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Administration officials warn Americans against hoarding gasoline

Administration officials warn Americans against hoarding gasoline

The Biden administration is urging Americans not to hoard gasoline as a growing number of gas stations along the East Coast run out of fuel in the wake of a surge in demand following a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday warned Americans against hoarding and improperly storing gasoline…MORE

The vote to oust Liz Cheney took only 16 minutes. Here’s what happened.

The vote to oust Liz Cheney took only 16 minutes. Here’s what happened.

The vote to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position took only 16 minutes. Before the House Republican Conference met Wednesday morning to oust the Wyoming congresswoman from her position as the third-ranking Republican member in Congress, sources told CNN they expected it to be quick. But it happened so quickly that some members…MORE

Why Liz Cheney chose to wear this George Washington battle flag pin

Why Liz Cheney chose to wear this George Washington battle flag pin

When Rep. Liz Cheney delivered her defiant speech Tuesday on the eve of the vote to oust her from Republican leadership, she brought with her a symbolic token: a lapel pin depicting George Washington’s traditional battle flag. The flag sets 13 stars on a blue field and is said to have flown over Washington’s headquarters…MORE

Secret Service recovers $2 billion in fraudulently obtained Covid-19 relief funds

Secret Service recovers $2 billion in fraudulently obtained Covid-19 relief funds

Federal officials from the US Secret Service have helped recover around $2 billion in fraudulently obtained Covid-19 relief funds and seized more than $640 million from accused fraudsters, the agency said Wednesday. One year into the pandemic, the Secret Service has opened 690 cases regarding unemployment insurance fraud, on top of another 720 Economic Injury…MORE

Former acting defense secretary invokes Kent State massacre in defending decision not to send military to Capitol on January 6

Former acting defense secretary invokes Kent State massacre in defending decision not to send military to Capitol on January 6

Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller invoked the Kent State massacre on Wednesday as he told Congress why he didn’t believe the US military should have responded to the Capitol insurrection, saying he sees the nation’s armed forces “as a last resort” when responding to protests. “Historically, military responses to domestic protests have resulted…MORE

Biden announces third slate of judicial nominees

Biden announces third slate of judicial nominees

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate three new US Court of Appeals nominees and three new District Court nominees, marking his third slate of judicial nominations. Altogether, the President has now put forward 20 names for federal judge vacancies. The White House described many of the nominees as “groundbreaking choices,” and…MORE

Biden administration winds down Trump’s pandemic food box program

Biden administration winds down Trump’s pandemic food box program

As the country slowly climbs out of the pandemic, the Biden administration is ending a program that delivered nearly 167 million boxes of fresh food to families in need and helped farmers sell their produce at a time when supply chain disruptions forced them to dump milk and destroy their crops. It’s one of many…MORE

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