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Biden Seeks Assault Weapons Ban and Background Checks

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WASHINGTON — Faced with the second mass shooting in a week, President Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill called on Tuesday for fast action to...
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Why Seven Republican Senators Voted to Convict Trump

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WASHINGTON — The seed for Senator Bill Cassidy’s decision to find Donald J. Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection was planted one day last fall,...
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Here are the seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump.

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Seven Republican senators voted on Saturday to convict former President Donald J. Trump in the most bipartisan vote for a presidential impeachment conviction in United...
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A Dinner, a Deal and Moonshine: How the Stimulus Came Together

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Two weeks after dinner at Ms. Murkowski’s, they honed the initial $908 billion framework over slices of pizza in a large Senate hearing room and...
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Lawmakers Resolve Fed Dispute as They Race to Close Stimulus Deal

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Mr. Toomey and his Republican allies argued that his original proposal merely codified what Congress intended in March when it enacted the original $2.2 trillion...
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Congress Grasps for Stimulus Deal as Fed Dispute Poses Final Hurdle

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Referring to the March stimulus law, Mr. Bernanke added, “The relief act should ensure, at least, that the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending authorities, as they...
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Congress Clears Two-Day Spending Extension to Finalize Stimulus Deal

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Negotiators worked into Friday night to put the finishing touches on key details of the stimulus compromise, continuing negotiations on how long unemployment benefits should...
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What Is 13-3? Why a Debate Over the Fed Is Holding Up Stimulus Talks

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As markets melted down in March, the Federal Reserve unveiled novel programs meant to keep credit flowing to states, medium-sized businesses and big companies —...
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Mnuchin Grilled Over Whether Relief Money Was Politicized

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WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was rebuked by a congressional oversight panel over his management of the economic relief effort on Thursday, with members...