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White House and Dems rush to rework $2 trillion Biden plan
White House and Dems rush to rework $2 trillion Biden plan

Democrats and the White House are quickly reworking key elements of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic plan. They have reduced the social services and cut the climate change programs, and they are considering new taxes for corporations and wealthy to help pay for a more conservative package.

Virginia offers Democrats an opportunity to test Black turnout prior to 2022
Virginia offers Democrats an opportunity to test Black turnout prior to 2022

Many fans of Norfolk State University were ready to answer Terry McAuliffe's questions as he worked the crowd at their homecoming football game.

What’s in, and what’s out, as Democrats trim Biden bill
What’s in, and what’s out, as Democrats trim Biden bill
FBI: Cash, shredded papers seen at couple’s home in spy case
FBI: Cash, shredded papers seen at couple’s home in spy case
Army hiring criminal investigators to improve case work
Army hiring criminal investigators to improve case work
Senate GOP again blocks Democrats’ election bill
Senate GOP again blocks Democrats’ election bill

WASHINGTON -- For the third time this year, Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions sweeping conservative-controlled states.

Ambassador pick emphasizes US strengths in countering China
Ambassador pick emphasizes US strengths in countering China

WASHINGTON, -- On Wednesday, President Joe Biden's nominee for ambassador to Beijing said that Americans should "have faith in our strength" as they deal with China's rise. He stated that the U.S. and its allies can manage it.

'The stakes are enormous:’ Bannon case tests Congress’ power
'The stakes are enormous:’ Bannon case tests Congress’ power
Trump is questioned by a lawsuit regarding the crackdown on protesters in 2015
Trump is questioned by a lawsuit regarding the crackdown on protesters in 2015
EPA announces strategy to regulate toxic forever chemicals'
EPA announces strategy to regulate toxic forever chemicals'
Trump files suit to keep Jan. 6, documents from Congress
Trump files suit to keep Jan. 6, documents from Congress

Trump, the former President, sought Monday to stop the release of documents related the Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection to a House Committee investigating the attack. This challenge was made by President Joe Biden's original decision to waive executive privilege.

Biden's dilemma: Satisfying Manchin could lead to losing other Dems
Biden's dilemma: Satisfying Manchin could lead to losing other Dems

Washington's eternal question is: What does Joe Manchin want to do?

Texas legislators approve new congressional maps to strengthen GOP
Texas legislators approve new congressional maps to strengthen GOP
Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote
Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote
EXPLAINER - How the lawmakers are investigating Jan. 6 riot
EXPLAINER - How the lawmakers are investigating Jan. 6 riot
Some GOP-led laws are not being prosecuted by district attorneys
Some GOP-led laws are not being prosecuted by district attorneys

After Republican legislators in Tennessee stopped a policy to relax low-level marijuana cases at trial, Nashville's top prosecutor came up with a solution: He didn't charge anyone.

Some African Americans had mixed memories of Colin Powell's legacy
Some African Americans had mixed memories of Colin Powell's legacy

Colin Powell was a great American leader. He was both chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of State. His legacy as the first Black person to hold these positions is less clear. Some African Americans feel that his voice for them could have been stronger.

Jan. 6 panel plans contempt voting as Trump sues for probe
Jan. 6 panel plans contempt voting as Trump sues for probe
Megan Rice, a peace activist who was imprisoned by Nun, dies at 91
Megan Rice, a peace activist who was imprisoned by Nun, dies at 91
Jill Biden surprised her South Carolina "prayer partner"
Jill Biden surprised her South Carolina "prayer partner"
Texas law buoys repeal of Illinois' abortion notification
Texas law buoys repeal of Illinois' abortion notification

The General Assembly is being both alarmed and energized by Texas' ban on most abortions. Abortion-rights advocates are focusing on what both sides consider to be the last restriction on Illinois access to abortion.

Virginia Governor's Race: Top Democrats Win Black Voters
Virginia Governor's Race: Top Democrats Win Black Voters

Stacey Abrams, a voting rights advocate, urged Black churchgoers Sunday to vote for Terry McAuliffe next month's Virginia governor’s election. She said that what happens in this race will "show the rest of the world who you are" in future contests at even higher stakes.

