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Fact check: Pence echoes Trump’s Big Lie in dishonest op-ed on election rules

In an opinion article published on Wednesday, former Vice President Mike Pence did something he used to do in office: echo a lie from former President Donald Trump in a slightly more sophisticated way. Pence’s op-ed, published on the Daily Signal website run by the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, was mostly filled with…MORE

17,000 earthquakes hit Iceland in the past week. An eruption could be imminent

17,000 earthquakes hit Iceland in the past week. An eruption could be imminent

Even for a volcanic island accustomed to the occasional tremor, this has been an unusual week for Iceland. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, around 17,000 earthquakes have hit the southwestern region of Reykjanes over the past week. The largest quake, a magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale, occurred on the morning of February 24.…MORE

Acting US Capitol Police chief acknowledges failures of January 6 but can’t say what increased budget would do to solve them

The acting chief of the US Capitol Police department acknowledged command and intelligence failures the day insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, but dodged questions from lawmakers trying to understand how the request for an increased budget would address those failures. Leaders of the department responsible for protecting Capitol Hill and federal legislators reevaluated their funding needs…MORE

Mississippi moves one step closer to banning transgender athletes from women’s sports

Mississippi moves one step closer to banning transgender athletes from women’s sports

Mississippi moved one step closer to banning transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports after the state House approved a bill on Wednesday that could make the state the first in the country to add anti-transgender legislation to its books this year. Senate Bill 2536, which prohibits transgender athletes from competing on women’s sports teams…MORE