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Dec 06, 2022

‘Assault weapons' too popular to be banned in Maryland, gun advocates argue
Gun rights groups previously failed to get the ban struck down but say a new precedent is on their side.

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Dec 06, 2022

The GOP's ‘stolen-election' fever has dropped, for now
Polls show far less appetite for election denialism than after the 2020 election. But why?

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Dec 06, 2022

Trump will go away slowly, then all at once
Somehow we're still doing the "has Trump gone too far" routine, seven years on.

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Dec 06, 2022

Biggs says he'll challenge McCarthy for House speaker on Jan. 3
Rep. Andy Biggs, who failed three weeks ago in a vote among House Republicans to lead the conference, is mounting another challenge to Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) — for speaker.

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Dec 06, 2022

Congress awards gold medals to police who defended Capitol on Jan. 6
Congress recognizes law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with its highest honor — the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Dec 06, 2022

Family of Jan. 6 officer declines GOP leaders' handshakes at ceremony
The family of a police officer who died as a result of the Jan. 6 attack declined to shake hands with Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy at an awards ceremony.

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Dec 06, 2022

Jan. 6 committee will make criminal referrals to DOJ
Asked about the status of a final report, Thompson said that the committee is "going over printed materials now."

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Dec 06, 2022

Justice Dept. subpoenas Ariz., Mich., Wis. officials for Trump communications
The requests, sent to multiple counties targeted by Trump in his effort to reverse his 2020 loss, are among the first known subpoenas issued by Jack Smith, the newly appointed special counsel in the Jan. 6 probe.

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Dec 06, 2022

The Supreme Court thrives on hypotheticals. Alito's latest sparked a backlash.
In a case about LGBTQ and religious protections, Justice Samuel A. Alito found himself musing about children in KKK outfits and Black shopping mall Santas.

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Dec 06, 2022

The danger of overinterpreting early voting data from Georgia
Sen. Rafael G. Warnock will likely have an advantage, but it's moderated by unknown Election Day turnout.

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Dec 06, 2022

The difference that 51 votes makes for Democrats in the Georgia runoff
Another Senate seat would mean majorities on committees and an easier time confirming judges. The political consequences could reach even further.

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Dec 06, 2022

Ex-Rep. Rivera charged with conspiracy over Venezuela work
Former Florida congressman David Rivera and an associate were charged with conspiring to commit money laundering and with failing to register lobbying work on behalf of Venezuela.

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Dec 06, 2022

Warnock targets youth vote in closing runoff pitch
Sen. Raphael Warnock tapped Maxwell Frost to help energize young voters, who say both Democrats and Republicans should be doing more outreach in the runoff.

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Dec 06, 2022

Whip count: Here's how much trouble Kevin McCarthy is in
Here are the lawmakers who are likely to decide McCarthy's fate in January's House speaker election.

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Dec 06, 2022

Georgia voters share where they stand in the Senate runoff election
Voters in Lawrenceville, Ga. spoke with The Washington Post ahead as Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican challenger Herschel Walker make their final pitches in the Georgia Senate runoff.

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Dec 06, 2022

Giuliani ‘weaponized' law license in Trump election suit, D.C. Bar argues
Giuliani testifies in hearing of D.C. Bar, which has accused him of inappropriately filing lawsuits challenging the presidential election in Pennsylvania.

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Dec 06, 2022

Post Politics Now: Georgia voters to decide hard-fought Senate runoff between Warnock and Walker
Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.) faces Republican Herschel Walker in a hard-fought runoff in which more than 1.8 million people have already voted early.

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Dec 06, 2022

For Trump, the Constitution is malleable
Trump recently said that the Constitution should be terminated. We review how his view of the document has waxed and waned over the years.

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Dec 05, 2022

Georgia official doubts Democratic plan for 2024 presidential primary
The state is the second after New Hampshire to object to Biden's proposal to rework the traditional order of early states.

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Dec 05, 2022

It's a millennial workforce now
The baby boom no longer represents much of the American workforce.

