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Washington Monument closed ‘until further notice’ due to Covid-19

The Washington Monument will be closed “until further notice” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Park Service said Saturday in a statement. The monument had been closed since January 11 due to security concerns in the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol and the then-upcoming Inauguration Day. “National Park Service…MORE

Bernie Sanders turns inauguration meme into sweatshirt for charity

Bernie Sanders turns inauguration meme into sweatshirt for charity

The mittens, the pose, the social distancing — they all helped a photo of Senator Bernie Sanders at the inauguration become an internet sensation. And now the image can be part of your wardrobe. Sanders’ campaign store is selling sweatshirts featuring the photo that inspired countless memes, and all the proceeds are going to Meals…MORE

Capitol rioter charged with threatening to ‘assassinate’ Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

Capitol rioter charged with threatening to ‘assassinate’ Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

The Justice Department revealed new charges against a Texas man who allegedly participated in the Capitol attack and posted online death threats against Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a US Capitol Police officer. Garret Miller of Texas faces five criminal charges stemming from the Capitol insurrection, including trespassing offenses and making death threats. Miller allegedly…MORE

Kevin McCarthy said he supports Liz Cheney but has ‘concerns’

Kevin McCarthy said he supports Liz Cheney but has ‘concerns’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he supports his Republican colleague Rep. Liz Cheney following her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump in the House, but added he has “concerns” and didn’t know her thoughts ahead of her announcement on impeachment. “Look, I support her, but I also have concerns,” he told Gray TV’s…MORE

Biden administration faces mounting pressure to address SolarWinds breach

Biden administration faces mounting pressure to address SolarWinds breach

Despite announcing a thorough intelligence review of Russian misconduct, President Joe Biden’s administration faces mounting pressure to respond to one of the worst data breaches ever to hit the US government. The computer intrusion campaign that has been linked to Russia has hit multiple federal agencies and the private sector, raising concerns about the security…MORE

Biden’s push for bipartisanship faces early test

Biden’s push for bipartisanship faces early test

President Joe Biden’s pledge to restore a tradition of bipartisan deal-making in Washington is facing an early test as a divided Congress weighs his ambitious pandemic relief plan. The $1.9 trillion “rescue” package Biden rolled out last week — a big-ticket bid to revive a coronavirus-ravaged economy — is getting the cold shoulder from Republicans.…MORE

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