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White House faces mounting impatience on Capitol Hill as calls to help Ukraine grow louder ahead of Zelensky’s speech

Zelensky is set to deliver a rare wartime speech to Congress in the morning, less than two weeks after the Ukrainian leader held a virtual meeting with US lawmakers. He is expected to use Wednesday’s speech – as he has in speeches to other friendly governments – to again make …

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Democrats, Republicans and Biden agree on a dizzying increase in the military budget

The Biden administration and congressional leaders from the Democratic and Republican parties reached an agreement Wednesday morning on passage of a comprehensive budget bill funding federal spending for the remainder of the current fiscal year, which will extends until September 30. The House of Representatives passed the bill Wednesday night, …

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Wave of House Democrat retirements fuels fears for party’s election prospects | Democrats

For Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, it was a question from her husband, “When is it our time?” For North Carolina Congressman David Price, it was the judgment that “the time has come” to resign. Some retired Democrats have blamed the gridlock and dysfunction on Capitol Hill while others point to …

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Three House Republicans were again escorted off the floor of the house for violating the mask rule – WLDS

Masks continue to prevent the Illinois General Assembly from doing business. During the first half hour of the House session yesterday on Capitol Hill, the leaders of every party issued pleas for civility. House Speaker Chris Welch and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin had a message for everyone in the …

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AOC campaign electrifies crowds as Democrats fear brutal midterms | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Holding a gold microphone and wearing a seafoam green pantsuit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez energized the San Antonio crowd with her vision to swing the state of Texas under Democratic control. “It will happen,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a rally earlier this month. “The only question is when, Texas.” As the crowd cheered, …

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GOP senator says Michelle Childs would get 60 votes

Senator Lindsey Graham, R.S.C., a member of the Senate Budget Committee, speaks during a hearing on salaries at profitable large corporations on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, February 25, 2021. Suzanne Walsh | Reuters WASHINGTON — Republican Senator Lindsey Graham predicted Sunday that if President Joe Biden nominates South …

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Sanders calls on Democrats to bring drug pricing bill to Senate

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin crosses party lines as he formally endorses Murkowski’s midterm primaries that could be key to balancing the Senate Schumer faces war brewing and Progressives step up primary threats MORE (I-Vt.) Wednesday called on Senate Democrats to vote on legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs …

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Republicans frustrated with RNC decision to reopen January 6 party before midterm

In particular, some Republicans have directly aimed criticism at Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the RNC. “I think Republicans should stop shooting Republicans, including the president,” Senator John Cornyn of Texas, a member of the GOP leadership, told CNN. When asked if McDaniel should step down, Senate GOP whip John …

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Schumer begins debate on passing legislation, says ‘eyes of nation’ are on Senate

Democrats are advancing on one of the party’s signature issues despite lacking the votes to pass the legislation in Congress and face an uphill battle. “Senate Democrats are under no illusions that we face challenges, especially when virtually all Senate Republicans are adamantly opposed to legislation protecting the franchise,” Schumer …

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Who is the King of Florida? Tensions rise between Trump and Ron DeSantis

For months, former President Donald J. Trump quietly grumbled with friends and visitors to his Palm Beach mansion about a rival Republican power center in another Florida mansion, about 400 miles north. Governor Ron DeSantis, a man Mr. Trump believes has put on the map, has acted much less like …

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Oregon House Democrats nominate Dan Rayfield of Corvallis as speaker

Oregon House Democrats nominated Rep. Dan Rayfield de Corvallis to be the next House speaker in a private vote on Sunday night. Rep. Janelle Bynum of Happy Valley also contested the leadership position in the preliminary vote, but a majority of the 34 Democrats who attended the meeting backed Rayfield, …

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Vice President Kamala Harris’ team seeks to change course to reset its political outlook

Vice President Kamala Harris takes her official portrait Thursday, March 4, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) @whitehouse.gov Vice President Kamala Harris‘ team is embarking on a series of course changes that her …

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McConnell threatens to shut down Senate if Democrats filibuster

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday threatened to essentially shut down a “post-nuclear Senate” as Democrats accelerated toward a potential vote on changing the 60-vote Senate obstruction next week. “I think it’s appropriate to ask: What would the Senate look like …

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Democrats and Cruz ready to face the Russian pipeline

Democrats are heading for a showdown with Sen. Ted cruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Overnight Health Care – Brought to you by AstraZeneca and Friends of Cancer Research – Former advisers urge Biden to revise strategy (R-Texas) for his attempt to force the Biden administration‘s hand on a Russian gas pipeline. …

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House Democrats look at strategy focused on January 6 ahead of midterms

The Congressional Democratic campaign committee on Thursday rolled out a new homepage on its website with a banner stating that “Republicans incite insurgency” against a backdrop of photos of the pro-Trump crowd as they took storming the Capitol. The page also highlights the 139 Republicans who voted to quash the …

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Biden and Harris to visit the Capitol on the anniversary of the January 6 riots

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the United States Capitol on Thursday to mark the anniversary of last year’s riot. The President and Vice President will deliver remarks as they appear on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the …

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Republican leaders slam Communist China for arrests of journalists: “Shows how scared they really are”

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Several Republican political leaders have spoken out against the Hong Kong police for arresting seven current and former employees of one of the city’s last pro-democracy newspapers and raiding their headquarters. Prominent Republican leaders torched the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over the …

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10 Democrats who could run in 2024 if Biden doesn’t

The 2022 midterm elections are less than a year away, but questions are already being raised about what the Democratic ticket will look like in 2024. The White House has repeatedly said that President BidenJoe Biden Harris tests negative for COVID-19 after close contact with Help Standing with Joe Manchin …

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Republicans are shamelessly working to overthrow democracy. Are Democrats Paying Attention? | voting rights in the United States

A dry running. A dress rehearsal. A practice shot. As the first anniversary of the Jan.6 uprising on Capitol Hill approaches, warnings abound of the danger of a repeat by Republicans. But even as Donald Trump loyalists besiege democracy with voting restrictions and attempt to take over the conduct of …

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Vice President Kamala Harris and the bipartisan infrastructure law

Surrounded by lawmakers from both sides and Vice President Kamala Harris, Joe Biden celebrated his presidency’s biggest victory to date, signing the bipartisan $ 1,000 billion infrastructure bill last month. “It’s a big deal,” the president said, referring to something he said more than a decade ago as vice president, …

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Democrats move forward with electric vehicle tax credits

The inclusion of an additional bonus for vehicles manufactured by unionized U.S. facilities could alleviate the concerns of traditional U.S. major automakers and their Capitol Hill allies as they transition from internal combustion engines to vehicles equipped with it. electrical outlets. But this approach quickly sparked trade concerns among other …

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Senate votes to quash Biden vaccine mandate for business

While it likely won’t become law because its chances of securing a House vote are uncertain and Biden is certain to veto it, the effort demonstrates bipartisan opposition in Congress to the federal government’s mandate on the vaccines for large employers. The effort was led by Republican Senator from Indiana, …

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Jan. 6 group donation shows Trump’s grip on attorneys general | Republicans

A key group of Republican attorneys general who donated $ 150,000 to co-sponsor the January 6 rally where Donald Trump pushed his bogus allegations of electoral fraud before the attack on Capitol Hill could attract the attention of a House committee investigating the events on or before the riot. The …

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As Biden’s big bill moves forward, Pelosi’s big legacy moves forward too

WASHINGTON (AP) – Deep in the grueling negotiations over President Joe Biden’s grand domestic policy agenda, when it looked like bickering between Democrats would never end, President Nancy Pelosi revealed to everyone a little secret. “This,” she told reporters quite publicly a while ago, “is the fun part. “ The …

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Democrats fight in Washington while Americans fight

Another day of missed deadlines, political malpractice and exhausted presidential authority on Capitol Hill ended with Joe Biden’s punch on infrastructure and social spending stalled yet again. Even after Biden said his presidency was on the line and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned lawmakers not to “embarrass” him as he …

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How racists mispronounced names as a deliberate tactic

Kamala Harris Stock Photo | Photo: Kevork Djansezian Getty Images) Text size: A- A + AAll these years later, Kamala still explains her name to America. It’s a country whose diversity now encompasses names from all over the world – except among its most ardent nativists and racists, especially when …

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They ain’t a lot of Republicans like Powell

Confession: I was a Republican. I briefly became a year ago while living among the Ultrarawaks on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Their authoritarian dictates drove me crazy. And their narrow definition of economic interests as the rich versus the poor – with the middle class almost invisible – …

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Biden climate plan threatened, Democrats rush to strike deal

WASHINGTON – With a centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s climate change strategy nearly wiped out, Democratic lawmakers took to the White House on Tuesday looking for new ways to scale back, reshape and quickly conclude negotiations on it. which had been his sweeping $ 3.5 trillion budget plan. Nearly 20 …

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Voters have the answer for Democrats on spending

Democrats in Congress are arguing with each other over whether to pass a massive spending bill, or just a big one. They should listen to the voters, who are leading the way. A new Morning Consult poll asked voters what they thought of the Democrats’ expanded child tax credit as …

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Can Democrats Hold Together? Biden’s agenda depends on it

WASHINGTON (AP) – This is one of the favorite sayings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a guide for Democrats in these difficult times: “Our diversity is our strength. Our unity is our power. But as Democrats try to squeeze President Joe Biden’s sweeping federal government overhaul into law, it’s the …

