3 week ago
Multiple sources tell Capitol police are recommending RE-INSTALLING outer perimeter fencing on US Capitol grounds. Capitol Police Board will soon decide
State Dept Spox: Mutual commitment to the nuclear agreement is the starting point for expanding the agreement to address the missile program, Iran's malign activities in the region and its violation of human rights.
US urges Russia to allow independent doctors for Navalny "immediately"
3 week ago
There's been no official communication from the government of Russia regarding its potential expulsion of US diplomats from Moscow, says @StateDeptSpox
3 week ago
China's Shijian (SJ)-17 satellite in GEO since 2016 is equipped with robotic arm that can be used to grapple other satellites, SPACECOM chief Gen Dickinson says in SASC written testimony today
"We're trying to send a message to the world we welcome in refugees," says @PressSec. "We do want to set a large cap" and goal remains 125,000 by the next fiscal year
Again, @PressSec says "marijuana is a Schedule 2 drug
"He'll return to Moscow soon," says @PressSec of US ambassador to Russia
On 4/20, @PressSec says @POTUS supports federal decriminalization of marijuana and notes it's still a Schedule 2 drug
Asked about @POTUS apparent comment that the evidence is "overwhelming" in the DerekChauvinTrial, @PressSec says his remark was made because the jury is sequestered. "Regardless of the outcome, the president has consistently called for peace
Top U.S. general for Middle East tells House panel he doesn't see U.S. 'withdrawing completely' from Iraq in near future
Commander of @CENTCOM warned today: "Iran's widespread use of small- and medium-sized drones for surveillance and attack means means that "for the first time since the Korean War, we are operating without complete air superiority
POTUS says he waited until the jury was sequestered in the Derek Chauvin trial to call George Floyd's family, who he says he's "come to know," per pool. Says he hopes the verdict "is the right verdict"
"operates with 0.3% of DoD's budget" per Gen Townsend "And 0.3% of DoD's manpower" "Pays enormous dividends" he adds
Commander Gen Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie, @USAfricaCommand Commander Gen Stephen Townsend & @DeptofDefense Acting UnderSec Amanda Dory testify at the House Armed Services Committee
Head of U.S. nuclear arsenal says day-to-day the military doesn't have a nuclear triad because nuclear bombers are not on alert. If the ICBMs went away, "I would request to re-alert the bombers," Adm. Richard warns Senate panel
Head of U.S. Space Command tells Senate panel China has more than 400 satellites in orbit today and Russia 200, says Moscow "could double that by 2030"
China "at some kind of an inflection point. well ahead of the pace to double their [nuclear] stockpile by the end of the decade" per @US_Stratcom's Adm Charles "In the very near term China will possess a credible nuclear triad"
U.S. ambassador to Russia will return to the United States this week for "consultations"
Stabbing at 0027 hrs in the 3300 Block of Mt. Pleasant Street SW DC Lookout for: H/F, beige jacket, black pants
This is King Douglas' mother. @PGPDNews charged a 12yo in connection to her 13yo son's death Monday. They say he was shot and killed Saturday in a parking lot at Ritchie Station Marketplace. "I'm suffering" (@wusa9)
Biden admin makes clear they want to work with China & in competition with China on climate change: "It is hard to imagine the US winning the long-term strategic challenge with China if we cannot lead the renewable energy revolution," says @SecBlinken. "Right now we are falling behind"
"Pick a security challenge that effects the US, climate change is likely to make it worse. Climate change exacerbates existing conflicts & increases the chances of new ones," says @SecBlinken. He says that is why coming up short on battling this climate change will hurt the US
3 week ago
Bipartisan statement from @RepGregoryMeeks and @RepMcCaul of @HouseForeign following reports from Russia of the deteriorating health of the imprisoned @navalny
Army official confirms the Army is reviewing a DC government request for the DC National Guard to provide support to DC police as part of Chauvin verdict preparations
Defense attorney for accused Proud Boy and US Capitol Insurrectionist Ethan Norden asks judge to order Nordean be kept in jail in Seattle. Not transferred to DC. "Capitol defendants have been violently assaulted in DC jail" per defense attorney"
"We'll start some preview and background calls tomorrow" ahead of LeadersClimateSummit, says @PressSec
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says discussions on the condition of Alexei Navalny, who is on a hunger strike in a Russian prison, was part of this discussion. "If Alexei Navaly dies, there will be consequences," she added, and the Biden administration continues to push for his release
"Protests must be peaceful" following the ChauvinTrial verdict, says @PressSec
"I'm certain the president will speak to that" when a verdict is announced in the ChauvinTrial, says @PressSec
Expecting sooner than May 15th @WhiteHouse will announce a new admissions cap on refugees, says @PressSec
If @navlany dies "there'll be consequences to the Russian government," says @PressSec
"We're blitzing the airwaves, including local media" to let Americans know of expanded eligibility from today for the CoronavirusVaccine, says @PressSec
DC firefighters responded to 448 calls on Sunday, April 18th. There were 132 critical and 241 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 75 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including 2 working structure fires
3 week ago
White House Nat'l Security Adviser @JakeSullivan46 spoke with Russia Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev ".discussed the prospect of a presidential summit between the United States and Russia and agreed to continue to stay in touch"
Box Alarm 5400 block Georgia Ave NW. DC firefighters have fire under control with no extension and no injuries. Investigators on scene
Box Alarm 5400 block Georgia Ave NW. Fire 1 story commercial building. DC firefighters have a hoseline on the fire and are checking for extension
is searching for a suspect accused of assaulting an officer in Northwest Washington. The suspect was captured by a camera and police released photos to gain the public's assistance with identifying the individual.
Shooting at 2354 hrs. in the 100 Block of Atlantic Street, South-West
DC FEMS reports the fire activity has cleared and the 5500-5600 blocks of 13th Street, NW, between Longfellow and M