Articles by Teaganne Finn Dec 07, 2021

Mark Meadows says he is no longer cooperating with Jan. 6 probe
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Tuesday that he is no longer cooperating with the House select committee's probe into the Jan. 6 riot. In an interview on the streaming news network Real America's Voice, Meadows said the committee intended to ask about items that he c . . .

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White House announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over concerns about China's record on human rights, the White House said Monday. A diplomatic boycott means that no U.S. government officials will attend the games but that U.S. athletes will still be allowed t . . .

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David Perdue joins Georgia governor's race, setting up GOP showdown with Kemp
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. David Perdue is running for governor in Georgia, he announced Monday, setting up a primary showdown with Gov. In a video announcement, Perdue said that Kemp "has failed all of us and cannot win in November." "I’m running for Governor to make sure Stacey Abrams is NEVER Gover . . .

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Bipartisan tributes pour in following death of Bob Dole
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic members of Congress sent an outpouring of condolences on Sunday following news of the death of Bob Dole, a former GOP presidential candidate and World War II hero. "At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America." President Joe Biden descri . . .

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House Republican posts photo of his family holding guns days after Michigan school shooting
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — Rep. Thomas Massie, R-K.Y., is facing backlash from Democrats after posting a Christmas photo on Saturday of his family smiling and posing with an assortment of guns, just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a Michigan high school. Santa, please bring ammo," Massie wr . . .

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Democrat Stacey Abrams announces 2022 bid for Georgia governor
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — Stacey Abrams has announced she is running for Georgia governor, setting up a likely rematch against Republican Gov. Abrams, a former state lawmaker, has worked on issues related to voting rights for a decade. She became a household name in 2018, when she lost her bid for governor, accu . . .

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Supreme Court set to dive into Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will take up the most direct challenge to Roe v. Wade in nearly three decades when it hears oral arguments Wednesday over a Mississippi abortion law. Opponents contend that the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that the Constitution protects abortion. The Mississippi . . .

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Manchin indicates 'pathway' to resolving debt ceiling standoff
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Monday suggested there was a path forward to vote on the debt ceiling and avoid what would be the nation's first ever default. "I think that's our responsibility, to make sure that we take care of the debt ceiling. Democrats are now in con . . .

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Trump says he met with Kyle Rittenhouse after verdict, calls him 'a nice young man'
Teaganne Finn

Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday night that Rittenhouse is "really a nice young man” and that he "got to know him a little bit." Trump defended Rittenhouse, saying, "What he went through, he should’ve — that was prosecutorial misconduct. "If he didn't pull that trigger, that guy that put . . .

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Biden's safety net package would raise, not lower, taxes on millionaires, new estimates show
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's Build Back Better package would raise, not lower, taxes for millionaires, according to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation in a major correction from the group's original analysis. The committee an official scorekeeper of tax-related legislation, originally . . .

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