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The White House says it's up to Congress to decide on sending more stimulus checks because they're 'not free'

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House said it will be up to Congress to decide if more stimulus checks go out this year. "We'll see what members of Congress propose, but those are not free," Psaki said. Lawmakers are unlikely to approve additional payments as the economy displays signs of improvement. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House said Tuesday it will be up to Congress to decide if more direct payments go out th...
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Amazon Apologizes For Snarky — And Flat-Out Wrong — Pee Bottle Denial

The corporate behemoth is still mum on its tweets about progressive Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, however.
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Amazon Apologizes To Rep. Mark Pocan For Snarky (And Incorrect) Pee Bottles Tweet

The corporate behemoth is still mum on its tweets about progressive Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, however.
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Amazon's Twitter war with Democrats incited by fuming Jeff Bezos: report

Amazon is firing back against Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren over their criticisms of the company’s labor and business...
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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...
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Amazon workers leading a historic push for unionization in Alabama describe midnight 'education' meetings, an unexpected mailbox, and streams of anti-union flyers as they go up against one of the world's most powerful companies

Amazon faces a historic union vote in Alabama. Amazon; Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty; Dustin Chambers/REUTERS; RWDSU; Samantha Lee/Insider Workers at an Alabama warehouse are voting whether to form the first Amazon union in the US. The vote will finish on March 29. Amazon has been fighting hard to persuade workers to vote no. Insider spoke with two warehouse workers about their fight against Amazon's anti-union tactics. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six thousa...
Tags: Amazon, UK, News, Jimmy Fallon, Unions, John Oliver, Senate, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Usps, Queens, Retail, Marco Rubio, Getty


Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren want to tax CEOs who make 50 times more than their typical worker

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders talk before the tenth Democratic 2020 presidential debate in South Carolina. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are part of a group that introduced a bill to tax CEOs. Similar initiatives have already brought in, or could bring in, millions for cities like Portland. The bill comes as some billionaire CEOs have seen huge gains in wealth throughout the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several legislat...
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Stimulus 'vote-a-rama' stalls out in the Senate over clash on unemployment benefits in relief package

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT, L) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY, R). Mark Wilson/Getty Images The Senate kicked off a "vote-a-rama" on Friday with a vote on a $15 minimum wage. But proceedings ground to a halt over a last-minute clash on unemployment aid. Schumer said Democrats will approve the stimulus bill sometime this weekend. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Senate kicked off a "vote-a-rama" on Friday with a vote on a $15-per-hour minimum wage, but the proceedings st...
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Stimulus 'vote-a-rama' stalls out in the Senate out over clash on unemployment benefits in relief package

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT, L) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY, R). Mark Wilson/Getty Images The Senate kicked off a "vote-a-rama" on Friday with a vote on a $15 minimum wage. But proceedings ground to a halt over a last-minute clash on unemployment aid. Schumer said Democrats will approve the stimulus bill sometime this weekend. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Senate kicked off a "vote-a-rama" on Friday with a vote on the $15-per-hour minimum wage, but the proceedings ...
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23 progressive Democrats including AOC urge Biden to overrule top Senate official and keep a $15 minimum wage in the stimulus package

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Ro Khanna. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images House progressives are urging Biden to overrule a Senate official and keep a $15 minimum wage in the stimulus plan. The effort is led by Rep. Ro Khanna, but signatories include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "If we don't overrule the Senate parliamentarian, we are condoning poverty wages for millions of Americans," Khanna said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A group of Hou...
Tags: Politics, New York, Minnesota, Republicans, Congress, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy


23 progressive Democrats including AOC urge Biden to overrule top Senate official and keep $15 per hour minimum wage in the stimulus package

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A group of 23 House progressives are urging Biden to overrule a key Senate official and keep a $15 an hour minimum wage in the stimulus plan. The effort is led by Rep. Ro Khanna, but signatories include Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. If we don't overrule the Senate parliamentarian, we are condoning poverty wages for millions of Americans," Khanna said in a statement. Visit the Bu...
Tags: Politics, New York, Minnesota, Republicans, Congress, California, Oregon, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy, Cnn


