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Two veterans, one decade, Tom Brady, and a congressman: An unlikely Afghan escape leads to reunion at the playoffs

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It was Tom Brady's name that got his family out of Afghanistan, and it was a Buccaneers game that helped the former Afghan interpreter turned US Army soldier reunite with a veteran friend he hadn't seen for a decade...

Democratic congressman arrested during voting rights protest

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Washington New York Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman was arrested Thursday during a voting rights protest at the US Capitol, his office said in a statement. "Today, Congressman Jamaal Bowman joined a voting rights non-...

GOP congressman apologizes for comparing DC vaccine protocols to Nazi Germany

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Ohio Republican Rep. Warren Davidson apologized on Thursday for comparing Washington, DC's Covid-19 safety protocols to Nazi Germany. "Bad things happen when governments dehumanize people," said Davidson in a tweet....

Colorado congressman becomes latest House Democrat not to seek reelection

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Colorado Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced on Monday that he will not run for reelection in November, saying in a statement that "it's time for me to move on and explore other opportunities." Perlmutter becom...

Media company Grabien suspended on Twitter for quoting congressman

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Grabien founder Tom Elliott tweeted Friday that his company, Grabien Media, was suspended from the social media platform for quoting Rep. Andy Biggs's comments regarding COVID-19 treatments. "Rep. Biggs: Big Pharma W...

Congressman Andy Biggs says Biden admin seeks ‘control,’ to make unvaccinated into ‘an other’ in society

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Biggs' comments came after the White House offered a bold message Friday for unvaccinated Americans.  "For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families and th...

Opioid crisis: North Carolina congressman, doctor says ‘every city is a border city’ amid rising overdoses

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Murphy recently led a group of his fellow GOP Doctors Caucus members in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, urging him to address the compounding southern border cr...

Waukesha congressman responds to Christmas parade tragedy

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"It's not just the city of Waukesha, but there were so many people participating in the parade that aren't from the city, necessarily," Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Wis., whose district includes Waukesha, said. "It's bec...

Federal contractor vaccine mandate: GOP congressman introduces bill banning Biden from enforcing requirement

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The Fairness for Federal Contractors Act of 2021 would ban executive agencies from requiring federal contractors' employees to get vaccinated and require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report the ways ...

Republican congressman posts video depicting violence against Ocasio-Cortez and Biden

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Republican Rep. Paul Gosar posted a photoshopped anime video to his Twitter and Instagram accounts showing him appearing to kill Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden. Ocasio-Co...

Republican congressman details threatening voicemail he received after voting for bipartisan infrastructure bill

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Washington Republican Rep. Fred Upton on Monday shared a threatening voicemail he had received after voting for the bipartisan infrastructure bill last week. In the voicemail, which Upton played during an interview ...

Natural resources left in Afghanistan are ‘a treasure chest for our adversaries,’ veteran congressman says

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"As somebody that fought in Afghanistan, left limbs in Afghanistan and, unfortunately, a lot of friends in Afghanistan, I can tell you that there's a lot of reasons that we fought," the Florida Republican said. "And ...

Texas Republican congressman Brian Babin says he tested positive for Covid-19

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Republican Rep. Brian Babin of Texas announced Saturday that he tested positive for Covid-19. Babin said in a statement that he started experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms Friday and, after a few negative tests, h...

Montana GOP congressman blasts Biden effort to resettle Afghan refugees in his state

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Washington A House Republican on Friday publicly pushed back against the Biden administration's plan to resettle Afghan nationals in his home state of Montana and suggested that the refugees are not properly vetted, ...

Congressman calls for Governor of Texas ‘to start disregarding this president’

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CHIP ROY: This is happening right now, and this president does not care. Article four, section four guarantees us a Republican form of government and that the President and federal government is supposed to protect u...

GOP congressman erupts at Blinken during Afghanistan hearing: ‘We don’t need to hear lies’

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Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan, got into a heated exchange with Blinken as the congressman's allotted time to question the secretary of state drew to a close. Mast sla...

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