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Blinken Dodges Key Questions in House Testimony

The key questions remain unanswered: How can Blinken continue with his credibility in ruins? And who is responsible for the so-called intelligence failure on Afghanistan?

Antony Blinken testimony (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty)

LAPD Officers File Lawsuit Against City over Vaccine Mandate

Six Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers filed a federal lawsuit on Saturday against L.A.’s vaccine mandate, which requires all city employees to be vaccinated by early October unless they have medical or religious exemptions.

LAPD seal (JBrazito / Flickr / CC)

Gavin Newsom on Eve of Recall: No Apologies, No Policy Changes

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is not offering any more apologies for his visit to the French Laundry restaurant last year, in defiance of his own coronavirus guidelines, nor is he offering any changes on the eve of a Sep. 14 recall election.


NYT: Biden May Have Droned Innocent Family in Kabul; Possible War Crime

The New York Times published the results of an investigation on Friday that suggests the Biden administration targeted an innocent man who worked for a U.S. organization in a drone strike that killed several civilians. If true, the airstrike could constitute a violation of international law governing such targeted killings in wartime — in other words, a war crime.

Kabul airstrike (Wakil Kohsar / AFP / Getty)

Elizabeth Warren Campaigns for Gavin Newsom in California Recall

Left-wing firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) campaigned for Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in California on Saturday, as the latter fights back a determined recall campaign that could see him replaced with the first black governor after Sep. 14.

Gavin Newsom and Elizabeth Warren (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty)