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FBI at Washington home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
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FBI at Washington home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska

The FBI is conducting “law enforcement activity” at the Washington, DC, home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an FBI spokesman. The activity is connected to a federal investigation out of New York, the spokesperson said, but could not provide any more information. A source familiar with…MORE

Biden’s climate targets are possible without clean energy program, but will need tax credits and regulations
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Biden’s climate targets are possible without clean energy program, but will need tax credits and regulations

Even if Democrats’ cornerstone climate policy — a clean electricity program — is stripped out of their budget bill, an independent analysis estimates President Joe Biden can still meet his climate goals. But it would take decisive action and regulations across federal and state governments, at a time when Democrats in Congress are struggling to…MORE

Biden and Harris hit the phones to bolster support on voting bill as Democrats face another GOP roadblock
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Biden and Harris hit the phones to bolster support on voting bill as Democrats face another GOP roadblock

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been working the phones to try and bolster support for voting legislation teed up for Senate consideration this week, even as the bill is set to run into a Republican blockade. Biden spoke with Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Alex Padilla of California on…MORE

US Capitol Police officer pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6
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US Capitol Police officer pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6

US Capitol Police officer Michael A. Riley pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to two counts of obstruction of justice in connection to the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. Riley was arrested on Friday, becoming the first police officer on duty on Capitol Hill on January 6 charged with allegedly attempting to help a…MORE

In Ukraine, Defense Secretary Austin calls on Russia to stop ‘persistent cyberattacks’
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In Ukraine, Defense Secretary Austin calls on Russia to stop ‘persistent cyberattacks’

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday called on Russia to stop its occupation of Crimea and to halt its “persistent cyberattacks” against the United States. “We again call on Russia to end its occupation of Crimea, to stop perpetuating the war in Eastern Ukraine, to end its destabilizing activities in the Black Sea and…MORE

Everything on Biden’s schedule points to one reality: It’s time to close the deal
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Everything on Biden’s schedule points to one reality: It’s time to close the deal

President Joe Biden’s schedule is making it clear: The White House is ready to seal a deal on his legislative agenda. There are unannounced meetings with the lawmakers that hold the keys to an agreement. There are scheduled meetings with 17 lawmakers representing the two “wings” in the party’s talks. There’s travel to sell the…MORE

Progressive champion Summer Lee enters Pennsylvania primary to replace retiring Rep. Mike Doyle
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Progressive champion Summer Lee enters Pennsylvania primary to replace retiring Rep. Mike Doyle

The race is on to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee, a leading progressive organizer and democratic socialist, formally entered the primary in the state’s 18th Congressional District on Tuesday with the support of Justice Democrats, the group that launched New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first run and…MORE

West Virginia’s reliance on coal is getting more expensive, and Joe Manchin’s constituents are footing the bill
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West Virginia’s reliance on coal is getting more expensive, and Joe Manchin’s constituents are footing the bill

During the winter months in West Virginia, Felisha Chase pays more for her electricity than she does for her home. “It does feel wrong when your electric bill is more than your mortgage,” Chase told CNN. “Around here the old adage is ‘coal keeps the lights on.’ Anyone struggling to keep their electric on knows…MORE

Biden’s Customs and Border Protection nominee backs Trump-era Title 42 and swift expulsion of migrants
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Biden’s Customs and Border Protection nominee backs Trump-era Title 42 and swift expulsion of migrants

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead US Customs and Border Protection, Chris Magnus, voiced support for the Trump-era public health order that allows for the swift expulsion of migrants during his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. The authority, which the Biden administration continues to use, has been criticized by immigrant advocates and Democratic lawmakers because it…MORE

January 6 committee approves Steve Bannon criminal contempt report, setting up key vote later this week
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January 6 committee approves Steve Bannon criminal contempt report, setting up key vote later this week

The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol formally approved holding Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies, in contempt of Congress on Tuesday night, setting up a key House vote later this week. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that the full House would vote on the…MORE

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