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The $1.9 trillion package enjoys wide support across the country, polls show, but it comes with political and economic risks.


The House is expected to give final approve to Biden's sprawling $1.9 trillion package on Tuesday, handing him his first major legislative victory as president.

Biden acted Monday to advance women’s rights and status, part of a raft of such policies in his first weeks in office. But he now finds himself tested by complaints against a friend and fellow Democrat.

President Biden is also set to create a White House Gender Policy Council.


Roy Blunt’s Senate exit highlights big opportunity for GOP’s Trump wing in 2022

The 2022 election is shaping up to be a massive referendum on who will control the Republican Party.

Lindsey Graham points to GOP’s reality under Trump: It’s a hostage situation

At least he’s being more honest about it than his colleagues.

Kyrsten Sinema’s combustible thumb

Sinema’s vote in some ways recalls the late Arizona senator John McCain (R), and it drew ire on the left.

The president hailed the two as “warriors and patriots” who would become the second and third women in history to lead combatant commands.

The national party will pay the former president’s private club to host a dinner speech he’s set to give to 350 major party donors.

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New research shows that people with weak community ties are less likely to embrace current conspiracy theories.

What’s in the coronavirus relief bill — and what’s not. The story of a Syrian spy. And the royal fallout from that Oprah interview.

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A rash of new laws and new rhetoric targets transgender athletes.

Long-awaited government guidelines loosened restrictions on how people can socialize or interact with their grandchildren after they’re fully inoculated.

James Dale Reed, 42, also had a stash of weapons at his home, prosecutors said.

House lawmakers are set to vote as soon as Tuesday on a roughly $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, putting President Biden on track to sign his first major legislative accomplishment into law by the end of the week.

The issue centered on nominal monetary damages, similar to a high-profile case involving singer Taylor Swift.

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Support for changing the filibuster is not currently a 50-vote proposition.

Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,250 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

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It's a dash of anti-elitism and a healthy dose of nativism packaged in right-wing-media rhetoric.

To open schools amid the pandemic, Biden must grapple with competing constituencies including teachers unions, parents and students — and with the reality that the federal government has little direct control over the issue.

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and House Speaker Carl E. Heastie, both fellow Democrats, said Cuomo's scandals are too disruptive.

The network that thrived in the era of O.J. Simpson and the Menendez is back with a trial for a new era.

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