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Biden pays tribute to ‘unbreakable’ Hank Aaron
“For generations of athletes and civil rights advocates who followed, he showed how to be proud and be unafraid to stand up for what is right and just,” Biden said.
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Man who allegedly entered Senate chamber with taser, cuffs is ordered released pending trial
A federal magistrate judge in Tennessee on Friday ordered the pretrial release of Eric Munchel, who allegedly entered the Senate chamber during the Capitol riot.
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Biden and Trudeau plan next bilateral confab in reset of Canada-U.S. relations
Biden and Trudeau discussed Covid-19, Keystone XL, climate change and other subjects during the more than 30-minute conversation.
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Biden administration ousts Victoria Coates, who was falsely accused of being 'Anonymous'
Coates had been tapped to head the government-funded Middle East Broadcasting Networks under Trump.
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Biden says his mask mandate is common sense. Republicans say ‘kiss my ass.’
The president’s first executive order already has opponents. Is it a harbinger of things to come?
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Birx says she thought of quitting the Trump administration 'always'
"I mean, why would you want to put yourself through that every day?" Birx says in the interview.
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How Biden Can Fix Trump’s 1776 Disaster
Americans could use a commission that studies our founding—as long as it’s thorough, historian-led and nonpartisan.
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Judge orders Treasury to notify Trump before giving up tax returns
The latest back-and-forth is an example of the type of legal wrangling arising from his administration that will continue to dog Donald Trump.
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Biden directs Treasury, IRS to find 8M who haven't claimed stimulus
Much of the focus is on people not required to file tax returns.
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Biden poised to pick Obama-era security veterans for 3 top cyber roles
The leading candidates for the cyber positions have been described as well prepared to confront an ongoing cyber espionage crisis and other digital security challenges.
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The Capitol under guard
Photojournalists document a massive peacetime buildup of troops in the nation’s capital.
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Delay in power-sharing pact leaves Senate in limbo
“It’s kind of goofy at the moment,” says the No. 2 Senate Republican.
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White House launches ‘comprehensive threat assessment’ on domestic extremism
The assessment comes on the heels of a deadly riot at the Capitol staged by right-wing extremists earlier this month.
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‘No way’: Murkowski rules out switching parties
The moderate Republican says she’ll never join Chuck Schumer’s caucus.
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'Packed us together like sardines': Guard deployed to Capitol struggles to contain Covid
Hundreds of Guard members who poured into Washington after the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol have tested positive for Covid-19 or are quarantining in nearby hotels.
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Fauci: Trump administration's Covid strategy 'very likely did' cost lives
“When you start talking about things that make no sense medically and no sense scientifically, that clearly is not helpful,” said Fauci.
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Opinion | Trump Showed How Easily Presidents Can Abuse Emergency Powers. Here’s How Congress Can Rein Them In.
Declaring a national emergency unlocks an unwieldy array of presidential authorities. The best time to reform them is when White House is occupied by someone who’s unlikely to abuse them.
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Austin confirmed as first Black defense secretary
Austin's nomination was approved despite concerns among Democrats and Republicans about appointing another recently retired general.
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Yellen clears Senate committee, heads for final vote to be Treasury secretary
The overwhelming support for Yellen suggests that she will have no problem clearing the final hurdle to confirmation.
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Schumer says Senate will receive impeachment article on Monday
“The Senate will conduct a trial on the impeachment of Donald Trump,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
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Biden increases food aid payments to low-income families with children
The program has been plagued with delays this year because of a mix of political failure in Congress and bureaucracy at the Agriculture Department.
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Biden prepares executive orders aimed at combating hunger, protecting workers
The president will sign both orders, which are broadly focused on providing economic relief, on Friday.
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Pressure rises on Biden to shut tech out
A growing problem for Biden as he tries to tackle Silicon Valley: industry vets may be seen as liabilities.
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Enemies, a Love Story: Inside the 36-year Biden and McConnell Relationship
The two 78-year-old deal-makers have been parties to the collapse of Capitol culture. Now they’ll need to make Washington work again.
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The queen’s rep in Canada calls it quits after probe into toxic workplace
"Tensions have arisen at Rideau Hall over the past few months and for that, I am sorry," Julie Payette said Thursday evening.
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Biden poised to break with Brown, progressives in picking top bank cop
Joe Biden's expected nomination of a former Obama Treasury Department official to regulate national banks is triggering fierce opposition from progressive activists.
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Biden’s Covid team grapples with a basic question: Where’s all the vaccine?
States are warning they're running out of the vaccine, with little sense of when more will arrive.
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Harris to stay at Blair House while Naval Observatory undergoes maintenance
Blair House, a 19th-century row house located just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and steps from the White House, serves as the president's guest house.
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Biden gets a cold dose of ‘unity’
One day into his presidency, there are already bracing reminders of the arduous task ahead, and the obstacles in Biden’s path.
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Trump forces seek primary revenge on GOP impeachment backers
Candidates, donors and local party officials are already organizing against the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.
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