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Oct 15, 2021

Capitol Police officer charged with obstruction, accused of warning Jan. 6 riot suspect to remove Facebook posts
Veteran USCP Off. Michael Angelo Riley allegedly told participant to delete incriminating social media material before erasing his own.

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Oct 15, 2021

Republicans fault Buttigieg for time off with newborns. Democrats say he's showing the need for paid parental leave.
The transportation secretary and his husband became parents in August, welcoming a baby boy and girl.

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Oct 15, 2021

The middle falls out
If the Democrats lose their House majority, it may be because the winds have turned against big government action.

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Oct 15, 2021

The Jan. 6 committee does not have time to waste
The committee established by House Democrats probably has 15 months to finish its work, which has barely started.

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Oct 15, 2021

Justice Department will ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law while legal fights play out
In a separate case, the high court allowed the law to go into effect on a divisive 5 to 4 vote last month.

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Oct 15, 2021

Biden's Supreme Court commission successfully removes pie from sky
The commission warns of the negative consequences of court-packing, months after the idea had lost steam anyway.

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Oct 15, 2021

Beyond blunt truths about Columbus Day, Biden presses for real progress for Indigenous people
The Biden Administration, the first to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day, is also pushing a number of programs to improve infrastructure and representation for Native Americans.

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Oct 15, 2021

The Jan. 6th committee does not have time to waste
The committee established by House Democrats probably has 15 months to finish its work, which has barely started.

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Oct 15, 2021

What to know about the Texas abortion law
The Supreme Court declined to step in to stop a Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Here's what that means for legalized abortion in America.

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Oct 15, 2021

The false GOP claim that the Justice Dept. is spying on parents at school board meetings
In interviews, congressional hearings, campaign ads and social media, Republicans falsely claim that the Justice Department will be cracking down on parents expressing disagreement at their local school board meetings.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Commission on Supreme Court warns of political dangers in reform proposals
White House group will meet to begin assembling a report to Biden on options for change.

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Oct 14, 2021

Ex-FBI leader Andrew McCabe wins back pension in Justice Dept. settlement after he was fired under Trump
McCabe approved the FBI's Trump-Russia probe and briefly succeeded James B. Comey, and was dismissed hours before his retirement in March 2018.

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Oct 14, 2021

Former president Bill Clinton hospitalized for ‘non-Covid-related infection'
The former president is "on the mend" and in good spirits, his spokesman said.

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Oct 14, 2021

Texas abortion ban remains in effect after appeals court rules against Justice Dept.
Biden administration sought to lift six-week ban while litigation over the law continues.

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Oct 14, 2021

Texas Republicans' congressional map carves up Rep. Jackson Lee's district, siphoning off thousands of Black constituents
The second-longest serving member in the Texas delegation faces a potential primary against her neighboring Black incumbent.

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Oct 14, 2021

A soldier charged in the Capitol riot enlisted months after FBI interviews
Spec. James Phillip Mault joined the Army in May, officials said, months after the FBI determined his presence at the Capitol.

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Oct 14, 2021

Lead Jan. 6 Oath Keepers trial postponed amid evidence delays, ongoing investigation
Judge orders U.S. prosecutors to set deadline for ending probe in 16-defendant indictment.

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Oct 14, 2021

Biden zeroes in on Califf to head FDA as deadline nears
The emergence of the former commissioner as the president's top pick was confirmed by five people with knowledge of the discussions.

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Oct 14, 2021

The Trailer: The Parent Trap: Republican see a winning issue in Virginia, while Democrats see a ruse
Virginia's battle of extremes, a member-on-member clash in West Virginia, and a GOP victor in Iowa talks about why he won.

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Oct 14, 2021

Trump asserts his dominance inside GOP, pushing Republicans to embrace his false claims of fraud
As many Republican candidates follow his lead, some party strategists worry that the former president's relentless focus on the 2020 election will keep GOP voters from the polls.

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Oct 14, 2021

A newspaper informed Missouri about a website flaw. The governor accused it of ‘hacking.'
Missouri Gov. Michael Parson (R) is on course for the biggest political overstep in years.

