of federal and state privacy laws.
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Jair Bolsonaro Is a Mass Murderer Who Deliberately Spread Covid-19, Brazilian Senate Panel Finds (gizmodo)

Earlier this year, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro mocked the claim that his administration’s reckless handling of the coronavirus pandemic—which has entailed everything from straight denialism to promoting a cocktail of miracle drugs—was tantamount to genocide. Well, the Brazilian Senate has now concluded he is…Read more... [Author: Tom McKay]
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Senate Republicans filibuster Democratic election reform bill again

Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ latest effort to rewrite America’s election and voting laws Wednesday, as progressive activists...
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Ex-Trump aide who founded 'free speech' app GETTR says he couldn't come to a deal with Trump, who has just announced a new social platform of his own

Jason Miller, Senior Adviser to the Trump 2020 re-election campaign, appears for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, on Feb. 9, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to launch a new social media site called TRUTH Social. Former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller said the two were unable to reach a deal on a platform. Miller left his Trump role to launch the "free speech" app GETTR, which...
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Some Arizona Republicans embrace election conspiracies as they bow to Trump

Republican leaders nationally hope to move on from re-litigating the 2020 election as they set their sights on winning back the House and Senate in next year's midterms, but that may be a difficult shift to make in Arizona.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, House, Arizona, Trump


Senate Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill As State GOPs Continue Assault On Franchise

Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ voting rights bill Wednesday, filibustering the legislation to prevent it from even getting a floor debate before the final vote.  [Author: Kate Riga and Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Senate, Voting Rights, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Matt Shuham, Kate Riga, For the People Act, Freedom To Vote Act, Kate Riga and Matt Shuham


To Most Dems, It’s Clear: The Only Path To Voting Rights Runs Through The Filibuster

Senate Republicans blocked a major piece of Democrats’ voting rights legislation, keeping the bill from even advancing to a floor debate despite Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) insistence that it could garner bipartisan support. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Senate, Voting Rights, Joe Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Kate Riga


Biden visits home town of Scranton to pitch huge investment agenda – as it happened

President speaks at critical moment for domestic proposalsRepublicans block Democrats’ sweeping voting rights billActivists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutouts of Senate...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Capitol Hill, US domestic policy, Greenpeace, US Congress, Biden, Schumer, Manchin, Scranton, Chuck Schumer


Texas GOP consolidates power in new congressional maps as Senate again fails to act on voting rights

With Texas Republicans bolstering their congressional majorities in new maps they approved this week, Senate Republicans in Washington, DC, on Wednesday blocked yet another voting rights bill that would crack down on those kinds of gerrymanders.
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Texas GOP consolidates power in new congressional maps

With Texas Republicans bolstering their congressional majorities in new maps they approved this week, Senate Republicans in Washington, DC, on Wednesday blocked yet another voting rights bill that would crack down on those kinds of gerrymanders.
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Senate Republicans block Democrats’ Freedom to Vote Act – live

Democrats required 60 votes to begin debate on voting rights billActivists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutout...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Capitol Hill, Greenpeace, US Congress, Biden, Schumer, Manchin, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, US voting rights


Senate GOP Again Blocks Democrats' Election Bill

For the third time this year, Senate Democrats tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions in the states.
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Kyrsten Sinema is torpedoing Democrats' plans to roll back the Trump tax law, forcing a last-ditch scramble for alternatives

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Sinema's opposition to rolling back swaths of the Trump tax law is prompting a scramble for alternatives among Democrats. Other options include stepping up IRS enforcement and tightening international tax rules. Democrats have little room for error and its unclear which tax proposals could get Sinema's support. Opposition from Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona to lifting tax rates on individuals and lar...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Oregon, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Democrats, Gop, House, Getty, Biden, Donald Trump


GOP Blockade of Voting Rights Legislation Reignites Debate Over Ending Filibuster

Senate Republicans opposed starting debate on a voting rights bill again, reopening the question for Democrats on whether to end the filibuster specifically for such legislation.
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Sen. Joe Manchin uses expletive to dismiss report that he plans to leave the Democratic Party

