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Virginia Republicans selected former private equity executive Glenn Youngkin as their nominee in this year's governor's election, in which he will face whomever Democrats nominate in their own primary next month. "While certainly would have preferred a W, I send my heartfelt congratulations to @glennyoungkin on a tremendous race + deserved win. Virginia's off-year governor's election, which always takes place the year after a presidential election, is often read as a bellwether of the national mood a year into a new presidential term. A TV ad featured video of Trump singling out Youngkin by name for credit in a trade deal with China. In the final days before the convention, Youngkin campaigned with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has become a prominent Trump ally.
Persons: Glenn Youngkin, Pete Snyder, Snyder, Terry McAuliffe, Donald Trump, Snyder —, Mitt Romney's, Virginia —, State Sen, Amanda Chase, Youngkin, Trump, Carlyle, Sen, Ted Cruz, Joe Biden, Organizations: Virginia Republicans, GOP, Carlyle Group, Gov, Youngkin, Trump, State, Virginia Locations: Virginia, China, Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, Vermont, Massachusetts
President Joe Biden usually slips into the back pews of the mid-19th-century Catholic church during the priest's entrance procession. Kevin Gillespie, the pastor at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington's posh Georgetown neighborhood. Church has been a significant outlet for the nation's second Catholic president during his early days in office. "Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house," Biden tweeted with a photo of the ceremony. Still a 'regular guy' at churchParishioners at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington are used to seeing Biden there.
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Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. President Joe Biden at the White House on April 6. MORE JOBS-REPORT FALLOUT: President Joe Biden said Americans receiving unemployment benefits must either take a job that is "suitable" or lose the support. Gina Raimondo; Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz; Jennifer Granholm; Deb Haaland. Today's trivia question: Dogs have had their days at the White House.
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A former GOP state attorney general slammed the Maricopa County, Arizona, election recount. "They lost, and they can't get over it," Grant Woods, now a Democrat, told the AP. A former Arizona Republican attorney general said that the people running Maricopa County's much-criticized ballot recount "can't get over" losing the state in 2020. The recount was ordered by the GOP-led Arizona state legislature following widespread conspiracy theories around the result. "They lost, and they can't get over it," Woods told the AP on Monday.
Persons: Grant Woods, Donald Trump, Doug Ducey, Woods, Republican Sen Paul Boyer, Katie Hobbs, , Ken Bennett, Joe Biden, Trump, There's, Boyer Organizations: GOP, AP, Arizona Republican, Maricopa, Democratic Party, Associated Press, Republican Gov, Service, Republican, Arizona, Democrats, The Washington Post, The, of Justice Locations: Maricopa County , Arizona, Arizona, Maricopa County, Arizona's
Israel and Hamas exchanged fire overnight amid new clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police. The Democrat Andrew Yang weighed in on the issue, tweeting his support for Israel Monday night. Yang's comments got the support of Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz, Meghan McCain, and Stephen Miller. Andrew Yang tweeted in support of Israel amid the country's latest unrest with Palestinians on Monday, provoking anger from fellow liberals and support from top Republicans. "The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere," Yang tweeted.
Persons: Democrat Andrew Yang, Yang's, Sen, Ted Cruz, Meghan McCain, Stephen Miller, Andrew Yang, Yang, David Cross, Chelsea Manning, Bishop Talbert Swan, Bravo, Omar, Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Rashia Tlaib, Donald Trump, Meghan McCain retweeted, Israel, Mustafa Hassona, Organizations: Democrat, Israel, Service, NAACP, Anadolu Agency, Getty, Associated Press Locations: Israel, New York City, Gaza, NYC, Springfield , Massachusetts, Texas, Jerusalem's Old City, Gaza City
Sen. Lindsey Graham said it was "impossible" for the Republican Party to progress without Donald Trump being its leader. Sen. Lindsey Graham said it was "impossible" for the Republican Party to progress without Donald Trump being its leader and said those within the party who criticized him would "wind up getting erased." "The most popular Republican in America is not Lindsey Graham, it's not Liz Cheney, it's Donald Trump," Graham told Fox News on Monday. And to try and erase Donald Trump from the Republican Party is insane. Some senior Republican figures including Sen. Graham have suggested that Trump and his politics are integral to the party.
