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The Senate leader’s remarks came after the Manchin proposal won a notable endorsement from Democratic voting-rights activist Stacey Abrams.

(Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

We saw the video of Babbitt's death almost instantly. But it's only now that the idea it was unjust is truly catching on.

Coronavirus cases and restrictions are receding, but the nation risks falling short of Biden’s goal of administering at least one vaccination shot to 70 percent of adults by July 4.

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Obviously dubious claims are more palatable than the obvious reality.


The ‘judicial torpedo’ that wasn’t? What Amy Coney Barrett’s Obamacare vote tells us.

Democrats tried to stop Barrett by pitching her as a vote to strike down the law. Now Republicans say this proves they "lied." The reality is a bit more complicated.

What the bipartisan breakthrough on infrastructure could mean

Eleven Republicans say they're on board with the framework for an approximately $1 trillion infrastructure package, but there's a ways to go before any proposal is signed into law.

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.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Sanitation Department commissioner Kathryn Garcia, former City Hall lawyer Maya Wiley and entrepreneur Andrew Yang are in contention in the primary on Tuesday.

Although Biden has vowed not to hire his own family, some ethics experts are disappointed that he hasn’t done more to shift away from the nepotism and cronyism practiced under Trump.

In five of the states the Senate majority leader mentioned, new voting laws have enjoyed bipartisan support.

The president is facing a raft of domestic challenges after returning from his first overseas trip, including ongoing negotiations on infrastructure legislation.

The high court’s third ruling to keep the law alive prompted some Republicans to admit their hopes of ending the law outright are probably dead. Democrats hoped the ruling would pave the way for more expansions of health coverage.

Biden signed the law enacting the federal holiday after Congress reached a sudden and unexpected bipartisan agreement this week.

Overall, four defendants in the Capitol breach investigation now face firearms counts, as U.S. prosecutors apply novel felony charges amid plea talks.

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Democrats worry about which polls to worry about, Michigan Republicans rally for an audit, and Hillary Clinton's endorsement raises big bucks for the candidate she didn't endorse.

The key issue was whether a 2017 decision by Congress to remove the penalty for not buying health insurance — known as the individual mandate — meant the law was unconstitutional.

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Unsurprisingly, given that availability correlates to population density.

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Sort of.

The court was considering whether Philadelphia may end its contract with a Catholic social services agency that declines to evaluate same-sex couples as potential foster parents.

He helped cover Watergate, Iran-contra and other scandals from the paper’s D.C. bureau.

“I really don’t want to have to end anybody’s life for the good of the people of the United States of America,” a man identified as William Braddock said of GOP opponent Anna Paulina Luna in a secretly-recorded call reported by Politico.

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