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Republican leaders mostly silent over Donald Trump's call to suspend the Constitution
As party leaders remained silent, a few Republicans on Sunday did reject Trump's extraordinary suggestion for "termination" of the U.S. Constitution.       
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'We have to keep the economy going.' Democratic senator defends rail deal as Biden faces backlash
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown defended the government's intervention in the railroad labor dispute, saying "We have to keep the economy going."       
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Democrats' new presidential calendar may invite chaos. Iowa, New Hampshire vow to rebel
Both Iowa and New Hampshire have vowed to follow their state laws and hold their presidential nominating processes first, risking punishment.       
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'Emotional' moment: Inside Biden's rollout of Democratic primary lineup that moves up South Carolina
Ahead of a black-tie dinner, President Biden surprised Democrats with his call to put South Carolina first in the primary process and elevate Georgia.       
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If Kevin McCarthy can't rally GOP, could Democrats play a role in picking House speaker?
Some moderate House Republicans have left the door open to working with Democrats to choose a speaker if Kevin McCarthy can't rally enough votes.       
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Pence says his lawyers are in contact with DOJ but unclear if he'll talk to prosecutors about Jan. 6
Pence, who may run against Donald Trump in 2024, did not detail the Justice Department's request, saying only there has been "contact."       
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Who is Raphael Warnock? What to know about the Georgia Democrat seeking to defend Senate seat in runoff
Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock faces Republican opponent Herschel Walker in Georgia's runoff election Tuesday.       
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Who is Herschel Walker? What you need to know about Republican challenger in Georgia runoff
Republican and Trump-selected candidate Herschel Walker makes his final campaign for Georgia's Senate seat in the state's runoff election next week.       
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'In desperate need': Moms still search frantically for baby formula months after shortage
The Biden administration greatly improved supplies. But problems remain, and more is needed to increase current stocks and prevent future shortages.       
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Elon Musk's 'Twitter files': Emails reveal internal struggle on handling of Hunter Biden laptop
Twitter honored requests from both the Biden campaign and Trump White House to remove tweets they flagged, journalist Matt Taibbi said.       
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US drug czar wants India to stem flow of chemicals used by Mexican cartels for fentanyl
Precursor chemicals shipped to Mexico are known to flow from China, but India is also a source for drug cartels making fentanyl and meth.       
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French President Macron finished his US trip in Louisiana, discussed climate change
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Louisiana, on his last day in the U.S. He discussed energy policy and climate change with Governor John Bel Edwards.       
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This week in politics: rail strike averted, Georgia candidates gear up for runoff election day
Congress passed legislation to prevent a massive rail strike, plus a bill on same-sex marriage rights. Walker and Warnock campaign in their runoff. And more.       
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Jan. 6 report details emerge as panel enters final phase. What we know about next steps.
The final report of the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack is expected to be released in before Christmas with transcripts.       
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Brian Kemp 2024? The GOP Georgia governor who stood up to Donald Trump is having a moment
Gov. Brian Kemp's star is one against hot in GOP politics thanks to his easy re-election win over a Democratic star and his handling of Trump.       
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