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Trump at CPAC called out his GOP critics and again claimed he won the 2020 election, showing he's still determined to undermine US democracy

Trump at CPAC called out his GOP critics and again claimed he won the 2020 election, showing he's still determined to undermine US democracy

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.In the wake of the Capitol riot, Donald Trump's political career seemed over.The attack  that Trump's refusal to accept his defeat in the was not just a cynical ploy to maintain his hold over supporters but a threat to US democracy. Administration officials that Trump's refusal to accept his defeat would permanently stain his political brand.But less than two months later, Trump is back, unrepentant, and again pushing his myth that the election was somehow stolen from...

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A 2017 Jen Psaki tweet questioning the legality of bombing Syria is reemerging after Biden launched an air strike

A 2017 Jen Psaki tweet questioning the legality of bombing Syria is reemerging after Biden launched an air strike

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A tweet in which White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki questioned the legality of US airstrikes on Syria is coming under fresh scrutiny.The renewed attention came after the Biden administration launched airstrikes on Syrian territory, targeting what the Department of Defense said were Iranian-backed militias operating there. Psaki posted the tweet on April 14, 2017, after the Trump regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following a nerve agent attack on civilians...

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Mike Pence declined an invitation to CPAC, where Trump is the headline guest and the MAGA crowd has taken over

Mike Pence declined an invitation to CPAC, where Trump is the headline guest and the MAGA crowd has taken over

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Former vice president Mike Pence has declined an invitation to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where former president Donald Trump is scheduled to make his first public speech since leaving office. The conference opens on Thursday in Orlando, Florida, and is one of the year's most important conservative political gatherings.As one of the most high profile conservatives in the US, Pence is usually a prominent speaker...

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The North Carolina GOP rebuked its senator who voted to convict Trump, the latest in a backlash from the MAGA-loving grassroots

The North Carolina GOP rebuked its senator who voted to convict Trump, the latest in a backlash from the MAGA-loving grassroots

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...The central committee of the North Carolina Republican Party for his vote to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. Burr is the latest of the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump to face a growing backlash from local-level Republican officials after opposing Trump. over his conviction vote Sunday. In Utah, a petition branding Sen. Mitt Romney a "deep state agent" and calling for him to be...

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GOP senator attempts to blame Nancy Pelosi, not Trump, for the Capitol riot as impeachment trial looms

GOP senator attempts to blame Nancy Pelosi, not Trump, for the Capitol riot as impeachment trial looms

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...We’ve simplified our name. Now we’re just “Insider.” Thank you for reading!Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin claimed on Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and not President Donald Trump was to blame for the riot at the US Capitol.Johnson made the accusation in an interview with the Fox News host Maria Bartiromo in which he...

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The Senate voted to progress Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus in an all-night session where VP Harris was the tiebreaker

The Senate voted to progress Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus in an all-night session where VP Harris was the tiebreaker

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...We’ve simplified our name. Now we’re just “Insider.” Thank you for reading!Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The US Senate early Friday morning passed a budget resolution that paves the way for Congress to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus bill.The vote was split along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the deciding vote for the...

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A Parkland mother says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene privately said she doesn't believe school shootings were faked, but refuses to say so in public

A Parkland mother says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene privately said she doesn't believe school shootings were faked, but refuses to say so in public

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Linda Beigel Schulman, whose son was killed in the 2018 high-school shooting in Parkland, Florida, said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had privately disavowed her conspiracy theory about school shootings, but refuses to do so publicly.Schulman told MSNBC on Sunday that she had spoken to the over Zoom on Saturday, after it emerged that Greene had previously expressed support for baseless conspiracy theories claiming that were...

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The Republican Party is in disarray post-Trump and faces a crisis bigger than after Watergate, says veteran GOP Congressman

The Republican Party is in disarray post-Trump and faces a crisis bigger than after Watergate, says veteran GOP Congressman

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Veteran Republican Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma told that the crisis facing the Republican Party in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency is greater than it faced after the Watergate scandal. "I've been in Republican politics for 40 years professionally — so, just after Watergate — and I will tell you this has been the worst period of the entire time," Cole told the Times. His remarks come amid chaos in the GOP following...

