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Biden predicts states will try to arrest women who travel for abortions

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WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some U.S. states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedures nationwide. Thirteen Republican-led states banned or severely restricted the procedure under so-called......

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy recovering after hip replacement surgery

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here FILE: US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray on the fiscal year 2023 budget for the FBI, at US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 25, 2022. BONNIE CASH/POOL/AFP......

Manchin, Sinema dash Biden hopes for filibuster change on abortion rights

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MADRID/WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed that U.S. senators remove a legislative roadblock to restoring abortion rights that were taken away by the Supreme Court last week, a suggestion that was shot down by aides to key Democratic lawmakers. Biden’s proposal to temporarily lift the......

U.S. Capitol riot panel subpoenas White House counsel under Trump

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WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – A congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol announced on Wednesday that it has subpoenaed former President Donald Trump’s White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, to testify about Trump’s activities on the day of the melee. The subpoena seeking a deposition......

Trump did not care that Jan. 6 rioters were armed, tried to hijack limo

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WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – Then-President Donald Trump dismissed concerns that supporters were armed with guns at his Jan. 6, 2021, rally preceding the U.S. Capitol riot, and he later tried to grab the steering wheel of his Secret Service limousine in a failed bid to direct it to the......

Biden signs gun safety bill into law, takes swipe at Supreme Court

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U.S. President Joe Biden signs S. 2938: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law from the Roosevelt Room at the White House as first lady Jill Biden stands next to him in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 25......

Sen. Susan Collins criticizes conservative justices after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Susan Collins called the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday an “ill-considered action” and criticized the conservative justices who supported the decision. “Throwing out a precedent overnight that the country has relied upon for half......

U.S. House passes gun-safety legislation, sends to Biden

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WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed significant gun-safety legislation for the first time in three decades, sending it to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it into law. The House voted 234-193 for the bill, one day after a Supreme Court......

Trump allies sought pardons after supporting his attempts to overturn election

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WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – At least five congressional Republican allies of Donald Trump sought White House pardons after supporting his attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat, witnesses told the U.S. House probe into the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol. Their names emerged at the end of......

Police chief who delayed assault on Uvalde mass shooter is put on leave

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June 22 (Reuters) – The Texas school district police chief who has come under withering criticism for the police response to the Uvalde school massacre has been placed on administrative leave by the district and could lose his position on the Uvalde City Council. Chief Pete Arredondo was in charge......

Fed’s Powell: committed to inflation fight, not trying to trigger recession

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June 22 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is not trying to engineer a recession to stop inflation but is fully committed to bringing prices under control even if doing so risks an economic downturn, U.S. central bank chief Jerome Powell said on Wednesday. “We are not trying to provoke, and......

Biden asks Congress to pause gas tax amid record pump prices

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June 22 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to pass a three-month suspension of the federal gasoline tax to help combat record pump prices and provide temporary relief for American families this summer. The president also urged states to temporarily suspend state fuel taxes, which......

Texts between aides reveal role Sen. Ron Johnson played in pushing ‘fake’ Trump electors

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A Johnson aide texted a staffer for then-Vice President Mike Pence that the Wisconsin Republican wanted to hand-deliver “fake” electors to Pence just before the start of the January 6 congressional session to certify Joe Biden’s 2020 election win.......

U.S. Senate poised to move forward on first significant gun legislation in decades

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WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers released the first significant gun control legislation in decades on Tuesday, paving the way for the U.S. Senate to move to a vote this week, following two mass shootings that killed dozens of people and sent shock waves through a......

Big Tech bill advocates and critics keep pressure on U.S. lawmakers

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The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – Supporters of a U.S. bill aimed at reining in Big Tech platforms like Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) have flooded lawmakers with......

Yellen, Canada’s Freeland present united front on Ukraine, economic challenges

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Candian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to journalists outside the U.S. Trade Representative’s office in Washington, U.S., August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TORONTO, June 20 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met with Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on......

Lead Democrat hopeful on U.S. gun legislation despite Republican walk-out

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., February 17, 2022. REUTERS/Jon Cherry/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – The lead Republican negotiator in U.S. Senate efforts to craft a bipartisan gun safety......

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