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Virginia General Assembly passes law allowing for legal possession of one ounce of Marijuana

The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday allowing for the legal possession of up to one ounce of Marijuana. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday allowing for the legal possession of up to one ounce of Marijuana.Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax broke a 20-20 tie in the Virginia Senate, moving the legislation forward years earlier than antici...
Tags: Politics, Virginia, Marijuana, Trends, Speed, Richmond, Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Senate, Virginia State Capitol, Zach Gibson Getty, Justin Fairfax, Azmi Haroun


Reddit's CEO said r/WallStreetBets - the forum cheering GameStop's unlikely rally - demonstrates the power of 'everyday people' over institutional investors

Reddit CEO and cofounder Steve Huffman said he praised forums like r/wallstreetbets. Zach Gibson/Getty Images Reddit CEO Steve Huffman backed r/wallstreetbets in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. The Reddit forum cheered a trading frenzy over GameStop's share price in late January. Huffman added the firm attracted new advertisers in the rally's aftermath. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman stands with the online forum fueling last mont...
Tags: News, Finance, Trends, Mark Cuban, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Aaron Swartz, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, Huffman, Tech Insider, Zach Gibson Getty, Allana Akhtar, WallStreetBets


Many stimulus programs are due to expire at the end of 2020, threatening the US economy during the COVID-19 pandemic's most challenging phase

Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Zach Gibson/Getty Images; Congress.gov; Samantha Lee/Business Insider A number of critical COVID-19 economic relief programs will expire at the end of the year, threatening the stability of the US economy as the country enters an uncertain 2021. After the CARES Act passed in March, stimulus gridlock has largely ensued, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  From eviction morator...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Economics, Housing Market, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Student Loans


Congress hasn't approved a coronavirus relief bill, putting the US at risk of repeating a critical mistake from Obama's 2009 stimulus. Democrats want to avoid it.

Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Zach Gibson/Getty Images; Congress.gov; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Congress adjourned without passing another stimulus bill at a moment many experts say it is critical to prop up the economy. "With each passing each week, the ditch we're gonna have to crawl out of digs deeper," economist Wendy Edelberg said. Democrats appear eager to avoid repeating what many economists say was a key mistake from 2009, pulling back government spending too soon. "If I'm the ch...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Economy, Analysis, Policy


Reddit employees will keep their coveted San Francisco salaries if they move to more affordable cities, bucking the trend of pay cuts for workers leaving Silicon Valley

Reddit Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman speaks during a hearing with the House Communications and Technology and House Commerce Subcommittees on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zach Gibson/Getty Images Reddit said Tuesday that its employees will not take a pay cut if they decide to move to more affordable cities. Many of Reddit's Silicon Valley peers, including Facebook and Stripe, have said that workers will indeed take a salary cut if they leave Silicon Valley. T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends, Remote Work, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Zumper, Steve Huffman, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Tech Companies, Tech Insider


Perdue Chicken faces boycott threats and races to deny connections to Sen. David Perdue, after he mispronounced Sen. Kamala Harris' name as 'Kamala-mala-mala'

Zach Gibson/Getty Images People threatened to boycott Perdue Chicken after Sen. David Perdue repeatedly mispronounced Sen. Kamala Harris' first name at a Trump rally on Friday. Perdue Chicken's official Twitter account fired back at any confusion over the weekend, saying the senator is not affiliated with the company.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some people are threatening to boycott Perdue Chicken after mistakenly associating the company with Republican Sen. Davi...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, California, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Retail, US Senate, Perdue, Kamala Harris, Trump, HARRIS, Democratic Senate, Sen David Perdue, Dave Brown


Republican convention speaker and congressional candidate Burgess Owens plagiarized large portions of his book, according to new report

Former NFL player Burgess Owens testifies during a hearing on slavery reparations held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on June 19, 2019. Zach Gibson/Getty Images GOP convention speaker and congressional candidate Burgess Owens plagiarized large sections of his book, left-leaning watchdog Media Matters reported Tuesday.Owens, a far-right activist and former National Football League player, stole material from sources including Wikiped...
Tags: Utah, Politics, John Lewis, News, Republicans, Wikipedia, US, NFL, Trends, Chicago, Gop, House, Plagiarism, National Football League, Trump, Rnc


Why Democratic Congresswomen Are Wearing White Again to Send a Message at the State of the Union

The Democratic women of Congress arrived wearing white yet again as a way to show their unity and a commitment to defending the rights of women and disenfranchised groups at the 2020 State of the Union address. One hundred years after the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave some women the right to vote, this year, the Democratic Women’s Caucus organized the style statement. They announced their decision to wear white as a show of solidarity in a press conference on Tuesday aftern...
Tags: Fashion, Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Uncategorized, US, Getty Images, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Calif