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Hannity: Biden’s pleas for a “socialist” takeover are proof that he “doesn’t care about your kids, your grocery bill, your job”

In his “Opening Monologue” on Friday, host Sean Hannity warned that President Biden‘s continued calls for his party to spend trillions of dollars representing a socialist takeover of the economy and American social programs is further proof that he only cares about himself and not about the future. generations have …

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Democrats urge Biden to go all out with agenda in limbo

Democrats urge President BidenJoe BidenHaitian Prime Minister warns inequality will drive further Pelosi migration: House to pass 3 major spending laws this week Erdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system MORE lean in as the party faces big divisions in the middle of a rocky stretch, with …

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Biden could owe up to $ 500,000 in IRS taxes: report

WASHINGTON – Republicans say new non-partisan report says President Joe Biden improperly avoided paying Medicare taxes before he took office – raising eyebrows and the possibility he owed the IRS up to $ 500,000 in back taxes. Biden is leading a Democratic campaign for a $ 3.5 trillion bill to …

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Debt Ceiling Fight Pits US Businesses Against Republicans

The debt ceiling battle on Capitol Hill pits US businesses against Congressional Republicans in a test for business groups that have historically aligned with GOP lawmakers on economic issues. Republican Senate leaders are deepening their opposition to increasing or suspending the debt limit, prompting strong warnings from lobby groups that …

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Republicans want telecom companies to keep phone records of Kamala Harris, Pelosi, AOC and other Democrats after January 6 committee asked for theirs

On January 6, 2021, insurgencies of photos faithful to President Donald Trump gather at the United States Capitol in Washington. The House committee investigating the January 6 insurgency on Capitol Hill asks social media and telecommunications companies to keep telephone or computer records of hundreds of people potentially involved in …

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At six months, Biden summons Cabinet but roadblocks loom

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden marked six months in office Tuesday with a crowded Cabinet meeting, a rally meant to symbolize both a return to normalcy thanks to vaccines and a demonstration of the federal government doing people’s business . But the moment has been clouded by the uncertain …

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The inflationary puzzle of the White House

One year away from the midterm elections that could end Democratic control of Congress, soaring prices for goods – from clothes to cars – have clearly alarmed business leaders and ordinary Americans. As prominent economists from both parties are issuing warning signals, a Marist poll last month for NPR and …

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Joe Biden has limited power to force his agenda | The report

He was a prominent senator who wanted to be the Democrats‘ presidential candidate, but ended up being content with being the vice-president of a young and charismatic newcomer to the party. This president gave him an increased role as second-in-command, giving the vice president skills he later used when he …

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Where is Joe Biden’s agenda in Congress? Here is a preview

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden‘s schedule on Capitol Hill has had a mixed start. It scored a first major victory with the passage of the $ 1.9 trillion Covid-19 Relief and Revival Act. He fought to follow through with major investments in infrastructure, expanding safety nets, mitigating climate change and …

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Democrats focus on transgender community at LGBTQ summit

Democrats at state and national levels argued Wednesday for legislation that would extend more protections to the LGBTQ community, with a particular focus on transgender people. Speaking during The Hill’s “America’s Unfinished Business: An LGBTQ + Summit, “ Representative Ritchie Torres (DN.Y.), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ + Equality Caucus, …

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Why the infrastructure deal is so important to Joe Biden

Senators walked out of yet another marathon session of infrastructure negotiations on Wednesday, saying they had sealed the framework of a deal worth about $ 1.2 trillion with $ 579 billion in new spending , and planned to discuss it Thursday with Biden, whose team informed him on Wednesday night. …

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Republicans wave white flag on health care (for now)

For Republicans, there is reason to expect Obamacare to persist as some kind of zombie problem, used by conservative politicians to rally grassroots with little real hope of eliminating the law. And in the dozen states that have refused to expand Medicaid, the fights for the law will certainly continue. …

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DHS chief answers ‘unfair’ question of whether Kamala Harris will make it to the US-Mexico border

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on May 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Mr Mayorkas called the question of whether Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the southern border “disrespectful”. (Getty Images) Secretary …

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The GOP doesn’t care that Trump planned a coup. Democrats?

TThanks to the explosive documents released by the House Oversight and Reform Committee just ahead of Tuesday’s January 6 insurgency hearing, Americans have a clear and unequivocal view of how far former President Donald Trump has gone to attempt to corrupt our democratic institutions, engage in a violent coup and …

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Senate Democrats worried about bipartisan infrastructure talks

Washington – Biparty group of senators work to craft agreement on infrastructure legislation, after President Biden negotiations completed with a team of Republican senators on Tuesday. But some Democrats have raised concerns about any deal that may be reached by this bipartisan group of moderates, fearing it will fail to …

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