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Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flows

Add Mother Nature to the pile of crises on President Joe Biden’s plate. A month into the job and focused on the coronavirus, Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze that left millions shivering in homes that lost heat and

U.S. Government

Senator Rand Paul’s annual Festivus Report highlighting federal waste in the budget

Each year, Senator Rand Paul puts together a report on the wasted spending in the Federal government. This year’s edition (2020) highlights $54,746,524,505.37 of totally wasted money. The Top Ten of 2020: Despite spending 15 years and billions of dollars, American counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan are ineffective (Foreign Aid). The Fish and Wildlife Service is

Technology

US agencies hacked in months-long global cyberspying campaign

Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a months-long global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday, just days after the prominent cybersecurity firm FireEye said it had been breached in an attack that industry experts said bore the hallmarks of Russian tradecraft. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s

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