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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is expected to be replaced by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), a onetime moderate turned Trump loyalist.

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Building an effective response to the coronavirus has been the central project of his presidency — the one issue advisers thought he would be judged on more than any other.

On Capitol Hill, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is seeking to shore up support to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in the No. 3 leadership position among House Republicans.

White House spokeswoman says Biden administration is “working with Congress to make the bill as strong as possible.”


The ominous signs for Matt Gaetz grow

A top ally is apparently set to plead guilty as part of a plea agreement. And the allegations against Gaetz have only built since that possibility arose.

It doesn’t pay to be a congressional Republican opposing Trump

Republicans in Congress who oppose Donald Trump are usually consigned to the same fate: a quick end to their political careers.

The GOP quickly responds to Cheney’s ouster by ... pushing more conspiracy theories

On Wednesday morning, the GOP ousted a leader whose efforts to inject honesty into the party were unwelcome. Then they followed it up by pushing baseless and false conspiracy theories.

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The rise of the Resistance Twitter candidate, Lin Wood's campaign to run the South Carolina GOP, and the beginning of our 44-part series on redistricting.

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The cable network barely mentioned President Biden's visit to the Capitol to honor an officer killed on Jan. 6.

The controversial Georgia Republican followed Ocasio-Cortez, shouting accusations that the Democrat supports terrorists and was a “radical socialist.”

Even as both sides stressed their commitment to a bipartisan deal, they acknowledged they’re still haggling over what it should include.

Republicans have seized on the crisis to attack Biden’s energy policies and portray him as an agent of chaos amid other challenges.

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Vax on vax on vax.

The House GOP leader said Republicans no longer question the legitimacy of President Biden's victory in November.

Marine Corps Maj. Christopher Warnagiris was the first person to push through the Capitol's East Rotunda doors, prosecutors said.

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Several have been signed into law.

McGahn will be asked whether Trump interfered with Mueller’s Russia investigation. House Democrats have been fighting for years to enforce a subpoena for his testimony.

The Republican governor announced Wednesday night that vaccinated adults will be eligible to enter a lottery that will pay out $1 million to five lucky winners on May 26. Separately, DeWine is offering five vaccinated teenagers full-ride scholarships to the state’s public universities, including all four years of tuition, room, board and textbooks paid.

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A Fox News contributor alleged that fraud was made possible — but couldn't say that it actually occurred.

Though maximum sentences range as high as 20 or 30 years, nearly half the Jan. 6 defendants are only charged with misdemeanors, and only those facing the most serious felonies face years in prison.

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) followed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) off the House floor and accused her of supporting “terrorists and antifa.”

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