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Schumer announces all-female Senate sergeant-at-arms team following US Capitol riot

Schumer announces all-female Senate sergeant-at-arms team following US Capitol riot

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday announced an all-female Senate sergeant-at-arms leadership team, after the previous sergeant-at-arms resigned as part of the fallout from the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Karen Gibson will serve as the new Senate sergeant-at-arms, Schumer announced. A retired lieutenant general, Gibson most recently took part in a six-week…MORE

Texas Gov. Abbott faces backlash after lifting coronavirus restrictions

Texas Gov. Abbott faces backlash after lifting coronavirus restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a torrent of criticism over his surprise decision to roll back his state’s mask mandate and business restrictions — moves that strategists and activists in both parties said are aimed at appeasing an impatient Republican base ahead of his 2022 reelection bid and with an eye on the 2024…MORE

Fact check: Pence echoes Trump’s Big Lie in dishonest op-ed on election rules

Fact check: Pence echoes Trump’s Big Lie in dishonest op-ed on election rules

In an opinion article published on Wednesday, former Vice President Mike Pence did something he used to do in office: echo a lie from former President Donald Trump in a slightly more sophisticated way. Pence’s op-ed, published on the Daily Signal website run by the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, was mostly filled with…MORE

Acting US Capitol Police chief acknowledges failures of January 6 but can’t say what increased budget would do to solve them

Acting US Capitol Police chief acknowledges failures of January 6 but can’t say what increased budget would do to solve them

The acting chief of the US Capitol Police department acknowledged command and intelligence failures the day insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, but dodged questions from lawmakers trying to understand how the request for an increased budget would address those failures. Leaders of the department responsible for protecting Capitol Hill and federal legislators reevaluated their funding needs…MORE

Mississippi moves one step closer to banning transgender athletes from women’s sports

Mississippi moves one step closer to banning transgender athletes from women’s sports

Mississippi moved one step closer to banning transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports after the state House approved a bill on Wednesday that could make the state the first in the country to add anti-transgender legislation to its books this year. Senate Bill 2536, which prohibits transgender athletes from competing on women’s sports teams…MORE

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