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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.


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.

The action comes amid a push by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict voting.


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.

Biden’s strong coronavirus numbers reinforce the folly of Trump’s approach

Americans prefer a realistic approach to combatting the coronavirus, something Trump never seemed to grasp.

How the Capitol riot has been linked to Trump and the GOP

The first Trump administration official has been arrested. Here are the other ways in which the events of the day have been linked to Trump and the GOP.

The triumph belied the broader challenges facing President Biden as he tries to navigate intraparty divisions to push through an ambitious agenda on voting rights, climate change, immigration and other issues.

One woman who worked with Andrew M. Cuomo when he was housing secretary said he gave her a physical embrace in a hotel room in 2000 that was “too tight, too intimate.” Cuomo denies her account.

Debate on the Senate floor stretched into the early morning hours of Saturday.

The letter was sent to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Trump advisers confirmed.

As Harris seeks to build a political identity, she faces dueling pressures from impatient Democratic activists and a more methodical Biden administration. A recent spat over the minimum wage highlights her conundrum.

The move is part of a push to oust controversial Trump appointees who were seen by some Democrats as hostile to the mission of the agencies they served.

  • Analysis

As state GOP lawmakers move to restrict voting, congressional Democrats push to make voting easier, change campaign finance laws and shift power over redistricting

The Senate is considering amendments to a $1.9 trillion package that Democrats are prepared to pass without Republican support.

Shalanda Young, a widely respected former congressional aide, would be the first woman of color to lead the Office of Management and Budget.

Jacob Chansley to remain in jail pending trial as a judge considers his release. The judge said in a detention hearing that Chansley appeared in an interview without proper authorization.

Republicans and conservatives have focused in recent days on what they view as “cancel culture” issues like Dr. Seuss, the Muppets and Potato Head, even as a $1.9 trillion covid-19 relief package moves through Congress.

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.

The future of voting rights — in state legislatures across the country and before the Supreme Court.

  • Analysis

Defenders of Sen. Ron Johnson's delay tactic cite its necessity. That's a stretch.

  • Perspective

Agencies have been directed on how to revoke Trump actions that undermined federal unions, facilitated firing feds faster and disrupted the workforce.

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