Despite COVID, Thousands Of Lawmakers Plan To Gather In State Capitols Next Month

December 22, 2020 - 5:00am EST
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Delaying session or meeting remotely aren't options that have necessarily appealed to Republican state lawmakers who, for the most part, aren't shy about gathering in large numbers in 2021.

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Members of the two parties are split on how transgender students should participate in sports, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. But opposition to legislating the issue is roughly uniform.

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Health and Human Services has opened a dozen emergency influx shelters for unaccompanied migrant children, easing a bottleneck at the border. But the Biden administration still faces big challenges.

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Republicans were scathing in their response to the measure, but the bill has a grim future even without their opposition. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has no plans to bring it to the floor.

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As the U.S. tries to enlist allies to help meet the challenges posed by China, perhaps no nation is more central than Japan. Suga is the first foreign leader to meet face-to-face with President Biden.

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An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds most support the plan, but three-quarters of Republicans do not. "Listen to your constituents," President Biden says, but that may mean little to no GOP votes.

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President Biden is ordering a new round of economic sanctions that include restrictions on dozens of Russian entities and the expulsion of some Kremlin diplomats.

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Officials in the Biden administration are preparing to issue wide-ranging sanctions against Russia in retaliation for the massive cyber breach discovered late last year.

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Locking down the Capitol "defeats the purpose of having the people's house that is available and open to constituents," says Karen Gibson, who helped review the Jan. 6 assault on the building.

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In a sign of U.S. intent to put Asian allies at the core of its foreign policy, Japan's prime minister will be the first foreign head of state to meet face-to-face with President Biden.