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Former top DHS officials Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli are asked to speak with House committee investigating January 6
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Former top DHS officials Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli are asked to speak with House committee investigating January 6

The House select committee investigating January 6 has reached out to Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, two top officials from the Trump-era Department of Homeland Security, asking that they voluntarily speak with the panel, CNN has learned. Cuccinelli said he has been asked to meet with investigators but he has not yet engaged in a…MORE

Biden administration announces appointment of Republican to key election security role
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Biden administration announces appointment of Republican to key election security role

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced that Kim Wyman, Washington state’s Republican secretary of state, will lead the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to protect elections from domestic and foreign interference. Wyman, who has repeatedly refuted former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, will be the federal liaison to state and local officials…MORE

House votes to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to 13 US service members killed in Kabul airport bombing
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House votes to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to 13 US service members killed in Kabul airport bombing

The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed a bill that would posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 US service members killed in the August terrorist attack outside Kabul’s airport during the US evacuation from Afghanistan. The bill now heads to the US Senate for approval before it can reach the President’s…MORE

Biden nominates first female FCC chair
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Biden nominates first female FCC chair

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he’s nominating Jessica Rosenworcel to lead the Federal Communications Commission, which would make her the first woman to serve in the role if she’s confirmed by the Senate. “It’s the honor of a lifetime to be designated to serve as FCC Chair,” Rosenworcel tweeted on Tuesday, thanking Biden,…MORE

‘It’s absolutely getting worse’: Secretaries of state targeted by Trump election lies live in fear for their safety and are desperate for protection
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‘It’s absolutely getting worse’: Secretaries of state targeted by Trump election lies live in fear for their safety and are desperate for protection

“I am a hunter — and I think you should be hunted,” a woman can be heard saying in a voicemail left for Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in September. “You will never be safe in Arizona again.” Or there’s the man who spit, “Die you bitch, die! Die you bitch, die!” repeatedly into…MORE

Pelosi and Jayapal meeting as talks over Biden agenda hit critical moment
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Pelosi and Jayapal meeting as talks over Biden agenda hit critical moment

Progressives are warning that their priorities must not be left behind as Democratic leaders race to finalize a deal on President Joe Biden’s social safety net plan and push for a House vote on a separate $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. As party leaders work to reach an agreement, moderate Democrats, such as Sens. Joe…MORE

Senior Pentagon official says ISIS-K could be capable of attacking US next year
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Senior Pentagon official says ISIS-K could be capable of attacking US next year

ISIS-K could be capable of carrying out attacks on the United States next year, the Pentagon’s top policy official said Tuesday. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Colin Kahl, said the group does not have the ability to carry out such an attack right now, but “we could…MORE

US has few good options if China seizes islands close to Taiwan, war game concludes
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US has few good options if China seizes islands close to Taiwan, war game concludes

If China were to seize one of Taiwan’s outlying islands, the US would have few good options to respond without risking a major escalation and a war between the superpowers, according to the conclusions from a recent war game conducted by foreign policy and defense experts. The scenario, outlined in a report from the Center…MORE

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