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Three weeks after the attempted insurrection, Senate Republicans again close ranks around Trump
Only five Senate Republicans have consistently voted in opposition to Trump's post-election efforts.
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Why a secret impeachment vote isn’t going to happen
There's neither a mechanism for nor certainty of casting impeachment votes in secret.
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GOP senators to question basis for Trump impeachment, signaling likely acquittal
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered procedural objection to the forthcoming impeachment trial, prompting a test vote that showed deep support in the GOP ranks for a theory questioning the constitutionality of impeaching a former president.
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One problem with the dream of a traditional Congress: Most members have never seen one
Want a Congress that looks like those of the late 1990s? Only 1-in-5 members of the House and Senate were around then.
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What McConnell got -- and didn’t -- on the filibuster
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McConnell warns of ‘scorched-earth Senate’ if Democrats kill filibuster
In a bracing floor speech, the longtime Republican leader said the minority would grind the chamber to a halt if the 60-vote supermajority requirement is eliminated.
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Biden to sign executive actions on equity
The president plans to take executive actions Tuesday to combat racism and discrimination, an early move to fulfill his pledges on equity. They fall short of the sweeping actions civil rights groups are demanding; the administration says there is more to come.
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Deaf Americans welcome sight of ASL interpreters at White House news briefings
The Biden White House will be the first administration to make ASL interpreters a regular fixture at news briefings.
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Tucker Carlson’s fallacious attempt to stand up for QAnon supporters
Carlson portrayed the conspiracy theorists as being canceled in a vastly oversimplified defense.
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After Capitol attack, Republicans are again whitewashing Trump’s behavior
We've seen this happen before and should be careful about it happening again.
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Live updates: Biden to focus on racial equity; senators to be sworn in as jurors ahead of Trump trial
Biden plans to sign the latest batch of executive actions in the opening days of his presidency. His pick for secretary of state appears poised for confirmation by the Senate.
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‘We need to get over being a divided country.’ What three Trump voters think of Biden’s call for unity.
These Trump voters see the “extreme left” and impeachment as sources of division.
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Biden poised to halt new fossil fuel leasing on federal lands and waters Wednesday
The planned moratorium would halt oil and gas auctions as the new administration reviews the program.
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Biden now hopes for 1.5 million vaccinations a day, a big jump from earlier comments
Biden has said for weeks he’s aiming for 1 million coronavirus vaccinations a day. On Monday he raised the bar.
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House Democrats plan to focus impeachment trial on how rioters reacted to Trump’s remarks
The impeachment managers and their advisers have scoured social media sites as they seek to build a case that the former president incited his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol.
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Biden just set a very high bar for when he thinks he will have achieved unity
Speaking to reporters at the White House, the president said unity meant, among other things, passing legislation that's supported by a majority of the country — a tricky standard to set.
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Congressional Democrats moving quickly on economic relief bill as White House pushes for swift action
The legislation includes a new round of $1,400 stimulus checks, an increase and extension of emergency unemployment benefits that are set to expire in mid-March, an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and hundreds of billions of dollars for state and local governments, schools, vaccine production and distribution, increased testing, and more.
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What we know about Trump’s efforts to subvert the 2020 election
After Nov. 3, Trump repeatedly tried pressuring state officials, insisting on unconstitutional mechanisms, misleading the public and entertaining overhauls of his administration in an effort to avoid giving up power.
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Dogs are officially back in the White House
Champ and Major Biden have moved into the White House.
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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman announces he’s retiring, creating an open seat in 2022
Portman’s exit follows the planned departure of Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, a Republican from neighboring Pennsylvania.
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Birx both exemplifies and blames the cherry-picking which shaped the Trump presidency
She laments bad data Trump received about the pandemic, though her own record is a bit spotty.
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Supreme Court ends lawsuits alleging that Trump illegally profited from business interests
All sides agreed that cases involving “emoluments clauses” are moot after Trump lost reelection.
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Deborah Birx takes her turn in reputation rehab
But Birx's defense of her handling of Trump falls short.
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Dominion voting machine firm sues Giuliani for more than $1.3 billion
The lawsuit accuses him of repeatedly lying about Dominion Voting Systems in an effort to promote the “Big Lie” that the election was stolen from President Donald Trump.
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Lies that lead to an insurrection are not simply points of left-right disagreement
It is useful, however, for those amplifying the lies to pretend that they are.
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Live updates: Biden plans focus on manufacturing; House to deliver impeachment article against Trump to Senate
The president plans to sign his latest in a series of executive orders on Monday, this one aiming to boost sales of goods manufactured in the United States.
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The rivers run through it, and Jon Tester wants them protected for Montana
As the state’s population booms and its politics shift, proposed federal legislation would safeguard hundreds of miles of iconic waterways.
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Deborah Birx said Trump was being given ‘parallel data’ on covid-19
Deborax Birx saw Trump presenting graphs that she never made, the former White House coronavirus response coordinator said Sunday.
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Larry Hogan, the GOP’s anti-Trump, hopes to reverse the party’s direction and ‘purge’ its extremists
Maryland’s Republican governor says he’s being urged to seek presidency in 2024 — and strategists say he could have a chance.
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Democrats press ahead with second impeachment trial, as GOP is divided on how to defend Trump
Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is set to start in the Senate on Feb. 9.
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