‘There Is Nowhere I Feel Safe’: Election Officials Describe Threats Fueled by Trump

“Do you know how it feels to have the president of the United States target you?’’ Ruby Freeman, a Black election worker from Georgia, told the Jan. 6 committee.

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Jan. 6 Hearings Will Put Trump at the Center of Plot That Resulted in Capitol Riot

The House panel investigating the attack will lead off its public sessions with video testimony from people close to the former president, and footage revealing the role of the Proud Boys.

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House Panel to Hold Public Hearing on Unexplained Aerial Sightings

A subcommittee of the House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony next week from two Pentagon officials.

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Jan. 6 Panel Threatens to Force Guilfoyle to Testify After She Ends Interview

Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of former President Donald J. Trump’s eldest son, cut short an interview when she learned that House members on the panel were participating.

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Book Review: ‘Midnight in Washington,’ by Adam Schiff

Schiff’s “Midnight in Washington” is that rare memoir by a politician that actually has something to say.

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Adam Schiff on Facebook, Fox News and the Trump Cult

The congressman gives an update on the Jan. 6 committee and talks about the future of Trump and the country.

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Biden Signs Bill to Compensate ‘Havana Syndrome’ Victims

The bill leaves it up to the heads of the C.I.A. and State Department to make their own determinations as to who is covered and how much compensation they receive.

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Lawmakers Back Changes at C.I.A. for Handling Mystery Health Episodes

Legislation approved by a House committee would also offer intelligence officials medical scans before transfer overseas to better diagnose Havana syndrome injuries.

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The Secret War Over Pentagon Aid in Fighting Wildfires

The military’s satellites excel at spotting new blazes, but for decades they have been mostly off limits to civilian firefighters.

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Democrats Begin Effort to Curb Post-Trump Presidential Powers

But to appeal to Republicans, a bill being introduced in the House to impose checks on executive authority may be broken into pieces in the Senate.

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Proponents of Post-Trump Curbs on Executive Power Prepare New Push

House Democrats are framing their efforts as a rebuke of Donald J. Trump’s record as would-be reformers seek Senate Republican support.

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Garland Rebuffs a Potential Broad Look at Trump-Era Justice Dept.

The attorney general said that various inspector general inquiries would help uncover any wrongdoing and that he wanted to avoid politicizing the work of career officials.

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Justice Dept. Watchdog and Senate Open Inquiries Into Seizure of Democrats’ Data

Democrats denounced the Trump administration’s seizure of lawmakers’ data as an abuse of power and called on Republicans to back the congressional inquiry.

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Impeachment Case Against Trump Aims to Marshal Outrage of Capitol Attack

Armed with lessons from the last impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, prosecutors plan a shorter, video-heavy presentation to confront Republicans with the fury they felt around the Capitol riot.

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Biden Bars Trump From Receiving Intelligence Briefings, Citing ‘Erratic Behavior’

Mr. Biden said there was “no need” for former President Donald J. Trump to get the briefings, traditionally given to ex-presidents as a courtesy and to keep them informed if their advice is needed.

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U.S. Used Patriot Act to Gather Logs of Website Visitors

A disclosure sheds new light on a high-profile national security law as lawmakers prepare to revive a debate over it in the Biden administration.

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Adam Schiff, Trump’s Chief Antagonist, Ponders Life After Trump

Having raised over $40 million this election cycle, the California Democrat is weighing his next moves, including the possibility of a Biden administration post, a Senate run or even House leadership.

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House Reports Push for More Focus on China by Intelligence Agencies

Separate studies by Democrats and Republicans reached a similar conclusion: More resources are needed to compete with Beijing.

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With Proposal to Curb Presidential Power, Democrats Eye an Era After Trump

The bill has almost no chance of becoming law while President Trump is in office, but it is Democrats’ most comprehensive response to date to what they consider his abuses.

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American Intelligence Knows What Russia Is Doing

Congress needs to understand about foreign election meddling, too.

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U.S. Examines Whether Saudi Nuclear Program Could Lead to Bomb Effort

Intelligence agencies are scrutinizing whether the kingdom’s work with China to develop nuclear expertise is cover to process uranium and move toward development of a weapon.

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Pentagon Denies Spying on Americans Protesting Police Killings

The Defense Department’s top intelligence official said that he had not been ordered to conduct surveillance on citizens, and that he supported their right to demonstrate peacefully.

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House to Vote on Limiting F.B.I. Power to Collect Americans’ Internet Data

Lawmakers compromised on an ambiguously worded amendment that narrows a failed but popular Senate proposal.

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