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‘We must act,’ Biden says, after yet another mass shooting

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden, faced with yet another mass shooting on his watch, said Friday that the news of at least eight Americans killed in Indianapolis on Thursday night has “become too normal.” “Too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence,” Biden said in a…read more »

Congress could soon get answers about Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide

Douglas Rissing/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Congress could soon get answers as to how financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in Bureau of Prisons custody in August 2019, according to testimony given by BOP Director Michael Carvajal at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. Epstein died while being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, and…read more »

Former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones to challenge Gov. Brian Kemp in GOP primary

Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ATLANTA) — A former Democratic state lawmaker who changed his party affiliation after endorsing Donald Trump’s reelection announced a bid to challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, one of Trump’s top Republican targets in the 2022 election cycle. “The governor’s office has failed to fight for you and for me,” Jones said…read more »

Biden says he warned Putin he could have gone further on sweeping Russia sanctions

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The United States on Thursday announced a sweeping series of sanctions against Russia over election interference, cyber hacking and other “harmful foreign activities,” it said, including reports of Russia offering “bounties” for Taliban attacks against U.S. troops, and Russia’s occupation and alleged human rights abuses in Crimea. “I was clear with president…read more »

Capitol Police inspector general testifies on preparedness for Jan. 6 riot

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After writing a scathing report on Capitol Police preparedness for the Jan. 6 riot, Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton testified Thursday before the House Administration Committee. “Our objective for this review is to determine the department established adequate measures for ensuring the safety and security to members of Congress, their staff and…read more »

Fauci clashes with GOP lawmaker over when COVID restrictions should be eased

Amr Alfiky-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, pressed by a Republican lawmaker Thursday over when Americans will “get their liberties back,” gave his clearest explanation yet as to when COVID-19 restrictions could be safely lifted, saying the U.S. must get its infection rate under 10,000 new cases a day. When asked by Rep. Jim Jordan,…read more »

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