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President Joe Biden usually slips into the back pews of the mid-19th-century Catholic church during the priest's entrance procession. Church has been a significant outlet for the nation's second Catholic president during his early days in office. "Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house," Biden tweeted with a photo of the ceremony. Still a 'regular guy' at churchParishioners at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington are used to seeing Biden there. or, 'Was that Vice President Biden?'
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touted Israel's right to self-defense as it carried out airstrikes in response to rocket attacks. Progressive Democrats on Monday called out the Biden administration for promoting Israel's right to self-defense as the Israeli military pummeled parts of Gaza with airstrikes in response to rocket attacks from militant groups. The Israeli airstrikes killed 26 people, including nine children, per the Associated Press. When asked about the reports of civilian deaths due to Israeli airstrikes during Monday's briefing, Price said, "These reports are just emerging ... "Obviously, the deaths of civilians, be they Israeli or Palestinians, are something we would take very seriously," Price added.
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Gavin Newsom said on Monday the state has an unexpected $75 billion budget surplus. Newsom said he plans on giving the surplus back to residents in the form of stimulus aid and debt relief. The "Golden State Stimulus" may send $600 checks to middle-income people and $500 checks to families with dependents. Instead it has a $75 billion surplus, and that could mean stimulus payments for Californians. "We are tripling the Golden State Stimulus to get money in the hands of more middle-class Californians who have been hit hard by this pandemic."
Persons: Gavin Newsom, Newsom, haven't, Joe Biden's, Sen, Mitt Romney, Caitlyn Jenner Organizations: New York Times, Republican, Twitter Locations: California, Utah
Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the House-passed legislation would “in effect repeal Title IX” by making it easier for transgender women to play on girls teams. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., said that allowing “male-bodied athletes” to compete against females would “totally undermine” girls basketball. The International Olympic Committee has allowed transgender athletes to compete for years under specific parameters, and, to date, there have been no known transgender women compete in the Olympics. Republicans contend the Equality Act would open the floodgates for transgender girls and women to play on female sports teams and hurt others’ chances to compete. “Let us be clear, there are many real threats to girls’ and women’s access and opportunity in sports,” the group said.
Persons: Sen, Ted Cruz, Cindy Hyde, Smith, Vicky Hartzler, decimate, , Democratic Sen, Dick Durbin of, David Cicilline, ” Cruz, ” Christiana Holcomb, IX, Joe Biden, Jeff Merkley, Merkley, it’s, Stella Keating, ” Keating Organizations: White House, Civil, Senate, Olympic, Division, NCAA, Committee, Democratic, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Supreme, The Heritage Foundation, Family Policy Alliance, Alliance Defending, Connecticut, Defending, GOP, Republicans, Women’s Sports Foundation, women’s, Associated Press, AP, Twitter, Facebook Locations: WASHINGTON, Texas, Connecticut, Oregon, Washington
Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold. The number of blocked phony listings last year was up about 67 percent from the year before. And it said fewer than 0.01 percent of all items bought on the site received counterfeit complaints from shoppers. Amazon said it can stop counterfeiters before they can sell anything thanks to machine-learning technology, which automatically scans listings to remove suspected counterfeits. The company’s efforts comes as lawmakers are looking at ways to reduce counterfeits online.
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Liz Cheney may be done with former President Donald Trump, but her impending ouster from House Republican leadership is a clear sign, party insiders say, that the GOP isn't done with Trump. "The Republican Party is no longer a 'conservative' party. "I've always liked Liz Cheney, but she's made a determination that the Republican Party can't grow with President Trump. And some Republicans say kicking Cheney off the leadership team is likely to give her an even bigger platform. Some Republicans say that the episode is inconsequential to voters and that it will be forgotten by the time the midterms arrive.
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WASHINGTON — The Senate is headed for a showdown over Democrats' sweeping voting rights and election overhaul bill as a key committee plans to mark up the legislation Tuesday. The bill, the For The People Act, goes before the Democratic-controlled Rules Committee when Congress returns from recess. The Democrats' revisions would mostly extend deadlines, ease some rules and add flexibility for states to implement parts of the bill. Democrats don't expect Republican support for the final version, but they won't need it to send the bill out of committee to the full Senate. The revisions are backed by John Sarbanes, D-Md., the lead House sponsor, who said in a statement: "I look forward to next week's Senate Rules Committee markup and hope that Senate Republicans approve Chairwoman Klobuchar's Manager's Amendment."
