Congress

Top Senate Republicans say Biden should get presidential intel briefings

Lankford, who chairs a Homeland Security subcommittee, noted that in 2000, then-President Bill Clinton allowed George W. Bush to begin receiving presidential-level intelligence briefings during the recount in Florida. Lankford added that he plans to question the government agency responsible for jump-starting the transition process if a certification is not made by Friday. Sen. Marco […]

Congress

The GOP’s Georgia boogeyman: Chuck Schumer

For four days, the video clip of Schumer has ricocheted through conservative social media and Fox News as a symbol of the stakes in Georgia’s doubleheader Senate runoffs, which would flip the chamber if Democrats win both seats. And now, the clip is featured in the first Republican attack ad of the runoffs, a spot […]

Defense

Trump’s new Pentagon sets up clash over Afghanistan pullout

“A precipitous and what appears to be near total withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan — not on a conditions-based approach advocated by our military, political and intelligence leadership but rather on an old campaign promise by President Trump now carried out by hyperpartisan Trump loyalists installed in a last-minute purge of DoD — is […]