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Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., arrives as House GOP members hold an election for a new chair of the House Republican Conference to replace Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who was ousted from the GOP leadership for criticizing former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 14, 2021. Stefanik is a key Trump ally who was endorsed by Republican leaders. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP elects Trump defender Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney

Republicans vaulted Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership Friday, electing an ardent Donald Trump defender in hopes of calming their searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney’s unremitting combat with the former president.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump dispatched a Bush, a Clinton, a Cheney, and many others. Is McConnell next?

Donald Trump needs to be in a fight with someone like he needs to breathe. If his fight involves a Republican, he generally wins.

President Joe Biden.

Biden to meet DACA recipients in immigration overhaul push

As a candidate, President Biden promised to protect those often described as “dreamers,” brought to the US illegally as children, and their families by reinstating an Obama-era policy that protected them from deportation. Biden is scheduled to meet Friday with six immigrants who benefited from the program.

Representative Elise Stefanik departed a House Republican Caucus candidate forum after making her case to replace outgoing Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney.

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Stefanik in top House post

Republicans are ready to vault Representative Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership, with the party hoping to turn the page from its searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney and refocus on winning control of the chamber in next year’s elections.

Vice President Harris and President Biden at the White House.

‘Today is a great day for America,’ Biden says, as CDC eases mask guidelines

In a striking move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the CDC on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people. President Biden heralded the new guidance during an afternoon address, saying it’s “a great day for America.”

President Biden at a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Monday. Biden has two more multitrillion-dollar packages, including a $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal that would require an entirely new system of oversight safeguards.

As trillions flow out the door, stimulus oversight faces challenges

Lawmakers have unleashed more than $5 trillion in relief aid over the past year to help businesses and individuals through the pandemic downturn. But the scale of that effort is placing serious strain on a patchwork oversight network created to ferret out waste and fraud.

Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg left a federal courthouse in Orlando after making a first appearance following his indictment on a federal stalking charge in June 2020.

Associate of Representative Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty in federal case

The plea potentially escalates the legal and political jeopardy the Florida congressman is facing.

Senator Ed Markey.

Markey backers ‘upset and disappointed’ by his stance on Gaza conflict

Senator Edward Markey is facing pressure from the coalition of progressive organizations, staff and youth volunteers that became central to his 2020 reelection campaign to take a harder stand against Israel.