Defense

Pentagon to impose new restrictions for workers as local Covid cases spike

The Pentagon is continuing to conduct contact tracing to determine the extent of possible infections among its civilian leaders. Tata tested positive after a visit by Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis to the Pentagon on Nov. 13 and will isolate at home for 14 days. Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller and the three service secretaries […]

Congress

Republican Senate signals it will confirm Biden Cabinet

Short answer: No. Long answer: Listen to the episode. POLITICO’s Zach Montellaro breaks down the convoluted Electoral College process between now and December 14th, when the results become official, and why there’s virtually nothing that could change the fact that Joe Biden is the President-Elect. Plus, Biden is set to meet with Pelosi and Schumer […]

Defense

Senior Pentagon official tests positive for Covid

All of the U.S. officials were tested after the Lithuanian Embassy notified the Pentagon on Thursday that Karoblis had tested positive, according to chief Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman. Tata tested positive on two successive tests. None of the other officials is quarantining. Hoffman said the Pentagon is continuing to conduct further contract tracing on DoD […]

Congress

Dems eye ways to fight back against GOP procedural ‘game’

“It’s certainly under consideration,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), when asked if changes would be made to the procedure. “I personally think the motion to recommit is a game.” Pelosi and her deputies are facing pressure to alter or do away with the tactic from centrist Democrats, who saw their numbers significantly thinned […]