Tokyo (AFP) - About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead -- including 14 at a nursing home -- after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, authorities said Sunday. Rescuers were searching for 14 people missing after floods hit the Kumamoto region on the southwestern island of Kyushu, destroying houses, sweeping away vehicles and causing bridges to collapse.The regional government confirmed 18 people had died, while another 16 were in a state of "cardio-respiratory arrest" -- a term often used in Japan before a doctor officially certifies death.Fourteen of the...
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Ron Johnson has made it 'very difficult' to win re-election by peddling conspiracy theories: McConnell ally
Scott Jennings, a CNN political commentator who has also worked on McConnell's Senate campaigns, told the network on Thursday that Johnson had put himself into a bad position heading into a 2022 Senate race that is a must-win for Republicans.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Kasie Hunt agreed it should have been impossible for law enforcement to be unaware of the threat posed by former president Donald Trump's supporters on Jan. 6 -- and said it was inexcusable that Republicans are uninterested in learning how that failure put their own lives in danger.
The "Morning Joe" host pointed to a column he wrote on Dec. 11 saying that Trump's GOP had turned into "a band of radicals who present the greatest risk to American democracy since the Civil War," bent on "either actively engaged in sedition against the United States or offering their silent support to a president furiously working to overturn an election."
Trump's 'sabotage' plan: Career staffers embedded by former president urged to 'be the resistance' against Biden
Government watchdog groups are calling on congressional committees to release the names of Trump political appointees who have "burrowed" into career civil service positions over concerns they may attempt to "sabotage" the Biden administration.
Former President Donald Trump signed an executive order in October that stripped career civil servants of employment protections and opened the door for political appointees to "burrow" into career positions inside the government. The move came as Trump Cabinet members like Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged staffers to "be the resistance" to the incoming Democratic administration. President Joe Biden rescinded the order in his first days in office, but it remains unclear how many such appointees may have burrowed into career positions inside their departments.
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