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Dems scramble for climate Plan C as Manchin dashes their dreams
Senate Democrats are pressing Joe Manchin to give them an alternative after he rejected major parts of President Joe Biden’s climate plan on Tuesday.
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Nebraska GOP Rep. Fortenberry indicted
The Justice Department said that Fortenberry repeatedly lied to and misled authorities during an investigation into illegal contributions to his reelection campaign.
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Cruz puts hold on Biden’s pick for Middle East lead at State
Barbara Leaf is the latest nominee to be targeted by the Texas senator.
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Biden bets his agenda on the inside game
The president is not leaning on the bully pulpit. And for a reason: his team can ill afford to offend.
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House hopes to defy history in criminal contempt case against Bannon
The legal tool Democrats are using against the former adviser to Donald Trump hasn't been successfully prosecuted a single time since the Reagan administration.
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Bitcoin funds are reaching the masses. Why crypto critics say it’s dangerous
The move is setting up a conflict between Chair Gary Gensler and investor advocates who are his long-time allies.
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Covid-19 booster shots: What you need to know
POLITICO breaks down the U.S. booster rollout and the big remaining questions.
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'Brown recovery' wipes out hopes that pandemic stimulus would drive climate spending
“The world missed an opportunity to have a green recovery,” said Obama climate official Alice Hill. “We hoped it would. But it didn’t.”
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Build Back Better Is a Jobs Program. Why Won’t Democrats Call It That?
By pitching their program as a safety net, Democrats risk alienating the very people they’re hoping to help.
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The Manchin and Bernie show consumes Democrats
It's a spat that could have major policy implications beyond the personalities involved. It’s also being tracked closely by the White House.
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Trump sues Jan. 6 committee, National Archives
The former president’s lawyers filed the suit in D.C. district court on Monday.
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State IG launches investigations into end of Afghanistan operations
The reviews will focus on the visa program and refugee resettlement, among other issues.
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Biden quietly deciding how to restart student loan payments
The plans, some of which are still in progress and not finalized, are aimed at averting a potential surge in delinquencies when payments resume in February.
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Opinion | Trump Can’t Keep His Jan. 6 Documents Secret. And Biden Can Help.
Trump is already trying to tangle the probe up in the courts. He doesn’t have to succeed.
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DOJ: ‘Lionizing' Jan. 6 rioters fueling future political violence
The statement came as part of a 28-page argument supporting the pretrial detention of Cody Mattice, a defendant charged with ripping down metal barricades and assaulting police during the attack on the Capitol.
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Colin Powell dies from Covid complications
The former secretary of State was fully vaccinated, according to his family.
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Race for Hastings’ Florida seat turns into 11-candidate pileup
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‘His Street Cred Went Up’: The Unintended Consequences of Outing the GOP Lawmakers at Jan. 6
A Democratic group hoped to shame Republicans into resigning. It misjudged the political moment.
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Covid-stricken states still struggle months after Biden’s surge
The federal officials President Joe Biden promised were slow to arrive in several states experiencing acute upticks in the Midwest and South.
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Dems to Biden: Don't leave people of color behind in Build Back Better negotiations
Major cuts now need to be implemented. Lawmakers want to make sure the programs traditionally benefiting minorities are preserved.
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