10 Things in Politics: Trump teases 2024 run at CPAC

Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Trump's 2024 ambitions face a major test next year.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces another sexual-harassment allegation....
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Senior Democrats ditch their backdoor proposal for a $15 minimum wage, throwing pay hike in doubt in $1.9 trillion stimulus package

Sen Bernie Sanders speaks at a news conference alongside other top Democrats. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Senior Democrats tossed out a backdoor plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, per a person familiar with the decision. The proposal was ditched as Democrats appeared reluctant to finalize a complex plan that could delay stimulus passage. Experts said the backup plan risked being inefficient at raising hourly wages. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Senior De...
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Congress, there's an easy way to avoid the same messy recovery we got after the financial crisis: approve the full round of $2000 checks

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 After the 2008 financial crisis, Obama opted to limit stimulus in order to placate Republicans. The Biden Administration must not fall victim to the same trap and spend more now. The Democrats won the Senate campaigning on $2...
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"Iowa's decades-long lock on the nominating process has been under threat since last year's disastrous caucus..."

"... when results were delayed for days due in part to a faulty smartphone app that was supposed to make things easier for precinct captains when they reported results. Ultimately, The Associated Press never declared a winner in the contest because of problems with the vote count, which was administered by the Iowa Democratic Party. Iowa's voters are also older, more rural and more white than many other states so it's seen as increasingly out of step with the Democratic mainstream, which increa...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Iowa, Associated Press, Npr, Biden, Sanders, Sens Bernie Sanders, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Pete Buttigieg, Iowa Buttigieg, 2024 Campaign, Iowa Democratic Party Iowa


Biden to nominate Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary

Pete Buttigieg. Reuters President-elect Joe Biden will select Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation, according to Reuters. If confirmed, Buttigieg would become the first openly gay Cabinet secretary in US history to be approved by the Senate.  In nominating Buttigieg to the role, Biden aims to put the 38-year-old former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate in charge of a sprawling federal agency with roughly 58,000 employees. Buttigieg...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Chicago, Afghanistan


Congress gave itself another week to strike a coronavirus stimulus deal, but there's no sign the parties will agree a plan before millions lose assistance

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Alex Wong/Getty Images; Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Congress passed a spending bill that gives it another week to try to agree on a coronavirus stimulus package before Christmas, but there are no signs they will be able to strike an agreement in that time. The two parties have been negotiating for months without coming to an agreement, and the same issues that have keep them deadlocked still remain. Millions of people wi...
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The Senate approved a short-term spending bill, averting a government shutdown hours ahead of a midnight deadline

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Senate passed a one-week extension of government funding on Friday, hours ahead of a midnight deadline. The House passed it on Wednesday, and now it goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Josh Hawley threatened to hold up the government-funding bill next week if there is no vote on their plan to distribute a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks to Americans. Congress is running up again...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Economy, Policy, Missouri, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Government Funding


Republicans are signalling they won't support the $908 billion bipartisan stimulus plan, leaving Democrats concerned the parties won't be able to compromise

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Republicans are signalling that they will not support the $908 billion bipartisan coronavirus relief plan. The plan was intended as a compromise between Democrats and Republicans after months of deadlock over how much should be spent, and on what. But The New York Times and Politico reported staffers for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying that multiple Republicans won't support the proposal without the changes they w...
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Republicans are signaling they won't support the $908 billion bipartisan stimulus plan, leaving Democrats concerned the parties won't be able to compromise

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Republicans are signaling that they won't support the $908 billion bipartisan coronavirus relief plan. The plan was intended to be a compromise between Democrats and Republicans after months of deadlock over how much should be spent and on what. But according to The New York Times and Politico, staffers for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are saying multiple Republicans won't support the proposal without the changes they...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Politico, Trends, Democrats, House, New York Times, News UK, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Times, Stimulus, Reuters


'This is not a 3rd Obama term,' Biden says amid criticism for choosing a slew of former Obama officials for top White House roles

President-elect Joe Biden introduces his cabinet member nominees at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on November 24, 2020. The President-elect along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced Antony Blinken for Secretary of State, Alejandro Mayorkas for Secretary of Homeland Security, Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence, Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, and John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy f...
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'This is not a 3rd Obama term,' Biden says amid criticism for hiring a slew of ex-Obama officials for top White House roles

