US politics

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Biden voices ‘deep concerns’ over Ukraine escalation in call with Putin – as it happened
Call took in a ‘range of issues’, White House says, including Ukraine and ransomware – follow all the latest news

Maanvi Singh (now), Joan E Greve and Adam Gabbatt (earlier)

08, Dec, 2021 @12:31 AM

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Mark Meadows stops cooperating with Capitol attack investigation
Attorney for former White House chief of staff claims House committee ‘has no intention of respecting boundaries’

Martin Pengelly in New York and David Smith in Washington

07, Dec, 2021 @5:18 PM

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Trump’s social media platform hits roadblocks as major political battle looms
‘Truth Social’ purportedly plans to challenge Twitter and Facebook, platforms that have banned or curbed the ex-president

Edward Helmore

07, Dec, 2021 @5:04 PM

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People in counties that voted Trump more likely to die from Covid – study
Areas that voted for Trump by at least 60% in November 2020 had 2.7 times the death rate than counties that voted heavily for Biden

Maya Yang

07, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Republican Devin Nunes to leave Congress and run Trump’s social media venture – as it happened
Nunes is staunch Trump ally who served on intelligence committee during first impeachment – follow live

Maanvi Singh (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

07, Dec, 2021 @1:17 AM

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Republican Devin Nunes to quit Congress and head Trump’s social media platform
California congressman has claimed without evidence that social media companies seek to censor Republicans

Maanvi Singh in San Francisco

06, Dec, 2021 @11:32 PM

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Trump’s new media company deal investigated by SEC
Top financial regulators are investigating $1.25bn deal to float his new social media venture on the stock market

Reuters in New York

06, Dec, 2021 @7:26 PM

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‘It’s who they are’: gun-fetish photo a symbol of Republican abasement under Trump
Thomas Massie’s incendiary picture, days after a deadly school shooting in Michigan, seemed carefully calibrated to provoke

David Smith in Washington

06, Dec, 2021 @7:14 PM

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Massie’s gun collection: ‘They shouldn’t be in the hands of civilians’
Analysis: furore continues over ‘Christmas card’ by US Congressman of group holding military weapons

Dan Sabbagh

06, Dec, 2021 @7:05 PM

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‘Time is running out’: can Congress pass a voting rights bill after months of failure?
The president made it a key plank of his election campaign, but nearly a year on, voting rights reform remains elusive

Sam Levine in New York

06, Dec, 2021 @2:27 PM

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‘Crooked bastards’: Trump attacks US media in foul-mouthed speech
Insults to press and chairman of joint chiefs of staff recall barbs while Trump was in power

Martin Pengelly

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bob Dole, giant of Republican politics and presidential nominee, dies aged 98
Long-time power-broker and Kansas senator, a second world war veteran, lost 1996 election to Bill Clinton

Martin Pengelly in New York

05, Dec, 2021 @9:05 PM

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