18 January 2022
US-Russia NewSTART @StateDept Spox @nedprice: "It is manifestly in our interest to have a full 5year extension..So too will we hold Russia to account for its reckless and its adversarial behavior" @CBSNews/UN & @USAmbCD
DHS cyber agency (CISA) is rethinking its debunking of election falsehoods after right-wing backlash
After meeting with Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley & service secretaries this morning, SecDef Lloyd Austin has ordered a stand-down across the US military to have local commanders address the problem of right-wing extremism within the force, per @PentagonPresSec
"Any assessment like that would be necessarily classified," replies @statedeptspox on the official US estimate on how quickly Iran could ramp up enrichment of uranium to nuclear bomb-fuel purity. "Iran is closer. That breakout time is shorter"
"We are disturbed, of course, by these reports" that Aung San Suu Kyi and other NLD leaders are being charged by the military following the BurmaCoup, says @statedeptspox. "The review is ongoing" on assessment of US aid to Myanmar
"We certainly don't expect any contact with Maduro any time soon," says @statedeptspox
The United States has strongly condemned the speech against sexual minorities in Turkey. - AFP
US still recognizes @jguaido as the last legitimate leader elected in Venezuela, adds @statedeptspox
"Nicolas Maduro is a dictator, there's no doubt about that," says @statedeptspox, in response to a question about the shutdown of independent journalism in Venezuela. "We condemn censorship
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"I think it's pretty factual to say they are tools of propaganda who work on behalf of the Russian government," says @PressSec when asked about RT and Sputnik by @SebastianAFP
11 month ago
Russia should "swiftly release" Trevor Reed and Paul Whelan, says @PressSec
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"That is under the purview of the National Archives," says @PressSec regarding release of @POTUS45 @WhiteHouse visitor logs. As for release of the current administration's logs: "We do plan to do that on a quarterly basis
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"Our view is this bill itself is bipartisan" because of the wide public support, says @PressSec of the CovidReliefBill
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"We need to work with our allies" and partners on how we approach our relationship with China, says @PressSec
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Visit by @POTUS on Thursday to @StateDept will be largely focused on his desire to thank members of the foreign and civil services there, says @PressSec, who adds he will also talk broadly about his foreign policy
"So we're gonna all work together with this president, we are united as one big whole package, working with our Republican friends, when we can," says @SenSchumer
The Biden Administration has placed the Trump Administration's plan to withdrawal troops from Europe on hold in order to review the decision - Politico
The Bill to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committees will be voted on tomorrow. It'll pass. Greene will be removed from both Committees
Vice President Kamala Harris and First Gentleman Doug Emhoff pay their respects to fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick in the Capitol Rotunda. Watch the Congressional tribute live:
Blinken: Washington will seize the five-year opportunity to work with Russia on arms control, including all nuclear weapons
House Republicans (including former Trump doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson) draft amendment to bill to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene from her committees. The amendment calls for removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from her committees too
Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff pay their respects to falling Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick inside the Capitol Rotunda. Watch live:
Washington Gas reports the repairs are complete and the 5600 block of 5th Street, NW, between Longfellow and Missou
Box Alarm 1300 block Congress St SE. DC firefighters have all fire knocked down on both floors. No injuries reported. Warming bus requested for residents. Displacements anticipated
Box Alarm 1300 block Congress St SE. DC firefighters have located fire extension to the 2nd floor rear. Units are attacking that fire also
Box Alarm 1300 block Congress St SE. Fire 1st floor apartment. DC firefighters have the fire knocked down. Checking for extension
Box Alarm 1300 block Congress St SE. Fire showing from a 2 story building
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pay their respects to the late U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick as an urn with his cremated remains lies in honor on a black-draped table at center of Capitol Rotunda
US Capitol Officers have now gathered to receive remains of USCP Officer Brian Sicknick. @WUSA9 will stream live, as remains lie in honor here at the Rotunda @CBSNews #breaking
On 2/2 2021 approximately 1:50pm Takoma Park Police responded to the 7000 blk of Carroll Ave for the report of a theft from a U.S. Mail truck. 2 unknown subjects entered the mail truck while it was on its route and stole several package. They fled the scene after
Jen Psaki:We look forward to the continuing work of Space Force and invite the members of the team to come visit us in the briefing room anytime to share an update on their important work
"Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with families of Americans held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad," per @statedeptspox. He "reaffirmed that the United States is committed to seeking the release of their loved ones
D) Others were the two Capitol Police Officers killed in the July, 1998 shootout at the Capitol: Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson. Others who laid in honor were civil rights icon Rosa Parks in 2005 and Reverend Billy Graham in 2018
Pentagon decision to vaccinate Gitmo detainees made "before" President Biden took office: spokesman
The US State Department: We seek to add Iran's missile program to any agreement with it
US State Department: Iran must return to full compliance with the nuclear agreement before any step on our part
U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell says U.S. should pursue strongest possible sanctions against Myanmar's military leaders, including possible U.N. action
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"His first love is foreign policy," says @PressSec when asked about calls to other leaders
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"The relationship with China is going to be multi-layered," says @PressSec. "Of course that is a priority to President Biden
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In the "coming days and weeks: there'll be more steps and actions that @POTUS and policy teams will take "to address immigration in a humane and moral way," says @PressSec
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"This is not the time to come to the United States," says @PressSec, cautioning those migrants who are thinking about heading north
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Want to put in place a humane and moral immigration process, says @PressSec. "That's going to take some time
[email protected] says national security team will finish its review of Russian actions (reported bounties, SolarWinds, Navalny jailing) before launching policy process to determine what steps the administration will take to respond
Jen Psaki: We call on Moscow to immediately release Navalny and all other detainees
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"This is obviously a terrible tragedy" and @POTUS has been briefed, says @PressSec of the dead and wounded @FBI agents in Florida
President Biden will be visiting the State Department on Thursday and delivering foreign policy remarks, @PressSec says
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This meeting is now underway, confirms @PressSec
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Three executive orders on immigration matters being signed today by @POTUS, says @PressSec
Suspected hackers from China exploited a flaw in software made by @solarwinds to help break into US government computers last year, reports @Reuters
US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell calls for swift and decisive US/Western response to the coup in Myanmar, says he's expecting sanctions on military junta
Pete Buttigieg confirmed as the secretary of Transportation, becoming the first openly gay member of a presidential Cabinet
@FBI Director Christopher Wray on two agents killed in the line of duty while executing a search warrant in Florida in a crimes against children case Wrays says 2 other agents who were hospitalized are now in stable condition
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Sen. Kaine on censuring former President Trump: "We don't have enough support on the Republican side because they don't want to bar Trump from running from office, and I don't have enough support on the Democratic side because for most of my colleagues it's impeachment or nothing
US "deeply concerned by Russian authorities' decision to sentence opposition figure Aleksey Navalny to two years and eight months imprisonment, replacing his suspended sentence with jail time," says @SecBlinken in a statement
President Biden's nominee to be Pentagon's 2 Kathleen Hicks tells Senate panel at her confirmation hearing America's nuclear weapons "must be modernized"
Robbery in the 200 block of I St South-West Lookout for 3 Black Males with handguns wearing dark clothing.
State Dept. readout of a call between FM of Ukraine and State Secretary Blinken
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