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Capitol Hill. Drew Angerer/Getty Images A report from Mother Jones claimed that Sen. Joe Manchin was planning to leave the Democratic Party. Within an hour, Manchin told reporters on Capitol Hill that the report was "bullshit." "I have no control of the rumors, guys," Manchin also said, denying the story. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia swiftly dismissed rumors that he's planning to leave the Democratic Party, telling reporte...
Tags: Politics, Cbs News, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Capitol Hill, Vox, Jones, Democratic Party, Mother Jones, Manchin, Alan He, Joe Manchin, Sen. Joe Manchin, Sen Chuck Schumer


Klobuchar voting rights bill stopped by Senate Republicans

Democrats are likely to face renewed pressure to change the filibuster.
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Senate Republicans block Democrats' voting and elections bill

Senate Republicans blocked another voting rights bill Wednesday, as some on the left call to change the chamber's rules to allow the Democratic Party to unilaterally change federal election law. The vote was 49 to 51.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Democratic Party


Biden's Japan Envoy Pick Vows to Make Nissan Executive Case a Priority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rahm Emanuel, nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Tokyo, vowed at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday to...
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Senate Report Urges Charging Brazil's Leader Over Pandemic

A Brazilian Senate report has recommended pursuing crimes against humanity and other charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly bungling Brazil’s response to COVID-19.
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Senate Republicans secure votes to block advancement of key voting rights bill – live

Republicans garner sufficient votes to block bill from advancingActivists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutouts...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Capitol Hill, Greenpeace, US Congress, Biden, Schumer, Manchin, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, US voting rights


Senate GOP Again Poised to Block Democrats' Election Bill

For the third time this year, Senate Democrats are forcing a test vote on sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions in the states.
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Biden’s flagship bill edges towards deal as climate activists protest Manchin’s proposed cuts – live

Activists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalClimate activists have gathered on Capitol HillDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutouts of Senate majori...
Tags: Health, Senate, Joe Biden, US news, Capitol Hill, Vaccines and immunisation, Greenpeace, Biden, Schumer, Manchin, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Coronavirus


Democrats failing to pass the latest voting rights bill will be a 'make-or-break moment' for filibuster reform, according to progressive activists

Virginia Shadron, of Atlanta, holds an anti-filibuster sign with the face of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of R-Ky., on it, during a rally in support of voting rights, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Senate Republicans are poised to block a major voting rights bill for the 2nd time this year. Progressive activists are hoping it'll be a make-or-break moment for filibuster reform. "Democrats can have the filibuster, or they defe...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Maine, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill


Democrats slam Biden's 'big mistake' to renew $300 monthly checks for families for only one year

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his administrations response to Hurricane Ida at the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Biden floated a one-year extension of the child tax credit at a White House meeting with Democrats on Tuesday. His suggestion is already causing some senior Democrats in the House and Senate to call it a "big mistake." "I'm gonna get longer than that," Senate Finance...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Democrats, House, Connecticut, Arizona


Redistricting Options From NC Senators Released to Public

North Carolina senators have presented some proposals to the public on how they could redraw boundary lines for congressional and state Senate districts.
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Senate Republicans expected to block Democrats' voting and elections bill

Senate Republicans are expected to block another voting rights bill Wednesday, as some on the left call to change the chamber's rules to allow the Democratic Party to unilaterally change federal election law.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Democratic Party


Italian Senate Asks Government to Ban Forza Nuova Neofascist Party

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's upper house Senate on Wednesday asked the government to dissolve the Forza Nuova neofascist party, which this month took...
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McConnell Shows Value Of Strategy And Tactics

McConnell Shows Value Of Strategy And Tactics iStock-495755592 United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters could do themselves a big favor by studying the way Mitch McConnell has managed to render Chuck Schumer’s hopes deader than a doornail. In the fight for our rights, it never hurts to study the good tacticians. When discussing McConnell’s re-election bid last year, we noted his long track record in support of our Second Amendment rights, and his fight against various camp...
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