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Senate passes $2 billion Capitol security funding bill in response to January 6 insurrection
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Senate passes $2 billion Capitol security funding bill in response to January 6 insurrection

The Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a roughly $2 billion Capitol Hill security spending bill in response to the deadly January 6 insurrection. The vote was 98-0. The security supplemental funding bill will provide funding for the Capitol Police, the National Guard and other law enforcement partners to cover costs incurred during the…MORE

Manchin backs taking first step on Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar agenda as Democratic leaders grow more confident
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Manchin backs taking first step on Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar agenda as Democratic leaders grow more confident

Senate Democratic leaders are growing increasingly confident that they will lock down support for the crucial first step to advancing President Joe Biden’s multi-trillion dollar economic package after West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin signaled on Thursday that he is in favor of pressing forward. Manchin told CNN that he backs proceeding with the budget resolution,…MORE

Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday
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Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday

President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to extend the eviction moratorium set to expire on Saturday that prohibits landlords nationwide from evicting certain tenants who fail to pay rent amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Supreme Court last month allowed the order issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay…MORE

Controversial Arizona ballot review pulls in more than $5.7 million in private donations, organizers say
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Controversial Arizona ballot review pulls in more than $5.7 million in private donations, organizers say

A private company conducting a widely denounced review of ballots in Arizona’s largest county says it has received more than $5.7 million in private funds to support its examination of the 2020 presidential results. The majority of the money has come from organizations tied to people aligned with former President Donald Trump and his false…MORE

Chief DC federal judge questions misdemeanor deals for US Capitol rioters
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Chief DC federal judge questions misdemeanor deals for US Capitol rioters

The chief judge in DC’s federal court questioned the Justice Department’s decision to offer misdemeanor plea deals to nonviolent US Capitol rioters, saying at a hearing Thursday that the relatively light punishment might not be enough to deter similar attacks in the future. “Does the government have any concern … of the defendant joining a…MORE

READ: Bipartisan infrastructure plan 57-page summary
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READ: Bipartisan infrastructure plan 57-page summary

The Senate voted 67-32 on Wednesday to begin debate on a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, advancing a critical part of President Joe Biden’s agenda in Congress, though the legislative text itself is still being written by negotiators. While the bill is still being finalized, CNN on Thursday obtained a 57-page summary of what…MORE

Blinken warns talks with Iran can’t go on indefinitely
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Blinken warns talks with Iran can’t go on indefinitely

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that negotiations with Tehran over the Iran nuclear deal “cannot and will not go on indefinitely.” “We are committed to diplomacy, but this process cannot go on indefinitely,” Blinken said at a press conference in Kuwait. Referring to the deal by its formal name, the Joint Comprehensive…MORE

228 GOP lawmakers call on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade
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228 GOP lawmakers call on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Nearly 230 Republican members of Congress told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it should overturn Roe v. Wade and release its “vise grip on abortion politics.” The new brief is the latest filing in a dispute that will be heard next term and represents the most significant abortion-related case the justices have taken up…MORE

Trump’s inroads with Florida Latinos are influencing Democratic response to Cuba
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Trump’s inroads with Florida Latinos are influencing Democratic response to Cuba

Democrats in South Florida, beleaguered by a tough 2020 election in the state, have been privately and publicly urging their party leaders to embrace the protests against Cuba’s communist regime that are roiling the island nation. Their reasoning is as much personal — these Democrats believe supporting the protests is the right thing to do…MORE

Immigrant advocacy groups pull out of US effort on border amid standstill over restrictions
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Immigrant advocacy groups pull out of US effort on border amid standstill over restrictions

Immigrant advocacy organizations that quietly agreed to work with the Biden administration to identify vulnerable migrants in Mexico amid border restrictions are pulling out of that effort, frustrated with the lack of clarity over when a Trump-era policy will be reversed. It’s the latest indication of tensions bubbling up between the administration and some of…MORE

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