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Recent articles by Bart:

Live updates: Schumer says deal reached to avert government shutdown. Congress to vote today

Congress is set to vote Thursday on government funding through Dec. 3, to avert a shutdown looming at midnight. → Read More

Live updates: Congress may take action today to avoid government shutdown

Senate leaders are scrambling to vote Wednesday on a government funding extension while a House panel debates an increase in the debt limit. → Read More

Live updates: Congress faces big decision on funding as a government shutdown looms

Democrats are grappling this week with how to extend federal government funding beyond Thursday and how to raise the debt limit before Oct. 18. → Read More

Live updates: Senate Republicans block funding bill as Congress scrambles to avoid government shutdown

Congress faces a series of high-stakes votes this week on government funding, the debt limit, infrastructure and President Joe Biden's priorities. → Read More

Latest from Afghanistan: All gates at Kabul airport closed as thousands left desperate to evacuate

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warned Americans on Saturday not to travel to the airport without “individual instructions” because of threats at the gates. → 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

Infrastructure bill blocked by Senate Republicans as lawmakers continue to haggle over details

Senate Republicans blocked formal debate on bipartisan infrastructure legislation, a top priority for President Joe Biden, as negotiations continued. → Read More

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio pleads guilty in Black Lives Matter banner burning

Proud Boys chairman Henry “Enrique” Tarrio pleaded guilty Monday to two charges, including one related to the burning of a Black Lives Matter banner. → Read More

Florida man Paul Hodgkins receives 8 months in prison, first Jan. 6 defendant sentenced on a felony charge

“He understood what he was doing," said District Judge Randolph Moss during the sentencing hearing of Paul Hodgkins. → Read More

House creates Capitol riot committee to investigate Jan. 6 after Senate blocked bipartisan commission

The House voted Wednesday to create a special committee to study the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, after the Senate blocked a bipartisan commission. → Read More

'Does anybody have a plan?' New Senate report details security, intelligence failures before Jan. 6 attack

The report offers a pointed assessment of security and intelligence failures surrounding the attack by former President Donald Trump's supporters. → Read More

'The truth is hard': Senate Republicans block commission to study Capitol riot of Jan. 6

Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. → Read More

Capitol riot commission faces possible defeat in Senate amid GOP concerns it will become 'political weapon'

Democrats need 10 Republican senators to join them if the proposed commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection is to become a reality. → 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

House Democrat proposes to censure 3 GOP lawmakers for downplaying severity of Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline is circulating a proposal to censure colleagues who sought to downplay the severity of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. → Read More

House chairman proposes $1.9B emergency spending for Capitol security after Jan. 6 riot

The head of the House Appropriations Committee proposes $1.9 billion in emergency spending to beef up Capitol security after the Jan. 6 riot. → Read More

Stefanik emerges from candidate-forum as front runner to replace Cheney

Stefanik told reporters Thursday evening she believes she is "in a strong position going into tomorrow." → Read More

'A normal tourist day': Diverging views on Capitol riot on display before Congress

The former leaders of the Pentagon and Justice Department defended their response to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, despite delayed deployment of troops. → Read More

Supreme Court takes case seeking to expand concealed-carry rights in public places

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a New York case that could expand Second Amendment protections for carrying guns in public places. → Read More

US Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick died from strokes the day after riot, medical examiner rules

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died from strokes a day after the Jan. 6 riot, the D.C. medical examiner ruled Monday. → Read More