Lawmaker's death wounds the 'British tradition of openness'
Lawmaker's death wounds the 'British tradition of openness'
"He was Southend": Tributes to the slain British lawyer
"He was Southend": Tributes to the slain British lawyer
Biden: "Democracy Survived" Capitol Riot due to police
Biden: "Democracy Survived" Capitol Riot due to police
Venezuela suspends talks following Maduro's extradition from the US
Venezuela suspends talks following Maduro's extradition from the US

Venezuela's government declared Saturday that it would stop negotiations with its opposition in retaliation to President Nicolas Maduro's close ally. Prosecutors believe he could be the most important witness about corruption in South America.

Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote
Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote

WASHINGTON -- The congressional committee that is investigating the Jan. 6, Capitol insurrection acted aggressively against Steve Bannon, a close Trump adviser. They quickly scheduled a vote to recommend criminal contempt against the former White House aide who defied a subpoena.

US to restore full pension of FBI official fired under Trump
US to restore full pension of FBI official fired under Trump
Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection
Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection
Air Force general is second woman to lead a top US command
Air Force general is second woman to lead a top US command
Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters
Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters

MOSCOW -- Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed that a Russian warship prevented a U.S. Navy ship from entering into its territorial waters in the Sea of Japan.

Climate activists resume weeklong protest at Capitol
Climate activists resume weeklong protest at Capitol

WASHINGTON -- Friday's protest by indigenous groups and other environmental activists continued for a week, demanding Congress and the Biden Administration stop funding new fossil fuel projects. They must also act more urgently on climate change.

Bill Clinton recovering from urological infection, aide says By STEFANIE DAZIO and LOU KESTEN yesterday
Bill Clinton recovering from urological infection, aide says By STEFANIE DAZIO and LOU KESTEN yesterday
Jill Biden travels to Virginia, New Jersey to help Democrats
Jill Biden travels to Virginia, New Jersey to help Democrats
Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill
Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill
Watchdog: Psaki violated ethics law by promoting McAuliffe
Watchdog: Psaki violated ethics law by promoting McAuliffe

WASHINGTON -- Friday's announcement by a government watchdog group that it had filed an ethics lawsuit against Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, for comments she made about former Virginia Governor. Terry McAuliffe is a Democrat running to fill his former post.

Trump’s not going away — and neither is investigator Schiff
Trump’s not going away — and neither is investigator Schiff

WASHINGTON Donald Trump keeps his eye on the Republican Party, gaining attention and influence while he contemplates another run for the presidency.

In New Hampshire, vaccine fights and misinformation roil GOP
In New Hampshire, vaccine fights and misinformation roil GOP
Delicate GOP dance for Trump, Youngkin in Virginia gov race
Delicate GOP dance for Trump, Youngkin in Virginia gov race
Bill Clinton to spend 1 more night in California hospital
Bill Clinton to spend 1 more night in California hospital
Southern Baptist leader quits amid divisions about sex abuse
Southern Baptist leader quits amid divisions about sex abuse

An administrator at the Southern Baptist Convention is resigning amid internal divisions about how to handle an investigation into sexual abuse response by the SBC. This decision underscores the ongoing turmoil within the nation's largest Protestant denomination.

McAuliffe was promoted by Psaki, which is a violation of ethics law
McAuliffe was promoted by Psaki, which is a violation of ethics law

A group of government watchdogs said Friday it had filed an ethics complaint against Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, for comments she made about former Virginia governor. Terry McAuliffe is a Democrat running to fill his former post.

Jill Biden visits Virginia and New Jersey to support Democrats
Jill Biden visits Virginia and New Jersey to support Democrats
Officials label the fatal stabbing of a UK lawmaker terrorist act
Officials label the fatal stabbing of a UK lawmaker terrorist act
Biden opens to reducing the length of spending bills
Biden opens to reducing the length of spending bills
‘He was Southend’: Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker
‘He was Southend’: Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

LEIGH-ON-SEA (AP) -- Leading figures from all political parties gathered Saturday to pay respects to a long-serving British lawmaker, who was stabbed in an attack police believe was terrorist-related. Questions about the security of legislators as they carry out their duties have been reopened by his death.

Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms
Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms

Thursday's signing by President Joe Biden of a bill to increase the nation's debt limit to early December delayed the possibility of a federal default that could cause economic catastrophe.

US will restore full pension to FBI officials who were fired under Trump
US will restore full pension to FBI officials who were fired under Trump