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Mitch McConnell's alma mater rejects his views on the 1619 project and says they are 'quite troubling'

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate voted to acquit U.S. President Trump of both charges in his Senate impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Sen. Mitch McConnell has rebuked the 1619 project and disagrees with it being taught in schools. McConnell's alma mater sharply criticized his comments on the 1619 project. The NYT's 1619 project aims to place "the consequences of slavery and the contributions ...
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Blinken says China is 'acting more repressively at home and more aggressively abroad'

Antony Blinken speaks during his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Edelman/Getty Images The U.S. Secretary of State warned that China had started acting "more aggressively abroad." He told CBS News that he wanted to avoid military confrontation between the two superpowers. "What we've witnessed over the last several years is China acting more repressively at home and more aggressive...
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Tim Scott ‘hopeful’ deal can be reached with Democrats on US policing reform

Only Black Republican senator touts talks progressAndrew Brown: protesters say police ‘push town to riot mode’Tim Scott, the Republican senator leading negotiations with Democrats over police reform, who insisted during his rebuttal to Joe Biden’s address to Congress the US was not a racist country, said on Sunday he was “hopeful” a deal can be reached. Related: George Floyd: New Jersey teacher suspended over rant to pupils Continue reading...
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Elizabeth Warren: Democratic party was reluctant to nominate a woman in 2020

In new book, Massachusetts senator reflects on why she lost the presidential nominationIn a new book, the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren suggests part of the reason for her failure in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination lay in the party’s reluctance to nominate another woman. Related: Mitt Romney booed and called ‘traitor’ at Utah Republican convention Continue reading...
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Antitrust: Hawley and Klobuchar on the big tech battles to come

The Republican senator has written a sort of manifesto for the presidential primary. The Democrat seems focused on the supreme courtHawley rails at big tech firms but he has invested in themAntitrust is hot. In February, the Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar introduced the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act of 2021. Weeks later, the Missouri senator Josh Hawley proposed the Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act. Both bills are pending before the Senate judiciary committe...
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Biden set to impose restrictions on US travel from India amid Covid crisis – as it happened

Most non-US citizens to be barred from entry, reports sayOfficials say nearly 40% of adults have protection from Covid-19Biden agrees with Republican senator that US not a racist countryWe no longer fear the tweet: Biden brings US back to world stage 1.03am BST That’s all from me tonight. Here are the highlights from what we covered: Related: Senate Republicans balk at plan to highlight Black history in US schools 12.44am BST An astounding 70% of Republicans polled by CNN still questi...
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Biden set to impose restrictions on US travel from India amid Covid crisis – live

Most non-US citizens to be barred from entry, reports sayOfficials say nearly 40% of adults have protection from Covid-19Biden agrees with Republican senator that US not a racist countryWe no longer fear the tweet: Biden brings US back to world stage 8.17pm BST The Associated Press has more information on the federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and former president Donald Trump’s lawyer. WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities investigating Rudy Giuliani are ...
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Billionaire Leon Cooperman slams Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax again, suggests eliminating the Education Department instead

Billionaire Leon Cooperman. Screenshot, CNBC Billionaire Leon Cooperman went on CNBC and spoke out against Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax again. Cooperman is one of the most vocal opponents of both Sen. Warren and her key policy agenda item. He recently declined Warren's invitation to testify to the Senate; she said he was "too frightened." See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaire Leon Cooperman has lodged yet another entry in his ongoing back-and-forth with Sen....
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White House announces 100m American adults fully vaccinated – US politics live

Officials say nearly 40% of adults have protection from Covid-19Biden agrees with Republican senator that US not a racist countryWe no longer fear the tweet: Biden brings US back to world stage 5.24pm BST Health officials have concluded that a spate of bad reactions to vaccinations, including nausea, fainting and dizziness in five US states earlier this month was down to anxiety and not a problem with the shots.The Associated Press brings this report: Experts say the clusters detailed Friday...
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Joe Biden: ‘I don’t think the American people are racist’ – US politics live

