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Former Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says people 'don't have to look at a president' to find American values

Ret. US Navy Adm. William McRaven. Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images Retired Adm. William McRaven, a former US Navy SEAL commander and head of US Special Operations Command, had a hopeful message for aspiring public servants. "When the locals see that, they believe in America," McRaven said of public service, in a podcast. "They don't have to look at a president, they don't have to look at Congress, they don't have to look at a Secretary of Defense — they've...
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No-Asshole Policy at the White House

Bob Sutton must be enjoying this. I certainly am. At the virtual swearing in of his political appointees, Biden essentially told his appointees that if he catches “anyone of them treating someone else poorly, he’ll drop-kick them off the roof of the White House.” Here’s his statement. “I am not joking when I say this, if you are ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot,” No ifs, ands, or buts. Ev...
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Canadian lawmakers have voted to label the Proud Boys as a terrorist group

Members of the Proud Boy near Black Lives Matter Plaza on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Canada's parliament has voted to designate the Proud Boys, the far-right US group, as a "terrorist entity." The motion calls on the Canadian government to formally designate the Proud boys as terrorists. The group, which played a prominent role in the Capitol riot in Washington, DC, has been labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Visit Business Ins...
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The US will purchase 200 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses and pledges to get states 10 million shots per week

President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 21, 2021. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it plans to purchase another 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses each from Pfizer and Moderna. That would bring the total US vaccine supply to 600 million doses — enough to vaccinate 300 million Americans. The administration also pledged to distribute at least 10 million weekly doses to states, tribes, and...
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Fauci said 'macho guy' Trump saw masks as a 'sign of weakness' and many Americans followed his lead

Jabin Botsford/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said former President Donald Trump likely didn't routinely wear a mask because he thought it diminished his "manhood." "He's a pretty macho guy," Fauci said of Trump in an interview with the Atlantic.  Fauci said it's "unfortunate" Trump wasn't in the habit of wearing a mask because many Americans copied him.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci in a new interview with the Atlantic said that former President D...
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Toxic Republican Majorie Taylor Green believes in the insanely stupid frazzledrip conspiracy

On Facebook in 2018, now-Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) endorsed a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton participated in a satanic child murder and ordered a hit on a police officer to cover it up. https://t.co/VPOXyBosmm pic.twitter.com/TXCwtcZ8My— Eric Hananoki (@ehananoki) January 26, 2021 Frazzledrip is the QAnon of QAnon conspiracies, which is why out-of-wack Rep. — Read the rest
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Man caught with pipe-bombs and a replica of 'Hitler's Buzzsaw' machine gun also carried a fake 'White Privilege' credit card

The fully-operational pipe bombs found at the scene. Justice Department A man was charged Tuesday with possessing five fully operational homemade bombs "and materials to make more," according to the US Attorney's office in the Northern District of California. Officers found a total of 49 firearms, including a replica of a World War II-era German MG-42 machine gun nicknamed "Hitler's buzzsaw." Investigators found a mock credit card with "45" as its numbers and labels like "WHITE PRIVILEGE C...
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"A bullet to the head": Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene approved of posts calling for Pelosi, Obama, Hillary Clinton and FBI agents to be executed

CNN reports that Marjorie Taylor Greene, a conspiracy theorist who this year joined her Republican colleagues in congress, liked and responded approvingly to posts calling for her Democrat colleagues to be put to death. In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. — Read the rest
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Democrats are setting the stage to propose $300 monthly direct payments for families with children under 17

President Biden speaks about the pandemic at the White House on on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Democrats are drafting legislation to put the IRS in charge of sending monthly payments of up to $300 for millions of families, two Democratic sources familiar with the plan told Insider. People could opt to receive a monthly check or a big lump sum after filing taxes, per an early version of the plan. Biden supported an identical measure during the presidenti...
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The White House is 'monitoring the situation' with GameStop and the stock market

