12:33 p.m. March 4, 2021
Voting rights an intensifying partisan battleground, as Democrats push H.R. 1 and Republicans alter election procedures at state levelThe Biden White House said the bill ‘is urgently needed to protect the right to vote,’ and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi observed Thursday that the first 300 of the legislation's 791 pages were written by the late Rep. John Lewis.
8:12 a.m. March 4, 2021
Law enforcement on high alert after possible militia plot warning at CapitolLaw enforcement was on high alert Thursday around the U.S. Capitol after authorities said intelligence had uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the iconic building again. The alert came two months after Donald Trump supporters smashed through windows and doors to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden's victory.
6:38 a.m. March 4, 2021
Trump admin declined to investigate Elaine Chao's ethics violations at TransportationThe Transportation Department’s watchdog asked the Justice Department to criminally investigate Elaine Chao late last year after it determined she had misused her office when she was transportation secretary under President Donald Trump but was rebuffed, according to a report released Wednesday.
3:10 a.m. March 4, 2021
Lies, disinformation and conspiracy theories are increasingly being embraced as acceptable political strategy, AP investigation findsA faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content.
5:16 a.m. March 2, 2021
FBI chief Christopher Wray faces Senate questioning over Jan. 6 riot at Capitol FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence that day.
2:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Capitol Police were warned of potential violence before riot, chief saysCapitol Police knew armed extremists were primed for violence at the iconic building on Jan. 6 and even provided officers with assault rifles to protect lawmakers, the acting chief acknowledged Wednesday. But the wild invasion of the Capitol was far worse than police expected, leaving them unprepared to fight it off.
3:37 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Here’s One Way the GameStop Speculation Could End
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10:34 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
Security officials blame faulty intelligence for Jan. 6 failures at CapitolTestifying for the first time about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former security officials blamed faulty intelligence for the disastrous failure to anticipate the violent intentions of the mob that invaded the building and interrupted the certification of the presidential election.
5:14 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
Biden Marks 'Heartbreaking Milestone' of More Than 500,000 U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
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6:08 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021
Federal agents seize over 10 million counterfeit N95 masksFederal agents have seized more than 10 million fake 3M brand N95 masks in recent weeks, the result of an ongoing investigation into counterfeits sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical facilities and government agencies.
5:59 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
Democratic congressman sues Trump over role in Capitol riotA Democratic congressman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit on Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and of conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent the Senate from certifying the results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden.
5:24 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin orders military to stand down and examine extremism in ranksChief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Austin met with all of the military service chiefs and secretaries on Wednesday and told them he was ordering a "stand down" by all units in the next 60 days.
9:08 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021
- By Meera Jagannathan
ICE won’t make immigration-enforcement arrests at COVID-19 vaccine sites, DHS says'It is a moral and public-health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine,' the statement said.
11:27 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
Freshman congresswoman from Georgia poses challenge to Republican unity in Biden eraDemocrats decry the selection of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — who has spoken critically of victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas school massacres — for the education committee.
9:43 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Terrorism alert from Homeland Security Department emphasizes domestic extremism threat'Information suggests that some ideologically motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence,' the alert says.
5:33 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Biden plans immigration-related executive orders on Friday to reverse Trump's policiesPresident Biden plans to sign more immigration-related executive actions reversing his predecessor’s policies on asylum seekers and refugees in the coming days, according to people familiar with the plans.
10:35 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021
Federal judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation banA federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden.
8:40 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Biden is reversing Trump’s transgender military ban — but workplace discrimination remains a problem for LGBT AmericansReversing the ban is one of multiple steps the Biden administration has taken to boost government support of the LGBT community.
6:55 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021
Biden reversing Trump's ban on transgender people in the militaryPresident Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military.
7:27 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021
- By Meera Jagannathan
'Superficial representation isn’t enough': Record number of women expected to serve in Biden's cabinet12 of the 25 cabinet or cabinet-level roles in the Biden administration are expected to be filled by women.
