Republicans’ struggle to explain their near-blanket opposition to having Congress examine the causes and ramifications of the insurrection has left the party open to charges that it is avoiding a thorough investigation of the worst attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812.
The strategy reflects officials’ desperation to boost low vaccine rates, but it also points to wider trends globally as governments explore mandates that reward the vaccinated and leave the resisters facing consequences.
If confirmed, David Chipman would be the agency’s first permanent director since 2015. But gun politics have made it impossible to install anyone since then, and there are signs Chipman’s fate may be no different.
The report renews scrutiny on May’s deadly exchange of Israeli missiles and Hamas rockets in which more than 250 Palestinians in Gaza, among them 67 children, and 13 residents of Israel, including two children, died.