Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), two of the Senate leaders behind the HAVANA Act, join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the importance of that bill and the differences in support from the State Department compared to the CIA. "I give a lot of credit to the new Director of the CIA, Bill Burns for taking seriously the illnesses and complaints," says Sen. Collins. "Unfortunately, the State Department has really lagged the CIA. Secretary Blinken was very slow to meet with the victims in contrast to Director Burns."
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The former Trump White House press secretary earned a blistering two-word rebuke from Mary Trump, the ex-president's niece.
- USA TODAY
The committee on the Capitol riot scheduled a Tuesday hearing to vote on holding Steve Bannon, a former adviser to Trump, in congressional contempt.
- Washington Examiner
Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, applauded his nation's soldiers as they performed a series of extreme martial arts.
- USA TODAY
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany also accused Psaki of Hatch Act violations this week.
- LA Times
Bills on fishing licenses, ghost guns, jaywalking, bicycle laws and gas-powered lawn equipment were among those Newsom acted on
- Idaho Statesman
“This entire matter is an excellent demonstration of why government should seek legal counsel that it needs to hear instead of what it wants to hear,” the AG’s office said.
- The State
In an email sent to all of South Carolina’s state senators and their staff, she wrote, “That sure is the whitest looking black guy I’ve ever seen.”
- The Telegraph
Priti Patel will assume new powers to block visa requests from countries that refuse to take back illegal migrants.
- Rolling Stone
The former president's legal troubles are starting to catch up to him
- Washington Examiner
The Supreme Court altered its oral argument format after research indicated female justices were interrupted more by male justices and advocates, according to Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
- Associated Press
California Gov. Gavin Newsom spent the summer campaigning to keep his job and, with a landslide victory in hand, he's continued pushing progressive California further left. In the four weeks after beating back a recall attempt, the Democrat signed laws that require gender-neutral displays of children's toys and toothbrushes in large department stores, made it illegal to remove a condom without consent during intercourse and cleared the way for a nation's first ban on the sale of new gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers. California is among the deepest blue states in the country — Democrats control all statewide offices and have super majorities in the Legislature, which nowadays often acts as a laboratory for liberal policies that would not get to a vote in many other states.
- Business Insider
Andrew McCabe, the former FBI official who was fired under Trump just hours before his retirement, won back his pension in a settlement with the DOJ
McCabe was fired in 2018 after multiple public attacks from Trump. In a lawsuit against the Justice Department, he alleged the firing was political.
- The 74
The Texas Supreme Court halted a San Antonio school district’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for teachers and school employees Thursday — hours before the requirement was supposed to take effect. Under the mandate, all employees of San Antonio Independent School District were supposed to get vaccinated against the virus by Friday — directly challenging Gov. Greg […]
The Melania and Donald You Don't See, According to Ex-Aide: 'I Miss Them and I Hope I Never See Them Again'
"This book is for the public to read and they can believe, look and decide for themselves if I've been honest," Stephanie Grisham says of her new memoir
- Kansas City Star
Missouri Gov. Parson targets St. Louis newspaper for prosecution after report on state’s security vulnerability
The Missouri governor referred information to the Cole County prosecutor after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on a security vulnerability on a state website.
- LA Times
Column: People talk about the cost of that big federal bill but don't know what's in it. So we'll tell you
Do you know what the reconciliation bill would pay for. Here are key provisions.
- Rolling Stone
"The federal and state political branches have every prerogative to adopt interpretations of the Constitution that differ from the Supreme Court’s," lawyers for the state said in a filing
Massachusetts’ Republican officials reportedly spent thousands of dollars to support the campaign of a Boston City Council candidate who has repeatedly expressed anti-Asian sentiments on social media. Driving the news: Donnie Palmer, who ran in the Sept. 14 preliminary election, has made anti-Asian statements targeting Michelle Wu, a Taiwanese American councilor running to become Boston’s mayor. In a Facebook post on Aug. 29, Palmer asked, “ARE WE ABOUT TO ELECT A CHINESE CITIZEN TO CONTROL THE CITY OF BOSTON?” The post included side-by-side photos of Wu and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
(Reuters) -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin has promised to block a proposed royalty for minerals extracted on federal land from advancing in the U.S. Senate's version of the hotly debated reconciliation package, a senate staffer said on Thursday. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and chair of the Senator's Energy and Natural Resources committee, promised U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, a Nevada Democrat, that the royalty proposal would not be included in the Senate's final reconciliation language, according to Cortez Masto's office.