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The week in 13 headlines

Posted February 5, 2021 11:32 p.m. EST

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This week was defined by Republican infighting, as the party struggled with what to do about QAnon conspiracist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and a challenge to Rep. Liz Cheney for her impeachment vote. Meanwhile, Democrats pushed ahead with their ambitious Covid-19 relief bill, clearing a key procedural hurdle in the Senate with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris. 

Monday

Biden hosts GOP senators as part of Covid-19 stimulus outreachAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she's a survivor of sexual assault while describing trauma of Capitol insurrection

Tuesday

Georgia state GOP lawmakers introduce voting restriction legislation Democrats look to barrel ahead with 'big, bold' Covid-19 relief plan Defense Secretary dismisses hundreds of members of Pentagon advisory boards including late Trump picks

Wednesday

Hundreds of congressional staffers sign letter to senators urging them to convict Trump Democrats jump on Republican divisions in effort to avoid midterm letdown Homeland Security secretary: Threat of domestic terrorism is persistentRep. Greene says she doesn't have 'anything to apologize for'

Thursday

Trump quickly rejects impeachment managers' request for testimony at impeachment trialRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from committee assignments

Friday

Harris casts tie-breaking vote to pass budget resolution Biden White House wants to use the Super Bowl to advance message on Covid and vaccine

And that was the week in 13 headlines.

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