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In this Aug. 29, 1957, photo, Senator Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat from South Carolina, waved as he left the Senate chamber at the end of his 24-hour, 18-minute filibuster against the Civil Rights Act.

‘Jim Crow relic’: A short history of the filibuster

Dating to the 1800s, the filibuster has been used by lawmakers to both advance and thwart Black racial progress — but it is in the thwarting of that progress that it has been used with greatest frequency and success.

Census memo cites ‘unprecedented’ meddling by Trump administration

The issues involved crucial technical aspects of the count, including the privacy of census respondents, the use of estimates to fill in missing population data, pressure to take shortcuts to produce population totals quickly, and political pressure on a crash program that was seeking to identify and count immigrants living in the country illegally.

Caudia Cedillos, left, waves signs with her daughter Montserrat before a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, on Nov. 2, 2020, in Miami.

Biden backers ‘not seeing the results’ a year into his term

Just over a year ago, millions of energized young people, women, voters of color, and independents joined forces to send Joe Biden to the White House. But 12 months into his presidency, many describe a coalition in crisis.

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Biden is ending his first year in office with arguably the worst week of his presidency

Next week, President Biden will celebrate his first year in office. But the past week was so bad for Biden on multiple fronts that it might be hard to claim victory on much.

President Biden begins to speak about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law at the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

Concerned but not giving up, President Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers.

President Joe Biden speaks about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law at the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Biden team regroups after Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for large employers

Concerned but not giving up, President Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers.

A volunteer hands out free COVID-19 at-home test kits.

Federal rapid testing website launches next week, and will allow four tests per home

Starting on Jan. 19, the website COVIDTests.gov will provide tests at no cost, including no shipping fee, the White House announced Friday.

Representative John Katko.

GOP Representative Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won’t run again

The New Yorker, 59, was in line to become chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee if, as seems likely, Republicans win control of the chamber in November's elections.