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Inflation, Gas Shortage Highlight Peril That Could Threaten Biden’s Agenda
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Domenico Montanaro | May 15, 2021
President Biden speaks about the economy at the White House Monday. The Biden administration is arguing that higher-than-expected inflation is temporary.Evan Vucci | AP President Biden continues to get good marks for his handling of the most pressing issue of the day — the coronavirus pandemic. He also remains on ...
Gaetz Associate To Plead Guilty To 6 Counts, Cooperate With Investigators
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Ryan Lucas | May 14, 2021
Joel Greenberg, then a Seminole County, Fla., tax collector talks to the Orlando Sentinel during a September 2019 interview at his office in Lake Mary, Fla.Joe Burbank | TNS/ABACA via Reuters Connect A former Florida politician who is a key figure in the investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz will plead ...
New York’s Elise Stefanik Replaces Cheney In Republican Leadership Spot
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Barbara Sprunt | May 14, 2021
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., speaks to reporters Friday after her election as House Republican Conference chair. Stefanik called former President Donald Trump "a critical part of our Republican team."Alex Wong | Getty Images Updated May 14, 2021 at 10:17 AM ET GOP lawmakers have chosen Rep. Elise Stefanik of New ...
Active-Duty Marine Corps Major Charged In Capitol Riot
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Ryan Lucas | May 13, 2021
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.Brent Stirton | Getty Images An active-duty officer in the U.S. Marine Corps has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting police during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by ...
At Rancorous Hearing On Jan. 6 Insurrection, Partisan Divide Takes Center Stage
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Claudia Grisales | May 12, 2021
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., questions former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller during a hearing Wednesday on the U.S. Capitol breach. Miller testified remotely.Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Former Trump administration officials testified for the first time on the Jan. 6 insurrection before a congressional committee on Wednesday, putting on center ...
GOP Ousts Cheney From Leadership Over Her Criticism Of Trump
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Barbara Sprunt | May 12, 2021
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney talks to reporters after House Republicans voted to remove her as conference chair Wednesday.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Updated May 12, 2021 at 3:38 PM ET House Republicans on Wednesday removed Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming as conference chair in retaliation for her unyielding criticism of ...
How The White House Is Reaching Out To Congress As It Seeks A Deal On Infrastructure
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Scott Detrow | May 12, 2021
When President Biden hosts lawmakers to the Oval Office, like he did here on April 20, the meetings and the seating arrangements are carefully choreographed, with the pandemic in mind.Doug Mills | Pool/Getty Images With a 50-50 Senate and a paper-thin Democratic majority in the House, Louisa Terrell would have ...
Arizona Republicans Enact Sweeping Changes To State’s Early Voting List
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Ben Giles | May 11, 2021
Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, seen here during an April 15 bill signing, on Tuesday signed legislation making it easier to remove infrequent voters from a list of those who automatically get a mail-in ballot each election.Ross D. Franklin | AP Shortly after Arizona Republican lawmakers approved it, GOP Gov. ...
‘The Stakes Could Not Be Higher’: Senate Panel Debates Voting Overhaul
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Pam Fessler | May 11, 2021
Senate Rules Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., presides Tuesday over a markup of the For the People Act, which would expand access to voting and make other election reforms. House Democrats passed the bill in March.J. Scott Applewhite | AP Updated May 11, 2021 at 7:14 PM ET The Senate ...
2 Men Charged With Assaulting Police In Capitol Riot Ordered Jailed Pending Trial
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Ryan Lucas | May 11, 2021
This image from a video released by the Justice Department shows Capitol Police officers, including Brian Sicknick, attempting to hold back a crowd that ultimately breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.Department of Justice/NPR A federal judge has ordered two men who are charged with conspiracy for allegedly assaulting police ...