A GameStop Corp. store on November 5, 2013 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Treasury and others are "monitoring the situation" with GameStop. The company's shares have soared more than 1,200% recently after Redditors collectively decided to buy.  "It's a good reminder though that the stock market isn't the only measure of the health of our economy," Psaki said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. White Hous...
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45 Republicans voted to declare Trump's Senate impeachment trial unconstitutional, all but guaranteeing his acquittal

Former President Donald Trump. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images Forty-five Senate Republicans voted to declare Trump's impeachment trial unconstitutional. Only five Republican senators voted against the motion. The development all but guarantees Trump's eventual acquittal following the trial. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Forty-five Senate Republicans voted to declare former President Trump's impeachment trial unconstitutional on Tuesday, all but securing his eventual ...
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Sweden is withholding vaccine payments to Pfizer as it suspects it is being overcharged

Vaccines seen at Östra Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fredrik Lerneryd/Getty Images Sweden had a contract to buy the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at five doses a vial. But Pfizer increased the dose size to six on January 8 and started charging Sweden for six doses per vial. Sweden is pausing payments to Pfizer until it gets clarity on why it's being charged for more than agreed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sweden has said that it is withholding payment to the pharma gia...
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'What is this bull----': Fauci explains how he challenged Trump and his people on COVID-19

Former President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci Win McNamee/Getty Images Dr. Fauci gave a candid interview with The Atlantic about his time working with Trump. Fauci said he confronted Trump and his aides directly when needed. "I didn't tell them to back off," Fauci said. "That wasn't my style." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke openly in a new interview about how he dealt with confrontations during his time working with the Trump White House o...
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Africa and the US under the Biden administration: A response to Moeletsi Mbeki

A democratic administration is likely to revert to the US’s default position on global affairs, which doesn’t leave much for Africa to celebrate The post Africa and the US under the Biden administration: A response to Moeletsi Mbeki appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Politics live updates: Biden to unveil executive orders on climate change; Fauci to speak on COVID

Biden is set to issue more orders to combat climate change, while Fauci and the White House COVID team holds first news conference.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden removes Sean Conley, the White House physician accused of misleading the public about Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

Dr. Sean Conley. Susan Walsh/AP Photo President Joe Biden removed Dr. Sean Conley, Trump's White House physician. Dr. Kevin O'Connor, Biden's longtime physician, will assume the role. Conley was accused of concealing information about Trump's condition after he got COVID-19. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden has removed Dr. Sean Conley, a Trump appointee, from his role as head of the White House Medical Unit, the Associated Press reported Monday.Biden ...
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Biden says: "The fact is systemic racism touches every facet of American life, and everyone — no matter your race or ethnicity — benefits when we build a more equitable America."

That's a tweet. I think it's unlikely that Biden wrote this himself. Has he internalized critical race theory ideology? I wonder if he even read this, and, if he read it, if he understood it. If he understood it, did he understand what it says about his own ascendancy in American political life? I don't see how he could possibly believe what he's tweeting and not feel certain that his presidency is a consequence of systemic racism. He did choose Kamala Harris as his Vice President, so maybe ...
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The UK's COVID-19 death toll has passed 100,000, one of the worst in the world

Ambulances line up outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCeL centre following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in London, January 2, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay The UK's COVID-19 death toll exceeds 100,000, according to official data issued Tuesday.  It follows a recent spike in hospitalizations and deaths, fueled in part by a new variant of the virus. The UK has been one of the nations hardest hit by the coronavirus.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The n...
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A federal judge in Texas just temporarily blocked the Biden administration's deportation moratorium

A US Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols a new section of the border wall in El Paso, Texas. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters A federal judge in Texas halted the Biden administration's deportation moratorium for 14 days. The 100-day moratorium on deportations for certain immigrants was one of the immigration executive orders President Biden signed on day one of his presidency.  The legal challenge in Texas is likely to be the first of many aimed at stopping the Biden administration's i...
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Prosecutor or Persecutor? Gardner Appeals for Power to Prosecute McCloskeys

The Charge Against St. Louis Couple for Defending their Home U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On Sunday, 28 June, 2020, the property of a married couple of Saint Louis lawyers was invaded by a screaming, unruly mob. Under Missouri law, the couple had a right to defend themselves and their home. From a previous article on AmmoLand: Section 563.031 specifically allows the use of deadly force, not just showing a weapon, against people who have entered private property unlawfully. In order to be justifie...
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Trump is likely to escape conviction in his Senate impeachment trial. Here's why.

