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Opinion

Opinion: Dems in Disarray?

When Joe Biden was running for president, he promised to get things done in Washington. “I’ve been doing this my entire career,” Biden told Politico’s Michael Grunwald. “I’m going to say something outrageous: I don’t know anybody who counts votes better than me in the Senate.” Nine months after taking office, he’s struggled to deliver. Democrats successfully approved a

COVID-19

Congress stuck as McConnell torpedoes emerging COVID-19 deal

An emerging $900 billion COVID-19 aid package from a bipartisan group of lawmakers all but collapsed Thursday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republican senators won’t support $160 billion in state and local funds as part of a potential trade-off in the deal. McConnell’s staff conveyed to top negotiators that the GOP leader sees

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