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Oct 14, 2021

Katie Couric's self-defeating effort to ‘protect' Ruth Bader Ginsburg
And all the self-defeating efforts to do the same that came along with it.

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Oct 14, 2021

Jan. 6 committee will move to hold former Trump aide Bannon in criminal contempt for not complying with subpoena
The committee has opted to give other former Trump officials more time to comply with its subpoenas.

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Oct 14, 2021

How many thousands of people are choosing death over vaccination?
New research estimates that 90,000 preventable deaths occurred this summer.

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Oct 14, 2021

How the global supply chain crisis is posing a political problem for President Biden
The port of Los Angeles is severely backlogged as a result of a snarled global supply chain, creating long waits for goods, higher prices, a potential political headache for Biden.

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Oct 14, 2021

Trump to be questioned next week in N.Y. protest lawsuit, attorney says
The videotaped questioning of the former president is related to a lawsuit filed by four men who said Trump's security guards assaulted them outside Trump Tower in 2015.

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Oct 14, 2021

White House zeroes in on Califf to head FDA as deadline nears
The emergence of the former commissioner as the president's top pick was confirmed by several people with knowledge of the discussions.

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Oct 14, 2021

How Republicans seek to make it easier to challenge — and even overturn — election results
A look at the various ways in which the failed plot to overturn the 2020 election could bear more fruit next time around, thanks to the actions of GOP legislators.

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Oct 14, 2021

People are getting Trump's vote-suppression threat backward
Trump isn't threatening to exercise his power. He's trying to prove he has it.

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Oct 14, 2021

Nicholas Kristof resigns from New York Times as he weighs bid for Oregon governor
Kristof, an opinion columnist since 2001, had taken a leave of absence from the Times as he pondered running for political office.

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Oct 14, 2021

GOP lawmaker, banned from flying Alaska Airlines over mask mandate, tests positive for coronavirus
Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold, a Republican representing an Anchorage suburb, wrote on Facebook that it was her "turn to battle Covid head on." She said she's treating the virus with vitamins, a Vicks steamer and ivermectin.

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Oct 14, 2021

Biden to meet with Pope Francis to discuss coronavirus, climate change, caring for poor
Some Catholic bishops are pushing to deny Biden Communion for his support of abortion rights.

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Oct 14, 2021

Calls intensify to end Wisconsin's election review amid blunders by ex-judge in charge
Voting-rights advocates, election policy experts and some state and local officials have leveled sharp accusations of incompetence at former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman and said his review - which will cost taxpayers at least $680,000 - is hurting public trust in state elections.

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Oct 14, 2021

Youngkin, McAuliffe target each other with false attack ads
Both campaigns are targeting voters with ads that use partisan reports to make bogus claims.

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Oct 13, 2021

Democrats send heavy hitters to boost McAuliffe, amid anxiety over his race
From Obama to Abrams to Pelosi, powerful Democrats are mobilizing to help pull McAuliffe over the finish line.

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Oct 13, 2021

Jan. 6 committee preparing to aggressively enforce subpoenas, targets former Trump DOJ official
Tensions over compliance with subpoenas increases as deadline approaches for depositions this week with four one-time aides to former president Donald Trump.

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Oct 13, 2021

Graham says tens of thousands of Brazilian immigrants ‘wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags' are headed for Connecticut
The Republican senator, an outspoken critic of President Biden's immigration policies, recently visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.

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Oct 13, 2021

Senate candidate Herschel Walker cancels fundraiser after uproar over donor's use of vaccine-needle swastika in profile
The Trump-backed Georgia Republican abandoned plans for a fundraiser hosted by a Texas donor who had the anti-vaccine design as her Twitter profile image.

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Oct 13, 2021

Prosecutors argue Giuliani associate Lev Parnas knew donations he funneled were illegal
An attorney for Parnas, whose trial began Wednesday, said he was seeking to boost support in a business venture.

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Oct 13, 2021

Judge calls for Justice Dept. civil rights probe into D.C. jail's treatment of Jan. 6 detainees
A Florida Proud Boys member's four-month wait for wrist surgery unleashes a federal judge's frustration at jail staffing shortages that may be jeopardizing defendants' rights.

