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Recent articles by Ledyard:

House votes to raise debt ceiling, sending bill to Biden and setting up another fight over borrowing limit

By extending the nation's borrowing limit for a few weeks, lawmakers set up another debt ceiling fight in early December. → Read More

Man in custody after 'suspicious' vehicle found outside Supreme Court

"One of our teams just moved in and extracted the man from the SUV," the agency tweeted. "The man is in custody. Everyone is safe." → Read More

With soldiers gone, security for remaining Americans in Afghanistan will depend on diplomacy

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said fewer than 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan and the actual number is "likely closer to 100." → Read More

He was the last U.S. soldier to leave Afghanistan after 20 years of occupation

Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, N.C., was the final soldier to leave Afghanistan. → Read More

Afghanistan updates: US conducts drone strike on 'imminent' ISIS-K threat near Kabul airport, Pentagon says

President Joe Biden was to meet Sunday morning with the families of U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport. → Read More

Latest on Afghanistan: At least 500 Americans are trying to get out; 4,500 evacuated so far

World Bank cuts off funding. The US accelerates its evacuations. Pelosi criticizes lawmakers who made secret trip to Kabul. → Read More

Infrastructure bill passes Senate, sending Biden's plan for roads, bridges and broadband to the House

The legislation calls for $550 billion in new spending, including billions for roads and bridges, public transit, railways and broadband internet. → Read More

'We have a deal': Biden reaches $1.2 trillion infrastructure compromise with bipartisan group of senators

Biden and Democrats will pursue separate legislation to try to pass "human infrastructure" proposals Republicans oppose. → Read More

'A day of darkness': Pelosi announces House select committee to investigate Jan. 6 attack

It is "imperative" to find out the truth of what happened that day, the speaker of the House said during her announcement. → Read More

Senators say they've reached agreement with White House on a $1.25T bipartisan infrastructure 'framework'

Even with the agreement, Democrats are proceeding on a separate measure that would include pillars of Biden's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan. → Read More

House votes to repeal 2002 war resolution that paved way for Iraq invasion

The Senate's Democratic leadership has vowed to take up the measure, and the White House has also endorsed it. → Read More

House votes to repeal 2002 war resolution that paved way for Iraq invasion

The Senate's Democratic leadership has vowed to take up the measure, and the White House has also endorsed it. → Read More

Democrats prepared to move forward alone while moving ahead with 'two-track' infrastructure plan

The White House and congressional Democrats are preparing to go it alone on a massive infrastructure package. → Read More

Democrats prepared to move forward alone while moving ahead with 'two-track' infrastructure plan

The White House and congressional Democrats are preparing to go it alone on a massive infrastructure package. → Read More

Democrats prepared to move forward alone while moving ahead with 'two-track' infrastructure plan

The White House and congressional Democrats are preparing to go it alone on a massive infrastructure package. → Read More

'Slanted and unbalanced': McConnell opposes Jan. 6 commission to prove Jan. 6 insurrection

McConnell's opposition could be enough to torpedo the commission, seen by Democrats as necessary to review the attack by a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6 → Read More

Would a secret ballot have saved Liz Cheney from ouster? Her allies criticize sudden GOP rule change

The Wyoming Republican survived a Feb. 3 challenge to her leadership where secret ballots were used and members could speak for and against her. → Read More

Liz Cheney live updates: Cheney ousted from House GOP leadership position in closed-door vote

The vote is the result of weeks of drama among House Republicans, some who see Rep. Liz Cheney's criticism of Donald Trump as a distraction. → Read More

Liz Cheney's future in Republican leadership to be decided by secret ballot in closed-door meeting

Under long-standing conference rules, votes will be cast in secret by the members who physically show up to the morning meeting in the Capitol. → Read More

'I know the topic is cancel culture.' What Rep. Liz Cheney said in her House floor speech about Trump

"This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans," Cheney said a day before a vote on her ouster. → Read More