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As Scrutiny of Cryptocurrency Grows, the Industry Turns New! 2021-05-09 18:00:47Companies behind digital currencies are rushing to hire well-connected lobbyists, lawyers and consultants as the battle over how to regulate them inte

U.S. and Iran Want to Restore the Nuclear New! 2021-05-09 15:54:29After five weeks of diplomatic shadow boxing, it is clear that the old agreement no longer works for Tehran or Washington, except as a steppingstone.

Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. New! 2021-05-09 13:18:54The operator, Colonial Pipeline, said it had halted systems for its 5,500 miles of pipeline after being hit by a ransomware attack.

Pete du Pont, Ex-Delaware Governor Who Ran for New! 2021-05-09 12:35:08Bored with working at his family’s chemical company, Mr. du Pont entered politics and led an economic turnaround of his debt-ridden home state.

Trump Still Has Iron Grip on Republicans 2021-05-08 19:32:56The vilification of Liz Cheney and a bizarre vote recount in Arizona showed the damage from his assault on a bedrock of democracy: election integrity.

Bo, the Obamas' Family Dog, Dies at 12 2021-05-08 17:41:29Former President Barack Obama said the family had lost “a true friend and loyal companion.”

‘This Is Politics’: Dr. Rachel Levine’s Rise as 2021-05-08 14:30:29President Biden’s assistant secretary for health is the highest-ranking openly transgender person ever to serve in the federal government.

Justice Dept. Seized Washington Post’s Phone Records 2021-05-08 08:01:59Federal prosecutors sought phone records for three Washington Post journalists as part of an investigation into the publication of classified informat

Justice Dept. Indicts Former Officers in George Floyd 2021-05-07 23:27:07The indictment was a rare instance of police officers facing accusations of federal civil rights violations.

Surge of Migrant Children at the Border Leads 2021-05-07 21:01:15Federal documents indicate that while the Biden administration has cleared migrant children from border detention centers, now shelters run by the Dep

Biden Administration Moves to Speed Aid to Renters 2021-05-07 19:42:42The Treasury Department issued new rules intended to make it easier for tenants to benefit from the $46.5 billion in emergency rental aid.

What Elise Stefanik’s Rise Means for the G.O.P. 2021-05-07 19:24:10We spoke with our congressional reporter Catie Edmondson about the young New York lawmaker in line to replace Liz Cheney.

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Respect: Is it the glue a polarized nation 2021-05-05 17:07:00Respect is a core civic value to American democracy, but it can also be used as a tool of repression. How can it knit together a fractured nation?

GOP continues to tighten voting laws despite corporate 2021-05-05 12:03:35Republican lawmakers are moving ahead to tighten voting laws, making mail-in voting harder in several GOP-led states. Rebukes and statements from majo

A debate over ending debate: Explaining the filibuster 2021-05-04 16:58:26With the Senate increasingly closely divided, frustration over the filibuster has grown. Is it an obstacle to progress or key to democracy?

World’s bankers take climate pledge. Will they follow 2021-04-30 17:40:00The world needs an extra $1.6 trillion to $3.8 trillion per year to adapt and respond to climate change – making private sector money vital.

In Minnesota, strong civic duty helps retain Congress 2021-04-30 11:19:23One state’s long history of civic engagement paid off in the 2020 census, helping it keep all of its congressional seats. Minnesotans, who had t

Biden’s first 100 days: Promises kept, but challenges 2021-04-29 16:59:09President Biden has followed through on many campaign promises – particularly on the pandemic. But he’s gotten relatively few bills throug

Meet the gun owners who support (some) gun 2021-04-29 12:19:00Could rise of suburban gun owner lead to compromise for gun safety?

In speech, Biden leans into spending, democracy, and 2021-04-29 12:18:48In his address to Congress, U.S. President Joe Biden stressed the nation’s ongoing emergence from COVID-19 as proof that American democracy stil

No, Joe Biden will not take away your 2021-04-29 11:47:35“Why doesn’t Joe stay out of my kitchen?” asked Rep. Lauren Boebert from Colorado. For a week, conservative media outlets spread the

Biden redefined ‘bipartisan.’ GOP moderates say it leaves 2021-04-28 16:28:00Can a bill be bipartisan if it passes with only Democratic votes? White House says yes, if it includes GOP ideas and Republican voters support it. GOP

Why the GOP chose Tim Scott to respond 2021-04-28 12:44:25Tim Scott is a Republican senator. He’s also Black and willing to talk about race – something national GOP leadership often downplays. Wil

Kamala Harris' first 100 days: A supportive second-in-command 2021-04-28 12:41:18Vice President Kamala Harris used to be one of President Joe Biden’s rivals. Now, as she tackles some of the new administration’s toughest

