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Eleanor Mueller

Democrats defend their child care plan against unexpected attack

Democratic lawmakers and their allies are moving quickly to dull a dagger aimed — from the left, of all places — at their much-touted plan to make child care more affordable for American families.

The party is in the throes of negotiating what will and won't make it into its multitrillion-dollar social spending package. On the table: A multibillion-dollar program that would funnel money to states to expand their child care industries and provide parents with child care subsidies. The...


Alice Miranda Ollstein and Megan Wilson

Insurers look to make Dems' latest pay-for plan politically toxic

Democratic leaders are eyeing cuts to private Medicare plans to help pay for their domestic agenda, risking a political backlash and a showdown with health insurance companies that stand to lose billions of dollars in one of their most lucrative lines of business.

The growing focus on generating savings from the private insurers in the Medicare Advantage program comes as Democrats look for ways to pay for their roughly $2 trillion domestic spending package, and after repeated efforts to curb...


Burgess Everett and Marianne LeVine

'Bulls---': How a Manchin-Bernie blowup helped unstick Dems' agenda

Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders tangled in a private Democratic meeting this week that helped set the stage for growing progress on President Joe Biden’s agenda.

As Democratic leadership gathered Monday ahead of a pivotal week of negotiations on the party’s social spending bill, Manchin (D-W.Va.) laid out what he could accept to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s team. Universal pre-K was in, he said, but no tuition-free community college.

Sanders (I-Vt.) was not...

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Cheney goes after her own party in House debate on Bannon contempt resolution

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, who serves as the vice chair of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, on Thursday went after members of her own party for downplaying the riot and not believing in the panel's mission.


Brandon Gillespie

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter praised for calling Xi Jinping 'brutal dictator,' demanding China free Tibet

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter received praise as a uniquely courageous voice in the NBA after posting a video calling Chinese president Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator" and for China to free the region of Tibet.


Cameron Cawthorne

Dem candidate Kirsten Engel says GOP is doing 'disservice' to border communities by saying there's 'crisis'

A Democratic congressional candidate in Arizona on Sunday claimed Republicans were doing a “grave disservice” to communities by depicting the U.S.-Mexico border as a “place of crisis.”


Louis Casiano

Army veteran faked paralysis to get over $1M in benefits, used money to buy sports car, prosecutors say

An Army veteran received more than $1 million in disability and social security benefits by falsely claiming he was paralyzed, federal prosecutors alleged Thursday.


Andrew Miller

U.S. needs nuclear spacecraft to compete with China, NASA official tells Congress

A NASA official told Congress on Wednesday that the United States needs more nuclear spacecrafts in order to compete with China.


Shaq on Russell Westbrook: 'He's a role player'

The NBA is back which means it’s time for overreactions. No seriously, Russell Westbrook’s flat debut with the Lakers has one Hall of Famer calling him a role player.


Jessica Napoli

Gwyneth Paltrow shares teen son's reaction to her selling sex toys on Goop

Paltrow shares Moses, 15, and daughter, Apple, 17, with her ex-husband Chris Martin.


Peter Aitken

UN report says world needs to cut coal, oil and gas production by half to save planet

The world needs to cut half its production of fossil fuels in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping up with global targets, according to a new U.N. report. 


Breck Dumas

Missouri, Texas sue Biden admin in aim to resume construction of border wall

Missouri and Texas' attorney generals have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, seeking to force the administration to resume construction of the border wall.


House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt

The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.


Tyler O'Neil

GOP Rep. Chip Roy grills AG Garland on alleged Loudoun County sexual assault cover-up

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, pressed Attorney General Merrick Garland on the case of a father who got arrested at a Loudoun County School Board meeting after speaking up about his daughter's alleged rape at the hands of a male student wearing a skirt in a girls' restroom, an incident connected to Garland's recent directive that parents say compares them to domestic terrorists.

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Jonathan Martin

Liz Cheney’s Consultants Are Given an Ultimatum: Drop Her, or Be Dropped

The message, delivered by a lobbyist close to the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, has already led one Republican firm to cut ties.

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Luke Broadwater

House Finds Bannon in Contempt for Defying Jan. 6 Inquiry Subpoena

The vote came after a bitterly partisan debate over the Capitol attack and as Republicans sought to deflect questions about Donald J. Trump’s role in the violence.

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These are the 9 House Republicans who voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress

Nine House Republicans broke ranks Thursday to join all Democrats in voting to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.


Nikolas Lanum

'Tucker Carlson Originals' uncovers how wind energy is destroying landscape, livelihoods

Tucker Carlson and his team expose the hidden costs of the green energy agenda and the environmental impacts of wind power scam in the latest episode of 'Tucker Carlson Originals.'


Caitlin McFall

Biden will 'ruin Christmas' if supply chain crisis isn't immediately addressed, Republicans warn

Top GOP House officials want the American public to know that the White House will "ruin Christmas" if the supply chain crisis is not immediately addressed. 


García to start Game 6 of ALCS for Astros against Red Sox

Rookie Luis García will start for the Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night with a trip to the World Series on the line.

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