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Mar 04, 2021

Far-right sources on Facebook get more engagement than any other political posts, study finds
A new New York University study found that far-right news sources and information on Facebook have better engagement than center or far-left sources.

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Mar 04, 2021

In Amy Coney Barrett's first signed majority opinion, Supreme Court sides with government over environmentalists
The 7-to-2 ruling concerns when the public can access documents used in government rulemaking processes.

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Mar 04, 2021

The Trailer: Is election reform headed for passage, courts, or nowhere?
Democrats and Republicans lay out their plans for an ambitious voting rights bill.

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Mar 04, 2021

While the Senate reads the coronavirus relief bill, nearly 1,400 Americans may die from the virus
What's another 17 hours?

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Mar 04, 2021

The disputed timelines of the Capitol riot
Two central discrepancies emerged from hearings over the past two weeks.

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Mar 04, 2021

Threats of a QAnon-fueled March 4 attack create disruptions but little trouble. Researchers say police overreacted.
Researchers said they saw little sign of online organizing for a repeat of the Jan. 6 riot. Pro-Trump sites said warnings were always "fake news" or perhaps a trap.

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Mar 04, 2021

Live updates: Biden hosts bipartisan meeting on infrastructure; Senate opens debate on coronavirus relief bill
The Senate is expected to start voting on the president's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a process that could stretch into the weekend.

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Mar 04, 2021

Senate votes to open debate on Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill
The Senate prepared Thursday for an arduous grind to the finish line on President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, as Democratic leaders and the Biden administration negotiated last-minute changes to ensure support from moderate Democrats and potentially attract at least one GOP vote.

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Mar 04, 2021

Senate readies for grind to the finish line on Biden $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill
The Senate prepared Thursday for an arduous grind to the finish line on President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, as Democratic leaders and the Biden administration negotiated last-minute changes to ensure support from moderate Democrats and potentially attract at least one GOP vote.

Washington Post Politics
Mar 04, 2021

Supreme Court sides with government over environmentalists in Barrett's first signed majority opinion
The 7-to-2 ruling concerns when the public can access documents used in government rulemaking processes.

Washington Post Politics
Mar 04, 2021

The disputed timeline of the Capitol riot
Two central discrepancies emerged from hearings over the past two weeks.

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Mar 04, 2021

Live updates: Biden hosts bipartisan meeting on infrastructure in preview of next major priority
The Senate is expected to start voting on the president's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a process that could stretch into the weekend.

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Mar 04, 2021

Threats of a March 4 attack create disruptions but little trouble. Researchers say police overreacted.
Researchers said they saw little sign of online organizing for a repeat of the Jan. 6 riot. Pro-Trump sites said warnings were always "fake news" or perhaps a trap.

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Mar 04, 2021

With the pandemic far from over, Texas leaders blame immigrants for spreading the virus
After pulling back containment measures, the governor and lieutenant governor are attacking immigrants as sources of infection.

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Mar 04, 2021

The two big discrepancies in testimony on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Here's what we know about the timelines and what's disputed.

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Mar 04, 2021

The one simple tell that reveals Fox News's Seuss obsession for what it is
If the images at issue are so innocuous, why not show them?

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Mar 04, 2021

Live updates: Biden to host bipartisan meeting on infrastructure in preview of next major priority
The Senate is expected to start voting on the president's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a process that could stretch into the weekend.

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Mar 04, 2021

Live updates: Biden to host White House meeting on infrastructure as Senate starts voting on coronavirus bill
The Senate is expected to start voting on the president's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a process that could stretch into the weekend.

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Mar 04, 2021

Cuomo seeks to buy time amid scandals, taking a lesson from Bill Clinton of ‘never quit'
From the top of the political world a year ago to besieged incumbent today, the governor's fall from the political heights has been humbling.

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Mar 04, 2021

N.C. Republicans censured their senior senator for voting against Trump. But they are silent on Rep. Madison Cawthorn.
The contrasting approach to Sen. Richard Burr and Cawthorn, a pro-Trump freshman, starkly illustrates the dichotomy within the Republican Party.

