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After Senate leaders broker a deal, the House takes a first step to avoid default
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Kelsey Snell | December 7, 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., have agreed on a plan to try to avoid a federal default without GOP votes.J. Scott Applewhite | AP The House voted 222-212 Tuesday night to approve a Senate-hatched plan that could allow Congress to avoid a ...
Biden’s pick to become a key banking regulator withdraws after ugly nomination fight
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David Gura | December 7, 2021
Saule Omarova addresses the Senate Banking Committee during her nomination hearing on Nov. 18 to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Omarova withdrew her nomination on Tuesday after facing opposition from Republicans and some moderate Democrats.Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Saule Omarova has withdrawn her nomination to ...
Mark Meadows will stop cooperating with the Jan. 6 panel
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Caitlyn Kim | December 7, 2021
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was one of the first Trump administration officials subpoenaed by the committee, in late September.Win McNamee | Getty Images Updated December 7, 2021 at 4:03 PM ET In an about-face, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will no longer cooperate ...
Biden’s Supreme Court commission steers clear of controversial issues in draft report
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Nina Totenberg | December 6, 2021
The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court is unlikely to vote to recommend any major structural changes to the high court.J. Scott Applewhite | AP Updated December 6, 2021 at 8:24 PM ET The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court is to vote Tuesday on its final report and recommendations, ...
Rep. Devin Nunes is resigning from Congress to be CEO of Trump’s new media company
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Benjamin Swasey | December 6, 2021
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., will become CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group.Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., an ally of former President Donald Trump, is resigning from his congressional seat to become CEO of Trump's new media company that aims to launch its own social media ...
Biden calls on Congress to pass his Build Back Better bill to lower drug costs
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Brian Naylor | December 6, 2021
President Biden told reporters on Monday that the U.S. pays the highest prescription drug prices in the developed world and that he wants Congress to pass his Build Back Better bill. That measure would cap the cost of some medications.Susan Walsh | AP President Biden, citing the "outrageously expensive" cost ...
The Justice Department is suing Texas over the state’s redistricting plans
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Ryan Lucas | December 6, 2021
Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, joined by Attorney General Merrick Garland, announces that the Justice Department was suing Texas over its recent redistricting map.Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Updated December 6, 2021 at 5:05 PM ET The Justice Department on Monday sued Texas over the state's redistricting plans for Texas' ...
Trump’s social media deal is being investigated by regulators
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David Gura | December 6, 2021
A planned merger between former President Donald Trump's social media startup and a so-called special purpose acquisition company, or a shell company, is being investigated by regulators.Brandon Bell | Getty Images A planned merger between former President Donald Trump's social media startup and a shell company is being investigated by ...
Bob Dole, longtime GOP senator and 1996 presidential nominee, dies
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Mara Liasson, Matthew S. Schwartz | December 5, 2021
Dole was President Richard Nixon's choice to be the chairman of the Republican National Committee. He served from 1971 to 1973.Henry Griffin | AP Updated December 5, 2021 at 3:21 PM ET Bob Dole, a longtime Senate Republican leader and the party's presidential nominee in 1996, died Sunday at age ...