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What does Marjorie Taylor Greene do during the day?

Controversial Republican Congresswoman and frequent tweeter Marjorie Taylor Greene has been "permanently suspended" from Twitter, raising the question -- what else does she actually do all day, besides engage on the social media site? In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza unpacks everything Taylor Greene has contributed to Congress so far and how, despite it all, she is still winning the branding game.

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Analysis: What a reporter trapped in the Capitol on Jan. 6 will always remember about that day

January 6, 2021 started like lots of days on Capitol Hill for CNN reporter Daniella Diaz. She was braced for a very long day as Congress was set to formalize Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. What transpired over the next 21 hours -- rioters storming the US Capitol in an attempted coup -- was history in the making. On the anniversary of that fateful day, I reached out to Daniella to talk about her recollections -- and what memories have stayed with her. Our conversation -- conducted via email and lightly edited for flow -- is below.

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If Congress won't protect democracy, Americans must

As the world marks the first anniversary of the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, it's clear that what should have been a wakeup call about extremism and illiberalism in the United States instead showed that not even a violent attack on Congress could reorient the right away from radicalism. Rather, it seemed to reinforce the idea that there are no more guardrails on US politics, and that the future of democratic governance has become only more imperiled in the last year.

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Devin Nunes officially resigns from Congress

Devin Nunes, a Republican who has represented California since 2003, has officially resigned from Congress, ending a nearly 20-year stint in the House of Representatives.

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The question the GOP must answer about January 6

In the weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attack, then President George W. Bush famously stood on the floor of a joint session of Congress and declared to the nations of the world: "Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists." As we approach the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, Dean Obeidallah writes that is the very question we all should pose to any GOP elected official who still downplays the assault or supports the election lie that led to the violence.

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The Democratic retirement floodgates just burst open

Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy announced Monday that she will not seek a fourth term in Congress, the latest in a rapid series of retirements within the Democratic ranks that suggest momentum is moving heavily against the party as it seeks to hold on to its razor-thin majority next November.

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'Stop the Steal' leader hands over communications with GOP lawmakers to January 6 committee

"Stop the Steal" leader Ali Alexander has handed over to the House Select Committee investigating January 6 thousands of text messages and communication records that include his interactions with members of Congress and former President Donald Trump's inner circle leading up to the riot, according to a court document submitted late Friday night.

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'A 50-50 Senate sucks': Dejected Dems fret over agenda failure

Anger is growing in Democratic ranks over the failure to get President Joe Biden's sweeping agenda through this year despite unified control of Congress, with their party already bracing for what could be a brutal Election Day in next November's midterms.

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Biden signs debt limit increase

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed the bill raising the debt limit ceiling that passed Congress earlier this week, according to a press release from the White House.

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What Biden's Build Back Better bill could mean for inflation

Soaring inflation has become a political problem for President Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill, with critics pointing to the rise in prices as a reason why it's the wrong time for Congress to authorize some $1.75 trillion in new spending.

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