• EXCLUSIVE: The Girl Scouts want to ditch their NYC offices because they're in a Trump tower

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Earlier in Donald Trump's tenure, the Girl Scouts of America faced criticism for what seemed like tacit support of the president. They marched in Trump's inaugural parade four years ago despite unsavory comments he has made about women, for example, and in recent months briefly praising his pick of the conservative justice Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court.
    On Wednesday, as the US House of Representatives moved to impeach the president for instigating a siege of the Capitol, the New York chapter of the Girl Scouts told Insider it would seek to leave 40 Wall...
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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urges Republican colleagues to stand up to death threats and vote for impeachment

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urges Republican colleagues to stand up to death threats and vote for impeachment

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized her Republican colleagues who reportedly want to impeach President Donald Trump, but won't support the effort for fear of the threats of violence they might receive from Trump's supporters.
    Ocasio-Cortez argued that she and many other progressive members of Congress have dealt with death threats for years and that it's a "privilege" for GOP members to be facing this danger for the first time.
    "I get it, but some of us just spent the last 2 years taking stances that have led to repeated attempts on our lives - for demanding...
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  • Anand Giridharadas says he and others spent years telling Jack Dorsey in a private chat to do something about Trump's tweets before Dorsey finally banned Trump last week

    Anand Giridharadas says he and others spent years telling Jack Dorsey in a private chat to do something about Trump's tweets before Dorsey finally banned Trump last week

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Anand Giridharadas and Jack Dorsey .
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    President Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on Friday.
    Anand Giridharadas says he's long been in a private group with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, advocating action on Trump, and Dorsey suddenly exited the day of the Capitol assault, two days before the ban.
    Professor Brian Ott, who's studied Trump and his Twitter usage for years, said he believes Twitter could have banned him under its policies at almost any time during his...
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  • Impeachment explained: No, it won't nullify an election or allow a 3rd term

    Impeachment explained: No, it won't nullify an election or allow a 3rd term

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement President Donald Trump is set to be impeached for a second term in his first term in office, with the US House expected to vote Wednesday to charge him of inciting an insurrection in the US Capitol on January 6.
    After Trump was impeached for the first time in December 2019 on charges of abusing his office and obstructing Congress, he and his allies in Congress and the right-wing media floated the idea that Democrats are trying to "nullify" the 2016 election.
    Trump made a similar claim on Twitter in February 2020, writing , "This is the biggest political crime in...
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  • Here are all the US presidents who have been impeached

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    US President Trump became the third president to be impeached.
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    President Donald Trump is set to become the first president in American history to be impeached twice with the House expected to pass an article charging him with inciting an insurrection on the Capitol.
    Trump was also impeached by the House of Representatives in December 2019 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate acquitted him on both articles on February 5, 2020.
    No sitting president has ever been convicted, but Trump could be the first over his role in provoking the deadly Capitol...
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  • Donald Trump's bitter fight to ban TikTok in the US looks set to fail after administration agrees to delayed legal deadline

    Donald Trump's bitter fight to ban TikTok in the US looks set to fail after administration agrees to delayed legal deadline

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement President Trump's months-long fight to ban TikTok looks set to end in failure.
    His administration has agreed to extend the timetable for a lawsuit beyond the point when Trump is due to leave office, a move that passes the issue to President-elect Joe Biden, who, experts say, is unlikely to fight for it.
    TikTok filed its suit in September to stop Trump's executive order banning further downloads of the app he signed while campaigning for re-election. Trump claimed TikTok's ties to China threatened national security.
    On Tuesday, both sides agreed to extend the deadline...
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