As Covid trends down, Fauci warns not to ‘declare victory’

Still, Fauci noted, the nation is approaching a “very important part of the year” for kids: Halloween. Getting vaccinated adds an extra layer of protection “to yourself and your children and your family and your community,” Fauci said: “It’s a good time to reflect on why [getting vaccinated] is important.” With the downward trends, and

Gen. Odierno fondly remembered as ‘a giant’

Other Washington notables also paid tribute to the late general. “I was deeply saddened to learn about the passing of General Ray Odierno after a battle with cancer. He devoted his life to serving this country, and for that I will always be grateful,” President Barack Obama tweeted. “Ray Odierno was such a powerful, positive,

Raymond Odierno, Army general who commanded in Iraq, dies at 67

A native of Rockaway, New Jersey, Odierno graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1976 with a commission in field artillery. He served in a wide range of Army and Defense Department roles with multiple tours abroad, including in Iraq, Germany, Albania and Kuwait. As a three-star general he was

A global fight looms over Kratom, a possible opioid alternative

Now, kratom advocates suggest Washington is behind the WHO’s interest — an attempt to end run the federal regulatory process by taking the international route to finish what it could not accomplish domestically. The WHO’s drug dependence committee will conduct a “pre-review” of kratom. The analysis could set the stage for the drug to undergo

Capitol Police whistleblower delivers scathing rebuke to two of its senior leaders on Jan. 6

The whistleblower’s criticism went beyond Capitol Police leaders to Congress. Without naming specific lawmakers, his letter accuses congressional leaders of having “purposefully failed” to tell the truth about the department’s failures. View note POLITICO obtained the letter detailing the allegations, which is circulating among Capitol Police officers, and is publishing portions of it here.

Energy prices: Industry says government has offered no solution

“If the government does nothing then tomorrow, there’ll be a steel crisis, and given in terms of what impact that could have on jobs, then that wouldn’t be good, not only for the steel sector, for those regions where steel is, but for the UK economy as a whole,” he said. Source link

Fairfax County parents say they’re not ‘domestic terrorists,’ call on school board to condemn DOJ

MERRIFIELD, Va. – A Fairfax County school board meeting erupted into fireworks Thursday as parents entered with T-shirts reading, “Parents Are Not Domestic Terrorists.” Many parents accused the school board of approving critical race theory as well as pornographic and pedophilic material for children. One student addressing the meeting tried to combat the parents’ narrative.

Biden closes in on pick to lead Food and Drug Administration

Asked whether he had an FDA nominee, President Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday that “We’ll be talking about that in a little bit.” A White House official declined to specify a timeline for the nomination, and said that “nothing is final until we make an announcement.” “We have strong acting leadership in place that

Pentagon chief warns default would harm national security, endanger troop pay

A default could occur by Oct. 18, the Treasury Department has warned, if the borrowing limit isn’t raised. Democrats and Republicans are at loggerheads as the default looms, with Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky so far refusing to back off his position of blocking a swift debt limit boost. If the federal government