Democrat Gavin Newsom survives California recall election, will remain as governor, NBC News projects

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks during a campaign event at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Gavin Newsom survived a Republican attempt to remove him from office as California’s governor, ensuring that the Democrat can serve out the rest … Read more

Man busted in 2020 Twitter hack, bitcoin scam of Biden, Obama, Musk, Buffett accounts

Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images A British man was arrested Wednesday in Spain in connection with the 2020 hack of Twitter accounts belonging to Apple, President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Tesla chief Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and more than 100 others to swindle their followers out of … Read more

White House Order Said to Push Antitrust Enforcement Throughout US Economy

The White House is working on an antitrust executive order that aims to push government agencies to consider how their decisions will impact competition in an industry, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The order goes after corporate monopolies across a broad swath of industries ranging from banking to airlines, one of the … Read more

Manchin says he will vote against Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) attends a news conference at the Marriott Hotel at Waterfront Place June 3, 2021 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Michael Swensen | Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday will vote against the sweeping federal election reform bill introduced by congressional Democrats, called the For the People Act, a move essentially guaranteeing … Read more

SEC Chair Gensler: Agency is looking at retail brokerage apps, how they make money on trades

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler told CNBC on Friday the agency is looking into how commission-free retail brokerage apps encourage more stock trading and then make money off m the execution of those trades. “There is a little bit of a conflict of interest,” Gensler said on “Squawk Box,” one day after testifying about this issue … Read more

Op-ed: As China forges global trade ties, U.S. risks falling behind despite early Biden wins

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attends the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement after the fourth RCEP Summit, held via video link on Nov. 15, 2020. Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan signed the agreement on behalf of China. Xinhua News Agency | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The biggest hole in … Read more

Biden and Obama urge Americans to get vaccinated in star-studded television special

The event, titled “Roll Up Your Sleeves” and hosted by singer Ciara and her NFL quarterback husband, Russell Wilson, saw Biden pitch vaccinations as “the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from Covid-19, including the new variants we’re seeing.” “If you’ve been fully vaccinated, thank you,” the President said. “If you’re planning … Read more

Biden’s closest advisors have ties to big business and Wall Street with some making millions

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the state of vaccinations during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the East Room at the White House in Washington, March 18, 2021. Carlos Barria | Reuters President Joe Biden’s closest advisors have ties to big business and Wall Street, with some making millions of dollars in their … Read more

Biden’s immigration bill faces an uphill battle in Congress, but these parts could find bipartisan support

Deportees walk across a U.S.-Mexico border bridge from Texas into Mexico on February 25, 2021 in Matamoros, Mexico. John Moore | Getty Images Immigration advocates and experts across the political spectrum do not expect the comprehensive immigration bill backed by President Joe Biden to pass in Congress as is — but the areas where their … Read more

GOP warns Biden against relying on party-line vote for big bills, but Democrats are wary of obstruction

During his first year in office, President Barack Obama enjoyed a congressional “supermajority”: Wide enough margins of power in both chambers of Congress that allowed agenda items to pass without Republican support. But when Republican Scott Brown won a special election to fill the seat of the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, the number of … Read more