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Biden recognizes the 10th anniversary of 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

The president said the country should honor LGBTQ service members discharged under the policy by passing the Equality Act.
President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Sept. 9, 2021.
President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Sept. 9, 2021.
4h ago

Puerto Rico’s progress still stalled four years after Maria

Some of the most important reconstruction work, like modernizing the electric grid, hasn't begun as the U.S. territory faces a critical phase in restructuring its debt.
University Of Puerto Rico Protest
University Of Puerto Rico Protest

California's recall was a blowout. Virginia's upcoming election won't be

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe addresses the FREE Leadership Luncheon in McLean, Va. on Sept. 1, 2021.
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe addresses the FREE Leadership Luncheon in McLean, Va. on Sept. 1, 2021.

Biden admin prioritizes single adult Haitians, some families for deportation

Thousands of the 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants who were packed under a Del Rio, Texas, bridge have been removed or deported by U.S. officials.
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Image: TOPSHOT-US-POLITICS-IMMIGRATION-TEXAS
5h ago

A first in Ohio's GOP Senate primary: A candidate ignoring Trump

Matt Dolan, a state senator whose family owns the Cleveland Indians, is running as a pragmatic conservative — not a Trump acolyte.
hio Senate Finance Chairman Matt Dolan talks about the state's $75 billion budget in Columbus, Ohio on June 8, 2021.
hio Senate Finance Chairman Matt Dolan talks about the state's $75 billion budget in Columbus, Ohio on June 8, 2021.

Supreme Court urged by nearly 900 state legislators to uphold Roe v. Wade

Arguments in the case involving Mississippi's 15-week abortion are scheduled to begin this fall.
Abortion rights activists hold signs alongside anti-abortion activists outside the Supreme Court in 2019.
Abortion rights activists hold signs alongside anti-abortion activists outside the Supreme Court in 2019.

Trump won these counties big. His supporters question the results there, too.

A push to revisit November's results is underway or being called for in at least nine counties Trump won by more than 24 points.
Image: Former President Donald Trump arrives to speak to his supporters during the Save America Rally in Sarasota
Image: Former President Donald Trump arrives to speak to his supporters during the Save America Rally in Sarasota

Biden faces booster plan blowback at home and abroad

The president is again taking heat for an artificial deadline as experts question the choice to put a public timeline on wide availability of booster shots.
President Joe Biden speaks in the Executive Office Building on Sept. 15, 2021, in Washington.
President Joe Biden speaks in the Executive Office Building on Sept. 15, 2021, in Washington.

Texas doctor says he violated the state's new abortion law

“I fully understood that there could be legal consequences — but I wanted to make sure that Texas didn’t get away with its bid to prevent this blatantly unconstitutional law from being tested,” Dr. Alan Braid said.
Image: A imaging table inside Missouri's sole abortion clinic in St. Louis
Image: A imaging table inside Missouri's sole abortion clinic in St. Louis

Summer of delta postpones 'great economic boom'

Nine months into the Biden presidency, “normalcy” remains the dream for Democrats.
1d ago

Democrats' big bill faces a cliff-filled future

The emerging Build Back Better Act is likely to put expiration dates on key progressive priorities — to a future when Democrats may not have the power to renew them.
Congressional Leadership Hold Moment Of Silence For Lives Lost To Covid-19
Congressional Leadership Hold Moment Of Silence For Lives Lost To Covid-19