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House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy visited Trump in Florida to seek his favor, showing how the party is still beholden to him

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy visited Trump in Florida to seek his favor, showing how the party is still beholden to him

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...In the wake of the deadly Capitol riot, it seemed President Donald Trump's brand was toxic.Even the usually staunchly loyal Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the for the violence. Ten Republicans, though not McCarthy, voted with Democrats to make Trump the only US president impeached twice.Three weeks later, it's a very different story.In a tacit acknowledgement that Trump retains his status as the GOP kingmaker, McCarthy on Thursday...

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Trump to use threat of the new Patriot Party to pressure Republican senators not to convict him in an impeachment trial: Report

Trump to use threat of the new Patriot Party to pressure Republican senators not to convict him in an impeachment trial: Report

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Former President Donald Trump is threatening to create a new political party which he can use as leverage to pressure senators not to convict him in his impeachment trial, Sources close to the former president told the Post that he has been discussing his motivations for planning to start the Patriot Party.While most former presidents largely keep a low profile after leaving office, Trump has signaled that he could continue to...

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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

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

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...President Joe Biden is planning a new wave of executive actions Friday to bolster food aid to people struggling with hunger during the coronavirus pandemic, and to push for more comprehensive delivery of stimulus checks.The actions are far narrower in scope than the $1.9 trillion relief package Biden has proposed. But the actions, including some executive orders, can be taken immediately.A new relief package requires votes in...

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School shooting survivors call for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign over old posts where she suggested the Parkland and Sandy Hook attacks were faked

School shooting survivors call for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign over old posts where she suggested the Parkland and Sandy Hook attacks were faked

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Survivors of high school shootings called for Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Georgia to resign over old social media activity where she suggested that massacres like those at Sandy Hook and Parkland were faked.The survivors spoke out this week after posts from 2018 were .Greene in 2018 was writing response to a person on Facebook who claimed that "none of the school shootings were real or done by the ones who...

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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

Adam Schiff and James Comey are pushing for Trump to be cut off from post-presidential intel briefings after he leaves office

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said that President Donald Trump should not be given intelligence briefings when he leaves office.In an interview with the CBS show , the longstanding Trump critic said: "There is no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing — not now, not in the future."Schiff is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and oversaw the inquiry that preceded Trump's first...

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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

Trump has not ordered flags flown at half-mast over federal buildings to honor the police officer killed in the ransacking of the Capitol

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.President Donald Trump has not ordered flags to be flown at half-mast over federal government buildings in honor of Brian D. Sicknick, the police officer killed in the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday.An aide to Vice President Mike Pence told that while Pence has contacted Sicknick's family to offer his condolences, Trump has not contacted them. Flags over the US Capitol were flown at half-mast in honor of Sicknick Saturday, while the White House did not...

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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

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

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Before she was fatally shot in the chaos that engulfed the Capitol on Wednesday, Ashli Babbitt wrote a cryptic social-media post."They can try and try and try, but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours....dark to light!" said a ."The Storm" is a resonant phrase at the heart of QAnon, the sprawling online conspiracy movement that baselessly claims that President Donald Trump is working to dismantle a network of elite...

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One of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol was carrying 11 Molotov cocktails and an assault rifle, prosecutors say

One of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol was carrying 11 Molotov cocktails and an assault rifle, prosecutors say

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A man arrested during the riots at the US Capitol was carrying 11 Molotov cocktails and an assault rifle, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.Mike Sherwin, the acting US attorney for the District of Columbia, gave a press conference describing action taken by prosecutors against members of the pro-Trump mob which attacked the Capitol building on Wednesday.Sherwin told reporters that 15 federal charges had been filed against people present at the riots for...

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The first QAnon backer in Congress endorsed Sen. Kelly Loeffler, citing her commitment to discrediting Biden's election win

The first QAnon backer in Congress endorsed Sen. Kelly Loeffler, citing her commitment to discrediting Biden's election win

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.QAnon-supporting Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene joined President Donald Trump at a rally in support of GOP Senate candidate Kelly Loeffler on the eve of Georgia's crucial Senate runoffs. In a tweet, newly-elected Georgia congresswoman Greene said she travelled to the rally on Air Force One with the president Monday. She was called on stage by Trump during the rally. "I love her," Trump said of Greene. "Come up here. Don't mess with her, don't mess...

