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Biden implores Congress to avoid a government shutdown, send urgent aid to Ukraine and Israel

President Joe Biden is imploring the top four leaders of Congress to act quickly to avoid a looming government shutdown early next month and to pass emergency aid for Ukraine and Israel More »


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Biden and Trump are marching toward their nominations, but Michigan could reveal significant perils

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are marching toward their respective presidential nominations More »


US Army is slashing thousands of jobs in major revamp to prepare for future wars

The U.S. Army is slashing the size of its force by about 24,000, which is nearly 5% More »


Biden backed off a pledge to abolish the federal death penalty. That's left an opening for Trump

Prosecutors recently announced that they'd seek capital murder charges in the Buffalo mass shooting case, despite a moratorium on the federal death penalty that's held for nearly three years More »


Nathan Wade's ex-law partner expected to testify as defense aims to oust Fani Willis from Trump case

A potential key witness for lawyers seeking to derail the Georgia election interference case against Donald Trump and others is expected to return to the witness stand as the judge considers an effort to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over her romantic relationship with a top prosecutor More »


At conservative gala, Trump remarks show challenges in GOP Black voter outreach

A gala thrown by the Black Conservative Federation over the weekend drew condemnation from Democrats after its guest of honor, Donald Trump, addressed the largely Black audience with remarks that played to racial stereotypes about the criminalization of African Americans More »


Supreme Court casts doubt on GOP-led states' efforts to regulate social media platforms

The Supreme Court has cast doubt with state laws that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users More »


Biden jokes Taylor Swift endorsement is 'classified' in interview with late-night comic Seth Meyers

President Joe Biden has used a rare media appearance on late-night comic Seth Meyers' show to joke that a potential 2024 endorsement by Taylor Swift is a “classified” matter More »


US sanctions Iranian deputy commander, Houthi member and ships that transport Iranian oil

The U.S. sanctioned a deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a Houthi militant member, firms registered in Hong Kong and the Marshall Islands, along with two ships, including one that transported $100 million in Iranian commodities to China More »


Yellen urges world leaders to 'unlock' frozen Russian Central Bank assets and send them to Ukraine

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is offering her strongest public support yet for the idea of liquidating roughly $300 billion in frozen Russian Central Bank assets and using them for Ukraine’s long-term reconstruction More »


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