7:57 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021
Democrats' hope for fast start in Senate stalled by Republican filibuster demandBiden's nominees - one of three early priorities named by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer - are one part of an early standoff in the chamber as it starts work under a 50-50 party split that, while it gives Democrats floor control, makes getting the Senate organized more difficult than usual.
7:02 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021
Biden freezes Trump’s last-minute visa rulesPresident Joe Biden has frozen for 60 days last-minute rules from the Trump administration that would allow only higher-wage foreign workers to be employed in the U.S.
6:13 p.m. Jan. 20, 2021
Biden moves quickly to undo Trump's signature policiesPresident Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump's legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
3:13 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021
Barron’s Daily: Inauguration Day Is Here. What to Know.
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9:30 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021
Impeachment, nominees and next COVID aid package top Schumer's to-do listThe soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Chuck Schumer, said Tuesday his priorities over "the next several weeks" include the impeachment trial of outgoing President Donald Trump, confirming President-elect Joe Biden's high profile nominees and passing another coronavirus aid bill.
6:21 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
Makers of explosives push for end to overlapping regulations, while labor union voices concernsChemical facilities would face fewer regulations under a proposed rule change from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency that targets 49 explosive chemicals.
1:10 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to boost country's nuclear deterrentNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed all-out efforts to bolster his country's nuclear deterrent during a major ruling party meeting where he earlier laid out plans to work toward salvaging the broken economy.
12:22 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Homeland Security head Chad Wolf says he's resigningActing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is resigning from his post effective 11:59 p.m. Eastern, according to multiple published reports citing that he has sent to colleagues. The move "is warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary, Wolf said in the email. "These events and concerns increasingly serve to divert attention and resources away from the important work of the Department in this critical time of a transition of power."
3:32 p.m. Jan. 7, 2021
Capitol Police twice refused offers of aid -- once while already under siegeThree days before the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to a defense official and two people familiar with the matter.
10:20 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021
Pelosi Calls for Trump’s Removal
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3:49 p.m. Jan. 6, 2021
Pressure mounts on Trump to condemn mob action as demonstrators against election result occupy Capitol'It's not protest; it's insurrection,' said President-elect Joe Biden, who reported that he was shocked and saddened by the afternoon's events.
11:11 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021
Federal Protective Service officers and U.S. Secret Service agents summoned to help quell violent mob at U.S. CapitolThe U.S. Capitol Police requested their help.
7:40 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021
- By Associated Press
Biden expected to name Merrick Garland as attorney generalGarland was nominated to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2016, but was never seated
2:39 p.m. Jan. 5, 2021
Hundreds of Trump supporters rally in D.C. ahead of congressional vote affirming Biden's winJust blocks from the White House, protesters — many without masks — gathered in Freedom Plaza to decry the vote in the Electoral College. As temperatures dropped to the low 40s and a steady rain swept onto the streets, hundreds remained in the plaza into nightfall.
3:35 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021
- By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend’s ex-wife claimed her 2 sons as dependents on her taxes, and received their stimulus checks — but they live with us ‘The mother of these 2 boys lost custody through the Department of Homeland Security, and has offered no support’‘The mother of these 2 boys lost custody through the Department of Homeland Security, and has offered no support.’
12:00 p.m. Jan. 2, 2021
- By MarketWatch
Here’s why the Georgia runoff elections for the U.S. Senate could turn into a ‘big deal’ for marketsThe looming Georgia runoff elections next Tuesday could inject volatility in a high-flying stock market that has mostly looked past politics in favor of the brighter economic outlook next year.
11:25 a.m. Dec. 28, 2020
- By Andrew Keshner
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10:18 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020
Once suspected of being Trump critic 'Anonymous,' former Ted Cruz staffer tapped to head U.S. government Arabic broadcastingVictoria Coates was forced out of the White House and began working for the Department of Energy early this year.
2:10 p.m. Dec. 23, 2020
- By Jacob Passy
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4:07 p.m. Dec. 21, 2020
Dozens of Treasury Department emails compromised in SolarWinds hackDozens of email accounts at the Treasury Department were compromised in a massive breach of U.S. government agencies being blamed on Russia, with hackers breaking into systems used by the department's highest-ranking officials, a senator said Monday after being briefed on the matter.