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Senators press for more on SolarWinds hack after AP report

Apr. 07, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

Key lawmakers said Tuesday they're concerned they've been kept in the dark about what suspected Russian hackers stole from the federal government and they pressed Biden administration officials for more details about the scope of what's known as the SolarWinds hack. In...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 29, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 25, 2021. Editorial: Iowa Republican lawmakers make a stand for freedom — well, one freedom (to get and carry guns) No legislative session would be complete without Republicans trying to make it easier for Iowans to buy...

Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach

Feb. 24, 2021 01:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Missed intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certification of the presidential election on Jan. 6, the officials who were in charge of security that day said in their...

Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach

Feb. 23, 2021 16:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Missed intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certification of the presidential election on Jan. 6, the officials who were in charge of security that day said Tuesday...

Takeaways from Congress' first hearing on Capitol riot

Feb. 23, 2021 16:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security officials testifying at Congress' first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged they were woefully unprepared for the violence. Senators drilled down on the stunning security...

Dems bash move to vaccinate consultants; rural aid sought

Feb. 09, 2021 17:55 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Democratic leaders in Maine criticized MaineHealth on Tuesday for providing coronavirus vaccinations to out-of-state consultants hired to fight an effort to unionize nurses. Gov. Janet Mills called the move “an inexcusable act.” Senate President...

Senate confirms Mayorkas as Biden's homeland security chief

Feb. 02, 2021 20:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday as President Joe Biden's homeland security secretary, the first Latino to fill a post that will have a central role in the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, a sweeping Russia-linked cyber hack and domestic...