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Afghans who risked lives to help American troops set to arrive in US

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The first group of translators and interpreters who helped US soldiers and diplomats in Afghanistan are set to arrive in the US on Friday, even as thousands more wait in Afghanistan in increasing fear of Taliban reprisals.

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Trump faces another primary test in Ohio House race

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Donald Trump has a lot on the line in suburbs and small towns south of Columbus, Ohio.

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James Lankford's vote on January 6 sparks backlash in Trump country

32 minutes ago

Sen. James Lankford stood on the Senate floor in the afternoon of January 6, explaining why he opposed certifying Joe Biden's presidential victory. He said that there was a "constitutional crisis in our country" not because many Republicans rejected the election's verdict, but because "millions of Americans are being told to sit down and shut up."

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Poorest Americans could see biggest impact of reversing Roe v. Wade

1 hour, 36 minutes ago

Before her death, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recognized that Roe v. Wade -- the near 50-year-old landmark opinion establishing a constitutional right to abortion -- was in some trouble.

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Navy charges sailor in connection with 2020 fire on USS Bonhomme Richard

5 hours, 33 minutes ago

The US Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious warship while it was in port in San Diego, a Navy spokesperson said Thursday.

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Biden opens up new front in Covid-19 vaccination war as concerns over variant deepen

6 hours, 54 minutes ago

President Joe Biden has launched a new, more aggressive campaign to vaccinate Americans against Covid-19, headlined by a new requirement that all employees of the federal government -- the country's largest workforce -- either get the shot or face the prospect of an onerous mitigation regimen.

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Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday

7 hours, 52 minutes ago

President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to extend the eviction moratorium set to expire on Saturday that prohibits landlords nationwide from evicting certain tenants who fail to pay rent amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Schumer and Pelosi plan to meet with Biden on Friday to discuss voting rights legislation

8 hours, 19 minutes ago

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are planning to meet with President Joe Biden on Friday to discuss a path forward on voting rights legislation, a person familiar with the plans told CNN.

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CDC document warns Delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox and cause more severe infection

8 hours, 32 minutes ago

The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the US appears to cause more severe illness and spreads as easily as chicken pox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention obtained by The Washington Post.

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Carl Levin, longtime Democratic US senator, dies

8 hours, 35 minutes ago

Carl Levin, a former US senator from Michigan who advanced Democratic priorities throughout his 36-year tenure in Congress, has died, the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School said late Thursday in a statement. He was 87.

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Fauci, top scientist called to brief House committees; phone call questioned

6 hours, 2 minutes ago

A top scientist emailed Dr. Anthony Fauci during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak that the virus seemed like it may have been engineered.

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Runaway Texas Democrats in DC get pep talks from Stacey Abrams, the Clintons

7 hours, 54 minutes ago

As a group of runaway Texas Democrats continued their stay in Washington, D.C., they reportedly received a video pep talk from Democratic activist Stacey Abrams on Thursday – and also reportedly met with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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Pentagon calls COVID-19 a threat to national security, weighs making vaccinations a requirement

8 hours, 9 minutes ago

The coronavirus pandemic is a national security threat and the Pentagon is considering adding COVID-19 vaccines to “the full list of requirements for military personnel,” according to a statement late Thursday.

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, arrested during DC protest

8 hours, 54 minutes ago

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat who has served in Congress since 1995, was taken into custody Thursday during a voting-rights protest in Washington, D.C.

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Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, dead at 87

8 hours, 55 minutes ago

Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, has died at the age of 87, Fox News confirmed late Thursday.

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Conservative reaction pours in after Dem mayors, governors impose new mask mandates: 'Kiss my mask'

10 hours, 9 minutes ago

Democratic leaders around the country are facing criticism and blowback after they rushed to reimpose unpopular mask mandates following updated coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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GOP lawmakers accused of 'trespassing' at DC prison holding Capitol riot suspects

10 hours, 13 minutes ago

A group of Republican lawmakers were accused of “trespassing” on the property of a Washington, D.C. correctional facility Thursday, after they attempted to view the “conditions of the January 6th prisoners.”

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House Democrats vote to let some illegal immigrants work as congressional staffers

10 hours, 37 minutes ago

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan heralded the bill’s passage and the move to allow DACA recipients to work for Congress.

