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Herschel Walker talked about 150 years of college football during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Day in Hoover, Ala., on July 16, 2019. Walker appears to have a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia.

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

An Associated Press review of hundreds of pages of public records tied to Walker’s business ventures and his divorce, including many not previously reported, sheds light on a turbulent personal history that could hinder his Senate bid.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, met with reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday to discuss her reasons for rejecting two Republicans chosen by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to be on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

Pelosi says ‘deadly serious’ Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP

The Republicans’ House leader, Kevin McCarthy, called the committee a “sham process” and suggested that GOP lawmakers who take part could face consequences.

The House voted to allow in thousands more of the Afghans who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war.

House votes to evacuate more Afghan allies as US war ends

The bill allows 8,000 more visas for translators and others who worked with US troops and civilians in Afghanistan.

President Joe Biden.

Biden is soon facing the biggest test of his presidency: will he bring back the masks?

In the coming weeks, the Biden administration faces probably the toughest decision yet of the presidency, presenting a possibly unexpected test of his COVID-19 response.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands before a ceremonial swearing-in in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Oct. 8, 2018.

Details on FBI inquiry into Kavanaugh prompts questions about vetting process

Nearly three years after Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s tumultuous confirmation to the Supreme Court, the FBI has disclosed more details about its efforts to review the justice’s background, leading a group of Senate Democrats to question the thoroughness of the vetting and conclude that it was shaped largely by the Trump White House.

US President Joe Biden at a town hall hosted by CNN in Cincinnati.

In town hall, Biden says getting vaccinated ‘gigantically important’

President Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the US and pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again.

Senator Ed Markey urged the inclusion of the Civilian Climate Corps in the budget reconciliation bill.

No red lines, just green lines: Ed Markey takes key role in Senate climate fight

The Massachusetts Democrat is seizing his best opportunity yet to get global warming provisions passed, maneuvering them into the infrastructure package slogging its way through a divided Congress.

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President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators speak to the media following infrastructure negations at the White House on June 24.

The US Senate is structurally broken. And it’s not just the filibuster

Three questions rippling through the US Senate on Wednesday were an encapsulation of the dysfunction plaguing the chamber.