Congress Can Trade Stocks or Keep the Public Trust. Not Both.

Why on earth are representatives and senators allowed to trade stocks?

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Chevron Lobbies to Head Off New Sanctions on Myanmar

The oil company is arguing against efforts to restrict its involvement in a gas operation in Myanmar that provides funding for the junta there.

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Photos Inside the Capitol: The Sound of the Mob Came First

Not long after Senator Mitch McConnell warned his Republican colleagues that their efforts to overturn an election would send democracy into a “death spiral,” fear surged through the Senate chamber.

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As Wildfires Burn Out of Control, the West Coast Faces the Unimaginable

Firefighters across California and Oregon are bracing for stronger winds that could partly clear the air — but also fan the flames of uncontrolled blazes.

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50 Nights of Unrest in Portland

Robert Evans of Bellingcat says the city “is being used as a bellwether to see what this administration can get away with.”

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Senators Seek Answers on Coronavirus Protections at Guantánamo Bay

In a letter, they asked the Pentagon how the military is safeguarding troops and prisoners from an outbreak of Covid-19 given the base’s limited health care facilities.

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G.O.P. Voters Back QAnon Conspiracy Promoter for U.S. Senate

Jo Rae Perkins won her primary campaign in Oregon as the QAnon conspiracy theory has continued to gain momentum in Republican circles.

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