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Biden builds toward a much-needed bipartisan Capitol Hill victory — on China

Biden builds toward a much-needed bipartisan Capitol Hill victory — on China

After months of frustration, White House officials are suddenly looking at a rare opportunity on Capitol Hill — the chance to pass something important with the support of both Democrats and Republicans. A sweeping, roughly $250 billion proposal to bolster US competitiveness with China has moved to the top of their legislative agenda, carrying policy…MORE

Nevada man charged with making threatening phone calls to a state election worker

Nevada man charged with making threatening phone calls to a state election worker

The FBI arrested a Nevada man for allegedly making several threatening phone calls to the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office on the morning after the attack on the US Capitol, the Justice Department announced Thursday. This is the second person arrested by DOJ’s Elections Threats Task Force, which was launched last June to address the…MORE

Court won’t pause order for new Alabama congressional map, setting stage for possible Supreme Court dispute

Court won’t pause order for new Alabama congressional map, setting stage for possible Supreme Court dispute

Alabama’s bid to pause a court order requiring the state to redraw its congressional map was denied Thursday evening, setting the potential for the Supreme Court to quickly intervene in case. “We discern no basis for a finding that this case is the extraordinary case in which we must allow an election to proceed under…MORE

5-4 Supreme Court clears the way for Alabama execution
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5-4 Supreme Court clears the way for Alabama execution

A 5-4 Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of death row inmate Matthew Reeves by lethal injection, reversing a lower court opinion. The lower court had agreed to block the execution because Reeves sought to be executed by an alternate method: nitrogen gas. But the justices granted Alabama’s request to reinstate the execution…MORE

Ukrainian official tells CNN Biden’s call with Ukrainian President ‘did not go well’ but White House disputes account
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Ukrainian official tells CNN Biden’s call with Ukrainian President ‘did not go well’ but White House disputes account

A call between US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday “did not go well,” a senior Ukrainian official told CNN, amid disagreements over the “risk levels” of a Russian attack. The White House, however, disputed the official’s account, warning that anonymous sources were “leaking falsehoods.” They did state that Biden warned…MORE

Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud already cost Georgia Republicans. But they’re still tethered to him in 2022.
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Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud already cost Georgia Republicans. But they’re still tethered to him in 2022.

The Cobb County Republican Party headquarters is bustling on a weekday evening as the party gears up for a primary election that Chairwoman Salleigh Grubbs isn’t entirely sure she can trust. “Do I trust the process? It’s a hard question. I trust the election process. Do I think that there are improvements that still need…MORE

Senate GOP sets high bar to support Biden’s Supreme Court pick
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Senate GOP sets high bar to support Biden’s Supreme Court pick

President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are making plans to advance his history-making Supreme Court pick, selling the country on a Black female nominee they plan to argue is eminently qualified and barrier-breaking at the same time. Republicans are not yet moved — and it’s unclear if they ever will be. GOP senators and Senate…MORE

Talks between January 6 committee and former DOJ official, a key witness, remain on ice
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Talks between January 6 committee and former DOJ official, a key witness, remain on ice

Talks between former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and the House select committee investigating January 6 remain on ice nearly two months after the panel gave him a second chance to appear or face possible contempt charges. Clark has not heard from the committee since his deposition was delayed in early December but still expects…MORE

‘It’s not just his fault’: Biden voters look for the President to ease nation’s woes
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‘It’s not just his fault’: Biden voters look for the President to ease nation’s woes

Sally Bissey understands the pain facing many Americans, whether she’s stocking up at the grocery store or refueling at the gas station, but she hardly believes President Joe Biden deserves all of the blame. “Inflation is frustrating. Filling your tank is expensive. Everything is expensive,” Bissey said, reflecting on the wave of challenges facing the…MORE

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