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  1. politics
    Madison Cawthorn Once Said He Was ‘Always’ Armed With KnifeLast week, the congressman claimed ignorance about the allegation he brought a knife into a school. In January, he said he always had one on him.
  2. congress
    Mitch McConnell Prefers Calamitous Debt Default to Helping DemocratsDemocrats helped McConnell raise the debt limit during the last administration, but he insists Republicans aren’t going to return the favor.
  3. congress
    Government Shutdown and Debt Default ‘Cliffs’ Loom AheadThere is an awful lot going on in Congress, but keeping the federal government going and paying its obligations have to come first.
  4. the national interest
    The Wealth Lobby Is Buying Up Democrats to Defeat Biden’s Tax Reform“One of the biggest scams in the history of forever.”
  5. explainer
    Why Congress Is Fighting Over the Debt Ceiling Yet AgainA brief guide to the perennial issue. Why Democrats will probably have to include an increase in their budget bill — and what happens if they don’t.
  6. public health
    Congress Is Already Botching the Next PandemicAs Delta surges, congressional Democrats are poised to slash Biden’s proposed investment in pandemic preparedness.
  7. infrastructure week
    5 Reasons Biden Got His Bipartisan Infrastructure DealMitch McConnell is poised to hand the president a big win. Here’s why.
  8. politics
    Donald Trump’s Low-Energy Night in TexasThe leader of the Republican Party couldn’t elect his handpicked candidate in a congressional special election.
  9. congress
    A Brief Guide to Congress’s Packed Summer ScheduleWith conflicting reports on late-night talks and meaningless failed votes, it’s hard to track what Congress is doing. Here’s their pre-recess plan.
  10. congress
    Bill Aims to Keep Trump From Becoming House SpeakerDemocrats could bar Trump and other nonmembers from serving as Speaker, but they may not want to draw attention to the zany proposal.
  11. explainer
    Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Child Tax CreditA guide to when parents can access their monthly benefits, why it may be wise to opt out, and how the program could become permanent.
  12. the truth is in here
    Pentagon Releases UFO Report: Here’s What We KnowA guide to the government’s unclassified report on unidentified flying objects, which was released on Friday.
  13. crime
    What Happens Next After the Derek Chauvin SentencingMany legal issues remain unresolved, from the fate of the other officers who arrested George Floyd to federal efforts to address police brutality.
  14. juneteenth
    Juneteenth Is Now a Federal Holiday“Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,” Biden said as he signed the bill establishing a holiday marking the end of slavery.
  15. politics
    Trump Tried to Force DOJ to Back His 2020 Election CoupLong after the 2020 election was decided, Trump relentlessly used all the mechanisms available to the executive branch to overturn his loss.
  16. politics
    When Will Congress Move on Biden’s Agenda?Democrats’ timetable has slowed, as they are pursuing bipartisan deals and haven’t settled on a legislative strategy. But it will be a busy summer.
  17. politics
    $1.9 Billion Capitol Security Bill Barely Passes in HouseOpposition from a handful of progressive representatives nearly sank a measure intended to boost Capitol security after the January 6 riot.
  18. politics
    GOP Leaders Move to Blow Up Bipartisan January 6 CommissionA statement purportedly issued by anonymous Capitol Police officers called Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell’s opposition “inconceivable.”
  19. tax policy
    If Moderates Kill Biden’s Tax Plan, Will MMT Save His Agenda?Lobbyists say they have the votes to block most of Biden’s tax hikes. If true, only a total abandonment of fiscal orthodoxy will save his policies.
  20. politics
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Hassled AOC Inside the CapitolGreene followed Ocasio-Cortez out of the House chamber, accusing her of sympathizing with terrorists. A day later, AOC called her “deeply unwell.”
  21. politics
    What’s In Biden’s $1.8 Trillion American Families Plan?From universal pre-K to a national paid family and medical leave program, here’s a closer look at Biden’s latest expansive proposal.
  22. democrats
    Democrats Are Shooting for the Moon in 2021, and That’s OkayThe usual choice between getting things done and holding on to power is no choice at all for Democrats right now.
  23. 2022 mdterms
    A Historical Reminder: Iron Political Trends Sometimes Turn to DustThere’s only so much the last election can tell you.
  24. politics
    5 Revelations From John Boehner’s New MemoirIn On the House, the former Speaker praises Nancy Pelosi’s “killer instinct,” unloads on Ted Cruz, and claims Mark Meadows once begged on his knees.
  25. infrastructure
    Biden’s Vision for ‘Care Infrastructure’ Needs More SocialismMeeting the demand for high-quality elder care — while raising wages for those who provide it — would require radical measures.
