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Politico
Aug 01, 2021

Schumer: Text of bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal close to public release
The majority leader also indicated the chamber would consider amendments to the deal once it's ready for floor votes.

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

Manchin: No guarantee reconciliation package will pass
Manchin said he expected the text of the bipartisan bill would be released Sunday, and that senators would start the amendment process on the bill by Monday.

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

Fauci: 'I don't think we're going to see lockdowns'
Fauci also warned, however, that "things are going to get worse" as the Delta variant continues to spread across the U.S.

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

AOC, administration spar on eviction moratorium
"We cannot in good faith blame the Republican Party when House Democrats have the majority," the progressive New York Democrat said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

Kinzinger: 'Significant amount' of subpoenas likely in Jan. 6 probe
"It's going to be a thorough investigation for sure," the Illinois Republican said on ABC's "This Week."

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

Susan Collins: Infrastructure bill has enough Republican support to pass in Senate
"I think we will be able to lay down the bill later today and begin perhaps consideration of some amendments," the Maine Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

The Descendants of FDR's Cabinet Would Like a Word with Joe Biden
In a city of ambitious influencers, a shadow cabinet hopes it can summon a new New Deal.

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

The Unusual Group Trying to Turn Biden into FDR
In a city of ambitious influencers, a shadow cabinet hopes it can summon a new New Deal.

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

Andrew Giuliani tries to shed city boy image — and win a shot at Cuomo
Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, just might be the biggest wild card in the still-young race to run against Cuomo or another Democratic nominee in 2022.

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

No hangovers or beer bellies: Cannabis firms try to woo booze drinkers
Major beer companies are investing in THC-infused drinks, but the sector represents less than 2 percent of the overall $20 billion marijuana market.

Politico
Aug 01, 2021

Just like oat milk and kombucha: Inside the race to sell cannabis beverages
Major beer companies are investing in THC-infused drinks, but the sector represents less than 2 percent of the overall $20 billion marijuana market.

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

Trump political groups have over $100M in the bank
Led by Save America PAC, the former president's new political outfit, the three groups brought in $82 million in the first half the year.

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

Trump political groups raised $82M in first half of 2021
Led by Save America PAC, the former president's new political outfit, the three groups have over $100 million in the bank.

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

Progressives press Biden to extend eviction ban
Eight Democrats led by Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Cori Bush of Missouri told Biden in a letter that a looming eviction crisis demanded "an urgent government response."

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

Biden's model pre-K system becomes ‘a crisis' in New Jersey
New Jersey's nationally acclaimed preschool program has an accountability problem.

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

McConnell stirs GOP intrigue with support for Biden's infrastructure bill
Even the Senate minority leader's No. 2 didn't know until the last minute where he would land. His fellow Republicans still aren't sure.

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

Biden's new mask guidance too little, too late for parts of the country, officials say
Health experts and local leaders in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Washington state told POLITICO they expect the latest recommendations will be brushed off by a crisis-weary public.

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

Stricken states face Covid confusion after new mask guidance
Health experts and local leaders in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Washington state told POLITICO they expect the latest recommendations will be brushed off by a crisis-weary public.

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

'Down the drain': Millions face eviction after Biden lets protections expire
The federal eviction moratorium in place since September is set to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration refused to extend it and Democrats in Congress couldn't muster the votes to intervene.

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

Opinion | If Kids Ran Our Elections
A grade-school lesson on elections quickly became a referendum on deep issues about fairness in America. Maybe adults shouldn't be so delicate about what kids get to talk about.

