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Live updates: House speaker vote and news

  After former President Donald Trump publicly endorsed GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for House speaker Wednesday, urging Republican holdouts to “vote for Kevin” and “close the deal,” some still remain…

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These are the 20 Republicans who voted against McCarthy on the third ballot

US Rep. Jim Jordan speaks on behalf of Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday. (Alex Brandon/AP) Conservative hardliners nominated Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on Tuesday to be speaker of the House…

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Biden Signs $1.7 Trillion Bill Funding Government Operations

KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a $1.7 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government operating through the end of the federal…

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Live updates: Jan. 6 committee votes to issue criminal referrals against Trump

For months, the Jan. 6 committee went back-and-forth over whether it would refer former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. On Monday, the committee didn’t equivocate….

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Live updates: Georgia senate race between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock

US Sen. Raphael Warnock walks on stage during a campaign rally in Atlanta on Thursday. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg/Getty Images) Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young rode his scooter alongside Democratic Sen. Raphael…

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Live updates: Final sprint to the Georgia Senate runoff election

Donald Trump’s continued presence on the American political scene is one of the reasons Republicans underperformed in this year’s midterm elections. The former president’s debilitating effect on his party was…

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GOP Posts Fake George Washington Quote On Twitter, Nabbed By Media Fact Checker

It was quickly shot down by a CNN reporter. The GOP tweeted on Friday: “Let freedom be free.” It added a quote allegedly from Washington saying: “It will be found…

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Live updates: DOJ announces special counsel to oversee Trump investigations

In the weeks leading up to the midterm election, the Justice Department observed the traditional quiet period of not making any overt moves that may have political consequences. But behind…

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The AP Interview: Pence Says Voters Want New Leadership

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that voters are “looking for new leadership” following the disappointing midterm elections for Republicans, who are now openly debating…

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McCarthy wins GOP nomination for speaker, with 31 Republicans voting against him

US Sen. Josh Hawley talks to reporters on Monday. (CNN) The midterm results, which allowed Democrats to keep their Senate majority, have caused some Republicans to openly question who should…

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