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Biden offers words of encouragement to young girl with stutter

Biden offers words of encouragement to young girl with stutter

President Joe Biden offered some words of encouragement to a young girl who struggles with a stutter, empathizing with her as someone who has had a lifelong stutter himself. “I promise you it’ll go away if you just keep at it, OK?” Biden tells the girl — whose name is Avery — in a video…MORE

Biden’s agenda brings warring conservative factions together in quest to flip House
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Biden’s agenda brings warring conservative factions together in quest to flip House

The US Chamber of Commerce last year endorsed 23 vulnerable freshman House Democrats — the most in at least a decade — and enraged House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and other top Republicans who accused their long-time big business allies of heresy. A year later, the Chamber is now lobbying hard against the nearly $2…MORE

From vaccine mandates to abortion to insurrection probes, key court fights could shape Biden’s legacy
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From vaccine mandates to abortion to insurrection probes, key court fights could shape Biden’s legacy

Coming off the Thanksgiving holiday, the Biden administration enters a legal crucible as several high-profile lawsuits that carry significant consequences for President Joe Biden’s legacy get key hearings in court. Cases concerning the January 6 investigation, abortion and Covid-19 vaccine mandates may have little in common in terms of subject matter. But together, they show…MORE

DOJ moves to limit Bannon media circus over January 6 investigation
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DOJ moves to limit Bannon media circus over January 6 investigation

Prosecutors have accused former President Donald Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon of attempting to try his criminal case through the media instead of in court and have asked a judge to limit what Bannon can release publicly throughout the case, according to a new filing in DC District Court. Bannon is trying to convince a judge…MORE

Carrie Meek, trailblazing Black former congresswoman, dies at 95
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Carrie Meek, trailblazing Black former congresswoman, dies at 95

Former Rep. Carrie Meek, who broke barriers throughout her winding political career as the daughter of a sharecropper and granddaughter of a slave, died Sunday in her Miami home. She was 95. Meek’s death came after a “long illness,” family spokesperson Adam Sharon said in a statement describing the late Florida Democrat’s “trailblazing” life and…MORE

Matthew McConaughey will not run for Texas governor

Matthew McConaughey will not run for Texas governor

Actor Matthew McConaughey announced Sunday in a video message on Twitter that a future in political leadership is not in the cards — right now. After acknowledging that he had taken time exploring politics and considered a run for the governor of Texas, McConaughey said he’s decided to focus his efforts in the private sector.…MORE

Defense Department wants former Sec. Esper to take out parts about Trump from forthcoming book, suit says
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Defense Department wants former Sec. Esper to take out parts about Trump from forthcoming book, suit says

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is suing the Department of Defense for not clearing his book manuscript for publication, after the agency told Esper he needed to take out parts of the book about his time working under then-President Donald Trump. Esper’s disputes with the agency happened during the pre-publication review of his manuscript,…MORE

The latest in the January 6 investigation

The latest in the January 6 investigation

The House select committee investigating the January 6 US Capitol riot is touting its extensive number of interviews and subpoenas, but a court hearing Tuesday may determine how much lawmakers will eventually be able to accomplish in their probe. Here’s what’s next and what you may have missed in the investigation: The Trump records A…MORE

Second gentleman attends National Menorah lighting ceremony: ‘Jewish history is American history’
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Second gentleman attends National Menorah lighting ceremony: ‘Jewish history is American history’

Doug Emhoff, husband to Vice President Kamala Harris, spoke at the National Menorah lighting ceremony on Sunday for the first night of Hanukkah. The first Jewish spouse of a president or a vice president, Emhoff has publicly highlighted various tenets of his faith while his wife is in office. “On this first night of Hanukkah,…MORE

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