Rudy Giuliani’s pathetic press conference underscored how little President Trump has to back his claims of election fraud. It was also hilarious.

Former New York City Mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Former New York City Mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Former New York City Mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Image

By Linette Lopez

On Thursday former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — representing the President of the United States — took to television to decry the outcome of the 2020 election, spout conspiracy theories, and echo disproven lies.

One of his equally glassy-eyed fellows claimed that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — a man who died in 2013 — helped rig the 2020 election.

Giuliani sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He visibly spit into the audience during a pandemic. He waxed philosophical about a favorite movie. It was like being stuck in a conversation with a drunken person at the dumbest country club. …


North Dakota and South Dakota are quickly giving COVID-19 vaccines due to collaboration, flexibility, and centralized logistics and distribution.

At a mass vaccination site set up in a California Six Flags, a nurse administers the COVID vaccine.
At a mass vaccination site set up in a California Six Flags, a nurse administers the COVID vaccine.
At a mass vaccination site set up in a California Six Flags, a nurse administers the COVID vaccine. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP

By Patricia Kelly Yeo

North Dakota and South Dakota are among the US states doing the best job of rolling out coronavirus vaccines, and their experience could provide valuable lessons as the rest of the country struggles to catch up.

North Dakota has administered 87% of the vaccines that it’s received, and South Dakota has used 77%, according to the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination data. …


Outreach CEO Manny Medina says he works every day to overcome challenges and micro-aggressions he faces as an immigrant entrepreneur.

Manny Medina is Outreach’s CEO.
Manny Medina is Outreach’s CEO.
Manny Medina is Outreach’s CEO. Photo: Outreach

By Manny Medina

Last summer, I was interviewed by Elias Torres, the cofounder of Drift, about our experiences as Hispanic entrepreneurs in the United States. Afterward, as I chatted with attendees who were thinking of starting companies, I was struck and saddened by the amount of negative self-talk I heard.

Many of these talented young people had great ideas, but seemed to have convinced themselves they weren’t cut out to be founders.

“I wouldn’t feel comfortable walking into a room of VCs.”


Senate Republicans immediately condemned the Capitol riots, but most have not committed to convicting the former president who dominates their party.

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment.
Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment.
Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool

By John L. Dorman

In the immediate aftermath of the deadly January 6 Capitol riots, there was bipartisan outrage toward President Donald Trump’s conduct, including a rare show of dissent from a Republican Party that the president had long controlled.

House Democrats, who quickly moved to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection” on January 13, picked up the votes of 10 GOP congressmen, a major development that would have been unthinkable just last year — in December 2019, Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over the Ukraine scandal without any GOP votes in the House. …


The American Dream began as freedom to live life on one’s own terms, but the baby boom added consumerism. Now millennials are getting it right.

Millennials are getting the American Dream right.
Millennials are getting the American Dream right.
Millennials are getting the American Dream right. Photo: Visionhaus/Getty Images

By Hillary Hoffower

A college-educated couple, mortgaged house with a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, and a dog: It’s the American Dream, and millennials are “killing” it.

So cried the press in the past decade, accusing millennials of killing so many industries that The New York Times (and Business Insider) dubbed it a cliche, while The Blade and The Washington Examiner went as far as blaming the generation for ending the American Dream.

It’s not (always) that they’re accusing millennials of murder — they typically argue the generation is apathetic or turning its back on the ideal. The sentiment is that America is losing its self-image of prosperity thanks to a generation that prefers spending on avocado toast over saving for a down payment. …


Experts told Insider that the January 6 Capitol siege could have been much deadlier if lawmakers hadn’t whisked away to secure rooms.

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors.
Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors.
Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

By Kelly McLaughlin

One hundred feet and one minute.

The mob that overtook the US Capitol on January 6 was seconds away from seeing security whisk away then-Vice President Mike Pence, the Washington Post reported.

Many of the pro-Trump rioters were armed. Their goal that day, laid out in messages prosecutors have cited charging them with crimes, was to swarm the halls of government and keep Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory.

At least two rioters were pictured with hands full of zip-tie like restraints. Others strung a noose outside. …


To balance work, family, and treatment, Shannon Hennig says she now makes more proactive decisions and sets firm boundaries with her clients.

Author Shannon Hennig.
Author Shannon Hennig.
Author Shannon Hennig. Photo: Shannon Hennig

By Shannon Hennig

In September 2020, I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure caused primarily by high blood pressure that was left untreated for too long. Despite leading a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly, and having a diet of minimally processed food, unchecked stress and anxiety coupled with my high blood pressure to result in my diagnosis at age 34.

Many of us are experiencing uncommonly high levels of stress right now related to COVID-19, politics, and the unknown future. …


“I’ll never forget seeing a credit card machine sitting on the secretary’s desk the first time I walked into a doctor’s office.”

The author, Laila Maidan, left, at Canada Day celebrations in New York City.
The author, Laila Maidan, left, at Canada Day celebrations in New York City.
The author, Laila Maidan, left, at Canada Day celebrations in New York City. Photo: Laila Maidan

By Laila Maidan

I remember visiting states like Florida and Ohio before I moved to the US. I recall going to the grocery store and feeling surprised at how much cheaper some items were compared to Canada. Fast-food chains were also relatively inexpensive — I could get a burger with just the change in my pocket.

Gas was cheap, too. I loved loading up my tank. The pump would click, indicating it was full, and I’d try to squeeze in a little more — like the rush you get during a huge sale when all your favorite items are marked half off. …


Some measures that could assist many people are new stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment aid, and a $15 minimum wage.

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in on Wednesday.
President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in on Wednesday.
President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in on Wednesday. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images

By Joseph Zeballos-Roig

President Joe Biden is inheriting economic, political, and health crises that will test his administration early on.

Biden has said he intends to pursue an ambitious legislative agenda during his first year in office. Last week, he rolled out a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan that will form the basis for negotiations with Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

The rescue package is aimed at providing economic relief for individuals, small businesses, and state and local governments.

Here are four measures in the stimulus proposal that could put extra cash in your wallet. …


Chains like Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and McDonald’s have seen success due to increased drive-thru sales and loyal customer bases.

A Chick-fil-A employee delivering food to a drive-thru customer.
A Chick-fil-A employee delivering food to a drive-thru customer.
A Chick-fil-A employee delivering food to a drive-thru customer. Photo: Chick-fil-A

By Erin McDowell

The coronavirus pandemic posed many challenges to the fast-food industry, but some chains are performing better than expected.

Some chains have relied on drive-thru service, new menu items, and customer loyalty to pull in sales, and many have been successful in their efforts.

Here are seven fast-food chains that are thriving in the pandemic.

McDonald’s leaped into action at the start of the pandemic and pivoted to a limited menu featuring its most popular and high-performing items.

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