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Democrats’ cornerstone climate policy will likely be cut from sweeping economic package
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Democrats’ cornerstone climate policy will likely be cut from sweeping economic package

The Clean Electricity Performance Program, the cornerstone climate policy in Democrats’ massive social safety net package, will likely be dropped from the final budget deal after pushback from Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, three congressional sources told CNN. “He is not there on the CEPP period. We’ve been trying,” one Democratic aide with knowledge…READ MORE

Biden says DOJ should prosecute those who defy January 6 committee subpoenas
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Biden says DOJ should prosecute those who defy January 6 committee subpoenas

President Joe Biden on Friday said those who refuse subpoenas from the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol should be prosecuted by the Justice Department. Asked by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins what his message is to those who refuse subpoenas from the panel, Biden said, “I hope that the committee…READ MORE

The week in 13 headlines
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The week in 13 headlines

This week, Democrats are at an impasse on President Joe Biden’s agenda in Congress. Meanwhile, the House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection is sending a message to Donald Trump and his associates: Defy subpoenas, and face criminal contempt charges. Monday US Capitol Police whistleblower alleges leadership failures on January 6 Texas governor bans Covid-19…READ MORE

US financial institutions report major increase in ransomware payments to cybercriminals
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US financial institutions report major increase in ransomware payments to cybercriminals

US financial institutions reported nearly $600 million in suspected ransomware-related payments to cybercriminals in the first six months of 2021 — more than was reported in all of 2020, the Treasury Department said in a report Friday. The data “indicates that ransomware is an increasing threat to the U.S. financial sector, businesses, and the public,”…READ MORE

Biden delivers sweeping remarks about human rights: ‘To deal with the past you must face the truth’
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Biden delivers sweeping remarks about human rights: ‘To deal with the past you must face the truth’

President Joe Biden delivered sweeping remarks Friday about human rights, zeroing in on ongoing human rights abuses around the world and underscoring the importance of truth in a time of disinformation. Biden spoke at the Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, named after Nuremberg prosecutor and former US Sen. Thomas Dodd…READ MORE

Pentagon holds first meeting about compensation payment with employer of Afghan civilian killed in US drone strike

Pentagon holds first meeting about compensation payment with employer of Afghan civilian killed in US drone strike

A senior Pentagon official held a virtual meeting about a potential compensation payment for the family of Zamarai Ahmadi, an Afghan civilian who was one of 10 people killed in a US drone strike in late August, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a statement Friday. The discussion, held Thursday with the head of…READ MORE

‘There’s no trust’: Pro-immigrant groups blasted Biden officials on a call Friday morning
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‘There’s no trust’: Pro-immigrant groups blasted Biden officials on a call Friday morning

Pro-immigrant groups and service providers blasted Biden administration officials Friday morning on a call on the heels of news that the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to revive a Trump-era border policy next month, according to sources familiar with the call. It’s the latest indication of tensions between the administration and its allies boiling…READ MORE

Biden’s Supreme Court commission is leaving everyone unhappy
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Biden’s Supreme Court commission is leaving everyone unhappy

As the Biden administration’s commission on the Supreme Court continues to meet, roll out pages of draft documents and engage in deep philosophical conversations about the past and future of the court, one thing is clear: No one is satisfied. That’s because conservatives, who currently enjoy a 6-3 majority on the court, think in large…READ MORE

‘Have you voted yet?’: McAuliffe and Youngkin seek Latino support in Virginia governor race
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‘Have you voted yet?’: McAuliffe and Youngkin seek Latino support in Virginia governor race

Leaning over a glass countertop displaying chorizo and carne salteada, Democrat Terry McAuliffe surveys the number of distinct nationalities he’s encountered touring Todos Supermarket in northern Virginia. “We got Peru, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico,” noted McAuliffe, who first visited the grocery chain in 2013, seeking to court Latino voters during his initial run for governor.…READ MORE

Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Jen Psaki over comments on Virginia governor’s race
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Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Jen Psaki over comments on Virginia governor’s race

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a Hatch Act complaint against White House press secretary Jen Psaki, alleging that she appeared to have endorsed Terry McAuliffe during a White House press briefing on Thursday. According to the US Office of Special Counsel, the agency charged with investigating Hatch Act violations, the law…READ MORE