Interior Inspector General Opens Probe Of Half-Dozen Trump Political Appointees

The Interior Department’s inspector general’s office has opened an investigation into whether several senior political appointees improperly met with their former employers and clients, CNN first reported Tuesday. In a letter to the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), the watchdog group that submitted a complaint calling for an investigation on Feb. 20, Interior Department Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall confirmed that “a related investigation has been opened.” CLC published a copy of the conf...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Washington, Cnn, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Interior, CLC, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Mary Kendall, David Bernhardt, Matt Shuham, Zach Gibson Getty, Vincent DeVito


Swamp creatures descended upon a Senate hearing

Swamp creatures protested the fact that President Trump is in fact, not draining the swamp.  Protesting the appointment of Secretary of the Interior nominee David Bernhardt, activists donned Creature from the Black Lagoon masks during his confirmation hearing.  Bernhardt, who used to lobby for oil and gas organizations, is Trump's pick to lead the department responsible for managing federal land and natural resources. A large part of the job is conservation, prompting environmental groups ...
Tags: Science, Senate, New York Times, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Trump, Department Of The Interior, Interior, Bernhardt, Black Lagoon, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Andrew Wheeler, David Bernhardt, Zach Gibson Getty, Dave Buddy, Trump Ryan Zinke


Red Lipstick Sent A Strong Message At The State Of The Union

At the State of the Union last night, it was hard to ignore the sea of white. In a chamber of the Capitol that's usually bustling with black suits, navy suits, red ties, and blue ties, more than 100 congresswomen chose to wear white as a nod to 20th century suffragettes who fought for women's right to vote — and never backed down.And while that surely made a political statement, there was also another symbolic element to many of these women's looks: red lipstick.It was, in effect, the big beau...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, New York, Minnesota, California, Massachusetts, New York City, America, Georgia, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Duckworth, Illinois, Adolf Hitler, Trump


All the best signs from Women's March events around the world

The Women's March is back for its third year, and despite several layers of controversy surrounding the march's leadership, highly attended events were still held across the world. In Dec. 2018, the march came under fire when Tablet Magazine reported allegations that the organization's leaders made anti-Semitic remarks. The fallout was fierce and the allegations were handled in a way that drew added criticism, with Women's March leader Tamika Mallory refusing to condemn anti-Je...
Tags: News, America, Gregory, Marie Kondo, Rob Kim Getty, Robyn Beck, Cendana, Kaivan Shroff, Tamika Mallory, Zach Gibson Getty, Hambach, Jose Luis Magana, Tablet Magazine, Ruth Gregory, Evan Shreffler, Hafsa Quraishi


The Battle For The Right To Vote Has Never Been Won

Made possible by T here is no democracy without the vote. There is no democratic legitimacy. There is no rule of law. And yet the vote has been contested throughout our country’s almost 250 year history. We think most often of the march toward universal suffrage rights for all adult citizens: the vote for all white men in the 1820s and 1830s, the extension of voting rights to African-American men in 1870 (15th Amendment) and women in 1920 (19th Amendment). But these de jure enactments have ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, White House, Court, Alabama, Barack Obama, Features, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, New Jersey, Kansas, George W Bush, Republican National Committee


A Few Other Things Nancy Pelosi Can Do In Heels

On Wednesday, minority leader of the House of Representatives and all-around badass Nancy Pelosi held the floor in advocacy of Dreamers for more than eight hours. In doing so, she beat out the record for the longest speech in the chamber, made by representative Champ Clark of Missouri in 1909 (he spoke for five hours and 15 minutes). But she did it in four-inch heels.The fact that she's 77 doesn't have as much to do with age as it is a reflection of just how long Pelosi has been smashing the pa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Missouri, House Of Representatives, Paul ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Nancy, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Bill Clark, Joe Raedle Getty, Alex Wong Getty, CBS Getty, Aaron P Bernstein Getty, Zach Gibson Getty


At Wisconsin Town Hall, Paul Ryan Fields Questions About Trump's Charlottesville Comments

For the first time in nearly two years, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan held a town hall meeting that was open to his congressional district on Monday evening. Hosted by Jake Tapper, the town hall was broadcast live by CNN. Unsurprisingly, many constituents questioned Ryan about President Donald Trump's response to the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia.Ryan responded that he will not support a resolution to censure Trump over his comments following the violence in Virginia, even...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Virginia, Cnn, Afghanistan, Wisconsin, Paul ryan, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Trump, Democratic, Jake Tapper, PAUL, Ryan, Foxconn Technology Group, Charlottesville Virginia


These Republicans Sway From The Party When Voting For Reproductive Rights

When it comes to protecting Planned Parenthood's funding and reproductive rights in general, Congress is usually split down party lines. Although GOP leaders continue proposing bills that would make it more difficult for women to access health care, there is a limited number of Republicans who support reproductive rights when voting in Congress.Of course, there are always politicians who say one thing and do another — such as Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who did a quick 180 when explaining how ...
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