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Democrats' biggest test on police reform: Delivering a deal that pleases activists
Sat, May 8, 2021
By Maya King, Nicholas Wu and Marianne LeVine
Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images

Democrats will almost certainly blow past President Joe Biden's May target to reach consensus on a major overhaul of American policing — and progressive activists, as well as the GOP, are compounding their obstacles. That's because, as a bipart ...

'America First isn't going away': Gaetz and Greene strike defiant tone at tour kickoff
Fri, May 7, 2021
By Ben Leonard
Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo

Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz had a clear message to a friendly crowd Friday night at The Villages: He’s not going away. “I’m a marked man in Congress. I’m a canceled man in some corners of the Internet. I might be a wanted man by the deep st ...

McSally's former deputy campaign manager pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds
Fri, May 7, 2021
By Ben Leonard
Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images

A deputy campaign manager to former Sen. Martha McSally pleaded guilty Friday to stealing more than six figures from her campaign, the Justice Department announced. Anthony Barry, who was a consultant and a deputy campaign manager for the Arizona ...

Stefanik privately pledges to serve only through 2022 in House GOP leadership
Fri, May 7, 2021
By Melanie Zanona and Olivia Beavers
Andrew Harrer/Pool Photo via AP

Rep. Elise Stefanik is only looking to serve one term in GOP leadership. The New York Republican is telling her GOP colleagues that she intends to finish out the rest of this current cycle as conference chair if she is ultimately elevated to the ...

Threats against members of Congress doubled in 2021, Capitol Police say
Fri, May 7, 2021
By Nicholas Wu
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Threats against members of Congress increased by 107 percent compared to last year, the United States Capitol Police said Friday. "Provided the unique threat environment we currently live in, the Department is confident the number of cases will c ...

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