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How Kevin McCarthy’s political machine worked to sway the GOP fieldAllies spent millions in a sometimes secretive effort to weed out candidates who could cause the House leader trouble or jeopardize GOP victories in November.
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Biden to reveal plan for reducing obesity, ending persistent hunger by 2030The first White House conference on hunger in over 50 years will tackle what the administration calls the country’s “urgent, nutrition-related health crisis.”
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The false claim that Senate Republicans ‘plan to end Social Security and Medicare’It’s the final weeks of the election campaign, and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is relying on an old trope — a nonexistent GOP plan to eliminate popular old-age programs.
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How to watch the Jan. 6 committee hearing and what to look forThe House Jan. 6 committee's last scheduled public hearing will be on Wednesday. Here's what to expect.
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‘Impeachable whatever’: GOP floats impeaching Biden for ... somethingRepublicans have suggested impeaching the president on a few occasions now. The precise grounds for impeachment, though, aren't always clear.
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4 charts that show the GOP’s 2022 popularity gap For months, concerns have been raised about under-performing, Trump-aligned candidates in key races. A bevy of new polling bears out those concerns.
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Jim Florio, New Jersey congressman and governor, dies at 85He signed one of the strongest gun-control laws in the country but lost his bid for reelection as governor over a massive increase in taxes.
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Biden faces pressure to waive restriction as ship idles off Puerto Rico coastThe president faces a challenge as he simultaneously tries to make good on two pledges: To be the most pro-labor president in history and to provide Puerto Rico with whatever it needs to recover from a devastating hurricane
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Post Politics Now: Amid inflation challenges, Biden holds event focused on saving moneyAfter returning to the White House on Monday, the president is scheduled to host the Atlanta Braves before convening a meeting of the White House Competition Council.
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Trump nominee is voted out as head of Inter-American Development BankPeople familiar with the process said the ouster was the result of a well-publicized investigation into improper actions Mauricio Claver-Carone while at the helm of the organization.
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U. of Idaho may stop providing birth control under new abortion lawEmployees could be charged with a felony and fired if they appear to promote abortion, according to new guidance
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Why a ‘carpetbagger’ attack is particularly potent in PennsylvaniaMore than 7 in 10 state residents were born there, the fourth-highest percentage in the U.S.
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Who said these notable quotes from the Jan. 6 hearings?The Jan. 6 House committee's hearings have drawn on more than 1,000 interviews in its investigation of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Take our quiz to see if you remember who was behind the most striking quotes.
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Trump can win the 2024 nomination the way he won in 2016: BarelyQuestions about the strength of Trump's current position ignore that he doesn't need a majority of Republicans to vote for him in the 2024 primary.
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Sinema, McConnell engage in mutual admiration — and some Democrats seetheSpeaking at the McConnell Center in Kentucky, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Monday expressed support for restoring elements of the filibuster and suggested that Republicans might win control of the House or Senate in the midterm elections.
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How to watch the Jan. 6 committee hearing and what to look forThe House Jan. 6 committee's last scheduled public hearing will be on Wednesday. Here's what to expect.
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‘Impeachable whatever’: GOP floats impeaching Biden for ... somethingRepublicans have suggested impeaching the president on a few occasions now. The precise grounds for impeachment, though, aren't always clear.
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A new way to visualize America’s surge in partisan hostilityData from the American National Election Studies shows how the left-right divide widened.
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Jan. 6 committee hearing will use clips from Roger Stone documentaryThe committee is considering including video clips in which Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, predicted violent clashes and forecast that the president would use armed guards and loyal judges to stay in power.
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There’s always demand for a Trump smoking gun. So there’s always supply.Since 2015, Trump's critics have demanded final, indisputable proof of Trump's criminal culpability. So there's been a push to meet that demand.
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Abortion is now banned in these states. See where laws have changed.Thirteen states had "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.
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How a QAnon splinter group became a feature of Trump ralliesAn offshoot of the extremist movement called Negative48 is thronging Trump political events, causing tensions with the former president’s team.
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The Biden-Trump rematch, in many ways, has already begunBiden and Trump appear to be nudging one another into what would be a rare face-off between the same two candidates. In fact, the contest has already started.
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