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Under pressure, Democrats cut back spending

Democratic lawmakers are swiftly cutting back their spending on the Build Back Better agenda after President Biden made clear to progressive lawmakers that the package…

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Trump files lawsuit to block release of Capitol attack records

Ex-president challenges Biden’s decision to waive executive privilege that protects White House communications Donald Trump has sought to block the release of documents related to…

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Senate to vote on sweeping voting rights bill Republicans promise to filibuster

The vote, which is likely to take place Wednesday, might be the last dance for federal voting rights legislation. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-vote-sweeping-voting-rights-bill-republicans-promise-filibuster-n1281651 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Manchin hits back at Sanders criticism in fight over Biden investment plan

Vermont senator chides Manchin over lack of support for bill Progressive-centrist impasse holds up Biden’s reform agenda Internal party warfare between progressive and moderate Democrats…

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Winemaking and marathon running: what Kyrsten Sinema does instead of her job

Sinema is one of two Democrat holdouts against passing Biden’s Build Back Better agenda – but hasn’t made public why. Here’s what she is public…

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Jan. 6 investigators move to hold Bannon in contempt

The head of the House panel investigating Jan. 6 announced Thursday that he has scheduled a vote to hold former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in…

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Garland set to appear before House Judiciary next week

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Sanders blaming spending bill delay on corporate lobbying

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday said that efforts to finalize and vote on a roughly $3.5 trillion dollar Democratic spending bill is being delayed…

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Trump’s use of executive privilege will test congressional power to enforce subpoenas

Congress could try to convince the Justice Department to file criminal charges against those who ignore its demands. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/trump-s-use-executive-privilege-will-test-congressional-power-enforce-n1281317 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Grassley’s embrace of Trump shakes GOP landscape

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) enthusiastic appearance at a Trump event in Iowa over the weekend shows that the former president has further strengthened his grip…

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Cheney blasts Scalise for refusing to say Biden legitimately won election

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) blasted House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) after he refused to say if he believed the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from…

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Frustrated voting-rights advocates claw for opening on Senate filibuster

Voting-rights advocates are seething over the near-total stagnation in Washington. But they see a new opening with the filibuster. When President Joe Biden recently floated…

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Democrats likely to throw billions in tax hikes overboard as spending plans shrink

Democrats will likely drop hundreds of billions of dollars in proposed tax increases on the rich as they scramble to shrink the size of their…

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The debt drama that masked a brutal power struggle: Schumer vs. McConnell

On the surface, the Senate battled this week over avoiding a cataclysmic debt default. Underneath it all, the clash was really about who controls a…

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What Congress learned from the Facebook whistleblower

A whistleblower’s disclosures about Facebook’s impact on children may have finally given Congress something it has lacked: bipartisan resolve to tighten Washington’s grip on Silicon…

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Groups call for strengthening of federal inspector general system

More than 20 groups are calling on senators to strengthen the U.S.’s federal inspector general system by passing a series of bills that are being…

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‘The Buck Stops With Mark’: Facebook Whistleblower Says Zuckerberg Responsible for System Harming Kids

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen stepped out of the shadows Sunday after months of working secretly with lawyers, journalists and lawmakers to build a case against…

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Ocasio-Cortez says it’s possible to shorten years on funding programs to compromise on reconciliation bill

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Sunday it’s possible that progressives could compromise on fully funding certain programs for fewer years in an effort to lower…

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Sanders sees battle for America’s soul playing out in Congress

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday characterized the battle over the reconciliation spending bill as a test of American democracy. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Sanders…

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Biden headed to Capitol with agenda in the balance

President Biden will travel to Capitol Hill Friday afternoon to meet with members of the House Democratic caucus to try to resolve an impasse around the…

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Manchin throws down gauntlet with progressives

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is in the driver’s seat and letting liberal Democrats in the House and Senate know that he plans to set the…

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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas rally organizers, Trump allies

The panel demands that they give their sworn depositions on varying dates between late October and early November. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/jan-6-committee-subpoenas-rally-organizers-trump-allies-n1280384 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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