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GOP Rep. Clay Higgins says he has Covid

GOP Rep. Clay Higgins says he has Covid

GOP Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana posted on Facebook Sunday evening that he, his wife and his son all have Covid-19. “I have COVID, Becca has COVID, my son has COVID,” wrote Higgins. Higgins wrote that he and his wife had had Covid before the pandemic took hold. “Becca and I had COVID before, early…MORE

US general vows to continue airstrikes supporting Afghan troops fighting Taliban

US general vows to continue airstrikes supporting Afghan troops fighting Taliban

The US will continue airstrikes in support of Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, a top US general said Sunday. Violence has surged across the country in recent months after the Taliban launched a sweeping assault just days after the US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal. Speaking to reporters Sunday in Kabul, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie,…MORE

Jill Biden brings a dose of normalcy to Olympic Games amid a pandemic
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Jill Biden brings a dose of normalcy to Olympic Games amid a pandemic

At a very not-normal Olympic Games kick-off, first lady Jill Biden was, outside of the athletes themselves, perhaps the only normal part. With Covid-19 cases here spiking, more than 11,000 competitors from 206 countries are navigating the games after a year-long postponement, without fans in the stands and under stress-inducing pandemic precautions. However, the first…MORE

Ohio House primary reveals Democratic divides that could play out across the 2022 midterm map
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Ohio House primary reveals Democratic divides that could play out across the 2022 midterm map

A congressional primary in Ohio is revealing the generational and ideological fissures in the Democratic Party that have been largely hidden in the early months of Joe Biden’s presidency — but could burst into full view as the midterm elections approach. Nina Turner, the former state senator and prominent surrogate for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’…MORE

GOP senator warns against treating funding as ‘Monopoly money’ as infrastructure negotiations come to a head
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GOP senator warns against treating funding as ‘Monopoly money’ as infrastructure negotiations come to a head

Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday warned against treating federal funding as “Monopoly money” as negotiations on how to pay for a bipartisan infrastructure bill ramp up ahead of a critical week. “A very, very important category for me is how all this is going to get paid for,” the Republican told CNN’s Jake Tapper…MORE

Fauci: ‘We’re going in the wrong direction’ on Covid-19 cases
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Fauci: ‘We’re going in the wrong direction’ on Covid-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the US is “going in the wrong direction” as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise, particularly among unvaccinated Americans. “If you look at the inflection of the curve of new cases and, as you said in the run-in to this interview, that it is among the unvaccinated.…MORE

Pelosi appoints Kinzinger to 1/6 House select committee
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Pelosi appoints Kinzinger to 1/6 House select committee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday she has appointed GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the House select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. “Today, I am announcing the appointment of Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran and Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, to serve on the…MORE

Tom Barrack and the influence he had in Trump’s world
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Tom Barrack and the influence he had in Trump’s world

When Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president in 2016, a little-known businessperson received a prime convention speaking slot just minutes before the nominee: Tom Barrack. “I’m here because Donald Trump is one of my closest friends for 40 years,” Barrack told the crowd in Cleveland, beaming about the “amazing” things he had to…MORE