Key lawmaker warns at UFO hearing: ‘Unidentified aerial phenomena are a potential national security threat’

The hearing, which is being livestreamed, has been agreed by the House Intelligence Committee’s Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation subcommittee, a panel chaired by Democratic Rep. AndrĂ© Carson of Indiana. Carson warned in his opening remarks at the hearing, “This hearing and our oversight work has a simple idea at its core: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena are … Read more

John Fetterman’s unique persona is put to the test in Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary

But with Fetterman on the precipice of winning the Democratic Senate primary — polls show the lieutenant governor up around 30 percentage points over Rep. Conor Lamb and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta — many of those same supporters have a dilemma: Is the lieutenant governor too unique for a broader electorate? It is not an … Read more

Pennsylvania primaries encapsulate America’s choice in the 2022 midterms

“No? That keeps the streak alive,” said Fetterman, a hulking, hoody-and-shorts-wearing Democratic rising star, drawing gallows laughs from activists irked at their party’s struggles to pass a sweeping social reform agenda and who fear the return of Donald Trump-style extremism. Fetterman was campaigning ahead of Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primaries in gritty York, where America’s founders celebrated … Read more

North Carolina primary election: Major outside spending boosts Trump-backed Budd

A Budd victory would deliver the former President another key win during the busy month of May primaries — and in a state Trump carried twice during his presidential bids. But despite Trump’s early support for the congressman over former Gov. Pat McCrory and former Rep. Mark Walker, who came as a surprise announcement at … Read more

US Air Force tests troubled hypersonic missile

The Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon was successfully released from a B-52H bomber off the coast of Southern California on Saturday and attained hypersonic speeds, the Air Force announced on Monday, without releasing any more details about the test itself, such as the duration of the flight or its altitude. “This was a major accomplishment by … Read more

DHS chief Mayorkas says it’s ‘virtually impossible’ to monitor all hate online

Asked if DHS should have caught the 180-page racist screed posted online and attributed to the suspected gunman, Mayorkas said: “No, because are we monitoring every expression of hate on the internet and social media? That would be virtually impossible.” Instead, Mayorkas argued the question is whether an individual who has been encountered by the … Read more

Proposed New York congressional map could pit longtime Democratic members against each other

The proposal, unveiled on Monday from a court-appointed special master, is a first draft. Finalization of the map, which won’t happen until after a public comment period, is expected Friday. The map as drawn would likely create 15 Democratic-leaning seats, five that lean Republican and six that are more competitive. New York will have 26 … Read more

The death of the McDonald’s peace theory, a dark day for capitalism

These developments should crush any doubt about the permanence of this new, less stable and more militarized world order brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was a tectonic shift in world affairs when McDonald’s opened its first store in Russia in January 1990. “Granted that a Western hamburger emporium in Moscow has all … Read more

Florida Gov. DeSantis eyes state takeover of Disney’s special district

DeSantis, a Republican, told reporters Monday that it is fairer for other businesses if the state controls the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the special district that, since 1967, has essentially allowed the Walt Disney Company to control the land around its properties. “The path forward is Disney will not control its own government in the … Read more

FDA announces it will make it easier to import some baby formulas to ease shortage

The US ordinarily produces 98% of the infant formula it uses, with imported formula primarily coming from Mexico, Ireland and the Netherlands, the agency said in a statement. But because of the shortage, the FDA is outlining a process by which it “would not object to the importation of certain infant formula products intended for … Read more