Some things can’t be hidden from public view.
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Justices have cleared the way for hundreds of Trump administration documents to be handed to a panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack. A law scholar explains what that means for executive privilege.
Vice President Mike Pence reads the final electoral vote counts declaring Joe Biden the next U.S. president during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 7, 2021.
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Concerned about problems in counting Electoral College votes that determine the next president, lawmakers are considering changes to the Electoral Count Act. What is the act, and what’s wrong with it?
Putting his sights on Build Back Better?
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Senator Joe Manchin’s position on Build Back Better balances delivering for people in his state while not offending their social conservatism, writes a scholar of Appalachian politics.
Manchin withdrew his support for Build Back Better.
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Sen. Manchin effectively killed one of Biden’s key economic priorities by withdrawing his support from the $2 trillion bill.
Reporters waiting outside a private meeting between advisers to President Biden and Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema about the Build Back Better Act on Capitol Hill, Sept. 30, 2021.
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A quarter of Americans don’t know how they feel about the Build Back Better Act. Focusing on Americans’ individual stories – and not just political theater – could help fuel civic engagement.
You get the metaphor.
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Republicans and a few Democrats say the Build Back Better plan would increase the already fast pace of inflation.
All eyes are now on Donald Trump’s White House records.
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Diaries, visitor logs, handwritten notes and speech drafts are among the records Donald Trump has tried to keep from a Congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot of Jan. 6.
Parents and activists who support transgender rights rally before a school board meeting on Aug. 10, 2021, in Ashburn, Virginia.
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The ongoing debate over transgender rights in rural America frames transness as a nascent movement, ignoring a long undercurrent of transgender history that is all but forgotten.
People wait in line to get their ballot to vote in the 2020 general election in Detroit, Michigan.
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As states devise new electoral district maps, some have adopted independent commissions to ensure fairness in that process. Do they deliver?
You know they’re waiting, just anticipating … for CBO figures they don’t yet possess.
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Five Democrats are refusing to vote on a signature bill until the Congressional Budget Office delivers its full cost estimate. For a small agency, the CBO can hold a lot of legislative sway.
Congress has asked many questions of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg but has done little to regulate Facebook.
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Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
The $1 trillion bill was a heavy lift for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (center). Next up: the budget reconciliation bill known as Build Back Better.
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The government uses a process called public procurement. A professor of public policy explains how the process works and how it is increasingly used to achieve social goals.
President Joe Biden wanted to have a clear plan before the U.N. climate conference starting Oct. 31 in Scotland.
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President Joe Biden needed a Plan B, one that Congress could approve, to take to the UN climate conference. But his new strategy is unlikely to meet the country’s emissions reduction goals for 2030.
U.S. Reps. Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney, chair and vice chair of the committee investigating the Capitol insurrection, after voting to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt.
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Donald Trump asked his former presidential aides not to testify before a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection – testing the limits of congressional oversight.
The Denali Highway as it crosses the Susitna River.
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Alaska is warming faster than any other U.S. state, and that’s causing problems, a team of bridge engineers and social scientists explains. The infrastructure bill in Congress would offer some help.
Britney Spears’ supporters erupted in cheers after her father was removed as conservator.
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Spears’ battle to end her conservatorship may lead to reforms.
Buying enough groceries with government benefits is getting easier.
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Long-term increases like this are unusual. So is the fact that this increased governmental generosity began with a measure approved by Congress when Republicans held majorities in both chambers.
Another door closes on federal police reform.
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Months of bipartisan talks in Congress aimed at reaching consensus over policing reforms have ended with no agreement. Two policing scholars argue that federal efforts are better placed focusing on supporting local measures.
Labor violations disproportionately affect Black Americans.
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Rebalancing labor relations so that workers are empowered would be an effective way to address racial wealth disparities and atone for the legacy of slavery, a scholar argues.
Heading for the exit.
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Following the completion of the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Neta Crawford, the co-director of the Costs of War Project, reflects on 7,268 days of American involvement in the conflict.