April 1, 2024

Pentagon Establishes New Cyber Policy Office

The Pentagon issued a cyber strategy in September 2023, identifying the Chinese Communist Party as the biggest threat to US cybersecurity. The Pentagon has formally established the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. In a press release issued on March 29, the Department of Defense (DoD) explained that the office was […]

April 1, 2024

Former US Rep. William Delahunt of Massachusetts Dies at 82

Longtime U.S. Rep. William D. Delahunt of Massachusetts, a Democratic stalwart who postponed his own retirement from Washington to help pass former President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda, has died following a long-term illness, his family announced. Mr. Delahunt died Saturday at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts, at the age of 82, news reports said. Mr. […]

April 1, 2024

X to Take Legal Action Against eSafety Commission Over WHO Trans Activist Post

The eSafety commission has taken action against a post criticising the appointment of a trans activist to a WHO committee. Global social media platform X (formerly Twitter) has announced it intends to mount a court challenge against a takedown notice issued by Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant to “protect its user’s right to free […]

April 1, 2024

Biden Wins the North Dakota Democratic Primary

BISMARCK, N.D.—President Joe Biden has won North Dakota’s Democratic presidential primary. The state party on Saturday announced the results of the mostly mail-in primary. The party began circulating ballots in February to voters who asked for them. President Biden’s victory was virtually assured, though seven other candidates were on the primary ballot. Former President Donald […]

April 1, 2024

Medicare Spending on Ozempic and Similar Diabetes Drugs Jumps 100 Times: Report

Ozempic now accounts for two percent of total gross Medicare Part D spending. Medicare spending on weight-loss and diabetes drugs like Ozempic and Rybelsus has “skyrocketed” over the past four years, potentially putting “tremendous pressure” on the program, according to a recent report. GLP-1 drugs were initially developed to treat type 2 diabetes. However, they […]

April 1, 2024

D.C. Defenders drop UFL debut to San Antonio

The D.C. Defenders disappointed in their first-ever UFL game, a 27-12 loss to the San Antonio Brahmas on Sunday.  The Defenders, who went 9-1 in the XFL last season, enter this season as one of the new league’s expected title contenders, while the Brahmas had the longest odds to win the inaugural UFL championship.  D.C. […]

April 1, 2024

IN-DEPTH: Baltimore Disaster Adds Urgency to Calls for US Maritime Policy Reform, Port Investment

Growing chorus say Biden’s $20 billion ports plan needs big boost to reverse decades of infrastructure neglect that now imperils commerce, national security. President Joe Biden, in an executive order this February, directed $20 billion in allocations from the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) into a five-year grant program dedicated to modernizing America’s 361 commercial […]

March 31, 2024

New York Easter Bonnet Paraders Ponder April 2 Presidential Primaries

Founded in 1870, the annual NYC Easter Parade is famous for its accompanying Bonnet Festival. Terry Whittingham, from Salt Lake City, is only in Manhattan for one day, but she still set aside time to participate in the NYC Easter Parade in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Avenue. Founded in the 1870s, the […]

March 31, 2024

America’s Controversial Stealth Fighter Jet Can Now Carry Nukes

It was a routine Pentagon announcement during a regular briefing the Friday before the president typically submits his annual defense budget request to Congress on the second Monday in March. As of October, a spokesman for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) F-35 Joint Program Office told Pentagon beat writers, that “certain” Air Force F-35As have […]