Politico
Jul 31, 2021

Opinion | What I Learned Talking to Fourth-Graders About How to Design Elections
A grade-school lesson on elections quickly became a referendum on deep issues about fairness in America. Maybe adults shouldn't be so delicate about what kids get to talk about.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Justice Dept. moves to block Abbott order on immigrant transportation
The case was assigned to Judge Kathleen Cardone, an appointee of President George W. Bush.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Biden administration resumes fast-track deportation flights
The administration announced plans to resume the expedited removals on Monday, responding to building pressure on the White House to increase enforcement at the Southern border.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Governors want Biden to explain why the U.S. border is shuttered to Canadians
"Public health data, science and advice of our own experts support a responsible, timely reopening plan," the lawmakers wrote to White House leaders.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Cryptocurrency industry fears big tax hit in infrastructure bill
Lawmakers want people facilitating trades in Bitcoin and other digital assets to be subject to reporting rules similar to those governing the sale of stocks and other securities.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Pentagon won't require vaccine for troop deployments, but other details unclear
The details come a day after President Joe Biden issued a directive requiring federal employees to get the vaccine or submit to regular testing.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Biden keeps pressure on Cuba, meets with Cuban American leaders
In recent days, the Biden administration has begun to roll out its Cuba strategy, which includes targeted sanctions and ongoing efforts to secure internet access and remittances for the Cuban people.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

CDC under fire for decision to limit tracking of Covid-19 cases in vaccinated people
The agency's decision to limit its reporting of breakthrough cases has prompted wide variation in how states keep tabs on them.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

FTC's economics witness out, in new blow to court fight with Facebook
Economics consultant Carl Shapiro, who hasn't commented on why he left the case, has a history of ideological differences with agency Chair Lina Khan.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

FTC's Facebook economist out as court deadline looms
Economics consultant Carl Shapiro, who hasn't commented on why he left the case, has a history of ideological differences with agency Chair Lina Khan.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Cawthorn vs. McKinley: Another intra-GOP spat breaks out on House floor
"I said, ‘Your district will remember that,'" the North Carolina conservative freshman recalled telling his West Virginia Republican colleague.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Biden nominates Trump critic Khizr Khan to religious freedom commission
Khan gave a blistering speech during the 2016 Democratic National Convention attacking Trump for his remarks about Muslim Americans.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

‘Complete disaster': Inside the Biden team's chaotic bid to evacuate Afghan interpreters
The Biden administration has expedited the process for a number of applicants who are in the final stages, but thousands are left waiting for answers.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Justice Department says Democrats are entitled to Trump's tax returns
"It's about damn time," said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), head of the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

DeSantis seeks to block school mask mandates in Florida


Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Opinion | With the Eviction Moratorium Ending, It's Time to Focus on Landlords
Biden wants to expand housing vouchers, but that won't help renters unless landlords accept them.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

CDC releases data behind latest mask guidelines
The hotly anticipated study helped convince the agency to revise its guidance on mask-wearing earlier this week.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Trump pressured DOJ to call election ‘corrupt,' ex-official wrote
A former top official at the Justice Department wrote that Donald Trump told him to "leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen."

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Senate takes next step on infrastructure, after floor drama
Lead negotiating Sens. Rob Portman and Kyrsten Sinema said they are still working on finalized bill text.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Bipartisan infrastructure vote stalled amid confusion over text
Lead negotiators Rob Portman and Kyrsten Sinema said the text would be released when it was final.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

‘We Have a Reprieve, But We Are in the Eye of the Storm'
Three leaders of progressive political organizations talk about what matters to women voters in 2022 and how the Democratic Party can reach them.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

'We Have a Reprieve, But We Are in the Eye of the Storm'
Three leaders of progressive political organizations talk about what matters to women voters in 2022 and how the Democratic Party can reach them.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

GOP to Herschel Walker: Consider staying on the bench
Donald Trump likes the former NFL star. That doesn't mean Senate Republicans are eager to see Walker enter the already crowded Georgia primary.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Voting rights push reinvigorates as House Dems tee up new bill next week
The planned legislation named for the late Rep. John Lewis comes as party leaders and President Joe Biden meet Friday on a path forward.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Hunter Biden to critics of his art: ‘F--- 'em'
The president's son did not dispute that the value of the art is inextricably tied to his surname.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