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Mar 04, 2021

Biden's bungled claims about the Hispanic population
Biden said Hispanics are the fastest-growing population group, but census data shows they have taken second place to Asian Americans.

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Mar 04, 2021

Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration
Follow the president-elect's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,250 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

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Mar 04, 2021

House Democrats pass sweeping elections bill as GOP legislatures push to restrict voting
Democrats say that the GOP's state-level efforts make it important to act at the federal level to preserve expansive voting laws.

Washington Post Politics
Mar 03, 2021

House Democrats poised to pass sweeping elections bill as GOP legislatures push to restrict voting
Democrats say that the GOP's state-level efforts make it important to act at the federal level to preserve expansive voting laws.

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Mar 03, 2021

House passes expansive policing overhaul bill named in honor of George Floyd
The legislation, which faces obstacles in the Senate, would ban chokeholds, end racial and religious profiling and prohibit certain no-knock warrants.

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Mar 03, 2021

House scraps plans for Thursday session after security officials warn of possible plot to breach Capitol
The president held a bipartisan meeting on fighting cancer at the White House as senators heard from U.S. defense and law enforcement officials about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Mar 03, 2021

U.S. judge releases Washington state Proud Boys leader arrested in Capitol riot after prosecutors withdraw several allegations
His release ahead of trial poses a setback for the government, which has cast him as a key figure in the Jan. 6 breach.

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Mar 03, 2021

Transgender rights emerge as a growing political flash point
As Biden pursues an array of actions to solidify transgender rights, conservatives mount a backlash that focuses on women's sports.

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Mar 03, 2021

Murkowski emerges as focus of Biden effort to find GOP support for his agenda
The independent-minded Republican senator says she is focused on securing help for Alaska, which has been hit hard by the pandemic: ‘My state needs relief.'

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Mar 03, 2021

House to vote on expansive police reform bill named in honor of George Floyd
The legislation, which faces obstacles in the Senate, would ban chokeholds, end racial and religious profiling and prohibit certain no-knock warrants.

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Mar 03, 2021

In Trump probe, Manhattan district attorney puts pressure on his longtime chief financial officer
Investigators have asked about Allen Weisselberg's loyalty and his sons' business dealings, according to people familiar with the case.

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Mar 03, 2021

Trade fairness and economic recovery on Biden's national security agenda
The new administration is embracing parts of Trump's protectionist stance and rejecting a full embrace of free-trade policies.

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Mar 03, 2021

A convenient new fiction: There was no ‘attack on the White House' last year
Two senators tried to draw a comparison between last year's protests at the White House and the Jan. 6 violence.

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Mar 03, 2021

A Cuomo departure would set up Kathy Hochul to be New York's first female governor
If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) leaves office, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul would become New York's first female governor.

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Mar 03, 2021

Parsing Andrew Cuomo's apology
Cuomo on Wednesday made his first lengthy public comments about the sexual harassment allegations against him. They prompted some questions.

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Mar 03, 2021

Live updates: House scraps plans for Thursday session after security officials warn of possible plot to breach Capitol
The president held a bipartisan meeting on fighting cancer at the White House as senators heard from U.S. defense and law enforcement officials about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Mar 03, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says he will not resign, offers new apology for his behavior with women
The 63-year-old governor has been accused by younger women of inappropriate and unwanted encounters.

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Mar 03, 2021

The complex bipartisanship driving the coronavirus relief bill
New polling shows that the bill is popular — but that Americans are open to some efforts to gain Republican support.

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Mar 03, 2021

Republicans condemned Trump after the Capitol attack. Now, they are opening the door to him as the future of the party.
Multiple GOP lawmakers have since thrown their support behind the former president.

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Mar 03, 2021

Live updates: Biden criticizes governors of Texas, Mississippi for ending mask mandates amid ongoing pandemic
The president held a bipartisan meeting on fighting cancer at the White House as senators head from U.S. defense and law enforcement officials about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Mar 03, 2021

Donors gave a House candidate more than $8 million. A single firm took nearly half of it.
Baltimore Republican Kim Klacik's viral ads were touted by President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr.