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Oct 13, 2021

A third of Americans say close friends or family have died of covid-19
Oddly, the figure has been somewhat flat since early summer.

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Oct 13, 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 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

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Oct 13, 2021

The slippery slope of the GOP's anti-vaccine-mandate push
For the second YouGov poll in a row, fewer than half of Republicans say they support mandating childhood vaccines for infectious diseases. In 2015, two-thirds did.

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Oct 13, 2021

The filibuster hampered Biden politically, even without being invoked
Forcing the legislation into the reconciliation process helped center the discussion around cost — something even Democrats now cite as a key concern.

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Oct 13, 2021

What can happen to the Trump advisers who are ignoring the Jan. 6 subpoenas?
The special House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection and former president Donald Trump's role in it is only as good as the documents it can get and the people it can talk to. That's becoming a problem.

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Oct 13, 2021

Prosecutors say Giuliani associate Lev Parnas knew donations he funneled were illegal
An attorney for Parnas, whose trial began Wednesday, said he was seeking to boost support in a business venture.

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Oct 13, 2021

Georgia judge dismisses lawsuit alleging voter fraud in 2020 presidential election
The decision effectively blocks a small group's efforts to inspect all 147,000 absentee ballots cast in the state's largest county last November.

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Oct 13, 2021

Jan. 6 committee preparing to aggressively enforce subpoenas, may target former Trump DOJ official this week
Tensions over compliance with subpoenas increases as deadline approaches for depositions this week with four one-time aides to former president Donald Trump.

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Oct 13, 2021

How close were we to an actual stolen election — stolen by Trump?
Disclosures in recent weeks about John Eastman's memo and Trump's DOJ plot lead to a question: What if Pence and the Justice Department had gone along with it?

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Oct 13, 2021

With Trump gone, advocates flood Justice Dept. with requests to investigate police
The Biden administration says it lacks the resources needed to probe all allegations of misconduct.

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Oct 13, 2021

U.S. judge calls for Justice Department civil rights probe into D.C. jail's treatment of Jan. 6 detainees
Two top D.C. corrections officials were found in contempt in the case of a Florida Proud Boys member awaiting wrist surgery for more than four months.

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Oct 13, 2021

We have arrived, once again, at the ‘What about terrorists?!' aspect of border fear-mongering
If we're going to analogize to 9/11, we should at least remember how the hijackers got into the country.

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Oct 13, 2021

Group close to McConnell to spend $10 million attacking vulnerable Democratic senators on domestic spending
Ads in Arizona, New Hampshire and Nevada focus on the Democratic domestic policy bill working its way through Congress.

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Oct 13, 2021

Supreme Court to consider Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence
A lower court said the sentence was tainted by errors in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 2015 trial.

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Oct 13, 2021

3 stats showing how much the deck is stacked against Democrats
And for all three levers of power.

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Oct 13, 2021

The Southwest Airlines mess and rumors of a vaccine walkout
More than 2,500 flights were canceled but officials have adamantly denied reports that pilots staged a sickout over a looming coronavirus vaccine mandate.

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Oct 13, 2021

White House to ease overland border crossings from Canada and Mexico
Starting in early November, travelers who provide proof of vaccination can enter the United States for reasons such as tourism or visiting family.

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Oct 12, 2021

Ban on vaccine mandates in Texas sharpens political battle lines
Biden ordered larger companies to require worker vaccinations — but Gov. Abbott's new edict says they can't. The clash reflects the growing intensity of the fight over vaccine mandates.

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Oct 12, 2021

Biden administration: Texas abortion ban, in place despite constitutional questions, offers road map for other states
New court filings describe Texans fleeing to other states for abortions, with the poor and undocumented left behind.

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Oct 12, 2021

Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 is evacuated from Afghanistan
Aman Khalili, his wife and their children found safe passage through Pakistan, arrived in Qatar this week and are awaiting a visa to travel to the U.S.

