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Pentagon Took Over 3 Hours To Approve Help On Jan. 6, D.C. National Guard Chief Says

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

National Guard troops were waiting on buses ready to go, the commanding chief testified.
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D.C. National Guard chief: Pentagon dragged its feet on Jan. 6 backup

D.C. National Guard chief: Pentagon dragged its feet on Jan. 6 backup

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Senior Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve sending troops to the Capitol as it was being violently breached on Jan. 6, even as troops were loaded on buses and ready to go, according to testimony the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard is set to deliver Wednesday.
William Walker plans to tell senators that senior Pentagon leaders did not approve then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund's “frantic” request until three hours and 19 minutes after Sund's initial plea. Walker said in written testimony that he received Sund's call for aid at 1:49 p.m. and raced to send...
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CDC advisory panel says 2 more deaths may be linked to J&J vaccine

CDC advisory panel says 2 more deaths may be linked to J&J vaccine

Two more people have died from a rare combination of blood clots and low platelet counts that may be linked to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine, according to data that... Read more ...

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says there's 'no reason to be pushing vaccines...

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says there's 'no reason to be pushing vaccines on people' in interview with right-wing radio host

Summary List Placement Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has long embraced skepticism about science on issues from climate change to COVID-19. On Thursday, the Wisconsin conservative... Read more ...

Only One Senator Voted No on Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

Only One Senator Voted No on Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

The Senate is usually split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, but in a rare moment of bipartisanship Thursday, it was split between Sen. Josh Hawley and everybody else... Read more ...

Alexei Navalny has ended his weekslong hunger strike after doctors warned he...

Alexei Navalny has ended his weekslong hunger strike after doctors warned he could die from it

Summary List Placement The Russian critic Alexei Navalny has announced that he is ending his hunger strike. "I am starting the exit from hunger strike," he said in a Friday... Read more ...

HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters

HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is withdrawing a Trump-era proposed rule giving federally funded single-sex homeless shelters the choice to house only people... Read more ...

Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill

Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill

The Senate on Thursday passed an anti-hate crimes bill aimed at addressing a surge in attacks on Asian Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The measure, which would create a... Read more ...

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have...

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have already rejected

Senate Republicans released a $568 billion infrastructure framework on Thursday intended as a counteroffer to President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal, a plan about a... Read more ...

9-0 Supreme Court ruling guts FTC's ability to seek redress for consumers

9-0 Supreme Court ruling guts FTC's ability to seek redress for consumers

The Federal Trade Commission can't force companies that engage in wrongdoing to pay back consumers or give up ill-gotten profit, the Supreme Court held Thursday, dealing a huge... Read more ...

House Answers Trump's Travel Ban With Bill

House Answers Trump's Travel Ban With Bill

The Democratic-led House passed legislation Wednesday designed to constrain a president's power to limit entry to the US, a response to former President Trump's travel ban... Read more ...

Impeachment investigators have received over 200 tips about Cuomo

Impeachment investigators have received over 200 tips about Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. - Investigators seeking to determine whether the New York state Assembly should move to impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo have received more than 200 tips about his... Read more ...