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Biden plans a 3rd wave of executive actions for Friday, including increased food stamps and pushing the Treasury to hand out stimulus checks faster

President Joe Biden signs three documents on January 20, 2021, the day of his inauguration. JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images President Biden is planning a series of moves Friday to increase payments to combat hunger and poverty.  An official said they include larger food stamp payments and pressure to get more stimulus checks issued.  Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion relief package to Congress which includes far bolder moves. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pre...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, News UK, Treasury, Biden, Cnbc, Trump, Food Stamps, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Agriculture Department, Tom Porter, Jim Lo Scalzo


Tucker Carlson stressed about Biden's war on white supremacy and Sean Hannity renewed attacks on Hunter in a first wave of Fox News attacks on the new administration

Fox News' Tucker Carlson stirred fears of President Biden's war in white supremacy in his Inauguration Day show on January 20. Fox News Fox News hosts reacted to Joe Biden's inauguration with attacks and fear-mongering.  Tucker Carlson said Biden's war on white supremacy was a bid to persecute ordinary conservatives.  The shows appeared to give a preview for how the network will handle Biden's presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For millions watching the...
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Online child sex abuse spiked by 31% in 2020, with at least 13 million disturbing images on Facebook and Instagram

Melissa, a survivor of sexual abuse whose last name was not disclosed, speaks at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children August 2, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images There was a sharp increase in child sexual abuse imagery online in 2020, data shows. Facebook said it detected 13 million images from July to September alone.  Coronavirus lockdowns and livestreamed abuse fueled the increase, an expert told Insider.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
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Authors of a Trump report pushing for 'patriotic education' and downplaying slavery appear to have copied sections from an old op-ed

President Donald Trump at a White House event in November 2017. Behind him is a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, whose policies resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Native Americans. Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images The 1776 Commission report touted by Trump includes seemingly copy-pasted material. The Commission aimed to rebut what its authors claim is liberal bias in history teaching.  The report has been attacked for its ideological bias and lack of academic rigor.  Vis...
Tags: Politics, White House, Politico, US, Trends, History, New York Times, News UK, Commission, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, HARRIS, Lindsay, Andrew Jackson, Kamala


Trump is starting his last full day in office hiding from the public and plotting to steal Biden's thunder, as his approval ratings plummet to historic lows

President Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, meaning Tuesday is President Donald Trump's last full day in the White House. Trump has spent the last days of his presidency hidden from public view, and with his approval ratings the lowest they have ever been. Trump is not attending Biden's inauguration and is instead planning on stealing focus from the event, including by flying out early. Vice President Mike Pence has tak...
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Adam Schiff and James Comey are pushing for Trump to be cut off from post-presidential intel briefings after he leaves office

Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House intelligence committee. Saul Loeb/Getty Images Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, thinks President Trump should not be granted access to classified information after leaving office.  Former presidents usually get routine intelligence briefings, and granted access to classified information, but some argue Trump should not. "There is no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing — not now, not i...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Cbs News, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, House, House Of Representatives, News UK, Cbs, Biden, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump


Isolated and facing an impeachment trial, Trump is dedicating his last days to spoiling Biden's inauguration

President Donald J. Trump returns home after disembarking Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump seems determined to be the center of attention in his final few days in office. In the wake of the attack on the US Capitol, Trump has lost many allies and faces an unprecedented second impeachment trial. But until noon on January 20, Trump retains the vast powers of his offi...
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The FBI is probing whether foreign governments, groups or individuals funded Capitol rioters using Bitcoin, says report

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The FBI is probing whether foreign actors provided funding to groups and individuals who helped insitgate the Capitol riots on January 6, reported NBC News.  According to a report by Bitcoin experts last week, $500,000 in the currency was transferred to US far-right groups and individuals by a now deceased F...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, France, Nbc News, US, Trends, Fbi, Bitcoin, House Of Representatives, News UK, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Fuentes, US Capitol, Tom Porter


GOP Senator Ben Sasse warned that the QAnon conspiracy theory movement is destroying the Republican Party

Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has warned in an op-ed in The Atlantic that the QAnon conspiracy theory movement is destroying the GOP.  "We can dedicate ourselves to defending the Constitution and perpetuating our best American institutions and traditions, or we can be a party of conspiracy theories, cable-news fantasies, and the ruin that comes with them," w...
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Trump plans to move permanently to Mar-a-Lago after his term ends, report says

Donald Trump answers questions from reporters accompanied by his wife Melania for a New Year's Eve party December 31, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images President Trump plans to move to Florida after his term ends next week, Bloomberg reported.  According to the report, Trump will fly to Florida on January 20, hours before his presidency ends and Joe Biden's begins.  Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher are also said to be moving to Miami as part of a b...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, White House, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, News UK, Miami, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Afp, Capitol, Palm Beach


