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Sarah Sanders’ run for Arkansas governor to test value of ties to Trump

Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday became the first of what could be a wave of Republicans from former President Donald Trump’s inner circle to chart a political future, launching her bid for Arkansas governor. The move positions Arkansas as a test of how engaged Trump, who publicly encouraged Sanders to run for governor, will be…MORE

Arizona Republicans wrestle with their party’s future

C.J. Diegel scrolled down the Arizona Secretary of State’s website until he saw the box for “no party affiliation.” He clicked it, ending his lifelong registration as an Arizona Republican, in just seconds. Diegel had hoped that his state party, after seeing the US Capitol insurrection earlier this month, would reverse course away from Donald…MORE

Janet Yellen is confirmed as the first female Treasury secretary in US history

Janet Yellen is confirmed as the first female Treasury secretary in US history

Lawmakers confirmed Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary on Monday, making her the first woman in American history to hold the position. As head of the Treasury, she’ll be tasked with shepherding President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan through Congress and overseeing its execution. The plan includes $1,400 stimulus checks, expanded unemployment benefits, and…MORE

At least five people injured in Portland after vehicle hits multiple pedestrians

A vehicle struck at least five people in Portland, Oregon, on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The city’s Fire and Rescue department said one person was critically injured, while there are four to five non-critical injuries. Vehicles were also struck, according to a news release from the police bureau. “Portland Police began receiving calls about a…MORE