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Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry is charged with lying to authorities over illegal donations
POLITICS
Alana Wise | October 19, 2021
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., is seen on July 26.Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry was charged Tuesday with lying to federal authorities about illegal campaign contributions made to his 2016 reelection campaign. In a video posted online ahead of the indictment, Fortenberry, a ...
With clock ticking, Biden meets with progressives and moderates to secure his agenda
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Barbara Sprunt, Deirdre Walsh | October 19, 2021
The original price tag for the plan that President Biden refers to as "human infrastructure" was $3.5 trillion. But moderates want that trimmed down to $1.5 trillion, a number that progressives consider too low.Drew Angerer | Getty Images Updated October 19, 2021 at 9:18 PM ET Progressive Democrats emerged from ...
In 2008, some Republicans claimed Obama was a Muslim. Colin Powell pushed back
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Alana Wise | October 19, 2021
President Barack Obama speaks with former Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Oval Office on Dec. 1, 2010. Powell, who had broken his longtime Republican ties to endorse Obama in 2008, died Monday.Saul Loeb | AFP via Getty Images The American statesman Colin Powell died on Monday due to ...
Trump sues to try to stop the release of documents related to the Capitol riot
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Caitlyn Kim | October 18, 2021
Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Oct. 9.Scott Olson | Getty Images Updated October 18, 2021 at 10:29 PM ET Former President Donald Trump is suing the Democrat-led House select committee that's investigating the Jan. 6 attack ...
The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of officers accused of excessive force
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Becky Sullivan | October 18, 2021
No justices dissented in Monday's Supreme Court decision that preserved the qualified immunity doctrine in two cases involving allegations of excessive force by police officers.Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of police officers in two cases involving qualified immunity, the controversial legal doctrine ...
Decades before Trump’s election lies, McCarthy’s anti-communist fever gripped the GOP
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Ron Elving | October 18, 2021
Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Oct. 9 in Des Moines. The Republican Party's agenda now includes the false notion that the 2020 election was somehow stolen.Scott Olson | Getty Images The Republican Party has tackled countless controversies since its ...
What’s at stake as Biden decides whether to stick with Jerome Powell as Fed chief
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Scott Horsley | October 18, 2021
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30. Powell's term expires early next year, and President Biden must decide whether to reappoint him.Sarah Silbiger | UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images The chair of the Federal Reserve has one of the ...
Former President Bill Clinton released from the hospital
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Deepa Shivaram | October 17, 2021
Former President Bill Clinton, standing with his wife, Hillary, and doctors, was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center Sunday morning.Allen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Former President Bill Clinton has been released from a California hospital where he was receiving treatment for a "non-COVID-related infection." Clinton, ...
Joe Manchin’s objections to a clean energy program threaten Biden’s climate promises
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Eric McDaniel | October 16, 2021
Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media while departing the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 7. Manchin has reportedly told the White House that he opposes the key climate measure in Biden's multitrillion-dollar climate and social programs package.Bloomberg via Getty Images President Biden had ...
Why the Salesforce CEO wants to redefine capitalism by pushing for social change
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David Gura | October 16, 2021
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff speaks onstage during the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco event in San Francisco on Oct. 3, 2019. Benioff is a proponent of stakeholder capitalism, the belief that companies must look out for the broader good.Steve Jennings | Getty Images for TechCrunch When Texas enacted a controversial ban ...