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Politics May 06Cheney challenger Stefanik says GOP must work with Trump
New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is stating her case for replacing Rep. Liz Cheney as the No. 3 House Republican leader. She is implicitly lambasting Cheney’s battles with former President Donald Trump.
Politics May 05No. 2 House Republican supports Liz Cheney removal over Trump clashes
Rep. Steve Scalise, the House GOP whip, is publicly calling for the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney as the party's third-ranking leader in the chamber.
Politics Apr 28WATCH: Sen. Tim Scott delivers GOP response to Biden speech
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has used the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress to vow that “America is not a racist country.”…
Politics Mar 30GOP Rep. Gaetz investigated over sexual relationship
Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, a prominent conservative and a close ally of former President Donald Trump, says he is being investigated by the Justice Department over a former relationship but denies any criminal wrongdoing.
Economy Mar 10Congress approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in win for Biden, Democrats
The 628-page measure represents Democrats' effort to bridle the catastrophic pandemic and revive the enfeebled economy. Republicans say the measure is bloated, crammed with liberal policies and heedless of signs the dual crises are easing.
Politics Mar 06Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill
Bleary-eyed lawmakers worked through a mountain of amendments Saturday as the Senate plodded toward passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that President Joe Biden and Democrats say is crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic.
Politics Mar 05WATCH: Senate leaders, Manchin strike deal on COVID-19 relief bill
Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party's showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
Politics Mar 04WATCH: Senate debates latest COVID-19 relief in American Rescue Plan Act
The Senate is beginning debate on a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could pull President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority through the precariously divided chamber.
Politics Mar 03Democrats tighten eligibility limits for COVID-19 relief benefits
President Joe Biden and Democrats have agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks. This is a concession to party moderates, and it comes as leaders prepare to move their $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill through the Senate.
Politics Mar 01Senate Democrats consider changes to House virus relief bill
The chances seem slim that Senate Democrats will find a way to include a minimum wage boost in the massive relief package. Last week, the nonpartisan parliamentarian said it violated the chamber's rules and had to fall from the bill.