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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

Committee investigating January 6 releases criminal contempt report detailing how Steve Bannon evaded subpoena
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Committee investigating January 6 releases criminal contempt report detailing how Steve Bannon evaded subpoena

The committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol has released its contempt report on former President Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon, a document that outlines the efforts the committee took to get Bannon to comply with its subpoena — and the failure by him to do so. This report is the subject…MORE

Democrats are developing a replacement for cornerstone climate measure in sweeping economic package
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Democrats are developing a replacement for cornerstone climate measure in sweeping economic package

Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota confirmed to CNN that Democrats are developing a replacement for the clean electricity program in their sweeping economic package. The program will likely be dropped from the bill after opposition from Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, CNN reported Friday. After months of negotiating on the program, Smith said Manchin…MORE

Biden to spend this week working behind the scenes to press Democrats on his sweeping domestic agenda
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Biden to spend this week working behind the scenes to press Democrats on his sweeping domestic agenda

President Joe Biden has few public events on his schedule this week as he works behind the scenes to secure an agreement on his domestic agenda amid deep divisions within his party. A source familiar with the President’s private schedule says it is filled with blocks of “congressional time,” which the President uses to make…MORE

Biden aides making the economic case for his legislative agenda in memo to lawmakers
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Biden aides making the economic case for his legislative agenda in memo to lawmakers

President Joe Biden’s aides are ramping up their sales pitch to congressional Democrats as talks on his economic agenda reach a critical stage. The White House on Monday sent Democrats on Capitol Hill a new memo, obtained by CNN, touting the benefits of each major component of the sprawling legislative proposal that the President hopes…MORE

Powell to journalist Bob Woodward on his health struggles: ‘Don’t feel sorry for me’
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Powell to journalist Bob Woodward on his health struggles: ‘Don’t feel sorry for me’

Colin Powell opened up to journalist Bob Woodward about his health struggles in what is believed to have been his last interview before his death. “Don’t say no and don’t feel sorry for me, for god’s sakes. I’m (almost) 85 years old,” Powell said after telling Woodward about battling multiple myeloma for nearly two years.…MORE

State Department watchdog opens new reviews into US exit from Afghanistan
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State Department watchdog opens new reviews into US exit from Afghanistan

The State Department’s watchdog has opened a number of reviews related to the US exit from Afghanistan, according to a letter from the acting inspector general obtained by CNN. In the letter dated Monday, Diana Shaw told top lawmakers on a number of congressional committees that the Office of Inspector General had notified the State…MORE

Biden to participate in CNN town hall in Baltimore on Thursday

Biden to participate in CNN town hall in Baltimore on Thursday

President Joe Biden will take participate in a CNN town hall on Thursday in Baltimore, where he’ll take questions as his administration continues to sell his ambitious legislative agenda to members of Congress and the nation. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate the live broadcast event, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on CNN…MORE

Gaetz ally Joel Greenberg is giving investigators new information, prosecutors say
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Gaetz ally Joel Greenberg is giving investigators new information, prosecutors say

Joel Greenberg, the former Florida official whose crimes in the state ensnared Rep. Matt Gaetz in a federal sex trafficking investigation, has been providing the Justice Department with new information as he continues to cooperate with authorities following a guilty plea earlier this year. At a brief hearing in Orlando federal court Monday, Roger Handberg,…MORE

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