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Mar 03, 2021

Texas's decision to lift coronavirus containment efforts comes at a bizarre moment
With more contagious variants in the state and imminent vaccine access, the move seems obviously premature.

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Mar 03, 2021

Top Democrats call Cuomo allegations ‘troubling' but do not join calls for him to step down
Charles E. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi echoed their support for the investigation being conducted by the New York attorney general.

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Mar 03, 2021

U.S. hits Russians for Navalny poisoning, signaling tougher stand
The Biden administration's penalties against Russian officials are likely to be the first of several punitive steps.

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Mar 03, 2021

Of course Fox News would rather talk about Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head
It was Laura Ingraham who put the finest point on things.

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Mar 03, 2021

Mike Pence's remarkable op-ed highlights the GOP's choice on voting rights — and where it will probably land
Trump's bogus voter fraud claims endangered Pence. Pence now questions the "integrity of the 2020 election."

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Mar 03, 2021

A handful of fraud allegations have spurred hundreds of proposed laws limiting voting access
There's a stark imbalance in the response, for obvious reasons.

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Mar 03, 2021

Which senators have been voting against Biden Cabinet nominees?
The most frequent votes against Biden's nominees thus far — no surprise — have in most cases come from ambitious Republicans thought to be potential 2024 presidential candidates.

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Mar 03, 2021

Republicans condemned Trump after the Capitol attack. Now they are opening the door to him as the future of the party.
Multiple GOP lawmakers have since thrown their support behind the former president.

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Mar 03, 2021

Live updates: Biden to host bipartisan meeting on battling cancer in preview of post-pandemic health agenda
The president's scheduled meeting at the White House comes as senators hear from U.S. defense and law enforcement officials about what led to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Mar 03, 2021

‘I'll get away with anything': 13 not-so-greatest hits from the Capitol riot arrest records
A look back at some of the rioters whose actions — apart from overturning the election — cast them in a particularly dim light.

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Mar 03, 2021

Psaki's clean-up of her misfired claim about sanctioning a nation's leader
The White Press Secretary originally said the United States "historically" does not sanction the leader of another country. That was wrong.

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Mar 02, 2021

White House withdraws Tanden nomination; Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccine doses for every adult by end of May
The president also called into a weekly luncheon of Senate Democrats as he seeks to shore up support for $1.9 trillion legislation.

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Mar 02, 2021

Live updates: White House withdraws Tanden nomination; Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccine doses for every adult by end of May
The president also called into a weekly luncheon of Senate Democrats as he seeks to shore up support for $1.9 trillion legislation.

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Mar 02, 2021

Tanden withdraws as budget nominee in Biden's first Cabinet defeat
Neera Tanden, Biden's pick to head his budget office, faced bipartisan opposition stemming from sharp tweets targeting senators. Tanden said she saw no path to confirmation, and Biden vowed to find a place for her in the administration.

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Mar 02, 2021

Live updates: White House plans to withdraw Tanden nomination; Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccine doses for every adult by end of May
The president also called into a weekly luncheon of Senate Democrats as he seeks to shore up support for $1.9 trillion legislation.

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Mar 02, 2021

The Trailer: Why Republicans keep running against trans rights
Trump's CPAC speech suggests the GOP is going to keep pushing the issue.

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Mar 02, 2021

Live updates: Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccine doses for every adult by end of May, moving up target date
The president also called into a weekly luncheon of Senate Democrats as he seeks to shore up support for $1.9 trillion legislation.

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Mar 02, 2021

Supreme Court appears to favor upholding voting laws lower court found unfair to minorities
The justices are reviewing protections provided by the Voting Rights Act, which forbids laws that result in discrimination based on race.

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Mar 02, 2021

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo is confirmed as commerce secretary
Raimondo, a former venture capitalist who was re-elected to her second term as Rhode Island's chief executive in 2018, will assume command of a federal agency with sweeping responsibilities and an increasingly important portfolio.

