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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shouts at Democrats on Capitol steps over abortion: 'Try being a Christian!'

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., started an ugly shouting match over abortion with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., on the steps of the Capitol, yelling that she should “try being a Christian.”

The right-wing firebrand interrupted Dingell and several other Democratic lawmakers who are in favor of abortion rights as they tried to discuss the...Read more

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Trump faces 'substantial' legal risk in Georgia case, think tank report says

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ATLANTA — Ahead of former President Donald Trump’s return to Georgia, legal experts with the Brookings Institution think tank published a detailed analysis Friday of the potential criminal investigation he faces in Fulton County linked to his outspoken efforts to overturn the state’s election results.

The 107-page report, written by seven...Read more

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Biden hails booster shots as next level in pandemic protection

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WASHINGTON — The morning after health officials approved the first round of booster shots to prevent coronavirus infections, President Joe Biden said a third dose of the vaccine will provide the "highest level of protection to date."

"We have the tools to beat COVID-19 if we come together as a country and use the tools that we have," he said ...Read more

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'Weathering storms': Biden confronts multiple crises that could define his presidency

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WASHINGTON — Over the next month, President Joe Biden will try to get his stalled policy agenda moving again, prevent a harmful government shutdown and raise the nation’s debt ceiling to avoid economic catastrophe.

It’s a tumultuous stretch that could define — and possibly derail — his presidency.

Biden, who was already grappling ...Read more

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Biden denounces 'horrible' treatment of Haitian migrants at border

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday denounced the treatment of Haitian migrants at the border as “horrible” and promised that “there will be consequences.”

“It’s outrageous,” he said. “I promise you, those people will pay.”

He added that there’s an investigation underway into how Border Patrol agents on horseback ...Read more

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Trump Org. faces deadline to comply with NY attorney general subpoenas

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NEW YORK — The Trump Organization faces an imminent court deadline to comply with subpoenas issued by New York Attorney General Letitia James nearly two years ago, a newly unsealed order reveals.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron wrote that President Donald Trump’s company must provide a report on Sept. 30 documenting how it ...Read more

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House Democrats, galvanized by Texas ban, vote to legalize abortion nationwide

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WASHINGTON — The House on Friday voted to legalize abortion nationwide until fetal viability, and even though the legislation is almost certain to fail in the Senate, it marks a historic victory for abortion rights supporters following a decades-long fight.

The 218-211 vote on the Women's Health Protection Act is the first the House has ever ...Read more

House Democrats, galvanized by Texas ban, to vote to legalize abortion nationwide

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WASHINGTON — The House on Friday is expected to vote to legalize abortion nationwide until fetal viability, and even though the legislation is almost certain to fail in the Senate, it would mark a historic victory for abortion rights supporters following a decades-long fight.

The vote on the Women's Health Protection Act would be the first ...Read more

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Commentary: In Russia's so-called election, tech was a big loser

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The electoral farce that took place in Russia last week was hardly interesting as a political event: Once again, the main Kremlin-backed party, United Russia, retained a constitutional majority in parliament in a procedure that only President Vladimir Putin’s propagandists could deem free or fair; this time around, the Organization for ...Read more

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Commentary: Biden says America is back at the table. Is it?

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At the U.N. General Assembly this week, President Joe Biden told the world again that America is back at the table. He championed global cooperation as the only way to address today’s global challenges, making clear that it not only benefits the international community but is essential for American interests and national security too. It was a...Read more

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Editorial: The Texas abortion debacle: Deny women rights at your peril

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Recently, former Baltimore Sun reporter, “The Wire” creator and editorialist-at-heart David Simon announced on Twitter that his newest TV project, a nonfiction miniseries “based on events in Texas” won’t be filmed in the Lone Star State. His reasoning was simple. The state’s abortion law, the most restrictive in the U.S. as it ...Read more

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Editorial: Biden needs to start taking some tough questions

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Britain’s rumpled Prime Minister Boris Johnson has plenty of reasons to fear the press.

He was fatally slow to respond in the early weeks of the COVID-19 crisis. His former aide, Dominic Cummings, has already offered up a Shakespearean level of vitriol in his revelatory tome about the shortcomings of his boss. There is that fight with the ...Read more

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What to know about Pennsylvania Republicans' 'forensic audit' of the 2020 election

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PHILADELPHIA — Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Senate began in September 2021 what they're calling a "forensic investigation" of the 2020 election more than 10 months later.

The partisan effort was controversial even before it began, following months of former President Donald Trump's lies about a stolen election and calls to ...Read more

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Abortion clinics ask Supreme Court to quickly review Texas law

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WASHINGTON — Reproductive-rights advocates asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up an expedited appeal centering on Texas’s new ban on most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

The appeal targets the law’s novel enforcement mechanism, which has stymied efforts to block what critics say is a blatantly unconstitutional law. The ...Read more

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White House decries low taxes for rich as Congress works on plan

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The current tax code is ill-equipped to collect levies from some of the wealthiest Americans who are able to pay preferential rates or defer taxes altogether, according to new analysis from two White House economists.

The 400 wealthiest families were able to slash their federal income tax bills to an average rate of 8.2% from 2010-2018 because ...Read more

Pelosi vows to avert shutdown as GOP opposes debt-limit link

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled Democrats will avert a government shutdown by passing a stopgap spending bill without a debt ceiling increase in it, amid Republican opposition to linking the two measures.

“Whatever it is, we will have a CR that passes both houses by Sept. 30,” Pelosi said at a press briefing Thursday, referring to the ...Read more

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Trump asks Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to add 2020 election audit legislation to special session agenda

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AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to add an item to the agenda of the year's third special session: adopting an Arizona-style election audit of 2020 ballots.

"Despite my big win in Texas, I hear Texans want an election audit!" Trump wrote in a public letter to Abbott. "Texas needs you to act now...Read more

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Democrats agree on 'framework' for reconciliation offsets

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WASHINGTON — 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 could resolve long-standing disputes among Democrats that have stymied progress...Read more

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'The Wire' creator David Simon pulls upcoming HBO series out of Texas over abortion law

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David Simon won’t force his cast and crew to step foot in Texas after the passage of a new law that “requires them to forgo civil liberties.”

The “Wire” creator has pulled an upcoming HBO series out of the state due to the new abortion law that makes procedures illegal after six weeks of pregnancy, before most women know they’re ...Read more

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Trump denies talking to Sen. Graham about voter fraud claims, despite what book says

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump denied he spoke to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham about his 2020 election fraud claims, despite reporting to the contrary in a new book by famed Watergate journalist Bob Woodward and reporter Robert Costa.

Trump said in a Wednesday statement that he “spent virtually no time” talking to Graham — a...Read more