Marianne Ayala/Insider Redistricting and fights over political lines have fueled the aging of America's government. More often than not, older members of Congress win in primaries between two incumbents. But polarization and partisanship are enabling younger members to knock out their elders. Read more from Insider's "Red, White, and Gray" series. Every 10 years, a […]
Opponents of old people dominating the government have an unlikely ally: baby boomers
kali9/Getty Images; Insider Baby boomers are unlikely advocates for tearing down the country's gerontocracy, new polling indicates. Baby boomers surveyed by Morning Consult/Insider were wildly in favor of instituting congressional term and age limits. A hefty majority of baby boomers polled also said it would be good if more millenials and Gen Xers were in […]
Liberal government launches review of Cannabis Act – a year late
The federal government has launched a review of the Cannabis Act to determine whether the legislation governing the legalization of marijuana is meeting Canadians’ needs and expectations.
How more than $424 million in taxpayer money is locked away in a forgotten government fund — and lawmakers won’t spend it or return it
A pool of more than $ 424.4 million contributed by taxpayers is waiting for Congress to decide how best to use it. In the meantime, no one is using it — and they haven't for years. Bill Oxford/Getty Images The money is supposed to publicly fund presidential campaigns. But it doesn't. Republicans and Democrats in […]
Our government has never been older than it is today. Here are the costs, benefits, and dangers of a US led by old people.
Hi, I'm Matt Turner, the editor in chief of business at Insider. Welcome back to Insider Weekly, a roundup of some of our top stories. On the agenda today: Some job applicants are hiring stand-ins to do their job interviews for them. The most promising startups of the year — from retail to climate tech. […]
Russian companies are issuing bonds in the Chinese yuan amid sanctions. Putin’s government may follow suit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at a summit in Uzbekistan this week. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russian commodity giants Rosneft, Polyus, and Rusal have recently issued bonds in Chinese yuan. Trade between the two countries has grown, with Russia imports to China up 59% on-year in August. Russia's finance […]
Alberta government will walk back legislation if doctors approve new contract, documents show
If Alberta doctors ratify a proposed new agreement with the provincial government, the government has pledged to reverse a controversial legislative change, say documents obtained by CBC News.
Trump wants to split the cost of the special master with the government but the DOJ wants him to pay for it
US President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters after making a video call to the troops stationed worldwide at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach Florida, on December 24, 2019. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images A judge granted Trump's request for a special master, but the DOJ has appealed the decision. A new […]
Elizabeth Holmes is asking for a new trial after a star government witness allegedly went to her house last month and said he was losing sleep over his testimony that helped convict her
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., July 17, 2019. Reuters/Stephen Lam Elizabeth Holmes has requested a new trial. She was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in a months-long trial that ended in January. Her partner, Billy Evans, says one of the government's star […]
Classified government documents like the ones the FBI took from Trump have distinctive covers that are tough to miss. Here’s what they look like.
Documents considered classified by the government use covers such as these under a 1953 executive order for “protection in the interests of national defense” in Washington, June 23, 1971. Anonymous/Associated Press Cover labels for classified government documents are bright blue, red, and orange. Each cover instructs handlers to "protect it from unauthorized disclosure" for "national […]