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‘It’s clear I haven’t gotten through.’ After Silicon Valley Bank’s failure, Elizabeth Warren takes her criticism of Fed Chair Jerome Powell to another level.

Elizabeth Warren has been Jerome Powell’s most relentless critic. Now she is increasing pressure on him as he and other federal officials try to keep the banking collapse from escalating into a full-blown crisis.

Greene’s DC jail visit pulls GOP closer to Jan. 6 rioters

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene visited with Jan. 6 defendants at a jail in Washington, D.C.

Former Trump officials must testify in 2020 election inquiry, judge says

A federal judge has ruled that a number of former officials from president Donald Trump’s administration — including his former chief of staff, Mark Meadows — cannot invoke executive privilege to avoid testifying to a grand jury investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Here’s where the grand jury investigation into Donald Trump over hush money payments stands

The Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald Trump over hush money payments is delaying until next week at the earliest any vote on a historic indictment of the former president, multiple outlets reported.

GOP sets vote on ‘parents rights’ in clash over schools

House Republicans will press forward Friday with a midterm campaign promise by voting on legislation to give parents greater say in what is taught in public schools.

Senate Ethics admonishes South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham for campaign solicitations

The Senate Ethics Committee is admonishing South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham for soliciting campaign contributions inside a federal building after a November 2022 Fox News interview in which he asked viewers to donate to a GOP candidate

Warren wants Fed vice chair pick to be tougher on banks

Warren’s shifted focus underscores how the failures this month of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank have changed the political calculus for any eventual nominee.

Budget readies US for possible China confrontation, Pentagon says

The US military must be ready for possible confrontation with China, the Pentagon’s leaders said Thursday, pushing Congress to approve the Defense Department’s proposed $842 billion budget, which would modernize the force in Asia and around the world.