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READ: Bipartisan infrastructure plan 57-page summary
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READ: Bipartisan infrastructure plan 57-page summary

The Senate voted 67-32 on Wednesday to begin debate on a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, advancing a critical part of President Joe Biden’s agenda in Congress, though the legislative text itself is still being written by negotiators. While the bill is still being finalized, CNN on Thursday obtained a 57-page summary of what…MORE

Blinken warns talks with Iran can’t go on indefinitely
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Blinken warns talks with Iran can’t go on indefinitely

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that negotiations with Tehran over the Iran nuclear deal “cannot and will not go on indefinitely.” “We are committed to diplomacy, but this process cannot go on indefinitely,” Blinken said at a press conference in Kuwait. Referring to the deal by its formal name, the Joint Comprehensive…MORE

228 GOP lawmakers call on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade
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228 GOP lawmakers call on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Nearly 230 Republican members of Congress told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it should overturn Roe v. Wade and release its “vise grip on abortion politics.” The new brief is the latest filing in a dispute that will be heard next term and represents the most significant abortion-related case the justices have taken up…MORE

Trump’s inroads with Florida Latinos are influencing Democratic response to Cuba
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Trump’s inroads with Florida Latinos are influencing Democratic response to Cuba

Democrats in South Florida, beleaguered by a tough 2020 election in the state, have been privately and publicly urging their party leaders to embrace the protests against Cuba’s communist regime that are roiling the island nation. Their reasoning is as much personal — these Democrats believe supporting the protests is the right thing to do…MORE

Immigrant advocacy groups pull out of US effort on border amid standstill over restrictions
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Immigrant advocacy groups pull out of US effort on border amid standstill over restrictions

Immigrant advocacy organizations that quietly agreed to work with the Biden administration to identify vulnerable migrants in Mexico amid border restrictions are pulling out of that effort, frustrated with the lack of clarity over when a Trump-era policy will be reversed. It’s the latest indication of tensions bubbling up between the administration and some of…MORE

White House outlines ‘hard-nosed approach’ to tackling root causes of migration
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White House outlines ‘hard-nosed approach’ to tackling root causes of migration

The Biden administration is outlining its “hard-nosed approach” for tackling root causes of migration in Central America, but nearly two months after Vice President Kamala Harris made a trip to the region, its plan is short on new details. Senior administration officials on Wednesday broadly outlined the pillars of the Biden administration’s plan, including addressing…MORE

FDA says it’s working as fast as possible to fully approve vaccines, as urgency rises amid Covid surge
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FDA says it’s working as fast as possible to fully approve vaccines, as urgency rises amid Covid surge

The US Food and Drug Administration insists it is working as quickly as possible to review applications for full approval of the Covid-19 vaccines as the number of cases continues to rise and vaccination rates decline across the country. Though the FDA has yet to disclose a time line for when its work will be…MORE

Biden readies federal worker vaccine requirement as he strikes a “brick wall” convincing unvaccinated Americans to get the shot
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Biden readies federal worker vaccine requirement as he strikes a “brick wall” convincing unvaccinated Americans to get the shot

President Joe Biden, who for months used techniques like public service announcements to persuade Americans to get vaccinated, feels he has struck a “brick wall” in convincing holdouts to get shots, according to people familiar with his thinking. In private meetings with top aides, Biden has raised one question repeatedly: “What’s the problem?” Now, he…MORE

ActBlue reports record start to midterm cycle, raising $289 million during the second quarter
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ActBlue reports record start to midterm cycle, raising $289 million during the second quarter

Democratic donors donated $289 million through the online fundraising platform ActBlue during the second quarter of this year, in what the group touts as a sign of early grassroots energy ahead of next year’s hotly contested midterm elections. In all, Democratic grassroots contributors have donated more than $602 million through ActBlue during the first six…MORE

Officer at Capitol riot responds to questions of credibility: ‘I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions’
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Officer at Capitol riot responds to questions of credibility: ‘I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions’

A US Capitol Police officer who was the target of racist slurs during the January 6 insurrection rebuked questions about his credibility from conservative critics Wednesday evening, stating, “I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions.” Harry Dunn — one of the four officers who testified Tuesday before the House select committee investigating the riot…MORE

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