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Trump made 30,573 false or misleading claims as president. Nearly half came in his final year.
The Washington Post Fact Checker’s database of Trump claims, originally launched as a project to track his first 100 days, offers a window into his obsessions.
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Trump jumps into a divisive battle over the Republican Party — with a threat to start a ‘MAGA Party’
The former president, in his first political activity since leaving office, endorses an ally for Arizona party chair who backed his false claims of election fraud.
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With a conflict over Iran looming, Israel sends a new envoy for the post-Trump era
Israel’s new ambassador takes over as the Biden administration seeks a renewed nuclear agreement with Iran over Israeli objections.
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Move on or fight on: Americans remain sorely divided as Biden’s quest for unity begins
Voters are exhausted, eager for Biden’s quiet style and yet still have plenty of fight left.
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Return of the technocrats: Biden aims for ‘normal’ after four years of tumult
The first few days of Biden’s administration have produced a blizzard of fact sheets and memorandums — a veritable redwood worth of paperwork — with aspirations of a return to regular order.
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Tests of Biden’s leadership, and GOP’s willingness to cooperate, come quickly
The president hopes to show government can work effectively to combat the pandemic and revive the economy while trying to change the political climate in the capital.
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Larry King, TV host who gave boldface names a cozy forum, dies at 87
The broadcaster reigned on cable news for a quarter-century, giving guests a safe haven to spill their secrets, hype their projects and soften their image.
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100 million doses in 100 days: How Biden’s coronavirus vaccine push compares with those of other countries
The United States is near the top of the pack, behind some of the fastest countries to vaccinate, including Israel and Britain, but ahead of most of the rest of the world.
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Can you impeach a former president?
Republicans reportedly plan to argue Trump can't be convicted now that he's out of office.
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Turned off by Biden’s approach, GOP opposition to stimulus relief intensifies
Biden may find he can get a big plan or a bipartisan plan — but not both.
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‘Good-looking Marines’: Video misrepresents Biden at inauguration
A viral tweet tried to spin up a conspiracy theory about the new president's mental capacity.
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To fight impeachment, Trump turns to ‘Butch’ Bowers, a South Carolina lawyer at a small firm who has defended state Republicans
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham recommended Bowers for a job many prominent Washington lawyers did not want.
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Biden administration weighs turning over Trump tax returns to House Democrats
A House lawsuit to enforce a subpoena, stalled since March, awaits a decision by new Treasury officials on whether to drop objections to a release.
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QAnon and pro-Trump online forums are struggling and fracturing in aftermath of the U.S. Capitol siege
Forums central to spreading QAnon and supporting former President Trump have become fractured or gone offline entirely since then Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, raising questions about their long-term viability.
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It is time once again to explain what the filibuster is and isn’t
What's been portrayed as an integral part of the Senate process very much is not.
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Bemittened Bernie: The meme that rang around the world
An image of the former presidential contender, seated at Biden's inauguration, found global resonance, transcending nationality, politics and context.
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Schumer says article of impeachment against Trump will be delivered to Senate on Monday
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The case against Democrats nuking the filibuster
There are plenty of compelling — mostly practical — reasons to approach ending the filibuster cautiously.
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Biden to reverse Trump orders seen as hostile to federal workers
In its early days, the Biden administration is setting a different tone toward civil servants
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Amazon, Facebook, other tech giants spent roughly $65 million to lobby Washington last year
The sizable sums foreshadow the political blitz that Silicon Valley is likely to mount in the face of fresh promises from President Joe Biden and his new Democratic majorities in Congress that they plan to rein in the tech industry.
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Political unity is in the eye of the beholder
Republicans are less likely to advocate compromising their positions than are Democrats.
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Nixon rehabilitated his image. Could Trump?
The path back to mainstream respectability
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Live updates: Biden to focus on economy; Austin expected to win confirmation as defense secretary
The president plans an address from the White House on his administration's efforts to address an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
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President Biden to increase federal food benefits among executive actions aimed at stabilizing U.S. economy
Biden is asking the Department of Agriculture to allow states to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — food assistance formerly called food stamps, and to increase by 15 percent benefits awarded through a school meals programs for low-income schools started during the pandemic, according to Biden officials. That could give a family of three children more than $100 in extra benefits every two months, according to tktktk.
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Maryland Rep. Andy Harris sets off metal detector while carrying gun near House chamber
The Capitol Police are investigating the incident, a spokeswoman said.
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