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These government benefits would be at risk if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling

These government benefits would be at risk if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling

The battle over raising the debt ceiling may seem like political gamesmanship on Capitol Hill, but it has real-life implications for tens of millions of Americans. Social Security payments could be delayed. The next monthly child tax credit installment might not be sent on time. Food stamp recipients could be left waiting for funds. That’s…MORE

Lawmakers storm out of classified Afghanistan briefing after questions go unanswered

Lawmakers storm out of classified Afghanistan briefing after questions go unanswered

Multiple lawmakers angrily stormed out of a classified briefing with members of the Biden administration on Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the briefing. The Republican and Democratic lawmakers grew frustrated after State Department, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of the Director of National Security officials failed to answer…MORE

Restrictive abortion bill introduced in Florida mirrors controversial Texas law

Restrictive abortion bill introduced in Florida mirrors controversial Texas law

A Republican Florida state lawmaker on Wednesday introduced a bill that is modeled after a strict Texas law prohibiting abortions after six weeks, drawing condemnation from supporters of abortion rights who fear such legislation might soon be introduced in other states. House Bill 167 was filed by Florida state Rep. Webster Barnaby. The bill, like…MORE

Biden criticizes Senate Republicans after police reform negotiations end without a deal
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Biden criticizes Senate Republicans after police reform negotiations end without a deal

President Joe Biden on Wednesday criticized Senate Republicans after the bipartisan talks around overhauling policing laws broke down without a deal, critiquing the GOP for rejecting even modest reforms. In a statement, Biden thanked Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Rep. Karen Bass of California for their work on the bill, and heaped…MORE

Democrats quietly limit House GOP effort to press for probes into Biden administration
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Democrats quietly limit House GOP effort to press for probes into Biden administration

House Democrats have quietly moved to restrict the GOP’s ability to use its limited power in the minority to press for investigations, an effort that has Republicans crying foul as they seek to pressure their foes over the Biden administration’s handling of Afghanistan. According to publicly available documents reviewed by CNN, Democrats in March began…MORE

Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks
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Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks

The Biden administration is issuing new security guidance to critical infrastructure firms in an attempt to blunt the impact of ransomware and other hacks, following a series of attacks on US companies. The recommendations, which are expected to be be released by the departments of Commerce and Homeland Security on Wednesday, are aimed at protecting…MORE

Pentagon announces plan to implement sexual assault commission recommendations
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Pentagon announces plan to implement sexual assault commission recommendations

The Pentagon laid out its plan to address sexual assault and domestic violence in the military, three months after the White House and the defense secretary threw their support behind recommendations made by an independent review commission. “The administration has placed an unprecedentedly high priority on this challenge set,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks…MORE

Kamala Harris raises ‘grave concerns’ over treatment of Haitian migrants in call with DHS chief
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Kamala Harris raises ‘grave concerns’ over treatment of Haitian migrants in call with DHS chief

Vice President Kamala Harris told Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday that she had serious worries about the treatment of Haitian migrants by Border Patrol agents. Videos taken by Al Jazeera and Reuters appear to show law enforcement officers on horseback using aggressive tactics when confronting migrants, who are largely Haitian, to prevent them…MORE

Biden administration scrambles to contain fallout from another border crisis

Biden administration scrambles to contain fallout from another border crisis

The Biden administration is ramping up deportation flights of migrants to as many as seven a day and talking to Brazil and Chile to possibly repatriate Haitians who previously resided in those countries as they scramble to contain the fallout amid bipartisan criticism. But even as the Department of Homeland Security tries to draw a…MORE

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