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Capitol Hill security reverses plan to reinstall outer perimeter fencing at Capitol

Capitol Hill security reverses plan to reinstall outer perimeter fencing at Capitol

Capitol Hill security forces abruptly reversed plans to reinstall outer perimeter fencing on Capitol Complex grounds meant to protect against potential unrest related to the high-profile trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, walking back its request for additional security measures minutes after Chauvin was convicted of the 2020 murder of George Floyd. Late…MORE

Top Biden national security officials brief Congress on Afghanistan withdrawal

Top Biden national security officials brief Congress on Afghanistan withdrawal

Top officials from the Biden administration’s national security team on Tuesday briefed lawmakers about the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, facing questions from skeptical Republicans and Democrats alike about whether they’re prepared for the ramifications of what happens once US troops are gone. Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Director…MORE

Biden administration unveils effort to strengthen cybersecurity of power grid

Biden administration unveils effort to strengthen cybersecurity of power grid

The Biden administration kicked off a 100-day effort on Tuesday to beef up cybersecurity in the nation’s power grid, calling for industry leaders to install technologies that could thwart attacks on the electricity supply. The move follows a high-profile, if unsuccessful, cyberattack in Florida that sought to compromise a water treatment plant, which highlighted some…MORE

Meet the people who write the biggest checks in federal elections

Meet the people who write the biggest checks in federal elections

Just 12 individuals and couples provided $1 out of every $13 spent to influence congressional and presidential races in the last six elections, according an analysis released Tuesday by a Washington watchdog group. Led by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, America’s political megadonors have plowed $3.4 billion into federal contests between January 2009 and…MORE

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