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 2021-09-17 08:30 

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Democrats struggle to unearth Afghanistan failures without hitting the White House...

They're leading six investigations into the missteps that led to a deadly withdrawal, but they also don't want to hurt their own party's president....

 2021-09-17 02:12 

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Gonzalez, House Republican impeach-backer, won't seek reelection...

The second-term Ohio congressman blamed the "toxic dynamics" within the GOP for his decision to retire....

 2021-09-16 20:36 

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Special prosecutor John Durham charges ex-attorney for Clinton campaign with lying to FBI...

Michael Sussmann, who worked as an attorney for the Hillary Clinton campaign, is accused in a grand jury indictment returned Thursday of a single felony coun...

 2021-09-16 18:31 

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Biden dials top Democrats as shutdown countdown begins...

The president, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plan to speak Thursday as a government shutdown and fiscal cliff loom....

 2021-09-15 23:00 

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Judge sets Oct. 1 hearing on DOJ request to freeze Texas abortion ban...

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman's order keeps the law in effect and allows Texas to make its case opposing the request from Biden's Justice Department by Sept. 29....

 2021-09-15 21:38 

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Hastert settles child sexual abuse payments suit...

Dennis Hastert paid $1.7 million over four years but stopped the payments after the FBI questioned him in 2014....

 2021-09-15 17:34 

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Biden plunges into the reconciliation negotiations...

And former U.S. gymnasts give emotional testimony on the FBI's botched Larry Nassar investigation....

 2021-09-15 08:30 

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Democrats' House targets vanish as GOP redraws new maps...

Many of the districts Democrats have contested in recent elections will become safer Republican holds under new GOP-drawn congressional maps....

 2021-09-14 18:54 

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Menendez skewers Austin no-show at Afghan testimony...

Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the Biden administration's handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, but the frustrated Senate chair wants answers from the Pentagon....

 2021-09-14 18:41 

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Justice Department announces ban on no-knock entries, chokeholds...

The DOJ announced new restrictions for law enforcement, including bans on carotid restraints and chokeholds except in the case of deadly force...

 2021-09-14 09:46 

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Congress' new Afghanistan challenge: Bipartisan oversight of Biden's Pentagon...

Democrats and Republicans want to grill Pentagon brass about missteps in pulling out of Afghanistan, particularly abandoning the Bagram airbase....

 2021-09-14 00:00 

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No one has resigned over Afghanistan — yet...
 2021-09-13 19:28 

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Blinken lays blame on Trump as he defends messy withdrawal from Afghanistan...

"We inherited a deadline. We did not inherit a plan," Blinken said in congressional testimony....

 2021-09-10 17:56 

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Democrats plot shutdown-prevention patch into December...

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer warned lawmakers that House leaders might have to add extra voting days in October to accommodate a jam-packed schedule....

 2021-09-10 17:29 

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POLITICO Playbook PM: Biden to GOP govs: Bring it on...

And House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer charts the path ahead on reconciliation....

 2021-09-10 08:30 

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Hundreds of law enforcement officials were prepped early for potential Jan. 6 violence...

In addition to their Jan. 4 call, they even had a hashtag to share information on the FBI's private communication service: #CERTUNREST2021....

 2021-09-10 00:44 

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Facebook lures top Democrat to its D.C. lobbying ranks...

John Branscome has spent more than a decade working for the Senate Commerce Committee, one of the leading congressional panels taking aim at the power of tech giants....

 2021-09-09 19:25 

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DOJ sues Texas over abortion law...

"This kind of scheme to nullify the Constitution of the United States is one that all Americans, whatever their politics or party, should fear," Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday....

 2021-09-09 16:57 

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POLITICO Playbook PM: Health experts to Biden: You're losing the Covid fight...

And roughly 200 people leave Afghanistan on the first commercial flight since the Taliban's takeover....

 2021-09-09 08:30 

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The Trump foreign policy doctrine grows more difficult to define...

As corners of the Republican Party take whacks at his record, the former president is convening a shadow national security team to discuss Afghanistan....

 2021-09-08 15:48 

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Schumer rejects Manchin's 'strategic pause' on $3.5T megabill...

The majority leader enjoys a close relationship with his most vocal centrist, and Democrats are not yet alarmed about their internal whip count....

 2021-09-08 15:45 

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Delta and disasters push FEMA close to the breaking point...

Internal senior leadership briefings obtained by POLITICO show the disparate nature of FEMA's activity across the country....

 2021-09-07 11:42 

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Blinken: Taliban not blocking departure for U.S. passport, visa holders...

Some flights out of Afghanistan have seemingly been held back, Blinken said....

 2021-09-07 08:30 

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'Keep your head on a swivel': FBI analyst circulated a prescient warning of Jan. 6 violence...

The analyst's email circulated through the Bureau and to some of its state and local partners on Nov. 9, 2020....

