Jan. 6 committee seeks Trump administration records as investigation ramps up

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack on Wednesday sent records requests to eight government agencies, seeking records from the Trump White House and administration related to the Capitol Hill riot and efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. The letters, the first investigative steps taken by the panel since its July […]

Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to give farewell address on last day in office

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began his last day on the job Monday with his top aid releasing a statement on his behalf, saying Cuomo “has no interest in running for office again” after resigning this month over sexual harassment allegations by multiple women that would have led to his likely impeachment. The 63-year-old Cuomo […]

T-Mobile says cyberattack impacted more customer data than initially thought

T-Mobile revealed Friday that the personal data of more than 5 million additional customers was compromised in the recent cyber attack, bringing the total number of people impacted to over 50 million. The company revealed earlier this week that it was the victim of a “highly sophisticated cyberattack,” and that the data of millions of […]

5 things to know about Biden's plan to roll out COVID boosters this fall

The Biden administration is expected to announce, as soon as this week, a plan to roll out booster shots for all Americans who got Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines more than eight months ago. Any plan would be contingent upon getting a green light from federal agencies who say they are still reviewing the data. […]

Biden retreats to Camp David leaving unanswered questions on Afghanistan

At 4:19 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, President Joe Biden concluded a speech defending his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan, tapping his binder on a podium in the East Room of the White House for emphasis. By 4:57 p.m., the presidential helicopter, Marine One, was in the air, headed for the presidential […]

House moderates threaten to block budget vote over infrastructure funding

A group of House moderates is threatening to blow up Democrats’ plans of passing a $3.5 trillion budget resolution when the chamber is set to return the week of Aug. 23 unless the chamber also votes on the $1.1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. House Democrats intended to vote on the $3.5 trillion budget blueprint in […]

Biden keeps low public profile as more territory falls to Taliban in Afghanistan

As the situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate and criticism mounts over the Biden administration’s handling of the U.S. troop withdrawal from the country after the 20-year war, President Joe Biden has kept a low profile. Spending the day in Wilmington, Delaware, before departing for Camp David, a presidential retreat, Biden has no public events […]

Rocky road ahead for infrastructure bill, $3.5 trillion budget plan

Democrats were quick to celebrate rare back-to-back victories when the Senate approved both a $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill and an additional $3.5 trillion package piled high with progressive priorities just before adjourning for recess on Wednesday – but it’s a rocky road ahead before either bill makes it to the president’s desk to be signed […]

Biden, Trump see sway tested in Ohio House elections: The Note

The TAKE with Rick Klein Who’s afraid of a president — current or former? Voters in Ohio will nominate two House candidates on Tuesday who will be virtually assured of winning seats in November. One will be a Democrat in deep-blue Cleveland and Akron, the other a Republican in a ruby-red swath in the Columbus […]

Ben Crump files lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of Black women

Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the pharmaceutical giant marketed talcum-based baby powder specifically to Black women despite links to ovarian cancers. Johnson & Johnson has denied the allegations, saying its marketing campaigns are “multicultural and inclusive.” The company also denies that its products cause cancer, […]