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Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden communion

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has voted to proceed with drafting a formal statement on the meaning of communion, which will include whether President Biden and other politicians should be denied the rite based on their stance on abortion. The action item for the committee on doctrine to...
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Senate GOP blocks voting rights bill

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping bill to overhaul federal elections, ratcheting up already inflamed tensions over voting rights. Senators voted 50-50 in the evenly divided Senate on advancing the For the People Act, splitting along party lines and failing to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster.
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Trump tells Fox News he ‘didn’t win’ election but doesn’t drop fraud lie

Donald Trump has told Fox News he “didn’t win” the 2020 presidential election, and wishes Joe Biden well. The former president made the admission seven months after the election was called for his rival and five months after Biden’s inauguration, during a rambling phone interview with Fox show host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night.
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This GOP senator is now Enemy No. 1 for Trump

(CNN) — On Friday afternoon, former President Donald Trump made it official: He is actively working to oust Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in next year's Republican primary. Trump threw the weight of his endorsement behind Kelly Tshibaka, a former Alaska Department of Administration commissioner who had announced her challenge to the incumbent back in March.
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Biden to revive presidential portrait tradition Trump skipped

WASHINGTON — A modern presidential tradition is poised to return to the White House — at least in part. President Joe Biden plans to host a White House ceremony this year for the unveiling of former President Barack Obama’s official portrait, according to people familiar with the discussions. And former President Donald Trump has already begun participating in the customary process so his official portrait can eventually hang alongside his predecessors, according to an aide and others familiar with the discussions.

GOP chatter about possibly electing Trump as House Speaker grows

A Fox host asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) late last week whether he'd support electing Donald Trump as Speaker of the House. The answer raised a few eyebrows. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was asked Friday about the possibility of Trump becoming Speaker of the House if...
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One-third of Americans believe Biden won because of voter fraud: poll

Roughly one-third of Americans believe that President Biden ’s 2020 electoral victory was the result of widespread voter fraud, according to a new Monmouth University poll. Thirty-two percent of respondents say fraud was the reason Biden won the presidential election, maintaining a trend that has taken hold over the past seven months.
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AP FACT CHECK: Putin's twisted tale on rival; Biden GOP jab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faulted his imprisoned political rival for leaving Russia without legal permission, omitting the vital detail that the departure was, literally, an unconscious decision: Alexei Navalny was in a coma. After meeting President Joe Biden in Geneva, Putin also weighed in on U.S. affairs...
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Trump World's latest crazy idea could be good for Democrats

(CNN) — Close your eyes and picture this come January 2023. "Speaker of the House: Donald J. Trump." If you are like most Americans, the thought of Trump -- the man who incited an act of "domestic terrorism," as FBI Director Christopher Wray has defined the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol -- as speaker is both appalling and alarming.
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Sanders: Biden and I are 'taking a look at reality for working families' for infrastructure plan

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Sunday that he and President Biden are focused on working families amid infrastructure package negotiations. Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," Sanders said he believes lawmakers are becoming "bogged down in numbers" and that it is more important for them to look at the "needs of the American people, what's going on right now."