  26. politics
    Biden Unveils Gun-Control Measures, Tells Congress ‘Time for Some Action’Biden tightened rules on “ghost guns” and pushed red-flag laws, but said Congress must make broader moves to end the epidemic of gun violence.
  27. politics
    What Is in Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan?From modernizing roads to upgrading schools to preparing for the next pandemic, here’s a look at the massive proposal by the numbers.
  28. politics
    Now a Democrat Is Accused of Trying to Overturn the ElectionA losing candidate asks the House to declare her the winner, and Republicans cry hypocrisy.
  29. politics
    What Will Be in the Next Big Democratic Bill?Deciding what can and can’t go into the next budget reconciliation bill will be a real and consequential puzzle for Democrats.
  30. politics
    Rep. Tom Reed, a Potential Cuomo Challenger, Accused of Sexual MisconductAfter initially describing the account as “not accurate,” Reed said in a statement on Sunday that he would be “retiring from public service” in 2022.
  31. jerome powell
    Fed to Biden: The Money Printer’s Still Got Plenty of InkJerome Powell applauded Congress’s new stimulus package Wednesday, while encouraging it to take further action on “the investment front.”
  32. washington dc
    The Slow Push to ‘Free the Capitol’ From Its FencingTwo months after the Capitol riot, the political divide inside Congress has made it difficult to address the razor-wire divide outside.
  33. politics
    The PRO Act Could Do More Than Revive UnionsWhat’s inside the most important legislation to organized labor in decades.
  34. politics
    Schumer, Gillibrand Join Calls for Cuomo’s ResignationThe two senators have joined 16 House Democrats from New York, including Jerry Nadler and AOC, in saying the governor needs to go.
  35. politics
    No One Likes Marjorie Taylor Greene, But Can Anyone Stop Her?Democrats and Republicans may agree on something after all.
  36. politics
    Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-Relief Package: Live UpdatesAfter more than 24 hours of delays, the Senate finally passed the American Rescue Plan on Saturday afternoon in a 50-49 vote.
  37. politics
    Ron Johnson Makes Senate Read 600-Page COVID Relief Bill AloudThe Wisconsin Republican said his aim is to “educate the public,” but Democrat Tim Kaine countered that it’s a maneuver “designed to annoy everyone.”
  38. congress
    Much-Maligned Congressional Earmarks Are Coming BackThe Tea Party movement temporarily killed them — but only temporarily.
  39. politics
    ‘You Only Let a Bully Go So Long’: Marie Newman Takes on Marjorie Taylor GreeneThe Democrat explains why she planted a transgender pride flag across from Greene’s office, and says she finds her response “absolutely hysterical.”
  40. liveblog
    Post-Impeachment Trial Aftermath: Live UpdatesWhile national GOP leaders are projecting unity, some state GOP leaders are condemning Republican senators who voted to convict Trump.
  41. impeachment
    Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial, 57-43: Live UpdatesThough seven Republican senators voted to convict, it wasn’t enough.
  42. impeachment trial
    Impeachment Is Literally Congressional Self-Defense in Trump’s CaseIt’s the only way Congress can defend itself against executive abuses of power — this time, it’s was physical.
  43. trump impeachment trial
    Watch: Capitol Riot Video Played in Trump’s Impeachment Trial“If that’s not an impeachable offense, then there is no such thing,” Representative Jamie Raskin said after it finished playing.
  44. end-times
    What Madison Cawthorn Saw at the InsurrectionThe youngest member of Congress is invigorated by the mob he helped incite
  45. covid stimulus
    The Good, the Bad, and the Odd in Biden’s Stimulus PlanUncle Joe is turning the money printer up to 11 — at least, if 10 Senate Republicans let him.
  46. impeachment
    Trump Faces Senate Trial After Second ImpeachmentThe House impeached Trump for inciting insurrection, with the support of 10 Republicans. The trial will take place during Biden’s administration.
  47. impeachment
    Impeach and Remove Trump NowThe president just incited a violent insurrection. He can’t be allowed to remain in power another day.
  48. contested election
    WATCH: Mitch McConnell Gives Speech Opposing Effort to Overturn ElectionThe Senate majority leader made an impassioned plea for his GOP colleagues to abandon their effort to reverse Biden’s victory.
  49. conservatism
    House GOP Admits It Opposes Democracy, Not Voter FraudHouse Republicans claimed that they object to affirming Biden’s victory out of concern for voter fraud. A colleague just called their bluff.
  50. contested election
    Futile Ploy to Overturn Election in Congress Divides GOPRepublicans in the Senate and House are publicly at odds over a pointless plan to block the certification of Biden’s win out of loyalty to Trump.
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