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The CEO of a voting-systems company says politicians around the world are worried that Trump's conspiracy theories will be used to undermine their own elections

The CEO of a voting-systems company says politicians around the world are worried that Trump's conspiracy theories will be used to undermine their own elections

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The founder and CEO of Smartmatic, a voting-software company, has said that countries across the world are worried that conspiracy theories spread by President Donald Trump and his allies could be used to undermine their own elections. In an interview with , Antonio Mugica said that he was fielding calls from international politicians and governments that use his software, who were worried that Trump's attacks could — as The Times put it — "seep into their...

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COVID-19 stimulus talks hit an unexpected setback when a GOP senator insisted on extra rules to throttle lending by the Federal Reserve

COVID-19 stimulus talks hit an unexpected setback when a GOP senator insisted on extra rules to throttle lending by the Federal Reserve

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Last-minute differences between Democrats and Republicans over a COVID-19 relief bill have pushed the likely timeline back to at least the weekend.It came after Republican Sen. Pat Toomey argued for an extra condition to be added to the package, limiting the ability of the Federal Reserve to lend money via emergency programs.Democrats vigorously oppose the measure, which they say will constrain the incoming Biden administration. The disagreement put a...

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Trump is already considering axing his new attorney general if he won't agree to a special counsel probe into Hunter Biden

Trump is already considering axing his new attorney general if he won't agree to a special counsel probe into Hunter Biden

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.President Donald Trump has already discussed sacking Jeffrey Rosen, who is set to replace Attorney General Bill Barr next week, reported the Associated Press. Trump is discussing removing Rosen if he does not comply with his demands and appoint a special counsel to probe Hunter Biden's tax affairs and the president's groundless election fraud claims, Trump administration and Republican sources close to the White House told the agency.  Trump has already...

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The FBI has subpoenaed Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general leading the long-shot lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election for Trump

The FBI has subpoenaed Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general leading the long-shot lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election for Trump

The FBI has served subpoenas to the office of Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, as part of its investigation into abuse of office and bribery allegations, local media reported.It is not clear exactly how many subpoenas were issued or what information the agency is seeking to obtain with them, .reported that federal agents visited the attorney general's office on Wednesday to serve the subpoenas.Neither the FBI nor the Office of the Texas Attorney General immediately responded to requests for comment from Insider.In October, after senior members of his staff told the agency that he might...

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The FBI has subpoenaed Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general leading the long-shot lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election for Trump

The FBI has subpoenaed Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general leading the long-shot lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election for Trump

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The FBI has served subpoenas to the office of Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, as part of its investigation into abuse of office and bribery allegations, local media reported.It is not clear exactly how many subpoenas were issued or what information the agency is seeking to obtain with them, . reported that federal agents visited the attorney general's office on Wednesday to serve the subpoenas.Neither the FBI nor the Office of the Texas Attorney General...

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Rush Limbaugh said the US is 'trending towards secession' and there can't 'peaceful coexistence' between conservatives and liberals

Rush Limbaugh said the US is 'trending towards secession' and there can't 'peaceful coexistence' between conservatives and liberals

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, a prominent media ally of President Donald Trump, has said that the US is "trending towards secession" amid deep partisan division and conservative anger about President Donald Trump's election defeat. In a call-in on Wednesday, first reported by the progressive a listener asked Limbaugh if he believed that conservatism would ever dominate US culture again. Limbaugh responded that he believed the US is "trending...

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Trump is reportedly planning a made-for-TV exit on Air Force One from the White House to a rally on Inauguration Day, hoping to pull viewers from Biden

Trump is reportedly planning a made-for-TV exit on Air Force One from the White House to a rally on Inauguration Day, hoping to pull viewers from Biden

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.President Donald Trump is planning a spectacular, made-for-TV exit from the White House in a bid to steal viewers from President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, , citing sources familiar with the talks.According to the report, one scenario being discussed is Trump boycotting Biden's inauguration — in a break with America's democratic traditions — and attending a rally in Florida.Under that plan, the report said, Trump would leave the White House on January...

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The RNC paid $300,000 for autographed copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s new book to use as gifts to donors, report says

The RNC paid $300,000 for autographed copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s new book to use as gifts to donors, report says

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The Republican National Committee paid $300,000 to a company owned by Donald Trump Jr. for autographed copies of his book to give away to GOP donors, According to the report, the RNC paid $303,892.47 for copies of the president's son's new, self-published book, "Liberal Privilege." The book takes readers "behind the scenes of the swamp" and expose corruption by progressive elites, according to its .The money was paid to a company called Pursuit Venture LLC,...

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