Roger Goodell Defends Commanders Investigation, but Not Snyder

The N.F.L.’s commissioner defended the league’s investigation into harassment claims against the Washington Commanders, but offered no support of the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, who did not appear.

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Panel Finds Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation

In a memo, a Congressional panel said it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a “shadow investigation” of accusers.

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As Survivors of Gun Violence Demand Action, House Passes Bill Doomed in the Senate

On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

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As Survivors Demand Action, House Passes Gun Bill Doomed in the Senate

On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

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House Panel Examining Jared Kushner Over Saudi Investment in New Firm

The House Oversight Committee is seeking documents related to the $2 billion investment by a Saudi fund in the private equity firm started by Mr. Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former adviser.

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Gearing Up for G.O.P. Gains in the Midterms, White House Braces for Barrage of Inquiries

The turbulent aftermath of the Trump era is taking the possibility of a divided government to new levels of intensity, as some Republicans appear eager to target President Biden and his family.

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D.H.S. Watchdog Said Damaging Findings Removed From Reports Were Already Known

Two House committees were so concerned by the explanation that they requested an array of internal documents related to the reports on sexual misconduct and domestic violence.

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6 Gun Shops, 11,000 ‘Crime Guns’: A Rare Peek at the Pipeline

In Philadelphia, the most comprehensive study in decades found a handful of dealers selling a huge number of guns used illegally. A House panel is uncovering similar patterns elsewhere.

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Washington Commanders Deny Financial Malfeasance in a Letter to FTC

The N.F.L. franchise sent 102 pages of documents rebutting claims made by a former employee that the team failed to properly report ticket revenue and withheld refunds from fans.

#accounting-and-accountants, #box-office-sales, #federal-trade-commission, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #national-football-league, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-commanders

Questions About Commanders’ Handling of Money Referred to F.T.C.

In a 20-page letter sent to the F.T.C., a congressional committee passed along allegations from a former employee who said the team withheld ticket revenue from fans and the league.

#accounting-and-accountants, #federal-trade-commission, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #national-football-league, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-commanders

F.B.I. Preparing to Investigate How Classified Material Went to Trump’s Home

Federal authorities want to know more about how sensitive national security information came to be in 15 boxes of documents and mementos sent to Mar-a-Lago from the White House.

#archives-and-records, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #justice-department, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #national-archives-and-records-administration, #project-democracy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

House Panel Widens Investigation of Trump’s Handling of Documents

The Oversight Committee asked the National Archives to detail material the former president took with him when he left office, including classified documents and anything he “destroyed” or “mutilated.”

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Material Recovered From Trump by Archives Included Classified Information

In a letter to Congress, the National Archives confirmed that boxes taken from the White House by the former president included classified national security documents.

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Trump Flouted Presidential Records Law. Will He Face Consequences?

The former president’s telephone habits and penchant for destroying papers have investigators examining the Presidential Records Act and other statutes.

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Democrats in Congress Seek Review of Teams Within the Border Patrol

Lawmakers asked the Government Accountability Office to review “critical incident teams,” and two House committees will conduct a separate investigation.

#border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #government-accountability-office, #homeland-security-department, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #house-of-representatives, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Congressional Committee to Investigate Astroworld Deaths

A House oversight committee said it would begin an inquiry into the deaths of 10 people who were trapped in surging crowds in November at a concert in Houston.

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #houston-tex, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #scott-travis-1992

Lawyers Clash Again Over Subpoena for Trump’s Financial Records

The long-running case dates back to an early 2019 House Oversight Committee demand to see years of the then-president’s financial data.

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Congress Is Investigating McKinsey Over Its Role in the Opioid Crisis

A House committee has requested documents related to the firm’s advice to drug makers and potential conflicts of interest with the F.D.A.

#food-and-drug-administration, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #maloney-carolyn-b, #mckinseyco, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #united-states-politics-and-government

Border Patrol Repeatedly Gave Agents Light Punishments, Report Finds

After an inquiry into a private Facebook group where racist memes were shared, 60 employees were found to have violated the agency’s code of conduct. Two were fired.