 2021-09-05 15:29 

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POLITICO Playbook: Did Texas just reset the 2022 campaign?...

And White House COS Ron Klain says roughly 100 Americans are still in Afghanistan....

 2021-09-05 14:40 

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'Around' 100 Americans left in Afghanistan, Klain says...

White House chief of staff Ron Klain said the administration is still looking at ways to get them out....

 2021-09-05 10:50 

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How a Long Island Man Became the 'Forrest Gump of Jihad'—and Then Flipped...

What Bryant Neal Vias can teach us about the lessons from Afghanistan the U.S. still hasn't learned....

 2021-09-04 11:01 

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Afghanistan drawdown leaves Biden at a crisis point with veterans...

"We should monitor suicides," a top official at the Veterans Affairs Department wrote the day Kabul fell....

 2021-09-04 11:00 

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Running a Wartime Evacuation is Always Ugly. I Know from Experience....

The criticism of Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal ignores the reality on the ground....

 2021-09-03 19:56 

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North Korea has entered the chat...
 2021-09-02 16:26 

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House Democrats needle Biden on Afghanistan plans, defense spending...

The vote tallies for the NDAA don't fit the neat partisan narratives drawn up in November 2020 concerning reductions in defense spending....

 2021-09-02 08:30 

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Cotton leads Senate GOP push on Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal...

The group of 26 Republicans wants information about who remains in Afghanistan after the frenzied evacuation effort at the end of August....

 2021-09-01 18:16 

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Milley: 'It's possible' U.S. will work with Taliban to thwart ISIS-K...

"It's hard to predict where this will go in the future, with respect to the Taliban," said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin....

 2021-09-01 10:29 

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POLITICO Playbook: Biden vs. The Blob...

And new polling shows 50% support for Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal....

 2021-08-31 23:02 

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McCarthy threatens companies that comply with Jan. 6 probe's phone records requests...

Congressional committees have routinely subpoenaed data from private companies, but the House minority leader says a future GOP majority "will not forget."...

 2021-08-31 20:20 

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‘It’s unforgivable’: Lawmakers furious U.S. citizens stranded in Afghanistan...
 2021-08-31 17:16 

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White House says pulling troops 'best way' to help Americans still in Afghanistan...

The talking points, circulated to Democratic allies, seek to defend the president against criticism he's abandoned Americans still in the country....

 2021-08-31 16:02 

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Harris makes rare recess appearance to help pass Afghanistan evacuee bill...

The legislation boosts repatriation funding to aid the more than 5,000 Americans who were evacuated from Afghanistan....

 2021-08-31 08:30 

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Biden tries to move past Afghanistan fiasco...

The president and his Democratic allies are looking to return their focus to their legislative agenda and the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2021-08-31 08:30 

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Trump disciples out to revolutionize Mitch McConnell's Senate...

In the five states where Republican senators are retiring, the midterm elections could usher in a wave of hardliners who are nothing like their GOP predecessors....

 2021-08-31 08:30 

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The I-word looms: McCarthy faces internal pressure to go harder at Biden on Afghanistan...

The House GOP leader has resisted an impeachment call, and the Freedom Caucus isn't going there yet. But some see the debate as inevitable....

 2021-08-30 23:47 

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Split U.N. Security Council urges Taliban to allow travel, aid...

The vote came shortly before the U.S. moved its last troops out of Afghanistan....

 2021-08-30 20:48 

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U.S. announces end of 20-year mission in Afghanistan...

The last C-17 departed from Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday, said Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command....

 2021-08-30 14:38 

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Evacuations slow as U.S. shifts focus to military withdrawal in Afghanistan...

The Taliban have tightened their security cordons around the airport, making it more difficult for people to make it to the gates in the waning hours of the evacuation effort....

 2021-08-29 17:04 

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Biden pays respects to U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan...

First lady Jill Biden joined the president at Dover Air Force Base to grieve with loved ones....

 2021-08-29 15:36 

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POLITICO Playbook: About Jim Jordan’s other Jan. 6 call with Trump...

And the U.S. carries out another drone strike in Afghanistan....

 2021-08-29 14:26 

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McConnell: 'Why we went' to Afghanistan has been lost...

He said maintaining American forces in Afghanistan had kept the lid on terrorism....

 2021-08-29 13:31 

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Sullivan, Blinken warn of 'exceedingly dangerous moment' in Afghanistan...

"We are in a period of serious danger given what we are seeing in the intelligence," Jake Sullivan said....

 2021-08-29 12:33 

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Blinken said U.S. expects Taliban won't seal off country after Aug. 31...

He said the international community expects that travel in and out of Afghanistan will not end....

 2021-08-28 11:00 

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Afghanistan Is Not the 'Graveyard of Empires'...

It's an old epitaph that doesn't reflect historical reality — or the real victims of foreign invasions over the centuries....

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