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Republican Devin Nunes to leave Congress and run Trump’s social media venture – as it happened

Nunes has claimed without evidence that social media companies try to censor RepublicansJustice department closes Emmett Till’s murder investigationWhite House confirms diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter OlympicsCongress braces for another battle over the US debt ceilingFormer senator David Perdue enters Georgia gubernatorial raceSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, has teed up a big couple of weeks in the chamber with a stateme...
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Republican Devin Nunes to leave Congress and run Trump’s social media venture – live

Nunes has claimed without evidence that social media companies try to censor RepublicansWhite House confirms diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter OlympicsCongress braces for another battle over the US debt ceilingFormer senator David Perdue enters Georgia gubernatorial raceTrump pushes back against Covid revelations in Meadows’ bookSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, has teed up a big couple of weeks in the chamber with a stateme...
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Republican Devin Nunes to quit Congress and head Trump’s social media platform

California congressman has claimed without evidence that social media companies seek to censor RepublicansDevin Nunes, the California congressman and close ally of Donald Trump, will be retiring from the US House of Representatives next year to join Trump’s new social media venture.The Republican congressman, who represents a rural California district, announced his retirement from the House on Monday, writing in a letter to constituents that he was leaving his position to pursue a “new opportun...
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US will stage diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, White House confirms – live

US won’t send representatives over ‘egregious human rights abuses’Congress braces for another battle over the US debt ceilingFormer senator David Perdue enters Georgia gubernatorial raceTrump pushes back against Covid revelations in Meadows’ bookSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, has teed up a big couple of weeks in the chamber with a statement about Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, the $2tn package of domestic spending priori...
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Massie’s gun collection: ‘They shouldn’t be in the hands of civilians’

Analysis: furore continues over ‘Christmas card’ by US Congressman of group holding military weaponsIt is the Christmas card that has sent shockwaves across the world – and provided a chilling reminder of the size and type of weapons that are perfectly legal to own and carry in large parts of the US.An analysis by the Guardian indicates the guns in the photograph published by the Republican congressman Thomas Massie are military grade and – in some cases – similar to those used in recent notorio...
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Congress braces for another battle over US debt ceiling – live

Debate comes two months after short-term debt ceiling suspensionSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailDonald Trump is pushing back against the claim, made by former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in his new book, that the then-president tested positive for coronavirus before his first debate with Joe Biden.“The Fake News continues to push the false narrative that I had Covid prior to the first debate,” Trump said in a new statement. Meadows writes of his surprise t...
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Bob Dole, former US senator and presidential nominee, in his own words - video

Bob Dole, the long-time Kansas senator who was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, has died at the age of 98. Born in Russell, Kansas in 1923, Dole served in the US infantry in the second world war, suffering serious wounds in Italy and winning a medal for bravery.In 1976 he was the Republican nominee for vice-president to Gerald Ford, in an election the sitting president lost to Jimmy Carter. Two decades later, aged 73, Dole won the nomination to take on Bill Clinton, to whom he lost....
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Bob Dole, former US senator and presidential nominee, dies aged 98 – video obituary

Bob Dole, the long-time Kansas senator who was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, has died at the age of 98. Born in Russell, Kansas in 1923, Dole served in the US infantry in the second world war, suffering serious wounds in Italy and winning a medal for bravery.In 1976 he was the Republican nominee for vice-president to Gerald Ford, in an election the sitting president lost to Jimmy Carter. Two decades later, aged 73, Dole won the nomination to take on Bill Clinton, to whom he lost....
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Bob Dole obituary

Longstanding Republican leader in the US Senate who lost the 1996 presidential election to Bill ClintonIn late 1995, one of the US’s shrewdest political observers, Michael Barone, wrote of Senator Bob Dole that he “towers over everyone else in the political landscape, even the president”. Less than 12 months later, Dole, who has died aged 98, had given up his prized leadership of the Republican-controlled Senate to run one of the most inept presidential campaigns in modern US history. It ended w...
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Bob Dole, giant of Republican politics and presidential nominee, dies aged 98

Long-time power-broker and Kansas senator had lung cancerSecond world war veteran lost 1996 election to Bill ClintonBob Dole, the long-time Kansas senator who was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, has died. He was 98.In a statement, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, founded by Dole’s wife, said: “It is with heavy hearts we announced that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died earlier this morning in his sleep. At his death at age 98 he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 ...
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Covid: Biden says to beat Omicron variant ‘we have to shut it down worldwide’ – as it happened

