Pelosi Invites Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress

The session would lay out the president’s plan after his first 100 days in office.

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House Taps Military Official to Lead Security

The selection of Maj. Gen. William J. Walker as House sergeant-in-arms will place the security of both chambers of Congress in the hands of accomplished military leaders after the Jan. 6 riot.

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Postal Service Plans Price Increases and Service Cuts to Shore Up Finances

The 10-year plan, which would lengthen promised delivery times and reduce post office hours, among other provisions, drew immediate condemnation from Democrats in Congress.

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House Reviews Mariannette Miller-Meeks’s Narrow Election Victory in Iowa

After one of the closest contests in American history, the House must now decide whether to unseat Mariannette Miller-Meeks, a Republican.

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As Republicans Shun Vaccines, Congress Toils to Return to Normal

A quarter of lawmakers have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine, even though they have been available since December.

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Tribal Communities Set to Receive Big New Infusion of Aid

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package provides $31 billion for tribal nations and Indigenous people to address longstanding problems like poor health care.

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After Capitol Riot, Lawmakers Chafe at Security Measures

There is bipartisan interest in removing fencing around the Capitol and dismissing the National Guard troops deployed there, but law enforcement officials fear new threats.

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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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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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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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A Year of Hardship, Helped and Hindered by Washington

For Kathryn Stewart, a struggling single mother in Michigan, the past year showed how much safety net programs can help — and how the nation’s fickleness about them can add confusion and uncertainty to fear and worry.

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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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Queens Man Wanted ‘Execution’ of Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Says

Brendan Hunt, a fervent supporter of President Trump, is also accused of urging the killing of members of Congress before Inauguration Day.

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More Access, More Anxiety: The Job of Photographing Trump

In an interview, Doug Mills, a Times photographer in the Washington bureau, reflects on a relentless four years.

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Pelosi Holds Back Impeachment Article as House Builds Case

The speaker called the impeachment of President Trump “urgent,” but did not send the charge to the Senate to prompt the start of a trial, nor commit to when she would do so.

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Rare Pentagon Mission: Armed Troops in Capital

The troops will be the National Guard and not active-duty. But officials know such events are fraught with risk and cite Kent State in 1970, Tiananmen Square in 1989 and Tehran in 2009.

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Republicans Break Ranks on Impeachment

Mitch McConnell appears ready to cut ties with Trump: This is your morning tip sheet.

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House Sets Impeachment Vote to Charge Trump With Incitement

Democrats are planning a Tuesday vote to formally call on the vice president to wrest power from President Trump and a Wednesday impeachment vote if he does not.

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Man With Assault Rifle Charged With Threatening Pelosi, Officials Say

The Department of Justice said on Friday that Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. was one of 13 people who had been charged in federal court after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.

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Man Who Stormed Capitol With Assault Rifle Charged With Threatening Pelosi

The Department of Justice said on Friday that Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. was one of 13 people who had been charged in federal court after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.

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Trump Loyalists Arrested and Charged With Involvement in Capitol Siege

A well-known conspiracy theorist who entered the Capitol shirtless, wearing a fur headdress with horns, was among those arrested.

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Democrats Ready Impeachment Charge Against Trump for Inciting Capitol Mob

Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened decisive action against the president for his role in the insurrection against Congress if he refused to resign.

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Pelosi Pressed Pentagon on Safeguards to Prevent Trump From Ordering Military Action

But short of the cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment or impeaching and convicting the president, it would be unconstitutional to defy legal orders from the commander in chief, experts note.

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The Aftershocks From the Capitol Attack

Readers react to impeachment calls, cabinet resignations and a video from the president.

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Running Out the Clock on Trump Is Cowardly and Dangerous

Forget the 25th Amendment. It’s Congress that was attacked and Congress that needs to act.

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How The Capitol Attack Led Democrats to Demand Trump’s Resignation

The White House was propelled deeper into crisis as officials resigned in protest and prominent Republicans broke with the president after he incited a mob that assaulted Congress.