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The ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline Co. has hit an industry that largely lacks federal cybersecurity oversight, leading to uneven digital defenses against such hacks. Newsletter Sign-up WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Cybersecurity news, analysis and insights from WSJ's global team of reporters and editors. Sen. Edward Markey, (D., Mass), called for beefing up the Transportation Security Administration, which assesses pipeline security and provides operators with voluntary guidelines. A 2019 Government Accountability Office report found that the agency’s pipeline security branch was short on staff and lacked cybersecurity expertise. Oil-and-gas companies see cybersecurity measures as a competitive advantage in the market, she said.
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema spent two weeks as an intern earning "entry level" pay at a California winery. As a California winery intern. A new federal financial disclosure indicates Sinema earned $1,117.40 in wages last year from Three Sticks Winery in Sonoma, California. Sessions' wife, Karen Sessions, also bought up to $15,000 in Coca-Cola stock on April 19. Holding Coca-Cola stock isn't an exclusively Democratic thing.
Persons: Sen, Kyrsten Sinema, Pete Sessions, Lloyd Doggett, Donald Trump, Kyrsten, Sinema, Hannah Hurley, Hurley, Maral Papakhian, Ryan Prichard, Seth Moulton bankrolls, Tucker Carlson, Brandon Straka, Trump, Sessions, Karen Sessions, Regis Duvignau, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Doggett, Kate Stotesbery, Stotesbery, Cynthia Lummis, John Minchillo, Kathy Manning's, Randall Kaplan, Melvin, Manning, Bill Hagerty, Hagerty, John Kennedy, Brian Schatz, Paul, Organizations: Big Tech, Service, Republican, Tech, Rep, Texas Republican, Microsoft, Fox News, Twitter, Capitol, Reuters, Coke Rep, Texas Democrat, Cola Company, Coca, Wyoming Republican, York, York City GameStop, GameStop, Democratic, Wall, Tennessee Republican, Natera, Louisiana Republican, Hawaii Democrat Locations: California, Arizona, Sonoma , California, Sinema, Texas, Georgia, Wyoming, York City, North Carolina, Tennessee, Natera Inc, Louisiana, Hawaii
10 Things in Politics: Inside the Biden-era FBI
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( Brent D. Griffiths | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. A NEW ERA AT THE FBI: FBI Director Chris Wray barely survived the Trump era. The Trump national security official Kash Patel would have been the new FBI deputy director. Attorney General Merrick Garland is very different from Barr: Barr was known as "the Buffalo" for his hard-charging ways. While Wray is seen as very different from his more famous predecessors: "He's not an icon like Mueller or Comey," a former top FBI official told Insider, referring to Robert Mueller and Jim Comey.
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Future Chinese launches are likely to produce more debris, risking a disaster, the ESA told Insider. The world can expect more pieces of Chinese rocket debris raining from the sky in the coming years, a spokesperson from the European Space Agency (ESA) told Insider on Friday. The marker shows where the debris of the Chinese rocket reentered the atmosphere according to the China Manned Space Agency. According to the ESA's Reiter, China has not shared technical details for its future plans with other countries. Reiter told Insider: "I just don't know why they were driven to put this huge 33-meter, five-meter-diameter core stage into orbit.
Persons: Long, Thomas Reiter, Reiter, ESA's Reiter, Jonathan McDowell, Sen, Bill Nelson Organizations: ESA, European Space Agency, Service, China, China Manned Space Agency, Google, Space Command, Harvard, NASA Locations: China, Beijing, Maldives
Sen. Pat Toomey on Biden's tax plan, tax evasion and more
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSen. Pat Toomey on Biden's tax plan, tax evasion and moreThe Senate Finance Subcommittee on taxation will hold a hearing Tuesday on closing the tax gap. The committee will discuss lost revenue from those who are non-compliant and the role that offshore tax evasion plays. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), member of the subcommittee, joined "Squawk Box" on Monday to discuss.
