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This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” Jan. 29, 2023: McCarthy, Warner, Rubio, Demings

“Face the Nation” Guest Lineup: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy — (R) California Sen. Mark Warner — (D) Virginia, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman  Sen. Marco Rubio — (R) Florida, Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairma Former Rep. Val Demings — (D) Florida How to watch “Face the Nation” Date: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 TV: “Face the Nation” airs Sunday mornings on …

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Pharmacies CVS, Walmart and Walgreens to reduce hours as staffing challenges persist

CVS cutting down, adjusting pharmacy hours in two-thirds of stores CVS cutting down, adjusting pharmacy hours in two-thirds of stores 00:37 CVS and Walmart are reducing their pharmacy operating hours across the U.S. to improve employees’ work-life balance as the chains continue to struggle with staffing shortages in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. CVS …

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AOC in line to become her party’s No. 2 on Oversight panel

AOC in line to become her party’s No. 2 on Oversight panel

Should Ocasio-Cortez become vice ranking member, she’s also likely to take on more responsibility in helming Democrats’ messaging and strategy on a panel that’s stocked with some of the House GOP’s most rhetorically rowdy conservatives, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). That’s in part due to the cancer treatment that Oversight’s current ranking member, Rep. …

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Annals of the revolving door

Where the Uihleins sent their cash after the insurrection

With Daniel Lippman ANNALS OF THE REVOLVING DOOR: There’s much to be said about how porous post-employment restrictions on congressional staffers are, but two instances illustrate that reality quite well. In the first case, Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) former chief of staff, who left the senator’s office this month after nearly 10 years in total …

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Warner and Rubio say Congress has leverage to get Trump, Biden documents

Warner and Rubio say Congress has leverage to get Trump, Biden documents – CBS News Watch CBS News Sens. Mark Warner and Marco Rubio, the top members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, are urging the director of national intelligence to grant them access to sensitive documents found at President Biden’s home and office and former …

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Tech’s strange D.C. alliances – POLITICO

Tech’s strange D.C. alliances – POLITICO

L-R: “Realignment” host Saagar Enjeti, the American Economic Liberties Project’s Matt Stoller, American Affairs’ Julius Krein, “Realignment” host Marshall Kosloff | Lincoln Network via Twitter For eight full hours yesterday in Washington, at the trendy, all-exposed-brick Union Market event space AutoShop, the intellectual vanguard of the right gathered to hash out the future of American …

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Change to Covid vaccine formulation signals start of FDA pivot in immunization strategy

Change to Covid vaccine formulation signals start of FDA pivot in immunization strategy

Recent evidence suggests that the current bivalent provides protection against severe disease and death from the XBB.1 variant that is dominant in the U.S. right now. “As we’ve turned the corner from a pandemic phase to an endemic phase,” said Ofer Levy, staff physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, professor at Harvard Medical School and a …

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U.S. to send Ukraine more advanced Abrams tanks — but no secret armor

U.S. to send Ukraine more advanced Abrams tanks — but no secret armor

The most radical changes are on the inside, which has been redesigned to take advantage of new technology. The control mechanisms are digitized, most notably a new inter-vehicle information system that allows vehicles to exchange information continuously and automatically. Using the new technology, commanders can rapidly track the location of friendly vehicles, identify enemy positions …

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Meta to reinstate Trump on Facebook, Instagram

Former President Donald Trump’s two-year suspension from Meta’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be lifted “in the coming weeks,” Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, said in a post Wednesday. Calling the decision to suspend Trump from the platforms the product of “extreme and highly unusual circumstances,” Clegg reminded users that the then-president’s accounts …

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Republicans launch newest fight against Biden’s oil drawdowns

Republicans launch newest fight against Biden’s oil drawdowns

Both measures are typical examples of the not-gonna-pass messaging bills that a party offers when it takes over a chamber of Congress, although the China bill picked up significant Democratic support. Senate Republicans led by Energy Committee ranking member John Barrasso of Wyoming have released similar legislation on the oil reserve this week, as the …

