Articles by Dartunorro Clark Jan 08, 2022

Federal rental aid program undergoes change to meet shifting demand
Dartunorro Clark

A record amount of federal rental assistance was put into the pockets of struggling renters by state and local governments in November, as the Biden administration initiates changes aimed at providing more funds to areas with high demand. The Treasury Department said Friday that $2.9 billion was dis . . .

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Jan. 6 committee indicates it will ask Pence to appear this month
Dartunorro Clark

The head of the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot indicated Friday that the panel will ask former Vice President Mike Pence this month to voluntarily meet with lawmakers. "I think you could expect that before the month's out," Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told NPR in an intervi . . .

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Capitol Police officer sues Trump on Jan. 6 anniversary, says he 'directed' mob
Dartunorro Clark

A Capitol Police officer filed a lawsuit on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot accusing former President Donald Trump of contributing to injuries she sustained when a mob of his supporters attacked the building. Officer Briana Kirkland filed the 57-page lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Washingt . . .

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Cyber Ninjas, company that led Arizona GOP election 'audit,' is shutting down
Dartunorro Clark

Cyber Ninjas, the company that led a partisan review of 2020 ballots in Arizona, is closing down following a scathing report by election officials and the threat of $50,000 a day in fines. "Cyber Ninjas is shutting down. A reporter for The Guardian earlier Thursday reported Cyber Ninjas' plans to sh . . .

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Postal Service requests temporary exemption from Biden's vaccine rule
Dartunorro Clark

The Postal Service is seeking a temporary exemption from President Joe Biden's vaccine-or-testing mandate, arguing a waiver would prevent major disruptions to mail delivery. The request comes just days before the Biden administration's rule is slated to take effect, and as the highly transmissible o . . .

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Federal prisons director stepping down after rocky tenure atop agency
Dartunorro Clark

Michael Carvajal, director of the federal Bureau of Prisons, is stepping down from his post, an agency spokesperson told NBC News Wednesday. "After over 30 years in the BOP, Director Michael Carvajal has announced his retirement. He will remain in his role until a new Director is appointed,” said sp . . .

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Capitol Police chief to tell Congress of 'significant improvements' since Jan. 6
Dartunorro Clark

The U.S. Capitol Police chief will tell Congress on Wednesday that while much more work needs to be done, the agency has made "significant improvements" to protect the building in the year since a pro-Trump mob violently clashed with its officers and desecrated the halls of Congress. "January 6 expo . . .

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Rep. Brenda Lawrence becomes 25th House Democrat not to seek re-election
Dartunorro Clark

Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., announced Tuesday that she will retire from Congress at the end of her term, making her the 25th House Democrat to decide not to seek re-election in 2022. Lawrence represents Michigan’s 14th Congressional District, which includes a slice of Detroit and over a dozen cit . . .

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States make headway on criminal justice reform after Congress falls short
Dartunorro Clark

To some advocates, criminal justice issues are better handled by states, not Congress. Despite recent progress at the state level, Ghandnoosh said there have been some setbacks on criminal justice reform. For the first time in eight years, the federal prison population has increased — by roughly 5,0 . . .

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Postal Service reaches settlement with NAACP over delivery of mail-in ballots
Dartunorro Clark

Postal Service announced Friday that it had reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed last year by the NAACP over mail delays and their effect on election ballots. In the settlement, the postal service agreed to take “extraordinary measures” to deliver ballots for the 2022 midterm elections, such as t . . .

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