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10 Things in Politics: Lawmakers are sick of Marjorie Taylor Greene

Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Today is Tax Day.Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:How Marjorie Taylor Greene became the Voldemort of CongressIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls for a cease-fireThe demise of 'thoughts and prayers'One thing to lo...
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Bill Gates crafted a public image as a likable, nerdy do-gooder. Office affairs, 'uncomfortable' workplace behavior, and Epstein ties reveal cracks in his facade.

Gates Courtesy of the Gates Foundation For years, Bill Gates has forged a nerdy, likable public image, with his many philanthropic efforts. This persona, in contrast with the more outspoken, eccentric billionaires of his time, made him more relatable. But his advances toward female employees, his hiring of dubious characters to manage his money, and links to Jeffrey Epstein have revealed a darker side to him. See more stories on Insider's business page. For decades, Bill Gates has craf...
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Bill Gates was dismissive toward Melinda Gates at work and pursued female employees at Microsoft and the Gates Foundation: NYT report

Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Bill Gates was dismissive toward his wife Melinda French Gates in meetings, The New York Times reported. According to the report, sources said Gates pursued women at Microsoft while married to French Gates. Six former and current employees for Gates said he created an uncomfortable workplace, according to the report. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microsoft founder Bill Gates was dismissive toward his wife, Mel...
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Bill Gates reportedly pursued Microsoft employees while married

Six current and former employees of Gates and his endeavors told The New York Times he fostered an uncomfortable workplace.
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"By intent or blunder, the left and right are colluding to undermine the noble, elusive goal of giving American children the ability to think and argue and act together as citizens."

Concludes George Packer in "Can Civics Save America?/Teaching civics could restore health to American democracy, or inflame our mutual antagonisms" (The Atlantic). Civics is at the heart of the struggle to define the meaning of the American idea. Think of the battle lines as 1619 versus 1776—The New York Times Magazine’s project to reframe American history around slavery and its legacy, and the Trump administration’s counterstrike in the form of a thin report on patriotic education.... [O]n Ap...
Tags: Education, Law, America, Atlantic, The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Department Of Education, Trump, George Packer, Ann Althouse, Ibram X Kendi, Stanley Kurtz, Atlantic Civics


GOP election official in the Arizona county targeted by ballot recount called Trump 'unhinged' and said 'we can't indulge these insane lies'

Trump supports the Maricopa County audit, though Democrats and some Republicans have expressed concerns. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton GOP election official Stephen Richer called Trump "unhinged" over claims about the election. Richer leads the elections department in Maricopa County, where a GOP-backed recount is taking place. "We can't indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Republican offi...
Tags: Politics, Cbs News, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, The New York Times, Election, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Phoenix, Arizona County, Boyer, Maricopa County, Tom Porter


Walmart, Target, and Starbucks say they're keeping mask mandates despite the CDC relaxing guidance for vaccinated people. Here's how stores are responding to the new guidelines.

Shoppers wearing masks at a Walmart store in North Brunswick, New Jersey, in July. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz The CDC relaxed its guidelines for wearing masks indoors and outdoors for fully vaccinated people. Some states lifted mask mandates, but companies say workers and customers still need to wear masks. Target, Walmart, and Starbucks are among those saying they'll still mandate masks in their stores. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Pr...
Tags: Home Depot, Cdc, US, Trends, Walmart, Cnn, Features, Walgreens, Retail, Macy's, Miami, Gap, Starbucks, The New York Times, Target, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC relaxing guidance for vaccinated people. Here's how stores are responding to the new guidelines.

Shoppers are seen wearing masks while shopping at a Walmart store, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, on July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz The CDC has relaxed guidelines for wearing masks indoors and outdoors for fully-vaccinated people. Certain states have now lifted mask mandates, but some companies say workers and customers still need to wear masks. Target, Walmart, and Starbucks are among those still mandating masks in their stores. See more stories on Insider's business page. The ...
Tags: Home Depot, Cdc, Trends, Walmart, Cnn, Features, Walgreens, Retail, Macy's, Miami, Gap, Starbucks, The New York Times, Target, Los Angeles Times, Cvs


10 Things in Politics: Masks off

Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:CDC says fully vaccinated Americans can mostly ditch their masks and stop distancingMatt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg will plead guilty to 6 felony countsEveryone wants a lobbyist who can be a reconciliation whispererOne thing to look out ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, Virginia, Massachusetts, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images


A recently-imposed law in India is preventing local charities from accessing foreign donations, as the country keeps struggling with COVID-19

A critical patient who tested positive for COVID-19 is been taken to an ICU unit at a COVID-19 care hospital in Kolkata, India, on April 22, 2021. Debarchan Chatterjee/NurPhoto via Getty Images India is struggling to bring its rampant COVID-19 outbreak under control. Around the world people and companies have donated oxygen and PPE, and millions of dollars. But a law is stopping charities from distributing aid to smaller groups, making it hard to reach those in need. See more stories on I...
Tags: Politics, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, News UK, The Times, Oxfam, The New York Times, Times, Modi, State Bank of India, Kolkata India, Devex


Exclusive The Mauritanian Deleted Scene Featuring Jodie Foster & Shailene Woodley

ComingSoon.net has an exclusive deleted scene from the drama thriller The Mauritanian, featuring Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley. The astounding and inspirational true story follows one man’s decades-long fight for freedom and his relentless pursuit for justice. Based on The New York Times best-selling memoir Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the movie is available now on Digital as well as on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. You can check out the clip now i...
Tags: Video, Movies, Drama, Scotland, Digital, Shailene Woodley, The New York Times, Universal Pictures, Jodie Foster, Golden Globe, Kevin Macdonald, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slahi, Robert Kirkman, Rahim, ComingSoon


Bill Gates is reportedly hiding out at billionaires' golf club in California that costs $250,000 to join

Bill Gates attends Global Champions Tour of Monaco at Port de Hercule on June 30, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. fotopress/Getty Images Bill Gates has been at an exclusive California golf course since his divorce news broke, a source told Page Six. The source said Gates has been at his $12.5 million mansion at The Vintage Club for three months. Gates was seen at the club with his daughter, Jennifer Gates, and her partner, the source said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill...
Tags: New York Post, Microsoft, California, Trends, United States, Bill Gates, Monaco, The New York Times, Bill, Melinda Gates, Gates, Forbes, Phoebe, Melinda, Epstein, Monte Carlo Monaco


Bill Gates is reportedly hiding out in his mansion at a billionaires' golf club in California that costs $250,000 to join

Bill Gates attends Global Champions Tour of Monaco at Port de Hercule on June 30, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. fotopress/Getty Images Bill Gates has been at an exclusive California golf course since his divorce news broke, a source told Page Six. The source said Gates has been at his $12.5 million mansion at The Vintage Club for three months. Gates was seen at the club with his daughter, Jennifer Gates, and her partner, the source said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill...
Tags: New York Post, Microsoft, California, Trends, United States, Bill Gates, Monaco, The New York Times, Bill, Melinda Gates, Gates, Forbes, Phoebe, Melinda, Epstein, Monte Carlo Monaco


Hawaii inter-island vaccine passport program begins today, Mauna Kea working group named, $2,200 teacher bonus outside Legislature's authority, Ige says, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tourists on Mauna Kea ©2021 All Hawaii News State’s inter-island vaccine passport program begins as broader plan still in the works. The state’s vaccine passport program starts Tuesday for inter-island travelers. It applies only to people who got their shots in Hawaii. The passport program allows fully vaccinated individuals to skip a COVID-19 test or travel-related quarantine. Hawaii News Now. Big Island Now. Bill to increase lodging tax could stifle visitor industry, some say. Hawaii’s ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Pfizer, The New York Times, Bill, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Legislature, U S Food and Drug Administration, Oahu, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


How Biden's stimulus could cause some large companies to raise wages and bring childcare to the forefront

President Joe Biden. Andrew Harnik/AP Wages climbed modestly in April, a signal that businesses may be boosting pay to attract workers. Some big employers are boosting pay and expanding the types of incentives they are offering. Biden is signaling he will start encouraging states to reimpose job-seeking requirements for unemployment recipients. See more stories on Insider's business page. The picture of American employment - and unemployment - is a confusing one right now.Some employer...
Tags: Amazon, White House, US, Trends, Walmart, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ubs, The New York Times, Biden, Chamber of Commerce, US Census Bureau, Labor Department, Jed Kolko, Michelle Meyer


MDMA Passes a Big Test For PTSD Treatment

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: In an important step toward medical approval, MDMA, the illegal drug popularly known as Ecstasy or Molly, was shown to bring relief to those suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder when paired with talk therapy. Of the 90 people who took part in the new study, which is expected to be published later this month in Nature Medicine, those who received MDMA during therapy experienced a significantly greater reduction in the se...
Tags: Molly, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, The New York Times, Mdma, University of California San Francisco, Jennifer Mitchell


Putin is looking abroad for an enemy as he feels the heat at home

Russian President Vladimir Putin at an event on Victory Day, in central Moscow, May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS In recent weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent aggressive messages to foes abroad. That messaging comes as Putin faces increasing domestic backlash at home. See more stories on Insider's business page. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Kiev on Thursday as part of a new push from the Biden administration to show support for Ukraine in t...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Washington, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Bbc, Analysis, Afghanistan, West


These are the US states which are turning down hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses

A woman getting vaccinated. lechatnoir/Getty Images US states are scaling down their vaccine allotments as demand for shots plummets across the country. Wisconsin, Iowa, and Washington state are just some of the states reducing their vaccine orders. US vaccination rates have dropped from more than three million to two million shots per day. See more stories on Insider's business page. States across the US are refusing their full allocations of COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal go...
Tags: Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ap, Iowa, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Kansas, Associated Press, Pfizer, The New York Times, States


Elon Musk had an unexpectedly tame SNL performance, and NBC gave the billionaire CEO free PR despite his anti-union stance and ultra-wealth

NBC and Saturday Night Live did not reference controversies surrounding Musk's stances on labor and stimulus checks during his May 8 TV appearance. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Elon Musk's appearance on SNL was tame and uncontroversial, despite his inflammatory tweets. SNL did not address address Musk's anti-union stance or his wealth increase during the pandemic. Given the lack of context surrounding Musk's appearance, NBC aired an uncritical portrayal of t...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Tesla, Economy, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, Snl, Saturday Night Live, The New York Times, Republican, Donald Trump


Elon Musk had an unexpectedly tame SNL performance, and NBC just gave him free PR

NBC and Saturday Night Live did not reference controversies surrounding Musk's stances on labor and stimulus checks during his May 8 TV appearance. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Elon Musk's appearance on SNL was tame and uncontroversial. SNL did not address address Musk's prior controversies and gave him a big PR platform. Given the lack of context surrounding Musk's appearance, NBC aired an uncritical portrayal of the billionaire CEO during his sketch comedy...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Nbc, Opinion, US, Trends, Tesla, Economy, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, Snl, Saturday Night Live, The New York Times, Republican, Donald Trump, National Labor Relations Board


Churchill Downs suspends Bob Baffert after Kentucky Derby winning horse Medina Spirit fails drug test

Churchill Downs suspended trainer Bob Baffert from entering horses at the track and suggested that it would invalidate Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby victory if the results of a failed postrace drug test are upheld. The track said in a statement Sunday that failure to comply with the rules and medication protocols jeopardizes the safety of horses and jockeys, the sport’s integrity and the Derby’s reputation. “Churchill Downs will not tolerate it,” the statement said. “Given the seriousness of th...
Tags: News, California, Kentucky, Sports, Sport, Soccer, The New York Times, Derby, Horse racing, Baltimore, Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert, Baffert, Churchill Downs, Tim Reynolds, Stephen Whyno


