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Merrick Garland defends school memo at Senate hearing against GOP criticism
Attorney General Merrick Garland insisted the memo was meant to respond to threats and violence directed against local school board officials.       
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OnPolitics: Will the billionaires income tax last?
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., proposed a new funding option for Biden's infrastructure plan: a billionaire income tax.      
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'Billionaires income tax': What we know about Sen. Ron Wyden's plan
Wyden released a 107-page tax code change that would make the wealthiest Americans - about 700 billionaires - pay annual taxes on unrealized gains.       
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Merrick Garland defends school memo at Senate hearing against GOP criticism, call for resignation
Attorney General Merrick Garland defended offering federal aid to investigate violence at local school board meetings against Republican criticism.       
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Solicitor general pick Elizabeth Prelogar poised for approval despite 'flipflopping' charge
Elizabeth Prelogar, who President Biden nominated to be the federal government's top Supreme Court lawyer, has mostly sailed through her confirmation.       
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9 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump outraised GOP challengers in recent filings
Nine House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump led their challengers in recent fundraising numbers ahead of the 2022 midterms.       
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Senate confirms Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake to ambassador posts
The Senate confirmed two anti-Trump Republicans to the Biden administration: former Sen Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain, wife of the late Sen John McCain.       
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OnPolitics: Virginia's dead heat governor's race
A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin tied at about 45% each in the Virginia governor's race.       
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Virginia governor's race remains close ahead of election day
Virginia's race for governor between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin remains close in the final stretch of the campaign season.       
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Darknet drug operation nets 150 suspects, $32 million in cash, 4 million lethal fentanyl doses
'Operation Dark HunTor prevented countless lives from being lost to this dangerous trade in illicit and counterfeit drugs, because one pill can kill'      
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GOP election chief who rejects fraud claims up for federal election security job
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, a Republican who rejected election fraud claims, is up for a job in the Biden administration.       
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Majority in US concerned about climate, new poll finds
A new poll found a growing share of Americans believe global warming is accelerating and climate change is a problem of high importance.       
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'Rainbow wave': A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for office in 2021
At least 410 LGBTQ candidates ran or are running for office in 2021, a 7% increase over the odd-numbered election year of 2019, says a new report.       
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Jill Biden's prayer partner opens up about supportive friendship with first lady: 'True sisters'
A campaign stop led two first ladies - one of a church, the other of a nation - to become prayer partners, and helped Jill Biden find her faith again.       
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McAuliffe and Youngkin are in a dead heat with one week to Virginia governor election, poll shows
Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin are tied at roughly 45% each, according to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll released Tuesday.       
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Democrats squabble, scramble to meet self-imposed deadline. Why this week is vital for Biden.
Democrats still differ over what to strip out of Biden's budget bill, which is likely to be much smaller than the initial $3.5 trillion Biden pitched.       
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Instagram's dangers to children unite liberal and conservative lawmakers who agree on little else
A top Democrat and Republican are going after one of the most ubiquitous forces on Earth: Facebook. Blumenthal and Blackburn are an unlikely pair.       
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