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Past articles by Sean:

House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage, measure now goes to Biden

The Respect for Marriage Act guarantees federal recognition of any marriage between two people if it was valid in the state where they were married. → Read More

Senate passes landmark legislation protecting same-sex marriage rights: recap

The legislation still needs final House approval, but Senate passage marks a key milestone in efforts to enshrine gay-marriage rights in law. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi to step down from leadership role, ending historic run as first woman speaker

Pelosi made the announcement a day after election results showed the GOP will have a majority in the House next year. → Read More

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Donald Trump in investigation of Capitol riot

The extraordinary move puts the panel, which the former president has repeatedly criticized as political, into a legal confrontation with Trump. → Read More

House Jan. 6 committee hearing postponed because of Hurricane Ian

The Jan. 6 committee held eight public hearings this year that revealed more on the deadly Capitol attack and Trump's efforts to hold on to power. → Read More

Obama family dog Bo dies following battle with cancer, Barack and Michelle Obama post tributes

"He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected. We will miss him dearly," said Barack Obama on the passing of his family's dog Bo. → Read More

Live politics updates: Biden plans to campaign in Georgia for Senate candidates

President-elect Joe Biden said he would campaign in Georgia, where two Senate runoff races could determine if Republicans retain control of the Senate → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Donald Trump Jr. positive for COVID-19; Georgia certifies Biden win

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed off on the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory in the state and its 16 electoral votes. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Georgia recount results confirm Biden won the state, flipping it for Democrats

Georgia must certify its election results Friday by state law, which required an audit be conducted before votes are certified. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Georgia nears recount completion; no more uncounted ballots found

Georgia election officials say they are on track to finish their weeklong hand recount of the presidential race before midnight Thursday. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: GOP senator says he'll 'step in' if Biden doesn't start receiving briefings

“There’s nothing wrong with Vice President Biden getting the briefings to be able to prepare himself so that he can be ready," Sen. Lankford said. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Trump, GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan win in Alaska, reports say; Georgia will do hand recount

Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said GOP colleagues are privately asking him to congratulate Joe Biden on winning because they can't publicly do so. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Trump, Harris campaign in Arizona; Obama knocks Trump on COVID response

At just six days until Election Day, the presidential campaigns focus on Arizona, which appears to be still up for grabs. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Kushner says Black people have to want to succeed; Trump hits Pennsylvania

Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania as he tries to chip into Joe Biden's polling lead there. The Senate prepares to vote on Amy Coney Barrett. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Trump, Biden to meet in final debate; Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett's replacement

Joe Biden and Donald Trump meet in the final presidential debate Thursday in Nashville, just 12 days before Election Day. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Trump says debate mute button is 'unfair,' but 'that's my life'

President Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for the final debate of the election season by complaining about it. → Read More

2020 election live updates: Trump returns to campaigning with Florida stop, Barrett hearings begin

President Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail Monday with a stop in Florida. Meanwhile, his Supreme Court nominee faces senators. → Read More

2020 election live updates: Trump says he may hold rallies this weekend; doctor said he's completed COVID therapy

President Trump said he is going to try to hold rallies in Florida and Pennsylvania this weekend. → Read More

Trump COVID-19 live updates: Trump returns to White House; Michelle Obama makes 'closing argument' for Joe Biden

"He said, ‘Don’t let COVID control your life.’ Tell that to the 205,000 families that lost somebody,” said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. → Read More

Trump tests positive for COVID-19: Trump 'feeling mild symptoms,' White House officials say

President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 just days after a debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Vice President Mike Pence tested negative. → Read More