Aides had to convince Trump not to go to the impeachment vote in person to defend himself, report says

A TV in the White House Press Briefing Room shows President Donald Trump defending himself in a recorded message after being impeached for a second time on January 13, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Aides talked President Trump out of showing up in person to defend himself at Wednesday's impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Trump has been isolated since last week's riot at the US Capitol, abandoned by allies, cut off by the business world and deprived of his Twitter account...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, News UK, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Tom Porter, Impeachment, Instead Trump


Aides had to convince Trump not to go the impeachment vote in person to defend himself, report says

A TV in the White House Press Briefing Room shows President Donald Trump defending himself in a recorded message after being impeached for a second time on January 13, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Aides talked President Trump out of showing up in person to defend himself at Wednesday's impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Trump has been isolated since last week's riot at the US Capitol, abandoned by allies, cut off by the business world and deprived of his Twitter account...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, News UK, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Tom Porter, Impeachment, Instead Trump


Boosted by celebrity endorsements and a controversial research program, clinics are peddling stem cell autism treatments questioned by experts

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics are offering stem cell therapies as a treatment for autism.  Stem cells used mainly to treat blood disease. Their effectiveness on autism is unproven and the FDA has not licensed their use for the condition. One prominent clinic providing such tre...
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Trump's nightmare scenario of being impeached, convicted, then barred from public office for life is looking more and more likely

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in March 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Shorn of GOP support after the riot at the US Capitol, President Trump is facing a three-part reckoning in Congress.  The House is due to vote today on impeaching him for his role encouraging last week's violence. Republicans have been moving in support of such a move, making it likely to succeed. In the Senate...
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Some Republican lawmakers back Trump's election-fraud claims because they are afraid of being attacked by violent Trump supporters, say colleagues

Protesters attempt to enter the Capitol at the House steps during a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican lawmakers supported Trump's election fraud claims for fear of violent reprisals from hardline supporters of the president, GOP lawmakers said.  Republican sources told Politico the fear is acute among Republicans in Trump-voting districts who voted last week to certify Pr...
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2 of Trump's biggest banking partners are severing ties with the president in the wake of the Capitol siege

US President Donald Trump's supporters gather outside the Capitol building in Washington DC on January 06, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Deutsche Bank and Signature Bank will cut ties with President Donald Trump in the wake of his supporters storming the Capitol, Bloomberg reported Monday. "We believe the appropriate action would be the resignation of the president of the United States, which is in the best interests of our nation and the American people," Signatu...
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Off-duty police officers and members of the military are being investigated over the attack on the US Capitol

Supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with security forces at the US Capitol on Wednesday. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images Police departments across the US have placed officers on leave while they investigate their attendance at last week's rally of President Donald Trump's supporters in Washington, DC, that turned into a riot. The officers serve in police forces in the states of Washington, California, Texas, and Virginia, according to reports. An Army officer is also under in...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Police, Senate, Virginia, US, Trends, Ap, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, Associated Press, Air Force, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Off-duty police and members of the military are being investigated in the wake of the attack on the US Capitol

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images Police Departments across the US have placed officers on leave while they investigate their attendance at last week's Trump rally in Washington DC that turned into a violent riot.  The officers serve in police forces in Washington State, California, Texas and Virginia, according to reports.  A serving military offi...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Washington, Police, Senate, Virginia, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, News UK, Associated Press, Air Force, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Terrified Pelosi staffers barricaded themselves in a conference room and huddled under a table as pro-Trump rioters ransacked the speaker's office: Report

Supporters of US President Donald Trump sit inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protest inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Staffers for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were forced to barricade themselves inside a conference room and huddle under a table as pro-Trump rioters looted the speaker's offices, reported The Washington Post.  The mob overwhelmed police and swarmed the Capitol before lawmakers and their sta...
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Trump has not ordered flags flown at half-mast over federal buildings to honor the police officer killed in the ransacking of the Capitol

Flags at the US Capitol fly at half-mast to honor US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, on January 8, 2021, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump did not order flags to be flown at half-mast over the White House and federal government buildings in honor of Brian D. Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer killed in riots by Trump supporters.  The president has also not contacted Sicknick's family to offer his condolences, an aide to Vice Presiden...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Washington Dc, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, The New York Times, Biden, Bill Bratton, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


QAnon supporters believed marching on the Capitol could trigger 'The Storm,' an event where they hope Trump's foes will be punished in mass executions

