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As Speaker Johnson works to shepherd a foreign aid package through the House, Democrats say they don't want him punished for doing the right thing.

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More Democrats signal willingness to save Johnson from speakership vote

A Boeing whistleblower testified before Congress and said the company is effectively "putting out defective airplanes".

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Boeing whistleblower details thousands of gaps in fuselages since 2013

Senators are warning House Speaker Mike Johnson that sending the foreign aid package between the chambers would be a time-consuming process.

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Senate warns Speaker Johnson against changes to foreign aid package

There are 26 Senate rules that lay out the process for an impeachment trial that will guide the chamber for Alejandro Mayorkas' trial.

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What Senate rules say about dismissing Mayorkas impeachment

The Biden administration expanded rules for who needs to register as a firearms dealer and conduct background checks when selling a weapon.

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Tillis says ‘partisan hacks’ went too far with Biden’s new gun dealer rule change

The top Democrat in the House suggested some Dems could vote to save Speaker Johnson if Republicans try to oust him over Ukraine bill.

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Jeffries says Dems could save Speaker Johnson from efforts to remove

Investigative journalist Catherine Herridge testified before Congress about her firing from CBS and the network seizing her source documents.

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‘A journalistic rape’: Herridge testifies about CBS News document seizure

A Boeing whistleblower told the U.S. Senate that the company's 787 Dreamliner plane has serious manufacturing deficiencies.

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Senate to investigate claims that Boeing plane could break apart mid-flight

House Republicans are delivering the articles of impeachment against Mayorkas to the Senate next week for a trail that's expected to be very short.

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Republicans warn dismissing Mayorkas impeachment will set new precedent

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he still supports a nationwide abortion ban at 15 weeks, despite Trump calling for a state-by-state approach.


Graham stands by 15-week abortion ban despite Trump criticism

A Texas man changed his name to Literally Anybody Else and launched a presidential campaign in protest to the Trump v Biden election rematch.

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Texas man changes name to Literally Anybody Else, runs for president

Multiple op-eds have called for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to retire, but Democrats in Congress aren't joining those calls.

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Pundits call on Justice Sotomayor to retire, Senate Democrats not on board

The number of students missing 10% or more of the school year remains 10 percentage points higher than it was before COVID-19.

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Chronic absenteeism may not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2030

The government's chief human resources agency issued a new rule on Thursday making it harder to fire thousands of federal employees, hoping to head off former President Donald Trump 's promises to radically remake the workforce along ideological lines if he wins back the White House in November.

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Republican support for Trump immunity claims lower than Colorado ballot case

House Speaker Mike Johnson wants to bring a Ukraine aid bill forward in the coming weeks, using seized Russian assets to pay for it.

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Speaker Johnson wants to pay for Ukraine aid with seized Russian assets

The government can get a warrant for an individual's electronic communications without the target knowing. Congress wants to rein that in.

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Congress wants to curtail secret warrants for Americans’ data

A bipartisan proposal in Congress would require the Bureau of Prisons to give federal inmates a valid ID when they finish their sentence.

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Congress wants to give all federal inmates an ID when they leave prison

According to the National Association of Letter Carriers, there have been more than 2,000 crimes against letter carriers since 2020.

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Attacks on postal workers are on the rise, so lawmakers want new protections

Justices, including conservative justices who oppose abortion, cast doubt on plaintiff's ability to sue to block FDA mifepristone approval.

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SCOTUS casts doubt on plaintiff’s ability to sue FDA over mifepristone approval

Republicans admit they don't have the votes to impeach Biden so they are exploring sending criminal referrals to the Justice Department.


Republicans don’t have the votes to impeach Biden, eye criminal referrals

According to multiple members of Congress, the Oversight Committee's impeachment hearing could be described as a “clown show."

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‘Clown show’: Congress surprised its approval rating is high as 12%

Sen. Thom Tillis released a voice mail from a TikTok user who threatened to shoot him and cut him into pieces.

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Sen. Thom Tillis receives death threat over TikTok bill

The TikTok bill that passed the House stalled in the Senate with no clear path forward. The chamber could write an entirely new bill.

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Senate effort to pass TikTok bill likely to take until summer

House Republicans held another impeachment hearing into President Biden Wednesday but it did not reveal any new information.

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Impeachment hearing features a witness in prison, a Putin mask, an empty chair