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Executives at 'fintechs' made hundreds of millions handing out PPP Covid cash, report says

The report says smaller PPP loan applicants were disdained by one fintech, with staff writing, “delete them” and “Who f------ cares.”
 In 2021, the Spencers bought an $8 million mansion.
 In 2021, the Spencers bought an $8 million mansion.
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Rep. Jim Clyburn survives leadership challenge

Clyburn, 82, has served in House Democratic leadership for nearly two decades. Some younger Democrats were upset with his decision to run for another top job.
Jim Clyburn on Capitol Hill in Washington
Jim Clyburn on Capitol Hill in Washington

Dispute over North Carolina congressional districts tees up major elections case at Supreme Court

The justices will consider whether to endorse a conservative theory that could limit power of state courts to review election-related laws enacted by legislatures.
People gather during a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. during the Supreme Court hearings on the redistricting cases
People gather during a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. during the Supreme Court hearings on the redistricting cases

Federal appeals court rejects Biden's bid to revive student debt plan

A separate appeals court put the program on hold, prompting the Biden administration to ask the Supreme Court to intervene.
Students attend their graduation ceremony at UCLA
Students attend their graduation ceremony at UCLA
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House passes bill to avert looming rail strike, sending it to Senate ahead of crucial deadline

Railway workers are vowing to strike by Dec. 9 if a new agreement can’t be reached. The bill now heads to the Senate, where some members are threatening roadblocks to delay it.
A worker boards a locomotive at a BNSF rail yard, in Kansas City
A worker boards a locomotive at a BNSF rail yard, in Kansas City
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Jan. 6 committee to release transcripts of interviews along with report, expected before Christmas, Thompson says

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said investigators would not conduct any more depositions.
Rep. Bennie Thompson during a House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol hearing
Rep. Bennie Thompson during a House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol hearing

GOP senators threaten to delay major military bill over Covid vaccine mandate

The seven Republicans say they will prolong consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act unless they get a vote on their proposal to lift a vaccination requirement.
GOP on Border
GOP on Border

House passes legislation to avoid rail strike

The House approved legislation today that would force rail companies and their workers to accept an agreement brokered earlier this year. NBC News’ Peter Alexander has more details on the potential strike.
House passes legislation to avoid rail strike
House passes legislation to avoid rail strike
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How a rail strike could have a 'catastrophic' effect on the drinking water supply for millions

How damaging a strike would be would depend on its length, but a strike of even a few days could lead to a cascade of events that would disrupt supply chains for weeks, industry officials warn.
Activists in support of unionized rail workers protest outside the Capitol
Activists in support of unionized rail workers protest outside the Capitol
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Congressman Pete Aguilar makes history as the highest ranking Latino in the House

The California congressman, the highest-ranking Latino ever in the House, will help steer Democrats, soon to be in the minority, as they push their legislative priorities.
Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., at the Capitol on Nov. 30, 2022.
Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., at the Capitol on Nov. 30, 2022.
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House Democrats elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as leader, the first Black person to lead a congressional caucus

Jeffries, 52, was elected Wednesday alongside Reps. Katherine Clark, 59, and Pete Aguilar, 43, as the party’s new top three.
Hakeem Jeffries
Hakeem Jeffries