Daily Archives: January 19, 2021

FBI Vetting Troops Assigned to Inauguration to Limit Insider Threat

Federal officials say about a dozen members of the National Guard have been pulled from inauguration security duties as a precaution. Ten were removed after criminal background checks raised questions. Two others were removed because of “inappropriate comments.†Officials declined to say whether those comments were tied to extremist groups or beliefs. The FBI has been vetting the thousands of…

Virginia General Assembly Considers Legalizing Marijuana

A bill that would legalize recreational adult use of marijuana was presented and discussed in a Virginia General Assembly subcommittee Tuesday morning. If the bill passes, recreational marijuana could be legal in the commonwealth in two years. “The prohibition of cannabis in the commonwealth and in our country has failed, and with this bill is a step forward in recognizing…

Longtime Inaugural Announcer Returns for 12th President

Longtime inauguration announcer Charlie Brotman is returning to the role for President-elect Joe Biden. Brotman, 93, had been the voice of the parade for 11 presidents, from President Dwight Eisenhower to President Barack Obama, but he was not invited by President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to continue the tradition in 2017. Brotman found out Tuesday Biden’s inaugural committee would like…