President-elect Joe Biden introduces his cabinet member nominees at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on November 24, 2020. The President-elect along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced Antony Blinken for Secretary of State, Alejandro Mayorkas for Secretary of Homeland Security, Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence, Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, and John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy f...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, Social Security, United Nations, Medicare, Fox News, Getty


Biden Says This Won’t Be Obama 3.0: ‘We Face A Totally Different World’ Now

President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday that his administration would not be simply an extension of former President Barack Obama’s presidency as he begins to roll out his Cabinet and advisory picks. “This is not a third Obama term because we face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration,” Biden told NBC News correspondent Lester Holt when asked about the criticism that he’s bringing in Obama era appointees, asserting that President Donald Trump “has changed...
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Biden Denies His Admin Will Merely Be A ‘Third Obama Term’: ‘We Face A Totally Different World’ Now

President-elect Joe Biden argued on Tuesday that his administration would not be simply an extension of former President Barack Obama’s presidency as he begins to roll out his Cabinet and advisory picks. “This is not a third Obama term because we face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration,” Biden told NBC News correspondent Lester Holt in a pre-taped interview, asserting that President Donald Trump “has changed the landscape.” “That’s why I’ve found people ...
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Bloomberg’s Big Election Spending Was Pretty Much A Bust

WASHINGTON (AP) — After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has little to show for it. His only win during a short-lived Democratic bid for the White House was in the territory of American Samoa. And after pledging to spend “whatever it takes” to defeat President Donald Trump, he routed $110 million to Florida, Ohio and Texas — all states that President-elect Joe Biden lost. Bloomberg, who built ...
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Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States

Olivier Douliery/Getty; Insider The Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected to win the 2020 presidential election over Donald Trump, according to Decision Desk HQ. President-elect Joe Biden spoke on Friday night at the Biden-Harris campaign HQ in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden and his campaign did not declare victory but stressed the former vice president's lead. "We're on track to 300 electoral votes, the clear majority of the nation behind us," Biden said, adding that he had received the...
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IT'S OVER: Biden defeats Trump as US voters take the rare step to remove an incumbent president

Olivier Douliery/Getty; Insider The Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected to win the 2020 presidential election over Donald Trump, according to Decision Desk HQ. Biden surpassed 270 electoral votes by flipping the battleground state of Pennsylvania.  Biden enjoyed a steady, but ultimately overstated, lead over Trump in polls in critical states in the weeks before the election. His victory represents a rebuke by the US electorate of Trump's tumultuous and divisive presidency. Visit Bus...
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Gascon appears ready to become LA County’s top prosecutor

Former San Francisco County District Attorney George Gascon appeared on his way Wednesday to winning the job of Los Angeles County’s top prosecutor and ousting incumbent Jackie Lacey from the position she has held for eight years. Voters handily were favoring Gascon, who led the latest overnight numbers with 53.8% of the nearly 2.8 million votes counted. Lacey, whose three-decade career in the District Attorney’s Office appeared to be coming to an end, trailed with 46.2%. The count remained cons...
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Gascon appears ready to become LA County’s new top prosecutor

Former San Francisco County District Attorney George Gascon appeared on his way Wednesday to winning the job of Los Angeles County’s top prosecutor and ousting incumbent Jackie Lacey from the position she has held for eight years. Voters handily were favoring Gascon, who led the latest overnight numbers with 53.8% of the nearly 2.8 million votes counted. Lacey, whose three-decade career in the District Attorney’s Office appeared to be coming to an end, trailed with 46.2%. The count remained cons...
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Gascon leads Lacey early in hotly contested race for L.A. district attorney

Former San Francisco County District Attorney George Gascon, who spent 30 years as a Los Angeles police officer, appeared to be leading incumbent Jackie Lacey to become Los Angeles County’s new top prosecutor, early election returns Tuesday night showed. See the latest election results In the heavily watched race, Gascon – considered the more progressive candidate — led with 55% of the vote with about 2.5 million votes counted. Lacey, the county’s district attorney for eight years, trailed with ...
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