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White House Says Manchin ‘Very Persuadable’ On $3.5 Trillion Budget Bill As Colleague Says He Always ‘Gets To The Right Place’

Topline Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is likely to vote for a $3.5 trillion spending package in the end despite his current opposition to its price tag – that’s according to a top White House official and a Senate colleague who place his latest comments within a predictable cycle that ends with him lining up with Democrats.…

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House representatives sent a letter to Yahoo’s CEO… from 2017

A tip to members of Congress: if you’re going to send an angrily-worded letter to a technology CEO, make sure they’re still working at the company. A group of 11 House Republicans has sent letters to the leaders of 13 tech companies threatening legal action if they comply with a request for records related to…

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House Democrats Defend Teaching Critical Race Theory in the Military

House Democrats defended the teaching of critical race theory in the military during a House Armed Services Committee markup of the massive defense policy bill early Thursday morning. Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) proposed an amendment to the bill to ban the promotion of critical race theory within the military and at schools…

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White House Rushes Boosters; Scotland Hits Record: Virus Update

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White House Rushes to Booster Doses as CDC Advisers Bide Time

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House GOP Reps Call on Pelosi to Reconvene Congress to Address Kabul Attacks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., August 25, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) House Republicans called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to reconvene Congress to vote on a bill that would prevent U.S. troops from leaving Afghanistan until Americans are evacuated from the country, after ISIS killed…

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The White House says it is ‘not a day for politics’ amid calls for Biden’s resignation after the Kabul suicide bombings

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has dismissed calls for President Joe Biden to resign. GOP lawmakers are asking Biden to step down after suicide bombings in Kabul killed 13 service members. “It’s not a day for politics,” said Psaki, adding that August 26 should be about honoring the lives of US military members who…

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White House calls for ‘urgent’ action to prevent evictions after Supreme Court decision

Please try another search Economy1 hour ago (Aug 26, 2021 11:00PM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The exterior of the White House is seen from the North Lawn in Washington, U.S., August 19, 2021. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House said it regretted the Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday to end the Biden…

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House narrowly passes Biden’s $3.5T ‘human infrastructure’ budget

Washington Striking a deal with moderates, House Democratic leaders have muscled President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar budget blueprint over a key hurdle, ending a risky standoff, and putting the party’s domestic infrastructure agenda back on track.The 220-212 vote Tuesday was a first move toward drafting Mr. Biden’s $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan this fall, and the narrow…

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House passes bill Dems say would bolster landmark voting law

Washington House Democrats have passed legislation that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states.The bill, which is part of a broader Democratic effort to enact…