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Vaccine litigation lingers after lifting of military mandate

NEW ORLEANS — Federal appeals court judges closely questioned a Biden administration attorney Monday on the consequences military personnel might face for refusing COVID-19 vaccinations, even though Biden’s vaccine mandate for military personnel has been rescinded. Lawyers for a group of ...

AP source: FBI searched Biden office in November

WASHINGTON — The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November, according to a person familiar with the matter, at least a week after his personal lawyers first found classified records there from his time as vice president. The ...

Bill would establish federal ‘Workforce Pell Grant’ program

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, on Wednesday introduced legislation to establish a federal “Workforce Pell Grant” program. Eligibility for federal Pell grants, traditionally restricted to college students enrolled in degree programs, would be expanded to include short-term ...

Latest Santos chaos: ‘Hiring’ treasurer who turned down job

NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. George Santos’ campaign committee told federal regulators Wednesday that it had hired a new treasurer amid lingering questions about the source of his wealth and irregularities in the committee’s financial reports. The only problem? The man Santos supposedly hired ...

Having elected House speaker, GOP Congress seeks to govern

WASHINGTON — Electing the House speaker may have been the easy part. Now House Republicans will try to govern. Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces his first test late Monday as the Republicans try to approve their rules package for governing House operations, typically a routine step on Day One ...

McCarthy elected speaker in rowdy post-midnight vote

WASHINGTON — Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected House speaker on a historic post-midnight 15th ballot early Saturday, overcoming holdouts from his own ranks and floor tensions that boiled over after a chaotic week that tested the new GOP majority’s ability to govern. “My father ...