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US Capitol Police officer pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6
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US Capitol Police officer pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6

US Capitol Police officer Michael A. Riley pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to two counts of obstruction of justice in connection to the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. Riley was arrested on Friday, becoming the first police officer on duty on Capitol Hill on January 6 charged with allegedly attempting to help a…MORE

In Ukraine, Defense Secretary Austin calls on Russia to stop ‘persistent cyberattacks’
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In Ukraine, Defense Secretary Austin calls on Russia to stop ‘persistent cyberattacks’

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday called on Russia to stop its occupation of Crimea and to halt its “persistent cyberattacks” against the United States. “We again call on Russia to end its occupation of Crimea, to stop perpetuating the war in Eastern Ukraine, to end its destabilizing activities in the Black Sea and…MORE

Everything on Biden’s schedule points to one reality: It’s time to close the deal
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Everything on Biden’s schedule points to one reality: It’s time to close the deal

President Joe Biden’s schedule is making it clear: The White House is ready to seal a deal on his legislative agenda. There are unannounced meetings with the lawmakers that hold the keys to an agreement. There are scheduled meetings with 17 lawmakers representing the two “wings” in the party’s talks. There’s travel to sell the…MORE

Progressive champion Summer Lee enters Pennsylvania primary to replace retiring Rep. Mike Doyle
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Progressive champion Summer Lee enters Pennsylvania primary to replace retiring Rep. Mike Doyle

The race is on to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee, a leading progressive organizer and democratic socialist, formally entered the primary in the state’s 18th Congressional District on Tuesday with the support of Justice Democrats, the group that launched New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first run and…MORE

West Virginia’s reliance on coal is getting more expensive, and Joe Manchin’s constituents are footing the bill
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West Virginia’s reliance on coal is getting more expensive, and Joe Manchin’s constituents are footing the bill

During the winter months in West Virginia, Felisha Chase pays more for her electricity than she does for her home. “It does feel wrong when your electric bill is more than your mortgage,” Chase told CNN. “Around here the old adage is ‘coal keeps the lights on.’ Anyone struggling to keep their electric on knows…MORE

Key Biden immigration nominee to testify amid busiest US-Mexico border in two decades
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Key Biden immigration nominee to testify amid busiest US-Mexico border in two decades

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead US Customs and Border Protection will testify before a Senate panel Tuesday and make his case for why he should lead the border agency amid one of the busiest years in two decades on the southern border. Tucson, Arizona, police chief Chris Magnus’ nomination had been delayed by Senate…MORE

January 6 committee slated to formally advance Steve Bannon criminal contempt report Tuesday
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January 6 committee slated to formally advance Steve Bannon criminal contempt report Tuesday

The House committee investigating the January 6 US Capitol attack is expected to formally kick off the process to hold Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies, in contempt of Congress on Tuesday night when the panel is scheduled to meet and advance a referral to the Justice Department. The measure is…MORE

Foreign policy and muscle cars: Joe Biden and Colin Powell’s decades-long friendship
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Foreign policy and muscle cars: Joe Biden and Colin Powell’s decades-long friendship

Joe Biden was waiting on a desolate, darkened Afghan tarmac in 2002 when bad news arrived from Washington: He and his entourage were being blocked by the Pentagon from taking a spare seat on a departing military cargo plane. Standing in the cold, the hulking planes rumbling in the background, Biden knew who to call.…MORE

READ: The January 6 committee’s criminal contempt report on Steve Bannon

READ: The January 6 committee’s criminal contempt report on Steve Bannon

The committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol released its contempt report on Steve Bannon, which outlines the efforts it took to get the ally of former President Donald Trump to comply with its subpoena and his failure to do so. Read the report below. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network,…MORE

Some Democrats warn they could vote against giant spending bill if key climate provisions nixed
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Some Democrats warn they could vote against giant spending bill if key climate provisions nixed

Several Senate Democrats expressed concerns Monday about Sen. Joe Manchin’s refusal to support key climate change provisions in the sweeping spending and tax package backed by President Joe Biden, with some going as far as warning they may withdraw their support for the package if it significantly weakens the climate proposals. “I can’t support a…MORE

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