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Mar 02, 2021

Senate to move forward on $1.9 trillion virus relief bill; Schumer says ‘we'll have the votes'
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the Senate will move forward as soon as Wednesday on President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill and pledged, "We'll have the votes we need to pass the bill."

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Mar 02, 2021

FBI Director Wray reconfirms the threat posed by racist extremists
Some on the right, like Fox News's Tucker Carlson, have argued that the left is unfairly elevating the threat.

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Mar 02, 2021

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo heads for Senate confirmation vote to be commerce secretary
Raimondo, a former venture capitalist who was re-elected to her second term as Rhode Island's chief executive in 2018, will assume command of a federal agency with sweeping responsibilities and an increasingly important portfolio.

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Mar 02, 2021

Wray delivers a big blow to Jan. 6 conspiracy theories, but the GOP keeps feeding them
Wray testified Tuesday that there was no evidence of fake Trump supporters, antifa or anarchists involved in Jan. 6. But Republicans kept focusing on those groups and planting seeds of doubt.

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Mar 02, 2021

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., lawyer and D.C. political power broker, dies at 85
He was a civil rights worker, political kingmaker and confidant of President Bill Clinton.

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Mar 02, 2021

U.S. announces sanctions on Russia over poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Navalny
The sanctions block access to financial or other assets in the United States for top figures around Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Mar 02, 2021

The new list of troubled federal programs is longer than ever, watchdog reports
This year's list, compiled by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, has 36 high-risk areas, one more than 2019.

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Mar 02, 2021

If curtailing racist imagery in Dr. Seuss is ‘cancel culture,' what, exactly, is your culture?
Again, "cancel culture" is about a perceived threat to cultural dominance.

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Mar 02, 2021

Community colleges at a crossroads: Enrollment is plummeting, but political clout is growing
Unsung public colleges, crucial for economy, are high on the Biden administration agenda.

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Mar 02, 2021

Live updates: Biden to deliver remarks on the pandemic as he continues push for massive relief package
The president also plans to call into a weekly luncheon of Senate Democrats as he seeks to shore up support for $1.9 trillion legislation.

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Mar 02, 2021

Some Senate Democrats rally behind recurring direct payments as jockeying for next relief bill begins
The proposal does not specify how big the checks should be nor the eligibility requirements for direct payments that would recur as many times as necessary.

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Mar 02, 2021

Home-security cameras have become a fruitful resource for law enforcement — and a fatal risk
Doorbell cameras have become a powerful tool for police investigators. But law enforcement officials are now grappling with how the systems can "be used against us."

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Mar 02, 2021

Trump falsely claims he ‘requested' 10,000 troops rejected by Pelosi
Trump raised 10,000 troops in a White House meeting but never made a formal request, and the figure was never passed to Capitol Hill.

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Mar 01, 2021

House ethics office says there's ‘substantial reason to believe' Rep. Steven Palazzo misused campaign, congressional funds
The Mississippi Republican, who denies wrongdoing, is under investigation by the House Committee on Ethics.

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Mar 01, 2021

Andrew Cuomo timeline: His comments about sexual misconduct vs. the allegations against him
Unlike many others who have lost their careers during the #MeToo movement, Cuomo had suggested he appreciated the problem.

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Mar 01, 2021

Biden meets virtually with Mexico's leader as Senate continues to scrutinize his Cabinet picks
Migration and combating covid-19 will be among the topics discussed by Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, according to the White House.

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Mar 01, 2021

Biden meets with Mexican president amid growing pressure on immigration
President Biden held a virtual conversation with Andrés Manuel López Obrador as he faces criticism from liberals for not fixing a broken immigration system faster — and from conservatives who say he is recklessly opening the border.

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Mar 01, 2021

New York attorney general to investigate Cuomo following sexual harassment complaints by two former staffers
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office formally referred the matter to the attorney general Monday morning, paving the way for a probe to begin.

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Mar 01, 2021

Senate confirms Miguel Cardona as education secretary
The vote caps his rise from teacher to the nation's top schools chief.

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Mar 01, 2021

Biden works to unify Senate Democrats on $1.9 trillion relief bill
They are retreating on efforts to include a $15 minimum wage in President Biden's $1.9 trillion relief bill as they aim to move the package forward this week in the Senate.

