A top Baltimore City official is calling for more oversight of COVID-19 funding. Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby told 11 News he will introduce legislation on Monday to demand more oversight on how the city spends COVID-19 funding.
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The Ohio Republican's attack on Democrats got flipped back on him.
The editorial board of Albany's Times Union asks the New York Republican "how low" she can go in its withering essay.
- Chicago Tribune
Chicago gas station owners say city inspectors shutting them down for minor violations and ‘racist reasons’
Multiple gas station and convenience store owners across Chicago are calling on the City Council to investigate what they allege are mass shutdowns of their businesses as part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s strategy to reduce violence. At a news conference earlier this week, about 15 owners gathered at the shuttered Falcon Fuel station in the Wrightwood neighborhood on the South Side. They alleged ...
Twitter users issued a collective "no" in response to a post from Donald Trump's son.
People on Twitter think they spotted side-eye, and sent the term "even Bannon" trending.
"Requirements that lawyers be strong advocates are pillars of our democracy," a former Florida state Supreme Court justice wrote of attorney Daniel Uhlfelder.
- LA Times
What's next for rural California, which heartily supported recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom?
- Business Insider
Budget overruns and culture clashes over long vacations plagued the $50 billion submarine deal France got booted from in favor of the US and UK
France was only given a few hours' warning that it had lost a lucrative submarine contract with Australia. But the deal had problems for years before.
- The Daily Beast
Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS/GettyRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reportedly bankrolled his mistress’s travel abroad with him on official diplomatic trips to almost two dozen countries around the world, according to a new bombshell report from Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s team. The report, entitled “Yachts, bribes and a mistress. What Minister Lavrov is hiding,” details a plethora of luxury digs and yachts enjoyed by the couple, including a yacht owned by the notoriou
- The Telegraph
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, warned Boris Johnson not to jeopardise the Good Friday Agreement when the two met in Downing Street on Thursday.
- Associated Press
The first Black police chief in Waterloo, Iowa, is facing intense opposition from some current and former officers as he works with city leaders to reform the department, including the removal of its longtime insignia that resembles a Ku Klux Klan dragon. Joel Fitzgerald says his 16-month tenure in Waterloo, a city of 67,000 with a history of racial divisions, is a “case study” for what Black police chiefs face as they seek to build community trust and hold officers to higher standards. In an interview with The Associated Press, he said the attacks were driven by misinformation and racism toward him and his boss, the city's first Black mayor.
The Florida Republican's response to the pandemic is hammered in author Don Winslow's latest video, which has topped 1 million views.
- Associated Press
It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, including seven children, not terrorists. A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration voted to not recommend COVID-19 booster shots for all Americans over age 16, dashing an administration hope.
- Business Insider
Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Stephen Breyer want to convince you that the Supreme Court isn't political, but experts say 'it's naive to think people will' believe them
"If the justices have to defend themselves from being partisan, that's already a problem in and of itself," one expert told Insider.
(Bloomberg) -- A $100 million loan on Donald Trump’s Fifth Avenue tower was moved to a watch list Monday because of “lower average occupancy,” according to information compiled by Wells Fargo & Co.The debt, sponsored by the former president himself, is secured by the 244,482 square feet (22,700 square meters) of office and retail space in Trump Tower. Occupancy has dipped to 78.9% from 85.9% at the end of 2020, according to Wells Fargo, the master servicer of the loan. Revenue from the property
President Biden failed to persuade Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to agree to spending $3.5 trillion on the Democrats' budget reconciliation package during their Oval Office meeting on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.Why it matters: Defying a president from his own party — face-to-face — is the strongest indication yet Manchin is serious about cutting specific programs and limiting the price tag of any potential bill to $1.5 trillion. His insistence could blow up the deal for p
The Congressional Progressive Caucus' chief says more than half her 96-member group is willing to block the Senate-passed infrastructure bill later this month without a separate party-line measure.
- National Review
Congressional Progressive Caucus Prepares to Block Infrastructure Bill if Reconciliation Budget Fails
House Speaker Pelosi has signaled that she won't proceed with the main bipartisan bill unless the reconciliation bill follows it.
- Washington Examiner
A number of key world leaders were notably absent from President Joe Biden's Friday morning climate forum.
Democratic candidates trying to take Senate seats support changing the filibuster in some way.