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Dec 05, 2022

Ex-N.Y. Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin has federal corruption charges dismissed
A federal judge said prosecutors did not sufficiently allege a "quid pro quo" between Benjamin and a real estate developer who helped raise campaign contributions.

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Dec 05, 2022

Trump's committee paying for lawyers of key Mar-a-Lago witnesses
The payments are legal, and a defense lawyer for the witnesses says they are not problematic. But some outside legal experts say they could pose a conflict.

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Dec 05, 2022

What does ‘woke' mean? Whatever Ron DeSantis wants.
Florida: Where woke goes to be defined.

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Dec 05, 2022

When to expect results from Georgia's Senate runoff
Unofficial results in the Georgia Senate runoff will begin to be posted online shortly after polls start closing at 7 p.m.,

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Dec 05, 2022

The many bad signs for Trump after his 2024 launch
The polling trends we saw over the course of 2022 appear to have accelerated after a disastrous midterm election for Trump.

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Dec 05, 2022

Georgia's runoff system was created to dilute Black voting power
Georgia's runoff system was created in 1964 after the urging of a powerful segregationist. Now, 58 years later, two Black men are competing for a U.S. Senate seat.

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Dec 05, 2022

Congress working to strike last-minute immigration deals
Two bipartisan groups of senators are working to strike immigration deals as they stare down the end of another congressional term with no action.

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Dec 05, 2022

Supreme Court seems to side with web designer opposed to same-sex marriage
Conservative justices seemed amenable to web designer Lorie Smith's argument that the state can't compel her to make wedding sites for same-sex couples.

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Dec 05, 2022

The Trump GOP's desertion of ‘law and order' crosses a new threshold
It's not just Trump calling for the termination of the Constitution. And it's been a long time coming, with little pushback from his party.

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Dec 05, 2022

Tracking Biden's nominees to fill the top roles in his administration
Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

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Dec 05, 2022

No, limiting the Hunter Biden laptop story didn't cost Trump the election
This claim is largely based on a highly dubious poll from a right-wing organization. But it also makes no sense on the merits.

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Dec 05, 2022

In increasingly purple Georgia, Senate runoff is a high-stakes final test
Georgia remains "culturally red," said one conservative-leaning voter backing Democratic Sen. Raphael G. Warnock. But "we're not just partisan machines."

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Dec 05, 2022

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff to host roundtable focused on antisemitism
Emhoff, the first Jewish spouse of a U.S. vice president, will host an event focused on the rise of antisemitism in the United States and efforts to combat hate in the country.

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Dec 05, 2022

Georgia's Senate race is heading to a runoff. Here's how it will work.
Sen. Raphael G. Warnock and Herschel Walker are headed to a runoff in Georgia. Here is how that works.

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Dec 05, 2022

Former GOP congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona dies at 80
During 11 terms in office, he was a social moderate and a fiscal conservative and sparred with fellow Republicans over his strong support of free trade.

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Dec 05, 2022

Trump's call to set aside the Constitution raises a question: Why now?
The former presidents' nonsensical calls to be reinstated aren't new. But the current moment is unique in several ways.

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Dec 05, 2022

Paul Pelosi attends Kennedy Center Honors in first public appearance since attack
The House speaker's husband received a thunderous standing ovation as he accompanied his wife to the storied event in the Kennedy Center's Opera House.

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Dec 05, 2022

Social Security offices critical to disability benefits hit breaking point
Social Security's state offices that review disability claims are at a breaking point with massive backlogs, leaving disabled Americans waiting months for judgments.

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Dec 05, 2022

What Georgia's past two Senate contests tell us about the runoff
Georgia is expected be a hard-fought presidential battleground once again in 2024, making any shifts in the state's electorate important for both parties.

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Dec 05, 2022

Post Politics Now: Warnock, Walker make final pitches in Georgia Senate runoff
Both campaigns are making stops designed to energize base voters in a race in which turnout will be key.

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Dec 04, 2022

Democrats try to salvage Manchin's side deal on energy projects
A bill from Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) to overhaul the permitting process for energy infrastructure could be included in a defense policy measure.