House Dems hustle for votes to extend eviction moratorium after eleventh-hour Biden push
"I don't see how we go home without" extending the moratorium, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on a private call Friday morning.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Democratic push to extend eviction moratorium fizzles in the House
Top Democratic leaders tried to find the votes to pass the eviction moratorium, but the bid failed Friday evening.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Amazon fined €746M for violating EU privacy rules


Politico
Jul 30, 2021

As Afghan interpreters arrive in the U.S., State eyes more flights in August
The 200 Afghans are the first of roughly 700 in the final stages of relocating to the United States.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics
Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

How Biden's sherpa, Steve Ricchetti, scored the big deal
Senators say the president's top aide was critical in the close of negotiations. Now, he just needs to clear several more major hurdles.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Trump's false election fraud claims fuel Michigan GOP meltdown
The ex-president's refusal to accept defeat is taking a toll on the party in a key battleground state.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

Pelosi and Sanders brace for Democratic upheaval over Biden agenda
Once the Senate passes a bipartisan infrastructure deal, Democrats' path forward on two spending bills could get messy.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

How a Liberal Michigan Town Is Putting Mental Illness at the Center of Police Reform
Improving the way law enforcement deals with mentally ill people is emerging as one of the most important and challenging aspects of the national police reform movement.

Politico
Jul 30, 2021

A Liberal Michigan Town Struggles to Move Past ‘Defund the Police'
Decriminalizing mental illness is emerging as one of the most important and challenging aspects of police reform.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87
Carl Milton Levin was born in Detroit on June 28, 1934, and he stayed in the Motor City for most of his life.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Opinion | Simone Biles and the New Black Power of ‘No'
Admitting vulnerability has long been anathema to Black Americans striving to win in all kinds of hostile environments, including athletics. Finally, that's changing.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Garland urges Abbott to undo executive order aimed at curbing migration
The U.S. "intends to pursue all appropriate legal remedies" if the Texas order is not reversed.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

RNC builds army of field staffers to flip Virginia governor's race
The national party is sending more than 100 organizers to work in the race between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

White House tries to preempt criticism of vaccination-or-test policies
Deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre noted that Fox employees have also been asked to report their vaccination status.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Biden rolls out aggressive plan to jump-start vaccination
President unveils vaccine requirement for many federal workers and urges sick leave and $100 payments for newly vaccinated.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

House Democrats pass earmark-packed $600B spending bundle
Congress is no closer to a bipartisan funding deal that would stave off a government shutdown in two months.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Belgium and Germany deal with 'unimaginable' piles of post-flood trash
The push is to get rid of the garbage as fast as possible, even if that means not following the niceties of recycling regulations.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Republicans urge Gensler to investigate Chinese companies
The senators cited the recent stock price plunge of Beijing-based ride-hailing company Didi Global shortly after its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Florida officials defy DeSantis as infections spike


Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Biden to headline DNC fundraiser Monday
The president is ramping up fundraising for Democrats ahead of 2022 midterms.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

House passes Capitol security bill, sending to Biden's desk
The $2.1 billion compromise bill addresses security shortfalls around the Capitol complex.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Senate passes Capitol security bill, heading off August shortfalls
The $2.1 billion compromise bill addresses security shortfalls around the Capitol complex.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Senate to vote on Capitol security bill, heading off August shortfalls
The $2.1 billion compromise bill addresses security shortfalls around the Capitol complex.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Schumer says he has votes for moving $3.5 trillion package
However, some Senate Democrats don't support the overall cost of the legislation, and say they want changes.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

GOP lawmaker challenges McCarthy over 'bulls---' mask mandate enforcement
There's mounting fury on the right about efforts to enforce the new House requirement as Covid's Delta variant spreads.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Biden will let eviction ban expire as millions may lose homes
In the interim, the White House is calling on state and local governments to "urgently accelerate their efforts" to disburse rental funds.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Democrats at odds over extending eviction ban despite Biden plea
In the interim, the White House is calling on state and local governments to "urgently accelerate their efforts" to disburse rental funds.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Biden's economic gains come with newer worries about the future
Some economists have already begun to ease back on forecasts for the rest of this year.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Pelosi rebuffs Schumer's push to get Biden to cancel student debt
In her most sweeping comments on the student debt issue, the House Speaker said that executive action is not available to the Biden administration.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Opinion | Simone Biles and the MAGAverse's Fetish of Toughness
For the Trump right, ideas are not as important as never showing weakness.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

