Congress

Election gambit blows up on Hawley and Cruz

Hawley, who was photographed fist pumping protesters before they raided the Capitol, declined to be interviewed for this story. In questioning the election results, the senators aligned themselves with Trump and his most hard-core supporters. Some in Trumpworld are still cheering them on, and they may ultimately win support from the party’s base if they […]

Defense

Maryland senators urge Pentagon not to fire head of medical school

Officials are meeting on Monday to review the case and decide Thomas’ fate. Thomas McCaffery, the assistant secretary for health affairs, signed a notice of proposed removal dated Dec. 17, laying out the case for removing Thomas from his post. The Pentagon says the proposed firing is due to Thomas’ poor management of a subordinate. […]

Congress

‘Inside job’: House Dems ask if Capitol rioters had hidden help

Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) told his colleagues he thought the riots were “an inside job,” according to two lawmakers on the call. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) mentioned that looters had found their way to his unmarked, third floor office and stole his iPad. He questioned how they could locate that office but not […]

Defense

Pelosi asks Joint Chiefs about preventing Trump from launching nukes

“The situation of this unhinged President could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy,” she added. Milley’s spokesperson, Col. Dave Butler, said Pelosi initiated the call with the chairman. “He answered her questions regarding the […]