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On a mid-January evening, an interpreter for an Afghan woman, a former civic leader now in hiding from the Taliban, described the winter of discontent, desperation and despair taking hold of the safe house they both share with a dozen others.

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President Biden believes he’s waging an economic war against big business, though that may surprise the general public, which has a long list of other distractions in these fraught times.

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As congressional Democrats struggle to breathe new life into their stalled legislative agenda, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this week told “VIP” donors on a leaked private phone call that all party members need to brag about the House-passed version of the Build Back Better bill even as she cautioned her colleagues not to describe the multitrillion-dollar spending measure’s impact as too sweeping.

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Lanhee Chen, an educator and GOP policy adviser to presidential candidates, could have reconsidered his plans to run for state controller in California after the recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom flopped so badly in September.

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In regions like suburban Philadelphia, the Salvation Army’s red kettles at retail entrances are a timeless reminder of ordinary Americans’ philanthropic commitment to the less fortunate. Unfortunately, Salvation Army leaders have now dared to accuse these same Americans of participating in a “racist” society where “racial groups are placed into a hierarchy, with White or lighter-skinned people at the top.”

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Joe Biden loves baseball, ice cream on apple pie, and Chevrolet. All politicians do. At least they say they do when they are in shirtsleeves in front of voters at county fairs and roadside diners.

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After a year in which parents across the country began exercising more political power at school board meetings and through activist groups, the COVID-fueled parent movement is unlikely to subside any time soon, a new poll released Monday found.

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Staff were still finding their desks at the White House when the new first lady hosted a summit to celebrate educators. There were just two guests invited on that first full day of the new administration: the leaders of the two largest public teacher unions in the country. And not that there was ever any confusion, but Jill Biden assured them both that organized labor “will always have a seat at the table.”

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On International Women’s Day in early March, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stood at a lectern against a backdrop of silvery drapes and somberly rattled off a list of women leaders in Afghanistan who had died at the hand of the Taliban or other terrorist groups.

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Although they had success last year taking back a few swing congressional districts, Republicans face long, if not impossible, odds winning statewide in blue California. The effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom failed miserably in September and left perennial would-be GOP challengers in a weakened state. Mega-celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger remains the last Republican to win statewide in his 2006 gubernatorial reelection, and there are no potential GOP successors on the horizon.