After Stimulus, Biden to Tackle Another Politically Tricky Issue: Infrastructure

Strengthening the country’s highways, bridges and broadband networks has broad popular support, but Washington remains bitterly divided on the details.

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How Pro-Trump Forces Pushed a Lie About Antifa at the Capitol Riot

On social media, cable networks and even in the halls of Congress, supporters of Donald J. Trump tried to rewrite history in real time, pushing the fiction that left-wing agitators were to blame for the violence on Jan. 6.

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Covid Stimulus Bill Heads to the Senate

The $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill narrowly passed the House, but now must maneuver through a procedural and political thicket in the Senate.

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Democrats Move to Salvage Minimum Wage Hike

As the House prepared to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package as early as Friday night, Democrats were searching for a Plan B to raise the minimum wage.

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Lawmakers Clash Over Call for Special Panel to Investigate Capitol Assault

The disputes are reminiscent of the fight surrounding the creation of the independent commission that conducted an inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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House Passes Sweeping Gay and Transgender Equality Legislation

The bill, which was first passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, faces a steep climb in the Senate.

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House Passes Sweeping Gay and Transgender Equality Legislation

The bill, which was first passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, faces a steep climb in the Senate.

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Ready to Nag About Gun Control?

A pandemic makes weapons worse.

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Fanne Foxe, Who Plunged Into the Tidal Basin and Emerged Famous, Dies at 84

A stripper known as “the Argentine Firecracker,” she was at the center of a political sex scandal that rocked Washington in the 1970s.

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National Guard Deployment at the Capitol Riot Was Delayed by Confusion and Inaction

As violence grew out of control on Jan. 6, the head of the Capitol Police made an urgent request for the National Guard. It took nearly two hours to be approved.

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Republicans Struggle to Derail Increasingly Popular Stimulus Package

Polls show a $1.9 trillion rescue plan polls strongly across the country, including with many Republican voters, despite a scattershot series of attacks from congressional Republicans.

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In GameStop Saga, Robinhood Is Cast as the Villain

Lawmakers at a congressional hearing kept coming back to the chief of the stock-trading app with pointed questions and a key argument: “Something very wrong happened here.”

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Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Biden’s Immigration Overhaul in House

Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Representative Linda Sánchez of California disclosed details of the proposal on Thursday in a news conference.

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For Black Aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 Brought Particular Trauma

Black congressional staff members said the attack brought back memories of how they had tried to avoid people they felt could be prone to racist violence — only to find them at their place of work.

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Biden Works to Leverage Senate Ties to Power His Agenda

The president has made clear in his first weeks in office that he plans to try to capitalize on his experience and relationships on Capitol Hill to get things done, though deep divisions remain.

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Don’t Care for This Impeachment? Wait Until Next Year

Leaders of both political parties suggest that impeachments, Electoral College standoffs and Supreme Court nomination blockades may become frequent fights in American politics.

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Pelosi Vows to Move Forward With Independent Inquiry Into Capitol Riot

Calls have grown among lawmakers for a 9/11 Commission-style panel to be established, which would most likely require legislation.

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How Joe Neguse and Stacey Plaskett Plan to Wield Their Influence After Impeachment

Both representatives said they took note of their roles as among the few Black lawmakers who played a role in the historic proceeding.

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Biden Takes Center Stage With Ambitious Agenda as Trump’s Trial Ends

The president plans to quickly press for his $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, and then move on to infrastructure, immigration, climate change and other major priorities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #law-and-legislation, #stimulus-economic, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Calls Grow for Commission to Investigate Capitol Riot

Lawmakers are increasingly pushing for a 9/11-style panel that would examine failures and make recommendations. It could also be a final chance for Congress to hold Donald J. Trump to account.

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How Democrats Could Have Made Republicans Squirm

G.O.P. lawmakers were unlikely to convict Trump. But a different approach to impeachment would have been more difficult for them to ignore.

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After the Speech: What Trump Did as the Capitol Was Attacked

New evidence emerged in the impeachment trial about what President Donald J. Trump did from roughly 1 to 6 p.m. the day of the Capitol attack. But many questions remain unanswered.

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Trump Acquitted of Inciting Insurrection, Even as Bipartisan Majority Votes ‘Guilty’

The verdict was unlikely to be the final word for former President Donald J. Trump, his badly divided party or the festering wounds the Jan. 6 riot that prompted the impeachment left behind.

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Trump’s Lawyers Deny He Incited Capitol Mob, Saying It’s Democrats Who Spur Violence

The former president’s legal team rested its case without using even a quarter of the 16 hours allotted to it.

