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Biden to announce end of combat mission in Iraq as he shifts US foreign policy focus

Biden to announce end of combat mission in Iraq as he shifts US foreign policy focus

President Joe Biden will agree Monday to formally conclude the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, another step toward winding down the two prolonged military engagements that began in the years following the September 11 terror attacks. Biden is expected to seal the agreement during Oval Office talks with Iraqi…MORE

Biden administration announces resources to support people with long Covid
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Biden administration announces resources to support people with long Covid

The Biden administration on Monday released guidance and resources to support people experiencing long-term effects of Covid-19, known as “long Covid,” as the condition shapes up to be a major, long-term public health issue. The announcement comes as President Joe Biden will mark the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Biden and Vice…MORE

Bipartisan infrastructure talks sputtering along with little time left
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Bipartisan infrastructure talks sputtering along with little time left

After spending the weekend negotiating, lawmakers have yet to clinch a bipartisan infrastructure deal, a precarious sign for senators who have months trying to cement a massive, bipartisan win for President Joe Biden. The talks are “inching along” and they aren’t going any faster than that, one source familiar told CNN over the weekend. After…MORE

US to keep existing Covid-related travel restrictions
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US to keep existing Covid-related travel restrictions

The White House has decided to maintain existing coronavirus travel restrictions amid surging cases triggered by the Delta variant, a White House official told CNN Monday. “Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” the White House official said. The Biden administration has…MORE

‘What you’re doing is unprecedented’: McCarthy-Pelosi feud boils over
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‘What you’re doing is unprecedented’: McCarthy-Pelosi feud boils over

The relationship between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was never very warm. Now it’s in the down-right gutter. After a whiplash week of power plays between the two party leaders over the January 6 select committee, tensions are at an all-time high between the California lawmakers, and there are zero signs…MORE

Biden’s infrastructure deal on shaky ground as blame game begins
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Biden’s infrastructure deal on shaky ground as blame game begins

President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal is in a perilous state with Republicans and Democrats remaining far apart on a range of outstanding issues after the latest round of furious talks, the clearest sign yet that one of the White House’s top legislative priorities could collapse in the coming days. The talks have reached a…MORE

Trump’s appointees are turning the Supreme Court to the right with different tactics
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Trump’s appointees are turning the Supreme Court to the right with different tactics

The three appointees of former President Donald Trump have together sealed the Supreme Court’s conservatism for a generation, but they have revealed strikingly different methods. They diverge in their regard for practical consequences, their desire to lay down markers for future disputes and their show of internal rivalries. Neil Gorsuch takes no prisoners. Brett Kavanaugh…MORE

Growing group of GOP members wants McCarthy to punish Kinzinger and Cheney for joining January 6 committee
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Growing group of GOP members wants McCarthy to punish Kinzinger and Cheney for joining January 6 committee

A growing group of rank-and-file House Republicans wants House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and GOP leadership to punish Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for accepting a position from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection. The push to seek punishment rose to a new level on…MORE

GOP Rep. Clay Higgins says he has Covid

GOP Rep. Clay Higgins says he has Covid

GOP Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana posted on Facebook Sunday evening that he, his wife and his son all have Covid-19. “I have COVID, Becca has COVID, my son has COVID,” wrote Higgins. Higgins wrote that he and his wife had had Covid before the pandemic took hold. “Becca and I had COVID before, early…MORE

US general vows to continue airstrikes supporting Afghan troops fighting Taliban
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US general vows to continue airstrikes supporting Afghan troops fighting Taliban

The US will continue airstrikes in support of Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, a top US general said Sunday. Violence has surged across the country in recent months after the Taliban launched a sweeping assault just days after the US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal. Speaking to reporters Sunday in Kabul, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie,…MORE

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