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Alabama

How McCarthy survived House chaos and won over Matt Gaetz to clinch the speaker’s gavel | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz strode into House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office on Monday night with a list of demands. Among them: The chairmanship of a key House Armed Services subcommittee. McCarthy rejected the offer. That decision set in motion a chain of events that left Gaetz and McCarthy locked in open confrontation […]

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Alabama

How McCarthy survived House chaos and won over Matt Gaetz to clinch the speaker’s gavel | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz strode into House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office on Monday night with a list of demands. Among them: The chairmanship of a key House Armed Services subcommittee. McCarthy rejected the offer. That decision set in motion a chain of events that left Gaetz and McCarthy locked in open confrontation […]

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Alaska

Right-wing provocateur ‘Baked Alaska’ sentenced to 2 months in prison for Capitol riot charge | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  A far-right internet personality who goes by the pseudonym “Baked Alaska” was sentenced on Tuesday to two months in prison for unlawfully protesting inside the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Anthime Gionet, who livestreamed his breach of the Capitol in a nearly 30-minute video to more than 16,000 people, was […]

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Alabama

Biden struggles to confirm judges in the South and thwart Trump’s impact | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats have moved quickly to appoint scores of judges during the past two years, outpacing former President Donald Trump, but they have stalled in the South. The dearth of nominees offered in southern states, notably where both US senators are Republican, threatens to undercut Biden’s large-scale effort to […]

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Alabama

Biden signs $1.7 trillion government spending bill into law | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a $1.7 trillion federal spending bill that includes a number of administration priorities and officially avoids a government shutdown, ending what he called a “year of historic progress.” “It’ll invest in medical research, safety, veteran health care, disaster recovery, (Violence Against Women Act) funding – and gets […]

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Alabama

Congress has so much to do before Christmas | #elections | #alabama

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  It is the most productive time of year on Capitol Hill – after the election and before Republicans take over the House of Representatives – when the current Congress tries to […]

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