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Sarah Huckabee Sanders expected to announce gubernatorial bid
The former White House press secretary is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
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Mexico's president says he's tested positive for Covid
“I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19,” he tweeted.
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Bipartisan group of senators pushes back on Biden Covid plan
On a call with White House officials, senators objected to stimulus payments to wealthy Americans.
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Biden to ban travel from South Africa, reinstate restrictions on Brazil and U.K.
The move comes after Anthony Fauci, warned that new, more infectious Covid strains in South Africa and Brazil could reduce the potency of the two vaccines being administered in the U.S.
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Menendez to renew push for protecting Venezuelans from deportation
A new bill would allow those fleeing the humanitarian crisis brought on by the Maduro government to live and work legally in the U.S. through TPS.
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Kremlin: U.S. encouraging Russians to break the law
Russians have been protesting against the jailing of Alexei Navalny.
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Deborah Birx: ‘Parallel set of data’ on Covid-19 was delivered to Trump
“I saw the president presenting graphs that I never made,” the former White House coronavirus response coordinator told CBS.
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Bernie Sanders happy to have gone viral
He's raising money for charity off the image of him from the inauguration.
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Dick Durbin calls absolute protection of Senate filibuster 'a non-starter’
The future of the filibuster is a point of contention in a 50-50 Senate.
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Biden health officials express concern about short-term vaccine supply crunch
“I think that the supply is probably going to be the most limiting constraint early on," the CDC director said.
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Impeachment trial to keep National Guard troops at Capitol
There are fears of mass demonstrations.
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Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor
The votes demonstrate the party leadership's loyalty to Donald Trump.
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U.S. reaffirms Taiwan support after China sends warplanes
“We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue."
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One of Trump's final acts will allow former aides to profit from foreign ties
In repealing ethics pledge, Trump lifted a lifetime ban on staffers lobbying for foreign governments, the source of multiple scandals during his presidency.
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State Republicans push new voting restrictions after Trump’s loss
Georgia is at the center of the effort, with state Republicans discussing voter ID changes and other new policies after Biden won the state.
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House majority may hinge on the Rio Grande Valley
Trump narrowly lost three longtime deep-blue districts in Texas' Rio Grande Valley — catching GOP attention given how close the House is.
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Big money and a big stumble mark first year of Illinois' recreational weed law
A year after legalization, social equity remains a pipe dream.
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The pandemic could devastate mass transit in the U.S. — and not for the reason you think
Covid-19 is speeding up shifts in where Americans live and work, posing a long-term challenge to transit systems built around getting people to downtown workplaces.
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Democrats Have a Values Problem. But Here’s How They Can Fix It.
Americans say they prize freedom more that equality, which means Democrats need to find the right words to convince people to support their equality-boosting agenda.
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Biden and Boris Johnson talk alliance, climate, Covid
Johnson congratulated Biden for his inauguration and praised Biden's decision to reenter the Paris climate agreement.
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Feds: Texas man charged in Capitol riots threatened to kill AOC
Garret Miller of Dallas County, Texas, posted often on social media about his involvement in the deadly riots during which insurrectionists and rioters stormed the Capitol, according to charging documents.
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‘Congress is going to do what Congress does’: Biden administration confirms hands-off impeachment stance
Both the White House press secretary and Kamala Harris’s communications director punted on impeachment in recent public appearances.
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McCarthy voices 'concerns' with Cheney after impeachment vote
In an interview set to air Sunday, McCarthy suggested he was blindsided by the GOP conference chairwoman’s decision.
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U.S. condemns Russia's arrests of Navalny protesters
More than 2,100 demonstrators were detained at the nationwide protests. The Kremlin critic’s wife was among them.
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Several governors order National Guard troops out of D.C.
Republican governors of New Hampshire, Florida, Texas and Montana all now have said they’re calling Guardsmen from their states home.
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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
A longtime nationally syndicated radio host, from 1985 through 2010 he was a nightly fixture on CNN.
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Russia arrests 350 protesters demanding Navalny's release
In Moscow, thousands of people were converging on the downtown Pushkin Square as the protest's planned start neared.
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Amazon’s offering to help Biden’s vaccine push. There may be a reason why.
Amazon’s bid comes as Biden officials say they're trying to repair the vaccine distribution system they inherited.
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The political roots of Amanda Gorman’s genius
From Maya Angelou to Gil Scott-Heron, the inaugural poet laureate comes from a long line of activist poets of color.
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Detroit’s legal pot reticence spills over to Muslim-majority neighbor
The uproar over the opening of a pot shop in the city outside of Detroit is a microcosm of the disputes taking place across the country.
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