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Elon Musk says, 'can no longer support Democrats, will vote Republicans'; here's why
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Elon Musk says, 'can no longer support Democrats, will vote Republicans'; here's why

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a tweet today said that he voted for Democrats in the past 'because they were (mostly) the kindness party'

Democrats, Republicans approve $13.6 billion aid for Ukraine in huge spending bill
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Democrats, Republicans approve $13.6 billion aid for Ukraine in huge spending bill

The House approved the overall bill in two separate votes. The measure's security programs were overwhelmingly approved by 361-69, the rest by 260-171, with most Republicans opposed.

Fact check: Joe Biden's State of the Union Address is off on guns, electric vehicles
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Fact check: Joe Biden's State of the Union Address is off on guns, electric vehicles

On several fronts, US president Joe Biden presented ambitions as achievements during his State of the Union Address.

Joe Biden battles accusations of 'weakness' from US rivals amid showdown with Vladimir Putin
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Joe Biden battles accusations of 'weakness' from US rivals amid showdown with Vladimir Putin

The Democratic president may have adopted a martial tone, amped up warnings and even sent troops to Eastern Europe this week but his resolve is being called into question

US president Joe Biden plans more public outreach, less legislation for his second year in office
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US president Joe Biden plans more public outreach, less legislation for his second year in office

The persistence of coronavirus, rising inflation and Congressional gridlock have exacted a bitter toll on Biden's approval rating and threatened a midterm routing for his party, but the US president sees no need for a major shift in direction

US President Joe Biden says nation weary from COVID-19 but he has 'outperformed' expectations
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US President Joe Biden says nation weary from COVID-19 but he has 'outperformed' expectations

Facing sagging poll numbers and a stalled legislative agenda, Biden conceded he would likely have to pare back his 'build back better' recovery package and instead settle for 'big chunks' of his signature economic plan

Confident of Democrats' support, Biden announces revised $1.75 trillion US spending deal
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Confident of Democrats' support, Biden announces revised $1.75 trillion US spending deal

The US president failed in his original goal of securing a vote in Congress, where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority

US may exhaust funds by 18 October unless debt limit raised, warns treasury secretary Janet Yellen
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US may exhaust funds by 18 October unless debt limit raised, warns treasury secretary Janet Yellen

Republicans in the US Senate have stubbornly refused to support an increase or suspension of the debt ceiling, despite having pressed for it under Donald Trump

US president Joe Biden presses fellow Democrats to resolve party split on $3.5 trillion package
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US president Joe Biden presses fellow Democrats to resolve party split on $3.5 trillion package

Congress is racing toward Monday's deadline for a House vote on the first part of Biden's plan — a $1 trillion public works measure — which now also serves as a deadline for producing a compromise framework for the broader package.

Joe Biden endorses COVID-19 booster shots, says they will be available to adults from next month
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Joe Biden endorses COVID-19 booster shots, says they will be available to adults from next month

Stressing this was "no time to let our guard down," Biden urged every American 18 and older to get a booster eight months after becoming fully vaccinated

In Donald Trump's recasting of 6 January insurrection, attackers become martyrs and heroes
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In Donald Trump's recasting of 6 January insurrection, attackers become martyrs and heroes

The fact inversion about the siege is the latest in Trump's contorted oeuvre of the 'big lie' compendium, the most specious of which is that the election was stolen from him, when it was not

In a new initiative by Gannett, people with opposing political views come together to find common ground
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In a new initiative by Gannett, people with opposing political views come together to find common ground

The idea in these polarizing times is that if enough people start talking, they’ll find common ground or at least realize that they don’t need to be in warring camps because they vote for different people, said Mizell Stewart, Gannett’s vice president of news performance, talent and partnerships.

US Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon-general; COVID-19 pandemic, opioid crisis among top priorities
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US Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon-general; COVID-19 pandemic, opioid crisis among top priorities

Murthy has drawn opposition from gun rights advocates because of his longstanding assessment that mass shootings amount to a public health problem

Photos of immigrant children at Texas detention centre highlight Joe Biden's border secrecy
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Photos of immigrant children at Texas detention centre highlight Joe Biden's border secrecy

Since February, officials had barred nonprofit lawyers who conduct oversight from entering a Border Patrol tent where thousands of children and teenagers are detained. Even requests from the media were ignored or refused

US Senate narrowly approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill; final congressional nod now awaited
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US Senate narrowly approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill; final congressional nod now awaited

The huge measure — its total spending is nearly one-tenth the size of the entire US economy — is Biden's biggest early priority

Tight security at US Capitol after intelligence warns of militia plot to storm building
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Tight security at US Capitol after intelligence warns of militia plot to storm building

The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon, that Donald Trump will rise again to power on 4 March

Donald Trump impeachment: Ex-US president claims victory, but this was an escape and not an exoneration
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Donald Trump impeachment: Ex-US president claims victory, but this was an escape and not an exoneration

Seven Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump, the most senators of a president’s own party to turn against him in an impeachment trial in American history

Donald Trump impeachment trial: Twisted facts and other staples of ex-US president's playbook
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Donald Trump impeachment trial: Twisted facts and other staples of ex-US president's playbook

On Friday, the latest members of Trump’s legal cast took center stage in his impeachment trial and for the most part delivered exactly what he always seems to want from his lawyers: not precise, learned legal arguments but public combat

US Capitol violence: Democrats say mob sought to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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US Capitol violence: Democrats say mob sought to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Prosecutors at Donald Trump's impeachment trial played an audio of Pelosi's staffers whispering for help as the mob tried to break down a door to her office

Donald Trump aimed mob of supporters ‘like loaded cannon’ at US Capitol, Democrats say ahead of impeachment trial
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Donald Trump aimed mob of supporters ‘like loaded cannon’ at US Capitol, Democrats say ahead of impeachment trial

Calling the 9 February trial unconstitutional, Trump’s lawyers said he was permitted by the First Amendment to challenge his loss to Democrat Joe Biden