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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

Jan. 6 panel says Trump fleeced his base and 5 other takeaways from the 2nd hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It wasn’t in prime time this time, but the Jan. 6 committee held an eyebrow-raising hearing Monday in its second of seven promised ones. This hearing pulled back the curtain on what life was like on the Trump campaign and in the White House in the days following election night 2020…. Read More

The Jan. 6 committee displays testimony on a screen during the committee's hearing on Thursday.

New revelations and 3 other takeaways from the first Jan. 6 committee hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It wasn’t clear what the country could expect from the Jan. 6 select committee’s beginning presentation of its findings, but the prime-time, opening hearing Thursday night had lots of new information, and it was presented in a calm and cogent way. The committee transported the audience back to Jan. 6 with… Read More

President Biden delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol

5 takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union address

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden’s first formal State of the Union address focused on Ukraine, inflation, the coronavirus pandemic and a four-point “Unity Agenda.” He urged world unity in standing up to Russia, listed ways he’s trying to address rising prices (even if they will likely have limited to no effect in the short… Read More

Security has been heightened and fencing was erected around the U.S. Capitol ahead of President Biden's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.

The challenges Biden faces in his State of the Union address

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As President Biden is set to make his first formal State of the Union address Tuesday night, he and the country are facing pressing issues, from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to inflation and the continuing pandemic. It also comes at a time when Biden’s political capital is at the lowest point… Read More

From the Capitol riot to abortion rights, here are the top political stories of 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — This year was supposed to be one of recovery, but it has been far from that. It began with the insurrection at the Capitol, a second impeachment of former President Donald Trump and President Biden’s inauguration. As the year went on, Trump continued to lie about the election results while he… Read More