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A new org chart for the CDC

A new org chart for the CDC

With David Lim and Carmen Paun CDC Director Rochelle Walensky hopes a reorganization of the agency will improve its performance in future crises. | Cliff Owen/AP Photo CH-CH-CHANGES — More big leadership changes are underway at the CDC, Krista and Ben Leonard report, as Director Rochelle Walensky continues to overhaul the public health agency, a …

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Senators grill Ticketmaster over Taylor Swift fiasco, antitrust concerns

Senators grill Ticketmaster over Taylor Swift fiasco, antitrust concerns – CBS News Watch CBS News On Tuesday, senators grilled the leader of Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster, over the concert promoter’s highly publicized meltdown during ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour. Scott MacFarlane reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking …

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U.S. closer to approving ‘significant number’ of Abrams tanks to Ukraine

U.S. closer to approving ‘significant number’ of Abrams tanks to Ukraine

The transfer of U.S. and German tanks would mark a major development in the West’s effort to arm Ukraine. Top Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, have spent weeks pleading for tanks as Kyiv prepares for fresh Russian offensives in the country’s east. One of the two U.S. officials said the Biden administration is considering …

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Farewell to the X waiver

Farewell to the X waiver

With Ben Leonard, Daniel Lippman, Carmen Paun and Megan R. Wilson Now it’s easier for practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images AN END OF AN ‘X’ ERA — In a ceremony today at the White House, the Biden administration will mark the end of the so-called X waiver requirement, a move that federal …

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Thousands hit Israel’s streets to protest “scary” new government under Benjamin Netanyahu

Tel-Aviv — About 100,000 Israelis took to the streets on Saturday for the third week of demonstrations against the country’s new far-right, ultra-religious government. To secure his sixth term as Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has formed a coalition with extremist political parties that support the introduction of more severe anti-Palestinian legislation, including banning the …

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Full interview: Rep. Mike Turner on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan”

Full interview: Rep. Mike Turner on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan” – CBS News Watch CBS News Watch the full version of an interview with Republican Rep. Mike Turner, who will likely chair the House Intelligence Committee in the 118th Congress, that aired on Jan. 22, 2023, on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan.” …

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Full transcript of “Face the Nation” on Jan. 22, 2023

On this “Face the Nation” broadcast, moderated by Margaret Brennan: Rep. Mike Turner, Republican of Ohio Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia Mayors Francis Suarez of Miami, LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans, Andre Dickens of Atlanta and John Giles of Mesa, Arizona Click here to browse full transcripts of “Face the Nation.”     MARGARET BRENNAN: Good …

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The House’s legal lieutenant in its Trump wars speaks out — about Jan. 6 and more

The House’s legal lieutenant in its Trump wars speaks out — about Jan. 6 and more

In a wide-ranging interview with POLITICO, the House’s former top attorney described his tenure battling a former president who tested the limits of executive power at every turn, resisting efforts at accountability in ways that previous chief executives had not. But he has faith that his work helped to stem future presidential attempts to push …

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This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” Jan. 22, 2023: Turner, Kaine, Suarez, Cantrell, Giles, Dickens

“Face the Nation” Guest Lineup: Rep. Mike Turner — (R) Ohio, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chairman Sen. Tim Kaine — (D) Virginia Mayor Francis Suarez — (R) Miami, Florida Mayor LaToya Cantrell — (D) New Orleans, Louisiana  Mayor John Giles — (R) Mesa, Arizona Mayor Andre Dickens — (D) Atlanta, Georgia How to watch “Face the Nation” Date: Sunday, …

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Justice Dept outlines limits of its cooperation with House GOP-led investigations

Washington — The Justice Department told House Republicans there would be strict parameters limiting its ability to fully cooperate with congressional probes into the department’s work.  In a letter Friday to the new House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan, the department cited the need to safeguard ongoing investigations. “Consistent with longstanding policy and practice, any …

