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UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield: Congress’ work in wake of Capitol riot ‘shows that our democracy is resilient’

UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield: Congress’ work in wake of Capitol riot ‘shows that our democracy is resilient’

US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Monday that Congress’ work in the immediate wake of the US Capitol insurrection confirmed to her that American democracy had survived the January 6 attack. Asked by CNN’s Don Lemon how, as ambassador, she would calm allies’ potential concerns over what happened that day, Thomas-Greenfield replied:…MORE

Trump is facing probes from 5 independently elected investigators

Trump is facing probes from 5 independently elected investigators

Five independently elected investigators have turned their attention to former President Donald Trump, a sign his legal woes are mounting as he no longer enjoys the protections once afforded to him by the Oval Office. Trump is now facing inquiries run by elected officials from Georgia to New York to Washington with only their constituents…MORE

Romney treated at hospital after fall over the weekend but ‘doing better’

Romney treated at hospital after fall over the weekend but ‘doing better’

Sen. Mitt Romney was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital for “a lot of stitches” on his eyebrow and eyelid after a fall over the weekend, he told reporters Monday. “I’m doing better,” the Utah Republican said on Capitol Hill, telling reporters he “took a fall” while visiting his grandchildren in Boston. He wasn’t…MORE

Key GOP swing vote undecided on whether to back Biden’s imperiled budget pick

Key GOP swing vote undecided on whether to back Biden’s imperiled budget pick

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska had a sit-down meeting on Monday with Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, but has not decided yet if she will provide the crucial vote Tanden likely needs to be confirmed. Murkowski told reporters she had “follow up questions” after the…MORE

Miguel Cardona confirmed as education secretary

Miguel Cardona confirmed as education secretary

The Senate voted 64-33 on Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona, a former public school teacher, as secretary of education. He faces the monumental task of helping guide school districts to safely provide in-person instruction as teachers’ unions in some places across the country are fighting reopening plans. President Joe Biden has pledged to reopen most…MORE