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Biden stimulus showers money on Americans, sharply cutting poverty and favoring individuals over businessesThe $1.9 trillion package enjoys wide support across the country, polls show, but it comes with political and economic risks.
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New York State Senate majority leader says Gov. Andrew Cuomo ‘must resign’State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and House Speaker Carl E. Heastie, both fellow Democrats, said Cuomo's scandals are too disruptive.
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With Derek Chauvin’s trial, Court TV is backThe network that thrived in the era of O.J. Simpson and the Menendez is back with a trial for a new era.
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Biden signs executive order promoting voting rights on 56th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’The action comes amid a push by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict voting.
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Kyrsten Sinema’s combustible thumbSinema’s vote in some ways recalls the late Arizona senator John McCain (R), and it drew ire on the left.
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Biden’s strong coronavirus numbers reinforce the folly of Trump’s approachAmericans prefer a realistic approach to combatting the coronavirus, something Trump never seemed to grasp.
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How the Capitol riot has been linked to Trump and the GOPThe first Trump administration official has been arrested. Here are the other ways in which the events of the day have been linked to Trump and the GOP.
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Narrow relief bill victory provides warning signs for broader Democratic agendaThe triumph belied the broader challenges facing President Biden as he tries to navigate intraparty divisions to push through an ambitious agenda on voting rights, climate change, immigration and other issues.
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Cuomo’s behavior created ‘hostile, toxic’ workplace culture for decades, former aides sayOne woman who worked with Andrew M. Cuomo when he was housing secretary said he gave her a physical embrace in a hotel room in 2000 that was “too tight, too intimate.” Cuomo denies her account.
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Senate passes Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill after voting overnight on amendments, sends measure back to HouseDebate on the Senate floor stretched into the early morning hours of Saturday.
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Trump sends cease-and-desist letter to GOP organizations to stop fundraising off his nameThe letter was sent to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Trump advisers confirmed.
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Harris caught between a restless base and a traditionalist BidenAs Harris seeks to build a political identity, she faces dueling pressures from impatient Democratic activists and a more methodical Biden administration. A recent spat over the minimum wage highlights her conundrum.
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White House fires Trump EEOC official after she refuses to step downThe move is part of a push to oust controversial Trump appointees who were seen by some Democrats as hostile to the mission of the agencies they served.
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Will Democrats scrap the filibuster to pass big election package?As state GOP lawmakers move to restrict voting, congressional Democrats push to make voting easier, change campaign finance laws and shift power over redistricting
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Kyrsten Sinema’s combustible thumbSinema’s vote in some ways recalls the late Arizona senator John McCain (R), and it drew ire on the left.
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Senate moves forward with Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill after 9-hour holdupThe Senate is considering amendments to a $1.9 trillion package that Democrats are prepared to pass without Republican support.
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For top budget job, Biden hesitates at naming a candidate who has bipartisan supportShalanda Young, a widely respected former congressional aide, would be the first woman of color to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
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U.S. judge scolds ‘QAnon Shaman’ for appearing on ‘60 Minutes Plus’ without permissionJacob Chansley to remain in jail pending trial as a judge considers his release. The judge said in a detention hearing that Chansley appeared in an interview without proper authorization.
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Early in Biden’s presidency, GOP shows the places they’ll goRepublicans and conservatives have focused in recent days on what they view as “cancel culture” issues like Dr. Seuss, the Muppets and Potato Head, even as a $1.9 trillion covid-19 relief package moves through Congress.
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Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administrationFollow 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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A turning point for voting rightsThe future of voting rights — in state legislatures across the country and before the Supreme Court.
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The dubious value of reading legislation out loud to near-empty roomsDefenders of Sen. Ron Johnson's delay tactic cite its necessity. That's a stretch.
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Biden tells agencies to ignore Trump’s orders thumping federal workersAgencies have been directed on how to revoke Trump actions that undermined federal unions, facilitated firing feds faster and disrupted the workforce.
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Biden’s strong coronavirus numbers reinforce the folly of Trump’s approachAmericans prefer a realistic approach to combatting the coronavirus, something Trump never seemed to grasp.
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