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5 Questions for Navrina Singh

5 Questions for Navrina Singh

Photo by Richwell Correa Studios Happy Friday — and welcome to the latest installment of our regular feature, The Future in 5 Questions. This week I put our list of questions to Navrina Singh, the founder of Credo AI, whose work lies right at the intersection of AI’s growth and its increasing attention from rulemakers. …

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‘We need action’: Time runs out for Ukraine as allied countries debate sending tanks

‘We need action’: Time runs out for Ukraine as allied countries debate sending tanks

Frustration with Germany is boiling over. Arming Ukraine “is not some kind of decision-making exercise,” Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau tweeted after the 50-nation Ukraine Defense Contact Group met in Ramstein, Germany, on Friday. “Ukrainian blood is shed for real. This is the price of hesitation over Leopard deliveries. We need action, now.” Estonian Defense …

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The Mooch vs. JP Morgan

The Mooch vs. JP Morgan

Anthony Scaramucci talking with reporters in 2017. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images SWITZERLAND — What looks like a fluffy panda bear wearing bright red boots? Anthony Scaramucci on a crypto sales pitch in Davos. Donald Trump’s infamous former communications director is here in the Swiss Alps to save his bacon — after Sam Bankman-Fried, the now-indicted …

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U.S. cable: Russian paramilitary group set to get cash infusion from expanded African mine

U.S. cable: Russian paramilitary group set to get cash infusion from expanded African mine

U.S. officials have for years warned that Wagner has been using mining profits to help prop up the Russian state amid Western sanctions. The details about the projects in CAR show that Wagner’s mining efforts are becoming increasingly lucrative for the organization and creating a pipeline of funding for Russia’s war against Ukraine. Wagner set …

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House Oversight chairman asks University of Pennsylvania for info on Biden think tank donors, visitor logs

Washington — The GOP-led House Oversight and Accountability Committee is seeking information from the University of Pennsylvania about foreign donations and visitors to the Washington think tank where documents marked classified from President Biden’s tenure as vice president were discovered, as the panel expands it probe into Mr. Biden’s handling of government records. The committee’s …

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Biden, House GOP refuse to budge as key debt ceiling deadline looms

But Yellen’s warning to congressional leaders hasn’t spurred any movement toward even the beginning of a deal between Congress and the White House. The biggest legislative battle of the year is just beginning — and threatening to grow even messier than the 15-ballot speakership fight — and there’s no exit strategy in sight. Even some …

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White House doesn’t keep visitor logs of Biden, Trump personal homes

The White House doesn’t keep visitor logs for President Biden’s personal residences, the White House counsel’s office confirmed Monday.  That clarification came as some House Republicans have begun calling for visitor logs of Mr. Biden’s Wilmington, Del., home after multiple documents marked classified were discovered at the his Wilmington residence. The White House counsel’s office …

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Airplane lavatories deliver new hope for the CDC’s variant hunt

Airplane lavatories deliver new hope for the CDC’s variant hunt

At the same time, after a successful test run at New York’s JFK Airport, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pursuing talks with airlines and port authorities to start collecting samples from long-haul international flights’ wastewater after they land. The small but growing Traveler Genomic Surveillance program, run by the CDC with a …

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“Nonsense” that Biden didn’t know he had classified documents, Stewart says

“Nonsense” that Biden didn’t know he had classified documents, Stewart says – CBS News Watch CBS News Rep. Chris Stewart, a Republican from Utah who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, said President Biden had to know he had classified documents, and discussed controversial new GOP Rep. George Santos of New York. Be the first …

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Whipple on the “hardest of the hard days” of Biden’s early presidency

