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Audio: Trump says he spoke to a ‘loving crowd’ at Jan. 6 rally

July 22, 2021
Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
The former president described the atmosphere on Jan. 6 as largely friendly and peaceful in an exclusive interview for the new book ‘I Alone Can Fix It’
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Pelosi rejects appointment of Republican Reps. Jordan and Banks to January 6 select committee

July 21, 2021
Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a statement rejecting the recommendation to appoint Republicans Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks to the January 6 select committee.
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‘Breakthrough’ COVID cases hit the White House

July 21, 2021
Rachel Scott | ABC News
Fully vaccinated staffers from the White House, to Speaker Pelosi's office have tested positive. And the urgent plea, Mitch Mcconnell saying do not listen to the misinformation, urging the unvaccinated to get the shot.
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Republicans plan to block vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill, pushing for more time to write it

July 21, 2021
Manu Raju, Alex Rogers | CNN
Senate Republicans are expected to block a vote Wednesday to start debate on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, as they push for more time to strike a deal with Democrats and write the legislation.
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Biden slams Republican push to restrict voting rights

July 14, 2021
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
President Biden accused Republican leaders of embracing autocracy as 17 state legislatures seek to make it harder to vote.
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Senate Democrats announce plans for $3.5 trillion budget package to expand Medicare, advance Biden priorities

July 14, 2021
Seung Min Kim, Tony Romm, Jeff Stein | The Washington Post
Senate Democrats on Tuesday reached an early agreement to pursue a sweeping $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that would expand Medicare benefits, boost federal safety net programs and combat climate change, aiming to sidestep Republican opposition and deliver on President Biden’s top economic priorities.
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Dems in Congress lack ‘sense of urgency’ on voting rights, NAACP president says

July 14, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor, Meredith Lee | The PBS NewsHour
Texas Democrats fighting against a restrictive voting bill took their case to Washington Tuesday as President Joe Biden made his push for strengthening voting rights laws nationwide. Derrick Johnson, the president and CEO of the NAACP, met with Biden along with other civil rights leaders last week to discuss voting rights.
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Pressured by allies, Biden escalates fight for voting rights

July 13, 2021
Jonathan Lemire | AP News
President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and other Democrats to combat efforts by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot.
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Biden Seeks to Confront Crime While Supporting Police Reform

July 13, 2021
Michael Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
President Biden said on Monday that Americans owed law enforcement and community leaders “big time” as he met with mayors and police chiefs from some of the nation’s largest cities, sending a clear signal to progressives in his party and Republican critics that he would crack down on crime.
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