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Capitol Police recommend Jan. 6 officers for discipline

September 11, 2021, 7:13pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police said Saturday it has recommended disciplinary action in six cases after an internal review of officer behavior stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Read story

Brian Stransky, of unincorporated Sarpy County, Nebraska, listens as Citizens for Voter ID campaign official Nancy McCabe reads to him from a voter ID ballot petition on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at a local Republican Party meeting in Papillion, Nebraska. Activists who want to require voters to show a government-issued identification at the polls are taking the issue directly to voters after facing years of rejection in the Nebraska Legislature.

In the GOP, voter ID is a slam dunk … except in Nebraska

Brian Stransky, of unincorporated Sarpy County, Nebraska, listens as Citizens for Voter ID campaign official Nancy McCabe reads to him from a voter ID ballot petition on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at a local Republican Party meeting in Papillion, Nebraska. Activists who want to require voters to show a government-issued identification at the polls are taking the issue directly to voters after facing years of rejection in the Nebraska Legislature.

September 11, 2021, 12:47pm Latest News

OMAHA, Neb. — State Sen. Mike Groene was frustrated but not terribly surprised last year when Nebraska’s legislature rejected, for the seventh time, a measure that would have forced voters to show a government-issued identification at the polls. Read story

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces a lawsuit to block the enforcement of a new Texas law that bans most abortions, at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

EXPLAINER: Biden administration takes on Texas abortion law

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces a lawsuit to block the enforcement of a new Texas law that bans most abortions, at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

September 11, 2021, 6:00am Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration is suing Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution” and asking a judge to quickly declare the law invalid. The case filed Thursday by the Department of Justice is… Read story

President Joe Biden, with first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a visit at Brookland Middle School in northeast Washington, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Biden has encouraged every school district to promote vaccines, including with on-site clinics, to protect students as they return to school amid a resurgence of the coronavirus.

Biden’s vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

President Joe Biden, with first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a visit at Brookland Middle School in northeast Washington, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Biden has encouraged every school district to promote vaccines, including with on-site clinics, to protect students as they return to school amid a resurgence of the coronavirus.

September 10, 2021, 3:10pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to vaccinate against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republicans threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into culture wars that have festered since the onset of the… Read story

Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment, during a job fair at the Clark County Event Center in August.

Herrera Beutler: Businesses should be able to set own vaccination policy

Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment, during a job fair at the Clark County Event Center in August.

September 10, 2021, 3:08pm Business

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, said that she believes private businesses should be able to dictate their own COVID-19 vaccination policies. Read story

A aerial view of an area of Fort Bliss Army base in Texas is seen Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Biden administration provided the first public look inside the U.S. military base where Afghans airlifted out of Afghanistan are screened, amid questions about how the government is caring for the refugees and vetting them.

U.S. gives 1st public look inside base housing Afghans

A aerial view of an area of Fort Bliss Army base in Texas is seen Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Biden administration provided the first public look inside the U.S. military base where Afghans airlifted out of Afghanistan are screened, amid questions about how the government is caring for the refugees and vetting them.

September 10, 2021, 2:48pm Nation & World

EL PASO, Texas — The Biden administration on Friday provided the first public look inside a U.S. military base where Afghans airlifted out of Afghanistan are being screened, amid questions about how the government is caring for the refugees and vetting them. Read story

FILE - In this Thursday, July 23, 2020 file photo, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt speaks during an interview in his office in Topeka, Kan. Schmidt, first elected in 2010, is running for Kansas governor in 2022.

GOP group held ‘war games’ for state AGs before Trump loss

FILE - In this Thursday, July 23, 2020 file photo, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt speaks during an interview in his office in Topeka, Kan. Schmidt, first elected in 2010, is running for Kansas governor in 2022.

September 10, 2021, 2:45pm Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An offshoot of the Republican Attorneys General Association that sent a robocall urging “patriots” to support then-President Donald Trump at the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the storming of the U.S. Capitol held a special “war games” meeting weeks before the election to discuss its strategies… Read story

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch as a carry team moves the transfer case containing the remains of Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, during a casualty return Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Soviak died in an attack at Afghanistan's Kabul airport, along with 12 other U.S. service members.

Now president, Biden to mark 9/11 rite amid new terror fear

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch as a carry team moves the transfer case containing the remains of Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, during a casualty return Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Soviak died in an attack at Afghanistan's Kabul airport, along with 12 other U.S. service members.

September 10, 2021, 2:40pm Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — He will again make the ritual journey to sacred American landmarks of loss. He will once more bow his head in silent prayer. He will repeat words of comfort for those whose lives changed forever on that brilliant September day two decades ago. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.

Biden presses states to require vaccines for all teachers

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.

September 10, 2021, 1:26pm Politics

Hoping to prevent another school year from being upended by the pandemic, President Joe Biden visited a Washington middle school Friday to push his new COVID plan, accusing some Republican governors of being “cavalier” with the health of children. Read story

Igor Fruman leaves in Federal court in Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Soviet-born Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information about Joe Biden in Ukraine when Biden was running for president pleaded guilty in a case involving illegal campaign contributions.

Giuliani associate pleads guilty in campaign donation case

Igor Fruman leaves in Federal court in Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Soviet-born Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information about Joe Biden in Ukraine when Biden was running for president pleaded guilty in a case involving illegal campaign contributions.

September 10, 2021, 10:27am Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who gained notoriety for helping Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information on Joe Biden in Ukraine pleaded guilty Friday to a charge alleging he facilitated illegal foreign campaign contributions in an effort to build a marijuana business in the U.S. Read story