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Deirdre Walsh - NPR
President Biden

5 takeaways from President Biden’s State of the Union address

President Biden used the high-profile speech to draw a contrast with his likely 2024 opponent, former President Donald Trump.
Mike Johnson

Congress on track to avoid a shutdown as House passes two-tier spending bill

Democrats had criticized House Speaker Mike Johnson's two-step construction for creating two additional funding deadlines.
Kevin McCarthy

McCarthy becomes first speaker removed by U.S. House vote

The House has voted to remove Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House, marking the first time in history that a speaker has been removed this way.
a man in a suit

House GOP hardliners block spending stopgap with shutdown looming

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy rejected a bipartisan Senate proposal to keep agencies funded through Nov. 17 and instead moved a GOP bill that linked another month of spending with border security.
four U.S. senators

Bipartisan senators predict parents will overcome tech lobby to protect kids online

All four U.S. senators — Democrats Brian Schatz and Chris Murphy, and Republicans Tom Cotton and Katie Britt — have young kids or teens.
Kevin McCarthy

Republicans narrowly retake control of the House, setting up divided government

It wasn't the red wave many top Republicans predicted, but the GOP eked out enough wins in contested seats to gain control of the House of Representatives, according to the AP.

Liz Cheney is considering a presidential run to stop Trump after losing her House seat

Liz Cheney's sustained criticism of former President Trump made her one of his top political targets. She's now laying out her plans to make sure he never wins back the White House.

Congress approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

A day before the federal government is scheduled to run out of money, Congress on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill that will keep federal agencies running through Feb. 18, 2022.