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 2021-09-24 15:57 

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Pentagon leaders to face congressional gauntlet...

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley are gearing up for a grilling next week, as the Pentagon leaders prepare to testify before Congress. Representatives and senators are planning to question them about last mon...

 2021-09-24 12:37 

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House passes abortion rights legislation...

The House passed legislation, 218-211, on Friday that, if enacted, would broadly expand the scope of abortion rights. No Republicans voted for it. Rep. Henry Cuellar, of Texas, was the only Democrat to vote against the bill. The legislation by Rep. Judy C...

 2021-09-23 12:03 

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Democrats agree on 'framework' for reconciliation offsets...

The Biden administration "reached agreement on a framework" with House and Senate Democrats on how to pay for their budget reconciliation package, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Thursday. Any breakthrough on financing...

 2021-09-22 15:58 

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Congress stalls on police overhaul bills, again...

The effort to find a compromise on police overhaul legislation officially ran out of steam Wednesday, after months of negotiations failed to reach a version that could overcome Republican opposition to pass the Senate. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Book...

 2021-09-17 17:10 

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Pentagon admits Kabul drone strike killed only civilians...

The Pentagon admitted Friday that its drone strike in Kabul on Aug. 29 was a "tragic mistake," killing 10 civilians, including seven children, instead of ISIS-K associates planning to strike U.S. troops at Hamid Karzai International Airport. Marin...

 2021-09-15 17:18 

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Bipartisan bill offers green card path for 'documented Dreamers'...

Sens. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., proposed legislation Wednesday that would put so-called documented Dreamers, or foreign citizens who grew up legally in the U.S. on a parent's work visa but then aged out, on a path to permanent resi...

 2021-09-15 17:16 

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Gymnasts' testimony leaves senators wondering why FBI agents aren't being prosecuted...

The congressional testimony of four Team USA gymnasts left everyone watching questioning why FBI agents have not been charged with making false statements under oath. "After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in summer of 2015, not only did t...

 2021-09-15 15:24 

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White House backs Milley after reports he called China...

The White House rallied on Wednesday around Gen. Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs, after a prominent Republican called for his resignation following reports of back-channel calls with his Chinese counterpart at the end of the Trump administration. &...

 2021-09-15 09:00 

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GOP Senate candidates backed legal challenges to the 2020 election...

At least nine Republican Senate candidates have a political rsum with a contentious item: filing or actively supporting one of the failed lawsuits that furthered former President Donald Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was rife with fraud. ...

 2021-09-14 21:47 

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Anger at the Pentagon is coming from both sides of the aisle...

President Joe Biden wants to move past the the chaotic U.S. exit from Afghanistan. But bipartisan anger over the rushed evacuation burst into the open on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. In a worrisome sign for the president, Democrats joined the calls for contin...

 2021-09-14 16:54 

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Congress' Afghanistan watchdog will continue oversight...

The United States may have completed its military withdrawal and chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan, but John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, intends to keep asking hard questions. "There's still a lot of mone...

 2021-09-14 16:14 

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Theories of Afghan withdrawal failures emerge as Blinken defends chaotic exit...

ANALYSIS — Senators on Tuesday began what likely will be a long and laborious process of probing what went wrong in the planning and execution of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. Several arguments emerged among Republicans and Democrats on ...

 2021-09-14 13:15 

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New election overhaul bill faces same Republican opposition...

Senate Democrats offered a slimmed-down version of their party's signature elections and campaign finance overhaul Tuesday, but the new measure still appears unlikely to pass because no Republicans support it. The bill includes many provisions from De...

 2021-09-14 10:30 

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How we got here: The raw post-9/11 films of Greg Barker...

Here's how gripping the documentary "Detainee 001" is — a CIA officer saying, "Uh, we f—ed up" amid an uprising at Afghanistan's Qala-i-Jangi prison barely makes the list of most bonkers moments in this narrative of the...

 2021-09-13 18:04 

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House hearing on Afghanistan withdrawal descends into partisan mudslinging...

Republicans and Democrats on Monday used the first congressional oversight hearing about the end of the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan to score political points, opting against any attempts to resolve the unanswered questions about the rapid Talib...

 2021-09-10 15:18 

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Centrist Democrats push stronger child tax credit expansion...

A group of centrist Democrats is pressing senators to keep the four-year expansion of the child tax credit they're expecting in the House, along with a permanent provision that the benefit be fully available to the lowest-income individuals. There'...

 2021-09-10 10:30 

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Post-9/11 bipartisanship 'hard to imagine'...

Stewart Verdery had been out of the office for more than a week, after his days-old son contracted a respiratory infection and had to go back to the hospital. Weary and sleep-deprived, Verdery, then general counsel to Senate Republican Whip Don Nickles of...

 2021-09-07 19:15 

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Ethics panel announces four investigations...

The House Ethics Committee announced on Tuesday it is investigating four members: Democrat Tom Malinowski of New Jersey and Republicans Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota and Alex X. Mooney of West Virginia. The cases were investigated ...

 2021-09-07 16:06 

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Member trips to Afghanistan ended safely. But unofficial travel can put others 'at risk'...

Recent unauthorized trips (and an attempted trip) by members of Congress to Afghanistan as U.S. military forces and civilians withdrew from the country ended without incident, but a safe return from such journeys isn't always assured. "Unauthorize...

 2021-08-31 09:00 

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Republicans plan barrage of NDAA amendments on Afghanistan...

The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said Monday the GOP has more than 50 amendments that seek to address the shortcomings Republicans see in the Biden administration's handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. "We want...

 2021-08-30 11:00 

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Taliban sanctions complicate dire Afghanistan humanitarian picture...

Humanitarian aid groups are pleading with the Biden administration to provide them legal cover to engage with the Taliban without fear of penalties after the group regained power in Afghanistan. The aid organizations want the administration to grant them ...

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