UFOs could threaten US security, pols say after Capitol Hill briefing
Capitol Hill lawmakers said Wednesday that UFOs could pose a pressing threat to America’s national security, as the pols emerged from a highly classified briefing with Navy and FBI officials on the unexplained phenomena.
Trump-era limits on asylum claims for victims of domestic and gang violence removed
The Justice Department on Wednesday reversed two Trump-era immigration decisions that narrowed who could qualify for asylum, including an opinion that removed some protections for victims of domestic violence and gang violence.
Florida Gov. DeSantis sending law enforcement personnel to aid Texas, Arizona with border crisis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that several of the state’s law enforcement agencies will send personnel to Texas and Arizona to aid local authorities in addressing an immigration crisis at the southern border.
Defiant Green leader Annamie Paul says attempt to force her out driven by racism, sexism
News/Politics: In a defiant speech this afternoon, Annamie Paul pledged to stay on as leader of Canada's Green Party and claimed attempts to force her out of the top job were being driven by racism and sexism.
Why NATO's tentative pivot to the Asia-Pacific may be a hard sell
News/Politics: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is reaching out to prospective security partners in the Asia-Pacific as it turns its attention to China. But some NATO members want the focus to remain where it has always been — on Russia.
Rep. Andy Biggs asks Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to examine corresponding calls to 'defund' police, crime wave
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., in a Wednesday letter asked Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee, D-Texas, to schedule a hearing to examine calls to "defund the police" and a possible correlation with rising violent crime in U.S. cities.
Bipartisan group has miles to go on infrastructure talks
Despite having announced a deal last week on an infrastructure package, members of the bipartisan Senate group and members of leadership argue there is still significant work to do in order to turn the infrastructure framework into legislation.
US Marshals Service has manpower shortage as it faces rising threats against judges, report says
The US Marshals Service, the agency tasked with protecting federal judges and finding fugitives, is facing major staffing and operational challenges that could hinder its ability to identify and stop threats, according to a new report from the agency's watchdog, an alarming analysis following the intelligence breakdowns preceding the January 6 riot and the recent murder of a judge's son.
Biden denies he's 'old friends' with China's Xi, says world questioning Beijing on COVID-19 origin probe
President Biden pushed back on the assertion that he and Chinese Xi Jinping were “old friends” at a press conference on Wednesday, arguing that the international community was questioning Beijing’s commitment to a transparent investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Democrats woo Manchin on major voting bill in bid to win unified party support
Senate Democrats are engaged in a quiet courtship of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin in an effort to garner unified party support for a sweeping elections overhaul bill despite the long odds that enough Republicans will ever back its passage.
5 takeaways from the summit between Biden and Putin
President Joe Biden's meeting Wednesday with his Russian counterpart came after months of diplomatic wrangling over the details, days of preparation with reams of research and the elaborate construction of two separate lakeside venues for the leaders to appear afterward.
Biden brings up detained Americans Paul Whelan and Trevor Reed in meeting with Putin
US President Joe Biden said he had discussed the cases of two Americans detained in Russia during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, pledging to "follow through" on that discussion.