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Birx: I always considered quitting Trump’s White House Covid task force

Dr. Deborah Birx “always” considered quitting then-President Donald Trump’s White House coronavirus task force and was troubled by colleagues’ perceptions that she had become political, she said in an interview clip released Friday. “I mean, why would you want to put yourself through that, um, every day?” Birx told CBS’ Margaret Brennan in a clip…MORE

Thousands of National Guard troops could remain in Washington until March

Thousands of National Guard troops could remain in Washington until March

Discussions are taking place about keeping thousands of National Guard troops in Washington until March because of concerns about potential unrest during the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump and around President Joe Biden’s first joint address to Congress, two defense officials told CNN. The concerns stem from what defense officials say is…MORE

Investigation into US Capitol riot moves into more complicated phase

Investigation into US Capitol riot moves into more complicated phase

After bringing federal charges against more than 125 people accused of being part of the violent mob that stormed the US Capitol, now comes the hard part. Law enforcement officials say they are moving from the so-called low-hanging fruit arrests and charges to more complicated cases, focusing on the extremist groups that participated in the…MORE

The week in 13 headlines

It was yet another historic week in Washington, as Former President Donald Trump departed for Florida, amid looming talks an impeachment trial on the Hill. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden was sworn in with Vice President Kamala Harris, the first Black and Southeast Asian woman to occupy that role. Biden has already zeroed in on…MORE

Glad-handing Biden begins foreign diplomacy with the telephone

Glad-handing Biden begins foreign diplomacy with the telephone

President Joe Biden had been inside the White House for only two hours on Wednesday before finding an opportunity to recall one of his many intimate meals with a foreign leader who, now they are both presidents, can officially be called a counterpart. “When I was with Xi Jinping — and I was on the…MORE