Funding bill to avoid US shutdown wins Senate supportUS adds 210,000 jobs in November ahead of Omicron variantSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailAfter their remarks, the members of the taskforce took a handful of questions from reporters. Fauci was asked when scientists will have a better understanding of the risks posed by the Omicron variant. He said they would have a clearer picture in the “next few weeks”.But he said it could take longer to understand the impact of O...
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Covid: Biden says to beat Omicron variant ‘we have to shut it down worldwide’ – live

Funding bill to avoid US shutdown wins Senate supportUS adds 210,000 jobs in November ahead of Omicron variantSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailAfter their remarks, the members of the taskforce took a handful of questions from reporters. Fauci was asked when scientists will have a better understanding of the risks posed by the Omicron variant. He said they would have a clearer picture in the “next few weeks”.But he said it could take longer to understand the impact of O...
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US government shutdown averted after vaccine mandate standoff – live

Funding bill to avoid US shutdown wins Senate supportUS adds 210,000 jobs in November ahead of Omicron variantSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe US economy added 210,000 jobs in November, less than half the jobs growth that economists had expected, the Guardian’s Dominic Rushe reports. The data was compiled before the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant that now threatens to derail the economic recovery from the pandemic.The unemployment rate dropped to 4.2%...
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Funding bill to avoid US shutdown wins enough Senate votes

House of Representatives passes continuing resolution but call to defund worker vaccine mandates could stymie it in Senate• House votes to fund government amid shutdown threats by Senate Republicans – liveA bill to fund the US government through mid-February has gained the support of enough members of the Senate to win passage and prevent a partial shutdown of federal agencies at the end of this week.The vote late on Thursday came after some Republican senators threatened to block the process in...
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House votes to fund government amid shutdown threats by Senate Republicans – live

Stopgap measure would extend funding until mid-FebruaryRepublicans threaten shutdown to undermine vaccine mandatesBiden announces nationwide coronavirus battle plan for winterSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailWhite House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to questions on the departure of top Kamala Harris staffer Symone Sanders saying that departures from the White House after the first year is expected, downplaying reports that Sanders’ departure confirms reports of t...
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House leaders reach deal to fund government as shutdown looms – live

Stopgap measure would extend funding until mid-FebruaryRepublicans threaten shutdown to undermine vaccine mandatesBiden to unveil new federal actions to combat coronavirusSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailIt seems like Senate Democrats will not only have to negotiate with their Republican colleagues who might try to use the impending government shutdown as a bargaining chip, but may also have to negotiate with one of their own members. Centrist Democrat Joe Manchin is “...
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Democrats rush to make deal with Republicans and prevent looming shutdown – live

Parties stall over stopgap spending bill that would extend fundingBiden to unveil new federal actions to combat coronavirusRepublicans threaten shutdown to undermine vaccine mandatesSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe House Rules Committee just added to their already-scheduled 9:30 am meeting this morning an item to discuss a stopgap bill that would temporarily extend the current level of government funding to at least February. It seems like House Democrats are reall...
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Ilhan Omar airs death threat and presses Republicans on ‘anti-Muslim hatred’

Democrat urges House Republican leaders to act after Lauren Boebert ‘jihad squad’ controversyThe US politician Ilhan Omar played a harrowing death threat left recently on her voicemail, as she implored House Republican leaders to do more to tamp down “anti-Muslim hatred” in their ranks and “hold those who perpetuate it accountable”.The Democratic Minnesota representative, one of only a handful of Muslim members of Congress, has been the subject of repeated attacks by conservative pundits and som...
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Ilhan Omar plays death threat left on voicemail during press briefing – video

Ilhan Omar has played an explicit death threat she received on her voicemail at a press briefing. The Democratic representative for Minnesota said threats against her life were often triggered by attacks on her faith by Republican politicians. She urged House Republican leaders to do more to counter 'anti-Muslim hatred' in their ranks  Continue reading...
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Trump chief of staff Meadows to cooperate with Capitol attack panel – as it happened

Mark Meadows providing records and agrees to interviewCommittee wants documents related to 6 January insurrectionTrump called top aides to discuss how to stop Biden victorySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailMark Meadows, formerly Donald Trump’s chief of staff, has reached an agreement to cooperate, at least initially, with the bipartisan House committee investigating the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 this year by extremist supporters of the-then president, ...
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Trump chief of staff Meadows to cooperate with Capitol attack panel – live

