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Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Rolls the Dice on a $110M Sale in Beverly HillsThe billionaire resort and casino developer Steve Wynn is looking for a big win on his estate in Beverly Hills. He's betting that he can double his money in the country's most famous ZIP code.
10:50 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
'Get used to me' --- Louis DeJoy says he will stay at the USPS for a 'long time'
Lawmakers grilled the Postmaster General over mail delays as Democrats called for his removal
1:00 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Election watchdog files federal lawsuit against Iowa group aligned with Sen. Joni ErnstLawsuit seeks a civil penalty against Iowa Values, plus court and attorney fees, and asks that the group be forced to re-register.
12:15 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021
Republicans hit interior secretary nominee Deb Haaland as 'left' of Biden on fossil fuels and renewablesPresident Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Interior Department faced sharp questions from Republicans Tuesday over what several called her “radical” ideas that include opposition to fracking and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
3:13 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Inflation Is Making a Comeback
Boeing 777 aircraft grounded after Denver engine incident, vaccinations are set to get back on track as U.S. deaths near 500,000, what’s ahead for the housing market in 2021, and other news to start your day.
2:32 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Milwaukee Bucks executive announces run for Republican Ron Johnson's Senate seatJohnson derided Alex Lasry, a Democrat who worked in the Obama White House and whose father co-owns the NBA team, as a '33-year-old New Yorker.'
2:13 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Reince Priebus said to be considering a run for governor in WisconsinReince Priebus, a former White House chief of staff to Donald Trump, has called Republican donors and power brokers in Wisconsin to discuss a possible bid for governor or the U.S. Senate, according to a Republican insider.
10:08 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
- By Meera Jagannathan
‘Long overdue’: Debate over reparations for Black Americans reignites on Capitol Hill'Now more than ever, the facts and circumstances facing our nation demonstrate the importance of H.R. 40,’ said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, lead sponsor of a bill that could create a commission to study reparations for Black Americans.
12:41 p.m. Feb. 16, 2021
Trump faces NAACP lawsuit over role in Capitol insurrection — among other prospective legal exposuresThe former president's biggest legal problems might be ones that go much further back than Jan. 6.
5:59 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
Democratic congressman sues Trump over role in Capitol riotA Democratic congressman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit on Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and of conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent the Senate from certifying the results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden.
9:17 p.m. Feb. 15, 2021
Pelosi says Congress will establish Sept. 11-style commission to look into Capitol riotsPelosi said the commission will “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex … and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power."
12:45 p.m. Feb. 15, 2021
Lindsey Graham calls on Trump to keep ‘this MAGA movement’ alive as former president again basks in impeachment acquittal Friends and allies expect Trump to resume interviews with friendly media outlets after weeks of silence.
11:22 a.m. Feb. 15, 2021
Pelosi says Congress will set up an independent commission to investigate deadly Capitol insurrectionHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Congress will establish an independent, Sept. 11–style commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
10:36 a.m. Feb. 15, 2021
Census Bureau says data for redistricting won't get to states till late SeptemberOfficials at the statistical agency blamed operational delays during the 2020 census caused by the pandemic.
11:52 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021
Growing support for 9/11-commission-style probe of Capitol siegeAfter a “heartbreaking” verdict, House prosecutors who argued for Donald Trump's conviction of inciting the U.S. Capitol riot said Sunday they had proved their case and railed against the Senate’s Republican leader and most of his colleagues “for trying to have it both ways” in acquitting the former president.
3:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021
Behind States’ Rocky Covid Vaccine Rollout: Shaky Tracking Software
As state health agencies struggle with glitches and disarray distributing Covid-19 vaccines, they’ve also been beset by another challenge: vendors pitching expensive vaccine-tracking computer systems that can create problems of their own.
1:26 p.m. Feb. 12, 2021
Postmaster General DeJoy reportedly set to make changes to first-class mail even as governing board gets new chairmanTrump ally and fundraiser DeJoy's service revisions would mean slower and more costly delivery for consumers and commercial customers, according to a Washington Post report.
10:09 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021
- By Robert Schroeder
Biden warns China could ‘eat our lunch’ as he calls for improving U.S. roads, bridgesPresident Joe Biden on Thursday said China would “eat our lunch” on infrastructure if the U.S. doesn’t move on its own plan for rebuilding roads and bridges.
5:59 p.m. Feb. 10, 2021
White House names SolarWinds response leader amid criticismAfter members of Congress criticized as “disorganized” the U.S. response to a massive breach of government departments and private corporations discovered late last year, the White House announced Wednesday that a senior national security official had been leading the effort since the first day of the Biden administration.
