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White House Denies Attempts ‘to Kneecap’ GOP Gov. DeSantis

With New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo having gone from self-proclaimed COVID-19 hero to having to resign from office, the White House was asked whether its back-and-forth with Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis is an effort to “kneecap him.”

“Our war is not on DeSantis; it’s on the virus, which we are trying to kneecap,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at Wednesday’s White House briefing. “He does not seem to want to participate in that effort to . . .

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Schumer Vows Passage of Infrastructure Bill ‘Easy Way or Hard Way’

Senators were laboring Sunday toward eventual passage of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, resigned to stay as long as it takes to overcome Republican holdouts who want to drag out final votes on one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities.

The bill has won widespread support from senators across the aisle and promises to unleash billions of dollars to upgrade roads, bridges, broadband internet, water pipes and other public works systems undergirding the nation. But a single Republican senator’s . . .

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Senate slog to pass infrastructure bill goes on over weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators will resume a weekend session toward passage of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package after running into opposition from a few Republicans who want to drag out final votes on one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities.

The measure would provide what Biden has called a “historic investment” in public works programs, from roads and bridges to broadband internet access, drinking water and more. In a rare stroke of bipartisanship, Republicans . . .

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Senate Overcomes Filibuster on $1T Infrastructure, Ending Debate

Senators have voted to overcome the filibuster to end the debate 67-27 on the $1 trillion infrastructure bill with a vote on amendments to come and potentially to pass the bill Saturday and send it to the House.

“We can get this done the easy way or the hard way,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said as the Senate opened. He said he would keep senators in session until they finished the bill and sent it to the House.

Vice President Kamala Harris was expected to be on Capitol Hill for afternoon meetings on the . . .

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Biden Trolls DeSantis as Their COVID Feud Escalates: ‘Governor Who?’

President Joe Biden trolled Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday over the governor’s vow to stand in the way of federal COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates imposed on Floridians.

When asked at a press conference outside the White House: “DeSantis, who was using your words about ‘don’t be in the way,’ he’s saying, ‘I am in the way to block too much interference from the federal government.’ Your response, Mr. President?”

Biden shot back with a seemingly tongue-in-cheek statement to . . .

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CDC Issues New Eviction Ban for Most of US Through Oct. 3

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3, ending some of the political pressure being placed on President Joe Biden.

The new moratorium could help keep millions in their homes as the coronavirus’ delta variant has spread and states have been slow to release federal rental aid. It would temporarily halt evictions in counties with . . .

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