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House Democrats strike deal with moderates on anti-corruption bill
Mon, Mar 1, 2021
By Sarah Ferris and Heather Caygle
Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

Top House Democrats struck an accord with moderates Monday night on a sweeping government reform bill, avoiding a potential embarrassment on the floor after the centrist group threatened to rebel against one of the caucus’s top priorities. Afte ...


GOP may hold keys to Democrats' long-sought minimum wage hike
Mon, Mar 1, 2021
By Burgess Everett and Marianne LeVine
Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP

Just a few days ago, Democrats were preparing to leave Republicans behind on a minimum wage hike. Now the GOP might be their only shot at raising the wage this Congress. The ruling against including a $15 minimum wage in this month’s coronaviru ...


Biden's getting no free ride from Democrats on foreign policy
Mon, Mar 1, 2021
By Andrew Desiderio
Susan Walsh, Pool/AP

President Joe Biden’s early foreign policy moves are putting him at odds with his fellow Democrats, some of whom are mounting pressure campaigns to force his hand. Just last week, Biden drew friendly fire after ordering airstrikes on Iran-backe ...


Senate set to take up $1.9T Covid aid bill as soon as Wednesday
Mon, Mar 1, 2021
By Marianne LeVine
Samuel Corum/Getty Images

The Senate will move forward as soon as Wednesday on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer predicting Monday that the chamber would face "some late nights" ahead this week. Democrats ...


The Republican trying to bridge the Trump-Pence divide
Mon, Mar 1, 2021
By Gabby Orr
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

The Trump-Pence tensions within the GOP haven't entirely disappeared from Washington. The two men have gone their separate ways, retreating to sunny West Palm Beach in Donald Trump’s case and splitting time between the Beltway and Indiana in Mi ...



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