Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Republican members of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday pressed Washington, D.C., officials about public safety and the city’s management in the wake of Congress taking the unusual step of blocking controversial changes to the local criminal code. For almost four hours, legislators debated D.C.’s laws at a hearing nominally focused […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman is expected to return to Congress the week of April 17, after the upcoming two-week recess, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Democratic lawmaker, who suffered a stroke during his campaign, checked himself into an impatient facility in the middle of February while suffering […]

Mario Tama/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Senate on Wednesday voted to repeal two congressional authorizations from decades ago allowing the use of military force against Iraq, a country then falsely accused of stockpiling chemical and nuclear weapons and now a U.S. security partner in the Gulf region. The measure passed the Democrat-led Senate in a bipartisan […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A staffer for Sen. Rand Paul was stabbed and seriously injured in Washington, D.C., on Saturday and a suspect has since been arrested, police and Paul’s office said Monday. On Wednesday, victim Phillip Todd’s parents said in a statement that he was in “stable condition” after surgery and “is expected […]

Creativeye99/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he’s weighing how to proceed after a federal judge ruled one day earlier he must testify to a grand jury investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election. Pence, who is considering running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said […]

Westend61/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A group of alleged cybercriminals has been using several techniques to target U.S. companies and government agencies on behalf of the North Korean government, according to experts. Cyber intelligence analysts at Google have identified what is known as an “advance persistent threat” (APT), or a group of bad actors who have […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Tuesday that military readiness could be impaired by the growing list of senior military nominations being blocked by Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville over his opposition to a Pentagon abortion policy. “Not approving the recommendation for promotions actually creates a ripple effect with the force that […]

Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — While the nation’s latest mass shooting at a private school in Nashville, Tennessee, seems sadly all too familiar — so, too, are the now routine responses from congressional lawmakers of both parties. Despite shock over more schoolchildren being gunned down by a mass shooter, politicians in Washington quickly returned to […]

Ernest Ankomah/Getty Images (CAPE COAST, Ghana) — Vice President Kamala Harris started her Tuesday in Ghana looking toward what the future could hold for Africa — but on Tuesday afternoon, she looked back at the dark history of slavery on the continent, visibly moved by what she had just seen at Cape Coast Castle, where Africans […]

ilbusca/Getty Images/STOCK (BALTIMORE) — A Maryland appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Adnan Syed’s murder conviction after finding that a lower court violated the victim’s family the right to attend a hearing on vacating the conviction. Syed, the subject of the “Serial” podcast, had his conviction tossed out by a circuit court and the Baltimore County state […]

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