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Trump Hotel Lost Money, Despite Lobbyist Spending, Documents Show

House investigators released data revealing that the hotel in Washington lost $74 million from 2016 to 2020, a figure disputed by the Trump Organization.

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Rep. Cori Bush Shares Her Abortion Story With House Panel

After a legal setback for abortion rights, three Democratic representatives and one Republican shared their personal stories with a House panel.

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Exxon, Chevron, BP and Others Called to Testify on Climate Disinformation

Executives from Exxon, Shell, BP and others are being called to testify in Congress next month after a secret recording this year exposed an Exxon official boasting of such efforts.

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F.B.I. Is Pursuing ‘Hundreds’ in Capitol Riot Inquiry, Wray Tells Congress

In two separate hearings, the F.B.I. director and Pentagon officials answered questions about the failure to adequately prepare for and respond to the Jan. 6 attack.

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Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back Election Claims

The former president began pressuring his acting attorney general even before announcing that his predecessor was stepping down, emails show.

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Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.

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Pentagon Chief Feared ‘Coup’ Accusations if He Deployed Troops to Capitol Riot

Christopher C. Miller, the acting defense secretary on Jan. 6, plans to defend the Pentagon’s actions before and during the violence when he testifies before a House panel on Wednesday.

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Democrats Press for D.C. Statehood as Part of Voting Rights Agenda

Proponents of granting statehood pointed to the riot on Jan. 6, when a botched federal response contributed to disastrous results, as the latest proof that the District of Columbia should be a state.

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Celebrity Vetting and ‘Helping the President’ to Defeat Coronavirus Despair

In a letter to Alex M. Azar II, the health secretary, House Democrats detailed how a $265 million public relations campaign tried to bolster President Trump.

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Trump’s Covid Treatments Were Tested in Cells Derived From Fetal Tissue

The “cell lines” used to develop monoclonal antibodies, as well as remdesivir and vaccines, began with fetal tissue decades ago.

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House Panel to Subpoena DeJoy Over Mail Delays and Trump Communications

The chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee said the postmaster general had withheld requested documents, telling her panel his verbal testimony should suffice.

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DeJoy Defends Postal Changes as Trump Continues to Attack Voting by Mail

Facing tough questioning from a House panel, the postmaster general denounced suggestions that he was working to help President Trump politically and defended the cost-cutting changes he has overseen.

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DeJoy Will Be Questioned Again Amid Mail-In Voting Concerns

Louis DeJoy will return to Capitol Hill on Monday to defend his tenure as postmaster general. He is expected to receive a chilly reception from Democratic lawmakers on a key House panel.

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DeJoy Earned Millions From Company With Financial Ties to Postal Service

The postmaster general, under fire for his business ties and his cost-cutting measures, will testify before the House next week.

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Democrats Investigating Why White House Ended Ban on Some Gun Silencer Sales

A House subcommittee wants the White House to turn over documents related to the shift and the involvement of a former industry lobbyist who is now an administration official.

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Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records

The president has gone to great lengths to shield his tax returns and other financial records from public scrutiny.

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Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Can Block Release of Tax Records

Around 10 a.m. Thursday, the justices are set to issue highly anticipated decisions on whether the president’s accountants and bankers must disclose information about his financial affairs.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Releasing Trump’s Financial Records

In a lively oral argument via teleconference, the first of the day, the justices considered history and the separation of powers in weighing whether to allow subpoenas for the president’s records.

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Trump’s Tax Returns Supreme Court Case: What You Need to Know

The court will hear highly anticipated arguments over whether the president’s accountants and bankers must disclose information about his financial affairs.

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Knocked Off Track by Coronavirus, Census Announces Delay in 2020 Count

The Census Bureau said it would extend the deadlines for collecting census data and would ask Congress for a delay in providing final counts used for congressional redistricting.

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U.S. to Suspend Most Travel From Europe as World Scrambles to Fight Pandemic

President Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office on Wednesday night.

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