President in new interview agrees with Republican senator Tim ScottBiden acknowledges black Americans lag in terms of opportunityWe no longer fear the tweet: Biden brings US back to world stage 2.25pm BST More on Joe Biden’s wide ranging interview with NBC. He also touched on the “ongoing problems” at the southern border. Biden lay blame with his predecessor, Donald Trump. Biden described the on going issues as a “powerful mess”: In an exclusive interview airing Friday with TODAY show co-anc...
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Josh Hawley rails at big tech firms but records show he has invested in them

Missouri senator accuses big tech of posing ‘gravest threat to American liberty’ since Gilded age in new bookSenator Josh Hawley of Missouri accuses the US’s biggest tech companies of committing the “gravest threat to American liberty since the monopolies of the Gilded age” in his upcoming book. He rails that tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook “have become a techno-oligarchy with overwhelming economic and political power”. Related: Josh Hawley attacks ‘woke capitalism’ and claims to ...
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‘Democracy still works’: Biden to make first major address to Congress – live

US officials search Giuliani’s home in connection with Ukraine dealings – reportsBiden to mark 100 days in office with address to CongressWhite House announces sweeping plan for childcare and pre-school 11.22pm BST Tim Scott, the South Carolina senator who plans to deliver the Republican rebuttal to Joe Biden’s address to Congress tonight, will make an attempt to tout Trump-era accomplishments. “Thanks to Operation Warp Speed and the Trump Administration, our country is flooded with safe and...
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US officials search Rudy Giuliani’s home as part of Ukraine investigation – live

Search reportedly relates to Giuliani’s dealings in UkraineBiden to mark 100 days in office with address to CongressWhite House announces sweeping plan for childcare and pre-school 8.03pm BST Dr Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation, has written for the Guardian on the role political leaders should play in global Covid-19 vaccine distribution. The US is a key figure in this debate because with the UK, it has bought up the majority of the existing vacci...
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US officials reportedly search Rudy Giuliani’s home as part of Ukraine investigation – live

Search reportedly relates to Giuliani’s dealings in UkraineBiden to mark 100 days in office with address to CongressWhite House announces sweeping plan for childcare and pre-school 6.02pm BST Rudy Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, told the Wall Street Journal that federal investigators arrived at Giuliani’s Upper East Side apartment around 6am on Wednesday and seized his electronic devices. According to WSJ: He [Costello] said the search warrant describes the investigation as an investig...
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US investigators reportedly search Rudy Giuliani’s home as part of Ukraine investigation – live

Search reportedly relates to Giuliani’s dealings in UkraineBiden to mark 100 days in office with address to CongressWhite House announces sweeping plan for childcare and pre-school 5.13pm BST Federal investigators searched Rudy Giuliani’s apartment on Wednesday, according to the New York Times.Investigators executed a search warrant at the New York City apartment of Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who worked as Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, as part of a criminal investigation in G...
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Joe Biden to set out plans to reshape America in first address to Congress – live

President to mark 100 days in office with address to lawmakersFewer than half of members of Congress to attend in personWhite House announces sweeping plan for childcare and pre-school 3.19pm BST The Guardian’s voting rights reporter, Sam Levine, has an alarming story this morning on Republican efforts to make it harder to vote in Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office: Even as attacks on voting rights have escalated in recent years, the Republican effort since January marks a new, more danger...
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Puppy protection: A new bill would require breeders to quit stacking caged dogs on top of each other

Members of the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of Charlotte assisted Rutherford County, N.C. Sheriff's Office during the 20th puppy mill bust in three years in the state of North Carolina Thursday, June 12, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Rutherford County, N.C. Jason E. Miczek/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States The Puppy Protection Action would establish new requirements for dog breeders. It calls for puppies to be given room to stand u...
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Opinion: We can't let Jan 6 become a distant, distorted memory

As President Joe Biden prepares to give his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, it's worth reflecting on the last time both the US House of Representatives and US Senate gathered together inside the Capitol building for official business: January 6, 2021. Just over three months later, the response to the Capitol insurrection has ranged from tepid to destructively counter-factual.
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We can't let January 6 become a distant memory

