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 2021-07-27 20:33 

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Iraqi PM urges less attention to 'anti-American' propaganda...

Americans would do well to pay less attention to negative propaganda about their country and realize there are millions of people around the world, including in Iraq, who appreciate the United States as a beacon of democracy and a force for progress in th...

 2021-07-27 19:48 

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House GOP lawmakers demand answers from Justice Department on Jan. 6 'prisoners'...

Six Republican House lawmakers called on Justice Department officials Tuesday to provide answers on the status and treatment of jailed Trump supporters who have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. "We want to know how ...

 2021-07-27 15:23 

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BREAKING: DHS fire alarm disrupts Mayorkas committee hearing...

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' testimony to the Senate was interrupted Tuesday by a fire alarm at his office. Mr. Mayorkas was testifying remotely by video when an alarm started blaring and a voice prompt ordered department employees ...

 2021-07-27 14:18 

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GOP Rep. Ted Budd pushes bill for White House staff to take a course on inflation...

Rep. Ted Budd on Tuesday introduced legislation that would require every member of President Biden's staff to take a financial literacy course on inflation before the White House could receive further funding. Mr. Budd, a North Carolina Republican run...

 2021-07-26 22:09 

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Joe Biden to call off U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year...

The U.S. will end its combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, President Biden announced Monday, with American forces shifting to an advisory and training role but potentially opening the door, critics say, for Iran to gain even more influence in th...

 2021-07-26 19:28 

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Chuck Grassley presses FBI to explain its monitoring of conservative women's group...

Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, is pressing the FBI to explain the reasoning for its newly revealed probe into the conservative group Concerned Women for America (CWA), The Washington Times has learned. The FBI's review of the pro-life wome...

 2021-07-26 19:13 

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Gen. John E. Hyten: Pentagon must pick up the pace to counter China...

Something happened to the U.S. military over the past 20 years as it fought terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan armed with homemade bombs and weapons more suitable for a museum than a battlefield. The nation's second-most senior military leader says Am...

 2021-07-26 16:22 

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Kevin McCarthy dubs Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger as 'Pelosi Republicans'...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is branding the two Republicans serving on the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol as "Pelosi Republicans." Mr. McCarthy opposes the probe, but that has not stopped Reps. Liz Chen...

 2021-07-26 16:22 

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Biden, Iraqi prime minister expected to announce end to U.S. combat mission...

President Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are expected to announce Monday an agreement to reduce the number of U.S. combat troops in Iraq, according to a senior administration official. The official told reporters the two leaders the wit...

 2021-07-26 15:35 

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Trump urges GOP to reject infrastructure deal: 'Don't let the radical left play you' for 'fools'...

Former President Donald Trump waded Monday into the bipartisan infrastructure talks, urging Senate Republicans to reject any deal until at least after the 2022 midterm elections. Mr. Trump claimed in a statement released to the public that some Republican...

 2021-07-25 13:48 

Washington Times

Pelosi to ask Kinzinger to join Jan. 6 investigation committee...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she plans to ask Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois Republican and vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, to serve on the select committee that will investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Mrs. Pelos...

 2021-07-25 12:38 

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Iraqi leader to push Biden on withdrawal of U.S. forces...

Iraq no longer needs U.S. combat troops on its soil and it is time for America to transition to a support role in the country, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said in an interview Sunday, previewing a message he'll deliver Monday to President ...

 2021-07-25 00:30 

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Trump slams McConnell as an 'old crow,' rips 'RINO' foes...

Former President Donald Trump took aim at several Republican officials, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, while speaking at a rally on Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Trump dubbed Mr. McConnell as being "an old crow," while alleg...

 2021-07-24 23:10 

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Pelosi, Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe: 'Let us salute Liz for her courage'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker's office as the group prepared for the first session o...

 2021-07-24 19:45 

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House Freedom Caucus urges McCarthy to seek Pelosi's ouster for blocking committee appointments...

The House Freedom Caucus asked Republican leadership Friday to seek the ouster of Speaker Nancy Pelosi because the California Democrat blocked two of its members from joining the Jan. 6 select committee. Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus se...

 2021-07-23 18:12 

Washington Times

Anti-Trump Republicans face a flood of primary challengers in the fight over GOP's future...

House Republicans who made a foe of former President Donald Trump face a growing number of 2022 primary challengers, whose campaigns are largely energized by a quest to redeem him. Mr. Trump, who remains the dominant figure in the Republican Party, has he...

 2021-07-23 18:05 

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Senate passes resolutions urging Russia to release Paul Whelan and Trevor Reed, imprisoned Americans...

The Senate pressed Thursday for the release of Trevor Reed and Paul Whelan, two Marine Corps veterans serving lengthy prison sentences in Russia for crimes they deny committing. Lawmakers passed by unanimous consent two resolutions: one "calling for t...

