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Faith groups push to scrap mandates in Biden’s child care plan

For instance, it could bar federal funds from going to programs that refused to hire a gay employee, gave preference to applicants of their faith or failed to renovate their facilities to…

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House ethics committee details accusations against 4 lawmakers

The allegations against three Republicans and one Democrat center on stock trades and the improper use of campaign funds, according to the Office of Congressional Ethics, which investigated the…

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Officials put ‘unusual’ limits on DC National Guard before riot, commander says

Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the D.C. National Guard commander, said he did not receive approval to mobilize troops until more than three hours after he had requested it

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For black aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 brought particular trauma

Symbols of racism and white supremacy were on full display at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Rioters paraded the Confederate battle flag through the halls

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Centrist Republicans outline relief package before meeting Biden

The coalition of mostly centrist Republican senators, led by Susan Collins of Maine, on Monday outlined their $618 billion plan, which they are billing as a way for Biden to pass a pandemic aid…

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After the Capitol riot, a tradition is interrupted

The Capitol grounds, one of the best spots in the city for sledding, are now off limits, another reverberation of the rampage there on Jan 6.

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Trump’s attack on Coronavirus relief divides GOP and threatens recovery

His four-minute video on Tuesday night demanding significant changes to the bill and larger direct stimulus checks also threw a wrench into his party’s push to hold the Senate with victories in…

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Trump’s Confederate base veto threat imperils defense bill

It is highly unusual for a provision that has been passed by both the House and the Senate to be jettisoned in final negotiations over the bill

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