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The week in 14 headlines

This week, legislators worked to confirm more of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet and administration officials. The President’s team also pushed forward on their Covid-19 relief plans. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump’s influence still loomed large — this weekend, he will speak at CPAC, his first speech since leaving the White House. Monday Justice Clarence Thomas…MORE

House and Senate progressives split over next steps on minimum wage

House and Senate progressives split over next steps on minimum wage

House progressives are furious with the Senate parliamentarian’s decision to remove the $15 minimum wage provision from the Senate’s version of the Covid relief bill, a proposal that is foundational to the left wing’s beliefs and one they have fiercely campaigned on, but it is unclear how they will channel that frustration into next steps.…MORE

Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for ‘solarwinds123’ password leak

Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for ‘solarwinds123’ password leak

Current and former top executives at SolarWinds are blaming a company intern for a critical lapse in password security that apparently went undiagnosed for years. The password in question, “solarwinds123,” was discovered in 2019 on the public internet by an independent security researcher who warned the company that the leak had exposed a SolarWinds file…MORE

Judge rules alleged leader of Oath Keepers must stay in jail before trial

Judge rules alleged leader of Oath Keepers must stay in jail before trial

A federal judge decided Friday that the alleged ringleader of the most serious paramilitary conspiracy stemming from the US Capitol attack must stay in jail before trial. The decision came during a court hearing where the defendant, Jessica Watkins, disavowed the right-wing Oath Keepers organization and said she was “humbled” and “humiliated” by the charges…MORE

Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders

Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders

Despite promising to punish senior Saudi leaders while on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden declined to apply sanctions to the one the US intelligence community determined is responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The choice not to punish Prince Mohammed directly puts into sharp relief the type…MORE

Democrat launches campaign to unseat Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Democrat launches campaign to unseat Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has her first public Democratic challenger after Holly McCormack announced her plans this week to challenge the conspiracy theorist for her seat in the heavily GOP district in Georgia. Several other Democrats have filed to run in 2022, Federal Election Commission records show, but McCormack, a 36-year-old insurance agent, is…MORE

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