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McConnell backtracked from his prior red line on the cost of an infrastructure package, bumping it to $800 billion. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is upping the cost of an infrastructure package that the GOP is willing to consider to $800 billion, backing away from a recent red line he put at $600 billion. "The proper price tag for what most of us think of as infrastructure is about six to 800 billion dollars," McConnell said in an interview with Kentucky Educational Television that aired Sunday evening. McConnell did not budge on his resistance to amend the Republican tax law, and said user-fees like increasing the gas tax could be used to finance new federal infrastructure spending. But a group of Senate Republicans spearheaded by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia pitched a $568 billion infrastructure plan last month to kickstart negotiations with the White House.
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One of those lawmakers, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, led a $568 billion GOP infrastructure proposal last month. McConnell outlined his desired spending cap ahead of Biden's first meeting with the top four congressional leaders on Wednesday. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said an infrastructure plan should cost no more than $800 billion, setting down a marker ahead of a critical week for efforts to craft a bill that would refresh U.S. transportation, broadband and water systems. Biden's plan includes $400 billion to bolster care for elderly and disabled Americans, along with investments in housing and electric vehicles. Democrats want to raise the corporate tax rate to at least 25% from 21%, the level set under the 2017 GOP tax plan.
Persons: Biden, Sen, Shelley Moore Capito, McConnell, Biden's, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Schumer, Pelosi, Republicans —, , Joe Manchin, Tom Carper, Elizabeth Warren Organizations: NBC News, GOP, Kentucky Republican, PBS, Democratic, Republicans, Capitol, Associated Press, Covid, CNBC, YouTube Locations: West Virginia, Sens
In a recent interview, Mitch McConnell said that it is "very hard" to be a Black conservative. McConnell praised his colleague, Tim Scott, who is thought of as a potential 2024 GOP candidate. GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said during an interview that aired on Sunday that it is "very hard" to be a Black conservative Republican. It takes a great deal of courage to deal with the peer pressure that is put on African American conservatives. He also detailed his personal experience of being a Black man in America and chastised liberals for racial insults he said he has endured over the years for choosing to be a Black conservative.
Persons: Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Tim Scott, Sen, Tim Scott of, Scott, Daniel Cameron, Read, Joe Biden's, I've, Tom, Cameron, protégé Organizations: GOP, Republican, Kentucky Educational Television, Black Republican, Republican African, Senate, Capitol Locations: Kentucky, Black, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Republican African American, America
Biden is set to meet with a series of top lawmakers this week to talk infrastructure. Biden has expressed eagerness to reach a bipartisan deal on at least parts of his $4 trillion plan. Now that President Joe Biden has unveiled both parts of his $4 trillion infrastructure plan, the hard part begins — attempting to get both sides of the aisle on board to pass the massive spending package. This week, Biden is meeting with groups of lawmakers to try to strike a bipartisan deal on at least some of these proposals. WednesdayThe "Big Four" congressional leaders: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader McConnell.
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Al Franken: Republicans always find an excuse to cut unemployment benefits
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Former Sen. Al Franken discusses the GOP efforts to cut unemployment benefits and says he doesn't think that most Republicans in Congress actually believe that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump.
Persons: Sen, Al Franken Organizations: Trump Locations: Congress
Biden is encouraging states to reinstate job-seeking requirements for people to stay on unemployment. "Anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits," he said. "We're going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits," Biden said at the White House. The Department of Labor will also issue a letter to states reaffirming that individuals receiving benefits cannot turn down a suitable job to continue receiving their benefits. This announcement follows a jobs report last week that fell significantly short of expectations, with Republican lawmakers casting the blame on too-generous unemployment benefits disincentivizing Americans from returning to work.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Andrew Stettner, Sen, Bernie Sanders, we're Organizations: GOP, White, Department, Labor, Biden Administration, Century Foundation, Democrats, US, of Commerce, Twitter Locations: Vermont
Sen. Jodi Ernst, an Iowa Republican, said some in her party "are trying to silence others." Her comments came as House Republicans seek to purge Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership. A Republican senator is speaking against "cancel culture" — not on the left, this time, but within her own party. "Cancel culture is cancel culture, no matter how you look at it," she said. "But I still think we shouldn't be trying to cancel voices," Ernst said.
Persons: Sen, Jodi Ernst, Liz Cheney, Cheney, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump's, Kevin McCarthy, Ernst, Trump Organizations: Iowa Republican, House Republicans, Republican, Wyoming Republican, Republicans Locations: Iowa, Wyoming
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