Jake Angeli, the "Q Shaman," was one of several rioters to confront Capitol police officers at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Some QAnon conspiracy theorists had long held January 6 as the coming of a dramatic and violent event they called 'The Storm.' This is the day when they believe Trump will overthrow and execute the corrupt, child-abusing elites that the baseless theory says run the world.  On social media Trump supporters excitedly discussed the pr...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Time, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, News UK, Nazi, Cia, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump


Trump split the GOP and may have cost them the Senate as he pursued revenge against election officials in Georgia

US President Donald Trump arrives to speak during a rally in support of Republican incumbent senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of Senate runoff at Dalton Regional Airport, Georgia on January 4, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump's relentless attacks on Georgia's GOP officials and attempts to undermine party leadership were likely key elements in the party losing the Georgia runoffs and control of the Senate.  Republicans had for months been warning that Trump's attac...
Tags: Politics, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Analysis, Gop, New York Times, News UK, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Fox News, Republican Party, Republican


On the day of the crucial Senate runoffs in Georgia, the GOP is at war with itself

President Donald Trump headlined a campaign rally in Valdosta, Georgia, on January 4, 2021, for Senators David Perdue, left, and Kelly Loeffler, right. Spencer Platt/Getty Images On the day of the crucial Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the US Senate, the GOP is divided. President Donald Trump has attacked state and congressional GOP leaders who refused to back his bid to overturn the presidential election. Splits also occured over COVID-19 stimulus checks...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Analysis, Gop, News UK, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Perdue


Former Mueller prosecutor says the Trump call asking a Georgia official to change the election results shows 'criminal intent'

President Donald Trump. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Washington Post on Sunday published a leaked call in which President Donald Trump asked a Georgia official to "find" 11,780 votes so he could overturn the state's presidential election results.  In the call, Trump also warned that the official may face legal consequences for not investigating election fraud, for which the president provided no convincing evidence. Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor on Robe...
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Former Mueller prosecutor says the call of Trump asking a Georgia official to change the election results shows 'criminal intent'

President Donald Trump. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Washington Post on Sunday published a leaked call in which President Donald Trump asked Georgia's top election official to "find" 11,780 votes to overturn Trump's loss in the state.  In the call, Trump also warned that the official might face legal consequences for not investigating election fraud, for which the president provided no convincing evidence. Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor on Robert Mueller...
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60% of nursing home staff in Ohio are refusing to get vaccinated, according to the state governor

Mike DeWine gives his victory speech after winning the Ohio gubernatorial race at the Ohio Republican Party's election night party at the Sheraton Capitol Square on November 6, 2018 Justin Merriman/Getty Images Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said that 60% of nursing home staff there don't want to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  "We aren't going to make them, but we wish they had a higher compliance," said DeWine at a press conference. According to the Covid Tracking Project, 38% of all COVID-19 de...
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Trump threw away his leverage by signing the COVID-19 package with $600 checks and can now only watch as McConnell blocks $2,000 payments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Donald Trump at the White House on March 27, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 stimulus checks Wednesday, blocking a vote on the issue proposed by Democrats. Trump is out of political options in his bid to have the sum bumped up from $600. He had delayed signing the spending bill authorizing the checks in an attempt to pressure Congress to incre...
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Trump threw away his leverage by signing the COVID package with $600 checks and can now only watch as McConnell blocks $2,000 payments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Donald Trump at the White House on March 27, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected President Trump's push for $2,000 stimulus checks Wednesday, blocking a vote on the issue proposed by Democrats.  Trump is out of political options in his bid to have the sum bumped up from $600. He had delayed signing the spending bill authorizing the checks in an attempt to pressure Congress to increase th...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Analysis, Gop, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Sam Stein, McConnell


Republican Sen. Toomey to Trump: 'You don't get everything you want, even if you are the president'

Sen. Pat Toomey. Getty Images/Drew Angerer Republican Sen. Pat Toomey urged President Donald Trump to sign the coronavirus relief bill, saying that "you don't get everything you want even if you're the President of the United States" in an interview with "Fox News Sunday." Following much-prolonged contention, lawmakers came to a consensus on a $900 billion coronavirus relief package last week. But President Trump did not sign the proposed coronavirus relief package before the end of Saturd...
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Trump can't let go of his quest for revenge against Republicans who he believes betrayed him, even if it means blowing up the stimulus bill

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave the White House West Wing on December 23, 2020. Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump threw into doubt the future of the $900 billion stimulus bill that was painstakingly negotiated by Congress and passed on Monday. Trump said he believed the bill was wasteful and that sending $600 checks to ordinary Americans was not enough, saying the amount should be $2,000. But some Republic...
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