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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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Nancy Pelosi Secures Another Term as Speaker, as Senate Hangs in Balance

The vote, largely along party lines, punctuated an opening day marked more by precaution than pomp, as the 117th Congress convened under the threat of a deadly pandemic.

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Homes of Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi Are Reported Vandalized

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, called the vandalism of his Louisville, Ky., home a “radical tantrum” taken from a “toxic playbook.”

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Democrats Try and Fail to Jam $2,000 Stimulus Payments Through House

In a brief bit of political theater, the House majority leader opened the House for business to ask for unanimous consent to accede to President Trump’s request for larger checks.

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How Trump’s Attack on Relief Bill Has Divided GOP

From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.

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Trump’s Attack on Coronavirus Relief Divides G.O.P. and Threatens Recovery

From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.

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How Trump Has Jeopardized Stimulus Relief

The president’s demand that Congress amend a giant coronavirus relief and government spending bill has raised the unexpected prospect that help may no longer be days away.

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A Dinner, a Deal and Moonshine: How the Stimulus Came Together

Top party leaders cinched a $900 billion relief deal after laying down their swords. But it took an empowered, bipartisan group of moderates to help bridge the divide.

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Coronavirus Stimulus Bolsters Biden, Shows Potential Path for Agenda

Working together with the president-elect, bipartisan groups in the Senate and House helped push feuding leaders to compromise. It could be a template for the future.

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Lawmakers Resolve Fed Dispute as They Race to Close Stimulus Deal

Top senators appeared to strike an agreement on the central bank’s lending powers as they struggled to clear away the last sticking points in the $900 billion compromise plan.

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Trump Claims Credit for Vaccines. Some of His Backers Don’t Want to Take Them.

A deep distrust of the government is fueling vaccine hesitancy among Republicans, who are more likely than Democrats to resist being inoculated against Covid-19.

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Staring Down Deadline, Congress Nears $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

The emerging compromise would provide emergency stimulus payments, jobless aid and rental assistance, extending help to businesses and funding the distribution of a vaccine. But more is likely to be needed.

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Leaders in Congress Meet in Search of Spending and Stimulus Deals

The top four congressional leaders had their first in-person spending discussions in months, but were still short of a deal on a pandemic stimulus measure or a broader spending plan.

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Joe Biden Should Build on Common Ground

There is progress to be made on policies most Americans support.

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Congress, Paralyzed on a Stimulus Deal, Gives Itself Another Week to Strike One

The Senate cleared a weeklong stopgap spending bill to buy time for an elusive pandemic aid bill, but negotiators remained short of an agreement.

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White House Offers $916 Billion Stimulus Proposal as Talks Intensify

The proposal by Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, was the administration’s first substantive engagement with Congress on a stimulus deal since the election.

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Biden, Pelosi, McConnell Push for Year-End Stimulus Deal

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, have agreed to try to reach a deal that could be included in a must-pass spending measure.

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A Bipartisan Stimulus Bill Lives

Will Mitch McConnell get on board? Time will tell: This is your morning tip sheet.

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Lawmakers Inch Toward Stimulus Compromise

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, spoke on Thursday as Joe Biden’s victory and vaccine breakthroughs added momentum to a push for a stimulus deal.

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Top Democrats Back Compromise Plan to Revive Stimulus Talks

The Democratic leaders in Congress endorsed a $908 billion plan put forth by moderates in both parties, offering a significant concession in efforts to jump-start negotiations.

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Meeting With Schumer and Pelosi, Biden Keeps Focus on Virus and Economy

On his 78th birthday, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. ignored President Trump’s continued efforts to subvert the election results.

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For California Governor the Coronavirus Message Is Do as I Say, Not as I Dine

A meal at the French Laundry? A junket to Maui? California’s Democratic leaders have put strict measures in place. If only they would follow them.

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As Pelosi’s Majority Thins, House Democrats Are in a Tight Spot

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on track to keep her post, but with a slim majority that leaves little room for defections, party divisions could prove disastrous. Republicans can’t wait to exploit them.

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