House still looking for Speaker
- Sacramento Bee
His parachute only partly opened, sending him into an uncontrolled fall.
CBS News pressed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy about Rep. George Santos' credibility, but he clashed with the reporter and sidestepped the question by talking about how 'Congress is broken'
"So you're just not going to answer the question I asked?" Margaret Brennan said as Kevin McCarthy detailed how the US representative democracy works.
- The Florida Times-Union
The city had allowed close-cut beards in 2015 to help firefighters with a common skin condition called PFB, but reversed course the next year.
- The Conversation
Sheriffs who see themselves as ultimate defenders of the Constitution are especially worried about gun rights
Scott Jenkins, sheriff of Culpeper County, Va., is one of a large number of so-called 'constitutional sheriffs' in the U.S. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty ImagesA gun control law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois in January 2023 immediately faced opposition from a group key to the law’s enforcement: sheriffs. They are county-level, locally elected public officials who run jails, provide courthouse security, and, in many counties, are the primary providers of law enforcement services. In Illino
- Fox Business
A Tesla Model S became engulfed in flames after the vehicle's battery compartment "spontaneously" combusted while driving on a freeway near Sacramento, California, on Saturday.
- Fox News
President Biden was mocked on social media on Sunday after he tweeted that he gave his "word as a Biden" that he was optimistic about the future of the United States.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
Poland would be able to transfer its F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine only in coordination with NATO, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told journalists on Jan. 30.
- Springfield News-Leader
Bipartisan bills spurred by a flood of citizen complaints would order state agencies to remove and bury large dead animals on roads and highways.
Former VP Mike Pence says he takes 'full responsibility' for classified documents found at his Indiana residence: 'Mistakes were made'
"Those classified documents should not have been in my personal residence. Mistakes were made. And I take full responsibility," Pence said on Friday.
- USA TODAY
Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran provided Peter Navarro a letter claiming executive privilege. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta delayed the trial Friday.
- The Hill
Nearly half of the Senate Republican Conference has signed on to a letter to President Biden warning they will not vote for any bill to raise the nation’s debt limit unless it’s connected to spending cuts to address the nation’s $31 trillion debt. The letter, led by conservative Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted…
Here are the top 19 countries that the US State Department says aren't safe for American citizens to travel to
Countries deemed too dangerous for travel by the State Department are known for civil unrest, terrorist activity, and kidnappings.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
“In our recent audit of state agencies,” Shad White says, “my office questioned the use of public money to purchase drone equipment manufactured by a company ... the United States Department of Defense considers a threat to national security.”
- Argus Leader
In her home state Capitol, the potential 2024 White House contender has not personally taken questions from reporters.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
Ukrainian tank crews have arrived in the United Kingdom to start training on Challenger 2 tanks, the UK Ministry of Defense reported on Twitter on Jan. 29.
- Florida Today
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Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Ruben Gallego, who's trying to unseat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, says 'nobody' in the state 'has really spoken to' her she joined the upper chamber
"Nobody in Arizona has really spoken to her in the last four years. This is why she is where she is," Rep. Gallego said of Sen. Sinema on Thursday.
- Fox News
Florida police chief issues warning to criminals after homeowner shoots burglars: 'Most people are armed'
A Florida police chief warned criminals who are thinking about robbing homes of residents that many people in Florida are armed and there might be "repercussions."
- Fox News
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, argued “no amount of training” could change the caught-on-video actions of five Memphis officers against Tyre Nichols.
- Associated Press
The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive. The organizer and host for this year's breakfast, scheduled for Thursday, will be the National Prayer Breakfast Foundation, headed by former Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. Sen. Chris Coons, a regular participant and chairman of the Senate ethics committee, said the move was prompted in part by concerns in recent years that members of Congress did not know important details about the larger multiday gathering.