Senate GOP opposition grows to Electoral College challenge

The Senate Republicans opposed to certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s win are heading toward a hefty defeat on Wednesday. The only remaining question is this: how badly do they lose? Just 11 GOP senators have joined the effort led by Sens. …

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Congress using Covid test that FDA warns may be faulty

The House and Senate are screening members and staff with a Covid-19 test that the Food and Drug Administration says is prone to false results — complicating the already difficult task of stemming coronavirus outbreaks on Capitol Hill.The Office of …

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Trump’s Electoral College scheme divides 2024 GOP successors

The 2024 Republican primary has begun — and the opening clash is over whether to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s election win.While Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are setting themselves up as the chief spokesmen for challenging …

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Democrats start to eye a post-Pelosi era

Nancy Pelosi just won what may be her final term as speaker — and the battle to succeed her is just beginning. House Democrats are already starting to shift their focus toward a bloc of ambitious colleagues jockeying to take …

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Threats of violence and the virus grip Capitol Hill

Their first week back in Washington, lawmakers are grappling with an unprecedented mix of dangers on the job: intense pro-Trump rallies that authorities fear could turn violent and a deadly pandemic that has already claimed one of their own. And …

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‘A new low’: Republicans chastise Trump over his Raffensperger call

Multiple congressional Republicans on Monday chided President Donald Trump over his attempt to privately pressure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” ballots that would overturn Joe Biden’s win.While no Republicans went so far as to describe Trump’s behavior …

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Inside McConnell’s handling of Trump’s election challenge

Mitch McConnell explicitly warned Senate Republicans not to challenge Joe Biden’s presidential win. But now that a dozen of his members are going there, the GOP leader is taking his thumb off the scale. The Kentucky Republican actively sought to …

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