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Congress avoids a government shutdown — but a long to-do list looms

Congress avoids a government shutdown — but a long to-do list looms

President Biden on Friday signed legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown, but Congress still has a long to-do list before the end of the year.Lawmakers are juggling must-pass items, like addressing the nation’s borrowing authority and an annual defense authorization package, along with major political priorities for Democrats.

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Congress avoids a government shutdown — but a long to-do list looms

21 states poised to ban or severely restrict abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned

21 states poised to ban or severely restrict abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned

So-called “trigger laws” in 12 states would automatically enact an abortion ban if Roe is overturned. In nine others, bans that were blocked by courts or have long been unenforced could take effect.

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21 states poised to ban or severely restrict abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned

House approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

House approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives at the Capitol Thursday to update reporters on the must-pass priority of funding the government.The measure now heads to the Senate, where prospects for quick passage are in doubt ahead of a Friday deadline. A few Republicans have said they’d object to fast-tracking the bill.

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House approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

Biden administration says it will restart the Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Biden administration says it will restart the Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will restart the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Officials promised “key changes” to the Trump-era policy that has been widely criticized as inhumane.


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Biden administration says it will restart the Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Judicial Security Bill Advances: Judge Who Lost Son Urges Final Passage

Judicial Security Bill Advances: Judge Who Lost Son Urges Final Passage

A bill to protect federal judges and their families from threats and attacks has advanced to the full Senate, and a U.S. district judge from New Jersey, whose son was slain by an angry litigant, urged Congress to pass the legislation without delay.
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Judicial Security Bill Advances: Judge Who Lost Son Urges Final Passage

Islamophobic comments are the latest racist rhetoric to come from fringe lawmakers

Islamophobic comments are the latest racist rhetoric to come from fringe lawmakers

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., recently suggested Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was a suicide bomber. The Islamophobic comments are the latest in a string of racist rhetoric in the House.


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Islamophobic comments are the latest racist rhetoric to come from fringe lawmakers