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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has expressed confidence that both key pieces of President Biden's domestic agenda — a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a broader spending package — would ultimately be approved by Congress. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden and House Democrats unite behind his agenda, but they say more time is needed

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Texas state senators are gathered in the Senate chamber on the first day of the 87th Legislature's third special session at the State Capitol on September 20, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images hide caption

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Tunisia's New Prime Minister Is The First Woman To Hold The Role In An Arab Country

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Why Texas' Draft Map Of Congressional Districts Is Rankling Many Black, Latino Voters

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Jon Stewart Takes On Serious Problems With Humor In New Show

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Facebook's Own Research Says Its Apps Can Harm Mental Health. Senators Have Questions

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Congress is moving to avert one crisis while putting off another. Both the House and Senate approved legislation Thursday that would fund the federal government through Dec. 3. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden has seen his approval rating tick back up some after last month's low, with 45% now approving and 46% disapproving. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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No One Wants The Government To Shut Down, Rep. Khanna Says

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Democratic Lawmakers Feel The Pressure To Get Things Done On Their To-Do List

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The founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings, Bradley Tusk, speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 in San Francisco. On Thursday, he announced a $10 million grant for internet voting development. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch hide caption

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The Political Blame Game For Failures Of The Afghan Withdrawal Has Begun

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Facebook Will Be Back On Capitol Hill To Face Senators' Questions

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News Brief: Looming Shutdown, Facebook Hearing, Britney Spears' Conservatorship

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