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Trump administration had no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan: White House

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting with Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain (R) and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There was no distribution plan for......

Biden has promised to reform Social Security — some changes could come as soon as this year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plans to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a COVID-19 response event at the White House in Washington, January 21, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Newly elected President Joe Biden has......

U.S. Senate to vote on Treasury chief nominee Yellen on Monday

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FILE PHOTO: Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives before the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will vote on Janet Yellen’s nomination......

Democrats plan to target IRS in probe of pro-Trump groups that organized rally prior to Capitol riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump battle with police at the west entrance of the Capitol during a “Stop the Steal” protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters Senate Democrats plan......

U.S. Senate backs waiver for Biden nominee to lead Pentagon

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FILE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Defense Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin answers questions during his confirmation before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2021. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate backed a waiver on Thursday that would......

U.S. House aims for early February COVID-19 relief bill vote

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WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to bring a coronavirus relief bill to a vote the first week of February, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, as President Joe Biden’s administration grapples with a crisis that has killed more than 400,000 Americans. “We will......

Democrats take narrow control of U.S. Senate as three new members sworn in

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By Patricia Zengerle, Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats took control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday when Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new members to give the party a narrow grip on both houses of Congress as well as the White House for the first time in......

Senate’s top Democrat, Republican seek path to guide 50-50 chamber

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facing a 50-50 partisan split in the U.S. Senate, the chamber’s top Democrat and Republican discussed adopting a power-sharing deal similar to one struck two decades ago in similar circumstances, a Democratic spokesman said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) and Senate Democratic......

U.S. Senate Republican leader cautions Democrats against big ‘ideological change’

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FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell heads to the Senate floor as he and the rest of the U.S. Senate continue to disagree on approving 2,000 dollars stimulus checks on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell......

Factbox: Biden’s Cabinet appointees get their day in Congress

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(Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office on Wednesday with only a few of his top chosen deputies in place. The Democrat’s Cabinet appointees are awaiting approval by the Senate, who are set to hold their first confirmation hearings on Tuesday. These are the officials set......

Janet Yellen to say U.S. does not seek weaker dollar – WSJ

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Jan 17 (Reuters) – Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to take over the U.S. Treasury, is expected to affirm the United States’ commitment to market-determined foreign exchange rates when she testifies on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The Treasury secretary nominee, at a......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials – filing

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By Brad Heath, Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Thursday, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials.” FILE PHOTO: Supporters of U.S.......

Exclusive: Trump considering lawyer who spoke at rally for impeachment defense – sources

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(Reuters) – President Donald Trump may hire a law professor who spoke at his rally before the riot at the U.S. Capitol to help defend him in an impeachment trial over a charge that he incited the violence, according to two people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: Law professor......

U.S. Republican Rep. Fred Upton will vote to impeach Trump: spokesman

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) speaks to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Fred Upton will vote to impeach President Donald Trump, Upton spokesman Josh Paciorek......

U.S. Rep. Kinzinger is third Republican to back Trump impeachment

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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., U.S., September 16, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger said......

Republican congressman Katko says he will vote to impeach Trump: Syracuse.com news website

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FILE PHOTO: House Homeland Security Committee member Rep. John Katko (R-NY) questions witnesses during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing about ‘worldwide threats to the homeland’ on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 17, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Representative John Katko said on......

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