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Pentagon to build up US bases in Guam and Australia to meet China challenge
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Pentagon to build up US bases in Guam and Australia to meet China challenge

The Pentagon will focus on building up bases in Guam and Australia to better prepare the US military to counter China, a senior defense official said on Monday. The moves have been prompted by the Department of Defense’s global posture review, which President Joe Biden ordered Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to undertake shortly after…MORE

Justice Breyer rejects request to block Massachusetts hospital’s vaccine mandate
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Justice Breyer rejects request to block Massachusetts hospital’s vaccine mandate

Justice Stephen Breyer rejected a request on Monday that the Supreme Court block the vaccine mandate being implemented by the large Massachusetts hospital system, Mass General Brigham. The request that the Supreme Court intervene in the case was brought by employees of the Mass General Brigham, who submitted their application with Breyer last week. The…MORE

Former DOJ official could be second person to face contempt charges for defying January 6 committee
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Former DOJ official could be second person to face contempt charges for defying January 6 committee

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is poised to vote on a criminal contempt of Congress referral for former top Department of Justice official, Jeffrey Clark, the panel announced Monday. The committee plans to meet Wednesday night to vote on a report recommending that the full House refer Clark to the Justice…MORE

Vaccine mandate for some health care workers blocked in 10 states
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Vaccine mandate for some health care workers blocked in 10 states

A federal judge in Missouri issued an order Monday partially blocking the Biden administration from implementing a vaccine mandate for certain health care workers. The judge’s order, which covers the 10 states that brought the case, played down the effectiveness of the vaccines and said that the “public would suffer little, if any, harm from…MORE

Administration tells some agencies they can delay firings of unvaccinated federal employees until after the holidays
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Administration tells some agencies they can delay firings of unvaccinated federal employees until after the holidays

The Office of Management and Budget is telling some agencies they can delay firing federal employees who refuse to get vaccinated until after the holidays, an official confirmed to CNN, as an “education and counseling period” continues in December. An office spokesman said that period is the first step in their enforcement of the vaccine…MORE

Rep. Tom Suozzi announced New York gubernatorial campaign
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Rep. Tom Suozzi announced New York gubernatorial campaign

New York Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi on Monday announced his bid to become New York’s next governor. “We’re really at a crossroads right now. We don’t need cheerleading, we need leadership,” he said during his Zoom announcement. In an accompanying campaign launch video he played during Monday’s call, Suozzi said “the far left and the…MORE

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ actor, an accused Capitol rioter, claimed ‘divine’ authority in court hearing
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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ actor, an accused Capitol rioter, claimed ‘divine’ authority in court hearing

A court hearing for a January 6 defendant quickly turned contentious Monday after an actor and Oath Keeper tried to reject the United States’ authority over him. James Beeks, who played Judas in the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” before his arrest last week for his alleged participation in the January 6 riot, prompted the judge…MORE

First lady Jill Biden unveils her first White House holiday decorations
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First lady Jill Biden unveils her first White House holiday decorations

The White House unveiled its holiday decorations on Monday, going along with the theme selected this year by first lady Jill Biden, who titled her inspiration “Gifts from the Heart.” East Wing communications director Elizabeth Alexander told CNN the idea for Biden’s theme was to showcase “things that unite and heal, and bring us together.”…MORE

US intelligence community ‘struggled’ to brief Trump, CIA study says
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US intelligence community ‘struggled’ to brief Trump, CIA study says

The US intelligence community “struggled” to brief President-elect Donald Trump in 2016, achieving “only limited success” in educating and developing a relationship with the incoming president, according to a newly released unclassified history of the transition period published by the CIA’s in-house academic center. Although Trump spent substantial time with briefers on a routine basis…MORE

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