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Rep. James Comer (R-KY) listens to testimony from Dr. Anthony Fauci, former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a hearing of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus, Washington, DC, June 3, 2024.  Fauci was to many, the public face of government response to the coronavirus and a frequent target of Republican lawmakers&rsquo; ire arising from the shutdown.

Analysis: Earmarks in House spending bills increase over last year’s versions

Rep. James Comer (R-KY) listens to testimony from Dr. Anthony Fauci, former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a hearing of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus, Washington, DC, June 3, 2024.  Fauci was to many, the public face of government response to the coronavirus and a frequent target of Republican lawmakers&rsquo; ire arising from the shutdown.

July 6, 2024, 5:56am Politics

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, step aside: there’s a new champion House earmarker, and it’s Kentucky Republican James R. Comer, the powerful Oversight and Accountability panel chair. Read story

Washington D.C. Roll Call report

July 6, 2024, 5:11am Northwest

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the week ending July 3. Read story

President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., as former Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, second from right, looks on, upon arriving at Dane County Regional Airport to attend a campaign rally in Madison, Wis., Friday, July 5, 2024.

Biden rejects independent medical evaluation in ABC interview as he fights to stay in race

President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., as former Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, second from right, looks on, upon arriving at Dane County Regional Airport to attend a campaign rally in Madison, Wis., Friday, July 5, 2024.

July 5, 2024, 5:40pm Latest News

President Joe Biden, fighting to save his endangered reelection effort Friday, repeatedly rejected taking an independent medical evaluation that would show voters he is up for serving another term in office while blaming his disastrous debate performance on a “bad episode” and saying there were “no indications of any serious condition." Read story

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. Trump is seeking to distance himself from a plan for a massive overhaul of the federal government drafted by some of his administration officials. Some of these men are expected to take high-level roles if the Republican presumptive nominee is elected back into the White House.

Trump disavows Project 2025 transition plan after a key official calls for a new American Revolution

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. Trump is seeking to distance himself from a plan for a massive overhaul of the federal government drafted by some of his administration officials. Some of these men are expected to take high-level roles if the Republican presumptive nominee is elected back into the White House.

July 5, 2024, 12:19pm Latest News

Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from Project 2025, a massive proposed overhaul of the federal government drafted by longtime allies and former officials in his administration, days after the head of the think tank responsible for the program suggested there would be a second American Revolution. Read story

FILE - Former U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6, is interviewed outside of the Supreme Court, July 1, 2024, after the court decision o the immunity case of former President Donald Trump, in Washington.

Officers who defended the Capitol fight falsehoods about Jan. 6 and campaign for Joe Biden

FILE - Former U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6, is interviewed outside of the Supreme Court, July 1, 2024, after the court decision o the immunity case of former President Donald Trump, in Washington.

July 5, 2024, 8:26am Latest News

Former Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell is mostly recovered from the brutal assaults he endured from Donald Trump’s supporters on Jan. 6, 2021. But not completely. His shoulder still has limited endurance and there are screws and a metal plate holding his right foot together after bone fusion surgery. Read story

FILE - Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump confront police as they storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Former President Donald Trump said during a debate with President Joe Biden last week that the Jan.

FACT FOCUS: Trump’s misleading claims about the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol

FILE - Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump confront police as they storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Former President Donald Trump said during a debate with President Joe Biden last week that the Jan.

July 5, 2024, 8:26am Latest News

Former President Donald Trump said during his debate with President Joe Biden last week that the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol involved a “relatively small” group of people who were “in many cases ushered in by the police.” Read story

FILE  - Britain&rsquo;s newly elected Prime Minister Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria enter his official London residence at No 10 Downing Street for the first time after the Labour Party won a landslide victory in the 2024 general election, in London, Friday July 5, 2024.  After a few hours of sleep to shake off a night of celebration and an audience with the king, Keir Starmer will step through the front door of 10 Downing St. for the first time as prime minister on Friday.

He’s derided as dull but Keir Starmer becomes UK prime minister with a sensational victory

FILE  - Britain&rsquo;s newly elected Prime Minister Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria enter his official London residence at No 10 Downing Street for the first time after the Labour Party won a landslide victory in the 2024 general election, in London, Friday July 5, 2024.  After a few hours of sleep to shake off a night of celebration and an audience with the king, Keir Starmer will step through the front door of 10 Downing St. for the first time as prime minister on Friday.

July 5, 2024, 8:24am Nation & World

For someone often derided as dull, Keir Starmer has delivered a sensational election result. Read story

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks after casting his vote for the presidential runoff election in Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 5, 2024. Iranians are voting in a runoff election to replace the late President Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed in a May helicopter crash in the country&rsquo;s northwest along with the foreign minister and several other officials.

Iran holds runoff presidential vote pitting hard-liner against reformist after record low turnout

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks after casting his vote for the presidential runoff election in Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 5, 2024. Iranians are voting in a runoff election to replace the late President Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed in a May helicopter crash in the country&rsquo;s northwest along with the foreign minister and several other officials.

July 5, 2024, 8:23am Nation & World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran was holding a runoff presidential election Friday pitting a hard-line former nuclear negotiator against a reformist lawmaker, though both men earlier struggled to convince a skeptical public to cast ballots in the first round that saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history. Read story