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Five takeaways from the first New York City Democratic mayoral debate

The New York City Democratic mayoral primary has been playing out in the shadows — of the Covid-19 pandemic, of President Joe Biden’s first months in office, and former President Donald Trump’s corrosive election lie. But on Thursday night, the eight leading Democratic candidates to succeed the outgoing, term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio finally received…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Manhattan private school subpoenaed in connection with Trump Organization probe

Wall Street Journal: Manhattan private school subpoenaed in connection with Trump Organization probe

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors have subpoenaed a Manhattan private school for information related to Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg’s two grandchildren. The WSJ reported that the subpoena was served to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, which Weisselberg’s grandchildren attend, and that Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law Jennifer Weisselberg said she told Manhattan…MORE

Fear and mistrust loom large in the Capitol in the wake of January 6

Fear and mistrust loom large in the Capitol in the wake of January 6

The trauma lawmakers experienced on January 6 is rushing back as Democratic members say they are increasingly worried about a handful of Republican colleagues who have sought to downplay the events of that day or continue to tout lies about the election. After months of concerns about external security threats, the fears and mistrust among…MORE

Army bases offering vaccine incentives but no military-wide policy for now

Army bases offering vaccine incentives but no military-wide policy for now

At least three Army bases are now offering incentives for soldiers to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, including additional days off, gym access and reduced movement restrictions. Near Seattle, Joint Base Lewis-McChord announced in a memo obtained by CNN on Thursday that there will be “up to four hour periods each day during which Welfare/Recreation activities…MORE

Missouri governor nixes voter-approved Medicaid expansion plan

Missouri governor nixes voter-approved Medicaid expansion plan

Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday that he will not expand Medicaid — a change approved by voters and scheduled to start July 1 — because lawmakers did not appropriate funding. “Although I was never in support of MO HealthNet expansion, I always said that I would uphold the ballot amendment if passed,” said…MORE

Rep. Chip Roy says he’ll challenge Stefanik for Republican conference chair

Rep. Chip Roy says he’ll challenge Stefanik for Republican conference chair

Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas said Thursday he is running to challenge GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York in her bid to become the next Republican conference chair. “I’m running,” Roy told CNN on his way to a closed-door forum on Capitol Hill, where Republican House members were scheduled to hear from Stefanik…MORE