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Democratic lawmakers propose expanding Supreme Court to 13 justices

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine justices to 13, arguing that doing so would restore the court’s integrity and reverse what they said were wrongs perpetrated by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, his GOP colleagues, and then-President Donald Trump whose three nominees cemented a conservative majority, potentially…read more »

Democratic lawmakers to introduce bill to expand Supreme Court to 13 justices

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Judiciary Act of 2021 is co-sponsored by Democratic lawmakers, including House Judiciary Chairman Jerrod Nadler, D-N.Y., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Reps. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y. The bill would “restore balance to the nation’s highest court after four years of norm-breaking actions by Republicans led to its current composition,”…read more »

Republican lawmakers revive efforts to ban TikTok on government devices

Anatoliy Sizov/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Republican lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to ban the video-sharing app TikTok from government devices. The GOP senators, led by Josh Hawley, R-Mo., echoed sentiments of the Trump administration and alleged that TikTok poses a threat to data security due to its ties to China. “TikTok is a Trojan Horse for the Chinese…read more »

US announces sweeping sanctions on Russia over cyber hack, election interference

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. The moves marked the first…read more »

Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch agree: Misinformation is threat to America

kuzma/iStock   (WASHINGTON) — They are ideological opposites on the U.S. Supreme Court, but Wednesday Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch united in a rare, joint public appearance to declare the spread of misinformation on social media an urgent threat to national security. “I’m less concerned in some ways about foreign enemies,” Gorsuch said in…read more »

Inspector general blasts Capitol Police preparedness for Jan. 6 riot

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Capitol police were ill-prepared for the events on Jan. 6, had faulty equipment and did not share intelligence, says a report by the Capitol Police Department inspector general reviewed by ABC News. Intelligence leading up to that date — when a riot at the Capitol left five people dead and led to the…read more »

Biden on Afghanistan withdrawal: ‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzPresident Joe Biden said Wednesday that he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks because “it is time to end America’s longest war.” “We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago,” Biden said. “That…read more »

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