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22m ago

Rep. Ayanna Pressley spearheads resolution that would punish Rep. Boebert for her Islamophobic remarks

It would punish Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., for her comments toward Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., by removing Boebert from her committee assignments.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., attends a news conference at the Capitol on Sept. 24, 2021.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., attends a news conference at the Capitol on Sept. 24, 2021.

As Trump tries to shape 2022 fields, here's where he's meddled the most

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.
Brian Kemp
Brian Kemp
7h ago

House approves defense authorization bill

The House of Representatives backed the bill by 363-70 on Tuesday.
The Capitol building in Washington on Oct. 28, 2021.
The Capitol building in Washington on Oct. 28, 2021.

Roger Stone will plead the 5th to January 6 subpoena

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, is refusing to be deposed or hand over documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to his attorney.
Roger Stone will plead the 5th to January 6 subpoena
Roger Stone will plead the 5th to January 6 subpoena
11h ago

Mexico transfers migrants as it prepares to receive asylum-seekers from U.S.

Following a court order, the Biden administration is reinstating Migrant Protection Protocols requiring asylum-seekers to wait out their cases in Mexico.
Migrants line up to board a bus after accepting an offer from the Mexican government to obtain humanitarian visas to transit through Mexican territory, in Tapachula on Dec. 5, 2021.
Migrants line up to board a bus after accepting an offer from the Mexican government to obtain humanitarian visas to transit through Mexican territory, in Tapachula on Dec. 5, 2021.
12h ago

Congress hatches novel plan to lift debt ceiling with only Democratic votes

The approach includes a multi-step process that would resolve the debt limit standoff and avoid automatic cuts to Medicare.
Image: Senators Return To Capitol Hill After Weekend
Image: Senators Return To Capitol Hill After Weekend
12h ago

Roger Stone invokes Fifth Amendment in House Jan. 6 probe

Stone is only the latest Trump associate to refuse to cooperate with the House panel investigating the Capitol riot.
Roger Stone departs the U.S. District Court following the second day of his criminal trial in Washington on Nov. 6, 2019.
Roger Stone departs the U.S. District Court following the second day of his criminal trial in Washington on Nov. 6, 2019.
13h ago

More than 400 Hill staffers demand House leaders act after Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., suggested in a video that surfaced online last month that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., had been mistaken for a terrorist.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., departs the Capitol on Dec. 1, 2021.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., departs the Capitol on Dec. 1, 2021.

Biden's plan for free at-home Covid test could be ineffective, experts warn

The plan requires private insurance holders to submit reimbursement claims that policy experts say might do little to make testing more widespread.
Packages of Abbott Laboratories' BinaxNOW Covid-19 Antigen Self Test are stacked on a shelf in a store in New York on Nov. 12, 2021.
Packages of Abbott Laboratories' BinaxNOW Covid-19 Antigen Self Test are stacked on a shelf in a store in New York on Nov. 12, 2021.

Biden's nominee for bank regulator backs out after bipartisan opposition

Saule Omarova lacked unanimous support from Democrats, while at least two GOP lawmakers suggested she was a Communist.
Saule Omarova answers a question during a Senate hearing on Nov. 18, 2021.
Saule Omarova answers a question during a Senate hearing on Nov. 18, 2021.

Judge issues nationwide injunction against Biden's vaccine mandate for federal contractors

A federal judge in Georgia said President Joe Biden's executive order probably exceeded his authority.
Image: Demonstrators protest outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta on March 13, 2021.
Image: Demonstrators protest outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta on March 13, 2021.