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Democrats, stung by losses, press forward on Biden agenda

Liberal lawmakers pointed the finger back at holdout moderates who have been the main impediments to passage of a separate $1.85 trillion social safety net and climate change bill

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A 30-Year campaign to control drug prices faces yet another failure

Senior Democrats insist that they have not given up the push to grant Medicare broad powers to negotiate lower drug prices as part of a once-ambitious climate change and social safety net bill…

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House Democratic retirements pile up as party fears losing majority

In recent days, Reps. John Yarmuth, D-Ky.; David E. Price, D-N.C.; and Mike Doyle, D-Pa., have announced they will not seek reelection. In all, a dozen House Democrats have said they will retire…

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Senate nears agreement to stave off debt crisis until December

With the threat of a default as little as 12 days off, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, made a tactical retreat Wednesday and announced that Republicans would allow Democrats…

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Biden huddles with Democrats as divisions threaten his agenda

Amid those looming crises, Republican leaders are practically taunting Democrats, refusing to back legislation coupling a debt-limit increase and a stopgap spending measure.

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Capitol area on edge over right-wing protest of Jan 6 arrests

Law enforcement were on high alert as far-right demonstrators were expected to gather at the foot of the Capitol to protest the jailing of Trump supporters, who stormed the building on Jan 6. The…

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