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The Capitol Being Turned Into a Fortress Spurs D.C. Push for Statehood

5 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Increased security measures in the wake of Jan. 6 have deepened the rift between the city and its federal overlords.
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FBI alert about possible ‘war' against Congress reached D.C. and Capitol Police on eve of attack, deepening security questions

17 hours ago   |   The Washington Post

A joint hearing by two Senate committees spotlighted the stark warnings issued before the Jan. 6 riot.
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Takeaways from Congress' first hearing on Capitol riot

19 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Security officials testifying at Congress' first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged they...
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Inadequate Intelligence, Guard Delay Detailed in Hearing on Riot

23 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   2 articles

Law enforcement officials responsible for security at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 said a violent mob was able to overrun the building because incomplete intelligence led to...
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The Latest: Ex-Capitol chief says he didn't see 'war' report

1 day ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - The Latest on congressional testimony about the Capitol insurrection : 11:30 a.m. The former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says he learned this week that his...
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Powell Signals Fed to Keep Buying Bonds Even as Outlook Improves

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that the central bank was nowhere close to pulling back on its support for the pandemic-damaged U.S. economy even as he voiced...
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Biden's Trade Chief Tasked With Reset After Trump Tariff Chaos

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg


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This Congress is the most diverse ever. But Hill staffers remain overwhelmingly white

This Congress is the most diverse ever. But Hill staffers remain overwhelmingly white

1 day ago   |   Politico

Last month, when Michael J. Brewer became one of 10 communications directors of color out of roughly 100 in the U.S. Senate, he took it as a small sign of progress. Brewer, who...
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Here's what the people who helped Donald Trump ascend to the White House - and fight back once he got there - have to say about it all now

Here's what the people who helped Donald Trump ascend to the White House - and fight back once he got there - have to say about it all now

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Many in Washington have been eager to turn the page on the Trump era. But just as most Republican voters believe Donald Trump should play a prominent...
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Security officials to answer for Jan. 6 failures at Capitol

1 day ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Congress is set to hear from former U.S. Capitol security officials for the first time about the massive law enforcement failures on Jan. 6, the day a violent mob...
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Biden orders supply chain review for 4 industries

Biden orders supply chain review for 4 industries

President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday to review the global supply chains used by four key industries in an effort to avoid the shortages in medical... Read more ...

Eddie Murphy on the rise again with ‘Coming 2 America'

Eddie Murphy on the rise again with ‘Coming 2 America'

The Eddie Murphy comeback continues next week when the big-screen “Coming 2 America” sequel streams on Amazon. Like a fourth “Beverly Hills Cop,” which has yet to begin... Read more ...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and activist, dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and activist, dies at 101

SAN FRANCISCO - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embody its curious and rebellious... Read more ...

Board leaders of Texas' grid operator resign after outages

Board leaders of Texas' grid operator resign after outages

Four board leaders of Texas' embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4 million customers losing power during a deadly... Read more ...

Finger-Pointing Begins Over Riot in Senate Hearing

Finger-Pointing Begins Over Riot in Senate Hearing

Senators on Tuesday began trying to unravel why Capitol rioters were able to advance as far as they did on Jan. 6. On the hot seat for testimony: Former Capitol Police Chief... Read more ...

Republican Senators Propose Raising Minimum Wage From $7.25 To $10

Republican Senators Propose Raising Minimum Wage From $7.25 To $10

The plan from Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton offers a wage well below what Democrats are seeking, and has major implications for undocumented workers. Read more ...

Georgia's David Perdue Makes His 2022 Decision

Georgia's David Perdue Makes His 2022 Decision

Former Georgia Sen. David Perdue said Tuesday that he will not run in 2022 to reclaim a seat in the US Senate, eight days after the defeated Republican filed campaign paperwork... Read more ...

U.S. surpasses 500,000 Covid deaths

U.S. surpasses 500,000 Covid deaths

The U.S. surpassed half a million coronavirus deaths on Monday, reinforcing the magnitude of the pandemic even as more Americans get vaccinated and Covid deaths and... Read more ...

Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen To Explore 'Parallel Journeys' On A New Podcast

Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen To Explore 'Parallel Journeys' On A New Podcast

Spotify's “Renegades: Born in the USA,” which debuted Monday, features the two men discussing “their lives, music, and enduring love of America.” Read more ...

Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus clears key House panel, now on course for...

Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus clears key House panel, now on course for floor vote within days

Summary List Placement The House Budget Committee approved the $1.9 trillion rescue plan on Monday afternoon, putting the Democratic proposal on course to receive a final floor... Read more ...