Trump’s acting secretary of defense is working to install a Trump loyalist as the top lawyer for the NSA just days before the president leaves office

Summary List Placement Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller told the head of the National Security Agency to install a Trump loyalist as the top lawyer at the agency, The Washington Post reported. Miller ordered that Michael Ellis be appointed as general counsel by 6 pm on Saturday, but NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone did […]

Rudy Giuliani said he is working on Trump’s defense for the impeachment trial and that he’s open to the president himself testifying, ABC News report says

Summary List Placement Rudy Giuliani said he is working on President Donald Trump’s defense for his upcoming impeachment trial, according to ABC News. Giuliani told ABC he plans to argue the president did not incite violence because the unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud are true — despite the fact that many of the claims have […]

Manchin says Senate should consider using 14th Amendment to remove Hawley and Cruz over their objections to Electoral College votes

Summary List Placement Sen. Joe Manchin said the Senate should consider using the 14th Amendment to remove Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, two Republicans who objected to the Electoral College vote last week.  “That should be a consideration,” Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, said when asked if the 14th Amendment should be triggered […]

Kamala Harris, the first female, Black, and Asian American vice president-elect, will be sworn in by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice

Summary List Placement In a historic ceremony, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, ABC News first reported. Harris is the first female, Black, and Asian American vice president-elect in United States history. Sotomayor is the first Latina justice to sit on the Supreme Court. Harris, […]

USPS says it’s removing mailboxes and suspending mail collection in several major cities ahead of Biden’s inauguration

Summary List Placement The US Postal Services said it will remove mailboxes in several major cities as a security measure ahead of Joe Biden’s Inauguration next week.  As a security measure ahead of the January 20 event, mailboxes in at least 17 states including California and New Jersey, as well as Washington, DC, will be […]

A critical test of NASA’s moon rocket ended abruptly due to an engine problem, possibly ending hopes of launching in 2021

Summary List Placement This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. NASA’s mega-sized moon rocket encountered an engine issue during a critical test on Saturday. The error could delay the rocket’s first launch to 2022. The rocket, called Space Launch System, is designed to eventually stand 365 feet (111 meters) and ferry astronauts […]

Amazon-backed food delivery firm Deliveroo is now worth $7 billion after a $180 million pre-IPO funding round

Summary List Placement Amazon-backed food delivery firm Deliveroo is now valued above $7 billion after raising $180 million in fresh capital. The new round was led by two of Deliveroo’s existing backers, Durable Capital Partners and Fidelity. Both are investors that put money into public as well as private firms. UK-headquartered Deliveroo, which has experienced […]