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Here’s what a ‘vote-a-rama’ is (and what it means for Biden’s stimulus)

Senate Democrats’ push to quickly pass President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 relief package is about to meet a time-consuming and stamina-challenging speed bump known as a “vote-a-rama.” Republicans are planning to use the process to put Democrats in a tough position to not just stay united, but also consistent about the stimulus package. Here’s what you…MORE

Biden’s pick for top Pentagon policy job apologizes for past tweets at confirmation hearing

President Joe Biden‘s nominee to become the top policy official at the Pentagon, Colin Kahl, apologized to Republican senators for using “sometimes disrespectful” language in tweets criticizing several Trump administration defense policy decisions after he was grilled in his confirmation hearing on Thursday. The tweets were brought up during the hearing before the Senate Armed…MORE

Ron Johnson at the center of the storm: ‘People are out to destroy me’

Sen. Ron Johnson seems to be relishing his place at the center of the controversies dominating Washington. For two months, the Wisconsin Republican has taken on everyone who blamed former President Donald Trump for inciting the deadly riot at the Capitol: Democrats, the mainstream media, even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. He’s raised questions about…MORE

Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s first majority written opinion limits reach of FOIA

Justice Amy Coney Barrett penned her first Supreme Court majority opinion on Thursday, writing a 7-2 decision that will shield federal agencies from having to disclose certain materials under an exception to the Freedom of Information Act. Barrett’s debut majority opinion came in a case that was the first she heard as a justice, back…MORE

Veterans Affairs chief McDonough outlines agency’s vaccination efforts

Veterans Affairs chief McDonough outlines agency’s vaccination efforts

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough on Thursday outlined the administration’s efforts to vaccinate the nation’s veterans and other work to care for veterans amid the pandemic. Veterans, McDonough said, “have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.” More than 230,000 veterans in the VA’s care have been infected by Covid-19, with 10,605 deaths, but as…MORE