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Biden meets with bipartisan group of lawmakers on infrastructure

President Biden reached agreements on some points on infrastructure during a meeting with bipartisan members of Congress, although there will still be hurdles if...

Christine Wormuth set to lead Army as first female secretary

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Christine Wormuth, a former senior Pentagon official, to be the first woman to lead the Army, the White...

Democrats confront fragile majorities as Congress returns with big plans

Democrats' narrow edge is poised to get even narrower this week when Congress returns from a two-week recess with big ambitions to bolster infrastructure...

Exclusive-U.S. considering cash payments to Central America to stem migration

The United States is considering a conditional cash transfer program to help address economic woes that lead migrants from certain Central American countries to...

Biden’s budget meets criticism from right and left on Pentagon spending

U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress to sharply hike spending on climate change, cancer and underperforming schools, but his first budget wishlist on Friday...

Republicans claim some blue states have stricter voting laws

Republicans, under fire from Democrats and major corporations for their nationwide push for new limits on voting, are defending their proposals as similar to or better...

First White House budget proposal to preview Biden’s goals

President Joe Biden will release his first budget proposal to Congress on Friday, offering a long-awaited glimpse into a policy agenda that will mark...

U.S. interior secretary looks to restore Utah monuments slashed by Trump

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will kick off a two-day visit to Utah on Thursday where she will meet with tribes and political officials...

Mike Pence signs deal to publish 2 books; first will be...

Former Vice President Mike Pence is putting pen to paper for what his publisher promises will be "the definitive book on one of the most consequential...

Biden administration disburses 25 million more stimulus payments to Americans

The Biden administration said on Wednesday that 25 million more stimulus payments worth a total of $36 billion had been sent out to Americans...


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