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Dec 04, 2022

Final push for votes in Ga. runoff tests parties' sway in battleground
Georgia remains "culturally red," said one conservative-leaning voter backing Democratic Sen. Raphael G. Warnock. But "we're not just partisan machines."

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Dec 04, 2022

GOP lawmakers largely silent after Trump suggests ‘termination' of Constitution
Trump's posts represent an escalation in his attacks on American institutions — one that scholars say must be heeded as a sign of how far he is willing to go to regain power.

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Dec 04, 2022

Congress eyes end to military coronavirus vaccine mandate
Kevin McCarthy claims he worked out a deal with President Biden as part of a defense bill, but White House officials say nothing has been finalized.

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Dec 04, 2022

Wedding websites are the latest gay rights battleground in Colorado
The Supreme Court on Monday considers if web designer Lorie Smith's refusal to create same-sex union sites violates Colorado's public-accommodation law.

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Dec 03, 2022

White House rebukes Trump's suggestion to suspend Constitution over 2020 election
Former president Donald Trump suggested that the country abandon one of its founding documents, drawing sharp criticism from the White House and politicians.

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Dec 03, 2022

Senate campaign hits fever pitch in final days of Georgia runoff
Final efforts to reach voters in Georgia's Senate runoff were everywhere at Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship football game.

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Dec 03, 2022

DeSantis helped flip school boards. They're now making a mark.
In an unprecedent move, he endorsed a raft of school board candidates. They are beginning to make their marks.

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Dec 03, 2022

Democratic governors riding high on election results as 2024 looms
The November midterms broadened the party's bench for potential presidential contenders, though none have said they would challenge Biden if he runs.

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Dec 03, 2022

Biden shakes up the primary calendar and insulates himself from challengers
President Biden and his advisers called for more change to the nominating contest than anyone outside the White House had been considering.

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Dec 03, 2022

‘Everybody's a Joe Manchin.' A GOP moderate looks ahead to a very narrowly divided House
Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) is the new leader of a moderate Republican caucus which wants to flex its slightly atrophied muscles in a House where just a few votes matter.

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Dec 03, 2022

DeSantis helped flip school boards. They're now making their mark.
In an unprecedent move, he endorsed a raft of school board candidates. They are beginning to make their marks.

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Dec 03, 2022

Landmark Oath Keepers verdict hobbles group, but the movement lives on
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, a rare legal consequence for the far-right group.

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Dec 03, 2022

The top 10 Democratic presidential candidates for 2024, ranked
Our bimonthly rankings.

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Dec 03, 2022

Surging Twitter antisemitism unites fringe, encourages violence, officials say
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday warned that domestic terrorists were maintaining "a visible presence online in attempts to motivate supporters to conduct attacks."

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Dec 02, 2022

Accused Proud Boys leader wants D.C. police officer to testify in his defense
Defense attorneys for Henry "Enrique" Tarrio say their client provided Lt. Shane Lamond information on their locations during Capitol insurrection

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Dec 02, 2022

In Georgia runoff, GOP worries about Walker, Trump and party's future
The Georgia runoff between Raphael G. Warnock and Herschel Walker caps a turbulent midterm election in which voters rejected many candidates tied to Donald Trump.

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Dec 02, 2022

Democrats adopt Biden's new 2024 nomination plan
Party leaders in New Hampshire and Iowa may defy the new rules, while Republicans in Georgia have not yet signaled whether they will allow an earlier primary date.

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Dec 02, 2022

After forcing rail deal, Biden works to smooth over labor relations
After pushing Congress to intervene in a standoff between freight railroads and unions, averting a costly strike during the height of the holiday season, the self-proclaimed "most pro-union president" in U.S. history is now the awkward position of shoring up relations with organized labor.

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Dec 02, 2022

Prosecutors claim to jurors that Trump knew of Weisselberg's tax fraud
For the Trump Organization to be found guilty, prosecutors must prove top executives had "some intent" to help the company in addition to enriching themselves.

