After Capitol Riot, Lawmakers Chafe at Security Measures

There is bipartisan interest in removing fencing around the Capitol and dismissing the National Guard troops deployed there, but law enforcement officials fear new threats.

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Congress Grants Waiver to Austin to Serve as Defense Secretary

The action paved the way for a historic vote on Friday that will make Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, the first Black American to lead the Pentagon.

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Defense Secretary Pick, Lloyd Austin, Unlikely to Be in Job on Biden’s First Day

The nominee, Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, must obtain a congressional exemption from a law that bars recent active-duty officers from serving in the top Pentagon job.

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Biden’s Pick for Defense Secretary Unlikely to Be in Job on Administration’s First Day

The nominee, Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, must obtain a congressional exemption from a law that bars recent active-duty officers from serving in the top Pentagon job.

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Congress Will Press Ahead on Military Bill, Defying Trump’s Veto Threat

Republicans said they would not add a repeal demanded by President Trump of a legal shield for social media companies, and Democrats said they were prepared for a veto showdown.

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Don’t Let Russian Meddling Derail Afghanistan Withdrawal Plans

Allegations of bounties paid for the deaths of U.S. soldiers are serious. But the White House ought to stay the course toward a peace deal.

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