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McConnell says the GOP will back Murkowski’s reelection despite Trump threat

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell committed on Monday that Senate Republicans will support GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s reelection bid in 2022 despite former President Donald Trump advocating that the GOP “get rid of” the 17 Republicans in Congress who voted against him during his second impeachment. Of the seven Senate Republicans who voted to convict…MORE

Donald and Melania Trump received Covid vaccine at the White House in January

Donald and Melania Trump received Covid vaccine at the White House in January

Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump received the Covid-19 vaccine at the White House in January, a Trump adviser told CNN on Monday. It was not immediately clear which vaccine or how many doses each had received. The revelation comes after the former President urged his followers to get vaccinated for…MORE

Garland nomination advances out of committee, setting up floor vote

Garland nomination advances out of committee, setting up floor vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate. The vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee. Garland, the former chief judge of the US Court…MORE

Families separated at the border could be reunited in US, Homeland Security secretary says

Families separated at the border could be reunited in US, Homeland Security secretary says

The Biden administration could reunite migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday. Mayorkas, who’s leading the family reunification task force established by President Joe Biden, said the administration hopes to reunite separated families in the US or in their…MORE

There’s a race to pass the stimulus by March 14. Here’s what’s at stake

There’s a race to pass the stimulus by March 14. Here’s what’s at stake

Millions of Americans will start running out of pandemic unemployment benefits in just two weeks, putting increased pressure on the Senate to quickly pass its version of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The jobless payments are among the first federal lifelines from December’s $900 billion stimulus package set to expire, with additional…MORE

Biden administration preparing to sanction Russia over Navalny treatment this week

Biden administration preparing to sanction Russia over Navalny treatment this week

The Biden administration is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia over the poisoning and jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny this week, two administration officials tell CNN. The rollout of the sanctions will happen in coordination with the European Union, the officials said. The measures and the exact timing will be fleshed out by…MORE

Elizabeth Warren proposes wealth tax on ‘ultra-millionaires’

Elizabeth Warren proposes wealth tax on ‘ultra-millionaires’

Now that Democrats control the White House and Congress, President Joe Biden and other party leaders are pushing to spend big to revive the economy and address income inequality. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Pennsylvania Rep. Brendan Boyle want the ultra-wealthy to pay for it. The three Democrats unveiled the Ultra-Millionaire…MORE

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