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Dec 02, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden meets with Prince William during Boston swing
The meeting with Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales, comes during a trip that also includes a union event and a fundraiser for Senate Democrats.

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Dec 02, 2022

Kanye West draws fresh denunciation for Hitler praise in Alex Jones interview
Alex Jones's Infowars aired an interview with a fully masked Ye, formerly Kanye West, in which the rapper praised the Nazi leader.

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Dec 02, 2022

Biden 2024 nomination plan faces state Democratic rebellion
Party leaders in New Hampshire, Iowa and Nevada have all objected to Biden's plan to put South Carolina first, while elevating Michigan and Georgia.

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Dec 02, 2022

Who could be speaker, if not Kevin McCarthy
The answer isn't obvious. But here's some early handicapping on the names that have been floated.

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Dec 02, 2022

Who Trump is defending when he pledges amnesty for the Capitol riot
There's a vibrant movement aimed at casting detainees as political victims. They are not.

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Dec 02, 2022

Biden seeks a Democratic primary that looks like the Democratic Party
The top two primary states have long been much whiter than the party.

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Dec 02, 2022

Herschel Walker is a very flawed candidate. Could he still win?
A new poll reinforces his liabilities. But Georgia also leaned Republican on Election Day.

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Dec 02, 2022

School dress codes can discriminate against many students, report finds
The government should push equal access to education by helping school districts design clothing standards that better consider equity and safety for students, a new report finds.

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Dec 02, 2022

Herschel Walker is a very bad candidate. Could he still win?
A new poll reinforces his liabilities. But Georgia also leaned Republican on Election Day.

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Dec 02, 2022

Why you should care about what just happened in Cochise County
It's unlikely it'll truly happen in Arizona, as some have speculated. But we're also in uncharted territory, and the situation there provides a big test of an increasingly embattled certification process.

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Dec 02, 2022

Trump expresses solidarity with Jan. 6 rioters who stormed the Capitol
Former president Donald Trump, in a fundraising video, made clear that he stands with the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, to stop Congress from counting the electoral votes for Joe Biden's win in the 2020 presidential election.

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Dec 02, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden to meet with royal couple during Boston swing
The meeting with Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales, comes during a trip that also includes a union event and a fundraiser for Senate Democrats.

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Dec 01, 2022

Rapper Ye draws fresh denunciation for Hitler praise in Alex Jones interview
Alex Jones's Infowars aired an interview with a fully masked Ye, formerly Kanye West, in which the rapper praised the Nazi leader.

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Dec 01, 2022

Ariz. county ordered to certify election as GOP lawyers are sanctioned
Cochise County certified the Nov. 8 vote as a judge sanctioned lawyers for Kari Lake and Mark Finchem over their failed suit to force a hand count.

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Dec 01, 2022

Biden pushes South Carolina as first primary state, elevates Georgia and Michigan
The tectonic decision to radically remake his party's presidential nominating calendar for 2024 came as a shock to party officials and state leaders who had been lobbying hard in recent weeks to gain a place in the early calendar.

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Dec 01, 2022

Biden says he might meet with Putin — but not now
The French president, arriving in Washington for a state visit, warned bluntly that President Biden's focus on the U.S. rivalry with China could "fragment" the Western alliance.

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Dec 01, 2022

Trump Mar-a-Lago special master struck down by appeals court
A three-judge panel, including two Trump appointees, said they would not "carve out an unprecedented exception in our law for former presidents."

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Dec 01, 2022

The overblown, heavily political fear of American cities
Yes, crime has risen in cities — and elsewhere — over the past few years. But that alone doesn't explain the concern.

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Dec 01, 2022

The GOP's bet on Kanye West has gone very bad
Donald Trump lifted up the rapper as a validating his approach to race and culture. So much for that.

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Dec 01, 2022

Biden says he might meet with Putin--but not now
The French president, arriving in Washington for a state visit, warned bluntly that President Biden's focus on the U.S. rivalry with China could "fragment" the Western alliance.