Whipple on the “hardest of the hard days” of Biden’s early presidency – CBS News Watch CBS News Chris Whipple, the author of “The Fight of His Life,” about the first two years of President Biden’s White House, discusses the beginning of Mr. Biden’s presidency as well as Bob Bauer, the attorney the president has …

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Full transcript of “Face the Nation” on Jan. 15, 2023

On this “Face the Nation” broadcast, moderated by Margaret Brennan: Rep. Daniel Goldman — (D) New York Rep. Chris Stewart — (R) Utah Lucius Outlaw III — Associate professor of law at Howard University School of Law Chris Whipple — Author of “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House” Larry Pfeiffer — Director of the Hayden Center …

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Goldman says administration is “doing things by the book” on classified documents

Goldman says administration is “doing things by the book” on classified documents – CBS News Watch CBS News Rep. Daniel Goldman, a Democrat from New York, discusses how the administration is reacting to the discovery of classified documents at President Biden’s home and former office. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking …

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‘A complete smear job against me’: Johnson spars with ‘Meet the Press’ host

‘A complete smear job against me’: Johnson spars with ‘Meet the Press’ host

“Chuck, you started this questioning falsely. You falsely accused me of getting those — and I never took possession. I never had them. OK?” Johnson said. Asked whether the FBI had interviewed him in relation to the Capitol riots, Johnson said Sunday, “There’s nothing to interview me about.” The Wisconsin senator also accused Rep. Mike …

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Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore on the power of second chances

Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore on the power of second chances – CBS News Watch CBS News A former Army captain, bestselling author, anti-poverty advocate and first-time political candidate, Wes Moore will be sworn in this week as Maryland’s first African American governor. Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talks with Moore about his unique career path to the …

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This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” Jan. 15, 2022: Goldman, Stewart, Outlaw III, Whipple, Pfeiffer, Morell

“Face the Nation” Guest Lineup: Rep. Daniel Goldman — (D) New York Rep. Chris Stewart — (R) Utah Lucius Outlaw III — Associate professor of law at Howard University School of Law Chris Whipple — Author of “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House” Larry Pfeiffer — Director of the Hayden Center at George Mason University Michael …

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Menendez vows to block plan to sell fighter jets to Turkey

Menendez vows to block plan to sell fighter jets to Turkey

But in a statement Menendez’s office drafted for the media and obtained ahead of time by POLITICO, the senator said he hasn’t changed his mind. “I strongly oppose the Biden administration’s proposed sale of new F-16 aircraft to Turkey,” Menendez says, blasting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for continuing to “undermine international law, disregard human …

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5 Questions for Zulfikar Ramzan

5 Questions for Zulfikar Ramzan

With help from Derek Robertson Zulfikar Ramzan. Welcome back to our weekly feature: The Future in 5 Questions. We’re starting the 2023 season with a digital safety expert and C-suite executive who sits at the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Meet Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan — chief scientist at Aura Labs, which sells an all-in-one …

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David Kessler, top science officer for Biden’s Covid response, to depart

David Kessler, top science officer for Biden’s Covid response, to depart

“Whether he was leading our effort to develop and distribute safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, or sharing his perspective during daily strategy sessions and data deliberations, Dr. Kessler’s contributions to our COVID-19 response have saved lives,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement confirming his planned retirement from the …

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Pentagon mulls back pay for troops kicked out over Covid vaccine mandate

“Regarding back pay, the Department is still exploring this and will provide its views on legislation of this nature at the appropriate time and through the appropriate process,” said Pentagon spokesperson Maj. Charlie Dietz in a Friday email to POLITICO. Providing back pay would be a win for Republicans who railed against the vaccine mandate. …

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What workers want from tech

What workers want from tech

The AFL-CIO headquarters. | Wikimedia Commons The hype cycle around automation and AI is at a fever pitch right now, encompassing everything from Amazon robots with a human-like grasp to the idea of “robot” lawyers. But as machines, physical or algorithmic, infiltrate the American workplace, the nation’s workers — and the labor unions representing them …

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