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Biden moves to declassify documents about Sept. 11 attacks

President Joe Biden on Friday directed the declassification of certain documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a supportive gesture to victims’ families who have long sought the records in hopes of implicating the Saudi government. The order, coming little more than a week before the 20th anniversary of the attacks, is a

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Politics by proxy: Arizona House members cast hundreds of remote votes

More than half of Arizona’s House delegation cast votes by proxy this year, including two who were among the top remote voters in Congress and another who once called proxy voting “shameful and unconstitutional” but did it anyway. They were in good company: 260 lawmakers had cast at least one vote by proxy this year

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In rush to restore budget earmarks, Arizona lawmakers made modest asks

When Congress restored budget earmarks this year after a decade-long ban, more than 300 House members rushed in with $7.1 billion in special requests for congressional funding of local projects. Arizona lawmakers were part of that rush, but with requests that were relatively modest: None of the state’s four Republican members asked for earmarks and

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Senate Dems unveil $3.5T budget for social, climate efforts

Photo: Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.,joined at left by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, charges Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, with contributing to inflation, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Senate Democrats unwrapped a budget resolution Monday envisioning a massive $3.5

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Census: 1 in 5 dorms, prisons had no data at end of US count

By the end of the U.S. head count last year, the Census Bureau had no data for almost a fifth of the nation’s occupied college dorms, nursing homes and prisons, requiring the statistical agency to make eleventh-hour calls to facilities in an effort to collect information or use a last-resort statistical method to fill in

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Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House said President Joe Biden would have liked to extend the federal eviction moratorium

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