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The House has passed the gun control bill. The next stop is Biden’s desk
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NPR Washington Desk | June 23, 2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks about the gun control bill on Friday. J. Scott Applewhite | AP Updated June 24, 2022 at 2:34 PM ET The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill on gun safety 234-193 on Friday, exactly one month after a mass shooting in Texas took ...
‘Just say it was corrupt’ and 3 other takeaways from Thursday’s Jan. 6 hearing
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Domenico Montanaro | June 23, 2022
From left, Steven Engel, former assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, Jeffrey Rosen, former acting attorney general, and Richard Donoghue, former acting deputy attorney General, testify before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Alex Wong | Getty ...
Here’s every word from the fifth Jan. 6 committee hearing on its investigation
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June 23, 2022
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (C) presides over the fifth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol on Thursday. Doug Mills/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Below, read the full transcript from the June 23 hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 ...
DOJ officials pushed back on Trump’s baseless election fraud claims
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Ximena Bustillo | June 23, 2022
Richard Donoghue, former acting deputy attorney general, testifies Thursday before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack. Alex Wong | Getty Images About a week before the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, there was an "escalation" of then-President Donald Trump's earlier demands about election fraud allegations, ...
Senate sends the school meal waivers bill back to the House with time running out
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Ximena Bustillo | June 23, 2022
Los Angeles Unified School District food service workers pre-package hundreds of free school lunches in plastic bags. Damian Dovarganes | AP Updated June 23, 2022 at 10:20 PM ET After passing a nearly $3 billion plan that would extend pandemic school meal waivers through the summer and next school year, ...
Supreme Court strikes down N.Y. law that restricts concealed carrying of guns
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Nina Totenberg | June 23, 2022
Drew Angerer | Getty Images Updated June 23, 2022 at 4:54 PM ET In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative supermajority on Thursday declared for the first time that there is a constitutional right to carry a handgun in public for self defense. By a vote of 6-to-3, ...
Jan. 6 hearings use TV tricks to great effect even as critics call them show biz
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David Folkenflik | June 23, 2022
The House Select Committee has used TV news techniques and documentary evidence to argue that then President Donald Trump knowingly pressured public officials to commit illegal acts. In this case, the panel displayed a transcript of his call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as it played excerpts of ...
Who you’ll hear from and what to expect in today’s Jan. 6 House committee hearing
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Deepa Shivaram | June 23, 2022
Video showing an interview of former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen is played during a hearing by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 13, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images The fifth ...
Powell says recession ‘a possibility’ but not likely
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Scott Horsley | June 22, 2022
Jerome Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on June 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank is committed to regaining control over inflation, even as he ...
Jan. 6 hearings will continue into July
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NPR Washington Desk | June 22, 2022
The House Jan. 6 select committee held its fourth public hearing on Tuesday. The Washington Post via Getty Images The House Jan. 6 committee is extending the timetable for its public hearings into July. Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told reporters that Thursday's hearing, focused on former President Donald Trump's pressure ...