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These are the 9 House Republicans who voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress
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These are the 9 House Republicans who voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress

Nine House Republicans broke ranks Thursday to join all Democrats in voting to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. While Democrats didn’t need any GOP votes in order to refer the criminal contempt charge to the Justice…MORE

Texas Gov. Abbott appoints new secretary of state who briefly represented Trump in PA election challenge
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Texas Gov. Abbott appoints new secretary of state who briefly represented Trump in PA election challenge

John Scott, the newly appointed top election official in Texas, briefly represented President Donald Trump in his legal challenge of the 2020 election results in Pennsylvania. Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday his appointment of Scott, a Fort Worth attorney, to be the next Texas secretary of state. The position has been vacant since Ruth Hughes…MORE

Texas attorney general urges Supreme Court to allow controversial abortion law to remain in effect as challenges play out
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Texas attorney general urges Supreme Court to allow controversial abortion law to remain in effect as challenges play out

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged the Supreme Court Thursday to allow Texas’ controversial law that bars most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to remain in effect while legal challenges play out. He also asked the justices to deny a request from the Biden administration to leapfrog over a federal appeals court and agree…MORE

Liberal backlash against Sinema grows on Capitol Hill as potential Arizona challenger emerges
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Liberal backlash against Sinema grows on Capitol Hill as potential Arizona challenger emerges

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is at the zenith of her influence in Washington, with the ability to dramatically reshape — or derail — President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda simply by threatening to point her thumb down. But how she has handled her growing power in the 50-50 Senate has also cost her something else: support from…MORE

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, urges Schumer and Pelosi to pass federal paid family leave
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, urges Schumer and Pelosi to pass federal paid family leave

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is urging Congressional Democratic leadership to pass federal paid family and medical leave and “ensure this consequential moment is not lost” as Democrats continue to negotiate a deal to pass the Biden administration’s social safety net and infrastructure package. “Paid leave should be a national right, rather than a patchwork option…MORE

Lawmakers puzzled that Biden is yet to name nominee for senior military job
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Lawmakers puzzled that Biden is yet to name nominee for senior military job

Senators are concerned that President Joe Biden has not named a nominee for one of the most senior positions at the Pentagon, with the job becoming vacant at the end of November. Biden has yet to name a successor to Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten who is set to…MORE

Five military veterans advising Sen. Sinema resign, calling her one of the ‘principal obstacles to progress’
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Five military veterans advising Sen. Sinema resign, calling her one of the ‘principal obstacles to progress’

Five military veterans on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s advisory board resigned from their roles this week, slamming the Arizona Democrat as one of the “principal obstacles to progress.” The veterans said they object to her refusal to change the Senate filibuster and her opposition to parts of the Democrats’ sweeping budget reconciliation package that makes up…MORE

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