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Congress should get Trump's tax returns, Biden Justice Department says

1 month ago   |   The Washington Post

Biden Justice Department has concluded that seeking Trump's taxes serves “a legitimate legislative purpose.”
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Masks Are Mandatory Again on Capitol Hill. It's Not Going Well

1 month ago   |   The New Republic

The act of wearing a mask has been a point of political contention for as long as the pandemic has ravaged the country, and the halls of Congress have seen their share of this...
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Congressional Democrats are on a renewed push to act on voting rights with a 'sword and shield' approach

Congressional Democrats are on a renewed push to act on voting rights with a 'sword and shield' approach

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Democrats in the White House and both chambers of Congress are rushing to take action on voting rights before the August recess, with a group of House...
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Congress votes to rename post office for former Minnesota Rep. Jim Ramstad

1 month ago   |   Star Tribune

The legislation awaits a signature from President Joe Biden.
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DOJ won't defend Brooks in lawsuit over Capitol violence

1 month ago   |   My Sanantonio

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The U.S. Department of Justice won't help defend U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama against a civil lawsuit that claims he helped to incite the Jan. 6 violence...
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Beware of budget gimmicks in push for massive spending deals

1 month ago   |   Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - Senators fashioning a pair of colossal bills that would deliver more than $4 trillion for infrastructure, health care, environment and other initiatives insist...
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Rep. Luria's pro-Navy, centrist identity may get Jan. 6 test

1 month ago   |   Star Tribune

When members of Congress head home to connect with their constituents, some hit tractor pulls. Others might stop by mom-and-pop stores. For Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, whose...
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Bipartisan infrastructure bill in the Senate is an island in a sea of partisanship

1 month ago   |   The Washington Post

The partisan conflict over the Jan. 6 select committee in the House - and GOP moves to derail it - reflect where politics in Congress really stand
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Democrats Are Going It Alone on Immigration Reform

1 month ago   |   Real Clear Politics

Immigration reform has long been elusive in Congress. Democrats may have a workaround.
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It's been 12 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage. As a McDonald's worker who makes just $10 an hour, I'm getting sick of Congress delaying another much-needed raise

It's been 12 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage. As a McDonald's worker who makes just $10 an hour, I'm getting sick of Congress delaying another much-needed raise

1 month ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement For millions of workers across the country, it's been 12 years without a raise in the minimum wage. 12 years is a long time. In the past 12 years, we've...
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James Polk, Pulitzer winner for Watergate reporting, dies at 83

He worked for the old Washington Star and later for NBC and CNN. Read more ...

Opinion: Journalism is Activism and Diverse Newsrooms Know That

It isn't news that journalists have been burned by their “conformity. ” From police shootings to sexual assaults, the voices sharing the news become just as important as the... Read more ...

Groups urge state to protect last wild Atlantic salmon in US

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the... Read more ...

Californians tired of doing their part during triple-digit heat

Californians tired of doing their part during triple-digit heat

SACRAMENTO - Californians are tired of turning off their appliances in the summer heat. For years, state officials have counted on residents to rescue the electric grid from... Read more ...

Thousands defy Orbán with festive Pride parade backing gay rights in Hungary

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Chris Sale to pitch 4-5 innings in Sunday's rehab start with Double-A Portland

Chris Sale is expected to pitch four or five innings in his next rehab start with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs on Sunday as the Red Sox left-hander continues to eye a return... Read more ...

Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer's estate, an attorney involved in the mediation... Read more ...

Biden faces challenges in bid to reach a bipartisan infrastructure plan

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French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

Some 160,000 people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have... Read more ...

Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support

Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and... Read more ...