U.S. economy surpasses prepandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth
The growth is another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

U.S. jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers
The rollout of vaccines this year has encouraged businesses to reopen or expand their hours.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Texas Dems to huddle with Clintons, Abrams as they bid to regain momentum
The Democratic state lawmakers are in their third week in D.C. after fleeing Texas to block a Republican bill changing election rules.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

New Jersey Republicans struggle to find cohesion on vaccines as Covid cases mount


Politico
Jul 29, 2021

The Beltway Can't Stop Talking About Him. The Voters He Needs Barely Know Him.
In conversations with Ohio voters, it seems J.D. Vance's national brand hasn't broken through.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Jan. 6 select-panel Dems confident they can corral ex-Trump aides
But it won't be easy for them to shake off potential stonewalling, and their Capitol riot probe is still taking shape.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

‘They need to be recognized': How grocery workers' fight for hazard pay will affect the economy long term


Politico
Jul 29, 2021

A California city raised essential worker pay — and their expectations
Hazard pay changed the lives of California grocery store employees during the pandemic and may have begun a long-term shift for lower-wage workers.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

'Huge disappointment' in Europe over Biden's continuing travel ban
Brussels rethinks official visits to U.S. after White House fails to reciprocate by lifting restrictions.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Struggling for balance, Europe surfs fourth coronavirus wave
Political leaders struggle with fresh unknowns as Europe enters a new phase of the pandemic.

Politico
Jul 29, 2021

Poll: Most California voters want to revamp state's recall process


Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Biden ignores the ‘shiny objects' and nears a bipartisan win
"Maybe professional politicians are actually good at politics."

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Opinion | The Biden Era Has Surprisingly Little of Joe Biden in It
The president's low-key media strategy is working to his advantage, while the country debates culture-war issues largely outside his control. But that might not last.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

House passes first $67B in funding bills amid bid to bolster government spending
Despite that show of Democratic harmony, Congress is likely to fail again to pass new spending totals before the next fiscal year starts Oct. 1.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

White House not planning to lift Covid border restrictions this month
The Biden administration was expected to lift Title 42, but a spike in coronavirus cases and border apprehensions changed officials' calculus. Biden allies are losing their patience with the delays.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Biden's new weapon against Covid-19: Don't call it a mandate
President Joe Biden is due to issue a directive Thursday requiring some 2 million federal employees to attest they've received the shot or submit to weekly testing.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Abbott aims to restrict immigrant travel through Texas, citing rising Covid-19 infections
The Texas governor said border crossings have "led to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases."

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Opinion | It's Time to Rethink What the ‘End' of the Pandemic Looks Like
Adjustments to our Covid-19 mindset could do wonders as we face down the virus in the months ahead.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Fed's Powell strikes bullish tone, suggesting economy now Covid-proof
The central bank has been buying $120 billion a month in U.S. government debt and mortgage-backed securities.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

AOC tangles with Sinema over $3.5 trillion spending package
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's statement that she'll want changes to Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending package provoked progressive anger.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Fear and loathing in the House over mask mandate
"It's pretty bad," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in an arguable understatement of the chamber's mood as Covid cases spike.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Appeals court deals setback to Trump in fraud suit
Federal judges rejected the former president's effort to force arbitration in a case alleging misleading marketing for the business services firm ACN.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Texas loss alarms Trump advisers worried about party clout
Trump's chosen candidate lost to another Republican in Tuesday's Texas House election. Now, his advisers are concerned about an Ohio race up next week.

Politico
Jul 28, 2021

Warren ties California recall to 'Trump Republicans' in latest Newsom ad


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