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Watchdog finds Pentagon appropriately sidelined Trump appointee to key National Security Agency job after alleged security incidents
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Watchdog finds Pentagon appropriately sidelined Trump appointee to key National Security Agency job after alleged security incidents

Michael Ellis, who was installed as the top lawyer at the National Security Agency during President Donald Trump’s final days in office, was appropriately sidelined the day after his arrival at the agency based on a pair of security incidents that took place in early 2021, the Defense Department inspector general found in a report…MORE

Toughest sentence yet handed down in January 6-related case for man who threatened lawmakers and tech executives
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Toughest sentence yet handed down in January 6-related case for man who threatened lawmakers and tech executives

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Texas man who threatened lawmakers and tech executives online on January 6 to 14 months in prison, the toughest sentence yet for a US Capitol riot-related defendant. Troy Anthony Smocks, who was in Washington on the day of the attack but did not go to the Capitol, pleaded…MORE

McCarthy ally warns GOP consultants they can’t work with Cheney
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McCarthy ally warns GOP consultants they can’t work with Cheney

Jeff Miller, a lobbyist and close ally of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, has warned GOP consultants in recent weeks that they can’t work for both McCarthy and Rep. Liz Cheney, a source confirmed to CNN, claiming she is working to undermine the House GOP’s efforts to win back the majority. One firm hired by…MORE

Latest US military hypersonic test fails
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Latest US military hypersonic test fails

The US suffered a setback in the race with China and Russia to develop hypersonic weapons when its latest test failed, the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday. A booster stack, which is the rocket used to accelerate the projectile to hypersonic speeds, failed and the test of the projectile, the hypersonic glide body, could…MORE

Liz Cheney calls out Jim Banks for falsely signing letter as the ranking member of January 6 committee
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Liz Cheney calls out Jim Banks for falsely signing letter as the ranking member of January 6 committee

GOP Rep. Jim Banks lamented on the House floor that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prevented him from serving on the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on Thursday. And yet, Banks sent a letter to at least one government agency falsely claiming that he is ranking member of the committee…MORE

‘Tax the rich’ plans at risk as Democrats’ talks drag on
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‘Tax the rich’ plans at risk as Democrats’ talks drag on

Major parts of the Democrats’ plan to tax the rich are in jeopardy of falling out of their sweeping proposal to expand the nation’s social safety net as negotiations continue. President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats’ longstanding push to make wealthy Americans — and corporations — “pay their fair share” may run aground amid opposition…MORE

Marjorie Taylor Greene confronts Liz Cheney and Jamie Raskin as tensions rise during contempt vote
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Marjorie Taylor Greene confronts Liz Cheney and Jamie Raskin as tensions rise during contempt vote

Drama on the House floor developed when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Reps. Jamie Raskin and Liz Cheney as the House was voting on the criminal contempt resolution against Steve Bannon. The conversation with Greene devolved to “Jewish space lasers” and the Georgia Republican accusing Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, of not investigating the violence of…MORE

House Freedom Caucus prepares to select its next leader
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House Freedom Caucus prepares to select its next leader

The hard-line House Freedom Caucus is gearing up to elect a new leader to replace its current chairman Rep. Andy Biggs, who is term-limited at the end of this year, multiple sources told CNN. The conservative group has begun to discuss potential picks for the top post and is planning to hold leadership elections sometime…MORE

Takeaways from Merrick Garland’s hearing with the House Judiciary Committee
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Takeaways from Merrick Garland’s hearing with the House Judiciary Committee

The House Judiciary Committee, known for its combativeness, had the opportunity Thursday to question Attorney General Merrick Garland for the first time since he took his perch atop the Justice Department. Republicans repeatedly battered Garland with sensational claims that the department was treating parents like “domestic terrorists” with a recent memo outlining steps DOJ was…MORE

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