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A mural on a fence is displayed at United Fort Worth, a grassroots community organization in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero).

Census data kicks off effort to reshape U.S. House districts

- Associated Press

Redistricting season officially kicks off with the release of detailed population data from the U.S. Census Bureau that will be used to redraw voting districts nationwide -- potentially helping determine control of the U.S. House in the 2022 elections and providing an electoral edge for the next decade.

In this July 24, 2021, file photo, former President Donald Trump speaks on a variety of topics to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) ** FILE **

Trump-McConnell rift widens over infrastructure deal

- The Washington Times

Former President Donald Trump, who for months has belittled Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as "gutless" and an "old owl," has kicked his complaints into overdrive now that the Senate's top Republican helped pass an infrastructure bill through the chamber.

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, walks towards the Senate floor as the Senate moves from passage of the infrastructure bill to focus on a massive $3.5 trillion budget resolution, a blueprint of President Joe Biden's top domestic policy ambitions, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate OKs Dems' $3.5T budget in latest win for Biden

- Associated Press

Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion framework for bolstering family services, health, and environment programs through the Senate early Wednesday, advancing President Biden's expansive vision for reshaping federal priorities just hours after handing him a companion triumph on a hefty infrastructure package.