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Four and a half months after insurrectionists supporting Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, the House is still consumed by the fallout.

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Nearly 2,400 health care facilities, schools and governments in the United States were hit by ransomware attacks last year.

It’s a quirk that comes up every half dozen years or so, when a day that honors two groups coincides — with two different protocols for the American flag.

Many in the GOP fear that crossing Trump would rile the party’s base, costing them reelection.


How many unvaccinated people will stop wearing masks now?

Polls show a strong majority of those who are refusing the vaccine already feel safe interacting without masks. And there's going to be little to stop them from doing so now.

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 huge policy turnaround caught senior White House and administration officials, medical experts, elected officials and business leaders completely off guard.

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Cheney’s removal from leadership post highlights a broader assault on truth and democracy led by Donald Trump.

The House minority leader cited his longtime friendship with pollster Frank Luntz when defending his rental of an apartment, but there was also a business relationship, FEC records show.

After her career was stymied, she became a lawyer and led legal fights for whistleblowers and women alleging discrimination.

Biden is seeking to put a spotlight on immigration by hosting ‘dreamers’ in the Oval Office on Friday.

Tanden was the only Biden Cabinet pick whose nomination faced insurmountable opposition in the Senate. Now the president is hiring her as a senior adviser.

The now-deleted video of Marjorie Taylor Greene surfaced just days after the GOP congresswoman verbally accosted Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber.

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Leaked video shows the Heritage Foundation's political arm pushing new voter restrictions — even though the Heritage Foundation can't show rampant voter fraud.

Robert W. Lee IV says he's the great-great-great-great nephew of the Confederate general. But historical records dispute that.

Dueling public meetings next week could escalate the dispute over how a private contractor is auditing more than 2 million ballots cast last fall in Maricopa County.

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"There have been things worse than people without any firearms coming into a building," the congressman from Texas said.

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New video from 2019 reinforces how long Ocasio-Cortez has been a focus of Greene's anger.

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Biden took office determined to focus his foreign policy on the growing threat of China. This week, he is embroiled instead in trying to tamp down an escalating crisis in the Middle East.

Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

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In a Fox News appearance, she challenged the network to work harder to combat misinformation. With reason.

The agency had been undergoing overhauls since an embarrassing 2014 White House security breach, but the muted response to a similar lapse in 2017 foreshadowed challenges during the Trump administration.

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