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Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to Donald Trump.

House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress

The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former president Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

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Senator Joe Manchin departs the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.

Manchin has every incentive to leave the Democratic Party. It’s just unclear if and how he would depart

Washington remains abuzz after a recent report that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has told people privately that he was considering leaving the Democratic Party.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

Calling Sinema an obstacle to progress, 5 veterans quit advisory council

In a scathing letter, the veterans took Senator Kyrsten Sinema to task for her refusal to abolish the filibuster and her opposition to parts of Biden’s multitrillion-dollar social safety net, education, climate and tax plan.

President Biden spoke at an event at the Electric City Trolley Museum on Wednesday in Scranton, Pa.

White House and Democrats hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan

The changes come as Biden more forcefully appeals to the American public, including in a televised town hall Thursday evening, for what he says are the middle-class values at the heart of his proposal.

President Biden spoke at an event at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton on Oct. 20, 2021 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Big changes in White House ideas to pay for $2 trillion plan

In an abrupt change, the White House is floating new plans to pay for parts of President Biden’s $2 trillion social services and climate change package, shelving a proposed big increase in corporate tax rates though also adding a new billionaires’ tax on the investment gains of the very richest Americans.

A medical worker prepared a shot of the Moderna vaccine during a vaccination campaign at Saint Damien Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

US marks 200M COVID-19 shots shared with world

The US on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world, the White House announced.

A healthcare worker administered a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site at a church in Long Beach, New York, on May 13, 2021.

Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging?

With more than half the world still not vaccinated, the virus will likely keep finding people to infect and replicating inside them for several months or years to come. And each time a virus makes a copy of itself, a small mutation could occur.

Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to then-President Donald Trump, after speaking at a rally in Richmond, Va., Oct. 13, 2021.

House to vote on Bannon contempt as Justice decision looms

The House is voting Thursday on whether to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former president Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena from a committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.