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Mar 01, 2021

How Trump got more votes than Republican House candidates but still lost
Trump's new evidence of how the 2020 election wasn't legitimate is actually proof of how poorly he did.

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Mar 01, 2021

Live updates: Biden meets virtually with Mexico's leader as Senate continues to scrutinize his Cabinet picks
Migration and combating covid-19 will be among the topics discussed by Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, according to the White House.

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Mar 01, 2021

Live updates: Biden to meet virtually with Mexico's leader as Senate continues to scrutinize his Cabinet picks
Migration and combating covid-19 will be among the topics discussed by Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, according to the White House.

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Mar 01, 2021

The Andrew Cuomo timeline: What he said about sexual harassment vs. the allegations against him
Unlike many others who have lost their careers during the MeToo movement, Cuomo had suggested he appreciated the problem.

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Mar 01, 2021

The five reasons Biden explicitly endorsed union elections
It's smart politics, for several reasons.

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Mar 01, 2021

Biden administration, Senate Democrats retreat on $15 minimum wage in relief bill
Senate Democrats and the White House are retreating on efforts to include a $15 minimum wage increase in President Biden's $1.9 trillion relief bill as they aim to move the package forward this week in the Senate.

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Mar 01, 2021

Chris Meagher joins White House press office
Veteran Democratic spokesman replaces TJ Ducklo, who resigned amid reports he had threatened a journalist.

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Mar 01, 2021

Mexico's López Obrador to ask Biden for help with coronavirus vaccines in virtual summit
AMLO has emerged as a vocal critic of global inequity in the distribution of the vaccines. The leaders will also discuss migration.

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Mar 01, 2021

Trumpism will endure in the GOP. Trump may not.
It's the former president's approach to politics, not his own candidacy or his policies, which will define the party moving forward.

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Mar 01, 2021

What GOP civil war? Republicans insist all is well — even as they attack each other.
If there is one thing that unites the Republican Party these days, it's its insistence that, despite appearances, it is not divided.

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Mar 01, 2021

What GOP civil war? Republicans insist all is well -- even as they attack each other.
If there is one thing that unites the Republican Party these days, it's its insistence that, despite appearances, it is not divided.

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Mar 01, 2021

Trump has almost settled on his post-attempted-insurrection marketing pitch
The former president and real-estate pitchman refines his patter.

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Mar 01, 2021

Live updates: Biden to meet virtually with Mexico's leader as the Senate continues to scrutinize his Cabinet picks
Migration and combating covid-19 will be among the topics discussed by Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, according to the White House.

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Mar 01, 2021

Rep. Jim Jordan's false claim that Pelosi denied a request for National Guard troops
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made a startling claim based on zero evidence

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Mar 01, 2021

Jordan's false claim that Pelosi denied a request for national guard troops
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made a startling claim based on zero evidence

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Mar 01, 2021

S.D. Gov. Kristi Noem says she nailed the pandemic response. Fauci: The numbers ‘don't lie.'
Despite Noem's victory lap at the conservative conference, her state has reported more coronavirus infections per resident than any state beside North Dakota.

Washington Post Politics
Feb 28, 2021

CPAC concludes with Trump reemerging post-presidency
Former president Donald Trump capped this year's Conservative Political Action Conference by making his first post-presidential speech on Sunday. The annual event held this weekend evolved from a fractious meeting of Republicans and libertarians into a celebration of the 45th president and the airing of his grievances.

Washington Post Politics
Feb 28, 2021

Trump rules out third party as he moves to firm up control of GOP
Making his first speech since leaving the presidency before an adulatory conservative crowd, the former president hinted he was contemplating another campaign in 2024.

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Feb 28, 2021

Cuomo reverses course on sexual harassment investigation, offers apology
The New York governor has been accused of sexual harassment by former aides Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan.

Washington Post Politics
Feb 28, 2021

The most important thing Donald Trump said in his CPAC speech
It was a message Trump avoided as president: Get a vaccine.

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