Mark Meadows providing records and agrees to interviewCommittee wants documents related to 6 January insurrectionTrump called top aides to discuss how to stop Biden victorySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailMark Meadows, formerly Donald Trump’s chief of staff, has reached an agreement to cooperate, at least initially, with the bipartisan House committee investigating the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 this year by extremist supporters of the-then president, ...
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Trump chief of staff Meadows to cooperate with Capitol attack panel, report says – live

Mark Meadows providing records and agrees to interview – CNNCommittee wants documents related to 6 January insurrectionTrump called top aides to discuss how to stop Biden victorySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailMark Meadows, formerly Donald Trump’s chief of staff, has reached an agreement to cooperate, at least initially, with the bipartisan House committee investigating the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 this year by extremist supporters of the-then presi...
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Trump lawyers urge court to keep White House records from Capitol attack panel – live

Committee wants documents related to 6 January insurrectionSchumer and McConnell still in talks on raising US debt limitTrump called top aides to discuss how to stop Biden victorySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailSo far for the month of December, urgent matters we have before Congress: Continue reading...
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US Congress races to avoid government shutdown and debt default – live

House to introduce stopgap bill to extend government fundingSchumer and McConnell still in talks on raising US debt limitTrump called top aides to discuss how to stop Biden victorySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailHouse Republicans are engaging in a catty Twitter spat right now, emojis and all. Some background: far-right congresswoman Lauren Boebert made Islamophobic remarks about Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Some in the GOP have been coming out to criticize Boebe...
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Joe Biden says Omicron Covid variant a ‘cause for concern, not panic’ – as it happened

President: ‘We’re going to fight and beat this new variant’Biden says best protection is to get vaccinated and boostedSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email“If you are 18 years and older and got fully vaccinated before 1 June go get the get booster shot today,” Joe Biden said today. “They’re free and they’re available at 80,000 locations coast to coast. A fully vaccinated booster person is the most protected against Covid.“Do not wait. Go get your booster if it’s time for y...
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Joe Biden says Omicron Covid variant a ‘cause for concern, not panic’ – live

President: ‘We’re going to fight and beat this new variant’Biden says best protection is to get vaccinated and boostedSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email“If you are 18 years and older and got fully vaccinated before 1 June go get the get booster shot today,” Joe Biden said today. “They’re free and they’re available at 80,000 locations coast to coast. A fully vaccinated booster person is the most protected against Covid.“Do not wait. Go get your booster if it’s time for y...
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Trump challenges media and Democrats to debate his electoral fraud lie

Former president issues typically rambling statementCapitol attack: Schiff says Meadows contempt decision soonDonald Trump has challenged leading editors and politicians to debate him in public over his lie that Joe Biden beat him in 2020 through electoral fraud.In a typically rambling statement on Sunday, the former president complained about “the heads of the various papers [and] far left politicians” and said: “If anyone would like a public debate on the facts, not the fiction, please let me ...
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Mark Meadows contempt of Congress decision likely this week – Schiff

House panel investigating Capitol attack by Trump supportersInterview: historian Joanne Freeman on congressional violenceThe House select committee investigating the Capitol attack is likely to make a decision this week on whether to charge Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s final White House chief of staff, with criminal contempt of Congress, a key panel member said.“I think we will probably make a decision this week on our course of conduct with that particular witness and maybe others,” Adam Schiff...
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Republican McCarthy risks party split by courting extremists amid Omar spat

Anonymous moderate predicts rocky road to speakershipOmar: Boebert’s ‘Jihad Squad’ bigotry is ‘no laughing matter’Interview: historian Joanne Freeman on congressional violenceThe House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, said on Saturday he had “reached out” to Democrats over Islamophobic comments made by one of his party, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, about the Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar.Boebert apologised for the remarks, in which she likened one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress t...
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‘The goal was to silence people’: historian Joanne Freeman on congressional violence

Paul Gosar was censured for a video depicting a colleague’s murder but physical assaults were a feature of the pre-civil war eraAs the House debated whether the Republican congressman Paul Gosar should be censured for depicting the murder of his colleague, one Democratic leader took a moment to reflect on the chamber’s long history of violence.Speaking on the House floor last week, the majority leader, Steny Hoyer, argued that Gosar had grossly violated the chamber’s rules of conduct by sharing ...
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