- With Jackson confirmation hearing underway, these GOP senators with presidential ambitions look to make a splash
- Exclusive: Inside a rare US meeting with a Russian general in Moscow
- Washington state Gov. Inslee signs bill limiting firearm magazines
- Bill Clinton remembers Albright as a ‘passionate force for freedom’
- January 6 committee probes security failures as GOP counter-investigation looms
Washington Republicans are privately resigned to the likelihood that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson will be confirmed by the Senate. But even if Republican senators don’t expect to block Jackson, the four-day televised hearing is still a proving ground for a number of potential GOP presidential candidates.
A rare face-to-face meeting between Russian and US military officials last week led to an “outburst” of emotion from a normally stoic Russian general, a “revealing moment” that the Americans present believe hinted at larger morale problems in Russia’s military, according to a closely held US military readout of what transpired.
Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state on Wednesday signed a bill that will ban the sale, manufacturing, importing and distributing of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Former President Bill Clinton paid tribute to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Wednesday, saying the late former top diplomat was “a passionate force for freedom, democracy, and human rights” whose death “is an immense loss to the world in a time when we need the lessons of her life the most.”