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Pence says he’d consider testifying to House January 6 committee
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Deepa Shivaram | August 17, 2022
Former Vice President Pence spoke at a "Politics and Eggs" event in New Hampshire on Wednesday and said he would consider an invitation to testify to the House Jan. 6 committee. Charles Krupa | AP Former Vice President Pence said Wednesday that he would consider an invitation to appear before ...
Who is Harriet Hageman, the woman who beat Liz Cheney in the Wyoming House race?
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Ayana Archie | August 17, 2022
Republican House candidate Harriet Hageman speaks to supporters on Tuesday in Cheyenne, Wyo., after defeating Rep. Liz Cheney in the Republican primary. Mead Gruver | AP Incumbent Wyoming Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney was defeated Tuesday after she broke from her party to criticize former President Donald Trump following the ...
Biden signs sweeping climate, health care, tax bill into law
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Barbara Sprunt | August 16, 2022
President Biden hands a pen to Sen. Joe Manchin during the signing ceremony for the Inflation Reduction Act. Manchin was a key hold-out during negotiations, insisting on a smaller spending bill. Mandel Ngan | AFP via Getty Images President Biden signed Democrats' hallmark spending bill into law on Tuesday, a ...
To encourage fans to vote, the NBA won’t hold games on Election Day
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Deepa Shivaram | August 16, 2022
The National Basketball Association announced it will not hold any games on November 8 — Election Day for the 2022 midterms — in order to encourage fans to make a plan to vote. Ashley Landis | AP Updated August 16, 2022 at 2:16 PM ET The NBA won't hold any ...
Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19
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Barbara Sprunt | August 16, 2022
First Lady Jill Biden rides her bicycle along the beach while on vacation in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, on August 14, 2022. Nicholas Kamm | AFP via Getty Images First lady Jill Biden, 71, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, according to a statement from her ...
Here are the key primary election results from Wyoming
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August 16, 2022
Two states hold primaries Tuesday: Alaska and Wyoming. In Wyoming, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney was ousted in a Republican primary by Harriet Hagemen, who had the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
Liz Cheney is facing a likely primary defeat in Wyoming. Here’s why
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Domenico Montanaro | August 16, 2022
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming speaks at a hearing held by the House Jan. 6 committee. Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the committee, is facing a likely defeat in Tuesday's GOP primary in Wyoming. Saul Loeb | AFP via Getty Images Liz Cheney has cut a national ...
Sarah Palin faces Alaska voters again in a special election for Congress
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Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media | August 16, 2022
U.S. House candidate former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets the crowd during a rally held by former President Donald Trump on July 9 in Anchorage. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday to decide, among other things, whether to send former governor and Republican vice presidential ...
Here are the key primary election results from Alaska
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August 16, 2022
Two states hold primaries Tuesday: Alaska and Wyoming. In Alaska, there are notable races for governor, U.S. Senate and the state's single U.S. House district. There are actually two simultaneous elections for the House. Three candidates are competing in a ranked-choice special election to fill the late Rep. Don Young's ...