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Mitch McConnell Is Killing the Filibuster

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

A good rule of thumb over the past five years is that if something strange can happen, then it probably will happen. One of those strange things happened earlier this month...
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Democrats Can Preach “Unity” and Still Kill the Filibuster

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

“His position has not changed,” White House press secretary Jenn Psaki said Friday when asked whether the president thought the Senate should stop requiring supermajorities to...
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Don't Fire People For Dumb Tweets

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

On Wednesday, Will Wilkinson, a New York Times contributor and vice president at the center-right think tank the Niskanen Center made a joke on Twitter. “If Biden really wanted...
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We Regret To Inform You That Republicans are Talking About Secession Again

2 days ago   |   The New Republic

A Democratic president just entered the White House, so it's time for Republican state officials to start discussing secession once again. After Barack Obama's re-election in...
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Don't Worry About Joe Manchin

2 days ago   |   The New Republic

There is now a new most powerful person in the United States: Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. With the Senate evenly split, Manchin, a Democrat representing a state in...
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Can the White House Press Briefing Be Saved?

2 days ago   |   The New Republic

Just how low has the bar been set for the Biden administration? Look no further than the reaction to new press secretary Jen Psaki's first day on the job. Psaki has held two...
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Why Donald Trump Is Already Teasing a 2024 Campaign

3 days ago   |   The New Republic

Donald Trump's final speech, at a kind of half-hearted miniature rally, ended on a fitting note. “Have a good life,” a dejected and petulant Trump said. “See you soon.” Then...
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The Uncertain Promise of Biden's Presidency

3 days ago   |   The New Republic

Joe Biden's inaugural address was studded with words and sentences that were hard to imagine any other president expressing at any other time. A white president, elected with...
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Trump's Final Act of Extraordinary Corruption

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

Donald Trump's presidency died on Wednesday as it lived: in a last-minute torrent of corruption. His final batch of pardons doled out mercy to a motley crew of personal and...
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Accountability Is the Cure for an Ailing Democracy

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

In the early 2000s, Peruvians faced a difficult choice. Their outgoing president, Alberto Fujimori had been democratically elected as a populist, only to preside over a regime...
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Miami Heat to use COVID-19-sniffing dogs to screen fans at basketball games

Miami Heat to use COVID-19-sniffing dogs to screen fans at basketball games

Starting this week, a limited number of ticket holders will be in the seats as well. And they'll have to get past the dogs before gaining admittance. Read more ...

Conor McGregor stunned by Dustin Poirier in UFC return

Conor McGregor stunned by Dustin Poirier in UFC return

“The Diamond” sparkled at UFC Fight Island against the biggest name in combat sports. Dustin Poirier weathered the early storm from Conor McGregor's punches to secure a TKO at... Read more ...

Biden attends Mass at DC church, stops at bagel shop on way back to White House

Biden attends Mass at DC church, stops at bagel shop on way back to White House

President Biden attended Mass on the first Sunday after he entered the White House - and then stopped on the ride back at a popular D.C. bagel joint. The nation's second... Read more ...

Suter scores first 3 NHL goals as Blackhawks beat Red Wings

Suter scores first 3 NHL goals as Blackhawks beat Red Wings

CHICAGO - Pius Suter scored his first three NHL goals, Kevin Lankinen made 25 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Sunday for their second... Read more ...

UFC 257 reaction: Dustin Poirier TKOs Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler wins...

UFC 257 reaction: Dustin Poirier TKOs Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler wins debut

It proved to be a big night for the underdogs at UFC 257 as Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler loaded up and scored a pair of eye-catching TKOs to stake their claims for a... Read more ...

Illinois health officials report 3,292 new cases of COVID-19, 40 deaths

Illinois health officials report 3,292 new cases of COVID-19, 40 deaths

CHICAGO - Illinois health officials reported 3,292 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 40 additional deaths. The deaths were reported in the... Read more ...

Pirates acquire four players after trading pitcher Jameson Taillon to the...

Pirates acquire four players after trading pitcher Jameson Taillon to the New York Yankees

The newest Pirates players include right-handed pitcher Roansy Contreras, infielder Maikol Escotto, outfielder Canaan Smith and right-handed pitcher Miguel Yajure. Read more ...

Washington Monument closes due to COVID-19 pandemic

Washington Monument closes due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Washington Monument will close in a bid to help stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Parks Service said. The 555-foot marble obelisk tower, the construction... Read more ...

Sen. Paul clashes with George Stephanopoulos over 2020 election results

Sen. Paul clashes with George Stephanopoulos over 2020 election results

Sen. Rand Paul and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday got into a fiery exchange over President Joe Biden winning the 2020 presidential election - with the... Read more ...

Newspaper: President Trump pressured DOJ to file case with Supreme Court to...

Newspaper: President Trump pressured DOJ to file case with Supreme Court to overturn election results

Former President Donald Trump pushed the Department of Justice to directly ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden's election win, people familiar with the... Read more ...