Kentucky Derby winning horse Medina Spirit fails drug test

Bob Baffert’s frustration was apparent as he tried to digest the latest positive drug test involving one of his prized thoroughbreds. This one involves Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, Baffert’s fifth horse to fail a drug test in a year, which the Hall of Famer vowed to fight “tooth and nail” in the latest doping scandal for horse racing and arguably the sport’s premier trainer. Flanked by his attorney Craig Robertson in a morning news conference at Churchill Downs on Sunday, Baffert said hi...
Tags: News, California, Kentucky, Sport, Soccer, The New York Times, Baltimore, Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert, Hall of Famer, Baffert, Churchill Downs, Tim Reynolds, Stephen Whyno, Kentucky Oaks, Craig Robertson


McConnell supports long-overdue Kentucky bridge project, but rejects proposed corporate tax hikes to fund the work

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks after a GOP policy luncheon on Capitol Hill. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File Mitch McConnell is opposed to President Joe Biden's proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill. McConnell isn't changing his anti-tax views, even if it threatens funding for a new Spence Bridge. The bridge, which links Ohio and Kentucky, is a critical transportation artery in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Brent Spen...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, The Times, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Capitol Hill, The New York Times


Meet Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, the Republican power couple caught up in the FBI's Rudy Giuliani investigation

Rudolph Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, and Victoria Toensing, attorneys for then-President Donald Trump, conduct a news conference. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Image Victoria Toensing was served a search warrant alongside Rudy Giuliani last week. She and her husband and law partner, Joseph diGenova, have been close to Giuliani for decades. They were instrumental in the Ukraine scandal that led to former president Donald Trump's first impeachment. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Media, Law, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden


Wirecutter Debuts New Sections, Styles and Trends, to Capitalize on Ecommerce Boom

The ecommerce boom heralded by the stay-at-home orders of 2020 has encouraged publishers to lean more intently into affiliate programs, including The New York Times' Wirecutter. The reviews site has been working on two new sections, Style and Trends, which will sit alongside its other verticals --Home & Garden, Electronics, Sleep, Kitchen and Appliances--and bolster...
Tags: Ecommerce, Media, Advertising, The New York Times


Washington Post, New York Times retract reports on Giuliani

The Washington Post and The New York Times on Saturday issued significant corrections, retracting earlier reporting that said Rudy Giuliani had been directly warned by the FBI that he was the target of a Russian disinformation campaign.
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Basecamp banned political discussions in the office. Ben & Jerry's cofounders say companies have a responsibility to get political and stand up for society.

Jerry Greenfield, cofounder of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings, Inc., shows Ben & Jerry's new flavour "Imagine Whirled Peace" during a promotional event in New York May 27, 2008 Reuters/Brendan McDermid Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In the latest episode, they spoke with the Ben & Jerry's cofounders about corporate activism. Greenfield says we need to "raise the bar" on what th...
Tags: New York, Russia, US, Trends, Georgia, Delta, B Corp, The New York Times, Times, Black Lives Matter, Coca Cola, Coinbase, Ben Cohen, Basecamp, Jason Fried, Cohen


Google is scrapping its famous, lavish staff buffets as its reopens its offices, but employees can still get free food

Google staff eating at its Mountain View employee cafe in 2005. MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images Google staff will no longer be able to get eat from its buffet-style spreads, The New York Times. As staff return to offices, they will instead get free boxed meals and individually packaged snacks. Google's massage rooms, fitness centers, and shuttle buses will also be off limits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google is well known for its staff perks, an...
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Billionaire Eli Broad, who reshaped Los Angeles' landscape, dead at 87

In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo Eli Broad poses for a photo at his museum, "The Broad" in downtown Los Angeles. AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File Businessman and philanthropist Eli Broad died Friday at the age of 87 after a lengthy illness. The self-made billionaire helped shape the city of Los Angeles, building museums and funding cultural institutions. Broad built two Fortune 500 companies during his lifetime, and Forbes estimated his fortune at $6.9 billion. See more stories on Insider...
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10 Things in Politics: Giuliani steps over Biden's parade

Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Here's what we're talking about:Trumpworld shuns Rudy Giuliani amid DOJ investigation.Biden is betting big with plans to remake America.Capitol Hill staffers talk DC's double standard on weed use. Rudy Giuliani conducting a news conference at the Republican National Committee on November 19. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images 1. LEAVE IT TO RUDY: Wednesday was supposed to ...
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