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Biden Rushes to Protect the Power Grid as Hacking Threats Grow

Wednesday  13:40,   14 april 2021

A White House plan to rapidly shore up the security of the U.S. power grid will begin with a 100-day sprint, but take years more to transform utilities’ ability to fight off hackers, according to details of a draft version of the plan confirmed by... >>>

The GOP establishment strikes back

Wednesday  13:40,   14 april 2021

For the first time since at least 2015, former House Speaker John Boehner is the toast of the town in Washington. © J. Scott Applewhite/AP Former House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, and then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. attend a... >>>

California races to get ahead of another bad fire season

Wednesday  13:40,   14 april 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday signed a $536 billion funding plan to speed fire prevention projects across the state, part of an effort to mitigate the potential effects of another devastating season that could come just weeks before a recall... >>>

Wisconsin state treasurer Sarah Godlewski launches Senate bid

Wednesday  13:40,   14 april 2021

Wisconsin state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski launched a Senate bid on Wednesday, joining a field of Democrats vying to take on Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in 2022. "People say we can't fix the Senate, but I don't buy that," Godlewski said in a... >>>

'Breyer Retire' campaign looms over Dems' tenuous majority

Wednesday  13:05,   14 april 2021

Neither Democratic lawmakers nor President Joe Biden are putting overt retirement pressure on the Supreme Court justice — but his future is on everyone's minds.Justice Stephen Breyer is 82 and Democrats are a single Senate seat away from ceding... >>>

Infrastructure: 4 signs of where the plan stands on Capitol Hill

Wednesday  12:40,   14 april 2021

The White House and congressional Democrats face a crowded slate of pressing issues and competing priorities this week as they try to push forward with efforts to negotiate and secure passage of President Joe Biden's infrastructure package.The... >>>

Biden’s decision: How hard to punch back at Putin's hackers

Wednesday  12:15,   14 april 2021

The U.S. could 'turn the power off in Moscow,' one former U.S. official said. 'But that has so many dynamics in the wrong direction.'Well over 100 days later, his administration has yet to make it clear how hard it plans to punch... >>>

Kovac has no understanding of flick debates

Wednesday  11:35,   14 april 2021

Niko Kovac has reacted with incomprehension to the discussions about his successor Hansi Flick at FC Bayern München and the transfer planning in his new Club As Monaco called "the opposite" of circumstances in Munich. "Personally, I can not... >>>

Pete Buttigieg claims 'racism physically built into' US highways

Wednesday  11:05,   14 april 2021

Pete Buttigieg made his comments to theGrio, reflecting on how roads and highways were often built through communities or to separate communities in the past.'There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that's why the jobs plan... >>>

Biden's pick for top civil rights job promises to advance racial equality

Wednesday  11:05,   14 april 2021

If confirmed, Kristen Clarke would be the first Black woman to fill the high-profile Justice Department post."As I look to my own son ... I remain committed to the promise of working every day to build a world of equal opportunity for all," Clarke... >>>

Nancy Pelosi says she will 'never forgive' the Capitol rioters for the 'trauma' they caused Congressional staff and members

Wednesday  06:40,   14 april 2021

The Speaker of the House told USA Today that she thinks the chaos of January 6 will have an impact on people deciding to come to work at the Capitol.In a new interview with USA Today that coincides with the Speaker of the House's 100th day in... >>>

Obstacles and expectations loom as Democrats draft Biden’s $2T infrastructure bill

Wednesday  05:40,   14 april 2021

Many of the final decisions on the party’s infrastructure bill will still likely depend on their hardest-to-please members.Many of the biggest components of Biden’s mammoth spending plan remain in flux, including how far Democrats should go, how to... >>>

House passes bill to avert Medicare cuts

Wednesday  05:40,   14 april 2021

The House on Tuesday approved a bill that would put off automatic cuts to Medicare provider payments until the end of the year. The bill passed with a strong bipartisan majority of 384-38.Technically, the House vote comes nearly two weeks after the... >>>

Judge shuts down subpoenas in Antrim County election lawsuit

Wednesday  05:40,   14 april 2021

A judge blocked several subpoenas served to four Michigan clerks in an election fraud lawsuit involving Dominion Voting Systems equipment in Antrim County. © Provided by Washington Examiner The subpoenas sent to various other counties, which sought... >>>

Pelosi says she would have put up a fight against Capitol mob: 'I'm a street fighter'

Wednesday  05:40,   14 april 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says in a new interview that she would have put up a fight had she encountered rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6."Well, I'm pretty tough. I'm a street fighter," Pelosi told USA Today while acknowledging... >>>