Protect the Capitol Act would prevent U.S.

Protect the Capitol Act would prevent U.S.

This post was originally published on this siteProtect the Capitol Act would prevent U.S. Capitol Police from establishing regional field offices in California and Florida Rep. Gregory Steube (R-FL17) Should they remain in “The Swamp,” or expand to Florida and the literal swamps? Context Since 1828, the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) has long...

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UN says climate plans fall short of Paris Agreement goals

UN says climate plans fall short of Paris Agreement goals

This post was originally published on this siteThe United Nations is saying that countries’ climate plans are expected to fall short of the goals of the Paris Agreement — which sought to limit the Earth’s warming.Under that agreement, countries said they would try to prevent more than 2 degrees…

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Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election Has Become a Referendum on Public Schools

Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election Has Become a Referendum on Public Schools

This post was originally published on this site  One week from today, voters in Virginia will go to the polls to pick their next governor, and school choice has become the defining issue of the race—though perhaps not exactly in the way that libertarians would prefer. Because Virginia law does...

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Turnout in Virginia next week will be lower than 2020 — but by how much?

Turnout in Virginia next week will be lower than 2020 — but by how much?

This post was originally published on this siteFirst 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.

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Home-Price Growth Holds at Record in August

Home-Price Growth Holds at Record in August

This post was originally published on this siteThe Case-Shiller index rose 19.8% as demand remains robust despite skyrocketing prices pushing some buyers out of the market.

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Zalmay Khalilzad explains what went wrong with the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Zalmay Khalilzad explains what went wrong with the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Zalmay Khalilzad, who stepped down last week as the U.S. envoy to Afghanistan. He played the lead role in negotiating a deal with the Taliban to withdraw U.S. troops.

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Tight race for Virginia governor enters final week with national implications on the line

Tight race for Virginia governor enters final week with national implications on the line

This post was originally published on this siteThe neck-and-neck race for Virginia governor has entered its final week, with Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin nationalizing their campaigns in markedly different ways.

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US to weigh authorizing Pfizer Covid vaccine for younger children

US to weigh authorizing Pfizer Covid vaccine for younger children

This post was originally published on this site A high-level medical panel of US government advisors will meet Tuesday to decide whether to authorize the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 years old. If, as is widely expected, the independent experts convened by the Food and Drug...

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Progressives vow to ‘push very hard’ to keep agenda from being gutted beyond recognition

Progressives vow to ‘push very hard’ to keep agenda from being gutted beyond recognition

This post was originally published on this site Reps. Ro Khanna, Ilhan Omar, and other House progressives on Monday stressed that they will fight for the inclusion of dental, hearing, and vision benefits, along with a host of other popular measures, in the Build Back Better agenda put on the...

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AP poll: Only 16 percent of Americans oppose the kind of clean energy legislation blocked by Joe Manchin

AP poll: Only 16 percent of Americans oppose the kind of clean energy legislation blocked by Joe Manchin

AP poll: Only 16 percent of Americans oppose the kind of clean energy legislation blocked by Joe Manchin

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