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Former NSC Official: Putin Has ‘Got To Show Something Out Of’ Meeting with Biden

Former NSC Official: Putin Has ‘Got To Show Something Out Of’ Meeting with Biden

Now that Joe Biden's first face-to-face encounter with Russian leader Vladimir Putin since becoming president of the United States is in the history books, the best way to determine whether it was all for show, or if it will lead to substantive diplomatic breakthroughs, will all come down to what happens next, according to a prominent former top official with the White House National Security Council (NSC).
GOP Reps Voting ‘No’ to Give Capitol Cops the Medal of Honor Is a ‘New Low’

GOP Reps Voting ‘No’ to Give Capitol Cops the Medal of Honor Is a ‘New Low’

As the House voted again Tuesday to award would bestow the Congressional Gold Medal to the Capitol Police, local DC police, as well as commend other federal officers who assisted the response to the deadly January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, some 21 Republican lawmakers voted "no."
Sen. Hirono: Barr, Sessions Should Be Subpoenaed If They Don’t Want to Testify Voluntarily

Sen. Hirono: Barr, Sessions Should Be Subpoenaed If They Don’t Want to Testify Voluntarily

As the internal watchdog from the Justice Department begins an investigation into revelations that the Trump administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats, former attorneys general must be subpoenaed to testified on the scandal, according to a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Markey: ‘I Say No Deal’ If GOP Won’t Put Climate Provisions in Infrastructure

Markey: ‘I Say No Deal’ If GOP Won’t Put Climate Provisions in Infrastructure

Another Democratic lawmaker has drawn a line in the sand as it relates to compromise with Republicans on President Biden's once-in-a-generation American Jobs Plan infrastructure initiative.
Psaki: I Don’t Know if Anything We Do in the White House Is Boring

Psaki: I Don’t Know if Anything We Do in the White House Is Boring

If you're one of those who say that President Biden and his White House are, well, a bit boring -- press secretary Jen Psaki would beg to differ.
The First Guilty Pleas In The Insurrection: The Good, The The Still To Be Known, And The Flat-out Crazy

The First Guilty Pleas In The Insurrection: The Good, The The Still To Be Known, And The Flat-out Crazy

So the first felony guilty pleas are in, in connection with the deadly January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. And, granted, they're just two such pleas. But here's what we know and what these first felony convictions tell us what we might reasonably expect for future prosecutions.
Historian Beschloss on Tulsa: Many Americans Think If Something Terrible Happens, the Best Way To Be Patriotic Is to Forget It

Historian Beschloss on Tulsa: Many Americans Think If Something Terrible Happens, the Best Way To Be Patriotic Is to Forget It

As the nation observes, with the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the solemn centennial of the worst race massacre in US history, a prominent American historian worries that when confronted with just dark or grim events, many American people move in the opposite direction of what is constructive.
How to Combat Climate Change

How to Combat Climate Change

When it comes to major issues that need to be tackled, climate change is at the top of the list. W
Manchin Expresses ‘Frustration,’ Over GOP Obstruction But Still Not Ready To Break Filibuster

Manchin Expresses ‘Frustration,’ Over GOP Obstruction But Still Not Ready To Break Filibuster

Sen Joe Manchin of West Virginia, perhaps the most conservative member of the razor-slim Democratic majority in the Senate, told reporters that it is "frustrating" with his Republican colleagues -- but still was not ready to vote for a rules change to end the Senate filibuster.
George Will: GOP Feels Terror from Own Voters, ‘I Would Like To See Jan. 6th Burned into American Minds’ Like 9/11

George Will: GOP Feels Terror from Own Voters, ‘I Would Like To See Jan. 6th Burned into American Minds’ Like 9/11

Although most congressional Republicans are fighting hard to kill a proposal for a bipartisan commission to study the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, a prominent conservative columnist wants the events of that day "burned into the American mind as firmly as 9/11."
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