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Top law enforcement officials say the biggest domestic terror threat comes from white supremacists.

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas told senators on Wednesday that the greatest domestic threat facing the United States came from what they both called “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists.” “Specifically those who advocate for the superiority of the white race,” Mr. Garland told the Senate Appropriations Committee. […]

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‘Would you really?’ John McDonnell snubs Starmer’s frontbench but proposes replacement

John McDonnell suggests new Shadow Cabinet members When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. John […]

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COVID-19: Minister says ‘we can’t rule anything out’ on potential for restrictions in virus hotspots

A cabinet minister has told Sky News the government “can’t rule anything out” when it comes to the possibility of local coronavirus restrictions in areas that have seen cases rise sharply. Sky News analysis has found there are 28 local authority areas in England, four in Northern Ireland and two in Scotland that have COVID-19 […]

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Sorry, Nicola! Sturgeon crisis as support drops for independence – damning analysis

Scotland and UK ‘economies are meshed’ says expert When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. […]

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Sturgeon ‘in no rush’ to hold independence referendum as polls suggest SNP will lose

Nicola Sturgeon discusses Scotland’s restrictions When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. The SNP leader […]

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House Democrats and White House Reach Deal Over Testimony by Ex-Trump Aide

A terse announcement signaled a possible end to a long-running constitutional lawsuit. But former President Donald J. Trump is not a party to the arrangement. By Charlie Savage WASHINGTON — The Biden administration and House Democrats have reached a tentative deal to allow President Donald J. Trump’s former White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, […]

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Scotland POLL: Should ‘once-in-generation’ independence referendum be refused for decades?

Nicola Sturgeon's voting plans criticised by Vine panelist When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. […]

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Queen’s Speech: From house building to voter ID – what’s in the Boris Johnson’s legislative agenda

The government has set out its legislative agenda for the new parliamentary session in the Queen’s Speech today. Its usual pomp and ceremony was scaled back drastically due to the COVID-19 restrictions that remain in place. It is also the Queen‘s first major public ceremonial duty since the death of her husband, the Duke of […]

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Lobbying scandal: The ongoing inquiries into David Cameron and the failed financier Lex Greensill

The lobbying scandal surrounding David Cameron and his relationship with the failed financier Lex Greensill has prompted eight separate inquiries. One of those has now concluded, but seven are still active. Among them are a probe by a top lawyer on behalf of Boris Johnson and three separate parliamentary select committee investigations – including one […]

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House Republicans push ahead with a bid to oust Liz Cheney from their leadership ranks.

House Republicans are barreling ahead this week with their plan to oust Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, their No. 3, from her leadership post, the latest sign of the immense sway former President Donald J. Trump continues to hold over the party. Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, on Sunday officially endorsed Representative Elise Stefanik […]