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Senate Passes Gun Safety Bill, Breaking Decades-Long Partisan Gridlock

The Senate cleared a decades-long partisan impasse over how to address gun violence on Thursday night, passing a modest set of gun safety measures that would enhance background checks for younger buye..

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Trump and His Allies Sought to Corrupt Justice Dept., Former Officials Tell Jan. 6 Committee

Donald Trump and his allies in Congress relentlessly tried to corrupt the Department of Justice to help overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to former top department officials, who testi..

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Gun Safety Bill Could Pass Out of Senate on Friday

(Washington D.C.) — The Senate pushed a bipartisan gun violence bill to the brink of passage Thursday as it voted to halt a Republican filibuster against the measure, clearing the way for Congress’ mo..

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These Are the Factors Garland Is Likely Weighing as He Mulls Charging Trump

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has laid out its case that Donald Trump knew he lost the 2020 election, and that he nevertheless spread lies about election fraud as ..

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Mo Brook’s Loss Shows Trump’s Grip Remains Strong, at Least in Alabama

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In the hours leading up to the chaos that descended on Capitol Hill on Ja..

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The Senate Just Unveiled a New Bipartisan Gun Bill. Here’s What’s in It

On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators released legislative text for a narrow set of gun safety measures, marking the most significant step towards toughening federal gun laws in nearly three deca..

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‘There is Nowhere I Feel Safe’: Jan. 6 Panel Hears From Election Officials Trump Targeted

Death threats prompted Georgia poll worker Ruby Freeman to leave her home for two months after Donald Trump falsely said she inserted fraudulent ballots into the 2020 election. Georgia’s Secretary of ..

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In Virginia, Two House Democrats Are Fighting For Their Political Lives (Or Maybe Not)

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Almost as soon as Joe Biden won the White House in 2020, House Republican..

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As More Information Comes In, Jan. 6 Panel Plans at Least One Additional Hearing

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol will have at least one more hearing than the six originally planned, and committee members are considering holding even m..

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The Back Booth: Why Democrats Need to Move Quickly on a Gun Deal

Welcome to The Back Booth, a weekend edition of The D.C. Brief. Here each Saturday, TIME’s politics newsletter will host a conversation between political professionals on the right and the left, pulli..