 2021-07-23 06:09 

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To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they don't want to monopolize power, but they insist there won't be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. In an interview with The Ass...

 2021-07-23 00:14 

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FBI release on handling of Kavanaugh investigation sparks new questions from Dems...

Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided "all relevant" ones ...

 2021-07-22 19:06 

Washington Times

U.S. launches Afghanistan airstrikes against Taliban forces...

The U.S. military revealed Wednesday it has launched a series of airstrikes against several targets in Afghanistan to support the government in Kabul in their fight against Taliban insurgents, even as the withdrawal order from President Biden is nearly co...

 2021-07-21 19:55 

Washington Times

Infrastructure bill blocked by Senate filibuster...

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer's gamble on infrastructure failed on Wednesday, handing the New York Democrat his first major legislative defeat since his party took control of the chamber earlier this year. In a party-line vote, the motion ...

 2021-07-21 18:30 

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Mitch McConnell urges Americans to get vaccinated: 'This is not complicated'...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell implored Americans to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus Tuesday and said they should ignore the "demonstrably bad advice" of some people arguing otherwise. "It never occurred to me, after three...

 2021-07-21 17:00 

Washington Times

Pelosi moves to block Trump allies from Jan. 6 committee...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday she has blocked Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana from serving on the Jan. 6 select committee, citing concerns over the "impact their appointments may have on the integrity of t...

 2021-07-21 13:09 

Washington Times

German Cabinet approves some $472 million in first flood aid...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a roughly 400 million-euro ($472 million) package of immediate aid for victims of last week's floods and vowed to get started quickly on rebuilding the devastated areas — a task who...

 2021-07-21 11:49 

Washington Times

'Criminal contract hackers': China, Iran, Russia enlist more high-tech gangsters for cyberattacks...

Rogue governments are increasingly outsourcing cyberattacks to criminals in the borderless domain of cyberspace to wreak havoc on the U.S. and across the world. China, Iran, Russia and other foreign adversaries have contracted with hackers, deployed sophi...

 2021-07-21 00:52 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, Thomas Massie, Ralph Norman mask fines upheld...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Three Republican U.S. House members have lost appeals challenging fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor earlier this year. On Tuesday, the U.S. House Ethics Committee released statements noting that U.S. Reps. Marj...

 2021-07-20 21:57 

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Louisiana GOP one for two in push to override Democratic governor's vetoes...

Voting strictly on party lines, the Republican-dominated Louisiana state senate Tuesday overrode the governor's veto of a bill that would prohibit biological men from playing women's sports, but fell short of the votes needed to pass a concealed c...

 2021-07-20 21:38 

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Republicans set to filibuster unfinished infrastructure deal as Dems rush to vote...

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer is barreling toward a vote set for Wednesday on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, despite lawmakers having not finished writing the proposal. The New York Democrat scheduled the vote on a legisl...

 2021-07-20 18:16 

Washington Times

Nancy Pelosi's proxy voting in House upheld in federal court...

A federal appeals court blocked a Republican-led case against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's resolution allowing her members to vote by proxy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District...

 2021-07-20 17:14 

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Chuck Schumer pledges to include Civilian Climate Corps in $3.5 trillion 'human infrastructure' pack...

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Tuesday backed calls to include a civilian "climate corps" in the upcoming Democrat-only $3.5 trillion "human infrastructure" package. The New York Democrat endorsed the program at a press confe...

 2021-07-20 16:17 

Washington Times

Shadowy Chinese casino magnate Zhao Wei eyes a business empire in Laos...

BANGKOK — Southeast Asia's crime-infested Golden Triangle, the lightly governed area where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, is best known perhaps as Afghanistan's only rival in the production of opium for the world's illic...

 2021-07-20 15:48 

Washington Times

Number of runaway Texas Democrats testing positive for COVID-19 rises to six...

A sixth runaway Texas House Democrat has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus as the disease continues to spread through the caucus ensconced in Washington, D.C. A spokesperson for the Texas Democratic Caucus confirmed Monday that another ...

 2021-07-20 15:36 

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Rand Paul, Anthony Fauci spar over whether Wuhan lab spent U.S. money on gain-of-function research...

Sen. Rand Paul accused Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday of lying to Congress about U.S. support for gain-of-function research in the Wuhan virology lab at the heart of probes into COVID-19's origins, sparking a fiery exchange. "You do not know what yo...

 2021-07-20 06:09 

Washington Times

Afghan president slams Taliban; rockets target Kabul palace...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least three rockets hit near the presidential palace on Tuesday shortly before Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was to give an address to mark the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. There were no injuries and the rockets ...

