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Recent articles by Brian:

Once a hero, Oregon congressional candidate funds questioned

Oregon congressional candidate and hero soldier Alek Skarlatos formed a nonprofit to advocate for veterans after he lost his 2020 race → Read More

EXPLAINER: What’s behind all the drama in Congress?

Democrats are trying to pass more than $4 trillion in infrastructure and social programs at the center of President Joe Biden’s agenda — and at the same time avert a government shutdown and prevent a federal default that could send financial markets crashing. → Read More

Organizer of Saturday rally looks to rewrite Jan. 6 history

WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of a Washington protest planned for Saturday that aims to rewrite history about the violent January assault on the U. S. Capitol is hardly a household name. Matt Braynard worked as an analyst for the Republican Party, crunched data for a small election firm and later started a consulting business that attracted few federal clients, records show. → Read More

Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds

The revised legislation was negotiated for weeks by a group of Democratic senators and includes many of the same provisions as the previous bill, known as the For the People Act. → Read More

Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds

Senate Democrats unveiled a pared back elections bill Tuesday in hopes of kickstarting their stalled push to counteract new laws in Republican states that... → Read More

Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats unveiled a pared-back elections bill Tuesday in hopes of kickstarting their stalled push to counteract new laws in Republican states that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot. But the new compromise legislation is likely doomed to fail in the 50-50 Senate, facing the same lockstep Republican opposition that scuttled their previous attempts to pass an… → Read More

House to vote on bill bolstering landmark voting law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to pass legislation Tuesday that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states. But the bill, which is part of a broader Democratic effort to enact a sweeping… → Read More

Sen.Rand Paul failed to disclose wife's stock trade involving company behind COVID drug

The Republican filed a mandatory disclosure that Kelley Paul purchased somewhere between $1,001 and $15,000 worth of stock in Gilead. → Read More

Rand Paul reveals wife’s investment in company behind COVID-19 treatment in late financial disclosure

Under a 2012 law called the Stock Act, which was enacted to stop lawmakers from trading on insider information, any such sale should have been reported within 45 days. → Read More

Kentucky Sen. Paul failed to disclose wife's stock trade

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul waited more than a year to disclose that his wife purchased stock in a company that makes a COVID-19 treatment, an investment made after Congress was briefed on the threat of the virus but before the public was largely aware of its danger. The Republican filed a mandatory disclosure Wednesday revealing on Feb. 26, 2020 that Kelley Paul purchased somewhere between $1,001… → Read More

Dems to try again on elections bill, forcing Senate votes

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is nonetheless planning another vote on the bill before lawmakers split town for an extended recess. → Read More

Infrastructure push slowed by Tennessee senator's objection

One by one, Democrats and Republicans trekked to the Senate floor on Sunday touting a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal and argued that, after months of... → Read More

Richard Trumka, longtime president of AFL-CIO, dies at 72

The longtime president of the AFL-CIO labor organization has died at age 72 → Read More

Longtime AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dies at age 72

Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO labor union, has died at age 72, Democratic leaders said Thursday. → Read More

Longtime AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dies at age 72

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72. The federation confirmed Trumka’s death in a statement. He had been AFL-CIO president since 2009, after serving as the organization’s secretary-treasurer for 14 years. From his perch, he… → Read More

For Missouri congresswoman, eviction fight is personal

To dramatize her point, she started to sleep outside the U.S. Capitol last Friday to call attention to the issue as part of the effort to pressure President Joe Biden and Congress to act. → Read More

For Missouri congresswoman, eviction fight is personal

To dramatize her point, she started to sleep outside the U.S. Capitol last Friday to call attention to the issue as part of the effort to pressure President Joe Biden and Congress to act. → Read More

For Missouri congresswoman, eviction fight is personal

To dramatize her point, she started to sleep outside the U.S. Capitol last Friday to call attention to the issue as part of the effort to pressure President Joe Biden and Congress to act. → Read More

'I was grabbed, beaten': Officers recall violence, racism during Capitol riot hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — During emotional, tense and sometimes angry testimony, four police officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 vividly recalled the violence they endured while fighting against a mob of Donald Trump's supporters. "I was grabbed, beaten, Tased, all while being called a traitor to my country," said Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone at the first hearing Tuesday of the new… → Read More

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career. → Read More