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'Really been a struggle': Bill to protect pregnant workers to get House vote. Female lawmakers say it's crucial
A group of lawmakers is pushing for passage of a bill that would require employers to provide accommodations to pregnant employees.      
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Meet the third-ranked Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik after Liz Cheney ousted
House Republicans have elected N.Y. Rep. Elise Stefanik to the third-ranking leadership position.       
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Voting rights hot topic again as states like Florida and Georgia pass restrictive new laws
Voting rights and the For the People Act are front and center as states like Georgia and Florida pass restrictive laws after pandemic expansions.       
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After passing prison reform, Tennessee governor will now sign laws to increase incarceration
Tennessee governor will also sign into law more than 20 other bills passed in recent weeks that send more people to prison for longer.       
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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act extends ADA-like protections for workers who are expecting
Reasonable accommodation laws may soon include workers who are expecting, if the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act succeeds in Congress.       
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Cities are getting a windfall from Biden's COVID relief bill. Now how are they going to spend it?
Affordable housing? More cops? Broadband? Mayors have a historic infusion of federal relief money to decide how to spend.       
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Federal investigators say HUD Sec. Marcia Fudge violated the Hatch Act
HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge was found to have violated the Hatch Act during a public appearance, according to independent investigators.       
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Stefanik emerges from candidate-forum as front runner to replace Cheney
Stefanik told reporters Thursday evening she believes she is "in a strong position going into tomorrow."       
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OnPolitics: CDC relaxes guidelines for the fully-vaccinated
The CDC said that fully vaccinated Americans can discard masks and the need for social distancing outdoors and in most indoor settings.       
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House reaches agreement for testimony from former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn
Don McGahn, the former White House counsel for President Donald Trump, described possible obstruction in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.       
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'Beyond the pale': Pelosi says that House ethics committee should 'probably' investigate Marjorie Taylor Greene over AOC confrontation
Pelosi indicated that the House ethics committee should "probably" investigate Greene for harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday evening.       
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'Don't panic': Biden says Colonial Pipeline has reached full operational capacity, but warns it will 'take some time'
President Joe Biden said he expects to see fuel shortages to improve regionally this weekend and continuing into next week.       
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Joel Greenberg likely to plead guilty Monday, could be key witness against Rep. Matt Gaetz
Joel Greenberg and Matt Gaetz have been friends and political allies since at least 2017, with Greenberg posting photos with Gaetz on his social media accounts.       
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Biden: Colonial Pipeline at full operational capacity, normal fuel supply will take time
President Joe Biden announced Colonial Pipeline reached full operational capacity a week after it was shutdown following a cyberattack.       
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Rep. Liz Cheney says she'll 'absolutely' run for reelection in 'Today' interview
The Wyoming Republican confirmed she'd run again for her House seat and said 'bring it on' to a pro-Trump primary challenge.       
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Biden administration facing pressure to help curb the violence between Israel and Gaza
The Biden administration is facing growing pressure to help stem the deadly violence between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.      
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From Biden's aviators to Lincoln's hat, a look back at past presidents' iconic styles
Biden's dark-tinted sunglasses have been a part of his personal style for so many years that they're now an inseparable part of his political persona.       
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'Stop the Spending Spree': Fiscal conservatives mobilize to block Biden's jobs and families plans
Can Americans for Prosperity generate the kind of opposition to President Joe Biden's big spending bills that roiled lawmakers' districts during the health care debate?       
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A key Biden judicial nominee is poised for confirmation. Here's why that may matter for the Supreme Court.
Senate Republicans are taking a cautious approach to President Biden's judicial nominees, even though one of them may be bound for the Supreme Court.       
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What Elise Stefanik's rise says about the new GOP: Trump rules. Ideology? Fugetaboutit.
Losing presidential candidates typically fade away. Not Trump, the force behind Cheney's fall and Stefanik's rise, launching a new face of the GOP.      
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With Liz Cheney removed as House GOP chair, what's next?
The first order of business will be to replace Cheney, and it looks like Rep. Elise Stefanik will step into that role.       
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Biden: White House in 'very close contact' with Colonial Pipeline over shutdown, fuel shortage
Biden said Wednesday his administration is in "very close contact" with Colonial Pipeline after a cyberattack threatened a gas shortage across the Southeast region.       
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OnPolitics: Liz Cheney gets the boot
With the ouster of Liz Cheney, Trump's grip on the GOP seems to be tightening.       
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'Fake unity': Liz Cheney allies call out House GOP for rushed voice vote to oust her from leadership
The Wyoming Republican survived a Feb. 3 challenge to her leadership where secret ballots were used and members could speak for and against her.       
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Tennessee health czar: I can combat vaccine hesitancy because I'm a fully-vaxxed evangelical
Lisa Piercey is a small-town farm girl who rose to become Tennessee's health commissioner. She is a mask-wearing, fully vaccinated mother of 4.       
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Republicans draw 'red line' in negotiations with Joe Biden on infrastructure package
For 90 minutes, President Biden met Wednesday in the Oval Office with the "Big 4" legislative leaders from both chambers of Congress.       
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Amid warnings of a 'full-scale war,' Biden administration dispatches envoy to the Middle East
President Biden faces growing pressure to help stem the violence as Israeli airstrikes killed dozens of Palestinians, Hamas rockets killed Israelis.       
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Third way? Republican opponents of Donald Trump talk about forming third party
The demand comes as House Republicans voted Wednesday to purge Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., a Trump critic, from her party leadership position.       
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Timeline: Liz Cheney's falling out with House Republicans
Once a favorite within the GOP, Cheney lost a vote Wednesday to remove her from her House GOP leadership position. How did she get here?       
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'Just the Trump Party:' Liz Cheney demotion proves Donald Trump's hold on Republican politics, experts say
Republicans who criticize Trump for making false claims about the 2020 election - as Cheney did - are likely to pay a political price, experts say.       
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