White House cyber official says 'commitment' by ransomware gang suggests Biden's warnings are working
White House Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger said Wednesday that the Biden administration thinks recent comments by a representative of a ransomware gang linked to the May attack on the Colonial Pipeline could amount to a "commitment" the group would not target critical infrastructure or other sensitive industries.
What the Supreme Court and lower courts have (and have not) said about the eviction moratorium
In an unusual press conference Tuesday, President Joe Biden suggested that he was playing out the judicial clock by issuing a new, more tailored eviction moratorium, which he believes may ultimately fail in the courts.
Biden changes his tune by getting confrontational with GOP governors over Covid spike
When Republican governors began prematurely lifting coronavirus restrictions in their states earlier this spring, President Joe Biden and his team largely kept their heads down, ramping up vaccine distribution while steering clear of rhetorical battles with political adversaries.
At least 4 New York district attorneys have requested materials from state's investigation into Cuomo
At least four district attorneys offices in New York have requested additional investigative information from the state's probe into sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying they need the materials to determine whether incidents that occurred in their jurisdictions amount to criminal actions.
Defense Secretary Austin expected to make Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for active duty troops
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to seek authorization to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for all active duty troops as soon as this week, following President Joe Biden's directive that the military examine how and when it could make that happen.
Biden's top health officials sending mixed messages on Covid-19 response
As the status of Covid-19 in the US has changed quickly in the last few weeks with the rise of the highly contagious Delta variant, the messages coming from public health officials inside the Biden administration have sometimes been muddled or contradictory.
Arkansas GOP governor says he regrets ban on mask mandates as Covid-19 cases surge
Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday he regrets approving a statewide ban on face mask mandates earlier this year and has called the state Legislature into a special session in an effort to amend the law.
Justice official accused Trump of using DOJ to push election fraud claims in draft resignation letter
House investigators have interviewed a former Justice Department official who drafted -- but never sent -- a resignation letter over what he said were former President Donald Trump's "direct instructions" to use the department to support his false election fraud claims.
Before NY AG report, Andrew Cuomo long claimed to be a champion against sexual harassment and attacked GOP politicians for staying silent
Long before a new report detailed sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state's top Democrat touted himself as a strong supporter of women's rights and advocated for a "zero tolerance" policy against sexual harassment.
Lawyers sanctioned for 'conspiracy theory' election fraud lawsuit
Lawyers who attempted a class action lawsuit claiming voter fraud in the 2020 election were sanctioned by a federal judge in Colorado on Wednesday for the frivolous, meritless case, a major condemnation of pro-Donald Trump allies' attempts to use the courts to vet right-wing conspiracies.
Suspect in Pentagon attack identified as Austin William Lanz of Georgia
The suspect in the violent attack outside the Pentagon on Tuesday that resulted in a death of a Pentagon police officer has been identified as 27-year-old Austin William Lanz of Georgia, according to a law enforcement official and Lanz's former attorney Lisa Wells. Lanz died from injuries sustained in the attack, Wells told CNN.
Judge to Capitol riot defendant: 'Patriotism is loyalty to country, loyalty to the Constitution'
A federal judge rejected the argument that US Capitol rioters held in jail are being prosecuted for their political views and disavowed attempts to downplay the magnitude of the deadly insurrection during a sentencing on Wednesday.
Cuomo's lieutenant governor walks fine line as boss's political future is in doubt
In March, when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was facing intense public pressure from fellow Democrats to resign in the wake of numerous sexual harassment allegations, his lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, would only issue a call to first let an investigation run its course.
ABC News: Trump loyalist at DOJ circulated draft Georgia letter with false election fraud claims
A draft letter reportedly circulated late last year by a Donald Trump-loyalist at the Justice Department shows the lengths his allies were willing to go to overturn the presidential election.
Pentagon identifies police officer killed in attack outside Pentagon metro station
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency identified the officer who was killed after sustaining injuries during a violent incident at the Pentagon Metro station area Tuesday as Pentagon police officer George Gonzalez.
Trump asks court to end House pursuit of his tax returns from IRS
Former President Donald Trump's legal team formally stepped into a long-running fight over a US House request for his tax returns, claiming Trump's financial history is being unfairly pursued for political reasons by Democrats and seeking to end House Ways and Means Committee investigations into the ex-President and his companies.
4 takeaways from Ohio's special congressional primaries
In two Ohio congressional primaries Tuesday, Democratic voters embraced the party's establishment, delivering President Joe Biden another ally and denying the left-wing "Squad" its latest member. Republicans, meanwhile, stuck with former President Donald Trump.