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Democrats' deal on prescription drugs would lower costs for seniors

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Democrats agreed to a significant — but slimmed down — proposal to help lower prescription drug prices, bringing aboard notable holdouts on the measure, including Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.


Paid family leave gets slashed as Democrats try to reach consensus on spending plan

Friday, October 29, 2021

The United States is one of a handful of countries, and the only wealthy nation, without a national paid leave policy.


Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry is charged with lying to authorities over illegal donations

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Republican is accused of lying to the FBI about illegal campaign contributions made to his 2016 reelection bid.


In 2008, some Republicans claimed Obama was a Muslim. Colin Powell pushed back

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The nation's first Black secretary of state notably broke from the Republican Party to endorse Barack Obama in 2008. He also gave a forthright condemnation of Islamophobia.


The political fight over vaccine mandates deepens despite their effectiveness

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Republicans in Texas and Florida are combatting COVID-19 mandates as a matter of personal liberty, even as the data show just how crucial vaccination — and mandates — are to beating the virus.


The House passes a short-term fix to the looming debt ceiling crisis

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The bill heads off fiscal calamity and puts an end — for now — to tense negotiations over the federal debt limit.


Trump continues to lie, says 'real insurrection' happened when he lost election

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The former president also doubled down on his support of participants in the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, saying that the "real insurrection" happened on Election Day.


What Sen. Blumenthal's 'finsta' flub says about Congress' grasp of Big Tech

Monday, October 04, 2021

The internet pounced on a senator's clumsy ask that Facebook end "finsta," but there was more to take away from a recent hearing about how Congress understands Big Tech.


Biden and House Democrats unite behind his agenda, but they say more time is needed

Thursday, September 30, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wrote in a letter to colleagues that "more time is needed to complete the task" of forging an agreement among Democrats on their larger spending measure.


Senate Republicans Block A Government Funding Bill In A Battle Over The Debt Limit

Monday, September 27, 2021

Republicans' opposition leaves the federal government teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown.


Biden Gets COVID Booster Shot And Calls On Eligible Americans To Do The Same

Monday, September 27, 2021

President Biden publicly received a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after public health authorities last week cleared a booster shot for high-risk Americans.


'View' Co-Hosts Test Positive For COVID Moments Before Harris Interview

Friday, September 24, 2021

Two hosts of the "The View" were pulled live from the program on Friday, just before the vice president was scheduled to join them onstage for an in-person interview.


France To Send Its Ambassador Back To The U.S. Following A Macron-Biden Call

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The phone call was the first between President Biden and President Emmanuel Macron since last week's fracas over a nuclear submarine deal. France had recalled its ambassador from Washington.


France Recalls Ambassadors To The U.S. And Australia Over Snubbed Sub Deal

Friday, September 17, 2021

France said it was "unacceptable behavior" for Australia to abruptly drop a $40 billion submarine purchasing agreement with France in favor of a new deal with the U.S. and U.K.


Why Biden Is Taking The Rare Step Of Sharing Nuclear Submarine Tech With Australia

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Australian navy will be able to patrol faster and farther with the submarine technology. The rare move comes as the United States looks for ways to counter China.


Gymnasts Biles And Raisman Will Testify About The FBI's Handling Of Larry Nassar Case

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week follows a watchdog report that detailed "numerous and fundamental errors" of the FBI's handling of the Nassar case.


Biden Calls For Unity In His Address Commemorating The Sept. 11 Attacks Anniversary

Friday, September 10, 2021

President Biden called on Americans to embrace unity as they reflect on the day that two decades ago reshaped the nation. "Unity is what makes us who we are: America at its best," he said.


Biden Lays Out Plan To Mandate Vaccines Or Testing For Millions Of Workers

Thursday, September 09, 2021

The president outlined a forthcoming federal rule that all businesses with 100 or more employees have to ensure that every worker is either vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.


Biden Sounds Alarm On Climate Change In Visit To Hurricane-Wracked New Jersey

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The president warned that natural disasters would only grow more extreme if meaningful environmental changes weren't made.


Manchin Calls On Democrats To Hit Pause On The $3.5 Trillion Budget Package

Thursday, September 02, 2021

The conservative West Virginia Democrat called on Democrats to take a "strategic pause" in advancing the $3.5 trillion budget, putting in peril President Biden's spending agenda.