As President Joe Biden prepares to give his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, it's worth reflecting on the last time both the US House of Representatives and US Senate gathered together inside the Capitol building for official business: January 6, 2021. Just over three months later, the response to the Capitol insurrection has ranged from tepid to destructively counter-factual.
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Opinion: What Americans should be reflecting on tonight

As President Joe Biden prepares to give his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, it's worth reflecting on the last time both the US House of Representatives and US Senate gathered together inside the Capitol building for official business: January 6, 2021. Just over three months later, the response to the Capitol insurrection has ranged from tepid to destructively counter-factual.
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Justice Dept. isn't doing enough on Jan. 6 riot

As President Joe Biden prepares to give his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, it's worth reflecting on the last time both the US House of Representatives and US Senate gathered together inside the Capitol building for official business: January 6, 2021. Just over three months later, the response to the Capitol insurrection has ranged from tepid to destructively counter-factual.
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Opinion: We can't let January 6 become a distant, distorted memory

As President Joe Biden prepares to give his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, it's worth reflecting on the last time both the US House of Representatives and US Senate gathered together inside the Capitol building for official business: January 6, 2021. Just over three months later, the response to the Capitol insurrection has ranged from tepid to destructively counter-factual.
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Elizabeth Warren slams billionaire Leon Cooperman as 'too frightened' to talk to Congress about a wealth tax

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren called out billionaire Leon Cooperman in a Senate Finance hearing. Warren had invited him to testify as he's been a vocal critic of her wealth tax proposal. Warren also highlighted three tax proposals that she said could pay for the infrastructure packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. In her first hearing as chair of the Senate Finance subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and E...
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Trump ally won't run for US Senate or Georgia governor in 2022

Former Rep. Doug Collins, a top ally of former President Donald Trump, announced Monday he will not run for office in 2022, taking out a potential top-tier candidate for a crucial Georgia race that could determine the future control of the Senate.
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Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan launches US Senate bid

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan launched his Senate campaign on Monday, betting that the state that turned red in the Trump era can return to the Democratic party in 2022.
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Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan launches campaign of US Senate seat in Ohio

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan launched his Senate campaign on Monday, betting that the state that turned red in the Trump era can return to the Democratic party in 2022.
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Spotlight on Apple, Google app stores: What happened to Tile, Spotify, Match – and that proposed law in Arizona

Guidelines, privacy, security all a smokescreen for monopoly abuse, lawmakers told Special report Apple and Google were blasted by app developers this week during a US Senate hearing over the tech giant's software souks. Here we summarize that meeting – and take a closer look at why a proposed law in Arizona to tackle the duo's behavior failed to pass.…
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Biden's sanctions targeting Russia's cyber behavior could backfire on the US

REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool The Biden administration imposed imposing economic sanctions on Russia for an act of cyber espionage - the SolarWinds attack. From an international law perspective, the move is controversial and could potentially come back to bite the US in the future. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last week, the Biden administration took the bold step of imposing economic sanctions in response to an act of cyber espionage, namely the SolarWinds attack.It se...
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Republicans fret over AOC backing for Biden as 100-day mark draws near

McCarthy accuses president of ‘socialist bait and switch’New York progressive voices approval for administrationAs Joe Biden welcomed a series of polls showing majority approval for his first 100 days in the White House, and prepared to address Congress for the first time on Wednesday, Republicans attacked his progressive record in office. Related: Joe Biden is giving left parties the world over a masterclass in how to use power | Jonathan Freedland Continue reading...
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Can skepticism and curiosity get along? Benjamin Franklin shows they can coexist

No matter the contemporary crisis trending on Twitter, from climate change to the US Senate filibuster, people who follow the news have little trouble finding a congenial source of reporting. The writers who worry about polarization, folks like Ezra Klein and Michael Lind, commonly observe the high levels of tribalism that attends journalism and consumption of it. The feat of being skeptical of the other side’s position while turning the same doubts on your own team is apparently in short supply...
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