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Harris still struggling to define herself one year in VP job

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put the full weight of his presidency behind voting rights action last week, heading to Capitol Hill in an effort to push Democrats to change Senate rules to pass legislation. Vice President Kamala Harris — whom Biden tapped to take the lead on passing voting rights legislation in June — wasn’t…

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After Biden’s First Year, the Virus and Disunity Rage On

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored Americans on Jan. 20, 2021. Of the pathogen,…

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Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Demings, Clarke, Levin, and Pressley Observe the 12th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

ORLANDO, FL – Today, House Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Val Demings (FL-10), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Andy Levin (MI-09), and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) observed the 12-year anniversary of the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. “Today, we join the Haitian people and supporters from around the world in remembering over 230,000 lives…

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Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr. Subpoenaed by NY Attorney General

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general has issued subpoenas to former former President Donald Trump and his two eldest children in connection with an ongoing civil investigation into the family’s business practices, according to a court filing Monday. Attorney General Letitia James’ office said in the filing that it is seeking testimony and…

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Pentagon Chief Austin Says He has Tested Positive for COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms while quarantining at home. In a statement Sunday night, Austin said he plans to attend key meetings and discussions virtually in the coming week “to the degree possible.” He said Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks would…

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Demings Campaign Slams Rubio For Trying to Whitewash His Record on Infrastructure Funding He Opposed

ORLANDO — Today, former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings’ campaign for U.S. Senate blasted Senator Marco Rubio as he attempts to walk back his opposition to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In August, Marco Rubio voted against the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will make essential investments in Florida’s roads and bridges; expand high-speed internet;…

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