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Violence of Capital Riots could be repeated again, warns police chief

The police officer responsible for security at the United States Capitol during the protests in January…

Michael Flynn reinstated by Twitter on Jan. 6 anniversary

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn had his Twitter account reinstated on Friday…

House adjourns until 10 p.m. as GOP scrambles for last McCarthy votes

The House voted to adjourn until 10 p.m. Friday as Republicans scrambled for the last votes…

Biden commemorates Jan. 6 two years later with first Presidential Citizens Medals

President Joe Biden commemorated the second anniversary of Jan. 6 on Friday with a ceremony in…

DC Comics slammed for going ‘woke’ with new pregnant Joker

DC Comics critics are reacting to a newly released backup storyline featuring Batman villain the Joker…

Democrat David Trone returns to Capitol hours after shoulder surgery

Fresh off his 7 a.m. shoulder surgery, Rep. David Trone (D-MD) returned to the Capitol for…

12 terrorism suspects nabbed sneaking across southern border, according to DHS data

Border Patrol agents caught 12 illegal immigrants in November whose names popped on the terrorism watchlist,…

Similar state abortion challenges meet different outcomes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The top courts in two conservative states ruled the same day on…

At least 29 killed after capture of ‘El Chapo’s’ son sparks violence in Mexico

At least 29 people have been killed in Mexico following violent clashes and hours of shootouts…

IRS completes pandemic unemployment refunds, paid $15 billion back to taxpayers

The IRS said Friday that it has finished repaying nearly 12 million taxpayers who overpaid on…

U.S. approves Alzheimer’s drug that modestly slows disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday approved a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug that modestly…

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel bristles at poll showing most Republicans want her out: ‘Junk’

A conservative group hit back Friday after Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel accused the group…

N.Y. Republicans brainstorm replacements for disgraced Rep.-elect George Santos

Rep.-elect George Santos hasn’t been sworn in yet as a freshman congressman but prominent GOP leaders…

Inching forwards – but still not enough votes for Kevin McCarthy to become US House speaker

Republican Kevin McCarthy is inching towards securing enough support to become speaker of the US House…

McCarthy flips votes in grueling fight for House speaker, heading toward 13th ballot

Republican Kevin McCarthy flipped several colleagues to support him in dramatic votes Friday for House speaker,…

California’s Newsom to launch 2nd term with contrast to GOP

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will kick off his second and final term on…

Conservative holdouts shift to McCarthy as speaker’s fight drags into fourth day

Republican infighting that has frozen the U.S. House in a state of limbo all week eased…

Ex-lawmaker who served time for Jan. 6 riot seeks House seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two years to the day after storming the U.S. Capitol, a former…

Ex-lawmaker’s final vote questioned after move from Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shortly before being appointed as a rural Nevada judge last month over…