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Private school head compares parents opposing 'woke' curriculum to Jan 6 rioters

11 hours, 1 minute ago

The head of a prominent Washington, D.C. area private school compared parents who oppose Critical Race Theory to those who participated in the January 6 Capitol Hill riot.

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Hunter Biden's wife spotted being driven to Malibu Starbucks by Secret Service

12 hours, 21 minutes ago

Hunter Biden's wife was spotted being escorted by Secret Service agents on a Malibu, California coffee run Tuesday.

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GOP senator 'outraged' U.S. pole vaulter out of Olympics due to positive Covid test

1 hour, 38 minutes ago

“This is an injustice that can still be rectified if the Olympic Committee will be fair,” Wicker, a Republican, declared on the Senate floor Thursday.

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First group of evacuated Afghans arrive on U.S. soil

2 hours, 14 minutes ago

The Biden administration says it plans to evacuate about 2,500 Afghans, including the 200 who arrived Friday, directly to the United States.

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House primary in Ohio takes nasty turn as national Democrats descend

3 hours, 9 minutes ago

High-profile endorsers — Sen. Bernie Sanders for Nina Turner, Rep. James Clyburn for Shontel Brown — are campaigning in the 11th District ahead of Tuesday's special election primary.

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Why McConnell is backing a Biden priority

3 hours, 9 minutes ago

Analysis: The Senate minority leader, known for blocking Democratic bills, voted to advance a major infrastructure deal. Here's what top allies believe is driving his decision.

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First lady treated at Walter Reed, released after injuring foot on beach walk

8 hours, 18 minutes ago

Jill Biden had stopped in Hawaii on her return from the Tokyo Olympics, met with military families and encouraged residents to get vaccinated.

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Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87

8 hours, 29 minutes ago

Respected, rumpled, down-to-earth Democrat led Armed Services Committee and was a staunch supporter for the auto industry.

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Behind the scenes of the White House's Covid messaging scramble

12 hours, 5 minutes ago

The Biden team has struggled to respond to the evolving pandemic dynamic, and to abrupt policy directives from public health officials within the administration itself.

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Biden to host Cuban American leaders to discuss response to Cuba protests

12 hours, 8 minutes ago

President Joe Biden will meet with a group of Cuban American leaders on Friday to discuss the response to the country following historic protests.

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House Democrats push leadership to vote on slimmed-down voting bill

13 hours, 9 minutes ago

A group of Senate Democrats is also negotiating a smaller voting bill they hope may get more support.

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House Republicans spar with Pelosi over return of mask requirements

13 hours, 31 minutes ago

In an alert to representatives Tuesday, the attending physician of Congress said masks must be worn again inside the chamber and office buildings and in committee meetings.

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Biden ramps up vaccine push with call for $100 payments

9 minutes ago

"Look, this is not about red states and blue states. It's literally about life and death," the president said.

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Senators chart next steps on infrastructure after clearing key hurdle

11 minutes ago

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate is on track to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion budget resolution before leaving for the August recess.

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First flight of Afghan interpreters fleeing Taliban arrives in U.S.

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The initial group consists of roughly 200 people. The former interpreters and others and their families fear Taliban retaliation for helping the U.S. during the war.

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What's behind the push for a fourth stimulus check

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As the IRS distributes the $1,400 stimulus payments, some lawmakers say the money won't last three months.

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7/29: Red and Blue

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White House ramps up efforts to close vaccination gap; COVID-19 spreads rapidly across Alabama

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"The Takeout": Dr. Leana Wen calls CDC messaging "frankly, very poor"

1 hour, 39 minutes ago

"The concern is not with the vaccinated. The concern is that the unvaccinated are masquerading as the vaccinated," Wen said.

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President Biden pushes to boost coronavirus vaccinations amid Delta variant surge

10 hours, 17 minutes ago

President Biden’s latest push for vaccinations comes as the Delta variant fuels another surge in the U.S. David Begnaud reports on the "dire" situation in New Orleans. Then, Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at the NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital, joins CBSN's Lana Zak with the latest.

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DOJ threatens legal action against Texas over migrant order

10 hours, 36 minutes ago

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, instructed state authorities to stop vehicles suspected of transporting migrants, alleging that they could spread the coronavirus.

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What we know about the "unprecedented" Capitol riot arrests

14 hours, 3 minutes ago

More than 550 people have been charged so far in what the government calls "the most complex investigation ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice."