4:40 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
‘It's not going to solve the problem': Democrats unveil ambitious child-care tax credit, but will it be enough?Democrats unveiled an expansion of the Child Tax Credit this week.
1:41 p.m. Feb. 8, 2021
Trump campaign said to have paid Arizona state legislator's business amid effort to overturn presidential election resultFormer President Donald Trump's unsuccessful reelection campaign reported it paid over $6,000 to a business belonging to an Arizona legislator who sought to have the state legislature overturn Joe Biden's win in the state.
3:20 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from House committees; 11 Republicans cross aisle in voteA fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories.
8:56 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Ga. Rep. Greene regrets some 'words of the past,' doesn't specifically apologize for racist, violent rhetoricEmbattled Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, facing a House vote to strip her of committee assignments, said Thursday that she regrets some “words of the past,” but she did not specifically apologize for racist and violent rhetoric.
3:12 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Washington Is Still Coming for Big Tech
Biden open to sending fewer Americans $1,400 stimulus checks, House to vote on sanctioning Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a ray of hope on the jobs front, and other news to start your day.
5:15 p.m. Feb. 3, 2021
GOP turmoil: Liz Cheney keeps post, but McCarthy to fight move to strip Greene of committee seatsHouse Republicans decided Wednesday to stand by two GOP lawmakers who have polarized the party, voting to retain Rep. Liz Cheney as their No. 3 leader and saying they’d fight a Democratic push to kick Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off her committees.
9:25 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021
Dems to vote Thursday on ousting Marjorie Taylor Greene from committeesA top Democrat said the House will vote Thursday on removing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees, intensifying the stakes over the Georgia Republican's online embrace of conspiracy theories and violent racist views.
11:27 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
Freshman congresswoman from Georgia poses challenge to Republican unity in Biden eraDemocrats decry the selection of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — who has spoken critically of victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas school massacres — for the education committee.
10:29 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Stacey Abrams nominated for Nobel Peace Prize even as Republicans launch ‘Stop Stacey’ group On the first day of Black History Month, the Georgia voting-rights activist was recognized for her work promoting nonviolent change On the first day of Black History Month, the Georgia voting rights activist was recognized for her work promoting nonviolent change
1:33 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021
State legislators still seeking to rein in governors' powers to combat COVID pandemicIrritated by the sweeping use of executive orders during the COVID-19 crisis, state lawmakers around the U.S. are moving to curb the authority of governors and top health officials to impose emergency restrictions such as mask rules and business shutdowns.
1:01 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021
Kevin McCarthy becomes poster boy for Republicans walking back their recent Trump criticismHouse Republican leader declared then–President Donald Trump culpable in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago. On Thursday, he was at Mar-a-Lago seeking his political support.
5:33 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Biden's economic rescue plan is bold enough to actually workPresident Biden has correctly billed his plan an “American Rescue Plan,” rather than as a “recovery” or “stimulus” program.
3:08 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Barron’s Daily: GameStop Stock Won’t Stop Climbing—and the Risks Are Rising
GameStop trading draws attention from state regulator, the global economy is improving, acting Capitol Hill police chief apologizes for security lapses, and other news to start your day.
9:11 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021
'MyPillow Guy' says he has Trump's backing for a Minnesota gubernatorial runMike Lindell quotes Trump as having said, ‘ Mike, if you did it, I would get behind you.’
10:54 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
President Biden removes key figure at National Labor Relations Board --- union leaders rejoiceIt also could mean new prospects for college athletes, ride-share drivers, graduate students and others seeking organized labor protections.
1:31 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021
Trump turns to South Carolina lawyer Butch Bowers to defend him in second Senate impeachment trialOther past allies and prominent conservative lawyers said to have passed on representing Trump in the case.
7:57 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021
Democrats' hope for fast start in Senate stalled by Republican filibuster demandBiden's nominees - one of three early priorities named by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer - are one part of an early standoff in the chamber as it starts work under a 50-50 party split that, while it gives Democrats floor control, makes getting the Senate organized more difficult than usual.
1:18 p.m. Jan. 21, 2021
Democratic senators ask ethics committee to investigate Cruz, Hawley over Capitol riotSeven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
6:13 p.m. Jan. 20, 2021
Biden moves quickly to undo Trump's signature policiesPresident Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump's legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
3:43 p.m. Jan. 20, 2021
Biden administration puts temporary halt to oil, gas leases in Arctic refugePresident Joe Biden's administration announced plans Wednesday for a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Trump administration issued leases in a part of the refuge considered sacred by the Indigenous Gwich'in.
2:28 p.m. Jan. 20, 2021
Democrats take control of Senate, Biden's intelligence chief quickly confirmedThree new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges.