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Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image from video, the vote total of 50-49 on Senate passage of the COVID-19 relief bill, is displayed on screen in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP) By Alan Fram ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — A Congress riven along party lines approved…

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With Biden’s backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference in Washington. House Democrats are hustling to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing. They are confident they can avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reigniting the same “defund the police” debate that…

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Security officials cast blame for Jan. 6 failures at Capitol

February 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Washington Metropolitan Police Department Acting Chief of Police Robert Contee III, left, testifies via teleconference before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the January 6th attack on the Capitol. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) By Mary…

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Biden boosts pandemic lending to smallest businesses

February 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden speaks after a tour of a Pfizer manufacturing site in Portage, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) By Zeke Miller ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced changes Monday to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses and ventures owned by women and people of color. Biden…

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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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