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Hunter Biden's lawyers suggest his case is tainted by claims of ex-FBI informant charged with lying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden 's lawyers suggested Tuesday that claims made by a former FBI informant charged with fabricating a bribery scheme involving the presidential family may have tainted the case against the president's son. The gun and ta...

 

Nikki Haley hasn't yet won a GOP contest. But she's vowing to keep fighting Donald Trump

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — There are no wins on the horizon for Nikki Haley. Those close to the former United Nations ambassador, the last major Republican candidate standing in Donald Trump's path to the GOP's 2024 presidential nomination, are...

 

Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are 'children' under state law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state. The decision was issued in a...

 

Election officials in the US face daunting challenges in 2024. And Congress isn't coming to help

WASHINGTON (AP) — With election season already underway, some state election officials are expressing frustration that Congress has yet to allocate federal money they have come to rely on to help cover the costs of securing their systems from attac...

 

Alexei Navalny, galvanizing opposition leader and Putin's fiercest foe, died in prison, Russia says

Alexei Navalny, who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests as President Vladimir Putin's fiercest foe, died Friday in the Arctic penal colony where he was serving a 19-year sentence, Russia's prison agency...

 

A chaotic US House is losing three Republican committee chairs to retirement in the span of a week

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a single week, the Republican chairs of three House committees announced they would not be seeking reelection, raising questions about whether the chaos that has reigned this Congress is driving out some of the GOP's top...

 

Saving democracy is central to Biden's campaign messaging. Will it resonate with swing state voters?

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Just blocks from the shuttered Bethlehem Steel plant, the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley was bustling on a recent day with scores of older people eating lunch. Downstairs, out of sight, a constant stream of visitors was...

 

What does it mean to claim the US is a Christian nation, and what does the Constitution say?

Many Americans believe the United States was founded as a Christian nation, and the idea is energizing some conservative and Republican activists. But the concept means different things to different people, and historians say that while the issue is...

 

Nikki Haley is sharpening contrasts with Donald Trump in the South Carolina primary's closing days

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is using the closing days of her South Carolina Republican primary matchup with Donald Trump to hone her argument that she is the lone remaining candidate who can unite Americans, despite the former president's ele...

 

Stalled US aid for Ukraine underscores GOP's shift away from confronting Russia

At about 2 a.m. last Tuesday, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin stood on the Senate floor and explained why he opposed sending more aid to help Ukraine fend off the invasion launched in 2022 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I don't like...

 

Biden says Trump sowing doubts about US commitment to NATO is 'un-American'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said Donald Trump's comments calling into question the U.S. commitment to defend its NATO allies from attack were "dangerous" and "un-American," seizing on the former president's comments that sowed...

 

Trump wants to install new RNC leadership including his daughter-in-law as co-chair

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump wants a leadership change at the Republican National Committee in an attempt to install a new slate of loyalists — including his daughter-in-law — atop the GOP's political machine even before the former president...

 

Trump is not immune from prosecution in his 2020 election interference case, US appeals court says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump can face trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, sharply rejecting the former president's claims that he is immune from prosecution...

 

Biden tells Congress to 'show some spine' against Trump as border security and Ukraine aid collapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Congress to "show some spine" and stand up to Donald Trump even as a Senate deal on border enforcement measures and Ukraine aid was rapidly collapsing. The Democratic president has engaged for...

 

Project Veritas admits there was no evidence of election fraud at Pennsylvania post office in 2020

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The conservative group Project Veritas and its former leader are taking the unusual step of publicly acknowledging that claims of ballot mishandling at a Pennsylvania post office in 2020 were untrue. The statements from Project...

 

The Supreme Court hears landmark election case seeking to kick Trump off ballot over Capitol attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear former President Donald Trump's appeal to remain on the 2024 ballot, the justices' most consequential election case since Bush v. Gore in 2000. The court will be weighing arguments over whet...

 

Oyez, oyez, oyez: A listener's guide to Supreme Court arguments over Trump and the ballot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court hears arguments Thursday over whether former President Donald Trump can be kept off the 2024 ballot because of his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the...

 

Biden determined to use stunning Trump-backed collapse of border deal as a weapon in 2024 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — How it began: President Joe Biden was urgently seeking more money from Congress to aid Ukraine and Israel. He took a gamble by seizing on GOP demands to simultaneously address one of his biggest political liabilities — illegal...

 

Biden meets with friendly autoworkers in Michigan, but avoids angry Gaza protesters

WARREN, Michigan (AP) — President Joe Biden chatted with a friendly union crowd inside a United Auto Workers hall in Michigan on Thursday as pro-Palestinian demonstrators held back by police with riot shields voiced their anger nearby at the presid...

 

The Senate is headed for a crucial test vote on new border policies and Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will hold a crucial test vote next week on legislation that would pair new policies at the southern border with wartime aid for Ukraine and other American allies, leaders pressing ahead despite heavy skepticism from...

 

Republican lawsuits challenge mail ballot deadlines. Could they upend voting across the country?

Republicans are challenging extended mail ballot deadlines in at least two states in a legal maneuver that could have widespread implications for mail voting before the presidential election in November. A lawsuit filed last week in Mississippi follo...

 

Federal judge in DC postpones Trump's March trial on charges of plotting to overturn 2020 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington formally postponed Donald Trump's March trial on charges of plotting to overturn the 2020 election as a key legal appeal from the former president remains unresolved in the courts. U.S. District Judge...

 

Fani Willis acknowledges a 'personal relationship' with prosecutor she hired in Trump's Georgia case

ATLANTA (AP) — Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis acknowledged in a court filing on Friday having a "personal relationship" with a special prosecutor she hired for the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald...

 

Senators reach a deal on border policy bill. Now it faces an uphill fight to passage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Friday reached a deal on a proposal to overhaul the asylum system at the U.S. border with Mexico, clearing the way for Democratic and Republican Senate leaders to begin the difficult task of convincing...

 

The RNC chairwoman calls for unity as the party faces a cash crunch and attacks by some Trump allies

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Facing a cash crunch and harsh criticism from a faction of far-right conservatives, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Friday called for the party to unite behind the goal of defeating President Joe...

 

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