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Former US Sen. Mike Enzi dies at 77 after bicycle accident

Former US Sen. Mike Enzi dies at 77 after bicycle accident

Former US Sen. Mike Enzi has died following a serious bicycle accident last week, according to a statement posted on his official Twitter account. He was 77. “His family expresses their deep appreciation for all of the prayers, support and concern. They now ask for privacy and continued prayers during this difficult time,” the statement…MORE

Biden administration to resume fast-track deportation procedure for migrant families
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Biden administration to resume fast-track deportation procedure for migrant families

The Biden administration is planning to speed up deportations for some migrant families who cross the US-Mexico border, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. Certain families will now be subject to the fast-track deportation procedure known as “expedited removal,” which allows immigration authorities to remove an individual without a hearing before an immigration judge.…MORE

‘We are now in crisis mode’: Mayor of Florida county home to Disney World sounds alarm on surging Covid cases
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‘We are now in crisis mode’: Mayor of Florida county home to Disney World sounds alarm on surging Covid cases

The mayor of the Florida county that’s home to Disney World and Universal Studios is sounding the alarm on a spike of Covid-19 cases in the area, saying the county is now in “crisis mode” as it grapples with its worsening infection rate. “These numbers are extraordinary. We are seeing nearly 1,000 new cases in…MORE

Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger prepare for blockbuster hearing amid attacks from their own party
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Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger prepare for blockbuster hearing amid attacks from their own party

Republicans looking to undermine an investigation into January 6 are returning to a familiar playbook for the GOP: invoking Speaker Nancy Pelosi. After Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois joined Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming in becoming the lone Republicans to serve on the select committee, the GOP started to ramp up its attacks on the…MORE

White House officials tell lawmakers they will need $1 billion in emergency funding for Afghan visa effort
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White House officials tell lawmakers they will need $1 billion in emergency funding for Afghan visa effort

The Biden administration has informed lawmakers it will need roughly $1 billion in emergency funds as it moves to quickly evacuate Afghan translators and other personnel who worked with the US military and are trying to leave the country, according to multiple officials familiar with the matter. The administration has not submitted a formal request…MORE

White House hasn’t given up on imperiled ATF nominee
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White House hasn’t given up on imperiled ATF nominee

The White House and Democratic Senate leaders are trying to salvage President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but it’s not clear whether enough senators will get behind a nominee who has faced intense opposition from gun rights activists. The White House hasn’t given up on David Chipman’s…MORE

US and China trade barbs after another high-level meeting but say they want to keep talking
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US and China trade barbs after another high-level meeting but say they want to keep talking

The US and China fought a war of words Monday as each side worked to set the narrative after their latest testy senior-level meetings. A US delegation led by the Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other officials in Tianjin, China, a week after the Biden administration joined…MORE

Federal law doesn’t prohibit Covid-19 vaccine requirements, Justice Department says

Federal law doesn’t prohibit Covid-19 vaccine requirements, Justice Department says

Justice Department lawyers have determined that federal law doesn’t prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring Covid-19 vaccines — even if the vaccines have only emergency use authorization, according to an opinion posted online Monday. The opinion from the department’s Office of Legal Counsel paves the way for more federal agencies and businesses to…MORE

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