Author Archives: Marquessa Henderson

Widow of officer who died by suicide after Jan. 6 says White House didn’t give new line-of-duty law ‘the attention it deserves’

Erin Smith, who fought for more than a year to ensure her husband’s suicide was ruled a line-of-duty death, said the bill deserved a signing ceremony with President Joe Biden. Erin Smith, the widow of Metropolitan Police Department Officer Jeffrey Smith, arrives at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington on June 9. The widow […]

A Jan. 6 participant has been harassing police officers at a Capitol attack trial

Tommy Tatum said he was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, but he has not been arrested. He has been recording himself confronting officers who fought off the mob. WASHINGTON — A man who was at the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol but has not been arrested confronted two law enforcement officers this […]

McConnell allies launch ad blitz to prop up J.D. Vance’s Senate campaign in Ohio

The $28 million commitment comes as other Republican Senate candidates struggle in battleground states that ordinarily would be more competitive than Ohio. A group aligned with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is buying $28 million worth of airtime to boost Senate hopeful J.D. Vance in Ohio — the latest spending spree for Vance, the “Hillbilly […]