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Greene heckles Democrats and they fire back on Capitol steps

By Scott Wong - 09/24/21 01:18 PM EDT Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) heckled House Democrats on the steps of the Capitol on Friday, leading to several heated verbal altercations with veteran Democrats that were in full view of the assembled media. Dozens of Democrats were assembled on the Capitol steps preparing to hold a news conference on their efforts to help women when Greene, known as MTG, began shouting at them for having just passed legislation to protect abort ...

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Biden does not plan to shield Trump docs in Jan. 6 probe

President Biden has determined that he does not plan to assert executive privilege to shield Trump-era documents sought by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. “We take this matter incredibly seriously. The president has already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege and so we will respond promptly to these questions as they arise and certainly as they come up from Congress,” Psaki told re ...

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Haitian migrants cleared from camp at Texas border but controversy continues

After more than a week of growing controversy, immigration authorities in Del Rio, Texas, on Friday finished clearing out an encampment of mostly Haitian migrants that at one point expanded to about 15,000 people. "As of this morning, there are no longer any migrants in the camp, underneath the Del Rio International Bridge," Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said at a White House briefing Friday afternoon. So far, more than a dozen flights have taken about 2,000 people ba ...

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Tribe wins major step toward resuming whaling off Washington

By GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state once again be allowed to hunt gray whales — a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice. “This is a testament to what we’ve been saying all these years: that we’re doing everything we can to show we’re moving forward responsibly,” Patrick DePoe, vice chairman of the Makah Tribe on the remote northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, said Friday ...

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US House blocks defense funds for Colombia's coca spraying

by Adriaan Alsema September 24, 2021 The United States House of Representatives passed a bill that banned American defense funds for the aerial spraying of coca, the base ingredient of cocaine, in Colombia. The bill that was sponsored by Democratic House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez additionally bans possible US funds for arms and training of the National Police's anti-riot unit ESMAD. Last but not least, the bill by the New York Democrat asked the Department of Defense (DoD) to in ...

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The Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenaed Top Trump White House Officials, Ramping up its Investigation

(New York Times) The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Thursday subpoenaed four of President Donald J. Trump’s closest allies, ramping up its scrutiny of what the former president was doing during the deadly riot. The committee issued subpoenas for information from Mark Meadows, a former White House chief of staff; Daniel Scavino Jr., a former deputy chief of staff; Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s former adviser; and Kash Patel, a former Pentagon chief of staff. The committee is demanding the four men turn over documents by Oct. 7 and submit to depositions the following week.

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More Evidence That Talking to Republicans is Useless

(Washington Post) Republicans have proved at every turn that they are not merely incapable of governing but are determined to cause havoc and real harm to America — from the refusal to create a Jan. 6 commission, to their assault on voting rights, to their obstruction on raising the debt ceiling and confirming executive branch nominees. More examples of their destructiveness arrived on Wednesday. The Post reports that two former treasury secretaries ... essentially pleaded with McConnell to vote to lift the debt ceiling rather than wreck the economy. It was no go.

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These Government Benefits Would be at Risk if Congress Doesn't Raise the Debt Ceiling

(CNN) The battle over raising the debt ceiling may seem like political gamesmanship on Capitol Hill, but it has real-life implications for tens of millions of Americans. Social Security payments could be delayed. The next monthly child tax credit installment might not be sent on time. Food stamp recipients could be left waiting for funds. "In a matter of days, millions of Americans could be strapped for cash," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

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GOP Lawmakers to Stand With White Nationalists, Nazi Apologists at Rally to Support Insurrectionists

(AZ Mirror) A rally planned for Saturday at the Arizona Capitol that aims to support “political prisoners” of the January 6 insurrection will feature speakers who are white nationalists, have endorsed Nazi ideology and are facing charges for storming the U.S. Capitol alongside GOP legislators. The event is organized by a group that boasts two officials from the Arizona Senate’s election “audit” on its leadership team. One of the speakers, “American Greyson” Arnold, has used his social media pages to post memes lauding Nazis as the “pure race” and lament the American victory in World War II. He also called Adolf Hitler a “complicated historical figure.”

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