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    Several “national security experts” interviewed for an essay in The Root published on Thursday, attacked the Republican Party, claiming it behaves “like a terror group,” is rife with “terrorist sympathizers,” and should be viewed as “enemy combatants.” The essay, penned by senior reporter Terrell Jermaine Starr and titled “Democrats Are Stuck With a Republican Party Rife With Conspiracy Theorists, Anarchists...
    The American Civil Liberties Union is criticizing the Biden administration’s new guidance for arrests and deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, calling it a "disappointing step backward." "The memo is a disappointing step backward from the Biden administration’s earlier commitments to fully break from the harmful deportation policies of both the Trump and Obama presidencies," Naureen Shah, ACLU senior advocacy and policy...
    Retired Gen. Russel Honore said Capitol Police and top security officials may have been 'complicit' in the Capitol riot and went after two Republican senators who sought to overturn election results, in comments that are drawing pushback as he conducts his security review. Honore, who gained a national reputation as he took control of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina,...
    Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré claimed U.S. Capitol Police and the House and Senate sergeants at arms were "complicit" in the Capitol riot last month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tapped Honoré to lead the investigation into the security of the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 attack. RUSSEL HONORÉ, PELOSI PICK TO LEAD REVIEW OF CAPITOL SECURITY, RIPPED BY REPUBLICANS AS...
    The priorities in the application of the immigration laws of the United States will be less generalized during the administration of President Joe Biden than in the period of his predecessor, since the authorities will focus on those who reside in the country without legal authorization and pose a threat, according to regulations released Thursday. The guidelines establish a...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday rescinded former president Donald Trump’s restoration of U.N. sanctions on Iran, an announcement that could help Washington move toward rejoining the 2015 nuclear agreement aimed at reining in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council on behalf of President Joe...
    UNITED NATIONS - The Biden administration on Thursday rescinded former President Donald Trump's restoration of U.N. sanctions on Iran, an announcement that could help Washington move toward rejoining the 2015 nuclear agreement aimed at reining in the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. President Joe Biden stands on stage during a break in a televised town hall event at Pabst...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday rescinded former president Donald Trump’s restoration of U.N. sanctions on Iran, an announcement that could help Washington move toward rejoining the 2015 nuclear agreement aimed at reining in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills sent a letter to the U.N. Security...
    By BEN FOX, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration enforcement in the U.S. would be more targeted under President Joe Biden than under his predecessor, with authorities directed to focus on people in the country illegally who pose a threat, according to guidelines released Thursday. The guidelines set a new course for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, which drew fierce...
    Some GOP lawmakers are harshly criticizing Russel Honoré, the retired Army lieutenant general who House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose to lead the investigation into the security of the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 attack by a pro-Trump mob, for allegedly being too partisan for his post.  Honoré is known for his role in the response to Hurricane Katrina and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration enforcement in the U.S. would be more targeted under President Joe Biden than under his predecessor, with authorities directed to focus on people in the country illegally who pose a threat, according to guidelines released Thursday. The guidelines set a new course for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, which drew fierce criticism under President Donald...
    The Biden administration and a top Democrat in Congress are moving to repurpose billions of dollars for the Trump administration's border wall to other means of achieving the same goal of deterring illegal migration. House Appropriations Vice Chairman Henry Cuellar, a centrist Democrat who represents a district that includes 200 miles of the Texas-Mexico border, has spent weeks trying to...
              One of President Donald J. Trump’s longest-serving political advisors told the Star News Network the Feb. 14 latest attack piece in The New York Times is part of a mainstream media attempt to tie him to the Jan. 6 chaos in the Capitol. “Just because the New York Times says something, why does...
    Republicans still say it's a mystery why a mob of Trump supporters assembled by Trump and his allies on the day of the election's certification for the explicit purpose of blocking or overturning that certification attacked Congress in an attempt to do exactly that. On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats that a 9/11-styled, independent commission on the...