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Oct 12, 2021

The Black voters disappointed in Biden
The "benefit of the doubt" portion of Joe Biden's presidency is over. His poll numbers are down, especially among Black voters. Today on the show, we return to some of the voters we talked to in Georgia during the state's runoff election and hear how they're feeling now.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2021

The Trailer: ‘Voter depression': In a Florida special election, Democrats are ready to give Biden an earful
The final special election of the year shakes up South Florida, a powerful liberal retires from the House, and a NASCAR driver named Brandon starts hearing his name in unexpected places.

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Oct 12, 2021

Supreme Court seems willing to let Kentucky attorney general pick up defense of abortion law
Two courts have found the restrictions unconstitutional, but the case before the Supreme Court is only about who can continue the legal fight.

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Oct 12, 2021

Donald Trump thinks there's something suspicious about Black voting (again)
It's hard to tell at this point if this is a new false theory or an old one.

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Oct 12, 2021

Rep. John Yarmuth, chairman of House Budget Committee, will not run for reelection
"This term will be my last," the Kentucky Democrat said in a video, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.

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Oct 12, 2021

North Carolina's GOP lieutenant governor rejects Democratic calls to resign after he called LGBTQ community ‘filth'
Mark Robinson made the remarks in June, and they surfaced last week in a video, drawing criticism from the state's Democratic lawmakers.

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Oct 12, 2021

Can Trump use executive privilege to stall the Jan. 6 investigation?
Trump doesn't ultimately decide what is covered by executive privilege, but he could stall the process enough to damage the investigation.

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Oct 12, 2021

Canceled Southwest flights send the right-wing rumor mill flying
The lack of evidence for the preferred political explanation is obviously no hindrance.

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Oct 12, 2021

Biden signs off on Colorado's expansion of transgender-related health coverage
Under a groundbreaking decision by state and federal officials, many private health plans sold in Colorado will soon be required to cover hormone therapy, genital reconstructive services and other procedures sought by transgender patients.

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Oct 12, 2021

Tucker Carlson makes a great point about Fox News's vaccination policy
Carlson clarified that Fox News doesn't actually mandate vaccines. And that's true. It's also true of the Biden policy that he and other Fox hosts often deride as a tyrannical vaccine mandate.

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Oct 12, 2021

Georgia election workers fired for allegedly shredding hundreds of voter registration forms
The dismissal of two workers in Georgia's most populous county, Fulton County, for allegedly shredding 300 voter registration forms is likely to fuel the state's ongoing Republican-led investigation of the office.

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Oct 12, 2021

Americans aren't that tired of war, it seems
Just *those* wars, it seems. A new poll shows Americans are actually remarkably — and increasingly — willing to go to war again to defend an ally.

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Oct 12, 2021

Americans aren't that tired of war, in fact
Just *those* wars, it seems. A new poll shows Americans are actually remarkably — and increasingly — willing to go to war again to defend an ally.

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Oct 12, 2021

Trump's never-ending parade of election falsehoods
The president keeps telling audiences stories about the election that have been repeatedly debunked and discredited.

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Oct 11, 2021

One person who deserves blame for Biden's stalled agenda is Joe Biden
New polling shows how the reconciliation bill has been negatively branded.

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Oct 11, 2021

A good summary of the Hispanic vote in the U.S. — with two caveats
A segment on "Meet the Press" offered a good summary — but skipped an important question.

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Oct 11, 2021

U.S. Capitol Police's failure to share intelligence internally crippled its response to Jan. 6 attack, former official says
In a joint statement responding to the criticism, members of the Capitol Police's executive team said many of the problems described in the letter have been addressed.

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Oct 11, 2021

John Eastman's employer tries to whitewash his road map for overturning Trump's loss
The conservative group on Monday finally responded to a weeks-old controversy — by laying waste to the straw man it had propped up.

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Oct 11, 2021

The amazingly bad voter-fraud theories behind Trump's DOJ scheme
The Trump team wanted the Justice Department to help overturn the election — using some of the worst evidence imaginable.

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Oct 11, 2021

The leading GOP candidate for 2024 continues to rationalize political violence
Trump's longstanding double-standard on political violence remains intact.

