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Jordan: Legislation alone wouldn’t have stopped Nichols beating

While many lawmakers and people across the United States have been compelled by brutal videos of police violence to advocate for reform, one member of Congress on Sunday said legislation is not the cure. "I don't know if there is anything you can do to stop the kind of evil that we saw in that video," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chair of the House Judiciary...

McCarthy optimistic about agreement with Biden on debt ceiling

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Sunday he thinks President Joe Biden will come to an agreement with him regarding the debt ceiling, despite the Biden administration's previous assertions that they wouldn't negotiate with House Republicans on the issue. “His staff tries to say something different, but I think the president will be willing to make...

Opinion | In Praise of Russia’s Political Exiles

When it comes to regime change, there’s an important relationship between regime opponents inside the country, and exiles outside the country. This has played out over and over again in history, particularly in Russia. This dynamic will be important to whatever happens in Russia in the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ill-conceived invasion...

Top House Foreign Affairs Republican agrees with possibility of war with China

The Republican chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Sunday he agreed with a statement that suggested the U.S. could be at war with China in 2025 — but the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee pushed back. "I hope he's wrong as well. I think he's right, though, unfortunately," Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said Sunday on "Fox...

Time for ‘national conversation’ on policing, Durbin says

Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin said Sunday that the brutal footage of Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols demonstrated the need for "a national conversation" on law enforcement. Speaking on ABC's "This Week," the Illinois Democrat said, "We need a national conversation about policing in a responsible, constitutional and humane way. These men and...

Warner and Rubio together call for document oversight for national security

Sens. Mark Warner and Marco Rubio, the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee, jointly said they spoke for their entire committee in demanding access to documents found in the possession of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. "I don't know how congressional oversight on the documents, actually knowing what they are, in any...

Russian diamonds lose their sparkle

Belgium's prime minister wants the world to hunt down and stop trade in Russian "blood diamonds."

Why whale deaths are dividing environmentalists — and firing up Tucker Carlson

Dead whales are usually a sure-fire way to unite environmentalists — but not in New Jersey. Instead, a recent spate of beached whales in the Northeast is exposing rifts among activists, energizing Republicans and threatening to complicate one of President Joe Biden’s top energy goals. Since December, at least nine whales have been stranded on beaches...

GOP national sales tax talk backfires, as Dems see political gold

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has backed his fellow Republicans into a corner with one of the promises he made to his far-right flank to land his job: opening the door to considering fringe legislation that would replace the income tax with a federal sales tax and abolish the IRS. Most GOP members appear determined to distance themselves as much as...

Israeli police seal off home of Jerusalem synagogue attacker

JERUSALEM — Israeli police on Sunday sealed up the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian attacker who killed seven people and wounded three outside a synagogue, one of several punitive measures approved by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet overnight. The move came following a deadly weekend in which seven people were killed and five others wounded in two...

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