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Speaker Johnson moves on foreign aid, possibly triggering vote to oust himThe speaker has introduced a complex five-part plan requiring separate floor votes on Israel and Ukraine, as well as a stand-alone proposal to assuage far-right members who want to strengthen the U.S. southern border. Success is far from guaranteed.
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Defying Niger exit order leaves U.S. troops vulnerable, whistleblower saysA U.S. Air Force leader in Niger made a whistleblower complaint to Congress raising alarm over the Biden administration’s reluctance to heed an eviction notice.
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Senate votes to dismiss impeachment charges against MayorkasIn party-line votes, the Senate voted to dismiss two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas alleging he mismanaged an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Biden gathers with steelworkers in battleground state of PennsylvaniaLive updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.
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Group with McCarthy ties goes after Republicans who voted to oust him from speakership
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The politics of the swiftly dismissed Mayorkas impeachment trialRepublicans will argue that Democratic senators dispensing with the trial of the homeland security secretary shows they aren’t serious about the border. But they were again undercut by their own.
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Inside the GOP reckoning over Arizona’s 1864 abortion banA deeply conflicted state House chamber did not repeal the Civil War-era law on Wednesday, highlighting the indecision of swing-district Republicans.
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Biden wants to hike tariffs on Chinese steel as U.S. election loomsAs November draws closer, President Biden is calling for tripling tariffs on Chinese steel and protections for the U.S. industry.
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Speaking at the headquarters of the United Steelworkers union, President Biden on Wednesday announced an array...
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Trump is overstating the problem of having to be in courtHis campaign style is uniquely well-suited to having his weekdays occupied.
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Supreme Court makes it easier to file workplace discrimination claimsThe justices unanimously ruled that employees do not need to prove harm to career prospects or a change in salary or rank to win a discrimination claim.
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Trump takes aim at a remaining House Republican who voted to impeach him
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Biden-Trump matchup remains tight in Wisconsin, new polling shows
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How Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake has shifted her abortion stanceKari Lake, who’s closely aligned with Donald Trump, has been striking a different tone on reproductive rights as the issue becomes increasingly visible.
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NRA averts another trial by settling lawsuit by D.C. attorney generalThe NRA avoided another potentially expensive trial by settling with the D.C. attorney general on allegations that its charity arm misused funds.
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In a swing through Pennsylvania, Biden pivots to populismAddressing steelworkers Wednesday, President Biden identified with families of modest means and sought to create a contrast with former president Donald Trump.
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Biden notes former president — on trial in New York — is ‘busy’
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How senators are voting to end the Mayorkas impeachment trialSee how senators are voting on dismissing the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
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Trump takes aim at a remaining House Republican who voted to impeach him Of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, just Rep. Dan Newhouse and one other remain in the chamber.
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How Biden’s abortion stance has shifted over the yearsWatch how Biden has shifted his views on abortion over the years.
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James Comer refuses to learn anything from his investigation into BidenIn a heated exchange with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the House Oversight Committee chairman reiterated repeatedly debunked claims.
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For a second straight day, President Biden went after Donald Trump for comments made during a...
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President Biden has begun speaking at an event at the United Steelworkers Headquarters in Pittsburgh, telling...
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Poll finds close Senate race in Wisconsin
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Analysis: Partisans more likely to see O.J. Simpson favorably than the other candidate
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Barr, a vocal Trump critic, says he will ‘support the Republican ticket’ in NovemberBarr, who served as attorney general under Donald Trump, had a falling out with the former president over his claims of 2020 election fraud — but nevertheless says he will support the Republican ticket in November.
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Analysis: Trump’s court outbursts come with increasing risks — for all
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Barr, a vocal Trump critic, says he will ‘support the Republican ticket’ in November
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In recent days, Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake, who once described an 1864 measure that...
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Partisans more likely to see O.J. Simpson favorably than the other candidateMeanwhile, about 1 in 10 supporters of both President Biden and Donald Trump views their own candidate unfavorably.
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Trump’s increasing court outbursts come with increasing risks — for allDonald Trump’s interjections have featured in every one of his major legal cases, and they show no sign of abating. But a scene Tuesday indicates how the stakes are increasing.
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Sen. Ricketts funds competing abortion ballot measure in Nebraska
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Biden’s handling of Gaza shakes his support in the Black community
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How Biden’s abortion stance has shifted over the years
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Biden’s handling of Gaza shakes his support in the Black communitySome Black activists want voters to reject Biden over his Gaza policy. Others see Trump as a far bigger threat.
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Analysis: The Trump GOP’s inverted perception of crime in America
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In new ad, Kari Lake puts a spotlight on President Biden
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The Trump GOP’s inverted perception of crime in AmericaFear-driven rhetoric about immigrants is belied by data, while assertions of Donald Trump’s innocence conflict with the evidence.
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The biggest 2024 Supreme Court rulings so far, and what’s still to comeWe’re tracking decisions in the biggest cases before the Supreme Court in 2024. See the latest.
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President Biden’s likely opponent this fall, former president Donald Trump, is also courting the steelworkers with...
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Analysis: Most reject Trump’s claims of persecution. Some still have concerns.
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As Biden heads to Pennsylvania, his new ads emphasize infrastructure and jobs
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Biden turns sharply to populism with Scranton vs. Mar-a-Lago
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Analysis: The trial we’re watching in the Senate today
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In remarks scheduled for the United Steelworkers Union in Pittsburgh, President Biden will call for more...
