Making History, Ginsburg Is Honored at a Capitol Divided Over Replacing Her

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in Statuary Hall in a ceremony choreographed to allow the women of Congress to honor her legacy and the example she set.

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Would Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Cost the G.O.P. the Senate?

Mitch McConnell has a tricky needle to thread.

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U.S. Risks Repeating 2009 Mistakes as Economic Recovery Slows

In the wake of the last recession, government spending dried up, dragging out the recovery. Policymakers warn against letting it happen again.

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House Approves Short-Term Bill to Avoid a Shutdown

The measure would stave off a government shutdown, providing funding until Dec. 11.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #mnuchin-steven-t, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats and Republicans Clash Over Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Democrats proposed a spending bill that omitted aid for farmers sought by President Trump, drawing Republican ire and leaving the fate of the bill unclear as federal funding is set to lapse.

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Kara Swisher Interviews Nancy Pelosi on ‘Sway’ Podcast

The most powerful woman in America plans to prevail in November. But what are the limits to her influence? Listen to the premiere of “Sway” with Kara Swisher.

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No, the Democrats Haven’t Gone Over the Edge

The party still has a strong vibrant center.

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A $1.5 Trillion Compromise That Congress’s Leaders Can’t Ignore

The bipartisan framework struck by House Democrats and Republicans merits consideration.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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JPMorgan Sends Workers Home After Coronavirus Case

Sending workers home after a colleague tests positive for the coronavirus will be a fact of life for months to come.

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House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters

A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.

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Taking a Cue From Trump, House Republicans Offer Narrow Agenda

Working to avoid losing more ground in the minority, they unveiled a vision for governing on Tuesday. It was a road map back to February.

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War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

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Why Does Trump Want an Inaccurate Census?

Congress must extend the deadline for the count.

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Netanyahu Privately Condoned U.S. Plan to Sell Arms to U.A.E., Officials Say

The package being pushed by the Trump White House — which could shift the military balance in the Middle East — includes an electronic warfare plane, the EA-18G Growler.

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What Will You Do if Trump Doesn’t Leave?

Playing out the nightmare scenario.

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Amtrak Will Furlough Over 2,000 Workers Because of the Coronavirus

The job cuts come as the rail agency’s response to fiscal challenges receives scrutiny from rail advocates and federal lawmakers.

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Trump Says Some Really Strange Things. Republicans Say No Comment, Again.

“If the leader comments, I’ll be sure to pass it along,” said a spokesman for Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader. As of Tuesday afternoon, there was nothing to pass along.

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Mnuchin Says Economy Is Recovering but ‘More Work’ Is Needed to Alleviate Pain

The Treasury secretary’s House testimony, combined with renewed stimulus discussions among Republicans, highlighted divisions over how big an economic package should be.

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Shift on Election Briefings Could Create an Information Gap for Voters

The elimination of in-person election security briefings to Congress could leave the public with a diminished understanding of the threats facing the election as it enters a critical phase.

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No More In-Person Election Briefings for Congress, Intelligence Chief Says

Lawmakers in both parties worry the move will block their ability to question and test intelligence assessments when they are crucial to ensuring that foreign powers do not undermine election results.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #house-of-representatives, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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School Bus Industry in Crisis Because of Coronavirus

Industry leaders say it will be the nation’s schoolchildren and parents who will suffer, as they alter their lives and figure out how to replace a mode of transportation that was once a certainty.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #senate, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #transit-systems, #transportation

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Congress Moves Toward Vote to Block U.S.P.S. Changes

The Democratic bill up for debate would send $25 billion to the Postal Service and reverse changes that have slowed service until after November’s election.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic

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Former Postal Governor Tells Congress Mnuchin Politicized Postal Service

David C. Williams also told Congress he raised concerns about Louis DeJoy ahead of his hiring as Postmaster General.

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Former Postal Governor Says He Raised Concerns About Louis DeJoy

David C. Williams, who will testify before lawmakers on Thursday, told Congress he had suggested his fellow governors investigate the new postmaster general’s background ahead of his hiring.

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Decision to Halt Postal Changes Does Little to Quell Election Concerns

Democrats are calling on Louis DeJoy to step down amid concerns that changes already made could disenfranchise voters in November.

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USPS Suspends Changes After Outcry Over Delivery Slowdown

Policy changes by the postmaster general prompted allegations that the Trump administration was trying to disenfranchise voters before the 2020 election.

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The Post Office Is Perfectly Capable of Handling Election Mail

I was a regulator of the Postal Service for nearly 18 years under three presidents. Everyone should stay calm.