    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan to create a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6 US Capitol riot is facing skepticism and opposition from congressional Republicans warning that the outside probe should not become a vehicle to attack former President Donald Trump.The initial resistance from Republicans to Pelosi's plan underscores the tricky balancing act the speaker and House Democrats face...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday announced that the U.S. will shell out $200 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) by the end of the month -- as the Biden administration seeks to reengage with the controversial organization after the Trump administration moved to withdraw. "Today, I'm pleased to confirm that by the end of the month, the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the still shaken and heavily guarded U.S. Capitol, thousands of National Guard troops still wander the halls. Glass windows remain broken. Doors swing without handles. And in the grand marble hallways, which amplified the shouts of insurrectionists just over a month ago, there is an uncomfortable silence. The end of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is only...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration faces a conundrum as it rethinks the positioning of military forces around the world: How to focus more on China and Russia without retreating from longstanding Mideast threats — and to make this shift with potentially leaner Pentagon budgets. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a monthslong “global posture” review just days after taking office....
    By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the still shaken and heavily guarded U.S. Capitol, thousands of National Guard troops still wander the halls. Glass windows remain broken. Doors swing without handles. And in the grand marble hallways, which amplified the shouts of insurrectionists just over a month ago, there is an uncomfortable silence. The end of...
    By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration faces a conundrum as it rethinks the positioning of military forces around the world: How to focus more on China and Russia without retreating from longstanding Mideast threats — and to make this shift with potentially leaner Pentagon budgets. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a monthslong “global...
    The Biden administration has already taken steps to undo former President Trump’s success in countering China, a Republican Study Committee report reveals. Instead of displaying “American leadership through a strategy based on peace through strength, the Biden team so far has exhibited a pattern of weakness, and a return to Obama’s failed approach of engaging rather than holding China accountable for...
    The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday moved to scrap a contract signed at the tail end of the Trump administration that could have allowed a union of deportation officers to stall the implementation of certain immigration policy changes. The agreement, signed the day before President Biden's inauguration by Ken Cuccinelli, the second-in-command at DHS at the time, gave a...
    A rule ordered by President Donald Trump aiming to severely limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum in the United States that went into effect a day before Joe Biden entered the White House has been blocked by a federal judge in California, CNN reported Tuesday. Judge Jon Tigar wrote he was blocking the measure, which barred...
    In a letter to her colleagues Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised the formation of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the security failures surrounding it. In the interest of safeguarding the nation's security, Pelosi said a 9/11-type commission must be established to “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the...
    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will present reform plans on Wednesday to modernise the alliance after four years of friction with Washington and to face challenges including China's military rise and Russia as an adversary. After confrontational rhetoric between Washington and its allies during the Donald Trump presidency, Stoltenberg will set out eight areas where...
    President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021.Jim Bourg | Reuters The NAACP and Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Tuesday sued former President Donald Trump,...
    President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021.Jim Bourg | Reuters The NAACP and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Tuesday sued former President Donald Trump,...
    A top House Democrat sued former President Donald Trump, his attorney Rudy Giuliani, and two right-wing groups for their alleged roles in inciting the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, who sits atop the House Homeland Security Committee, partnered with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and civil rights law firm Cohen...
    Reuters February 16, 2021 0 Comments U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday lawmakers will establish an outside, independent commission to review the “facts and causes” related to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Pelosi said in a letter to lawmakers that the commission would be modeled on a...
    WASHINGTON — An independent, 9/11-style commission will be established to review the deadly security failures at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday. In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said a preliminary review by retired four-star general Russel Honoré indicated that a full commission was needed to ensure against another deadly breach of Congress....
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., indicated in a recent interview a candidates backing by former President Donald Trump will not be his main indicator for backing them himself. But Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., tells Newsmax TV the leader had better get a better sense of what GOP voters want if he wants to continue his political future with the...
    NANCY Pelosi announced plans for a 9/11-style commission on Presidents Day to investigate the January 6 Capitol riots as a "domestic attack." House Speaker Pelosi revealed her intentions on Monday in a short letter to her colleagues. 5House Speaker Pelosi revealed her intentions on Monday in a short letter to her colleagues 5The US Capitol Building was breached on January...
    Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed her push for a “9/11-type commission” to investigate the Capitol siege following former President Donald Trump being acquitted on Saturday as some Republicans try to turn the security failure spotlight on her. The House impeached Trump last month on a charge of inciting an insurrection in connection to the Capitol riot, with 10...
    Congress will establish an independent, 9/11-style commission to investigate the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told her Democratic colleagues Monday. In a letter to the Democratic Caucus, Pelosi said the commission will evaluate the “facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex …...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that Congress will establish an independent commission to investigate the causes of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists and other supporters of then-President Trump. The riot aimed to disrupt congressional certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory over Trump. "To protect our security, our security, our security, our next...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told lawmakers Monday that a Sept. 11th-style commission would probe the Jan. 6th Capitol riot.  She told her colleagues of the need for the probe in a President's Day letter days after the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump of 'incitement of insurrection.'  'It is clear from his findings and from the impeachment trial that...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden calls for 'commonsense gun law reforms' on anniversary of Parkland shooting Pelosi rules out censure after Trump acquittal Raskin defends no witnesses deal: 'I made the call' MORE (D-Calif.) said Monday that a 9/11-style commission to investigate the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 is the “next step” after the Senate impeachment trial concluded.  The House...
    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in a letter to House Democrats on Monday plans for the creation of a "9/11-type commission" to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. "To protect our security, our security, our security, our next step will be to establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission to 'investigate and report on the facts and causes...
    By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Robin Emmott WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration will use a NATO defense gathering this week to begin what is expected to be a years-long effort to rebuild trust with European allies shaken by Donald Trump's "America First" foreign policy. U.S. officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity ahead of the event,...
    Members of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats, are calling for the passage of two bills aimed at combating national security threats in the wake of the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The group of moderate Democrats argues that additional action needs to be taken to prevent similar instances in the future and hold those...
    Roger Stone walks through the crowd after he spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court with a man in an "Oath Keepers" hat on January 5, 2021.Ken Cedeno/Sipa USA via AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Roger Stone was more...
    Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted in the political trial for the crime of incitement to insurrection in the assault on the Capitol January 6 in a tight vote in the United States Senate. Specific, 57 senators, including seven Republicans, have voted to convict Trump, while 43 have done so against, figures far from the 67 votes...
    The president also indicated that a careful review will be carried out of all the resources that were assigned or reallocated for the construction of the border barrier. The Democrat had already signed on January 20, his first day in the White House, an executive order with which he stopped the construction of the wall, one of Trump’s...
    President Joe Biden continues rapidly dismantling former President Donald Trump’s effort to secure the U.S. border with Mexico, announcing on Friday he will reverse Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy for migrants seeking refugee status and will admit at least 25,000 people into the country. And not only will thousands of migrants be allowed into the interior of the country, but...
    IVANKA Trump has been snapped going for a jog with her dog while flanked by her security and three kids on bikes in Florida. The former senior White House advisor seemed completely relaxed - despite her dad's historic second impeachment trial in Washington. 8Ivanka Trump keeps fit while jogging with her three kids in FloridaCredit: The Mega Agency 8Her new...
    Nuclear commanders had no idea how close Vice President Mike Pence's nuclear 'football' got to being taken by the MAGA mob until they saw the dramatic security footage shared at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.  CNN reported Thursday night US Strategic Command became aware of the gravity of the incident after seeing the surveillance video played Wednesday during a presentation...
    The Biden administration will begin allowing Central American asylum seekers who had been forced to remain in Mexico into the United States to have their claims heard. The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that starting Feb. 19, the thousands of migrants who had been forced to wait in Mexico for months under the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols will...
    NEW YORK - The Biden administration asked a U.S. court Thursday to suspend litigation connected to former President Donald Trump's proposed ban on WeChat while it reviews the policy.  The Justice Department filed a request with the U.S. Court of Appeals seeking a suspension of the case. That followed action Wednesday in which the department asked a federal court for...