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Ron Klain emerges as a force behind the scenes — and on Twitter

Ron Klain emerges as a force behind the scenes — and on Twitter

Unusually visible, involved in practically everything, and free in sharing his opinions on what has become the new administration’s must-follow Twitter feed, White House chief of staff Ron Klain has emerged as the building’s most central figure aside from the President himself. His combination of deep Washington experience and long professional ties to President Joe…MORE

Supreme Court once again sides with houses of worship in dispute over Covid restrictions

Supreme Court once again sides with houses of worship in dispute over Covid restrictions

The Supreme Court on Friday once again sided with houses of worship challenging regulations aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19 in California. The court blocked so-called gathering restrictions in Santa Clara County that critics said treated churches differently than secular businesses in violation of the First Amendment. The issue has bitterly divided the court…MORE

Trump endorses primary opponent to Ohio Republican who voted for impeachment

Trump endorses primary opponent to Ohio Republican who voted for impeachment

Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed a primary challenger running against Ohio’s Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Trump last month, in an early sign of the former President’s plans to exert his influence on Republican primaries ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. “Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great…MORE

The week in 14 headlines

This week, legislators worked to confirm more of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet and administration officials. The President’s team also pushed forward on their Covid-19 relief plans. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump’s influence still loomed large — this weekend, he will speak at CPAC, his first speech since leaving the White House. Monday Justice Clarence Thomas…MORE

House and Senate progressives split over next steps on minimum wage

House and Senate progressives split over next steps on minimum wage

House progressives are furious with the Senate parliamentarian’s decision to remove the $15 minimum wage provision from the Senate’s version of the Covid relief bill, a proposal that is foundational to the left wing’s beliefs and one they have fiercely campaigned on, but it is unclear how they will channel that frustration into next steps.…MORE

Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for ‘solarwinds123’ password leak

Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for ‘solarwinds123’ password leak

Current and former top executives at SolarWinds are blaming a company intern for a critical lapse in password security that apparently went undiagnosed for years. The password in question, “solarwinds123,” was discovered in 2019 on the public internet by an independent security researcher who warned the company that the leak had exposed a SolarWinds file…MORE