‘You are my superhero’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reunites with her 2nd grade teacher on Twitter

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s second-grade teacher reached out to her on Twitter to offer motivation on Wednesday evening. “You’ve got this,” her teacher replied to a tweet the lawmaker made about her scheduled appearance at the Democratic National Convention next week. Ocasio-Cortez and her second grade teacher now follow each other on Twitter. Visit Business Insider’s […]

Nobody knows what Trump’s executive order on WeChat means — and it’s making US business leaders worried (AAPL, F, DIS, WMT)

US business leaders are desperately seeking clarity on Donald Trump’s executive order that could ban transactions on WeChat, a Chinese payment and messaging app used by 1.2 billion people worldwide. More than a dozen companies including Apple, Ford, Walmart, and Disney voiced concerns about how the executive order could affect their businesses in a call […]

Mike Pence claimed Trump created more jobs in the last 3 months than Obama did in 8 years — and the backlash was swift

Vice President Mike Pence claimed on Fox News that the Trump administration had created “more jobs in the last three months than Joe Biden and Barack Obama did in their eight years in office.” Experts were quick to point out Pence left out April, a month the US suffered 21.5 million job losses. The economy […]

Trump admits he’s refusing to fund the US Postal Service to sabotage mail-in voting

President Trump admitted in a Thursday morning Fox Business interview that he will block additional USPS funding and election assistance to sabotage mail-in voting. On Wednesday and Thursday, Trump said he would not sign off on a future relief bill that includes emergency federal funds for the USPS and more money to process election mail. […]

Meet Trump’s new coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, a Stanford physician who frequently criticized lockdown measures and believes in the full reopening of schools

President Donald Trump announced the hiring of Dr. Scott Atlas as a coronavirus adviser on Monday. Atlas is a healthcare policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute, a conservative think tank at Stanford University. He is not an infectious-diseases expert. He has been a frequent guest on Fox News in recent months, where he […]

Here are the 13 power players in VP pick Kamala Harris’ inner circle. If Joe Biden ousts Trump in November, her longtime allies could land White House jobs or other key roles

Political stock in Kamala Harris’ orbit soared when Joe Biden picked the California senator as his running mate. A former 2020 presidential candidate herself and a relative newcomer to DC, Harris’ political world remains centered in California. It’s where she grew up and spent decades working as a prosecutor, San Francisco’s district attorney, and state […]

Trump says the USPS is too poorly funded to handle mail-in voting — while opposing additional funding for it

President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that the US Postal Service does not have the funds to cope with increased mail-in votes. “They don’t have the money to do the universal mail-in voting. So therefore, they can’t do it, I guess,” Trump said of the agency. There are proposals to better fund the service, but […]

Mike Pompeo urges eastern European countries to reject Huawei, warning that China is in ‘some ways worse’ than their former Soviet Union rulers

Mike Pompeo warns US allies in eastern Europe that China in “some ways” is a bigger threat to the West than the Soviet Union during the Cold War. On a visit the Prague on Wednesday, the US Secretary of State urged the Czech government to reject Chinese investment and firms like Huawei. ‘What’s happening now […]

A top Morgan Stanley strategist explains the risks to further US stimulus, but expects lawmakers to reach a deal

Morgan Stanley’s top strategist laid out reasons why President Trump’s latest executive orders on unemployment benefits pose new risks to further US stimulus. Although lawmakers have agreed on handing out another $1,200 paycheck to eligible Americans, parties remain split on other measures, such as tax cuts and unemployment benefits. Morgan Stanley’s Michael Zezas explained that […]

The White House wants to change shower regulations so they spray more water, addressing a personal Trump grievance over needing more water to wash his hair

The Trump administration is proposing changes to shower regulations rules to allow them to pump out more water. The proposal comes after Trump repeatedly complained about getting too little water from his shower. He said he needs a lot for his hair to be “perfect.” Current rules limit a shower to a maximum flow of […]