Congress

Sen. Manchin prefers targeted stimulus checks

“Sending checks to people that basically already have a check and aren’t going to be able spend that or are not going to spend it, usually are putting it in their savings account right now, that’s not who we are. We have done an awful lot of that, it’s time now to target where the […]

Defense

Pentagon defends handling of riot response at the U.S. Capitol

“No other requests were made after a series of meetings and deliberations with all stakeholders: the Interior, Department of Homeland Security, the Capitol Hill Police and others into the lead-up of Jan. 6,” McCarthy said. At the time, officials had a wide range of estimates for the size of the crowds that would descend on […]

Congress

Dems grapple with impeachment realities in race to punish Trump

The party’s dilemma is that while the vast majority of Democrats are prepared to vote next week to remove Trump from office, key parts of the caucus have also become acutely aware that impeachment would pose complications for Democrats’ agenda. But failing to take action is also not an option, with furious lawmakers eager to […]

Defense

Pentagon appoints Trump loyalist to Confederate base renaming commission

Miller’s three other appointees are Earl Matthews, a former acting Army general counsel, Ann G. Johnston, the acting assistant secretary of Defense for legislative affairs, and White House official Sean McLean. The remaining four members of the eight-member panel must still be appointed by the chairs and ranking members of the Senate and House Armed […]