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Blame Pelosi, not top Capitol cop: Devine

NYPost
Miranda Devine Steven Sund, the popular US Capitol Police chief fired on live television by Nancy Pelosi less than 24 hours after January’s Capitol riot, is sorely missed by his troops in their hour of need. Morale has plummeted and officers are resigning or contemplating early retirement in the aftermath,......

2 women senators from opposite parties work together to bridge partisan divide in Washington

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 2 women senators from opposite parties work together to bridge partisan divide in Washington – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Two U.S. senators are blazing a path of bipartisan cooperation at a time that it’s not always rewarded in......

U.S. Defense Secretary meets Afghan president in Kabul: presidential palace statement

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KABUL (Reuters) – United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during a visit to Kabul on Sunday, the presidential palace said in a statement. They discussed the peace process and concerns over rising violence, according to the statement. Austin made a previously unannounced visit to......

Is Joe up for tough questions?: Devine

NYPost
Miranda Devine For some reason, comedians are struggling to parody Joe Biden. According to The Washington Post, the reason has nothing to do with ­liberal bias. It is that Biden is so “self-effacing” and his “pleasantly boring presidency has been a welcome return to normality.” That’s one way to look......

Pentagon approves extension of reduced National Guard presence around Capitol

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FILE PHOTO: National Guard soldiers patrol the grounds of the U.S. Capitol after police warned that a militia group might try to attack the Capitol complex in Washington, U.S. March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Tuesday approved a request to keep about 2,300 National Guard......

Key U.S. lawmaker questions May deadline for troop pullout from Afghanistan

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) walks by the senate floor during the fourth day of the impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump, on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters)......

Exclusive: U.S. agency probes Facebook for ‘systemic’ racial bias in hiring, promotions – attorneys

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(Reuters) – A U.S. agency investigating Facebook Inc for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated the probe as “systemic,” attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who claim the company discriminated against them told Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on......

Stimulus plan stalls as senators debate unemployment aid

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Senate Democrats hit another hurdle as they try to get President Biden’s relief bill over the finish line. The latest debate is over unemployment aid. Nikole Killion has the latest. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc.......

Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol pawns: Devine

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Miranda Devine Have we really reached the point where National Guard soldiers in their third month of protecting the Capitol are poisoned with rotten food, worms and metal shavings and no one cares? The contempt shown to these soldiers by their Washington, DC, masters is as sickening as the rancid......

Oath Keeper withdraws claim she met with Secret Service before U.S. Capitol attack

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(Reuters) – A leader of the far-right group Oath Keepers who is charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol reversed her story on Monday about having met with Secret Service agents in Washington on the day of the insurrection. FILE PHOTO: Members of the Oath......

U.S. arrests wife of Mexico cartel chief El Chapo on drug charges

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the imprisoned former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested on Monday over her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, a regular attendee at her husband’s trial two years......

U.S. Capitol Police investigating role of 35 officers during January 6 riot

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thirty-five U.S. Capitol Police officers are being investigated for their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, and six have been suspended with pay, the police department said in a statement on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Police release tear gas into a crowd of pro-Trump protesters......

A second justified impeachment outcome: Goodwin

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Michael Goodwin And so the verdict is . . . Hallelujah. It’s over. The acquittal of former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial is a fitting outcome to a case that should not have happened. Never before has a former president been impeached and put on trial, and it should......

No ‘unity’ in Biden’s executive orders: Goodwin

NYPost
Michael Goodwin It is early, far below the traditional threshold of 100 days. Still, watching the major missteps of the Biden administration reminds that even presidents don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. My expectations were low, but not low enough. I hoped, naively, that with political......

Valentine’s Day will see more snow, ice and rain across much of U.S.

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(Reuters) – Snow, ice and teeth-chattering temperatures will sock much of the United States on Valentine’s Day through early next week, with more than 100 million Americans under winter-related watches and warnings coast to coast. The shivering weather is blasting from Portland, Oregon, across the U.S. Plains, dipping through Texas......

Noxious Nancy’s cynical timing: Devine

NYPost
Miranda Devine Nancy Pelosi took hypocrisy to new heights during the memorial for the police officer who died after the Capitol riots — and that’s saying something, for her.  The newfound faux reverence for law enforcement from the House speaker and her “defund the police” comrades after cheering on and......

More than 150 National Guard in Washington for inauguration test positive for coronavirus

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden’s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday. The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures in the city following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on......

INSIGHT-The fight to avert one last execution on Trump’s watch

Reuters
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan 17 (Reuters) – On Thursday evening, Dustin Higgs, 48, waited in a cell on death row at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, his scheduled execution less than 24 hours away. A five-minute drive down the road, members of his legal team sat around a......

The left’s bare-faced hypocrisy: Devine

NYPost
Miranda Devine What a difference a week makes. On Wednesday, we discovered that House Democrats actually support police. They are against mob violence. They believe in law and order. They believe in harsh punishment for rule breakers. They believe in accountability. They care deeply about civility. They believe words matter.......

U.S. Republican Rep. Fred Upton will vote to impeach Trump: spokesman

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) speaks to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Fred Upton will vote to impeach President Donald Trump, Upton spokesman Josh Paciorek......

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