Fact-checking Republican critiques of the Covid-relief package
Ahead of the Senate debate on the stimulus bill, Republican Senate leadership criticized the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package during a news conference Tuesday. Instead of focusing on the bill's economic provisions designed to revive the US economy, Republicans have attacked it for including funds for non-health care related spending and failing to push schools to reopen for in-person learning.
Federal investigators are examining communications between US lawmakers and Capitol rioters
Federal investigators are examining records of communications between members of Congress and the pro-Trump mob that attacked the US Capitol, as the investigation moves closer to exploring whether lawmakers wittingly or unwittingly helped the insurrectionists, according to a US official briefed on the matter.
Fact-checking Rand Paul's comparisons of genital mutilation and gender confirmation surgery
Last week, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky used part of his allotted time during the Senate confirmation hearing for Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden's pick for assistant secretary of health and human services, to draw a comparison between genital mutilation and gender confirmation surgery.
Blinken and Austin will travel to Japan and South Korea later this month
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Japan and South Korea later this month, marking the first international trip by Biden Cabinet officials since President Joe Biden's inauguration, according to a State Department official and a diplomat from the region.
Progressives irked by Biden's early deal-making to hold Dems together
Sitting on an empty stage at the White House Wednesday evening, President Joe Biden stared into a camera and made an appeal to House Democrats who, after passing his massive Covid-19 relief package, are worried it is now being watered down.
'I think she's lovely and I wouldn't mess with her': NY Attorney General Letitia James takes charge of Andrew Cuomo probe
New York Attorney General Letitia James was only a few months into her second term as New York City's public advocate when, over a few hours during a dinner party with friends, a stunning twist of fate put her on a collision course with the state's most powerful man, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Biden's pick for top Pentagon policy job apologizes for past tweets at confirmation hearing
President Joe Biden's nominee to become the top policy official at the Pentagon, Colin Kahl, apologized to Republican senators for using "sometimes disrespectful" language in tweets criticizing several Trump administration defense policy decisions after he was grilled in his confirmation hearing on Thursday.
Justice Amy Coney Barrett's first majority written opinion limits reach of FOIA
Justice Amy Coney Barrett penned her first Supreme Court majority opinion on Thursday, writing a 7-2 decision that will shield federal agencies from having to disclose certain materials under an exception to the Freedom of Information Act.
Texas Gov. Abbott stalled federal offer to test migrants then blamed them for spreading Covid
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is stalling efforts by the Biden administration to provide federal funds for Covid-19 tests for migrants released from custody, a senior Homeland Security official tells CNN.