George Santos, in the middle, lied his way to winning election to Congress, where he took the oath of office on Jan. 7, 2023.
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When candidates can get elected to Congress based on a mountain of lies they’ve told, is it time to reconsider whether such lies are protected by the First Amendment?
President Nixon urged the IRS to audit his perceived enemies; Donald Trump wanted to do the same.
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The House GOP is scrutinizing federal investigators for alleged abuses of power. But will they probe abuses that may have been committed by members of their own party?
Rep. George Santos leaves the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 12, 2023, followed by reporters.
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There is no federal recall law that could lead to another election for Santos’ seat. But Santos’ case presents ethics concerns that the House may review.
More jaw-jaw needed to end the GOP speaker war, Mr. McCarthy?
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What happens if GOP holdouts continue to hold out on the speaker position? And what if they don’t?
Donald Trump supporters take over the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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The events of Jan. 6, 2021, have been called an insurrection. The same word has often been used to describe the mostly forgotten rebellions against plantation owners by enslaved people.
GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy wants to be speaker of the House.
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The Congress that ended on Jan. 3, 2023, had 15 vacancies, a rate unmatched since the 1950s. If that rate continues, whoever leads the now-closely divided House will face trouble.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez watches Donald Trump’s state of the union address in 2019 with other female Democratic lawmakers.
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For decades, there were growing numbers of Democratic and Republican women in Congress, but the number of Republican women has stalled.
A Dec. 19, 2022 meeting of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, DC.
The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report is the latest in a long series of congressional studies that have tried to answer hard questions about government failures and suggest ways to avoid them.
The Jan. 6 House Committee announced four recommended charges against Donald Trump, including conspiracy to defraud the US.
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The House Committee’s criminal referrals show that the proceedings are not just about a historical record – they argue that Trump should be held accountable for four criminal charges.
Looming large over proceedings.
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A House panel made four criminal referrals in relation to Donald Trump’s alleged role in the attack on the Capitol. Convictions might make him an unpalatable candidate but wouldn’t bar him from running.
Although a recession is likely on the horizon, it’s uncertain how deep it might go.
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Although many say the economic outlook for next year appears bleak, there is room for optimism.
Is the law coming for Twitter, Meta and other social media outlets?
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The US government regulates many industries, but social media companies don’t neatly fit existing regulatory templates. Systems that deliver energy may be the closest analog.
Will gridlock mean the new Congress won’t get anything done?
With Democrats running the Senate and the GOP in control of the House, there’s concern that Congress won’t get anything done. Turns out, unified government isn’t very productive in the first place.
When it came down to it, some Republicans couldn’t vote for Herschel Walker.
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Analysis of voting data suggests that in counties across Georgia, a slice of Republicans just couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Herschel Walker.
At the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, Oklahoma, life-size sculptures depict the walk of the Cherokees along the Trail of Tears.
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The right is explicitly laid out in the same treaty that led to the Trail of Tears.
The state of the Union is … divided.
The current political polarisation will make the president’s job even harder.
Nancy Pelosi’s stepping aside will leave the door open for others.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced she will step aside from senior leadership. It could lead to generational change in the Democratic Party.
People gather to celebrate LGBTQ pride week in Washington, D.C. in June 2021.
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The U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that protect same-sex marriage by a wide margin– thanks to support from 12 Republicans. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
Former US President Donald Trump speaks in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov.15, 2022.
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The former president made little mention of his personal legal battles as he announced his bid to retake the White House.
Despite intimidation both current and historical, American voters turned out in near-record numbers on Nov. 8, 2022.
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Any behavior reasonably calculated to dissuade a person from participating in an election is intimidation.