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‘Obamacare’ sign-ups reopen as Democrats push for more aid

February 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This image shows the main page of the HealthCare.gov website on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Health insurance shoppers stuck in a bad plan or unable to find coverage have a new option for help. A sign-up window opened Monday for government insurance markets and runs through May 15 in most U.S. states. (HealthCare.gov…

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‘Obviously a mistake’: Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar

February 19, 2021

By STEVE PEOPLES and JAKE BLEIBERG DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said his family vacation to Mexico was “obviously a mistake” as he returned stateside Thursday following an uproar over his disappearance during a deadly winter storm. The Republican senator said he began second-guessing the trip since the moment he first got on…

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PA State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta to run for US Senate

February 19, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia Democrat, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, said Thursday that he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat in next year’s election. Kenyatta, 30, is in his second term in the state House of Representatives. Last year, he campaigned around the country for President Joe Biden and was one of…

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AP source: Cruz on vacation in Mexico as storm slams Texas

February 18, 2021

By STEVE PEOPLES and JAKE BLEIBERG DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz traveled to Mexico on Wednesday for a family vacation as his home state struggled with a powerful winter storm that left many residents without power or safe drinking water. The high-profile Republican lawmaker went for a long-planned trip to Cancun and was…

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Conservative Rush Limbaugh dies

February 17, 2021

By MATT SEDENSKY Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a gleeful malice that made him one of the most powerful voices in politics, influencing the rightward push of American conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. He was 70. Limbaugh said a…

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Yellen: Biden’s plan could restore full employment by 2022

February 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen participates in a meeting with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and business leaders to discuss a coronavirus relief package in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By Martin Crutsinger ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen…

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Democrats ask Trump to testify under oath in Senate trial

February 4, 2021

By ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Thursday asked Donald Trump to testify under oath for his Senate impeachment trial, challenging the former president to explain why he and his lawyers have disputed key factual allegations at the center of their charge that he incited a violent…

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Democrats prep Biden’s virus aid package with or without GOP

January 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, speaks during a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) By Lisa Mascaro And Josh Boak ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are preparing to push ahead quickly on President Joe Biden’s…

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For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

January 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrives at the Pentagon, followed by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Lolita C. Baldor ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a…

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Trump impeachment to go to Senate Monday, launching trial

January 22, 2021

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol riot. “There will be a trial,” Senate…

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