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What to Watch For in the Impeachment Trial on Friday

Lawyers representing former President Donald J. Trump will state their case on Friday. A final vote could follow as early as Saturday.

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A New Delay for Census Numbers Could Scramble Congressional Elections

Census data needed for legislative districts won’t be ready until September. Could that alter the balance of power in the House?

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Democrats Push to Borrow More Money as Deficit Is Set to Shrink Slightly in 2021

Top Democrats and some of President Biden’s advisers are considering borrowing money to fund a sweeping infrastructure package as the nation’s fiscal situation improves more rapidly than expected.

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‘We Have to Relive It’: Images Revive Painful Memories in Senate

The nation’s most powerful lawmakers became a captive audience at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, as video footage forced them to absorb the enormity of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

#house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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How Long Can Democracy Survive QAnon and Its Allies?

Politicians and political scientists wonder if there are electoral reforms that might blunt the lunacy.

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What to Watch For in the Impeachment Trial on Wednesday

The prosecution will deliver its first substantive arguments in what could be an exceptionally short trial.

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A Guide to Impeachment Trial Day 2: Start Time, Streaming and More

The prosecution will deliver its first substantive arguments in what could be an exceptionally short trial.

#house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Senate Agrees Trial Is Constitutional With Little G.O.P. Support

After a day that featured a harrowing video of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, only six Republicans joined Democrats in agreeing to allow the trial to proceed, signaling there is not enough support for a conviction.

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‘Dad, I Don’t Want to Come Back to the Capitol’: Raskin Speaks of the Horror of Jan. 6

Representative Jamie Raskin, the Maryland Democrat who is the lead prosecutor in the second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, choked back tears in his presentation on Tuesday.

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5 Takeaways From Day One of Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial

Before senators could get started on the charge against former President Donald J. Trump, they spent a day debating whether they had the right to try a former president in the first place.

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Trump Impeachment Team Denies Incitement in Legal Brief

The lengthy legal brief provided the first extended defense of former President Donald J. Trump’s conduct since the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. It arrived as senators locked in rules for an exceedingly fast trial.

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Crisis Spurs Congress Toward Big Measures to Lift Families From Poverty

Lawmakers, including at least one Republican, are focused on providing monthly payments to help families with children make ends meet.

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You May Want to Forget Him, but Trump’s Trial Must Be Thorough

Democrats should be willing to call witnesses.

#house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Liz Cheney vs. Marjorie Taylor Greene

What recent votes on the future of two congresswomen tell us about the Republican Party.

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What if They Held an Impeachment Trial and Nobody Came?

Maybe it’s a good thing that we’re more focused on Biden. Or maybe we’ve just given up.

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The Trump Trial Wouldn’t Have Been Possible Without This Impeachment

The House managers in 1876 thought they had established a precedent. They did not count on modern Republicans.

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Liz Cheney Says G.O.P. Must Move Past Trump

Ms. Cheney, having fended off a challenge to her House leadership role, was defiant in defending her impeachment vote and called for Republicans to be “the party of truth.”

#cheney-liz, #conspiracy-theories, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats to Unveil Up to $3,600 Child Tax Credit as Part of Stimulus Bill

The credit would send monthly payments to millions of Americans under certain income thresholds for a year starting in July.

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Spurning Calls to Resign, Liz Cheney Says G.O.P. Must Move Past Trump

Ms. Cheney, having fended off a challenge to her House leadership role, was defiant in defending her impeachment vote and called for Republicans to be “the party of truth.”

#cheney-liz, #conspiracy-theories, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Didn’t Come Out of Nowhere

She’s the latest descendant in a lineage of Republican women who embrace a boffo radicalism.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene and the Republican Perversion of ‘Freedom’

She’s playing the victim. Don’t fall for it.

#greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New York Republican Claudia Tenney Wins Final House Seat

Claudia Tenney, a Republican from Central New York, regained a seat she lost in 2018 after a judge ruled that her 109-vote victory was legitimate.

#brindisi-anthony, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #tenney-claudia

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Is ‘Freed’ to Push Republicans to the Right

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene warned that the House’s vote only left her with more time to insist on Republicans’ allegiance to former President Donald J. Trump.

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Abolish the Racist, Sexist Subminimum Wage

Biden’s Raise the Wage Act should ensure that tipped workers receive fair pay.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #national-restaurant-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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House Exiles Marjorie Taylor Greene From Panels, as Republicans Rally Around Her

Democrats pressed past Republicans’ objections to remove the Georgia freshman from her two committee posts in a vote without precedent in the modern Congress.

#cheney-liz, #conspiracy-theories, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #qanon, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden’s Stimulus Plan Is Right to Go Big

This could be the moment of social repair.

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