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- President-elect Joe Biden has filled out his Cabinet picks ahead of Inauguration Day, and is pushing Congress to confirm his nominees.
- A year into the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Robert Redfield stands by his federal health agency's response to the pandemic despite an early "learning curve" and contradictory messaging from President Trump.
- The demotion of a Voice of America White House reporter led to an outcry. And the new head of sister network Radio Free Asia had registered as a lobbyist for Taiwan just days before taking over.
- Professor Kathleen Belew explains how people on the mainstream right become radicalized, and why white nationalism grew so influential after the Vietnam War.
- The National Park Service cites the "real and substantial threat of violence and unlawful behavior" at the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
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- Vaccine reserve was already exhausted when Trump administration vowed to release it, dashing hopes of expanded access – The Washington PostWhen Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced this week that the federal government would begin releasing coronavirus vaccine doses held in reserve for second shots, no such reserve existed, according to state and federal officials briefed on distribution plans. The Trump administration had already begun shipping out what was available beginning at the […]
- Virginia police officer arrested after Capitol riot is National Guardsman | TheHillOne of the two Virginia police officers arrested Wednesday in connection with last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol is a current member of the Virginia National Guard, officials confirmed Thursday. Jacob Fracker has been charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and […]
- GOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze | TheHillRepublicans are in a bind as they consider how to move on from President Trump, who has passionate support from a large chunk of the party but has become completely toxic in the eyes of more traditional Republicans. Washington Republicans are urging the party to cut ties completely with Trump over his role in the […]
- Secret Service paid $3,000 a month for a bathroom near Jared and Ivanka’s D.C. home – The Washington PostMany U.S. Secret Service agents have stood guard in Washington’s elite Kalorama neighborhood, home over the years to Cabinet secretaries and former presidents. Those agents have had to worry about death threats, secure perimeters and suspicious strangers. But with the arrival of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, they had a new worry: finding a toilet. […]
- House impeaches Trump for second time — with some GOP support | TheHillHouse lawmakers on Wednesday impeached President Trump for his role in last week’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, capping an extraordinary week of violence, apprehension and partisan brawling in Congress just as Washington cranks up security in preparation for Joe Biden’s inauguration, just a week away. The vote was historic: It made Trump the […]
- "He is a physical coward but he’s perfectly happy when other people commit violence on his behalf," said Donald Trump's niece.
- The “New Day” co-host said she’d listened closely to their motivations since 2015 but had rethought her position following the U.S. Capitol riot.
- Critics reminded Donald Trump's daughter and adviser of their administration's many scandals, failings and controversies.
- The 48-year-old Maryland man maintained his innocence up until his death. He was the 13th and final person executed during Trump’s term.
- "The attacks on the Capitol were an assault on our Democracy," wrote Alex Azar. "I Implore you to continue to condemn unequivocally any form of violence."
- President Trump's "actions and rhetoric" have tarnished the administration's legacy, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a resignation letter submitted this week.
- President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has been working to bolster conspiratorial claims that left-wing agitators played a dominant role in the last week's Capitol riot.
- Washington Post: Capitol Police intelligence report warned of violence targeting 'Congress itself' three days before attackAn internal Capitol Police intelligence report produced three days before rioters breached the US Capitol cautioned that violent supporters of President Donald Trump could zero in on "Congress itself," the Washington Post reported Friday, citing obtained portions of the 12-page memo.
- A Trump ally's notes visible as he visited the West Wing on Friday revealed a suggestion to replace the current CIA director with the current acting chief of staff at the Pentagon. But according to multiple sources, it was not the first time the idea was broached inside the White House.
- Hopes of a surge in Covid-19 vaccine shipments under a new policy to release second doses held in reserve appear to be evaporating — with the revelation that those doses have already been distributed, contrary to recent indications by the Trump administration.