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Dec 01, 2022

Could election deniers really cost GOP seats by refusing to certify?
It's unlikely it'll truly happen in Arizona, as some have speculated. But we're also in uncharted territory, and the situation there provides a big test of an increasingly embattled certification process.

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Dec 01, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden says he'd meet with Putin if he's interested in ending war with Ukraine
The president's comments came during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron. A state dinner at the White House is scheduled later Thursday.

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Dec 01, 2022

Supreme Court to review legality of Biden's student loan forgiveness program
The Supreme Court on Thursday announced it will expedite review of the legality of President Biden's plan to cancel federal student loan debt for millions of borrowers, and hold oral arguments in February.

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Dec 01, 2022

Obama returns to Georgia to rally support for Warnock in tight runoff race
With early voting underway in the Georgia runoff, Obama's mission on Thursday is to energize Democratic base voters for Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D).

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Dec 01, 2022

Macron, in Washington, says Biden's agenda could ‘fragment the West'
The French president, arriving in Washington for a state visit, warned bluntly that President Biden's focus on the U.S. rivalry with China could "fragment" the Western alliance.

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Dec 01, 2022

Republicans in Congress are more likely to go sideways on their caucus
Not great news for Kevin McCarthy.

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Dec 01, 2022

An FBI agent shot another passenger on a moving train. Was it a crime?
The trial of Eduardo Valdivia in Maryland centers on surveillance video from the Metro Red Line.

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Dec 01, 2022

Civil rights groups question Biden's counterterrorism strategy
Civil rights advocates say the government is trying to combat domestic extremism and white supremacy using methods that in the past unfairly targeted minorities.

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Dec 01, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden hosting Macron at White House; Obama to stump for Warnock in Ga.
The visit by the French president will include a joint news conference and the first state dinner during Biden's tenure as president.

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Dec 01, 2022

McCarthy says Republicans will investigate Jan. 6 committee's work
McCarthy vowed Republicans would launch their own inquiry into "why the Capitol complex was not secure" on the day a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol seeking to stop the certification of Joe Biden's electoral win.

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Dec 01, 2022

Macron, in Washington, says Biden's agenda could "fragment the West"
Macron, arriving in Washington for a state visit, warns bluntly that Biden's focus on its rivalry with China could "fragment" the Western alliance.

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Dec 01, 2022

Here's how federal judges think about diversity in hiring law clerks
As the Supreme Court weighs whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions, a study says most appeals court judges consider race when hiring clerks.

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Dec 01, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden to host Macron at White House; Obama to stump for Warnock in Ga.
The visit by the French president will include a joint news conference and the first state dinner during Biden's tenure as president.

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Dec 01, 2022

The Abortion Diaries: Pregnant and desperate in post-Roe America
Three pregnant women shared their abortion journeys since Roe v. Wade was overturned, each living in a state where she could not legally access the procedure.

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Nov 30, 2022

Trump's dinner with antisemites provides test of GOP response to extremism
Republicans are showing increasing willingness in criticizing Trump over his meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West who has issued anti-Jewish diatribes.

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Nov 30, 2022

House committee to release first-of-its-kind documentary on economic inequality
A 30-minute film, produced by lawmakers from both parties, strives to connect Americans through storytelling.

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Nov 30, 2022

Garland praises Oath Keepers verdict, won't say where Jan. 6 probe goes
The Justice Dept. will weigh the conviction of Stewart Rhodes and a top deputy in deciding whether to pursue other high-profile Trump allies, people familiar with the matter said.

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Nov 30, 2022

Eleanor Jackson Piel, lawyer who challenged wrongful convictions, dies at 102
One of few women in her era to practice criminal law, she helped win the release of two Florida defendants known as the Death Row Brothers.

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Nov 30, 2022

Biden to welcome Macron amid turbulence in the Western alliance
Biden welcomes Macron on Thursday for his first state dinner. Beneath cordial relations, deeper questions lurk on the future of the Western alliance.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 30, 2022

A borough takes charge: Brooklyn is in the House and Senate
In a congressional first, two lawmakers from the same borough, Charles E. Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries, are leaders of the Senate and House Democratic caucuses.

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