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US Capitol insurrection

How the US Capitol insurrection unfolded in real time on January 6. This searchable table shows everyone who’s been charged in the Capitol riot so far. Video footage shows what it was like in the middle of the pro-Trump mob that ransacked the Capitol. Trump became the first president to […]
US Capitol insurrection
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COVID-19 stimulus talks hit an unexpected setback when a GOP senator insisted on extra rules to throttle lending by the Federal Reserve

Negotiations on Capitol Hill for a new COVID-19 relief package hit further delays Thursday, dampening hopes of a quick conclusion. A key sticking point is a condition introduced by Republican Sen. Pat Toomey on Thursday, demanding strict limitations on Federal Reserve emergency funds. Democrats say the move would hamstring the […]
COVID-19 stimulus talks hit an unexpected setback when a GOP senator insisted on extra rules to throttle lending by the Federal Reserve
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Bernie Sanders just ended his presidential bid. Here’s what we know about the finances of one of the least wealthy US senators, who’s made $1.75 million in book royalties.

Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday, his campaign announced in an email to supporters. Sanders was the Democratic frontrunner at one point, but he failed to pick up momentum on Super Tuesday and in later contests, where former Vice President Joe Biden overtook him. […]
Bernie Sanders just ended his presidential bid. Here’s what we know about the finances of one of the least wealthy US senators, who’s made $1.75 million in book royalties.
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This 60-second animation shows how divided Congress has become since 1949

Bipartisanship isn’t as common in US politics as it once used to be. Partisanship can make it difficult for Congress to pass legislation and s ome experts have asserted that partisanship in Washington has reached historic levels. In 2015, researchers studied House partisanship from 1949 to 2011. They wrote about […]
This 60-second animation shows how divided Congress has become since 1949