White House signals Biden may address filibuster reform soon

By Jeff Mason and Jarrett Renshaw WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday offered a strong signal that it is preparing to seek changes soon to a long-standing Senate tradition that has allowed Republicans...

State Department inspector general to investigate end of Afghanistan operations

WASHINGTON — The State Department inspector general will launch an investigation into the end of U.S. diplomatic operations in Afghanistan, according to a Monday report by Politico. Acting inspector general Diana Shaw notified Congress Monday...

Opinion | The Perils of Political Foot-In-Mouth Disease

Politics Terry McAuliffe is under fire for an alleged gaffe. He’s got plenty of company. Photo of Terry McAuliffe by Win McNamee/Getty Images Opinion by JEFF GREENFIELD 10/16/2021 07:00 AM EDT Link Copied Jeff Greenfield is a five-time Emmy-winning network...

QAnon figure says he’s running for Congress in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, a prolific promoter of false conspiracies about the 2020 election who is closely tied to the QAnon movement, says he is running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona. Watkins...

White House banking on another McConnell retreat over the debt ceiling

White House There is confidence inside the West Wing that the next standoff — slated for December — will end in a deal with Republicans like the last one did. McConnell has insisted that Democrats use...

Rosen, former acting AG under Trump, appears before Jan. 6 committee

politics Another top Trump Justice Department official, Jeffrey Clark, also got subpoenaed on Wednesday by the panel probing the Capitol attack. Jeff Rosen, who helmed the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump's chaotic last weeks...

Biden’s billion-dollar testing plan could struggle with a winter reality

Coronavirus The White House announced last week that it would spend $1 billion to increase access to at-home tests. President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus pandemic on Jan. 26. Also pictured at left is Jeffrey...

McAuliffe and friends plead for online cash.

Elections Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe's fundraising pleas have grown more desperate in recent weeks, including leaning on Democratic celebrities past and present for help.

House Republican refuses to say election wasn’t stolen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's second-ranking Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, standing by Donald Trump’s lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White...

Benefits for All or Just the Needy? Manchin’s Demand Focuses Debate.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has a ready retort to fellow Democrats who say shrinking the party’s social safety net bill will mean depriving vulnerable populations of critical resources: Limit access to every...

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