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Carrie Meek, trailblazing Black former congresswoman, dies at 95

Carrie Meek, trailblazing Black former congresswoman, dies at 95

Former Rep. Carrie Meek, who broke barriers throughout her winding political career as the daughter of a sharecropper and granddaughter of a slave, died Sunday in her Miami home. She was 95. Meek’s death came after a “long illness,” family spokesperson Adam Sharon said in a statement describing the late Florida Democrat’s “trailblazing” life and…READ MORE

Matthew McConaughey will not run for Texas governor

Matthew McConaughey will not run for Texas governor

Actor Matthew McConaughey announced Sunday in a video message on Twitter that a future in political leadership is not in the cards — right now. After acknowledging that he had taken time exploring politics and considered a run for the governor of Texas, McConaughey said he’s decided to focus his efforts in the private sector.…READ MORE

Defense Department wants former Sec. Esper to take out parts about Trump from forthcoming book, suit says

Defense Department wants former Sec. Esper to take out parts about Trump from forthcoming book, suit says

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is suing the Department of Defense for not clearing his book manuscript for publication, after the agency told Esper he needed to take out parts of the book about his time working under then-President Donald Trump. Esper’s disputes with the agency happened during the pre-publication review of his manuscript,…READ MORE

The latest in the January 6 investigation

The latest in the January 6 investigation

The House select committee investigating the January 6 US Capitol riot is touting its extensive number of interviews and subpoenas, but a court hearing Tuesday may determine how much lawmakers will eventually be able to accomplish in their probe. Here’s what’s next and what you may have missed in the investigation: The Trump records A…READ MORE

Second gentleman attends National Menorah lighting ceremony: ‘Jewish history is American history’
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Second gentleman attends National Menorah lighting ceremony: ‘Jewish history is American history’

Doug Emhoff, husband to Vice President Kamala Harris, spoke at the National Menorah lighting ceremony on Sunday for the first night of Hanukkah. The first Jewish spouse of a president or a vice president, Emhoff has publicly highlighted various tenets of his faith while his wife is in office. “On this first night of Hanukkah,…READ MORE

McCarthy should publicly condemn behavior by GOP members ‘crossing the line’ on violence and civility, Hutchinson says
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McCarthy should publicly condemn behavior by GOP members ‘crossing the line’ on violence and civility, Hutchinson says

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy should publicly condemn Republican lawmakers whose behavior is violent or increases division, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday. “I think whenever, even in our own caucus, our own members, if they go the wrong direction, I mean, it has to be called out,” Hutchinson told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State…READ MORE

Schiff: January 6 committee decision on criminal contempt charges for Mark Meadows could come this week
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Schiff: January 6 committee decision on criminal contempt charges for Mark Meadows could come this week

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection will make a decision “this week” on whether it will refer Mark Meadows for criminal contempt charges for defying a subpoena before the Thanksgiving recess, California Rep. Adam Schiff, a member of the panel, said Sunday. “I think we will probably make a decision this week…READ MORE

NIH director: New Covid-19 variant ‘ought to redouble’ vaccination and mitigation efforts
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NIH director: New Covid-19 variant ‘ought to redouble’ vaccination and mitigation efforts

The director of the National Institutes of Health stressed Sunday that a newly emerged coronavirus variant “ought to redouble” vaccination efforts and other mitigation strategies, saying that while much is unknown about the variant, action should be taken now to avoid “a situation that makes this worse.” “It’s certainly not good news. We don’t know…READ MORE

Chief Justice John Roberts is at the epicenter of an abortion dispute before the Supreme Court
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Chief Justice John Roberts is at the epicenter of an abortion dispute before the Supreme Court

Since his first job as a young lawyer in Washington, John Roberts‘ work has been entangled with Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that gave women a right to end a pregnancy. He helped hoist the banner against Roe in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. But years later, during 2005 Senate hearings…READ MORE

Iran nuclear talks to restart as US emphasizes it’s ‘prepared to use other options’ if diplomacy fails
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Iran nuclear talks to restart as US emphasizes it’s ‘prepared to use other options’ if diplomacy fails

The US and its allies restart Iran nuclear talks on Monday unsure how Tehran’s new government will approach negotiations, not optimistic about the prospects ahead and emphasizing that if diplomacy fails, the US is “prepared to use other options.” The parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will reconvene in Vienna after almost six…READ MORE