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Former President Donald Trump has faced bipartisan backlash for his role in the Capitol riots. However, barring an unforeseen political event, he is likely to escape a conviction. Trump's hold over the GOP still remains strong. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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Coronavirus updates: White House hopes most can get vaccinated by late summer, early fall; Chicago halts in-class learning

The White House Task Force held its first COVID-19 briefing, targeting vaccinations and warning the U.S. could soon hit 500,000 deaths. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Fox News pundit Steve HIlton pushed a ridiculous conspiracy theory that Dr. Fauci is behind the coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Hilton appeared on the network's primetime news show with Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday evening. He claimed the coronavirus was created by Dr. Anthony Fauci. The baseless conspiracy theory has become popular in Chinese and Russian dis...
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How Democrats could provide up to $300 monthly direct payments for families

President Biden speaks about the pandemic at the White House on on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Democrats are drafting legislation to put the IRS in charge of sending monthly payments of up to $300 for millions of families, two Democratic sources familiar with the plan told Insider. People could opt to receive a monthly check or a big lump sum after filing taxes, per an early version of the plan. Biden supported an identical measure during the presidenti...
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Prosecutors can cite previous incidents in case against cop charged with murdering George Floyd, judge rules

A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images A judge ruled that Derek Chauvin's past is relevant in the case over the killing of George Floyd. The former police officer has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors accuse him of using excessive force in previous run-ins with civilians. Visit Business Insider's homep...
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Coronavirus updates: Millions for vaccine research misused, special counsel says; White House task force warns of 500K US deaths by February

The White House Task Force held its first COVID-19 briefing, targeting vaccinations and warning the U.S. could soon hit 500,000 deaths. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Prosecutors say the woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop is attempting a cover-up by deleting her social-media activity during house arrest

A composite image of Riley June Williams in her mugshot, and footage from the Capitol riot, appearing to show Williams directing a crowd inside the Capitol. Dauphin County Prison via Reuters/FBI Riley June Williams, 22, is suspected of stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the Capitol riot. Prosecutors said Monday that Williams has been trying to cover her tracks while on house arrest.  They reportedly asked that her internet access be cut off. The judge has yet to rule on the request.  Vi...
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A new Biden executive order promises to 'restore scientific integrity' to the US government in a slapdown of the Trump White House

President Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden is to sign an executive order on Wednesday promising to "restore scientific integrity" to government. It's a thinly-veiled rebuke of Trump's administration, which belittled the role of science in policymaking. Biden will also re-form a scientific-advisory council that Trump waited 33 months to put in place. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday promisin...
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Air Force's top officer says he was compelled to tackle racial injustice, even though his promotion was on the line

US Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles "CQ" Brown Jr. explained the rationale behind his decision to release a revealing statement about racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd. At the time, Brown was awaiting the results of a potential promotion. "Dad, what are you going to say,'" Brown recalled of a conversation he had with his son. When his expected confirmation did not take place on a certain date, Brown sa...
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Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya won't confirm whether he'll run for California governor, but he wants Newsom out

Chamath Palihapitiya, Social Capital's founder and CEO Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya tweeted out a link to a "Chamath for California Governor"  website on Tuesday. Palihapitiya's website was set up by two supporters of Palihapitiya and was not an official campaign page, according to a Recode reporter. The investor supports an effort to force a recall vote for current California Governor Gavin Newsom which would lead to a special elec...
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