Mark Meadows Could Face Criminal Charges After Ignoring Jan. 6 Committee Subpoena

Topline Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows did not show up Friday to give a deposition to the House committee investigating the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, despite being legally obligated to do so, meaning Meadows could become the latest Trump Administration official facing contempt of Congress charges. Then White House…

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All Florida School Districts Lift Mask Mandates After Covid Cases Fall — Part Of Nationwide Trend

Topline Every school district in Florida that had been punished by the state for imposing a mask mandate that violated a statewide ban on them has now lifted its mask order as of this week, as schools across the country drop mask requirements in response to falling Covid-19 cases and vaccines becoming available for children…

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Trump Defends Supporters Who Chanted ‘Hang Mike Pence’ In Taped Interview

Topline Former President Donald Trump has defended his supporters who threatened to “hang” former vice president Mike Pence during the January 6 Capitol riot, Axios reported on Friday citing an unreleased ABC News interview, marking the first instance of the former president vocally defending violent threats towards his deputy who refused to stall the certification…

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Iran likely did not order drone attack on Iraqi prime minister, current, former U.S. officials say

WASHINGTON — Iran likely did not sanction a recent drone attack on the Iraqi prime minister though it was almost certainly carried out by Shiite militia forces that Tehran has armed and supported, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News.The apparent failed assassination attempt illustrated how Tehran has struggled to corral quarrelling Shiite militia…

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COVID-19 surge in Europe as it heads into winter could bode ill for U.S.

BERLIN — Winter is coming, and Europe is once again a coronavirus epicenter.Germany’s beloved Christmas markets are in peril, and its intensive-care beds are filling up. Austria is telling the unvaccinated to stay out of restaurants and cafes. The Netherlands is headed for a partial lockdown, the first in western Europe since summertime.In eastern Europe, where vaccination…

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