- Our island has an ageing population and one small hospital. Allowing people to travel from tier 4 areas has had tragic resultsFor brief moments, life in tier 1 could be blissful ignorance. Throughout last year, a handful of small, secluded pockets of England were able to continue with barely any Covid restrictions. It was something […]
- Give families cash to feed their children, there's overwhelming evidence it works | Arthur Potts DawsonVouchers and money to buy food bring families the dignity everyone deserves, as the World Food Programme has shownDignity is not a word that you would normally associate with your weekly supermarket shop, or with planning how you might be going to feed your children each night.But right now, when families are under intense pressure […]
- Mojo tells subscribers that, while the magazine is ready, ‘the CDs which are produced in the EU are not yet in the UK’The venerable cover CD, beloved of music magazine buyers for a generation, has been challenged by Brexit after Mojo was forced to postpone distribution of its next issue because of a delay in […]
- Error message greets visitors to site registered in name of Irish businessman who claims he does not know campaign groupLeave.EU has been forced to “Internexit” after the group’s EU domain name was temporarily suspended. It comes after the Irish businessman in whose name the pro-Brexit campaign group’s domain name is registered denied having any involvement […]
- Fingerprint, DNA and arrest history records deleted and visa system thrown into disarrayMore than 400,000 crime records could have been affected by a data blunder, with records for serious offences supposed to be kept forever accidentally deleted and police fearing criminals may not be caught, a letter from a senior officer reveals.The records were accidentally […]
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- House Democrats on Friday introduced resolutions opposing the Trump administration's sale of millions of dollars of precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia.
- John Weaver, a co-founder of the anti-Trump Republican political action committee The Lincoln Project, said Friday that he sent "inappropriate" sexually charged messages to multiple men and issued an apology for his behav…
- Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. of Maryland, the nation's longest-serving state Senate president, died of cancer at the age of 78 on Friday, multiple outlets reported.The Democratic Maryland state senator had resigned De…
- Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg's confirmation hearing for the role of Transportation secretary will be held Thursday.Just a day after President-elect Joe Biden is slated for inauguration, Buttigieg w…
- James Murdoch, youngest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, on Friday issued a public rebuke of U.S. news outlets for advancing what he called "insidious and uncontrollable forces," adding that he hoped the deadly pr…
Five Thirty Eight
- Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): Last Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol was attacked by a mob of President Trump’s supporters, many of whom had very explicit and not so explicit ties to right-wing extremism in the U.S. There are reports now, too, that there […]
- Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week In the wake of the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, public opinion is souring quickly on President Trump as he enters the final days of his term. Not only do a majority of Americans blame him for the riot at the Capitol […]
- In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, HuffPost polling editor Ariel Edwards-Levy joined Galen Druke and Perry Bacon Jr. to discuss the second impeachment of President Trump: why the House votes broke down the way they did, what the different camps are in the GOP and what will happen next.
- On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Trump. Ten Republicans broke with their caucus to vote with the Democrats this time — a more bipartisan vote than Trump’s first impeachment but still representing just a sliver of the GOP. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, HuffPost polling editor […]
- Donald Trump has now been rebuked like no other president: He is the first-ever president to be impeached by the House of Representatives twice, and he is also the first-ever president to have the House call for his Cabinet and vice president to remove him from office. In fact, there have been just four presidential […]
- “Three days before thousands of rioters converged on the U.S. Capitol, an internal Capitol Police intelligence report warned of a violent scenario in which ‘Congress itself’ could be the target […]
- “Prosecutors in Georgia appear increasingly likely to open a criminal investigation of President Trump over his attempts to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 election, an inquiry into offenses […]
- “President Trump’s top economic adviser criticized his boss’s handling of the riot at the U.S. Capitol and said he was disappointed in the way Mr. Trump treated Vice President Mike […]
- “President Trump is considering granting a pardon to Steve Bannon, his former White House chief strategist and top campaign aide, who was charged with swindling donors to a private crowdsourcing […]
- “Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that House impeachment managers were preparing to prosecute President Trump in the Senate, but she refused to offer a timeline for when they would […]