Tuesday, July 27

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Big Tech, Google, GOP, Republican Party, Tech Insider, Technology

Two of the GOP’s most prominent big tech critics previously sought work with Google:’I dodged a bullet.’

Two of the GOP's fiercest Big Tech critics sought to work with Google in 2019, Politico reports. Mike Davis and Garrett Ventry reportedly offered to mend the firm's relationship with conservatives. Google has faced allegations of anti-conservative bias from a number of GOP lawmakers. LoadingSomething is loading. Two of the GOP's most vocal big...
Congress, Donald Trump, GOP, Politics, Republicans, Steve Scalise

The 2nd highest-ranking House Republican just got his first vaccine dose as Mitch McConnell raises alarms about the Delta variant

House minority whip Steve Scalise, the second-highest ranking House Republican, revealed that he got his first COVID-19 vaccine dose on Sunday. Scalise previously said he hadn't been vaccinated because he had COVID-19 antibodies. The congressman called the vaccines "safe and effective" and cited the rapidly-spreading Delta variant as a reason for getting vaccinated. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
America First, California, GOP, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Politics, Protest

After three California venues refused to host Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s’America First’ event, the duo is having a’protest’ instead

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz are in California for their "America First" tour stop. Three event venues in Southern California have canceled hosting the event. Greene and Gaetz will now have a "Freedom of Speech Peaceful Protest" at Riverside City Hall instead. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Adam Kinzinger, GOP, Politics, Republican Party, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said his party has been hijacked by’outrage politics’ that is’going to get Americans killed’

Some GOP lawmakers were outraged when Biden suggested offering COVID-19 vaccines door-to-door. GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said his party's "outrage politics" is "going to get Americans killed." Biden missed his goal of inoculating 70% of American adults by July 4 as vaccine hesitancy persists. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said "outrage politics" being played by the GOP is "going to get Americans killed."Kinzinger was speaking on CNN's State of the Union Sunday when Jake Tapper asked about the reactions of some Republican lawmakers to President Joe Biden's plans to conduct door-to-door out...
Alamo, GOP, Greg Abbott, Politics, Slavery, Texas, US History

Texas GOP leaders pressured a book event examining the role of slavery in the Battle of the Alamo to abruptly shut down

A book event in Texas was canceled because of pressure from GOP leaders in the state. "Forget the Alamo" says the history behind the battle has for generations left out important motives like preserving slavery. The event was canceled with just four hours to go, despite counting 300 RSVPs, per the Texas Tribune. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
capitol riot, GOP, News UK, Politics, UK Weekend

A GOP candidate used leftover cash from his failed congressional campaign to pay for a trip to the Capitol riot, report says

A GOP candidate used leftover cash from his failed campaign to pay for a trip to the Capitol riot. Derrick Van Orden from Wisconsin spent around $4,000 while in DC, the Daily Beast reported. Regulations state that travel expenses must be "related to the campaign," experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Republican congressional candidate from Wisconsin, who lost his 2020 race, allegedly used his leftover donor money to pay for a trip to the Capitol building on January 6, according to a Daily Beast report.Derrick Van Orden, a former Navy SEAL and small-time actor, was reportedly left with $12,500 after narrowly ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congress, GOP, House of Representatives, Joe Biden, Politics

AOC says’thank heavens’ the GOP didn’t have a majority in the House after the election, otherwise Biden wouldn’t have been certified as president

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said President Joe Biden's election certification process in January would have tanked if Republicans had a House majority back then. "I thank heavens that we had a Democratic majority in the House that day," she said on Friday. "If we didn't, we would have to be relying on a sizable amount of Republican members to do the right thing," she added. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said she doubts the House would have certified President Joe Biden's victory in January if Democrats hadn't retained the majority. Ocasio-Cortez relayed this doubt during a...
CDC, COVID-19, GOP, mask mandate, Politics, Ted Cruz, Transportation, Travel, Weekend BI UK

Ted Cruz joins forces with other GOP lawmakers to call for an end to mask mandates for vaccinated travelers, ahead of Independence Day

A group of GOP senators on Friday asked the CDC to end federal mask requirements for travelers. Sen. Ted Cruz said the guidelines were an "outdated and unnecessary mandate." The group introduced a three-page bill in the Senate on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of Republican senators led by Ted Cruz on Friday announced a bill seeking an end to federal mask mandates for vaccinated travelers on planes, trains, and other public transport. Mask requirements from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have outlasted their purpose, the lawmakers ...
BI Commentary, columnist, Congress, Economy, Federal Reserve, GOP, inflation, Labor Market, Markets, Opinión, Politics, Steve Scalise, Wages

Republicans seem determined to learn absolutely nothing from our bizarre post-pandemic economy

The pandemic economic recovery is weird, but it can teach us a lot about things like inflation, wages, and inequality. But to learn those lessons — and make good policy based on them — legislators have to acknowledge them and pay attention. Republicans have demonstrated that they have zero interest in any of that. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. You have to feel a little bit sorry for Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.On Tuesday he tested...