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Kari Lake reportedly tells supporters to ‘strap on a Glock’ for 2024
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President Biden is in the middle of his three-day swing through the battleground state of Pennsylvania,...
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Maryland’s open U.S. Senate seat draws national spending as primary looms
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Trump trial further splinters his relationship with his beloved New York
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Biden wants to hike tariffs on Chinese steel as U.S. election looms
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Hogan and GOP cast his Senate candidacy as ‘a voice of common sense’
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Sheehy apologized and asked for leniency after alleged 2015 gun incident
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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago fundraising pitch to oil executives: I will kill wind
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Seven jurors picked in Trump’s N.Y. trial as judge presses ahead
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Sheehy apologized and asked for leniency after alleged 2015 gun incidentThe Montana GOP Senate candidate now says he lied about accidentally shooting himself at Glacier National Park.
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Trump trial further splinters his relationship with his beloved New YorkHe was a Queens-born developer who conquered Manhattan and the tabloids, but now he’s a Florida man who visits the city only intermittently.
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Atlantic City mayor and his wife accused of abusing teenage daughterAtlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. and his wife, the public schools superintendent, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
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Bob Graham, former Florida governor and U.S. senator, dies at 87Mr. Graham made a short-lived bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, campaigning largely on his opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
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Menendez’s legal strategy may include blaming his wife, unsealed document saysA brief unsealed suggests the senator may seek to demonstrate that Nadine Menendez led him to believe “nothing unlawful was taking place.”
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Biden in Pa. for first of three days in battleground stateLive updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.
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U.S. to levy sanctions against Iran over attack on IsraelThe administration faces challenges enacting new economic penalties that are not purely symbolic, experts say.
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Trump visits New York bodega that was site of 2022 fatal stabbing case
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What we know so far about the jurors in Trump’s New York hush money trialJury selection is underway in the historic hush-money trial of former president Donald Trump, with the first seven jurors being seated Tuesday.
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RFK Jr. running mate Nicole Shanahan promotes vaccine misinformation
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Seven jurors picked in Trump’s N.Y. trial as judge presses aheadThe New York Supreme Court justice overseeing former president Donald Trump’s criminal trial said opening statements could begin as soon as Monday.
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Ex-Army staffer pleads guilty in massive life insurance scheme After a Washington Post investigation, authorities charged ex-Army counselor Caz Craffy with siphoning millions of dollars from deceased soldiers’ families.
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Trump hush money trial adjourns till ThursdayJury selection continues in Donald Trump’s first criminal trial. He is charged with falsifying business records connected to a payment to Stormy Daniels.
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The trial concluded for the day. Because the trial is not scheduled to take place on...
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Excused potential juror made apparent reference to Trump’s ‘Central Park Five’ death penalty comment
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Supreme Court divided over key charge against Jan. 6 rioters and TrumpConservatives including Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Samuel A. Alito Jr. expressed concern about giving prosecutors too much power.
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Donald Trump, who has been in a Manhattan courtroom all day for his hush money trial,...
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The civil litigator from the Upper East Side who listens to “Car Talk” becomes juror no....
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Momentum builds to oust Johnson from House speakership“The motion will get called, and then he’s going to lose more votes than Kevin McCarthy,” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said of Johnson.
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Company defends Trump’s $175 million bond in new filing
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The trial is running later than it did Monday. According to a recent pool report, Justice...
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Prosecutor questions final potential jurors
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Prosecutor Susan Hoffinger then questioned the last three potential jurors of the day.
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Six more potential jurors just finished going through their questionnaires. These jurors came from the original...
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Analysis: Most reject Trump’s claims of persecution. Some still have concerns.
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As the questioning of potential jurors continued, Trump at one point looked at something on his...
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Most reject Trump’s claims of persecution. Some still have concerns.Polls show Americans generally regard the charges against Trump as appropriate and even think he’s a criminal. But as many as half are concerned about fairness and the role of politics.
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Company defends Trump’s $175 million bond in new filing Trump’s $175 million bond is secured by his cash, according to the company backing an arrangment that allows Trump to appeal a massive civil fraud judgment.
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The Senate Leadership Fund, which supports Republicans, posted strong numbers in the first quarter of the...
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As another six jurors started going through their questionnaires, Trump appeared to close his eyes and...
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A doctor was excused after she said she was concerned about missing so much time away...
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Judge brings in new slate before final questioning of first group
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Six jurors have been seated in this case so far. For anyone trying to keep track:...
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There has been at least some levity in the courtroom, including one potential juror who —...
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Defense focuses on social media in selecting jurors
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Analysis: Half of would-be Trump jurors said they can’t be impartial
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Trial moving at a brisk pace, with six jurors already seated
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Judge disagrees that potential juror would be biased
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The first six jurors were just officially sworn in. Judge Juan Merchan told the jurors that...
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Three additional jurors seated, bringing total to 6
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Trump is leaning back, and his eyes appear to be closed. His head is occasionally tilting.
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Judge seats first three jurors in Trump trial
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Biden criticizes Trump as self-obsessed billionaire in Pennsylvania speech
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Potential juror No. 6 dismissed
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After one potential juror left the room, New York Superior Court Justice Juan Merchan reprimanded Trump...
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Defense notes potential juror’s social media post
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