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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg arrived for a television interview with CNBC outside the White House Oct. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Pete Buttigieg joins the parental leave debate: ‘This is work’

“It’s one thing to believe something as a matter of policy,” Buttigieg said about taking paid time off. “It’s another to live it and see how much of a difference it could make.”

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) addressed a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing in Washington on May 13, 2021.

Key to Biden’s climate agenda likely to be cut because of Manchin opposition

Senator Joe Manchin, the Democrat from coal-rich West Virginia, told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.

Steve Bannon during a speech in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday.

Jan. 6 panel moves against Steve Bannon, sets contempt vote

A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has set a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against former White House aide Steve Bannon after he defied the panel’s subpoena.

Afghans inspect damage of Ahmadi family house after U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in drone strike

The US Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant US drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August.

President Biden delivered remarks to promote his "Build Back Better" agenda at the Capitol Child Development Center on Friday in Hartford, Conn.

Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill

President Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal.

Insurrections loyal to President Trump stormed the US Capitol in Washington.

US Capitol Police officer indicted on charges he helped rioter hide evidence of involvement in Jan. 6 insurrection

A US Capitol Police officer has been indicted on charges he helped a rioter hide evidence of involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Eugene O'Flaherty (right), with then-mayor Martin J. Walsh and attorney Tom Frongillo in 2015. O'Flaherty was one of Walsh's closest political advisers as mayor as well as the former city attorney. He is part of lobbying firm Ballard Partners' new Boston office.

High-powered lobbying firm arrives in Boston touting ties to Labor Secretary Martin Walsh

Ballard Partners said its new location will be headed by Eugene O’Flaherty, the former city attorney under Walsh, and includes another former close Walsh aide, Stephen Passacantilli, whom it recently hired.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Biden laid out next steps in the U.S. vaccination effort as employer mandates and booster shots support a fading campaign to get more people inoculated.

President Biden to visit Connecticut Friday to promote child care agenda

President Biden is expected to visit Connecticut Friday, making stops in Hartford and the University of Connecticut to discuss his Build Back Better Agenda.