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Jun 02 2022
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In the wake of recent mass shootings in Texas, New York and other places throughout the country, politicians and activists are convening to discuss preventative measures and potential new gun laws. A bipartisan group of senatorsAllSides Staff
Dec 15 2020
Russian hackers are suspected in a months-long cyberattack on U.S. government institutions. The Treasury and Commerce Departments, the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institutes of Health all reportedly suffered breaches, as did various businesses and corporations. Hackers maliciously manipulated technology from software provider SolarWinds Inc. to gain access toTownhall Wall Street Journal (News) Yahoo News
Nov 23 2020
Projected 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, according to multiple sources.
Blinken, 58, served as Deputy Secretary of State and Deputy National Security Adviser during the Obama Administration. He is considered a moderate who is expected to receive a smooth Senate confirmation.NPR (Online News) Politico Washington Times
Jan 13 2021
The National Guard was armed with lethal weapons Tuesday night as it fortified the area surrounding the U.S. Capitol building ahead of Congress' debate over impeaching President Donald Trump. Up to 20,000 troops will be deployed in Washington D.C. leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, up from Monday’s commitment of 15,000. This comes as the FBI warns of “armedPolitico The Hill Fox News (Online News)
Sep 10 2020
A whistleblower complaint alleges that top officials at the White House and the Department of Homeland Security downplayed threats from white supremacists and Russian election interference while altering reports to support Trump’s claims. The DHS and the White House denied the allegations. The whistleblower is Brian Murphy, a former official at the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, whoBBC News Fox News (Online News) Washington Post
Sep 18 2020
Amid concerns about privacy and national security, the U.S. Commerce Department announced it will ban U.S. customers from downloading Chinese-owned applications TikTok and WeChat beginning this Sunday. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the move will "combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data." WeChat use will be heavily restricted for current users startingWashington Examiner Associated Press BuzzFeed News
Jun 29 2020
President Trump claims that the U.S. intelligence on Russia bounties on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan was deemed not credible, and he was not briefed. The intelligence had gleaned that the bounties may have led to the death of several U.S. service members.
The New York Times reported on Friday that Trump had been briefed on the matter and that the National Security Council had held aWashington Post The Hill Washington Times
Sep 15 2020
Whistleblower Claims Medical Neglect and High Rate of Hysterectomies at ICE Facility; Coverage Differs
A new whistleblower complaint claims that officials at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility refused to test detainees for COVID-19, shredded medical documents, and oversaw an unusually high number of hysterectomies. A hysterectomy is a procedure where a woman’s uterus is removed, sterilizing her. The complaint comes primarily from Dawn Wooten, a nurse who formerly worked at theWashington Times Vice Insider
May 20 2020
Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell declassified an email Tuesday that Obama-era national security advisor Susan Rice had sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration. The email contains information on how President Barack Obama's administration planned to handle "sensitive information related to Russia," and pertains to a January 5th, 2017 meeting betweenPolitico The Hill Fox News (Online News)
Oct 29 2019
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the director of European Affairs on the National Security Council, is being deposed by House investigators Tuesday.
Vindman plans to tell three House committees that he raised concerns about President Trump and other officials pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch two politically motivated investigations.Reuters Newsmax (News) Washington Post