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Trump to meet with McCarthy in Florida on Thursday

Trump to meet with McCarthy in Florida on Thursday

Former President Donald Trump is expected to meet with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in Florida on Thursday, a source connected to the former President confirms to CNN. The Trump-McCarthy meeting was initiated by the California Republican, another person familiar with the meeting says, and is part of an effort to get back into the…MORE

Biden administration pauses arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, sources say

Biden administration pauses arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, sources say

The Biden administration has paused arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it conducts a wider review of agreements worth billions of dollars made by the Trump administration, sources familiar with the matter told CNN Wednesday. The move to freeze the sales to the Gulf allies could signal a change in…MORE

GOP threatens filibuster for Mayorkas nomination to be DHS secretary

GOP threatens filibuster for Mayorkas nomination to be DHS secretary

Senate Republicans plan to object to any efforts to quickly confirm Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of Homeland Security, further delaying his confirmation as the department grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, national security concerns and President Joe Biden’s ambitious immigration plans. In confirming the GOP’s plans to filibuster, Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told reporters…MORE

Man pleads guilty in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Man pleads guilty in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

One of six men federally charged on suspicion of being involved in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year pleaded guilty Wednesday. Ty Garbin, 25, signed an agreement pleading guilty in federal court in Michigan to the sole charge against him — kidnapping conspiracy. According to the agreement, Garbin will continue to…MORE

Threats against lawmakers fuel safety concerns for travel outside Washington

Threats against lawmakers fuel safety concerns for travel outside Washington

As threats continue to mount against members of Congress, concern is growing about the safety of some lawmakers when they travel outside Washington and the security bubble it provides, multiple sources told CNN. Intelligence based on social media chatter and other information, which increased after the January 6 insurrection, indicates a heightened threat for members…MORE

Biden expected to sign executive order to expand US refugee program

Biden expected to sign executive order to expand US refugee program

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order that would set up his goal of admitting tens of thousands more refugees to the United States, according to two administration officials. Under former President Donald Trump, the US refugee admissions program was largely decimated following years of low arrivals, including a cap of 15,000…MORE

First lady Jill Biden expected to take active role in immigrant family reunification

First lady Jill Biden expected to take active role in immigrant family reunification

The Biden administration’s planned task force aimed at reuniting children who were separated from their parents at the border under the Trump-era enforcement policies will include input from first lady Jill Biden, according to three sources familiar with the planning. Biden is tasking her East Wing with taking an active role in the reunification project.…MORE

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