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Past articles by John:

Congressional staffer arrested with gun inside US Capitol office building

A congressional staffer was arrested with a gun inside a U.S. Capitol office building Thursday, prompting police to warn about a "security threat." → Read More

After 2 days of Democratic drama, fate of Biden's infrastructure agenda still unclear

After two days of Democratic drama, the fate of President Joe Biden's infrastructure agenda on Friday remained unclear. → Read More

Pelosi insists Democrats 'on a path' toward infrastructure vote despite setback

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats are "on a path" towards a bipartisan infrastructure vote on Friday as negotiations continue and progressives hold their line. → Read More

Pelosi still planning on infrastructure vote Thursday despite progressive opposition

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she still plans a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package on Thursday despite progressive opposition. → Read More

At Guantanamo Bay, trial for alleged 9/11 terrorists brings some solace to victims' families 20 years later

Victims' families observed the pretrial proceedings this 20th anniversary. → Read More

20 years later, legal case against accused 9/11 mastermind grinds on

The day before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a pretrial hearing against five accused orchestrators was held Friday with none of them present. → Read More

9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed back in court as military commission hits speed bump at Guantanamo

The judge dismissed the court several hours ahead of schedule to allow both sides to regroup and strategize. → Read More

Trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed set to resume at Guantanamo Bay

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 defendants are set for pretrial hearings. → Read More

Our troops need more than a salute this Memorial Day. They need food.

Americans are used to showing their patriotism on Memorial Day, but experts say this holiday many of the nation’s troops need more than a salute -- ​they need food. → Read More

Plaskett insists Trump will 'never be elected again' despite impeachment acquittal

Rep. Stacey Plaskett says Republicans made a calculation to save their political futures rather than convict Donald Trump. → Read More

Rep. Stacey Plaskett undertakes historic role in Senate impeachment trial against Donald Trump

Plaskett presented previously unreleased videos of the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, contending Trump "fanned the flame of violence, and it worked." → Read More

After suffering personal tragedy, Rep. Raskin steps up to lead prosecution of Trump

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin is the lead impeachment manager in the House's prosecution of former President Donald Trump. → Read More

Democrats demand probe into nature of Capitol tours on day before assault

Democrats are calling for investigation into the nature of tours of the Capitol the day before the assault. → Read More

Republicans decry new metal detectors off House floor, citing 2nd Amendment rights

Republicans like Lauren Boebert complain that newly installed magnetometers outside House floor violate the Second Amendment. → Read More

All eyes on President Trump as he heads to Texas to visit border wall

President Trump has remained behind closed doors at the White House -- spending his final days in office out of the public eye. → Read More

Senate Republican joins long-shot bid to challenge Electoral College results

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley is joining a group of House Republicans in a last-ditch effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election result. → Read More

At 'vaccine summit,' Trump set to issue order that Americans get 1st access

President Trump plans to sign an executive order on Tuesday that would prioritize Americans’ access to COVID-19 vaccines before the United States helps other countries. → Read More

What Congress' vote to decriminalize marijuana means for you

What's the difference between cannabis decriminalization and legalization? → Read More

House to take historic vote on federally decriminalizing marijuana

The MORE Act would mandate a reassessment of prior marijuana convictions and invest in social services for people caught up in the war on drugs. → Read More

Republicans attack, Democrats defend Biden's outspoken pick for OMB director

President-elect Joe Biden's choice of Neera Tanden for OMB director upsets Republicans as Democrats rally to her historic nomination's defense. → Read More