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Social Security judges must resolve 500 to 700 disputes per year. A watchdog says that might be too many.

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A recent watchdog report from the Government Accountability Office suggested that the Social Security Administration review quotas of 500 to 700 cases annual for its administrative law judges.

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Did Trump follow his pledge to donate the last 6 months of his presidential pay? It’s a mystery.

1 hour, 39 minutes ago

Trump never announced a recipient of the final $220,000 of his salary. His post-presidential office has not said where it went.

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Texas Gov. Abbott issues executive order prohibiting cities from requiring masks, vaccines

9 hours, 32 minutes ago

Abbott's ban comes as the coronavirus’s more contagious delta variant drives another surge in cases in Texas.

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Carl Levin, six-term Michigan senator who garnered bipartisan respect, dies at 87

9 hours, 33 minutes ago

He was an influential leader on national security and served decades in Congress with his brother, Sander.

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Biden to federal workers: Get vaccinated or face restrictions

10 hours, 25 minutes ago

Biden’s announcement reflects a national shift toward tougher vaccine rules, as anger builds toward Americans who continue to refuse covid shots.

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Biden to federal workers: Get vaccinated or face restrictions

10 hours, 25 minutes ago

Biden’s announcement reflects a national shift toward tougher vaccine rules, as anger builds toward Americans who continue to refuse covid shots.

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee arrested at voting rights protest on Capitol Hill

10 hours, 43 minutes ago

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) became the third member of Congress to be detained during protests aimed at rallying support for federal voting legislation.

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Schumer, a leader more liked than feared, faces test of whether he can deliver the ‘big and bold’ agenda he’s promised

13 hours, 15 minutes ago

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has repeatedly promised “big and bold” solutions to the problems ailing America. He now may be on the cusp of delivering them amid his most perilous test of leadership yet.

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The Trailer: Who sponsored this message? Why you're seeing so many ads so far from the midterms.

13 hours, 27 minutes ago

The very early campaign ad war, the meaning of a Trump loss in Texas, and the bitter end to Ohio's special elections.

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Afghan Visa Applicants Arrive in U.S. After Years of Waiting

3 hours, 39 minutes ago

The first group of Afghan interpreters and others who helped Americans during the war will stay on an Army base in Virginia until they are resettled.

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Biden Administration Wants States and Cities to Pay People $100 to Get Vaccinated

6 hours, 54 minutes ago

Some experts, especially in the early days of the vaccination campaign, have expressed concern over the idea of paying people to get vaccinated, worrying that it could be perceived as out of step with messaging that vaccines bring enormous benefits on their own.

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Biden Calls on Congress to Extend Eviction Moratorium

7 hours, 49 minutes ago

The moratorium on residential evictions is scheduled to expire on Saturday.

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Navy Charges Sailor With Arson in Fire That Destroyed Warship

8 hours, 4 minutes ago

The sailor, who was a member of the crew when the fire broke out last July, faces a hearing that will determine whether there will be a court-martial.

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Carl Levin, Long-Serving Michigan Senator, Dies at 87

8 hours, 32 minutes ago

The longest-serving U.S. senator in Michigan history, Mr. Levin was regarded by colleagues and Washington observers as a paragon of probity.

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Biden Seeks to Revive Vaccine Effort With New Rules and Incentives

8 hours, 51 minutes ago

The president said those refusing to get a coronavirus shot should expect inconveniences as long as they decline a vaccine.

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Biden Backs Democrats Advancing Immigration Changes Unilaterally

9 hours, 16 minutes ago

The president said that White House staff were “putting out a message right now” that “we should include in the reconciliation bill the immigration proposal.”

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Jill Biden to Undergo Foot Surgery at Walter Reed

9 hours, 33 minutes ago

The first lady stepped on an object that became lodged in her left foot while walking on a beach in Hawaii, her spokesman said.

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How Biden Got the Infrastructure Deal Trump Couldn’t

9 hours, 36 minutes ago

The early success of the deal vindicated the president’s faith in bipartisanship. If he can keep it on track, it will help affirm the rationale for his presidency.

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Justice Dept. Warns Abbott: Rescind Migrant Order or Be Sued

10 hours, 13 minutes ago

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland labeled the executive order Mr. Abbott issued on Wednesday “both dangerous and unlawful.”

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First Evacuation Flight Brings Afghans Who Helped The Troops To U.S.

