DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
The bloc's foreign ministers agreed on banning Myanmar's ruling generals from attending meetings until the junta shows progress on the peace plan.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
Kamala Harris: Recent staff departures from VP's office bring in 'new voices, new perspectives' says WH Press Secretary
US Vice President Kamala Harris’s office has been plagued with reports of possible internal conflicts among her and her staff. Following the recent news of another departure among Harris’s staff, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the departures allow new voices or points of view in the administration.
Psaki addressed the recent news of Harris’s chief spokesperson and senior adviser, Symone Sanders, announcing her departure from the administration by the end of the year. The departure also comes amid reports of internal concerns of Harris being sidelined by President Joe Biden rather than being prepared for a possible next step in her political career. Sanders’ departure also follows the resignation of Harris’s communications director Ashley Etienne last month.
“It’s natural for staffers who have thrown their heart and soul into a job to be ready to move on to a new challenge after a few years,” said Psaki last week. “It’s also an opportunity, as it is in any White House, to bring in new faces, new voices, and new perspectives.”
A White House official told Reuters that Harris values Sanders and “she is beloved.” Another White House official, however, said that the recent personnel departures from Harris’s office also come as the vice president has struggled with her communication strategy along with how well Harris is being prepared to take on future political roles.
Sanders announced that she would be stepping down from her post in a note to staff Wednesday last week.
“From my first days on the president’s campaign to traveling with the VP when she joined the ticket, to witnessing the historic swearing-in of the President and Vice President. It has been an honor,” said Sanders in the note.
In a report by the Washington Post, a former staffer to the vice president revealed that before Harris became vice president, her aides had to endure frequent criticism. The former staffers that worked with Harris in past years revealed several concerns they found while serving as her aides. One major concern was that Harris refused to analyze briefing materials prepared by employees, reportedly leading her to scold them if she appeared to be unprepared.
“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” the former staffer told the paper. “With Kamala, you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence. So you’re constantly sort of propping up the bully and it’s not really clear why.”