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GOP lawmakers push to uncover ‘bias’ in Covid probe during contentious classified intel briefing

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Frustrations boiled over during a closed-door intelligence briefing last week as Republican lawmakers sought to expose what they believe is bias against the lab leak theory amongst experts consulted by the Biden adm...

Republicans demand briefing on jailed Marine officer who blasted military leaders over Afghanistan

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The letter sent Thursday to Secretary Lloyd Austin gives the Defense Department exactly one week to brief the Committee on Oversight and Reform about the court-martial of Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr., which they argu...

Lawmakers storm out of classified Afghanistan briefing after questions go unanswered

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Multiple lawmakers angrily stormed out of a classified briefing with members of the Biden administration on Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the briefing. The Republican and...

Biden calls Black adviser ‘boy’ during FEMA briefing

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The president used the term while introducing his senior adviser Cedric Richmond, a former Louisiana congressman.  "I'm here with my senior adviser and boy who knows Louisiana very, very well and New Orleans, Cedric ...

GOP Rep. Comer requests briefing on vetting process for Afghan refugees amid terrorism concerns

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Comer detailed his concerns in letters to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Tony Blinken. His request for a briefing came as the Biden administration scrambles to eva...

McCarthy, McConnell send letter to Biden requesting ‘Gang of 8’ briefing on Afghanistan evacuation

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"It is of the utmost importance that the U.S. Government account for all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan and provide the necessary information and means of departure to all those Americans who desire to leave the countr...

MSNBC slams photo of Biden alone at Camp David during Afghanistan briefing: ‘Conveys an isolation’

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Anchor Andrea Mitchell commented on a photo released from the White House on Sunday showing an isolated Biden amid the gravest foreign policy crisis of his presidency. As the U.S. has withdrawn its troops from Afghan...

Pentagon blames Afghan army in closed House briefing: ‘You can’t buy willpower’

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Austin, along with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed members of the House and Senate during separate unclassified virtual conferences...

Popstar Olivia Rodrigo visits White House, promotes COVID-19 youth vaccination at press briefing

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The "Drivers License" singer met with President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci and became the latest celebrity to assist in the administration’s vaccination efforts. Rodrigo spoke about vaccinating those who were ap...

CNN’s Acosta receives GOP pushback over claim he was blocked at last second from Trump border briefing

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"TX Gov. Abbott and his staff are blocking press access to his event today with Trump. They’ve decided to turn their roundtable discussion into a 'pool' coverage event. However, in addition to pool, Abbott’s team is ...

UFOs could threaten US security, pols say after Capitol Hill briefing

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Capitol Hill lawmakers said Wednesday that UFOs could pose a pressing threat to America’s national security, as the pols emerged from a highly classified briefing with Navy and FBI officials on the unexplained phenom...

Karine Jean-Pierre becomes first Black woman in 30 years to host daily White House press briefing

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White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday became the second Black woman in history to hold the daily press briefing Wednesday, saying that while she appreciates the "historic natur...

Pompeo slams Iran news: ‘When I was briefing Trump, Kerry was briefing Zarif’

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Kerry, who served as secretary of state during the Obama administration, reportedly advised Zarif of Israeli covert operations, something that host Sean Hannity noted top Republicans like Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah an...

White House press briefing interrupted by flyover for new WWI memorial

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Low-flying F-22 Raptors momentarily interrupted the White House press briefing on Friday as their roar could be heard and felt in buildings in and around downtown Washington. While describing President Joe Biden's u...

Suspected terrorists apprehended at Southern border: McCarthy requests classified FBI, CIA briefing

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This week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that two Yemeni men had been apprehended and identified on a terror watch list in the El Centro Sector in California in the last two months. The first arrest, ...

Tech problems kick off Biden administration’s first virtual Covid briefing

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The first Covid-19 briefing of the Biden administration got off to an unfortunate start on Wednesday with multiple technical difficulties. The administration has repeatedly touted their transparency amid the enormou...

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