1 hour, 59 minutes ago

“I want to thank these brave Afghans for standing with the United States, and today, I am proud to say to them: ‘Welcome home,'" Biden said.

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Seeing A Make-or-Break Moment, Climate Groups Plan Blitz Over Congressional Recess

2 hours, 39 minutes ago

Dozens of environmental groups expect to spend tens of millions of dollars in August building support for climate legislation.

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Jill Biden Undergoes Procedure To Remove Debris In Her Foot

5 hours, 41 minutes ago

The first lady's foot was punctured while she was walking on a beach in Hawaii, her spokesperson said.

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Georgia Republicans Make Move Toward Fulton County Election Takeover

7 hours, 31 minutes ago

State senators have paved the way to possibly take over elections in Georgia's most populous county.

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Former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan’s Longest-Serving Senator, Has Died

9 hours, 31 minutes ago

During his 36-year career, Levin was a staunch supporter of the auto industry and spent years leading the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.

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The Capitol Has Mostly Statues Of Men. A New Bill Proposes 2 Trailblazing Women.

10 hours, 39 minutes ago

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor could be memorialized with Capitol statues if the effort is successful.

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The Democratic Establishment Is Going All Out To Beat Nina Turner

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And the left is desperate to get her over the finish line in Ohio's special primary election.

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Ilhan Omar’s New Guaranteed Income Bill Would Send $1,200 Monthly To Most Americans

13 hours, 8 minutes ago

Omar’s bill would fund guaranteed income pilots in hundreds of communities, then launch a national program to send $1,200 monthly to people making up to $75,000 a year.

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CNN's Lemon: Time to Blame 'Selfish' Unvaccinated -- Can't Be Allowed in Offices, Gyms, Airplanes

7 hours, 50 minutes ago

CNN anchor Don Lemon said Thursday during the handoff between shows that it was time to blame the "selfish" and "ignorant" unvaccinated for the coronavirus Delta variant surge.

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Biden to Allow Border Officials to Rule on Asylum Claims, Bypassing Courts

8 hours, 49 minutes ago

President Joe Biden plans to allow border officers to quickly approve migrants' requests for asylum and eventual citizenship, bypassing the review by the immigration courts, according to a policy memo released this week.

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GOP Rep. Nunes: 'Pelosi Has Managed to Completely Burn Down This Institution'

9 hours, 4 minutes ago

Thursday, during an appearance on FNC's "Fox News Primetime," Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) decried the tactics used by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Congress deliberates on an infrastructure bill.

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Omar: McCarthy, McConnell Wanted to 'Send a Message,' 'Not Allow' Rioters to Win After Jan. 6 Riot

9 hours, 27 minutes ago

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said Thursday on MSNBC's "The ReidOut" that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) were the ones determined to go back into Congress after the riot on January 6 and confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner to "send a message."

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Omar: 'No Path' for Bipartisan Bill Not Moving 'Simultaneously with the Reconciliation Bill'

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Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said Thursday on MSNBC's "The ReidOut" that the bipartisan infrastructure bill has "no path forward" if it does not simultaneously move with the Democrats' much larger reconciliation bill.

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Republican Staffers Defy Pelosi: Maskless 'Beer' Pong, Cigars in Capitol Hallway

11 hours, 29 minutes ago

Republican staffers defied Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday evening by playing beer pong (with water) in a Capitol office hallway, smoking cigars, and socializing -- without masks, courting arrest by Capitol Police.

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Hoyer: AOC Has 'Good Point' about Racial Composition of Infrastructure Negotiators

11 hours, 35 minutes ago

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) stated that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made a “good point” when she criticized the racial makeup of the negotiators of the bipartisan infrastructure deal, but it’s ultimately

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'Squad' Member Rep. Rashida Tlaib Spotted Maskless in D.C.

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Congresswoman Tlaib was caught on camera staring at her phone with her mask hanging haphazardly from her ear.

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Asa Hutchinson Calls Special Session to Mask Arkansas School Children

11 hours, 59 minutes ago

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) announced Thursday a special congressional session in Arkansas to vote on school mask mandates, while also reinstating the Public Health Emergency Declaration.

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Fact Check: Biden Claims Hospitals Could Run Out of Beds Due to Coronavirus Surge

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President Biden claimed that "if someone else has a heart attack, or breaks a hip, there may not be a hospital bed for them" due to a coronavirus surge.

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