 2021-07-19 22:30 

Washington Times

Jim Jordan, Jim Banks among Republicans tapped for Jan. 6 committee...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has named the Republican members who will sit on the Jan. 6 special commission and they include conservative firebrand Jim Jordan of Ohio. A spokesman for Mr. McCarthy confirmed Monday evening that Mr. Jordan, the rank...

 2021-07-19 22:03 

Washington Times

Political zealots seek to erase MLK's history...

Modern-day ISIS in America is not just hellbent on obliterating the history of our Founding. They are also determined to destroy our more recent history — both our darkest struggles and our most brilliant shining moments. They seek to replace 1776 w...

 2021-07-19 22:02 

Washington Times

Chuck Schumer dares Republicans to vote against infrastructure bill...

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer is giving moderate Republicans an ultimatum: either go on record and vote for the nascent $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal or risk remaining in Washington through the August recess. Mr. Schumer, New Yo...

 2021-07-19 21:05 

Washington Times

Richard Trask, FBI agent in Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping case, charged with assault...

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — An FBI agent who testified about an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is facing an assault charge, according to court records. Richard Trask appeared in a Kalamazoo court Monday and was released. Online records...

 2021-07-19 19:19 

Washington Times

Lindsey Graham ready to leave to halt spending bill...

The Texas House Democrats who fled Austin to stop the Republican majority from approving an elections bill have given Sen. Lindsey Graham an idea. The South Carolina Republican said he would skip town to stop the Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget resolu...

 2021-07-19 13:58 

Washington Times

FBI releases trove of records on gangster 'Whitey' Bulger...

BOSTON (AP) — The FBI has released hundreds of pages of records from notorious Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's file. The Boston Herald reports the 300 pages of heavily redacted records show the agency was aware that Bulger was inv...

 2021-07-19 13:41 

Washington Times

Plan to beef up IRS dropped from infrastructure bill talks...

Lawmakers have dropped their push to fund the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package in part through expanded enforcement resources for the IRS amid debate over how to pay for the deal. Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican and one of the architec...

 2021-07-19 10:59 

Washington Times

Russia reports successful test launch of hypersonic missile...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military reported another successful test launch of a new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile on Monday. Russia's Defense Ministry said the missile was launched from an Admiral Groshkov frigate located in the White Sea, in...

 2021-07-19 09:28 

Washington Times

Breivik survivors keep fighting for their vision of Norway...

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — On the 10th anniversary of Norway's worst peacetime slaughter, survivors of Anders Behring Breivik's assault worry that the racism which nurtured the anti-Islamic mass murderer is re-emerging in a nation known for it...

 2021-07-18 16:54 

Washington Times

COVID-positive Texas Democrat says illness shows 'sacrifice' for 'cause of democracy'...

A Texas House Democrat who came down with the coronavirus after fleeing to the nation's capital said Sunday that her diagnosis shows the "sacrifices we are willing to make for the cause of democracy." State Rep. Celia Israel confirmed in a sta...

 2021-07-18 13:16 

Washington Times

'Reminiscent of the Obama administration': Cyberattackers ignore Biden's red lines...

President Biden's tough talk against cyberattacks from Russia has not stopped an onslaught of ransomware and hacks hitting the U.S., according to cybersecurity professionals. Mr. Biden drew red lines around U.S. critical infrastructure as off-limits f...

 2021-07-17 20:31 

Washington Times

House lawmakers mark one-year passing of 'preacher for peace' John Lewis...

House lawmakers commemorated the one-year anniversary marking the death of the late Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, on Saturday. Mr. Lewis, who died at the age of 80 on July 17, 2020, was remembered by his former colleagues as a champion of civil right...

 2021-07-17 19:54 

Washington Times

3 Texas Democrats who fled elections bill vote get COVID...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to stymie a Republican-backed effort to impose broad new voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas House's Democratic Caucus director said Saturday. ...

 2021-07-17 13:49 

Washington Times

Biden's troop drawdown could extend far beyond Afghanistan...

Afghanistan may be the first domino to fall in a much broader restructuring of America's military footprint across the broader Middle East and Central Asia. While both of President Biden's predecessors fell short in their military "pivots"...

 2021-07-17 10:07 

Washington Times

Russia to unveil new fighter jet at Moscow's air show...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aircraft makers say they will present a prospective new fighter jet at a Moscow air show that opens next week. The new warplane hidden under tarpaulin was photographed being towed to a parking spot across an airfield in Zhukovs...

 2021-07-17 07:26 

Washington Times

Desperate for vaccines amid surge, Iranians flock to Armenia...

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — In Iran, the urgency of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is growing by the day. A crush of new cases fueled by the fast-spreading delta variant has threatened to overwhelm Iranian hospitals with breathless patients too num...

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