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Trump administration issues racist school curriculum report on MLK day

A commission stood up by President Donald Trump as a rebuttal to schools applying a more accurate history curriculum around slavery in the US issued its inflammatory report on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trump announced that he was establishing the commission last fall, following a slew of Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the…MORE

Biden crafts inaugural address to unify a country in crisis

President-elect Joe Biden has spoken volumes inside the US Capitol over more than four decades, but the weight of those words does not approach the magnitude of the message he will deliver on its steps during his inaugural address Wednesday. Biden has been steadily crafting the speech — adding a thought here, inserting a line…MORE

Retired New York City firefighter charged in connection with US Capitol riot

Retired New York City firefighter charged in connection with US Capitol riot

A retired New York City Fire Department member is facing federal charges for allegedly participating in the deadly riot at the US Capitol earlier this month. Thomas Fee has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according…MORE

Democratic lawmaker accuses Boebert of giving tours prior to insurrection

Democratic lawmaker accuses Boebert of giving tours prior to insurrection

Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said that he and a fellow lawmaker personally saw Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado guiding a group of people through the Cannon House Office Building tunnel in the days leading up the Capitol insurrection on January 6. Cohen’s accusation is significant because it is the first time a…MORE

Sen. Josh Hawley finds new publisher after Simon & Schuster dropped book

Sen. Josh Hawley finds new publisher after Simon & Schuster dropped book

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book will now be published by conservative publishing house Regnery Publishing after it was dropped by Simon & Schuster earlier this month following the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol building. Regnery will publish Hawley’s book, titled “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” in the spring, according to a news release…MORE

Army Secretary says National Guard’s riot response was hampered by archaic system

Army Secretary says National Guard’s riot response was hampered by archaic system

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Monday that the National Guard and law enforcement response to the deadly US Capitol riot was hampered by an archaic system and criticized the current method of defending the nation’s capital in a crisis as “overly bureaucratic.” In an interview with CNN, McCarthy called for overhauling the bureaucracy, including the…MORE

Census chief quits early after final round of citizenship controversy

Census chief quits early after final round of citizenship controversy

The Trump-appointed official overseeing the 2020 census announced his resignation on Monday, nearly a year before his term was scheduled to end. Census Bureau Director Steve Dillingham’s announcement comes days after the Trump administration backed off from its final attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from an important count of the nation’s population. The departure saves…MORE