Democrats

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Biden makes progress on compromise effort to pass $2tn infrastructure bill
President has held one-on-one meetings with members of both parties – but will Republicans torpedo his proposals?

Daniel Strauss in Washington

15, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Progressive lawmakers call on US to recognize Palestinians’ human rights – as it happened
Senator Bernie Sanders spoke out in a New York Times op-ed and representative Cori Bush tweeted an appeal – follow the day’s politics news

Maanvi Singh in Oakland (now), Lauren Aratani and Joanna Walters (earlier)

15, May, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Liz Cheney: McCarthy should testify about Trump’s views on Capitol attack
Lawmakers agree to create bipartisan commission to investigate breach but questions remain over GOP support

Gloria Oladipo and Martin Pengelly

14, May, 2021 @10:31 PM

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AOC says Marjorie Taylor Greene is ‘deeply unwell’ after 2019 video surfaces
The progressive representative says the Republican extremist’s behavior has ‘raised concerns’ among Democrats

Adam Gabbatt

14, May, 2021 @7:47 PM

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‘Today is a great day for America’: Biden removes his mask as CDC relaxes guidance – as it happened
CDC updates guidelines as Walensky says vaccinated people can participate in indoor activities without masks or distancing – follow the latest

Maanvi Singh in Oakland (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier)

14, May, 2021 @12:08 AM

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Colonial Pipeline restarts operations after cyber-attack forces a shutdown - as it happened
The company has said it will take ‘several days’ for the fuel delivery supply chain to return to normal – follow the latest

Maanvi Singh in Oakland (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier)

12, May, 2021 @11:54 PM

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Biden tells US governors ‘we got more to do’ to encourage vaccination – as it happened
Biden outlines steps officials are taking to get the message on vaccines across – follow the latest politics news live

Maanvi Singh in Oakland (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier)

12, May, 2021 @12:17 AM

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How much? Mayoral hopefuls red-faced after guessing New York housing costs
Two of the candidates to replace Bill de Blasio did themselves no favours by vastly underestimating the cost of a place in Brooklyn

Edward Helmore

11, May, 2021 @9:56 PM

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Democrats propose quick reaction force in $2.1bn Capitol security bill
House recommendations, which also include construction of retractable fencing, follow 6 January insurrection at US Capitol

Hugo Lowell

11, May, 2021 @9:21 PM

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Divided Republicans reunite to mount defense of filibuster
As Democrats struggle for united front, conservative groups act in lockstep to protect Senate procedure that could frustrate Biden’s agenda

Daniel Strauss

11, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Janet Yellen says US ‘will reach full employment next year’ despite poor jobs report – as it happened
Treasury secretary says US economy has made ‘remarkable progress’ in recent months – follow the day’s politics news

Julia Carrie Wong in Oakland (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier)

08, May, 2021 @12:09 AM

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Florida ‘moving in wrong direction’ with voting restrictions, White House says – as it happened
Florida governor signs into law bill to restrict mail-in and dropbox voting – follow all the day’s politics news

Maanvi Singh in Oakland and Joan E Greve in Washington

06, May, 2021 @11:59 PM

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