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Congressional Democrats are scrambling to stave off a potential government shutdown before Thursday’s midnight deadline.

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In this 2015 file photo, residents of Cullman County, Ala., gather on the courthouse steps to protest the county's decision to end local recog…

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Confederate flags fly near a monument at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston., S.C., on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. On this day in 1863, Confederate Ge…

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The fight for increased election laws has made its way to Texas. State lawmakers advanced a bill out of committee on Thursday that would make it a state jail felony for local election officials to distribute an application to vote by mail to a voter who didn’t request one.

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Budgetary earmarks, a maligned spending practice banished a decade ago, appear poised to return under Democratic control of Washington D.C. Some Texas lawmakers welcome their revival, while others are pledging to abstain from their use.

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The Senate approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan on Saturday, as Democrats muscled through a marathon debate — and overcame dissent from moderates within their own ranks — to move one step closer to delivering President Biden his first legislative victory.