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DeJoy Earned Millions From Company With Financial Ties to Postal Service

The postmaster general, under fire for his business ties and his cost-cutting measures, will testify before the House next week.

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Pelosi to Recall House for Postal Service Vote as Democrats Press for DeJoy to Testify

The House will cut short its summer recess to consider legislation that would counter changes at the Postal Service that critics say undermine casting ballots by mail.

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Conor Lamb Found a Way to Win in Trump Country. Can Biden Follow His Path?

Throughout his campaign, Joe Biden has repeatedly returned to the same themes and strategies that supported Mr. Lamb to a surprise victory in a district that Mr. Trump carried by about 20 points in 2016.

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TeleTracking Technologies, Firm Running Coronavirus Database, Refuses to Answer Senators’ Questions

A private technology company that gathers data for a coronavirus database said a nondisclosure agreement with the Trump administration blocks it from discussing its $10.2 million contract.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronic-health-records, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #health-and-human-services-department, #house-of-representatives, #nondisclosure-agreements, #senate, #teletracking-technologies-inc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Who Would Replace Kamala Harris in the Senate for California? Let the Jockeying Begin

As the Democratic vice-presidential nominee hits the campaign trail, a race to replace her kicks off.

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Administration Officials Defend Executive Action on Pandemic Relief

Democrats criticized President Trump’s directives and called on top administration officials to resume talks over a broader agreement.

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Sidestepping Congress, Trump Signs Executive Measures for Pandemic Relief

President Trump signed the directives after two weeks of stalemate with Democrats over a recovery package, using legally dubious measures to try to restore lapsed benefits.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #house-of-representatives, #pelosi-nancy, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #trump-donald-j

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House Can Sue to Force Testimony From McGahn, Appeals Court Rules

A court endorsed the House Judiciary Committee’s ability to pursue testimony from the former White House counsel as part of its oversight responsibilities.

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Trump’s Census Shenanigans Have a Nefarious Purpose

But history has a way of confounding those who think they can control it.

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Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.

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At the Census Bureau, a Technical Memo Raises Alarms Over Politics

A directive orders experts to find ways to tally undocumented residents. Some fear the end result will be a skewed allotment of seats in the House of Representatives.

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Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might

The upset of the veteran congressman from St. Louis sent tremors though the Democratic establishment in Missouri and Washington, D.C.

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From Outsider to Insider: Karen Bass’s Unexpected Journey to Power

At every step in her political career, the California congresswoman had to be coaxed to run for a higher office. Now she’s a top contender to be Joe Biden’s running mate.

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

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Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

Merritt Corrigan, the former deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had drawn scrutiny shortly after being named to the position.

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With Jobless Aid Expired, Trump Sidelines Himself in Stimulus Talks

As his top advisers met with Democratic leaders to try to hash out a compromise, President Trump hurled insults at Democrats and mused aloud about short-circuiting the talks and acting on his own.

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Rashida Tlaib Beat Her Primary Opponent by 900 Votes in 2018. How Will the Rematch Go?

The Michigan Democrat is facing a rematch against a challenger who says she hasn’t done enough for her district in Detroit.

#democratic-party, #detroit-mich, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #jones-brenda-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tlaib-rashida

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Congress, Test Thyself

Lawmakers are essential workers. They should start acting like it and protect themselves and the other people who work on Capitol Hill.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gohmert-louis-b-jr, #house-of-representatives, #masks, #politics-and-government, #senate, #tests-medical, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Relief Package Deal Remains Elusive as Impasse Over Jobless Benefits Persists

Negotiators acknowledged some progress over the weekend, but said they remained far apart on a number of issues.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #mnuchin-steven-t, #pelosi-nancy, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Voting by Mail Is Crucial for Democracy

Especially amid the pandemic, it’s the surest path to a more inclusive, more accurate and more secure election.

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Voting by Mail Could Save Lives and American Democracy

Especially amid the pandemic, it’s the surest path to a more inclusive, more accurate and more secure election.

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Alienated by Trump, Suburban Voters Sour on G.O.P. in Battle for the House

House Republicans are on the defensive in suburban strongholds as voters reject President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and calls for racial justice.

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Louie Gohmert’s Coronavirus Case Reveals a Dangerous Reality in Congress

Congress, which is tasked with shepherding the nation through the pandemic, itself lacks consistent procedures for protecting its members and its work force.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #davis-rodney-lee-1970, #democratic-party, #gohmert-louis-b-jr, #house-of-representatives, #masks, #pelosi-nancy, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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