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Joe Biden and Catholic Church at loggerheads 2021-04-29 18:15:48While President Biden's inauguration was initially hailed by the Vatican for being that of the second Catholic president of the United States, the Ca

Taking control of the levers of Chinese online 2021-04-29 18:15:48The Chinese nationalist government has undertaken a vast operation to take over its online business. It has no intention of allowing private companies

The fight against criminal computer attacks 2021-04-29 18:15:48When dealing with computer attacks, the media only report on individual cases, overlooking the overall battlefield. They intermix criminal operations

To undermine Trump, did John Kerry betray his 2021-04-29 18:15:48The question was on everyone's lips in Congress on 27 April 2021: in order to weaken President Trump and maintain good relations with Iran, did John

Is Turkey in Pentagon's crosshairs again? 2021-04-29 18:15:48On 26 April 2021, Turkish law enforcement officers arrested 532 people accused of having ties to Fetullah Gülen's organization. This former ally

The Middle East is reorganizing, by Thierry Meyssan 2021-04-29 18:15:48The Middle Eastern states, divided not by themselves but by the powers that colonised the region, are reorganising themselves according to their own l

Chad: France's allies reportedly killed each other 2021-04-29 18:15:48According to the official version, Marshal Idriss Deby Itno was assassinated on 20 April 2021, the day after winning his sixth term as President of Ch

Pentagon attributes “Havana syndrome” to new weapon 2021-04-29 18:15:48Members of the House Armed Service Committee were encouraged to attend a closed-door hearing to be briefed on a new threat. Defense Under-Secretaries

Turkish reaction to US recognition of the Armenian 2021-04-29 18:15:48We reject and denounce in the strongest terms the statement of the President of the US regarding the events of 1915 made under the pressure of radical

In Venezuela, the corrupt are not who the 2021-04-29 18:15:48In 2017, then Attorney General of Venezuela Luisa Ortega Díaz denounced the convening of a National Constituent Assembly, accusing President Ni

Top twelve donors of US politics 2021-04-22 18:12:13Twelve US donors gave $ 3.4 billion in political contributions since 2009, according to Issue One - meaning they paid one-thirteenth of the total mone

Biden Administration funds teaching of “1619 Project” 2021-04-22 18:12:13Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (photo) has just instituted scholarships to reward the teaching of the “1619 Project” in schools. The &

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Controversial Arizona Recounters Won't Pound On Voters' Doors 2021-05-08 21:08:37Interrogating residents about their votes "can have a significant intimidating effect on qualified voters," warned a Justice Department official.

Michael Cohen Predicts Trump Won't Give '2 Cents' 2021-05-08 19:54:00He "doesn’t care about anyone or anything other than himself," Trump's one-time personal attorney told Joy Reid.

Sen. Ron Johnson Cites Commonly Misused Data To 2021-05-08 18:42:26The CDC's VAERS system tracks deaths that happen after vaccination regardless of whether the vaccine had any role to play. It is often cited by anti-

Maryland Governor Issues Blanket Pardon For Lynching Victims 2021-05-08 18:16:06Gov. Larry Hogan granted posthumous pardons to 34 victims of lynching. His office said he was the first governor to do so.

Elizabeth Warren: President Biden Is ‘Meeting The Moment’ 2021-05-08 08:00:16The senator from Massachusetts said she plans to continue pressing the president to do more on child care and other issues.

Josh Hawley Says He Doesn't Know If He 2021-05-08 08:00:16The junior senator from Missouri has been saying he waved to peaceful demonstrators who had nothing to do with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Matt Gaetz Seems To Makes Light Of Sex 2021-05-08 07:53:26The Florida Republican and conspiracy-loving lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene peddled Donald Trump's election lies at the event in The Villages.

Fox News Torpedoed COVID-19 Science Hundreds Of Times 2021-05-08 06:40:09“Fox’s misinformation campaign against coronavirus science is not just a disservice to its viewership," said media watchdog gro

GOP Rep. Reveals How Many Colleagues Actually Believe 2021-05-08 05:26:10Not many House Republicans at all, according to Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

Ted Cruz's New Try At Dunking On 'The 2021-05-08 04:38:17The Texas Republican had no response to a Trump-themed zinger after he compared Trevor Noah to Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction."

Vivica A. Fox Recalls Racist Insult From Ivanka 2021-05-08 03:49:10"I really think that she thought she was complimenting us," the "Empire" star told reality-TV producer Andy Cohen.

RNC Tweet About 'Freedom Of Speech' Does Not 2021-05-08 02:57:57"The @GOP is the solid, undeniable winner of the race to the bottom," one critic snarked at the Republican National Committee's post.