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Trump endorsed Herschel Walker, Max Miller and Sean Parnell. They’re now facing scrutiny over their pasts

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here None of these issues, which have been documented in interviews, court filings and police records, have dissuaded Trump. “President Trump is proud to endorse patriots who love our country and will put America First, and he will not be......

Biden administration details new plans for air travel for foreign nationals starting next month

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The change will relax a patchwork of bans that had begun to cause fury abroad and replace them with more uniform requirements for inbound international air passengers. It will come as welcome news to the travel industry, which had......

Democrats drive toward a scaled back $1.75 trillion spending agreement

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Biden and Democratic leaders are driving toward a $1.75 trillion agreement that will unlock the votes for the separate infrastructure package — and arm Biden with two momentous legislative victories — as he departs for the world stage later......

Analysis: A week that could transform Joe Biden’s presidency

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here After weeks of feuding between moderate and progressive Democrats and his agenda’s several brushes with extinction, the President’s double play of social spending and a bipartisan infrastructure program may finally come to fruition this week. Democrats hope to agree......

A key Cabinet role isn’t filled nine months into Biden’s presidency. Here’s why that matters

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The last Cabinet-level position that hasn’t been filled is the director of the Office of Management and Budget — an agency that not many Americans are familiar with but is an incredibly powerful part of the federal government. “When......

The quotable words of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here He is an enduring subject of books, movies and all manner of political debate, related to Anita Hill’s accusations of sexual harassment, the expectations of civil rights leaders and Thomas’ own views of racial stereotypes and constitutional conservatism. Thomas......

Pelosi says Democrats plan to have ‘agreement’ on spending bill and vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The goal among Democratic leaders is to have a vote Wednesday or Thursday on the infrastructure package and send it to Biden’s desk, a source briefed on the plan says. The hope is to have a detailed agreement on......

Analysis: Biden’s Child Tax Credit seems like it should be a political slam dunk, but it’s getting scaled back anyway

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Since its temporary enactment in Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill in March, it has given the parents of 60 million children up to $300 per child each month, according to the administration. For 90% of them, the money......

Biden hosts Manchin in Delaware to discuss finalizing spending bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The meeting is unlikely to result in a final deal or even a preliminary agreement on a framework for Democrats to unveil, officials familiar with the meeting said, as a critical week for Biden’s agenda begins. Instead, it’s meant......

Free community college is out of Biden’s plan, but a bigger Pell grant could still help cut costs

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The latest proposal would add $500 to the maximum Pell grant, currently set at $6,495. The award — a key part of the federal financial aid system since the 1970s — doesn’t need to be paid back and can......

Obama says New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate won’t be a ‘champion of democracy’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Apparently Phil’s opponent says he didn’t know it was a rally to overturn the results of the last election,” Obama said, “He didn’t know it? Come on. When you’re standing in front of a sign that says ‘Stop the......

Former DOJ official who pushed baseless election fraud claims expected to testify before January 6 committee

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Clark’s testimony next Friday could be a major step forward for Democrats as they attempt to determine what former President Donald Trump, Republican members of Congress and his advisers did and said behind closed doors about overturning the results......

US Rep. Glenn Thompson released from Walter Reed following Covid-19 diagnosis

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Pennsylvania Republican, who is vaccinated, “has returned to his home in Pennsylvania to recover,” according to a statement from his office Saturday, and will work virtually from home next week. “He thanks the Attending Physician at the U.S.......

Virginia Democrats sue USPS over delayed delivery of election-related material

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The organization says delays in election-related mail across Albemarle County, which includes the city of Charlottesville, James City County, which is adjacent to Williamsburg, and the area of Portsmouth near Norfolk, are “particularly egregious,” according to the lawsuit. Friday’s......

White House further postpones disclosure of JFK assassination documents, citing Covid

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden issued a memo that said the national archivist recommended he “‘direct two public releases of the information that has ultimately ‘been determined to be appropriate for release to the public.'” The first will be an “interim......

Biden’s early-presidency getaways so far outpace Trump’s

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sixty-nine of those 108 days away from Washington were spent at his home in Wilmington, spread over 23 visits; seven days at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, beach house over two visits; and 32 days at Camp David over 10......

US nearing a formal agreement to use Pakistan’s airspace to carry out military operations in Afghanistan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Pakistan has expressed a desire to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in exchange for assistance with its own counterterrorism efforts and help in managing the relationship with India, one of the sources said. But the negotiations are ongoing,......

The massive asylum changes Jeff Sessions tucked into the footnotes | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Washington CNN —   When Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that domestic violence and gang victims are not likely to qualify for asylum in the US, he undercut potentially tens of thousands of claims each year for people seeking......

January 6 defendant spoke at far-right rally attended by Proud Boys, despite court order against associating with the group

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Pictures posted online and a video obtained by CNN from an attendee show Micajah Jackson near a group of Proud Boys, spouting conspiracies about January 6. This raises questions of whether he violated the conditions of his pre-trial release,......

US kills senior al Qaeda leader in Syria airstrike

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The military said it has “no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike,” which was carried out by an MQ-9 drone. “The removal of this al-Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further......

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