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Trump-backed Stefanik wins vote to join House Republican leadership

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives elected Donald Trump's candidate Elise Stefanik to their leadership, succeeding Liz Cheney, who they ousted earlier this week for criticizing the former president's continued false claims of election fraud. Learn More


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Proposed bipartisan probe of deadly U.S. Capitol attack wins support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A key Democrat and Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives reached a deal to form a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump's supporters, the lawmakers said on Friday. More »


'U.S. Welcome Patrol': how some border agents are struggling with Biden's policy shift

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some U.S. border patrol agents are so frustrated with President Joe Biden's more liberal border policies that they are considering early retirement, while other disgruntled colleagues are buying unofficial coins that say 'U.S. Welcome Patrol.' More »


Former Massachusetts mayor convicted of fraud, extortion

BOSTON (Reuters) -A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23 was convicted on Friday of defrauding investors in a smartphone app company and extorting money from local marijuana businesses. More »


Biden appoints Neera Tanden, former pick for budget director, as senior adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden has appointed Neera Tanden, who withdrew from consideration to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget after strong opposition from Republicans, to be a senior adviser, the White House said on Friday. More »


At private Texas event, Republican presidential hopefuls tiptoe around Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A private gathering at a hotel in Austin, Texas, last week was billed as a thank you for Republican donors for a state registration drive, but it gave a clutch of 2024 presidential candidates a chance to test drive their pitch - if former President Donald Trump does not run. More »


Pelosi accuses U.S. Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene of 'verbal assault'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene committed "verbal assault and abuse" against a Democratic lawmaker that may have violated ethics rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday. More »


Biden voices optimism on infrastructure deal after meeting with Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden expressed optimism on Thursday that a deal could be reached on infrastructure spending after he held a meeting with a handful of Republican senators in a quest for a bipartisan compromise on his more than $2 trillion plan. More »


U.S. Rep. Roy announces bid for No. 3 House Republican leadership job

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Republican U.S. Representative Chip Roy, a two-term conservative from Texas, said on Thursday he intends to run for the No. 3 House of Representatives Republican leadership job to replace Liz Cheney, who on Wednesday was fired from the post. More »


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