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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/08/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Clipboard-6198.jpg C’mon Democrats, bring on the class warfare — America is ready for it

The fact is, Americans are OK with raising taxes on super-rich Americans.

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Senate upholds decision to lift sanctions on 3 Russian companies

The vote came up short even though several Republicans had criticized the sanctions move and 11 of them voted with Democrats.

Pelosi Asks Trump to Reschedule State of the Union Amid Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing security constraints from the partial government shutdown, asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday to scrap his Jan. 29 State of the Union address, and a bipartisan group of senators called on him to reopen the government while they negotiated a compromise on border security.

TSA worker absences jump as paycheck goes away amid shutdown

Though TSA workers are furloughed, they’re still required to come to work without pay.

There’s been an outpouring of generosity for TSA workers and others without pay

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks.

People gathered at the scene of a suicide attack in the northern Syrian town of Manbij.

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Four Americans killed in Syria blast weeks after withdrawal announcement

The situation calls into question President Trump’s claim that ISIS has been defeated in Syria — his stated reason for pulling 2,000 American troops out of the country.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/e6128489e74e45a6b87329cf4fc744a1-f7f279be781b496cbdf6dc98ff5d8a4e-0.jpg Speaker Pelosi asks President Trump to reschedule State of the Union address

The shutdown threw a prime Washington ritual into question Wednesday as Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump to forgo his State of the Union speech.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/17/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/f49634b65cc54c6994b53ebafb7053f0-ba3d9db0a5f94a7b8575d15557d394b0-1.jpg GOP dismiss suggestion that State of Union be postponed

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Congresswoman_08.jpg Ayanna Pressley appointed to Financial Services Committee

The committee is responsible for overseeing all components of the nation’s housing and financial services sectors.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/b36d6931f3374769bd41dbbaf214863d-d816d1d21f8240049b213b74ecf11c63-0.jpg Kirsten Gillibrand says ‘I am going to run’ for president in 2020

The senator said Tuesday on ‘‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’’ she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run.

Senator Sherrod Brown celebrated his reelection in November. He’s considering a run for the presidency.

Senator Sherrod Brown plans trip to N.H., other early 2020 states

The Ohio Senator is mulling a run for president and said he will visit Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.