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Oct 11, 2021

Steve Scalise's election rhetoric is no less harmful than Trump's
It suggests that too many people voted instead of alleging nonexistent fraud.

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Oct 11, 2021

Trump wishes happy birthday to fatally shot Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt, calls for Justice Department to reopen investigation
A video of the former president was reportedly played at an event in Texas to mark what would have been Babbitt's 36th birthday.

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Oct 11, 2021

‘Frustration is at an all-time high': Behind Biden's falling poll numbers
Voters in Georgia give voice to the disappointment that lies behind the president's diminished approval ratings.

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Oct 11, 2021

Youngkin's false claim that McAuliffe ‘opposes' election audits
Scrambling to overcome his own mistake, the GOP candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial race invents a claim against his opponent.

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Oct 11, 2021

Allen West, Republican running for governor of Texas, hospitalized with covid-19
The tea party favorite wrote on Twitter that, if elected, he would "vehemently crush anyone forcing vaccine mandates" in Texas.

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Oct 10, 2021

Liberal Democrats have become the mainstream of the party and less willing to compromise with dwindling moderates
As many of members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have recently pointed out — President Biden's agenda is their agenda.

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Oct 10, 2021

Who wants what out of Congress's fiscal battles?
A rundown of the biggest political players to watch over the next few months as fiscal battles come to a head in Congress, and what they want out of it all.

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Oct 09, 2021

Pope Francis meets Pelosi in private audience at the Vatican
Pelosi has been criticized by conservative Catholics in the U.S. for her support of abortion rights.

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Oct 09, 2021

The imminent impact of redistricting: sharper partisan elbows, less compromise by both sides in the House
In initial maps released by multiple states, mapmakers sharply curb the number of competitive seats.

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Oct 09, 2021

Democrats edge toward dumping Iowa's caucuses as the first presidential vote
High-ranking Democrats have tired of its role in selecting a nominee, seeing the state as unrepresentative of the party and the country. Bungled 2020 results didn't help.

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Oct 08, 2021

Appeals court reinstates Texas's six-week abortion ban, two days after it was lifted
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Friday asked the appeals court to reinstate the law halting most abortions "as soon as possible."

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Oct 08, 2021

McConnell vows Republicans will not help raise debt ceiling in December
In a letter to President Biden, McConnell made clear Republicans would be willing to let the nation default on its debt for the first time rather than work with Democrats again.

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Oct 08, 2021

Biden becomes first president to commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day
The president also issued a proclamation marking Columbus Day that also acknowledges the detrimental impact of European explorers on Native Americans.

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Oct 08, 2021

Biden to nominate former senator Joe Donnelly as ambassador to the Vatican
Donnelly, who is also Catholic, defended Biden's faith last year after Trump attacked it on the campaign trail.

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Oct 08, 2021

Biden rejects Trump's request to withhold documents from House committee investigating Jan. 6 attack
Former president Donald Trump had invoked executive privilege in trying to evade the committee's demands.

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Oct 08, 2021

Texas appeals judge's order blocking enforcement of six-week abortion ban
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) wants appeals court to reinstate law halting most abortions as soon as possible.

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Oct 08, 2021

What the most-vaccinated Trump counties have in common
Education and income are important.

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Oct 08, 2021

Bannon refuses to comply with congressional investigators seeking information about Jan. 6 insurrection
Ex-Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon cited the former president's intention to invoke executive privilege in initially refusing to cooperate with the panel's subpoena.

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Oct 08, 2021

Facebook is drawing a bipartisan backlash from Congress, but the SEC could deliver a tougher blow
The Facebook whistleblower, who has touched off a firestorm with allegations the social media giant knowingly facilitated harmful content, has also filed complaints against the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Securities lawyers say the company has reason to worry.

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Oct 08, 2021

Biden signs legislation to aid U.S. personnel suffering from ‘Havana Syndrome'
The bipartisan bill authorizes payments to employees who've experienced brain injuries from the mysterious illness that began afflicting diplomats and intelligence officers in Cuba's capital in 2016.

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