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A Trump-McConnell power struggle creates landmines in GOP quest to retake Congress

Most presidents — particularly a defeated one-termer — slip quietly away and allow the highest-ranking elected officials in the party to take the reins. Not Donald Trump.


Senate passes hate crime bill responding to wave of violence against Asian Americans - NBC

House passes DC statehood bill to make district 51st state after heated floor debate - FOX

World leaders pledge climate cooperation despite other rifts - AP

Sen. Tim Scott to deliver GOP response to Biden's joint address to Congress - ABC

New probe confirms Trump officials blocked Puerto Rico from receiving hurricane aid - NBC

Feds expect to charge scores more in connection to Capitol riot - The Hill

Biden: This will be 'decisive decade' for tackling climate change - BBC

Trump antics frustrate party leaders, dilute GOP message ahead of midterms - NBC

Lawmakers hold "good discussions" on police reform in wake of Chauvin verdict - CBS

Democrats fear GOP targeting racial justice protests - Politico

Russia orders troops to withdraw from Ukraine border after massive buildup - NBC

Democratic push to make it easier to prosecute officers emerges as sticking point in bill talks - CNN

GOP attorneys general group in turmoil after Jan. 6 Trump rally - The Hill

Republicans unveil $568 billion infrastructure package to counter Biden's $2.3 trillion plan - Reuters

White House sees GOP proposal as legitimate starting point - The Hill

Republicans less likely to buy Coke after company opposed GA voting bill: Poll - Washington Examiner

Judge orders third Proud Boys leader detained pending trial - Politico

Democrats torch the 2-page GOP infrastructure blueprint as 'a slap in the face' and 'a joke' - BI

Senate Republicans outline their own infrastructure plan — here’s what’s in it - CNBC

Female Republicans 'horrified' by male GOP lawmaker's description of Cheney: report - The Hill

'You want to see a temper tantrum?': Arizona Republican sides with Democrats, blocks voting bill - NBC

Why Gun Control Is Now a Matter of National Security - Politico

Commander says fending off Taliban will end as US leaves Afghanistan - Washington Examiner

Biden nominates NOAA leader to restore scientific integrity post-Trump - Axios

Bush said he wrote in Condoleezza Rice for president in 2020 election - The Hill

State Foster Care Agencies Take Millions Of Dollars Owed To Children In Their Care - NPR

Trump group teams with Texas in challenge to Biden immigration policies - Politico

Trump admin was authorized to send officers to Portland: DHS inspector general - Washington Examiner

Tucker Carlson's college yearbook reveals he belonged to club for Harvey Milk's murderer... - The Hill

Why Gun Control Is Now a Matter of National Security - Politico

Biden pledges to cut U.S. emissions in half by end of decade - NBC

White House dances around a big contributor to climate change: agriculture - Politico

Clarence Thomas calls out liberal court colleagues for inconsistent opinions - Washington Examiner

Kansas governor vetoes transgender athletes ban, saying bill 'sends a devastating message' - USA Today

U.S. commanders request aircraft carrier to protect troops withdrawing from Afghanistan, officials say - NBC

Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies - The Hill

'Outrageous': Bank regulator lobbies for Trump-era rule, angering Democrats - Politico

Biden pressured to disclose political appointees’ ethics agreements as advisor’s brother lobbies White House - CNBC

Democrats push to end ICE partnerships amid calls for police reform - NBC

Biden plans to nearly double the capital gains tax rate to as high as 43.4% for wealthy - report - BI

HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters - Politico

Bipartisan group of lawmakers push $100 billion investment in science to compete with China - The Hill

Stocks drop after reports that Biden wants to double capital gains tax for wealthy - Washington Examiner


Progressives swoon over Ellison role in Chauvin trial - Politico

'He was loved by so many': Daunte Wright remembered at a funeral packed with mourners - USA Today

Five takeaways from Biden's climate summit - The Hill

Kerry on Biden climate pledge: 'We had to prove that we were serious' - Yahoo

Oklahoma Law Grants Immunity To Drivers Who Unintentionally Harm Protesters - NPR

U.S. moves to withdraw Trump rule barring California vehicle emissions regulations - Reuters

'Choose wisely': Greta Thunberg warns House lawmakers on their legacies, urges end to fossil fuel subsidies - USA Today

Michigan Patriot Party on track to get on '22 ballot - Washington Examiner

Convicted Mueller witness dropped $4M on unsuccessful commutation lobbying - Politico

'Explosion' caused by 80 lbs of tannerite in NH gender reveal party - Washington Examiner

U.S. troops increasingly vulnerable to directed-energy attacks, Pentagon tells lawmakers - Politico

Biden to use address to Congress to lay out plans for child care, police reform - The Hill

Security camera reveals new angle of fatal police shooting of 16-year-old with knife - Washington Examiner

Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere - NPR



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Coronavirus News and Updates:

Covid-19: Delhi hospitals run out of oxygen supplies - BBC

New England’s vaccine success story - Politico

UC And Cal State Systems To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For In-Person Fall Classes - NPR

Biden officials lose faith in Johnson & Johnson after repeated vaccine stumbles - Politico

People With Severe COVID-19 Have Higher Risk Of Long-Term Effects, Study Finds - NPR

CDC reassigns official who drew spotlight for pandemic warning - Politico

U.S. Issues More Than 115 'Do Not Travel' Advisories, Citing Risks From COVID-19 - NPR

Vaccine Passports: Israel, Bahrain Reach Landmark Agreement - NPR



 
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