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“What I have is a one-and-a-half-year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop,” Biden said.

Virtually every House Republican went along with a gambit, despite it being doomed to fail. So what happens when Republicans actually have the power and the will to force the issue?

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The November jobs numbers come in lower than expected … for now.


The debt ceiling fight, explained

For the second time this year, the United States faces the possibility of financial calamity if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling before Christmas.

All the big deadlines facing Congress this holiday season

Congress narrowly avoided a shutdown, but lawmakers have a lot more to get done before the end of the year.

The party’s focus on the political ramifications of the infighting rather than the substance of the disagreement has led civil rights groups and Democrats to charge that Republicans are embracing, or at least enabling, bigotry.

Ruth Marcus, The Post's deputy editorial page editor, offers insight into the challenge to Roe v. Wade and explains how a conservative "rule of six" is poised to reshape the nation.

Subpoenas of Jeffrey Clark, Steve Bannon and others show risks for all sides.

Normally low-profile state legislative races and less prominent gubernatorial contests suddenly hold the potential to become national flash points in the polarizing debate, while state legislative activity will become more significant in shaping abortion laws.

Shutdown threat, defense bill snags and potential debt limit drama — as well as the rising likelihood of divided government — all point to an excruciating new reality on Capitol Hill.

White House plan includes booster shots and stricter travel rules, but experts say testing measures must go further.

Senators of both parties have long been reluctant to consider adding more justices or limiting their tenure. But this week’s abortion argument, added to liberals’ anger about recent confirmations, is prompting some to rethink.

A bold change in the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on abortion could reinforce a growing perception among Americans that the justices’ decisions are political.

A federal judge called the legal fees to be paid to Detroit and the state of Michigan appropriate to deter “misconduct”

The probe is the latest repercussion from the report issued by New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office in August.

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Why abortion bans will be on the ballot next year, a Republican dilemma in Massachusetts, and the Chinese phrase that's taken the right by storm.

Congress avoided a shutdown in the fall, but another one is looming.

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You're not helping, DCCC.

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Once again, partisanship plays a role.

They said there must be "consequences when Members of Congress demonize an entire religion and promote hate from their positions of public trust.”

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