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Trump draft executive order would have authorized National Guard to seize voting machines

The order, which was obtained by Politico, was never signed by the former president.
Image: U.S. President Trump delivers update on so-called Operation Warp Speed coronavirus treatment program in televised address from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington
Image: U.S. President Trump delivers update on so-called Operation Warp Speed coronavirus treatment program in televised address from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington

Klain under scrutiny as Biden struggles

As the president rounds out his first year in office with multiple setbacks in his agenda and a sinking approval rating, some blame his chief of staff.
Image: Ron Klain
Image: Ron Klain

Biden and Japanese P.M. Kishida discuss threats from China, North Korea

Biden accepted an invitation from Kishida to visit Japan in the spring, a senior administration official said.
Image: President Biden Meets With His Council Of Advisors On Science And Technology
Image: President Biden Meets With His Council Of Advisors On Science And Technology

Biden uses $20B Intel investment to push Congress to pass chip bill

The bill, which would provide $52 billion to the chip industry, has stalled in the House after passing in the Senate last year.
Image:President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Jan. 21, 2022.
Image:President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Jan. 21, 2022.

Texas man charged with threatening Georgia election officials

Chad Christopher Stark, 54, is charged with posting the message on Craigslist last January.
Five States Hold Primaries As Pandemic Continues In America
Five States Hold Primaries As Pandemic Continues In America

Supreme Court's Sotomayor calls Texas abortion case a 'disaster' in blistering dissent

"I will not stand by silently as a state continues to nullify this constitutional guarantee," the liberal justice said.
Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor

Biden administration raises minimum wage for federal employees to $15

The directive will impact almost 70,000 federal employees, most of whom work at the Departments of Defense, Agriculture and Veteran Affairs.
Commuters walk from Metro station after U.S. government reopened after 35-day shutdown in Washington
Commuters walk from Metro station after U.S. government reopened after 35-day shutdown in Washington
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U.S., Russia meet at 'critical moment' in push to stop Putin invading Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, Switzerland as the United States looks to ward off a Russian invasion of its neighbor.
Image: UKRAINE-RUSSIA-CONFLICT-DEFENCE
Image: UKRAINE-RUSSIA-CONFLICT-DEFENCE

FBI raid on Rep. Henry Cuellar's Texas home, office said to be tied to Azerbaijan

Investigators were also looking at a group of U.S. businessmen with connections to the former Soviet republic, an official said.
Image: Henry Cuellar
Image: Henry Cuellar

Biden finds himself stuck between independents and his base

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.
Image: President Biden Speaks At U.S. Capitol On Anniversary Of January 6 Attack
Image: President Biden Speaks At U.S. Capitol On Anniversary Of January 6 Attack

White House launches hotline for free Covid tests as omicron drives demand

The administration said it will prioritize orders from communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
Image: Rapid home covid tests
Image: Rapid home covid tests